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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2012, 12:05:33 AM »
Not sure if this is the right place for this, but these pics landed in my inbox today, China's new carrier.

Thing is, is this for real or what -----

  I would say its a what-if (Sorry about using the W- word here !) of some origin. The Carnival Cruise Ship bridge is pretty cool though. I wonder if there is a jacuzzi on it somewhere - I would add one!

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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2012, 04:25:21 AM »
Thing is, is this for real or what -----


Its about as real as this being the new Japanese battleship:


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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2012, 05:35:54 AM »
it's as real as the Chinese copy of the B2 bomber et al that appears on t'Net ;)

Would be cool tho ! Just the thing DML should put out as a kit :P
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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2012, 07:10:17 AM »
  I would say its a what-if (Sorry about using the W- word here !)

There is no reason to apologise!  We do focus on whatif style modelling here in all its forms.  There is absolutely no monopoly upon the term and thus there is no reason to not use it here.
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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2012, 07:12:52 AM »
Thing is, is this for real or what -----


Its about as real as this being the new Japanese battleship:




Appropriate response.  Some of these Chinese fan art style creations that pop up every few months really belong more in the world of Manga then anywhere else.  I remember this particular one going round with a fanciful email telling everyone to be afraid... ;D
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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2012, 08:02:00 PM »
The question began when I remembered reading somewhere that Yak-41 (a.k.a. Yak-141) is primarily intended for shore-based operation as its exhaust heat is considered too hot even for the heat-resistant materials available for the former Soviets to build flight decks with.

I wonder if having the aircraft hovering alongside the ship rather than directly over the ship itself would help alleviate the problem......

Also, is there other STOVL designs (East and West, of all timeframes) that might have the same "too hot for carrier flight deck" problem?  I mean Mirage IIIV, VJ-101, D188A, and a few others from the West also uses liftjets.  How far along is the West when it comes to making heat-resistant flight deck?

Actually, how different a challenge is fabricating a flight deck capable of supporting the above-mentioned aircraft from, say, the jet blast deflectors on CATOBAR or STOBAR carriers?

The too hot for flight deck VTOL thing is mostly unsupported. The exhaust flow at full power is usually very limited in time enabling the deck to recover. Hovering over or beside the ship isn’t the issue but the last seconds before touch down. Also you can cool the deck (run water through pipes under it) or use a grill with jet blast channelling like on Soviet ships.

The biggest flight deck problem I know of was the F-4K Phantom cross decking onto US Essex class. Because the Phantom’s jets are canted downwards and the Spey produced a lot of extra mass flow and velocity in the exhaust it set the wooden flight deck on fire. But these Phantoms had no problems on their own carriers. It’s all about designing the plane for the ship and the ship for the plane.

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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2012, 09:03:39 PM »
Hovering over or beside the ship isn’t the issue but the last seconds before touch down.


I brought this one up because I was doing a Shipbucket drawing of a Skyhook carrier, which does not use flight deck as the primary mean of recovering aircraft  ;D

Also you can cool the deck (run water through pipes under it) or use a grill with jet blast channelling like on Soviet ships.


Did the Soviet anticipate naval use when the Yak-41 was still on the table?  So far as I have read, some said no and others didn't even bother.

The biggest flight deck problem I know of was the F-4K Phantom cross decking onto US Essex class.


I know that it was thought to be do-able but never know that it was done before.  But it has to be done one ships with angled-deck modification, no?  And doesn't it have metal flight deck?
« Last Edit: May 19, 2012, 09:05:15 PM by dy031101 »
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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #32 on: June 11, 2012, 04:30:26 AM »
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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #33 on: June 21, 2012, 01:53:04 PM »
In the stash we bought is a 1/700 Shinano. 
Figuring the sinking story was a cover for Shinano taking only one torpedeo which slowed it and kept Japanese busy with damage repair while first ever RAN/USN Seal team snuck aboard then took over.  All it took was one radioman coerced with offerings of Hershey bars and cigarettes into radioing IJN that all is lost and last of crew was abandoning ship.  Where upon RAN/USN sailed it to Australia for study and repair.  In mid 1950's Shinano was refitted by RAN with contemporary systems, an angle deck, renamed to ???.  With successive modernizations the former Shinano served into the 1990's or is it still serving today with 21st Century systems and aircraft?
Decided to keep the kit in hopes building as configured in one of decades from 1950's to ?
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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #34 on: June 21, 2012, 11:58:49 PM »
In the stash we bought is a 1/700 Shinano. 
Figuring the sinking story was a cover for Shinano taking only one torpedeo which slowed it and kept Japanese busy with damage repair while first ever RAN/USN Seal team snuck aboard then took over.  All it took was one radioman coerced with offerings of Hershey bars and cigarettes into radioing IJN that all is lost and last of crew was abandoning ship.  Where upon RAN/USN sailed it to Australia for study and repair.  In mid 1950's Shinano was refitted by RAN with contemporary systems, an angle deck, renamed to ???.  With successive modernizations the former Shinano served into the 1990's or is it still serving today with 21st Century systems and aircraft?
Decided to keep the kit in hopes building as configured in one of decades from 1950's to ?
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Excellent concept! With a concrete flight deck, could have served with updates , including reactors - until present day. Would have an angled deck eventually along with deck edge elevators. Current airwing would be Hornets hopefully not in boredom gray.

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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #35 on: July 21, 2012, 03:08:28 AM »
RFS Vladivostok,DCNS concept - modified French Mistral class amphibious assault ship (BPC/LHD)for Russia:



The first BPC is scheduled for delivery in 2014, the second will be delivered in 2015.
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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #36 on: July 21, 2012, 03:57:13 AM »
Neat.  I was looking for an image of one with Russian modifications earlier today.  Looks neat with the Russian CIWS on the stern.

Anyone else still half-expect to see the deck painted green?

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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #37 on: August 27, 2012, 09:36:09 AM »
Someone made Shipbucket-grade drawings of the Japanese helicopter carrier (pre-Hyuga; rejected in favour of Haruna- and Shirane-class DDHs) project here.
« Last Edit: August 27, 2012, 09:37:49 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #38 on: August 27, 2012, 10:44:58 AM »
You have to join or be a member to see anything larger than thumbnail  :-\  From what I can see they look rather neat though.
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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #39 on: September 24, 2012, 10:10:04 PM »
Found this one....

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« Last Edit: October 07, 2012, 11:47:42 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #41 on: December 02, 2012, 04:32:00 AM »
Turkey to build first domestic aircraft carrier - sounds very much like a LHD/LHA to me.
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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #42 on: December 02, 2012, 05:50:26 AM »
Turkey to build first domestic aircraft carrier - sounds very much like a LHD/LHA to me.

Indeed.  what would be most "interesting" is if the final design had a "ski-jump".

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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #43 on: December 02, 2012, 06:34:12 AM »
I wonder if you will see Greece wanting one now...not that they could afford it.
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« Reply #44 on: December 02, 2012, 06:49:30 AM »
I wonder if you will see Greece wanting one now...not that they could afford it.
I wonder how much they'd have to hock to afford and equip one?  I wouldn't wonder if one could pick up some recently used aircraft that way.  It could make for interesting whifs with various customers purchasing some of their older aircraft.
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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #45 on: January 20, 2013, 05:05:31 AM »
A 'little' bit of inspiration:

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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #46 on: February 16, 2013, 05:21:02 AM »
I'm brainstorming on a fictional ship with aviation facility comparable to that of the upcoming Indian carrier.  I am wondering, though, if I'd be stuck with helo-based AEW platforms, or if there is actually some fixed-wing STOL transport type that has potential as a basis......

Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #47 on: February 16, 2013, 05:42:39 AM »
I'm brainstorming on a fictional ship with aviation facility comparable to that of the upcoming Indian carrier.  I am wondering, though, if I'd be stuck with helo-based AEW platforms, or if there is actually some fixed-wing STOL transport type that has potential as a basis......

Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

MV-22?

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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #48 on: February 16, 2013, 06:05:05 AM »
MV-22?

That one has been taken up by a previous work......  ;D

You did manage to remind me of the BA609  though......
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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #49 on: February 16, 2013, 06:14:11 AM »
MV-22?

That one has been taken up by a previous work......  ;D

You did manage to remind me of the BA609  though......
you'd be better off with a SV-22.  The A609 structural materials and finishes were not designed for a maritime environment while those of the V-22 were..
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