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MCAT

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HOW DID THEY FLOAT IN THE FIRST PLACE
« on: March 04, 2008, 10:09:19 am »

Looking through youtube ref HMS Hood  and came across these, seen stern on and on the move I assume they are fully loaded
ready for battle hence so low in the water.  me Id be sitting in one of them lifeboats ready.    Lol.





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0N3AxbsQyM&feature=related
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Re: HOW DID THEY FLOAT IN THE FIRST PLACE
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2008, 11:40:02 am »


just looking as the size of the gun barrels and thinking about the way they are mounted, do gun ballers 'droop' over time?
(Oo, Er, Mrs etc! ) But with all that weight and ships movement and constant weather annealing, don't they sag under their own weight after a while?

.... obviously I don't know what I'm talking about... just wondering out loud... :)
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Re: HOW DID THEY FLOAT IN THE FIRST PLACE
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2008, 11:49:06 am »


just looking as the size of the gun barrels and thinking about the way they are mounted, do gun ballers 'droop' over time?
(Oo, Er, Mrs etc! ) But with all that weight and ships movement and constant weather annealing, don't they sag under their own weight after a while?

.... obviously I don't know what I'm talking about... just wondering out loud... :)


That might explain the number of 'drop shorts'.

As an aside. When I was in the Army I fell off the back of a truck one and landed on my rifle. we went to the firing range, and although my weapon was firing OK I could not hit anywhere near the target.
Turns out that the barrel was bent, but she was still firing.
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Re: HOW DID THEY FLOAT IN THE FIRST PLACE
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2008, 12:09:05 pm »

Barrels do, indeed, sag all the time.

The amount of sag varies depending on the elevation, and tables were made that take the effects of sagging into consideration for particular ranges.

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Re: HOW DID THEY FLOAT IN THE FIRST PLACE
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2008, 12:30:20 pm »

HMS Hood,   Displacement      41200 tons standard,        45200 full load  
                 dimensions         860 ft x 1o5ft x 31ft 6in  (262.3 x 32 x 9.6)
                 Armour              belt and barbettes   12in - 5in,  turrets 15in - 11in,  conning tower 11in -9in, bulkheads 5-4in, decks 3-                                           1in
                  Speed               32 knots
                  Range               6300nm  @ 12 knots
                  Compliment        1477

                  At the time of her launch on 22.8.1918  it was the largest warship in the world.        


Fleetscale do a hull for it at 81 inches x 10 in.     way too big for my car.
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Re: Big Guns
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2008, 12:56:30 pm »


 I fell off the back of a truck once .....

Do you know, I always thought there was something doggy about Tigertiger...   ;D
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Re: HOW DID THEY FLOAT IN THE FIRST PLACE
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2008, 01:28:10 pm »

Do you know, I always thought there was something doggy about Tigertiger... 

Martin trust you to spot the mistake. might be best to amend it before his reputation is gone forevery
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Re: HOW DID THEY FLOAT IN THE FIRST PLACE
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2008, 01:54:02 pm »

After he fell off the back of the truck are we to assume that he just stole away....?  ;D
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Re: HOW DID THEY FLOAT IN THE FIRST PLACE
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2008, 08:04:09 pm »

Sorry to do this `O` esteemed leader but do you mean paint gun `ballers`

Awaiting the flak Colin H.
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Re: HOW DID THEY FLOAT IN THE FIRST PLACE
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2008, 02:46:50 am »

Sorry to do this `O` esteemed leader but do you mean paint gun `ballers`

Awaiting the flak Colin H.

So this would be 25ltr tubs of industrial emulsion then I presume.  ???

Wouldn't what to get hit by one of them, even if I was wering safety goggles.  :-\
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Re: HOW DID THEY FLOAT IN THE FIRST PLACE
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2008, 09:39:27 pm »

I was just wondering why Martins ballers would droop? {-) {-)

Sounds very painful and I was worried :( :(

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Re: Big Guns
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2008, 09:48:32 pm »


 I fell off the back of a truck once .....

Do you know, I always thought there was something doggy about Tigertiger...   ;D
Even I would not call tt a dog.
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Re: HOW DID THEY FLOAT IN THE FIRST PLACE
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2008, 09:50:43 pm »

Don't they have dogs for dinner in China?

Is that the origin of the phrase "A dog's dinner"?
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Re: HOW DID THEY FLOAT IN THE FIRST PLACE
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2008, 09:55:27 pm »

Does that mean that TT was bought in a pub {-) {-) {-)
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