"IMMENSE" Indeed, Daniel!
Posted by Matty on June 21, 2014, 20:23:40, in reply to "4/12/14: DISHING Up The GUNS "
--Originally Posted 4/13/14-- |
The early-mid '50s Midways were perhaps the ultimate collections of widely-differing weapons and aircraft - plus one helluva lot of various radar antennae - ever gathered together all on a single ship, at the same time. You are so right, Daniel that the range of guns - with rounds ranging from less than one inch (20mm) right up through 5-inch was indeed awesome. (Just imagine if they had kept 8-inch guns on carriers!) Likewise for the aircraft - from the smallest early jets and "egg-beaters" - right up through the heaviest, "two-turning-and-one-burning" bombers of the day - as also for the radars: from the tiny dishes on the 3inch/50s, on up through the largest air-search radars in the Fleet. Giving the Midways of this period the most festooned, "tricked-out" appearance of any carriers, ever to go to sea.
An appearance which this build of yours, Daniel, is already capturing noticeably - in the best-yet demonstration of precisely what I envisioned was possible in developing the range- and details of Matty's Models accessory parts, buddy!
And I know what's coming next, on-deck - I won't "spoil it" for our Viewing Audience - however, everybody out there must already (if they've been paying any attention at all) have a pretty darn good idea, anyway...
Bravo Zulu, Daniel - keep 'em comin', buddy!