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Designation Systems / Re: Nieuport Designations
« Last post by hesham on Today at 06:19:19 am »
Hi,

NiD-51   was a marine airplane Project of 1926,no more details
NiD-510   was a single engined transport airplane Project of 1929
NiD-52   was a single seat sesquiplane fighter,powered by one 500 hp Hispano-Suiza 12Hb engine
NiD-53   was a multi role military and attack bomber Project,based on Type-50,powered by two
               650 hp Lorraine Kd engines
NiD-540   was a single engined eight-passenger light transport biplane,powered by one 580 hp
               Renault 12Ki V-12 engine
NiD-541   was an improved version,powered by one 600 hp Lorraine 14Ae Antarès engine
NiD-542   was a Project version of Type-540,powered by one 600 hp Lorraine 14 Ae engine
NiD-545   was a Project version of Type-540,but fitted with guyed wing
NiD-550   was a sesquiplane postal transatlantic flying boat Project,powered by three Hispano
                engines
NiD-560   was a colonial transport monoplane Project,powered by single engine
NiD-570   was a colonial transport monoplane Project,but powered by three engines
NiD-580   was a two seat recce parasol wing monoplane,powered by one 650 hp Hispano-Suiza
               12Nb engine
NiD-590   was a high-wing colonial transport monoplane,powered by three 300 hp Lorraine Algol
                engines
NiD-60     was a four-seat torpedo bomber monoplane Project,based on Type-50,powered by
                two engines
NiD-600   was a developed version of Type-60,but powered by four 240 hp Lorraine 7 Me Mizar
                engines
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User Artwork / Re: sopwith camel double
« Last post by Hood on Today at 02:59:04 am »
Very nice work, thanks for sharing.
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Anon., Sink the Odessa!, published as Commando Comics Nº. 4661, 2013

United Kingdom

HMS Uprising
U Class Submarine
Details as per the real ships.
Note: Explicitly identified as a member of the U Class by the author.

Italy

Meridoni
Cruiser, class not specified
No other details provided.
Note: Artwork is contradictory as to appearance, without specifics class identification is not possible.

Unnamed
Armed Trawler
1 x 30mm Breda Cannon
No other details provided.

Russia

Odessa
Battleship, class not specified
12 x 16 inch main battery (4 x triple turrets A, B, X & Y)
Steam turbine engines.
No other details provided
Note: Not fully completed in 1941.

Plot summary: During Operation Barberossa a partially complete Russian battleship was scuttled off the coast of the Crimean peninsula, the Germans are trying to salvage her and use the ship to bribe the Turks into joining the war on their side. A daring mission is launched to prevent the salvage from succeeding.
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Designation Systems / Re: Nieuport Designations
« Last post by hesham on Yesterday at 04:45:26 pm »
Hi,

I modify the description of NiD-34,to be more clearer.
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User Artwork / Re: sopwith camel double
« Last post by Silencer1 on Yesterday at 12:18:10 pm »
My Camel trainer

Hello, jivac!

Nice picture, thanks for sharing!
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User Artwork / sopwith camel double
« Last post by jivac on Yesterday at 11:17:14 am »
My Camel trainer
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Designation Systems / Re: Nieuport Designations
« Last post by hesham on Yesterday at 08:59:02 am »
Hi,

NiD-41   was a single seat sesquiplane racer,powered by one 400 hp Wright-Hispano H-3 engine
NiD-42   was a single seat sesquiplane fighter,powered by 450 hp Hispano-Suiza 12Hb engine
NiD-43   was a two-seat shipboard or a float biplane,powered by 500 hp Hispano-Suiza 12Hb engine
NiD-44   was a single seat sesquiplane fighter,powered by 450 hp Lorraine 12Ew W-12 engine
NiD-450  was single seat float monoplane racer,powered by a 1200 hp HS 18R engine
NiD-45   was a six-passenger monoplane transport Project of 1924,powered by 500 hp Renault
               engine
NiD-450/II   was a eight-passenger high-wing single engined light transport monoplane Project of
               1928,never materialized
NiD-46   was a single seat sesquiplane fighter,powered by 500 hp Hispano-Suiza 12Gb engine
NiD-47   was a twin engined two-seat fighter (C.2),with fuselage of Type-42,two in-line engines
               resting on the lure in tractive position
NiD-48   was a single seat parasol wing lightweight fighter monoplane,powered by 400 hp
               Hispano-Suiza 12Jb engine
NiD-481   was a single seat monoplane fighter,developed from Type-48,but powered by 240 hp
               Lorraine Algol Junior engine
NiD-49   was a single seat lightweight fighter Project of 1926,powered by 550 hp Renault V12
                engine
NiD-49/II   was a three engined amphibian seaplane biplane,accommodated eight-passenger,
               remained a Project,1929
NiD-50   was a four-seat torpedo bomber monoplane Project,powered by two 480 hp Gnome-
               Rhône 9A Jupiter engines
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David Hagberg, Breaking Point, published in Combat, Stephen Coonts (ed.), 2001

United States

USS George Washington (CVN-73)
Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier
Real ship, details as in service.

USS Seawolf (SSN-21)
Seawolf Class Submarine
Real ship, details as in service.

USS Marvin Shields (FF-1092)
Knox Class Frigate
Real ship, details as in service.
Note: This ship decommissioned in 1992.

USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51)
Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer
Real ship, details as in service.

China (Peoples Republic)

Nanchong (502)  (ex-??, ex-Kobchik)
Type 6601 Chengdu Class (Riga Class) Frigate.
Details as per the real ships
Note: The Kobchik is a real Riga Class frigate for which I've been unable to locate firm details for it's disposal. In the short story the ship was sold to the Bulgarians and then later transferred to the Chinese. In real life the Chinese built four Riga Class frigates from kits in the 1950s. I was also unable to find full class details for the Chengdu Class ships so this may be a real ship, even if the backstory is fictional.

Hekou (405)
Han Class (Type 091) Submarine
Details as per the real ships.
Note: Pennant matches that of a Han Class Submarine commissioned in 1991 and is still in service (In the short story the submarine is sunk.). However none of the class are named.

Plot summary: It is the mid/late 1990s, a pro-democracy activist has fled mainland China to Taiwan. Now the Chinese government is using his presence as a pretext to threaten invasion. Careful planning has tied the Americans hands, so nothing should go wrong...

Note: No specific information is given to provide dating, but there are several references to the handover of Hong Kong to China in the past tense suggesting these events take place after this occurred.
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Modelling Forum / 1/96 scale USS ALBACORE
« Last post by merriman on Yesterday at 07:28:05 am »
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Designation Systems / Re: Nieuport Designations
« Last post by hesham on Yesterday at 06:45:55 am »
Hi,

I complete the last post to Type-28,and begin with Nieuport-Delage;

NiD-29   was a single seat biplane fighter,powered by 300 hp HS 8Fb V-8 piston engine
NiD-30   was a 4/6 passenger light airliner biplane,powered by one 350 hp Sunbeam Matabele
              engine,also called NiD-30T
NiD-31   was a single seat sequiplane or monoplane fighter,powered by 180 hp Rhone 9R engine
NiD-32   was a single seat shipboard biplane fighter,powered by 180 hp Rhone 9R engine
NiD-33   was a two-seat shipboard recce biplane,powered by one HS engine
NiD-34   was a single seat racer sequiplane Project,powered by one 500 hp Sumbeam-Coatalen
              engine,for Coupe Deutsch of 1922
NiD-35   was a three-seat recce float biplane,powered by one 150 hp Hispano-Suiza 8 Aa engine
NiD-36   ------?
NiD-37   was a single seat fighter and racer monoplane,powered by one 300 HS 8Fb engine
NiD-38   was a two-passenger touring and light transport biplane,powered by one 180 hp HS 8Ab
               engine
NiD-381   was a developed version of Type-38,but powered by one 240 hp Renault 8Gd  engine
NiD-390   was a four passenger light transport biplane,powered by one 180 HS 8Ac engine
NiD-391   was a main production version,powered by one 200 hp Armstrong Siddeley Lynx IVC
               engine
NiD-391/2   was NiD 391 with 30 cm (12 inch) fuselage stretch
NiD-391/3   was  an ambulance version,intended for CAF
NiD-392   was a developed version of Type-391,remained a Project only
NiD-393   was a version,powered by one 240 hp Lorraine 7Ma engine
NiD-40   was a single seat high altitude fighter biplane,based on Type-29 for 1921 C.1 contest


     to be continued
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