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Finch class CVE

12.3k Iota  2 months ago
Auto Credit Based on Iota's lhd

Foreword

Hey-hey lads, after a few long months I am back at Simpleplanes!
This is the Finch class Escort Carrier, it is my first watercraft upload and it is not to my standards, but I hope everyone has fun with it!

Overview

The Finch class CVE is a 252-meter long vessel built to take on missions that require more versatility than Supercarriers while retaining the ability to launch carrier-based aircraft.

Offensive weaponry

CIWS & SeaRAM (AG 1)

2 CIWS and 4 SeaRAM launchers are equipped on the standard FInch class, both are controlled with VTOL (Direction) and Trim (Elevation).

The SeaRAM launchers fire STAMSMG10 missiles, which targets aircraft in-game.

VLS missiles (AG 2)

Standard Finch class vessels are equipped with 32 Vertical Launch Cells.
In this upload, it is loaded with 24 STAMLMG400 Surface to Air missiles and 8 STSMLMG2 anti-ship missiles.

STAMLMG400 ^

STSMLMG2 ^

Aircraft (AG 3)

A Finch class can carry up to 36 aircraft on full load, to save part count I only placed 10 on this ship.
To launch aircraft, select "S8" and launch it at a surface target, fireGuns to fire the plane's machine gun.

Controls

Throttle: Move forward
Gear: Reverse
Yaw: Turn left and right

Grouping
AG1: CIWS & SeaRAM (VTOL+TRIM)
AG2: VLS missiles
AG3: aircraft
AG5: Elevator and flight deck gate
AG8: Gyroscope and yaw

Tips
-Turn off the throttle when reversing, and don't bring up landing gear while moving forward.

Gallery


hangar gates opening

flight deck lights at night

chaffs and flares

radars

NOTE: THIS SHIP IS BUILT IN 1/12 SCALE, FOR REAL LIFE MEASUREMENTS MULTIPLY DIMENSIONS BY 12

Special thanks to:

Kerlon for giving advice on the hull and propulsion,
Thelegitpilot13 for being a cool guy,
the kind people who have helped me on my journey,
and most importantly, you too, random citizen.

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor lhd
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 12.6ft (3.8m)
  • Length 68.9ft (21.0m)
  • Height 16.0ft (4.9m)
  • Empty Weight -103,978lbs (-47,164kg)
  • Loaded Weight 39,940lbs (18,116kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 3.375
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 4.005
  • Wing Loading 52.4lbs/ft2 (256.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 761.9ft2 (70.8m2)
  • Drag Points 9507

Parts

  • Number of Parts 4308
  • Control Surfaces 2
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    My device was able to survive. very good build

    +1 2 months ago
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    10.1k natemomog

    I made the mistake of downloading it wothout looking at the part count.

    rip phone

    beautiful ship!

    +5 2 months ago
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    4308 parts

    2 months ago
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    12.3k Iota

    @ThomasRoderick sorry about that part, I meant to say: "Sometimes the SeaRAM will fly downwards instead of upwards at first, so only launch it on the water lest it crashes onto land and explodes"
    but reconsidering it, that part is unneeded so I just removed it

    +2 2 months ago
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    "Sometimes the SeaRAM will crash into the water instead of flying to a plane, so only launch it on the water in case it blows the ship up."
    Err ...what?

    2 months ago
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    7,408 Treehouse

    fisch

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    12.3k Iota

    thanks everyone!

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    nyaaa das hot

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    'ery noice

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    awesome

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    tag requests:
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    hot

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