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Re: Source for BURKE or BURKE derivative DDG hull drawings
I seem to remember reading that there was the potential for a stretch back when the class was being first built as the length to beam was suboptimal hydrodynamically. (7.6:1, not 9-10:1), which the JMSDF & ROKN have done (up to 544', but still leaving room to grow). Being that the design has a long center section with the same frame layout design, joining two hulls could be doable.
627' would be a significant stretch (118', not the 4' done so far by USN) and would be the logical starting point for the CGX/FSC/whatever-they-call-it-next program. (This follows the Zumwalt, the Nuclear Aegis, the Typhoon, and any number of other cancelled programs.)
I have toyed with the idea of a 3D printed jumboization (as the Navy used to call hull stretches) of a CGXN model. Maybe doing a full depth hull aft to the transom and a missile farm amidships, some standard VLS cells plus some larger cells along the sides of the deckhouses for the bigger, newer hypersonic we are developing.
I'm looking to scratch build a guided missile destroyer which is based upon a BURKE-class or BURKE-class derivative hull. Because model will be based upon a 600'/183m hull, I need some drawings I can modify rather than a physical hull.
Does anyone know where I can get some drawings of a BURKE-class DDG or a BURKE-class derivative (KONGO, ATAGO, MAYA, SEJONG THE GREAT)?
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