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Re: In The Navy GB - The Rules
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2020, 11:07:15 am »

I hope you are NOT thinking of SHORTENING the Harrier wings!!


As if!  :o
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Re: In The Navy GB - The Rules
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2020, 03:25:52 pm »
Raised platform on the LCAC?
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Re: In The Navy GB - The Rules
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2020, 03:58:35 pm »

Raised platform on the LCAC?


That'd be physically possible, but it'd have to be maybe 10-12 ft high in 1:1 scale, which may be a tad unstable.

My cunning plan is somewhat more radical and will need a very inventive backstory.  ;D
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Re: In The Navy GB - The Rules
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2020, 05:14:20 pm »
I hope you are NOT thinking of SHORTENING the Harrier wings!!

Do that & it becomes the Chinese "Diving Peregrine".
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Re: In The Navy GB - The Rules
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2020, 12:20:44 am »

I may yet get to build one of my LCACs then.

Perhaps with a USMC Harrier aboard?  ;)


I've just tried it, and huge though the LCAC is, it's not wide enough for the Harrier's wings.  :banghead:

Either I build the little known folding wing version of the Harrier  ;D or I need a cunning plan.  ;D

And I've actually just come up with one.....  ;)

Maybe use two LCACs and mate them with a common landing deck?  ;)

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Re: In The Navy GB - The Rules
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2020, 02:23:37 am »

.. and even some aircraft carriers helicopter destroyers.


Do they exist JUST to destroy helicopters then?  ;D

I think they exist just to get round post war prohibitions on Japan operating aircraft carriers* (which they are obviously not).
The big one is rumoured to become the home of Japans F35s.


*Because Aircraft Carriers are offensive weapons and Japan only operates in a defensive role.
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Re: In The Navy GB - The Rules
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2020, 03:01:54 am »
Carriers can also be used defensively...   :banghead:
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Re: The Rules
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2020, 05:29:39 am »
I know there are a few builders that prefer not to do military builds. Personally I vote no and keeping it to strictly naval service otherwise it would run into a generic maritime build. Folks could do hospital ships, survey ships, SAR equipment etc if they prefer a non combatant role.
Could also add civilian assets pressed into Naval Service into the examples. I know Kit needs an excuse to get his enormous Atlantic Conveyor idea built! 
I had a problem to understand the subject as "the navy" is translated in my French as "la marine" and there is a civilian "marine marchande" (cargo ships). But Google Translate, with "navy" alone, not "the navy" gives the definition: "the branch of a nation's armed services that conducts military operations at sea." So I think I will not participate to this GB, for militarists only.
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Re: In The Navy GB - The Rules
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2020, 05:45:50 am »
Don't run off, yet, Tophe. I'm sure we discussed/mentioned Merchant Navy somewhere during our pre-rule discussions... Let me confer with my esteemed partners! :thumbsup:
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Re: In The Navy GB - The Rules
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2020, 06:07:19 am »
Don't run off, yet, Tophe. I'm sure we discussed/mentioned Merchant Navy somewhere during our pre-rule discussions... Let me confer with my esteemed partners! :thumbsup:

Indeed we did discuss it, I just didn't translate that discussion into the rules  :banghead:

Apologies, bear with us a bit Tophe.

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Re: In The Navy GB - The Rules
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2020, 06:45:08 am »
Navies do a fair amount of humanitarian work.  Would a Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessel optimised for post hurricane/tsunami/earthquake relief count?  If so, Tophe has room to manoeuvre. I suppose that one might even manage an asymmetric version of RV Triton.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RV_Triton
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Re: In The Navy GB - The Rules
« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2020, 08:54:27 am »
Navies do a fair amount of humanitarian work.  Would a Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessel optimised for post hurricane/tsunami/earthquake relief count?

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Re: In The Navy GB - The Rules
« Reply #27 on: February 04, 2020, 09:23:37 am »

I may yet get to build one of my LCACs then.

Perhaps with a USMC Harrier aboard?  ;)


I've just tried it, and huge though the LCAC is, it's not wide enough for the Harrier's wings.  :banghead:

Either I build the little known folding wing version of the Harrier  ;D or I need a cunning plan.  ;D

And I've actually just come up with one.....  ;)

Maybe use two LCACs and mate them with a common landing deck?  ;)


I like the idea, Tophe would too (a twin boom LCAC....) but I'm not sure I have the space, nor the World Bank account that I'd need to fund it.  :o
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Re: In The Navy GB - The Rules
« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2020, 09:24:11 am »
Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force counts as a navy.  One which IRL has its own aircraft and even some aircraft carriers helicopter destroyers.

Hmm, so does Australia   ;) ;) ;)
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Re: In The Navy GB - The Rules
« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2020, 11:05:27 am »
Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force counts as a navy.  One which IRL has its own aircraft and even some aircraft carriers helicopter destroyers.

Hmm, so does Australia   ;) ;) ;)

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