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by dunmunro
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 242
Views: 17905

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

Wadinga wrote: "If Rowell had said the fire-control instrument was synchronized, it would be different, but he specifically wants the enquiry to realise the times may be wrong in absolute (chronometer) terms. " Luckily, despite Rowell cautious (and diplomatic) disclaimer, we do have Leach's own ope...
by dunmunro
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 242
Views: 17905

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

Hello everybody, do not even try to tell me that Suffolk did not have the 1 degree accuracy on the bearings. It is enough to read her reports : 0447 (B). Enemy bore 186°, 15 miles, course 220°, speed 27-28 knots and bore 196° at 0456 (B). 0520 (B). Enemy bore 203°, 15 miles, possibly increasing spe...
by dunmunro
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 242
Views: 17905

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

Hello everybody, since we will be mainly covering distances and mostly the relative bearings taken visually, ... below the 16 sea miles close to the horizon line, ... starting from the smoke and after looking at the enemy warships, ... I think it is wise to see the real situation on board being use...
by dunmunro
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 242
Views: 17905

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

This would seem to be a good start. Does any other correspondent wish to either add a document or for whatever reasons -- which should be specified -- have one of these documents removed? Bill Jurens Yes: http://www.hmshood.org.uk/reference/official/adm234/adm234-509suff.htm and Leach's narrative a...
by dunmunro
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Richelieu and Jean Bart
Replies: 49
Views: 5386

Re: Richelieu and Jean Bart

Unfortunately I've never seen long range data of dispersion for any of the ships - only that the British noted VV's dispersion to be particularly bad at Gaudo, while the same observations were not present in regards to her long-range shooting at Capo Teulada/Spartivento, or Littorio 's fire at eith...
by dunmunro
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 242
Views: 17905

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

Hello everybody, Wadinga wrote: "Bismarck opened fire half a minute after the Prince of Wales, before doing so turning to open her "A" arcs. " I will respect Mr.Jurens request and avoid to say what I have in mind about Mr.Wadinga, who is evidently not respecting Mr.Jurens request in his above post....
by dunmunro
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: 'Superior' German & Japanese Optics & Rangefinders
Replies: 8
Views: 2146

Re: 'Superior' German & Japanese Optics & Rangefinders

"the battleship Littorio, while able to target the Caio Duilio with her rangefinders previously, this became impossible when the other battleship turned on her searchlights and blinded the Littorio. However, use of 'Zeiss-Septar' polarizing filters made it possible to target the other battleship wi...
by dunmunro
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: HMS Mashona
Replies: 1
Views: 1618

Re: HMS Mashona

Here's the crest:

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Tribal Class Destroyers (source of the above) states that the motto was indeed 'Chisarayi' but states it translated as "stay in peace".
by dunmunro
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 384
Views: 117818

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

And did Bismarck suffer a hit in her boiler room during her final fight? Some claim so. Her vitals were supposed to be immune against such hits at these ranges. There may be some confusion here from the DS battle, where one of the three hits by POW did penetrate a boiler room, where five stokers su...
by dunmunro
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 284
Views: 12707

Re: Hits on PoW and Bismarck

Hello everybody, Wadinga wrote: "Alberto, please treat us equally and criticise Antonio for relying on Lagemann's captions" possibly Mr.Wadinga has not understood yet that NH69722 is showing the first salvo NOT due to Lagemann caption, but due to the careful analysis done by Antonio on the smoke an...
by dunmunro
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: President Trump: mid-term
Replies: 17
Views: 2445

Re: President Trump: mid-term

1 - The budget deficit is completely different from the national debt. 2 - The budget was balanced during the Clinton administration years because, after the first mid-term election, the Republican party achieved control of both houses of congress and thereby controlled the budget process. B 1 - it...
by dunmunro
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: President Trump: mid-term
Replies: 17
Views: 2445

Re: President Trump: mid-term

"We've seen the same pattern of massive deficit spending by the previous 3 Republican admins ..." Which Republican administration was it that doubled the national debt of the United States in eight years? B President Donald Trump: Total Actual plus Budgeted = $5.683 trillion, almost as much in one ...
by dunmunro
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: President Trump: mid-term
Replies: 17
Views: 2445

Re: President Trump: mid-term

The dependence of the US on massive deficit spending is frightening. When interest rates rise, as we know they will, then the proverbial s__t will hit the fan and it will be 2007 all over again. We've seen the same pattern of massive deficit spending by the previous 3 Republican admins, and there's ...
by dunmunro
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck firing procedures at DS
Replies: 968
Views: 60337

Re: Bismarck firing procedures at DS

Back however to the Bismarck track and firing , it is clear that Mr.Wadinga has been left alone by all his co-deniers with his theory that the correct battlemap is the 1990 one, published in the last edition of the Baron's book. Yeah, how could a battlemap drawn by two of the actual gunnery officer...
by dunmunro
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: B29's in UK
Replies: 3
Views: 1709

Re: B29's in UK

The RAF was supplied with ~100 B-29s which were named 'Washingtons' in RAF service. They operated in the early 1950s to close the gap between the development of UK nuclear weapons and the jet powered V-bombers.