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by foeth
Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:53 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Bismarck class turret protection
Replies: 74
Views: 41834

Just interjecting, but is the hyphen only present when "sloped-back" is an adjective? Example:

The armour was sloped back
The sloped-back armour

That's British armor of course.
by foeth
Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:05 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Iowa Class real performance
Replies: 67
Views: 30264

And, at zero meters, Iowa's barrels can't rotate to Bismarcks turrets, due to obstruction of Bismarcks own turrets.
by foeth
Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:03 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Red October
Replies: 11
Views: 5249

I've never hear of it, and I doubt any submarine is THAT secret. You know, they are paranoid in the submarine department... they won't tell you anything even though you really don't care! But this is more a proof-of-concept ship, it's not that silent and you can't go 35+ knots with it. Not much use ...
by foeth
Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:35 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Dunkerque vs. Scharnhorst
Replies: 31
Views: 11487

Oh, dispersion in range, I see, not in bearing.
by foeth
Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:39 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Dunkerque vs. Scharnhorst
Replies: 31
Views: 11487

Err, are you sure?
by foeth
Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Red October
Replies: 11
Views: 5249

No, it exists. It's a magneto hydrodynamics drive without any moving parts, actually built into a test vessel called Yamato. About 95% engine, 5% ship, speed 7 knots. Wiki even has an article

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetohydrodynamic_drive
by foeth
Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:28 pm
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: French military victories?
Replies: 49
Views: 28321

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by foeth
Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:33 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Clash of the Titans
Replies: 17
Views: 5580

Well, Hitler was an idiot. The gun was built and used against Russian ground targets. It required 2 railing tracks -side by side- to transport it.
by foeth
Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:30 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Reverse into Bay of Biscay?
Replies: 70
Views: 25263

Karl wrote:Are you sure it was movie 6? That was the one in which the Klingons and the Federation make peace.
Yes, I'm sure. It's the fight above Kithomer with Christopher Plummer at the helm.

This isn't off topic, as this topic is about going nowhere at all.
by foeth
Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:00 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Reverse into Bay of Biscay?
Replies: 70
Views: 25263

You might confuse the British for a minute. It worked for Kirk in movie 6...
by foeth
Fri Oct 06, 2006 10:24 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: H-Klasse Battleship
Replies: 17
Views: 7493

Building the actual ship is something quite different than sketching up a few drawings. I think the Germans should have concentrated on ships with two twin 380mm turrets on a 15,000 design protected against 6-8"shell fire :cool:
by foeth
Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:18 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Question about the Camouflage on the Bismarck
Replies: 7
Views: 3483

Note that applying darker shades at the far ends of the ship will enhance true length of the ship. Also, applying straight lines on a ship makes it easier to estimate its course. Bismarck's scheme wasn't very good actually, they did not use the conclusions of their own studies. neither did the Briti...
by foeth
Sun Oct 01, 2006 11:51 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: new battleships!!! in our era
Replies: 17
Views: 4639

We already have that ship. It's called frigate. Looks a bit like this:

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by foeth
Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:03 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: YAMATO
Replies: 11
Views: 3152

She won't even make it to the Atlantic with her range...
by foeth
Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:12 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Pearl Harbor Conspiracy Theory?
Replies: 127
Views: 26889

I agree with both of them. An hour early warning would have put a lot of fighters in the air. From a documentary I understand that is not the case. The fueling and preparing would not put that many into the air. Also, Japanese naval aviaters were quite good pilots. Perhaps a few more US kills, but ...