CORRECT Scale/Proportion of all A&A UNIT TYPES


  • Customizer

    Guys,

    ––Since I received my 1st Shapeways unit and was extremely impressed with it, I’m planning on orderring some more.
    ––Thus it becomes very important to know the CORRECT Scale/Proportions of all of the
    A&A UNIT TYPES. I recall, but cannot find again, an excellent discusion here on A&A.Org about a year or so ago concerned with this same topic.
    ----I would very much appreciate the help of the A&A unit producers(HBG, FMG), military modellers, and miniature gamers concerning the CORRECT Scale/Proportion of all of the different A&A UNIT TYPES. Such as:

    Extremely Large Ships (Super BBs)…
    Large Ships (Light/Escort CVs)…
    Ships (DD Destroyers)…
    Smaller Ships (LSTs)…
    Large Aircraft (B-17s)…1/700
    Tac. Bomber (SBDs)……1/600
    Fighter (P-51s)……1/500
    Tanks……
    Heavy Tanks…
    Infantry…
    Artillery…

    ----There may be more or less different proportions for the above UNIT TYPES but I would appreciate any knowledgeable opinions before I start ordering some already designed Shapeway units. They MUST be in the SAME SIZE as the existing A&A units for me to be happy. Thanks in advance for any help.

    “Tall Paul”


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    One of the previous board discussions of the topic is located over here:

    http://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=32007.msg1192720#msg1192720


  • Customizer

    Thanks CWO Marc,

    ––That verifies a lot of my thoughts. I would have wasted some time finding that. Another reason why I enjoy sharing with the people here on A&A.Org. Knowledgable and friendly people.

    “Tall Paul”


  • Customizer

    @Tall:

    Guys,

    ––Since I received my 1st Shapeways unit and was extremely impressed with it, I’m planning on orderring some more.
    ––Thus it becomes very important to know the CORRECT Scale/Proportions of all of the
    A&A UNIT TYPES. I recall, but cannot find again, an excellent discusion here on A&A.Org about a year or so ago concerned with this same topic.
    ----I would very much appreciate the help of the A&A unit producers(HBG, FMG), military modellers, and miniature gamers concerning the CORRECT Scale/Proportion of all of the different A&A UNIT TYPES. Such as:

    Extremely Large Ships (Super BBs)…
    Large Ships (Light/Escort CVs)…
    Ships (DD Destroyers)…
    Smaller Ships (LSTs)…
    Large Aircraft (B-17s)…
    Tac. Bomber (SBDs)…1/600
    Fighter (P-51s)……
    Tanks…
    Heavy Tanks…
    Infantry…
    Artillery…

    ----There may be more or less different proportions for the above UNIT TYPES but I would appreciate any knowledgeable opinions before I start ordering some already designed Shapeway units. They MUST be in the SAME SIZE as the existing A&A units for me to be happy. Thanks in advance for any help.

    “Tall Paul”

    ––1/600 was the perfect proportion for the A-20 Havocs I just received. It should also work for Tactical Bombers like SBDs. I’ll post some A-20 pics for size comparison soon.

    “Tall Paul”



  • I’ve updated the approximates sizes/scales for some basic and alternate units.  Keep in mind that many classes of ship and aircraft, though in the same class, varied in size so my sizes will be off on some units.  If your like me I want to be able to visually distinguish between units quickly so keeping classes similar in size I find works the best. Below is my guide/attempt to standardize my pieces where they are relatively the same size for their respective class.  I’ve added some alternative classes that I use in my games and ties in some of the alternate pieces that HBG is putting out.  If you need something scaled and not sure how to do it let me know and I’ll do my best to help.

    Carrier 6.5 cm 1/3700
    Light/Escort Carrier 5cm 1/3100
    Battleship 6 cm 1/4000
    Cruiser 5.5 cm 1/3700
    Light Cruiser 5 cm 1/3400
    Destroyer 4.8 cm 1/2400

    (cm is for the wingspan)
    Heavy Bomber 4.7 cm 1/700
    Medium Bomber 3.5 cm 1/600
    Light Bomber 1.7 cm 1/600
    Heavy Fighter (Twin engine) 2.8 cm 1/600
    Fighter 2.2 cm 1/500
    Light Fighter 1.7 cm 1/600
    Dive/Torpedo Bomber 3 cm 1/500


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