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  Topic: Clydebank battle cruisers
NewGolconda

Replies: 3
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PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:14 pm   Subject: Clydebank battle cruisers
Purchased a copy too, very informative.
  Topic: 9ft rangefinder wiki
NewGolconda

Replies: 1
Views: 3125

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:51 pm   Subject: 9ft rangefinder wiki
I notice in the wiki on the KGV's, reference is made to these being retained for torpedo control.

Friedman, in the early chapters of "network centric warfare" and perhaps one or two other works, ma ...
  Topic: Back to the task
NewGolconda

Replies: 22
Views: 15450

PostForum: Simulation   Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:31 pm   Subject: Back to the task
My best wishes and encouragement go with you.
  Topic: new Wiki launched
NewGolconda

Replies: 5
Views: 6147

PostForum: Announcements   Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:27 am   Subject: new Wiki launched
Yes, Sydneys DCT, while quite the subject of considerable column inches, is a little late for the period.

Honestly - congratulations on an excellent endeavor. I think in this sort of detailed info ...
  Topic: new Wiki launched
NewGolconda

Replies: 5
Views: 6147

PostForum: Announcements   Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:24 am   Subject: new Wiki launched
Tone, what a great idea.

In homage, I offer this..

Your wiki on HMAS Brisbane states that no director was ever fitted, and from her photos as built she certainly did not feature one in her early ...
  Topic: Peter Padfield reviews Norman Friedmans fire control book...
NewGolconda

Replies: 11
Views: 13133

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:43 pm   Subject: Peter Padfield reviews Norman Friedmans fire control book...
I see O'Hara has a review of this book in Warship.

Important, impressive in scope - sadly error bound. Which is all probably true dut doesnt helpt too much with the brooks-sumida pollen v dreyer is ...
  Topic: Peter Padfield reviews Norman Friedmans fire control book...
NewGolconda

Replies: 11
Views: 13133

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:57 pm   Subject: Peter Padfield reviews Norman Friedmans fire control book...
Saw this, thought it was quite interesting, IMHO Padfields 40yo book on guns at sea, and its chapter on the development of fire control from pre dreadnought times has not yet been surpassed, at least ...
  Topic: no subject
NewGolconda

Replies: 93
Views: 43185

PostForum: Modeling   Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:07 pm   Subject: no subject
Excellent work Tone. I love a pun.

Nice bow detail on a pre stockless anchor ship...
  Topic: Cost of the Director Systems
NewGolconda

Replies: 15
Views: 21479

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:05 am   Subject: Cost of the Director Systems
The whole tone is somewhat aggressive to be good history and I am not sure all of the arguments, or bald statements are very well made.

But from the general to the specific.

The under-armoure ...
  Topic: German fire control systems
NewGolconda

Replies: 9
Views: 15426

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:30 pm   Subject: German fire control systems
"One thing, I feel, is abundantly clear: had rangefinders worked with the errors claimed for them, the British would have placed salvoes all over the Germans."

Absolutely, I have a good number of i ...
  Topic: Cost of the Director Systems
NewGolconda

Replies: 15
Views: 21479

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:08 pm   Subject: Cost of the Director Systems
Thus 2 sections of the (very small) DNO worked in isolation to reduce the primary gunnery capability of the WW1 British Capitol ship fleet, a capability that had led ship designers to sacrifice armour ...
  Topic: German fire control systems
NewGolconda

Replies: 9
Views: 15426

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:38 pm   Subject: Disagree somewhat to the last post.
"older fire control, smaller base rangefinders and lacked director systems"

I am not sure I can agree to that characterisation of the BCF and I tend to put the failure of that force in the run to ...
  Topic: Gunlayers tests 1911, 1912 scanned and available.
NewGolconda

Replies: 2
Views: 6022

PostForum: Manuals and Handbooks   Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:58 pm   Subject: Gunlayers tests 1911, 1912 scanned and available.
Because I am such a good bloke, I have ordered the following document scanned and it is now available on line for those that might be interested.


Result of Battle Practice in His Majesty's Fleet ...
  Topic: Poor quality crews
NewGolconda

Replies: 8
Views: 11204

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:54 pm   Subject: Poor quality crews
Manning - this became a major problem for the RN in the lead up to the war, with a major reason being political pressure to retain older ships in full commision. The number of active battleships in ho ...
  Topic: Dreyer Fire Control Table - Wikipedia
NewGolconda

Replies: 9
Views: 31866

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 8:31 pm   Subject: Dreyer Fire Control Table - Wikipedia
Well - I am not the original author but I did write most of the version quated above. The previous version was very Sumida/Pollen?We was robbed ish...
 
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