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by OpanaPointer
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Can anyonoe ID these ships?
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Can anyonoe ID these ships?

First one is a USN battleship, probably one of those rebuilt after Pearl Harbor, possibly USS New Mexico. The second is USS Lexington or Saratoga, battlecruisers converted to aircraft carriers via the Washington Naval Limitations Treaty. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/1b/e4/be/1be4bef25610a8b032a21f...
by OpanaPointer
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: The battle for Saipan
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: The battle for Saipan

Pros and cons frequently debated. RN armored flight decks protected the hangar decks beneath. AND we would have had two carriers instead of three at Midway if the USN used the same system.
by OpanaPointer
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Britain Sues for Peace 1940.
Replies: 9
Views: 505

Re: Britain Sues for Peace 1940.

France wasn't totally overrun.
by OpanaPointer
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Britain Sues for Peace 1940.
Replies: 9
Views: 505

Re: Britain Sues for Peace 1940.

The American public thought the Japanese were direct threats to the US based on their alliance with Germany. If Hitler were neutral in the Pacific Americans may have thought Japan less of a threat.
by OpanaPointer
Sat May 25, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: HMS Hood sinking painting
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: HMS Hood sinking painting

Most of her hull would be out of the water in that painting, I think.
by OpanaPointer
Sun May 19, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Need help with WW2 Torpedo performance.
Replies: 11
Views: 879

Re: Need help with WW2 Torpedo performance.

We have a variety of items related to torpedoes at Hyperwar. Google "Hyperwar torpedoes" for links.
by OpanaPointer
Thu May 16, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: gun placement on battleships
Replies: 21
Views: 647

Re: gun placement on battleships

Thanks, MM. :ok:
by OpanaPointer
Thu May 16, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: gun placement on battleships
Replies: 21
Views: 647

Re: gun placement on battleships

Were either of the ships ever in a situation where the layout proved ... awkward? Against the Big B they could pretty much chose their orientation vis-à-vis the enemy.
by OpanaPointer
Thu May 16, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: gun placement on battleships
Replies: 21
Views: 647

Re: gun placement on battleships

Maybe "A, B, O", for 'Odd'? :cool:
by OpanaPointer
Thu May 16, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: gun placement on battleships
Replies: 21
Views: 647

Re: gun placement on battleships

Did Rodney use that system? Or did they have a "C" turret. Idle question, of course. :think:
by OpanaPointer
Thu May 16, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: gun placement on battleships
Replies: 21
Views: 647

Re: gun placement on battleships

The disposition of the turrets in Nelson was a weight saving measure, nothing related to offensive, in fact it was not repeated in the post-Nelson´s KGV class. Regrds Yep. They were called "Washington's Cherry Trees" because the displacement limits set down in the Washington Naval Limitations Treat...
by OpanaPointer
Wed May 15, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: gun placement on battleships
Replies: 21
Views: 647

Re: gun placement on battleships

Well, at any angle not fouled by the #2 barbette the #3 turret could engage enemies in conjunction with #1 and #2. In the Iowa playout, with #3 aft, only six main guns could engage a target mumble degrees* ahead of the ship. With the Rodneys you could get nine guns firing at about 30°to >90°. *Mumbl...
by OpanaPointer
Tue May 14, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: gun placement on battleships
Replies: 21
Views: 647

Re: gun placement on battleships

Third turret on "Washington's cherry trees" was masked by barbette of second turret.

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