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by Byron Angel
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Britain Sues for Peace 1940.
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Britain Sues for Peace 1940.

From what I have read, Hitler held a certain esteem for the British and was willing to settle a "soft" peace upon them. If so, one might speculate that he might impose upon the British government to keep the USA out of the war in Europe. If successful, what happens then? Does the USA advance its war...
by Byron Angel
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Matapan
Replies: 12
Views: 327

Re: Matapan

Well done, Dave. Thank you.

Byron
by Byron Angel
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 134
Views: 2479

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

Hi Paul,
Your suggestion would indeed go far towards reducing "the temperature" here.

Byron
by Byron Angel
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Battleship Bismarck: A Design and Operational History
Replies: 9
Views: 5998

Re: Battleship Bismarck: A Design and Operational History

dunmunro wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:41 pm
I look forward to reading it.
Just ordered my copy. I look forward to reading it and discussing it! It might make for an interesting "change of pace".

B
by Byron Angel
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 134
Views: 2479

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

I'm sorry, but many people on Kbismarck tend to forget why they are here: because they have been reading material posted by Antonio , Alberto , etc, since many years now. Banning them is simply banning the forum ! Hi Alecs, If I am not mistaken, this KBismarck forum was/is the creation of Mr Jose R...
by Byron Angel
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Need help with WW2 Torpedo performance.
Replies: 11
Views: 498

Re: Need help with WW2 Torpedo performance.

The special case of the Q ships come to my mind. They were common merchant ships, but the holds were full of empty barrels, a torpedo may open the hull, but the barrels make the compartment permeability (I hope I am using the correct term, the percentage of a compartment that can be filled with wat...
by Byron Angel
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 134
Views: 2479

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

With all due respect, but I don't think your decision is a fair one. Alberto is working on his own, and surrounded by all this negativity he can't do much anyway. :silenced: Hi Alecs, Unfair? I think not. Far from it. Your views on the DS topic, in many respects, appear to coincide with those of th...
by Byron Angel
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941
Replies: 251
Views: 5233

Re: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941

Hi Byron, While not disputing your statement in any way, there were (I believe) many occasions during the war when certain 'occurrences were not made public and relatives were only told that someone had 'died in action' or some other excuse. I was watching a documentary about the ramming of a cruis...
by Byron Angel
Thu May 30, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941
Replies: 251
Views: 5233

Re: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941

Indeed, the fog of war can be easily eliminated by a simple spray bottle filled with some facts and evidence mixed into a solution of assumptions, opinions, inferences, interpolations, extrapolations, guesses, pre-judgments. Works every time. That is why the study of history is so elementally simple...
by Byron Angel
Wed May 29, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941
Replies: 251
Views: 5233

Re: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941

Byron, I hear your frustration. I've been there before. As mentioned, my solution was to simply stop replying to this endless repetition of the same opinions and theories over and over, as clearly there is no progress in understanding the simple discrepancy between assumptions and facts (even if it...
by Byron Angel
Tue May 28, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941
Replies: 251
Views: 5233

Re: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941

For your convenience, herewith is the relevant post in question - Re: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941 by Byron Angel » Mon May 27, 2019 6:52 pm Alberto Virtuani wrote: Sun May 26, 2019 7:33 pm "No, they were just not willing to contradict the statement written by Leach in his narrative."...
by Byron Angel
Tue May 28, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941
Replies: 251
Views: 5233

Re: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941

Hello everybody, Byron Angel wrote: "Can any evidence be put forward to support this allegation?" Can any other evidence whatsoever be put forward supporting that the hit n.2 was a 15" shell ? Therefore the "allegation" is the only logic explanation.... Bye, Alberto The above response does not rela...
by Byron Angel
Mon May 27, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Need help with WW2 Torpedo performance.
Replies: 11
Views: 498

Re: Need help with WW2 Torpedo performance.

I fully agree Byron. There is no easy way to know the effect of a hit. The Yamato was able to cope with about 10 torpedoes. But Scharnhorst was seriously damaged by one, same for Bismarck. Regards You raise an interesting argument: Irrespective of the strength/efficacy of any torpedo defense system...
by Byron Angel
Mon May 27, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941
Replies: 251
Views: 5233

Re: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941

Alberto Virtuani wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 7:33 pm
No, they were just not willing to contradict the statement written by Leach in his narrative.

Can any evidence be put forward to support this allegation? If not, it must be consigned to the realm of conjecture.
Yet again ..... theories and opinions do not equal facts.

B
by Byron Angel
Sun May 26, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941
Replies: 251
Views: 5233

Re: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941

The Board of Inquiry clearly were a good deal less certain about this point; they left it as an open issue, only offering an opinion that is was probably 8in. Instead of asserting 3 hits as a "fact", it should once again be presented as an "opinion" or a "belief" based upon one's interpretation of a...