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Despy

1/350 HobbyBoss Typhoon (rus. Akula) Class submarine

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I'd like to ask your opinion about how acurate is the shape of the new 1/350 HobbyBoss Typhoon Class submarine.

Here is the only official (?!) drawing of the biggest submarine that mankind has built so far:

http://www.heiszwolf.com/subs/plans/Plans_Typhoon.gif

1. If there are any other sources, I'd like to hear about them.

As with my everlasting projects, one was(is) to scratch build a typhoon class in 1/144 gigantic scale.

So to have a base to build upon, I've drawed over that plan an AutoCAD file. I should say that even in that same drawing, there are some inconsistencies. The sections and x and y plan drawings were not perfectly matching. Anyway, in such cases, I decided a middle way to match as much as possible to the plan drawings.

2. I'd like to ask what is the length of the sub? I made it to be as 175 m as indicated in Wikipedia. In military-today.com it is said 170-172 m.

The HobbyBoss kit lengths 489 mm. a simple calculation results in 171,50 m

Even if 175 m is wrong with my drawing, the conning tower is way too big towards fore.

So here are some picture I've made comparing the drawing which was plotted in 1/350 scale and the Hobby Boss kit.

i. The overall length is not matching

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ii. The conning tower is too big, too lenghtened towards fore side resulting in moving the missile craddles much forward

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iii. The flat area around the conning tower is too big too

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What do you think?

It's official, I began to count rivets :banghead::bangin:

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On the other hand, there is no sign that this very drawing is correct.

The more I look to the reference pictures, the more I'm convinced that the conning tower dimension in HB kit is more realistic than that drawing.

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Hi despy, looks like hobbyboss has dropped the ball again, heres a reference photo the missile hatches are closer to the tower, also below some pics of my alanger 1/350 typhoon which appears to be more accurate in this area.

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All the best Chris

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Jacob from shipmodels forum sent some new blue prints of Typhoon.

1. They look more correct compared to real thing. This is the CAD file layer (that I've drawn after the drawing Jacob shared) on a photo

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2. And whereas HobbyBoss does not 100% fitting it, it is surely not very wrong:

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Still the fore flat area is a little too long and the rockets are pushed forward on the hull though

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