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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- A Few Quick Stuff
« Reply #175 on: March 17, 2013, 08:45:55 AM »
The Armies of Frontier Nations is a military organization that explores parallel universes in search of clues on a mysterious entity, who refered to itself "the Sages", that attacked their homeworld 20 years ago (their inter-universal transit capability in fact came from reverse-engineering technology left behind by the said entity).  Since its formation, this military organization is staffed by the finest soldiers and officers and afforded the best hardwares their homeworld has to offer.  Supplied by multiple nations on their homeworld, the variety of their weapons of war is as diverse as the people that operate them.  Recently they begin to be plagued by political infighting on their homeworld that resurfaced following a decade of relative peace after the Sages invasion was repulsed, but they nonetheless faithfully carry out their founding objectives as they will always keep in mind the fact that the enemy they are looking for knows no national, political, or racial boundaries.

Some of other ships in service with the Armies of Frontier Nations: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)



The standard destroyer of the Frontier Navy, the naval fighting arm of the Armies of the Frontier Nations, is the Arleigh Burke class destroyer.  Designed to be a multi-purpose warship and the basic anti-aircraft warfare vessel within the Frontier Navy capable of throwing a large defensive "bubble" over a fleet of other ships (which may or may not possess the ability to defend themselves) operating in hostile waters, the basis design is further modified so that it can operate the larger Merlin naval helicopters of the Frontier Navy.  The newest production ships feature the AN/SPY-3 radar, Mk110 57mm Close In Weapon System firing 3P all-target programmable ammunitions, and redesigned propellers.

Some ships carry an airborne mine countermeasures variant (both the ASW and AMCM Merlins have a secondary role of anti-surface warfare support via Brimstone missiles) of the Merlin in one of their hangars.
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- A Few Quick Stuff
« Reply #176 on: March 18, 2013, 12:33:07 PM »


A trio of warship classes armed with Sea Dart missiles.

The cruiser on the top portion can be loaded with a variant of the Sea Dart that is more or less equivalent to the SM-2ER.  The single Lynx embarked would be lowered into the hangar below the flight deck after landing to give the aft Sea Dart launcher a relatively-clear field of fire.

The destroyer in the middle can carry two Sea King class helicopters.

The frigate at the lower portion uses a 3D search radar as opposed to separate 2D long range air search and surface search radars.
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Scroll down for the current version.

Modifications done to search and fire control sets based off the "Notional High-risk NTU" I found in the Shipbucket archives.

Now here comes a question I'd like some audience opinions about.

I want to put it in the same "Resistance Fleet" as the supercarriers and helicopter battleship that I recently posted.  These ships are at war...... maybe staying off the radar until the timing is right to strike.

Two ways I'd like to go with this- I can give the Super NTU ships Standard-Phoenix (my tentative name for Phoneix missile electronics in Standard missile body, boosted or otherwise) and let Sea Sparrow ships keep their Sea Sparrow launchers, or I can give everybody Sea Phoenix (again, boosted like depicted in this pic or otherwise) to take advantage of have a single base missile with different boosters (and maybe FCRs of different size) for different needs.  In the latter scenario, those with Mk 10, Mk 13, Mk 22, or Mk 26 can keep their launchers, but those that use it as a Sea Sparrow replacement (including supercarriers and helicopter battleship I previously posted) will have corresponding new box launcher(s).

I kinda think that have a single missile body design as the basis for all (the latter scenario, plus the carrier aviation F-14Cs and Su-30s) might help logistics somewhat...... but that's my uneducated opinion.  How would the more-knowledgeable folks here think?  Which scenario makes relatively-more sense for a navy at war?
« Last Edit: March 20, 2013, 03:16:47 PM by dy031101 »
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I based the next version on my further un-educated thinking on the topic.  I don't know if alterations to the launchers would cause any impactful delay to NTU implementations.  Plus the compatibility to the existing stock of SM-1ER (granted, that is already no longer guaranteed with the change of FCR units).

So for now it goes as follows:



Resistance forces have long recognised the need to defend their naval battlegroups from saturation attacks while attempting such attacks of their own during any renewed war against the formidable United New Order Nations navies.  Development of a new combat data system with associated phased array radar is showing promise, but in its current form there are weight, volume and topweight concerns preventing its introduction to the fleet on anything but a quasi-dedicated hull.  Even though steps were already made to ensure that such a hull will eventually be developed, it could take a long time before ships with this new combat data system can be available in any meaningful number.  In time, one interim solution appeared to be the adaptation of the F-14C's AWG-9 (which could control at least 6 missiles on a threat axis and be lighter than previous purposedly-designed shipboard systems) and Phoenix missile to the surface-to-air role.  Ultimately the decision is made to incorporate Phoenix missile electronics into the SM-1MR/ER missile body, both to facilitate rebuilding the existing missile stockpiles to the new standard for life-extension purposes and with hope that naval adaptations of the AWG-9 could be made to work with the old Standard missiles if necessary- it didn't work out this way, however, and the entire stockpile of late-model Terrier, Tartar, and SM-1MR & ER missiles were eventually remanufactured into Standard-Phoenix MR and ER anyway.

Two variants of the weapons fire control system based on AWG-9 were defined: Type 1 would have two transmitters and two antennas (dedicated surveillance and search/fire control); Type 2 would have two transmitters but only the search/fire control antenna. By locating these units apart, a ship could engage no less than 12 targets (based on 6 per AWG-9; later found expandable to 12 with computers that would fit aboard ship but not aboard F-14), and 6 (later 12) targets in a casualty mode with the CIC entirely decapitated.  On renovated DDG-37 class destroyers, the main gun fire control radar is removed forward and replaced with a Type 1 "SWG-9".  Aft, both missile guidance illuminators are removed in favour of a Type 2 unit.  Other than the capability to contribute in defence against a serious saturation attack, the destroyer also benefited from a tertiary high-data-rate air search capability being introduced, as well as reduced manning and improved maintenance situations due to all targeting systems being replaced with a single type.

Still open to suggestions.

(There might be a "heel" ship coming next...... maybe.)
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- A Few Quick Stuff
« Reply #180 on: April 01, 2013, 10:48:18 AM »
"Face" ships again...... the next batch will definitely have ones for the "heels".

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(Anyone who played Naval Ops: Commander on PS2?)

Navisha Continental Treaty Organization (N.C.T.O.) is a collective-defense alliance that brings all military forces on their home continent, Navishia, under one unified overall command in order to better defend the continent in the midst of a cold war between superpowers on their home universe.  As N.C.T.O. brought militaries from different civilizations (even former colonies of those superpowers) together, their naval warships tend to exhibit different asthetic styles even though they perform comparable functions.  They are slowly moving toward a degree of logistic commonality with standardized weapons and electronics, however.

When explorers of the Frontier Navy arrived, they found themselves involved in a standoff with both N.C.T.O. and the Empire of Virshia, one of the superpowers on the planet.  The Empire of Virshia at that time has been undertaking an invasion, which began with a daring first-day-of-war airstrike that knocked out N.C.T.O.'s naval Mission Command and has since not only placed N.C.T.O.'s eastern-most member country under siege but also overtaken most of the oceanic oil fields between the continents (mostly on the west- Navishia's- side).

However, hostility commenced by the Imperial Virshian Navy (as Virshia suspects ulterior designs for their world and dismissed the notion that the Armies of Frontier Nations are only interested in ascertaining whether the Sages has or had any presence on this world or not) soon led to N.C.T.O. rendering assistance to the Frontier Navy contingent, in part because it means diversion of Virshian forces that could have been committed to the invasion of N.C.T.O.'s home territories.  Frontier Navy contingent initially responded by having its Harrier FA.9 and Osprey HAS.1 flying a few combat air and anti-submarine patrols for Navishian merchant convoys operating in proximity as the contingent proceeds to survey the planet, but both forces ended up somewhat working together in one fleet battle, in the process establishing good reputations to one another.

The Empire of Virshia has since sued for peace, and N.C.T.O. became one of them who would respond to FN forces' call for assistance.

Other known ships under N.C.T.O. flag:
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)



Idavar is one of the battleships sunk on the very first day of the war against Virshia, when the Imperial Virshian Navy Air Service launched a daring air raid that knocked out N.C.T.O.'s naval Mission Command.  Just like most of those other ships, however, it was relatively-easily salvaged because the harbour at the Mission Command is in shallow waters.  In light of the strength of Virshian Battlefleet "Deep Blue" (with a concentrated force of six attack carriers, as well as submarines that could be used against Navishian merchant navy) currently wreaking havocs to the continent's east, N.C.T.O. sought to bring as many naval aircraft into battle as possible to counter it, leading to a number of the damaged battleships and cruisers being rebuilt with the ability to operate a small combat airwing.

This particular ship is fitted with an angled flight deck and two catapults which, despite being merely 61m and 46m in length, can each launch a fully-laden F-4K Phantom (the standard naval fighter of N.C.T.O. forces at the beginning of the invasion) although onboard ordnance stowage means that versatility of the onboard airwing is relatively limited compared to those serving fleet carriers.  This airwing also included both ASW and AEW variants of the Sea King helicopters.  To make room for the flight deck and a hangar below it, the original aft armaments are removed.  The remaining twin five-inch guns are removed as well, replaced by four more-modern ones that despite being single-barrelled are automated, faster-firing, and having a longer range.  Four quad anti-ship missile launchers were installed amidship, and two point-defense missile launchers and three 12-barrelled 20mm autocannon turrets rounded out its air-defense weapons suite.  The ship's command and control system upgraded, an electronic warfare systems set installed, as were new 2D and 3D search radars.

Following its return to service, Idavar performed a variety of tasks including convoy escort, coastal bombardment, scouting, and fleet air defense support (the latter two via its onboard Phantoms).  Although it has kept the two forward main gun turrets, the consensus amongst commanding officers of N.C.T.O. hybrid ships is that their heavy guns should only be used to defend against fast enemy combatants they cannot outrun or to bombard shore targets so as not to expose the flight deck to unwarranted risks.  Their value lies in the fact that they can bring what is needed (more guns or more aircraft, not both simultaneously) to where it is needed the most.  After the war the hybrid ships were retained in order to maintain naval forces level.

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Somewhere along the way, the Armies of Frontier Nations discovered the one thing that escalated their campaign against the United New Order Nations from that of containment to that of intervention- advisors from the League of Kings, terrorist organization that once shared homeworld with the FN forces and has since become one of FN forces' mortal enemies.  Data of biological weapons research has known to be exchanged between the UNON and the League of Kings, and more intelligence of similar natures are still coming in.  An assault force is being mobilized, and warships from allied universes have been requested for protection of staging area until the mobilization is complete.

Both the United New Order Nations and League of Kings forces have attempted to pre-empt such a move...... only to learn that things don't get meaningfully easier for them simply out of the notion that they weren't running into Strike Cruiser/Battlecruiser/Aircraft Carrier Strike Groups of the Frontier Navy......



In the midst of the fleet of ships from allied universes is a rarity- a guided missile battleship.  Originally sporting two Terrier missile launchers forward and one Talos launcher aft, the advent of Standard 1ER missile led to the phase-out of the Talos missile and the addition of four(!) Tartar missile launchers for Standard 1MR.  Later the non-operational Talos launcher and magazine was replaced with an enlarged aviation facility that can support short-takeoff-and-vertical-landing jet fighters, as well a battery of 48 vertical launch systems, but perhaps more importantly, the fire control system was vastly improved with a shipboard version of the AWG-9 radar to take advantage of the introduction of Sea Phenix missile (in MR and ER flavours just like the Standard 1).  A ship with one surveillance and two fire control antennae can engage no less than 12 targets normally and 6 in case of command and control "decapitation"...... and this ship has one surveillance and nine fire control sets.  The vertical missile launchers can carry anti-ship or land attack cruise missiles, or even more Sea Phoenix missiles if necessary.

The rest of this ship's arsenal includes four 20mm close-in defense cannons and four twin 127mm/54 guns.

This ship is a rarity because it's a one-off construction built on the incomplete hull of a cancelled battleship order.  No other battleship in allied arsenal is so extensively armed with anti-aircraft missiles (the norm being fair shares of guns and missiles on each ship).

(Helicopter modifications are inspired by those seen in Metal Gear Solid 4......)

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Comments and suggestions welcomed.
« Last Edit: April 20, 2015, 07:27:51 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- A Few Quick Stuff
« Reply #181 on: April 06, 2013, 12:01:21 PM »
A heel ship.



Not all of the League of Kings' patron forces were green or brown water navies to begin with - the core navies of the United New Order Nations are of the true blue water kind, but they are definitely not the first to have aligned themselves with the band of warlords.

This particular class of cruisers are sighted fairly soon after the Armies of Frontier Nations began conducting security operations against the League of Kings and their patron forces, well before the Frontier Navy's run-in with the UNON, serving as an anti-aircraft warfare escort for high-value targets or large raiding fleets.  Although they still tend to be outmatched by Frontier Navy and allied-universe vessels serving comparable roles on a one-on-one basis, they have been mass-produced on a larger scale.

This class is a "double-ender" (anti-aircraft missile launchers on both ends of the ship) based on a gun cruiser design; initially with Sea Slug missiles as the primary weapon, the League of Kings eventually came up with a version of the more-capable Taer 2 missile using wrap-around booster motors similar to the old Sea Slug (to facilitate storage and handling within the existing Sea Slug facilities and to increase range).  Later elements for further upgrade are provided, including Noor anti-ship missiles (four quad launchers) and copies of AK-630M1-2 Roy CIWS (two mounts).

Comments and suggestions welcomed.

(EDIT: Maybe I can put two Noor launchers per space originally occupied by a twin 3" AA.....)
« Last Edit: September 01, 2014, 01:08:49 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- A Few Quick Stuff
« Reply #182 on: April 06, 2013, 08:21:43 PM »
Very nice....

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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- A Few Quick Stuff
« Reply #183 on: April 07, 2013, 06:41:26 AM »
Good looking ships

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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- A Few Quick Stuff
« Reply #184 on: April 21, 2013, 02:36:33 PM »


Partial backstory here.

Comments and suggestions welcomed.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2013, 12:13:35 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- A Few Quick Stuff
« Reply #185 on: April 21, 2013, 07:13:35 PM »
Very nice......

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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- A Few Quick Stuff
« Reply #186 on: April 24, 2013, 11:56:26 AM »


Another guided missile battleship and a less-extensive rebuild compared to the ship that it supplements, with most of its missile armaments concentrated in the aft section and a smaller number of fire control radars.
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- A Few Quick Stuff
« Reply #187 on: April 24, 2013, 11:49:40 PM »
Nice.........

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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- A Few Quick Stuff
« Reply #188 on: April 29, 2013, 12:02:04 PM »
Replaced On Display

This one...... I've been doing since Acree posted his inspirational Vought Spearfish AEW......

The idea is that the AEW seaplane would be launched via old-style catapults installed onboard aircraft carriers and hybrid warships while STOVL jet fighters would use skijumps (once again to the port side and blocked by the aircraft servicing crane and smokestacks).

Again intended as part of my parallel-universe fleets although an alt.-Earth navy that hired the British minds behind the G3 battlecruiser project and bought Italian as well as French weapons might make for an interesting story, too......

Despite my being unable to think of a better basis, I have never been really happy with the way the rest of the aviation facility in this graph-bash turns out...... would someone provide some suggestion?

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Unless I can come up with or be inspired into a better implementation of the above-mentioned idea, the next mental note post will be GB-related.
« Last Edit: October 10, 2014, 01:08:01 PM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Got a New PC, Back In Action?
« Reply #189 on: August 27, 2013, 11:28:29 AM »


A light aviation cruiser based on the hull of the Kouroush class ("Cyrus the Great"; known as the Kidd class in USN service) destroyers was ordered by the last Shah of Iran as Ardashir (named after founder of the Sasanian Empire, the last Iranian empire before the rise of Islam) but, unlike the Kouroush class destroyers, was already handed over (minus two planned but delayed and then never-delivered Phalanx Block 0 guns) by the time of Iranian Revolution along with its small airwing of Sea Harriers.  The ship was re-named Zafar ("Victory") afterward.

It became the centre of American's attention during Operation Praying Mantis; its presence prompted the Americans to devote extra forces in anticipation of an attack on Bandar Abbas.  This important Iranian naval base was pre-emptively attacked after Iran sent out Boghammar speedboats to attack foreign shipping in the Persian Gulf.  Despite the best efforts of its crew, Zafar was hit by two AGM-123 before it could get underway, let alone launching its Sea Harriers- the ammunition magazine for its 5" gun was detonated, doing tremendous damage to the bow of the ship and, with the ensuing fire, burning out the 5" gun turret.  Contrary to the estimation of the US military, however, the ship was ultimately saved although it would sit out on the remainder of the Iraq-Iran War.  Its Sea Harriers were reassigned to land bases near the frontline, where they would redeem themselves by facing the Iraqi Air Force with success.

After the war, the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN) has slowly but steadfastly moved to bring Zafar back into service, seeing it as a major bastion of IRIN's prestige both in general and in their rivalry against the Revolutionary Guard.  The fruit of this exercise eventually sees the ship receiving a new replacement bow that is redesigned to accommodate a reverse-engineered 114mm dual purpose gun used by Alvand class frigates in place of the original 5" gun; a fire-control suite also derived from the set on Alvand class; a six-round Shahab Thaqeb missile launcher (which requires manual-reloading after use) replacing the old and non-operational Sea Sparrow launcher; and Noor missiles in place of the original Harpoon missiles.  The Sea Harriers, also kept operational after considerable local efforts, would return to Zafar as well with the ability to fire the R-27T infrared-guided missiles from their outermost pylons.

An active-electronically scanned array radar is said to be under development to finally replace the troublesome (for the Iranians) SPS-48A.

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My old PC showed one sign of aging too many, so I got a new one.  Was going to resume work on the assault carrier but took a detour thanks to a post made by GTX;D
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Got a New PC, Back In Action?
« Reply #190 on: August 27, 2013, 02:48:13 PM »
Nice work...glad I distracted you.  I wonder how hard it would be to model this in plastic?
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« Reply #191 on: August 27, 2013, 08:39:28 PM »
These were offered to Australia as a Melbourne replacement.......got a couple of (4) Hobby Boss 1/1200 Spruances and Ticonderogas.....I am part way through turning one into a modernday APD but what to do with the others.....?

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« Reply #192 on: August 28, 2013, 06:44:36 PM »
Some interesting concepts in here!

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« Reply #193 on: August 29, 2013, 01:32:54 PM »
I modded this trio before but never got around posting them.



Jiangwei I with LY-60 missiles.  Since LY-60 is better than the HQ-61 missile the original ships are stuck with......



Kara class cruiser with S-300 missiles.  Inspired by Russian Kara class cruiser Azov, which actually served as trial ship for the S-300 in real life, but as I have no detailed picture or drawing for the real-life Azov, I used imaginations to fill some blanks.



Originally meant as an idea of an "exportable" Kresta being upgraded.  Again, the Volna launchers here have received the same kind of improvement found on post-2000 Pechora upgrades, but I don't have any reference that allows me to try illustrating the fire control upgrade......
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Got a New PC, Back In Action?
« Reply #194 on: September 10, 2013, 10:47:33 PM »
Love the Green  :-*
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« Reply #195 on: September 11, 2013, 02:01:46 AM »
Seeing that Kara, I wonder... have you tried something like the "Alexander Nevski" from "X-Men: First Class"?



This pic is from the trailer. The film has another shot of (roughly) amidships aft, but no complete shot showing the ship in its entirety (I think). Always wanted to get a couple more screengrabs from the DVD, but now that they could come in handy, the DVD is at my sister's place.
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« Reply #196 on: September 16, 2013, 08:39:16 AM »
Love the Green  :-*

I am more used to red, too, but then I was just modding them......  ;D

Seeing that Kara, I wonder... have you tried something like the "Alexander Nevski" from "X-Men: First Class"?

Judging from its radar arrangement...... might it actually be an enlarged Kresta?
« Last Edit: September 16, 2013, 08:41:23 AM by dy031101 »
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« Reply #197 on: October 07, 2013, 10:02:20 AM »
Old Version

A trial inspired by upgraded KV-4 in World of Tanks......

Hum...... what do you think?  Does it look okay, or does it look...... underpowered (as in it looks like it could use a bigger engine compartment or an otherwise longer chassis)?

I am looking for a template for lowering the profile of that big-shotgun turret as well.

Comment and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
« Last Edit: October 11, 2013, 09:34:18 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Got a New PC, Back In Action?
« Reply #198 on: October 07, 2013, 10:38:16 AM »
 ??? :-\ :o
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« Reply #199 on: October 07, 2013, 12:26:09 PM »
main turret looks to big for the chassis .... extend chassis by one roadwheel (so bigger engine).  I'd replace the sub-turret with a lower-profile cast one to match the overall styling.

Also, just to be trendy, make the hull more saucer-shaped .... ;D