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by jabeque
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Le Bismarck & Supermarina. LOS! Nº42
Replies: 33
Views: 4445

Re: Le Bismarck & Supermarina. LOS! Nº42

Indeed. With a full war plan, the Italians could have attacked Malta with a surprise attack, destroy the ships of the Mediteranean Fleet that were in Valleta harbour, take the island and then follow up with seaborne landings around Alexandria to facilitate speedy capture of the Suez Canal. The focu...
by jabeque
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Le Bismarck & Supermarina. LOS! Nº42
Replies: 33
Views: 4445

Re: Le Bismarck & Supermarina. LOS! Nº42

Ciao Alberto

I saw,last night the article superficially. It is likely that the reference to Storia Militare is a confusion of mine. Tonight I will see it quietly and I will give more details.

Ti ho inivato un PM
by jabeque
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Le Bismarck & Supermarina. LOS! Nº42
Replies: 33
Views: 4445

Le Bismarck & Supermarina. LOS! Nº42

Hello Sorry if this is not the correct subforum. This month, in the french Magazine LOS!, there are an article about battleship Bismarck Inédit / Mai 1941 Le Bismarck & Supermarina Un aspect ignoré de la fin du cuirassé allemand Lorsque la flotte britannique lance la traque du Bismarck en Atlantique...
by jabeque
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Prince Eugane v AGS
Replies: 52
Views: 12908

Re: Prince Eugane v AGS

International politics were too unstable. Hitler's plans were constantly changing. Scharnhorst and Genisenau were initially "pocket battleships" and were modified after the construction of the Dunkerque class. The reason was that Dunkerque was a superior warship over "pocket battleships " The mistak...
by jabeque
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Prince Eugane v AGS
Replies: 52
Views: 12908

Re: Prince Eugane v AGS

Hi all Pocket battleships were super-heavy cruisers more stronger than heavy cruisers and more faster than "capital ships" (except battlecruisers) Pocket battleships were not a option after Dunkerque construction. Without speed advantage over new battleships, The concept lost its purpose. They were...
by jabeque
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Prince Eugane v AGS
Replies: 52
Views: 12908

Re: Prince Eugane v AGS

Hi all Pocket battleships were super-heavy cruisers more stronger than heavy cruisers and more faster than "capital ships" (except battlecruisers) Pocket battleships were not a option after Dunkerque construction. Without speed advantage about new battleships, The concept lost its purpose. They were...
by jabeque
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Richelieu vs. Bismarck
Replies: 25
Views: 7643

Re: Richelieu vs. Bismarck

There is only one deck in Richelieu (my very large TIFF images are actually of Jean Bart) between the 22 mm weather deck and the 170 mm armour deck over the main magazines. The weather deck further aft seems to be 26 mm over 150 mm but there is still only one deck between. I think that the British,...
by jabeque
Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Ian Ballantyne's views on Bismarcks distruction
Replies: 15
Views: 8341

Re: Ian Ballantyne's views on Bismarcks distruction

Unfortunately a recent book by Friedman repeats some of these topics. The armour deck was the communications deck: vital wiring and piping were installed atop it, where they were vulnerable to plunging fire and also to fragments knocked out of the main belt. Presumably that was done to clear the ove...
by jabeque
Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: A ship history : Tirpitz
Replies: 35
Views: 12175

Re: A ship history : Tirpitz

Tirpitz did use the 15" in barrage fire during air attacks. An unexploded 15" AA shell was found 42km from the anchorage about 15 years ago as well. Yamato and Musashi fired AA munitions from their 18" batteries. This is my first post. Hello everyone Surely I can not contribute much. I have two que...