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by José M. Rico
Tue May 24, 2022 3:33 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 81 years this week
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: 81 years this week

Hood sank 81 years ago today.
by José M. Rico
Tue May 24, 2022 3:30 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Bismarck Action ships in 1/700
Replies: 32
Views: 2017

Re: Bismarck Action ships in 1/700

Amazing Paul!
Love your collection. :ok:
by José M. Rico
Mon Mar 14, 2022 12:38 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Flyhawk 1/200 Bismarck
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Flyhawk 1/200 Bismarck

The Flyhawk 1/2000 is the smallest available commercial kit of the Bismarck and, despite the scale, it is surprisingly detailed.

https://www.kbismarck.com/models/flyhaw ... marck.html
by José M. Rico
Wed Mar 09, 2022 2:15 am
Forum: Military Conflicts Today
Topic: What is Putin up to?
Replies: 33
Views: 4470

Re: \what is Putin up to?

In the following twitter account you can find lots of photos of destroyed/damaged/captured vehicles planes and helicopters. The Russians are having heavy casualties, there is no doubt about that. https://twitter.com/UAWeapons Many also wonder why the Russian Air Force has not appeared over the battl...
by José M. Rico
Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck's TDS so abysmal?
Replies: 16
Views: 1294

Re: Bismarck's TDS so abysmal?

By the way, does anybody know the exact distance of this "gap" amidships?
I calculate something between 40-50 cm.
by José M. Rico
Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:09 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck's TDS so abysmal?
Replies: 16
Views: 1294

Re: Bismarck's TDS so abysmal?

Hello, In my opinion, the German designers were very well aware of this feature and didn't see this as a flaw. In fact, the same construction geometry appears again in the next H-Class battleships. Moreover, I don't believe, the underwater protection would have been improved at all fixing this "...
by José M. Rico
Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Distance from armor deck to top edge of the barbettes.
Replies: 27
Views: 1429

Re: Distance from armor deck to top edge of the barbettes.

Summarizing, the maximum distance at nominal values from the lower edge of the keel ( Unterkante Kiel ) to the top of the roof of Turret Anton at frame 192,55 is calculated as follows: 22 mm (keel plate) + 10,300 mm (from upper edge of keel plate to lower edge of Panzerdeck) + 6,390 mm (from lower e...
by José M. Rico
Tue Dec 14, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Distance from armor deck to top edge of the barbettes.
Replies: 27
Views: 1429

Re: Distance from armor deck to top edge of the barbettes.

Marc is correct, the Panzerdeck doesn't have sheer (no camber either). It follows a straight horizontal line from frame 32 to frame 202.7.
The battery deck above, however, has some sheer but not as much as the Oberdeck.
by José M. Rico
Mon Dec 13, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Distance from armor deck to top edge of the barbettes.
Replies: 27
Views: 1429

Re: Distance from armor deck to top edge of the barbettes.

Hello Mr. Jurens and Mr.Rico, one other point that came to my mind is that the drawing I have posted above is related to turret Dora (the one for turret Anton is not readable at all in my copies). Due to ship 'sheer' I just wondered now whether the 2 distances could have been different, with Anton'...
by José M. Rico
Mon Dec 13, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Distance from armor deck to top edge of the barbettes.
Replies: 27
Views: 1429

Re: Distance from armor deck to top edge of the barbettes.

It's interesting (at least to me) to note that the barbette cylinders themselves, rather than being cylinders per-se appear to be actually conics, i.e. the barbette actually slopes inward and upward at an included angle of about two degrees, making the top of smaller diameter than the bottom. This ...
by José M. Rico
Mon Dec 13, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Distance from armor deck to top edge of the barbettes.
Replies: 27
Views: 1429

Re: Distance from armor deck to top edge of the barbettes.

Hello Mr. Rico, based on a set of original drawings from November 1936 (Bundesarchiv), the distance should be 6.390 meters. My copy is very bad quality, but I read 7810 and 1420 mm (my underlined). BS_drawing_reduced.jpg Has anybody a better copy ? hans Yes, the plan I have for Anton barbette shows...
by José M. Rico
Sun Dec 12, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Distance from armor deck to top edge of the barbettes.
Replies: 27
Views: 1429

Distance from armor deck to top edge of the barbettes.

Hello, According to "Bismarck, Anatomy of the Ship" by Jack Brower, the distance from the lower edge of the Panzerdeck to the top edge of Anton & Dora barbettes was 6,500 mm. However, I have a new set of plans that put this distance at 6,390 mm. Can anybody confirm this? José http://ww...
by José M. Rico
Sat Nov 06, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Range of Bismarck's guns
Replies: 17
Views: 1846

Re: Range of Bismarck's guns

Keep in mind that the German 38cm shells followed very low trajectories and there was really no need to increase the maximun elevation of the guns; that would have required larger openings in the turrets. For comparison purposes, the British 14-inch gun needed a +40º elevation to reach the same dist...
by José M. Rico
Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Range of Bismarck's guns
Replies: 17
Views: 1846

Re: Range of Bismarck's guns

spicmart wrote: Thu Nov 04, 2021 3:42 am Bismarck had guns with comparably small maximum range, Was that a disadvantage? What was the thought behind it?
No disadvantage at all.
Scharnhorst guns had a maximum range of 40,930 meters at 40º elevation, and the longest hit ever obtained against a moving target at sea was from 24,000 meters.
by José M. Rico
Mon Nov 01, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck - 24 Hours to Doom
Replies: 8
Views: 721

Re: Bismarck - 24 Hours to Doom

I haven't seen this documentary but your comments about it don't surprise me at all. If you want to see a decent one, check "Sink the Bismarck" from 1996, 100 minutes duration. GREYSTONE COMMUNICATIONS INC. PRODUCTION FOR A&E. Not perfect, but probably the best Bismarck documentary in ...