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by marcelo_malara
Wed Dec 21, 2005 7:44 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: What Ship?
Replies: 12
Views: 3600

HMS Belfast 51:30:24 N 4:54:00 W
Beautifull view.
by marcelo_malara
Wed Dec 21, 2005 2:57 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Naval guns and...
Replies: 7
Views: 3186

I came to the info (don´t remeber where) that the run was 400.
Has the book technical info?
by marcelo_malara
Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:16 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Naval guns and...
Replies: 7
Views: 3186

You can also buy Warship International (http://www.inro.org), 2001 1, 2001 2 and 2001 3, there is and excellent account on the Dreyer and the Dumaresq, many diagrams and photos. In Warship 2002-3 (ISBN 851779263) there is an article about the Admiralty fire control tables, that superseded the Dreyer...
by marcelo_malara
Tue Dec 20, 2005 1:24 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck with 3 triple turrets
Replies: 46
Views: 16356

So you may reduce the lenght to 235 mts and the beam to 33.5 mts to maintain the lenght/beam ratio. That will give a grown North Carolina, and with 130000 hp you may get 29 knt, but I think that the reduced underwater volume will no be enough to float a hull with increased armour.
by marcelo_malara
Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:15 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck with 3 triple turrets
Replies: 46
Views: 16356

You are right, but 200 mts are more than enough for 30 kts.
by marcelo_malara
Mon Dec 19, 2005 12:56 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck with 3 triple turrets
Replies: 46
Views: 16356

You can shorten the ship if you use three turrets, that would save weight in armour and structure, which in turn means you need less power, saving further weight in machinery.
by marcelo_malara
Sun Nov 27, 2005 4:49 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Boilers per shaft
Replies: 8
Views: 4059

In general boilers provide steam to a steam manifold, not to a particular turbine. So any turbine can take steam from it.
by marcelo_malara
Sun Nov 27, 2005 1:55 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Jutland: An analysis of the fighting
Replies: 2
Views: 1705

Ok, like mine, thank you.
by marcelo_malara
Fri Nov 25, 2005 9:40 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Jutland: An analysis of the fighting
Replies: 2
Views: 1705

Jutland: An analysis of the fighting

Finally after much trouble I could get it. It is the Lyon´s 1998 edition. It doesn´t have pictures, I was wondering if the original Conway edition has, can anyone tell?
by marcelo_malara
Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:47 am
Forum: Announcements, News and Updates
Topic: How can we improve the website and forum?
Replies: 45
Views: 31821

Is a protocol that allows a forum to be accessed with Outlook.
by marcelo_malara
Wed Nov 23, 2005 6:10 pm
Forum: Announcements, News and Updates
Topic: How can we improve the website and forum?
Replies: 45
Views: 31821

Jose, do you have an NNTP service for the forum? It will be far more easy just to look in Outlook (or other NNTP client) if there is a new posting than crawling in the webpages.

Thanks
by marcelo_malara
Mon Nov 21, 2005 2:17 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Jean Bart vs. Tirpitz
Replies: 45
Views: 20849

Yes, collecting the data I realized how close they were an exact match. The only disadvantage I see for Jean Bart is the layout of the artillery: may be that a single shot in one of the turrets put half the guns (or all of them) out of action. Aditionaly, it would be very diffcult for she to break t...
by marcelo_malara
Sat Nov 19, 2005 12:45 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Status of KGV's Walrus on May 27, 1941
Replies: 3
Views: 2163

Sorry, what book are you refering to?
by marcelo_malara
Thu Nov 17, 2005 9:52 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Graf Spee, Scheer, and Lützow vs Yamato
Replies: 17
Views: 6798

Sergio, I think that what you are proposing looks good on paper, but it is very difficult to take to reality. First off all, the speed advantage is on Yamato´s side, what makes it very difficult for the Germans to come on their prey from exactly three different bearings. Second, suppose that they co...
by marcelo_malara
Thu Nov 17, 2005 3:47 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Graf Spee, Scheer, and Lützow vs Yamato
Replies: 17
Views: 6798

More than luck involved, I think that there must be a miracle involved.
A direct impact from a 18" gun with HE (not AP) projectile would sure take the receiving ship out of action.