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trickyrich

22Aug - 13Dec - Vietnam GB

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Hmmm, maybe I go completely off the reservation.....  :whistle:

 

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/cyber-hobby-7091-uss-long-beach-cgn-9--100803

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Long_Beach_(CGN-9)

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1960s

The summer of 1966 was spent in training and orienting midshipmen in the tactics and operations involved in the modern nuclear Navy. After a period of leave and upkeep in the fall, Long Beach sailed 7 November 1966 from Long Beach for the Far East.[7] During this initial cruise, the ship served primarily as the Positive Identification Radar Advisory Zone (PIRAZ) unit in the northern Gulf of Tonkin. As such, her main responsibility was to "sanitize" returning US strike aircraft, ensuring that no enemy aircraft were attempting to evade identification by hiding amongst returning friendlies. Additionally, the ship provided support for an on-board Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter unit. During this tour, Long Beach was responsible for directing the downing of one Soviet-made An-2 'Colt' aircraft that was attempting to engage South Vietnamese naval units. The shoot-down was executed by an F-4 Phantom IIjetfighter under the control of a Long Beach Air Intercept Controller (AIC). The cruiser returned to Long Beach, California, in July 1967. In 1968 the ship was redeployed to the Gulf of Tonkin, shooting down a MiG jetfighter with a RIM-8 Talos missile on 23 May 1968,[12] at a range of 65 miles.[citation needed] In June of the same year, she downed another MIG,[12] this one at 61 miles.[citation needed] She also directed other MIG kills by American fighters. She was the first ship to down an aircraft using SAMs in the Vietnam war and the incidents were not immediately publicized because it was feared the use of SAMs would undermine the 1968 Paris Peace Accords. Long Beach received a Navy Unit Commendation for the actions.[12]

 

1970s

Long Beach received a Combat Action Ribbon for action on 26 April 1972,[13] a few days after the Battle of Đồng Hới. After Vietnam, Long Beach performed routine duties in the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean, performing escort duties for USS Enterprise in 1975, and participated in multi-national naval exercises while deployed in 1976-77. 

 

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actually you're not, naval operation other than carriers was huge. Reading that made me remember about this beast!!!!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Newport_News_(CA-148)

 

For any of the floaty things lot I'd love to see this one or similar in the GB.

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The US Navy's non carrier related contribution id often overlooked so it would be great to see something floaty with massive guns as part of the GB.

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To that end Craig @modelling minion Im trying to think outside the box. I wonder if anyone makes a 1/700 scale LCT, i could make the USS Colleton. 

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Colleton_(APB-36)

 

That or a LCVP Helipad in a bigger scale ? 

 

https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_Armoured_Troop_Carrier_(Helicopter)_in_Vietnam_c1969.jpg

 

Dennis

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22 minutes ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

To that end Craig @modelling minion Im trying to think outside the box. I wonder if anyone makes a 1/700 scale LCT, i could make the USS Colleton. 

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Colleton_(APB-36)

 

That or a LCVP Helipad in a bigger scale ? 

 

https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_Armoured_Troop_Carrier_(Helicopter)_in_Vietnam_c1969.jpg

 

Dennis

Either would be a great choice Dennis but the helipad idea really appeals to me.

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well now we wait for the voting in November to see which GB's go through to next year. Currently there's enough GB's for spaces next year so there may not be a vote.

 

But anyway keep an eye out for the poll or info in November by the Lord of Darkness and those wired things in the corner the scurry when you turn the light on, Enzo the Magnificent and Imperial Cat Herder! :D 

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Just as Apocalypse Now is on at the local Odeon cinema tomorrow for one night only!! 

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On 9/2/2019 at 7:27 PM, Valkyrie said:

Just as Apocalypse Now is on at the local Odeon cinema tomorrow for one night only!! 

I take it you came home humming "The Ride Of The Valkyries", which must surely be a bit of a theme tune for you :) .

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It is on my modelling play list di di di di di deh..

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remember folks it's voting time tomorrow.

 

and for @Valkyrie and others.....

 

 

oh and this beauty showed up yesterday...

 

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add this to this...

 

IMG_2794-M.jpg

 

...and we're gonna have some fun!!!

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31 minutes ago, trickyrich said:

remember folks it's voting time tomorrow.

where I am I have almost two hours of the 30th and the whole of the 31st to go

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I know this is a shameless plug but we do need more votes.

 

This is a GB with a huge range of popular choices to build in a hugely interesting and important time frame. 

 

So come on support this GB.

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I’m on a UN training exercise with the JGSDF and Vietnamese Army at the moment as an observer, somewhere outside of Hanoi. Having spent last Saturday on an official tour of some museums regarding the conflicts here, the scope is huge for this GB. From Spitfires to Blackbirds! 

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I can do this! A Marine Choctaw maybe or possibly another Skyraider? Whens the start date?

I have an F-104C on the way but may start that now.---John

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Will be joining this - already voted! I have Hasegawa F-111 lying around with decals - it also adds to my collection of century series fighters that I have been working on this year.

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Great to have some more members sign up for this, and hopefully vote for it in the poll.

This really is a very inclusive GB with something for everyone so lets hope it gets through!

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welcome guy's, some great choices here.

 

just make sure you remember to vote of it......or change your votes???  :whistle:  

 

:D

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Where do you vote? Is there a poll? I keep hearing vote....so where do I

cast mine? Going for Vietnam build....want to change from a Choctaw

to a Marine M48A3 tank. Saw this image that said DO A TANK!---Joihn

koX0j9I.jpg

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I voted in the bunfight poll....is that the poll you are talking about?---John

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15 hours ago, Johnv said:

I voted in the bunfight poll....is that the poll you are talking about?---John

That's the one.  :thumbsup:

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6 hours ago, helios16v said:

I may have reorganized my votes...  :whistle:

:D I suspect there'll be more of that going on as the days go by!

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