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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Couldn't Help But To Take A Detour AGAIN
« Reply #200 on: October 08, 2013, 11:54:24 AM »
Old Version Mk.II

One change at a time......
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Couldn't Help But To Take A Detour AGAIN
« Reply #201 on: October 11, 2013, 08:26:39 AM »


One of the heavy tank types operated by indigenous forces that the Armies of Frontier Nations found themselves fighting alongside as they hunt for the fugitive League of Kings and their patron forces on land.  It's large and less efficient than the main battle tanks of Frontier Nations forces such as Challenger 2E, but still poses a dangerous threat to almost any tank fielded on the battlefield by patrons of the warlord alliance, thanks to its high-velocity 120mm main cannon developed from an anti-aircraft gun and a 7.92mm machinegun that is co-axial with the main gun.  Also notable is a (rather cramped) two-man sub turret on the rear of the main turret and armed with a 45mm gun and another co-axial 7.92mm machinegun.  The sub turret in fact functions as a sensor and weapon station to the tank commander, who aims and fires the 45mm gun, and his/her assistant, who loads the 45mm gun (often with canister rounds for anti-personnel purposes).  The rest of the crew consists of a driver, a main gun gunner, and two main gun loaders.

(An up-armoured version incoming.)

Comments and suggestion welcomed.
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Got a New PC, Back In Action?
« Reply #202 on: October 11, 2013, 09:56:47 AM »
Do like that as a "BIG" tank same as I like "BIG" bombers.  Is a fine concept and profile drawing  :)
Specially when big to extent that they would only be built in styrene, not in steel.  Hopefully you done planted a styrene build seed with someone here at BTS.
Thoughts:
> Start with 1/35 tank hull to build 1/48 big tank.
> Start with 1/48 tank hull to build 1/72 big tank.
Be best to size hatches and external stuff like lights, shovels, etc in target scale.

> Start with 1/32 - 1/35 tank hull to build 1/72 mega tank.
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Got a New PC, Back In Action?
« Reply #203 on: October 12, 2013, 02:50:38 AM »
It reminds me of some of the nuclear powered tank proposals:


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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Couldn't Help But To Take A Detour AGAIN
« Reply #204 on: October 13, 2013, 11:48:38 AM »
And speaking of sizes...... really?  I did not expect that my BTMP-72 would look this small even when compared to the Challenger 2:

« Last Edit: October 26, 2013, 03:21:29 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Got a New PC, Back In Action?
« Reply #205 on: October 13, 2013, 12:28:33 PM »
Russian/Soviet tanks are small...and there are reasons why. ;)
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Got a New PC, Back In Action?
« Reply #206 on: October 14, 2013, 10:47:06 AM »
It reminds me of some of the nuclear powered tank proposals:




Pikers compared the the Sheva and Tiger III nuclear-powered "tanks" (as much as anything) from John Ringo's Posell-verse novels.  Between Bun-Bun, and sibs, and the German ones from Watch on Rhine you have some interesting vehicles.

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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Couldn't Help But To Take A Detour AGAIN
« Reply #207 on: October 24, 2013, 02:30:37 AM »
Messed around a little more:



Another allied heavy tank.  This vehicle is notable in that it has a separate fighting compartment for a 152mm demolition gun (in an armoured ball-type gun mount offset to the right hand side) in the forward hull while its trainable turret is armed with a 105mm anti-tank gun and two co-axial 7.92mm machineguns.  The idea is for the tank to lay down barrages with its demolition gun as it advances and then uses its turreted gun against any enemy tank attempting to oppose it.  In reality, commanders of this tank found themselves having to concentrate on either commanding the turret crew (who they are located with) or commanding the demolition gun crew (via intercom; the driver sits next to them to the left hand side as well), not both at the same time.  Most were fortunately able to figure this out before the League of Kings invaded their world.

When the real shooting began the tank is able to perform reasonably well against League of Kings patron forces' main tank, copy of Type 69 with a 100mm rifled gun and its flame tank derivative that has a co-axial flame thrower instead of the usual machinegun, although the Type 69 copy's rarely-fitted reactive armours can reduce the effectiveness of the heavy tank's 105mm AP shot.  Type 69's lighter weight and better overall mobility, however, allow the militants to carry out ambush and flanking maneuvers that can catch many a indigenous forces tank commander off guard.  The T-72, on the other hand, is a much bigger threat that the heavy tank can cope with only after introduction of improved armour-piercing shells and reactive armours of its own.



The tank's production was initially slowed by those of its various components.  Such production delays were eventually either worked out altogether or relieved with substitutes- in case of the 152mm demolition gun, which is itself an excellent weapon for its purpose but never reached the desired scale of mass production, several factories co-producing this tank modified the design to accept instead a 160mm breech-loading mortar so as to enlist the production capacities of arsenals that can only make smooth-bore artillery pieces (i.e. mortars).  The mortar does not have a dedicated High-Explosive Squash Head ammunition that the 152mm gun has, but its standard issue high-explosive rounds are nonetheless effective against fortifications.

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I am still running out of ideas for camo...... but now at least the forward gun should be safer when the tank goes on ramming low walls......

Size comparison updated.

Comments and suggestions welcomed.
« Last Edit: October 24, 2013, 08:43:44 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Got a New PC, Back In Action?
« Reply #208 on: October 24, 2013, 02:47:01 AM »
Mmmmm......
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Couldn't Help But To Take A Detour AGAIN
« Reply #209 on: October 26, 2013, 02:50:13 AM »
Any parallel with the ARL 44 is entirely intentional.



Developed in a nation that was recently liberated from a future patron of the League of Kings, this tank was originally designed simply to get local weapon engineers that were condemned to hard labour by the foreign occupiers before the liberation reacquainted with development of tanks and keep those who weren't in employment, but large-scale appearance of modern tanks (clones of Type 69 and T-72) supplied by the League of Kings forced its mass production, as every nation capable of producing armoured vehicles is expected to do so in order to contribute to the collective war efforts against patrons of the warlord alliance.

The tank utilizes technologies that are mostly of earlier generations even compared to their contemporaries, resulting in a mediocre tank that is obsolete even as it enters service except for one thing- the team of engineers who designed this tank, being reasonably awared of this, decided that of all the aspects this tank is going to be inferior in, firepower isn't going to be one of them.  It became the first tank in its universe of origin to be armed with a 120mm gun that saw combat against patron forces of the League of Kings, a fact that kept it somewhat useful until sufficient number of truly-modern tanks are available to start replacing it.  Production tanks tend to be employed as tank destroyers, relying on the superior range of their guns, allied armoured support, and often well-camouflaged ambush maneuvers to avoid getting caught in situations where enemy tanks can return fire.

The tank is initially also armed with two 7.92mm co-axial machineguns- like every other tank so armed, one of those machineguns is removed later in its career.

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Size comparison updated.

Comments and suggestions welcomed.

(Time to do that uparmoured multi-turreted tank......)
« Last Edit: October 28, 2013, 11:26:46 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Couldn't Help But To Take A Detour AGAIN
« Reply #210 on: October 26, 2013, 03:50:19 AM »

The tank utilizes technologies that are mostly of earlier generations even compared to their contemporaries

Really need to make the turret a rivetted type rather than jointed .... needs more rivets on the hull too  >:D ...... Name ?? "Queen Victoria"

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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Couldn't Help But To Take A Detour AGAIN
« Reply #211 on: October 28, 2013, 10:59:41 AM »


This tank, deployed from one of the parallel universes where M48 and M60 (known to the Armies of Frontier Nations as "Patton") main battle tanks exist, is basically a hybrid between a M48/M48A1/M48A2 hull and a M60A3 turret.  Other things of note include a 120mm gun and (not really visible) a steam engine that was used because suitable diesel and gas turbine engines are urgently required by productions/modernisations of other tank types in that universe.  Original petrol engine exhaust was eliminated and replaced by one that's offset to the right hand side due to configuration of the steam engine.  The engine offers only marginal performance improvement that is largely negated by the heavier armour protection in the tank's operational fit, but it is considered much more reliable than the petrol engine it replaced.

The above illustration depicts prototype/"peacetime" configuration.  Those encountered on the battlefield and fighting alongside the Armies of Frontier Nations forces are of "combat" configration and equipped with applique turret armour package and further protected by reactive armours on both hull and up-armoured turret.
« Last Edit: October 29, 2013, 10:56:49 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Got a New PC, Back In Action?
« Reply #212 on: January 06, 2014, 01:44:30 PM »


To naval strategists of the United New Order Nations, the existence of the CSG-1 class "Strike Cruisers" (not to be confused with a series of aircraft-carrying large cruisers operated by the Armies of the Frontier Nations, also in action against the UNON forces) is yet another slap to their faces- these large missile cruisers, along with the supercarriers they are often seen protecting, proves that the UNON's repeated "Burn to Ashes" campaigns in occupied overseas territories failed to achieve much in stripping the Resistance forces off the resources and popular supports needed- and used to, amongst other things, build capital ships right under their noses- for the eventual open uprising.  The majority of UNON navies stationed beyond home waters of UNON core members are geared toward supporting ground troops in "pacifying" foreign populations, and when the open uprising did come to pass, they found themselves facing easily-mass-producible fleet missile boats and escort ships, which they expected...... backed by modernised and new-build destroyers and cruisers, which they did not.

The most prominent features of the CSG-1 cruisers are the superstructure-mounted phased-array radar units, an automatic 8-inch gun, as well as two Mk. 4 Mod. 3 GMLS capable of firing Standard-Phoenix ER anti-aircraft missiles, rocket-delivered torpedoes, and anti-ship missiles; in anti-aircraft operations the radar and missile launcher systems work in conjunction with four SWG-9 Mod. 4 (Mod. 2 with optimised shipboard computers) search/fire control radar sets.  The rest of the weapon suite includes two triple box launchers for land attack cruise missiles, two Sea Dragon close-in weapon systems, and various small arms.  Two Dauphin helicopters, adapted for shipborne anti-submarine and anti-ship warfares, are embarked on each ship.
« Last Edit: January 07, 2014, 05:45:33 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Got a New PC, Back In Action?
« Reply #213 on: January 09, 2014, 01:22:22 PM »


This class of helicopter destroyer hosts an airwing of two SH-47 helicopters.

"Australian-themed" version, so to speak.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2014, 12:53:36 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Got a New PC, Back In Action?
« Reply #214 on: January 11, 2014, 03:39:42 AM »
Ooooo…I like! :)
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Got a New PC, Back In Action?
« Reply #215 on: January 13, 2014, 06:32:04 AM »
Wasn't really happy with one of the ships (NOT the Australian-theme one, since it's still there in the above post  ;))...... so it's replaced.  Probably the last detour before clearing my Photoshop workbench......



This class of helicopter destroyer escorts is designed with a single SH-47 as its primary weapon in its intended role of anti-submarine warfare but really a jack of all trades warship due to its surface to air missile launcher, anti-ship missiles, and bombardment gun.   Originally otherwise equipped with a rather basic suite of air search and fire control radars, encounters and subsequent cooperation with the Armies of Frontier Nations eventually opened the door for importing some very potent upgrades, including a phased array search and tracking radar as well as RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile.


This class of helicopter destroyers is notable in that it was designed and built with the assistance of industrial interests involved in arming and equipping the Armies of Frontier Nations.  One result of such assistance is that it contains several systems that are licenced by defense contractors from the military organization's homeworld, the most notable ones being the APAR and SMART-L radars as well as 21-round launchers for RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile.  The ship itself is optimised for anti-aircraft warfare, relying primarily on its airwing of two SH-47 helicopters against under-water threats (although again it does have its own two dual-tube 324mm torpedo launchers as a backup).  It is also designed to serve as a command ship for destroyer and frigate squadrons, prioritizing targets for the entire squadron and directing their firepowers against these target in manners deemed appropriate.

Ships of both classes have routinely collabourated with Frontier Navy ships in action against League of Kings raiders and are occasionally integrated into Frontier Navy carrier/strike-cruiser strike groups.  Their first true test against a technologically-formidable foe would be the Frontier Navy's war to exterminate League of Kings advisors of the United New Order Nations, however, as the warlord alliance brings both their UNON patrons and elements of their own elites to bear.

Comments and suggestions welcomed.
« Last Edit: February 09, 2014, 04:52:48 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Intellectual Exercise Assistance Request
« Reply #216 on: January 14, 2014, 02:18:40 AM »
Because I am not all that knowledgeable in terms of ship designs......

If I want to take, say, a Kirov class large missile cruiser and enlarge its hull to twice the original size, would someone offer help by venturing an guestimation on how it would be translated into the growth of length and draft?

(I know there will be growth on beam as well, but then I suppose it's hard to show it in shipbucket style......)

Thanks in advance.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2014, 02:33:23 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Intellectual Exercise Assistance Request
« Reply #217 on: January 18, 2014, 12:54:08 AM »
Okay...... I kinda lied and took another detour.  I'll admit that there may or may not be another one before the completion of my GB entry......

And yes, I WILL finish that entry (I know I've said a few times already  ;D)!

Replaced on display

The primary fighter onboard this carrier is a variant of aircraft known to the Armies of Frontier Nations as the Cutlass that is powered by three J46 afterburning turbojets.

These tri-motor Cutlasses, whose collective potential is being milked for all its worth with the addition of Sparrow III missile capability amongst other things, are mainly meant for the carrier's self-protection during its main role of convoy escort.  When supporting fleet operations, however, and during coorperation with Frontier Nations forces and allied universes they have access to significantly more-capable aerial tanker support than the ship's own contingent of Turbo-Trackers/Traders, thus allowing them to undertake combat operations further out from their mothership .

The carrier is also armed with a close-in weapon system suite that includes four twin 3"/L50 RF guns firing proximity-fused high-explosive ammunitions and three point defense missile launchers.


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And assistance to the request in the previous post will still be greatly appreciated.  :)
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Intellectual Exercise Assistance Request
« Reply #218 on: January 18, 2014, 03:57:06 AM »
If I want to take, say, a Kirov class large missile cruiser and enlarge its hull to twice the original size, would someone offer help by venturing an guestimation on how it would be translated into the growth of length and draft?


So, would you envisage the central location remaining the same and perhaps, the hull being extended fore and aft - perhaps more missiles up front and increased landing deck to the rear?
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Intellectual Exercise Assistance Request
« Reply #219 on: January 18, 2014, 04:13:30 AM »
If I want to take, say, a Kirov class large missile cruiser and enlarge its hull to twice the original size, would someone offer help by venturing an guestimation on how it would be translated into the growth of length and draft?


So, would you envisage the central location remaining the same and perhaps, the hull being extended fore and aft - perhaps more missiles up front and increased landing deck to the rear?

I'm planning to do a couple of mental notes based on fiction ideas from an online acquaintence of mine.  What he did tell me about it is that it's indeed based on the Kirov class missile cruiser except that it has around twice the size, three 128-cell VLS, two twin 130mm gun, and hangar space for six Ka-28.  I would assume its other characteristics would remain unchanged from that of the Kirov class.
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Last Detour Before Clearing Workbench GB
« Reply #220 on: January 19, 2014, 12:34:30 PM »
Guess I'll take that detour after all......

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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Almost There......
« Reply #221 on: January 21, 2014, 01:45:33 PM »



Recently two new warships have been sighted operating as part of the enigmatic Lost Fleet strike forces in action against the League of Kings and their newly-acquired patron, a fascist-totalitarian intergovernmental organization known as the United New Order Nations.  Beyond strengthened aviation facilities to operate anti-submarine Rotodyne IIs and the use of readily-available types of weapons (55mm/L77 rapid-firing autocannon and 100mm automatic artillery, for example), they appear to be based on the Horizon class and Type 45 class destroyers, the latter case becoming something of a cruiser-class vessel with increased missile armaments and requisite enlarged hull.

Both System Corps and Intelligence Corps of the Armies of Frontier Nations believe these warships to be prototypes still undergoing combat trials at this point but already found the ability of the Lost Fleet to match the full sensor and electronic warfare specifications of the Type 45 destroyer design intriguing- because neither the Horizon nor the Type 45 is known to have been developed in any parallel universe other than the FN forces' own homeworld, yet technologies apparently derived from the Horizon class frigate are already in widespread use by most if not all new constructions of that mysterious fleet even prior to this newest finding.  In fact, several FN Intelligence officials who participated in the investigation on the disappearance of FN forces' own 11th Exploration, which had both a Horizon class and a Type 45 class vessels on strength when the entire flotilla was presumed destroyed after reportedly encountering and being overwhelmed by hostile indigenous forces 10 years ago, are known to be attempting to determine if there is a connection to be made between the ill-fated flotilla and the Lost Fleet......
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Almost There......
« Reply #222 on: January 22, 2014, 02:12:40 PM »
Old Version

After governments on the homeworld of the Armies of Frontier Nations agreed to allow export of weapons to militaries deemed as friendly by the FN forces, associated industrial interests quickly set out to work.  This "destroyer leader" is designed by the very defense contractor that created the Type 45 destroyer, intended for potential customers from allied universes, a few of which identified desires for a seaplane-carrying destroyer or frigate squadron command ship.  As systems compatible with the SM-2 missiles appear more marketable to these parallel universes, the SAMPSON radar was replaced with the APAR.  Rather than helicopter facilities, this design has a rotating catapult rail, a seaplane handling crane, and a hangar fitted amidships.  The customer-supplied single seaplane (shown here a Seastar flying boat) accommodated in the hangar is really intended for liason or utility roles although often capable of conducting vectored (by helicopters and/or ships from the rest of the squadron) attacks against enemy submarines.

The ship's own built-in armaments include a 114mm automatic gun, three Phalanx Block 1B close-in weapon systems, 80 Mk 41 VLS cells (48 forward and 32 aft), one six-round Sadral missile launcher, eight anti-ship missiles, and 533mm torpedo launchers.


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I want to do a Shipbucket-style Dornier Seastar but couldn't make it look good, so finally I had to throw in the towel on that one......  Can't let it get in the way of my GB project......

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Comments and suggestions welcomed.

Now I'm out of detour ideas, so...... next, heel ship(s) incoming!
« Last Edit: March 17, 2017, 02:52:22 PM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Heel-Face-Heel
« Reply #223 on: February 03, 2014, 02:51:42 PM »
I was going to only do heel ships this time...... then it dawned on me that Volkhov-M is kinda cute, too (as is the idea of having four of them)......

I realized that I am once again compelled to do a face ship, so that's how it went.

More heel ships(s) incoming...... no solid timetable, I know I have disproportionately more face ships, I can't guarantee I won't convert more, but the bad guys will get more ships to show for as well.

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One of the first capital ships mass-produced for the League of Kings' raiding fleets and indeed their first warship capable of area air defense, the warlord alliance acquired the design of this class of missile cruisers from an early patron as a reward for lending their subversive capabilities to off-world insurgencies.  Its S-75M-2 anti-aircraft missile system (known to the League's founding warlords as "Volkhov-M"), two of which would arm each ship of the class, provided a missing piece for the League of Kings' puzzle of fleet operation capabilities although they had to apply technology stolen from the KS-1 missile programme on their homeworld (who regards them as terrorists and all, with only fringe countries willing to do business with them) to put together something truly useful.  This includes an all-solid-state SJ-212 fire control radar and various improvements to the missile itself.

Naturally, other components that can be replaced with those readily-available the warlord alliance are indeed replaced on the mass-produced ships, such as a new sensors suite, 100mm automatic main guns, radar-guided 37mm autocannons with PL-8H launch rails, 533mm torpedo tubes, and a heavy anti-ship missile system indigenously-developed by arms-dealing elements within the warlord alliance.  A "Command" variant also exists, with differences being 130mm main guns and a correspondingly more-crowded accommodation.

This design as modified does also share a common weakness of League of Kings warships- it avoids problems with overcrowding and severely straining the warlord alliance's pool of available manpower (which does not have the size or the quality to match those of their enemies to begin with, a situation not helped by the fact that much of their arsenal is still manpower-intensive) by devoting its crew complement to manning weapons and command-and-control facilities.  Despite efforts of automation in other aspect of shipboard operations, ships of this class suffer from weak damage control capabilities for their size, leading to a reputation of being able to dish out damage but not able to take it.

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A prototype fleet air defense and command ship, this missile cruiser is in fact an indirect predecessor of sorts to the above mentioned cruiser.  To reflect her emphasis on anti-aircraft warfare, as built she was armed with four S-75M-2 missile launchers (known to the Armies of Frontier Nations as "Volkhov-M"), two experimental launchers for V-600 missiles (known to FN forces as "4K90" or "Volna") with horizontally-loading magazines, four twin 100mm/L70 guns, and two depth charge racks.  The downfall of the government that funded her creation prevented the existence of any sister ship to come to pass, but rather than joining the insurgency responsible for the downfall, she fought until the insurgency's League of Kings benefactors attracted the wrath of the Armies of Frontier Nations, who helped evicting both the insurgents and the warlord alliance from her homeworld.

She remained hard-worked in various policing operations around her homeland during the subsequent years until efforts to contact the industry interests of FN forces' homeworld eventually paid off just in time for her to get a much-needed refit, and the enlisted defense contractors are more than happy to supply the SJ-231 phased-array fire control radars and to re-manufacture the V-753 missiles used by the ship to a more consistent and potent standard.  In addition, her sensors and fire controls are improved upon, the V-600 missile launchers proved somewhat clumsy for the intended use and were replaced by two Type 730 gatling guns and six Sylver A-35 vertical launchers loaded with quad-packed Crotale VT-1 missiles, depth charge racks would give way to two twelve-tube anti-submarine rocket mortars, and anti-surface capabilities are enhanced with the installation of two quad C-602 missile launchers aft.

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This is my (much-belated) Clear Your Workbench GB entry...... please proceed to here for the full story.



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Comments and suggestions welcomed.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2014, 09:38:28 AM by dy031101 »
Forget about his bow and arrows- why wait until that sparrow has done his deed when I can just bury him right now 'cause I'm sick and tired of hearing why he wants to have his way with the cock robin!?

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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Heel-Face-Heel
« Reply #224 on: February 08, 2014, 11:28:03 PM »

An updated version of the Flight Deck Sprunance posted a while ago.

Rather than the place holder SPY-1F, this one now has APAR and SMART-L.

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Designed to act as a multi-role support ship at the time of her construction, this ship is currently the flagship of the Frontier Navy Foreign Auxiliary, refugee naval forces found by Armies of Frontier Nations exploration fleets on worlds devastated by either the Sages or the League of Kings beyond point of recovery and then willingly integrated under the overall command of the Frontier Navy in exchange for a safer place they and their fellow civilian survivors can call "home"- this particular ship is co-incidentally the first such refugee warship to be found.  In addition to the frigate-like firepower as well as command and control facility that benefit her role as a command ship, she has accommodations for troops or cargo that can be deployed via LCVPs or helicopters.  Much like the rest of the Foreign Auxiliary, she is active in support of regular Frontier Navy forces' logistics component by providing escort for supply ships and/or sharing the transport duties as well, but on two occasions so far she also participated in interdiction against League of Kings raiding fleets by being a base of operations for nighttime search-and-destroy helicopter flights.
« Last Edit: February 09, 2014, 05:08:51 AM by dy031101 »
Forget about his bow and arrows- why wait until that sparrow has done his deed when I can just bury him right now 'cause I'm sick and tired of hearing why he wants to have his way with the cock robin!?