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by marty1
Sun Oct 23, 2005 8:22 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell and Trade
Topic: http://www.cafepress.com/kbismarck
Replies: 6
Views: 8072

Well I can't resist getting myself a Bismarck Beer Stein.
by marty1
Wed Oct 19, 2005 3:36 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Hypothetical early WWI Scenario
Replies: 6
Views: 2393

Hypothetical early WWI Scenario

Hypothetical early WWI Scenario. Let’s suppose The Battlecruiser Australia locates and engages Admiral von Spee’s squadron in the mid-Pacific prior to von Spee's dispatch of the light cruiser SMS Emden to the Indian Ocean. Is Spee’s squadron powerful enough to destroy Australia – or is this a hands ...
by marty1
Wed Oct 19, 2005 2:00 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: German WWI Armor Piercing Shells?
Replies: 23
Views: 10010

I disagree, the shell base is more or less in line with his toes so he's in line or a little behind the nearest one. Unless he's a giant, the fact that the one nearest him comes to his waist makes it about 40-in tall unless he's very, very tall. So it's either 30.5-cm APC or 28-cm Spgr. The caps on...
by marty1
Wed Oct 19, 2005 1:38 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: German WWI Armor Piercing Shells?
Replies: 23
Views: 10010

Is that a Detroit Tigers Hat your wearing Ulrich? You're not really a Tigers fan are you? :evil:

That's a big bomb. I think I'd dislike being on the receiving side of one of those things.
by marty1
Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:29 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: German WWI Armor Piercing Shells?
Replies: 23
Views: 10010

Hallo Ulrich: This is too scary. The first thing that occured to me was to use the big belt buckle as a scale. ;) However I had no idea as to dimensions. Your resources are excellent. Even though the image is ammunition photo is of excellent quality, it is still difficult to establish precise edges ...
by marty1
Tue Oct 18, 2005 7:16 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Cardonald Shells?
Replies: 9
Views: 3719

Thanks Tiornu. There are a couple of things I am hoping to look at over the next day or two, at which point I was hoping to be able to ask one or two additional questions on the subject. And yes, my question was motivated after looking over the open source code for FACEHARD. Cardonald shows up quite...
by marty1
Tue Oct 18, 2005 7:08 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: German WWI Armor Piercing Shells?
Replies: 23
Views: 10010

Very nice pictures Ulrich. There are numerous excellent photos on this web page. Thanks for posting the URL. The second photo link you posted looks to include two types of projectiles. The taller projectiles look to be either 305mm or 280mm spgr/common (although I suppose they might also be 15" APC ...
by marty1
Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Cardonald Shells?
Replies: 9
Views: 3719

Cardonald Shells?

I am looking for information on British Cardonald shells. Apparently Cardonald 15" APC was superior in penetration capability to similar shells produced by other ammunition manufacturers. I am curious if anyone knows why these shells were superior?

Thanks in advance for any help.
Regards
marty
by marty1
Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:59 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: German WWI Armor Piercing Shells?
Replies: 23
Views: 10010

Thanks Turlock & Ulrich again. I saw your post on the German Navy Forum. I assume the yellow 280mm shells that are depicted are WWII era high explosive, semi-armor piercing, or common. A museum is probably the best bet. I started scanning the net for German maritime museums but quickly dead ended as...
by marty1
Thu Oct 13, 2005 12:22 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: German WWI Armor Piercing Shells?
Replies: 23
Views: 10010

Thank you Ulrich. That is very kind of you. I thought perhaps the PRO might be of some help -- perhaps an Admiralty intelligence report -- or post war analysis of German Ordnance. However nothing obvious jumped out at me in my searches of ADM reports from that period. I think there must be something...
by marty1
Wed Oct 12, 2005 1:38 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: German WWI Armor Piercing Shells?
Replies: 23
Views: 10010

German WWI Armor Piercing Shells?

Hallo Forum: I am doing a bit of research on the Battle of Skagerak/Jutland. I have been combing my own references as well as the internet for sectional drawings or even photos of armour piercing projectiles used by the Germans during this period of time. I have found only images of the 30,5cm SKL50...
by marty1
Sat Oct 08, 2005 2:47 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Norfolk and suffolk in the Denmark strait!
Replies: 47
Views: 16535

I had to make a long road trip for work last week. So I was looking for a book on tape to listen to during my journey. I found the unabridged copy of Ludovic Kennedy’s book: “Pursuit: The Chase and Sinking of the Battleship Bismarck”. A Fun book to listen to as Kennedy narrates it himself. Anyway he...
by marty1
Tue Oct 04, 2005 7:06 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Norfolk and suffolk in the Denmark strait!
Replies: 47
Views: 16535

sorry -- who the hell are Thelma & Louise?
by marty1
Tue Oct 04, 2005 6:42 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Norfolk and suffolk in the Denmark strait!
Replies: 47
Views: 16535

Well that saves me the trouble. Sounds like the Hood Web site already has dug into at least the Sulfolk's official battle report.
by marty1
Tue Oct 04, 2005 2:28 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Norfolk and suffolk in the Denmark strait!
Replies: 47
Views: 16535

Re: Norfolk and Suffolk war diary

Ciao Marty and all, Can you drive me on the way to get them ? Thanks in advance. Ciao Antonio :D Sure I can drive...but we need to start from Seattle Washington, USA and than drive to England. But we can pack a couple bottles of wine, some cheese and make a go of it. I'm not sure what's contained i...