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by Paul L
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and Tirpitz a myth?
Replies: 15
Views: 353

Re: Bismarck and Tirpitz a myth?

dunmunro wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:10 pm
alecsandros wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:44 pm
...very fast rate of fire (for a battleship)...
Yet A/A tell us that their RoF was glacially slow and only capable of 93 rounds over 14 minutes, even when all 8 x 38cm guns can bear on the target.
Such is the nature of target acquisitionS.
by Paul L
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Prinz Eugen torpedo missed launch at DS
Replies: 14
Views: 2615

Re: Prinz Eugen torpedo missed launch at DS

firstly this forum desperately needs a "like" button on peoples posts, Antonio & alecsandros response are worthy of recognition.

If in fact the range was 14km- the only way ultra long range torpedo launch would work would be massed torpedo launch before the enemy can detect or react to the threat.
by Paul L
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Question about armor effective thickness
Replies: 3
Views: 1176

Re: Question about armor effective thickness

Do you mean the "semi infinite penetration?

If so the "semi infinite" depth of penetration is said to be more than 1.5 times the length of the projectile.
by Paul L
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Scharnhorst Class Specs: Armor Thickness
Replies: 14
Views: 3781

Re: Scharnhorst Class Specs: Armor Thickness

dunmunro wrote:
Thorsten Wahl wrote:Have a copy of the original K-Amt drawing -Panzerdicken - available.

But not from here (Im in hospital for 3 weeks).
Just read this. I hope all goes well.

Yeah ditto on dat.
by Paul L
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: SEASON'S GREETINGS!
Replies: 9
Views: 3712

Re: SEASON'S GREETINGS!

HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A MERRY NEW YEAR!!!!!
by Paul L
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Alaska Class: Battlecruise or Large Cruiser Semi-debate
Replies: 19
Views: 4394

Re: Alaska Class: Battlecruise or Large Cruiser Semi-debate

The PBS hull was rated for 30 knots but could only reach 29.4 knots in ultra light trails. It seems adding bulges cost them a knot off the top speed. The rest was increased displacement from enlarging the superstructure/armaments, to meet the numerous roles demanded. Reportedly mid life plans inclu...
by Paul L
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Alaska Class: Battlecruise or Large Cruiser Semi-debate
Replies: 19
Views: 4394

Re: Alaska Class: Battlecruise or Large Cruiser Semi-debate

The Alaskas were built to counter a rumored Japanese super cruiser project that could hunt down their own heavy cruisers and carriers. They also built the Alaskas to hunt down any enemy cruiser while being able to speed away from anything powerful enough to sink it head on. The Scharn Twins (WW2 no...
by Paul L
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: A 15" gunned Scharnhorst at North Cape
Replies: 31
Views: 5387

Re: A 15" gunned Scharnhorst at North Cape

Obviously we have to agree to disagree. I gave up measuring improved KM performance based on a singular battle, especially a surface battle. Any improvement has to start and end with the U-boat war. To that end two works particularly influenced my thinking. Norman Freedman Network Centric Warfare & ...
by Paul L
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: A 15" gunned Scharnhorst at North Cape
Replies: 31
Views: 5387

Re: A 15" gunned Scharnhorst at North Cape

Well following up on TASKS FOR THE WEHRMACHT , Groner in 1928 was warning the entire German military/government that unless they were ready to fight a two year campaign of "continuous war" WITH ALL OF EUROPE- they had better be ready to back down from ANY ADVENTURE. Something Hitler clearly ignored ...
by Paul L
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: A 15" gunned Scharnhorst at North Cape
Replies: 31
Views: 5387

Re: 15" gunned Scharnhorst at North Cape

G'day, all More Deutschland class vessels translates to no A.G.N.A. and a more likely intervention into German rearmament plans. Was it not so that a key paragraph of the Anglo-German treaty was precisely the abandonment of the Deutschland class? 15" guns or not, like the Bismarck was the Scharnhor...
by Paul L
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: A 15" gunned Scharnhorst at North Cape
Replies: 31
Views: 5387

Re: A 15" gunned Scharnhorst at North Cape

Yes that should come from improved hull plus developing diesels instead of high temp/pressure turbines.
by Paul L
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: A 15" gunned Scharnhorst at North Cape
Replies: 31
Views: 5387

Re: A 15" gunned Scharnhorst at North Cape

Johannesson's destroyers were able keep company with the Scharnhorst steaming at 25 knots through the night of the 25th in the same weather. However, if Scharnhorst goes directly into the wind and seas the German destroyers won't be able to keep up. Bey allowing the loss of cohesion with his force ...
by Paul L
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: A 15" gunned Scharnhorst at North Cape
Replies: 31
Views: 5387

Re: A 15" gunned Scharnhorst at North Cape

If we replace all of Scharnhorst's historical 11in hits with 15in hits, then nothing changes. Additionally the proposed mods to fit 38cm guns to S&G would have increased their displacement, making them slower and probably worsening their already poor seakeeping qualities. There were heavy hits on N...
by Paul L
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Prince Eugane v AGS
Replies: 52
Views: 7833

Re: Prince Eugane v AGS

...I have read they DID damage the steam system for galley services and shrapnel damage the oil purification system . Shrapnell damage was done to the exhaust system. All systems wich uses this exhaust has to be tempoarily shut off, because of danger of explosion by fumes. Thanks TW! Does that mean...
by Paul L
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Prince Eugane v AGS
Replies: 52
Views: 7833

Re: Prince Eugane v AGS

not seen any data on hitting a zigzag target. AGS armor good against 6" guns but 8" guns should get penetrations starting at 10-12,000 yards.An 8" shell did penetrate the outer 4" belt if the AGS, but not the MAD . I have read they DID damage the steam system for galley services and shrapnel damage ...