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by paul.mercer
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Richelieu and Jean Bart
Replies: 33
Views: 669

Re: Richelieu and Jean Bart

Gentlemen, you stated, In 1948, when delay coils were installed, maximum dispersion at 25 km was reduced from 1710 meters (6.84%) to 577 meters (2.31%) - although I'm not sure if these numbers refer to a full turret salvo, a full eight-gun broadside, or something else. Forgive my ignorance in this, ...
by paul.mercer
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Richelieu and Jean Bart
Replies: 33
Views: 669

Richelieu and Jean Bart

Gentlemen.
In another thread (PoW+KGV v Bismarck) mention was made regarding the weights of the French battleships Richelieu and Jean Bart, just how formidable were these ships if either had to be matched against Bismarck, or if the Germans has seized them, against any of the RN battleships?
by paul.mercer
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 284
Views: 6003

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. With...
by paul.mercer
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 284
Views: 6003

Re: Hits on PoW and Bismarck

Hello everybody, back is the defeated troll with his last favorite topic: captions.... instead of answering points mathematically demonstrating he is wrong . :kaput: http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8329&start=210#p81086 Why nobody is willing to (very politely and softly :wink:) e...
by paul.mercer
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Scharnhorst w/ 38cm's and other improvements
Replies: 13
Views: 1210

Re: Scharnhorst w/ 38cm's and other improvements

Paul, Would your arguments alter if the Scharnhorst's operated as a pair as they did before the North Cape foray, with the 38 cm installed for Operation Berlin? Hi RF, Absolutely, the two twins together armed with 6x15" would have been more than a match for any RN ship and possibly any other ships ...
by paul.mercer
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Scharnhorst w/ 38cm's and other improvements
Replies: 13
Views: 1210

Re: Scharnhorst w/ 38cm's and other improvements

Simply wrong sorry http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=8257 http://forum-marinearchiv.de/coppermine/albums/userpics/11899/Unterlagen%20und%20Richtlinien%20zur%20Bestimmung%20der%20Hauptkampfentfernung%20und%20der%20Gescho%C3%9Fwahl%20Heft%20g%20Schlachtschiffe%20Gn%20Sch.PDF I belie...
by paul.mercer
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Soviet Union carriers
Replies: 17
Views: 24388

Re: Soviet Union carriers

Gentlemen, A most interesting thread,I often wonder what use carriers would be in an all out war (WW3 without nukes). Yes, carriers are very useful for threatening smaller nations like North Korea and for protecting battle landing groups, but in this world of long range missiles and nuclear subs, I ...
by paul.mercer
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 284
Views: 6003

Re: Hits on PoW and Bismarck

RN capital ship main batteries, certainly of the early war period, did not feature RPC capability. I might be mistaken, but I don't think that RPC became available for RN battleship main batteries until Vanguard. "Weaving" was a standard evasive tactic by German warships under close fire as early a...
by paul.mercer
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 284
Views: 6003

Re: Hits on PoW and Bismarck

Hello everybody, finally we seem to have something to start referring to and to work with, … very good. Thanks to Herr Nilsson for having posted his current opinion about how it went, and for having confirmed the validity of the Prinz Eugen own track on her battle map, … as obvious, ... and for hav...
by paul.mercer
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 284
Views: 6003

Re: Hits on PoW and Bismarck

Gentlemen, While not wishing to even attempt to counter the arguments that have been put forward by those far more knowledgeable than myself, i do have another question for you.When a ship is in battle and being fired upon it would be zig-zagging to some extent to steer towards the last shell splash...
by paul.mercer
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: President Trump: mid-term
Replies: 17
Views: 340

Re: President Trump: mid-term

The dependence of the US on massive deficit spending is frightening. When interest rates rise, as we know they will, then the proverbial s__t will hit the fan and it will be 2007 all over again. We've seen the same pattern of massive deficit spending by the previous 3 Republican admins, and there's...
by paul.mercer
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 284
Views: 6003

Re: Hits on PoW and Bismarck

Gentlemen, In the picture shown earlier of the exit hole in Bismarck's bow, the caption underneath says it is approx 6.5 feet in diameter, if PoW's shell did not explode surely the hole would only be around 14" or so, or might it have turned and come out sideways to cause so big a hole? If that is ...
by paul.mercer
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 284
Views: 6003

Re: Hits on PoW and Bismarck

Gentlemen, In the picture shown earlier of the exit hole in Bismarck's bow, the caption underneath says it is approx 6.5 feet in diameter, if PoW's shell did not explode surely the hole would only be around 14" or so, or might it have turned and come out sideways to cause so big a hole? If that is i...
by paul.mercer
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Yamato Instead of Kirishima 13th Nov 1942
Replies: 22
Views: 6794

Re: Yamato Instead of Kirishima 13th Nov 1942

Gentlemen,
A most interesting discussion.
What seem to be saying is that if we take out the Japanese destroyers and their torpedoes, it would require two US 16" ships to tackle Yamoto with any chance of success - rather like two KGv's against Tirpitz!
by paul.mercer
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: B29's in UK
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: B29's in UK

Gentlemen,
As always, many thanks for your replies and information, a B29 must have seemed a hell of a big aircraft after Lancaster's and Halifax's!