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by Byron Angel
Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck vs. Iowa
Replies: 322
Views: 60427

Re: Bismarck vs. Iowa

Cannot say for sure, but range table data MAY have been computed for the average MV over the expected useful EFC life of the gun tube, or for some discounted MV short of the absolute maximum possible new gun value.
by Byron Angel
Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck vs. Iowa
Replies: 322
Views: 60427

Re: Bismarck vs. Iowa

..... Not sure this is even apropos, given the dramatic difference in projectile technoloies (and more so because I cannot recall the precise citation - probably either from McGlaughlin's "Russian Battleships" or from one of the RJW papers done by DK Brown or Campbell or Grove). In any case, I recal...
by Byron Angel
Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:38 am
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: Reasons for Japan in China
Replies: 10
Views: 6404

Re: Reasons for Japan in China

I agree. Opium was introduced because they needed something that the Chinese would buy. That, in fact, is my point. The outside powers maintained outposts because they wanted access to Chinese markets. However, they couldn't find anything that the Chinese wanted so they turned to opium. This had th...
by Byron Angel
Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Naval gunnery accuracy - question for M. Jurens
Replies: 24
Views: 7156

Re: Naval gunnery accuracy - question for M. Jurens

*According to Tovey's report the 10cm Type 271 radars on the British destroyers could not acquire and track the targets on their own but had to be put on the targets following visual sighting. Afterward they could hold the Hipper to a max range of about 16,000 yards. ..... I'm not sufficiently well...
by Byron Angel
Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: When did ships first use cannon?
Replies: 5
Views: 8574

Re: When did ships first use cannon?

This is a question I haven't been able to find answered on the internet (including searches on this forum). What's the earliest documented naval battle involving cannon? I've been trying to find out about the earliest application of shipboard cannon. This came from researching the Ottoman Empire in...
by Byron Angel
Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck vs. Iowa
Replies: 322
Views: 60427

Re: Bismarck vs. Iowa

RobertsonN wrote: Speculation knows few bounds
True words indeed. ;-)
by Byron Angel
Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: The Age of Sail (1571-1860)
Topic: 18th century sailing times eastbound America-England
Replies: 8
Views: 98191

Re: 18th century sailing times eastbound America-England

WEST-BOUND ROUTES By far the principal "all season" west-bound route from NW European ports to the Atlantic coast of North America was the "Southern Route" via the English Channel, then SW past the Azores. At about 20degN latitude the route turned W, ultimately veering to the NW or northerly, depend...
by Byron Angel
Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:54 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Plunging fire
Replies: 18
Views: 13196

Re: Plunging fire

How do You come to the conclusion that BISMARCK´s main belt was almost submerged? As far as I understand, it extended rather high above the designed waterline (even higher towards A- and D- turrets) and the flooding sustained more or less equalled the fuel and ammo weights spend before the final ba...
by Byron Angel
Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Naval gunnery accuracy - question for M. Jurens
Replies: 24
Views: 7156

Re: Naval gunnery accuracy - question for M. Jurens

Gentlemen, The article deals with USN fast battleships gunfire. Are things different for other warship types (cruisers, destroyers, etc.) and / or other navies (RN, DKM, etc.)? In other words, is it possible to extrapolate from the article hit chances for a USN cruiser or a foreign battleship ? ......
by Byron Angel
Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers
Replies: 74
Views: 52679

Re: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers

LÜTZOW, DERFFLINGER, SEYDLITZ and VON DER TANN also were subject to minor or major turret fires after been hit at JUTLAND. In only one case (DERFFLINGER) did the projectile penetrate armour completely going up high order behind armour. The result was also the most severe turret fire involving both ...
by Byron Angel
Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Was US participation in WWII superfluous?
Replies: 146
Views: 33974

Re: Was US participation in WWII superfluous?

So even if all the oil produced makes it to Japan they are getting ~430,000 tons per month and the navy alone is using 305,000 tons. Given that the army needs some, as does industry, and to a lesser extent the civilian populace it doesn't look to me like Japan is getting enough at that point. ........
by Byron Angel
Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sports Cars someone?
Replies: 47
Views: 9854

Re: Sports Cars someone?

Just found this thread. So Karl's a gearhead! Who knew??? I have had a very schizophrenic automotive history, which goes like this - Grew up driving Oldsmobiles, which my father was very fond of. Spent most of my teen years driving the family 1960 Olds 88 with 394cid 4bbl and 3-spd turbo-hydramatic ...
by Byron Angel
Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:35 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers
Replies: 74
Views: 52679

Re: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers

Neil Hilton wrote - "A hole in the turret armour does not mean the flash definately will set off the magazines if there is nothing to stop it (although there is a significant chance it will)." ..... The well known hit upon SEYDLITZ at Dogger Bank resulted in about seven tons of propellant being cons...
by Byron Angel
Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:28 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers
Replies: 74
Views: 52679

Re: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers

To Delcyros's list must be added HMS KENT, which suffered a substantial ammunition fire among ready use ammunition at a secondary casemate gun position during the Battle of the Falklands that flashed down through a hoist to her elow-deckammunition passage and nearly resulted in her destruction. This...