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Author Topic: HMS Woodcock at 1/48th scale  (Read 16833 times)

Akira

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Re: HMS Woodcock at 1/48th scale
« Reply #75 on: May 15, 2020, 01:11:05 pm »

Beautiful model. I love the paint colors. She looks spectacular on the water. Throw in a few Flowers and you have an entire convoy escort!
To add fodder to the fire, on USN Oerlikons, there were internal stops that could be adjusted, thereby adjusting the firing arcs of the guns. This most clearly is demonstrated on mid to late war USN PT boats that carried numerous Oerlikons, especially on the fore deck.
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Re: HMS Woodcock at 1/48th scale
« Reply #76 on: May 16, 2020, 09:41:55 am »

Interesting, it looks like she has the same hull as the River-class frigates!
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Re: HMS Woodcock at 1/48th scale
« Reply #77 on: May 16, 2020, 01:06:20 pm »

Hi the hull is similar, itís 16 feet shorter and both were designed for anti submarine work, from Wikipedia The River-class ships were designed by naval engineer [/color]William Reed[/size][/color], of [/color]Smith's Dock Company[/size][/color] of South Bank-on-Tees, to have the endurance and anti-submarine capabilities of the [/color]Black Swan-class[/size][/color] [/color]sloops[/size][/color], while being quick and cheap to build in civil dockyards using the machinery (e.g. reciprocating steam engines instead of turbines) and construction techniques pioneered in the building of the [/color]Flower-class[/size][/color] [/color]corvettes[/size][/color]. Its purpose was to improve on the convoy escort classes in service with the [/color]Royal Navy[/size][/color] at the time, including the Flower class.
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