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USS Independence LCS-2, Littoral Combat Ship

October 20th, 2012
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USS Independence (LCS-2) is the lead ship for the Independence variant of the littoral combat ship class. She will be the sixth ship of the United States Navy to be named for the concept of independence. The design was produced by the General Dynamics consortium for the Navy's LCS program, and competes with the Lockheed Martin-designed Freedom variant.

Independence was delivered to the Navy at the end of 2009, and is a modular high speed corvette intended for operation in the littoral zone with a small crew. It is optimized for deploying and tending off-board systems, manned and unmanned; and takes on various capability profiles with the installation of a mission package, missions to include finding and destroying mines, hunting submarines in and near shallow water, and engaging in surface combat against boats, but not against warships. The ship is a trimaran design with a wide beam above the waterline, which provides the space needed for it to have a larger flight deck than is found on any of the much larger destroyers and cruisers in the US Navy, as well as a large hangar and a similarly large mission bay below. The trimaran hull configuration also exhibits low hydrodynamic drag, allowing efficient operation on two diesel powered water jets at speeds up to 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph), and high speed operation on two gas turbine powered water jets at speeds up to a sustainable 44 knots (81 km/h; 51 mph), with speed crests exceeding that.

See complete entry at Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Independence_(LCS-2)

 

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USS Independence LCS-2, Littoral Combat Ship, Military Scale Model, Boat Model

USS Independence LCS-2, Littoral Combat Ship, Military Scale Model, Boat Model

USS Independence LCS-2, Littoral Combat Ship, Military Scale Model, Boat Model

USS Independence LCS-2, Littoral Combat Ship, Military Scale Model, Boat Model

 

USS Independence LCS-2, Littoral Combat Ship, Military Scale Model, Boat Model

 

 

USS Independence LCS-2, Littoral Combat Ship, Military Scale Model, Boat Model

 

USS Independence LCS-2, Littoral Combat Ship, Military Scale Model, Boat Model

 

USS Independence LCS-2, Littoral Combat Ship, Military Scale Model, Boat Model

USS Independence LCS-2, Littoral Combat Ship, Military Scale Model, Boat Model

 

 

 

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Ship Models From Kits

November 25th, 2009
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The world of model kits has undergone a revolution, with new techniques in injection molding vastly improving the scale accuracy and surface detail of the standard plastic kit and new material producing top-quality resin models. In ship modeling, this has resulted in a new form of the hobby midway between traditional build-from-the-box simplicity and the time-consuming demands of fabricating everything from scratch. This new manual comprehensively demonstrates these new innovative techniques. Designed for modelers wishing to achieve the best results from their ship kits in the 1:700 to 1:350 range of scales, it uses 200 step-by-step color photographs to take[Read More]
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Building a Miniature Navy Board Model

November 25th, 2009
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"Building a Miniature Navy Board Model is a must-have for either the amateur or professional ship model builder's library."--Michael Wall, director of the American Marine Model GalleryNow available in paperback, Philip Reed's latest building guide tackles what many regard as the ultimate expression of the ship model maker's art, the Navy Board model. His step-by-step construction of a miniature 1/192 scale model of HMS Royal George of 1715 demonstrates all the conventions of Navy Board framing and planking. With the aid of nearly four hundred photographs, he takes the reader through every building stage. He covers methods of hull and[Read More]
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