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Oliver Hazard Perry Class Frigate
2017-08-11, 07:15 PM (This post was last modified: 2017-08-11 07:27 PM by afjklol.)
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Oliver Hazard Perry Class Frigate
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The Oliver Hazard Perry was a class of low-capability warships designed to repalce the WW2-era destroyers as part of the 'low, high fleet plan.'
It was the first ship to be purely computer designed, with the initial design completed in just 18 hours. It was tasked with escorting amphibious assault ships against Soviet submarines and aircrafts.
These ships never saw such scenario play out, instead it ended up conducting anti-narcotic and piracy operations. And in a few instances got struck by missiles, gun fire and mines. This made this one of the few classes of ships in the United States navy that saw actual surface to surface combat in the modern day.
Due to the early variants of the SM-2 phasing out, the Mark 13 GMLS was removed. 9 ships received a bushmaster in its place while others simply had nothing.
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That was only the first step, the old warhorse of the navy has since been decommissioned and replaced by the more modern LCS.
A number of nations received these ships during the initial production or retrieved them after US decommissioned them. Each nation modified them giving them enhanced capabilities.
The Australians gave their ships 8 VLS launchers for quad-packed ESSM missiles giving it a excellent loadout of 32 modern surface to air missiles. The Spanish replaced the CIWS with their own Meroka CIWS. The Taiwanese fitted 2 box launchers amidship for their own anti-ship missiles replacing the Harpoons. They also placed two 40mm Bofors on top of the bridge.
While it is no longer in service, it might be brought back with new life as US Chief of Naval Operations suggested that they bring back some of the Oliver Hazard Perrys to achieve the 355-ship fleet requirement.
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Meroka CIWS
I didn't have any particular attachment to this ship until one day on ROBLOX, a friend asked me to make it. It was back when the class was still in service and the Littoral Combat Ships weren't even done yet. If they were even laid down yet. I spent a long time making it, working on the exterior detail to the finest point, looking at dozens of pictures. Worked on the interior detail. But I never finished the interior.
During that time, I grew to love this ship. So I decided to make it here in FtD.

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2017-08-12, 10:44 AM
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The detailing on this ship is fantastic. The general shape is no worse. Really, really a job well done on this thing. I love it!

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2017-08-12, 02:53 PM (This post was last modified: 2017-08-12 05:24 PM by Combatsmithen.)
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This is amazing. I built a frigate kind of modeled after the OHP but Lamb this is a replica
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2017-08-12, 05:02 PM
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Wow great job! The detailing is on point, I wish I could build destroyers as good as you Tongue

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