Here we expose the basic ignorance.
Of course firing broadsides would mean that the "apparent" RoF is slower, but the number of shells delivered per minute will NOT change.
Rate of fire always relates to the same guns firing
, not different guns. If Jasper says: The original German sentence you quote translates correctly to "average salvo rate". he must be talking about the same guns.
Well, if Alberto wants to submint a document for publication in the website's archives, he can always contact me via e-mail and let me know about it
Hello Esteemed Webmaster-
Yeah, and lipsticked pigs might fly out of my butt. A & A want to make money
out of a sensationalist Conspiracy Theory, giving away information doesn't help that, withholding information
Prince of Wales NEVER had the CONTINOUS firing solution towards the enemy. She fired 18 salvos on director control, in about 9 minutes, of which 3 salvos (no 6, 9, 13) straddled.
Her official G.A.R. clearly describes how the officers ATTEMPTED to KEEP the FIRING SOLUTION on the enemy, but that was not attained:
Good Point, wrong thread. Since Bismarck was turning away before Hood was destroyed, PoW never got her inclination (equals course) correct, but you only know that your FC solution is incorrect when your rapid fire fails to stay on
the enemy. Because she could not achieve rapid fire
(unlike Bismarck- see film) because her guns were so bad, which Leach knew, he knew after he had turned towards the enemy
to avoid the wreck, as seen by everybody, German and British alike, (but not A & A), he had to withdraw- temporarily. Which he did.
These rapid changes of course by PoW screwed up Schneider's FC solution as badly as they did Reitmann's. Scheider didn't throw away ammunition when both his ship and the target were turning hard. Hence only 93 shells expended.
All the best