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by foeth
Fri Sep 08, 2006 4:51 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Pearl Harbor Conspiracy Theory?
Replies: 127
Views: 26889

Hmm, it took much more time to arm and fuel enough planes to offer any resistance. Also, I doubt that the few ships that COULD have escaped to open sea would be as easy to refloat as the ones on the bottom of the harbor. I suppose casualties would be much worse if some ships would have put out to sea.
by foeth
Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:08 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Battleship´s displacement
Replies: 18
Views: 7082

And what direction your sailing in too... GRT is a complicated and bureaucratic term, negatively affected safety. To reduce the GRT measurement, freeboard is often dangerously low leading to unfortunate stability issues.
by foeth
Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Prinz Eugen 1:350?
Replies: 5
Views: 3083

I haven't had the opportunity to inspect the kit in person, but from the pics it looks like it's quite good. Certainly etter than their early Bis and Yamato kits. The recessed decklines are a good start and they added a lot of styrene hatches. The 15" turrets are a bit ugly, but I have first hand in...
by foeth
Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:54 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Battleship´s displacement
Replies: 18
Views: 7082

Well, you could be right depending on your definition for ton. Normally a weight, but it can be a volume tonnage as well! (tunnage).
by foeth
Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Battleship´s displacement
Replies: 18
Views: 7082

for a 50000 t ship the difference between the east Baltic and the Atlanic could be as much as 1000 t of displacement. Right? Wrong, displacement is the same :lol: but the volume differs. Note that the light displacement is a definition. It may or may not include fuel, foeul in the pipes, food, ammo...
by foeth
Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:12 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Prinz Eugen 1:350?
Replies: 5
Views: 3083

Well, they're supposed to be on a striaght line and they're not, meaning the build quality is low.
by foeth
Tue Sep 05, 2006 4:39 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: White Ensign Model’s (WEM) photo etched sets.
Replies: 39
Views: 20780

Oops, I seem to have misread... Needles might work, but careful drilling as well.
by foeth
Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:10 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: White Ensign Model’s (WEM) photo etched sets.
Replies: 39
Views: 20780

Just wondering, where did you order the barrels?
by foeth
Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:14 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Battleship Top Ten
Replies: 626
Views: 108731

You just end up adapting the formula until it gives you a result you more or less accepted, so you're just as well off without it. With only 10 ships, you can put them in any order you want.
by foeth
Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:06 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Prinz Eugen 1:350?
Replies: 5
Views: 3083

There's a model in 1.350 by Iron Shipwright and I thinks it looks awful. Just look at the portholes, all over the place. But, a good introduction to resin modeling.

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by foeth
Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:13 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Battleship Top Ten
Replies: 626
Views: 108731

Perhaps Rodney & Nelson are best reclassified as fast monitors :cool: But, I rather like the French BB's. You can see how much History has influenced people to these endless debates. Richlieu is rarely mentioned. About the equation: guns x shell weight x muzzle velocity x ship speed Sooo, where's th...
by foeth
Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Battleship Top Ten
Replies: 626
Views: 108731

Hmmm, I always thought the Richelieu were an excellent match for the Bismarcks. I think the double 15"quad layout offers many advantanges (and disadvantages). Armouring certainly looks more solid that Bismarck.
by foeth
Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:14 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Nuclear powered Battleship?
Replies: 187
Views: 82776

If you thought about an engagement like the one at Denmarck Straits with ships at high speed, manouvering, bad weather and eight 15" shells being fired broadside the chances the CIWS to get them (and if it get SOME of them, doing some harm to them) are dramatically less. Note that a weapon with mod...
by foeth
Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:27 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: ....3 screws.....
Replies: 18
Views: 5937

Open water efficiency is a standard propeller term, not something special. Open water effiecincy only means you run the propeller in a homogeneous inflow during your model test. With those data you can do a propulsion test. My guess is that the most important aspect is effieciency. You can loose a f...
by foeth
Fri Aug 18, 2006 8:44 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: ....3 screws.....
Replies: 18
Views: 5937

o Foeth, the only reason for counter rotating propellers in a multi screw ship is to eliminate the lateral force? No, there are more reasons. The lateral force isn't that large, most single screw ships can sail without much trouble. The flow to the propeller is not homogenous, so going left or righ...