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by Byron Angel
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: KGV and PoW GAR during Op. Rheinubung
Replies: 278
Views: 22689

Re: KGV and PoW GAR during Op. Rheinubung

Peter Hodges is yet another conniving conspirator spreading lies about the KGV Class 14in Mk III quadruple turret in order to keep Leach's and Tovey's ugly Denmark Strait secret. But the most outrageous event of all in this huge cover-up scandal has to have been the outfitting of Vanguard with those...
by Byron Angel
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck firing procedures at DS
Replies: 616
Views: 44952

Re: Bismarck firing procedures at DS

Fiat justitia - After examining several iterations of the photo in question posted here, it is evident that the imagery is too indistinct to fix splash locations relative to horizon line with necessary confidence. Since the three small and distant shell splashes on the far right of the image must lo...
by Byron Angel
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck firing procedures at DS
Replies: 616
Views: 44952

Re: Bismarck firing procedures at DS

Re photographic image NH 69731 Battle of the Denmark Strait, 24 May 1941 ..... The two shell splashes which appear on the right side of the image do not interrupt the horizon line. Therefore, from the observer/photographer's point of view, fall of shot arguably must have been either upon the horizon...
by Byron Angel
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck firing procedures at DS
Replies: 616
Views: 44952

Re: Bismarck firing procedures at DS

Hi swpz, A sole British witness claimed to have seen a single initial pair of shells (presumed to have come from Bismarck, but perhaps Prinz Eugen?) splash down about 2,000 yards short of Hood. AVKS-700 does mention two-gun turret salvoes as an alternative method of establishing the initial ranging ...
by Byron Angel
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck firing procedures at DS
Replies: 616
Views: 44952

Re: Bismarck firing procedures at DS

Hello everybody, an ignorant insulting guy wrote: "You have not answered my questions." Yes I have. http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5752&start=495#p79887 I have explained him why he has totally misunderstood my words (shells vs shots, possibly blinded by his anger), while he is u...
by Byron Angel
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck firing procedures at DS
Replies: 616
Views: 44952

Re: Bismarck firing procedures at DS

Hello everybody, Yes, I do. It's this persons who seems NOT to be able to read the PoW GAR that shows all salvos fired as "doubles"..... http://www.hmshood.org.uk/reference/official/adm234/234509encIVa.gif. Regarding Mr.Dunmunro reconstruction of salvo 17 and 18, he can ask him to teach how he came...
by Byron Angel
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck firing procedures at DS
Replies: 616
Views: 44952

Re: Bismarck firing procedures at DS

However, according to the reconstruction of PoW salvos of Mr.Dunmunro's (who is not a conspirator, I guess), salvo 17 was a 3 shells salvo and salvo 18 a 4 shells salvo, none of them hitting, all of them evaluated as "short" by McMullen. Are you telling me that the spread of these salvos (fired fro...
by Byron Angel
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: KGV and PoW GAR during Op. Rheinubung
Replies: 278
Views: 22689

Re: KGV and PoW GAR during Op. Rheinubung

Antonio,
If your "work" is ever actually published and put before the informed public, we'll see who is gobbling the Maalox then.

B
by Byron Angel
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: KGV and PoW GAR during Op. Rheinubung
Replies: 278
Views: 22689

Re: KGV and PoW GAR during Op. Rheinubung

Byron, Have a cup of char. All will seem better! :D Best wishes HMSVF HMSVF, Thanks very much for the cheerful sentiment, but I see no remaining possibility of any reasoned discourse with these two gentlemen from Italy. What started as a laudable effort on their part to dispassionately dissect Denm...
by Byron Angel
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: KGV and PoW GAR during Op. Rheinubung
Replies: 278
Views: 22689

Re: KGV and PoW GAR during Op. Rheinubung

Alberto & Antonio - As much as it pains me to say this, your comical attempts to slather the lipstick on PoW's gunnery performance at Denmark Strait = total crap.

I have lost all respect for you both.

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by Byron Angel
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: KGV and PoW GAR during Op. Rheinubung
Replies: 278
Views: 22689

Re: KGV and PoW GAR during Op. Rheinubung

Hi Alberto and Antonio - Captain Leach's gunnery report indicates that at the moment PoW broke off action, she had five of her ten main battery guns out of service - (a) gun No 1 of A turret (except for a single discharge) was unserviceable from the very beginning of the fight; (b) after discharging...
by Byron Angel
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 2254
Views: 82394

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

Antonio wrote - "this thread is not about Capt Leach being right or not on retreating after around 1 minute only his battleship while fully engaged ( intentionally by himself ) against the enemy he was supposed to damage and sink." - - - With all due respect, Antonio, this is the very crux of the ma...
by Byron Angel
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 2254
Views: 82394

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

Paul Mercer wrote - "Hi Byron, Thanks for your evaluation, the trouble was that Wake-Walker was a long way behind PoW and could not have known what the conditions were like on her, Capt Leach had to make an on-the-spot decision and that was to disengage. I go back to one of my previous posts where I...
by Byron Angel
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 2254
Views: 82394

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

Alberto wrote - "Hi Byron, on paper, I'm sure Churchill would have sacrificed PoW in exchange with Bismarck, aren't you ? For sure Pound suggested Tovey that the sacrifice of a heavy cruiser was a light prize to pay for maintaining the contact with Bismarck instead of loosing contact. However the po...
by Byron Angel
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 2254
Views: 82394

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

To hopefully alter the course of this discussion to a more useful heading .......... After Prince of Wales suffered four major caliber shell hits from Bismarck in the course of a few minutes, including a bridge hit which knocked Leach senseless, killed or disabled most of his immediate staff and int...