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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 12:49:46 AM   
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Tithe

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 4:51:41 AM   
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How's it going TGW?


Still working, I've made it past the probationary period and now am being expected to know what I'm doing. Hopefully they take my lost stare to mean "Yeah, I got that". But it is nice to be earning a check again. On the sad side, one of my cats passed on. So my family is down to just my other cat and the wife. Though our number is smaller we will press on.

Hope things are well in your world. You had mentioned leaving D... Erm your secret hiding base for something less Cold Warish, is that still in the cards?

Maybe we should see if we could scare up an AE Release party for our region, although that may cost us our pallor as we would have to go out in the sun.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 5:08:42 AM   
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Morning Tithe...

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 5:21:41 AM   
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woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!
 
Carolina Hurricanes 3, Boston Bruins 2, in overtime!!!  Canes win the series 4-3 and move on to the Eastern Conference Finals!!!!
 


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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 5:58:30 AM   
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How's it going TGW?


Still working, I've made it past the probationary period and now am being expected to know what I'm doing. Hopefully they take my lost stare to mean "Yeah, I got that". But it is nice to be earning a check again. On the sad side, one of my cats passed on. So my family is down to just my other cat and the wife. Though our number is smaller we will press on.

Hope things are well in your world. You had mentioned leaving D... Erm your secret hiding base for something less Cold Warish, is that still in the cards?

Maybe we should see if we could scare up an AE Release party for our region, although that may cost us our pallor as we would have to go out in the sun.


Sorry to hear about the loss of your cat...how's the other cat holding up?

No immediate moves planned. At the moment work will keep me rooted here, though that COULD change. We hear about a big contract this week, I hope. If it doesn't start up very soon we're going to be in trouble.

I'm always up for a party. I was planning on hosting a poker party at my place, but at the moment its in mid-remodel, so that's not an option. When I am able to host again you, Scott and Bob will of course be welcome. :)

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 6:00:10 AM   
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Morning to the Euros and good evening to the late night American hockey fans.  Sack time for me.  I have to spend all day tomorrow at an economic conference...I think I'd rather spend all day at my dentists office.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 6:35:24 AM   
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Good night, Chris.  I'm on my way out to the airport to welcome home the team.  I'll bet there will be over 1000 fans there at 2:30 am. 

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 8:14:37 AM   
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Hi all,

Good morning!


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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 9:51:04 AM   
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Morning Leo, morning all.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 10:24:21 AM   
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Hi all,

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Morning Leo, morning all.


Hello Simon!

Busy day here...


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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 11:18:52 AM   
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Not so busy here. So slow in fact that i found a pic of King Cnut's mum trying the hold-the-tide-back thing too:






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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 11:31:25 AM   
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And here's John Moffatt. John Moffat joined the Royal Navy in September 1939. In December he moved to a flying school in Belfast. Moffat originally trained on Gloster Gladiator and Blackburn Skuas. Moffat was then transferred to 818 Squadron HMS Ark Royal, based at Gibraltar in January 1941. On 24 May 1941, the German battleship Bismarck sunk the Royal Navy battlecruiser HMS Hood, and HMS Ark Royal was released, as part of Force H, to hunt down Bismarck and sink her. On 26 May 1941 the Bismarck was nearing the safety of the French port Saint-Nazaire. A last ditch attempt to slow the battleship down, so that the British heavy units could catch up with her, was made that night.

At 21:05 hours, Moffat and his observer T/S-Lt.(A) J. D. "Dusty" Miller, flying in the Fairey Swordfish 5C/L9726, crippled the Bismarck with a hit on her port stern. The blow jammed Bismarck's rudder 12° to port. This enabled the Home Fleet and Force H to catch up with and destroy Bismarck.

This pic was taken earlier in the week:






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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 12:41:50 PM   
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Hi all,

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ORIGINAL: sprior

And here's John Moffatt. John Moffat joined the Royal Navy in September 1939. In December he moved to a flying school in Belfast. Moffat originally trained on Gloster Gladiator and Blackburn Skuas. Moffat was then transferred to 818 Squadron HMS Ark Royal, based at Gibraltar in January 1941. On 24 May 1941, the German battleship Bismarck sunk the Royal Navy battlecruiser HMS Hood, and HMS Ark Royal was released, as part of Force H, to hunt down Bismarck and sink her. On 26 May 1941 the Bismarck was nearing the safety of the French port Saint-Nazaire. A last ditch attempt to slow the battleship down, so that the British heavy units could catch up with her, was made that night.

At 21:05 hours, Moffat and his observer T/S-Lt.(A) J. D. "Dusty" Miller, flying in the Fairey Swordfish 5C/L9726, crippled the Bismarck with a hit on her port stern. The blow jammed Bismarck's rudder 12° to port. This enabled the Home Fleet and Force H to catch up with and destroy Bismarck.

This pic was taken earlier in the week:







I didn't know that he survived the WWII and that he is still alive!


Leo "Apollo11"

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 1:08:06 PM   
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Good ( American ) morning to all, and 3 cheers to Mr. Moffat.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 2:14:43 PM   
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Good morning - Tithe.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 3:36:16 PM   
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Gonna need a lot of that stuff after only 3 hours of sleep last night. 

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 4:20:30 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Apollo11

Hi all,

quote:

ORIGINAL: sprior

And here's John Moffatt. John Moffat joined the Royal Navy in September 1939. In December he moved to a flying school in Belfast. Moffat originally trained on Gloster Gladiator and Blackburn Skuas. Moffat was then transferred to 818 Squadron HMS Ark Royal, based at Gibraltar in January 1941. On 24 May 1941, the German battleship Bismarck sunk the Royal Navy battlecruiser HMS Hood, and HMS Ark Royal was released, as part of Force H, to hunt down Bismarck and sink her. On 26 May 1941 the Bismarck was nearing the safety of the French port Saint-Nazaire. A last ditch attempt to slow the battleship down, so that the British heavy units could catch up with her, was made that night.

At 21:05 hours, Moffat and his observer T/S-Lt.(A) J. D. "Dusty" Miller, flying in the Fairey Swordfish 5C/L9726, crippled the Bismarck with a hit on her port stern. The blow jammed Bismarck's rudder 12° to port. This enabled the Home Fleet and Force H to catch up with and destroy Bismarck.

This pic was taken earlier in the week:







I didn't know that he survived the WWII and that he is still alive!


Leo "Apollo11"


Takes large cajones to do an attack run in a plane as slow as the Swordfish, especially when the ship was probably going about 1/3 the speed of the plane.

Don't know if this is myth or not but I remember reading that the minimum speed input on the targeting computers (for lack of a better word) on the Bismark's aa directors was sufficiently higher than the Swordfish's loaded speed . . . explaining to an extent the poor performance of Bismarck's aa suite. Sounds plausible I guess. Any ideas?

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 5:20:37 PM   
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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 5:25:54 PM   
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Gonna need a lot of that stuff after only 3 hours of sleep last night. 


You need more sleep Mike!

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 5:47:22 PM   
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Hi Guys

YAVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 5:51:06 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Apollo11

Hi all,

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ORIGINAL: sprior

And here's John Moffatt. John Moffat joined the Royal Navy in September 1939. In December he moved to a flying school in Belfast. Moffat originally trained on Gloster Gladiator and Blackburn Skuas. Moffat was then transferred to 818 Squadron HMS Ark Royal, based at Gibraltar in January 1941. On 24 May 1941, the German battleship Bismarck sunk the Royal Navy battlecruiser HMS Hood, and HMS Ark Royal was released, as part of Force H, to hunt down Bismarck and sink her. On 26 May 1941 the Bismarck was nearing the safety of the French port Saint-Nazaire. A last ditch attempt to slow the battleship down, so that the British heavy units could catch up with her, was made that night.

At 21:05 hours, Moffat and his observer T/S-Lt.(A) J. D. "Dusty" Miller, flying in the Fairey Swordfish 5C/L9726, crippled the Bismarck with a hit on her port stern. The blow jammed Bismarck's rudder 12° to port. This enabled the Home Fleet and Force H to catch up with and destroy Bismarck.

This pic was taken earlier in the week:







I didn't know that he survived the WWII and that he is still alive!


Leo "Apollo11"


Takes large cajones to do an attack run in a plane as slow as the Swordfish, especially when the ship was probably going about 1/3 the speed of the plane.

Don't know if this is myth or not but I remember reading that the minimum speed input on the targeting computers (for lack of a better word) on the Bismark's aa directors was sufficiently higher than the Swordfish's loaded speed . . . explaining to an extent the poor performance of Bismarck's aa suite. Sounds plausible I guess. Any ideas?


i remember reading that also. plus from what i have read bismarks aa suite was pretty horrible.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 6:27:29 PM   
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Has anyone else read any of Simon Scarrow's books?

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 6:43:58 PM   
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whos Simon Scarrow?

you have mail by the way sprior

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 6:48:40 PM   
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Already replied!

He's a writer (duh). He's trying to do for the Roman army what Cornwell did for the British army in Napoloenic times. I think they're mostly historically accurate but the dialgoue wouldn't go amiss in any modern British barracks. Makes it a kind of fun and brainless amusement but not serious literature.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 6:56:48 PM   
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Already replied!

you have another mail

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He's a writer (duh).


that i get


quote:

He's trying to do for the Roman army what Cornwell did for the British army in Napoloenic times. I think they're mostly historically accurate but the dialgoue wouldn't go amiss in any modern British barracks. Makes it a kind of fun and brainless amusement but not serious literature.


ahhhhhh

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 6:57:22 PM   
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Haven't read any of them.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 7:02:26 PM   
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me neither. i usually stick to american history

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 7:13:37 PM   
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ORIGINAL: bobogoboom


quote:

ORIGINAL: anarchyintheuk


quote:

ORIGINAL: Apollo11

Hi all,

quote:

ORIGINAL: sprior

And here's John Moffatt. John Moffat joined the Royal Navy in September 1939. In December he moved to a flying school in Belfast. Moffat originally trained on Gloster Gladiator and Blackburn Skuas. Moffat was then transferred to 818 Squadron HMS Ark Royal, based at Gibraltar in January 1941. On 24 May 1941, the German battleship Bismarck sunk the Royal Navy battlecruiser HMS Hood, and HMS Ark Royal was released, as part of Force H, to hunt down Bismarck and sink her. On 26 May 1941 the Bismarck was nearing the safety of the French port Saint-Nazaire. A last ditch attempt to slow the battleship down, so that the British heavy units could catch up with her, was made that night.

At 21:05 hours, Moffat and his observer T/S-Lt.(A) J. D. "Dusty" Miller, flying in the Fairey Swordfish 5C/L9726, crippled the Bismarck with a hit on her port stern. The blow jammed Bismarck's rudder 12° to port. This enabled the Home Fleet and Force H to catch up with and destroy Bismarck.

This pic was taken earlier in the week:







I didn't know that he survived the WWII and that he is still alive!


Leo "Apollo11"


Takes large cajones to do an attack run in a plane as slow as the Swordfish, especially when the ship was probably going about 1/3 the speed of the plane.

Don't know if this is myth or not but I remember reading that the minimum speed input on the targeting computers (for lack of a better word) on the Bismark's aa directors was sufficiently higher than the Swordfish's loaded speed . . . explaining to an extent the poor performance of Bismarck's aa suite. Sounds plausible I guess. Any ideas?


i remember reading that also. plus from what i have read bismarks aa suite was pretty horrible.


Uh-oh, someone has dared to criticise the Bismark, that most perfect of all ships. The Axis fanboys are gathering their might for a cmapign against you now...

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 7:14:34 PM   
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I was hoping no-one would notice...

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 7:14:35 PM   
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Bah and humbug to them...

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