Bismarck's Final Battle - NavWeaps

Bismarck's side armor was theoretically vulnerable to the 14-inch guns of the King George V inside ranges of 15,000 yards and vulnerable to the 16-inch guns on Rodney at even greater ranges. As a practical matter, Bismarck was vulnerable to penetration by British heavy caliber shellfire throughout almost all of the final engagement. Most of the battle was fought at very …

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Re: BISMARCK armor scheme = BADEN? Post by Dave Saxton » Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:07 pm If we follow this logic a step beyond (or back?), then the Rodney 16" is more powerful because it is more likely to remain intact, especially if de-capped, and carries a more destructive warhead.

All or nothing (armor) - Wikipedia

All or nothing is a method of naval warship armor, best known for its employment on dreadnought battleships.The concept involves heavily armoring the areas most important to a ship while the rest of the ship receives significantly less armor. The "all or nothing" concept avoided light or moderate thicknesses of armor: armor was used in the greatest practicable thickness …

Bismarck vs Rodney - rematch - Page 13 - NavWeaps Forums

The implication of the fact that Bismarck's armor scheme seem to resemble those from WWI era battleship is greatly oversold. . Basically, it can be said Bismarck's protection has been updated enough in detail such that it equal or superior to those of any other battleship of WWII era, Yamato included, at any range where battleship gunnery hits have ever been scored in combat.

BISMARCK armor scheme = BADEN? - Naval History Forums

A comparison of BADEN's armor scheme versus that of BISMARCK leads me to conclude that any relationship must be viewed as superficial at best. While one can argue that the presence of an upper belt in the BISMARCK scheme links her to the BADEN design, the most important features of BISMARCK's amor layout, i.e. the heavy deck scarp behind the lower …

All or nothing armour schemes - NavWeaps Forums

Most comentaries split the armor scheme into 2 categories: "All or nothing" and "space array". Space array means the armor was split into multiple layers to first decap and then destroy the projectiles, sacing the volume between the armor plates to ensure survival of the most vital systems of the ship. All or nothing means usualy the armor was used in a single, …

Bismarck class Battleships (1940)

Armour scheme of the Bismarck class - credits kbismarck.org This is a controversial topic, because as we will see, the ships were not "impervious" to enemy fire. The whole armour scheme was copied over the Scharnhorst and improved, but not that far. Given the latter were almost considered battlecruisers, this tells volumes about the level of protection of …

Battleship Bismarck & Her Armor Protection : An Extensive ...

While the armor protection scheme of the BISMARCK is similar to its contemporaries in most respects, as indicated above, the amidships hull armor scheme protecting the ship's "vitals" – magazines, boilers, engine rooms, electrical generator rooms, power and communication switchboards, gun plot rooms (for range-keeping electro …

What if Bismarck and Tirpitz had used an all-or-nothing ...

The Bismarck and Tirpitz were among the most heavily armored warships ever. They devoted 19,000 tons of their displacement to armor--about 40 percent of the total. The only BBs that had more armor were the Yamato and Musashi, which sported 22,000 tons of armor (about 33 percent of their displacement). Assuming the German ships kept they key design features (the …

BISMARCK armor scheme = BADEN? - Page 3 - Naval History …

So which 8" cruiser hit was it that 'rendered Bismarck half-impotent'? The one that took out her rudders? Oh wait, that was the 3rd or 4th torpedo hit, after several air strikes against him. After he kicked the the asses of not one but two battleships supposedly equal in power. Then had to take on a 3rd and 4th battleship without being able to ...

Bismarck/Tirpitz = most powerfull European battleships ...

Bismarck's maximum compounded strength was ~ 180-190mm (80+120mm), practicaly impenetrable by any shell at ranges < 30km. I would like to know how you calculate the compound strength. a+b-15mm is hardly the way to go, and I would like to know your source for 80mm + 120mm deck armour on the Bismarck. Then please check upon the protection of the …

Aside from the 'all or nothing' scheme, what other armour ...

Aside from the 'all or nothing' scheme, what other armour layouts were used on battleships during World War 2? See parent question . Answer. Request. Follow · 9 1. 1 Answer. Anthony Amable Feliciano. Lives in Cavite, Cavite, Philippines (2006–present) · Jul 22 · 2 more, the TurtleBack on German ships, were immensely great at brawl ranges against artillery. And the …

German Battleship Bismarck in World War II - ThoughtCo

Bismarck was the first of two Bismarck-class battleships that were ordered for the Kriegsmarine in the years prior to World War II.Built by Blohm and Voss, the battleship mounted a main battery of eight 15" guns and was capable of a top speed of over 30 knots. Quickly identified as a threat by the Royal Navy, efforts to track Bismarck were underway after its …

Nazi Germany's Battleship Bismarck vs. America's Montana ...

Like the Montana class, the Bismarcks had four main gun turrets. Each had two 15-inch guns capable of hurling a 1,800-pound armor-piercing capped round up to 21.75 miles. The battleship-busting ...

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BISMARCK armor scheme = BADEN? - Page 2 - Naval History …

Re: BISMARCK armor scheme = BADEN? Post by Dave Saxton » Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:33 pm yellowtail3 wrote: I've owned '66, '67, and '88 Mustangs, all with 289 and 302 motors and manuals.

Bismarck - Global wiki. Wargaming.net

Armor scheme remains vulnerable to full penetrations by armor-piercing shells when showing the flat broadside of the ship to the enemy; Bismarck may not take citadel damage, but a lot of regular penetration damage hurts just as badly. Main guns' accuracy can be disappointing at times, especially without Aiming System Modification upgrade.

Some questions regarding Bismarck's armor scheme - Naval ...

Bismarck's armor scheme was naturally more resistant to intact perforations then contemporary competitor designs, because it incorporated substantially more amor grade steel in the ship. Estimates of Bismarck's armor weight range between 17500 to 18500 tons, and neither figure included some components (such as turret face plates). This is at least 10% more then …

Bismarck armour? - Page 2 - NavWeaps Forums

Anything can be cut (well, they don't cut diamonds. They break them). Steel melts at about 1500C; the exact temperature depends on the alloy.

British postwar tests on armor - Naval History Forums

Bismarck General Discussion ... "I heard that there was a British test on armor postwar where German plates were ..." · "You will have alot of digging to do, but good references can be found in: ADM213/951 (published 1946) SUPP 6-481 Underwater performance of shells (1946) and if you can find it SUPP 6-910 the penetration of armor plate (1950)"

[TMP] "Armor on the Bismarck" Topic

WW1 armor schemes looked like an armored 'bathtub' – side armor was vertical, and there was a heavy armored deck carried low down that connected them. This is great against shells coming more or less parallel to the water, that is, from short range. As luck would have it, the Brits chose to hammer her from short range, so her armor scheme worked well in keeping the ship afloat. …

How Good Actually Was the Bismarck? - Axis History Forum

Bismarck was a good WWI battleship, not dissimilar to the L20 Alpha design from 1918, well suited to close to medium range engagements in the North Sea. The armour layout was far from efficient for modern warfare, and she was very much overweight for her actual combat efficiency. She was the product of the lack of knowledge from the end of the WWI …

Bismarck's armor scheme and yaw.... - Page 2 - NavWeaps Forums

Bismarck's armor scheme and yaw.... It's not only German data. He spent a fair amount of money to obtain a large quantity of British Admirality documents about tests with German spaced arrays, which are seemingly unknown to most people including myself. As I have met him once and talked to him, well I listened most of the time actually, I know ...

Tirpitz is probably working as intended. It has a ... - reddit

It's also very realistic, the Bismarck class was a state of the art 1919 armour scheme which optimized for a (comparatively) close range battle in the North Sea -- until radar it wasn't likely that the weather would be good enough for optical spotting most of the time -- based on what info German designers were privy to after Jutland.

Bismarck Armament

Eight 38 cm guns comprised Bismarck's main battery. The principal purpose of these guns was to destroy surface targets at sea, although they could also be used for shore bombardment and, exceptionally, against aircraft. Designed in 1934, the 38 cm SK C/34 were the most powerful guns ever mounted on a German warship. These were housed in four armoured twin turrets …

German battleship Bismarck - Wikipedia

Armour: Belt: 320 mm (12.6 in) Turrets: 360 mm (14.2 in) Main deck: 100–120 mm (3.9–4.7 in) Aircraft carried: 4 × Arado Ar 196 floatplanes: Aviation facilities: 1 double-ended catapult: Bismarck was the first of two Bismarck-class battleships built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine. Named after Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, the ship was laid down at the Blohm & Voss …