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by dunmunro
Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:33 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Radar fire control
Replies: 30
Views: 8029

Re: Radar fire control

I have become quite interested in radar assisted AA FC as well. This site has a lot of valuable info, including some really interesting bibliographical data: http://www.rnmuseumradarandcommunications2006.org.uk/PAGE%2019.htm and this page: http://www.rnmuseumradarandcommunications2006.org.uk/LIBRARY...
by dunmunro
Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:53 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Pearl Harbor: Possible third wave
Replies: 148
Views: 66820

Re: Pearl Harbor: Possible third wave

.... The IJN did have some reserve aircrews in Japan, and since Nagumo is planning to return directly to Japan, he could afford to take some aircraft/aircrew losses (although if they couldn't afford to even do this, it begs lots of addition questions...). .... Not sure how many or how well trained....
by dunmunro
Sat Nov 01, 2008 2:08 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: On Battlecruisers ...
Replies: 111
Views: 7558

Re: On Battlecruisers ...

S&G also had severe problems due their extremely low freeboard. The 15cm single turrets would flood out even in moderate seas. IIRC, the freeboard amidships was about 12'.
by dunmunro
Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Pearl Harbor: Possible third wave
Replies: 148
Views: 66820

Re: Pearl Harbor: Possible third wave

A primary difficulty with trying to answer this question, is the knowledge that Japan had attacked an overwhelming more powerful opponent, and that there's no possible strategy that the IJN could have used to ultimately win. However, if the strategy is to strike at PH to buy time to build up a defen...
by dunmunro
Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:25 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: On Battlecruisers ...
Replies: 111
Views: 7558

Re: On Battlecruisers ...

I'm certainly no aplogist for the sencondary batteries on the German battleships. I have been rather critical of these over the years. Nevertheless, it seems to me that they are being held up to an impossible standard by assuming that should have been capable of sinking destroyers in a timely fashi...
by dunmunro
Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:59 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Pearl Harbor: Possible third wave
Replies: 148
Views: 66820

Re: Pearl Harbor: Possible third wave

If you guys were Nagumo would you launch a third strike? or... Do you agree with his decision to return to Japan after the strike of the second wave? I think now that attacking Pearl Harbor facilites wont change much even if half the oil tanks are destroyed but I still think that a third strike aga...
by dunmunro
Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:38 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Graf Zeppelin vs HMS Ark Royal and Victorious
Replies: 122
Views: 25046

Re: Graf Zeppelin vs HMS Ark Royal and Victorious

I read quite a bit of Friedman on CV design last night. At least this discussion has done that much for me. What dunmunro has done is cherry pick a small part out of this huge treatise. He left out all the parts where the drawbacks of AFDs were discussed and the back and forth the USN went through ...
by dunmunro
Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Graf Zeppelin vs HMS Ark Royal and Victorious
Replies: 122
Views: 25046

Re: Graf Zeppelin vs HMS Ark Royal and Victorious

You've demonstrated, once again, that you can't stand to be contradicted and that's about all. As you know, what I can't stand is deliberate distortion. You cite a single anecdote and present it as a valid point. You've made no effort to examine the subject from any angle, even an obvious one, that...
by dunmunro
Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:20 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Graf Zeppelin vs HMS Ark Royal and Victorious
Replies: 122
Views: 25046

Re: Graf Zeppelin vs HMS Ark Royal and Victorious

I guess that's why Franklin suffered more casualties than all the RN AFD carriers combined. Why would you guess that? Was this best effort of your cause-effect reasoning? LOL, Implacable = 4 shafts and 148,000 SHP, Essex = 4 shafts and 150,000 SHP. Yes, we can all laugh at stats in a vacuum. Let me...
by dunmunro
Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:20 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Graf Zeppelin vs HMS Ark Royal and Victorious
Replies: 122
Views: 25046

Re: Graf Zeppelin vs HMS Ark Royal and Victorious

I'm guessing it bothers you to realize that American carriers were better-protected from air attack than the British armored-box carriers. I guess that's why Franklin suffered more casualties than all the RN AFD carriers combined. Yes, I enjoy statements without foundation as much as anybody. LOL, ...
by dunmunro
Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:29 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Graf Zeppelin vs HMS Ark Royal and Victorious
Replies: 122
Views: 25046

Re: Graf Zeppelin vs HMS Ark Royal and Victorious

If the Americans wanted to accept the limited speed, range, hangar height and ventilation, and avgas stores of the British design, they might have found Implacable acceptable. But in actuality, they would have found the suggestion ridiculous. Yeah, after watching Franklin light up like a torch, I b...
by dunmunro
Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:06 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Graf Zeppelin vs HMS Ark Royal and Victorious
Replies: 122
Views: 25046

Re: Graf Zeppelin vs HMS Ark Royal and Victorious

dunmunro, The Implacables had a designed complement of 45 aircraft, right? How did they manage to get 85 on it? Or are we talking apples and oranges? Well you can see what they were carrying in comparison to USN carriers here: http://www.navweaps.com/index_oob/OOB_WWII_Pacific/OOB_WWII_Carrier-Raid...
by dunmunro
Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Graf Zeppelin vs HMS Ark Royal and Victorious
Replies: 122
Views: 25046

Re: Graf Zeppelin vs HMS Ark Royal and Victorious

Ultimately the USN decided to adopt an armoured flight deck on the Midway class CVs. The problem for the US was how to get an armored flight deck AND the air wing size they felt they needed. To get both, they ended up with a 45,000 ton ship (the Midway class), which in spite of their large displace...
by dunmunro
Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Graf Zeppelin vs HMS Ark Royal and Victorious
Replies: 122
Views: 25046

Re: Graf Zeppelin vs HMS Ark Royal and Victorious

A quick followup. Friedman's US Aircraft Carriers has an interesting discussion of armoured flight decks. The discussion goes back and forth, and the argument against the AFD, on the grounds that it reduces aircraft capacity is well discussed, however I will quote two two sentences which Friedman at...
by dunmunro
Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Pearl Harbor: Possible third wave
Replies: 148
Views: 66820

Re: Pearl Harbor: Possible third wave

Wouldn't even phosphorus tracers rounds set the fuel on fire? I think the tanks could have been destroyed by bombing, but bunker fuel is difficult to ignite and must be heated before being burned in a boiler. I doubt that machine gun or cannon fire would have caused the oil to ignite even with trac...