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R08 HMS Bulwark of the Centaur Class - Beta Release
The model represents the ship as she appeared in the late 50's, before her conversion into a commando carrier. The Albion model has been used, with a later flightdeck texture. Not perfect, but seems worth releasing. Working AA and radar to be developed.
Loads of help: Gramps
"This class was an improvement over the war-built light fleet carriers of the "Colossus" and "Majestic" classes with double the power for an additional 5 knots of speed, accompanied by increased dimensions which resulted in more hangar space and a lightly armoured flight deck.
Construction was arrested by the termination of hostilities and four units (including the original Hermes) were cancelled. Three of the remaining units - Albion, Bulwark, and Centaur - were completed to a modified design, which considerably increased their original displacement of 18,300 tons and resulted in a 2-knot loss of speed, and included a 5 3/4-degree angled deck; while the final unit - the second Hermes - had further extensive modifications worked in placing her in a sub-class of her own.
The Albion and Bulwark were later converted to commando carriers during 1959-62, leaving only the Centaur able to operate fixed wing aircraft, and she had steam catapults installed in 1957. Owing to her relatively small size and limited hangar space, the Centaur does not now meet modern requirements, but is nevertheless, still capable of active employment although laid-up in reserve."
H. T. Lenton, Warships of the British and Commonwealth Navies, Ian Allan, 1971
All files should sit in an "Albion" sub-directory within the "Objects" directory. The data.ini file should be moved to the main "Objects" directory. Extract the groundobjectsdata.ini file and add lines for Albion.
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