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by johnmk
Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck electric propulsion: what if
Replies: 0
Views: 1456

Bismarck electric propulsion: what if

Hello folks, Does anybody know some specifics of Bismarck's proposed turbo-electric propulsion system? I'm aware that it was seriously considered, and in fact, more than considered, it was selected by Raeder and almost finalized, and then abandoned at the last minute. Here's my initial salvo of ques...
by johnmk
Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Fire control, salvo patterns, twin-gun turrets vs. triples
Replies: 20
Views: 3180

Re: Fire control, salvo patterns, twin-gun turrets vs. triples

Dunmunro, thank you for your reply.

Generally, how did three triple-gun turret ships arrange their salvos, early on at distance and as time progressed? Specifically, did the Germans have the same or a different philosophy with Scharnhorst & Gneisenau?
by johnmk
Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Fire control, salvo patterns, twin-gun turrets vs. triples
Replies: 20
Views: 3180

Fire control, salvo patterns, twin-gun turrets vs. triples

Hi folks, Please forgive me for asking so many questions. Feel free to only respond to one or two of my questions, if that's all the time you can spare for me, I'd appreciate even that. I know there have been discussions on this issue but I believe my questions to be of a more particular nature. For...
by johnmk
Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:16 am
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Diesel engined battleships
Replies: 18
Views: 15116

I'm not convinced that the diesels on H-39 wouldn't have imparted tremendous vibration to the entirety of the ship. Of course, I know nothing about Vulcan gearing but looking at the machinery layout of H-39 shows cumulative shaft runs equal to about 140% the length of the ship. In theory that doesn'...
by johnmk
Sun May 13, 2007 3:29 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Alternatives to Raeder
Replies: 28
Views: 6812

Laurenz made me angry and I shouldn't let that happen. You are clearly a better man than he to express such sentiment; I don't think any such apology is necessary, however. Laurenz's comments thus far in this forum have been a mixture of factually questionable, irrationally defensive, and disrespec...