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Post subject: USN World War II Components Master Sheet and ReferencesPosted: May 6th, 2014, 10:05 am
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First try at compiling a big sheet with all the latest stuff.

I'm only including items that are generally standardized across ships (no main battery turrets, etc).

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Corrections/additions are, as always, welcomed.

Original USN systems thread: http://shipbucket.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=20

Labeled Photos:

Below are links to labeled photos of several USN ships, with all components clearly marked - includes fire control radar, directors, (most) antennae, ECM equipment, search radar, and lights, where possible. More to come...

BB-56 (1945) - Original: http://navsource.org/archives/01/056/015646r.jpg
CB-1 (1945) - Original: http://www.navsource.org/archives/04/1201/04020130a.jpg


Bookmarks:

Adding my bookmarks for USN references:

http://www.shipcamouflage.com/camouflage_database.htm - Snyder & Short USN Ship Camouflage Database
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_ ... tates_Navy - USN ship camouflage measures from Wikipedia (excellent color reference)
http://www.hnsa.org/doc/plans/index.htm - HNSA's collection of Booklets of General Plans
http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WNUS_5-38_mk12.htm - NavWeaps entry on the 5"/38 Mark 12 gun (mounted on virtually all USN ships)
http://www.hnsa.org/doc/guncat/index.htm#toc - HNSA's Gun Mount and Turret Catalog
http://www.hnsa.org/doc/ecat/index.htm - HNSA's Catalog of Electronic Equipment
http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WNUS_Radar_WWII.htm - NavWeaps entry on USN radar equipment (WWII)
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/ref/Lookouts/ - HyperWar copy of USN Lookout Manual
http://www.vsnavy.org/vcs_cruiser.html - List of VCS Squadrons (Floatplane squadrons embarked on cruisers)
http://www.navsource.org/archives/01/57e.htm - NavSource USS South Dakota page (lots of good useful closeups of mid-war equipment, rare...)
http://www.researcheratlarge.com/Misc/O ... coutFor_CA - Researcher@Large page on 1941 USN organization (Scouting Force highlighted)
http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html - Excellent photo gallery of a 1/350 USS Alaska model
http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html - Photo gallery of a 1/350 USS Washington model
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/shi ... html#EnclD - USS West Virginia's TBS (Talk-Between-Ships) radio log from the Battle of Surigao Strait
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/ref ... index.html - Operating instructions for the Mark 37 gun director
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/ref ... index.html - Operating instructions for the Mark 14 gun sight
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/ref ... index.html - USN ship radio call signs
http://bluejacket.com/index_patch_picture.html - Index of USN and USMC squadron patches (useful for FD scale stuff mostly)
http://wwiisquadronpatches.com/Squadron ... NNavy.html - WWII squadron patch gallery
http://hnsa.org/doc/indicator/index.htm - HNSA handbook on the use of radar for gunnery
http://www.hnsa.org/doc/cic/cic-45-07.pdf - great PDF from HNSA of "CIC" practices
http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq129-1.htm - Flag sizes and specifications

Ship Drawing Threads (no particular order)

Yorktown class carriers
Atlanta class cruisers (reworked), original thread w/ deprecated drawings
North Carolina class battleships
Fletcher class destroyers (reworked), original thread w/ deprecated drawings
Alaska class cruisers
Cleveland class cruisers (reworked, deprecated)
N class blimps
K class blimps
BB-63 Missouri (deprecated)
CA-45 Wichita (deprecated)
CL-106 Fargo (deprecated)
CA-122 Oregon City (deprecated)
CA-68 Baltimore (deprecated)
Brooklyn class cruisers (deprecated)

Will add more as I find them...

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Post subject: Re: USN World War II Components Master SheetPosted: May 6th, 2014, 11:45 am
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Splendid Colo. My only suggestion is to add a date to the file so that the most recent version can be identified.

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Post subject: Re: USN World War II Components Master SheetPosted: May 6th, 2014, 5:15 pm
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Impressive!

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Post subject: Re: USN World War II Components Master SheetPosted: May 6th, 2014, 6:42 pm
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Very, very excellent.


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Post subject: Re: USN World War II Components Master SheetPosted: May 6th, 2014, 6:59 pm
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OP updated with all my USN related bookmarks.

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Post subject: Re: USN World War II Components Master SheetPosted: May 15th, 2014, 9:58 pm
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Adding a sheet of USN camouflage colors:

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Post subject: Re: USN World War II Components Master SheetPosted: May 16th, 2014, 11:33 am
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Colosseum wrote:
USN camouflage colors
http://www.hobbymasters.com/images/prod ... FCCS25.gif
http://www.flex-i-file.com/images/produ ... s/CS24.jpg
http://www.steelnavy.com/images/chips/USNchip1.jpg
http://www.steelnavy.com/images/chips/USNchip2.jpg
http://www.steelnavy.com/images/chips/USNchip3.jpg
http://www.steelnavy.com/usnchips.htm


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Post subject: Re: USN World War II Components Master SheetPosted: May 16th, 2014, 4:19 pm
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I would not recommend any of those links as legitimate references for USN camouflage colors. The color chips on the Wikipedia article have been taken from the Snyder & Short camouflage website (the only legit reference for colors). When used on my drawings, they have given the most "realistic" appearance, hence why I went to the trouble to make a paint chip set for Shipbucket above.

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Post subject: Re: USN World War II Components Master SheetPosted: May 20th, 2014, 3:19 am
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Added a photo labelling most of the visible "late war" electronics fit on BB-56. The Washington had a fairly standard fit as shown and this may be helpful to others.

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Post subject: Re: USN World War II Components Master SheetPosted: May 20th, 2014, 1:07 pm
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An excellent idea, thank you.

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