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by OpanaPointer
Thu May 16, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: gun placement on battleships
Replies: 21
Views: 1792

Re: gun placement on battleships

The disposition of the turrets in Nelson was a weight saving measure, nothing related to offensive, in fact it was not repeated in the post-Nelson´s KGV class. Regrds Yep. They were called "Washington's Cherry Trees" because the displacement limits set down in the Washington Naval Limitations Treat...
by OpanaPointer
Wed May 15, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: gun placement on battleships
Replies: 21
Views: 1792

Re: gun placement on battleships

Well, at any angle not fouled by the #2 barbette the #3 turret could engage enemies in conjunction with #1 and #2. In the Iowa playout, with #3 aft, only six main guns could engage a target mumble degrees* ahead of the ship. With the Rodneys you could get nine guns firing at about 30°to >90°. *Mumbl...
by OpanaPointer
Tue May 14, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: gun placement on battleships
Replies: 21
Views: 1792

Re: gun placement on battleships

Third turret on "Washington's cherry trees" was masked by barbette of second turret.

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by OpanaPointer
Wed May 01, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Regarding general orders for atlantic operations
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Re: Regarding general orders for atlantic operations

And, I think, that if the convoy scattered more targets would be accessible by German guns if they were separated.
by OpanaPointer
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: More Mad PC-ness
Replies: 2
Views: 1223

Re: More Mad PC-ness

I don't let other people dictate how I use the language.
by OpanaPointer
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: WW1 battleships
Replies: 34
Views: 6179

Re: WW1 battleships

And who sweeps in front of the minesweepers? :lol:

I actually got to watch the USN sweep the Suez Canal. Helos first. Not so much "tap dancing in a minefield" that way. :whistle:
by OpanaPointer
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Draining the ocean
Replies: 3
Views: 5575

Re: Draining the ocean

IIRC the after magazines were emptied of shells and ammo. Homer Wallin would be the one to check with for that one. His book is at Hyperwar. (And I don't have the energy to try and scan it on a cell phone. Sorry.
by OpanaPointer
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Führer Naval Conferences
Replies: 6
Views: 6764

Re: Führer Naval Conferences

I doubt it. I have that book. It was taken from the same source IIRC. I'd have to walk across the room to check.
by OpanaPointer
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Target data
Replies: 16
Views: 1674

Re: Target data

I haven't found one. :(
by OpanaPointer
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Target data
Replies: 16
Views: 1674

Re: Target data

I broke my math bone in the fifth grade and it never healed right. Math will never save my life. :oops:
by OpanaPointer
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Target data
Replies: 16
Views: 1674

Re: Target data

Thank you for the links! They are indeed interesting. I find no reference to a computer/tool which would help estimate targets speed or heading. So I assume it was done with pen, paper and a ruler, based on range and bearing of the target at different times. Kind regards, Daniel IIRC the IOWAs had ...
by OpanaPointer
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Climate Change agenda
Replies: 268
Views: 59010

Re: The Climate Change agenda

I don't debate with conspiracy theorists.
by OpanaPointer
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Climate Change agenda
Replies: 268
Views: 59010

Re: The Climate Change agenda

Drowning men will grasp at straws. Or cherry-pick.