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HMS Illustrious Aircraft carrier Print Booklet
Author: Gdaynorm   Posts: 2   Photos: 0   Subscribers: 1   Views: 397   Responses: 15   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)
40mm AA bofors - Posted: 30th May 2017
Thanks for the portside pic. Answered my upcoming query - did Illustrious' Bofors have a shield. I have Norman Ough's book, with excellent detailed drawing of the gun, but no way can I get all that detail made at 192 scale.
Response by Scratchbuilder on the 30th May 2017
Not sure if the attached pictures will help.They are not all from Illustrious but do show some good detail.The pictures of the book pages are of HMS Victorious,sister ship.May be of help to you.
regards Bill.
Response by Gdaynorm on the 30th May 2017
Great pics, thanks. Not one with a shield which is surprising.
Response by Inkoust on the 30th May 2017
Hello, here is the supreme reference to the BOFORS guns, just click on the blue highlighted links and you can see all the details of the Bofors cannons of all types from land to ship. Zdeněk😉
HMS Illustrious Aircraft carrier - Posted: 16th Apr 2017
I am building a waterline model of HMS Illustrious, from WW2.
I have virtually no information about the port side of the island. Does anyone have photos taken across the flight deck?
Response by RNinMunich on the 12th May 2017
Hi, there's also a gantry running underneath and of course the girder work supporting the roll down. here's a somewhat later pic, Landing On view. On my Ark Royal plan it's very similar.
cheers Doug 😎
PS Note Blackburn Buccaneers on deck!
Response by Gdaynorm on the 13th May 2017
So that is what it is. Thanks Bill.
Your pic with the buccaneers must be a lot later as the round down has been completely altered. When did buccaneers come into service?
Response by RNinMunich on the 13th May 2017
Hi Bill, The pic is from 1965. The Buccaneer S2 was introduced to RN fleet Air Arm in 1962. They were transferred to RAF in 1978 when RN retired Ark Royal, the last real carrier. 😭 Cheers Doug 😎