RNfanDan wrote: "
Alberto Virtuani wrote: "... and IF a 15" or a 8" exploded just outside the compass platform, it would not have left just a circular hole on the Splinter Shield of the Upper Bridge Searchlight Sights position....."
This is incorrect. There are a number of examples of AP shells piercing thin structures without exploding, or delayed in their explosion for long enough to burst clear of such surfaces. The shell will be delayed in its explosion after a triggering impact for a certain amount of time, to allow the shell to travel deeper inside the target, once it strikes the armor............... "
Antonio Bonomi wrote:Hello everybody,
the shell was NOT an 8 inches ( 203 mm ) shell from Prinz Eugen.
The shell was a 15 inches ( 381 mm ) fired by Bismarck main artillery; the PoW damage report leaves NO DOUBTS about it.
Please, unless you have real evidences of the opposite, ... avoid to include the 8 inches ( 203 mm ) of Prinz Eugen or even the 150 mm ( 6 inches ) of Bismarck secondary into the possibilities.
I have attached above the full page about this shell just to avoid it ... but apparently few ones has read it.
"only I actually forgot to mention that even though we were steering a 35,000 ton battleship where nothing happens if you put the rudder hard over, for at least 30 seconds, an instant after we turned the wheel to avoid a sinking battlecruiser, we instantly turned the wheel back again so that 50 secs after the battlecruiser blew up we passed through 280T and a shell came in through the window. Then the Captain gave the order.......Except we would be turning port already....."We put the wheel over to starboard to give us a greater clearance from the wreckage and by the time we were abreast of her all that apparently remained were three large sections of the hull which were unrecognisable and themselves slipping into the water.
wadinga wrote:Really Dave,
I'm surprised how easily you are persuaded............
Wadinga wrote: "It is clear in your excerpts and even more obvious in the moving image that the left hand "bright spot" is a shell splash which builds from the base and is not a record of Y turret firing."
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