Posts:925 Joined: August 1st, 2010, 7:51 am
Location: Perth, Australia
Back again with a design for a Patrol Frigate that is entering service with a number of navies within the Recherche AU, and is replacing the Cascade Class FFH in Recherche service, the Leda Class Patrol Frigate:
Planned to enter service with Australia and New Zealand as a replacement for the Anzac Class, with the UK as the Type 31 Frigate, as well as the navies of Maddelena and Papua New Guinea:
The Yarra Class:
The Waikato Class:
The Fearless Class:
The Vivaldi Class:
The Sepik Class:
I've also drawn up a few versions as proposals offered to various other nations, including a few as a polite nod to just some of the AU's here on Shipbucket that help to inspire me (though I've kinda included Leut_East's AUSDEF-N AU through the Australian vessel above which isn't particularly accurate to his AU):
Posts:2580 Joined: July 26th, 2010, 11:38 pm
Location: Midwest US
Hmm. These are very, very attractive.
Small complaint - the CEAFAR mast is necessarily six-sided rather than eight-sided (or more precisely, the angles of the forward and aft arrays are +-60deg rather than +-45deg). I'd fiddle with the mast a bit to indicate it's not structurally identical to the various SPY-1/TRS-4D/etc. variants.
Posts:891 Joined: December 26th, 2012, 9:36 am
Shit, that's hot. And good looking. Did I mention handsome? You even used the right helicopter! Superb work on all of them!
I'll certainly save that one. I have only the most basic ideas about Thiaria's contemporary fleet (I'm currently doing WW2 era escorts), but it will be large compared to any real life European outfit, so there might just be space for multiple frigate classes and some foreign purchases. Maybe I play around with it a little.