Last Battle 2019

Discussion in 'Western Warship Combat Club, Inc' started by Z Boat, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. Z Boat

    Z Boat Well-Known Member

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    This week end WWCC will have its last scheduled battle of the year at Lake Minden RV Park. It has been a great year at our new pond and I got to meet many new faces and two old faces from the 80's. I look forward to testing my new starter boat for Big Gun. It is an Italian cruiser with two of these twin 1/4" torpedo guns. Jeff found this little Clipard valve that shoots a twin with plenty of hitting power with a Mat 2 tank. More pic's to come. IMG_1098 (1).jpg
     
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  3. Nibbles1

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    I hope I can come... how do I get a Namba membership? I do have a rowing competition and might not be able to go. I might just go just to say hi. I can't finish Kitakami anyway...

    When does the events on Saturday end?
     
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  4. Julian Barbera

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    Activities are all day, in the morning (think before noon) we will have some gunnery and maneuvering practice, later in the day will be lots of battling!
     
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  5. Nibbles1

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    Okay so my competition ends at 1 and we have to drive for 1hr 30min. I can't stay overnight. Is this worth it.
    I'm still debating with my parents though. I'm not in competitive debate for nothing!!!
     
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  6. Julian Barbera

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    You will probably see a few battles, depending on sunset and when you arrive. You'll have about 3 hours of driving combined, that's probably how long you will be there too. Your decision if it's worth it, but remember, if you don't come you will be missed!
     
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    Let's go!!!!!!!!!!!
    (Plays Ride of the Valkyries in the background)
    Kitakami or not, here I come.
     
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    you are going or not

    Might go probably not

    is the torpedo gun reloadable
     
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  9. Nibbles1

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    Most Likely going
     
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  10. Kotori87

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    That's quite an interesting cannon. How many rounds does it carry? What sort of barrel length are you using?
     
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  11. Z Boat

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    It holds around 16 1/4" rounds and the barrels are as wide as the Giussano ( 3-1/2"). I am going to add between 2 and 4 rotating BB guns for testing this winter if I like the handling of the boat Saturday. I want to mass produce these guns for cruisers to get people on the water with a boat that can play most of the battle and not running and reloading 90% of the battle.
     
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  12. Selley

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    What type of valves are you using?
     
  13. Kotori87

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    Looks to be a Clippard JEV (jumbo exhaust valve), a type of negative-pressure cannon. I sure hope that Giussano has extra depth, since this whole assembly is not exactly lightweight.
     
  14. Nibbles1

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    The Roberts sank!
    Moments before the sink: 762C19FD-42B2-4720-8B4E-A3EE8F006697.jpeg
     
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    The valves are a JEV-F2F2 and the whole gun is very light, This valve is at the max for firing a twin 1/4" gun and good barrels are needed but it did put holes in boats.
     
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    Here are two pic's from early Saturday morning, H-39 on a calm beautiful foggy morning. My oldest son ran the Scharnhorst for its first day of combat and every thing worked better than you could hope for. He put a crap load of holes in Joe's Iowa. Also the cammo on this boat works, in the early morning haze, Joe tried to take a pic of a transport with the H-39 behind it and you could see the transport but not the H-39, it did not show on the screen, it was crazy. We had a great turn out and this is a great group of people looking forward to next year.
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  17. Julian Barbera

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    Ditto on that! I hope we can get some more people on cargo, that would be some fun!
     
  18. Nibbles1

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    Now I want to camo everything.

    @greechronicles was also claiming the camo on Kreuzer P worked.
     
  19. Selley

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    Are the ships in 1/144?
     
  20. Nibbles1

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    Yes @Selley they are. We are also big gun (in case you haven't noticed).