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by Byron Angel
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 134
Views: 2556

Re: Hits on PoW and Bismarck

Unless it can be clearly demonstrated that a re-painting of the false bow wave resulted in the pattern in its entirety being relocated aft, or the pattern being longitudinally shortened in such a manner as to move its forward edge to a position well aft of the original, the simple fact that the patt...
by Byron Angel
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: President Trump: mid-term
Replies: 7
Views: 93

Re: President Trump: mid-term

The dependence of the US on massive deficit spending is frightening. When interest rates rise, as we know they will, then the proverbial s__t will hit the fan and it will be 2007 all over again. We've seen the same pattern of massive deficit spending by the previous 3 Republican admins, and there's...
by Byron Angel
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 134
Views: 2556

Re: Hits on PoW and Bismarck

Go here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY-9BDJX45g 4:02 mark in video: Front edge of painted bow wave is situated forward of the fourth porthole on the starboard bow. With respect to your diagram, compare the porthole locations in the top longitudinal profile to those depicted in the color scheme...
by Byron Angel
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 134
Views: 2556

Re: Hits on PoW and Bismarck

What photo caption identifies the starboard exit hole of the projectile (or the projectile head) as being in compartment XX? I see none. In fact, one photo caption describes the exit hole as situated "just above the forward edge of the false bow wave", which places it in compartment XXI.

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by Byron Angel
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 134
Views: 2556

Re: Hits on PoW and Bismarck

Before anyone gets too invested in using the "straddling ranges" from McMullen's salvo plot to calculate/extrapolate range rates, it will be very important to take into account: (a) the dispersion characteristics of the 14-in Mk VII versus range; and (b) salvo mean point of impact (MPI). Just becaus...
by Byron Angel
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: President Trump: mid-term
Replies: 7
Views: 93

Re: President Trump: mid-term

Hi RF, My 2016 presidential vote was against the homicidal psychopath, Hillary Clinton; in other words, I took a chance on Trump because I believe Hillary Clinton to literally pose a threat to the survival of the American Republic. My 2020 presidential vote will be enthusiastically cast for Trump, w...
by Byron Angel
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck firing procedures at DS
Replies: 968
Views: 51888

Re: Bismarck firing procedures at DS

Hi Byron, a very interesting discussion indeed (good you found the time to dig into such an old debate :clap: ). Please be aware that in our published reconstruction of the battle (Storia Militare on 2017), we have not detailed so much the event, just indicated the timing as being around 6:03, but ...
by Byron Angel
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Recommended book on SMS Derfflinger?
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Recommended book on SMS Derfflinger?

I highly recommend "German Battlecruisers of World War One" by Gary Staff.

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by Byron Angel
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck firing procedures at DS
Replies: 968
Views: 51888

Re: Bismarck firing procedures at DS

Hello everybody, @ Alberto Virtuani, many thanks Alberto for your nice compliments :oops: You correctly wrote : However, IMHO, due to the fact that PoW salvo 20 was fired by one of the same guns that fired salvo 19 (Y1 or Y4), and that this salvo landed at 6:03:25, as per photo NH69731, I would not...
by Byron Angel
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 134
Views: 2556

Re: Hits on PoW and Bismarck

Hello everybody, from Garzke-Dulin book on page 224 : Garzke_page_224.jpg I will not comment here in on the old 1943 map by F.O. Busch used by Brennecke, ... as someone is going backward on the history of those maps evolution instead of going forward according to the new evidence surfaced recently,...
by Byron Angel
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 134
Views: 2556

Re: Hits on PoW and Bismarck

Do you have the German version of the Baron book with his account of the hit and its consequences (it's described after the battle narrative) ? In case, would you mind to post a translation of this too ? Bye, Alberto I do not have the German language edition of Mullenheim-Rechberg's account. I do h...
by Byron Angel
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 134
Views: 2556

Re: Hits on PoW and Bismarck

Hi Byron, thanks for the translation of the whole passage (not easy/reliable to use google translator...). Based on it, the shell entered XXI compartment and the exit position is not specified. However, being both the compartments XXI and XX filled by water, it's evident that the shell severed the ...
by Byron Angel
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 134
Views: 2556

Re: Hits on PoW and Bismarck

A quick translation of the passage excerpted from the Brenneker book follows - Bismarck hat drei Treffer erhalten, darunter zwei schwere. Bismarck received three hits, two heavy as per below. Treffer 1: Eine Granate ging an Backbordseite in das Vorschiff, Abteilung XXI, und durchschlug das Schiff, o...
by Byron Angel
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck firing procedures at DS
Replies: 968
Views: 51888

Re: Bismarck firing procedures at DS

Anything is possible, Wadinga. It I recall correctly, the Japanese at the Battle of the Yellow Sea were surprised by the "close" fall of the opening Russian shots from about 15,000 yards. But the likelihood of Aylwin landing any shells "close" to either German ship would have been remote under the c...
by Byron Angel
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck firing procedures at DS
Replies: 968
Views: 51888

Re: Bismarck firing procedures at DS

While it is clear that no hit can be scored without the salvo having straddled the target, it is equally true that a straddle does not guarantee a hit. In plain words, a straddle does not automatically = a hit. To argue that any such direct equivalency exists between the two terms is false logic. Th...