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Jersey Boys, Number 2
« on: May 26, 2007, 03:53:23 pm »
Here are photos of the second of my alternate history "Jersey Boys" - a ship task group based on changes to the development of USN vessels in the Steel era.

I don't have the alternate history on this computer, so I'll just post the photos and some notes, then add the history later.

First, the overall view of CVB-37, USS Princeton, a Ticonderoga class battle carrier.



And closeups.

Forward:



Amidships:



And aft:





And finally with the first Jersey Boy I finished, CDB-62, USS New Jersey, a Wisconsin class coastal defense battleship:



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Jersey Boys, Number 2
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2007, 04:29:11 pm »
Alternate history - following the Sara and Lex battle carriers (the same as in our universe) the USN continues to arm carriers with cruiser-class guns, though 6" instead of the 8" of the first pair. Ranger has eight singles, Wasp six, the Hornet class 8 again, then came the Ticonderoga class with an even dozen - two triples fore and aft of the island, and 6 singles, two starboard and four port.

For anti-aircraft, the class carries 2 twin 5"/38 mounts above the triple 6", twelve 3", and fourteen quadruple 1.1" "Chicago Pianos".

Their primary armament, however, is their aircraft. USS Princeton's airgroup was multi-national, a result of the Allies' efforts to share resources and co-operate their forces. On board at this time were two 12 plane squadrons of USN Avenger torpedo bombers, three 18 plane squadrons, two USN and one USMC, of Corsair fighter-bombers, one 12 aircraft group of RN Seafire fighters, tasked with CAP and quick reaction defense, 6 RAN Swordfish for ASW, and two SC-1 seaplanes for liason and rescue of downed pilots.

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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2007, 05:34:53 pm »
Impressive little ship, I like the camos and choices of planes

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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2007, 07:38:02 pm »
Whoa, what scale?
Must have been a lot of squinting going on but those airplanes are impressive (what----did someone say there was a ship or two in the pics as well?).
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2007, 02:27:40 am »
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those airplanes are impressive (what----did someone say there was a ship or two in the pics as well?).
 Diorama base for the planes I think Barry  :lol:
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Jersey Boys, Number 2
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2007, 12:57:40 pm »
1/700

A carrier model is as much a base for its planes as it is a ship model. Without planes a carrier is basically a large lightly-armed freighter.

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Jersey Boys, Number 2
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2007, 12:28:26 pm »
Wow Joe, you continue to churn out the coolest ship models.   :wub:

Love the carrier, and the coastal battleship just fascinates me.

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Re: Jersey Boys, Number 2
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2011, 07:16:12 pm »
SigFan's US pocket battleship thread prompted me to go looking for this, but the images have disappeared.
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Re: Jersey Boys, Number 2
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2011, 07:47:42 pm »
Here you go:

Battlecarrier Princeton


Same, with heavy coastal battleship New Jersey


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Re: Jersey Boys, Number 2
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2011, 03:24:19 am »
Nice work Joe
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