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by marcelo_malara
Sun Nov 27, 2005 1:55 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Jutland: An analysis of the fighting
Replies: 2
Views: 1783

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: 1783

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: 34262

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: 34262

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: 21346

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: 2230

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: 7022

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: 7022

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.
by marcelo_malara
Wed Nov 16, 2005 3:13 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Graf Spee, Scheer, and Lützow vs Yamato
Replies: 17
Views: 7022

I think that the difference between the River Plate battle and the hypothetical engagement is too big. According to Campbell (Naval Weapons of World War Two): River Plate: Germans: 6 11" Projectile 300 Kgs Broadside 1800 Kgs Speed 26 kts British: 16 6" Projectile 50.8 kgs 6 8" Projectile 116.1 kgs B...
by marcelo_malara
Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:41 pm
Forum: The Age of Sail (1571-1860)
Topic: Ships of the line
Replies: 33
Views: 27946

According to Dodds & Moore (Building the wooden fighting ship): First 100+ guns 3 decks Second 90-98 guns 3 decks Third 64-80 guns 2 decks Fourth 50-60 guns 2 decks Fifth 32 guns 1 deck Sixth 20-30 guns 1 deck The number of guns in a rate varied in time, this corresponds to 1792. The decks are compl...
by marcelo_malara
Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:22 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: DK Brown & "Nelson to Vanguard" -- Is it any g
Replies: 1
Views: 1692

I have too The Grand Fleet and the previous volume, Warrior to Dreadnought. They are wonderfull volumes, with damage analysis, and focused in battleships. I noticed that the following volume, Nelson to Vanguard, is not divided chronologically but by ship type, and the chapter of battleships has only...
by marcelo_malara
Sun Nov 06, 2005 9:09 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: The Battleship Bismarck. Anatomy of the Ship. By Jack Brower
Replies: 22
Views: 11623

Finally I received my copy yesterday. I am a little dissapointed. In first place it is announced in Amazon as a 256 pages book (like Dreadnought), but it has only 160. In my opinion are missing: -boiler schemes. -machinery schemes. -frame construction and skin schemes. -steering machinery arrangemen...
by marcelo_malara
Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:43 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: The Battleship Bismarck. Anatomy of the Ship. By Jack Brower
Replies: 22
Views: 11623

Did anybody receive it?
Amazon.co.uk dispatched mine yesterday.
by marcelo_malara
Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:58 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Garzke books
Replies: 4
Views: 2490

Dave, thank you very much for the data. Raven and Roberts is not available in amazon, so I will have to wait till it is reedited!
by marcelo_malara
Fri Oct 21, 2005 1:39 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Garzke books
Replies: 4
Views: 2490

Which are the books by Raven and Roberts? I have Battlecruisers by Roberts and it is very, very poor. I have US Submarine Design by Friedman and didn´t like it too.