German Aircraft Carrier Graf Zeppelin

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  1. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    I plan to make the model in 1:700 scale, so there might not be as much detail as I'd like. That being said, I hope to include miniature aircraft to make up for the lack of detail. So far, the hull and flight deck have been drawn up; currently working on the superstructure.

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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Superstructure complete:
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    I've also included some /very/ simple 1:700 aircraft:
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    Hull is done; just needs to be fitted out! :mrgreen:
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    well this is a lot simpler than I had expected.
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    Cool. I started watching you on deviantart. I really like how you included the little mini planes with it.
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    That probably would have been the first ship sunk in WWII!! :)
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    Yep. They hadn't sealed the paper to make it waterproof..! sign1sign1sign1
  10. Gerald43

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    Bravo mein Freund!
    i like it!
  11. zathros

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    The problem with having one aircraft carrier, is if you don't have the 16 other ships, and who knows how many submarines, and satellites to go along with it, it is just a big target . In WWII however, that ship would have been devastating if not sunk right away. The Bismark would have been sunk after this one was.

    Great model dude! With some greeblin, you could have a really nice carrier! :)
  12. subnuke

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    Not only that, there was the small problem of what to use for an air arm. Landing a Bf-109 on that thing with it's tiny wing?
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    Would have made a nice platform for Stukas! :)
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    They actually designed carrier versions of the Bf 109 and the Ju87 for service aboard the Graf, and a few of them were produced as the Bf 109T and the Ju87C, respectively. They had tailhooks, and I think that the Ju87C had folding wing panels. There was also a torpedo bomber version of the Fw 190, but I don't think that it was ever intended for carrier use.