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by Thorsten Wahl
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: (No) Fuelling about in Grimstadfjord?
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: (No) Fuelling about in Grimstadfjord?

I suspect Bismarck was filled up to the top in the beginning including reserve fuel/trim tanks in the bow(Öl- Sonderzuladung 1000/2000 t.) This "additional" fuel oil could be used up first. Allowing Bismarck to start at Grimstad fjord with around the nominal 7700 m³ fuel oil even without refueling. ...
by Thorsten Wahl
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Torpedo angle of attack
Replies: 19
Views: 723

Re: Torpedo angle of attack

Depth rudders
by Thorsten Wahl
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: German Radar
Replies: 42
Views: 18903

Re: German Radar

EM2 capabilities at the begin of 1941 From an own post at axishistory Forum the War Diary of Gneisenau consist of an addendum "experience report on the use of EM2 (radar) during the Feb March 1941 undertaking Ranges for tactical search were the same as ranges obtained with optics depending on height...
by Thorsten Wahl
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck final battle and German main battery accuracy Qs.
Replies: 29
Views: 2770

Re: Bismarck final battle and German main battery accuracy Qs.

In the final action Bismarck's fire-control would have to initially compensate for the list and then for the erratic motion of a slow moving vessel more at the mercy of wave action than a fast moving one, and finally for the continual turning imposed by the jammed rudder. without firecontrol ist al...
by Thorsten Wahl
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: A slower but fully capable Bismarck in the final battle
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: A slower but fully capable Bismarck in the final battle

in this case the destroyer battle the night before likely would be much mor intense.
by Thorsten Wahl
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Admiral Hipper class vs contemporaries
Replies: 15
Views: 1317

Re: Admiral Hipper class vs contemporaries

Actually, I have done more research and I believe that I was actually accurate in my original post. The Wichita did use the 335 lb AP shell.
According to Navweaps
Wichita used the 260 lb AP-shell.
by Thorsten Wahl
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: PE v Graf Spee
Replies: 7
Views: 552

Re: PE v Graf Spee

rough comparison Weights ...............................AGS................................Prinz Eugen Hull..........................4000...............................5500 Armor........................2800...............................2400 Machinery(M1+M2(aux))..1700+700(132000WPS)..........2300+1...
by Thorsten Wahl
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Was the battleship Bismarck really the best of its time?
Replies: 34
Views: 2052

Re: Was the battleship Bismarck really the best of its time?

Whatever the validity of the claims by ships' AA, some of the Swordfish were destroyed or damaged by JG 26 Fw 190 fighters which had to attack from astern, and lower their landing gear in order to fly slow enough to "draw a bead". Scharnhorst was also attacked by Swordfishes in this case 1 aircraft...
by Thorsten Wahl
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Was the battleship Bismarck really the best of its time?
Replies: 34
Views: 2052

Re: Was the battleship Bismarck really the best of its time?

Performance of Prinz Eugen vs Swordfishes at the Channel dash PG Cerberus Flakbericht 1.jpg PG Cerberus Flakbericht 2.jpg AA-ammo expenditure whole engagement 230 x 10,5 cm 640 x 3,7 cm 2400 x 2,0 cm "The additionally built in Flakvierlinge have proven themselves, very many hits, disappointing effec...
by Thorsten Wahl
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Admiral Hipper class vs contemporaries
Replies: 15
Views: 1317

Re: Admiral Hipper class vs contemporaries

Weren't their high pressure steam plants a bit "iffy" on occasion? the Germans itself formulated the problems with their powerplants. the technology was very new and they adopted a landinstalled point-optimized systems to warships, wich had a very wide range of service conditions. The three powerpl...
by Thorsten Wahl
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Who won?
Replies: 33
Views: 2575

Re: Who won?

Aircraft delivered ordnance was much more cost efficient compared to battleships, considering building times and -costs.
by Thorsten Wahl
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Was the battleship Bismarck really the best of its time?
Replies: 34
Views: 2052

Re: Was the battleship Bismarck really the best of its time?

Hello Mr.Wahl, may I ask you where is the very interesting document you have posted above coming from and when was it written ? Many thanks in advance hans US Naval Technical Mission in Europe Technical report No. 224/45 Latest german Battleships put into Service- Bismarck-Tirpitz Hull construction...
by Thorsten Wahl
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Was the battleship Bismarck really the best of its time?
Replies: 34
Views: 2052

Re: Was the battleship Bismarck really the best of its time?

Bismarck Hull Construction.jpg
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by Thorsten Wahl
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Who won?
Replies: 33
Views: 2575

Re: Who won?

Steve Crandell wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:16 pm
I believe it was fairly common for US fast battleships to perform gunnery practice at ranges over 30Kyds.
Do you have impact patterns of 9 gun salvos at this distance?
by Thorsten Wahl
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Who won?
Replies: 33
Views: 2575

Re: Who won?

Bill Jurens wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:03 am
Thanks, Thorsten. I remain, very respectfully, skeptical...

Bill Jurens
Can imagine this as "learned" artilleryofficer.