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Offline rodney

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Protean by Y-ARD (Australia)
« on: July 08, 2012, 12:43:31 pm »
 :) Very interesting article from Navy International April 1975 regarding a convertible warship design.
Does anyone have access to further information, perhaps a larger and clearer drawing as per page 23 or 25?
Enjoy and I look forward to any replies.

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Re: Protean by Y-ARD (Australia)
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2012, 12:46:41 pm »
Further scans

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Re: Protean by Y-ARD (Australia)
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2012, 06:28:36 am »
Very interesting concept!!
I found the following interesting -
"One such proposal showed an overall ship-cost (excluding aircraft) which was less than 70% of the cheapest conventional alternative, and for a ship more nearly meeting the user's requirements"

Unfortunately I'm not able to find anything more on the "Protean' project on the web  :'(
Hopefully you will be able to uncover more information!!

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Faithfulness and fortitude.
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Re: Protean by Y-ARD (Australia)
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2012, 11:08:12 am »
It is one of History's little ironies that one of the potential customers for this concept was the Argentinian Navy.
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Re: Protean by Y-ARD (Australia)
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2016, 09:25:43 am »
Should there have been a  Protean 1001 scan?

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Re: Protean by Y-ARD (Australia)
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2016, 12:31:48 pm »
No.  The article starts on Pg 22, in post 1, and continues on Pages 23-26 in post 2.  The file names are a bit out of order, but the whole article appears to be reproduced here.

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Re: Protean by Y-ARD (Australia)
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2016, 06:05:50 pm »
Navy News Nov 1977 has a half page with 3D views of ship & hangar deck

Naval Record August 1976 pp 145-149 full description with 3d drawings of structure plus full page drawing showing ship profile, flight, hangar, services, tank top decks

Numerous references in Australian documents (e.g. The Navy) discussing future carriers, available via Google