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by fredleander
Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:43 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Smoke generators
Replies: 11
Views: 9907

Re: Smoke generators

Francis, if you look at the pictures in the link below you'll see that destroyers are mainly smokelaying through their funnels. An important mission for the destroyers was to screen larger friendly warships or convoys. Fred https://www.google.se/search?q=destroyer+smoke+screen&espv=210&es_sm=122&tbm...
by fredleander
Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: modern naval design princples
Replies: 4
Views: 7111

Re: modern naval design princples

Yes you are right on that just because there is no armour does not mean there is no sub division of the hull to control flooding, and the natural need for internal compartments for human habitatation. In someways modern designs could be considered the extreme expression of the all or nothing princi...
by fredleander
Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: modern naval design princples
Replies: 4
Views: 7111

Re: modern naval design princples

Could have 'sections' ment complete 'hull sections' ? As destroyed section of hull seems to have cleanly been sheered of to 'direct' as much explosive force straight up thru the destoryed section of hull, thus maintaining enough buoyancy of the more intact sections to give surviving crew a chance t...
by fredleander
Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Looking for an instruction manual...
Replies: 1
Views: 6532

Re: Looking for an instruction manual...

So, as of late, I am the proud owner of a Soviet ZDN-1 Stereoscopic Rangefinder. Unfortunately, among the list of missing items in the box, was the instruction manual. Anyone one know where I could find an instruction manual for it??? Many thanks in advance. Maybe this guy can help you? http://cgi....
by fredleander
Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:43 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Smoke generators
Replies: 11
Views: 9907

Re: Smoke generators

For the Kriegsmarine S-boote (MTB's) smokelaying was part of their core tactics. I am not sure if they had smoke generators as such or if a substance was simply injected into their exhaust system when applying power. Those factors usually went hand-in-hand.

Fred
by fredleander
Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Could the Type XXI U-boat have won the war?
Replies: 64
Views: 19435

Re: Could the Type XXI U-boat have won the war?

Considering that the technology that the XXI, and the German homing torpedoes, were based upon were known long before the emergency building programs were started, a year earlier start would certainly have created serious problems for the Allies. Also because much of the production and quality issue...
by fredleander
Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Japanese homing torpedoes
Replies: 0
Views: 6769

Japanese homing torpedoes

Captain Hara, CO of the Japanese cruiser Yahagi, in his book Japanese destroyer commander, writes that his ship, or others in the flotilla escorting Yamato on its latest mission, carried homing torpedoes. How could this be?

Fred