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by dunmunro
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Updating the KGV class
Replies: 12
Views: 296

Re: Updating the KGV class

Gentlemen, Re the quad mounts on the KG's. i'm afraid I may be about to display my lack of knowledge of the technical bits here, but was the problem with the 14" gun and its loading procedure that was the problem or was it with the difficulty of squeezing 4 guns into one turret (or both)? i have al...
by dunmunro
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Updating the KGV class
Replies: 12
Views: 296

Re: Updating the KGV class

Gentlemen, Once again,many thanks for all your valuable input, I do see Wadinga's point about two quad turrets making the ship 'nose heavy' although I understand (rightly or wrongly) that the class were regarded as being quite 'wet' ships in the bow. Re the 14" v 15 or 16", i may have got the wrong...
by dunmunro
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 328
Views: 11223

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Hello, to Mr,Jurens writing: ' Basically, aside from the rather poorly drawn and incomplete track chart of Prinz Eugen, what we really have is a collection of anecdotal comments, a few snips of (probably heavily edited) film, and a few photographs which hardly can be considered more than 'snapshots...
by dunmunro
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: British Type 284 gunnery radar
Replies: 18
Views: 11422

Re: British Type 284 gunnery radar

Not really a reply, but some questions, connected to British Type 284 radar (of 1941). Mr Saxton may know, I hope I have been researching a rare Type 287 shore radar, installed in a brick tower at Harwich, England, and used for guiding the remote detonation of British mines shielding the harbour en...
by dunmunro
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 328
Views: 11223

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Hello, I repeat that it is not worth continuing this debate. To Mr.Jurens writing: 'the photo can be 'interpreted' so as to support almost any pre-determined theory or, conversely, almost any theory can be successfully generated from the photograph.' My point is simply that there is no other theory...
by dunmunro
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Season's Greetings!
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Season's Greetings!

Season Greetings to everyone!

Despite the sometimes acrimony, I do wish everyone here season's greetings and a merry and successful new year.
by dunmunro
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 328
Views: 11223

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Here's a 3D model of Bismarck: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/bismarck-8242957863514a67ac484aea5589506b The position of Anton turret to the twin stanchions (bollards) on the starboard side abreast Anton are key to interpreting the turret's training. We can see from the 3D model that the 38cm barrel...
by dunmunro
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 328
Views: 11223

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

It appears in the photo under discussion that, while Bismarck is engaging a target off her port bow with three of her main battery turrets, turret Anton remains trained fore and aft. Is it perhaps possible that turret Anton was being held silent to avoid shock of gunfire from stressing her forward ...
by dunmunro
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: WWII armor vs modern weapons
Replies: 4
Views: 830

Re: WWII armor vs modern weapons

gents, sorry of the question has already been discussed, but I wonder about the ability of WWII armor to protect a ship from the impact of an antiship missile. What would happen if an old style cruiser, such as ARA General Belgrano (former USS Phoenix, BROOKLYN class) is hit by an Exocet ? Best reg...
by dunmunro
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Announcements, News and Updates
Topic: New Moderator
Replies: 30
Views: 6502

Re: New Moderator

I have complete confidence in our new moderator.
by dunmunro
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Fuze delay in aerial antiship bombs
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: Fuze delay in aerial antiship bombs

Hi guys. I am looking for delay times. Contrary to artillery shells, which activated on impact and had a delay of about 10 milliseconds to the explosion, aerial bombs seemed to have a very long 8-15 seconds delay, don´t even know if the delay is post impact or post launching. Does anyone have info ...
by dunmunro
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Alan Raven comment re PoW @ Denmark Strait
Replies: 4
Views: 454

Re: Alan Raven comment re PoW @ Denmark Strait

In the course of leafing through my hoary old 1972 copy of "ENSIGN 1 - King George the Fifth Class Battleships" by Alan Raven, I ran across an odd comment that I do not recall having been discussed. If I'm wrong, please update me. If not, here is the passage from "page 4" (book is actually not pagi...
by dunmunro
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: New Winklareth book on Bismarck
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: New Winklareth book on Bismarck

Go here - https://www.amazon.com/Battle-Denmark-Strait-Critical-Bismarcks-ebook/dp/B00AA0BVE4/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8 Received a decent and detailed review in the latest Mariner's Mirror (review is worth reading if you are a subscriber - much better than most Amazon "reviews"). Byron Th...
by dunmunro
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: The Age of Sail (1571-1860)
Topic: The USN vs. the Royal Navy
Replies: 24
Views: 2219

Re: The USN vs. the Royal Navy

I am NOT trying to start a flame war here gents. In combat vs. each other, both sides gained plenty of laurels. Both sides were the best (ship v. ship) that the other ever faced. Why did the USN do so much better vs. the RN than anyone else? You would think that the French (with their money, histor...
by dunmunro
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: FYI: meaning of the notation of the draft measurements during Bismarck’s trial runs, fall 1940
Replies: 28
Views: 1764

Re: FYI: meaning of the notation of the draft measurements during Bismarck’s trial runs, fall 1940

That's an interesting question. In practical terms, I don't think that fuel oil quality would have affected trial results at all, or at least not in any meaningful fashion, as -- provided one is willing to equate 'quality' with 'efficiency' -- all that would happen would be that poorer quality fuel...