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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #120 on: May 11, 2018, 06:01:21 AM »
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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #121 on: May 12, 2018, 01:21:22 AM »
Any more info?  Who was it for?
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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #122 on: May 12, 2018, 01:41:13 AM »
US Navy.
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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #123 on: May 12, 2018, 11:58:25 PM »
First approach to Submarine Aircraft Carrier and Battleship. These are based on 2 bottom KGV hulls (remain of waterline cutting) glued together.




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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #124 on: November 20, 2019, 08:43:21 PM »
This may be the wrong thread - however;
I am thinking of a few projects for the US enters WW2 early GB. I have a model of the USS Gato (1941). Ok she was launched in 1940 and I am trying to come up with some way of making her look "different". I had wondered about camouflage or maybe a different deck gun. I am at the point where she gets a few AAA mounts, but not as many as later in the war. Any advise/ideas welcome? Cheers Geoff.

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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #125 on: November 26, 2019, 03:03:30 AM »
For early in the war, I'd actually remove all the AA guns and have, perhaps, two deck guns as aircraft weren't seen as a significant mid-ocean ASW threat (and weren't until 1942-ish). Maybe reduce the size of the sail or dirty up the fittings of the ship as the early boats weren't as clean as the later boats. Maybe draw inspiration from some of the interwar Italian or British boats? Go with fewer masts and nothing that resembles a radar. Add a sawtooth mine cable cutter to the prow?

Just thoughts.

Paul

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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #126 on: November 27, 2019, 03:21:07 AM »
For early in the war, I'd actually remove all the AA guns and have, perhaps, two deck guns as aircraft weren't seen as a significant mid-ocean ASW threat (and weren't until 1942-ish). Maybe reduce the size of the sail or dirty up the fittings of the ship as the early boats weren't as clean as the later boats. Maybe draw inspiration from some of the interwar Italian or British boats? Go with fewer masts and nothing that resembles a radar. Add a sawtooth mine cable cutter to the prow?

Just thoughts.

Paul

Yeah like that idea, and I have a book on French subs somewhere. Cheers 8)

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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #127 on: November 27, 2019, 08:39:13 AM »
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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #128 on: November 27, 2019, 08:46:30 AM »
Nice. I actually read this book a long time ago:

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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #129 on: November 27, 2019, 11:18:03 AM »
By your specifying 1941 I'm guessing your Gato model is of her as built, not after modifications with the cutdown fairwater?

As built.


Cutdown fairwater.

The Narwhal was a 1920s US cruiser sub, so perhaps a similar two deck gun layout on a Gato?






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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #130 on: November 28, 2019, 12:51:28 AM »
Hi JCF,
Yes my model is the as built model, not the mid war modernisation.
 I do like the idea of a Cruiser sub - so extra deck guns it is - Thanks to both you and Paul for the ideas.