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Offline A51dude

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USS Santa Cruz IOWA battleship carrier conversion
« on: January 04, 2019, 08:24:38 pm »
Thought some folks might want to take a look at this. It's a model I am currently finishing of an Iowa battleship converted to an aircraft carrier, circa 1940's.
http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=167802
I don't know what references my modeling friend used when he initially started building the model before he eventually gave it to me. I can only assume he based it on this drawing here:
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/40/31580683625_4236a7e356_b.jpg

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Re: USS Santa Cruz IOWA battleship carrier conversion
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2019, 04:32:39 am »
With the timeline you are working in, would the bulbous bow not make a reasonable addition?  They would have known about this feature and its advantages.

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Re: USS Santa Cruz IOWA battleship carrier conversion
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2019, 07:45:46 am »
With the timeline you are working in, would the bulbous bow not make a reasonable addition?  They would have known about this feature and its advantages.

Perhaps? But since a real ship was never built and the only preliminary plan is what I showed in the second link, we'll never really know. Whatever the Iowa carrier conversion could have, should have, or would have is purely speculative and guesses.