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BfHeFwMe
08-31-2004, 12:12 PM
We getting the long hull model, or the short less common type?

Long hull, 904' x 129' 30,800 Tons

Short hull, 872' x 93' 27,100 Tons

Don't think the short ones operated the larger types like Corsairs.

BfHeFwMe
08-31-2004, 12:12 PM
We getting the long hull model, or the short less common type?

Long hull, 904' x 129' 30,800 Tons

Short hull, 872' x 93' 27,100 Tons

Don't think the short ones operated the larger types like Corsairs.

Fliger747
08-31-2004, 01:05 PM
The deck length difference between the two is negligible (at least for airplane work). Corsairs were even operated off of CVL's and on ocassion CVE's!

SKULLS_Exec01
08-31-2004, 01:14 PM
Well, I'm hoping for the long one, need every inch I can get - so to speak!! ;-)
But I'll take either - but please give us a screen shot of the Essex class asap... the lex is getting old.

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SaQSoN
08-31-2004, 02:57 PM
Answering the question first. It will be an Essex as built, literary. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

And second, you should know, the flight deck of the "long hull" Essex class was actually SHORTER, then the one of the earlier Essexes.

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BfHeFwMe
08-31-2004, 07:58 PM
I'm not really concerned which version will show,
only want a heads up for squadron building you know,

got to know what named boat,
going to make my squadron float,

than with correct planes get it topped,
make sure the game don't get stopped. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif

Waldo.Pepper
08-31-2004, 09:38 PM
I'm looking forward to (and I think everyone should be as well) landing on/flying from the smallest carrier we can.

If you are proficient on the smallest the bigger one will be a doodle (breeze that is!)

IV_JG51_Razor
09-01-2004, 12:04 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Fliger747:
The deck length difference between the two is negligible (at least for airplane work). Corsairs were even operated off of CVL's and on ocassion CVE's!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

The only two aircraft the Navy didn't operate off of Jeep carriers on a regular basis were the SBD, due to no folding wings, and the SB2C, due to it's problems working off of Essex class ships.

By the end of the war, Wildcats, Hellcats, Corsairs, and Avengers were all operating off of CVEs. Corsairs even flew off of them during the Korean war.

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Stretch_ACL_
09-04-2004, 08:00 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>
By the end of the war, Wildcats, Hellcats, Corsairs, and Avengers were all operating off of CVEs. Corsairs even flew off of them during the Korean war.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yep, Corsairs did fly off CVE in the Korean War. My Grandfather was a member of VS-23 assigned as aircrew aboard the USS Bairoko (CVE-115). He watched carrier ops with the Corsair on a regular basis. He flew aboard TBM-3E and -3S during his 4 years with the squadron. This included 3 deployments in the Yellow Sea hunting Soviet, North Korean and Chinese subs as well as an occaisional ground attack mission with their anti-submarine rockets when things got critical for a nearby UN ground force. I can't wait for the Avenger, it will definintly carry a 1950's VS-23 skin. German and Jap subs you have been warned.

Stretch

Fliger747
09-05-2004, 08:20 PM
To answer the original question, the 'why-for' for the long hulled Essex was bow and stern quad 40mm batteries with sufficent 'skyview'.