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by Terje Langoy
Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: What if Hood hadn't blown up?
Replies: 172
Views: 39320

From http://www.kbismarck.com/ds-barticle.pdf Hood apparently fired 10 salvoes but many of them appear to have been 4 gun salvos. Four gun salvos (single shot pr turret) and not full salvos were the rule, according to Campbell whom mentioned this in relation to "Lizzie´s" gun trials and campaign at...
by Terje Langoy
Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #16
Replies: 21
Views: 13230

The refits for Valiant and Q.Elizabeth were made somewhat later in the 1930s. When these occurred, each ship's main armament was given increased elevation. This resulted in the main armaments of both ships having armored mantlets (some have called them "eyebrows") above each gun barrel, at the lead...
by Terje Langoy
Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #16
Replies: 21
Views: 13230

Kyler, I don´t think that tripod is a unique feature - as I´ve seen it aboard the Queen Elizabeth ... http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj27/luet-ow/QueenElizabeth-1.jpg ... here after the 1926 refit. I´ve also seen it aboard the Warspite after her 1924 refit. It appears to me this tripod served as...
by Terje Langoy
Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #16
Replies: 21
Views: 13230

I presume your quarterdeck photos was captured aboard the SMS Von der Tann They are. Pretty good ones, aren't they? Indeed they are ... if you should have more close-up shots of German battlecruisers of the World War One era a post or two would be nice. And if I may forward a special wish some phot...
by Terje Langoy
Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #16
Replies: 21
Views: 13230

I presume your quarterdeck photos was captured aboard the SMS Von der Tann
by Terje Langoy
Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:54 am
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #16
Replies: 21
Views: 13230

A sneaky but clever question, yellowtail ...

The answer (given that my identification of your ship be correct) is no, my ship never engaged yours
by Terje Langoy
Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #16
Replies: 21
Views: 13230

The abscence of certain features in this photo have me suggesting the photo most likely was captured in 1935 - while in the Mediterranean ...
by Terje Langoy
Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #16
Replies: 21
Views: 13230

Photo Quiz #16

Long time, no quiz - So what ship have I presented this time..?

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by Terje Langoy
Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Oscarburg fortress in Drobak Narrows, Oslofijord
Replies: 36
Views: 6647

The guns at Kopaas: http://www.verneplaner.no/galleri.php?f=oscarsborg&i=0 (Press the link “Neste” for more photos) http://uexplorer.wordpress.com/2009/08/30/bunkers-ved-drøbak/ and Oscarsborg: http://www.flickr.com/photos/norue/sets/72157622863628904/ Kaholmen torpedobattery: http://www.verneplaner...
by Terje Langoy
Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Oscarburg fortress in Drobak Narrows, Oslofijord
Replies: 36
Views: 6647

There would seem to have been a fair amount of right wing sympathy among the Norwegian population at the time , judging by the degree of support for Vidkun Quisling , the subsequent recruitment to the SS Wiking Division , and so on . Or is this more a case of unworldly insularity ? Also , a number ...
by Terje Langoy
Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Fuso V Queen Elizabeth
Replies: 119
Views: 15337

A third source of interest - it does not correspond with G&D´s timing of hits as "cease fire" apparently was ordered at 1804 hours aboard H.M.S. Hood. This again would suggest Dunkerque stopped firing long before 1810 hours

http://www.hmshood.org.uk/reference/off ... 34-317.htm
by Terje Langoy
Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Naxos ZM
Replies: 8
Views: 9597

As I mentioned initially the photo album is made by a crew member of the destroyer Z-23. (Type 1936 A) Most of the content is - to no surprise - pretty much related to this destroyer, being photos of her and her missions. She entered service in september 1940 and was for a larger part involved in es...
by Terje Langoy
Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Fuso V Queen Elizabeth
Replies: 119
Views: 15337

And another thing: what about the penetration of the armored deck of Dunkerque (115mm thick)? Clearly the deck was horizontal class B armor. As you have mentioned it's yet another damning indicator of the quality of the French homogenous armour. But we do need to find out whether or not if the ship...
by Terje Langoy
Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Naxos ZM
Replies: 8
Views: 9597

This photo is the “odd one out” in the album - it doesn´t really relate to any of the other pictures other than possiby being a random snapshot made while in port, presumably a german one. I never made this object (or should I say contraption) to be an actual submarine; merely a a platform to simula...
by Terje Langoy
Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Fuso V Queen Elizabeth
Replies: 119
Views: 15337

Actually, Dave is correct... The larger portion of the turret roof of Dunkerque is slightly forward sloped. I´d suggest a 5+ deg forward angle, just to put a number on it.