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by Byron Angel
Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:33 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Jutland: 95 years already!
Replies: 37
Views: 9617

Re: Jutland: 95 years already!

Both the Pollen and Dreyer FCsystems were theoretically sound, but were betrayed by several factors. First was the inability of the data acquisition devices (range-finders and inclinometers), upon which both FC systems relied, to provide sufficiently accurate information. Second was the uncooperativ...
by Byron Angel
Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: Reasons for Japan in China
Replies: 10
Views: 6599

Re: Reasons for Japan in China

The Japanese militarists were certainly anti-communist, but there was little sign of any serious communist activity in Japan up to, or indeed since 1945. ..... That is because the domestic Communist movement and its sympathizers within Japan had been systematically identified and eliminated over se...
by Byron Angel
Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:45 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Tirpitz and Graf Zeppelin 1941
Replies: 335
Views: 41343

Re: Tirpitz and Graf Zeppelin 1941

..... If I'm not mistaken, the Bf109T had an extended wingspan.
by Byron Angel
Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:02 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: US Battleships
Replies: 18
Views: 5261

Re: US Battleships

Dear Byron, generally I agree but I do also have a different opinion with regard to storm damage on BB-59 in 1943. First of all, it looks like it had been a storm but was it really that worse? Wind force 6 is a strong breeze (21 to 26 kts), not a gale. And Seastate 4 is nothing special either: Mode...
by Byron Angel
Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Tiger tank analysis
Replies: 26
Views: 36245

Re: Tiger tank analysis

Fine presentation, Alex. Kudos.

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by Byron Angel
Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:29 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: German tanks
Replies: 169
Views: 20339

Re: German tanks

..... Except for a very few specialty models (i.e. - the rare and exotic "Jumbos") general service Shermans were completely vulnerable from all aspects to all German tanks and AT guns of 75mm or geater caliber anywhere within practical NWE engagement ranges. Against German guns of higher power than ...
by Byron Angel
Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:31 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: US Battleships
Replies: 18
Views: 5261

Re: US Battleships

Byron, The Massachussets "incident" only adds up to a series of questions raised by Norman Friedman, Raven & Roberts and even Garzke & Dullin plus some of our "own" forum people that had done extensive research on this regard. Just as a factic epilogue we had South Dak's performance at II Guadalcan...
by Byron Angel
Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: US Battleships
Replies: 18
Views: 5261

Re: US Battleships

As a matter of fact evidence has been brought to this forum that the US doctrine was to fight at closer ranges than academically acepted in these discussions. I think the gunnery manual from USS Massachussets was the hint on this. Also, talking about USS Massachussets, we also know for a fact that ...
by Byron Angel
Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: late 1943 Tirpitz instead of Bismarck in May 1941
Replies: 73
Views: 10474

Re: late 1943 Tirpitz instead of Bismarck in May 1941

Campbell ("Battlecruisers - Warship Special 1") gives a useful account of the damage suffered by TIGER at Jutland. His description of the three bad hits (9, 10, and 13 by his count) as follows - quote - - - 9 - Burst on 3.25in front roof plate of Q turret at about 13,500yds. The roof was holed over ...
by Byron Angel
Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Jutland: 95 years already!
Replies: 37
Views: 9617

Re: Jutland: 95 years already!

This is exactly what I mean about letting BS get in the way of discussion. I'm all prepared to continue hating you (RF) and you come back with an intelligent, thoughtful response to one of my "ifs" about Bismarck and the Denmark Straits (sorry about the earlier mispelling but I used to have proofre...
by Byron Angel
Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: British v German rangefinders
Replies: 82
Views: 41406

Re: British v German rangefinders

I pretty sure german optics of the WW1 timeline were somewhat better than their british counterparts. I remember reading about a british offer via a neutral country regarding sniper optics for rubber. Incidentally my textbook is from the end of the fifties. Hence it should include also summarised k...
by Byron Angel
Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: British v German rangefinders
Replies: 82
Views: 41406

Re: British v German rangefinders

Sorry, dunmunro, but for me your reply just smacks too much of cherry picked data for me to accept your argument.

We will just have to go our separate ways on this, I'm afraid.


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by Byron Angel
Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:21 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: British v German rangefinders
Replies: 82
Views: 41406

Re: British v German rangefinders

As I believe I have mentioned before, your defense of your position is certainly tenacious, but IMHO ultimately unconvincing. I plan on making this my last post on the issue, but in so doing will also ask some questions to which I hope you will respond. Several of these questions have been raised be...
by Byron Angel
Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: British v German rangefinders
Replies: 82
Views: 41406

Re: British v German rangefinders

The B&S was also compared, indirectly to a 1.5m USN stereo RF: The results of this experiment indicate that the experts were better than the novices on all instruments There is relatively little difference between these two classes of observer on the coincidence instrument. There were relatively gr...
by Byron Angel
Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:54 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: British v German rangefinders
Replies: 82
Views: 41406

Re: British v German rangefinders

NDRC testing showed that stereo RF accuracy does not scale with increasing magnification and baselength, even under ideal, laboratory conditions: http://www.sfu.ca/~dmunro/images/RF_extract.pdf Ft Cumberland trials, showed that while only stereo could range on smoke, there was no difference when ra...