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USS Hobart Bay (CVC-5)
« on: September 09, 2018, 09:30:25 am »
USS Hobart Bay (CVC-5)



As the US faced more and more regional conflicts it felt the need to be able to quickly send US Marines and their equipment to different places around the globe.
As the building of new fleet carriers or Assault Ships would take too long and be too costly they decided to use commercially available ships instead.
The Royal Navy had already taken this path during the Falkland War using the container ship Atlantic Conveyor as an emergency carrier vessel.



The US Navy acquired 7 Colombo Express class container vessels of over 330m long. A flat deck was fitted and containers were used to shelter the aircraft on board from the elements. The main flight deck held AV-8 Harrier II aircraft, later replaced by the Lockheed F-35B.
The aft deck was used for various helicopters.





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Re: USS Hobart Bay (CVC-5)
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2018, 09:41:06 am »
Really fantastic!  Love the airwing and shelters. 

The Revell 1/700 kit I presume? 
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Re: USS Hobart Bay (CVC-5)
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2018, 09:53:44 am »
Ship is Revell 1/700
Aircraft are mainly Trumpeter, with the exception of the F-35s. Those are from Shapeways, 3D printed.

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Re: USS Hobart Bay (CVC-5)
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2018, 03:45:36 pm »
An awesome device indeed!  :thumbsup:

As soon as I saw the pics I thought 'It's a USN Atlantic Conveyor' a ship I have a great admiration for.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: USS Hobart Bay (CVC-5)
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2018, 06:28:42 am »
Excellent work Tom  :thumbsup:
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Re: USS Hobart Bay (CVC-5)
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2018, 10:21:16 am »
top model of a brilliant idea there  :thumbsup:
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Re: USS Hobart Bay (CVC-5)
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2018, 12:39:49 pm »
Fantastic work :thumbsup:
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Re: USS Hobart Bay (CVC-5)
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2018, 03:09:35 am »
Very good.  Now build a 1/350 version...

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Re: USS Hobart Bay (CVC-5)
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2018, 04:06:43 am »
Ah, another person has discovered the wallet-emptying wonders of Shapeways!  :wacko:

Nice work!  :thumbsup:
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Re: USS Hobart Bay (CVC-5)
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2018, 04:59:27 pm »
Ah, another person has discovered the wallet-emptying wonders of Shapeways! :

Iíve bought a few 1/700 scale aircraft from shapeways and have been impressed with the variety and quality...but yes the pricing is dangerous, and fitting a whole airwing for a proper aircraft carrier would be staggering.
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Re: USS Hobart Bay (CVC-5)
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2019, 08:25:32 am »
Wow another beauty ! Love the idea and have always wanted to build somat similar to the Atlantic Conveyor.

PS-The Hobart needs a crane or two
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Re: USS Hobart Bay (CVC-5)
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2019, 07:31:25 am »
Colombo class ships, eh? Will it hold just one more thing...?  ;) :wacko:

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Re: USS Hobart Bay (CVC-5)
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2019, 05:54:25 pm »
Colombo class ships, eh? Will it hold just one more thing...?  ;) :wacko:

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Re: USS Hobart Bay (CVC-5)
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2019, 05:45:21 am »
Colombo class ships, eh? Will it hold just one more thing...?  ;) :wacko:

We're going to have to stop calling you "Young Nick" if you keep cracking comments like that  ;)
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Re: USS Hobart Bay (CVC-5)
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2019, 08:42:19 am »
I had to come back and look again, and save a few pics for future reference. I just love this thing ! The mix of a/c is superb. I love Harriers but the Sea Lightning just looks better and better every time I see it. Big, shapely, all those bells and whistles hanging off of it. The only thing that would make this thing better would be a Huey and a Sea King lol

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