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Old 03-14-2016, 09:22 AM   #1
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Dear All,

We're looking for any high resolution photos of any of the Forrestal class carriers.

Primary areas of interest are images of the island, hangar deck and flight deck. The more and the higher the res the better! Any era or ship of the class is fine.

Many thanks in advance for any help!
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Old 03-14-2016, 09:43 AM   #2
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Not sure if can be useful, but, check here:

Forrestal:
http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/59.htm
http://www.uss-forrestal.com/photos/
http://www.hazegray.org/navhist/carriers/fires/
http://www.vfp62.com/forrestal_info.html

Sail books:
http://www.navysite.de/cvn/cv59.htm

Edit: Expected Forrestal "Carrier Modules" on DCS: W or excusive to the F-14 module?
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Oh hell pretty please yes

Not exactly high-res, but lots of interesting photos (especially Sara):
http://www.seaforces.org/usnships/cv...-Forrestal.htm
http://www.seaforces.org/usnships/cv...S-Saratoga.htm
http://www.seaforces.org/usnships/cv...USS-Ranger.htm
http://www.seaforces.org/usnships/cv...dependence.htm
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I'll get to work tonight.

Also, do you want images of just the "Forrestal class" ships (CV-59 to CV-62)? Or also include images of the very similar "Kitty Hawk" class (CV-63 to CV-67)?

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I'll get to work tonight.

Also, do you want images of just the "Forrestal class" ships (CV-59 to CV-62)? Or also include images of the very similar "Kitty Hawk" class (CV-63 to CV-67)?

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Feel free to include the Hawks!

We're unfortunately not experts in the differences just yet however -- so we'll have to be careful.

Thanks!
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The changes would include a different elevator layout, catapult angles, island, deck shape, Kitty Hawk also had an extra antenna tower aft of the island. Maybe you haven't settled on a class yet?

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The changes would include a different elevator layout, catapult angles, island, deck shape, Kitty Hawk also had an extra antenna tower aft of the island. Maybe you haven't settled on a class yet?
No, we've settled on the Forrestal class.
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At the risk of saying the obvious. The biggest visual difference between the Forrestal and the Kitty Hawk class is the deck configuration. The Forrestals had on starboard one elevator in front and two behind the island and the port elevator ahead of the waist catapults. The Kitty Hawk class (and Enterprise and Nimitz classes) had the starboard elevators two ahead and one behind the island, and the port elevator aft of the waist catapults.

The Forrestals also started their life with a considerable number of 5" guns which were gradually removed. The first 3 Kitty Hawks initially had two Terrier SAM systems. By the 1980s all carriers were standardized to Phalanx CIWS and Sea Sparrow SAMs, though I am sure there are differences in exact numbers and placements.

I am sure there are also considerable differences in mast and sensor arrangements.
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I think is "applicable" if build each 3D model with accurate weapons configurations to different historical periods, meanwhile ED not build a system to make different weapons configurations on a similar ship.
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No, we've settled on the Forrestal class.
Then I'll try to keep reference photos to just those 4 ships, just so things don't get confusing.

Love your choice BTW. I had a private tour of Ranger when I was 7 or 8 years old (Dad was a Navy Contractor at the time). I love that ship, so impressive in person.

Ranger and Enterprise are my favorite carriers.

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