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Athosd
07-29-2004, 07:59 AM
Is there any indication of models being included for light coastal craft? IIRC the Japanese used quite a lot of these in various locals.

Cheers

Athos

Over the Hills and O'er the Main,
To Flanders, Portugal and Spain,
The Queen commands and we'll obey
Over the Hills and far away.

Athosd
07-29-2004, 07:59 AM
Is there any indication of models being included for light coastal craft? IIRC the Japanese used quite a lot of these in various locals.

Cheers

Athos

Over the Hills and O'er the Main,
To Flanders, Portugal and Spain,
The Queen commands and we'll obey
Over the Hills and far away.

EmbarkChief
07-29-2004, 08:09 AM
That would be nice...

Then we could saw it in half with our .50's and NOBODY would complain! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/53.gif

Tater-SW-
07-29-2004, 08:42 AM
These are must have units. I should have both USN recognition manuals on merchant ships and small craft today on CD-ROM (ONI 208-J (rev)). Expect pictures in here ASAP after I get the disks <BEG>.

http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/barge_types_small.jpg
Barges (MLC). The japanese used a plethora of barges, US intel named 11 types, they are 5-75 tons displacement. Some had armored superstructures and were used as costal patrol craft. Note the Army and Navy have their own types. All of these are vulnerable to MG fire, particularly since they would usually be loaded with supplies (gas, ammo, etc that doesn't like API fire).


http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/sea_truck_sm.jpg
Sea Trucks (kaijo torakku). Many of these were used everywhere. Smaller wooden hulled versions (SD) 100-300 tons and under, larger steel hulled versions (SC) 300-500 tons, amd the even larger, usually steel FTDs at 500-1000 tons.


http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/luggers.jpg
Luggers. These are motorized sailboats. The sails were not always even set. The name comes from the type of sail (a 'lugsail'). These range from 15-150 tons, usuaslly wooden.



Junks. Near China Japan used many captured junks. 200-1000 tons.

The above craft/ships were used in numbers far exceeding the total number of larger naval craft in total, BTW. Thousands of them.

tater

[This message was edited by Tater-SW- on Thu July 29 2004 at 07:51 AM.]