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by delcyros
Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Tirpitz and Graf Zeppelin 1941
Replies: 335
Views: 47600

Re: Tirpitz and Graf Zeppelin 1941

The aircraft I referred to above is the navalised, carrier modified Bf-109T1 according to the Datenblatt of that airplane. Not the Bf-109E. The -E4/N with Db-601N and 100oct. fuel had a speed of 500 km/h at sea level and 5 min rating (= 311 mp/h). That´s a considerable 16 mp/h faster on the deck tha...
by delcyros
Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Tirpitz and Graf Zeppelin 1941
Replies: 335
Views: 47600

Re: Tirpitz and Graf Zeppelin 1941

Thanks for providing the data on the Fulmar, D. My specs for this plane refer to: Fairey Fulmar Mk.I Engine: Rolls Royce Merlin VIII Power: 1,080hp from sea level to 1,000ft Crew: 2 Wing span: 47ft 4in Length: 40ft 2in Height: 11ft 6in (tail down) Empty Weight: 6,915lb Maximum loaded weight: 10,700l...
by delcyros
Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Tirpitz and Graf Zeppelin 1941
Replies: 335
Views: 47600

Re: Tirpitz and Graf Zeppelin 1941

Dear Dunmonro, are You aware how fast the Bf-109T with 100oct fuel and Db-601N was on the deck? It could do 475 km/h (295 mp/h) with Db-601N and 2600rpm take off power (5 min boost). Using 2800 rpm (1 minute boost, allowed only under 1000m altitude) emergancy rating would add 10 mp/h to that figure....
by delcyros
Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Tirpitz and Graf Zeppelin 1941
Replies: 335
Views: 47600

Re: Tirpitz and Graf Zeppelin 1941

2) The Fulmar acquitted itself well against SE fighters (and the Me110) but if pure performance was the only issue then the USN's F4F-4 would have been slaughtered by the Zero, but this didn't happen - air combat is much more than simple performance, and the tactical situation plays a greater part ...
by delcyros
Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Watertight compartments
Replies: 18
Views: 8612

Re: Watertight compartments

As Byron outlined. Crushing depth gouverns this problem. There is no point in making a bulkhead watertight to say, 100m depth. At that point, the ship is long since, sunk and provisions for making bulkheads, access hatches or piping that watertight would result in a weight excessive design. Correspo...
by delcyros
Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Jutland recurrent themes
Replies: 51
Views: 33149

Re: Jutland recurrent themes

The best book on the battle aviable still remains to be:
J.Campbell, Jutland, An Analysis of the Fighting
by delcyros
Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: What was wrong with the Baden?
Replies: 20
Views: 7288

Re: What was wrong with the Baden?

Possible, but is this tactically useful? Jellicoe decidedly disagreed here, judging strictly by the difficulties the 5thBS experienced in the run-to-the-north trying to disengage from SMS KÖNIG & SMS GROßER KURFÜRST. Given the reported condenser problems and other mechanical issues of the small-tube...
by delcyros
Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: What was wrong with the Baden?
Replies: 20
Views: 7288

Re: What was wrong with the Baden?

Was there something wrong with SMS BADEN? Well perhaps, depnding on Your persepctive. But by reference of it´s time from 1916 to 1918, SMS BAYERN & SMS BADEN qualify for beeing the most powerful and best protected battleships afloat. They had the thickest main belt of all period battleships, coverin...
by delcyros
Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: What was wrong with the Baden?
Replies: 20
Views: 7288

Re: What was wrong with the Baden?

Some concentrated information about the philosophy and changing perception of armour and AP performance of german battleship armour- both before and after ww1 written by Thorsten and me can be found here: http://warships1discussionboards.yuku.com/reply/222173/Philosophy-of-german-post-ww1-battleship...
by delcyros
Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Duke of York & Renown at Noth Cape
Replies: 38
Views: 5838

Re: Duke of York & Renown at Noth Cape

Off Norway, RENOWN didn´t hit GNEISENAU or SCHARNHORST twice. It hit with one 15in and this hit would have been a clear "over" had it not passed the topstructure with the RF director. The 2nd shell hit was a 4in disabling the turret RF and opening it to seawateringress, it´s not a 15in hit. That mak...
by delcyros
Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Duke of York & Renown at Noth Cape
Replies: 38
Views: 5838

Re: Duke of York & Renown at Noth Cape

How do You indicate that But Schar was unlucky and had stability problems. I don´t see any stability problems involved. Correct me, if I´m wrong but what exactly makes You thinking that RENOWN with a lower metacentric stability (=less stability in poor seas) is any better than SCHARNHORST in this re...
by delcyros
Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Armor Thickness – lbs and Inches
Replies: 15
Views: 33829

Re: Armor Thickness – lbs and Inches

The British after WWI decided to comply with the Washington Treaty absolutely. Thus, to prevent the ships from getting heavier than the maximums allowed, they specified NO PLUS tolerance in any steel thickness measures was allowed. As such was really impossible to achieve without drastic increases ...
by delcyros
Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Tirpitz and Graf Zeppelin 1941
Replies: 335
Views: 47600

Re: Tirpitz and Graf Zeppelin 1941

The RN was not quite as overstretched in WW2 as you make out, not least because the RN had substantial naval allies, bases all over the world and a large fleet of smaller ships. For a time in 1940 it was in a difficult position, given the threat of invasion, Italian entry into the war and lack of r...
by delcyros
Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Tirpitz and Graf Zeppelin 1941
Replies: 335
Views: 47600

Re: Tirpitz and Graf Zeppelin 1941

The problem is not whether or not the Fi-167A could take off in these conditions (we don´t know), the question is why do You consider the SWORDFISH beeing better suited? You mentioned: Ark Royal was able to launch her Swordfish under pretty harsh conditions because of the slow speed and easy lift of...
by delcyros
Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Tirpitz and Graf Zeppelin 1941
Replies: 335
Views: 47600

Re: Tirpitz and Graf Zeppelin 1941

If it can conduct air ops the planes will give info about the carrier as well as info to the carrier. That´s true. But I don´t see a problem with that. It only announced that an unidentified aircraft was operating there and circumstantial evidence would attribute this to GZ operating somewhere in w...