Brig Sloop, the meat and potateos ship....
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20 Dec 2011 08:35 PM  

The brig sloop was the most numerous ship type in the British Navy in the Napoleonic era.  The 110 ship Cruizer class was the largest ship class built by any navy.  The Cruizers with their eighteen 32 pound cannonades had a heaver throw weight than many frigates mounting twice the amount of cannon.

 I think if I ever do build an AOS ship, it may well be a Brig Sloop.

 

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A future AOS combat model?

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20 Dec 2011 10:48 PM  
I would be very interested to see the differences, both in cost and complexity of construction of the ship and in the sailing and fighting capabilities of the ship between a brig and a large frigate.
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22 Dec 2011 03:24 PM  
Steve left out the most important aspect of the Cruizer class... S'PRETTY!!! Very pretty ships.

If one Clippard Maximatic can fire three barrels, it'd be very affordable in the hobby, too. I need to do some testing, mainly for Minerva to see how many solenoids I'll need, but I'll post the numbers for everyone. If one MaxiMatic can fire 3, you could do a Cruizer with a 3-cannon broadside easy
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22 Dec 2011 05:25 PM  
Posted By Tugboat on 22 Dec 2011 03:24 PM
Steve left out the most important aspect of the Cruizer class... S'PRETTY!!! Very pretty ships.

If one Clippard Maximatic can fire three barrels, it'd be very affordable in the hobby, too. I need to do some testing, mainly for Minerva to see how many solenoids I'll need, but I'll post the numbers for everyone. If one MaxiMatic can fire 3, you could do a Cruizer with a 3-cannon broadside easy


Can you fire multiple fastguns from a single solenoid?  I'd think that a gun firing slightly before the others would depressurize the other guns in the loop.

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22 Dec 2011 05:54 PM  
I thought that, too, but someone (forget who) asked or suggested that more than one could be done. With the Maximatic's higher flow (than a MAV-2), I'm willing to bench-test it. After all, it'll only take changing some plumbing on one of my fast-gun ships to test. If it's a bust, we have data in hand verifying the conventional wisdom, and I'm not out any money.

I'm in the ER tomorrow, so it'll likely be Saturday before I get out in the shop to work on boat stuff.
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22 Dec 2011 07:46 PM  

EDIT:  never mind ... flawed logic.

 

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