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by 30knots
Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:48 am
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Expedition Bismarck 2012
Replies: 32
Views: 18546

Re: Expedition Bismarck 2012

Hello all, All things above aside just for a moment, another dive to the Bismarck is IMO quite interesting (does anyone else agree?). What would be the scope of activities for the new dive in 2012? Will the team try to explore known but undiscovered debris fields, re-examine the impact crater, look ...
by 30knots
Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: AAA over Tripoli
Replies: 12
Views: 2855

Re: AAA over Tripoli

The 'getting a taxi' line is part of the fun.

If you have a sense of humour that is.

Millions will know.
by 30knots
Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: AAA over Tripoli
Replies: 12
Views: 2855

Re: AAA over Tripoli

Hi Bgile,

I can see and know you are a well respected poster.
Sorry, I don't. How does that relate to a Taxi?
The intended fun is in the title. Triple A over Tripoli. Granted not the best remark at the moment but if you of all people can't get it then i wonder ..........
by 30knots
Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: AAA over Tripoli
Replies: 12
Views: 2855

Re: AAA over Tripoli

Ohhh for the love of *****

Triple A (three A's) = Anti Aircraft Artillery

Tripoli = The Capital of Libya

Does no one share my pun. If not i understand.

and will not progress further
by 30knots
Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: AAA over Tripoli
Replies: 12
Views: 2855

Re: AAA over Tripoli

Jeez,

Does no one understand a small joke anymore ?

Sad.

Take it which way you like.

Bye again. All the best.
by 30knots
Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: AAA over Tripoli
Replies: 12
Views: 2855

AAA over Tripoli

Sorry,

The taxi is ordered.

Bye.
by 30knots
Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Searchlight Use
Replies: 16
Views: 3569

Re: Searchlight Use

Thanks for your replies guys.

30knots
by 30knots
Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:42 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Searchlight Use
Replies: 16
Views: 3569

Searchlight Use

Hi Folks, Quick question for you experts; How much does the use/effect of searchlights come into play during a sea battle (even during the day, but more at night of course). Can you use them, even from substantial distances to ‘dazzle’ the enemy and the enemy’s range finding equipment, at the expens...
by 30knots
Sat May 15, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Equipped with ME 109 Fighters ?
Replies: 38
Views: 4321

Re: Bismarck Equipped with ME 109 Fighters ?

Thank you for all your replies.
by 30knots
Wed May 12, 2010 12:10 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Equipped with ME 109 Fighters ?
Replies: 38
Views: 4321

Re: Bismarck Equipped with ME 109 Fighters ?

Antonio Bonomi wrote:Now we do know that the Bismarck catapult was damaged after Denmark Strait so no possibility to launch any type of airplane anyhow
I thought only one 'half' of the catapult was damaged.
by 30knots
Wed May 12, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Equipped with ME 109 Fighters ?
Replies: 38
Views: 4321

Re: Bismarck Equipped with ME 109 Fighters ?

Why bother with a 109? The Arado 196 has a useful speed advantage over the Swordfish and Albacore torpedo bombers, a lower stall speed than the 109, so that it can actually get to nearly as low a speed as the biplanes it would be after, has the advantage of a rear gunner with an MG 15. In addtion, ...
by 30knots
Tue May 11, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Equipped with ME 109 Fighters ?
Replies: 38
Views: 4321

Re: Bismarck Equipped with ME 109 Fighters ?

With respect, i see you are assuming Denmark Strait encounter.
Of course a PoW shell made that one inoperative in the actual event.
Later in the events, only in my opinion, i can see a difference to launching 2 against the first attack, and another 2 against the second.
by 30knots
Tue May 11, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Equipped with ME 109 Fighters ?
Replies: 38
Views: 4321

Re: Bismarck Equipped with ME 109 Fighters ?

Hi Bgile,
Bgile wrote:It might make some difference, but only one could be launched against a given attack, since there was only one catapault.
What about launching 1 + 1 + 1 +1 from the operative catapult ?
by 30knots
Tue May 11, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Equipped with ME 109 Fighters ?
Replies: 38
Views: 4321

Re: Bismarck Equipped with ME 109 Fighters ?

OK

Since the 4 Arados were never used (apart from trials), lets equip the Bismarck with 4 'expendable' Messerschmitt Bf 109's.

I'm sure that would make a difference if the ship was under attack from the air, especially historically speaking.
by 30knots
Tue May 11, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Equipped with ME 109 Fighters ?
Replies: 38
Views: 4321

Re: Bismarck Equipped with ME 109 Fighters ?

Thanks for the replies guys. Also not sure that the catapults can throw the 109's fast enough for them to get in the air. Why not equip the ship with 2 Arados and 2 Messerschmitt Bf 109’s ? (I know, wait for it, wait for it), assuming the catapult and hangers were designed for it in the first place.