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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 7:14:47 PM   
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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:







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


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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...


if she, or HE, was so perfect then why is she/he at the bottom of the Atlantic?

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 7:16:08 PM   
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if she, or HE, was so perfect then why is she/he at the bottom of the Atlantic?


Ask the axis fanboys Go on I dare you...

P.S. All real ships are she In fact, any piece of machinery regardless of size is female.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 7:21:52 PM   
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Yawn... <expletive deleted> all fanbois...

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 7:25:23 PM   
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if she, or HE, was so perfect then why is she/he at the bottom of the Atlantic?


Ask the axis fanboys Go on I dare you...

P.S. All real ships are she In fact, any piece of machinery regardless of size is female.


indeed, but Lindemann regarded Bismarck as male(silly german)

why oh why axis fanboys?

yes i know the argument that she was scuttled and not sunk


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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 7:29:14 PM   
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Yawn... <expletive deleted> all fanbois...


How are things in Denmark today? Ready for the weekend?

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 7:30:52 PM   
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Actually, I'm ready to go back to work on Monday... How <expletive deleted> is that?

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 7:37:22 PM   
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Actually, I'm ready to go back to work on Monday... How <expletive deleted> is that?


Very

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 7:39:52 PM   
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I suspected it must be...

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 7:40:32 PM   
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Actually, I'm ready to go back to work on Monday... How <expletive deleted> is that?


Better than mine. Friday is my Monday this shift

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 7:41:17 PM   
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Bored whilst I wait for Mrs Dixie to get home, so time for some more art/spam stuff...




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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 7:47:47 PM   
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Actually, I'm ready to go back to work on Monday... How <expletive deleted> is that?


Better than mine. Friday is my Monday this shift


You seem to be missing my point... I was saying I'd have preferred it if tomorrow was Monday...

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 8:35:18 PM   
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Mondays suck.

But that's another day. Now it is Friday and freedom has arrived!


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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 8:37:25 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Dixie


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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.


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...

sorry but it was basically a ww1 design.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 8:39:44 PM   
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Bored whilst I wait for Mrs Dixie to get home, so time for some more art/spam stuff...




very cool. i will try to take pictures for yall tomorrow the museum is doing flydays here in dallas at addison airport(assuming it doesn't rain) and i am supposed to be able to get behind the rope line and right up next to the planes.
they are flying in an a26 for it plus the b24 should be flying.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 9:28:05 PM   
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Just ordered Dreadnought...

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 10:09:36 PM   
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Just ordered Dreadnought...


The book?

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 10:10:20 PM   
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Time for bed. BOING!

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 10:10:39 PM   
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Just ordered Dreadnought...


The book?


No, the submarine...

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 10:16:18 PM   
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Hey, Bobo . . . know any decent places to eat around Love Field?

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 10:20:13 PM   
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Just ordered Dreadnought...


The book?


No, the submarine...



If you go to Rosyth dockyard and make a reasonable offer they might let you have it.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 10:24:30 PM   
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Just ordered Dreadnought...


Great book, okay read. Massie is a little dry, but then again the period/subject matter is as well.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 10:25:05 PM   
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Heh... I'm looking forward to reading that book, given the excellence of Castles of Steel...

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 10:27:25 PM   
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Hey, Bobo . . . know any decent places to eat around Love Field?

not that familiar with the area but the origional sonny bryants is down there. i have a hankerin for some mafia food i think i'm gonna hit up campisi's this weekend.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 10:28:23 PM   
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Just ordered Dreadnought...


The book?


No, the submarine...



If you go to Rosyth dockyard and make a reasonable offer they might let you have it.

proboboly will even come with an old reactor.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 10:28:48 PM   
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Heh... I'm looking forward to reading that book, given the excellence of Castles of Steel...

great book started reading it again.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 10:30:02 PM   
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Hey, Bobo . . . know any decent places to eat around Love Field?

not that familiar with the area but the origional sonny bryants is down there. i have a hankerin for some mafia food i think i'm gonna hit up campisi's this weekend.


Support your local mob. Y'all have a great weekend.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/15/2009 10:49:21 PM   
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Happy Weekend, my Brothers! 

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/16/2009 12:06:06 AM   
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Woot the weekend is here! Tithe

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/16/2009 12:21:18 AM   
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Actually, I'm ready to go back to work on Monday... How <expletive deleted> is that?

That is pretty <expletive deleted>! You poor sod.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 5/16/2009 12:23:06 AM   
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Well, I survived the economic conference and got some work done to boot...all in all not a bad Friday. 

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