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by dunmunro
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 83
Views: 1718

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: 481

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: 132

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: 109660

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: 5811

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: 326

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: 326

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: 326

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: 53121

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: 355

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.
by dunmunro
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal
Replies: 13
Views: 4008

Re: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal

Just checked several versions of this battle. The short version is the SD was leading and perhaps 500-1000 meters to the Washintons starboard - closer to the enemy. When the SD was hit its speed fell off rapidly, causing it to mask the enemy from the accelerating Washington as it pass on the SD por...
by dunmunro
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Who is the observer?
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Who is the observer?

18k meters = 20k yds = ~0557 as per PoW's salvo chart.
by dunmunro
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: 'Superior' German & Japanese Optics & Rangefinders
Replies: 8
Views: 481

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 dunmunro
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Standard v full load
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: Standard v full load

There was a gentlemans agreement amongst the treaty powers that allowed for small increases in displacement beyond the limit because it was hard to accurately estimate many of the construction and weapon weights. There was also an unwritten allowance made for ships to be able to carry 'overloads' of...
by dunmunro
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck firing procedures at DS
Replies: 968
Views: 53121

Re: Bismarck firing procedures at DS

It is sometimes possible to set up logic tests for various assumptions to see if the assumption passes/fails the test. For example, A/A's contention that Norfolk and Suffolk at 0600 were much closer to Hood, Bismarck and PE than stated by W-W and plotted by Pinchin. The test for this assumption was ...