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by 19kilo
Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:25 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Task Force 34 vs. Kurita's Center Force
Replies: 37
Views: 14772

Re: Task Force 34 vs. Kurita's Center Force

Sorry. No. He had a battleship commanders DREAM! Regardless of their being CVEs or CVs he had an enemy carrier task group under his guns with no heavy escort.....EXACTLY as his plan had called for, and HE SCR**D IT UP. To say that he would have done better against the massed fast battleships of the...
by 19kilo
Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Task Force 34 vs. Kurita's Center Force
Replies: 37
Views: 14772

Re: Task Force 34 vs. Kurita's Center Force

Sorry. No. He had a battleship commanders DREAM! Regardless of their being CVEs or CVs he had an enemy carrier task group under his guns with no heavy escort.....EXACTLY as his plan had called for, and HE SCR**D IT UP. To say that he would have done better against the massed fast battleships of the ...
by 19kilo
Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Task Force 34 vs. Kurita's Center Force
Replies: 37
Views: 14772

Re: Task Force 34 vs. Kurita's Center Force

So, knowing how Kurita's force fared against escort carriers and destroyers you actually think they would have done well against battleships?! Has anyone here actualy studied the second world war?!
by 19kilo
Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Sea Lion 1941
Replies: 73
Views: 7539

Re: Sea Lion 1941

Why does everyone here keep trying to make Nazi Germany work?!
by 19kilo
Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Task Force 34 vs. Kurita's Center Force
Replies: 37
Views: 14772

Re: Task Force 34 vs. Kurita's Center Force

Judging by how the Japanese force actually performed in action, I would say they would have been slaughtered.
by 19kilo
Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Germany keeps all it's fleet after WW1
Replies: 57
Views: 8799

Re: Germany keeps all it's fleet after WW1

I think the disarmament treaties had more to do with capital ship construction than the depression.
by 19kilo
Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:01 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Germany keeps all it's fleet after WW1
Replies: 57
Views: 8799

Re: Germany keeps all it's fleet after WW1

You're focusing very much on the ships as they were in 1919. Remember a large number of ships were reconstructed in the 20s-30s, some of them receiving even superior power plants and thus higher speeds. Others had their guns re-bored, so as to be able to fire larger-calibre rounds, etc. In the aspe...
by 19kilo
Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:31 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Tirpitz and Graf Zeppelin 1941
Replies: 335
Views: 36134

Re: Tirpitz and Graf Zeppelin 1941

Japan could have been an "unsinkable aircraft carrier", but it did them no good.........by the time the US Navy got to Japanese waters in force, they pretty much could go anywhere they wanted.
by 19kilo
Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:43 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Would Yamato with advanced AA gunnery survive air attack ?
Replies: 78
Views: 8438

Re: Would Yamato with advanced AA gunnery survive air attack

Of course we're on different pages here - "Vast" is a subjective term and far from proven - and IMO you overestimate the capabilities of Battleship AA by considering their claimed record against slow/obsolete/fragile aircraft, often flown by inexperienced pilots . Tirpitz shooting down 2 slow albac...
by 19kilo
Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Battleship speed
Replies: 27
Views: 5717

Re: Battleship speed

What was the fastest BB in the war anyways?
by 19kilo
Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Would Yamato with advanced AA gunnery survive air attack ?
Replies: 78
Views: 8438

Re: Would Yamato with advanced AA gunnery survive air attack

I see we have devolved into the "theoretical" versus "reality" again.
by 19kilo
Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:18 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Would Yamato with advanced AA gunnery survive air attack ?
Replies: 78
Views: 8438

Re: Would Yamato with advanced AA gunnery survive air attack

Was just wondering, would the Yamato have been vulnerable to a weapon like Fritz X?
by 19kilo
Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:14 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Battleship speed
Replies: 27
Views: 5717

Re: Battleship speed

No battleships that were conteporaries of the QEs were faster, as to the KGVs..........two classes of US "Fast" battleships were pretty much on par with them, as were the Yamatos leaving just the German , French and Italian ships that were indeed faster......oh and the Iowas also.
by 19kilo
Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Would Yamato with advanced AA gunnery survive air attack ?
Replies: 78
Views: 8438

Re: Would Yamato with advanced AA gunnery survive air attack

Would Yamato with US style AA armament survive air attack with German Fritz-X?
by 19kilo
Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:01 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Yamato: the greatest warship of all times
Replies: 57
Views: 11774

Re: Yamato: the greatest warship of all times

Well its too bad they got away but late in the battle more planes from the CV's started to arrive. The Yamato sailors may remember their ship with pride but in the end it achieved nothing but allow us fliers some good target practice. Its the sailors of Taffy 3 that should have pride in what they a...