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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:22 pm 
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By the way, there are some interesting shots of the HMS Vanguard.

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/hms-v ... ing-cruise


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The deck in front of the breakwater has a wooden deck structure. When painting with RN Deck Gray but that's no problem.

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Hello,
I need to gather some more references and drawings of Vanguard's 5.25 inch gun and turret. If anyone could send me copies or scans of the drawings, I would be appreciated. They will be used to design a 3D model of the turret and uploaded on Shapeways. :wave_1:

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how different are they from the kgv & dido classes?


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DavidP wrote:
how different are they from the kgv & dido classes?

Very different: they are considerably larger and hexagonal in planform (instead of round/oval).
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Hi all,
I am looking for more photos of the Vanguard 5.25" gun, especially close-ups. So far there are not many on the internet and all are of low res. If anyone got some better ones, please PM me or send them to the email aopaurshipmodels at gmail dot com

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Hi all,
Could anyone help me with the Vanguard 5.25 inch gun dimension info? O/A length of the gun is all needed...

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just the gun, the mount or combination of both?


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Well, from the butt-end of the gun house to the tip of the barrel...

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Any thoughts?

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Aop Aur wrote:
Hi all,
I am looking for more photos of the Vanguard 5.25" gun, especially close-ups. So far there are not many on the internet and all are of low res. If anyone got some better ones, please PM me or send them to the email aopaurshipmodels at gmail dot com

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Aop



G'day Aop

Have you seen these?

http://www.zhanliejian.com/navweaps/WNB ... 1_pics.htm

http://web.archive.org/web/201504070732 ... teria=5.25

Plus some detailed info

http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WNBR_525-50_mk1.php

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Hi Rod,
Thanks for the links. I have seen all of them. Navweaps says the overall gun length is 6.998 metres. It did not mention any differences between Vanguard gun version and the rest (KGV, Dido), so would it be possible that they are all of the same length? Vanguard still has enlarged gun houses...

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King George V, Dido, Spartan, Lion and Vanguard Classes
The prototype was installed on Iron Duke in 1939
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I still need comfirmation whether the Vanguard guns are identical in overall length to the rest (KGV, Dido, Spartan, etc.) The reason I have this question is the fact that Vanguard had enlarged gun houses, so the length could have been different.

Anyone?

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There is no indication of a new gun barrel being a part of the Vanguard's mounts, so 5.25"/50 remains 5.25"/50. Possibly a larger breach mechanism could have added to overall gun assembly length, but that would be inside the turret; externally there would be no difference in gun length.
Could they have used the larger gunhouse size to mount a longer barreled gun? Say, a 5.25"/60? Possibly, but that would likely have required a lot more changes to the machinery, and it wouldn't still be designated as a Mark of a twin 5.25"/50 gun mount.

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Thanks for the reply, Sean! It really helps. Now I could continue my design! :thumbs_up_1:

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vanguard uses same guns as the ships I listed but different gun house for more room for gun crew as previous version was too cramped.


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Is anyone aware of a PE set for the Hasegawa 1/450 kit?

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Peter Hall of Atlantic Models produces the p.e. set.
Also, these have just been released in the last week. I plan to get a set of each:
https://www.shapeways.com/product/2WRQG ... d=63990391
https://www.shapeways.com/product/KT3CN ... d=63997201


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Dave Rowe wrote:
Peter Hall of Atlantic Models produces the p.e. set.
Also, these have just been released in the last week. I plan to get a set of each:
https://www.shapeways.com/product/2WRQG ... d=63990391
https://www.shapeways.com/product/KT3CN ... d=63997201


Those look great!

That kit leaves so much room for added detail it'd be a shame not to use it. I had thought about scratch-building turrets and/or retooling what's there, but those prices are quite reasonable so I might go that route.

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