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by Byron Angel
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 200
Views: 5760

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Hi Wadinga, Allowing for all the uncertainties related to the image, I'm speculating that Bismarck was at least a thousand yards from Prinz Eugen when the shutter was snapped. Having been in the shipping trade, I can say from experience that a large ship (let's say a 10,000 TEU container ship for ex...
by Byron Angel
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Maximum spotting distance for sailing vessels
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Maximum spotting distance for sailing vessels

Excuse me if my question doesn't quite fit the topic of these forums, but I failed to find the answer at other web resources. What's the approximate maximum distance at which an observer sitting in a sailing vessel's crow's nest can spot another sailing vessel? Let's assume following input: 1) Obse...
by Byron Angel
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 200
Views: 5760

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

There is an unspoken and very subtle assertion being made when it is said that 'History is written by the winners.", the implication being that the history is therefore not to be trusted or is in some way inferior to history written by the 'losers', which is often assumed -- usually well after-the-...
by Byron Angel
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Announcements, News and Updates
Topic: New Moderator
Replies: 28
Views: 5443

Re: New Moderator

Hello everybody, Bill Jurens wrote: "Mr. Virtuani must realize that part of my job, whether he likes it or not, actually IS to make up and enforce the rules for the forum. Others seem to be more or less fine with this. This forum is, in my opinion (and most others seem to agree) essentially intende...
by Byron Angel
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 200
Views: 5760

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Was the subject image enlarged in printing? Was the subject image cropped? Was the subject both enlarged and cropped? Without resorting to arbitrary assumptions about (a) which secondary mount appears in the print and (b) the mount's angle of train , how is it possible to draw any firm conclusions a...
by Byron Angel
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 200
Views: 5760

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

The main problem(s) here seem to revolve around determining exactly what mount the barrels seen in the upper right hand corner belong to, and at what angle of elevation and train the mount in question might have been in when the photo was exposed. The difficulty, of course, is that there is really ...
by Byron Angel
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 200
Views: 5760

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Hello Byron. I suspect not. "Hassle-dads", as we used to call them, weren't really available until after World War II, and most -- if not all -- were single lens reflex designs of Swedish origin. There were quite a few good twin-lens reflexes available during the war, a good example being the Germa...
by Byron Angel
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 200
Views: 5760

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Bill,
Twin-lens reflex ....... might that perhaps have been a Hasselblad?

Byron
by Byron Angel
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 200
Views: 5760

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Gentlemen, Here we are on the verge of a new decade on the KBismarck Forum. The most recent post from Mr Virtuani on this thread promises a continuation of the same environment he has pursued over previous years. What is the opinion of our general membership on this point? Is this what we wish this ...
by Byron Angel
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Season's Greetings!
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: Season's Greetings!

Indeed , Merry Christmas, Frohliche Weinachten, Joyeux Noel, Feliz Navidad and Buon Natale to all ..... along with wishes for return of a collegial atmosphere here on KBismarck Forum.

Byron
by Byron Angel
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 200
Views: 5760

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

"Astonishing is that the same PG detail is not available for Norfolk and Suffolk: ask yourself why...." Easy answer - Examination of ANY battle, naval or otherwise, will inevitably turn up a plethora of missing, misleading and erroneous documentation and it is a fair bet that a respectable portion o...
by Byron Angel
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: American SH shells - Famed or Folly
Replies: 33
Views: 7238

Re: American SH shells - Famed or Folly

Interesting discussion. It seems to me that, while the IZ is a valid concept, it is also a distinctly ephemeral one, valid only until the introduction of the next larger main battery caliber or improvement in projectile quality.

Season's greetings to all.

Byron
by Byron Angel
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 200
Views: 5760

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

In 2019 Antonio started to discuss either a possible adjustment of the track (very slight refinement anyway...http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/download/file.php?id=3416) OR simply a different timing for the NH69729 photo. Is this meant to imply that some degree of uncertainty still endures after more...
by Byron Angel
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 200
Views: 5760

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

@Byron and northcape In regard of A turret: Looking at the aft turret top slope of B and just copying the contour and place it on A, it fits perfectly. However I'm accepting that you consider my interpretation as speculation. Conversely, A turret pointing forward or trained 30-45°are also just inte...
by Byron Angel
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 200
Views: 5760

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Given Marc's strong opinion as to what image NH93670 actually shows, I sought a different approach to interpreting it. Rather than peer through the over-exposure looking for imagery hints, I realized that the photo might be interpreted trigonometrically ... at least in a rough way. By measuring the ...