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by foeth
Fri Dec 17, 2004 12:00 am
Forum: Buy, Sell and Trade
Topic: Hood Photos on Ebay
Replies: 4
Views: 3941

Most certainly Repulse class, and Erebus sounds right for the monitor, considering the circular spotting top and the camo. The pic of HMS Erebus is worth a cent, I think. Not 1995 of them...
by foeth
Sat Dec 04, 2004 5:42 pm
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Shaft and rudder configuration in battleships
Replies: 10
Views: 12624

I guess they would have been marginally faster with one rudder, and marginally faster than that with no rudders...!
Nope, a rudder in the propeller slipstream can recover rotational losses (acting as a stator) which are greater than it's own friction (even in the slipstream). It's not much though.
by foeth
Tue Nov 23, 2004 5:48 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Class stability
Replies: 11
Views: 10286

Unfortunately we lack any basis for an objective comparison of specific ships across international lines Not quite (depending on the width of the term "we"). Steadiness can be seen as behavior in waves, with each ship having its own response spectrum at a certain wave frequency. You can estimate it...
by foeth
Thu Oct 28, 2004 3:27 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: What's a Bismarck to do?
Replies: 22
Views: 9466

What would Bismarck's role have been in a war against France?
Except a nice platform to sign the surrender treaty on, not much. France is a task for the army.
by foeth
Thu Oct 21, 2004 5:35 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Bismarck Plans
Replies: 4
Views: 5504

The Gally planset or Harhaus planset are both 1:100 drawing showing anything on the ship you might need. The Harhaus planset shows the boats and launches more in detail and may be more expensive (€149/$185). The Gally set is drawn finer. You can order the Harhaus set here: http://www.harhaus.de/ If ...