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1/350 Orange Hobby Taiwan Navy Frigate Chi Yang by Peter van Buren
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Peter van Buren's Chi Yang Frigate by Orange hobby comes next. The build is OOB, but, nonetheless, it is an awesome model!!! (Comments by Thomas Sandros)

1/350 Orange Hobby Taiwan Navy Frigate Chi Yang

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HISTORY

In the 1990s the US agreed to transfer 8 Knox-class frigates to the Republic of China Navy (ROCN). The ROCN planned to upgrade these ships with new air defense, anti-submarine, and electronic warfare capabilities, including new radar, towed active sonar, CIWS guns, VL air defense missiles, active/passive electronic warfare systems, etc. However, due to budget considerations and the acquisition of newer ships, only a few upgrades were implemented. These frigates were renamed the Chi Yang class and assigned to the ROCN 168 Patrol Squadron.  

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By 2005 the ROCN had removed several systems from the retired Gearing class upgraded World War II-vintage destroyers and transferred them to the Chi Yang class. These systems include SM-1MR Standard missile in box launchers, H-930 modular combat system, and DA-08 air/surface search radar. Each Chi Yang-class frigate has 10 SM-1 missiles installed in two forward twin box launchers on top of the helicopter hangar, and two triple box launchers installed between the stack and the hangar, pointing to port and starboard.

The anti-submarine capability of the Chi Yang class is provided by its SQS-26 bow-mounted sonar, SQS-35(v) VDS, SQR-18(v)1 passive TAS, MD500 ASW helicopter, Mk-16 8-cell Harpoon/ASROC box launcher, and 4 x Mk46 324 mm torpedoes. While on ASW patrol, the frigate will carry 2 x Harpoon SSMs and 6 x ASROCs in its Mk-16 box launcher. These ships will be upgraded with Hsiung Feng III missiles.

(source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page)

KIT

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CONSTRUCTION

 
Orange Hobby USS Knox kit built as the Chi Yang of the Taiwan Navy with Veteran Models aftermarket weapons added. All PE comes with the kit. Easy build except for the upper to lower hull joint. The hull comes in halves for easy waterlining, but the halves do not line up well and a lot of filling and sanding was needed. One part had that awful Orange Hobby oozing, greasy mold release that required various toxic chemicals to defeat.

ADDITIONAL

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CONCLUSSION

I hope you like it!!!

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Text and Photos by Reter Van Buren

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Last Updated ( Τρίτη, 21 Ιούνιος 2016 )
 
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