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by ede144
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Question For Bill Jurens & All Re Barrel Length
Replies: 8
Views: 877

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: 4251

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: 36222

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: 13192

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: 3738

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: 148840

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: 148840

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: 8724

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: 6946

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: 8217

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: 5304

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: 83599

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...
by ede144
Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 38 cm and 15 cm sound
Replies: 24
Views: 6310

Re: 38 cm and 15 cm sound

If you ask at forum-marinearchiv.de you might find one guy who maybe could confirm if the sound is ok, because he was with Target ship Hessen
by ede144
Sat Nov 14, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Paris - Friday, 13 November 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 4322

Re: Paris - Friday, 13 November 2015

You can keep pressure inside a boiler for so long. The failure was to support the opposition in Syria only verbal instead with hardware and logistics
by ede144
Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Graf Spee cover-up
Replies: 7
Views: 8971

Re: Graf Spee cover-up

I wonder, if one could name a ship third of class realy experimental. I would agree that SC learned for her on cruise from GS