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by OpanaPointer
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Best Books on Jutland?
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: Best Books on Jutland?

Jellicoe's book would be a good start.
by OpanaPointer
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Emergency hull repairs while at sea
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Re: Emergency hull repairs while at sea

You could put a mattress against a smallish hole and brace it. Standard test to see if it would hold was to get a beefy dude to swing from the overhead an hit it with both feet. This is good information up to 197something when my ship was doing training at Gitmo.
by OpanaPointer
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: A Tallboy instead of a bouncing bomb
Replies: 11
Views: 458

Re: A Tallboy instead of a bouncing bomb

The apprentices were obviously not American teenagers. We tend to get to market weight rather more quickly. :lol:
by OpanaPointer
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: A Tallboy instead of a bouncing bomb
Replies: 11
Views: 458

Re: A Tallboy instead of a bouncing bomb

There's nothing special about a depth charge other than the device that tells it when to explode, a hydrostatic trigger. And that's kind of the issue. If a Tallboy landed in mud, say some Polish river, it might not detonate. The bouncing bombs used a hydrostatic trigger, right? SO, the Tallboy would...
by OpanaPointer
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: A Tallboy instead of a bouncing bomb
Replies: 11
Views: 458

Re: A Tallboy instead of a bouncing bomb

Steve Crandell wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:15 pm
OpanaPointer wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:12 am
Once they got the laser guided bombs up and running it was over PDQ.
Yes, but I don't think they had those in WWII. :lol:
...what it took the the US to impact the Thanh Hoa bridge in Vietnam...
by OpanaPointer
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: A Tallboy instead of a bouncing bomb
Replies: 11
Views: 458

Re: A Tallboy instead of a bouncing bomb

Once they got the laser guided bombs up and running it was over PDQ.
by OpanaPointer
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: A Tallboy instead of a bouncing bomb
Replies: 11
Views: 458

Re: A Tallboy instead of a bouncing bomb

You could get the Good Boy* bomb to the bomb of the reservoir by using a 3 second or so delay.


*Sorry, dog lover.
by OpanaPointer
Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: A Tallboy instead of a bouncing bomb
Replies: 11
Views: 458

Re: A Tallboy instead of a bouncing bomb

CEP factor here. The whole point of the bouncing bomb was that it would roll down the upstream side of the dam and end up right at the base.

Anybody know the minimum CEP to be expected by a Tall Boy?
by OpanaPointer
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: A bomb that didn't sink Lutzow
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Re: A bomb that didn't sink Lutzow

Hello OpanaPointer, Did that movie also include the campfire scene from Mel Brookes' Blazing Saddles? It should have. :lol: Most of the flatulent gun slingers were less than 44 years old, so they would have appeared in die Grosse Fart. Some might have been babies at the time, so they could have don...
by OpanaPointer
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Torpedo angle of attack
Replies: 19
Views: 621

Re: Torpedo angle of attack

Yes guys, the control would ultimately fall to the depth rudders, but how? The rudders would push the tail down, so the nose will be pushed up, but that attitude would be maintained for all the travel, as the torpedo would constantly accelerate to the bottom because of its heaviness. The question i...
by OpanaPointer
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Torpedo angle of attack
Replies: 19
Views: 621

Re: Torpedo angle of attack

Thorsten Wahl wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:46 am
Depth rudders
AKA horizontal tail fins. :ok:
by OpanaPointer
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Torpedo angle of attack
Replies: 19
Views: 621

Re: Torpedo angle of attack

I do know that the special torpedoes used by the IJN at Pearl Harbor were modified so as to hit the water closer to horizontal.

Wouldn't gyroscopic stabilization keep the torpedos running level?
by OpanaPointer
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Bouncing bombs against ships
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: Bouncing bombs against ships

Yeah, I would have been more verbose if they hadn't come for me right then.
by OpanaPointer
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Bouncing bombs against ships
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: Bouncing bombs against ships

Skip bombing.