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Author Topic: SMOKEY JOE  (Read 9645 times)

dreadnought72

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Re: SMOKEY JOE
« Reply #50 on: October 02, 2008, 10:31:09 AM »

All this talk about smoke ... yes, it's usually near-invisible. But here's HMS Inflexible (allegedly) at the Falklands, renowned for being one of the smokiest engagements of the War. Black smoke => bad spotting => awful hit rates.



That's very black indeed.

That said, in the balance between "no smoke" and "white smoke", I think I'd prefer some visual effect and go for white smoke for my Dreadnought - especially when the output is just water droplets which are neither going to stain the model nor destroy the environment.

Andy
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Colin Bishop

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Re: SMOKEY JOE
« Reply #51 on: October 02, 2008, 11:46:57 AM »

Coal fired warships were indeed notorious for funnel smoke when working up to full speed. Just look at the pictures of Jutland.
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Re: SMOKEY JOE
« Reply #52 on: October 02, 2008, 12:30:32 PM »

Hello All

As the originator of this topic/post I'd just like to say how pleasant it is to see some gentlemanly banter being passed around!
Congratulations and kind regards
Terry H
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