Author Topic: Corvettes & other Convoy ships (incl. freighters)  (Read 6108 times)

Offline dy031101

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Re: Corvettes & other Convoy ships (incl. freighters)
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2012, 11:23:15 PM »
They also must have had merchant shipping to spare as they felt they could use 100 odd ships as basically  as mine destructor ships.

It doesn't seem an efficent way of clearing a minefield

Could a ship become so run down that it can be good for no other purposes?

During early stages of their war against Japan, China also scuttled a number of their protected cruisers as block ships on the Yangtze River.  And they pack heavy guns (8") compared to ROCN's other (albeit more-modern) cruisers.
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« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2013, 11:44:52 PM »
I've been thinking of an AOR lengthened so as to expand its cargo area to a point where SCADS can be carried.

Now here is the question: military cargo ships seem to mostly have their own cranes, which I would guess is so that they can load and unload their containers on their own?  Would those cranes be sufficiently easy to remove when equipping the SCADS and to be reinstalled after the SCADS is taken off the ship?
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Re: Corvettes & other Convoy ships (incl. freighters)
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2013, 01:44:42 AM »
Rockets /jets might be a tad early in 1940.  Maybe a CAM style Bf-109E?


 A little late to this party, I know, but Von Braun proposed a VL rocket interceptor in 1939...

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Re: Corvettes & other Convoy ships (incl. freighters)
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2013, 03:35:16 AM »
True.  Though given that the Germans were quite satisfied with the Bf-109 in 1940, they would probably have kept with it for simplicity sake.

That said, don't let me stop any ideas...I might even have something in the works right now... ;)
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Re: Corvettes & other Convoy ships (incl. freighters)
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2013, 06:54:47 AM »
Container ship version of NS Savannah with SCADS?  Just a thought.

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Re: Corvettes & other Convoy ships (incl. freighters)
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2013, 07:09:00 AM »
NS Savannah you say?!

Enjoy her official plans from 1967  8)
http://www.hnsa.org/doc/plans/savannah.pdf
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Re: Corvettes & other Convoy ships (incl. freighters)
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2013, 07:19:05 AM »
Container ship version of NS Savannah with SCADS?  Just a thought.

Would I still have this crane problem to worry about?
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Re: Corvettes & other Convoy ships (incl. freighters)
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2013, 08:40:47 AM »
I wonder if AWG-9 and a couple of Phoenix could be worked into a Seaking or even a Seahawk?  Maybe even install the AWD -9 in a setup similar to the Seaking AEW.

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Re: Military Cargo Ships
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2013, 11:57:31 AM »
To illustrate what I'm doing so far, see attachment......

Due to the SCADS, leaving the crane(s) in the forward cargo area along the ship's centreline is not an option; so would it be better that I pass them off as easily removable or move them to the sides?

Is there anything else I should pay attention to, too?
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Re: Corvettes & other Convoy ships (incl. freighters)
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2013, 03:28:18 AM »
I wonder if AWG-9 and a couple of Phoenix could be worked into a Seaking or even a Seahawk?  Maybe even install the AWD -9 in a setup similar to the Seaking AEW.

Oooo...interesting.  I like your thinking.  Maybe have the radar mounted like you suggest and a Phoenix on each side of the fuselage.  You might want some sort of booster to get best performance out of the missiles though (a SeaKing is a tad slower than a Tomcat...).
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Re: Corvettes & other Convoy ships (incl. freighters)
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2013, 11:27:57 AM »
An airborne AWG-9 illuminating for, and handing off targeting data to, a boosted Phoenix fired from a box launcher on the ship?

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Re: Corvettes & other Convoy ships (incl. freighters)
« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2013, 06:44:02 AM »
I wonder if AWG-9 and a couple of Phoenix could be worked into a Seaking or even a Seahawk?  Maybe even install the AWD -9 in a setup similar to the Seaking AEW.
I know the USN's Kamon SH-2 Seasprite was eveluated with Aim-7 Sparrow AAM's! If I can only find the pics??
This would be much lighter, simpler and cheaper to implement than a AWG-9/Aim-54 arranagement!

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Re: Corvettes & other Convoy ships (incl. freighters)
« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2013, 06:47:32 AM »
You were saying?

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