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by Nelson Ott
Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Prinz Eugen stays with Bismarck
Replies: 43
Views: 13329

Re: Prinz Eugen stays with Bismarck

As I understand it, Tirpitz increased speed to 29kts and headed into a 35mph wind, forcing the Albacores to close at 60kts whle being all the time under gunfire from 105mm flak. The Swordfish was about 10% slower than the Albacore. So if it was difficult with the Albacores, guess with the older pla...
by Nelson Ott
Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Revell of Germany Online Survey
Replies: 0
Views: 7613

Revell of Germany Online Survey

Hi Gentlemen, Revell of Germany is doing an online survey about the most wanted model kits: http://ideas.revell.de/ideas/ My naval contributions to the survey are: 1:350 HMS Ark Royal (WWII) http://ideas.revell.de/ideas/item/1893/ (almost 8300 votes as of this writing) 1:350 SMS Seydlitz http://idea...
by Nelson Ott
Wed May 21, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Bismarck 1/100 initial structure
Replies: 109
Views: 63145

Re: Bismarck 1/100 initial structure

Capitão, outstanding work as always. :shock:
by Nelson Ott
Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:35 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: should have the prinz eugen stayed with the bismarck ?
Replies: 201
Views: 16967

Re: should have the prinz eugen stayed with the bismarck ?

Condors and other long range aircraft would be patrolling and trying to spot them, giving their positions to lurking U-Boats, so it would be a very dangerous game to be playing, whilst hunting for an elusive foe who would be unlikely to be brought to battle. Talking about Condors, another myth of t...
by Nelson Ott
Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: should have the prinz eugen stayed with the bismarck ?
Replies: 201
Views: 16967

Re: should have the prinz eugen stayed with the bismarck ?

It is beyond me how much time people like Vic Dale waste to write such excessive amounts of bullshit in forums. It is a pity that some people take their time (and ours) posting such comments. I find Vic's posts most educational and I truly admire his ability to see things "out of the box" on so man...
by Nelson Ott
Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Beauty & the Beast
Replies: 27
Views: 8444

Re: Beauty & the Beast

What about her rangefinding equipment? Was it equivalent or, at least, close to the German or British counterparts?
by Nelson Ott
Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Bismarck 1/100 initial structure
Replies: 109
Views: 63145

Re: Bismarck 1/100 initial structure

Outstanding work - as always. :wink:

Nelson
by Nelson Ott
Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: HMS Agincourt 1914 (Pictures)
Replies: 23
Views: 18060

Re: HMS Agincourt 1914 (Pictures)

Not building ships for foreign customers, with whom Germany could have gained some influence, was a major blunder on the Kaisers' part. That's true, especially if we take into view that Brazil already had a large population of German descendants by the beginning of the 20th century. SMS Von Der Tan...
by Nelson Ott
Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:28 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Bismarck 1/100 initial structure
Replies: 109
Views: 63145

Re: Bismarck 1/100 initial structure

Thanks, RF and Capitão Norbert, for your kind words. :lol:

The Revell kit is basically a well detailed one but there is a lot of room for improvements.

Best regards,

Nelson
by Nelson Ott
Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:40 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Bismarck 1/100 initial structure
Replies: 109
Views: 63145

Re: Bismarck 1/100 initial structure

Prezado Capitão Norbert, Trabalho magnífico !! Truly outstanding work !! :shock: I am currently posting my work on the Revell Bismarck on the Modelismo Naval de Erick Navas site, but of course it's not a shade of yours: http://modelismonaval.crearforo.com/revell-1350-dkm-bismarck-es2005.html Visitor...
by Nelson Ott
Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Brazil buys 50 helicopters, 5 submarines from France
Replies: 114
Views: 23981

Re: Brazil buys 50 helicopters, 5 submarines from France

you can ask Sao Paulo crew about that [...] The point is when France stop use a ship, the normal reasonable next owner shall be a museum for almost all case! Gotcha !! So rather than sending it to a museum, you "pushed" it to a friendly country, promising it would be fully refurbished and perfectly...
by Nelson Ott
Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Brazil buys 50 helicopters, 5 submarines from France
Replies: 114
Views: 23981

Re: Brazil buys 50 helicopters, 5 submarines from France

Not to mention the São Paulo aircraft carrier (ex-Foch) which Brazil purchased from France to help patrol our vast coast. It has been spending more time on the dry dock than on the ocean. Bad deal ... :(
NAe São Paulo A-12.jpg
NAe São Paulo A-12, Brazilian Navy photo
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by Nelson Ott
Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Brazil buys 50 helicopters, 5 submarines from France
Replies: 114
Views: 23981

Re: Brazil buys 50 helicopters, 5 submarines from France

Rather unwarranted and overly harsh criticism of RR engines…. Specially when you consider that a RR engine (the Merlin) equipping so many Spitfires, P-51s and Lancasters, helped to freed France from the Nazi dominance ... :? Back to the Brazilian purchase, I can still hear my wife saying after we h...
by Nelson Ott
Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Brazil buys 50 helicopters, 5 submarines from France
Replies: 114
Views: 23981

Re: Brazil buys 50 helicopters, 5 submarines from France

Here in Costa Rica, and Central America, we are experiencing a lot of concern because of Lula´s involvement in Hondura´s Zelaya return. Dear Karl, you can be sure that even here only a few people is supporting this involvement (just a handful of Lula's party pals). I hope our people will give the a...
by Nelson Ott
Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Dragon models announces new 1/350th Scharnhorst
Replies: 21
Views: 18185

Re: Dragon models announces new 1/350th Scharnhorst

I think one of the major reasons why these ships are not being modeled much is because the United States and Japan were not that heavily involved with World War 1. These countries produce a lot of the high quality models or are their biggest markets. Thanks Kyler, that surely can be one of the reas...