From: Stillwater, OK, United States
While I was searching for photos of the Nevada to do a "hypothetical" 4/42 refit for my new mod (See thread below), I found a set of three water colors depicting her in the blasts. They are really amazing. Here are two, painter as if on the Bridge of the USS Arkansas.
The Nevada is morred to the port of the Nagato, and the Japanese cruiser Sakawa is morred to the port of the Nevada. To serve as an Aiming point, the Nevada was painted bright Orange. The second water color depicts the day after the Able tests. It too was sketched from the bridge of the USS Arkansas. Note the Sakawa sinking, and the scortched orange paint of the Nevada. Also note that, despite being burned, both Nevada and Nagato are in fairly good shape. Also notice the twisted bridge structure of the Arkansas.
Kind of sad that these old warhorses were put through this. It was a terrible shame.
Designer of War Plan Orange
Producer of Carrier Force
Allied Naval OOBer of Admiral's Edition
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