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Topic review - Calling All USS Independence LCS-2 Fans!
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  Post subject:  Re: Calling All USS Independence LCS-2 Fans!  Reply with quote
There was never a VLS on the foredeck of the real ship ;)

The modification with the two Harpoon launchers is certainly interesting. I thought also to add them to a model of Coronado.

Does she have currently also the 3 cm guns?

There is another recent photo in this article (the fourth from the top):
https://news.usni.org/2016/07/21/rimpac-2016-lcs-4-exercises-with-chinese-navy-ahead-of-maiden-deployment-to-asia

Here she appears to have also the 3 cm guns:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CnWs8S-WAAEzEHp.jpg
http://jcsmarinenews.tumblr.com/image/147680331882

and here they can be seen for sure:
http://www.janes.com/article/61850/lcs-coronado-sails-with-harpoon-missile-fit
Post Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:51 am
  Post subject:  Re: Calling All USS Independence LCS-2 Fans!  Reply with quote
Thank you Tracy. Looks like they are mounted on the vls with extra material to provide blast protection, should be easy to update a model. Wonder if this will be a class mod.
Post Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:31 am
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Bow. Sometimes with the Navy you wait a day or so after a news event and then check out the photo galleries:
http://www.navy.mil/view_image.asp?id=222283
http://www.navy.mil/view_image.asp?id=222284
http://www.navy.mil/view_image.asp?id=222285
http://www.navy.mil/view_image.asp?id=222286
Post Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:07 am
  Post subject:  Re: Calling All USS Independence LCS-2 Fans!  Reply with quote
I saw recently that the USS Coronado fired harpoon. I know that the launchers are forward, but does anyone know of a clear photo of the exact location?
Post Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:57 am
  Post subject:  Re: Calling All USS Independence LCS-2 Fans!  Reply with quote
Brilliant - thank you very much!
Post Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:31 am
  Post subject:  Re: Calling All USS Independence LCS-2 Fans!  Reply with quote
Looks like the one in your photo was overlapping with another flag on the other side. Here's a sharp photo showing just N for the first flag: http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/ ... 10-002.JPG
Post Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:33 pm
  Post subject:  LCS-2 flag hoist/radio call sign ?!?  Reply with quote
Does anybody by any chance know USS Independence's complete flag hoist/radio call sign?
I've found one picture with the (supposed) call sign flown (http://www.navsource.org/archives/15/images/1502/1502046.jpg), and it reads ?-I-N-D. This would conform to USS Freedom's call sign, which according to navsource is N-F-R-E. However, I cannot make out the Independence's first letter - it's not N, that's for sure.

Any ideas?!?
Michi
Post Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 5:55 am
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Thanks!
Post Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:04 pm
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maxim wrote:
Could you comment on the light conditions, when you made the photo? Sonny? Cloudy? Rainy?

Direct noon sun.
Post Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:36 pm
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Thank you very much! This is very helpful. :thumbs_up_1:

Could you comment on the light conditions, when you made the photo? Sonny? Cloudy? Rainy?
Post Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:52 am
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I toured the USS Coronado during San Francisco Fleet Week. I took lots of photos, but probably nothing as useful as this: a picture of the hull with some paint chips to find out the color of the weathered aluminum. I only brought a few paint chips because I didn't want to look suspicious - I've gotten tired of getting interviewed by Military Intelligence at airshows.

Looks like Floquil Concrete is a good match which is terrible news because they don't make that paint any more. Gull grey slightly warmed and darkened would be good as well. This was taken in a fairly pristine area of the ship - differently weathered areas are mostly lighter in shade than this.

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Hope this helps.
Post Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:41 am
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This video of LCS-3, the USS Fort Worth, is worthwhile for hanger interior details, wake patterns, etc.: http://www.military.com/video/logistics-and-supplies/naval-equipment/latest-in-littoral-combat-aboard-uss-fort-worth/3890021143001/
Post Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:05 pm
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veliko_pile wrote:
15USD for the 1/350 version

Contact me here or on Facebook (RS Finemodels)

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I'm certainly interested in a potential 1:700 scale version. Looking forward to a report on that possibility.
Post Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:04 pm
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Done the Independence too.

15USD for the 1/350 version

Contact me here or on Facebook (RS Finemodels)

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:06 pm
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maxim wrote:
Which scale are these?



1/350, for Trumpeter and Bronco kits. I can make it bigger if you need, 1/96 1/196 whatever you need. For 1/700 I have to test it, maybe it would be too small
Post Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:51 am
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Which scale are these?
Post Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:36 am
  Post subject:  Re: Calling All USS Independence LCS-2 Fans!  Reply with quote
Also Freedom class, Indipendence and Fort Worth!

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Post Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:21 am
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Test shot of the new masking product available from RS Finemodels :)

Done in high quality vinyl foil, contact me if you are interested in one :)

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Post Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:26 am
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Video of LCS 4 launching the Norwegian Naval Strike Missile. For our purposes, it contains a few interesting shots of the elusive helicopter hangar at 0:13-0:17 and at 1:32:

Post Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:47 am
  Post subject:  Re: Calling All USS Independence LCS-2 Fans!  Reply with quote
Hi,

The link bellow from RIMPAC 2014, shows the USS Independence LCS-2 with the 30mm Bushmaster Gun as well as what appear to be a small platform with 2x SBROC.
This platform with the SBROC's does not seem to exist on USS Coronado LCS-4
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http://gcaptain.com/over-40-naval-ships ... -photo-op/

High resolution photo here:
http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/ ... 93-015.JPG


Thanks.
Regards,
Ayala Botto
Post Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:41 pm

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