login   |    register
Ships by Class/Type: Destroyers
This forum covers all types of destroyers from all eras.
Tribal class question
Biggles2
Visit this Community
Quebec, Canada
Member Since: January 01, 2004
entire network: 7,600 Posts
KitMaker Network: 41 Posts
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 07:50 PM UTC
Does anyone know if Tribals were fitted with Type 271 radar (the type that looked like a lighthouse top)? Such as this:
https://i0.wp.com/www.junobeach.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/haida.jpg?resize=515%2C262
Visible just foreward and below mainmast. I'm building Trumpeter 1/700 HMCS Huron and there's a non-detailed cylindrical part in that position that may, or may not, represent a 271. Another pic:

https://uboat.net/media/allies/warships/ca/dd_tribal_hmcs_haida.jpg

TimReynaga
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
Visit this Community
California, United States
Member Since: May 03, 2006
entire network: 2,500 Posts
KitMaker Network: 19 Posts
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 08:18 PM UTC
I don't know about the Huron, but I remember reading that the Tribal HMCS Iroquois had the Type 271 fitted...
Biggles2
Visit this Community
Quebec, Canada
Member Since: January 01, 2004
entire network: 7,600 Posts
KitMaker Network: 41 Posts
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 08:39 PM UTC
Thanks. I was just Googling and saw that Haida also had one fitted.
Biggles2
Visit this Community
Quebec, Canada
Member Since: January 01, 2004
entire network: 7,600 Posts
KitMaker Network: 41 Posts
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 08:46 PM UTC
This the model I'm building, except in 1/700. That pipe sticking up in front of the aft superstructure is what I'm talking about:

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/6e/55/54/6e55548c218e0c9cc55c1c3be3bca694--battleship-submarines.jpg

Is it supposed to look like that, or a typical Trumpeter goof?



d6mst0
#453
Visit this Community
Texas, United States
Member Since: August 28, 2016
entire network: 1,925 Posts
KitMaker Network: 8 Posts
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 10:58 PM UTC
What I have read is that the Tribal class ships were not equipped with any radar until 1944. Then they received the Type 285, 291 and 293, for gun control, target range, AAA range control.