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asheshouse

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USS Lexington CV2 - 1942
« on: December 17, 2011, 03:50:52 AM »

USS Lexington CV2 - 1942
Lexington Class Aircraft Carrier

Sister ship of the USS Saratoga CV3

The stock Lexington in the game represents the general configuration of the warship up to March 1942. She underwent significant alterations to her armament in March 1942 prior to the Battle of Coral Sea.
At this time both Lexington and Saratoga had their 8in turrets removed in order to make space for a greatly increased AA armament. The turrets were installed in coastal defences on Oahu.
After the turrets were removed Saratoga went east to the US for a major refit. Lexington however could not be spared and was refitted with whatever was available at Pearl.


Lexington at the Battle of Coral Sea - by Marii Chernev

Commissioned:   14 December 1927
Sunk:                  8 May 1942 at Battle of Coral Sea

General characteristics:
Displacement:     49,000 long tons
Length:              271.00m
Beam:                32.14m
Draught:             7.39m

Speed:            34.8 knots

Armament After March 1942 Refit:

12 × single 5in guns (12x1)
13 × 28mm quad guns AA   (13x4)
28 × 7.62mm AA  (28x1)
20 × 20mm Oerlikon AA (20x1)

Aircraft carried:

May 1942  VF-2(22 F4F), VB-2(18 SBD), VT-2 (12 TBD), VS-2 (18 SBD), total 70 aircraft.
VF-Fighters, VB-Bombers, VT-Torpedoes, VS-Scouts


Service History (after refit):

Sortied from Pearl Harbour on 15th April 1942
Re-joined the USS Yorktown Task Force TF-17 on 1st May 1942.
TF-17 moves into the Coral Sea to counter Japanese expansion in response to reports of IJN fleet concentrations in the area.
7th May 1942 search planes locate elements of the IJN fleet. Lexingtons air group sinks the light carrier Shoho.
8th May 1942 IJN main fleet with the carriers Shokaku and Zuikaku located.
Air groups from Yorktown and Lexington hit Shokaku putting the flight deck out of action.
Just before mid-day Lexington is struck by two torpedoes and three bombs.
Subsequent explosions cause fires which go out of control.
At 17:07 the ship is abandoned. Ship scuttled by torpedoes from the destroyer USS Phelps DD-360.

Although it was a tactical victory for the Japanese, the battle was a strategic victory for the Americans.  In other words, Japan inflicted more damage during the battle but the Americans fared better in the long run, and for two reasons.  First, the Americans had turned back the Japanese for the first time in the war, providing a much-needed morale boost to the allies.  Second, because of Japanese aircraft losses and damage suffered here, the two Japanese heavy aircraft carriers at Coral Sea could not participate in the crucial Battle of Midway, one month later, in which Japan lost all four of its aircraft carriers.  If the two Japanese carriers at Coral Sea had been able to fight at Midway, the outcome of the Midway battle -- and the war -- might have been very different.


Download:  http://www.mediafire.com/?vvnavc8yb9wbwky


The java classes are superceded by the latest set which is in the USN Pack


Installation Instructions:

If you already have the Yorktown Class installed do not use the class files included with this download.
Lexington is included in the Yorktown class files.

Checked with HSFX5 for v4.10 with SAS Mod Activator - Classic Mod Installation

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 Mods folder. No files will be overwritten in your existing folder.

Folder structure should be: game root\Mods\ShipAshe\3do\Ships\USSLexingtonCV2_42\
Edits are required to ship.ini, chief.ini, stationary.ini and technics_ru.properties. Refer to the detailed instructions.
Additional optional edits may be added to the ship.ini file (located in root\Mods\STD\i18n (do not confuse with ships.ini)


References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Lexington_%28CV-2%29
http://www.delsjourney.com/uss_neosho/coral_sea/battle_of_coral_sea/summary.htm


Credits:
1C - Original model and skin textures
Asheshouse - Alterations to 3D model and gun arrangements, new class files




Back up your files before doing any editing.

Ashe
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Re: USS Lexington CV2 - 1942
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2011, 07:36:42 AM »

Another nice piece of Ash,

I mean another nice piece of work Asheshouse.

Congrats.


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Re: USS Lexington CV2 - 1942
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2011, 09:33:27 AM »

this thing deals ten times the anti-aircraft hurt it did before with it's 8 inchers, how did they manage to get close?
I love this thing, many thanks!
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Re: USS Lexington CV2 - 1942
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2011, 10:14:16 AM »

this thing deals ten times the anti-aircraft hurt it did before with it's 8 inchers, how did they manage to get close?
I love this thing, many thanks!
    Compared with the later 40mm quads which Saratoga was fitted out with at Puget Sound the 28mm quads do not have the same range. Three of the hits she took were from dive bombers. Try coming in high and dropping. The AA is not so good shooting straight up.
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Re: USS Lexington CV2 - 1942
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2011, 10:46:02 AM »

when I set one of these up with an attack by 12 torpedo bombers, speed 61km/, they are all shot don and at best, only 3 torps will hit (which is realistic I suppose) I haven't tried dive bombing it yet but I suppose it will be similar
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Re: USS Lexington CV2 - 1942
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2011, 11:42:58 AM »

Thanks for this new great present dear master of shipyard!!!!

Merry Xmas at all!!!

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Re: USS Lexington CV2 - 1942
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2011, 01:01:44 PM »

Again Good work! It´s candidate for official release imho with combination release TBD and done any Coral Sea campaign or missions.
I will be check it.

mag
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Re: USS Lexington CV2 - 1942
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2011, 03:10:24 PM »

D/loading now! Many thanks (again and again and again...) for your ongoing, outstanding contribution!!!! 8)
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Re: USS Lexington CV2 - 1942
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2011, 05:50:06 PM »

Downloaded, installed with ships & chiefs ini only, just to test. 70CTD. Have Eagle & Fiji installed, both work fine. Any ideas? 4.10.1, SAS ModAct 3.6. If I install the ShipAshes folder, w/o any,ini files, I still get that CTD at 70. Any help appreciated.
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Re: USS Lexington CV2 - 1942
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2011, 06:35:55 PM »

Wow, the revised AA setup is awesome (in the original sense of the word). Coral Sea scenarios are a little more interesting now... I just wish I had a USS Minneapolis to go with her.
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Re: USS Lexington CV2 - 1942
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2011, 12:53:44 AM »

@Ashe

1x20mm gun have flat gun barrel.(That don´t have 3d shape)
rest things look clear :)

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Re: USS Lexington CV2 - 1942
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2011, 01:08:49 AM »

Downloaded, installed with ships & chiefs ini only, just to test. 70CTD. Have Eagle & Fiji installed, both work fine. Any ideas? 4.10.1, SAS ModAct 3.6. If I install the ShipAshes folder, w/o any,ini files, I still get that CTD at 70. Any help appreciated.
What does your logfile say?
The class files for Lexington do not interact with the Eagle/Fiji/Warspite set. They are standalone.
You did copy in the two new Lexington classes?
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