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Support battleship

Started by JoeP, October 29, 2022, 01:34:25 PM

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JoeP

I need a 1/700 or 1/720 Revell USS Massachusetts for my build.  The USN considered rebuilding the older modern BBs as fast armored support ships for the Iowas.  Still deciding how many and what type of weapons to keep or add.
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Sport21ing

Quote from: JoeP on October 29, 2022, 01:34:25 PMStill deciding how many and what type of weapons to keep or add.

just self-defense weapons maybe
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sandiego89

Sounds great!  Love the idea.  The Iowa's were a bit faster and had more space. 
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NARSES2

Quote from: JoeP on October 29, 2022, 01:34:25 PMI need a 1/700 or 1/720 Revell USS Massachusetts for my build.  The USN considered rebuilding the older modern BBs as fast armored support ships for the Iowas.  Still deciding how many and what type of weapons to keep or add.

Now that's an interesting piece of information  :thumbsup:

Probably plenty of AAA, but wouldn't need much else I would have thought
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kerick

Would that have had the turrets removed and deck cranes added to lift shells out of its magazines and passed to the Iowas? I guess I don't quite get the concept.
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Gondor

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Quote from: kerick on October 30, 2022, 05:06:05 PMWould that have had the turrets removed and deck cranes added to lift shells out of its magazines and passed to the Iowas? I guess I don't quite get the concept.

You would not use cranes as that means direct asses to the magazines. Larger lifts than those already used with safety doors to help contain any blast from an explosion would be best. To move equipment and parts between ships hawsers and the like would be used as they can deal with each ship pitching and rolling at different speeds to each other far better than any crane would. It's a normal fleet replenishment method or at least was back in the day.

Gondor
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zenrat

Like this.



My Father worked on the design of RAS gear for the RN when he was a young engineer at GEC.  Also on aircraft carrier lifts.
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Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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Gondor

That's what I was thinking, how big a crane would you need to bridge that gap and that is in calm seas. This way works even though you can't move a huge amount in one go there is nothing to stop you using several at a time.

Gondor
My Ability to Imagine is only exceeded by my Imagined Abilities

Gondor's Modelling Rule Number Three: Everything will fit perfectly untill you apply glue...

I know it's in a book I have around here somewhere....

JoeP

Essentially yes, remove the B and X turrets and most lighter guns, put down an armored covered with blast doors over an elevator that goes down the magazines, add cranes and king posts and refueling posts.
I'm leaving A turret so the ship can also serve a heavy convoy escort/fuel/ammo ship.  One 16" triple would be enough to ward off any potential Soviet raider.

The model has been acquired!  Now I just need to find a source of model putty as there will be many, many holes and gaps to fill.    :rolleyes:
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