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by pgollin
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 253
Views: 18022

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

. This is a VERY tangential post, I have written it because it MAY have a bearing on what is being discussed. IF people wish to ignore it that is fine with me. There is a recent book "Gunther Prien and U-47", written by Dougie Martindale. This is a general history of Prien and the U-47, including a ...
by pgollin
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 253
Views: 18022

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

. Simple look-out mounts are NOT going to give you bearings with +/- 1-degree accuracy, +/- 2.5-degrees is much more like it. -------------- Re. "navigational" range versus gun range, the idea of "navigational" range is in itself rather odd. That SEEMS to imply the range as derived from a chart, rat...
by pgollin
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 253
Views: 18022

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

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Re. bearings, there might be a bit too much optimism being expressed as +/- 1-degree.

Yes, when a bearing is taken by the director control tower, or plinth mounted high powered binoculars that is possible, however, for ordinary binocular lookouts I think that is rather optimistic.

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by pgollin
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 38 cm shells
Replies: 60
Views: 20819

Re: 38 cm shells

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No, they aren't the same.
by pgollin
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 38 cm shells
Replies: 60
Views: 20819

Re: 38 cm shells

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I would merely note that whilst Mr Jurens compares different shells using equal propellent charges, the RN compared proposed shells using equal muzzle energies.

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by pgollin
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck firing procedures at DS
Replies: 968
Views: 60362

Re: Bismarck firing procedures at DS

. A and A ; Two suggestions. One, yet again I would ask that you find a native English speaker to look over your work, you still come across at times as misdirecting yourselves over both official and colloquial English. Second, I might suggest that IF you want people to take your "silver bullet", Ja...
by pgollin
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck firing procedures at DS
Replies: 968
Views: 60362

Re: Bismarck firing procedures at DS

I can also come up with any theory, then provide some explanations for the theory Round and round in circles (of hell) we go. Never seeing the light, never hearing the good word. :quiet: . This is hilarious, indeed the height of cheek. You have spent years being a controversialist, if not indeed a ...
by pgollin
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Prinz Eugen firing procedures at DS
Replies: 31
Views: 2469

Re: Prinz Eugen firing procedures at DS

. Just a note on English. "Salvo" means ANY number of guns being fired at the same (*) time. And "Broadsides" (during the WW2 period) meant ALL main guns firing at the same (*) time. ( * some navies counted "doubles" [two sets of guns being fired very close to each other] as one salvo, others as two...
by pgollin
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: New Bismarck Anatomy of the Ship Book
Replies: 21
Views: 6221

Re: New Bismarck Anatomy of the Ship Book

. Well, apart from the threat of a comedy book from A & A in the future , there are two other Bismarck books due out early next year. The first is a paperback re-print of "The Battle of the Denmark Strait: A Critical Analysis of the Bismarck's Singular Triumph" by Robert J Winklareth (!) https://ama...
by pgollin
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck firing procedures at DS
Replies: 968
Views: 60362

Re: Bismarck firing procedures at DS

Hello everybody, Wadinga wrote: "You take an assumed value and divide it by four and that turns it into something which is not an assumed value. that's how mathematics works...…" Yes, this is exactly the way it works (having got a master degree in Engineering and studied mathematics for 5 years: wh...
by pgollin
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: KGV + PoW
Replies: 106
Views: 6720

Re: KGV + PoW

. One problem is differentiating between the RN looking at the "standard displacement" of the KGV upon completion meaning the THEORETICAL displacement of the ship as designed and the "actual" standard displacement upon completion (found by inclining and adjusting for pluses/minuses for liquids/consu...
by pgollin
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: KGV and PoW GAR during Op. Rheinubung
Replies: 278
Views: 28648

Re: KGV and PoW GAR during Op. Rheinubung

Basically yes (the KGV for instance had a good output against Bismarck) - but like ALL other WW2 heavy gun systems they could have problems. I would write with more detail, but the conspiracy nuts would merely take things out of context. There is plenty of info out there (mostly dismissed by the con...
by pgollin
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck firing procedures at DS
Replies: 968
Views: 60362

Re: Bismarck firing procedures at DS

......However he LIES when saying we insulted first: we always started listening and answering politely to people jumping in and got INSULTS back. E.g. "denier" came after "conspirator", "poorly-educated" came after "stupid".... [/color] . No, you and Antonio started the insults by merrily throwing...
by pgollin
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: KGV + PoW
Replies: 106
Views: 6720

Re: KGV + PoW

. The reason I mentioned Tirpitz instead of Bismarck is that the Admiralty had reports on Bismarck's details based on what the survivors said, plus details from the USA which were based on what Russia said about Bismarck's design. Therefore when they had that info they looked at which ships they sho...
by pgollin
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: KGV + PoW
Replies: 106
Views: 6720

Re: KGV + PoW

. The simple answer is "yes". The Admiralty considered a KGV capable of taking on the Tirpitz. Their pre-war ideas ALWAYS envisaged having more ships versus a foe, it was based on the advantages of "concentration" to achieve overwhelming victories. So two "fast battleships" were regarded as the stan...