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by Dave Saxton
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: WW2 fighter aircraft wings
Replies: 11
Views: 4988

Re: WW2 fighter aircraft wings

My brother told me of a conversation with a fellow pilot who was checked out to fly several warbirds. This pilot was currently flying an F8F Bearcat on his way to Oshkosh, but he told of test flying one of the few still flying BF109s compared to Spitfires. It was that pilot's opinion that the BF109 ...
by Dave Saxton
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Richelieu and Jean Bart
Replies: 33
Views: 643

Re: Richelieu and Jean Bart

What about the the AAA and anti-destroyer capabilities of these battleships?
by Dave Saxton
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 38 cm shells
Replies: 56
Views: 16936

Re: 38 cm shells

Is it an advantage in belt penetration at longer ranges? Yes, it could be. Mr Okun has stated on this forum that striking velocity is one of the more important factors in the penetration of face hardened armor. More so than weight. The super heavy's ability to retain more velocity down range is a f...
by Dave Saxton
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 38 cm shells
Replies: 56
Views: 16936

Re: 38 cm shells

Hi, I only saw your question today. All other things being equal, such as the angle of fall, the terminal velocity, the shape of the projectile head…., the heavier projectile will penetrate more deck armor. However, it’s virtually impossible to have all the factors except weight be the same. For exa...
by Dave Saxton
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Yamato Instead of Kirishima 13th Nov 1942
Replies: 22
Views: 6781

Re: Yamato Instead of Kirishima 13th Nov 1942

I wouldn't call Guadalcanal Japan's Stalingrad ; I'd rather draw an equivalence between Midway and Stalingrad (main turning point, the Allied powers take an advantage with the destruction of the Akagi and Kaga carriers/the German 6th Army) and between Guadalcanal and Kursk (confirmation of Allied s...
by Dave Saxton
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Climate Change agenda
Replies: 187
Views: 24144

Re: The Climate Change agenda

A radio interview with Dr. David Evans. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ib0UWEot3E Some points from David’s Talk:- 3:08 so I spent several years on the carbon gravy train, I got to see it from the inside and recognised that there’s a great deal of money and power at stake here and it was being give...
by Dave Saxton
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 384
Views: 109639

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

Thank you Mr. Jurens. I stand corrected.
by Dave Saxton
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 384
Views: 109639

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

There may be some confusion here from the DS battle, where one of the three hits by POW did penetrate a boiler room, where five stokers suffered serious scald wounds. The shell dived under the belt approximately in this way and detonated in the proximity of the torpedobulkhead -blue -E-werk out of ...
by Dave Saxton
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: President Trump: mid-term
Replies: 17
Views: 326

Re: President Trump: mid-term

I don't care what he says or how he says it. It is was he does that matters, and most like everything he has done so far. I'm definitely voting for him and his acolytes. We don't pay any attention the media narratives.
by Dave Saxton
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Yamato Instead of Kirishima 13th Nov 1942
Replies: 22
Views: 6781

Re: Yamato Instead of Kirishima 13th Nov 1942

If we look at what hits Kirishima was historically able to achieve on South Dakota , that could perhaps give us some insight.......... Another Type 0 hit the ship against the belt armor between the two fore 5" mounts, which had it been APC (35.6cm or 46cm) would've likely penetrated the main armor ...
by Dave Saxton
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: B29's in UK
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: B29's in UK

I would not be surprised that the RAF had B-29s in the early Cold War as the Iron Curtain was falling over eastern Europe. The B-29 was the only long range delivery system of nuclear weapons during that time period. The British would need B-29s to present a nuclear deterrence in Europe against the U...
by Dave Saxton
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: 'Superior' German & Japanese Optics & Rangefinders
Replies: 8
Views: 478

Re: 'Superior' German & Japanese Optics & Rangefinders

It should be understood that the Germans used a completely different set of night optics for fighting at night or low light conditions from the their standard day optical equipment sets.
by Dave Saxton
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Scharnhorst Radar Set
Replies: 17
Views: 2751

Re: Scharnhorst Radar Set

Passive radar can not tell you how far away the detected transmitter is. Or from what type of ship it is on. It can only indicate a general direction from which it came. We know from survivor testimony that the alarm was sounded and they were called back to battle stations at 16:00 based on radar co...
by Dave Saxton
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Scharnhorst Radar Set
Replies: 17
Views: 2751

Re: Scharnhorst Radar Set

Hi Dave, do you think the new centimetric radar detector implied the removal of all the previous passive set antennas (including the Bali and the Sumatra), or just the Timor was removed and the previous set remained with the Bali and Sumatra antennas ? Was the new centimetric set able to detect als...
by Dave Saxton
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Yamato Instead of Kirishima 13th Nov 1942
Replies: 22
Views: 6781

Re: Yamato Instead of Kirishima 13th Nov 1942

The Japanese reports as well as the commentary by Adm Kondo cited by Frank, claim that the torpedoes launched against the BBs were fired under ideal conditions to obtain multiple hits. It is a puzzlement.