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by Alberto Virtuani
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 271
Views: 6637

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

Hello everybody, pgollin wrote: "I think we can ALL take the appropriate meaning from Alberto's refusal to allow the examination of his supposed document." ...as well as we can ALL take the appropriate meaning from "pgollin" refusal/inadequacy to stay on topic.... The following are the data we can g...
by Alberto Virtuani
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 271
Views: 6637

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

Hello everybody, "pgollin" seems not to read my answers.... I have written: "No other info whatsoever will be provided" I can translate this in more plain words: "I'm afraid I will not provide him any answer to his questions re. "Vicker's" document" for the reasons I have already explained (http://w...
by Alberto Virtuani
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 271
Views: 6637

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

Hello everybody, [comment deleted by moderator Jurens] I have already written: "No other info whatsoever will be provided here, because they are irrelevant in this comparison. If you trust me, fine, if not, I can't help with this. I hope it's clear now. Full Stop ." Easy (and hopefully) clear. Enjoy...
by Alberto Virtuani
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 271
Views: 6637

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

Hello everybody, I have already written: "No other info whatsoever will be provided here, because they are irrelevant in this comparison. If you trust me, fine, if not, I can't help with this. I hope it's clear now. Full Stop." All relevant info (very few indeed related to this current high level di...
by Alberto Virtuani
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 271
Views: 6637

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

Hello everybody, Wadinga wrote: " it should at least be required to be annotated as being based on assumptions not factual data" ... the only (very conceivable) assumption significantly affecting the effective" figures is the fire action duration of 14 minutes. Any alternative ? I don't think so, ba...
by Alberto Virtuani
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 271
Views: 6637

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

Hello everybody, Wadinga wrote: "Once again Brooke is misquoted" No, the misinterpretation is not mine. I have never said it was Brooke. it's enough to listen at McMullen's IWM interview (https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/80010751) to hear how long gunnery training lasted for the "poor ...
by Alberto Virtuani
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Battleship Command: Scharnhorst
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Battleship Command: Scharnhorst

Hi Bracer,
very interesting and realistic! Keep on developing it.


Bye, Alberto
by Alberto Virtuani
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 271
Views: 6637

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

Hello everybody, Wadinga wrote: "The average rate for PoW is irrelevant" Mr.Wadinga should tell it to McMullen , who produced the table that annoys him so much (http://www.hmshood.org.uk/reference/official/adm234/adm234-509guns.htm), not to me .... If the table was meaningful for McMullen in order t...
by Alberto Virtuani
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: The Tirpitz scale 1/100 project
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: The Tirpitz scale 1/100 project

Hi Antonio,

great model !
Having read all your published books on Tirpitz, I'm sure that this giant is a detailed and very precise reproduction of the ship as it was at the very time.


Ciao, Alberto
by Alberto Virtuani
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 271
Views: 6637

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

Hello everybody, pgollin wrote: "Actually, there is nothing stopping you from transcribing the document(s) as the Hood site did." actually there is nothing stopping anybody from going to the archives and transcribing himself them, risking anyway to infringe the copyright, as also the content is copy...
by Alberto Virtuani
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 271
Views: 6637

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

Hello everybody, I'm afraid the above long post is irrelevant when evaluating the actual gunnery performances emerged from the comparison with Bismarck (http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8491&p=82534#p82529). The fact that RN insisted on "gun defects" and Vickers on "human errors" i...
by Alberto Virtuani
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 271
Views: 6637

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

Hello everybody, HMSVF wrote: "I’m just asking when he made that statement" Message was sent at 6:24 on May 24. The (almost correct) evaluation of Capt.Leach (probably based at that time on the preliminary report of his Executive Officer after the battle, as usual) was confirmed by the Damage Report...
by Alberto Virtuani
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 271
Views: 6637

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

Hello everybody,
HMSVF wrote: "Did Leach claim that the damage was superficial during or after the engagement"
Are we comparing and analyzing actual gunnery data (as available almost 78 years later) or collecting the "impressions" got by the participants in the heat of the action ?


Bye, Alberto
by Alberto Virtuani
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 271
Views: 6637

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

Hello everybody, while I agree with Mr.Jurens that " Gunnery can only really be compared fairly when the sample is large and when conditions are closely controlled... ", I would however still say that in the actual, short battle that was fought by the 3 battleships, PoW fired in a way that was absol...
by Alberto Virtuani
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: The Catastrophic Sinking of HMS Glorious in 1940
Replies: 17
Views: 1840

Re: The Catastrophic Sinking of HMS Glorious in 1940

Hello everybody, while I agree with all hat has been said above regarding the need of secrecy in 1940 and the comprehensible decision not to disclose too many details about the reasons why Glorious was allowed to get back alone (D'Oyly-Hughes decision was approved by Adm.Wells who is at least as gui...