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dgp1957

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Peacock Query
« on: August 31, 2009, 04:04:10 pm »

Folks can anyone identify the two items on each end of the mast spar, the white objects with round base and looks like a spike at the top?
Also do Sirmar do a 1/48 scale fitting for these items, I need one as it has been lost a wee while ago.

Thanks
David
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Mark47

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Re: Peacock Query
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2009, 04:40:44 pm »

They should be in the E.S.M set here

http://www.sirmarmodelships.com/fittings.asp Look under 1:48 Ariels priced £3.56

This is a picture of the E.S.M sets found under 1:96 fittings.

http://www.sirmarmodelships.com/images/show_fittings.asp?ID=113


Mark

Some one who has served should be able to confirm this for you before you order.
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boatman 101

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Re: Peacock Query
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2009, 08:04:35 pm »

HI there are you building HMS PEACOCK in 1/48 scale as i am as well an wonder if you have much info about her as i cant get much info an wonder if you could help me
chris
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Mark47

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Re: Peacock Query
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2009, 09:20:33 pm »

http://www.navyphotos.co.uk/peacock%20class%20patrol.htm

http://pcga109.tripod.com/peacock2.htm

http://www.longs.hampshire.btinternet.co.uk/images/peacock__plover.jpg

http://www.btinternet.com/~warship/Postwar/Patrol/peacock.htm

http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Barracks/7248/plover.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbXh1sMPyQ4    This was Swallow

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peacock_class_patrol_vessel Click on pictures for larger views.....Click on names in right hand side for the rest of the class and again click pictures for larger views.

I know you may have some of these, but if not it's a start for you.


I actualy have a great Chinese defence site some where in my favourites..Gives you loads of brill pics, but I just can't find it just now. If you seen my favourites you would understand.

Mark
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DARLEK1

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Re: Peacock Query
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2009, 09:24:57 pm »

Hi there, yep, I do them in 1/48th scale.
 Paul... www.sirmarmodelships.com  :-)
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Rex Hunt

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Re: Peacock Query
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2009, 10:52:56 am »

You asked for identification of the items.

They are uhf wide band omni-directional aerials (discones) primary use is for air/ground comms on military airband frequencies.
The top cone is to stop the S**te hawks from perching on them!

Rex
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Re: Peacock Query
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2009, 11:22:12 am »

Thanks gents, I have managed to cobble together a similar looking piece from milliput and metal rod  :embarrassed:
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Re: Peacock Query
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2009, 02:59:05 pm »

I have a similar query regarding the mast on the US Coast Guard's Island-class cutter, which carries a serious amount of "gadgetry" for such a small ship:



Radars are obvious enough (there are 2 - is one surface scanning and the other air?) as are running lights (the small black cylinders with flared bases) and speakers/sirens, and the double-circle thing on the arm looks like a direction-finder loop. Also not clearly visible in this photo (on the aft side) is the ship's bell and a large spotlight to illuminate the rear deck. But everything else is a mystery to me! I would guess a lot of them are communications-related, including GPS, satellite links etc. Many are under domes (white, grey, and one blue), and this photo shows another large dome on the superstructure roof forward of the windshield - not all of the cutters have this, and I didn't add one to my model.

Doubt there are any USCG experts on this forum, but can anyone familiar with modern ship equipment help me to identify any of the components here?
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Re: Peacock Query
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2009, 04:59:47 pm »

According to the book Combat Fleets Of The World these ships have - Raytheon SPS64(V)1 or Hughes-Furuno SPS-73 navigation radars.

The lettering on the lower radar looks like it could be Furuno, which would make it the SPS-73. The upper radar looks like a surface search one, its not big enough for air search. This is mounted as high as possible to increase the horizon distance. It would be used to search for ships and boats and track them.

The device with the 2 loops at right angles is a radio direction finder.

I don't know what the other stuff is.
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Re: Peacock Query
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2009, 04:24:09 am »

Herewith are some pics of our Peacock class
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Re: Peacock Query
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2009, 03:23:37 pm »

They are nicknamed Mandarin hats and are UHF radio aerials
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