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by frontkampfer
Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Skagerrak: The Battle of Jutland Through German Eyes
Replies: 2
Views: 4026

Re: Skagerrak: The Battle of Jutland Through German Eyes

Paul,

I think you will be rewarded!
by frontkampfer
Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: Martini Henry rifles
Replies: 8
Views: 5130

Re: Martini Henry rifles

The US military had thousands of Springfield muskets and to save money they had them converted to trap door shooters. The cavalry used the carbine trap door which is what Custer's command had at Little Big Horn. Many of the Indians there had repeaters. The Ordnance Bureau was very old school and did...
by frontkampfer
Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: Martini Henry rifles
Replies: 8
Views: 5130

Re: Martini Henry rifles

The US military had thousands of Springfield muskets and to save money they had them converted to trap door shooters. The cavalry used the carbine trap door which is what Custer's command had at Little Big Horn. Many of the Indians there had repeaters. The Ordnance Bureau was very old school and did...
by frontkampfer
Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Skagerrak: The Battle of Jutland Through German Eyes
Replies: 2
Views: 4026

Skagerrak: The Battle of Jutland Through German Eyes

Skagerrak: The Battle of Jutland Through German Eyes by Gary Staff Gary Staff is probably the foremost authority on the Kaiserleiche Marine. His work on German battlecruisers is fantastic and his works fill a huge void in English language studies of the KM without the usual pro Royal Navy bias. His ...
by frontkampfer
Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Bismarck Alternate Propulsion
Replies: 44
Views: 25023

Re: Bismarck Alternate Propulsion

As long as they used Enigma then the RN was going to know about it no matter how many tankers they had.
by frontkampfer
Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Bismarck Alternate Propulsion
Replies: 44
Views: 25023

Re: Bismarck Alternate Propulsion

"It was the reliability and durability of the German steam turbine plants that was the main problem rather than range."

Dave,

I agree totally. I think if given time and with good planning the KM could have worked out the reliability issues. They had neither.
by frontkampfer
Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Bismarck Alternate Propulsion
Replies: 44
Views: 25023

Re: Bismarck Alternate Propulsion

I think RF hit on the real issue in his post that the KM did not have the time to develop the propulsion plants needed for a long legged Navy. Because they lost their fleet at the end of WWI they were trying to catch up and be innovative at the same time. The US had years to develop the propulsion p...
by frontkampfer
Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Brits want out of the EU
Replies: 25
Views: 11493

Re: The Brits want out of the EU

To all in the UK who voted to leave the EU, I salute you in taking your country back! Unchecked immigration drives down wages of all workers. Good for businesses with the added benefit to an ever increasing voting block for lib politicians. Hold their feet to the fire and don't let them drag out the...
by frontkampfer
Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Brits want out of the EU
Replies: 25
Views: 11493

Re: The Brits want out of the EU

Good for the Brits!
by frontkampfer
Sat May 07, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: The Ironclad & Pre-dreadnought Era (1860-1905)
Topic: Weapons used by the US Navy - Winchester 1873
Replies: 2
Views: 3665

Re: Weapons used by the US Navy - Winchester 1873

Could be a personal posession from a crew member. Going just from the type of gun and USS 6, it could have something to do with the Armored Cruiser USS California. http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/OnlineLibrary/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-c/acr6.htm Later renamed USS San Diego, was torpedoed off Fire Island,...
by frontkampfer
Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: The supposed hit to Scharnhorst's boiler room
Replies: 31
Views: 13262

Re: The supposed hit to Scharnhorst's boiler room

Ex-Nuke,

Some of the best explanations I've seen. Thanks!
by frontkampfer
Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Best and Worst Torpedo WW2
Replies: 23
Views: 10037

Re: Best and Worst Torpedo WW2

The Km had issues with their torpedoes early on as well.
by frontkampfer
Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Bismarck 1/100 initial structure
Replies: 109
Views: 65660

Re: Bismarck 1/100 initial structure

The detail is fantastic. What material do you use if I may ask?
by frontkampfer
Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:11 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Bismarck 1/100 initial structure
Replies: 109
Views: 65660

Re: Bismarck 1/100 initial structure

Outstanding!
by frontkampfer
Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Von der Tann vs. Inflexible
Replies: 6
Views: 6016

Re: Von der Tann vs. Inflexible

Have to agree. VdT was a tough, fast BC & the fact that she took out Indefatigable, then took a beating & stayed in line gives testament to her design. The KLM should have had at least two more of them in my opinion. A very good ship!