The first light cruisers of the 1922 program – The minelaying cruiser Pluton, part II

This comprehensive essay by Jean Guiglini and Albert Moreau is from Warship International, #3, 1992. Pluton operational life and loss. https://www.dropbox.com/s/c6hyftksw3rnd95/IMG_20171216_0002.jpg?dl=0   https://www.dropbox.com/s/98q3mtaccxmc6im/IMG_20171216_0003.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/0hr70311go8tis2/IMG_20171216_0004.jpg?dl=0   https://www.dropbox.com/s/dcfj5bq2rrs01zy/IMG_20171216_0005.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/dcfj5bq2rrs01zy/IMG_20171216_0005.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/nigusckw0vybfyx/IMG_20171216_0007.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/a67hawld3r5ywwp/IMG_20171216_0008.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/zssd9j9e96b158y/IMG_20171216_0009.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/dbmccrmp87m84u0/IMG_20171216_0010.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/c4slzovuqsow0am/IMG_20171216_0011.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/3lfwbd6x5bj8ygm/IMG_20171216_0012.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/0u91zsb8zwz3xd6/IMG_20171216_0013.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/r1jbk6svnqyx8oh/IMG_20171216_0014.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/r12haa8073b22gw/IMG_20171216_0015.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/z2b0pecnyaty6ba/IMG_20171216_0016.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/hvam2ufspkc2wru/IMG_20171216_0017.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/p1e1guuqzhexloy/IMG_20171216_0018.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/kwkxey1sd7v844r/IMG_20171216_0019.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ffutodzocdrkp6t/IMG_20171216_0020.jpg?dl=0

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RN Francesco Caracciolo 1919 design

The RN Francesco Caracciolo was to only Italian WWI super dreadnought to be launched on 12 May  1915 at Castellamare di Stabia. The original project called for a 35,000 tons BB, a speed of 28 knots, 12/381 in triples and 20 152 mm in casemates: at any affect, the first fast battleship. The projects were … Continue reading RN Francesco Caracciolo 1919 design

The first light cruisers of the 1922 program – The minelaying cruiser Pluton

This comprehensive essay by Jean Guiglini and Albert Moreau is from Warship International, #2, 1992. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ndj9mxz0ga0amok/IMG_20171201_0001.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/c9102jehofw6i3i/IMG_20171201_0002.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/gfrcuytw0jtm3fx/IMG_20171201_0003.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ro9vjypjni9ydxt/IMG_20171201_0004.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/hw5yxjayuow4hnr/IMG_20171201_0005.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/gaxw212hcejv33w/IMG_20171201_0006.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/h9a248j3rdzwoh3/IMG_20171201_0007.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/vc9f1q4qun9bzs5/IMG_20171201_0008.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/100rth6d73hkz5n/IMG_20171201_0009.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/vz4xlmx5mh369k6/IMG_20171201_0010.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/dkmm2052zz57nzi/IMG_20171201_0011.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/c2z2rkhdzv14u7f/IMG_20171201_0012.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/536w20qnqlh0ao8/IMG_20171201_0013.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/3snv09ygot3sqkt/IMG_20171201_0014.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/s9wh92pag0xqscz/IMG_20171201_0015.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/b92ofwjk8pfsond/IMG_20171201_0016.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/cik5xkqebf9swf0/IMG_20171201_0017.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/z4nard8yaabrtct/IMG_20171201_0018.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/nafpin3gvwsyvmv/IMG_20171201_0019.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/4btwnhoksgizlx7/IMG_20171201_0020.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/af0hxbu8r6rcbr7/IMG_20171201_0021.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/o2fkz0qz5kd88eu/IMG_20171201_0022.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/wuvwbedqj5svbmy/IMG_20171201_0023.jpg?dl=0

The fate of Stalin’s Naval Program

This article by W.I. Staff is from Warship International #1,1992. https://www.dropbox.com/s/g7igtg0fzsznfwu/IMG_20171122_0001.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/96y5vomaixc1c9g/IMG_20171122_0002.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ux4xv2i7x9kp8kp/IMG_20171122_0003.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/9mqdzlzmq5ik7o1/IMG_20171122_0004.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/q9px3za1e77ffby/IMG_20171122_0005.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/m7hdv38vjvimm8p/IMG_20171122_0006.jpg?dl=0   Addendum from WI 3,1992 https://www.dropbox.com/s/tr5fuyjv1s8h23c/IMG_20171208_0001.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/8w61540gmd5folq/IMG_20171208_0002.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/b3ga0xlkdym12r1/IMG_20171208_0003.jpg?dl=0    

The Borodino/Izmail class battlecruisers

This article is from WI #4, 1991. https://www.dropbox.com/s/a3jd2gg3may7a9w/IMG_20171113_0001.jpeg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/s9sgsc5yuv58clx/IMG_20171113_0002.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/0n8kufkbgmijdcl/IMG_20171113_0003.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/7e61v0v7qrvpu3y/IMG_20171113_0004.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/vvf9r3f9witdrh3/IMG_20171113_0005.jpg?dl=0      

Regia Marina’s night firing policies and training – II

Between July and September 1941 some delegations of the Regia Marina travelled to Germany to examine in depth the German dispositions and equipments for the night combat. Here is a synthesis of the assessed points: night fleet formation: heavy units shielded at a distance by smaller units and, if available, by a second line at … Continue reading Regia Marina’s night firing policies and training – II

The Kronshtadt class Battlecruisers

This article by V. Iu. Uso is from Warship International #4,1991. Originally published in Sudostroenie, 1989, #11. https://www.dropbox.com/s/9g7yo4m5prr7rpa/IMG_20171025_0001.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/kr0wlxm5b25vwjn/IMG_20171025_0002.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/25c0p4tf201fe2f/IMG_20171025_0003.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/far2rdk8l4rehu0/IMG_20171025_0004.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/neu50xit5au1ht2/IMG_20171025_0005.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/im7jn40tefcj4gj/IMG_20171025_0006.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/1t96vx324wzmabf/IMG_20171025_0007.jpg?dl=0 Added Steve MacLaughin considerations, including the Stalingrad class (model preserved in Saint Petersburg is here): https://www.dropbox.com/s/vvf9r3f9witdrh3/IMG_20171113_0005.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/230hy6i6x3wfuzi/IMG_20171113_0006.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/dgq0g7kw8mo0hyd/IMG_20171113_0007.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/usczh9g8qfje8dd/IMG_20171113_0008.jpg?dl=0  

Regia Marina’s night firing policies and training.

It is very common to read that the Regia Marina was not trained nor had a doctrine for night fighting, with even grotesque sentences like Arrigo Petacco's one, who wrote that the heavy cruisers at Matapan had not only the 203 turrets longitudinally trained (as normal in the absence of enemy sighting) and, absurdly,  with the … Continue reading Regia Marina’s night firing policies and training.

The evolution of Battleship Gunnery in the US Navy, 1920-1945

This essay by W.J. Jurens id from Warship International, #3, 1991. https://www.dropbox.com/s/1kkekslq1tplwhr/IMG_20171016_0001.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/tej444f1g2v1vui/IMG_20171016_0002.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/5gr44bf0aculvmi/IMG_20171016_0003.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/yhaiscu524w4ifb/IMG_20171016_0004.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/98uf876rdd2rjr8/IMG_20171016_0005.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/9n68cwymwheuf21/IMG_20171016_0006.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/3tsut0khmyn1kaq/IMG_20171016_0007.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/zog1otw52wok2m3/IMG_20171016_0008.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/rfh0o2yjm5gzbqz/IMG_20171016_0009.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/wtndc700tyfwoo3/IMG_20171016_0010.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/l37wzs9lo4e81b7/IMG_20171016_0011.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/cx11tl0yxiq99qr/IMG_20171016_0012.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/rkbxk1vuv2il6i9/IMG_20171016_0013.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ybtvg37vxyiw9tb/IMG_20171016_0014.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/a4r317kix0tqpnc/IMG_20171016_0015.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/xpe1gcnwjmztupl/IMG_20171016_0016.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/4trwvw8a1qtlaeo/IMG_20171016_0017.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/lq8en61d0s7o1sp/IMG_20171016_0018.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/9b8ic84te9xufox/IMG_20171016_0019.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/hux5vcxko9zignj/IMG_20171016_0020.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/0929lwp24o5x6kx/IMG_20171016_0021.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/4gzrgjxnej98iuj/IMG_20171016_0022.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/x9jch3pyldr3e6k/IMG_20171016_0023.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/zf64elhsqwsvmtw/IMG_20171016_0024.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/u07vhkwrye3qehk/IMG_20171016_0025.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/5h3rywsn52602gq/IMG_20171016_0026.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/yj7ggnjimvcfv0j/IMG_20171016_0027.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/apte97r38jnkimd/IMG_20171016_0028.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/cuf6k7cnox1pgy2/IMG_20171016_0029.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/0jyrp2ep98ja8sz/IMG_20171016_0030.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/u0strajkgvgs47k/IMG_20171016_0031.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/qdbe25fmut50zps/IMG_20171016_0032.jpg?dl=0

Decima Flotilla Decimated

This article by J. Caruana is from Warship International #2, 1991. https://www.dropbox.com/s/d3qc8iu2lpix42t/IMG_20171007_0001.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/m5ve6uxg564zvc9/IMG_20171007_0002.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/uh1mqj7ge7e1yss/IMG_20171007_0003.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/7qv1d7pos5ji0ns/IMG_20171007_0004.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/wnqzp4crq27wkc3/IMG_20171007_0005.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ta1bp1awbq0uw3e/IMG_20171007_0006.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/crp9vnp3d62ecdx/IMG_20171007_0007.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/7kji32ssa0ctmif/IMG_20171007_0008.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/lavi51ce8sdw1zg/IMG_20171007_0009.jpg?dl=0