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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:39 pm 
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Beautiful model!

One small detail is missing, and it varied from ship to ship. There was a bell or small horn warning signal mounted on the back side of the launcher (opposite to the direction the missiles were pointing). This alarm was sounded any time the launcher was rotating and when the blast doors were opening. The lower blast door opened only a few feet above the deck. It opened very fast - about a second from closed to open. The door weighed a ton or two and was driven by a hydraulic ram. If you were standing under it you wouldn't delay it's progress even a millisecond, and you would be a few feet shorter!

Look at photos of individual ships to see what type of alarm was mounted there.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:14 pm 
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Greetings! I'm building the Dragon 1/700 model of the Long Beach - 1980 version.

Question: in 1980, what color was the helo landing area? I've seen photos and model builds where it seems to be:

a) a lighter color than the rest of the deck;
b) a darker color than the rest of the deck, almost black; and
c) the same color as the rest of the deck.

What's correct for 1980?

Answers much appreciated. Thanks!

Paul


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:06 am 
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Paul all the photos I have seen during my research show a darker grey for the helo deck area during all of her service life. All modellers take different interpretations into a build so you are better off going by the pics of the beast!! here are a few shots from what I have gathered of her flight deck area....


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:09 am 
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Also I think I used Tamiya Gunship grey II for flight decks or Tamiya IJN grey sasebo arsenal (spray tins) It will be in my 1/72 USS Long Beach build over on RC groups somewhere......

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:16 am 
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HvyCgn9 wrote:
Paul all the photos I have seen during my research show a darker grey for the helo deck area during all of her service life. All modellers take different interpretations into a build so you are better off going by the pics of the beast!! here are a few shots from what I have gathered of her flight deck area....



Thanks, that's very helpful! Yes, that "lighter" look - perhaps, as you say, a trick of the light - has definitely been incorporated into Dragon's box art for the 1980 version:

http://www.dragon-models.com/d-m-item.asp?pid=CHC7135


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:54 am 
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Her hull is back out near the nest of SSNs awaiting recycling, her bow and stern were removed during her drydocking, but about 2/3 of her hull is still there.

Visible when looking up Bremerton on Google maps, and confirmed by visual from my boat this weekend.


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Just clean up the hull. Post photos later.


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