Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by SWIHARTMARK
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: No.4 Mk1 reare sight?
Replies: 3
Views: 183
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Re: No.4 Mk1 reare sight?

I replaced my 300/600 sight on my No4 MKI with one from Numrich that fit the rifle just fine. Why mess your rifle up when there are good parts available?

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109
Replies: 24
Views: 475
United States of America

Re: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109

The Merlin had a two staged turbo-supercharger, while the Allison had a single stage. This meant significant problems with where to put ducting for cooling the contraption. Also, a Mustang is half the cost of a P-38 and had fewer problems with installing it. As such, the US Army Air Corps felt it wa...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109
Replies: 24
Views: 475
United States of America

Re: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109

I stand corrected, the P-40 did have a supercharger. That's what I get for listening to the History Channel. It does seem the Allison had problems at higher altitude though. The Army liked it for its reliability. Also, the P-40 was high the price of a P-38 and could out turn a ME-109 at low altitude...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109
Replies: 24
Views: 475
United States of America

Re: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109

The leading edge of the wing had inlets for cooling the turbo-superchargers for the Allisons. Once damaged, not so good. It did lower drag though. The man who designed the SR-71 designed the P-38. They managed to get 1710 HP out of the Allison eventually from a start of 1110 HP. I do remember either...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109
Replies: 24
Views: 475
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Re: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109

That He 219 is perhaps the only one left. I've seen it mentioned in several articles and short videos. That two engine fighter had rather good performance, no doubt due to the engines and perhaps its sleek fuselage. The P-38 with super charged Allisons wasn't too bad, especially in the Pacific. Lind...
by SWIHARTMARK
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Good show on HMS Hood
Replies: 10
Views: 340
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Re: Good show on HMS Hood

Man, you got that on reel to reel? I thought it was only on old 45's.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Mellow Yellow...
Replies: 1
Views: 116
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Re: Mellow Yellow...

You know, Paul McCarty sang back up on the old Donovan song...... At least my memory says so.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109
Replies: 24
Views: 475
United States of America

Re: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109

Nice picture! I live real close to the USAF Museum and I even don't get to see these. You read where the Jumo was an inverted V-12, but you only see the cowling which looks like a radial engine. I've read where they were on loads of two engine planes as well, much like the 2000 HP Pratt-Whitney radi...
by SWIHARTMARK
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109
Replies: 24
Views: 475
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Re: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109

The best thing about the P-51D was its range, make no mistake about it. Without that, the bombers had to fight their way into Germany on their own. No German plane had that capability. Several shifts of mustangs had to still escort the bombers in due to speed differences between the P-51s and the bo...
by SWIHARTMARK
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Good show on HMS Hood
Replies: 10
Views: 340
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Re: Good show on HMS Hood

Remember, she was being pummeled into a pulp by 15" or 16" shells from a Nelson class battleship at the time. Her main turrets were out of action by then. Not much left to scuttle by the time they did it. Best Regards, Mark The US destroyers off Leyte verses the Japanese squadron led by the Yamato p...
by SWIHARTMARK
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Good show on HMS Hood
Replies: 10
Views: 340
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Re: Good show on HMS Hood

After researching a bit about the Hood, while she was laid down as a battlecruiser during WWII, but she was later upgraded with more armor, 5,000 tons worth, not exactly an insignificant amount putting her in the class of a fast battleship. She was still a bit long in the tooth for being launched in...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: Load For 8mm Lebel Revolver
Replies: 0
Views: 213
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Load For 8mm Lebel Revolver

I had two squibs using Graf's .330 diameter FMJ bullets using 3.1 grains of Unique powder so I upped the charge to 3.5-3.7 grains and it shot fine today. I used 32-20 Winchester cases with the rim trimmed to spec and the case shortened to spec along with the inside diameter of the brass expanded to ...
by SWIHARTMARK
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Why are guys going crazy over 300 black out
Replies: 14
Views: 689
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Re: Why are guys going crazy over 300 black out

Because the 7.62mm by 39 and .223 Rem markets are saturated. The market is so predictable actually. I'm surprised 7.62mm by 51 NATO isn't more popular, but then profit margins for 300 black out aren't affected by cheap surplus ammo.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: 1871 mauser
Replies: 6
Views: 561
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Re: 1871 mauser

Keep looking online. You might want to invest in a parts gun. 1871's are a lot rarer than 71/84's from what I read. Just fixed up a 71/84 and had to make some parts myself. Gave up looking for parts for a Colt revolver made in the 1930's after looking for one year. I wish you the best of luck. Best ...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Ken Burns WW2
Replies: 4
Views: 495
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Re: Ken Burns WW2

I've seen the whole series when it first came out, but I don't think I've seen it since. It isn't uncommon to have the wrong period scenes in documentaries. I don't know if Burns used footage from Tarawa, but I think there was a quite a bit released to the US public at the time, since I think that w...

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