Mr.Wadinga mixes everything in his above post, as usual, when he is unable to stick to the actual (very interesting and knowledgeable) discussion because he feels his denier position is by now untenable....
Wadinga wrote: "What- less than 7 seconds for the claw mechanism to withdraw the cartridge cases, manually transfer them to the back of the turret, drop them down the chutes and then they neatly roll to the scupper? "
The PG guns had a theoretical rate of fire of 4-5 shots per gun per minute.... Therefore a total cycle of less than 12-15 seconds has to be imagined anyway (as another shell, the secondary charge and the main cartridge must be rammed when the previous one has already gone, I guess much less
time is needed before the cartridge is expelled).
I kindly ask to someone more expert whether any "manual intervention"
was needed to discharge the cartridges (I guess no, due to the temperature of the cartridge itself after firing). As I'm not an expert, I try to avoid to expose myself as Mr.Wadinga does since long time on this forum.
I would have no problem moving my timeline by 5 seconds anyway....
Wadinga wrote: "...to show our friends how confirmation works: completely separate sources of evidence corroborating each other's information"
In the case of the proposed list of observations re. German open fire, I would say a bunch of confused sources contradicting each other....
e.g. from Brooke
(as you yourself summarized "Bismarck fires shortly after PoW's first salvo and before her fall of shot
at second board "The "Hood" opened fire first and in between the time she opened fire and the time it was due for me to open fire the German ships opened fire
"... both PG and BS !
I have already shown how Schmitz-Westerholtz
contradict among themselves here (viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7736&start=435#p78568
I could go on with all
these "independent sources"....
They are possibly a bit too much "independent", contradicting themselves......
The German side open fire data is perfectly in synch between the 3 GO's and Brinkmann KTB
, there is no doubt about who we have to pick up to seriously reconstruct the battle.....
Sorry for having diverted the discussion, following the provocation of a "professional troll" but I'm unable to accept certain statements. My limit.