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by lwd
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: H class Battleships
Replies: 65
Views: 9881

Re: H class Battleships

I don't think you can get 9 15" guns on the twins. 6 was possible with some significant modification. As for which does better in this scenario the Germans need to get some "lucky" hits in fast to turn around their dissadvantage. The 11" guns with a higher rate of fire and 9 vs 6...
by lwd
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Washington
Replies: 229
Views: 13221

Re: Washington

Just guessing but if the shapes are the same then the ballistic coeffiecents should at least be close. Givent that the force of the wind will be porportional to the area presented which is going to vary as the square of the linear dimensions and the acceleration will vary as this force divided by th...
by lwd
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Victorious and its involvement
Replies: 149
Views: 16989

Re: Victorious and its involvement

Indeed if he had spent much time reading the various threads on this forum he would see that many/most of the issues he's raised have already been discussed to some depth.
by lwd
Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Washington
Replies: 229
Views: 13221

Re: Washington

...or it could have been anything but the fact is that it was 3 straddles and 3 hits. That was essentially my point. ...then do we agree that 3 hits out of 3 straddles requires a lot of luck? NO. We agree that there were 3 hits and 3 straddles as I have stated it's not at all clear that all 3 hits ...
by lwd
Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Victorious and its involvement
Replies: 149
Views: 16989

Re: Victorious and its involvement

...There is just so much information out there that supports each side of the story, Not really for instance: sunk or scuttled? The problem here is you are viewing them as mutually exclusive and they are not. The British clearly reduced Bismarck to a sinking condition and in the abscence of scuttli...
by lwd
Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: German coastal and rail mounted guns
Replies: 23
Views: 4782

Re: German coastal and rail mounted guns

In support of that http://freightagents.net/resources/RoadlimitationsUSA.html lists the weight limits for various US states. The largest allowed that I see is 100,000lbs or 50 tons. It's not unreasonable to speculate that the military might be able to go a bit heavier although bridges would become a...
by lwd
Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Obama´s mosque
Replies: 193
Views: 12946

Re: Obama´s mosque

I insist: Obama is a communist muslim. There is very strong evidence he is neither indeed he has been a member of a number of Christian churches and there is little to link him to Islam. As for communist again there is little or no reliable evidence that I've seen. A great deal of American voters t...
by lwd
Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Washington
Replies: 229
Views: 13221

Re: Washington

PoW fired 18 salvos and 55 rounds that works out to just a bit over 3 rounds per salvo.. NO. 21 salvos and 59 rounds. The numbers I quoted don't include the last three "salvoes" where a total of 4 rounds were fired under local control by Y turret. That should have been rather obvious from...
by lwd
Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Washington
Replies: 229
Views: 13221

Re: Washington

...or it could have been anything but the fact is that it was 3 straddles and 3 hits. That was essentially my point. Then how do you explain the hits, straddles, and near straddles? good luck maybe? For one straddle/hit/near straddle that wouldn't be an unreasonable speculation however given 3 hits...
by lwd
Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Obama´s mosque
Replies: 193
Views: 12946

Re: Obama´s mosque

... I wasn't even refering to you so I don't know the need to insult me. You made an absurd statment about our president which directly reflects on American voters of which I'm one. If it had been accurate or even reasonable I wouldn't have replied in such a maner. I should also point out that you ...
by lwd
Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Tour on the Intrepid and Smithonian Air and Space
Replies: 1
Views: 1401

Re: Tour on the Intrepid and Smithonian Air and Space

If you get to go to the DC area again I think they have the armor plate that was used for testing from the Shinano on display in the naval yard. Especially if you have someone from the US military with you I'd think there's a good chance you could get in to see it. Dahlgren about 45 minutes away fro...
by lwd
Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Washington
Replies: 229
Views: 13221

Re: Washington

but the fact is that PoW was extremely lucky with her shooting considering she never got the correct range with her target. I don't think that statement is correct. The fact that she got 3 hits is rather a good indicator that it isn't. As for luck that cuts both ways. 3 straddles and 3 hits, that i...
by lwd
Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Washington
Replies: 229
Views: 13221

Re: Washington

Turret problems had nothing to do with the reductions in output up to Salvo 18; reductions in output to that point were caused by linkage problems and errors in drill. No. "[i]B - Events during the First Action" .. When you quote something it's good manners and good policy to at least giv...
by lwd
Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Washington
Replies: 229
Views: 13221

Re: Washington

... Bismarck's and Prinz Eugen's shooting at Denmark St. was superior to Washington's and South Dakota's shooting east of Savo Island. This part is not so clear at least as far as Washington goes. It's not known just how many hits she got. Then the problem of just how you define "shooting"...
by lwd
Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Victorious and its involvement
Replies: 149
Views: 16989

Re: Victorious and its involvement

I think you all need to see a number of photos in this collection. Am i able to attach photos for you all to see? I think once they have been seen some constructive criticism can be given. No photos appeared but it would be a start if they are relevant to your points. So far you have been very shor...

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