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by pgollin
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: If Bismarck had made it to France
Replies: 75
Views: 8569

Re: If Bismarck had made it to France

. - Why is this thread not about "If Bismarck had made it to France" ? - Re. keeping quiet meaning anything in the various threads, my take is that I keep quiet when the arguments (particularly re. the Denmark Straits battle map) descend to arguing over the number of angels who can dance on the head...
by pgollin
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1296
Views: 140997

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

. The RAF tactics were to try to cause surprise which meant trying minimise radar warning time. This was mainly to minimise the time for the smoke defences to activate (when they were connected). In addition they flew at relatively low level (i.e. "medium" level) in an effort to use the topography t...
by pgollin
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Le Bismarck & Supermarina. LOS! Nº42
Replies: 33
Views: 3466

Re: Le Bismarck & Supermarina. LOS! Nº42

. The main problem I have with the Italian naval leadership (REMEMBERING that they were hampered by the politicians) is with the mercantile war. The Italians "should" have prepared for contested supply efforts to North Africa to support their colonies. This would be true against just the French, let...
by pgollin
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 372
Views: 31272

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: 372
Views: 31272

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: 372
Views: 31272

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: 23989

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: 23989

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: 68660

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: 68660

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: 4203

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: 7748

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: 68660

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: 10073

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: 32952

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...