Author Topic: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration  (Read 66310 times)

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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #315 on: July 14, 2019, 04:47:28 AM »
Sounds like it would be easier to build a new ship design from the keel up.

Probably even cheaper still to buy a second hand one from someone else...
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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #316 on: July 14, 2019, 08:39:34 PM »
This sounds like the discussions in the UK in the early 50s, the RN wanted new carriers and the government wanted to rebuild old ones because they thought it was more economical.  The Government got its way, it turned out to be hideously expensive and inefficient with the end result being the progressive down sizing and eventual retirement of the strike carrier fleet.  Apparently Lord Mountbatten was furious when he was advised that the government had approved the reconstruction of the armoured fleet carriers and the completion of the Tiger Class cruisers instead of the desired new build carriers that would have been similar in size to the USNs Midways but designed with all the modern features, angled deck, steam catapults etc.


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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #317 on: August 18, 2019, 03:15:04 AM »
A week after the Battle of Midway  the USN proposed to finish it's currently building battleships the Iowa class as full scale full sized aircraft carriers similar in appearance to then under construction Essex class:



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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #318 on: August 18, 2019, 12:00:15 PM »
Would have been interesting to see USS Kentucky and USS Illinois completed like that.  Wonder what a similar conversion of a Montana-class would look like?  By the same token, I've been doodling concepts for a FACES II conversion of a Montana-class.

Along the same lines, since the RN looked at battlecarrier hybrids of the Lion-class, how about the equivalent of a FACES II conversion of an HMS Vanguard that wasn't scrapped in 1960 or thereabouts?

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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #319 on: August 19, 2019, 11:10:38 AM »
Found on Facebook.

"How's this for a what-if (From the Special Hobbies FB page, at the IPMS Nats) - Vought F5Us operating from a converted California-class battleship"

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Re: Aircraft Carrier Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #320 on: August 20, 2019, 02:53:20 PM »
Iowa class based rendering and battleship-carrier are inspiring for builds.