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Alternative Invincible class

Anderman

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During the development of the Invincible a 12 500 t helicopter cruiser was planed as an alternative to the later build ships does somebody has more data or drawings on ship ships ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invincible_class_aircraft_carrier

thanks

Edit: looks like this topic was already there http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,4143.0.html
 

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Anderman said:
During the development of the Invincible a 12 500 t helicopter cruiser was planed as an alternative to the later build ships does somebody has more data or drawings on ship ships ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invincible_class_aircraft_carrier

thanks

Edit: looks like this topic was already there http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,4143.0.html

Here's the answer to your question:

http://books.google.com/books?id=BivKTPcx3woC&pg=PA68&lpg=PA68&dq=rebuilding+the+royal+navy+study+21&source=bl&ots=CnKnOS5Ej-&sig=G7seTAFCgAuuiT9IeMwPaDQ6FUE&hl=en&ei=TLRDS5uGGJO1lAf_se2UBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAgQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=&f=false

Obviously, there was a progression from steam to gas turbine, but the Invincible class underwent a very predictable design evolution.
 

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Although the subject of British helicopter cruiser/escort cruisers
has been well trodden, the question here is a fair one. Apart from
the drawings in Brown/Moore "Rebuilding the Royal Navy" there are
serious gaps in the availability of images of what proposals for the
ships were.
I have two particular gripes.

The 1962 Escort Cruiser with Seadart and Ikara which nearly got
ordered is nowhere to be found, despite the fact that there must
be some kind of sketch somewhere.

The alternatives looked at in 1966 when Invincible's design was
chosen included a version of the Type 82 (Bristol) stretched
to carry helos. Again not a sniff of a sketch.

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