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by frontkampfer
Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The future of Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 15178

Re: The future of Europe

Ahem!
by frontkampfer
Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck feldpost
Replies: 4
Views: 1373

Re: Bismarck feldpost

I Thank You big time!
by frontkampfer
Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:49 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck feldpost
Replies: 4
Views: 1373

Re: Bismarck feldpost

Does anyone know the Bismarck's Feldpost number?
by frontkampfer
Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The future of Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 15178

Re: The future of Europe

Friends, I can see where you all are coming from. I live in NJ here in the US and the state is basically broke. Powerful state worker and teacher unions who are in bed with the Democrats who control the legislature have brought the state to the brink of ruin. The Republicans are guilty of catering t...
by frontkampfer
Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Variable pitch propellers
Replies: 10
Views: 9409

Re: Variable pitch propellers

They used variable pitch propellers on the FFG Perry class in th early 1980's. I know because I worked at Gibbs & Cox who did the design work. In addition, the rudder was offset from the centerline of the hull to negate the effect of the torque from the propeller.
by frontkampfer
Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: HAPPY FATHERS DAY
Replies: 3
Views: 1140

HAPPY FATHERS DAY

As summer begins, A Happy Father Day to all in the Naval History Forums who are dads, future dads and the dads of dads, living and passed!
by frontkampfer
Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: World Cup 2010
Replies: 53
Views: 6366

Re: World Cup 2010

Gents, I really don't think its a question of the fans getting used to TV timeouts but one of the federation permitting them for the US based network TV games. Unfortunately, all professional sports are businesses and $ as a % of revenue received for broadcasting rights has a big role in the US. All...
by frontkampfer
Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: World Cup 2010
Replies: 53
Views: 6366

Re: World Cup 2010

The USA will probably never have a competitive World Cup team because it competes for attention with USA Football. It will compete for attention against all other sports in the US, will get media exposure and as soon as there is money to be made from it soccer will grow into big business in the US....
by frontkampfer
Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: Bismarck Crewmember Research
Topic: German and US navies ranks
Replies: 5
Views: 9492

GERMAN/US RANK EQUIVALENT

I did check that table and saw the rank of Oberfeuerwerksmaat. Would that include gunners (men who service the guns). I kind of thought that it would be Marineartilleriegefreiter too. The Maschinenobergefreiter would be a machinist I would assume. I am sure the germans would have had to have this ki...
by frontkampfer
Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:43 am
Forum: Bismarck Crewmember Research
Topic: German and US navies ranks
Replies: 5
Views: 9492

German and US navies ranks

Is there a table of rank equivalents between the German and US navies during WWII? My father was a FC2 (Fire Controlman 2nd class) on the USS Missouri for the 16in guns and I would like to know ther German equivalent. Any help appreciated!