The Italy has been uploaded. (as much as we were able to)
Of course any additions and constructive criticism is always welcome.
One thing needs to be mentioned in regards to this folder - presence of multi-ship files. While several of them can be found also in different countries, the Italy has most of them. These are files where several small craft are combined on single template, unfortunately sometimes without full description (making it extremely difficult to split them into separate files, except if done by the Artist himself, who should know what he draw
Therefore a kind of circumvention had to be applied, by creating "general descriptive names".
CLASS: auxiliary craft of the Azienda del Consorzio Trasporti Veneziano (ACTV)
SHIP/DRAWING: auxiliary craft of the Azienda del Consorzio Trasporti Veneziano (ACTV)
CLASS: ACTV motoscafi
SHIP/DRAWING: ACTV motoscafi
CLASS: ACTV Vaporetti
SHIP/DRAWING: ACTV Vaporetti
SHIP/DRAWING: ACTV Vaporetti prototypes
CLASS: various SAR boats of Italian uniformed services
SHIP/DRAWING: various SAR boats of Guardia Costiera
CLASS: various patrol boats of Italian uniformed services
SHIP/DRAWING: various patrol boats of Arma dei Carabinieri
SHIP/DRAWING: various patrol boats of Corpo Forestale Dello Stato
SHIP/DRAWING: various patrol boats of Guardia Costiera
SHIP/DRAWING: various patrol boats of Guardia di Finanza
SHIP/DRAWING: various patrol boats of Polizia di Stato
Of course comments or suggestions about this arrangement are also very welcome.
And finally one thing - more like a mini-rant - as that's something that has been decided upon during previous Upload and I'm not going to force my way
. I only wanted to say, that I don't like
putting ships like helicopter cruisers or helicopter destroyers in the Aviation Ship category (instead of cruisers and destroyers respectively - despite LHA's and LHD's being with Amphibious Warfare), which IMHO should be only for seaplane tenders, catapult ships and the like. But that's just me.
I'm also - but that's not a part of that mini-rant, just a general remark - having second thoughts about having Coastal Defence Ships (ironclads, monitors, 19th-century style gunboats) together with fast attack craft in the Coastal Warfare (which therefore becomes rather unbalanced category
). Personally I'd be happier with having Coastal Warfare for the FAC's and moving the ironclads and the like to separate TYPE.
Also - something that TimothyC also suggested in the beginning - I wouldn't have anything against splitting tugs into separate TYPE.
And - if such topics are being started - Hood suggested liquidating Torpedo Boats (the 19th/early 20th century pre-destroyers) as separate TYPE and merging them with Destroyers (he also remarked in PM that existence of separate Frigate and Corvette types is also somewhat imperfect).
If we were to do so - and I would be not enthusiastic, but fairly ok with that - I'd suggest perhaps replacing Battleships, Battlecruisers and - if it were to be - the (tentative) Coastal Defence Ships (if they were to be split from Coastal Warfare) with single Capital Ships category (though I agree that name isn't perfect).
(But I'd be also extremely happy if that discussion wasn't limited only to Hood, Novice and me, with Colosseum remarking that He'd accept anything Messrs H., N. and me would agree to
P.S. Regarding the SUB-TYPE entry - generally it's optional and quite often omitted entirely (see battlecruisers, for example) - but for Battleships and Cruisers I'd always
fill it (like: "Pre-dreadnought", "Turret Ironclad", "Protected Cruiser", "Guided Missile Cruiser" etc.).
P.P.S. If we reach any conclusions regarding things above, I'm perfectly happy to do all the related work, just please, People, show some interest in how the time and effort is being spent for Your benefit and give some feedback/opinions (not by writing "oh thanks", but by genuine constructive criticism and opinions). ;P