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by CuttleFish
Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:31 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Naval Battles of Guadalcanal
Replies: 42
Views: 7976

Re: Naval Battles of Guadalcanal

Crutchley was in large part (unwittingly) mislead by the Americans to put too much faith in radar to cover the approaches to the sound. SC radar on a destroyer had an effective range of only about 5 miles to surface ships in practice. As a result, the two picket destroyers were inadequate to cover ...
by CuttleFish
Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Naval Battles of Guadalcanal
Replies: 42
Views: 7976

Re: Naval Battles of Guadalcanal

Thanks for that post. I have already looked around and spotted some books that I want to obtain on the subject, next time I am on a visit to the USA (the country where I live is not a place where good WWII books are readily available, and also where the mail service is not that trustworthy to order ...
by CuttleFish
Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Naval Battles of Guadalcanal
Replies: 42
Views: 7976

Naval Battles of Guadalcanal

Since I first chose the subject of the War in the Pacific as my history project essay back in high school, in 1980, I have been gripped and intrigued by the actions of the lengthy campaign to secure the Solomons. It has been on my mind today, off and on while I did my job of work, that it is the 70t...
by CuttleFish
Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Songs about specific war vessels
Replies: 2
Views: 2813

Songs about specific war vessels

Had to laugh listening to these, but then got to thinking, how many more warships have been immortalized in songs? PT 109 (and the mentioned but unnamed Amagiri) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79pAw8ubhh4 ..and Bismarck, and incidentally Hood... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1Ufc2hI4FM Cheers...
by CuttleFish
Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:27 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Any WWII US submarine detailed references?
Replies: 2
Views: 1339

Re: Any WWII US submarine detailed references?

Byron Angel wrote:Go here - http://www.hnsa.org/doc/

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by CuttleFish
Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:06 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Any WWII US submarine detailed references?
Replies: 2
Views: 1339

Any WWII US submarine detailed references?

Hello, first post this year, so a happy 2012 to all. I am looking for references regarding details of any class of submarine used by the US Navy during World War II. Among the sort of thing I am looking for are; 1. Crew composition; by this I mean not only how many, but what "job" and rank each memb...
by CuttleFish
Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Projectile fire questions
Replies: 28
Views: 9486

Re: Projectile fire questions

Again, another post to keep track of my thoughts, but any comments and corrections are always welcome. In some off hand calculations addressing PMI's, with the object of determining the lateral angle of the shell with respect to its flight path, I was lead to the conclusion that it was not so comple...
by CuttleFish
Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Projectile fire questions
Replies: 28
Views: 9486

Re: Projectile fire questions

Sorted, Still in prototype phase, but you've got a GUI now, at least. Tested on Windows XP 32 bit through Windows 7 64 bit. Pretty self explanatory. Windows users, it is the GunSimV11.7z file you would be needing. There is a possibility you may also require the MS VC++ 2008 run-time redistributable ...
by CuttleFish
Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Projectile fire questions
Replies: 28
Views: 9486

Re: Projectile fire questions

Hello,

Nope, sorry for this post. I had placed a link to the latest version of the model here, but I spotted an error myself which had slipped by before. The muzzle velocity is defaulting to a single value. Correcting.

All the best!
by CuttleFish
Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:27 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Projectile fire questions
Replies: 28
Views: 9486

Re: Projectile fire questions

Oh by the way dunmunro doesn't give out complements freely and is more than willing to challenge even small errors on most occasions. I'd take a complement from him of that sort as very high praise indeed. Indeed, I do, before and especially now that you mention this. No one can be faulted for havi...
by CuttleFish
Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:16 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Book about Java sea?
Replies: 14
Views: 9210

Re: Book about Java sea?

Hi, sorry for the necro-post, but from what I see there are two excellent books missing from these lists... "Fight it Out", Oliver Gordon (of HMS Exeter) "Footprints in the Sea", Augustus Agar (of HMS Dorsetshire) These were two books I read a long while ago, over 20 years. Sadly, I do not have them...
by CuttleFish
Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:05 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Projectile fire questions
Replies: 28
Views: 9486

Re: Projectile fire questions

Thanks Duncan, much appreciated. Item 1 is already a foregone conclusion in the next update. If you are interested in the progress of my "hobby" level gun sim, take a look at the Sourceforge page every month or so to see if I had the time to do anything new. Item 2 is also possible. Looks like a 3D ...
by CuttleFish
Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Air pressure effects on impact velocity
Replies: 11
Views: 2313

Re: Air pressure effects on impact velocity

Hi, Though I am in no - let's say - tactical situation of knowledge and information to exchange fire with experts on the topic, I can look at this from an atmospheric persepctive and add my commentary. Indeed, the variables of temperature and pressure are on the cards already for inclusion in the si...
by CuttleFish
Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:50 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Projectile fire questions
Replies: 28
Views: 9486

Re: Projectile fire questions

Go ahead and test the mock up. Pull it to bits, please, your knowledgeable criticism helps. Console application, as yet...

Win7_Binary if you are on windows
or;
build the source on g++, if you are on Linux.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/shipgunmodel/files/

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by CuttleFish
Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Projectile fire questions
Replies: 28
Views: 9486

Re: Projectile fire questions

This is a bit of a hopeful request...

For my comparisons, please does anyone have any data on the divergence angle of the longitudinal axis of a shell relative to its flight path (vertically, not laterally), at different points along the trajectory? Any gun will do, as long as it is identified.