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by IronDuke
Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:14 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Hypothetical Battle of the Java Sea...
Replies: 136
Views: 10911

Re: Hypothetical Battle of the Java Sea...

If anyone wants to try this, the various Royal Navy and Commonwealth, USN and Japanese ships are available at the online game Fighting Flattops. There is a scenario designer tool too.

http://www.fightingflattops.com/
by IronDuke
Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:58 pm
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Save the Royal Navy Site
Replies: 4
Views: 3940

Re: Save the Royal Navy Site

Sorry this is the link for the last post on The Phoenix Think Tank


http://thephoenixthinktank.wordpress.com/about/
by IronDuke
Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Save the Royal Navy Site
Replies: 4
Views: 3940

Re: Save the Royal Navy Site

Here is another really excellent RN site, especially for those who support RN Aircraft Carriers. This group features some of the most distinguished Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm and Royal Marine officers of recent times, including:Admiral Sir John Woodward, Admiral Sir Michael Layard, Rear Admiral Jerem...
by IronDuke
Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: What will the SDSR (SDR) mean for the Royal Navy?
Replies: 41
Views: 12861

Re: What will the SDSR (SDR) mean for the Royal Navy?

I do not disagree with you, but one has to deal with the political types one has.
by IronDuke
Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: What are the prospects for a European Navy...
Replies: 26
Views: 7401

Re: What are the prospects for a European Navy...

I honestly believe we are a very, very, long way from any kind of 'Euro Navy'. That said, right now, the RN needs the support of everyone who believes the Service is important.
by IronDuke
Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: What will the SDSR (SDR) mean for the Royal Navy?
Replies: 41
Views: 12861

Re: What will the SDSR (SDR) mean for the Royal Navy?

I think this article is worth quoting in full as, to me at least, it has a certain ring of truth to it... David Cameron ‘rules out slash and burn defence cuts’ Robert Fox and Martin Bentham 08.10.10 David Cameron has intervened to prevent “slash and burn” cuts to the Armed Forces after holding a pri...
by IronDuke
Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: What are the prospects for a European Navy...
Replies: 26
Views: 7401

Re: What are the prospects for a European Navy...

I hope there are no prospects for a 'Euro Navy'.


http://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/index.html
by IronDuke
Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Save the Royal Navy Site
Replies: 4
Views: 3940

Save the Royal Navy Site

Save the Royal Navy

Campaigning to reverse the decline in the Royal Navy

Well worth a look if you value the RN

http://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/index.html
by IronDuke
Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Japanese winning move for WWII?
Replies: 73
Views: 5742

Re: Japanese winning move for WWII?

I don't say that a Japanese attack on the Soviets in 1941 would have been a winning move for them, but it would have been less of a losing move than attacking the US and British Empire...
by IronDuke
Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Royal Navy capable of another Falklands?
Replies: 44
Views: 15574

Re: Royal Navy capable of another Falklands?

The fact is that the RN probably could not, at the moment, fight another Falkland's War under the circumstances of 1982 (ie, Argentina holding the Falkland Islands) for the simple reason that the premature retirement of the Sea Harrier has left the RN with no Air Defence fighter, since the Ground At...
by IronDuke
Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 366
Views: 105930

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

I expect most here know this...

ARMOR PROTECTION OF THE BATTLESHIP KM BISMARCK©
BY NATHAN OKUN

http://www.combinedfleet.com/okun_biz.htm
by IronDuke
Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:59 am
Forum: The Ironclad & Pre-dreadnought Era (1860-1905)
Topic: Join the urgent battle to save this historic warship...
Replies: 1
Views: 3041

Join the urgent battle to save this historic warship...

Now would be a good time to join the battle to save HMVS Cerberus one of the most historically important 19th Century warships remaining in the world. Built in Britain in 1868 Cerberus is the last Ironclad Breastwork Monitor in the world, she was the first major British Warship to dispense with sail...
by IronDuke
Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:57 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1293
Views: 126330

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

Any weapon, still less a weapon system, that performs about two thirds as well in action as it did under testing and training is generally doing pretty well. In actual warfare there is just too much friction (to use the Carl von Clausewitz phase) ranging from the obvious enemy intentions and actions...
by IronDuke
Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:06 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: German victory at Jutland
Replies: 57
Views: 10445

Re: German victory at Jutland

Agreed completely Ted. Britain's King Edward VII did personally offer the Kaiser a ''gentlemans agreement'' to limit the size of the German Navy to a still fairly substantial fleet, and the Kaiser could have had the sort of agreement that Ribbentropp obtained in 1934, where it was agreed Germany cou...