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by alecsandros
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: KGV + PoW
Replies: 36
Views: 2347

Re: KGV + PoW

KGV displaced about 35,000 tons where as Bismarck displaced 43,000 tons. KGV displaced 37500 tons standard and Bismarck 41700 tons standard. Yes, Bismarck was heavier , but not in the proportion usualy considered. Tirpitz weighed 44200 tons standard, while Anson displaced ~ 42200 tons standard, bot...
by alecsandros
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and Tirpitz a myth?
Replies: 15
Views: 185

Re: Bismarck and Tirpitz a myth?

How fast where the auxiliary hoists ? Could they deliver the powder fast enough to keep up with firing of ready use ammo ?
by alecsandros
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and Tirpitz a myth?
Replies: 15
Views: 185

Re: Bismarck and Tirpitz a myth?

Don't know for sure, but I suppose they kept a few shots worth of powder inside the turret, or immediately below it.
by alecsandros
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and Tirpitz a myth?
Replies: 15
Views: 185

Re: Bismarck and Tirpitz a myth?

the powder cartridges or the ejected cartridges ?
by alecsandros
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and Tirpitz a myth?
Replies: 15
Views: 185

Re: Bismarck and Tirpitz a myth?

I know. Bear in mind though that the "minimums" are usualy average minimums, and not technological minimums. For instance, US 16"/L50 mounted in the triple turrets of USS Washington had a "minimum" reload cycle of 32 seconds, but 25seconds were obtained during gunnery exercises at low elevation of t...
by alecsandros
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and Tirpitz a myth?
Replies: 15
Views: 185

Re: Bismarck and Tirpitz a myth?

I presume this means reload time in seconds for each gun being c.20 seconds? So nearly 3 rounds per gun per minute. How often was this achieved? All the best wadinga Hello, the numbers come from AVKS700, or intensive gunnery exercises performed in March 1941 (some days of tests between 15 to 28th o...
by alecsandros
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: KGV and PoW GAR during Op. Rheinubung
Replies: 278
Views: 22688

Re: KGV and PoW GAR during Op. Rheinubung

pgollin wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:19 pm
Basically yes (the KGV for instance had a good output against Bismarck) - but like ALL other WW2 heavy gun systems they could have problems.
KGV had both quad turrets jammed at the same time during the final battle for a period of 7 minutes.
by alecsandros
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and Tirpitz a myth?
Replies: 15
Views: 185

Re: Bismarck and Tirpitz a myth?

dunmunro wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:10 pm
Yet A/A tell us that their RoF was glacially slow and only capable of 93 rounds over 14 minutes, even when all 8 x 38cm guns can bear on the target.
AVKS of March 1941 gives 23 to 25 rpm for all 8 guns.
by alecsandros
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and Tirpitz a myth?
Replies: 15
Views: 185

Re: Bismarck and Tirpitz a myth?

I tried to do some hypotheticals some time ago (I think 2 years) here on the forum, with various battleship classes being used as a swap to Bismarck during op. Rheinubung. Most fared much worse then Bismarck did. In my opinion, in May 1941, Bismarck was more powerfull then tipically thought of. She ...
by alecsandros
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Prinz Eugen torpedo missed launch at DS
Replies: 14
Views: 2554

Re: Prinz Eugen torpedo missed launch at DS

I'd be happy to read them, Antonio :)

Best regards and hope you have a robust health, as writing will be a most intense and complicated process.

Warmest wishes,
by alecsandros
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: What if Bismarck hit Rodney early on?
Replies: 84
Views: 2959

Re: What if Bismarck hit Rodney early on?

The possible double hit on Bismarck also disabled the main fire control position. I try to explain this by a glancing hit on turret Bruno, either to the roof or sides, that disabled the turret through impact damage, after which, fuzed and decapped, the shell ricocheted against the main tower, explod...
by alecsandros
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Prinz Eugen torpedo missed launch at DS
Replies: 14
Views: 2554

Re: Prinz Eugen torpedo missed launch at DS

The Prinz Eugen missed launch was just a detail of the battle, ... a due scrutiny once home for an order not executed, ... but at least it did provide us an additional set of timing and maps, ... reports and documents that we can use as a confirmation of the battle timing events on the crucial mome...
by alecsandros
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: What if Bismarck hit Rodney early on?
Replies: 84
Views: 2959

Re: What if Bismarck hit Rodney early on?

... After several itteration, using these sources: British 15" shell data at 18000yards, standard charges. http://www.navweaps.com/index_nathan/Penetration_Britain.php Dunkerque armor cross section: a) https://forum.worldofwarships.eu/topic/60253-dunkerque/?page=3 b) https://www.reddit.com/r/WorldOf...
by alecsandros
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: What if Bismarck hit Rodney early on?
Replies: 84
Views: 2959

Re: What if Bismarck hit Rodney early on?

If the semi-section is 15 meters then the arrows representing the shell path are 9.3 and 10 meters (upper and lower) respectively from armour belt to point of burst. It is obvious that the arrows are about 2/3 the semi-section width. Remember that length begins at the armour belt, not the hull plat...
by alecsandros
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: What if Bismarck hit Rodney early on?
Replies: 84
Views: 2959

Re: What if Bismarck hit Rodney early on?

If the semi-section is 15 meters then the arrows representing the shell path are 9.3 and 10 meters (upper and lower) respectively from armour belt to point of burst. It is obvious that the arrows are about 2/3 the semi-section width. Remember that length begins at the armour belt, not the hull plat...