Nice work. My only minor nitpick is that you've put a Mark 27 radar ahead of the fire control tower, when in reality this was the ship's forward SG surface search set. Also, on all your BB drawings you seem to be using the older version of the SG set which has an incorrectly scaled reflector. The corrected version is on this sheet: http://shipbucket.com/wiki/images/a/a7/ ... _Sheet.png
Also, USN hull numbers in World War II were 24" high.
Beyond spectacular! Thank you
Have to admit I've never seen an accurate depiction of this ship in as-built [circa 1943 condition. The Bridge and Conning tower arrangement certainly looks more like a development of earlier designs in this configuration than it did later with the more enclosed arrangement. Post-1944 the design lineage isn't anywhere near as obvious.
The definitive "as built" version of this ship would be April 1943 during the inclining experiment at the New York Navy Yard. After shakedown, the ship received the prominent wind deflectors on the fire control tower positions, and the new conning station built around the forward Mark 37 director foundation (this is the configuration Paul has shown).
I agree the open bridges around the conning tower look way better than the nice enclosed bridges of the later units
Will we see the rounded bridge arrangement of New Jersey?