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Offline Captain Canada

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Whifs found at museums
« on: October 07, 2018, 06:15:25 pm »
Giant battleship model aboard the USS Lexington !



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Re: Whifs found at museums
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2018, 07:20:09 pm »
Seabolts !  :o

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Re: Whifs found at museums
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2018, 08:27:12 pm »
Looks like the whole ship might be a whiff
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Re: Whifs found at museums
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2018, 11:50:45 pm »
The notice on the wall says it's the 'USS South Dakota' and the hull number, 57, stacks up with that, but those bow gun tubs don't look anything like the bows on the real ship, at least according to pics I've found.
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Re: Whifs found at museums
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2018, 11:53:48 pm »
The notice on the wall says it's the 'USS South Dakota' and the hull number, 57, stacks up with that, but those bow gun tubs don't look anything like the bows on the real ship, at least according to pics I've found.

Did WW2 ships already have the bulb on the bow?
Anyway, the wall big plaque says "Battleship X - Old nameless".  ;)
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Re: Whifs found at museums
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2018, 06:23:42 am »
Thanks for posting Capt.

Seabolts !  :o

My thoughts exactly. They look fantastic as does the whole thing.

What scale is it ?
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Re: Whifs found at museums
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2018, 11:46:54 am »
Not intentionally a whiffy design as well as markings, but it might as well have been. The Blohm & Voss P 214 was a paper design for a near-suicidal interceptor which the pilot bailed out of just before it rammed its bomber victim and exploded. No definitive images are known. The Internet muddled it up with the equally speculative MGRP project by an independent designer. The Military Aviation Museum at Virginia Beach decided to build a "replica" around a handful of salvaged cockpit parts, of dubious parentage. I love it (though not for the reasons intended!):



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Re: Whifs found at museums
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2018, 01:16:08 pm »
Woah!

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Re: Whifs found at museums
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2018, 06:11:00 am »
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: Whifs found at museums
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2018, 05:11:05 am »
That prop-driven thing behind it in the second pic is a Hutter ram-plane, isn't it?
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Re: Whifs found at museums
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2018, 05:05:21 pm »
I have a picture somewhere of a Concorde in TWA colors at the EAA museum.  Interesting thread topic; I'll keep my eyes peeled when I'm out and about!

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Re: Whifs found at museums
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2018, 06:50:58 am »
That prop-driven thing behind it in the second pic is a Hutter ram-plane, isn't it?

Looks pretty much like one - another quasi-replica!

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Re: Whifs found at museums
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2018, 04:55:14 am »
The P-47 is seriously let down by the windscreen and they have done it twice...

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Re: Whifs found at museums
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2018, 05:04:53 am »
That Seabolt ain't going anywhere with that ziptie round the float. I hope THAT's not to scale ;D
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Re: Whifs found at museums
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2018, 10:51:22 am »
The notice on the wall says it's the 'USS South Dakota' and the hull number, 57, stacks up with that, but those bow gun tubs don't look anything like the bows on the real ship, at least according to pics I've found.

Did WW2 ships already have the bulb on the bow?
Anyway, the wall big plaque says "Battleship X - Old nameless".  ;)

Battleship X and Old Nameless were security code names given to USS South Dakota during WW2.
It is definitely a vague interpretation of the original. There are many details large and small that deviate significantly from the real ship.
I wonder when it was built? That's a lot of work for something so imaginary, given the volume of available resources.
USS New Jersey, BB-62, Vietnam
USS Neshanic, AO 71, out of Lindberg Neches and a WHOLE lot of extra details
And several other vessels named after NJ, locations and battles herein, and people herefrom