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 Forum: Off Topic  Topic: WWII Pacific Combat Footage

 Post subject: Re: WWII Pacific Combat Footage Posted: May 28th, 2020, 12:07 am 

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Great footage... shame about the music Agree, you can find the Kamikaze attack footage at various places, one of which identifies the carrier being struck at 03:23 in the video in a scene which is repeated at 06:18 as being the USS Essex (CV-9) (No idea if that is true or not.), but the submarine f...

 Forum: Off Topic  Topic: WWII Pacific Combat Footage

 Post subject: WWII Pacific Combat Footage Posted: May 27th, 2020, 1:03 pm 

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A Heavy Metal music clip built around WWII Pacific Theater combat footage, the opening features an unidentified US submarine or submarines, along with various sequences of Kamikaze attacks on aircraft carriers. Here is a link to the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmyq2OJOVDw

 Forum: Off Topic  Topic: What the Royal Navy thought about the Italian Navy during WWII and why.

 Post subject: What the Royal Navy thought about the Italian Navy during WWII and why. Posted: May 22nd, 2020, 9:23 am 

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A discussion of just what the British thought about the Italian Navy prior to WWII and how the experience of combat changed those views.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k__pxsvqhPI

 Forum: Sources and Reference Drawings  Topic: A Brief History of US Navy Torpedo Development by E.W. Jolie (1978)

 Post subject: A Brief History of US Navy Torpedo Development by E.W. Jolie (1978) Posted: May 14th, 2020, 9:40 pm 

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Found this document online, seems to be a moderately detailed history of US torpedo development up to the 1970s (The history was published in 1978), has artists impressions of various weapons including the many designs that didn't go into service. A Brief History of US Navy Torpedo Development by E....

 Forum: Off Topic  Topic: HMS Thunde3rchild

 Post subject: Re: HMS Thunderchild Posted: April 4th, 2020, 10:17 am 

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A reading of the relevant chapter from War of the Worlds on the same channel the video in the Op came from.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqyPQ4_1nF0

 Forum: Never-Built Designs  Topic: American Never-Built Destroyers

 Post subject: Re: American Never-Built Destroyers Posted: March 25th, 2020, 1:27 pm 

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Very nice, where did you find the design?

 Forum: Off Topic  Topic: Operation Crossroads

 Post subject: Re: Operation Crossroads Posted: February 21st, 2020, 12:40 am 

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Two of the videos I linked to in the previous posting in this thread the cleaned up versions of Crossroads Able and Crossroads Baker have been removed from YouTube along with the channel that hosted them.

 Forum: Off Topic  Topic: Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays 2019

 Post subject: Re: Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays 2019 Posted: December 26th, 2019, 9:49 am 

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I was indeed, delightful Christmas lunch and some wonderful presents.

 Forum: Off Topic  Topic: Something for anyone wanting a design challenge.

 Post subject: Re: Something for anyone wanting a design challenge. Posted: December 23rd, 2019, 11:17 pm 

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Something a little easier for Christmas. From an early novel by Hammond Innes, so early in fact it's more like the 1930s 'Ripping Yarns' than the novels he wrote post war... Type IX (Mod) U-Boat Dimensions: As per the Type IX U-Boats constructed prior to WWII. Armament: 6 x 21in Torpedoes (4 Forward...

 Forum: Off Topic  Topic: Something for anyone wanting a design challenge.

 Post subject: Re: Something for anyone wanting a design challenge. Posted: November 16th, 2019, 11:33 pm 

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The first purely non-warship entry for this thread. This one is taken from a 1970s thriller novel by John Wingate. NS Leviathan Oil Tanker (Ultra-large Crude Carrier) Length: 1475 ft (449.6m) Beam: 226ft (68.9m) Draft (Fully laden): 104ft (31.7m) Displacement(Empty): 88,025 tonnes, Displacement (Ful...
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