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by Steve Crandell
Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:27 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Cover up synopsis
Replies: 623
Views: 14608

Re: Cover up synopsis

I think it is reasonable to assume that when the Compass Platform was hit by Bismarck, Leach was stunned and disoriented. He may well have remained that way for several minutes, but the time all ran together for him. It is possible that the report from the gunnery department that Y turret was jammed...
by Steve Crandell
Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal
Replies: 10
Views: 860

Re: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal

Good synopsis. :)
by Steve Crandell
Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: May 23/24 night shadowing and interception approach CS1/BC1
Replies: 521
Views: 16494

Re: May 23/24 night shadowing and interception approach CS1/BC1

So if Holland had turned NE instead of SE he'd have run right into the German formation at point blank range.
by Steve Crandell
Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: May 23/24 night shadowing and interception approach CS1/BC1
Replies: 521
Views: 16494

Re: May 23/24 night shadowing and interception approach CS1/BC1

I admit to having become somewhat numb to this court marshal drum beat. I believe that half the naval officers of every navy in the world would have been subject to condemnation had they been under the kind of minute to minute scrutiny of their comments, actions, and messages that is being done to W...
by Steve Crandell
Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Gneisenau Reconstruction Specifics
Replies: 1
Views: 433

Gneisenau Reconstruction Specifics

There is a game out there called "World of Warships" which includes the 15" version of Gneisenau. While the game isn't terribly realistic, their ship models are generally excellent. In the game, in addition to the alternate 15" armament, the ship has a uniform secondary battery o...
by Steve Crandell
Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: May 23/24 night shadowing and interception approach CS1/BC1
Replies: 521
Views: 16494

Re: May 23/24 night shadowing and interception approach CS1/BC1

Also height above the water for both target and radar antenna. Admittedly that seems irrelevant in the case of the 284M.
by Steve Crandell
Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: West vs East
Replies: 11
Views: 564

Re: West vs East

I believe there are many poorly educated Americans who think Communism and Socialism are the same thing, and there are a number of better educated public figures who encourage that.
by Steve Crandell
Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: May 23/24 night shadowing and interception approach CS1/BC1
Replies: 521
Views: 16494

Re: May 23/24 night shadowing and interception approach CS1/BC1

Dunmunro wrote: "To shadow an enemy (verb) is to follow the enemy's movements whilst remaining out of sight of the enemy. It doesn't imply continuous contact with the enemy. " Hi Duncan, I agree, not continuously, but at least picking it up from time to time........ Norfolk was not follow...
by Steve Crandell
Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: West vs East
Replies: 11
Views: 564

Re: West vs East

Americans are, as I'm sure you are aware, are not monolithic in their thinking about various political and economic issues. One who frequents military forums is likely to get more of the conservative point of view.
by Steve Crandell
Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: teleportation in time PoW and KGV v Bismarck
Replies: 38
Views: 1665

Re: teleportation in time PoW and KGV v Bismarck

He would be aware of the possibility given Victorious has to manoeuvre as a carrier as opposed to the movements and speed of battleships. The same issue Halsey and Spruance had in the Pacific - the battleships (when available) got left behind. But that was of course later on in the war. I believe y...
by Steve Crandell
Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: teleportation in time PoW and KGV v Bismarck
Replies: 38
Views: 1665

Re: teleportation in time PoW and KGV v Bismarck

He would be aware of the possibility given Victorious has to manoeuvre as a carrier as opposed to the movements and speed of battleships. The same issue Halsey and Spruance had in the Pacific - the battleships (when available) got left behind. But that was of course later on in the war. I believe y...
by Steve Crandell
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: German 88 gun
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: German 88 gun

Gentlemen, Much has been said about the German 88mm flack/anti tank gun and how it was capable of destroying any allied tank, how would it stack up if used against a modern tank - would the shell just bounce off? Yes, certainly against modern MBT frontal armor. Modern tank guns have much greater mu...
by Steve Crandell
Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Bismarck Alternate Propulsion
Replies: 40
Views: 2179

Re: Bismarck Alternate Propulsion

So planning to develop an entirely new 14" gun, a caliber never before used by the German Navy.

Also, reducing the beam also reduces the effectiveness of the TDS.
by Steve Crandell
Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: May 24 1941 - Tirpitz v Prince of Wales
Replies: 177
Views: 5478

Re: May 24 1941 - Tirpitz v Prince of Wales

Thorsten Wahl wrote:The german loading cycle requires two separate ramming processes also.
1 projectile
2 fore and main charge

ist a matter of required length behind the breech


Thank you for the clarification. :)
by Steve Crandell
Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: May 24 1941 - Tirpitz v Prince of Wales
Replies: 177
Views: 5478

Re: May 24 1941 - Tirpitz v Prince of Wales

That's very good. Are there info on how many shells could be supplied in total per 60 seconds ? From AVKS-700 we have total number of 380mm shells delivered to the turrets (by the hoists) of 23 to 25 rounds per minute. I don't know how many shells can be delivered to the turret per minute. The cycl...

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