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by dharma6
Tue May 14, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Red Banner Pacific Fleet vs US 7th Fleet
Replies: 6
Views: 3281

Red Banner Pacific Fleet vs US 7th Fleet

Red Banner Pacific Fleet vs US 7th Fleet Ok Naval Grognards, The Red Banner Pacific Fleet sorties in a show of force and is soon confronted by CVBG 5 of the US 7th Fleet out of Yokasuka, Japan. The Russian fleet is centered on a new upgraded Kirov class battlecruiser accompanied by the Slava class ...
by dharma6
Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:59 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Alternate Bismarck Campaign
Replies: 46
Views: 9680

Re: Alternate Bismarck Campaign

I agree with Djoser, though Gneisenau was only making minor repairs in Brest. Scharnhorst was having more extensive work done on her boilers, but the British did not know this. In fact, the Brits believed the possibility of a new sortie by the Twins was very real in April '41, and Kapt Eric Fein ab...
by dharma6
Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:02 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Alternate Bismarck Campaign
Replies: 46
Views: 9680

Re: Alternate Bismarck Campaign

The novel that inspired this post, “Golem 7” touches on many of these issues. Sure, the Brits will throw everything the RAF has at her if she reaches Brest, but remember that that port had some of the strongest AA defenses in France. The fate of “the twins” cannot be used as a measure to predict Bis...
by dharma6
Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Alternate Bismarck Campaign
Replies: 46
Views: 9680

Alternate Bismarck Campaign

What was the decisive “event” that allowed the Royal Navy to sink Bismarck? And what if the Royal Navy failed to sink her on that fateful maiden voyage? The sinking of the Bismarck was a series of strange quirks, mishaps, misjudgments that all needed to happen for the British to be successful. Ther...
by dharma6
Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Kirov vs The Royal Navy (in 1941 !!!)
Replies: 12
Views: 9287

Re: Kirov vs The Royal Navy (in 1941 !!!)

No, the Achilles heel of Kirov is that she is limited to the ammo inventory she has. Yet, as the ship was about to undertake live fire exercises, Kirov's inventory of Moskit-II "(Sunburn-II)" SSM missiles was doubled. So at the time she arrives in 1941 here inventory is as follows: 40 x Moskit-II Su...
by dharma6
Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Kirov vs The Royal Navy (in 1941 !!!)
Replies: 12
Views: 9287

Kirov vs The Royal Navy (in 1941 !!!)

Kirov vs the Royal Navy – 1941 OK, as this is a forum for hypothetical scenarios, I took a long look at the development of modern naval surface combatants vs their WWII counterparts and then put it into a 400 page fictional novel entitled “ Kirov ,” a military fiction novel akin to “The Final Count...