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by hammy
Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Oscarburg fortress in Drobak Narrows, Oslofijord
Replies: 36
Views: 4261

Re: Oscarburg fortress in Drobak Narrows, Oslofijord

Pretty optimistic . In peacetime coups-de-main of this sort , the thing to fear is not so much that you will run into an organised defense under the control of the assigned command , so much as that acting-corporal Smith will be the senior man on watch on the night , and will let fly with everything...
by hammy
Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: The worst machine gun ever
Replies: 33
Views: 10083

Re: The worst machine gun ever

British by my passport , East Anglian by upbringing , mixed European by bloodlines , Greek by Inclination , Cretan when cross / under the influence . I think your Papou got out just at the right time judging by what went on after - was he a Venizelist particularly , or just caught up in it all ? Ta ...
by hammy
Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Oscarburg fortress in Drobak Narrows, Oslofijord
Replies: 36
Views: 4261

Re: Oscarburg fortress in Drobak Narrows, Oslofijord

Thanks Marcelo , that just about wraps it up , there are most of the weapons types there in photos . It would seem that as is usually the case with these giant fortress schemes , the countries involved spend an ocean of national wealth to create them and make them absolutely attack proof , and then ...
by hammy
Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: The worst machine gun ever
Replies: 33
Views: 10083

Re: The worst machine gun ever

Byron , was he in the mikras asias katastrofia thing afterwards too ?
by hammy
Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Oscarburg fortress in Drobak Narrows, Oslofijord
Replies: 36
Views: 4261

Re: Oscarburg fortress in Drobak Narrows, Oslofijord

Thanks marcelo . I found that one - another three of those big Armstrong guns to match the three opposite in Oscarbourg , plus a funny size bigger piece by norskekannon . There is also a big brick and stone fortress east and a bit north of this ,( showing as a green space with wiggle lines ) . I can...
by hammy
Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Oscarburg fortress in Drobak Narrows, Oslofijord
Replies: 36
Views: 4261

Re: Oscarburg fortress in Drobak Narrows, Oslofijord

Perhaps the emplacements are , unless later building has swallowed them , but that is a pretty rural area . I'll have another look at Google Earth and see if I can see anything there .
by hammy
Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Swap Sydney with Zara or New Orleans
Replies: 103
Views: 7198

Re: Swap Sydney with Zara or New Orleans

If I was von Bonensalat, I would prefer one of my specially built Hilfskreuzer as previously outlined. Disguised as a neutral Swede the hilfskreuzer asks the intercepting AMC if she has a doctor on board. The AMC isn't suspicious of this vessel and closes to less than 1,000 yards to send an inspect...
by hammy
Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Oscarburg fortress in Drobak Narrows, Oslofijord
Replies: 36
Views: 4261

Re: Oscarburg fortress in Drobak Narrows, Oslofijord

15cm Krupps guns ? Is that battery still there ? Also I saw mention of some 57mm ( 6 pounder guns ) Any more details on those , anyone ?
by hammy
Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: The worst machine gun ever
Replies: 33
Views: 10083

Re: The worst machine gun ever

The thing is called "Krumlauf" and was developed for street fighting in Russian cities . There is a "bent" smoothbore extension to the weapon barrel and a an angled mirror sight in a black wedge-shaped box attached to the barrel for sighting . I think it was made principally for the machinepistolen ...
by hammy
Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: No return to the Moon
Replies: 27
Views: 2940

Re: No return to the Moon

He still hasnt justified his disparaging remark about Gays . I live in a country where homosexuality is a generally tolerated thing that is recognised as generally arising (!) out of a genetic predisposition rather than some learned deviancy . Besides , when the sweaty fumbling stops you can talk in...
by hammy
Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome
Replies: 831
Views: 46015

Re: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome

I think thats in Germany , the two boys with their backs to us in light shirts are in Hitler Jugend Uniforms and one of the lads on top of the tank appears to be too - the crew are obviously showing her off to their awed civilian audience .
by hammy
Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Yamato plans given to USA
Replies: 35
Views: 3422

Re: Yamato plans given to USA

Nice link Gary :clap: ! ! ! Sort of " Warship design by Collage " technique - :lol: Going to his main website I found stuff on there for other navies too , some of it quite plausible and cleverly "scenario-ed" but as you say , some wildly impractical and pretty obviously cut and pasted together . Yo...
by hammy
Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Oscarburg fortress in Drobak Narrows, Oslofijord
Replies: 36
Views: 4261

Re: Oscarburg fortress in Drobak Narrows, Oslofijord

Sorry boys but I dont believe any warship doesn't drill it's crews in Fire-fighting - Thats about lesson No 2 ( after "cleaning your boots" ) in any fighting service , what to do in a fire . Especially Engine room crews ,where you are dealing with inflammable things in closed spaces . Its a routine ...
by hammy
Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Speed
Replies: 624
Views: 36960

Re: Speed - Bismarck versus Scharnhorst/Gneisenau

I doubt you want seawater in your fuel tanks. There is ( or should be ) a sump or pipe stub at the bottom of the tanks with a drain cock to open and get any water out . This is because fuel oil always has some water in it anyway due to condensation factors , and you need to get that out or surprisi...
by hammy
Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Speed
Replies: 624
Views: 36960

Re: Speed - Bismarck versus Scharnhorst/Gneisenau

It seems to me from looking at the discussion here , and that over on the Hood site , that you are chasing something that is a bit of an illusion , an actual speed performance on any particular day which accords exactly with a ships "Official top speed", figures . Given that displacement loading of ...