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Old 04-27-2012, 06:24 AM   #1
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Dymaxion Deployment Unit (TL6)
Designed in 1940 by Buckminster Fuller, the DDU was a 20-diameter hut made of corrugated steel. It was insulated, finished with wall board, and had porthole windows. In 1932, the Army Signal Corps ordered 200 units, which were deployed all over the world as rapid housing. Production was halted when the U.S. entered the war due to the shortage of steel. Each unit weighed one ton and cost $1,250.
Design Notes: The building is designed with a Super-Light Frame and Standard Metal armor (DR 1). The height of the building was calculated from a drawing as 8.1 to the bottom of the roof, plus 6.8 more to the central peak (total interior space 3,276 cf, SA 1,323 sf.). Each hut has 198 HP, HT 12, SM +5 and MI 371 hours. Design weight was 1,852 lbs. and design cost was $2,911.
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:25 AM   #2
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Quonset Hut (TL6)
The Quonset hut was a light-weight prefab structure designed in 1941 for the U.S. Navy. It could be shipped anywhere and assembled with unskilled labor. The most common standard size was 48 feet long, 20 feet wide, and a maximum ceiling height of 10 feet (half of a cylinder). The original design was 36x16x8 and used low-grade steel, but later all-spruce Pacific Huts were constructed to avoid rusting issues. Some featured 4 overhangs at the entrances to protect against weather, and larger 40x20x10 and 100x40x20 sizes were constructed as warehouse models. The most common size was 48x20x10, providing 720 sf of unobstructed interior space. The hut could be configured as a latrine, barracks, offices, medical facilities, isolation wards, housing, or bakeries. During the war, 150,000 to 170,000 Quonset huts were built. At the end of the war, many surplus huts were sold to the public.
Design Notes: The building is designed with a Super-Light Frame and Standard Metal armor (DR 1). Total interior space is 7,540 cf, SA 2,307 sf.). Each hut has 346 HP, HT 12, SM +6 and MI 281 hours. Design weight was 3,230 lbs. and design cost was $5,075.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:05 AM   #3
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Another version of the Quonset hut is on p.69 of Dogfaces.

While perhaps stretching the definition of a prefabricated building, there is a mobile German pillbox on p.59 of Iron Cross
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:38 PM   #4
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Another version of the Quonset hut is on p.69 of Dogfaces.
Dang, I missed that. I started with the DDU and got excited; I should adjust the Quonset design structure to match the DF69 description, then I guess I could model the other sizes.
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