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by marcelo_malara
Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Aircraft´s anti ship tactics post 1945
Replies: 52
Views: 9955

Re: Aircraft´s anti ship tactics post 1945

This what I was told about the photo: "The picture was taken the day 5/25/1982 from the HMS Broadsword. In the plane of the right the Lieutenant Rinke and to the left Captain Marcos P. Carballo. Here a small summary: Are attacked and damaged, to the north of the island Borbón, the frigate F-21 ...
by marcelo_malara
Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Aircraft´s anti ship tactics post 1945
Replies: 52
Views: 9955

Re: Aircraft´s anti ship tactics post 1945

The airplanes are coming a little low....thanks for the link Enrique.

Kind regards
by marcelo_malara
Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Aircraft´s anti ship tactics post 1945
Replies: 52
Views: 9955

Re: Aircraft´s anti ship tactics post 1945

I am not an expert in this. I think that part of the problem was that, the low altitude. But then that wouldn´t explain why some bombs DID explode. I believe the fuses were retimed for shorter action during the war. but there were malfunctions too.
by marcelo_malara
Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Aircraft´s anti ship tactics post 1945
Replies: 52
Views: 9955

Re: Aircraft´s anti ship tactics post 1945

I think the fuses problem was already known, a pilot should realize that his bombs didn´t explode. Anyway, in any war there are unexploded bombs, torpedoes, shells,etc....
by marcelo_malara
Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:10 am
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Aircraft´s anti ship tactics post 1945
Replies: 52
Views: 9955

Re: Aircraft´s anti ship tactics post 1945

I am sure many were downed by Sea Wolf and Sea Dart missiles. What I learned in these days is that sometimes undragged bombs were used and others Mk-82 were. I presume that the dragged bombs were aimed directly to the side of the ships instead than at the sea surface.
by marcelo_malara
Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:26 am
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Aircraft´s anti ship tactics post 1945
Replies: 52
Views: 9955

Re: Aircraft´s anti ship tactics post 1945

Yes Bgile, I know. And that is what started my curiosity about this. It seems that the Argentine pilots were using the old skip bombing technique. The diference is that the bomb run was done at very low altitude, so as to evade radar directed guns and missiles. Anyway, the toll on the attacking plan...
by marcelo_malara
Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Aircraft´s anti ship tactics post 1945
Replies: 52
Views: 9955

Re: Aircraft´s anti ship tactics post 1945

Thanks Neil, very good info. There seems to be a period, from the introduction of SAMs in the late 50s till the introduction of proper air launched anti ship missiles in the 70s, that the warship was again able to defend quiet well from the air menace, as the only way an aircraft could get her was c...
by marcelo_malara
Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Aircraft´s anti ship tactics post 1945
Replies: 52
Views: 9955

Re: Aircraft´s anti ship tactics post 1945

Up until that time ship bombing was done using a variety of techniques. Fast low level 'skip' bombing or using retarded bombs. Shallow glide bombing maybe using unguided rockets. 'Lob' bombing form miles away, where the aircraft starts at low altitude, climbs sharply and releases the bomb into a ba...
by marcelo_malara
Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Aircraft´s anti ship tactics post 1945
Replies: 52
Views: 9955

Aircraft´s anti ship tactics post 1945

Hi all. In WWII the dive bomber armed with iron bombs reigned supreme as the premier anti ship airplane. In second place we had the torpedo-bomber, armed with aerial torpedoes. Then the war ended, the propeller-driven dive bombers and torpedo planes faded, being replaced aboard carriers by the first...
by marcelo_malara
Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Best unknown tales from WW2 naval history
Replies: 24
Views: 4161

Re: Best unknown tales from WW2 naval history

Do you know about the German subs sent by train to the Black Sea?

Regards
by marcelo_malara
Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: The worst machine gun ever
Replies: 33
Views: 5458

Re: The worst machine gun ever

The potato digger was a Colt machine gun. The name came for the design of the bolt mechanism, which had a semicircular piece externally under the gun that moved it back and forth in a curved way.

Regards
by marcelo_malara
Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:38 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: RN history to be republished and newly available
Replies: 9
Views: 2792

Re: RN history to be republished and newly available

Yes, the four volumes have been reprinted. In soft cover they are around 40 bucks, 80 hard bound. I think that no serious naval enthusiast of the European theatre can do without them. One thing I like is that they were written ten years after the war end, with access to German records, even to then ...
by marcelo_malara
Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: RN history to be republished and newly available
Replies: 9
Views: 2792

Re: RN history to be republished and newly available

That´s the edition I bought. I started it a few days ago. Very good so far. I am thru the organization of the RN, very detailed.
by marcelo_malara
Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Malvinas/Falklands war - Alleged attack on HMS Invincible
Replies: 148
Views: 55615

Re: Malvinas/Falklands war - Alleged attack on HMS Invincible

Thanks Enrique, I understand now. I presume they had surveyed the gun emplacement with a theodite to find True North (or topo North as you are calling it). Has all this been ever published anywhere?

Regards
by marcelo_malara
Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Malvinas/Falklands war - Alleged attack on HMS Invincible
Replies: 148
Views: 55615

Re: Malvinas/Falklands war - Alleged attack on HMS Invincible

Enrique: You can read a brief post about how ship to ship shooting is calculated here http://kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=1725&p=18594. As you said, you have simplified the problem, because you are stationary. You only had to compute enemy movement, getting course, speed, bearing...

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