Really interesting! As you can see the Vickers firm included this type of weapon for many of it's export cruiser designs. Sadly Navweaps side does not contains info about the gun and mounting as it have a different Mark N mount listed:
Looks like it is a good idea to get hold of that Warship issue?
The Conway Warship series, now edited by John Jordan, are great resources. Most of the information on unbuilt ships of WWII and the post war period that we all know were first published in these books in the 1980s and now as an annual they keep coming up with good stuff. It can be a bit frustrating the wide coverage from the 19th century to modern times and the price is stiff. But its quality stuff.
The 2013 edition has an article on British post war ship offers to South America and an article on the Vickers 4 inch gun including its fire control system as fitted in the Chilean destroyers. The 2014 edition follows up the 4 inch gun article with another on British post war fire control systems and the 2015 edition on British post war guns and missile launchers. All good stuff.
I bought the book, did not said a single thing about I draw it or even selling it, just posted it as the mounting looked like the ones used on this export cruiser proposal.
Actually it does on the page before the contents where it says the book is copyrighted and all rights reserved and no reproduction allowed and so on. Under international copyright law you are able to present some limited copies for the purpose of review and education and the like but high resolution scans falls outside what is legal.
Also many books include reproductions of artwork that is not copyrighted like US Government drawings or time expired imagery. This stuff can be freely copied and distributed as long as you make sure it doesnít include any original work. The drawings by AD Baker III are original works and are fully copyrighted. Just like your own drawings which you can sell or freely give away if you want.
Copyright does not extend to information and ideas presented in articles. It does cover the word arrangements and original stories so you canít copy text verbatim or rebadge someoneís stories.
Also people should know more about the never were designs!
Sure which is what this webpage is all about. But people still own their original work unless they decide to give it away. Professional writers and artists rely on their copyright protection to make a living off their work. Without that living, or supplement to it, they often donít have the time to go and research the information, analyse it and package the results into a book or article so we donít get to find out about it. Without copyright Norman Friedman would be some guy down at his local pub who could tell you everything about 20th century warships and not an author or 10 or more books that anyone can access to find out the same. And Dave Baker would be similar but who also had an amazing collection of drawings at home that he might let you come around and look at if you were lucky.