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by José M. Rico
Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Tonnage and Displacement
Replies: 9
Views: 6726

Re: Problems with tonnage and displacement

Perhaps it's interesting to know that Tirptz's tonnage was 28,195.89 GRT Thanks for pointing that out Marc. I's not surprising considering the low profile of Bismarck class battleships (and of almost all battleships for that matter). Just for comparison purposes, do you know what was the GT of the ...
by José M. Rico
Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck camouflage
Replies: 4
Views: 4490

Re: Bismarck camouflage

Roberto, It all depends on what time period you want to paint your model. There are basically two main paint schemes most modelers follow: 1. Bismarck during her sea trials in the Baltic Sea with the three angled black and white stripes over the hull and superstructure. http://www.kbismarck.com/a21b...
by José M. Rico
Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Trumpeter 1/200 Bismarck
Replies: 14
Views: 6452

Re: Trumpeter 1/200 Bismarck

Jon, I look forward to seeing your progress. :D
by José M. Rico
Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Trumpeter 1/200 Bismarck
Replies: 14
Views: 6452

Re: Trumpeter 1/200 Bismarck

I was just wondering, did anybody get this kit yet?
by José M. Rico
Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The Greatest Naval Battle in History
Replies: 247
Views: 97988

Re: The Greatest Naval Battle in History

I've just changed the poll settings.
Users can now change their vote if they want to.
by José M. Rico
Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: BATTLE FOR SAIPAN-13 JUNE-9 JULY 1944
Replies: 13
Views: 3738

Re: BATTLE FOR SAIPAN-13 JUNE-9 JULY 1944

Aurora, there is nothing wrong in discussing Wikipedia articles here, but:

1. Do not "copy and paste" the whole article, and...
2. Add a link back to Wiki. In this case: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Saipan
by José M. Rico
Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Hurricane Sandy claims HMS Bounty
Replies: 4
Views: 1992

Re: Hurricane Sandy claims HMS Bounty

yes, I read that in the news. :(

I thought the ship was actually larger, but I just checked stats and it was just 215 tons. It was apparently hit by a giant wave.
by José M. Rico
Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Hurricane Sandy claims HMS Bounty
Replies: 4
Views: 1992

Hurricane Sandy claims HMS Bounty

The ship was built for the 1962 film version of "Mutiny on the Bounty," starring Marlon Brando, and appeared in the 2006 blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest."

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/29/us/sa ... index.html
by José M. Rico
Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Detailed Footage of Bismarck Wreck
Replies: 2
Views: 3646

Detailed Footage of Bismarck Wreck

Hello all, In the following link you can find more than a hundred videos with the best footage you can find anywhere of the wreck of the Bismarck. This is not the same stuff from previous TV documentaries you may have seen before. This is original film. Special thanks go to Thomas Schmid for uploadi...
by José M. Rico
Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Arado 196 launching procedures
Replies: 7
Views: 3391

Re: Bismarck Arado 196 launching procedures

Of course the Tirpitz didn't have this problem due to the different location of her cranes.
by José M. Rico
Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Taranto Effect on Naval Warfare
Replies: 71
Views: 7822

Re: Taranto.

Djoser wrote:Taranto certainly encouraged the Japanese to strike at Pearl Harbor the way they did--and more immediately, had a dramatic effect on the naval war in the Mediterranean.

yes, I believe Yamamoto did carefuly study the British attack on Taranto in preparation for Pearl Harbor.
by José M. Rico
Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Bismarck Crewmember Research
Topic: How many if any crewmembers of Bismarck are still alive?
Replies: 8
Views: 5639

Re: How many if any crewmembers of Bismarck are still alive?

sure no problem.
The editing function of the forum is set to expire after 60 minutes of posting. Sorry about that.
by José M. Rico
Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Bismarck Crewmember Research
Topic: How many if any crewmembers of Bismarck are still alive?
Replies: 8
Views: 5639

Re: How many if any crewmembers of Bismarck are still alive?

Sad news indeed Olaf, :(

If you have the opportunity please extend our deep condolences to the family in behalf of our naval community here.

I will drop a message on facebook. Thanks for posting.
by José M. Rico
Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: China's first aircraft carrier enters service
Replies: 1
Views: 1594

China's first aircraft carrier enters service

China's first aircraft carrier enters service China's first aircraft carrier has entered into service, the Defence Ministry says. The 300m (990ft) Liaoning - named after the province where it was refitted - is a refurbished Soviet ship purchased from Ukraine. For now the carrier has no operational a...

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