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by Steve Crandell
Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: May 23/24 night shadowing and interception approach CS1/BC1
Replies: 521
Views: 56680

Re: May 23/24 night shadowing and interception approach CS1/BC1

Dunmunro wrote: "To shadow an enemy (verb) is to follow the enemy's movements whilst remaining out of sight of the enemy. It doesn't imply continuous contact with the enemy. " Hi Duncan, I agree, not continuously, but at least picking it up from time to time........ Norfolk was not following enemy'...
by Steve Crandell
Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: West vs East
Replies: 11
Views: 6662

Re: West vs East

Americans are, as I'm sure you are aware, are not monolithic in their thinking about various political and economic issues. One who frequents military forums is likely to get more of the conservative point of view.
by Steve Crandell
Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: teleportation in time PoW and KGV v Bismarck
Replies: 38
Views: 11855

Re: teleportation in time PoW and KGV v Bismarck

He would be aware of the possibility given Victorious has to manoeuvre as a carrier as opposed to the movements and speed of battleships. The same issue Halsey and Spruance had in the Pacific - the battleships (when available) got left behind. But that was of course later on in the war. I believe y...
by Steve Crandell
Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: teleportation in time PoW and KGV v Bismarck
Replies: 38
Views: 11855

Re: teleportation in time PoW and KGV v Bismarck

He would be aware of the possibility given Victorious has to manoeuvre as a carrier as opposed to the movements and speed of battleships. The same issue Halsey and Spruance had in the Pacific - the battleships (when available) got left behind. But that was of course later on in the war. I believe y...
by Steve Crandell
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: German 88 gun
Replies: 2
Views: 3548

Re: German 88 gun

Gentlemen, Much has been said about the German 88mm flack/anti tank gun and how it was capable of destroying any allied tank, how would it stack up if used against a modern tank - would the shell just bounce off? Yes, certainly against modern MBT frontal armor. Modern tank guns have much greater mu...
by Steve Crandell
Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Bismarck Alternate Propulsion
Replies: 44
Views: 25858

Re: Bismarck Alternate Propulsion

So planning to develop an entirely new 14" gun, a caliber never before used by the German Navy.

Also, reducing the beam also reduces the effectiveness of the TDS.
by Steve Crandell
Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: May 24 1941 - Tirpitz v Prince of Wales
Replies: 177
Views: 30885

Re: May 24 1941 - Tirpitz v Prince of Wales

Thorsten Wahl wrote:The german loading cycle requires two separate ramming processes also.
1 projectile
2 fore and main charge

ist a matter of required length behind the breech
Thank you for the clarification. :)
by Steve Crandell
Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: May 24 1941 - Tirpitz v Prince of Wales
Replies: 177
Views: 30885

Re: May 24 1941 - Tirpitz v Prince of Wales

That's very good. Are there info on how many shells could be supplied in total per 60 seconds ? From AVKS-700 we have total number of 380mm shells delivered to the turrets (by the hoists) of 23 to 25 rounds per minute. I don't know how many shells can be delivered to the turret per minute. The cycl...
by Steve Crandell
Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:09 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: May 24 1941 - Tirpitz v Prince of Wales
Replies: 177
Views: 30885

Re: May 24 1941 - Tirpitz v Prince of Wales

alecsandros wrote:How many shells can be transported at the same time ?
Three per turret; one for each gun. Ammunition movement is completely independent for each gun. In fact, the turret gun crews can't see each other because each gun breech is in a separate compartment.
by Steve Crandell
Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: May 24 1941 - Tirpitz v Prince of Wales
Replies: 177
Views: 30885

Re: May 24 1941 - Tirpitz v Prince of Wales

For the 16"/50, 11 seconds are allocated to raise a 16" projectile from magazine to turret.
by Steve Crandell
Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: May 24 1941 - Tirpitz v Prince of Wales
Replies: 177
Views: 30885

Re: May 24 1941 - Tirpitz v Prince of Wales

I have the loading cycle for the 16"/50. Projectile is being hoisted while Powder bags are being rammed, breech closed, gun elevated, fired, and returned to battery. It is waiting to be loaded as the gun is brought to loading position. Powder bags are being hoisted as gun is brought to loading posit...
by Steve Crandell
Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: May 24 1941 - Tirpitz v Prince of Wales
Replies: 177
Views: 30885

Re: May 24 1941 - Tirpitz v Prince of Wales

Another aspect which enabled Bismarck class to have a faster firing cycle then contemporary battleships was placing the shells and cartridges immediately below the MAD (cartridges on top, shells below). This reduced the space that the shell was required to be moved , as the turret was about 6 meter...
by Steve Crandell
Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Teleportation in space: Richelieu takes place of Bismarck
Replies: 4
Views: 3795

Re: Teleportation in space: Richelieu takes place of Bismarck

paul.mercer wrote:Gentlemen,
Would PE's 8" shells really do that much damage to PoW which after all, is a fully fledged and armoured battleship?
Everything outside the citadel is vulnerable to 8" gunfire, including the conning tower, the secondary and AA batteries and all fire control equipment.
by Steve Crandell
Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Bismarck Alternate Propulsion
Replies: 44
Views: 25858

Re: Bismarck Alternate Propulsion

Relatively untarnished war record? Brutal invasion and occupation of Poland? Invasion of a succession of neutral countries whose only offence was their geographic position? The list of war crimes and crimes against humanity is fairly long even at the time of Rheiubung. I was under the impression th...
by Steve Crandell
Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: What if: Bismarck or Prinz Eugen made smoke at 5:45 and accelerated at max speed
Replies: 27
Views: 9451

Re: What if: Bismarck or Prinz Eugen made smoke at 5:45 and accelerated at max speed

I think that given significant delay, Hood would have chosen the correct target.