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StrixKitty

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About StrixKitty

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  1. Thanks both of you I'll check them out.
  2. Thanks for all of y'all's suggestions!
  3. I think those fall under Conway in terms of "wide as an ocean, shallow as a puddle".
  4. Oh yeah, NavWeaps. I've literally digitally downloaded all their articles.
  5. Um, I also have a small list I've been looking into: https://www.amazon.com/Kaigun-Strategy-Technology-Imperial-1887-1941/dp/159114244X https://www.amazon.com/Warships-Imperial-Japanese-Navy-1869-1945/dp/087021893X https://www.amazon.com/U-S-Destroyers-Illustrated-History-Histories/dp/1557504423/ref=pd_sim_14_6?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1557504423&pd_rd_r=68b3a9b1-b11e-11e8-b96a-75051c3f57a5&pd_rd_w=7zLVB&pd_rd_wg=clGEq&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=18bb0b78-4200-49b9-ac91-f141d61a1780&pf_rd_r=Y59K2Z9718YD51D6ZSTZ&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=Y59K2Z9718YD51D6ZSTZ Any thoughts on these?
  6. Hello all, I've begun a foray into the wonderous - and quite expensive - world of naval book study. I've gotten a couple of books (Die Deutsches Kriegsmarine - Band 2, as my second and German Destroyers of WWII as my first...does NavTechJap count as a book?) and I was wondering about other books I could buy, so why not ask here, of all places? I do have some criteria, actually. Pretty specific criteria. Any books suggested must be for these two wars: World War II and the US Civil War (note: WW1 books accepted) All books should be construction, armament, design, and machinery-related rather than service history-related. The books should include information and SHIP PLANS/LAYOUTS not readily available online. I'm pretty all-inclusive, but my main interests lie in DE's and DD's, and to a far lesser extent Light/Heavy Cruisers, and even less on BB's. Countries focused on should be (in order of IMO-importance): Germany, Japan, Confederate States of America, United States, Italy, Russia, Britain (sorry France). If any of y'all have some good reads to suggest, meeting this criteria, please share the name and author of the book. Thanks, ~ Kitty.
  7. Keep forgetting how comprehensive these things are. Glad I caught this one. Might as well check some others out. o7
  8. The Forum's best! (Post number #20,000)

    Yeah! I should have at least been "Most Annoying".
  9. Battle of Midway Movie

    I'm too lazy to see if this has been posted yet, but here y'all go. This is the Nagato from the Tora! Tora! Tora! movie set. As you can see, it's pretty friggen accurate. Probably because many USN and IJN and their respective populaces knew exactly what the Nagato looked like, since she was one of Japan's prominent BBs and a war prize for the USN to use as [edited] target practice study and use.
  10. I used to be a DD main, way back when, and might restart the IJN line towards my original intended target: Shimakaze. Might watch the videos, or others, to see what's up. Good luck to you, OP.
  11. So, I was going through groups of German naval units and trying to relearn what I had researched on them. I had just finished the Derfflinger-class Battlecruisers when I turned to the Deutschland-class heavy cruisers when I really took note of the large increases in SHP of ships of the same type, just later in the class (for example, SMS Lutzow has a large increase of SHP over the Derfflingerm the beginning ship of the class). They continue to increase by 2k+ SHP for each ship later in the class and account for a higher speed. I was wondering about why this is. The simple answer is that they were "built better" or "were more efficient in turning the fuel oil or Diesel into work" but I'm not really sure. It could be a gearing thing? I was wondering if anyone actually knew what specifically made these ships increase in their shaft horsepower.
  12. best ship???????

    No kidding, on all points. I average 61k+ in her, a wonderfully armed and armored boxer, and all others are just punching bags. So long as you don't go full broadside. That's a paddlin' for sure.
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