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Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Jan 2013 9:12 p.m. PST

I don't know if this has been discussed before but it is mostly new to me.

They were thinking about making a giant battleship out of pykrete and keeping it up north.

Sounds like a great scenario for a WWWII game.


wminsing Inactive Member07 Jan 2013 9:18 p.m. PST

Yep, one of my favorite off-the-wall ideas. I neat fictional battle history, assuming the ship made it into service:


Phil Hall07 Jan 2013 9:45 p.m. PST

Mythbusters built a pykrete boat in Alaska and sailed it.

Kaoschallenged Inactive Member07 Jan 2013 11:55 p.m. PST

Yep. It was a few years ago.From my response there,

TMP link

Quite a bit out there on the subject. David Manley even wrote up the stats for this theoretical class of ship for VaS.

1/700 HMS HABBAKUK pykrete aircraft carrier (1943)

Mythbusters episode with Pykrete



Big Martin Back08 Jan 2013 4:12 a.m. PST

It's one of those ideas that keep getting "rediscovered". I remember hearing about it in the 70s!

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2013 6:26 a.m. PST

My favorite story around Pyekrete is the ricochet fired
by a Senior British Officer in a crowded meeting room !

robertsjf Inactive Member08 Jan 2013 7:08 a.m. PST

Heat ray. problem solved!

Bob in Edmonton08 Jan 2013 7:20 a.m. PST

The test site was Patricia Lake, near Jasper Alberta.


Pretty place. Apparently some material related to the project (engines I think--can't find the link) has been found by divers.

boy wundyr x Inactive Member08 Jan 2013 8:21 a.m. PST

Hallmark/Figurehead did one in 1/6000 too. It was also one of the superweapons covered in the "My Tank Is Fight" book that was out a few years ago, one of the few non-German superweapons to make it.

GROSSMAN Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2013 11:24 a.m. PST

Al Gores global warming would sink them all.

CmdrKiley Inactive Member08 Jan 2013 4:29 p.m. PST

Correction: Al Gore's hot air would sink them all.

hindsTMP Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2013 6:29 p.m. PST

I'd be interested in seeing an image if anyone ever bought and painted the Figurehead version.

BTW, "CmdrKiley", I see you are one of those "I don't want it to be true, so it isn't" people.


boy wundyr x Inactive Member09 Jan 2013 9:50 a.m. PST

There's a pic halfway down the page here:

In my head though, I always picture something more circular, like a giant iceberg or Fortress of Solitude; the planned reality is just a big carrier.

Lion in the Stars09 Jan 2013 1:55 p.m. PST

Whooooooa[/Keanu voice]

That's freaking HUGE!

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