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by Dave Saxton
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 31
Views: 136

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

A good survey of the history of the "debate": http://drtimball.com/2017/the-first-in-a-series-of-simplified-explanations-of-the-corrupted-and-falsified-science-of-human-caused-global-warming/ And from the same author: The headline for the Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) Newsletter says,...
by Dave Saxton
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 31
Views: 136

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

northcape wrote:
Dave Saxton wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYAy871w9t8



A Youtube-Video of a screaming guy calling himself an "independent scientist" is now considered as a proof for a broken peer-review process. Do I need to say more?


You have no idea who Willie Soon is, do you?
by Dave Saxton
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 31
Views: 136

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYAy871w9t8 As Soon points out the AGW science industry is corrupt, the peer review process is broken, and correct science methods are not being followed. Climategate proves this beyond any reasonable doubt. The idea that the science of AGW has been debated and settle...
by Dave Saxton
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: The French fleet
Replies: 13
Views: 276

Re: The French fleet

Paul L wrote:
Personally I would drag all the cruisers to KM ports- remove all the turret/guns to be mounted along the Atlantic Wall, while I converted the cruiser hulls into escort carriers , to make up shortfall in this area.


Goering would never allow that to happen.
by Dave Saxton
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: The French fleet
Replies: 13
Views: 276

Re: The French fleet

The Germans did try to seize the remainder of the French fleet on the 27th of Nov 1942 at Toulon. The French admirals did scuttle their fleet including the Dunkerque and the Strasbourg, 7 cruisers, and 17 destroyers.
by Dave Saxton
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: May 24 1941 - Tirpitz v Prince of Wales
Replies: 177
Views: 4934

Re: May 24 1941 - Tirpitz v Prince of Wales

A delay certainly makes both German battleships more efficient and and more deadly*, but other things change too. During the period from mid June to Oct, Ultra had the current Enigma keys from capturing the weather ships which allowed the rounding up of the tankers. Not until October did the German ...
by Dave Saxton
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Kammhuber's meeting with Hitler
Replies: 0
Views: 45

Kammhuber's meeting with Hitler

In May 1943, General Kammhuber, the commander of German night fighters, and Germany's radar air warning and tracking systems, presented a paper to Goering that predicted how American aircraft production would influence the course of the war. Kammhuber was particularly concerned that American strateg...
by Dave Saxton
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: The Heinkel HE177
Replies: 16
Views: 431

Re: The Heinkel HE177

I believe Green and Price are in error here. 303 mph is attributed to an A1 prototype, though. Aircraft speed is going to be dependent on aircraft mass and ordnance etc. The engine power figures are difficult since they change with altitude. So speed figures should include altitude mass & load ...
by Dave Saxton
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: The Heinkel HE177
Replies: 16
Views: 431

Re: The Heinkel HE177

I believe Green and Price are in error here. 303 mph is attributed to an A1 prototype, though.
by Dave Saxton
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Teleportation: H Classe in place of Bismarck
Replies: 21
Views: 298

Re: Teleportation: H Classe in place of Bismarck

@ Alex The shell had to explode against the bulkhead at or near the bottom in order to yield the type of damage it did historically. If it exploded some distance away from the bulkhead it could not have caused the perforations it did nor rip up the double bottom structures, as the splinters would be...
by Dave Saxton
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Teleportation: H Classe in place of Bismarck
Replies: 21
Views: 298

Re: Teleportation: H Classe in place of Bismarck

Dave saxton wrote; "No, the belt just extended deeper down and was not tapered. The main armoured deck remained 1 meter above the water line." Hi Dave, thanks again for the info. Therefore, if I understand correctly, compared to Bismarck, the H class would have had a "longer" sl...
by Dave Saxton
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Teleportation: H Classe in place of Bismarck
Replies: 21
Views: 298

Re: Teleportation: H Classe in place of Bismarck

Hi Dave, my thinking is thatt, in order to explode against the 45mm bulkhead, the 356mm shell first passed just beneath Bismarck's 170mm lower belt, and approx 20 deg angle, pierced the outher skin of st52, and then exploded somewhere near the bulkhead. In the case of H39, there is a strong probabi...
by Dave Saxton
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Teleportation: H Classe in place of Bismarck
Replies: 21
Views: 298

Re: Teleportation: H Classe in place of Bismarck

Dave Saxton wrote: "....the belt belt extended farther below the waterline on the H class than it did on the Bismarcks and the Scharnhorsts. " Hi Dave, thanks. Does this means that the belt would have extended below the slope or just that the slope and the deck were placed lower in the hu...
by Dave Saxton
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Teleportation: H Classe in place of Bismarck
Replies: 21
Views: 298

Re: Teleportation: H Classe in place of Bismarck

Yes, the belt belt extended farther below the waterline on the H class than it did on the Bismarcks and the Scharnhorsts. However, the historical hit was very deep. It was deep enough that it ripped up double bottom compartments. Hits that far down would likely still pass below the belt. Hits that d...

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