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by Steve Crandell
Sun Oct 02, 2022 2:32 am
Forum: Military Conflicts Today
Topic: What is Putin up to?
Replies: 72
Views: 5261

Re: What is Putin up to?

Byron Angel wrote: Sun Oct 02, 2022 2:12 am Don't kid yourselves, gentlemen. Ukraine under the Zelensky/Kolomoisky regime has been an under-the-table stalking horse member of NATO since 2014.

Byron
And this is all organized by the "Deep State" or the Illuminati, or some such? The great secret cabal which controls everything?
by Steve Crandell
Sat Oct 01, 2022 9:20 pm
Forum: Military Conflicts Today
Topic: What is Putin up to?
Replies: 72
Views: 5261

Re: What is Putin up to?

Gentlemen It was reported on the news the other day that Ukraine wanted to join NATO, that would really put 'The cat among the pigeons'! As for the so called 'referendum on the regions joining Russia' any referendum that produces results of over 90% (in one case 99%) has got to be a sham, if Putin ...
by Steve Crandell
Sun Sep 25, 2022 4:20 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: 5"/25 on shore bombarment
Replies: 26
Views: 320

Re: 5"/25 on shore bombarment

Yes, it does not make much sense, except they were illuminating shells. I remember reading (in the book "The deadly fuze") that the Allies used VT fuzes near the Rhine in 1944, the shells were pointed just above the heads of the German troops and exploded when passing overhead. Yes, but t...
by Steve Crandell
Sat Sep 24, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: 5"/25 on shore bombarment
Replies: 26
Views: 320

Re: 5"/25 on shore bombarment

marcelo_malara wrote: Sat Sep 24, 2022 8:16 pm Hi guys. The question remains, were the fuzes set to detonate in the air before hitting the ground, shrapnel like?
I don't know, but can't imagine why they would do that. Defenders were hunkered down with overhead cover.
by Steve Crandell
Sun Sep 18, 2022 1:54 am
Forum: Military Conflicts Today
Topic: What is Putin up to?
Replies: 72
Views: 5261

Re: What is Putin up to?

Do you really think the Russian army we have watched fleeing in disorder from the Ukranian offensive, abandoning weapons, would make to to Calais?
by Steve Crandell
Wed Aug 31, 2022 3:36 pm
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Distance HMS Conqueror Fired on the General Belgrano
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Distance HMS Conqueror Fired on the General Belgrano

Of course, and the only reason three would be fired was to be fairly certain of two hits.
by Steve Crandell
Tue Aug 30, 2022 2:31 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Frederick Dalrymple-Hamilton report.
Replies: 7
Views: 610

Re: Frederick Dalrymple-Hamilton report.

Bismarck's shift of fire to KGV corresponds to the aft FC position taking control of the main battery. The after turrets don't seem to have been in action until then, which makes me wonder why their fire wasn't directed to a different target while the main battery was shooting at Rodney. Were all th...
by Steve Crandell
Mon Aug 29, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Frederick Dalrymple-Hamilton report.
Replies: 7
Views: 610

Re: Frederick Dalrymple-Hamilton report.

Thank you for providing that link! If I'd read it it was a long time ago.
by Steve Crandell
Fri Aug 12, 2022 11:37 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: US evaluation of Prinz Eugen, comments on radars etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: US evaluation of Prinz Eugen, comments on radars etc.

I think Prinz Eugen's conformal sonar was the one removed and installed on a US submarine. If not Prinz Eugen, it came from another German ship or submarine. It was impressive in testing and became the basis for the BQR series of USN submarine passive sonars, and AFAIK it still is today, although of...
by Steve Crandell
Sun Jul 31, 2022 12:26 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck and Tirpitz vs Yamato
Replies: 38
Views: 3311

Re: Bismarck and Tirpitz vs Yamato

Yes, well ... why not an entire fleet? That seems to be the way you are going. Want to give the Japanese some DDs and a cruiser or two?
by Steve Crandell
Sat Jul 23, 2022 1:14 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Shells fired by Prinz Eugen
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Re: Shells fired by Prinz Eugen

Gentlemen, I would think that trying to unload a heavy shell and cordite was likely to be a bit difficult and possibly hazardous. so when a battle was over did any guns that were still loaded get fired off, or did they try and unload them? Normally fired; also referred to as "unloading through...
by Steve Crandell
Wed Jul 20, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Shells fired by Prinz Eugen
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Re: Shells fired by Prinz Eugen

The magazines weren't full when they left Norway?
by Steve Crandell
Sun Jul 17, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: I wish LEGO was like this when I was a kid!
Replies: 1
Views: 867

Re: I wish LEGO was like this when I was a kid!

HMSVF wrote: Sun Jul 17, 2022 4:37 pm Absolutely stunning and better than most mainstream documentary

https://youtu.be/QxIkRDRvQpY


Hope you enjoy! I loved the 15 inchers being loaded!
Really entertaining, although Bismarck's main battery didn't use bag propellant. Amazing job, though!
by Steve Crandell
Fri Jul 15, 2022 11:26 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Vice Admiral Howard Fithian Kingman
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: Vice Admiral Howard Fithian Kingman

I'd try to contact the family. If you can get in touch, offer it to them and suggest that if they would like you would donate it to a historical organization like a museum.
by Steve Crandell
Sat Feb 26, 2022 6:20 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Jean Bart vs Roma
Replies: 6
Views: 1043

Re: Jean Bart vs Roma

No, probably pointless with an artificial "penalty" like that. Assume shells with no defects or gas pockets.