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by Thorsten Wahl
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Hitting the Gun Barrel
Replies: 10
Views: 4750

Re: Hitting the Gun Barrel

they produce a indentation.
If memory serves this happened to Seydlitz during the Jutland battle 1916.
by Thorsten Wahl
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...
Replies: 596
Views: 60701

Re: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...

I suggest you to carefully look at all the other photos of the German squadron during the battle and at the very famous Schmitz-Westerholt paint of the salvo that sunk the Hood in order to realize how the main guns smoke was leaving the warships behind them, 210 kg RPC 38 nominally produce about 20...
by Thorsten Wahl
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...
Replies: 596
Views: 60701

Re: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...

oh my fault 290 hm = Feuereröffnung british ships thx -----nevertheless completely incomprehensive for the timing if distance at 5.50 = 30 km given the approach velocity of 1450 m/min 290 hm should be reached within less then one minute but the 3 mins from KTB give us about 4,35 km distance shorteni...
by Thorsten Wahl
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...
Replies: 596
Views: 60701

Re: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...

my assumptions both fleets made 28 knots at 05.50 distance about 30 km the german ships on course 220°british ships seen at about 4o degrees port from bow the british ships on course 300° german ships seen at about 25 degrees starbord from bow Am i right? 28 knots means about 862 m/min If yes from t...
by Thorsten Wahl
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...
Replies: 596
Views: 60701

Re: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...

To start: I didnt follow this thread actively. But the Picture "Bismarck feuert seine erste Voll-Salve" appears as -at least- its second salvo to me. Its strictly my opinion, the smoke that can be seen near the aft turret cannot be from PG as the blast from the shooting would move it to port not beh...
by Thorsten Wahl
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...
Replies: 596
Views: 60701

Re: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...

wording of wireless is without timing information.. it says only "Encounter took place at distance 208 hm to 180 hm" Reference Nara roll: T1022-1783; PG 32552; 0460.jpg (transcript wireless from 25.05.1941) Obviously MDv 601 Hefte der Schriftenreihe "Operationen und Taktik" (Auswertung wichtiger Ere...
by Thorsten Wahl
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...
Replies: 596
Views: 60701

Re: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...

There seems a typing error in several documents regarding the distance of the Denmark strait battle 290 hm should be 208 hm correct value can be found in Akte Unternehmung der Kampfgruppe Bismarck zum Handelskrieg im Atlantik Funkspruch 25 Mai 1941 Uhrzeitgruppe 0401, 0428, 0417, 0443 ... Laufendes ...
by Thorsten Wahl
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Battleship for Freedonia
Replies: 26
Views: 9867

Re: Battleship for Freedonia

Where is Freedonia situated.

Atlantic - Pacific.

Does Freedonia require limited rawmaterials (Iron, Steel alloys, oil) or is it a exporter. Are there antagonistic interests to anyone?
by Thorsten Wahl
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Feindliche Ortung
Replies: 9
Views: 5285

Re: Feindliche Ortung

The report mentions that typical sound detection range was only 10% of that reported by PE during the Bismarck episode. The mentioned 10% do not characterize the typical range, it was a exceptional bad range area near the Azores, as even the usually difficult Baltic Sea accoustic conditions allow f...
by Thorsten Wahl
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Scharnhorst Class Specs: Armor Thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 9934

Re: Scharnhorst Class Specs: Armor Thickness

Have a copy of the original K-Amt drawing -Panzerdicken - available.

But not from here (Im in hospital for 3 weeks).
by Thorsten Wahl
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Scharnhorst Class Specs: Armor Thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 9934

Re: Scharnhorst Class Specs: Armor Thickness

Sidearmor 320 mm KC

Armour deck over machinery all 80 mm
Armour deck slopes 105 mm
by Thorsten Wahl
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: German battleship torpedoed by Italian sub
Replies: 6
Views: 9069

Re: German battleship torpedoed by Italian sub

it was a motor torpedo boat not a submarine
by Thorsten Wahl
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: German Radar
Replies: 40
Views: 18078

Re: German Radar

secret subject: Immediate use of "Dete" (Radar)devices process: BN VIII 5825/39 geheim from October 10th 1939 process writing was accompanied by a report of the Panzerschiff Admral Graf Spee on a combat-practice at night. Report Shows, that Graf Spee achieved 100 per Cent hit rate during two attack ...
by Thorsten Wahl
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: German Radar
Replies: 40
Views: 18078

Re: German Radar

First documented use of Funkmess for firecontrol purposes
Admiral Graf Spee Summer 1939
Dete Feuerleit 1939.jpg
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