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by Danelov
Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:18 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Littorio class and the Bismarck
Replies: 13
Views: 8037

Littorio class protection

About the Littorio class protection -Side belt inclined at 14° to resist shells of 381mm at mimimum range of 17.500 yards.This best was composed with one external belt of 70mm to stop armor piercing shells, behind this one was the main belt of 280mm(forward and aft).This belt was 12 feet 4 in deep e...
by Danelov
Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:16 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Littorio class and the Bismarck
Replies: 13
Views: 8037

The Littorio class and the Bismarck

The class Littorio of Battleships of the Regia Marina,actually of the same generation year of the Bismarck class, had some very remarkables features in the construction design.Unlucky, the cooperation between Italia and Germany in this years of latter 30s were no so extended and "intim" .S...
by Danelov
Sun Oct 01, 2006 4:03 am
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Hi, need some info where some pieces of the wreck are.
Replies: 2
Views: 7413

About the funnel I have never see a photo or read something. But in general this parts are quite fragil,the metal utilised in the build process for reason of weight must be relative light and of course ,is crushed by the water pressure easily. Of the known wrecks at high or medium depth I have never...
by Danelov
Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:34 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Pearl Harbor Conspiracy Theory?
Replies: 127
Views: 18365

:D Yes, really true ,enough with this theme. Back to the wondefull world of the ships and sea.
by Danelov
Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:58 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Pearl Harbor Conspiracy Theory?
Replies: 127
Views: 18365

Certainly Stalin is a personnage sinister,darkest,negative,etc in the history of the humanity. But analizing after all this years the fates, he was manipuled by the West powers ,Allied send trucks ,planes,tanks,etc and Stalin put in his side the lives of millons of soldiers breaking the German Warma...
by Danelov
Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:34 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Pearl Harbor Conspiracy Theory?
Replies: 127
Views: 18365

No, I think FDR was not involved in this type of conspiration or something like this.The man was too honest and with a great sens of the moral and humanism.Enough to see that in his discurss to the Congress after the 07-12-41 ;his indignation and his voice full of emotion is too genuine. And the rel...
by Danelov
Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:29 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Battleships and Battlecruisers losses in WWII
Replies: 8
Views: 2347

Hi Antonio , well the two Pockets Battleships are mentioned at the end of the post and about Gneisenau : The ship was hit by the RAF the 27-02-42 ,the bomb had destroyed the "Anton" turret and caused 112 victims,starting a furious fire in the bow sector, but the ship had not sunk. Consider...
by Danelov
Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:23 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Allied submarine operations in the Pacific
Replies: 4
Views: 2929

By the moment included only IJN losses and is still partial because there were certainly more ships, specially transports and tankers. Sometimes Is difficult to separe both services , the IJN and the Japanese Merchant marine; there were also thousands of junks and wood builded cargos in the last yea...
by Danelov
Mon Sep 25, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Battleships and Battlecruisers losses in WWII
Replies: 8
Views: 2347

Battleships and Battlecruisers losses in WWII

A list of Battleships and Battlecruisers losses in combat in WWII US NAVY The USN sole losses were the battleships sunken at Pearl Harbour , actually BB-39 Arizona,BB-37 Oklahoma and the old Utah; all other battleships were refloated and repaired. ITALIA -Conte di Cavour was sunk in the Taranto atta...
by Danelov
Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:46 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Scharnhorst. Was it an avoidable disaster?
Replies: 10
Views: 2956

I think the sole way to avoid the disaster for Bey was to run with good speed to home after the initial info of the Luftwaffe recco about the presence of enemy heavy units in the area. But ,we muss considered the pressure of the Kriegsmarine at this time; Doenitz need something of positive to shown ...
by Danelov
Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:35 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: IJN vs. US Navy
Replies: 3
Views: 1354

I think under this conditions and with most of the USN Battleship line in the bottom of Pearl Harbour: a great victory for the IJN .Also the carrier force of Nagumo was a lot for the force of Halsey.At this stage of the war the IJN carrier force had not egal enemy.
by Danelov
Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Allied submarine operations in the Pacific
Replies: 4
Views: 2929

Allied submarine operations in the Pacific

A little background history. The IJN was one of the more youngers Navy of the world by 1941, founded by 1871 and following the best model in the world at this time: the Royal Navy. Japan is a country with very limited availability of raws materials and minerals and the first tentatives of expansions...
by Danelov
Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:08 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Greatest admiral of all time
Replies: 217
Views: 55750

Woodward in the Falklands

Certainly, the Fuerza Aerea Argentina and the Armada República Argentina planes had maked a brillant participation in the Falkland War ; not doubts about that, and the results would be wortest for the British Forces if many bombs were dropped a little more high of the fuses were adapted for this low...
by Danelov
Mon Sep 18, 2006 2:41 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Greatest admiral of all time
Replies: 217
Views: 55750

Nelson and Nimitz. Also in the "club" Raiso Tanaka, Gunichi Mikawa and Raymond Spruance. Out of the "club" Woodward in the Falklands, he had loss several ships againts obsolete Argentinian planes(Exception the Super Etendard of the ARA)and his strategie is quite discutable in the...
by Danelov
Mon Sep 18, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Scharnhorst
Replies: 42
Views: 11516

Only as complementary info: The wreck was finded in october 2000, some 65 miles north-northeast of North Cape. It lies some 290 meters deep, Scharnhorst's hull lies upside down on the seabed. Her main mast and her rangefinders are the right way up on the seabed some distance away. As is her entire p...

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