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by alecsandros
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Richelieu and Jean Bart
Replies: 27
Views: 472

Re: Richelieu and Jean Bart

Indeed, that table is one of the references I've been using. Given the basis of Italian gunnery was on turret salvoes, I think it's safe to assume all recorded figures are for 3-gun turret salvoes. I do wish more information was provided in regards to number of rounds/salvoes fired, and what the co...
by alecsandros
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Teleportation in time: Bismarck swap with IJN Yamato
Replies: 3
Views: 1844

Re: Teleportation in time: Bismarck swap with IJN Yamato

Yamato's fire control was not in any way shape, or form, bad, certainly no less accurate than other navies yet you seem to grant her much lower hit rates than that of the RN. In your simulation, the RN lands multiple crippling hits while Yamato lands all of 2 hits. This seems very lop sided and imp...
by alecsandros
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Richelieu and Jean Bart
Replies: 27
Views: 472

Re: Richelieu and Jean Bart

@Alberto,
I understand, thanks.
by alecsandros
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Richelieu and Jean Bart
Replies: 27
Views: 472

Re: Richelieu and Jean Bart

you are right re. fuel, but here the extraordinary efficiency of the French evaporating system comes in play, while the Italian one was quite inefficient, giving a range of only 4000 miles @ 20 knots to the Littorio's, while AFAIK Richelieu was accredited of 7500 miles at the same speed. ... I seem...
by alecsandros
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Richelieu and Jean Bart
Replies: 27
Views: 472

Re: Richelieu and Jean Bart

Littorio's ships main shortcoming was their very limited range (not considered so important for their Mediterranean only usage). Littorio carried about the same amount of fuel as KGV class did - some 4100 tons - not far from the 4500 tons war load of Richelieu class. Thus , I think the range of the...
by alecsandros
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Richelieu and Jean Bart
Replies: 27
Views: 472

Re: Richelieu and Jean Bart

As far as dispersion is concerned, I think it's hard to compare to the Littorio -class as that varied depending on the point of the war. The best example of bad dispersion certainly would come from early 1941 for the RN Vittorio Veneto . Especially because she fought an action (the Cape Matapan/Enc...
by alecsandros
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Richelieu and Jean Bart
Replies: 27
Views: 472

Re: Richelieu and Jean Bart

While I still consider KGV a better fighting ship (harder to tell, both have pronounced advantages and disadvantages), the speed and range of the French ship are attractive. Also, the main artillery layout has its advantages if forcing combat on an unwilling enemy is a likely scenario. ... From wha...
by alecsandros
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Richelieu and Jean Bart
Replies: 27
Views: 472

Re: Richelieu and Jean Bart

In 1948, when delay coils were installed, maximum dispersion at 25 km was reduced from 1710 meters (6.84%) to 577 meters (2.31%) - although I'm not sure if these numbers refer to a full turret salvo, a full eight-gun broadside, or something else. I stand corrected then. From the above, I take that ...
by alecsandros
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Richelieu and Jean Bart
Replies: 27
Views: 472

Re: Richelieu and Jean Bart

I was thinking of the overall condition of Richelieu.

In late-1943, when she was finally fully operational, her dispersion issues had been corrected, but her ballistic performance was different from the original one.
by alecsandros
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Richelieu and Jean Bart
Replies: 27
Views: 472

Re: Richelieu and Jean Bart

… Problems existed with the 380mm shells in themselves. Richelieu suffered a shell explosion inside the barrel , in 1940. The problem was traced back to shell design, with additional troubles caused by excessive pressure in the barel caused by the powder cartridge ignition - but due to the war, the ...
by alecsandros
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck's armor against long range hits
Replies: 10
Views: 301

Re: Bismarck's armor against long range hits

I don't understand the cruiser part.....
Was the 8cm portion thicker to protect against 8" gunfire ?
by alecsandros
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck's armor against long range hits
Replies: 10
Views: 301

Re: Bismarck's armor against long range hits

shortly after this report they published target properties of Tirpitz as following vertical side armour 12 inches deck armour 6 inches (as far as i remember correctly in SUPP 6-481) with the note that no british battleship shell available at the time was able to defeat 6 inches of horizontal protec...
by alecsandros
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck's armor against long range hits
Replies: 10
Views: 301

Re: Bismarck's armor against long range hits

as possible indication for a weakness in the 5 + 8 cm armor protection against AP-bomb attack as ther were several penetrations Scharnhorst and Tirpitz (but all fuzes became duds). Any thoughts on the 8 + 10cm of armor decks ? [i.e. 8cm-thick sections of weather deck and 10cm thick sections of main...
by alecsandros
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 38 cm shells
Replies: 56
Views: 16847

Re: 38 cm shells

I don't know exactly what text from David attracted your attention. I'll try to put down a few pieces of information: " I also heard that the the lighter shell would wobble more lose accuracy over range." German testing in the mid to late 1930s were done for SK C34 guns 380mm caliber, as well as for...
by alecsandros
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 284
Views: 5754

Re: Hits on PoW and Bismarck

Herr Nilsson wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:18 pm
What question?
If you have to ask, you did't understand the paragraph - which wasn't meant for you anyhow.
But now that you asked, I think it does apply to you as well.