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by Roll
Sun May 05, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Some questions regarding Bismarck's armor scheme
Replies: 17
Views: 2974

Re: Some questions regarding Bismarck's armor scheme

When we consider the types of surface warfare actually fought by battleships during WW2 the Bismarck's armour scheme looks to be a pretty good design. Yes it seems to be that way. But you see, AoN scheme is relatively easier to understand; either the citadel box holds or it fails. Bismarck's armor ...
by Roll
Sun May 05, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Some questions regarding Bismarck's armor scheme
Replies: 17
Views: 2974

Re: Some questions regarding Bismarck's armor scheme

2. Does the 145mm belt cause yaw to the incoming projectiles as well? Why wouldn't it? I was asking because, at least from what I know from tank armor designs, yaw is not guaranteed for a projectile that passes through any armor plate. Depending on factors (angle of hit, plate thickness, projectile...
by Roll
Fri May 03, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Some questions regarding Bismarck's armor scheme
Replies: 17
Views: 2974

Re: Some questions regarding Bismarck's armor scheme

Dave, thanks for the answers. So it seems the Germans surmised that after the thicker deck armor claims its share main belt armor cannot be made thick enough to offer good enough protection. Correct? Did other navies arrive at different conclusion or did they arrive at same conclusion but did not th...
by Roll
Fri May 03, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Some questions regarding Bismarck's armor scheme
Replies: 17
Views: 2974

Re: Some questions regarding Bismarck's armor scheme

Thorsten, thanks for responding. I didn't know the system redundancy costed as much as 10,000 tons. Do you know such values for other contemporary battleships as well? I am curious how much "weight spending" BS has made on this matter compared to others. Also, I am still not clear on the armor issue...
by Roll
Thu May 02, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Some questions regarding Bismarck's armor scheme
Replies: 17
Views: 2974

Some questions regarding Bismarck's armor scheme

Hi, I'm a newcomer whose knowledge about BB Bismarck and naval combat in general is limited to online hearsays and a few books I read many, many years ago. It just randomly and suddenly came to my mind that maybe I could get some answers in this forum and sate the curiosity set aside in my head a lo...