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by Dave Saxton
Sat Dec 04, 2004 7:24 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Metallurgical Study Of Enemy Ordnance
Replies: 44
Views: 35324

In the Metallurgical Study Of Enemy Ordnance, the American experts seem impressed by the quality of the German AP shells of all sizes and applications. One of the German inovations they seem impressed by, was the construction of welded tip capped AP shells, also with precisely controlled differentia...
by Dave Saxton
Sat Dec 04, 2004 6:28 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Metallurgical Study Of Enemy Ordnance
Replies: 44
Views: 35324

One of the things that stand out in the 1945 US report, is speculation about the German use of spaced arrays. In about 43 the Germans began to use spaced arrays in most of their armour protection systems, extensively. The American opinions and assumptions of this turn of events is interesting: "Dr. ...
by Dave Saxton
Sat Dec 04, 2004 5:44 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Metallurgical Study Of Enemy Ordnance
Replies: 44
Views: 35324

Metallurgical Study Of Enemy Ordnance

I recently ran across a US military study from Feb 1945 untitled simply: Metallurigical Study Of Enemy Ordnance. It examines a wide range of both German and Japanese metalurgy, including shells and armour. A central theme of the peice is the shortages of strategic materials in Germany. However they ...
by Dave Saxton
Sun Nov 28, 2004 4:23 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Class stability
Replies: 11
Views: 10632

A few months ago I would have said: "no it wasn't used." However, now I'm less sure. There are some indications that active stabilzation was at least planned for the larger ships, too. Active stablization had been used on some earlier battle cruisers, and it is mentioned in the context of the new 15...
by Dave Saxton
Sun Nov 28, 2004 2:31 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Class stability
Replies: 11
Views: 10632

Re: Bismarck Class stability

Tiornu wrote:..... There are some solutions like bilge keels (which Bismarck had) and roll tanks (which Bismarck did not have).....
Hi Richard,

Do we know with a degree of certainity, that an active stabilzation system wasn't used?