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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:53 am 
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So, what do people have on the SSBN(X)? I have found some stuff about both versions: the original 20 tube version and the later 16 missile version. The original looks like it is supposed to have bow planes and side, chin, and heavy bow sonar installation, and the reduced version has bow planes and only a bow sonar. There are particular descriptions that reflect the original versions, like the Virginias, had how planes vs fairwater planes on the sail.

Here are some conceptual drawings:
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http://eurasian-defence.ru/sites/defaul ... /ssbnx.jpg


Here is what the compromise may look like:
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Anyone have any ideas how a model of this could be accomplished?

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Back in 2007, an aerial photo of an SSBN (SSBN 731) propeller ended up all over the internet, courtesy of Microsoft Virtual Earth. The propeller should have been covered in drydock, as mentioned by rx79gez8gundam above (interesting forum name, BTW. Any relation to Mr. Mxyzptlk of Superman comics?). Anyhow, it is not a real closeup, but you can get some idea at this link:
http://lewis.armscontrolwonk.com/archiv ... ret-screws

Hi guys,

I picked up this thread from the previous page, I did some measuring and calculations based on the satellite image. I come to the conclusion that the prop (screw) on the Ohio class is 22.5 feet in diameter, and this is a very likely value as it is exactly 1.5 times that of most SSN subs of the era, which seem to be 15 ft in diameter.

This dismisses the DML/Dragon/Italeri/Testors prop as way too small, probably based on a semi-official drawing I also found on the web, showing exactly the queer prop that can be found in the kit. Also the shape of the blades is hopeless, see this peek view on the tips of a real Trident SSBN prop:
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I'm currently working with the firm Raboesch in NL whether they can make a credible brass example in 1:350 scale (19.6mm diameter), as they already have done it in larger RC scales. They are quite interested in my idea, let's see what comes out!

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Large slow revolution speed propellor to avoid cavitation would make sense. Multiple thin blades with large curvature to breakup noise from the propellor cutting through hull flow as well.

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Hi guys,

as it seems no-one is making a good 1:350 prop for the Los Angeles and Ohio classes I took the initiative: these resin props are based on the publicly available info on the internet. Diameter for the 688 screw (prop) is 15 ft, for the Ohio SSBN is 22.5 ft. The shafts are kept separate as you see, and can easily be inserted. The ring around the props are there to help in the casting and can easily be removed, but if someone wants a ringed 688i screw the ring might be reduced in width by filing and sanding.

I'm also making an earlier seven bladed variant with less skewback, which was used on every boat from the Skipjack and George Washington classes onwards, I think even on early 688 boats. I might even do a five petal-bladed version for the early Skipjack and George Washington, although these were never used operationally.

The screws are available from Naval Models in the Netherlands http://www.navalmodels.com, or send an email to info@navalmodels.com.
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Gents,

Does anyone know if Hobby Boss or anyone else for that matter is doing a new tooled kit of an Ohio class SSBN in 1/350 scale in the future? I'd love to see one done, as I am not a fan of the DML version.

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Hi guys,

as it seems no-one is making a good 1:350 prop for the Los Angeles and Ohio classes I took the initiative: these resin props are based on the publicly available info on the internet. Diameter for the 688 screw (prop) is 15 ft, for the Ohio SSBN is 22.5 ft. The shafts are kept separate as you see, and can easily be inserted. The ring around the props are there to help in the casting and can easily be removed, but if someone wants a ringed 688i screw the ring might be reduced in width by filing and sanding.

I'm also making an earlier seven bladed variant with less skewback, which was used on every boat from the Skipjack and George Washington classes onwards, I think even on early 688 boats. I might even do a five petal-bladed version for the early Skipjack and George Washington, although these were never used operationally.

The screws are available from Naval Models in the Netherlands http://www.navalmodels.com, or send an email to info@navalmodels.com.
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hello ! do you still produce those propellers ? I need a Ohio class one.

can you give me the direct link to this item ? I cannot find it on your proposed website.

THX !!

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hello ! do you still produce those propellers ? I need a Ohio class one.


Hi mister You :big_grin:

The props are still available from Naval Models, however their website is not up-to-date: they're working on it, I know.

You better send an email to the shop manager Michiel Woort, info@navalmodels.com or his private email, wijkergouw104@gmail.com. Give him my regards, I'm sure he has all the sub props in stock!

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thanks ! will directly write at his personal adress, because I already searched at naval models and also written to them for now.

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Hello. I am getting ready to start Dragon's USS Ohio kit. I will be building it as the Louisiana. Part of the build will be to fill in the panel lines. My question is, has the USN done away with the red antifouling on the hull? I have Squadron's Ohio class book and plan on using any photos from the USN site I can fine as reference.


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Kenny Loup wrote:
Hello. I am getting ready to start Dragon's USS Ohio kit. I will be building it as the Louisiana. Part of the build will be to fill in the panel lines. My question is, has the USN done away with the red antifouling on the hull? I have Squadron's Ohio class book and plan on using any photos from the USN site I can fine as reference.


Here's a photo of the Louisiana in drydock, but I'm not sure of the date.

https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/uss-louisiana-ssbn-743-920-9.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=919

There are two current schemes:

Black above, red below

Maryland
http://i.imgur.com/5Tf2fM5.jpg

Rhode Island
http://i.imgur.com/6YEUV9U.jpg

All black

Pennsylvania
http://i.imgur.com/l7KvIYv.jpg

Henry M. Jackson
http://i.imgur.com/Kjpyqo1.jpg

I'm guessing that Atlantic Boats (drydocked at Newport News) have red antifouling while the Pacific boats (drydocked at Bremerton) are all black. I remember hearing that during the Cold War, boats overhauled at Mare Island would be painted all-black because of a California regulation on toxic paints. Could be apocryphal and I don't know if that would apply to Washington.

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Thank you Jacob. This is a big help.


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