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2018-01-06

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  ARGENTINIAN AIRCRAFT CARRIER  

The story which did happen ... outside Atlantic Air Combat
 
See also : Colossus Class Carriers ARA Independencia - -
 

Introduction

The ARA Independencia (V-1) was a Colossus class carrier which served the Argentinian Navy between 1959 and 1970.  The ship, initially intended for the Royal Navy started its life with the Royal Canadian Navy in 1946 as HMCS Warrior before being handed back to the Royal Navy where she served as HMS Warrior (R31) until purchased by Argentina in the Summer of 1958.

The ARA Independencia in Atlantic Air Combat

The ARA Independencia will be available in three modes : training, default and commando.

In training mode, the carrier cruises in the vicinity of a training firing range, near a Naval Air Station located on the coast line.   Various ground targets will be available, together with ships at anchor.   With the exception of the VJ101N only available when conditions to its availability are met, all aircrafts and helicopters are available at the player's discretion.   Attrition is "off" in trainng mode, so crashing an aircraft in training has no impact on the number of airframes available during the campaign.

In default mode, the carrier position itself within striking distance of the intended targets.  Subject to availability (re: VJ101N) all Argentinian naval aircrafts are playable, except the AEW and PGR type(s) which are exclusively handled by the game AI.

In commando carrier mode, most winged aircrafts are absent from the deck/hangar of the carrier, with only helicopter(s) available for the players.  The commando carrier mode is automatically activated when such a mission (transporting assault commandos) appears in the campaign.

Aircrafts Operated From The ARA Independencia

Historically, the carrier air group was made of F4U5 Corsair, SNJ-5Cs Texan and Grumman S2F-1 Trackers with Sikorsky UH-19/S-55A Chickasaw helicopter(s) insuring the plane guard role.   F9F-2 Panthers, also used by the Argentinian Navy during the 1960s, were juged unsuitable for opreation from her deck.

In Atlantic Air Combat, besides these historical types, the ARA Independencia will see other fictional aircrafts available on her deck, in particular jet fighters, and aircrafts operated by allied Naval Air Arms ( Brazil, and Uruguay)

SNJ5C   Texan a piston engined (armed) trainer
    F4F5N F4F5P Corsair a (radar equipped) piston engined fighter (in both fighter and recce variants)
    F9F5E F9F5P Panther a beefed up variant of the straight wing Panther (in both fighter and recce variants)
  F9F8T   Cougar a swept wing (armed) training variant of the Panther
    VJ101N   Busardo a fantasy STOL/VTOL prototype aircraft
S2F1 T1F1 Tracker a twin engined piston ASW/SAR aircraft with its transport variant
    HH19F   Chickasaw a piston engined helicopter (in AAC the HH19F covers all Sikorsky S55 variants)
    TBM3W   Avenger a piston engined AEW aircraft (not available for players)
    T28C   Trojan a piston engined (armed) trainer operated by the Brazilian Navy
    F6F5N F6F5P Hellcat a (radar equipped) piston engined fighter (in both fighter and recce variants)
    F8F2N F8F2P Bearcat a (radar equipped) piston engined fighter (in both fighter and recce variants)
    F9F6F F9F6P Cougar a swept wing variant of the same aircraft (in both fighter and recce variants)
    HSS1N   Seabat a piston engined helicopter (in AAC the HSS1N covers all Sikorsky S58 variants)

Carrier Air Groups in Atlantic Air Combat

With fighters/attack aircrafts being the main assets on board, the CAG will either be made of 12 piston engined fighters or 8 jet engined fighters + 2 recon variant of the same aircraft, with the type and number of ASW aircrafts remaining the same (4).

V-1 INDEPENDENCIA  ACTING  AS  AN  TRAINING  CARRIER
  Qty AAC Name   Qty AAC Name   Qty AAC Name
Trainers 1 SNJ5C Texan   1 SNJ5C Texan   1 SNJ5C Texan
            1 T28C Trojan          
  1 F9F8T Cougar   1 F9F8T Cougar          
Fighters 1 F4U5N Corsair   1 F8F2N Bearcat   1 F6F5N Hellcat
  1 F9F5E Cougar   1 F9F6F Panther          
  1 VJ101N Busardo                    
Recon 1 F4U5P Corsair   1 F8F2P Bearcat   1 F6F5P Hellcat
  1 F9F5P Cougar   1 F9F6P Panther          
ASW/SAR 1 S2F1 Tracker   1 S2F1 Tracker   1 S2F1 Tracker
Transport 1 T1F1 Trader   1 T1F1 Trader          
AEW 1 TBM3W11 Avenger                    
P-Guard 1 HH19F Chickasaw   1 HSS1N Seabat          
Helicopters 1 HH19F Chickasaw   1 HSS1N Seabat          
V-1 INDEPENDENCIA  ACTING  AS  AN  OPERATIONAL  AIRCRAFT  CARRIER
  Qty AAC Name   Qty AAC Name   Qty AAC Name
Fighters 12 F4U5N Corsair or 12 F8F2N Bearcat or 12 F6F5N Hellcat
or 8 F9F5E Cougar or 8 F9F6F Panther          
or 4 VJ101N Busardo                    
Recon 2 F4U5P Corsair or 2 F8F2P Bearcat or 2 F6F5P Hellcat
or 2 F9F5P Cougar or 2 F9F6P Panther          
ASW/SAR 4 S2F1 Tracker or 4 S2F1 Tracker or 4 S2F1 Tracker
Transport 1 T1F1 Trader or 1 T1F1 Trader or 1 T1F1 Trader
AEW 2 TBM3W11 Avenger                    
P-Guard 1 HH19F Chickasaw                    
V-1 INDEPENDENCIA  ACTING  AS  A  COMMANDO  CARRIER
  Qty AAC Name   Qty AAC Name   Qty AAC Name
Trainers   //                        
Fighters   //                        
Recon   //                        
ASW   //                        
Transport   //                        
AEW 2 TBM3W11 Avenger                    
P-Guard 1 HH19F Chickasaw                    
Helicopters 8 HH19F Chickasaw                    

Other Colossus and Majestic Carrier Air Groupe in AAC

Ship

 

Trainer

>>

Fighter

>>

>>

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Recon

>>

>>

ASW

Bomber

COD

AEW

Rescue

 

N. Atlantic

Vintage

Jet

Vintage

>>

Jet

>>

Vintage

>>

Jet

-

-

-

-

-

Magnificient

TR06N15

–

HK20B11

G13FR5E

–

–

–

–

–

TBM3E10

<

TBM3U70

TBM3W11

HH34HSS

Bonaventure

TR06N15

–

–

–

F2H3C20

–

–

–

F2H3P25

S2F1A15

<

T1F1C25

W1F2B20

HH34HSS

Triumph

TR06N15

–

HK20B11

G13FR5E

W35TF40

–

G13FR5E

–

–

TBM3E10

<

TBM3U70

TBM3W11

HH34HSS

Arromanches

–

CM175T1

F4U5N35

F6F5N40

GH112N1

–

F4U5P15

F6F5P25

–

TBM3E10

SB2C5E1

TBM3U70

TBM3W11

HH34HSS

Karel Doorman

TR06N15

–

HK20B11

G13FR5E

HK140B6

–

–

–

–

S2F1A15

<

T1F1C25

W1F2B20

HH34HSS

Oslo

TR28C20

–

–

–

HK140B6

–

–

–

–

G171ASW

<

G174COD

G173AEW

HH34HSS

Gotland

–

CM177T1

–

S300N03

SE-21JN

SE-23JN

–

–

–

G177ASW

<

G179COD

G178AEW

HH43G70

Lappland

–

CM177T1

–

MC109T3

SE-21JN

SE-23JN

–

–

–

G177ASW

<

G179COD

G178AEW

HH43G70

 

S. Atlantic

                           

Independencia

TR06N15

F9F8T95

F4U5N35

F6F5N40

F9F5A30

–

F4U5P15

F6F5P25

F9F5P35

S2F1A15

<

T1F1C25

TBM3W11

HH19F55

Minas Gerais

TR28C20

F9F8T95

F8F2N10

F6F5N40

F9F6A50

–

F8F2P15

F6F5P25

F9F6P55

S2F1A15

<

T1F1C25

TBM3W11

HH34HSS

Agulhas

TR06N15

–

S300N47

–

MD480AZ

–

S300N47

–

MD480AZ

B105ASW

<

B105COD

B105AEW

HS316PG

Revolucion

TR06N15

MG18KUT

HK20B11

–

MG18KSP

–

–

–

MG18KSR

BE07ASW

<

BE07COD

BE07AEW

HM04C30

 

Outsiders...

                           

Sidney

TR06N15

–

HK20B11

G13FR5E

–

–

–

–

–

TBM3E10

<

TBM3U70

TBM3W11

HH34HSS

Melbourne

TR06N15

–

–

–

GH112N1

–

–

–

–

G171ASW

<

G174COD

G173AEW

HH34HSS

Vikrant

TR06N15

–

–

–

HK140B6

–

–

–

–

B105ASW

<

B105COD

B105AEW

HS316PG

Pacifico

TR28C20

–

F1R4N10

–

GH100N1

–

–

–

–

TBM3E10

<

TBM3U70

TBM3W11

HH19F55

 

In Table

Mimicking ...

In Table

Mimicking ...

 

B105AEW

-

Br1050

Alizé-AEW

-

GH100N1

-

DH100

Sea Vampire

-

 

B105ASW

-

Br1050

Alizé-ASW

-

GH112N1

-

DH112

Sea Venom

-

 

B105COD

-

Br1050

Alizé-COD

-

HH19F55

-

UH-19F

Chicksaw

-

 

BE07AEW

-

B88YB1

(Blackburn)

Fantasy AEW

HH34HSS

-

HSS-1N

Sea Bat (SH-34J)

-

 

BE07ASW

-

B88YB1

(Blackburn)

-

HH43G70

-

HH-43G

Huskie

-

 

BE07COD

-

B88YB1

(Blackburn)

Fantasy COD

HK140B6

-

Mk101

Sea Hawk B6

-

 

CM175T1

-

CM175

Zephyr

-

HK20B11

-

FB11

Sea Fury

-

 

CM177T1

-

CM176

-

Fantasy naval

HM04C30

-

Mil-4

Hound-C

-

 

F1R4N10

-

FR-1

Fireball

-

HS316PG

-

SA-316

Alouette III

-

 

F2H3C20

-

F2H-3

Banshee

-

MC109T3

-

Bf109T

Messerschmitt

Naval variant

 

F2H3P25

-

F2H-3

Banshee

Fantasy recce

MC309N3

-

Me309

Messerschmitt

Fantasy naval

 

F4U5N35

-

F4U-5

Corsair

-

MD480A1

-

MD480

Etendard IVA

-

 

F4U5P15

-

F4U-5

Corsair

Recce variant

MD480AZ

-

MD480

Etendard IVZ

Fantasy mix A/P

 

F6F5N40

-

F6F-5N

Hellcat

-

MD480P1

-

MD480

Etendard IVP

-

 

F6F5P25

-

F6F-5P

Hellcat

Recce variant

MG18KSP

-

-

Fantasy naval of

MiG-17PF

 

F8F2N10

-

F8F-2N

Bearcat

-

MG18KSR

-

-

Fantasy naval of

MiG-17SR/Recce

 

F8F2P15

-

F8F-2P

Bearcar

Recce variant

MG18KUT

-

-

Fantasy naval of

MiG-17UTI

 

F9F5A30

-

F9F-5

Panther

-

S2F1A15

-

S-2A

Tracker

-

 

F9F5P35

-

F9F-5P

Panther

Recce variant

S300N03

-

S358

Seafire III

-

 

F9F6A50

-

F9F-6

Cougar

-

S300N47

-

S474

Seafire FR47

-

 

F9F6P55

-

F9F-6P

Cougar

Recce variant

SB2C5E1

-

SB2C5

Helldiver

-

 

F9F8T95

-

F9F-8T

Cougar

Training variant

SE-23JN

-

S519

Attacker

-

 

G13FR5E

-

-

Firefly FR5

-

SE-21JN

-

J-21R

(Saab), navalized

-

 

G171ASW

-

-

Gannet ASW1

-

T1F1C25

-

C-1A

Trader

-

 

G173AEW

-

-

Gannet.AEW3

-

TBM3E10

-

TBM3E

Avenger-ASW

-

 

G174COD

-

-

Gannet COD4

-

TBM3U70

-

TBM3U

Avenger-COD

-

 

G177ASW

-

-

Ganner.ASW7

Fantasy ASW

TBM3W11

-

TBM3W

Avenger-AEW

-

 

G178AEW

-

-

Gannet.AEW8

Fantasy AEW

TR06N15

-

SNJ-5C

Texan

-

 

G179COD

-

-

Gannet.COD9

Fantasy COD

TR28C20

-

T-28C

Trojan (naval)

-

           

W1F2B20

-

E-1B

Tracer

-

           

W35TF40

-

S4

Wyvern

-

Ships' Armament
Anti-aircraft armament is standardized throughout the AAC™ Colossus carriers with only minor differences :

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AA Armament

40mm

40mm

40mm

40mm

13mm

SAM

Deck <°

Catapult

    in AAC™

DECK C

DECK D

DECK F

TOTAL

DECK F

DECK F

(Real) > AAC

AAC

R16 Triumph 1×[1×40mm] 1×[2×40mm] 7×[2×40mm] 17×40mm – – (0.0°) > 

1

R17 Sydney 1×[1×40mm] 1×[2×40mm] 7×[2×40mm] 17×40mm – – (0.0°) > 

1

C21 Magnificent 1×[1×40mm] 1×[2×40mm] 7×[2×40mm] 17×40mm – – (0.0°) > 

1

R59 Revolucion 1×[1×40mm] 1×[2×40mm] 7×[2×40mm] 17×40mm – – (==°) > 

1

V1 Indepdencia 1×[1×40mm] 1×[2×40mm] 7×[2×40mm] 17×40mm – – (4.0°) > 

1

R95 Arromanches 1×[1×40mm] 1×[2×40mm] 7×[2×40mm] 17×40mm – – (4.0°) > 

1

C22 Bonaventure 1×[1×40mm] 1×[2×40mm] 8×[2×40mm] 19×40mm – – (8.0°) > 

1

R41 Pacifico 1×[1×40mm] 1×[2×40mm] 8×[2×40mm] 19×40mm – – (==°) > 

1

R21 Melbourne 1×[1×40mm] 1×[2×40mm] 8×[2×40mm] 19×40mm – – (5.5°) > 

1

R11 Vikrant 1×[1×40mm] 1×[2×40mm] 8×[2×40mm] 19×40mm – – (8.0°) > 

1

R81 Karel Doorman 1×[1×40mm] 1×[2×40mm] 8×[2×40mm] 19×40mm – – (8.0°) > 

1

A11 Minas Gerais 1×[1×40mm] 1×[2×40mm] 8×[2×40mm] 19×40mm – – (8.5°) > 

1

A02 Gotland 1×[1×40mm] 1×[2×40mm] 8×[2×40mm] 19×40mm 4×[4×13mm] 2×[4×Rim72] (==°) > 

3

A03 Lappland 1×[1×40mm] 1×[2×40mm] 8×[2×40mm] 19×40mm 4×[4×13mm] 2×[4×Rim72] (==°) > 

3

R01 Agulhas 1×[1×40mm] 1×[2×40mm] 8×[2×40mm] 19×40mm 4×[4×.50cal] – (==°) > 

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Background Data
(partly supplied by Eswube, a contribuyor to AAC and to shipbucket.com)
 

Colossus and Majestic Class
General Basic Data of the Original Design Years Squadron Qty ID Aircrafts

Displacement: 13,200 tons standard, 18,000 tons full load
Dimensions: L=694ft, Beam =80'00"
Propulsion: 4 boilers, 2 shaft parsons geared turbines 36,000hp
Speed: 25 knots
Range: 7000 nautical miles at full speed.
Complement: 1300
Aviation Facilities:
Hangar : 332' x 52' x 17.5'
Flight deck:
Arrester wires : 10 x 15,000 lbs, 2 x crash barriers
Catapults : 1 x BH.3 145, 16,000lbs at 66 knots
Elevators : 2 × 15,000 lbs
Elevators : fwd: 45×34ft - aft:  45×34_ft
Aviation fuel : 98,000 gal
Aircraft:
Armament:
variable amount of 40mm Bofors or 2pdg "pom pom" buns
variable amount of 20mm Oerlikon guns
Radars:
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Flight deck recognition letter:

Time Line :
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The original data regarding carrier air groups is not to be relied upon as these essentially apply to piston engined aircraft while in AAC, most Colossus and Majestic carriers will be associated with jet aircrafts.  Most CAG data are from other ships than RN
R95 Arromanches : 4th campaigh to Indochina
1953.09
1954.09
--- 18
16
2
F6F5
SB2C5
HH05
Hellcat
Helldiver
Dragonfly
R95 Arromanches : Suez campaigh
1956.10
1956.12
--- 14
10
2
F4U7
TBM
HH25
Corsair
Avenger
Retriever
R81 Karel Doorman
1963
1963
--- 10
14
2
HK40
TBM
HSS1
Sea Hawk
Avenger
Seabat
R71 Vengeance
1946
1946
812
1850
16
16
F4Ux
---
Corsair
Firefly.FR1
19..
19..
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19..
19..
--- -- -- --
19..
19..
--- -- -- --
19..
19..
--- -- -- --
19..
19..
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SPECIFICATIONS   Sea Hawk   A4D2 Skyhawk   Scimitar   FJ3M Fury   FJ4B Fury   F4D1 Skyray   F2H3 Banshee   F2H4 Banshee
Engine   1×RR.Nene.103   1×J65W16   2× RR.Avon.202   1×J65W16A   1×J65W16A   1×J57P8   2×J34W36   2×J34W36
Power   1×5200.lbf   1×8500.lbf   2×11250.lbf   7720 lbf   7720 lbf   10200.lbf/16000.lbf   2×3250.lbf   2×3600.lbf
Radar   ASV19   //   //   //   //   AN/APQ50   AN/APG41   AN/APG37
Weight: Empty   10582 lb   10000 lb   23960 lb   12200 lb   13200 lb   16000 lb   13185 lb   13185 lb
Weight: Take-off   16535 lb   24500 lb   34200 lb   17200 lb   20100 lb   25000 lb   25215 lb   25215 lb
Length   40'04"   40'03"   53'04"   36'04"   36'04"   45'03"   48'06"   48'06"
Height   10'10"   14'11"   17'04"   14'11"   13'11"   13'03"   14'06"   14'06"
Wingspan   39'01"   26'06"   37'02"   39'01"   39'01"   33'06"   41'09"   41'09"
Wingspan (folded)   14'00" (±)   26'06"   24'003   22'06"   22'06"   26'00"   18'06"   18'06"
Wing area   278 sq ft   259 sq ft   485 sq ft   339 sq ft   339 sq ft   557 sq ft   294 sq ft   294 sq ft
Speed: Max   523 kt   594 kt   615 kt   590 kt   550 kt   625 kt   510 kt   510 kt
Range (internal)   685 nm       1235 nm   860 nm   1290 nm   1000 nm   1490 nm   1490 nm
Ceiling   44500 ft   45700 ft       49000 ft   46800 ft   55000 ft   46600 ft   46600 ft
Armament   4×20mm/__ rpg   2×20mm/200rpg   4×30mm/160 rpg   4×20mm/160rpg   4×20mm/135rpg   4×20mm/65rpg   4×20mm/235rpg   4×20mm/235rpg
External Loads/1   4×500.lb   3000+2×2200 lb   4×1500.lb   2×500.lb   4×1500.lb (B=6)   4×1000.lb   8×...   8×...
External Loads/Total   2000.lbs   7400.lbs   6000.lbs   1000.lbs   6000.lbs/9000.lbs   4000.lbs   8×...   8×...
External Loads/2   HVAR       HVAR   HVAR                
External Loads/3   2×AIM9B       2×AIM9B   2×AIM9B   2×AIM9B   2×AIM9B   2×AIM9B   2×AIM9B

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