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by Kyler
Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Torpedo Question
Replies: 11
Views: 3113

Re: Torpedo Question

Kyler, I verified the info in "Russian strategic nuclear forces" by Pavel Podvig. According to this, the Russians had projects for two nuclear tipped torpedoes, T5 and T15. The first was intended for 533 mm tubes, the second was to be a 1.5 m diameter torpedo. I presume the number refers to the dia...
by Kyler
Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Torpedo Question
Replies: 11
Views: 3113

Re: Torpedo Question

I'll try to find, I read the Amazon reviews. How's does an author actually use wikipedia as a source for material? I was taught as history major never to use it as a source. Craig Reed will be on my "Do Not Read" list of authors. Not because he was stupid, he does seem like an intelligent writer, it...
by Kyler
Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Torpedo Question
Replies: 11
Views: 3113

Re: Torpedo Question

Oh I didn't waste any money, I got it from the library
by Kyler
Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:00 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Torpedo Question
Replies: 11
Views: 3113

Re: Torpedo Question

It appears that the book has many inaccuracies, look at the user comments in http://www.amazon.com/Red-November-Inside-U-S-Soviet-Submarine/dp/0061806765#_. A 15 Mt nuclear tipped torpedo is just unbelievable, the author seems to have no notion of the size of a thermonuclear warhead of the era. Mor...
by Kyler
Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Torpedo Question
Replies: 11
Views: 3113

Torpedo Question

Does anyone know the type or designation for the nuclear armed torpedo, early Soviet submarines used? I am reading "Red November" and the author says the 4 Foxtrot submarines involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis were each armed with nuclear tipped torpedo with a yeild of 15 megatons. No other detail...
by Kyler
Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Foreign warships in the 20th century USN
Replies: 16
Views: 4284

Re: Foreign warships in the 20th century USN

Don't forget the USS Macedonian, formerly the HMS Macedonian, the RN Frigate captured by the USS United States during the American War of 1812. The ship was captured on Oct. 30th, 1812 later put in service of USN and served until decommissioned in 1828. I know there were a few other RN captured and ...
by Kyler
Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: How did you come to be interested in Bismarck?
Replies: 160
Views: 85564

Re: How did you come to be interested in Bismarck?

Well... I think that two factors, the movie "Sink the Bismarck!" and a plastic model of the Bismarck - both of which happened when I was kid- caught my attention on the most famous BB of all times. What probably makes me different from other members of this forum is that that attraction was abruptl...
by Kyler
Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:50 am
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: HMS Warspite
Replies: 7
Views: 8210

HMS Warspite

It is a crying shame that she couldn't be saved from the salvage yard. http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg21/lancermc/Warspite/warspite_vladimir_02.jpg http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg21/lancermc/Warspite/warspite_vladimir_01.jpg http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg21/lancermc/Warspite/warsp...
by Kyler
Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Rear Admiral Kenneth Everard Lane Creighton RNR
Replies: 6
Views: 2894

Re: Rear Admiral Kenneth Everard Lane Creighton RNR

Thanks for sharing some of your family history on the forum. You sure have some great history. I am sure if you have more pictures of your Great Uncle aboard any RN ships, the members would enjoy them. It seems to me that the personal pictures taken by crew, family, and the public are always more in...
by Kyler
Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: World Cup 2010
Replies: 53
Views: 6365

Re: World Cup 2010

I think someone is going to have to call someone Jose knows so they can see if he's okay. I am sure him and his fellow county man a partying it up tonight too hard!

I definitely thought Germany v Uruguay was a much better game.
by Kyler
Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: USS Bismarck
Replies: 16
Views: 10034

Re: USS Bismarck

I don't think there ever was USS Bismarck in the Star Trek movies or tv series, the online multiplayer society has thousands of members and someone must have named their ship the Bismarck. I did find a reference to a USS Bismarck in a Star Trek book, no real details about their ship other then it is...
by Kyler
Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: 3 Conventional Boomers Near China
Replies: 0
Views: 5684

3 Conventional Boomers Near China

http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/08599200237800 I bet the Chinese are freaking about a bit, and it is another reason why they are asking the US & S. Korea not to have their war games next week. The USN says it is just a coincidence, but I think its a nice message to the Chinese saying you don't rule th...
by Kyler
Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:58 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Los Angeles Class vs. Oscar II submarines
Replies: 7
Views: 4562

Re: Los Angeles Class vs. Oscar II submarines

I would take the Los Angeles, it's superior sonar set and being a quieter sub would allow it to have an advantage in a sub v sub battle. Oscar II sub marines were designed to attack USN carrier groups not really other submarines. Also another classic example the Soviet's completely over arming a nav...
by Kyler
Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: World Cup 2010
Replies: 53
Views: 6365

Re: World Cup 2010

I really think after 4-0 win, Germany has the best chance to win with the Dutch being the next ones if any to win
by Kyler
Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: World Cup 2010
Replies: 53
Views: 6365

Re: World Cup 2010

Karl Heidenreich wrote:Brasil is out: GOOD! Let's see tomorrow's match, whatever the result it will work out an incredible final: Germany Holand or Argentina Holand is the get even match in both cases.

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