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by David89
Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:43 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Somerville against the Rising Sun...
Replies: 72
Views: 6945

Re: Somerville against the Rising Sun...

True enough, even with a later series Merlin and heavier defensive armament, it would still compare poorly with the likes of the Mosquito and Invader, but at the same time, you would have a single engined aircraft (a plus in a time when Merlin production was stretched to its limits) with range and p...
by David89
Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:40 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Somerville against the Rising Sun...
Replies: 72
Views: 6945

Re: Somerville against the Rising Sun...

This is my last post on this topic because you have now descended into the ridiculous. I can't believe that you are extolling the virtues of the Fairey Battle. You must be the only person except their designer to consider it anything more than a abject failure. Shoto Douglas, someone who should kno...
by David89
Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Fuso V Queen Elizabeth
Replies: 119
Views: 9975

Re: Fuso V Queen Elizabeth

At what point in the war does this battle take place? And what members of the QE class are used? The QEs during WWII can be broken down into two groups, Queen Elizabeth, Warspite and Valient, all of whom were heavily modernised, and Malaya and Barham, which where only lightly reworked from their ori...
by David89
Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:27 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: US BBs into Tokyo Bay Jan 1945
Replies: 15
Views: 3439

Re: US BBs into Tokyo Bay Jan 1945

A couple of cheap torpedoes or mines can do a lot of damage in confined waters to some very expensive ships. At this point in the war, this would probably be the chance that the IJN would have been hoping and praying for.
by David89
Fri May 08, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: The Decisive Battle.
Replies: 50
Views: 7888

Re: The Decisive Battle.

Iowa, New Jersey, Missouri, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Indiana, Massachussetts, Alabama, North Carolina, Washington- 48,600 New York- 45,000 Yamato, Musashi- 43,456 Tenessee, California, Mississippi, Idaho, Pennsylvania- 36,000 Nagato, Mutsu- 35,984 Colorado, Maryland, West Virginia- 35,840 Ise, Hyug...
by David89
Sat May 02, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck and Prince Eugen replaced by...
Replies: 17
Views: 3125

Re: Bismarck and Prince Eugen replaced by...

BlackBirdZGTR-Prince of Wales reached a speed of just over 29kts while moving to intercept Bismarck. On the other hand Yamato had a top speed of 27kts and I've never seen anything to show that she ever acheived a higher speed than this.
by David89
Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Graf Zeppelin vs HMS Ark Royal and Victorious
Replies: 122
Views: 25329

Re: Graf Zeppelin vs HMS Ark Royal and Victorious

Personally I would put the Graf Zeppelin closer to an Independence class class CVL in capability than a CVE, and if moderner German aircraft could be found to equip her then I would rank her capabilites over a CVL. For example, if Fw 190Ds or Ta 152s could be navalised for the fighter role, with Fw...
by David89
Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Graf Zeppelin vs HMS Ark Royal and Victorious
Replies: 122
Views: 25329

Re: Graf Zeppelin vs HMS Ark Royal and Victorious

Personally I would put the Graf Zeppelin closer to an Independence class class CVL in capability than a CVE, and if moderner German aircraft could be found to equip her then I would rank her capabilites over a CVL. For example, if Fw 190Ds or Ta 152s could be navalised for the fighter role, with Fw ...
by David89
Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Two KGV's vs. Yamato
Replies: 333
Views: 25786

Re: Two KGV's vs. Yamato

All the British need to do in this scenario is knock out Yamato or Musashi's main fire director, rendering the ship near helpless to return fire, following this all British ships can concentrate on the other Yamato and try to achieve the same again. I doubt any British ships would be sunk here, ther...
by David89
Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck against BB-57 South Dakota
Replies: 706
Views: 49132

Re: Bismarck against BB-57 South Dakota

As far as I know, only three shells hit Bismarcks belt, and all penetrated, as they should considering Bismarck has only twelve inches of belt armour and the range was under 20,000m. It isn't known for certain which BB fired these shells, but it is believed to have been Rodney. It is however unlikel...
by David89
Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Pearl Harbor: Possible third wave
Replies: 148
Views: 67962

Re: Pearl Harbor: Possible third wave

Wouldn't even phosphorus tracers rounds set the fuel on fire? Possible. If the planes got close enough. Of course this exposes then to a lot of AA fire. Compared to attacking battleships, even ones with a near obsolete AA armament this is pretty low risk. And if not then those tanks are very large ...
by David89
Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Pearl Harbor: Possible third wave
Replies: 148
Views: 67962

Re: Pearl Harbor: Possible third wave

Wouldn't even phosphorus tracers rounds set the fuel on fire? And if not then those tanks are very large and more to the point don't shoot back a while even a near miss with a 1000lb bomb should be enough to blow a hole in the side of a tank, causing fuel to escape and catch fire and I very much dou...
by David89
Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck vs. Rodney: hand to hand?
Replies: 414
Views: 47294

Re: Bismarck vs. Rodney: hand to hand?

I'm not sure its as simple as that, because I don't think this battle is going to end with either ship sinking the other, though its likely both ships will end up badly damaged if Bismarck chooses to fight. Bismarck may indeed inflict more damage in this case, but I don't think Bismarck would choose...
by David89
Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: RFC equipped Yamato vs. Iowa
Replies: 462
Views: 46102

Re: RFC equipped Yamato vs. Iowa

I remember reading in a book (forgotten its name and author because it was a long time ago) that at Samar Yamato got a stradle on one of the US escort carriers at a range of over 30,000m, but I can't find much further on this. Perhaps someone here can confirm or disprove it.
by David89
Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Graf Zeppelin vs HMS Ark Royal and Victorious
Replies: 122
Views: 25329

Re: Graf Zeppelin vs HMS Ark Royal and Victorious

There are a couple of points I wanted to add to my previous post but unfortunately the timer on the edit function had expired by the time I got round to it. By 1943 search radar had advanced to the point where it is almost impossible that the German group would get down to gun range undetected, they...