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by Francis Marliere
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Richelieu and Jean Bart
Replies: 49
Views: 5172

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: 5172

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: 5172

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: 2379

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: 93442

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: 93442

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: 2946

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: 27589

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: 27589

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: 27589

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: 2259

Re: Amphibious operations

Thanks.
by Francis Marliere
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Amphibious operations
Replies: 3
Views: 2259

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: 2650

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: 2650

Smoke screen

Gentlemen,

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

Thanks for any help,

Francis Marliere
by Francis Marliere
Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: Martini Henry rifles
Replies: 8
Views: 3147

Re: Martini Henry rifles

As fars as I understand things, US Infantry still had single shot rifles at this time : only cavalry units had Spencer carbines. The reasons why infantry did not have carbines are IMHO : - carbines are muche more expensives than rifles ; - the ammunition consumption of carbines is too high ; - the r...