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by Zaku II
Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: question about HMS Queen Elizabeth
Replies: 4
Views: 4520

Re: question about HMS Queen Elizabeth

You will find the answer here http://www.dreadnoughtproject.org/tfs/i ... of_Jutland

Short answer, it was only temporary Flagship of the Fifth Squadron after Jutland, when Barham was being repaired.
by Zaku II
Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:18 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: What am I looking at?
Replies: 4
Views: 3504

Re: What am I looking at?

The pictures are stylized, but it seems to be representations of real ships. The first picture has on the right side what seems to be protected cruisers of the Victoria Louise class (1898-1900) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Louise_class_protected_cruiser . This class originally had three sta...
by Zaku II
Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Pilot Aces of World War II
Replies: 79
Views: 18981

Re: Pilot Aces of World War II

Yes Karl. Maybe the US pilots confront to the same odds of German pilots could achieve similar success against his enemis. But to say that allied pilots could achieve the same scores confronted to the same odds (overwelming numbers or inferior fighter against the american or brtitish fighters) is mi...
by Zaku II
Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Pilot Aces of World War II
Replies: 79
Views: 18981

Re: Pilot Aces of World War II

Gentlemen, A very controversial subject! I think that one of the reasons that the German pilots had such a success rate was due to the opposition they had at the time. Not that this is to disparage their skill or courage in any way, but at the beginning of the war they accounted for a great many Br...
by Zaku II
Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: If Numerical Parity Had Been Closer Would Have Germany Won?
Replies: 7
Views: 2491

Re: If Numerical Parity Had Been Closer Would Have Germany Won?

...Dogger Bank was a missed opportunity as von Ingenohl was at sea with a considerable force to support Hipper but ordered a retreat when he thought that the Grand Fleet was out in strength. Earlier, von Ingenohl and put forth plans for the intended Entscheidungsschlacht or decisive fleet action, b...
by Zaku II
Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:21 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Seydlitz Magazine Flooding and Effects on Speed?
Replies: 16
Views: 6418

Gary wrote
The nasty aft turrets hit on Seydlitz taught the Germans a lesson which they learned...................The British did not and found out the hard way at Jutland.
The Germans has Hipper...... and the British Beatty :oops: [/quote]
by Zaku II
Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:21 am
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Tora, Tora, Tora´s battleship?
Replies: 1
Views: 3474

Hello Karl

The battleship is indeed the Nagato. The japanese team for the movie build up a model of the Nagato in 1/1 scale :o :shock: like the movie Otokotachi no Yamato

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066473/trivia

salu2, Leonardo
by Zaku II
Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:23 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck 15" guns.
Replies: 49
Views: 15788

It´s interesting to see that the weight remain more or less the same. The argument to choose one over the other must be operational, don´t you think? No. You have only 3 barbetes (saving weight with one gun more) and you have more space for more powerful machinary for more speed, or you can use thi...
by Zaku II
Fri Oct 20, 2006 3:15 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Hood vs. Stukas
Replies: 8
Views: 2178

Hello

The bomb that sunk the Arizona was drop by a level bomber (Kate) and I read that it was a modified shell of 356 mm from the japanese battleships.

Salu2
by Zaku II
Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:26 pm
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Kirov Class Battlecruiser?
Replies: 8
Views: 13048

This is the japanese response to Kirov.... :wink:

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by Zaku II
Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:50 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Question about the Camouflage on the Bismarck
Replies: 7
Views: 2896

Hi ap The camouflage of Bismarck works in three different forms: - The bow and stern painted with a darker gray gives the impresion of a shorter ship, or more useful a more distant ship (difficult the estimate of range) - The false wave on the bow and stern gives the impresion of a ship at full spee...
by Zaku II
Fri Sep 15, 2006 3:28 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Commercial plastic kits of Bismarck/Tirpitz
Replies: 9
Views: 13653

Hello I have in 1/700 the Pit Road (Trumpeter) Bismarck and Tirpitz and the Dragon Tirpitz, and both of them are very good kits that can be assembly with full hull or waterline, so in my opinion they are the best election for a full hull kit than the Monogram, Airfix and Revell (except you want a 1/...
by Zaku II
Sun Jun 11, 2006 12:08 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Not the Bismarck
Replies: 7
Views: 4099

Hello,

Take a looh here http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~lfbraun/Fri ... rosse.html for the construcction of the High seas fleet Friedrich der Grosse.

Salu2
by Zaku II
Sat Sep 10, 2005 1:37 am
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: New Yamato movie
Replies: 11
Views: 7644

Hm. I wonder if there's an off-chance this is the same 'dry-land' Yamato deck and superstructure set they used in the opening scene of 'Tora-Tora-Tora"?
The ship portrait in Tora Tora Tora is the battleship Nagato, not Yamato

Salu2 Leonardo