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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2022 9:24 p.m. PST







More here




PaulB20 Jun 2022 2:57 a.m. PST

Wow, thanks for posting it Armand

Tortorella Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2022 3:06 a.m. PST

Thanks Armand! These are amazing….

Personal logo Cardinal Ximenez Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2022 4:47 a.m. PST


Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2022 8:38 a.m. PST

Breath-taking! Why aren't our hobby shops this interesting?

microgeorge Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2022 8:52 a.m. PST

Need some 1/100 scale SBDs to sink them.

Andrew Walters20 Jun 2022 9:49 a.m. PST

Those are great, but I don't have a table big enough…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2022 3:32 p.m. PST

A votre service mes amis….


hindsTMP Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2022 3:48 p.m. PST

Damn; those are pretty. Is 1/100 scale a thing? One of the standard R/C ship scales is 1/96, which is the scale for all my cold-war-era R/C subs

Also, I wonder how many of those they sell.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2022 3:24 p.m. PST

For such a ship… aren't there very few lifeboats…?


hindsTMP Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2022 7:09 p.m. PST

For such a ship… aren't there very few lifeboats…?

Warships of that era didn't generally carry lifeboats, but rather carley rafts or equivalent.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2022 3:26 p.m. PST

Poor crew…. they know in advance they would died if the ship sunk….


hindsTMP Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2022 5:08 p.m. PST

Poor crew…. they know in advance they would died if the ship sunk….

Actually, for a warship subject to combat damage, carley rafts would have been better than lifeboats. Reason is that carley rafts were resistant to damage, and merely needed to be cut loose before the ship sank, whereas lifeboats (in order to float) needed to both survive fragmentation damage, and needed to be carefully lowered right-side-up from a non-listing ship. So that even though an intact lifeboat was better than a carley raft, a carley raft was better than a capsized lifeboat with splinter damage.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Jun 2022 3:33 p.m. PST



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