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by Matrose71
Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Hood v Vittorio Veneto
Replies: 560
Views: 25669

Re: Hood v Vittorio Veneto

Bottom line the 3 Littorio's were much better battleships if compared to the 3 QE's, ... and the difference has been made only by their very poor utilizaion in war, ... and the RN air superiority at sea. Well utilized it would have been a no game battle, ... hands down. Bye Antonio :D I am reminded...
by Matrose71
Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck vs. Rodney: hand to hand?
Replies: 414
Views: 47213

Re: Bismarck vs. Rodney: hand to hand?

Hello, As for discussion about who would win based on theoretical scenarios they are all flawed. The Bismarck wasn't designed to go toe-to-toe with British capital ships. Arguing that she could of beat any of them is really conjecture because the people who built her and those who sailed on her kne...
by Matrose71
Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:01 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck vs. Rodney: hand to hand?
Replies: 414
Views: 47213

Re: Bismarck vs. Rodney: hand to hand?

Hello, As for discussion about who would win based on theoretical scenarios they are all flawed. The Bismarck wasn't designed to go toe-to-toe with British capital ships. Arguing that she could of beat any of them is really conjecture because the people who built her and those who sailed on her knew...
by Matrose71
Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:26 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck at DS with better radar
Replies: 25
Views: 4588

Re: Bismarck at DS with better radar

There was not any cruiser to Scheer under 15000 yards, what is a very big differnce to 9000yards!
by Matrose71
Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck at DS with better radar
Replies: 25
Views: 4588

Re: Bismarck at DS with better radar

Hello,

their was no Radar fault, both cruisers (Norfolk and Suffolk) were spotted at the entry of the Denmark Straight under 10000 yards!
It was only and only Lütjens fault to not open instantly fire and blow them out of the water!
by Matrose71
Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck Tirpitz Scharnhorst vs King George V Prince of Wales Hood
Replies: 101
Views: 19009

Re: Bismarck Tirpitz Scharnhorst vs King George V Prince of Wales Hood

It is very important to cap the shell and 145mm are capping BB shells surely but not 45mm.
by Matrose71
Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:18 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck Tirpitz Scharnhorst vs King George V Prince of Wales Hood
Replies: 101
Views: 19009

Re: Bismarck Tirpitz Scharnhorst vs King George V Prince of Wales Hood

I though the Bismarck class and Scharnhorst class were pretty similar in armor protection? A little more deck armor for the Bismarck from what I gather, but otherwise pretty similar? Also seems the 11.1" gun was worse, but not terribly so in penetration to the British 14"/45 On the Prince of Wales ...
by Matrose71
Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck Tirpitz Scharnhorst vs King George V Prince of Wales Hood
Replies: 101
Views: 19009

Re: Bismarck Tirpitz Scharnhorst vs King George V Prince of Wales Hood

?????, Are you a little crazy? we have talked about Hood and her armour layout and she was built from WWI armour, with about 30% less residence compare to WWII armour. Have you read, that SH could easily sank a modern KGV? Your bias is a little crazy! SH could stand it's man in a battleline with BS ...
by Matrose71
Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck Tirpitz Scharnhorst vs King George V Prince of Wales Hood
Replies: 101
Views: 19009

Re: Bismarck Tirpitz Scharnhorst vs King George V Prince of Wales Hood

Hello, it is very decisive where in the battleline SH is driving. The germans are not stupid and SH could fight most effectiv against Hood and her "old" armour. Against Hoods armouur SH had a penetration power up to 300mm at 20000yards. The shorter the range, the better for SHs upper belt, for the g...
by Matrose71
Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Kriegsmarine 8.2 inch guns
Replies: 4
Views: 2558

Re: Kriegsmarine 8.2 inch guns

Hello, I can't see any advantages for this whole effort. What can you reach? A gun with 135-140kg shell weight and a muzzle velocity between 900-925 mps. That would hardly make any differences, also the german 20,3cm L60 was next to the USS 8"/55 Marks 12 and Mark 15, the hardest hitting 8 inch gun ...
by Matrose71
Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Kriegsmarine 8.2 inch guns
Replies: 4
Views: 2558

Re: Kriegsmarine 8.2 inch guns

Hello, some things to correct. The 21cm SK L/45 didn't shot a heavier shell then the 21cm SK L40, both shot 108kg AP L 3,1, the main differnce was the muzzle velocity 780mps 21cm SK L/40 to 900mps 21cm SK L45. The range matters most on the shell design, so a 1935 APC shell ( APC L 4,4) for the 21cm ...
by Matrose71
Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck Tirpitz Scharnhorst vs King George V Prince of Wales Hood
Replies: 101
Views: 19009

Re: Bismarck Tirpitz Scharnhorst vs King George V Prince of Wales Hood

Salve,

You realy think that would have happend if BS was not a 9kn hulk, without any controls?

I have my clear doubts!
by Matrose71
Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Ideal battleship design
Replies: 162
Views: 46081

Re: Ideal battleship design

This are the cabel channels (orange), where all cables and communications of Bismarck were running.
This is from original drawing posted bei Thoddy at an other Forum.
All other claims are simply wrong and myths.
by Matrose71
Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Rommel
Replies: 13
Views: 3603

Re: Rommel

I think it was far more. He was an accessory of war crimes, he also knew partly of the Holocaust (he told his son about this). But he was involved at the 20. July 1944, he was the man who ordered to exchange the jewish prisoners of Bir Hakeim 1942, before they could go to the continent. He was supre...