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 Proto-Long Beach / CLGN-1956 Scheme O
erik_t
Posted: Feb 6 2010, 07:34 PM


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Very WIP, obviously. Not a ton of reference material aside from a good line drawing; no artist impressions of which I am aware.

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Note the curious early radar imagination; SPG-49 differing substantially from SPQ-5 (a difference I've negated), SPW-2, separate CW illuminators for SARH Talos and Terrier, SPG-51 for Tartar, SPG-53 for the GFCS... not less than six different types of fire control radar/receiver sets.

I'm a little torn philosophically on how to handle all of this. We know how Talos and Terrier ended up handling CW illumination, and we know that the separate RAT (of which we finally have a drawing :) ) would have ended up morphing into ASROC. What's the right balance of modifying systems on a drawing in accordance with their historic development? I don't think there's a right answer, but I'm curious to hear everyone's feeling on this. Certainly starting with a clean-sheet of paper and those known final systems, things would look quite different... but then it is my own design, not a never-were.
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Hood
Posted: Feb 7 2010, 10:31 AM


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It's a tough choice.

Since we're looking at a never-built real-life design I would go for the systems as originally designed rather than the finished products. That fits better for the look of the drawing as a true representation. Then it will be a shipbucket drawing of the orginal plans.

Perhaps then do a version with the final systems as we know them today as a representation of what a built CLGN-1956 would have looked like in service if acutally completed. It's not totally own-design becuase we know what things turned out like with further development.

I must admit I like that funky RAT launcher.
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MihoshiK
Posted: Feb 8 2010, 10:49 PM


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I've gotta echo Hood's assesment here. First thing is to build it as they'd originally envisioned it. That's the info you HAVE. Working from there is conjecture. Since we know what worked and what did not it'll probably be good conjecture, but the main thing is to draw it like they thought it would end up.
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erik_t
Posted: Feb 9 2010, 12:50 AM


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The problem is that, often, how it "would have been" is far less clear; it's much more conjecture to draw a notional SPG-49 than it is to drop on the real thing, for instance.
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