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 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: The worst carriers to ever set sail...

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:56 pm 

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Fuso is on my list to add to the 1/700 fleet. I figure it will make everything else look good. In my 1/700 warship days the model of Fuso I had was an Aoshima one (Aoshima were the worst of the four companies involved in the Japanese Navy project). It was pretty bad needed a lot of fixing. I don't ...

 Forum: Aircraft Ranking Library   Topic: RAF Fighters V6.2

 Post subject: Re: RAF Fighters V6.2
Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:36 am 

Replies: 85
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Next then. Supermarine Type 545. Now there's a giant leap backwards. In an era when everybody was dropping nose intakes and adopting solid nose cone to accommodate a radar set, Supermarine drop the solid nose cone and go back to nose intakes. Forward to the past!!!!!!! In reality, this is a good ex...

 Forum: Aircraft Ranking Library   Topic: RAF Fighters V6.2

 Post subject: Re: RAF Fighters V6.2
Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:13 am 

Replies: 85
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I can't remember which was which, but apparently the primary function of the X-winged P.1214 was to distract uninformed observers and intelligence people at trade fairs, so that the sales people could do their jobs with less interruption. There was also the potential benefit of getting the competit...

 Forum: Aircraft Ranking Library   Topic: RAF Fighters V6.2

 Post subject: Re: RAF Fighters V6.2
Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:40 am 

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Hey they got to the stage of building a model..! P.1216-6 then ;) This is where we should take the design team, confine them to quiet, dark rooms with rubber-lined walls and feed them large quantities of opiates. More seriously, I know there was a huge amount of resentment in Kingston in particular...

 Forum: Aircraft Ranking Library   Topic: RAF Fighters V6.2

 Post subject: Re: RAF Fighters V6.2
Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:42 am 

Replies: 85
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Craiglxviii wrote:
BAe P.1214-3... that certainly looks an interesting proposal!

Reminds me a bit of the German 1945 napkinwaffe. Usually 'designs' like that are a sign that the design team has run out of solutions before running out of problems and are getting desperate.

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Regular 9x19 vs armor piercing

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:25 pm 

Replies: 21
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 Forum: Bar   Topic: Regular 9x19 vs armor piercing

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:06 pm 

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Basically one needs three things to start a fire. Fuel, oxygen and an ignition source. Shooting holes in a gas tank only provides one. The fuel flowing out to the ground allows access to oxygen (2) and the showers of sparks from bullets hitting steel makes (3).

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: The worst carriers to ever set sail...

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:36 pm 

Replies: 98
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Aesthetics? That's only important of one is hoping not to go to war with people and that one's ships will spend their lives showing the flag. If one's national policy is to go to war with everybody, all of the time, then aesthetics don't really count for much. The Japanese understood that so they b...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Regular 9x19 vs armor piercing

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:01 pm 

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One fun fact I learned for myself after two tours in Afghan was that bullets turn into lots of far smaller bullets when they hit something and that these can just as easily kill you or badly wound you by entering the body in all sorts of weird places and angles. When the lead starts flying lethal f...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Regular 9x19 vs armor piercing

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:50 am 

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Views: 308


M.Becker wrote:
How about behind the wheels(steel rims)?


Not good enough. The tires will be burst by hits and even if the rims do deflect bullets, they're just as likely to deflect them into chummy as away from him.

Anyway, most rims these days are aluminum.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: The worst carriers to ever set sail...

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:18 am 

Replies: 98
Views: 1946


I wouldn't call Seydlitz a perfectly good heavy cruiser either. She was an example of taking a really horrible design and converting it to another really horrible design. Well, she was an improved version of the Hipper so she wasn't quite as bad as the first three. So, it was more an example of tak...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Regular 9x19 vs armor piercing

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:33 am 

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First law of automotive manufacture. Body panels come in thicknesses of 0.xx mm... Maybe the B pillar base adds upto 3mm in any one area, but there won't be much like it around the car. I think the point is that if the bullet will go through a 3mm plate, it will certainly go through a car body. It'...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: The worst carriers to ever set sail...

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:19 am 

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I saw no references to the other Axis carrier the RM Aquila. In point of fact I think the number of paper references I've seen to the RM Aquila are few and far between. Aquila had a lot of technical problems that were never properly resolved and her ability to actually operate aircraft was seriousl...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Regular 9x19 vs armor piercing

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:58 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 308


Micael wrote:
I think you're not going to have much luck ducking behind a car...

Third law of gunfighting - concealment does not equal protection

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: ....The Thirteenth Doctor....

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:54 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 329


Lordroel wrote:
MikeKozlowski wrote:
...Is gonna need a new wardrobe. :D
http://nerdist.com/doctor-who-jodie-whittaker-13th-thirteenth/
Mike

Lucky the box has a very big one.

The shoes . . . . . . the shoes . . . . . .

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: The worst carriers to ever set sail...

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:14 pm 

Replies: 98
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And the DF-21D salvo is launched...and the NSA manages to corrupt the Chicom plot so that they end up dumping RVs on top of their own carriers. I can neither confirm nor deny . . . It's been suggested that the DF-21D story was nothing to do with the US Navy nor with any regional aspirations China m...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: The worst carriers to ever set sail...

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:35 am 

Replies: 98
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Well, she is a BIT more than they are; she's capable of both launching and recovering the aircraft aboard. :) In theory, perhaps. The idea behind both Ise/Hyuga and Gotland was that the aircraft would land alongside the mother ship and be hoisted on board. Tone, Chikuma and Mogami all really did op...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: The worst carriers to ever set sail...

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:02 pm 

Replies: 98
Views: 1946


Put in dock for 'overhaul', make minimal progress for four or five years, then cancel and scrap carrier as outdated and not cost effective. The key words are actually buried within the unquoted bit of the article. "Since the primary role of the ship is training". If we look on Kuznetsov's...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: The worst carriers to ever set sail...

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:15 pm 

Replies: 98
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ISE, as now modified, can carry 22 aircraft. The concept of operations calls for the modified ISE-class BB/CVs to accompany the Carrier Striking Force and catapult their complement of Yokosuka D4Y2 Suisei ("Judy") dive-bombers and Aichi E16A Zuiun ("Paul") seaplanes that are cap...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: The worst carriers to ever set sail...

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:03 pm 

Replies: 98
Views: 1946


They had loss rates calculated, probably down to the last pilot, and were caught off guard when the actual numbers were double or triple that. By the time it was widespread knowledge, it was mid-'43 at least, and much too late to be changing course. By Spring of '44, the writing was on the wall, an...
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