|Rob2012 wrote: *||March 21st, 2018, 2:43 am|
So Argentina got two Brooklyn class light cruisers? The other one being the U.S.S. Phoenix.
Yes - all the Brooklyn class cruisers that did not receive the "ultimate" wartime refit that added twin 5" mounts and hull blistering were sold to the South American navies: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooklyn- ... lass_ships
I've seen them referred to as the "ABC cruisers" in some publications (Argentina/Brazil/Chile) and they were the centerpiece of a weird and stereotypically Latin arms race in the 1950s and 1960s to arm their navies with obsolete gun cruisers.
|erik_t wrote: *||March 22nd, 2018, 1:17 pm|
She is missing a screw, is she not?
Oops, had some layers unchecked while cutting/pasting into the template.
Has the port hole standard changed?
I've started using a 3x3 porthole size as I think it more accurately shows their size in this scale. All the plans I have of the various classes of ships I've drawn recently make note of 12" and 18" portholes - in our scale, only the 18" porthole can be adequately represented, and the original 4x4 portholes we used for many years are just too large. Now that I've given up on trying to keep the old standards alive I've moved away from the cartoony old methods.