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by spicmart
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 384
Views: 117834

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

One major flaw of the Bismarck design were the exposed communication system as is often claimed. But they were beneath the armored deck. So why was it so "easy" to disable them? I wonder if other BBs better would have fared better at that.
by spicmart
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck's armor against long range hits
Replies: 10
Views: 1400

Bismarck's armor against long range hits

The Bismarck design is often touted as mediocrely or badly armored against long range fire. Now I read that this has not been the case as findings of primary sources prove, that the armor scheme did take plunging shells into account. Is that really so? I think Mr. Thorsten Wahl/Thoddy and Delcyros w...
by spicmart
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 38 cm shells
Replies: 60
Views: 20819

Re: 38 cm shells

Mr. Saxton, Mr. Jurens. Thank you for the enlightening answers.
by spicmart
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 38 cm shells
Replies: 60
Views: 20819

Re: 38 cm shells

Another interesting aspect is that among similar caliber projectiles, with blunter head shapes, the amount of deck penetration is virtually the same per angle of fall, despite disparate weights and striking velocities. Given an angle of fall of about 30 degrees, the deck penetration of a 2700lb 16”...
by spicmart
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 38 cm shells
Replies: 60
Views: 20819

Re: 38 cm shells

Dave once wrote that the light german 38 cm shell was in fact a better deck penetrator than other heavier shells, contrary to the believes of many. It would decelerate faster ,because of its lightness, and thus descend at a steeper angle at long range allowing it to penetrate deck armor better. So I...
by spicmart
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 38 cm shells
Replies: 60
Views: 20819

Re: 38 cm shells

Or can anyone else answer my question (last post)?
by spicmart
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 384
Views: 117834

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

Yes. Confusion on my part. Thanks.

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There may be some confusion here from the DS battle, where one of the three hits by POW did penetrate a boiler room, where five stokers suffered serious scald wounds.
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by spicmart
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 384
Views: 117834

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

Thanks.
So I conclude these are just biased claims made on some obviously biased forum?
by spicmart
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 384
Views: 117834

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.
by spicmart
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 384
Views: 117834

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 spicmart
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 38 cm shells
Replies: 60
Views: 20819

Re: 38 cm shells

@ Dave Saxton. You once wrote that the lightweight shell of Bismarck's guns actually gave better horizontal armor penetration at longer ranges as it decelerates more quickly and thus has a steeper angle of fall than heavier shells e.g. the US superheavies which were more designed for deck penetratio...
by spicmart
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 384
Views: 117834

Communication lines

I frequently read at other places that Bismarck's com lines were a major flaw as they were located above the main armored deck without protection and thus easily knocked out early on in her final fight. There is a drawing which show the communication devices installed beneath the armored deck. So we...
by spicmart
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: What happened?
Replies: 3
Views: 3335

Re: What happened?

Ah... I found some of the former or less present protagonists on other forums.
by spicmart
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: What happened?
Replies: 3
Views: 3335

What happened?

What happened to this forum? There was a time where there were many more posts by many more contributors. Why have they gone and where?