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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:31 pm 
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AGOR-27 RV Neil Armstrong:
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RV Hugh R. Sharp:
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T-AGOR-26 Kilo Moana:
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R-224 NOAAS Oscar Dyson:
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MV Marjorie C.:
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JHSV as railgun test ship:
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Never Built:

Cruiser Baseline (Tico systems to Burke design standards):
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DG/AEGIS (FY74):
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Imaginary attempt at DG/AEGIS as systems test ship:
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Gibbs & Cox Air Warfare Destroyer (2007) for Australia:
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The above in "Kingdom of Hawai'i" Peacetime livery (for an AH/AU I help with):
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The UK entry in for the Hawai'ian AWD contract:
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Hawai'ian Airlines Liveries (AH/AU, but close to reality):

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AH/AU Liveries for Callieverse (same as Kingdom of Hawai'i above):

Not used in universe:
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Not used in universe:
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These would have been for TIPOTS/TIPOTSLike had I ever finished them:
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Rocket Blimp:
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Downloadable Shipbucket:

Mainsite Archive (184 megs)
Sub-assemblies (such things as parts and planes) (154 megs)
Old files, Psilander's work, TJ's Stuff and References (172 megs)
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AUs and Erik's Work (62 megs)

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:54 pm 
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That's some sweet work there.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:01 pm 
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Rob Herrick wrote:
That Hawaiian Airlines livery is beautiful. I'd love to see it on real jets.

To be clear, that's very close to the real HA livery, with a few minor edits (the addition of the apostrophe for one). I wasn't able to nail the exact real world one, so I eventually gave up and went with this.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:58 pm 
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Hawai'ian L-1011-500, Callieverse
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Andria Madagasikara Manidina (Malagasy regional airline inside of the Empire of California) IL-86C (re-engined for Californian Service)
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VERY nice. Thanks for sharing.


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While I did not draw the following (the artist is one of the more prolific shipbucket drawers and one of the few that has any sort of naval architecture training), I did help with putting together some of the systems for these ships (most notably the LWNP and the VL 155mm gun), and I help in the design stage (making me the design's godfather if you will):

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FFHN-1 Vandalia Class
Type: frigate
Year of commissioning: 1980
Displacement: 4500 metric tons (full load)
L*B*D: 121m * 14m * 8,5m
Lengthoa: 131m6
Beamoa: 15m
Draft: 4m
Freeboard: 4,5m
Block coefficient: 0,66
Propulsion: CONAG (COmbined Nuclear And Gas)
1 x Westinghouse LWNP, generating 25000 SHP
1 x General Electric LM-2500-30 generating 21,500 SHP
4 x diesel generator
Speed: cruising speed 20 kts, top speed 30 knots
Range: practically unlimited at 20kts, but 1000nm 30 knots time. Patrol range limited only by crew, diesel and helicopter fuel.
Complement: 200
Sensor and processing systems: radar: mk 23 TAS air search, SPS-76 surface search, heli control radar. Directors: 2 x mk 95 NSSM director. Sonar: SQS-56, SQR-19 Towed Array
Electronic warfare and Decoy systems: SLQ-32(V)2, AN/SLQ-25 Nixie
Arnament: vertical loading 155 mm gun with the ability to fire depth charges and sonobouys
Mk 29 NSSM launch system
Phalanx
2 x Mk 32 triple torpedo tubes
Aircraft carried: 2 x SH-3 Sea King ASW helicopters.
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Type: frigate
Year of commissioning: 1980
Displacement: 4500 metric tons (full load)
L*B*D: 121m * 14m * 8,5m
Lengthoa: 131m6
Beamoa: 15m
Draft: 4m
Freeboard: 4,5m
Block coefficient: 0,66
Propulsion: CONAG (COmbined Nuclear And Gas)
1 x Westinghouse LWNP, generating 25000 SHP
1 x General Electric LM-2500-30 generating 21,500 SHP
4 x diesel generator
Speed: cruising speed 20 kts, top speed 30 knots
Range: practically unlimited at 20kts, but 1000nm 30 knots time. Patrol range limited only by crew, diesel and helicopter fuel.
Complement: 200
Sensor and processing systems: radar: SPS-49
directors: 1 SPG-60, 1 WM-29 'egg'
Sonar: SQS-56, SQR-19 Towed Array
Electronic warfare and Decoy systems: SLQ-32(V)2, AN/SLQ-25 Nixie
Arnament:
Mk 75 76mm gun
Mk 13 GMLS
Mk 144 Harpoon canister (2*4)
Phalanx
2 x Mk 32 triple torpedo tubes
Aircraft carried: 2 x SH-3 Sea King ASW helicopters or 2 LAMPS helicopters.


The primary driver of the original design (the FFHN) was to design an ASW frigate with the LWNP for extended rage (although it would need to be pulled for refueling about once a year), and the 155mm gun was selected because of it's short range ASW capabilities. Below is a diagram showing how the engines and shafts are laid out:

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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 9:34 pm 
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Just something I've done for fun:
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While a total flight of fantasy, I decided to give the State of Texas' Maritime Regiment a pair of overgrown FACs.

Each was initially equipped with Just the forward 30mm cannon and The Stinger launchers, but by the time of the drawing they would get 16 VL-RAM where the old Barak VLS was.

Electronics fit is TRS-3D, EO/IR sensors, CEC, & Tacan on the foremast with ESM (generic), Link-16, Minor War Vessel Radarm & Distributed Aperture System (360° Optical) on the aft.

Final weapons fit is the Mk 46 Bushmaster, to automate 50cal mounts, two automate 25mm mounts (Mk 38 mod 2), two Sea Scorpion Stinger launchers, a single Mk 32 SVTT with 6-9 rounds16-32 VL-RAM (based on ExLS quadpack), and two Chemring Centurion launchers (for decoys and Griffins). A single H-65 helo is provided for.

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Nice work. Or course, now Oklahoma will want a Navy...

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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 10:01 pm 
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ByronC wrote:
Nice work. Or course, now Oklahoma will want a Navy...


Thanks.
This started out with me asking myself the question "How can I make the state defense forces better?"

Well, the answer to that is lots of funding and low-level equipment (trucks, radios, cranes, ect). I then thought "Well, while useful, that's not cool stuff. What can I add that is cool?" and I focused in on the maritime side rather than the land based side and looked at what had been built in the US for export over the last 20-25 years (link). The plan is to do a series of these focusing on the larger imaginary fleets - Texas, California, Florida, Michigan, Ohio, New York, Virginia, Washington, Alaska, & Hawai'i.

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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 10:13 pm 
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If Washington had a Navy, I just might enlist. Of course, I do live on the wrong side of the state. Maybe there's a riverine force on the Columbia. Or the Mississippi, for the states that border it. That might be interesting.

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Commandant Ours Polaire wrote:
ByronC wrote:
Nice work. Or course, now Oklahoma will want a Navy...


Thanks.
This started out with me asking myself the question "How can I make the state defense forces better?"

Well, the answer to that is lots of funding and low-level equipment (trucks, radios, cranes, ect). I then thought "Well, while useful, that's not cool stuff. What can I add that is cool?" and I focused in on the maritime side rather than the land based side and looked at what had been built in the US for export over the last 20-25 years (link). The plan is to do a series of these focusing on the larger imaginary fleets - Texas, California, Florida, Michigan, Ohio, New York, Virginia, Washington, Alaska, & Hawai'i.


Michigan and Ohio (and New York for Lake Ontario) having armed fleets would run afoul of the treaties with Great Britain and Canada demilitarizing the lakes. So I'd be interested to see what you envision them having.

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Rob Herrick wrote:
Commandant Ours Polaire wrote:
Texas, California, Florida, Michigan, Ohio, New York, Virginia, Washington, Alaska, & Hawai'i.


Michigan and Ohio (and New York for Lake Ontario) having armed fleets would run afoul of the treaties with Great Britain and Canada demilitarizing the lakes. So I'd be interested to see what you envision them having.


I had forgotten about said treaty. The Michigan ship (I'm doing one craft for each state) is planned to be an icebreaker. Where possible I'm using existing hulls or proposed hulls from US design firms and yards. There are a few exceptions however - the MRV80 is very likely to show up.

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Rob Herrick wrote:
Michigan and Ohio (and New York for Lake Ontario) having armed fleets would run afoul of the treaties with Great Britain and Canada demilitarizing the lakes. So I'd be interested to see what you envision them having.


They take that seriously, too. When they made the USS Silversides into a museum ship, they had to breach the pressure hull. They put in an access stairway.

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Michigan and Ohio (and New York for Lake Ontario) having armed fleets would run afoul of the treaties with Great Britain and Canada demilitarizing the lakes. So I'd be interested to see what you envision them having.


They take that seriously, too. When they made the USS Silversides into a museum ship, they had to breach the pressure hull. They put in an access stairway.

There was one of those on the USS Blueback on the Willamette river in Portland, and there are no treaties involved there. I think it's just standard practice. (After all, why couldn't they just demil the torpedo tubes?)

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(After all, why couldn't they just demil the torpedo tubes?)


Because this was cheaper.

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There's also the fact that to let tourists into a submarine, a stairway is infinitely more convenient than a ladder through a small hatch. Especially considering the litigious society in the US.

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Never Built/United States:

Northrop Grumman Multi-Purpose / Littoral Corvette:

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Particulars:
LOA: 101.5 m
Beam: 13.6 m
Draft: 5.7 m
Lightship: 1883 MT
Full Load: 2310 MT
Fuel: 330 MT
Twin screw CODOG (38.3 MW), variable pitch screws
4 800kW Diesel Ship Service generators
Max Speed: 28.5 knots
Range: 3650 NM at 17 knots
Endurance: 28 Days
Berthing for 110.
16 Mk 41 VLS (Presumed Tactical)
16 Barak 1 SAM
16 Barak 8 SAM
16 Harpoon
2 Typhoon 25mm mounts
1 Phalanx
1 SVTT set
1 Hanger for H-60
ELTA MF STAR (phased array)
2 STIR 2.4
ELTA EL/M 2221
NS-9003/9005 MBAT SHARK ESM
EDO 997 Sonar
EDO 980 ALOFTS (Towed Array)

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Bede Aircraft Corp. BD-5J
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She's the smallest jet plane built. RGB available upon request

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Littoral Corvette, real/never built, sometimes referred to as the Sa'ar 5B:
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16 cells each for Barak 1, Barak 8, and Mk 41 Tactical; 16 Harpoons; Phalanx; 2 25mm Typhoon mounts; MF STAR phased arrays, STIR 2.4, other Israeli electronics.

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