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by ede144
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: If Bismarck had made it to France
Replies: 92
Views: 9051

Re: If Bismarck had made it to France

. We have to keep in mind however that, had Bismarck repairs lasted just a while, the German Atlantic network of tankers and support ship would have been anyway destroyed, thus preventing any further attempt to carry a serious merchant war in the Ocean and making unavoidable the "Channel Dash" at t...
by ede144
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Tanks
Replies: 9
Views: 3341

Re: Tanks

Unmanned drone tanks, AFVs, etc. are being considered. Not macho enough for the old school, I think. Hmmm ..... remotely guided/operated drones of all types are undeniably here to stay. I am however troubled by the potentially dangerous unintended consequences of the inevitable next technological s...
by ede144
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 395
Views: 128033

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

And did Bismarck suffer a hit in her boiler room during her final fight? Some claim so. Her vitals were supposed to be immune against such hits at these ranges. If you read the book from the Baron than there was no such hit. Even if no ship is immune against Shells fiert at point blank range. Fortu...
by ede144
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 395
Views: 128033

Re: Communication lines

Well, the gunnery control, bridge etc were exposed positions by definition and these are the places they can be knocked out..... a situation on any ship. But it is often pointed out in debates as a particular weakness of Bismarck's compared to other BBs which are said to have "proper" protection in...
by ede144
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Battleship for Freedonia
Replies: 26
Views: 7507

Re: Battleship for Freedonia

It is around 1936 and I have been appointed as Navy Minister by Freedonia. We are planning to build a battleship or class of battleships. As Freedonia has reasonably good relations with all the World's major naval powers, we are able to use technology from any country. We even have a few engineers ...
by ede144
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Teleportation: H Classe in place of Bismarck
Replies: 22
Views: 5667

Re: Teleportation: H Classe in place of Bismarck

Honestly, if H is ready to go for Rheinübung, than you have either BS or TP available too. So H and BS will go and the short legged Prinz will stay at home, or go to Norway.
Then we have a totally different can of worms :lol:
by ede144
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Richelieu vs. Bismarck
Replies: 25
Views: 6570

Re: Richelieu vs. Bismarck

paul.mercer wrote:Gentlemen,
What about crew efficiency, were the Germans better trained and able to fire faster and more accurately?
As far as I understood, KM main artillery was more mechanised than other navies. So basically it was push the right button at the right time.
by ede144
Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: West vs East
Replies: 11
Views: 4178

Re: West vs East

Indeed, many hold to the same view of socialism as Winston Churchill: Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. I still don't get it. You like the article, so I understand that you - like the author -fin...
by ede144
Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck firing procedures at DS
Replies: 968
Views: 68815

Re: Bismarck firing procedures at DS

The loading cycle must technically faster than fastest possible firing sequence. Especially with the German firing techniques. Please note that neither turret direction nor gun elevation was at firing position during loading. Both moved after firing command was initiated. Both guns elevated individu...
by ede144
Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 38 cm and 15 cm sound
Replies: 24
Views: 5179

Re: 38 cm and 15 cm sound

If you ask at forum-marinearchiv.de you might find one guy who maybe could confirm if the sound is ok, because he was with Target ship Hessen
by ede144
Sat Nov 14, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Paris - Friday, 13 November 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 3418

Re: Paris - Friday, 13 November 2015

You can keep pressure inside a boiler for so long. The failure was to support the opposition in Syria only verbal instead with hardware and logistics
by ede144
Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Graf Spee cover-up
Replies: 7
Views: 7645

Re: Graf Spee cover-up

I wonder, if one could name a ship third of class realy experimental. I would agree that SC learned for her on cruise from GS
by ede144
Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: What if Hitler understood naval power?
Replies: 14
Views: 2096

Re: What if Hitler understood naval power?

. As for the war at large, one way Hitler could have had a better outcome would have been to enter protracted negotiations with the Western Democracies to try to regain the German populated areas of Poland appropriated by Versailles without actually invading.a defense treaty with them. There is no ...
by ede144
Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: What if no Normandy landings at all
Replies: 30
Views: 11248

Re: What if no Normandy landings at all

@RF
Do you have a source for the targets Munich and Nürnberg.
I red Mannheim (BASF) as first target.
Unfortunately I don't have this book anymore
by ede144
Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: What if no Normandy landings at all
Replies: 30
Views: 11248

Re: What if no Normandy landings at all

If no landing operations in Europe shall occurs, than the Km has not lost the Battle of Atlantic. This would prevent the American troops stationed in England, reduce the supplies to Russia and Bombing war over Germany. With this in mind, I believe the Wehrmacht could stop the Red Army somewhere in U...