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"Sheffield" class destroyer - British AAW destroyer type 42.
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The Type 42 or "Sheffield" class, was a class of fourteen light guided missile destroyers that served in the Royal Navy. A further two ships of this class were built for and served with the Argentine Navy




When the Type 82 air-defence destroyers were cancelled along with the proposed CVA-01 carrier by the Labour Government of 1966, the Type 42 was proposed as a lighter and cheaper design with similar capabilities to the Type 82. The class is fitted with the excellent GWS30 "Sea Dart" surface-to-air missile first deployed on the sole Type 82 destroyer, "Bristol". The Type 42s were also given a flight deck and hangar to operate an anti-submarine warfare helicopter, greatly increasing their utility compared to the Type 82, which was fitted with a flight deck but no organic aviation facilities.




This class was originally conceived to be a stopper for long-range strategic bombers from the former Soviet long range aviation and as area defence for carrier battle groups. The class reached its operational zenith during the Falklands War with seven ships partaking in Operation Corporate and the immediate aftermath. The Type 42 provided a capable, if limited, long range reach against Argentine air force assets, confirming three kills. With their weaknesses exposed - "Sheffield" was hit and disabled by a long-range first generation air-to surface missile AM39 "Exocet" and sank six days later, "Coventry" was sunk by conventional iron bombs and "Glasgow" was disabled by a single bomb which passed straight through her aft engine room without exploding - an extensive rethink was conducted and future iterations in and out of build and refit contained better upgrades, but limited by the Type 42s now ageing overall design.




After the Falklands War two six-barreled 20-mm CIWS "Vulcan-Phalanx" and 21 20 mm "Oerlikon" machine were installed.




The batch 3 ships were heavily upgraded. By increasing the size of the ship was able to greatly improve the navigability and to increase the number of anti-aircraft missiles from 22 to 40.




After the end of the Cold War. The joint maneuvers with the missile cruiser "Moskva".




Photos in high definition in VK




My model is built in the scale of 1: 350, for the construction took 428 bricks (above waterline - only 335, for batch 3 - 347).




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  October 27, 2016
Quoting Oran Cruzen Nice and already on the first page of Most Discussed!
Thank you, Oran! About the ships I can debate endlessly :)
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  October 26, 2016
Nice and already on the first page of Most Discussed!
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  October 22, 2016
Quoting Kurt's MOCs Beautiful model! As always, the details is spectacular and your use of the right Lego piece for the right job is spot on! Marvelous work!
Thank you for support, Kurt!
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  October 22, 2016
Beautiful model! As always, the details is spectacular and your use of the right Lego piece for the right job is spot on! Marvelous work!
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  October 21, 2016
Quoting Per Bonde Another great build. With the ususal very interesting facts and history. I remember those Exocet-missiles from the Falkland war. Thumbs up!
Thank you, Per! On the Falklands were a lot of interesting things... details of some events are just beginning to seep into the media.
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  October 21, 2016
Another great build. With the ususal very interesting facts and history. I remember those Exocet-missiles from the Falkland war. Thumbs up!
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  October 21, 2016
Quoting Locutus 666 Here we are http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/433831 :)
Exploration has reported))
  October 21, 2016
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  October 21, 2016
Quoting Gabor Pauler Oh, Seaman, where is the Argentine Mirage with the Exocet above it?
These were the "Super Etendard". On a scale of 1: 350 I made them for his model of an aircraft carrier "Clemenceau" ... they do not look very presentable :)
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  October 21, 2016
Oh, Seaman, where is the Argentine Mirage with the Exocet above it?
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  October 21, 2016
Quoting Parrington Levens :) Neat little ship, you really have a great series of them.
Thank you! Yes, they have a lot, perhaps it is time to build a naval museum :)
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  October 21, 2016
Quoting Locutus 666 Now you just came me a few days before. My Sheffield (D42 class) type has been just finished. I didn't build the Sheffield itself but a sistership. :) Will be nice competition! :)
Thanks! :) Finally I see a new ship from you! I look forward to! :)
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  October 21, 2016
Quoting Jimmie Martinez Once again, another brilliant seaborne MOC sails from your micro shipyard. Keep up the fantastic work and BOAJEWD.
Thanks, Jimmie!
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  October 21, 2016
Quoting Clayton Marchetti Excellent Job! Love the missile launcher. Great looking hull too.
Thank you, Clayton! Yes, launcher this is an important element. However, I am not completely happy with it. The next boat with Sea Dart SAM ("Bristol") it will be better :)
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  October 21, 2016
Quoting D H Another hit! Great ship!
Thank you, Doug!
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  October 20, 2016
:) Neat little ship, you really have a great series of them.
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  October 20, 2016
Now you just came me a few days before. My Sheffield (D42 class) type has been just finished. I didn't build the Sheffield itself but a sistership. :) Will be nice competition! :)
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  October 20, 2016
Once again, another brilliant seaborne MOC sails from your micro shipyard. Keep up the fantastic work and BOAJEWD.
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  October 20, 2016
Excellent Job! Love the missile launcher. Great looking hull too.
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  October 20, 2016
Another hit! Great ship!
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  October 20, 2016
Quoting Nick Barrett Lovely, beautifully scaled and detailed model. Stylish of the Argentinians to name it after an English city!
Thank you Nick! Argentine ships were built on Vickers Shipbuilding yard in Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom. They were called - "Hercules" and "Santísima Trinidad".
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  October 20, 2016
Lovely, beautifully scaled and detailed model. Stylish of the Argentinians to name it after an English city!
 
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