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Kiwi Imperialist
Post subject: Amphibious Assault Ship ChallengePosted: July 23rd, 2021, 12:10 pm
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Amphibious warfare has advanced dramatically over the past century. We have progressed from crude lighters and rowboats at Gallipoli to tracked landing craft at Tarawa and helicopters at Port Said. The ships tasked with transporting these landing vehicles across the ocean have progressed too. Merchant ships have given way to dedicated amphibious assault ships that dwarf all except the aircraft carriers of a fleet. Welcome to the Amphibious Assault Ship challenge! Your task, chosen by members of the community, is to draw a fictional amphibious assault ship. It can be an alternate design for a real-life navy, or a ship commissioned into a world of your own creation. Please read the design requirements and challenge rules before posting a submission.

Design Requirements
  1. Your submission must depict a fictional amphibious assault ship.

Challenge Rules
  1. Each participant must submit a single image.
  2. The image should be a Shipbucket template modified to include the participant’s art. Templates which include a data sheet are allowed.
  3. One side-view of the participant's ship must be included. One top-view is also permitted, but not required. All other views are prohibited.
  4. If two views are included, they must depict the same ship, in the same configuration, at the same point in time.
  5. All art must be in Shipbucket scale and conform to the Shipbucket style guidelines.
  6. A textual description accompanying each submission is permitted, but not necessary.
  7. Non-serious entries, or entries substantially deviate from the challenge requirements, are not allowed.
  8. Off-topic posts will be reported to the relevant authorities.

This challenge will run until the 22nd of August, ending at 23:59 UTC-12 (International Date Line West).
A countdown timer can be found at this link.

The challenge has been extended. Submissions now close on the 29th of August, ending at 23:59 UTC-12 (International Date Line West).
A countdown timer can be found at this link.

A poll will be held after this date. This normally occurs within an hour of the deadline. Members of the Shipbucket community will have an opportunity to rate each submission. Please provide honest and meaningful scores for each entry. Responses which grant maximum scores to a select group of entries, and minimum scores to all other entries, will be deleted. Members of the community who manipulate the results in such a fashion may also be subject to a permanent ban. Scores will be allocated in four categories, each with a scale of 1 to 10:

  • Drawing Quality - The overall quality of the drawing. One might consider detailing, shading, and accuracy.
  • Design Realism - How realistic is the design presented? Any accompanying text may be considered.
  • Originality - Does the submission present a new and unique design, or is it a copy of an existing one?
  • Suitability - Are the requirements of the challenge satisfied by the design? Does it suit them well?

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Post subject: Re: Amphibious Assault Ship ChallengePosted: July 27th, 2021, 6:57 pm
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Chimaera-class Commando Cruiser

Reactivated almost solely for Operation Spearfishing, the Chimaera-class hybrid aircraft carrier cruiser would find itself quickly converted into an amphibious helicopter ship. The Halcons was assigned to carry helicopters, all of which were unmarked and carrying highly trained commandos posing as Levantine mercenaries, and were sent to Satrapstan to perform a commando raid to eliminate an opposing royal pretender.

The Halcons during Operation Spearfishing carried seven helicopters and around thirty commandos (the actual number of commandos seemed to be variable even according to official forces). It was reported to carry nuclear-warheads in its 8-inch guns though this too was disputed, and many official sources were contradictory. What was known that Operation Spearfishing was a success and that the Halcons would continue its operation as an LPH, this time with marked Navy helicopters, during the First Satrapi Civil War.

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Post subject: Re: Amphibious Assault Ship ChallengePosted: July 27th, 2021, 7:46 pm
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Mancomunidad de Aurém (Commonwealth of Aureum), Jeju class LPD

The BASM Incheon (L-23) is the first of three amphibious assault ships ordered by the Royal Aureum Navy, comissioned in 2005, the ship is based on the Jeju Island Naval Base.

*3x Otto Melara DARDO 40mm
*1x Otto Melara 76mm
*8x Browing M2 cal.50 machine guns

It can carry 420 fully equiped marines and 95 APC's or 20 MBTs (K2 Black Panther). the fly deck can operate two NH90MRH helicopters or 1 CH47 Chinook and has an hangar for another two NH90s.

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«Ser uno entre mil» (Be one in a thousand)

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Toxic Loki
Post subject: Re: Amphibious Assault Ship ChallengePosted: August 9th, 2021, 11:20 am
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Argentine Navy - Argentine Marines

Capacity: 60 vehicles (including 25 TAM 3C & 15 TAP 2B)
Troops: 800 (short duration) / 260 (long durations) /100 (serving as operational headquarters)
Complement: 20 officers, 80 petty officers, 80 quarter-masters
Aircraft carried: 10 heavy or 25 light helicopters
Aviation facilities: 4 helicopter landing spots

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Post subject: Re: Amphibious Assault Ship ChallengePosted: August 10th, 2021, 4:13 pm
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Project 1182 Sarvikuono class

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These ships were follow on of the first series of Neuvosto LHA Project 1181 Virtahepo class with greater emphasis on aviation capability. They featured full length flight deck and ski-jump in the bow for VSTOL aircrafts. They were fitted with side ramp for loading and unloading of vehicles as well as the large well deck which could house three project 1235 Lahna class LCAC or six LCU type. Each ships is expected to form a naval infantry strike formation of about 1,600 soldiers and their equipment.

Iiro Rokko is shown here in 1990 with trials for the new Ii-210 Tilt-wing aircraft which is to replace the existing heavy helicopters and form the new standard for naval infantry vertical assault operations.

Coming next for 2021/22: Project 1143 complete redux: Pr1143.4 and 1143.4.2 & Preparations for Pr.61 Remakes

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Submit your drawings to the archive here
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Post subject: Re: Amphibious Assault Ship ChallengePosted: August 13th, 2021, 6:41 am
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Jack Reacher-Class Landing Helicopter Dock

The Ugly American Muti-role Helicopter Carrier, design and deverlopment for US marine Corp in first year of Cold War. USS Jack Reacher was commissioned 25 Jun 1950 and joined UN Forces until the end of Korean War, Battle of Inchon was the first and the last Large-scale landing operation of her.

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USS Jack Reacher (LHD-28)

Displacement: 8,930 tons full loaded
Length: 141.18 m
Beam: 23.86 m
Draft: 5.31 m
Well Deck Length: 79.95 m
Well Deck Beam: 12.06 m
Propulsion: 2 Babcock & Wilcox boilers, 2 Skinner Uniflow Reciprocating Steam Engines, 2 propeller shafts – each shaft 4,100 hp at 240 rpm, total shaft horse power 8,200 hp
Speed: 17 kn
Range: 8,000 nmi at 15 kn
Crew: 248
Troops: 368

Sensors and processing systems
1xAN/SPS-6 Air Search Radar
1XSG-2 Surface Air Search Radar
6xMark 51 Directors for 40 mm twin AA guns

6×40 mm twin AA guns
22×20 mm AA guns

Boats & landing craft carried
10×LCM (Mk III) Landing Craft Mechanized or
30×LVT-4 Water Baffalo Landing Vehicle Tracked
6x36 ft LCVP Higgins Boat

Aircraft carried
4xH-19 Chickasaw Military Transport Helicopter (US Marine)
2xH-5 Serch&Rescue Helicopter (US Navy)


mission complete, i can read novel :D

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Post subject: Re: Amphibious Assault Ship ChallengePosted: August 13th, 2021, 8:34 am
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A Cool War? :mrgreen:

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Nobody expects the Imperial Inquisition!

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Post subject: Re: Amphibious Assault Ship ChallengePosted: August 13th, 2021, 2:59 pm
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Point Class

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HMS Anvil Point, 2010

Designed to replace the two Round Table-class LSLs during the late 1990s when the structural improvement programme proved too problematic and expensive, the Point-class were conceived as being RFA assets for use as general transports and to augment the main amphibious warfare fleet in wartime. They are a Ro-Ro design with stern and side ramps accessing a large vehicle deck and cargo spaces. The helicopter deck can support types up to Chinook size and the upper deck forward can accommodate a range of deck cargo, including TEUs, or vehicles.

RFA Hurst Point L3016 commissioned May 1998
RFA Harland Point L3017 commissioned September 1998
RFA Anvil Point L3018 commissioned April 1999
RFA Redcliff Point L3019 commissioned June 1999 - sold to Chile in 2010

Displacement: 23,500 tons full load
Dimensions: 653ft (oa), 635ft 6in (wl) length; 85ft 6in beam; 25ft draught (hull)
Machinery: Two 21,700hp MaK 94M43 diesels, two thrusters
Speed: 21kts (deep and clean)
Range: 9,200 nautical miles at cruising speed
Armament: 2x Block 0 Phalanx CIWS, 2x1 30mm MSI-DSI gun mounts
Aircraft: landing platform aft for Westland Merlin HM.3 or Boeing-Vertol Chinook HC.1 to HC.4
Capacity: can carry 2x to 4x Mexeflotes; 130x AFVs and 60x trucks plus up to 8,000 tons of cargo and ammunition
2x Type 1007 navigation radars
1x Type 1009 navigation radar
Marconi UAG ESM
4x Sea Gnat decoy launchers
4x DLF(3) floating decoy launchers

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English Electric Canberra FD
Interwar RN Capital Ships
Never-Were British Aircraft

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Post subject: Re: Amphibious Assault Ship ChallengePosted: August 13th, 2021, 7:26 pm
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Joined: November 14th, 2014, 4:13 am
Decided my Endless Seas AU for which I still need to make a thread needed an Amphibious Ships.
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Post subject: Re: Amphibious Assault Ship ChallengePosted: August 14th, 2021, 4:15 am
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Rhade: thanks :lol: :lol:

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