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Re: 2015 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2014, 11:42:37 AM »


Can include weapon delivery platforms, nuclear rockets, atoms for peace scenarios, all forms of nuclear powered vehicles etc...
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Re: 2015 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2014, 02:16:43 PM »


Can include weapon delivery platforms, nuclear rockets, atoms for peace scenarios, all forms of nuclear powered vehicles etc...


I remember seeing something years ago on one of the NATO joint naval task forces.  The commander was a German and he was predicting that by the early 2000s all NATO major surface combatants would be nuclear powered, i.e. the NF90 project then underway would be the last conventionally powered frigate to enter service in the alliance.

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Re: 2015 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2014, 07:04:47 PM »

Swords into Plowshares GB - in other words turn a military platform into a civilian one.
Plowshares into Swords?

Like SS United States or Titanic (others too) as missile battery arsenal ships.  They can carry a bunch. 
Helo pad.  Defensive guns and missiles.

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Re: 2015 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #33 on: December 22, 2014, 02:16:58 AM »

Swords into Plowshares GB - in other words turn a military platform into a civilian one.
Plowshares into Swords?


Like SS United States or Titanic (others too) as missile battery arsenal ships.  They can carry a bunch. 
Helo pad.  Defensive guns and missiles.


I was thinking more of something like this:



Being loaded with these:



For Aerial Reforestation.
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Re: 2015 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #34 on: December 22, 2014, 11:21:20 AM »

Swords into Plowshares GB - in other words turn a military platform into a civilian one.
Plowshares into Swords?

Like SS United States or Titanic (others too) as missile battery arsenal ships.  They can carry a bunch. 
Helo pad.  Defensive guns and missiles.

Aaarrggh!! NO!, the United States is a beautiful vessel why fuck it up by kludging on
armament?!!!
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Re: 2015 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #35 on: December 22, 2014, 11:30:33 AM »

Swords into Plowshares GB - in other words turn a military platform into a civilian one.
Plowshares into Swords?

Like SS United States or Titanic (others too) as missile battery arsenal ships.  They can carry a bunch. 
Helo pad.  Defensive guns and missiles.

Aaarrggh!! NO!, the United States is a beautiful vessel why fuck it up by kludging on
armament?!!!
 :-X :-X :-X :-X

Yes - I know what you mean.  Those two big name liners came to mind w/o going thru a filter.
There are other liner, tanker, cargo ship kits out there.

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Re: 2015 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #36 on: December 22, 2014, 12:59:19 PM »
Iowa class BBs converted to nuke power. Its been kicked around before.

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Re: 2015 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #37 on: December 22, 2014, 01:54:45 PM »
Iowa class BBs converted to nuke power. Its been kicked around before.

Besides motive power nuke provides lotsa power for rail guns and lasers and frees up space used by funnel :)

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Re: 2015 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #38 on: December 22, 2014, 04:36:09 PM »
something like, "in the Rear with the Gear"
The support people. Trucks, supply vehicles. Even Ammo Carriers I would think

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Re: 2015 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #39 on: December 22, 2014, 05:00:57 PM »
something like, "in the Rear with the Gear"
The support people. Trucks, supply vehicles. Even Ammo Carriers I would think

Logistics GB ?

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Re: 2015 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #40 on: December 22, 2014, 05:47:11 PM »
im thinking of a Panzer IV, converted into an engineers version, with a large plow mounted on the front.
used by the Civil Protection Service.

i have also been thinking of keeping it simple, and paint a military transport helicopter (NH-90, Chinook, CH-53,...) in civilian markings  8)

so yeah, a "swords into plowshares GB" seems OK with me.

i was also thinking somewhere in the lines of WW2 GB (as 2015 will mark the 70th anniversary of the end of WW2).
or other ideas im playing with:

-Cold War GB

-Vietnam GB

-P-51 Mustang GB
(Whiffed P-51's or P-51 derivatives, pure and simple)

-COIN aircraft GB
(mostly for counter insurgency aircraft, like armed Tucano's, OV-10, but also other COIN modified aircraft like Spitfires, Tigermoths, DH Chipmunks, cropdusters and various light aircraft......)

-Seaplane/Floatplane GB
(need i say more?)

-Euro'41 GB
(i think i proposed this a while back on the other forum, as many countries in Europe wad ordered new equipment from various sources before the German Invasion of 1939/40, many of those tanks, aircraft, ships,...could not be delivered in time, for instance French Spitfire Mk.1's, Belgian Douglas DB-7's, Grumman G-36 (F4F Wildcat) and Brewster Buffalo's,.....)
on the bench:
-various models

on the drawing board:
-various 1/72 TinTin aircraft
-1/72 Eurocopter Tiger (Belgian Army)
-various other 1/72 and 1/144 aircraft

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Re: 2015 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #41 on: December 22, 2014, 08:42:02 PM »

Swords into Plowshares GB - in other words turn a military platform into a civilian one.
Plowshares into Swords?

Like SS United States or Titanic (others too) as missile battery arsenal ships.  They can carry a bunch. 
Helo pad.  Defensive guns and missiles.

Aaarrggh!! NO!, the United States is a beautiful vessel why fuck it up by kludging on
armament?!!!
 :-X :-X :-X :-X

She was designed specifically to serve as a troopship in the event of a major conflict, I don't know if foundations were provided for armament but it wouldn't surprise me if they were.

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Re: 2015 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #42 on: December 22, 2014, 10:36:25 PM »
What was the passenger ship used by the British in the Falklands war as a troop ship? It got pretty trashed as I recall. A helicopter pad was added somewhere.

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Re: 2015 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #43 on: December 22, 2014, 10:44:14 PM »
What was the passenger ship used by the British in the Falklands war as a troop ship? It got pretty trashed as I recall. A helicopter pad was added somewhere.


Canberra was the main one but the QEII was also used.

Good paper on STUFT ships in the Falklands here: http://www.nickmessinger.co.uk/STUFT.pdf
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Re: 2015 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #44 on: December 23, 2014, 01:56:18 AM »

-P-51 Mustang GB
(Whiffed P-51's or P-51 derivatives, pure and simple)


This could be extended into any single platform GB
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