Search found 10 matches

by BuckBradley
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Yamotoand Mushashi
Replies: 13
Views: 5835

Re: Yamato and Musashi

With the Deutschland class the difference was calculated to about 15%, unless my sources are wrong. This is more plausible than 2%, considering that riveting requires overlap joints and much more framing. You have to a make a distinction from hull weight (IE the part of the ship that can be welded)...
by BuckBradley
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Old men's memories
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: Old men's memories

I was witness to a shot-gun style murder many years ago, and attempted to assist the victim. Many memories. Many police photographs. Years later, met a woman who's brother was one of the police officers involved, and who -- probably somewhat unethically -- arranged to show me some of the photos of ...
by BuckBradley
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Old men's memories
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: Old men's memories

I was witness to a shot-gun style murder many years ago, and attempted to assist the victim. Many memories. Many police photographs. Years later, met a woman who's brother was one of the police officers involved, and who -- probably somewhat unethically -- arranged to show me some of the photos of ...
by BuckBradley
Thu May 30, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Question For Bill Jurens & All Re Barrel Length
Replies: 8
Views: 711

Question For Bill Jurens & All Re Barrel Length

Hi all: I have to admit that I was ruminating upon tanks when this question popped up in my mind, but I imagine it is at least somewhat translatable to battleships and to the extent that it is not that might be interesting to note. One of the means whereby gunmakers have increased penetrative capaci...
by BuckBradley
Thu May 30, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Old men's memories
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: Old men's memories

Memories are very very mallable and unreliable things, even if you have an "excellent memory" and unless you are the Rainman. E.g., I am a strapping virile young lad with an absurd i.q. and a very good memory. A few days ago, a ladyfriend sent me an email that included a picture of her from the wais...
by BuckBradley
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Who fires first wins ?????
Replies: 29
Views: 16524

Re: Who fires first wins ?????

"Twice Blessed, is He Whose Cause is Just.
Thrice Blessed, is He Who Gets his Blow in First!"
by BuckBradley
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Italian fascism and Italy's WW2 performance
Replies: 5
Views: 5510

Re: Italian fascism and Italy's WW2 performance

I don't think Mussolini was all bad by any means. He almost wiped out the Mafia and he did make the trains run on time. He also restored a bit of respect for Italy. However you want to characterize his decision to enter WWII, however, it was a complete gamble (bluff) on a pair of twos facing a bunch...
by BuckBradley
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: WW1 battleships
Replies: 27
Views: 4612

Re: WW1 battleships

So gents I am pretty sure that the USN contemplated these torpedo nets at the time but as far as I know they never adopted them. Anyone know why?

Thanks,

BB
by BuckBradley
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 21403

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

My only comment would be that it would appear that the summary is heavily weighted towards establishing that Prince of Wales was exhibiting fairly good gunnery compared to Bismarck. That may be true, but that was not, and could not, have been known in real time. I think an important point that is b...
by BuckBradley
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: The Ironclad & Pre-dreadnought Era (1860-1905)
Topic: Best Armoured Cruiser Design
Replies: 7
Views: 5951

Re: Best Armoured Cruiser Design

Well Blucher obviously, right? I mean, all "biggest gun" main armament, fast as any, weebled wobbled but didn't explode, etc.....