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  • bigjimslade
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    Originally posted by Gun Grape View Post
    Modern weapon systems are guarded. But the ones in question, T-hawk R2D2, Harpoon, Chain guns, are 1970s tech
    Plus, they are sitting in museum ships where someone can take a tape measure to them.

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  • Gun Grape
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    Originally posted by bbvet View Post
    BJS wrote:

    But to the topic at hand - I'm surprised that modern weapons systems are not closely guarded secrets. Shows how a liberal bent society slowly loses it's edge. And - I do like detailed drawings, don't get me wrong!
    Modern weapon systems are guarded. But the ones in question, T-hawk R2D2, Harpoon, Chain guns, are 1970s tech

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  • bbvet
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    BJS wrote:
    More to the point, I can't figure out why this keeps showing up in my image search results for "PHALANX CIWS MEASUREMENTS" on GOOGLE.
    Seriously??? You're questioning that???? We're going to have to have an appointment made for you at the shrink's office :Dancing-Banana: LOL!!!!

    But to the topic at hand - I'm surprised that modern weapons systems are not closely guarded secrets. Shows how a liberal bent society slowly loses it's edge. And - I do like detailed drawings, don't get me wrong!

    Hms

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  • bigjimslade
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    Originally posted by bbvet View Post
    BJS wrote -

    Well, think about it - these are current weapon systems. The USN isn't going to just hand out detailed plans for these to the public. Not like the 5"/38 mounts, etc.
    You'd be surprised what information you can get on current weapons systems. I once asked for information to fill in gaps on the operation of a chain gun. They asked why I wanted it. I said I was reading a book and needed clarification. Then they sent me enough information to build a chain gun.

    More to the point, I can't figure out why this keeps showing up in my image search results for "PHALANX CIWS MEASUREMENTS" on GOOGLE.

    https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl...8#h=1280&w=853

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  • bbvet
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    BJS wrote -
    Still on my list are measured drawings for Harpoon, CWIS, and Tomahawk. I am surprised how hard these are to find, especially the CWIS.
    Well, think about it - these are current weapon systems. The USN isn't going to just hand out detailed plans for these to the public. Not like the 5"/38 mounts, etc.

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  • bigjimslade
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    Still on my list are measured drawings for Harpoon, CWIS, and Tomahawk. I am surprised how hard these are to find, especially the CWIS.

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  • Albany Rifles
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    That's why I love this place.

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  • bigjimslade
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    Thanks to you and Rusty!

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  • bbvet
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    BigJimSlade -

    Rusty emailed me the drawings he mentioned above that probably he meant to send to you - NO PROBLEM!!! I am posting these below as .pdfs:
    IOWA Mast_1.pdfIOWA Mast_2.pdfIOWA Mast_3.pdfIOWA Mast_4.pdfIOWA Mast_5.pdf. Hope these help with your model. So far, it looks really good!!!

    Hank Strub

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  • bigjimslade
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    This is a work in progress. I included more of the parts I had built. I did not update the antenna mount as I am looking for references.

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  • Albany Rifles
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    Hey Gunny...eff you, Jarhead.

    High Angle Hell!!!

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  • RustyBattleship
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    On some of the plans I drew for re-assembling the upper mast of the Iowa, I may have some dimensions I can pass on to you. Things have been pretty rough around here (medically) it may take me some time to dig them up and send them to you.

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  • Gun Grape
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    Originally posted by bigjimslade View Post
    Thanks much. I actually had the support leading to the antennas but, as so often happens with 3d modeling, I forgot to include those supports.

    In regard to the SPS-49 mount, big thanks. I am totally guessing. I have not found any measurements for any of the antennae. SPS-10, SPS-49, SATCOM, and others. I have some clearer pictures of the Iowa but don't see it there. I don't see the cone that you describe on the Iowa pictures but I do see it on SPS-49 mounts on other ships. The distance shots I have of the NJ clearly show a mount that is different from that on the Iowa.
    The parabolic reflector on the an/SPS-49 is 8ft high by 24 Ft long

    http://www.radartutorial.eu/19.karte...rte002.en.html

    The site has a drop down menu for other radar systems

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  • bigjimslade
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    Thanks much. I actually had the support leading to the antennas but, as so often happens with 3d modeling, I forgot to include those supports.

    In regard to the SPS-49 mount, big thanks. I am totally guessing. I have not found any measurements for any of the antennae. SPS-10, SPS-49, SATCOM, and others. I have some clearer pictures of the Iowa but don't see it there. I don't see the cone that you describe on the Iowa pictures but I do see it on SPS-49 mounts on other ships. The distance shots I have of the NJ clearly show a mount that is different from that on the Iowa.

    If anyone has measured drawing of these antennae, I'm looking!

    Thanks

    j

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  • Gun Grape
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    Sorry to hijack the thread but i just had to post this

    Originally posted by Albany Rifles View Post


    In 1983 the same location and I was the 4.2 inch mortar platoon leader...and we were firing HE rounds marked US Army Chemical Corps 1944. They worked just fine as well.
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