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by KilonBerlin
Thu May 19, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Worst Battlecruiser of WW1 and WW2
Replies: 15
Views: 10285

Re: Worst Battlecruiser of WW1 and WW2

Never read about HMS Furious before... but only 4 x 7,6-cm FlaK? This is a for this time, very strong caliber... World War 1 aircrafts could be taken down easy with a .50 caliber and not the 6-fold (3 inch), and 4 guns only for such a large ship... easy target in the last 2 war years for the always ...
by KilonBerlin
Thu May 19, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Royal Navy became oil-addicted thanks to Churchill
Replies: 7
Views: 5436

Royal Navy became oil-addicted thanks to Churchill

He made the famous "dreadnoughts", but once I have read somewhere, that also older ships which are not worth ("liners" which were not build as warships, so an upgrade is not worth), however I read that they used a method of "soaking" (?) the coal into oil or the oil to be sprayed somehow with crude ...
by KilonBerlin
Thu May 19, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Yamato's fuel situation-Nov 42?
Replies: 16
Views: 13084

Re: Yamato's fuel situation-Nov 42?

Driving fast is always "costly", for us normal people in most cases at the gasoline station... but many ships can reduce consumption by 50% with only going a few knots lower... Best Example: Yamato at full speed did need 70 tons fuel per hour! It was also used, like Tirpitz to refuel smaller nearby ...