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.




They include:

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[/b], Type 45 Daring Class DDG<br>
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[/b], Type 45 Daring class DDG<br>
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[/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? :)
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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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
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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Naval Today said:
The most iconic section of the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier has been loaded out of its dock hall in Glasgow ahead of its first sea voyage to Rosyth.

Upper Block 07 is where HMS Prince of Wales will be commanded atop the flight deck and is known as the Forward Island. As the main hub of the ship it contains the bridge and approximately 100 vital mission systems compartments.

The Forward Island has been under wraps in Govan since construction on the section began in December 2013, but it is now visible from the west end of Glasgow.

Mick Ord, Managing Director at BAE Systems Naval Ships, said:

This is a fantastic milestone for HMS Prince of Wales as its Forward Island is delivered ahead of schedule and to an exceptional standard of engineering.

A single remote control and 144 wheels were used to drive the 680 tonne Forward Island from inside the ship build hall to the dock side at a careful half a mile per hour.

The Forward Island took another short journey on April 18 onto a waiting barge where it remains on the Clyde until its departure from Glasgow on Friday, 24 April.

After the transportation team ensures the Forward Island is secured for its sea voyage, it will sail down the Clyde and around the north coast of Scotland on a five day voyage to Rosyth where final assembly is taking place.

The Forward Island has deck-to-deck windows, which are up to two metres tall to ensure a level of visibility far beyond previous aircraft carriers and are designed to withstand a significant impact, such as a helicopter’s spinning rotor blade.
Seems like just yesterday we were reporting on the HMS Queen Elizabeth island being moved. How time flies!
 

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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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