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by richtea
Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: About the Bodies
Replies: 35
Views: 29062

Re: About the Bodies

I think any penetration of the wreck should be for battle analysis proposes only as too allow for more accurate historical records based on known facts and not assumptions based in propaganda thereby having a more respectful account of the history of War. I would concur completely with this. Look, ...
by richtea
Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Ideal Warship
Replies: 8
Views: 2490

Re: Ideal Warship

My Ideal warship: 625-700 ft long 90-100 ft wide 25-30 ft draft 90-100 ft tallest point on ship nuclear turbo-electric propulsion Best available speed: 35 Knots Maximum Range: Nuclear limitations main armament: 12 12 inch 70 caliber guns in 4 turrets of 3 independently elevated guns secondary armam...
by richtea
Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Best WW2 heavy cruiser = Prinz Eugen ?
Replies: 134
Views: 37101

Re: Best WW2 heavy cruiser = Prinz Eugen ?

Your completely wrong richtea. The German gunnery radar was not even on the same ballpark as the allies,. Actually they were, even late war. PG's FuMO26 had a range accuracy of 25 meters regardless of the range to the target, and a brearing accuracy within 0.10*. The large common mode antenna provi...
by richtea
Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Best WW2 heavy cruiser = Prinz Eugen ?
Replies: 134
Views: 37101

Re: Best WW2 heavy cruiser = Prinz Eugen ?

Alecsandros posted; The gunnery system and fire control systems were similar to the German battleships. They also benefitted from the newest gunnery radars. The German gunnery radar was not even on the same ballpark as the allies, for example The Battle of the North Cape. The Scharnhorst from the st...
by richtea
Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Argentina's latest claim on the Falklands
Replies: 31
Views: 14547

Re: Argentina's latest claim on the Falklands

So if the few remaining indigenous natives of Argentina ask Mrs De Kirchner for the return of all lands taken from them, the government would not object :?:
I am not holding my breath waiting for an answer. :negative:
by richtea
Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: New Expedition to Hood to recover ship's bell
Replies: 30
Views: 7053

Re: Hoods bell

The colour footage of Hood leaving harbour was "new" as for the bell,
I was glad that they failed to recover it. The ships bell should remain as a marker for what is still a war grave for 1,415 sailors.
by richtea
Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:44 am
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: HMS Rodney
Replies: 12
Views: 19140

Re: HMS Rodney

You can't argue with the fact that the Washington Treaty made Nelson and Rodney look different, but for me it states what the Royal Navy's attitude was at this point in history. Put all the guns up front, we only go towards the enemy. That old Nelsonian adage of "Engage the enemy more closely" still...
by richtea
Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Royal Navy - The Final Insult?
Replies: 7
Views: 7990

Re: Royal Navy - The Final Insult?

Ever since the Second World War, governments have cut back our armed forces and now we are at the stage where the Navy don't have enough ships to put on a decent regatta. Our Army after the latest round of cuts will have a strength of approx. 82,000 men/women, that is not even enough personnel for a...
by richtea
Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: England cricket team now number one in the world
Replies: 4
Views: 2883

Re: England cricket team now number one in the world

Once more England have gone on a tour under prepaired,
especially the batsmen.
A couple of knock about games after a break does not get a batsman ready for test cricket.
Bowlers can find their rhythm in the nets, batsmen need time out in the middle.
Regards
Richard
by richtea
Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Tirpitz instead of Scharnhorst in North Cape
Replies: 65
Views: 27094

Re: Tirpitz instead of Scharnhorst in North Cape

My point is that in the Arctic winter not using your radar meant that you were blundering around like a blind man who has lost his cane. So no matter what ships you have got you are at a tactical disadvantage. For all the technological might of the Third Reich they under estimated the advantage that...
by richtea
Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Tirpitz instead of Scharnhorst in North Cape
Replies: 65
Views: 27094

Re: Tirpitz instead of Scharnhorst in North Cape

In any scenario at the battle of the North Cape, no matter what combination of surface ships the Kriegsmarine had out there they still practiced radar silence. In December in the Arctic this means that they were in almost total 24 hour darkness in a force 10 storm, trying to find a convoy that might...
by richtea
Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: England cricket team now number one in the world
Replies: 4
Views: 2883

Re: England cricket team now number one in the world

Now the hard work begins. Since the 51 all out in the Windies, the team have performed exceptionally well. We have got to be number 1, now we have to strive to stay there and become known as a great team. To do this we have to stay at the top of the table for some years. Then we can be compared with...
by richtea
Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Bismarck 1/100 initial structure
Replies: 109
Views: 62809

Re: Bismarck 1/100 initial structure

Superb craftsmanship Capitao,
your model is looking fantastic.
Regards
Richard
by richtea
Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Late but great "April Fools" Story
Replies: 3
Views: 1609

Re: Late but great "April Fools" Story

The name of the expert gives you the clue OLAF PROLI.
Good definition of expert,
EX as in has been,
SPURT as in drip under pressure
by richtea
Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Kriegsmarine radars
Replies: 14
Views: 3196

Re: Kriegsmarine radars

Thank you ALL for the replies, they have helped me to try and understand why admiral Bey did not use the one tool that could have helped him to find JW55B. Obviously once the covering cruisers destroyed his radar he was almost certain to fail. Yet he still tried another sweep to the north. Regards R...