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What is approx height of Belknap Pole?

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Ok.  Anybody who served on a USN carrier ...  You might be familiar with what a Belknap Pole is.

I'm building a 1/700 of USS Theodore Roosevelt by Trumpeter.  It doesn't have a part for the Belknap Pole.  I'm going to custom-make one.  But I need to know the true height of Belknap Pole in Feet or Meters, so that I can convert it to 1/700 and then fashion a part.

Does anybody know the height of Belknap Pole on a Nimitz-class carrier?  Or any other carrier for that matter, and I can extrapolate it.

If you don't know what a Belknap Pole is, and are curious what I'm talking about: 

https://bremolympicnlus.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/uss-ronald-reagan-homeward-bound/

https://www.pilotonline.com/military/article_d14df790-a53c-50af-85b1-d90555db9c42.html

Thanks for anyone with info!

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OK, I looked this up.  It states in here ( F/A-18 Hornet Specifications - Combat Aircraft (google.com) ) the "folded wingtip dimensions" of an F 18 C/D to be 8.38 meters.  If you use that dimension as a reference from one of the aircraft near the pole.  Measure that with a MM ruler and check it against the Belknap Pole, that may get you within a couple of feet.  I hope that will help you.  

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This is great reference from both of you!  Thank you!  Hadn't thought about measuring in ref to the aircraft of water-line.

On the model (1/700), it's about 23mm from waterline to flight deck (+/-). 

That translates into 16.1m / 53'.  

That comes up in visual line to about the  middle tier of windows on the island,  and visually the plus-minus considering 16' max height of the F18s (about 3x). 

Corresponds to the picture and the dozen or so others that I have.

Very helpful!  Thank you!

 

Handy converter tool that I'm using (to give credit where it's due): http://www.scalemodelersworld.com/online-scale-converter-tool.html

 

 

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