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by nwhdarkwolf
Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Carrier GRAF ZEPPELIN found
Replies: 3
Views: 1398

by nwhdarkwolf
Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:59 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Navy Field
Replies: 1
Views: 1570

Navy Field

Have you ever wanted to own a Bismarck? An Arizona? Or perhaps just an Admiral Hipper, or Prinz Eugen? Scharnhorst, Nelson.... Or any other WW2 BB for that matter. http://www.navyfield.com I play this game, and I have a really good time playing it. I run the KM(German) line, running around in a Hipp...
by nwhdarkwolf
Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:43 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Prince of Wales V Nagato
Replies: 28
Views: 6657

Yeah, I'm liking the Nagato as well.

Yes, she was older, but the PoW's issues are well known.
by nwhdarkwolf
Wed Jun 21, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Prinz Eugen's Performance at DS Battle
Replies: 58
Views: 17005

http://www.navweaps.com/index_nathan/metalprp2002.htm

http://www.navweaps.com/index_nathan/Hstfrmla.htm

Here's something that I am reading, but hardly understanding. So, I post it here so that someone might make sense of it. LOL

I'm not a Math guy, more of an artist type actually. :stubborn:
by nwhdarkwolf
Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Dido class cruisers
Replies: 70
Views: 12045

There were sixteen Dido-type cruisers. All told, they shot down fifteen aircraft. Hmmm....Wonder how many flew over them, on their way to more important targets. :think: I do believe that this proves the point that they were not all that worthy of production. I'm sure they were useful as an experim...
by nwhdarkwolf
Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Dido class cruisers
Replies: 70
Views: 12045

http://www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/dido_class.htm If you haven't read it, or your interested. ;) The Dido class was good for what it did. They were AA cruisers, nothing more. And not all that impressive at that. The 5.25in guns were ok, but not terribly impressive at their task either. The money...
by nwhdarkwolf
Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:44 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Bismarck's port rudder
Replies: 47
Views: 23034

Re: Bismarck stern while sinking

Ciao George and all, thanks for the confirmation, support and nice teamwork my friend. It was a great time,..lots of fun and beer,..and as you can see we were able all together to have some accomplishments done, .. as those statements are very precious and now preserved forever I hope. Ciao my frie...
by nwhdarkwolf
Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:40 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Prinz Eugen's Performance at DS Battle
Replies: 58
Views: 17005

The angled portion is much more believable. My thinking is that unless the angle of impact were, relatively, flat, a shell would have had a hard time blowing out back of the turret. Whereas, a hit closer to the roof, at any trajectory, would have had much more of a chance of penetraiting a point in ...
by nwhdarkwolf
Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:49 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Prinz Eugen's Performance at DS Battle
Replies: 58
Views: 17005

Bgile, yes...I understand that. I'm trying to figure out where that shell would have entered the turrett. I have a hard time believing that it was faceplate shot. I have an easier time, based upon the relative thinness of the roof armor, accepting the fact that the shell entered through the roof. Ti...
by nwhdarkwolf
Thu Jun 15, 2006 5:29 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Prinz Eugen's Performance at DS Battle
Replies: 58
Views: 17005

Bismarck's Bruno turret took a direct hit on the faceplate or on the angled facet above the faceplate. The turret was blasted so thoroughly that the back was blown off. Cruisers give us a broader sample pool. Quincy, Vincennes, and Astoria all took faceplate hits at Savo, as did the Japanese flagsh...
by nwhdarkwolf
Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Prinz Eugen's Performance at DS Battle
Replies: 58
Views: 17005

The larger gun port is a inescapable result of the more vertical faceplates. For mounts with only low elevation, it might not make much of a difference. For a gun with 45deg elevation, I wonder if the smallest gunport would be for a faceplate mounted at 22.5deg. That, certainly, makes sense to me. ...
by nwhdarkwolf
Wed Jun 14, 2006 6:04 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: James Cameron's Expedition Bismarck
Replies: 12
Views: 6526

http://www.shoppbs.org/product/index.js ... Id=1404660


Thanks, Karl. :D

I am going to have to order that one. ;)
by nwhdarkwolf
Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:40 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: James Cameron's Expedition Bismarck
Replies: 12
Views: 6526

I have gone through the BBC web site, and have not found a Bismarck documentry.

Which one are referring too? I'd love to see it.
by nwhdarkwolf
Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:59 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Prinz Eugen's Performance at DS Battle
Replies: 58
Views: 17005

From what I am reading, Phil...Most navies had that thought. 30 degrees seems to be the general thought when it comes to armor.
by nwhdarkwolf
Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:14 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: James Cameron's Expedition Bismarck
Replies: 12
Views: 6526

http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/shop ... d=bismarck


I think you are thinking of the National Geographic Society. Dr. Robert Ballard is the one doing this one.

I'm also considering this one...I can only hope its a good one. LOL