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asheshouse

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HMS Ark Royal
« on: November 24, 2015, 07:51:22 AM »

The first modern fleet aircraft carrier to join the Royal Navy.
HMS Ark Royal was probably the best known British aircraft carrier during WW2 and was frequently claimed to have been sunk by the Germans. She was involved in the disastrous naval operations in Norway  before going to the Mediterranean in June 1940. The ship had a deep displacement of about 27,000 tons as designed and was 800 feet in overall length with a beam of 94 feet and mean draught of 23 feet. Armour protection was provided for hangar area, deck and machinery compartments and was used in the subsequent Illustrious Class. Eight twin 4.5in guns with a dual capability for surface and air defence and 6 multiple pom pom mountings for close range AA use comprised the main armament. The propulsion machinery consisted of three propellers driven by steam turbines giving 102,000 shaft horsepower to provide a designed speed of 30.75 knots which was exceeded on trials



Commissioned:      16 December 1938
Sunk:                     14 November 1941

General characteristics:
Displacement:    22,585 tons
Length:              243.8m
Beam:                  30.5m
Draught:                6.9m

Speed:             31 knots

Armament: 
16x4.5in guns (8x2)
48x40mm PomPom AA guns (6x8)
32x0.5in Vickers (8x4)

Aircraft (1941):
30 Fairey Swordfish MkI
24 Fairey Fulmar MkII

Service History:

Commissioned - 16 December 1938
Sept 1939 - Operating from Scapa Flow on Anti-Submarine Patrols
Oct 1939 - Hunting for the Graf Spee in the South Atlantic
Apr 1940 - Operating from Scapa Flow to support Norway operations.
June 1940 - Reassigned to Gibraltar with Force H. Attack on the French Fleet at Mers-el-Kebir.
Aug 1940 -  Attack on Cagliari
Jan 1941 - Attack on Genoa and against dams on Sardinia.
March 1941 - Search for Scharnhorst and Gneisenau in North Atlantic
May 1941 - Ferrying aircraft to Malta with HMS Furious.
May 1941 - Attacking the Bismarck
July 1941 - Malta Convoy escort Operation Substance
Sept 1941 - Malta Convoy escort Operation Halberd
Sunk - 14 November 1941



Download:
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Credits:
Modelling, skinning template and Class Files - Asheshouse
Texture Artwork - Grief11
Main and Vickers Guns and Life rafts modeled and skinned by RAF_Cobber

Installation Instructions:

Checked with SASModActv5.3  -  v4.12 compatible.
Requires HD Textures Mod and Carrier Take-Off Mod, both included in SASModAct.

Extract the contents of the download to a temporary folder on Desktop.
Detailed instructions are included in the folder.
Paste the ShipAshe folder into your #SAS folder. If you have an existing ShipAshe folder then the classes will be overwritten.
The class files supercede all earlier ShipAshe classes. Do not overwrite these with earlier ship mods.

Folder structure should be: game root\#SAS\ShipAshe\3do\Ships\HMSArkRoyal\

Notes:  The model includes "placeholder" damage meshes and textures only. Further work will be required to produce a visually detailed damage model.   

References:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Ark_Royal_%2891%29
http://www.naval-history.net/xGM-Chrono-04CV-Ark%20Royal.htm

Aircraft Skins:
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Campaigns and Missions:
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Squadrons:
800    Blackburn Skua MkII       1939-41
810    Swordfish MkI                 1939-41
820    Blackburn Skua MkII       1949-41
821    Swordfish MkI                 1940-41
803    Blackburn Skua MkII       1939-40
          Blackburn Roc  MkI
818    Swordfish MkI                 1939-40
801    Blackburn Skua MkII       1940
807    Fulmar MKII                    1940-41
701    Walrus MkI                     1940
808    Fulmar MKII                    1940-41
821X  Swordfish MkI                1940-41
800Y  Fulmar MKI                      1941
825    Swordfish MkI                 1941
816    Swordfish MkI                 1941
812    Swordfish MkI                 1941
828    Swordfish MkI                 1941
          Albacore MkI
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Re: HMS Ark Royal
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2015, 08:24:06 AM »

THANKS!!!
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Re: HMS Ark Royal
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2015, 08:40:40 AM »

MEDIIIIIC!!!  :o

Thank you very much Ashe!!! Most awaited shipmod for me  8)

Will be able install it in late night... Cant wait  :P
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Re: HMS Ark Royal
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2015, 09:04:30 AM »

Outstanding mod, thanks a lot ashe!

Best regards - Mike
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Re: HMS Ark Royal
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2015, 09:17:21 AM »

Jawdropping job Ashe ...!  o_O

Many THX to all involved ...!  :-*
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Re: HMS Ark Royal
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2015, 09:31:29 AM »

Congrats Ashes ,

                         Another wonderful addition to the lexicon . I shall download and install her this evening. I can hardly wait!


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Re: HMS Ark Royal
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2015, 09:44:52 AM »

A true masterpiece :P
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Re: HMS Ark Royal
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2015, 10:33:30 AM »

DBW 1.71, her Royal Awesomness working fine.
She is perfect, floating, T/O and catapult functioning,
just as I write will return aboard, forgot my cigarettes.



Thanks to all involved
Happy day
Tobias
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Re: HMS Ark Royal
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2015, 10:42:09 AM »

Awesome work Ashe - you have not lost your craft-mans touch  :)
Thanks for all the long hours of hard work
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Re: HMS Ark Royal
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2015, 10:57:20 AM »

Looks great, thank you !!!
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Re: HMS Ark Royal
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2015, 11:06:19 AM »

 :D       ;D       ;D       ;D 
 I downloaded  half an hour ago your masterpiece and are thirty minutes that I can not stop wagging my tail ....
THANKS A LOT !!!!!!

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Re: HMS Ark Royal
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2015, 11:17:17 AM »

A great bottle of champagne for her!
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