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Aircraft carrier model for deck movements?

Started by HUD69 , Nov 10 2017 12:43 AM

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#1 HUD69

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 12:43 AM

Hi,

 

I recently purchased this model of an aircraft carrier, mounted on wheels.

It's about 1,35 meters in length and around 80 cm high. 

It suspect it was used for training airplane handlers on the carrier where and how to move the planes on the deck.

As I can not imagine someone making this as a children's toy. It shows the elevators, catapults and trap wires.

 

Has anyone seen one before and can shed some more light on this?

 

Thanks,

Ron

 

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 05:44 AM

In real life on an aircraft carrier they use a board called the "ouija" just consists of nuts and bolts to represent planes in various conditions such as rearming refueling etc, never anything as elaborate as this.



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Posted 11 November 2017 - 04:37 AM

In real life on an aircraft carrier they use a board called the "ouija" just consists of nuts and bolts to represent planes in various conditions such as rearming refueling etc, never anything as elaborate as this.

Idk, on the Connie they had a precise model of the flight deck with scale airplanes. There was no room for error when spotting aircraft. I think the OP is correct about this being a training piece. Probably meant to be rolled from classroom to classroom.



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Posted 11 November 2017 - 12:30 PM

Yeah, it seems more like a classroom teaching aid. Interesting though! Are the planes fixed to it, or can you move them around? The hull number is non-existant, preceding the canceled USS United States which was never built.



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 01:22 AM



Yeah, it seems more like a classroom teaching aid. Interesting though! Are the planes fixed to it, or can you move them around? The hull number is non-existant, preceding the canceled USS United States which was never built.

 

Thank you all for the input! The models are not fixed and can be moved around. They have a little metal piece on top to grab them.

 

Cheers,

Ron

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