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by Legend
Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: What is needed to replace the Battleship?
Replies: 29
Views: 17900

Re: What is needed to replace the Battleship?

...a modern warship has to be capable of a lot more than just killing other warships... What would this entail? And your point of the difficulties of making more efficient ships is valid. However, my point of the Perry's still stands! They were heavily modular ships and therefore could easily be co...
by Legend
Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:05 am
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: What is needed to replace the Battleship?
Replies: 29
Views: 17900

What is needed to replace the Battleship?

I was reading through some old threads (specifically the "Nuclear Powered Battleship") and I came across the notion, that besides having insanely hardy armor, all battleships were for, was to have a ship in your navy that could sink other navy's ships with impunity, or as close to it as your economy...
by Legend
Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Airborne Laser Test Successful!
Replies: 33
Views: 4396

Re: Airborne Laser Test Successful!

My next question is how fast is the reload? If in one conflict you burned out a system but saved a ship from a cloud of Anti-Ship-Missiles, it would totally be worth it! If the system could instantaneously burn out a missile's electronics systems, or just incinerate the warhead, would it be like fiv...
by Legend
Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:47 am
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Know any U.S. cities seeking USS JFK as museum ship?
Replies: 14
Views: 9481

Re: Know any U.S. cities seeking USS JFK as museum ship?

I did a search and found there was something in the Forum/Site http://supportyourlocalgunfighter.com/2009/11/uss-john-f-kennedy-looking-for-a-home/ Due to the trigger happy blocking system on my school computer I was not able to acess the actual site... but from the google page I saw some promising ...
by Legend
Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:39 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Yamato plans given to USA
Replies: 35
Views: 5473

Re: Yamato plans given to USA

At that length I would expect atleast forty :lol: I just felt my mouth begin to water when I saw that Yamato with five turrets... As if nine 18in guns werent enough! I also found lots of the Montana designs interesting to look at. I only wonder what the different layouts were for them. Included were...
by Legend
Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:43 am
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Any Research on the Fate of the Wreck of the Bismarck?
Replies: 24
Views: 19851

Re: Any Research on the Fate of the Wreck of the Bismarck?

Titanic is made of a low quality steel with a high content of iron, thus all of the brown-rust stalactites on the wreck. The Bismarck is a high carbon steel. Due to the purer and homogenous state it will last much much longer, because of the low iron content. I see Bismarck lasting longer than any n...
by Legend
Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:20 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Nuclear powered Battleship?
Replies: 187
Views: 92828

Re: Nuclear powered Battleship?

Okay... havent been able to find enough about the dimensions on a potential system, and had a set of great ideas the other night to refine my design. My last block of this BB had a really blunt bow... and it was making me mad... so I was finally able to fit a faster bow on it by shifting the superst...
by Legend
Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Lutjens dies and Lindemann takes command
Replies: 229
Views: 19013

Re: Lutjens dies and Lindemann takes command

My opinion is that Lutjens was a Dummkopf. That is precisely the reason I materialized this theoretical situation.
by Legend
Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Photo Nh 69730 evaluation
Replies: 47
Views: 12899

Re: Photo Nh 69730 evaluation

Also, look at the turrets after the stretch... looks like they were melting horizontally. I dont recall any of those features in the Denmark Strait photo.
by Legend
Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Simply the best of the best - ultimate ships of the big 4
Replies: 32
Views: 4094

Re: Simply the best of the best - ultimate ships of the big 4

She spent around seventy five shells during the night, while only nine of them hit the Kirishima.
by Legend
Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Simply the best of the best - ultimate ships of the big 4
Replies: 32
Views: 4094

Re: Simply the best of the best - ultimate ships of the big 4

USS ENTERPRISE!!!!! Best in her class no question! Besides bombardment roles, US heavy warships did not see much ship to ship action during the war. USS Washington basically destroyed Kirishima, though she wasted allot of shells in the process, even though it was dark. The Iowas were very good ships...
by Legend
Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Brooklyn V Mogami
Replies: 13
Views: 7186

Re: Brooklyn V Mogami

I can see how that would be, considering that all cruisers that the Japanese used had a RoF that was half of the 8rpm that the Brooklyn had... exept for the small 5.5in ones such as Yubari and Nagara... So yes I can see how it would scare the crap out of Japanese troops!
by Legend
Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Forum Members Observations
Replies: 18
Views: 3235

Re: Forum Members Observations

I find the only problem I have is keeping up with you guys once it gets to the sixth page of a thread... so in a sense all of you are as UGLY as they get! But the real problem is poor, poor Legend is too inexperienced to keep up with all of the mathematics beneath the supersonic shells. But I would ...
by Legend
Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:56 am
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: What is needed to sink a US Navy task force?
Replies: 124
Views: 31263

Re: What is needed to sink a US Navy task force?

Good question. I have a hunch theyre hanging around the western Pacific... playing games with deadly Akulas and twiddling their multi-billion dollar thumbs. I do know that the third had a hundred foot section added for marines to do their buisness in...
by Legend
Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: What is needed to sink a US Navy task force?
Replies: 124
Views: 31263

Re: What is needed to sink a US Navy task force?

Really? I find that intruiging considering the fact that they would have to be flush with the hull, for obvious reasons. A bell shaped anchor then? Hmmmm.... Also, were there two? Othersise I san see the boat drifting around and hitting obstructions if there was only one constraint point.