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by Byron Angel
Tue May 21, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Type 93 torpedo longest range hit
Replies: 28
Views: 544

Re: Type 93 torpedo longest range hit

Hi Sean, The IJN was by no means ignorant of the challenges of long range torpedo fire. IMO the Type 93 was not developed and never envisioned as a "sniper" weapon. Rather, it was seen as a 'shotgun' weapon system developed as part of an integrated Japanese plan to fight and win a major battle fleet...
by Byron Angel
Tue May 21, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Need help with WW2 Torpedo performance.
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: Need help with WW2 Torpedo performance.

Hi Thorsten,
Would you agree it is fair to say (basically) that the radius of destruction is approximately equal to the cube root of the charge weight (assuming equivalent explosive performance)?

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by Byron Angel
Tue May 21, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: On the Origins of Scaling
Replies: 13
Views: 302

Re: On the Origins of Scaling

Hi Neil, If I recall my reading correctly (with respect to face-hardened plate at any rate) there is an 'ideal' thickness where the intrinsic degree of resistance per unit of thickness is at a maximum (call this a figure of merit). The 'ideal' thickness varies slightly by manufacturer, manufacturing...
by Byron Angel
Tue May 21, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941
Replies: 197
Views: 3425

Re: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941

FWIW, I have records, from USN target practices, of quite a few first salvo straddles on targets at ranges well over 20,000 yards, even before WWII. So such an occurrence, while unusual, was by no means unknown, especially if the first salvo pattern was fairly large. Bill Jurens I don't discount th...
by Byron Angel
Tue May 21, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941
Replies: 197
Views: 3425

Re: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941

History is not Mathematics, but both need to operate under scientific principles if they intend to have any purpose. For the rest of your statements, I invite you to read (and try to understand) my posting again, in particular the last paragraph. Squirming around the arguments won't help you escape...
by Byron Angel
Tue May 21, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941
Replies: 197
Views: 3425

Re: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941

Therefore while I will continue to contribute to the forum I will no longer respond to any of his posts. If everybody would follow this example it would solve the problem quickly. I can only encourage everybody to do the same in order to restore rationality, purpose, and common sense in the forum. ...
by Byron Angel
Mon May 20, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941
Replies: 197
Views: 3425

Re: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941

[ 2 ] Santarini presents in his book "Bismarck and Hood" a time-line of the hits scored by Bismarck and Prinz Eugen upon Prince of Wales. If Prince of Wales' gunnery problems were indeed caused by radical own ship maneuvering, this did not seem to thwart the shooting of either Bismarck or Prinze Eu...
by Byron Angel
Mon May 20, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Need help with WW2 Torpedo performance.
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: Need help with WW2 Torpedo performance.

I'm playing World Of Warships and i've gotten into an argument about how torps work in the game vs. how they worked in reality. I've posted the remarks that have driven me to start this topic, and I'm looking for all the help I can get. Please note that I would like to use the information here to p...
by Byron Angel
Mon May 20, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941
Replies: 197
Views: 3425

Re: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941

Hello everybody, Byron Angel wrote: "..insofar as I understand your comments so far, currently stands as follows - [ 1 ] The reason that Prince of Wales lost the gunnery plot was a violent turn to starboard to avoid the wreckage of Hood, followed by the large turn-away to port ordered by Leach to b...
by Byron Angel
Sun May 19, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941
Replies: 197
Views: 3425

Re: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941

Byron, I think the expectation is that POW should have stayed put and been offered up a sacrifice to further enshrine the glory of messrs Lutjens,Lindemann and Schneider. Hi HMSVF, Your guess is as good as any I can conjure. While pondering the subject of Prince of Wales and "effective fire", a cou...
by Byron Angel
Sun May 19, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: gun placement on battleships
Replies: 21
Views: 288

Re: gun placement on battleships

One member of the quadruple turret battleship fraternity has escaped mention - The Battleship 1915 project of the Russian Imperial Navy (a four ship class intended for the Baltic Fleet) -

35,600t normal displacement
12 x 16in in three quadruple turrets (one forward, one amidships, one aft).

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by Byron Angel
Sun May 19, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941
Replies: 197
Views: 3425

Re: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941

What does this post (http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8552&start=135#p83645) have to do with the wrong statement ("when finally taken under effective fire by Bismarck Prince of Wales completely lost the plot.") posted by Byron Angel here (http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.p...
by Byron Angel
Sat May 18, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941
Replies: 197
Views: 3425

Re: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941

...and I am not by any means surprised by the above obstinate reluctances to simply acknowledge (even the proven) errors... Bye, Alberto I understand that you truly believe that your reconstruction represents the entire, absolute and infallible truth of Denmark Strait, etc. While that may be your o...
by Byron Angel
Sat May 18, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941
Replies: 197
Views: 3425

Re: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941

"no answer from someone who simply wrote a wrong statement: "when finally taken under effective fire by Bismarck Prince of Wales completely lost the plot".
I don't think it's productive to discuss in this way...."


..... I am not by any means surprised by the above response.

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by Byron Angel
Fri May 17, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941
Replies: 197
Views: 3425

Re: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941

Hello everybody, Q.E.D. (http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8552&p=83612#p83611) I don't see any " difficult communication " at all, just I see clearly the unwillingness to admit someone has put in my mouth what I have not said: I wrote: "PoW "lost the plot" after 6:00, when the shi...