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by JAG
Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:53 am
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Bismarck Alternate Propulsion
Replies: 40
Views: 2340

Re: Bismarck Alternate Propulsion

Looks great, thx Paul! I think this would have been a better use of tonnage than either Scharnhorst or Bismarck, it may not have the staying power, but it does have a decent speed (31kts and better when light) and the good range necessary for a raider. It just needs to hope not to run into Richelieu...
by JAG
Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Bismarck Alternate Propulsion
Replies: 40
Views: 2340

Re: Bismarck Alternate Propulsion

Thx Paul, I was hoping to obtain a better speed by lightening and slimming the ship, was the 2m bulging necessary? I guess we could put a triple 15cm superfiring over the main turrets to regain the 6x15cm broadside given how much weight we actually saved in the main battery. A couple more knots migh...
by JAG
Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:55 am
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Bismarck Alternate Propulsion
Replies: 40
Views: 2340

Re: Bismarck Alternate Propulsion

Sorry for the delay it has been a crazy week and somehow this fell through the cracks. Thanks for the sim, I was thinking that we could even go further and simply downgrade the main battery to 35cm guns as was considered at one point, maybe we can squeeze a couple knots that way. Would you mind reas...
by JAG
Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Bismarck Alternate Propulsion
Replies: 40
Views: 2340

Re: Bismarck Alternate Propulsion

Indeed, I was counting on the reduced fuel requirements in order to not end with a gargantuan ship but still achieve a long cruise range.

My doubt is whether that would actually fit, its a lot of engines and two very heavy turrets in the 30m beam necessary to achieve a high speed.
by JAG
Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Bismarck Alternate Propulsion
Replies: 40
Views: 2340

Re: Bismarck Alternate Propulsion

Returning to the point in question, what could the KM have achieved had it decided to stick to Diesel and commerce warfare in 1934? The powerplant would be heavier and occupy a larger volume while also needing a very long and thin ship (the P-class cruisers come to mind) in order to get the best pos...
by JAG
Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:27 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck at DS with better radar
Replies: 25
Views: 1531

Re: Bismarck at DS with better radar

Thanks to both of you, it seems incredible to me that a CA could survive unscathed when a BB and a CA were, or at least should have been, waiting with guns loaded and trained on the radar contact, and once in visual range there was no reason to refrain from opening fire instantly. ... BIsmarck fire...
by JAG
Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:16 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck at DS with better radar
Replies: 25
Views: 1531

Re: Bismarck at DS with better radar

Thx, could you please provide more details on the engagement? Target? Sunk? It was a Calais B? The target was a British coastal convoy. I don't recall how many if any targets were sunk, but hits were scored. It was a Calais B. This was June 1941. The Calais B started blind fire operations during th...
by JAG
Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:41 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck at DS with better radar
Replies: 25
Views: 1531

Re: Bismarck at DS with better radar

Dave Saxton wrote:
JAG wrote:Thank you Dave, that about settles it doesnt it? Were any hits obtained?


Yes.

Did PE open fire?


No.


Thx, could you please provide more details on the engagement? Target? Sunk? It was a Calais B?
by JAG
Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck at DS with better radar
Replies: 25
Views: 1531

Re: Bismarck at DS with better radar

when was the KM finally capable of spotting fall of shell with radar? It could always spot the fall of shot at least for range. In the AVKS report it is recommended that the fine range presentation and also the fine bearing presentation of Bismarck's radars be given scalar reference points make spo...
by JAG
Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:09 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck at DS with better radar
Replies: 25
Views: 1531

Re: Bismarck at DS with better radar

Thanks to both of you, it seems incredible to me that a CA could survive unscathed when a BB and a CA were, or at least should have been, waiting with guns loaded and trained on the radar contact, and once in visual range there was no reason to refrain from opening fire instantly. IIRC Suffolk was s...
by JAG
Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck at DS with better radar
Replies: 25
Views: 1531

Bismarck at DS with better radar

When I first read that the KM could have adopted lobe switching very early in the development stage this came immediately to my mind, what if Bismarck had a better radar when she ran into the RN cruisers? As it is, I do not know why the RN cruisers actually survived the first encounter, the German r...

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