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by OpanaPointer
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Battleship Command: Scharnhorst
Replies: 7
Views: 1630

Re: Battleship Command: Scharnhorst

I hope you don't mind that I copied the video to ww2f.com.
by OpanaPointer
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Best war movie ever?
Replies: 122
Views: 50527

Re: Best war movie ever?

Welcome, Alick! This forum isn't always very active, and I just saw your post. I haven't seen the movie you referenced. I've just recently discovered Russian war movies and they are interesting for their different point of view. I didn't particularly like Enemy at the Gates. I thought the attempt t...
by OpanaPointer
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Best war movie ever?
Replies: 122
Views: 50527

Re: Best war movie ever?

Welcome, Alick! This forum isn't always very active, and I just saw your post. I haven't seen the movie you referenced. I've just recently discovered Russian war movies and they are interesting for their different point of view. I didn't particularly like Enemy at the Gates. I thought the attempt t...
by OpanaPointer
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: trawler damaged by explosion in North sea
Replies: 9
Views: 702

Re: trawler damaged by explosion in North sea

For WWI I've read "70 million mines worldwide" but I'm weak on that number, don't recall the source. Great for harbor defense and transit interdiction.
by OpanaPointer
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: trawler damaged by explosion in North sea
Replies: 9
Views: 702

Re: trawler damaged by explosion in North sea

Anybody got numbers for number of mines deployed in both wars and numbers recovered?
by OpanaPointer
Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Loading big guns
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Loading big guns

Pure muscle work was deemed more reliable in those days, with good reason. The loaders would, I suspect, trade off jobs during a particularly long duel. (If they didn't blow up on a huge explosion near Iceland, that is.) Cross training of positions was standard in the USN, Kriegsmarine and Royal Nav...
by OpanaPointer
Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Optimum speeds for destroyers in gun battles
Replies: 20
Views: 1129

Re: Optimum speeds for destroyers in gun battles

Wondering if radar-equipped ships called target bearing for less well-endowed units?
by OpanaPointer
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Optimum speeds for destroyers in gun battles
Replies: 20
Views: 1129

Re: Optimum speeds for destroyers in gun battles

With more than a dozen contributors to Hyperwar I have no idea what's online there, but I did regularly ship copies of USN radar manuals to Brazil, they're still keeping that gear running down there. So a poke through might turn up a nugget or two.
by OpanaPointer
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Optimum speeds for destroyers in gun battles
Replies: 20
Views: 1129

Re: Optimum speeds for destroyers in gun battles

When qualifying as a coxswain on an LHA I learned of one maneuver, "Hog On Ice", that the "small boys" considered fun. My observation was that the entire crew was drunk.
by OpanaPointer
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Various Q's regarding fire control tools
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: Various Q's regarding fire control tools

There may be more skunking around in Hyperwar. Nobody knows everything there. Adding "Hyperwar" to a Google search is frequently useful.
by OpanaPointer
Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Optimum speeds for destroyers in gun battles
Replies: 20
Views: 1129

Re: Optimum speeds for destroyers in gun battles

"Knife fights" usually resulted from accidental proximity to the other force.

The term "Speed is life" applies to surface actions as often as aerial combat. The insanely heroic charges of Taffy 3's escorts were done at the best possible speed, and so they lived a little longer. Sometimes.
by OpanaPointer
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Broadsides
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: Broadsides

I think they would have installed "shock mountings" to reduce the shake, rattle and roll. I've see electronic units mounted on what are essentially rubber balloons, like a big hockey puck.