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by GiZi
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Richelieu and Jean Bart
Replies: 49
Views: 5407

Re: Richelieu and Jean Bart

Hi GiZi, I agree on almost everything you have written above regarding Littorio's. A comment and an answer for you: you wrote: "not only do most accounts of the action only describe Orion and Gloucester being targeted, but the image's caption also describes the salvo as being an over of Orion rathe...
by GiZi
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Richelieu and Jean Bart
Replies: 49
Views: 5407

Re: Richelieu and Jean Bart

Hi GiZi, It's correct, the excessive spread at Gaudo, from distances varying form 23000 to 25000 meters was of over 500 m, at least looking at this photo (first posted by Alec) of Perth (the straddled ship has 2 funnels and the camouflage identifies her as Perth, not Orion nor Gloucester, proving t...
by GiZi
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Richelieu and Jean Bart
Replies: 49
Views: 5407

Re: Richelieu and Jean Bart

In 1948, when delay coils were installed, maximum dispersion at 25 km was reduced from 1710 meters (6.84%) to 577 meters (2.31%) - although I'm not sure if these numbers refer to a full turret salvo, a full eight-gun broadside, or something else. I stand corrected then. From the above, I take that ...
by GiZi
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Richelieu and Jean Bart
Replies: 49
Views: 5407

Re: Richelieu and Jean Bart

In regards to the issues with the shells themselves - the initial solution was to use changes originally meant for the 330mm guns of the Dunkerque-class (SD19, 192 kg) instead of the SD21 (288 kg) meant for the 380mm. The force from the original charges was too great for the base of the original OPf...
by GiZi
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck's armor against long range hits
Replies: 10
Views: 1400

Re: Bismarck's armor against long range hits

5cm + 8cm decks equalling 15cm in effective thickness? I'm somewhat curious about this. 5cm + 8cm = 13cm, and usually the mantra about multiple plates is that they are less effective than the sum of their thickness. Is the 15cm figure taking into account decapping, or is a different phenomenon at pl...
by GiZi
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Richelieu and Jean Bart
Replies: 49
Views: 5407

Re: Richelieu and Jean Bart

A bit difficult to evaluate in my opinion because of the incomplete state of the ships. Jean Bart was never completed in wartime, and had to be fought with jury-rigged rangefinders and fire control stations during Operation Torch. I don't think that Germany would have the resources to dedicate to co...
by GiZi
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Yamato Instead of Kirishima 13th Nov 1942
Replies: 22
Views: 7930

Re: Yamato Instead of Kirishima 13th Nov 1942

If we look at what hits Kirishima was historically able to achieve on South Dakota , that could perhaps give us some insight. Kirishima scored five hits, plus the cap from one of her APC shells hitting South Dakota 's belt. One shell (Type 0 HE) hit the side of the hull forward of the No.1 turret - ...
by GiZi
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: 'Superior' German & Japanese Optics & Rangefinders
Replies: 8
Views: 2161

Re: 'Superior' German & Japanese Optics & Rangefinders

It was superior doctrine not optics that gave one side an advantage over the other at night. The RN learned from the Germans (the hard way during WW1) how to fight effectively at night and perfected their techniques between the wars, and they taught the IJN what they learned. The IJN used flashless...
by GiZi
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Standard v full load
Replies: 7
Views: 612

Re: Standard v full load

Since the discussion is being had; I'd like to ask something regarding the definition. The WNT defines standard displacement as; The standard displacement of a ship is the displacement of the ship complete, fully manned, engined, and equipped ready for sea, including all armament and ammunition, equ...
by GiZi
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: 'Superior' German & Japanese Optics & Rangefinders
Replies: 8
Views: 2161

Re: 'Superior' German & Japanese Optics & Rangefinders

Germany had a very well developed optical industry and the IJN, by disregarding treaty limits could place very large, long base RFs into the Yamato class. However testing of German naval optics by the Allies didn't show any clear superiority for Axis RFs, and only modest areas of superiority in thi...
by GiZi
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: 'Superior' German & Japanese Optics & Rangefinders
Replies: 8
Views: 2161

'Superior' German & Japanese Optics & Rangefinders

Hello all, I have a somewhat general question, so I apologize for that, but time and time again I've seen people refer to superior German/Japanese optics and thus superior rangefinders. I'm curious as to why this is. I know some tend to default to the position of Stereoscopic > Coincidence (which as...
by GiZi
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: KGV + PoW
Replies: 106
Views: 6720

Re: KGV + PoW

Hello all, In regards to the original question asked; While I wouldn't want to definitively say one side would definitely win over rate other, I do think this would greatly swing the odds over towards the favor of the British. KGV at this point is much more worked up than PoW (notably, not having ya...
by GiZi
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Cape Spada, why did the Italians retreat?
Replies: 4
Views: 2873

Re: Cape Spada, why did the Italians retreat?

This one is actually pretty simple, once you understand what Casardi knew - or at least, thought he knew. Once spotting the destroyers, he decided to pursue, but not on a direct course, as he suspected that there was a much larger force behind 2nd Destroyer Flotilla. The engagement had gone on for a...