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by Ramius
Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck speed during last battle
Replies: 260
Views: 28894

Re: BS speed - last battle

1. :think: Yes, you are right, she may have been more damaged to lucky shots of high trajecteries, due to the British probably staying back as she was going faster and was circling. But I do not think any of us here has a fortune coin to flip to tell us what really could have happened in that predic...
by Ramius
Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Ideal Rheinubung
Replies: 144
Views: 25290

Re: Ideal Rheinubung

:think: Turn the clock 12 months for the two carriers and no disputes on the readiness of Tirpitz... That is very interesting (or was that sarcasm on your part?) So Bismarck, Tirpitz, Graf Zepplin, Peter Strasser, Lutzow, Prinz Eugen trying to break into the Atlantic and Scharnhorst, Gniesanau, and ...
by Ramius
Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck speed during last battle
Replies: 260
Views: 28894

Re: BS speed - last battle

If she had been going faster (firing her guns or not), and the jammed rudders caused her to swerve erradically (as they did), I see one of two things happening: 1. The British stay long enough to reduce her to the useless hulk of steel that she did become, causing them to either have to go at a cra...
by Ramius
Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: English Project
Replies: 3
Views: 1406

Re: English Project

:D OK, thanks. I think I found a good angle, starting at the outer edge of the third floor up to the inner ring of the yard.
No need for any other posts, but thanks anyway.

Thanks Again,
Marko Ramius
by Ramius
Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck speed during last battle
Replies: 260
Views: 28894

Re: BS speed - last battle

If she made it to Brest she would have been there for quite some time. Might even still be there today. Yes, I know that. The battleship Bismarck was sunk off France and Spain after her rudder was hit by a lucky torpedo hit by Swordfish biplanes. Then the HMS King George V and HMS Rodney caught up ...
by Ramius
Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck speed during last battle
Replies: 260
Views: 28894

Re: BS speed - last battle

:think: I was under the impression that the Bismarck could have made it to Brest if she had not been crippled, that would have given her enough fuel to do the said high speed battle...
by Ramius
Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hood's Last Trick
Replies: 19
Views: 4920

Re: Hood's Last Trick

I was thinking that the sound the Prinz Eugen heard was either her on the way down, or the echo of that or the initial explosion off the bottom. This is because of the small, but existant, time delay between the explosion and the hydrophone contact. :think:
by Ramius
Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: The best PC game
Replies: 15
Views: 12791

Re: The best pc game

Thanks, any others that aren't online?
by Ramius
Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:38 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hood's Last Trick
Replies: 19
Views: 4920

Hood's Last Trick

:think: :think: :think: I was looking at a map of the Battle of the Denmark Strait (the link at the bottom with several of the maps I was looking at is from our own Antonio Bonomi), and I was thinking that maybe the torpedoes that Prinz Eugen's GHG Hydrophones picked up was actually the Hood going d...
by Ramius
Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: English Project
Replies: 3
Views: 1406

English Project

:oops: Hi, I have to do a line drawing of the Globe Theatre for a project. I have searched the internet and various books in my library and cannot find the angle of the roof or the diameter (or radius, doesn't matter) of the hole in the top of the roof. That and other dimentions would be very, very ...
by Ramius
Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck speed during last battle
Replies: 260
Views: 28894

Re: BS speed - last battle

:negative: Beg to differ, the higher speed would have caused more water to strike the jammed rudder, causing the ship to turn more, if not as severely as I described it. Heavy seas and wind did have a major factor at low speeds though...
by Ramius
Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck speed during last battle
Replies: 260
Views: 28894

Re: BS speed - last battle

If she had been going faster (firing her guns or not), and the jammed rudders caused her to swerve erradically (as they did), I see one of two things happening: 1. The British stay long enough to reduce her to the useless hulk of steel that she did become, causing them to either have to go at a craw...
by Ramius
Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: HMAS Sydney´s wreck found
Replies: 40
Views: 6857

Re: HMAS Sydney´s wreck found

OK (who was the moron who thought up no reloads? :lol: )
by Ramius
Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: HMAS Sydney´s wreck found
Replies: 40
Views: 6857

Re: HMAS Sydney´s wreck found

Yesw, that makes sense. Did the Sydney have reloads available, and how long would it take to reload these :think:
by Ramius
Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck speed during last battle
Replies: 260
Views: 28894

Re: BS speed - last battle

maybe he was thinking about the adversve effect it would have on Bismarcks gunnery The Baron's account of the fight with Vian's destroyers is instructive. Bismarck was slewing back and forth so rapidly that 15cm gun mounts could not stay trained on their targets. :stubborn: Which is why I think Bis...