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by Serg
Thu May 09, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Type 93 torpedo longest range hit
Replies: 28
Views: 1561

Re: Type 93 torpedo longest range hit

We know that the torpedo which hit & sank KORTENAER was from HAGURO because that salvo was launched ~20 mins later than the 43 launched earlier by DesRon 4/NAKA + DDs. And the next large torpedo salvo launch (by DesRon 2/JINTSU + DDs) was not for another 30-40 mins, or so. I recommend to read somet...
by Serg
Thu May 09, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Type 93 torpedo longest range hit
Replies: 28
Views: 1561

Re: Type 93 torpedo longest range hit

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by Serg
Thu May 09, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Type 93 torpedo longest range hit
Replies: 28
Views: 1561

Re: Type 93 torpedo longest range hit

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by Serg
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Smoke screen
Replies: 5
Views: 3820

Re: Smoke screen

I have read Royal Navy and the capital ship in the interwar period by Moretz. What i find is intersting: "smoke shells would be fired on a portion of the enemy battlefleet to hinder enemy ranging and engagement and to allow the British battlefleet to achieve a local superiority in fire distribution....
by Serg
Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Littorio class design flaws?
Replies: 88
Views: 10450

Re: Littorio class design flaws?

I don't think that such comparison is correct. Even if your figures is truth, Germans and Americans had RPC for elevation that excluded layers errors, which occured at battle conditions. For example, British high velocity 16'' Mk1 sometimes had spreads as much as 1400 yds at 17,000 yds during trials.
by Serg
Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Littorio class design flaws?
Replies: 88
Views: 10450

Re: Littorio class design flaws?

Vian in his report to Admiralty . It is clearly that when Vian wrote report he did not know the REAL composition of enemy force. In fact the Italians were not as strong as he imagined. (the other was an AA cruiser with 4-inch guns WITH the convoy) Only in second phase. "In view of the weight of the...
by Serg
Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Littorio class design flaws?
Replies: 88
Views: 10450

Re: Littorio class design flaws?

Richelieu conducted firing trials in 1948 with delay coils. Maximum dispersion was 577 metres and an average of 300 metres at a range of 25,000 metres what was considered very good as compared with 1710 metres and 950 metres respectively with the coils disabled. For VV range was 23-25km ("...at 10.5...
by Serg
Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Littorio class design flaws?
Replies: 88
Views: 10450

Re: Littorio class design flaws?

Back to topic. Seems to be the 381mm excessive dispersion the myth. Dispersion problems mentioned only in 1941 and only for 152mm. (Bagnasco & Toro The Littorio class p203-204) Summer 1941 gunnery exercises. "In July, with Vittorio Veneto re-entering squadron service, 9th Division was able to resume...
by Serg
Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Littorio class design flaws?
Replies: 88
Views: 10450

Re: Littorio class design flaws?

Vian believed that the Italians had three viable options ALL of which could be successful, the whole force going around one end being the most dangerous. What's your source? I can’t trust such claims without quote. Vian wrote 'it was thought unlikely that he [enemy] would attempt a night attack aft...
by Serg
Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Littorio class design flaws?
Replies: 88
Views: 10450

Re: Littorio class design flaws?

What difference between Barents sea and Sirt? - Smoke also help them to close range for torpedo attack. If I understand correctly Vian wrote about daylight visibility. - Seems Vian contradicts to itself. When and where he state it? Maybe when he mistook Italian cruisers for battleships or when he mu...
by Serg
Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Littorio class design flaws?
Replies: 88
Views: 10450

Re: Littorio class design flaws?

Well, only Hurricane produced some discomfort to British destroyers :-) Torpedo attack. 15. Such attack presented CONSIDERABLE difficulties owing to great pall of of smoke, the FALLING VISIBILITY and the rising wind (force 6) and sea (44 ) at this time... Report on operation M.G.1 (signed) Philip Vi...
by Serg
Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Littorio class design flaws?
Replies: 88
Views: 10450

Re: Littorio class design flaws?

Dave Saxton wrote: If Eckoldt had known they were enemy cruisers it could have likely sunk them both. Instead the British blew it out of the water, while Eckoldt asked Kummetz in vain over the radio to quit shooting at it.
Is it means that german destroyers were without IFF apparature?
by Serg
Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Littorio class design flaws?
Replies: 88
Views: 10450

Re: Littorio class design flaws?

Firstly, that is irrelevant at the tactical level, the Italians had a huge superiority and failed to exploit it............. Post factum again. At least you must prove that Italians had made correct estimation of enemy force. (e.g. Admiral Vian believed in six enemy cruisers although he fought only...
by Serg
Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Pearl Harbor: Possible third wave
Replies: 148
Views: 77422

Re: Pearl Harbor: Possible third wave

You did not see difference between aircrafts in the air and on the land?
by Serg
Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Littorio class design flaws?
Replies: 88
Views: 10450

Re: Littorio class design flaws?

The inability of the much greater Italian force to destroy the British forces (let alone attack the convoy) represents probably the biggest lost opportunity for the Italian navy. If those cruisers and most of the destroyers had been lost (as they "should" have been) the Mediterranean Fleet would ha...