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Charybdis
Post subject: The Yorktown Class: USN Pre-war CarriersPosted: February 14th, 2016, 12:35 pm
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One of the most famous ships of WW2, USS Yorktown CV-5 held the line at the start of the Pacific War. At Coral Sea, in May '42, her planes bombed the Japanese carrier Shokaku while she herself took a bomb hit. Patched up at Pearl, she was sent out again to Midway, where she sank the Soryu but was found by planes from Hiryu when she was hit by bombs and torpoedos. She was abandoned and eventually sunk by Japanese sub I-168.

I've had a go at updating the drawing that was originally drawn by Midnightnova. The drawing was slightly out of scale by 20 odd feet. This is USS Yorktown as she probably appeared after receiving her AA fit at the begining of 1938, for her shakedown cruise. She was comissioned in Sept 1937 wtihout her 4 X quad 1.1"/75 caliber guns and the 24 X .50cal Browning machine guns.

The drawing is 98% complete: I'm missing a bit of detail on the 5" directors, top down 1.1" quads and an update of the airwing.

I'm working on a Midway version and will try to do late war Enterprise and Hornet.

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Post subject: Re: The Yorktown Class: USN Pre-war CarriersPosted: February 14th, 2016, 12:41 pm
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Excellent!
High quality drawing. Looking forward to see the other carriers!


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Post subject: Re: The Yorktown Class: USN Pre-war CarriersPosted: February 14th, 2016, 12:51 pm
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Excellent work Charybdis, and unlike some of the other 'old hands' you actually know how to put a date on your drawings. Well done!!

I agree with maomatic, I look forward to seeing more of the class in all their different versions.

P.S. looking at the two views the boats around the bridge do not look right. you have two whalers, and no motorboat on the down view, while on the side view you have one whaler and two motorboats.


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Post subject: Re: The Yorktown Class: USN Pre-war CarriersPosted: February 14th, 2016, 1:01 pm
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Fantastic! :D


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Post subject: Re: The Yorktown Class: USN Pre-war CarriersPosted: February 14th, 2016, 1:10 pm
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Excellent work! Even at 98% completion it looks almost perfect.

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Post subject: Re: The Yorktown Class: USN Pre-war CarriersPosted: February 14th, 2016, 1:38 pm
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This looks EXTREMELY promising!

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Post subject: Re: The Yorktown Class: USN Pre-war CarriersPosted: February 14th, 2016, 1:52 pm
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Great to see more USN carriers in The Bucket, keep up the good work.

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Post subject: Re: The Yorktown Class: USN Pre-war CarriersPosted: February 14th, 2016, 2:22 pm
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Awesome Charybdis!

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Post subject: Re: The Yorktown Class: USN Pre-war CarriersPosted: February 14th, 2016, 2:59 pm
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Beautifully drawn Charybdis :!:

Jolly well done old chap :D

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Post subject: Re: The Yorktown Class: USN Pre-war CarriersPosted: February 14th, 2016, 8:08 pm
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VERY nice work!

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