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by ede144
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Can the German Navy Be Saved?
Replies: 10
Views: 12085

Re: Can the German Navy Be Saved?

I'll think I will wait on that one. If the Soviet Union (sorry, Russia) thinks that Brexit makes their strategic position in Europe stronger then they will find they are mistaken. Especially if the EU vanishes and a new Germany emerges with Poland as its strategic ally...…. As long as Germany and s...
by ede144
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Can the German Navy Be Saved?
Replies: 10
Views: 12085

Re: Can the German Navy Be Saved?

Raise your glases, it looks like you will have Wodka in them.
by ede144
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Who won?
Replies: 33
Views: 2230

Re: Who won?

Hi dale3242 If you want to get caught up in an argument about this Thus ranges beyond 24 km are not practical. Better read up on the recent Iowa vs Vanguard in hypotheticals or the much longer Long range Gunnery, where erudite theoretical explanations are presented as to why even though more distan...
by ede144
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Question For Bill Jurens & All Re Barrel Length
Replies: 8
Views: 1509

Re: Question For Bill Jurens & All Re Barrel Length

@marcelo

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-3_cannon There you can find some information about multi-charge guns
by ede144
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Bismarck Crewmember Research
Topic: Peter Mullers knife
Replies: 5
Views: 5157

Re: Peter Mullers knife

Unfortunately even HMA crew lists do not give more information

https://www.historisches-marinearchiv.d ... cl2=result
by ede144
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck Tirpitz Scharnhorst vs King George V Prince of Wales Hood
Replies: 108
Views: 42136

Re: Bismarck Tirpitz Scharnhorst vs King George V Prince of Wales Hood

Gentlemen, I've been following this debate with interest but I'm afraid the mathematical calculations leave me 'dead in the water'! If this scenario was to take place then surely it would be fairer to assume that the KGV's involved had all their guns and radar working as they should which would pla...
by ede144
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: If Bismarck had made it to France
Replies: 101
Views: 16351

Re: If Bismarck had made it to France

. We have to keep in mind however that, had Bismarck repairs lasted just a while, the German Atlantic network of tankers and support ship would have been anyway destroyed, thus preventing any further attempt to carry a serious merchant war in the Ocean and making unavoidable the "Channel Dash" at t...
by ede144
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Tanks
Replies: 9
Views: 4116

Re: Tanks

Unmanned drone tanks, AFVs, etc. are being considered. Not macho enough for the old school, I think. Hmmm ..... remotely guided/operated drones of all types are undeniably here to stay. I am however troubled by the potentially dangerous unintended consequences of the inevitable next technological s...
by ede144
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 396
Views: 172600

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

And did Bismarck suffer a hit in her boiler room during her final fight? Some claim so. Her vitals were supposed to be immune against such hits at these ranges. If you read the book from the Baron than there was no such hit. Even if no ship is immune against Shells fiert at point blank range. Fortu...
by ede144
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 396
Views: 172600

Re: Communication lines

Well, the gunnery control, bridge etc were exposed positions by definition and these are the places they can be knocked out..... a situation on any ship. But it is often pointed out in debates as a particular weakness of Bismarck's compared to other BBs which are said to have "proper" protection in...
by ede144
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Battleship for Freedonia
Replies: 26
Views: 9868

Re: Battleship for Freedonia

It is around 1936 and I have been appointed as Navy Minister by Freedonia. We are planning to build a battleship or class of battleships. As Freedonia has reasonably good relations with all the World's major naval powers, we are able to use technology from any country. We even have a few engineers ...
by ede144
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Teleportation: H Classe in place of Bismarck
Replies: 22
Views: 8201

Re: Teleportation: H Classe in place of Bismarck

Honestly, if H is ready to go for Rheinübung, than you have either BS or TP available too. So H and BS will go and the short legged Prinz will stay at home, or go to Norway.
Then we have a totally different can of worms :lol:
by ede144
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Richelieu vs. Bismarck
Replies: 25
Views: 9961

Re: Richelieu vs. Bismarck

paul.mercer wrote:Gentlemen,
What about crew efficiency, were the Germans better trained and able to fire faster and more accurately?
As far as I understood, KM main artillery was more mechanised than other navies. So basically it was push the right button at the right time.
by ede144
Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: West vs East
Replies: 11
Views: 6905

Re: West vs East

Indeed, many hold to the same view of socialism as Winston Churchill: Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. I still don't get it. You like the article, so I understand that you - like the author -fin...
by ede144
Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck firing procedures at DS
Replies: 968
Views: 93114

Re: Bismarck firing procedures at DS

The loading cycle must technically faster than fastest possible firing sequence. Especially with the German firing techniques. Please note that neither turret direction nor gun elevation was at firing position during loading. Both moved after firing command was initiated. Both guns elevated individu...