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by Byron Angel
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Titanic Probabilities
Replies: 10
Views: 148

Re: Titanic Probabilities

I am not a Titanic devotee. What relationship in the timeline of events did: (a) the realization that the "unsinkable" ship was doomed versus (b) the announcement to passengers and crew to abandon ship?

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by Byron Angel
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Titanic Probabilities
Replies: 10
Views: 148

Re: Titanic Probabilities

BTW, interesting website!

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by Byron Angel
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Titanic Probabilities
Replies: 10
Views: 148

Re: Titanic Probabilities

Hello John, Most of the forum members here are battleship-fixated warmongers (myself included) who typically disregard tedious matters such as the value of human lives - especially when it involves "merchant shipping" (one might invoke a trendy "smilie" here, but I really do not care for them). Your...
by Byron Angel
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: WW2 fighter aircraft wings
Replies: 11
Views: 5027

Re: WW2 fighter aircraft wings

OpanaPointer wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:43 pm
You gentlebeings might be interested in a new sub at Hyperwar: http://ibiblio.org/hyperwar/NHC/NewPDFs ... cognition/

Thank you very much for posting this. I was totally unaware of its existence on Hyperwar.

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by Byron Angel
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: WW2 fighter aircraft wings
Replies: 11
Views: 5027

Re: WW2 fighter aircraft wings

My brother told me of a conversation with a fellow pilot who was checked out to fly several warbirds. This pilot was currently flying an F8F Bearcat on his way to Oshkosh, but he told of test flying one of the few still flying BF109s compared to Spitfires. It was that pilot's opinion that the BF109...
by Byron Angel
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 100
Views: 2036

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

Best of luck in returning this forum to the ranks of the collegial. One modest proposal ..... eliminate the use of emojis.

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by Byron Angel
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: 'Superior' German & Japanese Optics & Rangefinders
Replies: 8
Views: 519

Re: 'Superior' German & Japanese Optics & Rangefinders

"the battleship Littorio, while able to target the Caio Duilio with her rangefinders previously, this became impossible when the other battleship turned on her searchlights and blinded the Littorio. However, use of 'Zeiss-Septar' polarizing filters made it possible to target the other battleship wi...
by Byron Angel
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 100
Views: 2036

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

I look forward to any sort of intelligibly reasoned response to the uncertainties and logical inconsistencies pointed out by Wadinga.

First western university after the Dark Ages - University of Bologna (founded 1088). Hope springs eternal.

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by Byron Angel
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Climate Change agenda
Replies: 187
Views: 24372

Re: The Climate Change agenda

Quite concur.

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by Byron Angel
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 284
Views: 6003

Re: Hits on PoW and Bismarck

Hello everybody, Byron Angel wrote: "Your above response is that of a petulant schoolboy. Very disappointing." Another who can only petulantly and pompously try to teach good manners because simply unable to counter arguments, despite I treated him with some (apparently undeserved) respect after hi...
by Byron Angel
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 284
Views: 6003

Re: Hits on PoW and Bismarck

Hi Byron, you wrote: " Why must the rest of the forum members endure this seemingly endless stream of unpleasantness?" Please, suggest the same to Mr.Wadinga. Why must the rest of the forum members endure this seemingly endless stream of trolling nonsense ? Many thanks in advance. Bye, Alberto Your...
by Byron Angel
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Kongo Class: Fast Battleship or Battlecruiser
Replies: 4
Views: 1899

Re: Kongo Class: Fast Battleship or Battlecruiser

The Evans & Peattie book, "Kaigun", (IIRC) made the argument that the pre-war intended tactical role for the re-built IJN battlecruisers was to act as a fast heavy support element to assist their light DD, CL and CA forces in breaking through USN cruiser screens to deliver massed night torpedo attac...
by Byron Angel
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 284
Views: 6003

Re: Hits on PoW and Bismarck

Hi Byron, you wrote: "insult and invective directed at someone whose fault appears to me to be that he simply fails to agree with you on certain points" No, I totally disagree. First of all, it was not me starting the insults and the mocking (as per evidences I have posted several times already). T...
by Byron Angel
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 284
Views: 6003

Re: Hits on PoW and Bismarck

Hello everybody, back is the defeated troll with his last favorite topic: captions.... instead of answering points mathematically demonstrating he is wrong . :kaput: http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8329&start=210#p81086 Why nobody is willing to (very politely and softly :wink:) e...
by Byron Angel
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: WW2 fighter aircraft wings
Replies: 11
Views: 5027

Re: WW2 fighter aircraft wings

Hi Paul, Taking a short break from the Battle of Denmark Strait ..... The leading edge slats of the BF109, from what I have read, did work. But they had certain peculiarities, one of which was described as "snatching" - a situation when, in a high G/high angle of attack situation, the slat on one wi...