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by marcelo_malara
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: torpedoes
Replies: 12
Views: 1542

Re: torpedoes

Well, long range torpedoes use mid course guidance thru a cable, receiving target data from the parent platform, the torpedo onboard sensors have not the space for the sensitivity needed for a 50 km detection. I must say that I am in a mistake with this, the wonder-propellants were not available unt...
by marcelo_malara
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: torpedoes
Replies: 12
Views: 1542

Re: torpedoes

Yes, but not every navy had a CV, so you can say that there was a need for the the torpedo yet.

Regards
by marcelo_malara
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: torpedoes
Replies: 12
Views: 1542

Re: torpedoes

I have ever wander about this. Why the surface torpedo disappeared? Nowadays it is clear that missiles are faster, but back in the 60s there were almost no anti ship missiles aboard, while the torpedo had already evolved to the guided monopropellant powered device that gave them about 50 km range wi...
by marcelo_malara
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Secundary guns turrets
Replies: 13
Views: 1432

Secundary guns turrets

Hi. In Bower´s AOTS it can be seen that the forward turrets had an under deck structure, just like main guns´ ones, with a lower shell and powder room. The four after ones do not have this. Were the loading arrangements different between both?
by marcelo_malara
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Main armament hoists
Replies: 7
Views: 618

Main armament hoists

Hi guys. I want to clarify this. How many hoist there were in each turret? What was the motive power of each? And which its function?

REgards
by marcelo_malara
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Bathtub Sponson above Bridge of HMS Hermes 95
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: Bathtub Sponson above Bridge of HMS Hermes 95

Hi, any photo of this?

Regards
by marcelo_malara
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Battleship Bismarck: A Design and Operational History
Replies: 3
Views: 838

Re: Battleship Bismarck: A Design and Operational History

Thanks Bill for your answer. Couple more things I really do not like: -guns calibers en mm, I understand this for the Germans, but do not for the British, for the sake of historical accuracy the originals caliber designations should have been used, ie inches for the RN -the same with the distances, ...
by marcelo_malara
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Battleship Bismarck: A Design and Operational History
Replies: 3
Views: 838

Battleship Bismarck: A Design and Operational History

Hi guys. I am in the process of reading it. I am a little disappointed. At least chapter 2 (I am thru chapter 3) needs badly proofreading and editing. Some parts of the technical descriptions found in this chapter are extremely confusing, for example the description of the diverse main armament´s ho...
by marcelo_malara
Thu May 28, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Kaiserliche Marine sailors quarters
Replies: 6
Views: 1687

Re: Kaiserliche Marine sailors quarters

Thanks Byron, I was thinking just that, the memories of a sailor must contain some mention, will look for that book.

Regards
by marcelo_malara
Wed May 27, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Kaiserliche Marine sailors quarters
Replies: 6
Views: 1687

Re: Kaiserliche Marine sailors quarters

Hi Hans, seems to be one of those things that go on and nobody knows where it came from!
by marcelo_malara
Wed May 27, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Kaiserliche Marine sailors quarters
Replies: 6
Views: 1687

Re: Kaiserliche Marine sailors quarters

Look at this, from the recent Bismarck book.

Image
by marcelo_malara
Tue May 26, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Specs for Bureau Express and Babcock & Wilcox boilers Standard Type Battleships
Replies: 7
Views: 1073

Re: Specs for Bureau Express and Babcock & Wilcox boilers Standard Type Battleships

I think I have some in a series of articles or WI, what data are you looking for?

Regards
by marcelo_malara
Sun May 24, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Nagato protection
Replies: 38
Views: 2332

Re: Nagato protection

Good post Hans. Is there any article on the web about all these materials?

Regards
by marcelo_malara
Sat May 23, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Nagato protection
Replies: 38
Views: 2332

Re: Nagato protection

Look at this:

http://www.navweaps.com/index_lundgren/ ... lArmor.php

Quiet difficult to put all in words!
by marcelo_malara
Sat May 23, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Nagato protection
Replies: 38
Views: 2332

Re: Nagato protection

Most detailed description I have is from Whitley´s Battleship of WWII: -forecastle deck 1", 1.25" around uptakes -upper deck 1" + 1" + 3/4" -lower deck 2" (don´t distinguish over machinery or over magazines), 3 x 1" on the slopes As modified: -forecastle deck 1" + 1" (so added 1") -upper deck as bui...