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 Forum: General Discussion  Topic: Practical Nuclear Merchant Vessel

 Post subject: Re: Practical Nuclear Merchant Vessel Posted: October 5th, 2017, 6:04 pm 

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http://cs-001.123.is/9f252ce7-7a35-4501-8aa1-6072b6be54b3_MS.jpg http://www.marinemec.com/ugc-1/fullnews/news/40526/19387_banner.jpg Shakes head. Do I need to explain why those bridges have "wings" so someone can run to the side to look astern to see what hit them; or why the "windshield" above the...

 Forum: Never-Built Designs  Topic: Royal Navy Interwar Captial Ships

 Post subject: Re: Royal Navy Interwar Captial Ships Posted: October 5th, 2017, 4:29 pm 

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Historical notes of interest> 1. The G-3 was the final result of a lot of infighting among factions in the Royal Navy. One can see the usual compromises; guns (smaller), armor (thinner), speed (slower) than each faction wanted. The limiters are; docks and canals (2), politicians, gun technology and ...

 Forum: Non-Shipbucket Drawings  Topic: Mister Hoover's Navy

 Post subject: Re: Mister Hoover's Navy Posted: October 3rd, 2017, 1:47 am 

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FLUFF: HERE IS SOME OF THE CAST OF CHARACTERS ONE NEEDS TO FOLLOW IN THIS AU; AND SOMETHING ABOUT RADIO AND CABLE INTELLIGENCE OF THE 1930S THAT MAY HAVE ESCAPED NOTICE. Admiral Frank Schofield (PacFleet Actual) R. Admiral Harry E. Yarnell (TF 10.1 Actual) Flagship USS Saratoga R. Admiral Henry Varn...

 Forum: Non-Shipbucket Drawings  Topic: Mister Hoover's Navy

 Post subject: Re: Mister Hoover's Navy Posted: October 3rd, 2017, 1:47 am 

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FLUFF: HERE IS SOME OF THE CAST OF CHARACTERS ONE NEEDS TO FOLLOW IN THIS AU; AND SOMETHING ABOUT RADIO AND CABLE INTELLIGENCE OF THE 1930S THAT MAY HAVE ESCAPED NOTICE. Admiral Frank Schofield (PacFleet Actual) R. Admiral Harry E. Yarnell (TF 10.1 Actual) Flagship USS Saratoga Captain Ernest King U...

 Forum: Non-Shipbucket Drawings  Topic: Mister Hoover's Navy

 Post subject: Re: Mister Hoover's Navy Posted: October 2nd, 2017, 3:22 am 

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 Forum: Non-Shipbucket Drawings  Topic: Mister Hoover's Navy

 Post subject: Re: Mister Hoover's Navy Posted: October 1st, 2017, 8:48 pm 

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FLUFF: WHY DO THEY USE BI-PLANES? Because Bi-planes have good lift characteristics generally, and because with planes taking off from ships, the designers have to be conservative. No forward control canard winged or pusher propeller designs or even monoplanes, unless seriously proven, need apply. Be...

 Forum: Non-Shipbucket Drawings  Topic: Mister Hoover's Navy

 Post subject: Re: Mister Hoover's Navy Posted: October 1st, 2017, 8:47 pm 

Replies: 182
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FLUFF: WHY DO THEY USE BI-PLANES? Because Bi-planes have good lift characteristics generally, and because with planes taking off from ships, the designers have to be conservative. No forward control canard winged or pusher propeller designs or even monoplanes, unless seriously proven, need apply. Be...

 Forum: General Discussion  Topic: Practical Nuclear Merchant Vessel

 Post subject: Re: Practical Nuclear Merchant Vessel Posted: September 30th, 2017, 1:30 am 

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While all that's true you're way overstating the effect. It's noticeable, but it's the kind of thing that takes days to learn, not years. ANSWER 1 ANSWER 2. ANSWER 3. [Why did the ACX Crystal U-turn into the American destroyer? It takes years. It is called Human Factors. Ergonomics helps but it doe...

 Forum: General Discussion  Topic: Practical Nuclear Merchant Vessel

 Post subject: Re: Practical Nuclear Merchant Vessel Posted: September 27th, 2017, 7:16 pm 

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HMM. I suppose I need to explain forward control and aft control? Take a long skinny object. Missile or ship, when it turns, you expect the shove forces employed to change the direction the nose/bow points alone? When you apply yoking or shove forces at the nose of a missile to change its point at l...

 Forum: General Discussion  Topic: Practical Nuclear Merchant Vessel

 Post subject: Re: Practical Nuclear Merchant Vessel Posted: September 27th, 2017, 6:07 pm 

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Could the coolant issue be mitigated through the use of an electrical heating element connected to shore power or a large battery for emergencies? I know they used something like that to pump frozen fuel out of the drain tank of the MSRE at ORNL, and FliBe has a much higher melting point than LBE. ...
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