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by Ramius
Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Variable pitch propellers
Replies: 10
Views: 10157

Im pretty sure the earliest possible ships were the Spruances. Im sure variable pitched propellers can only be so old. :think:
by Ramius
Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Variable pitch propellers
Replies: 10
Views: 10157

My guess is since the early 90's, since some of the Ticonderoga's have them. :think:
by Ramius
Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Nuclear powered Battleship?
Replies: 187
Views: 88258

That is much different from what I heard, thank you for the correction. :D (I calculated and 115mm is about 4.5in) By the way, arent the Zumwalts going to have two of these? Wouldnt a BB replacement be more efficient to have more than two 4.5in guns? :think:
by Ramius
Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Main Turrets?
Replies: 18
Views: 27282

The programs and Ballard state that the ship capsizad and slid as she came to her final resting place. This means when she capsized the gravity mounted 15in turrets fell out. Also for a correction of the high angle of descent, than was an illusion caused by the traveling Bismarck did when she hit th...
by Ramius
Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Hunt for the Bismarck on The History Channel
Replies: 6
Views: 6460

I saw the show and it was VERY good, the graphics were not bad, and the story was not screwed up :clap: The only thing that looked cheesy was that in the final moments of Bismarck there appears to be an ENORMOUS chunk of Bismarck missing out of the starboard side by the funnel :think: But yet again ...
by Ramius
Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Nuclear powered Battleship?
Replies: 187
Views: 88258

If the Navy is going to desing a new "Batleship" I dont see it in the new DD-1000 Class. From what i hear the new gun system is LESS than 3in. I would not mind the range they claim though.
by Ramius
Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Domed covers on funnel searchlights
Replies: 39
Views: 8045

In my opinion, the Bismarck's crew was well trained and ready for combat. The only problems were the inferior training of poorly designed AA guns. :think:
by Ramius
Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 396
Views: 176420

RADAR

Another flaw that I may add, is the lack of adequate RADAR. This was not necesarily a design flaw more than a cosmetic and strategic one. This was not necesarily their fault, but im sure that better sets would have been created later in the war
by Ramius
Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:55 am
Forum: Announcements, News and Updates
Topic: How can we improve the website and forum?
Replies: 45
Views: 33494

chat

it would be nice to have a chatroom on here to have an actual conversation. :think: