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by Byron Angel
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 236
Views: 5641

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

The "64,000 Dollar Question" - How many rounds did Bismarck discharge in her action against Hood and Prince of Wales? The honest answer is that no one really knows for certain. The figure of 93 rounds relies upon a single source - the "93 rounds expended" comment contained in Lutjen's post action tr...
by Byron Angel
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 236
Views: 5641

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

Someone should be able to provide a quick answer to this question - Did Bismarck possess remote power control of her main battery turrets in train ? > If so, then she arguably might have been able to continue main battery fire under continuous helm. > If not, then her ability to fire while turning w...
by Byron Angel
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Target data
Replies: 16
Views: 326

Re: Target data

Hello Thorsten, So given the accurate azimuth of the fixed baseline, plus two highly accurate measurements of azimuth from the ends, the remote positions of the ships were derived. Interesting. All the best wadinga The sort of "range-finder" Thorsten describes was common in modern coastal defense s...
by Byron Angel
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 236
Views: 5641

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

Santarini's book is, on a certain level, interesting. But it is a good thing that his work is described by him as "hypotheses" rather than "analyses"; the author relies upon a series of interlocking assumptions about the action that are not necessarily corroborated and is in one case contradicted by...
by Byron Angel
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: WW1 battleships
Replies: 5
Views: 2396

Re: WW1 battleships

Agree with respect to both your cited cases.

Also, IIRC, for deployed anti-torpedo nets to be effective, the ship had to maintain a speed of not more than about 12 knots.

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by Byron Angel
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 236
Views: 5641

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

Just for the record - the reason I took myself to the sideline is because I just grew tired of all the vitriol; I'll be 71 next month and don't need the stress. But I love the topic and would happily participate in a collegial adult setting. Whatever ever happened to - "We'll just have to agree to d...
by Byron Angel
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Climate Change agenda
Replies: 262
Views: 37589

Re: The Climate Change agenda

OpanaPointer wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:11 pm
Satan?

Ask Patrick Moore.

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by Byron Angel
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: If Bismarck had made it to France
Replies: 101
Views: 9886

Re: If Bismarck had made it to France

Goodbye, Mr Virtuani. I have had my fill.

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by Byron Angel
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Climate Change agenda
Replies: 262
Views: 37589

Re: The Climate Change agenda

+1 RF.

The interests who seek to advance this "climate apocalypse" swindle are utterly despicable.

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by Byron Angel
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Climate Change agenda
Replies: 262
Views: 37589

Re: The Climate Change agenda

"All of the criticised models are developed and documented in peer-reviewed scientific journals." ..... all of which are circulated within and "reviewed" by a carefully circumscribed academic echo-chamber whose members are reliant upon the same thoroughly politicized funding sources. > In the 70's w...
by Byron Angel
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: If Bismarck had made it to France
Replies: 101
Views: 9886

Re: If Bismarck had made it to France

Regarding my "agenda" (funny to hear such a guy speaking of "agenda" when he has an evident one), I have none, except to admire courage and smartness on both sides , vs the RN fans who believe that all Axis officers are timid, cruel and stupid and all RN officers are courageous, generous and clever...
by Byron Angel
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: The Catastrophic Sinking of HMS Glorious in 1940
Replies: 15
Views: 1760

Re: The C atastrophic Sinking of HMS Glorious in 1940

Cannot comment about the psychology of D'Oyly-Hughes. But, from what I can glean from the internet regarding his service background and qualifications (submarines in WW1, learned to fly post-war but had no apparent experience or training in carrier operations) he certainly seems to have been a quest...
by Byron Angel
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: If Bismarck had made it to France
Replies: 101
Views: 9886

Re: If Bismarck had made it to France

.... One must also take into account the raider's ability, once at sea, to disrupt merchant traffic patterns and convoy schedules and force the opponent to commit forces (which might be put to good use elsewhere) as convoy escorts or as response elements against possible raiding forays. Whether or ...
by Byron Angel
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: If Bismarck had made it to France
Replies: 101
Views: 9886

Re: If Bismarck had made it to France

Hello RF, Thanks for staying on the thread subject, and avoiding becoming enmeshed in irrelevant, impotent rants about other threads : The experience with AGS in December 1939 is an even better one, as it would have heavily influenced the genesis of the orders referred to. It may have affected the ...
by Byron Angel
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: If Bismarck had made it to France
Replies: 101
Views: 9886

Re: If Bismarck had made it to France

...."fog of war" or quantum physics ? :wink: Of course, each one's position should be entered in the thread where we were attempting to discuss the reconstruction: not here, but here http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8335&start=360#p81978 . I see nobody is willing to re-open this t...