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by Bill Jurens
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 72
Views: 1455

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

I'm flattered.

Glad to serve as a moderator if you and others will have me.

Bill Jurens
by Bill Jurens
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 72
Views: 1455

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

I am sorry that my attempts to restore a more civil and productive discourse have not actually worked very well. In fact, I would say that we have, in some recent postings, explored new lows of civility and maturity. That being said, I am encouraged by the fact that some are still willing and capabl...
by Bill Jurens
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 72
Views: 1455

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

Mr. Virtuani wrote: "Can Mr.Jurens please STOP him immediately before I feel compelled to answer in the only way he deserves ? Thanks in advance." As I am not a moderator, I have no capability to stop or otherwise control anything that might be posted on this board. That being said, I do do what I c...
by Bill Jurens
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 38 cm shells
Replies: 56
Views: 16890

Re: 38 cm shells

@pgollin: Although I'd agree that careful interior ballistic analysis would likely not equate propellant weight and muzzle energy EXACTLY, considering the general nature of the discussion at hand, I'd certainly consider them as essentially interchangeable. Might you explain in more detail how they a...
by Bill Jurens
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 72
Views: 1455

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

Hello gentlemen. I did want to hold back any ideas I had, in order to see how various other commentaries went. It is good to experience a period -- which I hope might continue -- of relatively civil and respectful discussion. My perspective now is that we seem to have essentially two viewpoints, viz...
by Bill Jurens
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 72
Views: 1455

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

@ Antonio: I certainly can identify with your reluctance to in effect re-do all that you have been done before, using what I suspect is somewhat different -- and probably much more tedious methodology. Using this approach, however, should quickly begin to reveal -- in any particular case, and provid...
by Bill Jurens
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 72
Views: 1455

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

O.K. I'll jump in on neither side. I am loath to dismiss Wandinga' hypothesis out of hand. If we do reject it -- and it may be entirely reasonable to do so -- then that rejection should be based upon very specific criticisms, based on a more Socratic technique. In that regard, I think it might be us...
by Bill Jurens
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 72
Views: 1455

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

I am gratified that the level of invective seems to have decreased in recent posts, and can only hope that the trend continues. I am also very encouraged to see Herr Nilsson's contributions as I have found his analyses to be consistently very thorough and responsible. I would suggest that in the fut...
by Bill Jurens
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck's armor against long range hits
Replies: 10
Views: 313

Re: Bismarck's armor against long range hits

Some tradeoffs are involved. A deck made up of a single-thickness plate, though typically somewhat more efficient ballistically, if mounted 'high' protects the interior of the ship, but negatively affects stability. A single plate thickness mounted lower, improves stability but leaves the areas abov...
by Bill Jurens
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 72
Views: 1455

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

I find statements such as: "Mr.Wadinga, finally and definitely defeated re.his crazy theory of Bismarck turn away before Hood explosion :shock: by all competent people writing here and shamefully unable to substantiate his NONSENSE, despite kindly requested by someone who apparently didn't know yet ...
by Bill Jurens
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck's armor against long range hits
Replies: 10
Views: 313

Re: Bismarck's armor against long range hits

It's important to realize, I think, that the extent and thickness of deck armor had to consider the threats of both incoming gunfire and aircraft bombs as well. The optimum configuration -- assuming that there was some way to determine determine exactly what that might have been ante tempus -- would...
by Bill Jurens
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 38 cm shells
Replies: 56
Views: 16890

Re: 38 cm shells

This is really a repost of something I wrote several hours ago, which appears to have disappeared into cyber space. In the interim several other posters have submitted memos, but I have thought it still useful to re-post this one anyway. For typical big projectiles -- and again assuming reasonable c...
by Bill Jurens
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 284
Views: 5802

Re: Hits on PoW and Bismarck

In his post of Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:35 pm, Mr. Mercer made a request that further discussions in response to his initial question be terminated. Insofar as he began the thread, I will respect his (quite reasonable) request, and defer from further commentary. I might summarize before withdrawal. Witho...
by Bill Jurens
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 38 cm shells
Replies: 56
Views: 16890

Re: 38 cm shells

regarding 'light' vs 'heavy' shells and deck penetrations, as is usual It's very difficult to generalize. Really, each situation needs to be analysed on a case-by-case basis. There is certainly little-to-no justification to assume that lighter projectiles will in some way 'wobble' more as they trave...
by Bill Jurens
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 284
Views: 5802

Re: Hits on PoW and Bismarck

Before casting judgement, if indeed we can, let us wait until Wandinga has an opportunity to present his arguments and evidence, if indeed they are as you purport them to be. I don't mean to be argumentative, but I find your statement "PoW salvo plot irrefutable range closure proves that Bismarck ne...