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by wadinga
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 52
Views: 1208

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Fellow contributors, Apparently everybody thinks that Antonio's 2005 solution is still the best available one, Since Mr Bonomi started changing it in March this year "apparently" even he doesn't consider it viable anymore, vainly seeking in his sketch to adjust Bismarck's course to achieve the 90 de...
by wadinga
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 52
Views: 1208

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo and additionally NH 69729?

Fellow Contributors, One again I am misquoted by truncating a sentence: "Once again I expect there will be an unreasonable demand from someone that I produce an alternate track..." instead of Once again I expect there will be an unreasonable demand from someone that I produce an alternate track, pro...
by wadinga
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 52
Views: 1208

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Fellow Contributors, Returning to the subject of the thread Wrong (i will use again a photo I have used already in the past, trying to explain you Thank you for this photograph which neatly proves my point. In one part it shows the starboard after 4.1" mount with the crew at casual battle stations a...
by wadinga
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 52
Views: 1208

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Fellow Contributors,

If they are horizontal their elevation is zero.

All the best

wadinga
by wadinga
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 52
Views: 1208

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Fellow Contributors,
A good step forward
would be to admit the barrels are parallel to the horizon and therefore horizontal.

Then we can move on.

All the best

wadinga
by wadinga
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 52
Views: 1208

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo and also NH69729 ?

Fellow Contributors, I have changed my thread title to include NH69729. From now on it is entirely acceptable to discuss these two closely time-related photographs together. This applies retrospectively. Mr Bonomi had realised that his conjectural tracks were simply wrong in March this year after ma...
by wadinga
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 52
Views: 1208

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Fellow Contributors, It has been said: Are you finally able now to understand when the photo was taken according to the only possible reconstruction Of course not, since the relative orientations of the two ships are completely incompatible with these conjectural tracks. Even more incompatible is ph...
by wadinga
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 52
Views: 1208

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Fellow Contributors, Since I started the thread I choose what is on topic...………………. For Mr Virtuani Since you say I can confirm there are several "private" (usually lower quality) photos (not only this one), taken from PG, but since you are party to the withholding of them from study, maybe you can ...
by wadinga
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 52
Views: 1208

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Fellow Contributors, Oh well, here we go again, chasing the White Rabbit down the Wormhole. that is totally incorrect, as 1) there are no railings in the "flash effect" (NH69730) photo I never said there were any railings in the Flash-effect photo. Apart from an enigmatic observation on attribution,...
by wadinga
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: The Age of Sail (1571-1860)
Topic: The USN vs. the Royal Navy
Replies: 24
Views: 883

Re: The USN vs. the Royal Navy

Hello OpanaPointer, Talk about refighting the next war based on the plans of one fought over a hundred years previously! 1812-1934 as Plan Red was still being updated in the NineteenThirties! Far more likely would be an Oran-type quandary- if Nazi Germany had overrun the UK and an RN fleet could hav...
by wadinga
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: The Age of Sail (1571-1860)
Topic: The USN vs. the Royal Navy
Replies: 24
Views: 883

Re: The USN vs. the Royal Navy

Hello Byron, Thanks for all this splendid detail and especially the interesting material on "dismantling shot". I imagine that chain, bar and double headed shot through higher initial mass, air drag and dissipation of energy must have been relatively short range weapons in comparison with convention...
by wadinga
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: The Age of Sail (1571-1860)
Topic: The USN vs. the Royal Navy
Replies: 24
Views: 883

Re: The USN vs. the Royal Navy

Hello Byron, according to Roosevelt's "Naval War of 1812", Java's gunnery was apparently not of a high order on the day of battle. In an approximately two hour action, Constitution reported own casualties of 12 killed and 22 wounded from a complement of 475 and had lost no masts, spars or yards. Tha...
by wadinga
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: The Age of Sail (1571-1860)
Topic: The USN vs. the Royal Navy
Replies: 24
Views: 883

Re: The USN vs. the Royal Navy

Hello Byron, Would it be fair to say that rather than the American 44 gun 24lbr heavy frigates were expressly designed to be individually superior to standard frigates of the 18lbr class. USS Constitution was actually deploying only 30 long barrel 24 pdrs because her other 22 guns were 32 pdr carron...
by wadinga
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: The Age of Sail (1571-1860)
Topic: The USN vs. the Royal Navy
Replies: 24
Views: 883

Re: The USN vs. the Royal Navy

Hello Byron, It is true I somewhat condensed the account of President vs various other ships from the American Battlefield Site but the selection was solely to bring to light that the super/heavy frigates should be accepted as inherently superior to conventional frigates. Is that a point of contenti...
by wadinga
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: The Age of Sail (1571-1860)
Topic: The USN vs. the Royal Navy
Replies: 24
Views: 883

Re: The USN vs. the Royal Navy

Fellow Contributors, Further opinions from a North American source American Battlefield trust www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/naval-engagements-war-1812 USS Constitution was one of the “original six” frigates ordered in 1794. Knowing that the fledgling US Navy could not match the European powers...