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markjames68

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Type 42 help
« on: November 01, 2011, 10:11:45 pm »

I have been given  what i have been told is a type 42 hull, but have a few questions,

Looking at pics on the internet, it looks like a type 42 HMS Exeter  / Sheffield hull


Does that make it a type 42 destroyer or a type 42 frigate, is there a difference?


The hull is 57 inches long , which going off the length of the Sheffield at 390ft Give or take, gives a scale of 1/82, seems odd unless i have got the destroyer/ frigate thing mixed up

Does Anyone know of a type 42 in this scale or hull length?

Mark
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Re: Type 42 help
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2011, 10:15:31 pm »

The Type 42 is a guided missile destroyer. If the hull is 57 inches, in 1\96th scale this would make it a batch 3 or 'stretched; Type 42 ie Manchester, Gloucester, York and one other!

The batch 1 \ 2 T42's were slightly shorter and at 1\96th, the hull is around 52 inches. These will build Liverpool, Birmingham, Coventry etc.
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Re: Type 42 help
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2011, 10:53:57 pm »

The Type 42 is a guided missile destroyer. If the hull is 57 inches, in 1\96th scale this would make it a batch 3 or 'stretched; Type 42 ie Manchester, Gloucester, York and one other!

The batch 1 \ 2 T42's were slightly shorter and at 1\96th, the hull is around 52 inches. These will build Liverpool, Birmingham, Coventry etc.

Edinburgh - the batch 3's also have a square stern not the rounded type of the others.

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Re: Type 42 help
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2011, 08:09:04 pm »

Edinburgh - the batch 3's also have a square stern not the rounded type of the others.

LB

Thanks LB. Couldnt remember Edinburgh!  :-))
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