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eswube
Post subject: Re: Hellenic Kingdom : RevisitedPosted: November 12th, 2019, 9:32 pm
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Nice additions. Keep it up! :)


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Post subject: Re: Hellenic Kingdom : RevisitedPosted: November 29th, 2019, 7:54 pm
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Edited the Bell 214ST with Sky Aviation livery in previous page.


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Post subject: Re: Hellenic Kingdom : RevisitedPosted: December 15th, 2019, 7:46 am
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The long haul fleet of Olympic Airways AU in this chart.

As said numerous times, Olympic Airways AU is still private, never nationalized, belong to Olympic Group of companies under Onassis family ownership since its establishment in 1957. It is well known for on-flight services, comfort and in-flight meals, being in top 3 of world. Also, OA has perhaps the best pilots among airliners and aircraft are maintained very carefully following exactly aircraft manufacturer instructions, using certificated original spare parts -Olympic is also well known for its safety, last fatal crash was back in 1976. The Airbus A350-900 in -XWB and-ULR variants are being introduced to replace A340/A330. Other subsidiary companies of Olympic Airways are Olympic Cargo - a freight carrier- and Olympic Aviation, which flies domestic and short haul routes in Balkans.

Finally, Hellenic Kingdom has the lowest airport taxes in European continent.

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eswube
Post subject: Re: Hellenic Kingdom : RevisitedPosted: December 15th, 2019, 1:55 pm
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Nice work. Any smaller aircraft in the fleet as well?


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odysseus1980
Post subject: Re: Hellenic Kingdom : RevisitedPosted: December 15th, 2019, 2:04 pm
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Of course, these are the long haul fleet. Definitely Airbus A320 for intercontinental routes.


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Post subject: Re: Hellenic Kingdom : RevisitedPosted: March 15th, 2020, 3:50 pm
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Royal Hellenic Navy and Hellenic Coast Guard operate a fleet of 24 total Saar 4, Saar 4.5 & Saar 62 vessels in FAC and OPV variants. Navy has the Saar 4.5(HL) variant in 12 units, while Coastguard 6 each of Saar 4 & 62. HCG operates the locally developed UAV helicopter PP-3 which is equivalent with Saab Skeldar V-200, but with coaxial rotor system.

The "PP" designation supposed to be a honour to Peter J. Papadakos, who in my scenario worked with a team of aviation engineers in Hellenic Kingdom to improved variants of QH-50 DASH, which RHN AU operated in 1970's. Those where the PP-1 (based on QH-50E but with a fiberglass removable aerodynamic cover) and the larger PP-2 powered by an Turbomeca Astazou engine.

Peter J. Papadakos:

http://www.gyrodynehelicopters.com/our_founder.htm

Note that Saar 4.5(HL) has quadruple MTU 16V956TB92 diesels (instead of TB91 in Israel Navy vessels), rated at 5,250 hp each, exceeding 38 kn top speed. All but 8 built under license in Hellenic Kingdom from early 1990's to mid 2000's.

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Colosseum designed that rear superstructure with VLS Barak 1 several wears ago (Houston Class Missile Ship, I have the template with all variants of that in my computer).


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Post subject: Re: Hellenic Kingdom : RevisitedPosted: March 15th, 2020, 5:19 pm
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A reworked version of my AU frigates, the Salamis Class. Note that despite the name appears duplicating the BB Salamis (now museum ship), but the frigate is named from different Salamis, which was an ancient city in Cyprus. Salamis-in-Cyprus is also connected with the RHN DDGs of Cimon Class, which named from ancient Athenian and Spartan generals and admirals.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wars_of_t ... -in-Cyprus
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cimon

Frigate itself was developed in late 1960s to early 1970's and built in three shipyards, commissioned from 1973 to 1991. Three variants built, of which the last had different armament arrangement on top of hangar to accommodate one AS-332F instead of two AB-204 or AB-212. With dimensions 132,5m x 14,3m x 7,2m (sonar dome) and displacement around 4,000 tons, the Salamis Class where a well balanced design suited perfectly to Hellenic Navy needs. Propulsion is COGOG (CODOG was originally planed, but technical issues with the locally developed diesel engines planned plus the advantages of gas turbines lead to CODOG propulsion). Early hulls had twin Allison 501KF each rated at 5,400 hp for cruise engines and twin Rolls Royce Olympus TM3C rated at 29,600 hp for high speeds. With that power and a hydrodynamic hull designed to slice through the tall and short waves of Aegean Sea, the Salamis frigates were the second fastest frigates of NATO behind the Italian Lupo, with top speed between 34-35 kn. Later hulls switched to Allison 570KF and these retrofitted in earlier hulls as well. Final variant was a large OPV for Hellenic Coast Guard AU, the "680" or Vice Admiral Christophis Miltiades Class (6 built in 1980's) with the long awaited ADC 20V630 diesel and same Olympus Gas turbines. Being lighter by about 200 tons, the "680" is faster by about 1 knot. Cypriot Navy received also 3 hulls, named from ancient Cypriot Kings.

All featured the OTO Melara 127/54C and Mk112 ASROC with the reloader from Knox Class (latter in 16 hulls) and Sea Sparrow in Mk29 GMLS. The last 8 built had the Mk29 front without ASROC. Anti ship missiles were HSSM-2 or HSSM-3 (in 16 hulls) while first 8 hulls fitted with Harpoon. Also in 1990's all were retrofitted with AHEAD capable Oerlikon 35mm.

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Post subject: Re: Hellenic Kingdom : RevisitedPosted: March 16th, 2020, 11:55 am
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Very nice!


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Post subject: Re: Hellenic Kingdom : RevisitedPosted: July 18th, 2020, 12:39 pm
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And the last batch of Salamis frigates. Originally, these featured Mk29 GMLS front and Riva Calzoni reloader underneath it, but during their MLU in late 1990's to early 2000's an Mk48 mod 2 VLS fitted. The previous 16 had their Mk29 updated in Mk29 mod 4 for ESSM, retaining the reloader (note that the Mk29 and Sea Arrow FCS between the GMLS and real mast are offset). In these the reloader splits inside the helicopter hangar in two halves, so there is place only for 2 Agusta AB-212. Helipad is strong enough to allow landing of a 10-ton helicopter. Interestingly, original thoughts were for purchasing British built Sea King helicopter, but RHN went for the Italian AB-204/AB-212. However, all AB-204 of Hellenic Armed Forces (Hellenic Army Aviation also operated them) where powered by Rolls Royce Gnome turbines.

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Post subject: Re: Hellenic Kingdom : RevisitedPosted: July 20th, 2020, 4:35 pm
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Very nice!!!


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