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Re: Source for BURKE or BURKE derivative DDG hull drawings
You said in your post: 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.
This is very close to the model I am toying with. It looks like the USN is looking for its next surface combatant to larger than a BURKE and smaller than ZUMWALT (so about 12,000 tons), with more and bigger VLS. My design sketches are based around a Mk57 25" VLS canister in a Mk 41 layout to satisfy the "bigger" part of of more and bigger VLS, with a 12,000 ton design allowing for 128 cells instead of the 96 on a BURKE, which satisfies the "more" part. And, like your thoughts, larger VLS cells for a C-HGB would be somewhere around the deckhouse. The current design for that weapon has a 34" diameter, so they'd need a different launcher.
It is nice to see someone else out there has some of the same thoughts I do. And if you ever do a 3d model, I'd love to see it.
All the best,
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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