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by José M. Rico
Sun Dec 12, 2004 9:14 am
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #2
Replies: 12
Views: 7087

OK guys, it seems that by now you all agree it is an Illustrious Class aircraft carrier and that is correct. :ok: All we need to know now is which one?

Illustrious, Victorious, Formidable, Indomitable, Implacable, Indefatigable?

Final answer posted tomorrow.
by José M. Rico
Fri Dec 10, 2004 8:22 am
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #2
Replies: 12
Views: 7087

NO, that photo is not of the Ark Royal.

Photo of Ark Royal's launching attached here; see differences.

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Photo. The launching of the Ark Royal on 13 April 1937.

Final answer coming soon but keep trying.
by José M. Rico
Thu Dec 09, 2004 9:37 am
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #2
Replies: 12
Views: 7087

Photo Quiz #2

Identify this ship, where, and when.

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by José M. Rico
Sat Dec 04, 2004 6:28 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck proper name "He" or "She"
Replies: 30
Views: 20384

A curious note. Although in German and English languages ships are usually referred to in their feminine form, in Spanish it is not always that way. For us the battleship Bismarck is always a "he" = "el" Bismarck, never "la" Bismarck, and it doesn't have anything to do with the name of the ship but ...
by José M. Rico
Sun Nov 28, 2004 10:05 am
Forum: Bismarck Crewmember Research
Topic: Lieutenant-Commander Werner Nobis
Replies: 2
Views: 5079

Lieutenant-Commander Werner Nobis is a fictitious character just like many others in this book. However, real Bismarck crewmembers such as Lieutenant-Commander Junack, Leading Seaman Rzonca, and the wounded Luettich are mentioned too.
by José M. Rico
Wed Nov 24, 2004 1:19 pm
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #1
Replies: 9
Views: 6787

Tirpitz indeed

Hello everyone. The photo is indeed of the Tirpitz, and it was taken at the time she was being broken up. The man cutting the sloped armor deck is inside one of the ship's wing tanks. At first it is a bit difficult to notice that but keep in mind that because the Tirpitz capsized her hull stands dow...
by José M. Rico
Tue Nov 23, 2004 8:21 am
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #1
Replies: 9
Views: 6787

A couple of clues

I don't know if the photo is reversed but it could be possible. Here are a couple of clues:

Clue #1: The photo is post-1945.

Clue #2: The armor plate the man is cutting is German homogeneous Wh (Wotan hart) 110-120 mm thick.
by José M. Rico
Sun Nov 21, 2004 5:27 am
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #1
Replies: 9
Views: 6787

Photo Quiz #1

Can anybody correctly identify this photo? What is this man doing, where, and why? Let me know if you need any clues but try first.

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by José M. Rico
Fri Nov 19, 2004 8:59 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Hull coefficients
Replies: 3
Views: 15447

Here you have Bismarck's data at the "empty ship as completed condition". Perhaps others can provide additional information on other battleships. · Ratio length/beam: 241.5/36 = 6.71 · Ratio beam/draught: 36/9.33 = 3.85 · Ratio draught/depth: 9.33/15 = 0.62 · Ratio length/depth: 241.5/15 = 16.10 · B...
by José M. Rico
Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:43 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: No Swordfish shot down by Bismarck
Replies: 27
Views: 19495

Hello, The Germans were not happy at all with the with heavy 10.5 cm Flak configuration aboard the Bismarck. Here are some interesting excerpts translated in English by Ulrich Rudofsky from AVKS-700 (Artillerieversuchskommando für Schiffe), see pages 45-46: " The fitting-out with two different types...
by José M. Rico
Tue Nov 16, 2004 2:18 pm
Forum: Bismarck Crewmember Research
Topic: How you can help
Replies: 2
Views: 4973

How you can help

Hello everyone, As you know one the most important aspects of KBismarck.com website is the crewmember research. Our goal is to gather the most complete crewmember database as possible, and we really need your help in this regard. What we are looking for are photos, letters, death cards, war records,...
by José M. Rico
Mon Nov 15, 2004 1:05 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Questions About 38,1-cm Psgr.zu
Replies: 4
Views: 1910

To be honest, I haven't extrapolated all the information contained in those curves to look at it in detail and my copy of 100/40 g.Kdos is not very good either, but overall I think the German estimations are very close to the actual performance of those guns.
by José M. Rico
Mon Nov 15, 2004 12:21 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Questions About 38,1-cm Psgr.zu
Replies: 4
Views: 1910

Hello Marty, You are looking at the wrong table. The characteristics you are giving (745m/s, 875kg) are from the 38.1cm gun of the British Queen Elizabeth, the 15" Mark I. The table for the German 38cm S.K. C/34 gun is at the end of the document. The Germans only produced one type of 38cm AP shell, ...
by José M. Rico
Sun Nov 14, 2004 7:14 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Bismarck Wreck Salvage
Replies: 113
Views: 89655

I think it can be technically possible although it would be the most difficult sea salvage ever and very expensive. But first you should ask yourself why do you want to move the wreck at all since it is considered a war grave. Rescue methods? I don't know, perhaps something like this: http://www.kbi...
by José M. Rico
Sun Nov 14, 2004 1:08 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Projectile flying altitude
Replies: 12
Views: 5352

The point in which the acceleration due to gravity begins to be greater than the deceleration due to air resistance varies depending on the gun used. According to 100/40 g.Kdos, the lowest striking velocity for the German 800-kg shells of the 38cm SK. C/34 gun is 457 mps (1,500 fps) at a range of 32...