AA scale for destroyers is approximately 1/2400, 1" equals 200 feet. On that scale an Iowa-class battleship would be almost 4.5" long, rather than the 2.25" it actually is. Scale for the battleships runs from about 1/3600 for the UK Royal Soveriegn to about 1/4700 for the Iowa. The Yamato is about 1/4200 and the Bismarck is about 1/4300. The scale for the aircraft carriers ranges from the Wasp at about 1/3500 to the Shinano at about 1/4200, as all of the carriers are the same length, 2.5". The two cruisers are about 1/3700 scale. The subs range from the German Type VIIC at about 1/1400 to the Japanese I-15 class at about 1/2400.
If you buy 1/3000 scale ships, which is 1" equals 250 feet, an Iowa will run about 3.5 inches, considerably larger than the destroyers in the game.
Quote from: oldsalty on September 01, 2008, 07:17:52 am
That appears to make sense from the few pieces I’ve ordered to compare size and quality.
What is the difference between 1/2400 and 1/3000 in inches? Looks like the 1/2400 is an USA scale (based in ft/in). Is the 1/3000 the European scale based in meters?
Side by side, would a 1/2400 piece actually be 20% smaller than a 1/3000 scale piece?
A 1/3000 scale ship will actually be about 20% smaller than a 1/2400 scale ship.
I will post the scales for the aircraft once I finish measuring them.
Thats a complete waste of time…. The only scales for small inexpensive metal ships THAT IS ACTUALLY CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION IS 1/2400 AND 1/3000…SO THE ONLY REALISTIC OPTION IS TO BUY 1/2400 SCALE WHICH ARE OFFERED FROM NAVWAR AND SKYTREX, WHILE 1/3000 SCALE IS TOO LARGE.
The scales are the same regardless representing objects 1/3000 or 1/2400 times smaller than original. Its not a Metric vs. English system.
Axis and allies uses 1/700 scale planes and 1/285 armor and 15 MM infantry ( or to convert you use HO 1/87 plastic or 1/72). These are the scales your looking for and i already posted the order sheet in another thread.