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by Dave Saxton
Tue May 21, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941
Replies: 205
Views: 3659

Re: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941

FWIW, I have records, from USN target practices, of quite a few first salvo straddles on targets at ranges well over 20,000 yards, even before WWII. So such an occurrence, while unusual, was by no means unknown, especially if the first salvo pattern was fairly large. Bill Jurens I don't discount th...
by Dave Saxton
Mon May 13, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Deep load
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Deep load

Treaty limits are standard displacement not deep load or full load displacement. Standard Displacement as defined by the Washington Treaty was the ship fully stored and ammunitioned, but excluding fuels, boiler feed water, and lubricating oils. During wartime the KGVs would have gained displacement,...
by Dave Saxton
Mon May 06, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: British postwar tests on armor
Replies: 82
Views: 1547

Re: British postwar tests on armor

Tirpitz was in Kaa Fjord during the Sept 15th attack when the bow was wrecked. It then was transferred to Tromso. Kaa Fjord is deep. About 40 meters deep. The Tromso anchorage was not deep. It was thought there would only be about 1.5 meters between the keel and the sea bed at the selected anchorage...
by Dave Saxton
Sun May 05, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: British postwar tests on armor
Replies: 82
Views: 1547

Re: British postwar tests on armor

Gentlemen, Did any of the 'Tallboys that hit Tirpitz go right through the ship and out of the bottom? I looked up Brown: The hit scored on Sept 15 passed through the flare of the bow and out the side before bursting about 15 meters below the bottom of the bows as a gigantic mine. There were no hits...
by Dave Saxton
Sat May 04, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Some questions regarding Bismarck's armor scheme
Replies: 17
Views: 584

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.
by Dave Saxton
Sat May 04, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Some questions regarding Bismarck's armor scheme
Replies: 17
Views: 584

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 t...
by Dave Saxton
Fri May 03, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Some questions regarding Bismarck's armor scheme
Replies: 17
Views: 584

Re: Some questions regarding Bismarck's armor scheme

Thorsten has covered the important technical points, just some comments on some of the questions based on primary documents reading: The Papers of Kurt Assman: The OKM specifications issued demanded an Immunity Zone of at least of 20,000 meters to 30,000 meters battle range. The comments in the intr...
by Dave Saxton
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: British postwar tests on armor
Replies: 82
Views: 1547

Re: British postwar tests on armor

In my own head I think it would depend on the angle of fall of the shell,it’s velocity and weight. I assume that it harder for the shell than the bomb. In my own head - just as tanks have sloped armour to increase the thickness of plate a shell firing on a flat trajectory, an armoured deck means th...
by Dave Saxton
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Newcomer Seeking Answers
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: Newcomer Seeking Answers

Bismarck's (surface) fire control positions were as follows: Foretop: Battle station of 1st artillery officer. Forward computer room below the main armoured deck: Battle station of 2nd artillery officer. This was the "brain" of the central firecontrol system. It was not an exposed location. From thi...
by Dave Saxton
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Treason May
Replies: 6
Views: 2846

Re: Treason May

Saw this on a thread about the EU and the current MPs, but it could apply to most anywhere; Oxford University researchers have discovered the densest element yet known to science. The new element, Governmentium (symbol=Gv), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons and 198 assistant...
by Dave Saxton
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Climate Change agenda
Replies: 268
Views: 40272

Re: The Climate Change agenda

U of A has been fighting the freedom of information request for 7 years, but the courts ordered these sets of emails released. They became available earlier this month. Much duplication of the earlier climate gate revelations but among new are the extent of the cherry picking practiced by the alarmi...
by Dave Saxton
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 14742

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

Dave Saxton wrote: "This type of operation requires a long warm up time. Up to 45 minutes" Hi Dave, thanks as usual for all the info above. Therefore, even assuming that the Type 284 set was switched on exactly at 05:37 (PoW "enemy in sight") and that 20 minutes are an "average" sufficient time to ...
by Dave Saxton
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 14742

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

Regarding the German radars and Jasper not mentioning them. The German radars were data linked directly to the fire control computers. Jasper would not monitor the radar data stream. Regarding If Type 284 was working or not. There are a few things to consider. The NT99 Micro Pup transmitting triodes...
by Dave Saxton
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Climate Change agenda
Replies: 268
Views: 40272

Re: The Climate Change agenda

Who did It? It had to to be somebody familiar with the damning content of the emails. Once again who did it?