Looking for USN cruiser plans?

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  1. JustinScott

    JustinScott Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know where I can get a digital copy of the plans for a WWII heavy cruiser?

    Wichita, Northampton, Pensacola, Portland, or New Orleans is preferred, but looking for what’s available….
     
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  2. Commodore

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    Looks great, now I want one! (Kidding, I have too many botes as it is...)
     
  3. Kotori87

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    Not directly an answer to your question, but I do have plans for the Kirov class cruiser. Not American, but similar in size, armament, and role on the pond. May I ask why you are looking for a gun cruiser? For the same effort, you could build a 35000 ton battleship with bigger guns, heavier armor, similar speed, and much more forgiving to the builder.
     
  4. JustinScott

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    Printability.

    I’ve learned from Surcouf that a fully printed ship is absolutely possible. However, it takes a lot of time. So 4 foot ship sounds a lot better than a 5.5’ ship. Also lighter ships are more reasonable to carry around, put in cars, etc.


    Thank you for the offer on the Kirov. This ship needs to be American; however, I’ll look over the Kirov for the future!
     
  5. Beaver

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    Profile Morskie has what you're looking for.
     
  6. JustinScott

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    I can’t find that profile…? It’s not Steven Morrgret is it?
     
  7. Panzer

    Panzer Iron Dog Shipwerks and CiderHaus

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    American heavy cruiser

    USS PITTSBURGH (1944)

    PROFILE MORSKIE No 116

    Paper Book

    - Price 12.00 EUR

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    American heavy cruiser

    USS PORTLAND (1944)

    PROFILE MORSKIE No 94

    Paper Book

    - Price 12.00 EUR

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    American heavy cruiser

    USS SALT LAKE CITY

    PROFILE MORSKIE No 62

    Paper Book

    - Price 12.00 EUR



    https://profilemorskie.com/Sale.htm


    several options available.
     
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  8. JustinScott

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    Thanks Panzer.

    I have no problem buying those books, but I don't have a way to scan them in digitally... Do you know of any digital versions?
     
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    GregMcFadden Facilitator RCWC Staff

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    His plans really are the best that are available digitally and they're generally rather good, however you will find, in all likelihood, some discrepancies and you will want to fix those before you go lofting the surfaces. Generally speaking watching the curvature of your guide curves and surfaces will tell you whether it's the sections or the hull outline that are incorrect
     
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    but I don't know if this will work for your purposes
     
  13. Commodore

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    FYI, the Profile Morskie guy has pretty much all the US cruisers except for Des Moines.

    https://profilemorskie.com/144_PDF.htm#hc

    Looks like the Baltimores are available for 40 eurobucks, which is close enough to $40.

    Personally, I would be delighted if someone did up a 3D printable Astoria or Northampton type. (I'd say Salt Lake City, but I already have one) ...

    Mind you, there are already hulls available in fiberglass for Wichita (Brooklyn), Baltimore, Portland (which is close to Northampton) and Des Moines.

    Which is kind of why I mentioned Astoria, they're the only class that hasn't been done in some kind of kit form.

    Anyway, good luck and I hope you find something fun to build.
     
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