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by als_pug
Thu May 07, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: the benefits of the wave penetrating trimaran .
Replies: 1
Views: 1228

the benefits of the wave penetrating trimaran .

rst i would like to say i have started this thread to find out the truth of the matter . i have no training or basis to know which is going to be the better hull form . also is the a max displacement where the hull form becomes structually unsafe or overweight . obviously i am interested from a mili...
by als_pug
Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Armour Penetration
Replies: 81
Views: 15566

Re: Armour Penetration

yes the intial information i had on the device a few years ago was that it was a multibarrel recoiless rifle . ( i was trying to find out what the strange device in a pack of late war german soldiers was ( 1/35 scale ) . i no longer build models but it was an interesting research project
by als_pug
Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Ideal battleship design
Replies: 162
Views: 66336

Re: Ideal battleship design

ok after some serious thought . the ideal bb designed for operations in the atlantic and mediterranean during ww2 . considerations . in order of expected threat . 1. SUBMARINES 2. AIRCRAFT 3. Battleships roles expected to be performed . 1. convoy escort 2. carrier escort 3. shore bombardement 4. Ant...
by als_pug
Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:18 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Armour Penetration
Replies: 81
Views: 15566

Re: Armour Penetration

http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=9311

http://www.geocities.com/Augusta/8172/p ... tm#develop

their is actually more info availble now then 2 yrs ago when i firtys saw it .
by als_pug
Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck with Triple Turrets...
Replies: 18
Views: 4410

Re: Bismarck with Triple Turrets...

at the time the bismark was built the 15 inch turrets were the only guns availabale . the next ship the h-39 was intended to have 16 inch guns . several of these were made and installed in norway as coastal defence batteries . 1 batterie is still in existence . http://www.adolfkanonen.com/ impressiv...
by als_pug
Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Armour Penetration
Replies: 81
Views: 15566

Re: Armour Penetration

i belive the yanks took samples of the Yamato armour . i wish i could remember the site i visited to see it however i remember an anaylasis showed it to be the best armour ever tested . now i really ish i new the website . now as to those who ay i only visit combined fleet . ok i visit their website...
by als_pug
Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Armour Penetration
Replies: 81
Views: 15566

Re: Armour Penetration

the one thing i have always had a hard time understanding was the myth on invincibillity for the bismark . he was a well built and beautiful ship . compared to contemporary designs he was well balanced . unfortunately he suffered from the neglect of the design dept for 12 odd years . some parts of t...
by als_pug
Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Armour Penetration
Replies: 81
Views: 15566

Re: Armour Penetration

i am going through my history looking for the exact site i saw the story on . anyway an intyeresting part of the story from the british side . is on the site below http://www.navweaps.com/index_tech/tech-016.htm and a large piecs by Mr okun . http://www.combinedfleet.com/okun_biz.htm i usually come ...
by als_pug
Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Armour Penetration
Replies: 81
Views: 15566

Re: Armour Penetration

personnaly i only care about the facts as i see them . in other words i have read enough of his articles and the comments made by pple i respect about him . theirfore i have decided until otherwise convinced that nathan okun is the god of armour and guns . i am still looking for an article on the bi...
by als_pug
Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:50 am
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: May 25 1982
Replies: 27
Views: 20055

Re: May 25 1982

I thought i would add my 2 cents on the HMS Sheffield . i work with a former RN Chief Petty Officer whose brother was on board the Sheffield on that fateful day . If i remember correctly he told me the missile enterred the galley which is directly above the engine room . This could have been the str...
by als_pug
Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:03 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Armour Penetration
Replies: 81
Views: 15566

Re: Armour Penetration

ok before i offer my own opinions i have to say they pale in comparison to thos of MR Nathan Okun . i recomend googiling his name and reading the major papers he has produced . they are fascinating . a link to a guns vs armour article is below.

http://www.combinedfleet.com/gunarmor.htm
by als_pug
Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: How would you improve the Royal Navy
Replies: 114
Views: 21378

Re: How would you improve the royal navy

their was an escallation clause in the treaty . it is what allowed the design of the lion 1 . i am trying to find a text for the treaty or even a decent summary . can anyone send a link plse.
by als_pug
Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: How would you improve the Royal Navy
Replies: 114
Views: 21378

Re: How would you improve the royal navy

i was toying with the idea of giving the proposed kgv ( improved ) 4 twin 15 inch with improved elevation in new turrets . ie the old guns with better turrets . and as proposed twin 4.5 per side . this would be a good aa battery and usefull against destroyers as well . the twin 40 mm bofors i am pro...
by als_pug
Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: How would you improve the Royal Navy
Replies: 114
Views: 21378

Re: How would you improve the royal navy

i have to say i am interested in how many people ignore the british 4.5 inch gun . the mount designed for the cv's had a heavier shell then the 4.7 and an excellent rate of fire . personally i like the idea of introducing the gatling gun idea in 1937 ... ie fit an electric motor and show the results...
by als_pug
Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: How would you improve the Royal Navy
Replies: 114
Views: 21378

How would you improve the Royal Navy

Ok first some background . you have whatever knowledge you currently have . the year is 1936 war is going to occur at the normal time . you have to allow for the fact that you can at most lay down 12 capital ships .bb / bc or cv the treaty escallation clause has been invoked . you can modernise comp...