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by sineatimorar
Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Maximum Draft of German Battleships
Replies: 2
Views: 4386

Re: Maximum Draft of German Battleships

I am doing a similar exercise to which you can follow my design development, the good and the bad, on my website ( just type in my handle with .com on the end ) . With the greatest of respect to Mr Thorten it would be an error to assume that having access to Norway's ports precludes any restrictions...
by sineatimorar
Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1296
Views: 169032

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

I have yet another question too ask. I just gone over an interesting essay on the subject a battle damage forensic analysis. Other than for a first for me I finally seen the 356mm hit on the forward section of the BS from the p of w. Once and for ALL it can definitively stated that it was NEVER patc...
by sineatimorar
Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: War time drydock construction in Germany
Replies: 20
Views: 12069

Re: War time drydock construction in Germany

That last shot straight over my head, that is to say I Donot get the reference to churches. Thanks for the relationship tie up on Lutjen. I think the only problem he could have had with that is when the situation arises of when the Gestapo is 'looking' for a excuse to ' denounce' you as happened on ...
by sineatimorar
Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: should have the prinz eugen stayed with the bismarck ?
Replies: 201
Views: 18395

Re: should have the prinz eugen stayed with the bismarck ?

I think you will find the answer to this thorny question inside the ' fleet directive one' issued in August 39 approximately. In this order Raeder expressly issues the order to the surface fleet to commence all future endeavours to ' the support of commerce operations of the u boat fleet.' In my int...
by sineatimorar
Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck's engine spaces
Replies: 30
Views: 7421

Re: Bismarck's engine spaces

Thanks for the clarification. On your third point, is that why a ' cruising turbine was fitted to the Tp? Other than range economy.
by sineatimorar
Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1296
Views: 169032

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

Hi Bill, Hope you are well, yes I am still been driven for answers. To digress for a moment, Your tax analogue I found amusing as I found that when I first went into business I ended up writing my own spread sheet to tax too take care off all of the ongoing tax obligations I faced, and pretty well f...
by sineatimorar
Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:45 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: should have the prinz eugen stayed with the bismarck ?
Replies: 201
Views: 18395

Re: should have the prinz eugen stayed with the bismarck ?

I would expect a turn to the north, unless the cruisers had taken up a postion to the south of the first battle to the battle area, that there would have been no change in the british shadowing abilities. Maybe if they were positioned to the north there may have been a another chapter to the battle ...
by sineatimorar
Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1296
Views: 169032

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

The interesting thing is when using the facehard program on standard settings using the same ballistic figures, the German armour comes out with better results than the American armour by quite a margin and just a whisker shy of the british type. So his modification factor attempts did not yeald the...
by sineatimorar
Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: War time drydock construction in Germany
Replies: 20
Views: 12069

Re: War time drydock construction in Germany

Well they were not the only ones to have crazy nuttas in their ranks. I think as early as being a lowly leutant , General Patton declared he was the reincarnation of Julius cesar and wasn't put in a padded cell. Our own General Blammey went from a caring office worried for men in Ww1 to a complete s...
by sineatimorar
Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1296
Views: 169032

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

Yes he did suggest a programme he published in a naval magazine to gain a better working knowledge of simulated ballistics, but I thought I would get a more in-depth look by attempting my own simulation. While doing so I found some of his earlier posts on this site where he gave a basic over view of...
by sineatimorar
Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck's engine spaces
Replies: 30
Views: 7421

Re: Bismarck's engine spaces

Sorry for the shortness of my reply I did edit somewhat to more reasonable tones. As I said we are probably tackling this from completely different directions. While I am tackling it from the point of a boiler been solely a source of heat energy transferred by a liquid agent using the properties of ...
by sineatimorar
Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1296
Views: 169032

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

Exactlly my point. I was actually quite shocked to how inaccurate this whole science is. I have made a complete fool of myself earlier on in other questions I asked and was finally set straight by Mr Bill Jurens. Needless to say he had some intertesting opinions on the whole question of computer sim...
by sineatimorar
Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck's engine spaces
Replies: 30
Views: 7421

Re: Bismarck's engine spaces

We are basically attacking this argument from completely different directions. I will try an analogy of another human endeavour, that of car racing. We have in Australia a famous car race called the Bathurst 1000. It been around since the early to mid 1960's. Back in the early days a morris mini s c...
by sineatimorar
Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1296
Views: 169032

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

Do not get me wrong here, it is probably a perfectly viable program based on what is in reality a very hard science to accurately predict in theoretical terms for terminal ballistics. Empirical testing was and still is the only sure fire method proofing any weapon of this type. It just a personal pr...
by sineatimorar
Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: War time drydock construction in Germany
Replies: 20
Views: 12069

Re: War time drydock construction in Germany

Now there is something of interest for a debate on Lutjen family background and how this difficulty would be factored into his behaviour. Can you here confirm his Jewish family background? For it may go towards explaining his rather odd behaviour on his last voyage if he considered discovery this fa...