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DNS Constellation (1943)
This here is the DNS Constellation, first of the Constellation class aircraft carriers. Based off of WW2 Fleet Carriers, but mainly the Essex and Implacable classes.
About this creation
Well, here is the Constellation class CVF, in 1943 as built configuration

I did post this in LDD form here

Well, not much to say here really, except i will be building a 1955 jet age rebuild and maybe a later ship in the class with a hurricane bow, but that aside,
Here are the stats:

Scale: 1 stud = 2.62m

Length: 111 studs (290.82m) o/a, 109 studs (285.58m) flight deck, 103 studs (269.86m) waterline.
Beam: 16 studs (41.92m) total, 13 studs (34.06m) flight deck, 12 studs (31.44m) waterline.
Draught: 3.5 studs (9.17m) std. 4 studs (10.48m) deep
Height: 22 studs (57.64m) (from bottom of keel to top of mast), 18.5 studs (48.57m) above waterline at std.
Displacement: 34680 tonnes std., 42000 deep.

Complement: approx. 4500 (including 2200 for airwing)

4* Dual 127mm
22* Quad 40mm
10* Dual 40mm

Aircraft & facilites:
110 total, 40 fighters, 40 dive bombers, 20 torpedo bombers.
3 Elevators, arresting wires.

Flight Deck: 120mm
Hangar: 80mm
Bulkheads: 80mm
Belt: 120mm
Magazines: 100mm

Power and Propulsion:
Power: 10 boilers generating 14000 KW each (187743 SHP)
Propulsion: 4 Geared steam turbines, 4 shaft, 2 rudders
Speed: 32 knots
Range: 18000 NM @ 15 knots

Well, now onto the pics!
Text below pictures*


Port side


Starboard side.


Bow, here you can see the bow mounted quad 40mm (2 cheese slopes together is quad 40mm, single cheese slope is dual 40mm)

Radio towers

They can be lowered, for whatever purpose i forgot.

Front elevator lowered

Front elevator raised

The 2 front dual 127mm (they look too big to be 127mm, but ignore that)

They can rotate and elevate

The island



Smokestack and intakes on the right side of the island (sorry for the blurry pics)

Mid elevator raised

Mid elevator lowered (quite an ingenious system this one!)

Here you can see most of the AA on the port side

Closer look, also rear elevator lowered

Rear elevator raised

Rear radio towers


Dual 40mm mounts

Rudders and Propellers.


Rudders turned to port

Random pics:

Under Construction:


Building instructions
Download building instructions (LEGO Digital Designer)


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  December 20, 2014
cool :)
By manthanboeing MAD
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