Author Topic: Floaty Inspiration  (Read 9833 times)

Offline Cliffy B

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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2015, 07:40:01 AM »
We tried figuring out what that was over on ModelWarships and I think the general consensus was it was several different ships but a Kara Class Cruiser sticks out as one of them in my mind.  If anyone wants to take a stab at it let me know and I'll dig up what we figured out.
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Offline Weaver

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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2015, 07:50:08 AM »
We tried figuring out what that was over on ModelWarships and I think the general consensus was it was several different ships but a Kara Class Cruiser sticks out as one of them in my mind.  If anyone wants to take a stab at it let me know and I'll dig up what we figured out.

It's clearly inspired by a Kara, but no Kara ever had 4 x quad SSN-14 boxes or 2 x twin 130mm up front!
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Offline Silver Fox

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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2015, 09:01:06 AM »
It has some features of the Sovremenny Class, turrets and launchers... but there are too many of them.

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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2015, 09:17:38 AM »
They just needed more weapons to take care of those pesky mutants.  ;D

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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2015, 11:56:16 AM »
The daft thing is that it's got a Kara's Headlights fire-control radar above the bridge, but no SA-N-3 for it to control. Also, if those missile quads are supposed to be AShMs, then there should be some kind of xxxx-dome fire-control radar above the bridge for them.
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Offline kerick

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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2015, 09:16:42 PM »
This is Hollyweird, don't start bringing up facts, they just get confused.

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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2015, 12:10:04 AM »
... and in a movie based on a comic-book about people with laser-eye blast, control of metal objects (ferrous or not) etc., etc.

It's all a complete fantasy, so why in hell would the tech detais of military hardware be required to be factually correct.
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Offline ysi_maniac

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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2015, 06:16:04 AM »
How about this piece of whiffery goodness from "X-Men : First Class":




Love soviet 130mm twin turrets  :) ;)

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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2015, 06:49:26 AM »
I posted this elsewhere, but it may be relevant here too

Land Nagato


Land Sovremenny




it recalls me this one (who is the author again?) : I have a plan of trying to make something like it, sometimes ...
and please note the floaty things on top of it ...


Offline Cliffy B

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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2015, 07:43:25 AM »
Weaver, look aft on the Kara.  There's a twin arm launcher for SA-N-1 or 3 back there by a twin 57mm  :)
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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2015, 11:15:46 AM »
Amphibian inspiration




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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2015, 03:13:47 AM »
A lightweight piece on 'Unique Ships of the USN', from USNI:
http://news.usni.org/2015/01/30/unique-ships-u-s-navy#sthash.XepsHUCa

An online book on the NR-1, the USN's nuke powered deep submersible.
http://nr-1-book.com/index.html



Note the wheels on the bottom, shades of Simon Lake's early designs.
http://www.simonlake.com

Be aware that the Lake site is a family/fan site, so take some of the statements/claims with a grain of salt.  ;)
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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2015, 03:03:36 AM »
Something a little different to maybe get some out of the box ideas:  a representation of a submersible on the moon Europa:

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Offline Volkodav

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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2015, 01:30:26 PM »
Probably stretching it a bit (or perhaps ludicrously) far, but how about, floating through the air, i.e. a hot air balloon, dirigible or blimp, or floating through space?  Can you float through time or maybe dimensions?

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Offline Weaver

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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2015, 11:15:14 AM »
Weaver, look aft on the Kara.  There's a twin arm launcher for SA-N-1 or 3 back there by a twin 57mm  :)

Oh I know, but Headlights radar was always installed in the same arc as the launchers on RL Soviet ships. |'m not sure if SA-N-3 could be controlled by an FCS that wasn't in it's initial arc of fire.
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