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by Byron Angel
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: WW2 fighter aircraft wings
Replies: 14
Views: 7460

Re: WW2 fighter aircraft wings

OpanaPointer wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:43 pm
You gentlebeings might be interested in a new sub at Hyperwar: http://ibiblio.org/hyperwar/NHC/NewPDFs ... cognition/

Thank you very much for posting this. I was totally unaware of its existence on Hyperwar.

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by Byron Angel
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: WW2 fighter aircraft wings
Replies: 14
Views: 7460

Re: WW2 fighter aircraft wings

My brother told me of a conversation with a fellow pilot who was checked out to fly several warbirds. This pilot was currently flying an F8F Bearcat on his way to Oshkosh, but he told of test flying one of the few still flying BF109s compared to Spitfires. It was that pilot's opinion that the BF109...
by Byron Angel
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 372
Views: 31405

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

Best of luck in returning this forum to the ranks of the collegial. One modest proposal ..... eliminate the use of emojis.

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by Byron Angel
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: 'Superior' German & Japanese Optics & Rangefinders
Replies: 8
Views: 2967

Re: 'Superior' German & Japanese Optics & Rangefinders

"the battleship Littorio, while able to target the Caio Duilio with her rangefinders previously, this became impossible when the other battleship turned on her searchlights and blinded the Littorio. However, use of 'Zeiss-Septar' polarizing filters made it possible to target the other battleship wi...
by Byron Angel
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 372
Views: 31405

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

I look forward to any sort of intelligibly reasoned response to the uncertainties and logical inconsistencies pointed out by Wadinga.

First western university after the Dark Ages - University of Bologna (founded 1088). Hope springs eternal.

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by Byron Angel
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Climate Change agenda
Replies: 235
Views: 35260

Re: The Climate Change agenda

Quite concur.

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by Byron Angel
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 284
Views: 18299

Re: Hits on PoW and Bismarck

Hello everybody, Byron Angel wrote: "Your above response is that of a petulant schoolboy. Very disappointing." Another who can only petulantly and pompously try to teach good manners because simply unable to counter arguments, despite I treated him with some (apparently undeserved) respect after hi...
by Byron Angel
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 284
Views: 18299

Re: Hits on PoW and Bismarck

Hi Byron, you wrote: " Why must the rest of the forum members endure this seemingly endless stream of unpleasantness?" Please, suggest the same to Mr.Wadinga. Why must the rest of the forum members endure this seemingly endless stream of trolling nonsense ? Many thanks in advance. Bye, Alberto Your...
by Byron Angel
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Kongo Class: Fast Battleship or Battlecruiser
Replies: 4
Views: 2985

Re: Kongo Class: Fast Battleship or Battlecruiser

The Evans & Peattie book, "Kaigun", (IIRC) made the argument that the pre-war intended tactical role for the re-built IJN battlecruisers was to act as a fast heavy support element to assist their light DD, CL and CA forces in breaking through USN cruiser screens to deliver massed night torpedo attac...
by Byron Angel
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 284
Views: 18299

Re: Hits on PoW and Bismarck

Hi Byron, you wrote: "insult and invective directed at someone whose fault appears to me to be that he simply fails to agree with you on certain points" No, I totally disagree. First of all, it was not me starting the insults and the mocking (as per evidences I have posted several times already). T...
by Byron Angel
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 284
Views: 18299

Re: Hits on PoW and Bismarck

Hello everybody, back is the defeated troll with his last favorite topic: captions.... instead of answering points mathematically demonstrating he is wrong . :kaput: http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8329&start=210#p81086 Why nobody is willing to (very politely and softly :wink:) e...
by Byron Angel
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: WW2 fighter aircraft wings
Replies: 14
Views: 7460

Re: WW2 fighter aircraft wings

Hi Paul, Taking a short break from the Battle of Denmark Strait ..... The leading edge slats of the BF109, from what I have read, did work. But they had certain peculiarities, one of which was described as "snatching" - a situation when, in a high G/high angle of attack situation, the slat on one wi...
by Byron Angel
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Recommended book on SMS Derfflinger?
Replies: 7
Views: 3648

Re: Recommended book on SMS Derfflinger?

If you are looking into how a re-build/re-fit of Derfflinger might have proceeded, you might want to look into the career of Goeben, which survived WW1 and continued in Turkish service as "Yavuz Sultan Selim" until 1950. Other updated WW1 capital ships that might be helpful as references would be HM...
by Byron Angel
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: President Trump: mid-term
Replies: 19
Views: 3786

Re: President Trump: mid-term

I'm not from the USA, but if I was a citizen there in 2016, there'd be quite a decent chance that my left wing self would have voted for Trump, which is terrible in his own right, but far more benign than Clinton, which would have already plunged us into WW3. That doesn't mean that Trump is good th...
by Byron Angel
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 284
Views: 18299

Re: Hits on PoW and Bismarck

I was wondering this too. From what I’ve read on here Bismarck was a very stable ship,but wouldn’t there be even a small amount of roll when at sea? Also, whilst there is standardisation, wouldn’t there be slight individual differences in the make up of a shell? I was under the impression that shel...