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by Legend
Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:30 am
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Main Turrets?
Replies: 18
Views: 28834

Re: Main Turrets?

Have you seen the footage of the Cameron Expedition with the Mirs? When they were sliding around her, they sood discovered that long sections of the outer hull was missing, they could see where the fuel must have been stored, all the way back to the torpedo bulkhead, but that's where the damage evid...
by Legend
Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismark Sinks Then Resurfaced Upsidedown ?
Replies: 25
Views: 4985

Re: Bismark Sinks Then Resurfaced Upsidedown ?

Still, 4,000 tons being relieved from a sinking 40,000 ton wreck. I really don't see there being much of a dispute here. The engine rooms took up a great deal of space, meaning the water filled superstructure, upper decks (punctuerd by shells), engine rooms (scuttling), and other dead weights should...
by Legend
Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:21 pm
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: USS John Warner Is Next Attack Sub
Replies: 4
Views: 3083

Re: USS John Warner Is Next Attack Sub

I'm a navy geek. I pay attention to things that I see here and there. I know about the SSGN conversion back in 2002-06. As for the Virginia class: http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/images/SHIP_SSN_Virginia_Class_Cutaway_lg.jpg There are many other articles about these improvements in magazines, an...
by Legend
Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Japanese Victory at Midway
Replies: 76
Views: 54143

Re: Japanese Victory at Midway

1. :? I'm sorry, but I just don't get what you're trying to get with the Alutian Zero thing. The zero was good, but not great. As our friends have noted, the losses were about equal with just the P-40. Now, TELL ME HOW THE P-38 WAS USING THE ALUTIAN ZERO TECH!?! There was no use from that, if we nev...
by Legend
Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Main Turrets?
Replies: 18
Views: 28834

Re: Main Turrets?

Now that I think about it that is a very good point. Does anyone have a map (not with the wreck's location of course) but one that gives the general arrangement and ranges of all the pieces... The hull, the turrets, the admiral's bridge... We know they were spread out, but HOW SPREAD OUT? Is it a ma...
by Legend
Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Japanese Victory at Midway
Replies: 76
Views: 54143

Re: Japanese Victory at Midway

The P-40 could really take some hits, like the WWII equivelant of the A-10! It was slower yes, and not as maneuverable, but it didn't burst into flames in only a few hits, there are reports of the engine still running on four cylinders, now that's rugged! Now, I 'm sorry to be frank, but I personall...
by Legend
Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:24 am
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Main Turrets?
Replies: 18
Views: 28834

Re: Main Turrets?

Not without disturbing the wreck (which I would vehemously dissaprove of, for it is a wargrave of thousands of poor and brave German sailors). The only real way would be to use a propulsor of some sort to blow the mud out of the way, then if the things don't collapse or fall over you could possibly ...
by Legend
Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:21 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismark Sinks Then Resurfaced Upsidedown ?
Replies: 25
Views: 4985

Re: Bismark Sinks Then Resurfaced Upsidedown ?

:stop: I have to agree with Bgile, it is rather fantasful and irrelevant. A ship with that size and displacement doesn't go down easily, and when it has enough water to submerge it and send it toward the bottom, it is going down all the way. Think of the... maybe now 40,000 tons that make the disman...
by Legend
Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:01 am
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: USS John Warner Is Next Attack Sub
Replies: 4
Views: 3083

Re: USS John Warner Is Next Attack Sub

Hmmm... And another attempt by the navy to make their super-expensive subs sound more advanced. That tech has been around for more than five years! I mean, the capabilities are great, but for what price? I personally liked the older Los Angeles Class better, they wer a good, sturdy design and could ...
by Legend
Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:58 am
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Main Turrets?
Replies: 18
Views: 28834

Re: Main Turrets?

Good question! The only calibre of naval artillery on Bismarck that was not locked in and were gravity-mounted were... The 15in guns. The secondaries were all locked in by plates or joints to keep them (the lighter guns) from either falling out by heavy seas or from jumping out when firing. They did...
by Legend
Mon Dec 29, 2008 4:19 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: WWII Quotes
Replies: 15
Views: 5785

Re: WWII quotes

This one has to show the colors of a true naval commander that holds our (or atleast mine) hearts...


"I will not have my ship be shot out from under my ass (Return Fire!)"

Captain Ernst Lindemann
by Legend
Mon Dec 29, 2008 4:01 am
Forum: Announcements, News and Updates
Topic: How can we improve the website and forum?
Replies: 45
Views: 35908

Re: How can we improve the website and forum?

I agree, and also allow us to upload photos from our computers to posts also. Then we don't have to upload it to one of those photo sites first...

Crawfish, nice idea!
by Legend
Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:49 am
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Nimitz Class Sunk?
Replies: 5
Views: 2827

Re: Nimitz Class Sunk?

Careless old Russians. (no offense to anyone who may be on here...) Well, theres a reason they say the old Russian sub crews used to glow in the dark... he he he If reactors of that size and quantity (to a super-carrier) plumeted to the bottom I am sure the USN would check the safety on them almost ...
by Legend
Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:43 am
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Top ten most powerful navies in the world
Replies: 131
Views: 387188

Re: The ten most powerful navies in the world

In that case I believe Quality over Quantity is the question my friends. The Chinese have enough patrol boats to sink Pearl Harbor ten times and still have enough to do circles around the old battlewagons. But the Aegis ships have the accuracy and range of a laser. :negative: Never count the underdo...
by Legend
Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Carrier Bush To Put Off Sea Trials
Replies: 15
Views: 11072

Re: Carrier Bush To Put Off Sea Trials

John Adams is good, he was a president by all respects!