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by OpanaPointer
Tue May 10, 2022 9:01 pm
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: B29's in UK
Replies: 4
Views: 5816

Re: B29's in UK

Better fate than being bulldozed flat and turned into beer cans. :(
by OpanaPointer
Wed Apr 13, 2022 12:06 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: The B29 Superfortress
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: The B29 Superfortress

My first look at a real B-29 was at Chanute AFB, Illinois, back in the 60's.* My thought was "they're smaller than they look." David glared at me. :lol:

*My brother was there for some post-boot camp school.
by OpanaPointer
Mon Apr 11, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Submarine jamming radio of enemy ship
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: Submarine jamming radio of enemy ship

Thanks OpanaPointer, I'll have a good read of the article. Heddy Lamar! how did you know that! I thought you were joking at first, some veiled reference to her singing, as a joke. I've rooting around WWII since 1957. (First saw "Victory At Sea" on the TV, instantly hooked. I told my paren...
by OpanaPointer
Sun Apr 10, 2022 11:52 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Submarine jamming radio of enemy ship
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: Submarine jamming radio of enemy ship

http://jproc.ca/rrp/nro_ww2.html Might help. Heddy Lamar might help.
by OpanaPointer
Thu Apr 07, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: US Navy to Decommission 24 ships, 1 is 2 years old!
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: US Navy to Decommission 24 ships, 1 is 2 years old!

One frigate thing after another.
by OpanaPointer
Wed Apr 06, 2022 11:49 am
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: US Navy to Decommission 24 ships, 1 is 2 years old!
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: US Navy to Decommission 24 ships, 1 is 2 years old!

I saw the subject line and thought "LCS, yeah we don't need them." :ok:
by OpanaPointer
Sat Mar 26, 2022 12:44 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Are the Iowas Battlecruisers?
Replies: 21
Views: 701

Re: Are the Iowas Battlecruisers?

Assigned as "assigned to ship's company". I did nearly a year on New Jersey then volunteered to cross-deck to Missouri to replicate my experience with certain items. (Both ships were being fitted out for service after being pulled from mothballs one more time.)
by OpanaPointer
Wed Mar 23, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: I need help determining where a WWII Naval Carrier's Damage would appear
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: I need help determining where a WWII Naval Carrier's Damage would appear

Forget which carriers, if any, are included in this collection. (And I did the damn things.)

https://www.history.navy.mil/research/l ... ports.html

Checked, there are a few.
by OpanaPointer
Wed Mar 23, 2022 10:28 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: I need help determining where a WWII Naval Carrier's Damage would appear
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: I need help determining where a WWII Naval Carrier's Damage would appear

Hi. You should start looking for a plan of the ship, the closer you will find are the CV-5 – USS Yorktown – Booklet of General Plans in https://www.hnsa.org/manuals-documents/booklets-of-general-plans-online/. In them you can look for the danger areas, AV gas tanks, aerial bomb and torpedo magazine...
by OpanaPointer
Tue Mar 22, 2022 11:32 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Are the Iowas Battlecruisers?
Replies: 21
Views: 701

Re: Are the Iowas Battlecruisers?

Concur.

It would be lovely to see a tabular representation of the ships deemed 'battlecruiser' (and those 'suspected' of being battlecruiser in the light of the formula I posted above.
by OpanaPointer
Mon Mar 21, 2022 10:59 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Are the Iowas Battlecruisers?
Replies: 21
Views: 701

Re: Are the Iowas Battlecruisers?

Good points. OBB vs FBB in the Pacific. This pic is Oklahoma and Wisconsin. If you look carefully you can spot the difference(s). :wink: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5b/USS_Wisconsin_and_USS_Oklahoma_H78940t.jpg/1125px-USS_Wisconsin_and_USS_Oklahoma_H78940t.jpg?201509251353...
by OpanaPointer
Sun Mar 20, 2022 8:23 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Are the Iowas Battlecruisers?
Replies: 21
Views: 701

Re: Are the Iowas Battlecruisers?

BuckBradley wrote: Sun Mar 20, 2022 6:41 pm Can you elaborate on that a bit M. Opana?

THX.
Just that these wee beasties are hard to think of in an diminutive fashion.

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by OpanaPointer
Sun Mar 20, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Was the H.M.S Hood the most powerful ship for 20 years?
Replies: 59
Views: 3140

Re: Was the H.M.S Hood the most powerful ship for 20 years?

Perhaps this formula will be a useful tool for evaluation. Perhaps not. Offense + Defense + Speed = 1 The above allocates the sum total of a ship to three factors, striking power, defensive equipage, and ability to get to the place where it's needed and then on to the next. The fun part is the somew...