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by marcelo_malara
Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: German Destroyer - Bernd von Arnim
Replies: 30
Views: 6703

Re: German Destroyer - Bernd von Arnim

Ok, I took a look at Narvik by Dickens. In the extreme of Rombaksfjord, were grounded three German destroyers, from N to S, Zenker, von Arnim and Ludemann. The first, von Arnim, exploded at 1520. Then the British arrived and Bey and his crews were still on board Zenker, relaeasing depth charges to s...
by marcelo_malara
Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:56 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: German Destroyer - Bernd von Arnim
Replies: 30
Views: 6703

Re: German Destroyer - Bernd von Arnim

I don´t think British destroyers carried shrapnel. I must say too that I don´t remember in the bibliography I have, The German Invasion of Norway by Geirr H. Haarr , Narvik by Dickens (who relies on German´s sailors testimonies), and Hitler's Preemptive War: The Battle for Norway by Lunde, reading a...
by marcelo_malara
Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Aircraft´s anti ship tactics post 1945
Replies: 52
Views: 17591

Re: Aircraft´s anti ship tactics post 1945

Which David Brown´s book? Is he David K. Brown?
by marcelo_malara
Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Aircraft´s anti ship tactics post 1945
Replies: 52
Views: 17591

Re: Aircraft´s anti ship tactics post 1945

Interesting info Jualbo. Do you have any data on the (alleged) attack on Invincible?

Regards
by marcelo_malara
Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Torpedo Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2228

Re: Torpedo Question

Don´t worry....it happens!!!
by marcelo_malara
Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Torpedo Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2228

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 diam...
by marcelo_malara
Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Torpedo Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2228

Re: Torpedo Question

Well, in that case and if you like info about torpedoes, I recomend you get "The devil´s device" by Ed Gray, a very interesting book about the early history of the weapon, very well written.

Regards
by marcelo_malara
Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Torpedo Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2228

Re: Torpedo Question

According to the comments, the book describes a sub sinking and impacting at 200 kt at the bottom. You should disregard the rest of the book. Sorry for the money wasted!!!

Kind regards
by marcelo_malara
Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Aircraft´s anti ship tactics post 1945
Replies: 52
Views: 17591

Re: Aircraft´s anti ship tactics post 1945

Welcome to the forum Jualbo. I have been informed in a local forum that the Argentine Navy gave Mk-82 retarded bombs to the Argentine Air Force. Is this correct?
by marcelo_malara
Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Torpedo Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2228

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. More...
by marcelo_malara
Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: News on books
Replies: 2
Views: 1103

News on books

Hi guys. There are some new books that you may find interesting. German Naval Guns, 1939-1945 (http://www.amazon.com/German-Naval-1939-1945-Miroslaw-Skwiot/dp/159114311X/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_b). It seems that the three Polish volumes published by Aj-Press are being published by the Naval Institute Pre...
by marcelo_malara
Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:08 am
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Aircraft´s anti ship tactics post 1945
Replies: 52
Views: 17591

Re: Aircraft´s anti ship tactics post 1945

Enrique, I think there is no problem with that, tell those people to join the forum, I am sure Jose (its owner) will be glad.

Regards
by marcelo_malara
Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Aircraft´s anti ship tactics post 1945
Replies: 52
Views: 17591

Re: Aircraft´s anti ship tactics post 1945

There was not enough tanks so that every aicraft in every sortie could drop them.

Regards
by marcelo_malara
Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Aircraft´s anti ship tactics post 1945
Replies: 52
Views: 17591

Re: Aircraft´s anti ship tactics post 1945

Bgile, I will ask for the auxiliary tanks.

Enrique, the splashes in front of the Mirage/Dagger, to which weapon do you presume they belong? The same for the big splash in the A-4 photo?

Regards