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  Topic: Naval wargames in the Great War - rangefinders
JspencerCE

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PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 1:09 am   Subject: Correction..
Actually, having checked, the French Dreadnoughts all entered service with 15ft B&S RFs, although they were supposed to recieve 9ft initailly.

The Bretagnes had a triplex arrangement (3 RFs, on ...
  Topic: Naval wargames in the Great War - rangefinders
JspencerCE

Replies: 19
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PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:11 am   Subject: At Anthony's request...
The French used B&S RFs from 1907 through to WWI and beyond. Most would have been 4ft to 9ft models.

In the dustruction of the Zenta, one French BB straddled on the first salvoe at maximum gun ...
  Topic: Dreadnought Project Simulations
JspencerCE

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PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:40 am   Subject: NavWeaps
I believe NavWeaps takes its info from Peter Hodges work The Big Gun (?).

There are a few errors in this fine book concerning French weapons. I have heard (but not confirmed) a rate of 5 rounds pe ...
  Topic: Dreadnought Project Simulations
JspencerCE

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PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 4:16 am   Subject: one final thought
One thing I need to find out (aside from seeing if my speculation is true or not) is the Rate of Fire the Dantons achieved in service!
  Topic: Dreadnought Project Simulations
JspencerCE

Replies: 35
Views: 33412

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:25 am   Subject: YQVW
Adrian,

The good thing about this discussion is that it certainly got me thinking!

From memory, I believe that the story of the Westfalen's seems delved into 12in (ok 300 mm) designs before sett ...
  Topic: Dreadnought Project Simulations
JspencerCE

Replies: 35
Views: 33412

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:49 am   Subject: more info
Harley, a good reference (which dates from the 1950s) is Historique de la Conduite de tir dans la Marine 1910-40 by M.Peira. Be warned an excellent French dictionary is next to useless in translating ...
  Topic: Dreadnought Project Simulations
JspencerCE

Replies: 35
Views: 33412

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:29 pm   Subject: In hindsight...
In hindsight it is quite easy for us to say they were left behind. At the time the influences on choices are different.

If we take Danton vs Dreadnought as a case, we should note (and this is ackno ...
  Topic: Dreadnought Project Simulations
JspencerCE

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PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 3:18 am   Subject: decisive range
Hi Adrian,

Too close a range would be correct, for I recently un-earthed a scientific book from 1909 which showed an expectation of still fighting battles at 6000 metres!

I am almost certain tha ...
  Topic: Dreadnought Project Simulations
JspencerCE

Replies: 35
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PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:00 am   Subject: Dreadnought Project Simulations
Actually I should point out that for the late 1920s, you will find ships being completed with both types of RF. So to say that by 1930 Stereo RFs were replacing Coincidence ones would not be entirely ...
  Topic: Dreadnought Project Simulations
JspencerCE

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PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:49 am   Subject: RFs
For RFs, the French started off with coincidence Barr & Stroud (first noted in a 1907 information document after a French visit to the UK - this is personal research).

They continued with these ...
  Topic: Dreadnought Project Simulations
JspencerCE

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PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 6:03 am   Subject: Sources
Hi Harley,

I'll reply with a list later (at work and would be quoting off the top of my head).

There is a 3 volumn set covering from 1910-40 written by the engineers themselves. It does not say ...
  Topic: Dreadnought Project Simulations
JspencerCE

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PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:08 am   Subject: extar info
Richelieu had 3 guns in turret 2 replaced by 3 guns from Jean Bart. These were guns 5 7 and 8.

Between February and May 1941 she was fitted with a D.E.M (Detection Electro-magnetique or radar in US ...
  Topic: Dreadnought Project Simulations
JspencerCE

Replies: 35
Views: 33412

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:18 am   Subject: Here I am - just!!
Firstly, a belated apology for not having chimed in sooner. I was offline for a few weeks and will humbly admit to not having as much time as I would like to constantly visit all the various boards (I ...
 
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