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by Byron Angel
Thu Sep 29, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: Military Conflicts Today
Topic: What is Putin up to?
Replies: 63
Views: 5122

Re: What is Putin up to?

We'll see.

Byron
by Byron Angel
Thu Sep 29, 2022 4:54 pm
Forum: Military Conflicts Today
Topic: What is Putin up to?
Replies: 63
Views: 5122

Re: What is Putin up to?

This war is all about destroying Russia and Russia knows it. It will only end when the Deep State: (a) runs out of Ukrainians, (b) runs out of our money, or (c) there is a "regime change" in the USA. Only if none of the above occurs, will a ceasefire go into effect shortly after the last n...
by Byron Angel
Wed Sep 28, 2022 3:37 am
Forum: Military Conflicts Today
Topic: What is Putin up to?
Replies: 63
Views: 5122

Re: What is Putin up to?

Meanwhile: https://www.zerohedge.com/commodities/damage-nord-stream-pipelines-unprecedented-may-have-been-sabotaged https://www.euronews.com/2022/09/15/moscow-says-power-of-siberia-2-pipeline-to-china-will-replace-nord-stream-2 https://seapowermagazine.org/baltops-22-a-perfect-opportunity-for-resea...
by Byron Angel
Wed Sep 28, 2022 3:24 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: 5"/25 on shore bombarment
Replies: 26
Views: 247

Re: 5"/25 on shore bombarment

marcelo_malara wrote: Tue Sep 27, 2022 11:22 pm Thanks! Didn´t know all that.

De nada. :wink:

Byron
by Byron Angel
Tue Sep 27, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: 5"/25 on shore bombarment
Replies: 26
Views: 247

Re: 5"/25 on shore bombarment

So those rounds in the fuze-setters likely must have been for target marking. How would this work? I mean target marking with time-fuzed shells instead of impact fuzed shells. Hi Marcelo, I picked up on this from the profuse reflections and studies prepared by the USN in connection with the Kamikaz...
by Byron Angel
Tue Sep 27, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Doomed to fail
Replies: 58
Views: 1281

Re: Doomed to fail

Evening! Your right about the German AC's at Coronel - I was too British focused! That said the British AC's were of the White era and I'm sure that Fisher said of one of the classes (County class from memory) that "White had designed them but forgot the armament" (or similar). AGainst sh...
by Byron Angel
Tue Sep 27, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: 5"/25 on shore bombarment
Replies: 26
Views: 247

Re: 5"/25 on shore bombarment

Hi Marcelo, Yes, the 5-in/25cal was issued VT AAC ammunition. So those rounds in the fuze-setters likely must have been for target marking. Hi Opanapointer, Good question. I assume you are talking land bombardment? I imagine that a VT-fused HE bursting in the air must be pretty visible - especially ...
by Byron Angel
Tue Sep 27, 2022 7:47 pm
Forum: Military Conflicts Today
Topic: What is Putin up to?
Replies: 63
Views: 5122

Re: What is Putin up to?

Hi Byron, The situation at the moment the situation appears to be heading towards another 'Cold War' scenario which will either fracture or unite all the European countries. If Putin does eventually take Ukraine (which seems to be increasingly unlikely) I just hope he doesn't then decide to try and...
by Byron Angel
Tue Sep 27, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: 5"/25 on shore bombarment
Replies: 26
Views: 247

Re: 5"/25 on shore bombarment

Hi Marcelo, One “loose string” in my thinking might be .... what about VT shells? I do not offhand recall whether the 5in/25 were issued with VT ammunition (but I know where to look when I get a chance). On the other hand, the shells sitting in the fuze-setters must by definition be mechanically-fuz...
by Byron Angel
Mon Sep 26, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: Military Conflicts Today
Topic: What is Putin up to?
Replies: 63
Views: 5122

Re: What is Putin up to?

Paul, believe me when I say that I share your concerns. If you are interested in how Mearsheimer sizes up this Ukraine debacles and its unsavory roots, go to YouTube and search out the video entitled “John Mearsheimer on War in Ukraine with Katrina vanden Heuvel, Anbassador Jack Matlock, more...” An...
by Byron Angel
Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:01 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: 5"/25 on shore bombarment
Replies: 26
Views: 247

Re: 5"/25 on shore bombarment

Hi Marcelo, Those projectiles sitting in the fuze-setters might have been "insurance" against possible kamikaze intruders, which were prone to coming in at all sorts of odd hours, singly, severally and from any direction or height. Saipan was kind of in the middle of the Kamikaze campaign ...
by Byron Angel
Sun Sep 25, 2022 11:09 pm
Forum: Military Conflicts Today
Topic: What is Putin up to?
Replies: 63
Views: 5122

Re: What is Putin up to?

Scott Ritter (YouTube) has provided some interesting commentary and opinion on the Russian mobilization. Byron Hi Byron, He seems to like Russia quite a lot, as do his followers judging by their comments! Hi Paul, I pay ZERO attention to the western mass propaganda media - it's a symphony orchestra...
by Byron Angel
Sun Sep 25, 2022 7:43 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Doomed to fail
Replies: 58
Views: 1281

Re: Doomed to fail

Evening! Your right about the German AC's at Coronel - I was too British focused! That said the British AC's were of the White era and I'm sure that Fisher said of one of the classes (County class from memory) that "White had designed them but forgot the armament" (or similar). AGainst sh...
by Byron Angel
Sun Sep 25, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Doomed to fail
Replies: 58
Views: 1281

Re: Doomed to fail

Allow me to recommend a very useful FREE research website. Google " British Library ethos login " This is a searchable digital repository of several hundred thousand UK PhD theses covering a galaxy of subjects. Almost all are available for free download. What will you find there? Well, Joh...
by Byron Angel
Sat Sep 24, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Doomed to fail
Replies: 58
Views: 1281

Re: Doomed to fail

Byron Apologies, I think I've confused Defence with Black Prince (in regards to papers). I definitely remember reading that Black Prince had a torpedo bar deployed and her course appeared "away" from the course of the HSF (as known) with the torpedoe tube being on the correct side to open...