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by ElBanditoVerde
Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:41 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bouncing bombs against Tirpitz
Replies: 7
Views: 1632

Re: Bouncing bombs against Tirpitz

I believe that bouncing bombs called either highball or baseball were planned for this exact purpose. While I can't remember specifics I think the bombs used a 500lbs torpex warhead which I would imagine have been enough to break the tripitz's back
by ElBanditoVerde
Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Red Banner Pacific Fleet vs US 7th Fleet
Replies: 6
Views: 3163

Re: Red Banner Pacific Fleet vs US 7th Fleet

May I ask how exactly submarines fit into your plan? My reading of the scenario is that you really want to force the surface combatants to go at it through your poetic license; I however, find it very difficult to believe that the US pacific fleet wouldn't have sent submarines (from guam I think?) t...
by ElBanditoVerde
Mon May 20, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Red Banner Pacific Fleet vs US 7th Fleet
Replies: 6
Views: 3163

Re: Red Banner Pacific Fleet vs US 7th Fleet

Could you clarify what you mean by a "new upgraded Kirov"; are you speaking in reference to one of the three Kirov's scheduled to undergo modernization which is slated to be completed around 2017 (~2020 knowing the Russians) or some sort of fictional Kirov? If the latter is the case could you specif...
by ElBanditoVerde
Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Which is faster?
Replies: 14
Views: 6796

Re: Which is faster?

Paul, While I can't speak to penetration, all things being equal damage from the bomb is probably greater due to the larger amount of explosive it carries. Based on what I can recall a modern 2,000lb bomb carries ~950lb warhead while a 2,000lb 16"/50 shell carried a bursting charge ~150lb. I would a...
by ElBanditoVerde
Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:08 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: HMS Hood VS Arleigh Burke-class destroyer (Guns ONLY)
Replies: 19
Views: 12362

Re: HMS Hood VS Arleigh Burke-class destroyer (Guns ONLY)

The Mk45 is an absolutely pitiful gun, I honestly don't understand why the US navy insists on putting it on their ships. The US conducted an operation against a couple of Iranian oil platforms in the late 80's (Operation Archer?) where a couple of Burkes tried to destroy some oil platforms with thei...
by ElBanditoVerde
Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Future Ships
Replies: 6
Views: 3148

Re: Future Ships

If I may, I find fault with your premise about aircraft.The domination of airspace is of significant importance to modern military doctrine, in fact I would argue that airspace is the most important part of the modern battlefield based on "recent" conflicts in israel, the falklands, iraq, and afghan...