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Arrow5

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what ship ?
« on: June 02, 2019, 05:01:19 PM »

What ship, period of aircraft.etc?  I`m selling my manned model of HMS Invincible  RO5 and think this is it in former guise.  Are  any RN recruiting bods with us >
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2019, 05:27:02 PM »

That isn't Invincible. It's an earlier generation carrier depicted post war. R05 and its general appearance suggests it is a simplified representation of HMS Eagle in the 1950s before her major rebuild.
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Re: what ship ?
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2019, 06:23:53 PM »

Pre 1959, the last time Eagle had Seahawks embarked  :-))
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2019, 08:03:12 PM »

Correct answer Ned. It occured to me that one photographed might have been upgraded to the thru-deck one RO5 when she  entered service.
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2019, 08:14:15 PM »

Are you the gentleman I saw all those years ago (35'ish), maybe in Linlithgow but not sure with the huge sit-in carrier?
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2019, 08:27:33 PM »

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Correct answer Ned. It occured to me that one photographed might have been upgraded to the thru-deck one RO5 when she  entered service.

Are those two photos of the same ship? They look completely different!

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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2019, 09:52:12 PM »

Colin  that was the question.   Did the naval workshop convert this hull RO5 configuration when the newer one entered  service  as we can`t see the hull  ?
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2019, 09:58:20 PM »

I suppose it is possible but as it would have been done 40 years ago it might be difficult to establish the facts.

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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2019, 10:03:28 PM »

Are you the gentleman I saw all those years ago (35'ish), maybe in Linlithgow but not sure with the huge sit-in carrier?
  It might have been Rich.  If I was in Naval uniform then no. it was at Nairn Harbour Festival 1982-ish
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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2019, 10:13:10 PM »

I suppose it is possible but as it would have been done 40 years ago it might be difficult to establish the facts.

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« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2019, 10:52:42 PM »

Your original post specified Invincible which was clearly at odds with the photo which was s bit confusing really.
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Re: what ship ?
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2019, 11:24:40 PM »

Colin  that was the question.   Did the naval workshop convert this hull RO5 configuration when the newer one entered  service  as we can`t see the hull  ?


I thought when you acquired it there was no hull, it was just a deck for Naval days and you put the hull on.

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« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2019, 10:07:42 AM »


I thought when you acquired it there was no hull, it was just a deck for Naval days and you put the hull on.
No longbuild, it was a waterline model in some disrepair after some years on road and not highly detailed.   I added the hull below the waterline and fitted 5 HP engine. The whole hull to deck level was professionally fibreglassed .
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Re: what ship ?
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2019, 06:08:12 PM »


 :-)) :-))


Looking at your first post and the picture with the child on it, to me that looks a lot wider than your model.

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« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2019, 09:56:09 AM »

Hard to judge Longbuild.   If we knew the scale of the aircraft that would be start. Pity the photo doesn't show more. There must be a history of these large PR model ships that went `round the country. There was a fleet  RN houseboats on the canals too.  Should be pictures somewhere, Fleetlands perhaps, do they have a library i wonder ?
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« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2019, 09:32:51 PM »

One hell of a straight running (model) boat  {-) {-) {-) {-)
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