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Current modification made with having received radars during World War 2 and 5" guns in mind......

I don't think I'm terribly happy with the current spotting top though......
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Replaced the spotting top:



This German-made seaplane cruiser received a refit in 1936, which saw the rebuilding of bridge superstructure and installation of Italian-made fire control equipment for her main guns.



In World War 2, her operator joined the Allies.  Assigned to support convoy escorts in the Indian Ocean, the seaplane cruiser received another refit in the US.  The spotting top was re-equipped with radars, and the main guns are replaced with the new, radar-directed 5"/38 dual-purpose guns (original 150mm guns are for use against surface targets only).  88mm AA guns were replaced with Bofors 40mm autocannons.  Some 20mm Oerlikon cannons were added as well.

Vought Kingfishers were temporarily embarked until radar-equipped variant of licence-produced Latécoère 298 became available for anti-submarine patrols.

Comments and suggestions welcomed.
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Feeling Nostalgic
« Reply #378 on: August 08, 2015, 10:02:36 AM »
CiTrus90 got me feeling...... nostalgic, so to speak.  His stuff reminds of a time when I had all the time in the world to use 3D Studio Max for fun.

So here I am, re-posting two of my best fantasy-gone-wilds at that time:








Typhoon-Griffon, featuring a dual turbofan-ramjet powerplant comprising a M53 turbofan and a advanced development of Stato-Réacteur ramjet.

(Nowadays I realized that I should have made the transition between forward and rear fuselage smooth.  Back then I didn't know better  :icon_crap:)






Cold War development of Lippisch P.13 with collabouration from the American McDonnell Douglas company.  It is designed to use coal (or paraffin-coated lignite dust) as a fuel, and a centrally-mounted hexagonal shaped combustion chamber and a disc-shaped rotating fuel table constructed from ceramic materials are mounted in the wing's interior, being refuellable from a receptacle that would be covered by the dorsal airbrake during normal flight.  The armaments are pretty much standard Luftwaffe varieties although the IRIS-T missiles were issued to the conventionally-fuelled Typhoons first, meaning that Lippisch P.115s often fly with AIM-9JULI/L as their standard short-range AAMs.  The rest of the arsenal includes AIM-120B AMRAAM and a 20mm Vulcan cannon, housed in a missionized pod under the fuselage centreline.  The pod is a much improved SUU-23/A, being provided with a much more rigid mounting and as a result much better accuracy.  Taurus KEPD 350 was integrated as soon as it became available.
« Last Edit: August 08, 2015, 10:05:11 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Feeling Nostalgic
« Reply #379 on: August 08, 2015, 07:00:29 PM »
 :)

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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Feeling Nostalgic
« Reply #380 on: August 09, 2015, 03:34:20 AM »
 :)
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Feeling Nostalgic
« Reply #381 on: September 05, 2015, 11:41:53 AM »


Chevalier is another UN-mandate military organization like the Armies of Frontier Nations.  But whereas the Armies of Frontier Nations is- at least initially- concerned with expeditionary operations against the Sages, a mysterious entity that invaded more than 20 years ago, Chevalier is ostensibly focused on internal and peripheral security of the Homeworld although security operations beyond the boundary of the Homeworld has since been delegated to the FN forces due to Chevalier's relative lack of allocated resources in the past.  With recent commissioning of permanent direct-action formations (Chevalier previously did and still largely do rely on troops provided by UN member nations on a need-to basis), they've begun to seek involvements in off-world security operations against the League of Kings terrorist group under the official purpose of freeing up Frontier Navy units for their originally-mandated missions.  The relationship between Chevalier and the FN forces seems rocky to say the least, with Chevalier seemingly believing that the FN forces are getting too soft in furthering the Homeworld's interests and the FN forces suspecting Chevalier of unscrupulous political motives behind their off-world activities......

The Sword class frigate, officially listed as the Arondight class to avoid confusion with Frontier Navy's Sword a.k.a. Excalibur class guided missile cruiser, is a modified version of the Independence class Littoral Combat Ship intended to supplement their planned fleet of Zumwalt class destroyers, with additions including two 16-cell tactical-length Mk.41 vertical-launch systems, two low-observable quad launchers for RGM-84 anti-ship missiles, an expanded combat data system supporting two SPG-62 fire control radars and a Japanese-made OPS-50 C-band surveillance radar suite, and a 21-round RAM launcher replacing the original 11-round SEARAM (the built-in search and fire control radars of the SEARAM launcher deemed unnecessary due to the air search capability offered by the OPS-50 radar).

The lead ship, the UNS Arondight, is equipped with a French-made 100mm L/55 Compact automatic gun, granting her a shore bombardment capability compared to her first-batch sister ships.
« Last Edit: September 25, 2015, 10:47:04 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Something Quick While Busy With Life
« Reply #382 on: September 25, 2015, 10:22:24 AM »


Despite my hating baseline (neither tailless nor solid-nosed) MiG-21/J-7 family with a passion, a short-lived rumour of Albania possibly returning their F-7As to service with Israeli assistance nonetheless fascinated me a decade ago (maybe) because of the idea that some of the oldest MiG-21 variants around getting modern upgrades; it likely wouldn't have had new missiles, but still......

Though if PLA had to come up with a strengthened version to carry PL-8 a.k.a. Python III missiles, the F-7A would probably have needed similar modifications to carry Derby missiles......
« Last Edit: September 25, 2015, 12:16:08 PM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- A Tank Tracks Question
« Reply #383 on: October 06, 2015, 10:42:43 PM »
Because I just can't figure out how to re-interpret the "infantry bunker" Overlord tank in a believable way (let the infantry men ride in the tank and shoot out of it; while I might explain riflemen squad away with them sharing control of a remote weapon station with the tank commander, option for ATGM/SAM fireteam takes more creativity than I currently can muster), I proceed to take a break from the brainstorm and work on something else.



High-velocity 90mm in the turret, 105mm smoothbore medium-velocity gun in forward hull.  If I can think of an alternative gun that's punchy against armours but poor on HE (the tank is to be Warhammer-40K-inspired), it'll go onto the turret instead.

Anyhow, I decide to post a picture of its rough form because doing so makes it easier for me to explain what I'm trying to do.  The model has a hull length of 967.268cm and a width of 135in or 342.9cm whereas each of its tracks is about 57.896cm wide, bringing the total width to 375.5cm.

I am not familiar with optimal length to track width ratio- should I make the tracks even wider?

Thanks in advance.

And any comment and suggestion at this stage would be welcomed, too.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2015, 01:18:16 PM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- A Tank Tracks Question
« Reply #384 on: October 11, 2015, 01:57:40 PM »
Taking it slow here.

« Last Edit: October 12, 2015, 01:36:03 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- A Tank Tracks Question
« Reply #385 on: October 14, 2015, 09:01:27 PM »
Adopted a scaled down version of Jagdpanther's gun mount.  I'm thinking of StuH 42's layout for the hull gun's working space when reworking the hull.  To my surprise, it allows for a wide pair of tracks.



Comments and suggestions are welcomed.
« Last Edit: October 15, 2015, 12:01:48 PM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- A Tank Tracks Question
« Reply #386 on: October 15, 2015, 01:03:45 AM »
I like this. No sneaking up from behind while you are blasting away to the front.
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Another Question
« Reply #387 on: October 16, 2015, 01:22:49 AM »
I like this. No sneaking up from behind while you are blasting away to the front.

Actually I intend the hull gun to be a good HE launcher akin to 10H64 (yes, it was developed as an anti-tank gun using HEAT projectiles, but unguided HEAT warheads are not as reliable against modern armours as kinetic penetrators, and its HE projectiles, likely based on mortar bombs, should be more useful nowadays if it not only was developed and but also survived the war) while the turreted gun is to be a high-velocity specialist-anti-tank gun, preferably with poor HE capacity  (which is kind of a reverse to the Leman Russ tank that I took as an inspiration- that one has an all-purpose turreted gun and a specialist anti-armour hull gun).

Currently I'm thinking along the line of a 90mm gun accepting necked-down 105mm cases.  And since I'm taking inspiration from Warhammer 40K, from what I have read on the (early edition) rule book, I'm doing something of an equivalent to the Stygies VIII pattern Vanquisher Cannon whereas the Executioner Plasma Cannon might be useable for an upgraded variant of this tank I'm doing......

Railguns sound cool, but I don't know enough to determine what HE capacity a 90mm railgun projectile is equivalent to......

Comments and suggests are welcomed.
« Last Edit: October 17, 2015, 07:08:41 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Another Question
« Reply #388 on: October 21, 2015, 01:47:20 PM »




Did a little intellectual exercise on how the turret is gonna roughly look like.  First and third are barebone; second is with applique armours.

Comments and suggestions are wecomed as usual.
« Last Edit: October 21, 2015, 01:50:11 PM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Another Question
« Reply #389 on: November 16, 2015, 01:21:44 PM »
Going for a shorter hull-mounted gun- this time inspired by the gun-launcher of the Sheridan light tank


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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Another Question
« Reply #390 on: November 18, 2015, 01:44:35 PM »
Someone elsewhere suggested that I use Brummbär-style ball mount for the hull-mounted gun.  So I ultimately gave it a try......


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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- In The Meantime......
« Reply #391 on: November 25, 2015, 01:18:27 PM »


Several arms dealers operating off Armies of Frontier Nations' homeworld acquired surplus weapons, rehabilitated them, and sold them off to off-world civilizations.  The increasing sophistication of the League of Kings warlord alliance and encounters with splinter Sage forces, however, meant that rehabilitation of those weapons often end up involving upgrades in order to keep pace.

Shown above is a PT-76 re-equipped with a turret originally designed for the SK-105 light tank.  Its 105mm G1 gun is fed by an autoloader and capable of firing both HEAT and APFSDS ammunitions (albeit, in the case of the latter, at a somewhat lower velocity than the L7 and CV-HP rifled guns used by Frontier Army's light tanks and assault guns).  The turret actually turned out to be a popular export, being also retrofitted onto other, more-primitive tanks indigenously-produced by those off-world civilizations as well.
« Last Edit: November 28, 2015, 02:44:17 PM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Another Question
« Reply #392 on: November 25, 2015, 01:54:08 PM »
You know, I've always liked both component vehicles, but that combination isn't one that I'd ever considered before. Unfortunately, I do suspect that it would no longer be amphibious at that point due to the additional weight.

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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Another Question
« Reply #393 on: November 26, 2015, 01:41:34 AM »
Unfortunately, I do suspect that it would no longer be amphibious at that point due to the additional weight.

Does SK-105 turret have more armours than AMX-13/105?
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Another Question
« Reply #394 on: November 26, 2015, 02:29:40 AM »
I really like that PT-76. The SK-105 may work on a BMD-3 or BMP-3.

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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Another Question
« Reply #395 on: November 26, 2015, 02:39:06 AM »
Does SK-105 turret have more armours than AMX-13/105?

Don't think so, but that's a lot more weight than the original PT-76 turret. The autoloading mechanism alone adds a lot of weight. Again, it doesn't make it any less practical or cool, I just wouldn't expect to see these rolling off an LST ramp into the surf.

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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- In The Meantime......
« Reply #396 on: November 26, 2015, 09:35:54 AM »


Illustrated is another example of what exported SK-105 turrets are being used for; this time on a medium tank hull built by an off-world civilization.
« Last Edit: November 26, 2015, 11:59:52 PM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Another Question
« Reply #397 on: November 27, 2015, 01:05:38 PM »


Another emergency tank destroyer built from an obsolete medium tank hull.  The original vehicle was a multi-turret design with a limited-traverse hull-mounted 85mm howitzer and machinegun forward of the main turret and a machinegun-armed subturret behind the main turret.

The modification saw the removal of the main turret, the hull-mounted howitzer, and the machinegun subturret, although an armoured cover was provided in place of the subturret as a counterweight to prevent the SK-105 turret from making the vehicle nose-heavy.  Needless to say, the removal of the hull-mounted howitzer and the subturret (as well as their gunners) created space for more ammunition to feed the main gun.
« Last Edit: November 27, 2015, 01:08:00 PM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Another Question
« Reply #398 on: November 27, 2015, 02:06:47 PM »
How about FL type turrets on patrol boats and riverine craft?  Especially the missile armed variants.

Also why not a twin 30-35 or 40mm arrangement instead off a single 75,90, or 105mm?

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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Another Question
« Reply #399 on: November 27, 2015, 02:38:24 PM »
How about FL type turrets on patrol boats and riverine craft?  Especially the missile armed variants.

Also why not a twin 30-35 or 40mm arrangement instead off a single 75,90, or 105mm?

That'd be like the turret used by BMPT-72 Terminator.

I'm doing tank destroyers here, and therefore I need something that can pierce a Type-69/Wz-121 tank's armour  ;D
« Last Edit: November 28, 2015, 08:01:06 AM by dy031101 »
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