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Offline Anderman

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Re: 1952 british carrier design
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2010, 07:58:18 am »
Thanks uk 75 do you mean this book

http://www.amazon.de/Royal-Navy-Since-1815-History/dp/0333721268/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books-intl-de&qid=1282056979&sr=1-1  ?

Mh Oxford Westgate is a little far away form germany  ;)

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Re: 1952 british carrier design
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2010, 06:39:39 am »
That's the one, though if you can get the bigger Vanguard to Trident, but I find the paperback worth a read.

I notice that on Amazon Deutschland  Decline of British Seapower, Desmond Wettern, 1982
janes info group, is available for 8 Euros or so.  This is a useful guide to the post war RN and
has lots of titbits, though some are just lifted from Marine Rundschau!

Alles Gute
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Re: 1952 british carrier design
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2010, 06:46:33 am »
Just a thought.  Vanguard to Trident is much more comprehensive and if you are buying in
Germany, it is definitely worth buying this first.  The paperback is much later and covers the
whole history of the RN, though with some interesting comments on the Post war RN. 

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Re: 1952 british carrier design
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2015, 07:13:18 am »
How large would had these designs carrier air group be?
Also would they be armoured like the Malta or even by the early 50's armour was deleted altogether?

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Re: 1952 british carrier design
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2015, 04:23:09 pm »
How large would had these designs carrier air group be?
Also would they be armoured like the Malta or even by the early 50's armour was deleted altogether?

DK Brown in "Rebuilding the RN" says the 52 CVA was to be able to launch an aircraft weighing in at 60,000 lbs and recover up to 45,000 lbs. The air wing was undecided but design calculations were based on a complement of 12 strike aircraft (33,000 lbs), 33 day/night fighters (22,000 lbs) and eight ASW aircraft (16,500 lbs). These weights align to those naval aviation requirements that were or became the NA.39 (Buccaneer), NA.113 (Scimitar), NA.114 (night fighter: not progressed) and NA.17 (Gannet). Armour was 2" for the hangar sides and flight deck and 3.5" for the magazines and steering compartment. The ship had a total of 4,665 tons of protection from a total deep displacement of 53,150 tons.
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Re: 1952 british carrier design
« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2015, 01:11:09 am »
Thank you that is helped!