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by Dave Saxton
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Treason May
Replies: 0
Views: 1999

Treason May

I see that Theresa May has recently been given the nickname Treason May.
by Dave Saxton
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: flashless cordite
Replies: 5
Views: 1571

Re: flashless cordite

I'm sure that I read somewhere that in the opening battle of North Cape Scharnhorst was surprised by HM ships Belfast,Sheffield and Norfolk who opened fire on her, but it was Norfolk who got hit by return fire because she was not using 'Flash-less Cordite' which enabled Sharnhorst's gunners to iden...
by Dave Saxton
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Richelieu and Jean Bart
Replies: 49
Views: 5333

Re: Richelieu and Jean Bart

Hi Dave, in terms of thickness, I agree the 9 ER mm would not add much to the 36 OD mm. I wonder whether they play a role in order to help de-capping the shell and/or enhancing the jawing movement before hitting the main armored deck, compensating (in some way) the presence of the 12 ER mm deck in ...
by Dave Saxton
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Richelieu and Jean Bart
Replies: 49
Views: 5333

Re: Richelieu and Jean Bart

@ Dave Saxton, :ok: One question, in addition to the thicker deck in between the 2 armored ones, Littorio's did not use armor as a structural component of the ship, thus the weather deck was 36 armor grade steel + 9 ER construction steel. We know that 36 + 9 is NOT = 45 mm in terms of protection, e...
by Dave Saxton
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Richelieu and Jean Bart
Replies: 49
Views: 5333

Re: Richelieu and Jean Bart

true, but in case of Littorio's, the distance between the "de-capping" weather deck and the main armored deck is the same as in Bismarck's (2 decks). The only "problem" of the Littorio's is the thin (36 OD steel + 9 ER steel) de-capping weather deck, not really able to de-cap heavy shells at any bu...
by Dave Saxton
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Titanic Probabilities
Replies: 11
Views: 944

Re: Titanic Probabilities

As you point out there were many possibilities to save more lives in hindsight. However, I'm not sure the human psychology works that way when in crisis and within a finite time span, although I'm certainly no psychology expert. We humans often fail. In aviation there is a phrase to remember for man...
by Dave Saxton
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Vanguard and Bismarck
Replies: 84
Views: 16461

Re: Vanguard and Bismarck

Entering a night sea battle is an awesome business.The enveloping darkness, hiding the enemy's .. seems a living thing, malignant and oppressive.Swishing water at the bow and stern mark an inexorable advance toward an unknown destiny. "Hiding the enemy's" what? Never mind. I looked it up. "hiding t...
by Dave Saxton
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: WW2 fighter aircraft wings
Replies: 14
Views: 6336

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: 49
Views: 5333

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: 60
Views: 20772

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: 60
Views: 20772

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: 7914

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: 28950

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: 117663

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: 117663

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 ...