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by Francis Marliere
Tue May 07, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: French air force
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Re: French air force

Paul, as far as I know, the French air force did not hold back its fighters. It's quite the contrary. Units were thrown - and wasted - in the battle as soon as they were available, without coordination and support. It's true that there were dozens of modern fighters and bombers in the 'rear'. They w...
by Francis Marliere
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Richelieu and Jean Bart
Replies: 49
Views: 8493

Re: Richelieu and Jean Bart

As far as I know, each quad turret on Richelieu and Jean Bart was in fact divided in two parts with 2 guns each. The guns of each 'half turret' were fired together in 4-guns salvoes (hence the dispersion problem).
by Francis Marliere
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Richelieu and Jean Bart
Replies: 49
Views: 8493

Re: Richelieu and Jean Bart

Alecsandros, you're right, there were were problem with the shell design (some had a small cavity for poison gaz that weakened the structure). However, as far as I understand things, this problem is not related to dispersion.

Best regards,

Francis
by Francis Marliere
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Richelieu and Jean Bart
Replies: 49
Views: 8493

Re: Richelieu and Jean Bart

Gents,

as far as I understand, excessive dispersion on Richelieu & Jean Bart was the consequence of interference between shells, because guns were too close. I guess that firing a gun then another would slow rate of fire but prevent this problem.

Best regards,

Francis Marliere
by Francis Marliere
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Prinz Eugen firing procedures at DS
Replies: 31
Views: 4543

Re: Prinz Eugen firing procedures at DS

Phil,

thanks for the precisions. Could you please elaborate ?

Best regards,

Francis
by Francis Marliere
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 2254
Views: 109377

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

Gents, I'm sorry that I fuelled the dispute, since I do not appreciate those unkindly words, that will eventualy sink this forum. By the way, no offense Alberto, but I don't see your point. Please correct me if I misunderstand you, but it seems to me that you say RADM Walke-Walker and Captain Leach'...
by Francis Marliere
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 2254
Views: 109377

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

Gents, I do not want to get stuck in this never ending discussion, and I don't neither want to offense anyone, but I'm a bit surprised by the following sentence: his decision (as well as Wake-Walker's decision not to re-engage) was just perfect and this is why no further action was taken to punish h...
by Francis Marliere
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Hitting the Gun Barrel
Replies: 10
Views: 3751

Re: Hitting the Gun Barrel

I guess you probably know, but in doubt, I precise: as far as I know, Richelieu's missing barrel was not destroyed by an ennemy shell, but by the explosion of a projectile inside the barrel.

Regards,

Francis Marliere
by Francis Marliere
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Wake-Walker : To engage or not to engage ?
Replies: 179
Views: 33410

Re: Wake-Walker : To engage or not to engage ?

Antonio But if one suddendly appears on a thread that never saw him writing before, ... in the middle of a discussion, ... I was expecting a value add from his post, ... and not only a side taken without even the reason for it to be. At least now I know why. You are right that I did not participate ...
by Francis Marliere
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Wake-Walker : To engage or not to engage ?
Replies: 179
Views: 33410

Re: Wake-Walker : To engage or not to engage ?

Hello everybody, @ Francis Marliere, Where is your value add here now ? Do you know how to use a ruler measuring the above map distances ? My very good friends Philippe Caresse and Robert Dumas both knows how to do it, are French and are in line with me, so what ? I will avoid to list all the other...
by Francis Marliere
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Wake-Walker : To engage or not to engage ?
Replies: 179
Views: 33410

Re: Wake-Walker : To engage or not to engage ?

You have also been opposed by Americans, Canadians, Germans and Jamaicans(?) Have I left anyone out? :clap: Fair point. Would you mind adding French member ? Moreover, I would like to point out that as a French, I am not inclined to defend Britain or the Royal Navy at all cost, quite the contrary. ...
by Francis Marliere
Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Amphibious operations
Replies: 3
Views: 2907

Re: Amphibious operations

Thanks.
by Francis Marliere
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Amphibious operations
Replies: 3
Views: 2907

Amphibious operations

Gentlemen, I have some questions about amphibious operations (just the landing, not assault, which is even more complicated). I assume that not all beaches are suited for a landing. What is the minimum size and maximum slope for the beaching of a small craft (LCVP, LCM, LCT) ? Same question for a LS...
by Francis Marliere
Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Smoke screen
Replies: 5
Views: 3388

Re: Smoke screen

I'm talking about chemical smoke during a 'typical' night, without illumination.
by Francis Marliere
Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Smoke screen
Replies: 5
Views: 3388

Smoke screen

Gentlemen,

do you know if / how far smoke screen were visible by night ?

Thanks for any help,

Francis Marliere