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by Jagdboot
Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 366
Views: 85004

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

a) Weak stern, b) Not enough armour on the hull, c) Should have been equipped with more AA guns. The Tirpitz had more of them. d) Not much you can do about the jammed rudder from the torpedoattack. Jagdboot would be nice to hear somwhat more substance to get an basis for discussion. :think: I think...
by Jagdboot
Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: HMS Rodney
Replies: 12
Views: 12275

Re: HMS Rodney

RF wrote:I'm not so sure, not least as the armament arrangement was not completely centre line. Ugly? Well, yes.


Beauty comes in many forms and shapes. Rodney ugly? Or perhaps innovative and ahead of its own time. Everyone is entitled to have an opinion.
by Jagdboot
Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Bismarck 1/100 initial structure
Replies: 108
Views: 28769

Re: Bismarck 1/100 initial structure

Most impressive! You have taken on a big beast. I have seen all your images through the threads. I think this will become your love child. Incredible craftsmanship. I can't wait to see it when its completed and ready to be sea born. Keep up your good work! :dance:
by Jagdboot
Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck refuels and does repairs
Replies: 43
Views: 6442

Re: Bismarck refuels and does repairs

Rodney and KGV had fuel supply limitations as well. Lancasters were certainly not the planes to try and 'bomb it to bits'. Much more likely they would have killed a lot of fish within a few hundred yards of Bismarck, if even that close. The four engine bombers did not do well against surface ships o...
by Jagdboot
Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:40 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck refuels and does repairs
Replies: 43
Views: 6442

Re: Bismarck refuels and does repairs

That plan would never materialise. Bismarck would probably be tracked again by reconnaissance aircrafts, as earlier. She could disappear for a while and hide from the British, but eventually the battle cruisers and King George and the Rodney would catch up with the Bismarck and force her to respond ...
by Jagdboot
Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:33 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Who really sank the Hood? Bismarck or Prinz Eugen?
Replies: 45
Views: 56342

Re: Who really sank the Hood? Bismarck or Prinz Eugen?

Bismarck must have scored the fatal hit on Hood. She was first to make contact with the target. As mentioned earlier in the thred Prince Eugen did not claim the hit.

Jagdboot
by Jagdboot
Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck proper name "He" or "She"
Replies: 30
Views: 20094

Re: Bismarck proper name "He" or "She"

All seaworthy vessels are referred to "she", whether the boat is provided with a female or male name. I prefer she. Makes me think of the ship as the mother who protects its crew.

Jagdboot
by Jagdboot
Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 366
Views: 85004

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

Weak stern, Not enough armour on the hull, Should have been equipped with more AA guns. The Tirpitz had more of them. Not much you can do about the jammed rudder from the torpedoattack.

Jagdboot
by Jagdboot
Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: How did you come to be interested in Bismarck?
Replies: 150
Views: 29680

Re: How did you come to be interested in Bismarck?

I think I discovered my infatuation for Bismarck after watching the movie "Sink the Bismarck". Perhaps it sounds slightly too obvious, but everyone starts somewhere.

Jagdboot
by Jagdboot
Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Announcements, News and Updates
Topic: Presentation
Replies: 12
Views: 7175

Re: Presentation

Hello fellow Bismarck worshippers. Jagdboot is the name. New to this forum, but pleased to become part of this wonderful crew. I hope to be immersed into many interesting discussions about one of the world's most fascinating war ship.s At the age of 12, I was spellbound by the Bismarck ever since my...

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