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by alecsandros
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck's armor against long range hits
Replies: 17
Views: 1650

Re: Bismarck's armor against long range hits

I don't understand the cruiser part.....
Was the 8cm portion thicker to protect against 8" gunfire ?
by alecsandros
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck's armor against long range hits
Replies: 17
Views: 1650

Re: Bismarck's armor against long range hits

shortly after this report they published target properties of Tirpitz as following vertical side armour 12 inches deck armour 6 inches (as far as i remember correctly in SUPP 6-481) with the note that no british battleship shell available at the time was able to defeat 6 inches of horizontal protec...
by alecsandros
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck's armor against long range hits
Replies: 17
Views: 1650

Re: Bismarck's armor against long range hits

as possible indication for a weakness in the 5 + 8 cm armor protection against AP-bomb attack as ther were several penetrations Scharnhorst and Tirpitz (but all fuzes became duds). Any thoughts on the 8 + 10cm of armor decks ? [i.e. 8cm-thick sections of weather deck and 10cm thick sections of main...
by alecsandros
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 38 cm shells
Replies: 60
Views: 21304

Re: 38 cm shells

I don't know exactly what text from David attracted your attention. I'll try to put down a few pieces of information: " I also heard that the the lighter shell would wobble more lose accuracy over range." German testing in the mid to late 1930s were done for SK C34 guns 380mm caliber, as well as for...
by alecsandros
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 284
Views: 13938

Re: Hits on PoW and Bismarck

Herr Nilsson wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:18 pm
What question?
If you have to ask, you did't understand the paragraph - which wasn't meant for you anyhow.
But now that you asked, I think it does apply to you as well.
by alecsandros
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 284
Views: 13938

Re: Hits on PoW and Bismarck

HMSVF wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:12 pm
Can a super accurate,minute by minute second by second map based on a 75 year old battle where 2 of combatants documents lay at the bottom of the cold Atlantic be produced?

That realy doesn't answer the question I posted, does it ?

I don't know why I smell another (concealed) detractor.
by alecsandros
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 284
Views: 13938

Re: Hits on PoW and Bismarck

In summary there will never be agreement because there cannot be. You either believe that a battle map can be a rock solid foundation that can be built on or you don't . If this event had occurred in the era of GPS and computers I would say yes it could. That Mr Jurens has said that its almost impo...
by alecsandros
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck firing procedures at DS
Replies: 968
Views: 61780

Re: Bismarck firing procedures at DS

I'm puzzled. Why did Aylwin set a range of </= 14,000 yds for his fire from Y turret when he was presumably aware that: (a) the gun range of the last controlled double-salvo from PoW (salvoes 17 & 18) was at 14,000 yards; (b) the fall of shot of salvoes 17 & 18 was seen (as implied by McMullen's tr...
by alecsandros
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck firing procedures at DS
Replies: 968
Views: 61780

Re: Bismarck firing procedures at DS

"How to recognize an internet troll? One of the many indications is the sudden and unrelated change of subject if challenged." What change of subject ? Have you understood the proposition ? Are you aware you are ignoring years of debates , interjecting with a "method" which you claim HADN'T been us...
by alecsandros
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 284
Views: 13938

Re: hits on PoW and Bismarck

so I have always wondered that if her speed was reduced whether she could have actually caught up with PoW who although damaged, seemed to be able to still steam at near her maximum speed and it was this that influenced Lutyens not to pursue, particularly as any increase in speed made the flooding ...
by alecsandros
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 284
Views: 13938

Re: hits on PoW and Bismarck

except that if the hole in the shell were very large, as might have occurred if the projectile detonated inside the ship, it might have required Bismarck to reduce speed somewhat during the rest of the operation. For the record, Bismarck did reduce speed during May 24th, at 22kts then at 16kts or l...
by alecsandros
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck firing procedures at DS
Replies: 968
Views: 61780

Re: Bismarck firing procedures at DS

northcape wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:03 pm
I simply stress out the naive (and wrong) approach to interpretation of historical evidences as done by A&A, which they disguise as a "scientific" method.
Feel free to apply it and present the results here.
by alecsandros
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck firing procedures at DS
Replies: 968
Views: 61780

Re: Bismarck firing procedures at DS

Anyway, on NO course other than 220° Bismarck could have closed the range to PoW by almost 5000 yards in 4 minutes . Dear Alberto, with all due respect, I have a feeling you are purposefully ignoring the TELEPORTATION unit mounted on Bismarck and Prinz Eugen, that was used during Op. Rheinubung sev...
by alecsandros
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck firing procedures at DS
Replies: 968
Views: 61780

Re: Bismarck firing procedures at DS

If this does not sound very odd to you than I don't know. It does. Problem is all of the questions you and others post have already been posted numerous times (literally dozens of times). Antonio is impossibly patient... But as nobody is willing to dig into 4years+ of discussions (probably thousand...
by alecsandros
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck firing procedures at DS
Replies: 968
Views: 61780

Re: Bismarck firing procedures at DS

This is hilarious, indeed the height of cheek. You have spent years being a controversialist, if not indeed a semi-troll on many boards, indeed being banned for a couple of years on at least one ! Realy ? Which one would that be ? In any case, coming from you, banned repeadetedly (unfortunately NOT...