Author Topic: Australia's First Aircraft Carrier??  (Read 1788 times)

Offline Volkodav

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Re: Australia's First Aircraft Carrier??
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2019, 12:54:48 AM »
Interesting topic, would definitely go with the Eagle config.  If you were going mid to late 30s I would suggest Nimrod Osprey combo.

You mentioned that Albatross would be remain a seaplane tender / carrier, in my own WIFF (based on Flyhawks well reviewed HMS Hermes)
Stanley Goble would have gotten his way and formed a separate Fleet Air Arm in 1922/3 and Albatross would have been built as a modified Hermes.

Offline Volkodav

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Re: Australia's First Aircraft Carrier??
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2019, 08:01:46 PM »
The stern flight deck ironmongery on the Akagi was the same throughout it's life.  ;)

Kaga went through a similar evolution, plus originally she had those funky
exhaust trunks down the sides.
 ;D
Interestingly the battleship based Kaga was slightly smaller than the battle-cruiser based Akagi.



Many battleships were at least shorter than corresponding battlecruisers, delete most of the armour and the weight difference reduces too.