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HMSS Britannia
« on: October 02, 2011, 01:18:44 pm »


Her Majesty's Star Ship Britannia, Woomera Launch pad, Commonwealth of Australia 1976
































and these from the press releas at the time










BRITS IN SPACE !!!!!!


Everything looks better with the addition of British Roundels!



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Re: HMSS Britannia
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2011, 01:31:18 pm »
TO THE MOON!  :thumbsup: :cheers: :bow:
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Re: HMSS Britannia
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2011, 01:34:22 pm »
Wow!  Well done Tim :thumbsup:  That one should be in the running for a Whiffie!

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Re: HMSS Britannia
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2011, 01:59:54 pm »
Willey Ley and Von Braun are smiling down....
 
Excellent build. Love the color scheme, a touch of RAE Boscombe Down Meteor/Javelin patterns.
 
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Re: HMSS Britannia
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2011, 04:51:28 pm »
Love it! ;D
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Re: HMSS Britannia
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2011, 05:32:38 pm »
Superb! :thumbsup:

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Re: HMSS Britannia
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2011, 05:40:38 pm »
Oh my!
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Re: HMSS Britannia
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2011, 05:48:01 pm »
OH HELL YES!!!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

That looks great Tim. The original model is nice, but it looks WAY better in that colour scheme (irrespective of the roundels).
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Re: HMSS Britannia
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2011, 10:43:41 am »
nice one  :thumbsup:
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Re: HMSS Britannia
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2011, 10:56:34 pm »
When the hell will we get a proper launch site in Australia? I remember a decade or two ago there were some rumblings that we have a couple of sites worth looking at. Now, nothing! If only I wasn't still watching the Banana Splits & The Wombles in 1976 on Aussie TV, I might have seen this beauty...

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Re: HMSS Britannia
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2011, 01:24:29 pm »
Superb work as usual Tim..
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Re: HMSS Britannia
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2011, 05:16:36 pm »
When the hell will we get a proper launch site in Australia? I remember a decade or two ago there were some rumblings that we have a couple of sites worth looking at. Now, nothing! If only I wasn't still watching the Banana Splits & The Wombles in 1976 on Aussie TV, I might have seen this beauty...

Let's just say that, if for no other reason, the cost of leasing the best sites would be prohibitively exhorbitant. :-X
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Re: HMSS Britannia
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2011, 06:30:55 am »
Well, if we had kept an old carrier, we would have a perfect mobile launch facility, able to follow the good weather, with on site maintenance support to boot!

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Re: HMSS Britannia
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2011, 10:24:57 am »
Well, if we had kept an old carrier, we would have a perfect mobile launch facility, able to follow the good weather, with on site maintenance support to boot!
 
Plenty of old portable oil drilling platforms out there too. A supertanker hull would be even bigger than a CVN, though not as cool. There was a commercial satellite outfit called Sea - Launch, but they seem to have disappeared.
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Re: HMSS Britannia
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2011, 11:31:05 am »
Well, if we had kept an old carrier, we would have a perfect mobile launch facility, able to follow the good weather, with on site maintenance support to boot!
Oh good grief! Just go for the logical option: put engines on Australia and use that as a carrier.
Of course, for crew safety reasons it may be necessary to eliminate some of the wildlife there: poisonous spiders, Australians, drop bears, poisonous snakes...  ;)
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