Military History/Weapons Questions

Re: Military History/Weapons Questions

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:37 pm

Another:

Name the world's largets ever battleship & it's sister-ship?
Extra Credit: Size of their main armament (in inches)
Extra Credit2: What happened to each?
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Re: Military History/Weapons Questions

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:00 pm

Yamato and Musashi, 18" guns. They were both sunk by American planes.

The Tripitz was Bismark's sister ship. It capsized after being bombed. I believe it was the largest battleship that a European power built.
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Re: Military History/Weapons Questions

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:41 pm

coaledsweat wrote:Yamato and Musashi, 18" guns. They were both sunk by American planes.

The Tripitz was Bismark's sister ship. It capsized after being bombed. I believe it was the largest battleship that a European power built.


Might have known you'd get them! :lol:
Tirpitz was sunk by a British "Tall Boy" bomb after being damaged (earlier in the war) by a dramatic/heroic X-Craft (mini-sub) raid
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Re: Military History/Weapons Questions

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:21 pm

Here's another:

Speaking of the Bismark, a few questions about its demise:

1. What British Aircraft Carrier launched the air raid credited with crippling Bismark's rudder & leading to her being caught up with by the Admiralty & sinking her the next day?
2. What type of planes carried out the attack & what was their nickname (the plane's) to the pilots of the time?

3. Who discovered the resting place of (& photographed) the Bismark (I think in the 1980's) on the bottom, & what else was he famous for discovering?
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Re: Military History/Weapons Questions

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:12 pm

The Ark Royal.

Fairy Swordfish.

Ballard, also found the Titanic. He never revealed the location though.
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Re: Military History/Weapons Questions

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:24 am

coaledsweat wrote:The Ark Royal.

Fairy Swordfish.

Ballard, also found the Titanic. He never revealed the location though.



Right, as usual!

The Swordfish was such a fragile looking, held together with bailing wire kinda thing that he British pilots niknamed it the "Stringbag"
The reason why it was succesful flying into the great volume of AAA fire Bismarp was putting up was the fact that it was so slow! I don't think the Germans scored one hit on any of the Swordfish who were flying low & slow right into Bismark' gun. Bismark had all it's AAA guns set to "lead" attacking aircraft at the higher speeds of the day & thus all the fire was wasted ahead of the aircraft. Must have taken some guts to fly into Bismark's guns sitting in a "Stringbag" & feeling like you were hanging there like a paper target! Not for me thanks.
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Re: Military History/Weapons Questions

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:53 am

This Mornings:

How about early WWII movies:

1. Cary Grant submarine movie where they snuck into Tokyo harbor (by following ships through the open torpedo nets) to gather weather info for Doolitle's raid?

2. Richard Tregaskis(sp) book made into a great movie about Guadalcanal. (starred William Bendix)

3. Kind of plane featured in the Howard Hawks classic "Air Force"? (John Garfield starred)
Extra Credit: Nickname of the plane the crew gave her
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Re: Military History/Weapons Questions

PostBy: Devil505 On: Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:26 pm

No one wants to try these?

How about early WWII movies:

1. Cary Grant submarine movie where they snuck into Tokyo harbor (by following ships through the open torpedo nets) to gather weather info for Doolitle's raid?

2. Richard Tregaskis(sp) book made into a great movie about Guadalcanal. (starred William Bendix)

3. Kind of plane featured in the Howard Hawks classic "Air Force"? (John Garfield starred)
Extra Credit: Nickname of the plane the crew gave her
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Re: Military History/Weapons Questions

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:26 am

gambler wrote:
coaledsweat wrote:
Devil5052 wrote:Bonnie & Clyde carried the BAR....or maybe it was Dillinger??


It was Clyde. There was another hoodlum that liked the BAR....


Clyde liked the BAR
and Bonnie carried a Remington model 8 semi auto rifle that was cut down and known as a whippitt gun. I do not remember what cal. the model 8 was. Bonnie was a small person and I think she also carried a 20ga semi shotgun.
I remember watching a show on the History Channel called "Guns of the Gangsters" or something like that.

My favorite gangster gun is the Thompson with a drum magazine. Boy would I love to have one of these.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1zv4PWfR34

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtvuqRiCysM


The Remington model 8 was made from 1906 to 1936 It came in 4 diferrent cal. 25-Rem 30-Rem 32-Rem & 35-Rem
5 shot Box Mag Non detachable I think around 60k where made all cal. where Remington's own for this rifle it was there first semi-auto rifle they made it had a heavy metal sleeve over the barrel looked like a water cooled barrel on a 1919 30 cal Machine Gun it had a 22" barrel on it I have One in 30-Rem 35-Rem most common cal. the 25-Rem & 32-Rem are rare
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