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by Rafael
Sat Sep 29, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Static Stability Curve of Bismark
Replies: 5
Views: 2576

Thanks Marcelo.

I have the stability data for Hood, I was really looking for the curves.

Cheers

Rafael
by Rafael
Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Static Stability Curve of Bismark
Replies: 5
Views: 2576

Static Stability Curve of Bismark

I would be grateful if someone in this forum can provide me with the static transversal stability curve of Bismarck (or any other BB of the 1900-1945 period!).

Thanks in advance

Rafael
by Rafael
Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:50 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: What was the most effective naval anti-aircraft gun of WW2?
Replies: 167
Views: 76570

In fact, the effectiveness of an AA gun system depends on four factors: 1. The balistics of the gun itself 2. The loading arrangements 3. The mount (basically how fast and how accurately the gun can turn and be elevated) 4. The fire control All in all, the USN had the most effective AA gun systems i...
by Rafael
Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:30 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: The Kaisers dreadnoughts
Replies: 44
Views: 21630

Karl, Wow, you are putting so many things in your last posting that it is impossible to give even the first idea of an approximation of an answer without saturating this forum and occupying all my available bandwith! Well, seriously, I would like to have the time to discuss several of the things you...
by Rafael
Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:45 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: The Kaisers dreadnoughts
Replies: 44
Views: 21630

I can scan Brezet's pages dealing with BCs and send them privately to you. Alternatively, as I am living in Paris, I can buy the book and send it to you. However, it is pretty expensive for a paperback (100+ EUR IIRC) and I am not sure I will be able to find it (it is a rather small low quality edit...
by Rafael
Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:04 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: The Kaisers dreadnoughts
Replies: 44
Views: 21630

I have not read Olivier's book. can you recommend it? I have Steinberg's but I have not yet the opportunity to start with it. I have read Hurd's and, in my opinion, it is not worth. It does not provide anything you cannot find in other places is too one sided nad lacks perspective to say the least. ...
by Rafael
Sat Sep 16, 2006 1:40 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: The Kaisers dreadnoughts
Replies: 44
Views: 21630

It is certain that the fact that a problem exists does not imply that a feasible solution can be found. However, what I do believe matters in this case is not the length of coast but the economy. Germany was at the end of the XIX and beginning of XX centuries a rapidly expandig economy (with a growt...
by Rafael
Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:43 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: The Kaisers dreadnoughts
Replies: 44
Views: 21630

I do believe that the idea of the HSF as a "luxury fleet" is accepted too easily (yes, I read Holger Herwig's book but found it lacking of hard evidence and weak on many areas. A much better book is Rolf Hobson's "Imperialism at Sea"). Most of the arguments used for this can be applied to the US Nav...
by Rafael
Fri Dec 10, 2004 8:54 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: España Class Battleships
Replies: 6
Views: 6310

Re: España

I am writing a paper (in English) on the España class BB together with a couple of friends. It took me two years of investigations and I have quite a lot of unpublished or not well known material, but finally it is very close to completion now! A first version of this work (in Russian, as one of the...