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Offline tigercat

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RN Fenice
« on: April 02, 2018, 09:09:40 PM »
Italian Escort Carrier







« Last Edit: April 02, 2018, 09:17:13 PM by tigercat »

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Re: RN Fenice
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2018, 03:55:54 AM »
Am I seeing paddle wheels?
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Re: RN Fenice
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2018, 05:28:05 AM »
You are indeed seeing paddle wheels

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Re: RN Fenice
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2018, 07:33:27 AM »
:smiley:

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Re: RN Fenice
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2018, 03:26:05 AM »



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Re: RN Fenice
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2018, 05:46:39 AM »
That's coming together quite well!

I really like the look of that camo on the island.

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Re: RN Fenice
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2018, 12:38:43 PM »
A pre-war angled deck? Impressively advanced!
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Re: RN Fenice
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2018, 01:31:56 PM »
well if size matters.. I am impressed.
And with paddle wheels.


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Re: RN Fenice
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2018, 03:24:14 PM »
The Italians stumbled onto the idea of an angled flight deck


The Italians wanted more space to fit aircraft  and the angled deck gave more flexibility to operate aircraft with longer wingspan .

As they were converting a paddle steamer the paddle sponsons gave more width to support an angled deck .

Someone had an epiphany on how to get more capacity on a smaller hull by angling the deck.

The Italians being fairly new to carriers didn't have any burden of tradition to overcome .

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Re: RN Fenice
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2018, 04:25:19 AM »

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Re: RN Fenice
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2018, 02:49:10 PM »


Ollo?
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: RN Fenice
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2018, 08:05:37 PM »
I've  been thinking about the backstory for a while  :smiley:
and it has nothing to do with me winning one too many sections of PSP on eBay no siree   and also having picked a air wing  with slightly too wide wingspan.

first part of air wing is the PZL Karas as seen below



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Re: RN Fenice
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2018, 10:36:12 PM »
very cool

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Re: RN Fenice
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2018, 04:42:30 PM »
I'll just go with 'AMAZING!!!' on this one...