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by dgrubb64
Wed Dec 15, 2004 8:41 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell and Trade
Topic: Hood Photos on Ebay
Replies: 4
Views: 3120

photos on ebay

Not sure but do not think it is hood, possibly renown or repulse
by dgrubb64
Wed Dec 15, 2004 8:36 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Myths
Replies: 179
Views: 27346

Bismarck Myths

I think like every famous battleship from any navy myths will build up around that ship. I also think it is true that the leading battleship designs of any time can lay claim to be the best / heaviest / greatest at something. This is because every battleship is not a complete design for any one thin...
by dgrubb64
Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:41 pm
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Shaft and rudder configuration in battleships
Replies: 10
Views: 6349

shaft and rudder configuration in battleships

As far as I know the Germans were the only navy to use inclined / angled radders in their capital ships
by dgrubb64
Sun Dec 05, 2004 9:59 pm
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Shaft and rudder configuration in battleships
Replies: 10
Views: 6349

Shaft and Rudder Configuration in Battleships

The effects of the rudders have on the ship becomes even more confusing when you consider that the Bismarck/Tirpitz and the Scharnhorst/Gniesenau both had angled rudders and angled prop shafts i.e the rudders were not vertical and the wing shafts were not parallel to the centreline of the ship (they...
by dgrubb64
Sat Nov 20, 2004 5:21 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: No Swordfish shot down by Bismarck
Replies: 26
Views: 16155

no swordfish shot down by bismarck

The problem of shooting down anything is trying to predict the distance infront that you have to aim which will depend on the distance away of the target, the speed of the target and your movement. If a plane was coming straight at you to launch a torpedo and you were not moving then torpedo would h...
by dgrubb64
Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:07 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Where can I purchase a model of the Hood?
Replies: 5
Views: 2856

model of hood

I have never seen a 1/350 scale model of the Hood for sale from any of the major manufacturers, but Heller do Hood, Bismarck and I am sure a King George V in 1/400.
by dgrubb64
Sun Nov 07, 2004 11:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: wargaming
Replies: 1
Views: 1285

wargaming

I know that you get model war games for armies and navies on a bard style game but has any body tried this with radio controlled models and if so is there any rules / guides to be had or if anybody else has tried this what type of problems have they came against and how did you get round it. the mod...
by dgrubb64
Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:00 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Director Question
Replies: 5
Views: 2399

director question

I may be long but I believe that there was only three positions that all the main turrets could be directed from. These being on the top of the main forward bridge, on the top of the tower and just aft of the main mast.
by dgrubb64
Sun Oct 24, 2004 7:30 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Bismarck Plans
Replies: 4
Views: 4471

thanks for all your help but I managed to get a set from another modeller that a friend knows. but again thanks for all your help
by dgrubb64
Thu Oct 21, 2004 5:20 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Longest Gunfire Hit
Replies: 48
Views: 41710

Longest Gunfire Hit

I have heard but could not confirm that the longest range that a battleship ever hit another ship in battle was by HMS Warspite in the Med against possibly the Vittorio Veneto. Does anyone have more info on this and what was the range?
by dgrubb64
Thu Oct 21, 2004 5:16 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Bismarck Plans
Replies: 4
Views: 4471

Bismarck Plans

I have previously built a model of the Bismarck to a scale of 1/144 many years ago. I would now like to replace the model as my modelling experience has improved and I do not think my previous model does it justice. Is there any where I can get a copy of a set of plans to 1/128 scale. I have also no...

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