UK Habakkuk (3d Printed) xONE
UK Habakkuk (3d Printed) xONE

UK Habakkuk (3d Printed) xONE

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Part Number:HBG-3DP-0112

3d Printed in Clear (Yellowing)

Size: 82mm Long

Project Habakkuk or Habbakuk (spelling varies) was a plan by the British during the Second World War to construct an aircraft carrier out of pykrete (a mixture of wood pulp and ice) for use against German U-boats in the mid-Atlantic, which were beyond the flight range of land-based planes at that time. The idea came from Geoffrey Pyke, who worked for Combined Operations Headquarters. After promising scale tests and the creation of a prototype on Patricia Lake, Jasper National Park, in Alberta, Canada, the project was shelved due to rising costs, added requirements, and the availability of longer-range aircraft and escort carriers which closed the Mid-Atlantic gap that the project was intended to address.

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HBG-3DP-0112, Habakkuk carrier

Cost 15

Can only be built in a coastal sea zone, adjacent to a friendly territory with an IPC value, and only in such sea zones within 1-3 sea zones of the northern or southern edges of the map (depending on the map; for the GW1939 map MAP39_AA, within 2 sea zones of the north edge of the map, 1 sea zone of the south edge). 

Every round the ship is outside this polar band of sea zones, it sustains a hit worth of damage.

Unit has no movement value on its own, can only move if accompanied by an unladen transport or landing assault ship.  

This vessel functions as a support ship and tug, and cannot simultaneously perform other functions, though it defends normally if attacked.  If so accompanied, movement is 1 sea zone.  

Habakkuk operates as an aircraft carrier, larger than fleet size, capable of supporting 2 jet fighters, 3 normal WW2 fighters/tactical bombers, or 4 Swordfish or other biplanes. 

If aircraft types are mixed, use lower number.

Unit has no attack value and a defense value of 1 (d6) or 2 (d12), but takes 3 hits to destroy.  Hits can be repaired for 1d6 each, if Habakkuk is in a polar sea zone adjacent to a friendly sea zone with an IPC value.

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