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What if HMS Hood were converted into Aircraft Carrier?
« on: February 14, 2020, 05:58:57 pm »
Conversion of HMS Hood into aircraft carrier by a process similar to that of HMS Courageous

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Re: What if HMS Hood were converted into Aircraft Carrier?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 08:34:52 pm »
Very cool. I'd love to build something like that one day !

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Re: What if HMS Hood were converted into Aircraft Carrier?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 11:57:17 pm »
That's an interesting idea. It might be part of a larger scheme centering on the idea that the 1922 Washington Naval Treaty ended up with different provisions, leading to Hood being converted in the same way as the Lexington and Saratoga.
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Re: What if HMS Hood were converted into Aircraft Carrier?
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2020, 12:49:05 am »
That's an interesting idea. It might be part of a larger scheme centering on the idea that the 1922 Washington Naval Treaty ended up with different provisions, leading to Hood being converted in the same way as the Lexington and Saratoga.

The treaty also drove the thinking on hybrids, so it could work. Maybe they could have sole Ed the Hood’s perennial problem - she was a very wet ship!

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Re: What if HMS Hood were converted into Aircraft Carrier?
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2020, 09:43:23 am »
An Airfix kit of Hood does exist......this could be quite fascinating!!
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Re: What if HMS Hood were converted into Aircraft Carrier?
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2020, 11:29:45 am »
An Airfix kit of Hood does exist......this could be quite fascinating!!

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Re: What if HMS Hood were converted into Aircraft Carrier?
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2020, 12:19:57 pm »
You might also find Hood from Tamiya or Italeri.
Getting that flight deck and an island and stack, RN fashion, that'd be harder and will likely require much scratch building, plus sourcing detail parts.

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Re: What if HMS Hood were converted into Aircraft Carrier?
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2020, 11:51:17 pm »
Some more possibilities, this time based on HMS Ark Royal (there is 1/600 model by Airfix) with two hybrid options.

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Re: What if HMS Hood were converted into Aircraft Carrier?
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2020, 11:57:09 am »
given Hood had sisters under construction there could have been 2-3 of them

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Re: What if HMS Hood were converted into Aircraft Carrier?
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2020, 05:52:12 am »
If Hood, Anson, Howe & Rodney had all been built, 2 as battlecruisers & 2 as aircraft carriers, that would have given the RN 2 fast carrier battle groups at the beginning of WW2.
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Re: What if HMS Hood were converted into Aircraft Carrier?
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2020, 06:33:08 am »
I do like the second Hood hybrid with her guns forward, but I can imagine the comments from the FAA types upstairs to the poor old "normal matelots" forward  ;)
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