1/72 Victoria Class Submarine

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1/72 Victoria Class Submarine

Postby SlatsSSN » 07 May 2013 17:12

Hull kit no.1 is out of the model and on its way to Australia.

Jon Evans does great work:

Hull details-
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(Thanks to Justin Simmonds for helping with my understanding of external photo hosting.)

J
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Re: 1/72 Victoria Class Submarine

Postby scott154 » 09 May 2013 20:54

Wow great detail in the hull, what's the rest look like? Scott
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Re: 1/72 Victoria Class Submarine

Postby grahamwpd » 10 May 2013 09:49

Nice one John, What are the models dimensions?, impressed with the detail!Cheers grumpy :wlr:
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HMS Triumph S93 - Trafalgar Class SSN.
HMS Conqueror S48 -Churchill Class SSN.
HMS Resolution S22 -Resolution Class SSBN.
USS Seawolf SSN21.

Merchants:
MS Bremen -Expedition Cruise Ship Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.
Harbour Tugs x 3.
MS Christina O.
MV Titan Uranus - Coastal Cargo.

Warships:
HDMS Peter Willemoes F362 - Iver Huitfeldt-Class Frigate.
FGS Elbe A511 - Type 404 Elbe class replenishment ship.
FGS Braunschweig F260 -Braunschweig Class Corvette.
Location: Sydney

Re: 1/72 Victoria Class Submarine

Postby SlatsSSN » 11 May 2013 22:59

Hi Graham,

She's 975mm long by 100mm wide.

By far the smallest 1/72 sub I've worked on. It will be an interesting build alongside the 1/72 Kilo - both hulls are scheduled to arrive next couple of weeks.
I'll be using a new design of ballast control called SAS (Semi -Aspirating- System), joule for joule - this system uses the least energy to dive and surface over any system I have employed previously.
Free flooding tank to dive. Surfacing from snorkel depth is via outside air pumped in. Surfacing at depth temporarily uses a small amount of air from with the battery compartment. This takes the sub to snorkel depth and the outside air then finishes the job of clearing the ballast tank and replenishing the air from the battery compartment. It means no GAS required / no water pumps working overtime.

Also I'll be using a 2.5" diameter cylinder for the Water tight cylinder to avoid any buoyancy naturally occurring with in it from extending above the surfaced waterline. This means I should be able to cut down her ballast weight considerably, which is going to be necessary given Victoria's tiny lower rudder area and expected poor rate of maneuverability

J
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