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by José M. Rico
Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Expedition Bismarck 2012
Replies: 32
Views: 11499

Re: Expedition Bismarck 2012

Just to let you know that in the end there was no expedition to the wreck in 2012.
It was canceled.
by José M. Rico
Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck final battle and German main battery accuracy Qs.
Replies: 5
Views: 957

Re: Bismarck final battle and German main battery accuracy Q

It was a combination of everything. Still when considering the hopeless position the ship was, Bismarck's fire was not that bad at all, and even managed to straddle the Rodney during the early stages of the battle. However, very soon turrets Anton and Bruno were put out of action and after that it w...
by José M. Rico
Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Bismarck - Pride of the German Navy
Replies: 24
Views: 4998

Re: Bismarck - Pride of the German Navy

Any opinions on this one? Yes, but unfortunately not very good. The text on this book contains a considerable number of excerpts and quotes that have been taken from kbismarck.com website. In some cases directly copied verbatim, in others simply changing the sentence structure to try to conceal any...
by José M. Rico
Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Announcements, News and Updates
Topic: Battleship Bismarck on Facebook
Replies: 6
Views: 5057

Re: Battleship Bismarck on Facebook

On the way to 9,000!!! :D

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by José M. Rico
Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: 1/200 Hood from Trumpeter!
Replies: 2
Views: 4100

Re: 1/200 Hood from Trumpeter!

... so, very soon we will have both titans in 1/200!!! :D
by José M. Rico
Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait : the airplanes !
Replies: 9
Views: 1389

Re: Denmark Strait : the airplanes !

Antonio. I think I have that somewhere but I can't find it right now. Lockheed Hudson G/269 (Flying Officer A.J. Pinhorn) took off from Kaldaðarnes at 0400 hours on the 24th, (five minutes before the arrival of L/269) and although it later watched the battle at the Denmark Strait and the Hood blowin...
by José M. Rico
Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Japanese victory at Midway
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Re: Japanese victory at Midway

Check the link below:

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by José M. Rico
Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: O Class Battlecruisers
Replies: 8
Views: 1488

Re: O Class Battlecruisers

The actual ships may have been a little heavier, but those are the design figures. The "O" Class was certainly lighter than the Scharnhorst.
by José M. Rico
Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: O Class Battlecruisers
Replies: 8
Views: 1488

O Class Battlecruisers

Hello all, I would like to hear what are your opinions on the German "O" Class battlecruisers . How would you compare them with, let's say, the USN Alaskas, considering both types would have had almost identical displacement and similar commissioning periods? I think we could have a good c...
by José M. Rico
Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: No rudder torpedo hit
Replies: 10
Views: 1306

Re: No rudder torpedo hit

I've been thinking about the cripling torpedo hit that Bismarck suffered. What if that hit wouldn't have come at all, but, say, 1-2 hits would have been made on the ship's sides.. ? Bismarck would have taken on more seawater and her speed reduced a few more knots depending on the compartments affec...
by José M. Rico
Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Scharnhorst vs a KGV
Replies: 62
Views: 9193

Re: Scharnhorst Vs a KGV

I wish people could stop referring just to "GKDOS". GKDOS is a security classification and means "Geheime Kommandosache". Stating that GKDOS says this or that is like saying in english that TOP SECRET says this or that. LOL. The actual document is: "Awa A IA 100/40 g.Kdos U...
by José M. Rico
Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: How did you come to be interested in Bismarck?
Replies: 150
Views: 22727

Re: How did you come to be interested in Bismarck?

To be honest I’d always hated the Bismarck and her crew. I served in the Royal Navy and knew his story from my own reading pretty well, to me he was the ship that sent HMS Hood and 1,400+ men to their deaths. Of course as I got older I stopped thinking in black and white and realised that as evil a...
by José M. Rico
Wed May 29, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Returns to Norway
Replies: 154
Views: 7452

Re: Bismarck Returns to Norway

You guys may find the following excerpt taken from a naval conference between Hitler and Raeder of much interest regarding the current discussion: Report of the C.-in-C., Navy [Raeder], to the Führer on June 6, 1941, at the Berghof. 1. The course of the Bismarck operation is discussed.- The Führer i...
by José M. Rico
Wed May 29, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck refuels and does repairs
Replies: 43
Views: 5789

Re: Bismarck refuels and does repairs

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