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Re: It Would Take Some Surgery
I hanven't seen evidence that "the cut down hull was for stability with the hangar fitted ...
This is contradicted by books you quote: "FRIEDMAN BRITISH CRUISERS
" ("Her stern was cut down to reduce weight ((for Treaty reasons), not to save topweight ...
") and "the old MAN O WAR COUNTY CLASS
" ("... reasonably large margin of weight available for additions. This margin was made up of three items: a) the fact that the ships were completed below the 10,000 limit ... Quarterdeck cut down as part of the weight saving
" - admittedly referring to CUMBERLAND, but SUFFOLK was altered in the same way).
the cut down hull was for stability with the hangar fitted! ALL can be built from any of the kits BUT it involves a lot of details being removed and new built. the entire structure is virtually unique for each ship.
good reference is available in books!!!FRIEDMAN BRITISH CRUISERS , the old MAN O WAR COUNTY CLASS,, SHIPCRAFT COUNTY CLASS, and many books on british cruisers! the internet is just useful for overall photos but the books are generally better!
Suffolk and Cumberland had their sterns cut down to stay within treaty weight limits, so an OOB Cornwall would not work. Airfix correctly portrayed this with their oooold 1960s era Suffolk kit.
Just curious, and I know the information out there is scant, but... based upon the box art, is it likely that the upcoming Trumpy HMS Cornwall could be converted into another of her sub-class? I would like to build the Suffolk as during the Bismarck chase but these ships underwent a number of refits and there were differences, least of which was the cut away stern that several ships received. I believe that Suffolk was one.
Here's the box art: https://freetimehobbies.com/1-350-trumpeter-british-heavy-cruiser-hms-cornwall-preorder/
Many thanks for any pointers or ideas.
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