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by Lutscha
Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck's
Replies: 9
Views: 2030

Re: Bismarck's

The other position of this report was the contention that the AAA was not able to handle the slow speed of the swordfish ? As all targeting was visual I do not see the contection that it was unable to react "slow enough" to the aircraft? . There's an answer to that but I'm not willing to discuss it...
by Lutscha
Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Best WW2 heavy cruiser = Prinz Eugen ?
Replies: 134
Views: 37447

Re: Best WW2 heavy cruiser = Prinz Eugen ?

Dave, could you name the primary sources for the Seetakt values, they are met with great scepticism elsewhere (which is no surprise), or are you wating till your work is published?
by Lutscha
Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Refitted Richelieu versus Tirpitz , 1943
Replies: 19
Views: 3392

Re: Refitted Richelieu versus Tirpitz , 1943

With all the key problems solved on R and a later Mk 8 it should be a toss up. The decks are immune on both sides and you have easily destroyed turrets against weaker side armour.
by Lutscha
Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: should have the prinz eugen stayed with the bismarck ?
Replies: 201
Views: 17067

Re: should have the prinz eugen stayed with the bismarck ?

It is beyond me how much time people like Vic Dale waste to write such excessive amounts of bullshit in forums. Now we're at a point where even native speakers are getting lectured about their own language...

Kickban please.
by Lutscha
Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: One shot = One kill
Replies: 10
Views: 4734

Re: One shot = One kill

Where is this 227kg bomb hit on Musashi described?
by Lutscha
Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Hoods armour
Replies: 17
Views: 3491

Re: Hoods armour

I wonder if Nathan Okun is aware how his badly behaviour (not responding to primary source data nor naming his sources, along the tone of some of his quotes) reflect on him and his work. To be honest, a few years ago, I was very sceptical about the findings of Thorsten, Dave and Delcyros, but this h...
by Lutscha
Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Best U.S. cruisers at the river Platte
Replies: 110
Views: 12645

Re: Best U.S. cruisers at the river Platte

Its imprressive, how the Seetakt from 1936 compares to the Type 274 from 1944 (94m/0,05°) accuracy. Thanks Dave, so much for superior allied RFC...

Karl will be delighted. :D
by Lutscha
Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:40 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Best U.S. cruisers at the river Platte
Replies: 110
Views: 12645

Re: Best U.S. cruisers at the river Platte

Dave, was the Radar usable for gunnery on GS? I know it could be used for gunnery and even for blind fire later on, but IIRC from the AVKS 700 the AVKS modified BS' FC sytem to integrate the Seetakt for gunnery purpose. Was this done for GS as well?
by Lutscha
Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: P-47 Thunderbolt: The USAAF's Best Pursuit Aircraft
Replies: 61
Views: 28108

Re: P-47 Thunderbolt: The USAAF's Best Pursuit Aircraft

I guess it was a combination of skill and luck, Hartmann e. g. would have been dead if those P-51 pilots decided to kill him after he had to bail out from fuel shortage on one occasion.

What other explanation is there? Racial superiority? :D
by Lutscha
Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: P-47 Thunderbolt: The USAAF's Best Pursuit Aircraft
Replies: 61
Views: 28108

Re: P-47 Thunderbolt: The USAAF's Best Pursuit Aircraft

I don't know what all those kill statistics are supposed to prove. Of course Hartmann had far more kills than any non German ace and he certainly had far more combat experience than any non German ace as had all those over 100 German aces who shot down more than 100 aircraft but if you put them on t...
by Lutscha
Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1296
Views: 161324

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

Bismarck's poor AA performance was due to a very low number of light AA guns (like all ships in 1941), a hand loaded single shot(!) 3,7cm AA gun, two types off mountings for the 10,5cm guns, which caused half of them to miss due to faulty synchronisation with the AA directors and most improtantly la...
by Lutscha
Fri May 25, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 396
Views: 152187

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

For the turrets of US ships look here: viewtopic.php?t=4170&p=47923

I also had the impression that they had very good protected turrets, but that was not the case.
by Lutscha
Fri May 25, 2012 6:42 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 396
Views: 152187

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

Calm down a bit, Karl, even if someone like Dave, Thorsten or Marc posts something one should not shut up, but definitely one should listen. ;) Besides, I am no expert at all. Just be happy, that people have started, thanks to the contributers mentioned above, to reevaluate BS from mediocre to a ver...
by Lutscha
Thu May 24, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 396
Views: 152187

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

regards ede PS It might be strange for Americans, but more and bigger is not always better :-) Well, regarding battleships, bigger generally is better; Bismarck & Tirpitz are an exception to that generality... Remember thath KGV and SoDak are nowhere near 35k standard displacement (only through let...
by Lutscha
Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Now the dumb Jackass...
Replies: 21
Views: 4125

Re: Now the dumb Jackass...

Would you trade your cheap cars and gas for our Autobahn with no speed limit (or at least 120 km/h, meaning every German drives around 140)? :D Driving 200 km/h can be quite funny at times but if you pay 1,50€ a litre it hurts as fast as you drive. ;) Since Germany is afaik the only country left wit...