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by Bgile
Fri May 20, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: May 10
Replies: 104
Views: 14058

Re: May 10

I've come to believe that responses to my posts are coming closer and closer to ridiucle and direct personal attacks. I'm not having fun here anymore ... Karl was probably right when he posted here a long time ago to the effect that there is no place here for people who don't believe in German supre...
by Bgile
Fri May 20, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: French Battleships
Replies: 14
Views: 2520

Re: French Battleships

The US triple turrets in the fast battleships had bulkheads between guns, and widely spaced guns compared to those used in Richelieu (and KGV for that matter). They also used a 60ms delay between each gun (left, right, center). I suspect the British got around the interference problem by firing half...
by Bgile
Thu May 19, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: May 10
Replies: 104
Views: 14058

Re: May 10

There were incursions into Iraq but they were designed to cut off the Iraqii forces in Kuwait. Question - if the purpose of Desert Storm was simply to clear the Iraqi forces out of Kuwait, then why block their exit routes? Obviously to destroy as many of them as possible before they could get back ...
by Bgile
Thu May 19, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: French Battleships
Replies: 14
Views: 2520

Re: French Battleships

However many seconds it is, that lengthens the firing cycle of both guns in the pair by that many seconds. Also, any delay in loading effects both guns. If a powder bag is torn or any other error in drill delays the return of one gun to firing elevation, it effects both guns. Instead of having one g...
by Bgile
Thu May 19, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Was US participation in WWII superfluous?
Replies: 146
Views: 14051

Re: Was US participation in WWII superfluous?

Good Lord! Sorry for causing such an uproar (it is a good argument though isn't it)? The quote from the US infantry training manual I made was from a TV documentary about infantry weapons and tatcics from ww2, can't remember what it was called but it was part of a series. I remember the program sho...
by Bgile
Thu May 19, 2011 3:23 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: May 10
Replies: 104
Views: 14058

Re: May 10

Karl, not everyone feels the way you do about international agreements.
by Bgile
Thu May 19, 2011 3:20 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Was US participation in WWII superfluous?
Replies: 146
Views: 14051

Re: Was US participation in WWII superfluous?

Bgile: How about Lee's army in the US Civil War? Outnumbered most of the time and won. What's the point in this comment? It's completely irrelevant. You said the Germans were inferior to the Marines in WWII because the only comparable fight was at Stalingrad and I prove you wrong (whatever your pal...
by Bgile
Wed May 18, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: May 10
Replies: 104
Views: 14058

Re: May 10

If you actually read about the coalition agreement, you will see that there was no authorization to go past the Iraqi border. There were no military plans to do so. No lines on a map with phase lines, no supply organization, nothing. The Arab cooperation was dependent on not invading Iraq. It's as ...
by Bgile
Wed May 18, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Was US participation in WWII superfluous?
Replies: 146
Views: 14051

Re: Was US participation in WWII superfluous?

How about Lee's army in the US Civil War? Outnumbered most of the time and won.
by Bgile
Wed May 18, 2011 6:02 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Was US participation in WWII superfluous?
Replies: 146
Views: 14051

Re: Was US participation in WWII superfluous?

It was not historically incorrect. I suggest you read "With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa" by Eugene B. Sledge. Particularly you might want to focus on the lack of R&R, other than in insect infested jungle while waiting for reinforcements. The movie "Pacific" doesn't c...
by Bgile
Wed May 18, 2011 5:21 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: German tanks
Replies: 169
Views: 13703

Re: German tanks

There were several Pershings at the Remagen bridge, but couldn't cross because they were too heavy.
by Bgile
Tue May 17, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: German tanks
Replies: 169
Views: 13703

Re: German tanks

These were the same geniuses who botched the project to mount the US 90mm in the Sherman while claiming that their new 76mm gun design would defeat any German tank from any aspect at normal combat ranges - an untruth that became all too regrettably evident when the first tanks so armed FINALLY reac...
by Bgile
Tue May 17, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: World best soldiers ever
Replies: 120
Views: 31291

Re: World best soldiers ever

Karl Heidenreich wrote:Bgile,

Calm down, the US still was one of the victors against the Germans, by the sheer weight of numbers but still on the winning side.


Yes, you make us sound like the Chinese in Korea with their human wave attacks.
by Bgile
Tue May 17, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Was US participation in WWII superfluous?
Replies: 146
Views: 14051

Re: Was US participation in WWII superfluous?

It is clear that German soldiers, man for man, were better than any in the world (generally speaking). They were more willing and motivated than any other nation to fight to the death if necessary. I think it is self evident that Japanese troops were more willing to fight to the death than German t...
by Bgile
Tue May 17, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Was US participation in WWII superfluous?
Replies: 146
Views: 14051

Re: Was US participation in WWII superfluous?

... This IMO results in superior British carrier design, for example HMS Illustrious vs Fliegerkoprs X in the Med she took massive amounts of damage and still survived albeit barely. ... This has been agued endlessly on navweaps forums. There are advantages to armored flight decks and there are tra...

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