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by RF
Thu Feb 29, 2024 1:57 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Battleship Command: Scharnhorst
Replies: 27
Views: 21329

Re: Battleship Command: Scharnhorst

My comment on the Moon was just an aside, I was thinking that a Moon that size takes back some 300 to 400 million years ago when the Moon's orbit was a lot closer to Earth, and a teleported sea battle back in the time of the dinosaurs, maybe an ichyosaur might surface to see what's going on here....
by RF
Thu Feb 29, 2024 8:01 am
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Battleship Command: Scharnhorst
Replies: 27
Views: 21329

Re: Battleship Command: Scharnhorst

Nice video, but I would suggest some refinements. Whilst we have a clear view of the command position I think some narrative or audio explanation of what is happening would be useful, such as identification of the other ships on view so that we have a better understanding of the action. Perhaps not ...
by RF
Tue Feb 27, 2024 6:57 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: KMS BLUCHER
Replies: 19
Views: 7471

Re: KMS BLUCHER

As a general point looking at the chart it seems that iron and steel strengthen with small heat increases, so small fires would not be effective in unsettling the ship? However would the heat increase not expand the metal creating weaknesses there, such as bending or warping?
by RF
Tue Feb 27, 2024 6:53 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: KMS BLUCHER
Replies: 19
Views: 7471

Re: KMS BLUCHER

Using that analysis we can presumably say that Bismarck would have sunk anyway on 27 May 1941 without the torpedo hits in the final battle or scuttling charges laid by the crew. Whilst it is difficult to sink a heavily armoured ship by gunfire alone its not so difficult if the attackers have plenty ...
by RF
Tue Feb 27, 2024 7:45 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: KMS BLUCHER
Replies: 19
Views: 7471

Re: KMS BLUCHER

Thor managed to sink HMS Voltaire with gunfire alone, this is worth noting as Thor's guns were peashooters compared with the armament of light cruisers. Its often overlooked that the broadside of a hilfskreuzer was half that of a light cruiser, yet look at the damage Kormoran did to HMAS Sydney in a...
by RF
Tue Feb 27, 2024 7:39 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Corsair in the War Zone
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Corsair in the War Zone

Seeadler had an auxiliary engine. This raider sank three steamships, two of them overhauled with the wind against her, using the engine.
by RF
Mon Feb 26, 2024 4:20 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: KMS BLUCHER
Replies: 19
Views: 7471

Re: KMS BLUCHER

It is likely that without the torpedo hit midships the Blucher would have stayed afloat, albeit very heavily damaged from shell hits and the resultant fires. The initial torpedo hit in the bow section forward of Anton turret was too far forward to cause significant damage, it was the second hit mids...
by RF
Mon Feb 26, 2024 4:10 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Corsair in the War Zone
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Corsair in the War Zone

Shades of Seeadler here....
by RF
Wed Jan 03, 2024 8:19 am
Forum: Announcements, News and Updates
Topic: Presentation
Replies: 18
Views: 34673

Re: Presentation

Hi, everyone! Happy New Year! I'm Francisco from Montevideo, Uruguay. I first discovered this website in 2001, when I got my first PC, and learned a lot. Since then, every once in a while I visit the site and even the Forum, but for some reason never created an account. Anyway, glad to be here. Wel...
by RF
Wed Jan 03, 2024 8:18 am
Forum: Announcements, News and Updates
Topic: Presentation
Replies: 18
Views: 34673

Re: Presentation

Happy New Year to you too and welcome to the forum.
by RF
Tue Dec 19, 2023 6:07 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: How might China attack Taiwan
Replies: 3
Views: 7044

Re: How might China attack Taiwan

My approach to this is could China successfully invade Taiwan with sea borne assault? It has been intimated through CIA sources that the possibility of failure is the biggest deterrent to China starting a war. Taiwan is much more heavily armed than Ukraine was before the Russian invasion, or even th...
by RF
Tue Dec 19, 2023 5:50 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Luftwaffe torpedo planes
Replies: 49
Views: 23896

Re: Luftwaffe torpedo planes

My understanding is that the carriers were cancelled except for Graf Zeppelin, which had a constant stop-start mode. I would have thought that there would have been interest in developing aircraft for use on GZ, notwithstanding Goering's opposition to a naval air arm. Another aspect is that pre-war ...
by RF
Tue Nov 21, 2023 8:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Election of Javier Milei as Argentina's president
Replies: 3
Views: 6430

Re: Election of Javier Milei as Argentina's president

What interests me about this is the idea of using the US Dollar as the currency, as in the past this would have been seen as the country being dominated or owned by the United States as a ''gringo imperialism.'' Are these ideas now dead? Or could they re-surface over time, especially if the economy ...
by RF
Mon Nov 20, 2023 10:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Election of Javier Milei as Argentina's president
Replies: 3
Views: 6430

Election of Javier Milei as Argentina's president

I see that the BBC in Britain has reported that a ''far right'' candidate named Javier Milei has won the election to be Argentina's next president by an 11% margin. I'm not quite sure why the BBC describes him as ''far right'' except I suspect that they don't like his politics and that Trump has end...
by RF
Fri Oct 27, 2023 8:54 am
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Battleship Command: Scharnhorst
Replies: 27
Views: 21329

Re: Battleship Command: Scharnhorst

Going somewhat off thread, the KM around 1939 was in communication with the Dutch Navy over a proposal to construct battlecruisers for the Dutch using a modified Scharnhorst design, there is I believe a previous thread here from over ten years ago on these battlecruisers. Consensus was that the desi...