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by OpanaPointer
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: News from Naval Technology and Life on board
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: News from Naval Technology and Life on board

Do feel free to replicate files from Hyperwar. We want that information to get out and about.

And you might find some new things here: http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/NHC/NewPDFs/
by OpanaPointer
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Tanks
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: Tanks

Unmanned drone tanks, AFVs, etc. are being considered. Not macho enough for the old school, I think.
by OpanaPointer
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Tanks
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: Tanks

I saw an interview with one panzertruppen who said "Our tiger could kill five Shermans. But you always had six."
by OpanaPointer
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: WW2 fighter aircraft wings
Replies: 14
Views: 5364

Re: WW2 fighter aircraft wings

OpanaPointer wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:46 pm
I'm indexing the Journals as I go. Hopefully the numbers I have will all be uploaded in a week or two.
And done.
by OpanaPointer
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: New Moderator
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: New Moderator

Amen.
by OpanaPointer
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: WW2 fighter aircraft wings
Replies: 14
Views: 5364

Re: WW2 fighter aircraft wings

I'm indexing the Journals as I go. Hopefully the numbers I have will all be uploaded in a week or two.
by OpanaPointer
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: WW2 fighter aircraft wings
Replies: 14
Views: 5364

Re: WW2 fighter aircraft wings

Byron Angel wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:15 pm
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.

B
It didn't exist last week.
by OpanaPointer
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: WW2 fighter aircraft wings
Replies: 14
Views: 5364

Re: WW2 fighter aircraft wings

You gentlebeings might be interested in a new sub at Hyperwar: http://ibiblio.org/hyperwar/NHC/NewPDFs ... cognition/
by OpanaPointer
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: President Trump: mid-term
Replies: 17
Views: 434

Re: President Trump: mid-term

Dave Saxton wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:45 pm
I don't care what he says or how he says it. It is was he does that matters, and most like everything he has done so far. I'm definitely voting for him and his acolytes. We don't pay any attention the media narratives.
Not even Faux News?
Where do you get your information from then?
by OpanaPointer
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: President Trump: mid-term
Replies: 17
Views: 434

Re: President Trump: mid-term

Whoever wins in 2020 will have to be less embarrassing than T.rump.
by OpanaPointer
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Military Conflicts Today
Topic: Got to be kidding
Replies: 14
Views: 9800

Re: Got to be kidding

While resistance to the obvious is from those who want their 82" TV and are afraid cleaning up the mess that makes might cost them some money.
by OpanaPointer
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Scuttling a ship
Replies: 3
Views: 715

Re: Scuttling a ship

The intake lines on the cruisers I served on weren't that much smaller, and the ships were considerably smaller, so the space would fill quickly. Filling the four largest compartments on the ship, below the waterline, would sink 'em, I think. We actually had on intake line spring a leak. We had to w...
by OpanaPointer
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Raise Bismarck
Replies: 4
Views: 1307

Re: Raise Bismarck

Do not disturb war graves.
by OpanaPointer
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Scuttling a ship
Replies: 3
Views: 715

Re: Scuttling a ship

The last ship I was on, an LHA, had 42" cooling water intake lines to her main engine condensers. Blow those two lines and she goes down. (The main engine spaces were almost the width of the ship and over three stories from bilge to the top.)
by OpanaPointer
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: The Age of Sail (1571-1860)
Topic: The Paixhans gun
Replies: 1
Views: 3515

Re: The Paixhans gun

Wiki speaketh thusly:

The charge varied from 10 lbs. 12 oz to 18 lbs [4.9-8.2 kg] of powder.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paixhans_gun