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Post subject: Re: County Class DestroyerPosted: March 5th, 2011, 10:47 pm
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Realy outstanding work Hood. These ships were in my mind the best looking of all post war ships built by the RN.
Apart from the comments above, there is one wrong fact in the drawing of HMS Kent.
This ship along with HMS Devonshire, HMS Hampshire and HMS London were all reffered to as 'batch 1' Counties, and that means the Type 965 radar was the single 'bedstead' antena (outfit AKE-1), and the Sea Cat directors were GWS.21 (looks like the CRBF director).

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Post subject: Re: County Class DestroyerPosted: March 5th, 2011, 11:09 pm
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I knew there was something not quite right about the radars and could not put my finger on it.I saw loads of these up close in the late 70's from just across the river from HMS Belfast.


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Post subject: Re: County Class DestroyerPosted: March 6th, 2011, 12:17 am
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An excellent drawing of an iconic post-war ship. But, I have to ask, how did they ever get that big helicopter in the hangar?


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Post subject: Re: County Class DestroyerPosted: March 6th, 2011, 12:28 am
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Side ways into the hanger on the port side. ;)


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Post subject: Re: County Class DestroyerPosted: March 6th, 2011, 1:34 am
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It's somewhat astonishing that it ever worked at all. Note there's a crane in the background that somewhat obscures the superstructure.


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Post subject: Re: County Class DestroyerPosted: March 6th, 2011, 1:43 am
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When Glamorgan got hit in the Falklands by an Exocet the hangar got obliterated.What saved the ship was it's high free board making the centroid of the target away from the water line.


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Post subject: Re: County Class DestroyerPosted: March 6th, 2011, 5:24 am
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Absolutely amazing! Now, after the few remarks having been attended to, will you also make the Glamorgan? She's my favorite. Or, can I possibly have (humble) shot at her, as she looked like at the Falklands and post-Falklands. Are you also going to do the Chilean variants? In any case, both thumbs up for a badly needed and much linged-for revision of the old drawings here! Thank you!

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Post subject: Re: County Class DestroyerPosted: March 6th, 2011, 9:13 am
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Beautiful does this class Justice
are you going to do the rest of them would love to see HMS Antrim portrayed

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Post subject: Re: County Class DestroyerPosted: March 6th, 2011, 10:10 am
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The noted revisions are in hand;
New propeller shading
AKE-1 and GWS.21 aka CRBF (I should have changed that but it slipped through my qaulity control!)
A new and revised Sea Slug launcher as frankly its the original still with a few mods and looks pretty crap (sorry Bill it means more work for your AU work I'm afraid!)

EDIT: The original pics should refresh with new props, radar revisions and a totally new Sea Slug launcher and missile.

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Post subject: Re: County Class DestroyerPosted: March 6th, 2011, 6:25 pm
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Well, that's not true. Freestanding gray is common in life-nets, railings, radars...
So if I understand you correctly, you want Hood to use grey on the missile launcher structure :?


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