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 Forum: Space and Technology   Topic: New Biplane

 Post subject: Re: New Biplane
Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:20 pm 

Replies: 8
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I believe there was another problem as well; AFAIR the main issue was that a forward swept wing has divergent flutter which, one it starts, has positive feedback. This means that the aircraft has to have an unusually heavy main spar and that there is a speed limit on the aircraft imposed by the onse...

 Forum: Space and Technology   Topic: Is Active Sonar now the primary ASW sensor?

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:43 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 365


And with Ise there's also eight 14" guns for other purposes. :D Ise would have made a lot more sense if the Japanese had put helicopters on her and used her for ASW. (note, I didn't say "much sense" I said "more sense"). The Japanese Army did use helicopters for ASW (well, ...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Re:Olympics canadian women's Hockey Team

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:56 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 303


At least time I can root for the Germans with a clear conscience. :lol: Funny, I was thinking the same thing about the Russians. :D Woo-hoo! What a game. While I am aware that hocky ain‘t for pussies, the Canadians were kinda out of line with a foul or six. They do seem to take things a bit too ser...

 Forum: Space and Technology   Topic: Is Active Sonar now the primary ASW sensor?

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:51 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 365


I half remember reading something about how helicopter capabilities scale geometrically with number rather than linearly - if so aren't you better off with something like this? It's not an easy calculation. Essentially, we have to work backwards starting with how many helicopters we want airborne a...

 Forum: Space and Technology   Topic: Is Active Sonar now the primary ASW sensor?

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:51 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 365


WarshipAdmin wrote:
Incidentally you can go barmy with ship design if you concentrate on a single purpose. How's this beauty?

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That's Marjata isn't it?

 Forum: Space and Technology   Topic: Is Active Sonar now the primary ASW sensor?

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:56 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 365


An old shipmate of mine sent me an article on the evolution of ASW. I must say with very little modesty I used to be damn good at that game. Been out of the business since '95 and really haven't had the desire to keep up on the UNCLASS articles until recently. So what do you folks who know a hell o...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Whiskey better for you than red wine?

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:28 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 141


And THAT wins the "Post of the Year" title.

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: History of United States Naval Operations in World War II

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:02 am 

Replies: 30
Views: 742


Fundamentally, how much of the LCS systems work could be applied to something based off of the NSC/Legend/Bertholf (ignoring the dollar signs dancing the the heads of HII management)? In many ways, this has similarities to how the F-111 came around. The Navy and Air Force had proposals for aircraft...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Hawker Typhoon Question

 Post subject: Re: Hawker Typhoon Question
Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:14 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 782


I think the airfield example is a bit extreme. They are such obvious targets, they are easy to flak trap. The rest of Europe, not so much. The Germans did consider tactical air sufficiently dangerous that they restricted a lot of movement to night time. That means something. Destruction of logistic...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Hawker Typhoon Question

 Post subject: Re: Hawker Typhoon Question
Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:43 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 782


So, were the Germans exaggerating the effects of Allied air power May/Aug 1944, or was Allied tactical air support really that successful, but suffered accordingly? I would say the latter; Allied air power was very effective when aimed at the right targets (ie supply lines; logistic facilities etc)...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: It's a Girl !

 Post subject: Re: It's a Girl !
Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:49 pm 

Replies: 55
Views: 586


Ouch. Perhaps you should rename her Achillea?

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Hawker Typhoon Question

 Post subject: Re: Hawker Typhoon Question
Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:41 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 782


At 25k feet you only need to worry about enemy fighters, when you strafe, anything including even rifle caliber machine guns can and will shoot at kill you. FIFY Not necessarily shoot at. In 1944/45 the German Army would stretch cables across rivers at a height calculated to catch low-flying Allied...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Hawker Typhoon Question

 Post subject: Re: Hawker Typhoon Question
Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:29 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 782


High speed fighters like Typhoon were difficult to handle, over powered, torque ridden aircraft designed in a rush, built by union dominated communists and newly employed farm boys or bus conductors, maintained by early 20’s pimple face boys briefly trained in sausage factory service trade schools....

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Happy b-day YAP

 Post subject: Re: Happy b-day YAP
Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:30 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 113


Did you know you share a birthday with Chuck Yeager

Congratulations!!

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Google fu is weak today

 Post subject: Re: Google fu is weak today
Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:26 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 158


You might also try to find out if they went on strike at any time during that period. :D :D :D

 Forum: Bar   Topic: It's a Girl !

 Post subject: Re: It's a Girl !
Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:01 am 

Replies: 55
Views: 586


And here we are. Madeline makes her debut

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 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: USAF plans to consolidate bomber fleet to B-21 and B-52

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:43 am 

Replies: 37
Views: 950


At one point the official plan was 2047, and I'm thinking that we're going to end up back there. I agree; the replacement aircraft isn't due top fly until 2037 so allowing for delays, difficulties and democrats. 2040 would seem very optimistic for an IOC. I believe 2047 is still the full-service ta...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: "Germany tested tactical nuclear device in WW2"

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:20 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 693


The two are not mutually exclusive of course. In fact, it wouldn't surprise me if Loki was behind most of the wunderwaffe nonsense. We can almost hear him thinking "I wonder how far I can push this . . . "

 Forum: Bar   Topic: It's a Girl !

 Post subject: Re: It's a Girl !
Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:59 pm 

Replies: 55
Views: 586


OSCSSW wrote:
file:///home/joe/Pictures/Madeline

If you'd like to email the pictures to me, Senior, I can get that done for you.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: "Germany tested tactical nuclear device in WW2"

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:56 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 693


Loki. "Branwen can you find me a B-29?"

Branwen. What do you want one of THEM for?"

Loki. "I'm going to smuggle it up to the Moon, reassemble it and wait until somebody finds it."
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