Aircraft Carriers III

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    Okay, I am using this post to start the new Aircraft Carrier III Thread on SD.

    Once a thread gets up to 500 pages, it has become time to start a new thread.This one is past that number.

    I will try and use this policy as I know Deino is Doing in the Air Force threads.

    I think it makes good sense.

    So, please post new Aircraft in the new Aircraft Carrier III Thread.


    Here are those GREAT pic of the Izumo coming into port. This happened yesterday in Japan I believe. Really lets you appreciate how big this vessel is...and what she really is.


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    Well, here's a picture of my entire Royal Navy Carrier Strike Group (CSG) in 1/350 scale built around the HMS Illustrious, R06.


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    They include:

    - HMS Illustrious, R06[/b], Invincible class CVL<br>
    - HMS Daring, D32[/b], Type 45 Daring Class DDG<br>
    - HMS Dragon, D35[/b], Type 45 Daring class DDG<br>
    - HMS Kent, F78[/b], Type 23 Duke Class DDG<br>
    - HMS Ambush, S120[/b], Astute class SSN

    One day I will replace the Illustrious with a 1/350 scale HMS Queen Elizabeth, R08, CVC carrier. Then, should I live so long (hehehe), the Duke class will be replaced with two of the new Type 26 guided missile frigates when a model for them comes out.

    I love the Dragon Artwork on the bow of HMS Dragon, D35:
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    with the Harpoon canisters ... you're ahead of time, Jeff, aren't you? :)
     
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    I guess I am ahead of time on that ship...but my build is not suppose to show it how it looks at this exact minute.

    The artwork is gone now...so that's behind the times.

    LOL! I compensate for being behind the times there, by being ahead of the times with the Harpoons!

    Actually, I just wanted that armament on there.
     
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    Just for some perspective.

    The largest Cruise liner is the Oasis of the Sea class built for Royal Caribbean.

    Those monsters hav the following specs:

    Displace: 225,000 tons
    Length: 1,190 ft.
    Beam: 189 ft.
    Draft: 31 ft.
    Crew: 1,600
    Passengers: 5,400
    Total Compliment: 7,000

    By comparison, the Nimitz class:

    Displace: 104,000 tons
    Length: 1,092 ft.
    Beam:
    134 ft. (waterline)
    254 ft.(flight deck)
    Draft: 37 ft.
    Crew: 3,200
    Airwing: 2,480
    Total Compliment: 5,680

    The displace over 120,000 tons more, and they carry over 1,300 more people!

    Huge:

    Here is the Oasis of the Seas followed by a Nimitz class. Pretty much to the same scale:


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    MS Anthem of the Seas - 225,000 tons

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    USS Abraham Lincoln, CVN-72 - 104,000 tons
     
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    Wow! Can you imagine the super carrier you would have with a hull from the Oasis of the Seas! Carriers can always use a larger flight deck.


    Back to bottling my Grenache
     
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    HMS Prince of Wales forward Island ready for transport

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    Seems like just yesterday we were reporting on the HMS Queen Elizabeth island being moved. How time flies!
     
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    INS Vikrant update

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    Very, very nice.

    Now for some decent, higher res shots from the port itself.

    When we wait on the updates to these sat photos (unless someone has access to much more timely updates), we almost invariable see something that is many weeks old at best, and usually months old.

    But this pic sure makes plain that the Island is installed and that the flight deck has been extended well back to the aft of the ship.
     
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