No i've not been doing some :smokin: ;) It was a design for a carrier made by adding a small amount of wood pulp to water before freezing it. Some Links: All about Pykrete What happens when you shoot Pykrete It would be good fun to attack a carrier made of ice :cool: But of course due to lack of fuding it was never made but it could make a fun fantasy map :p I know its probobly like the lowest priority thing ever divised but it makes a change from the 100 Panzer 3 threads :talker:
That's plain crazy Maniac, but pretty cool.
There was a program on this history channel about this. A few of these up in the the icy cold waters in the North would never melt, and they had almost no size restriction to them. Hundreds of planes could be carried or a number of large B-29's to launch at Japan from the North, and since the Pykrete had a density somewhat greater than concrete (I think that's right) they were very resistant to attack.
There is still talk of it today. A few people want to make a island of this to live there, free of any countries borders.
I remember that, I've wanted one of these too.
A private ice island?
The idea is interesting. But the carrier is so large that it would be the size of a map unto itself. Would be cool for a map on the invasion of Japan.
heres a thought make teh map a invasion of an ice carrier and just have teh fight on teh boat and spawn points located on different parts of teh boat (there may be a small air strip for teh japs to attack from)
PastyFaceheres a thought make teh map a invasion of an ice carrier and just have teh fight on teh boat and spawn points located on different parts of teh boat (there may be a small air strip for teh japs to attack from)
UMMMMMM............. This is a realism mod and they never made any of these Ice ships, so it would be unrealistic and outa place in this mod.
There were never any Barbie King Tigers either.
Actually the ice ships had a built in refrigeration system to slow down the melting rate, it was estimated that one could last up to two to three years before it melted.
There was talk of flying B-29's off of these if the Marianas campaign failed. IIRC the mass of the projected pykrete ship ws so large that even I was freaked out. It would be like trying to destroy a mile long iceberg made of bulletproof ice.
And the best part? Theyre Enviromentally friendly!
Winston Churchill himself tested out the material the ice ships were made of in his bathtub, reportedly. LOL. WW2 RULES!!!