My only Failure-To-Suspend-Disbelief comes regarding the total, topside missile load-out: between all the AA, AS and ASW canisters, the entire deck being practically one continuous, missile-magazine! Indeed, God Help Them not only if taking a hit - practically anywhere topside - but also if the backwash from simply launching any of the Harpoons or SeaSparrows, as it would appear, melts the radomes on the Phaylanx or Sat-Nav installations - or up forward, launching a SeaSparrow even cook off the torpedoes!
Fortunately, already the Cold War is safely Consigned to History, without any significant incidents...
Again seriously though, just terrific to see such great use of these excellent little SkyWave kits, and details. (If I had any brains at all, I would have spent all my time building a product line of true, 700-scale accessories for all these kits - including the new ones continuing to come out - instead of for the ancient 500-600 scale ones, now mostly OOP.)
Anyway, send me your leftover/labelled spares anytime, buddy. And, as always, Thank You for another great post, Don!
- Matty in FL