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by lynn1212
Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: Landmine clearance programme
Replies: 13
Views: 9105

Re: Landmine clearance programme

have to disagree about not mapping a field, maybe not done by everyone but most certainly mapping was done major combatants. i have copies of manuals that stress mapping as major importance.
by lynn1212
Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:14 am
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Top ten most powerful navies in the world
Replies: 131
Views: 368879

Re: Top ten most powerful navies in the world

compare the tech base available for each time period. the zero was 300 kts but was being countered by manually loaded and human operated weapons some of which were underpowered [20mm]. yes there was fire control for the 40s and 5in but it too was mostly optical and human aimed. even the 40mm was con...
by lynn1212
Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:37 am
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Top ten most powerful navies in the world
Replies: 131
Views: 368879

Re: Top ten most powerful navies in the world

i would note that the USN never lost an essex class carrier even when threatened by the divine wind which was in fact a cruse missile attack that pushed the defense of the time to its limit. attacks of 50 or more were common but while lesser ships were killed the top targets went largely safe. none ...
by lynn1212
Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:22 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The most successful and most unsuccessful Warships
Replies: 150
Views: 88474

Re: The most successful and most unsuccessful Warships

on a bit of time limit so i haven't read the whole thread. has anyone offered up the Wahoo as an important ship? if not i would like to do so now. in her first few patrols she set a standard of practices that can be traced through the rest of the war. mush morton rewrote the standards and led the si...
by lynn1212
Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:00 am
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Steamturbine engines!
Replies: 11
Views: 9521

Re: Steamturbine engines!

i used to work for a company that made gear sets for many different uses including ships. we produced the drive sets for the class of LSTs built for the USN back in the sixties and seventies. double sets were smaller both in size and weight as well as having higher power ratings and larger ratios. h...
by lynn1212
Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:19 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The Greatest Naval Battle in History
Replies: 248
Views: 182244

Re: The Greatest Naval Battle in History

in terms of tonnage, firepower, and area leyte was the largest and longest lasting of conventional battles. midway had a much greater impact on the direction and length of the largest naval war in history. however a good case could be made for the battle of the atlantic. the longest naval campaign i...
by lynn1212
Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:31 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Strategic bombing during World War II
Replies: 127
Views: 36453

Re: Strategic bombing during World War II

coming into this late but its my impression that the very real limits to germany's supplies of strategic materials are being ignored to a certain extent . there's a long list of things that germany had to import in order to rearm and bauxite was near the top of the list. from my reading i understand...