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User Artwork / Re: Piana Canova PC 1500
« Last post by ermeio on September 02, 2017, 05:57:08 am »
Hi Marco,
Thanks for the blueprints.
EccellentI. ...
Do you have the overall dimension of the P 1500?
User Artwork / Re: Kogiken Plan II
« Last post by Hamzalippischh on September 01, 2017, 01:25:49 pm »
Great! very nice textures.
Propulsion / Re: Rolls Royce Griffon 130
« Last post by Johnbr on August 31, 2017, 03:09:55 pm »
User Artwork / Re: Motocar's Cutaway drawings
« Last post by Motocar on August 31, 2017, 12:35:21 pm »
Cutaway SAAB 210B "Lill Draken" Prototype designed to evaluate the performance of the Double Delta wing, in its first prototype the air intakes were almost from the nose of the plane, in the model "B" that occupies the same acquired the almost definitive form and were more backward almost to the level of the windshield frame, author Lil Jemalm and retouched by Motocar to recreate this little known

Theoretical and Speculative Projects / Re: Fictional Warships - Novels
« Last post by Kadija_Man on August 30, 2017, 08:22:37 pm »
The Sand Pebbles movie of 1966 is a damn fine one, with Candice Bergen and Steve McQueen in it.  Also features a surprising portrayal by Richard Attenborough of an American sailor.
User Artwork / Re: Covert Shores sub cutaways and profiles
« Last post by covert_shores on August 30, 2017, 01:57:30 pm »
Russian spy ship Yantar which is known to loiter over undersea internet cables. Drawn in MS Paint + Gimp as per usual. Hi res:


Smaller scale preview:
Theoretical and Speculative Projects / Re: Fictional Warships - Novels
« Last post by Graham1973 on August 30, 2017, 06:00:24 am »
Stephen Coonts, Pirate Alley, 2013

United States

USS United States (CVN-???)
Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier
Details as per the real ships.

USS Chosin Reservoir (LHD-???)
Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship (?)
Details as per the real ships
Note: Class is not specified in novel, assumed to be the case as this was the most recent class available at the time the novel came out. Name clashes with the Ticonderoga Class Cruiser USS Chosin (CG-65).

USS Richard Ward (DDG-???)
Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer
Details as per the real ships

Several destroyers and cruisers.


Warship, type not specified

Plot summary: Somali pirates seize a cruise liner, sail it into a port they control and make the usual "Pay us or we kill the hostages" demand. The US Navy finds itself hamstrung by politicians who's understanding of the military and what it can do seems to come from action movies. The pirates find themselves in conflict with Islamic fundamentalists who want to change the planned arrangement to "Pay us and we'll kill the hostages anyway..." All this leads to a tense and confused situation.

The author does not specify the year the story takes place, however he gives the dates between the which the events take place as November 9 - 12 and states that November the 12th is a Tuesday, this happens in 2013, so I am going to assume the story takes place that year.
Theoretical and Speculative Projects / Re: Fictional Warships - Novels
« Last post by Hood on August 30, 2017, 05:29:08 am »
Two older but influential books to add to this listing.

Brown on Resolution, by C. S. Forester, 1929

Great Britain
HMS Charybdis: 3rd class cruiser, armed with 4.7in QF guns, stated to be 30 years old in 1914 (therefore completed circa 1884). There was a real HMS Charybdis, an Astraea Class protected cruiser commissioned in 1896
HMS Leopard: battlecruiser, 20,000 tons, 8x2 12in guns, 24kts. Probably inspired by both the Invincible and Indefatigable classes but slightly slower, all eight guns could fire on the beam so probably closer to Indefatigable in layout.
HMS Penzance: light cruiser, maximum speed 27kts, stated to be quite new. Probably inspired by the Town Class light cruisers of the era.

SMS Ziethen: armoured cruiser, 500ft (152m) long, 10x1 150mm guns, belt and deck armour, three funnels, stated to be older than the armoured cruisers Scharnhorst & Gneisenau. Ziethen's stats do not match any real protected or armoured cruiser class in the German Navy, compared to the protected cruisers Ziethen is larger but weaker in armament. No armoured cruiser carried a uniform 150mm battery without heavier guns.

Plot: Leading Seaman Albert Brown survives the sinking of HMS Charybdis and is taken aboard the Ziethen (part of von Spee's fleet) which docks at the Galapagos Islands for repairs. Brown escapes ashore with a rifle and delays the repairs long enough so that Ziethen is hunted down and destroyed by HMS Leopard, ironically Brown never knows the results of his actions.
The book was made into two films, the first in 1935 where HMS Charybdis is altered to HMS Rutland and the Ceres Class cruiser HMS Curacoa portrayed the Ziethen. The second film, Single Handed aka  Sailor of the King was made in 1953 moving the plot to WW2, Ziethen becoming the Essen (portrayed by Abdiel Class minelayer-cruiser HMS Manxman and the British cruisers becoming HMS Stratford, Amesbury and Cambridge (Dido Class HMS Cleopatra portraying both the sunken Amesbury and the victorious Stratford. The Town class HMS Glasgow briefly appears as HMS Cambridge. This later film has two alternate endings, where Brown dies or lives.

The Sand Pebbles, by Richard McKenna, 1962

Great Britain
HMS Woodcock: river gunboat
HMS Cockchafer: real ship, Insect Class gunboat which was involved in was the Wanhsien Incident in August and September 1926 on the Yangtze.
HMS Emerald: real ship, E Class light cruiser involved in Nanjing Incident in 1927.

Hiro: river gunboat

United States
USS San Pablo: river gunboat, captured from Spain in 1898, armed with 1x 3pdr, 1x 1pdr and 6x MGs, speed 8-10kts.
USS Duarte: large gunboat
USS Paul Jones: type unknown, maximum speed 30kts. The real Paul Jones was a Bainbridge Class destroyer decommissioned in 1919.
USS Pittsburgh: real ship (CA-4), armoured cruiser which saw service off Shanghai in 1927
USS Stewart: real ship (DD-224), Clemson Class destroyer which served off China and on Yangtze.
USS Pope: real ship (DD-225), Clemson Class destroyer which served off China and on Yangtze.
USS Truxtun: real ship (DD-229), Clemson Class destroyer which served off China and on Yangtze.
USS Preston: real ship (DD-327), Clemson Class destroyer which served off China and on Yangtze.
USS Noa: real ship (DD-343), Clemson Class destroyer which served off China and on Yangtze.
USS Pigeon: minesweeper: real ship (AM-47), Lapwing Class, served on Yangtze 1923-28.
USS Isabel: real ship (PY-10), armed patrol yacht, Yangzte Patrol 1921-28
USS Chaumont: transport, real ship AP-5, deployed to Shanghai in 1927

Plot: This is the story of the USS San Pablo ('aka Stone Pebble') on the Yangtze during the Nationalist Northern Expedition of 19251927, focusing on the main character, engine mechanic Jake Holman.
This book was also made into a film in 1966, in whichSan Pablo  was portrayed by a replica construction based on the real USS Villalobos, a captured Spanish Navy gunboat.
User Artwork / Re: Kogiken Plan II
« Last post by yasotay on August 29, 2017, 01:51:00 pm »
Welcome!  It is always great to have new aviation aficionados, especially ones with talent.  Brilliant work by the way.  I always am envious of those with your talents.
CAA-1C = probably PL-5
AS-12A mod.1 = Kh-25MP
AS-12B = Kh-25ML
AS-12C = Kh-25MR
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