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by wadinga
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 343
Views: 13529

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Fellow Contributors, P Gollins' observation is spot-on, the glib and clichéd phrase is particularly inappropriate for Denmark Straits. Hello Hans and welcome to the discussions. You may have discovered controversy has raged for some time over the relative positions, but it is always interesting to g...
by wadinga
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Announcements, News and Updates
Topic: New Moderator
Replies: 30
Views: 7734

Re: New Moderator

To All, Like Frontkampfer I am 100% in support of Bill Jurens' actions and consider he has been a model of restraint although possibly a little too zealous, on occasion, in attempting to treat opposing parties absolutely equally. The campaign against him personally in attempting to undermine his app...
by wadinga
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 343
Views: 13529

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Fellow Contributors,

I think the Moderator should review Mr Jurens' posting in case somebody self-identifies as a purveyor of "revisionist" claptrap and takes offence.

All the best

wadinga
by wadinga
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 343
Views: 13529

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Fellow Contributors, The Moderator posted that he had reassessed my post and that he did not consider it was intended to offend. And neither was it. I very much appreciate his posting and his heroic attempts to demonstrate impartiality in difficult circumstances, including having to exclude parts of...
by wadinga
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 343
Views: 13529

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Mr Moderator I'm afraid I must complain about the suggestion I was "sniping", I particularly avoided anything even the most sensitive soul could take exception to. Please send me a PM if you will be so good, to explain where this happened. There is nothing "snide" in observing that drawings posted d...
by wadinga
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 343
Views: 13529

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Fellow Contributors, Byron has raised several points, but I believe that no matter how the image is enlarged and cropped in printing the relationship of the foreground element and Bismarck beyond remain the same. It would be nice to have a definite identity for the muzzles etc but we can only work w...
by wadinga
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 343
Views: 13529

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Fellow Contributors, I was indeed unwise in attributing any motive to the unwitting error in both drawings, for which I apologise and am suitably contrite Mr Moderator. For both submitters to make the same fundamental error shows it to be purely accidental, and shows how lucky we are to have someone...
by wadinga
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 343
Views: 13529

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Fellow Contributors, Unfortunately both these drawings make the same fundamental error: Assuming Bismarck is aligned with the line of sight from the photographer through the muzzle of the nearest gun. However the most cursory look at the actual image shows this is not true. Once again Mr Bonomi's me...
by wadinga
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 343
Views: 13529

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Fellow Contributors, This very drawing (download/file.php?id=3622) exactly shows courses 270° and 220° are well possible are impossible, which is probably why he chose not to resubmit it with Bismarck added and correctly aligned. Extending the line through the muzzles and putting Bismarck at a bow a...
by wadinga
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 343
Views: 13529

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Fellow Contributors, Northcape's observation Looking at the PE deck plan, I can't follow the reasoning why this can only be the starboard front gun and not one of the the port rear guns. Maybe I am missing something. We now have agreement from several parties that the angle subtended at the muzzles ...
by wadinga
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Bombing of the Tirpitz
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: Bombing of the Tirpitz

Fellow Contributors, These "earthquake" bombs were not really designed for piercing armour, their casings were hardened for penetrating soil to result in undermining of structures. Penetration of concrete structures was just about achievable, eg U-boat pens. The cushioning effect of mud with water a...
by wadinga
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 343
Views: 13529

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Fellow Contributors, so I'll disappear back into the ether No, please don't, remain and continue to contribute to this collegiate discussion before the looming Age of Ragnarok descends on us again. Indulge me in my putting what is evident in the photo into context. If what appears to me to be in the...
by wadinga
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 343
Views: 13529

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Fellow Contributors, Correction to previous post Dora fired 68 rounds Bruno only 6 rounds. Did the 6 mounts have individual names? PG's main turrets were apparently named Graz, Braunau, Innsbruck and Wien. Schmalenbach notes the portside crews were sheltering on the starboard side until change of ta...
by wadinga
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 343
Views: 13529

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Fellow contributors, Ref the 5 questions - reposted by Wadinga - I do not know what to say about them, i.e. I do not have an opinion. but an opinion based on an unknowable factor is stated with insupportable precision: The total time in which Prince of Wales was inside the range of Prinz Eugen's 105...
by wadinga
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 343
Views: 13529

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Fellow Contributors, Herr Nilsson has produced an excellent graphic example, I presume this is the midships starboard mount. However projecting the muzzle alignment plane to Bismarck still puts the ships at approx. 90 degrees to each other, not 50. Also it assumes deploying the unengaged guns but fo...