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by _Derfflinger_
Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: New KM book series is started
Replies: 5
Views: 1447

Re: New KM book series is started

Antonio -

I received a copy of your Deutschland (Lutzow) book as a Christmas gift. Well done - I enjoyed it!

When is the next one? :D

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: Buy, Sell and Trade
Topic: Scharnhorst - rare book
Replies: 3
Views: 2472

Scharnhorst - rare book

FYI, I have listed a nice copy of the very rare softcover book "Schlachtkreutzer Scharnhorst", by Karl Peter, 1951, E. S. Mittler & Sohn, Berlin/Darmstadt/Bonn, on eBay. German text. If interested, see eBay listing 200242569416.

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Thu May 22, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Zerstörers
Replies: 5
Views: 1720

Re: Zerstörers

I have the first edition of Whitley's book on the KM Zerstorer history - "Destroyers!". Is the second edition of this Whitley book different enough that it is worth having both?

Thanks.

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Tue May 13, 2008 3:25 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Vol. #3 A J Press series on the Bismarck/Tirpitz
Replies: 6
Views: 4075

Re: Vol. #3 A J Press series on the Bismarck/Tirpitz

Forum members often voice negative comments about using eBay - I don't understand why, as I have regularly used eBay with great success to both buy and sell items for my naval history hobby and US railroad hobby interests, plus other things from time to time, for almost ten years now. After some 800...
by _Derfflinger_
Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Battleship Top Ten
Replies: 626
Views: 79154

Karl - I'd suggest revising your "Most Beautiful" list to the Scharnhorst Class, rather than just Scharnhorst. Personally, though I regard Scharnhorst as one of my most favorite ships ever, as do many others, I think the Gneisenau was a bit the better looker because of her more graceful At...
by _Derfflinger_
Sun Dec 30, 2007 6:10 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Book - Kriegsmarine At War
Replies: 1
Views: 1139

Book - Kriegsmarine At War

Can anybody give me a review of this book? KRIEGSMARINE AT WAR, authors - Trojca, Waldemar & A Szewczyk I have a chance to pick up a copy. I understand it is all pictures, which is good ... if they are not the same ones we have all seen in many other books. Any thoughts? Thanks. Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:54 am
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #4
Replies: 11
Views: 5522

RF - I believe you are correct. Thanks.

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:23 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: USS ALABAMA BB-8 as aerial target
Replies: 16
Views: 4163

Fortunately, the US armed forces never used much WP against people, Take a look at the types of bombs used in bombing of the German cities in WWII. A high explosive bomb with a large amount of incindiary phosporus was SOP. My aunt in Cologne was cooked by one. Swimming in some of the rivers after t...
by _Derfflinger_
Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: H.M.S. Rodney damage
Replies: 66
Views: 17955

"Nels" and "Rod" were kind of like the early VW Beetles - so strange looking that they grow on you.

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: USS ALABAMA BB-8 as aerial target
Replies: 16
Views: 4163

Ulrich - Now that I look more closely at the photo, I see that the caption notes it was a phosphorus bomb. Next time I'll read it closer! :stubborn: :wink: Why would Billy drop a phosphorus bomb on a battleship, given that he was trying to prove that an aircraft could actually sink a battleship by b...
by _Derfflinger_
Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:35 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: USS ALABAMA BB-8 as aerial target
Replies: 16
Views: 4163

Ouch! Looks like maybe some WP was in that bomb.

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:08 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Count von Luckner and Seeadler
Replies: 0
Views: 1221

Count von Luckner and Seeadler

Has anybody read Blaine Pardoe's relatively new book "The Cruise of the Sea Eagle" about Count von Luckner and his raider Seeadler during WW1? I picked up the book from the US Naval Institute some months ago, but just pulled it out to begin, hopefully, a good read. I will be interested to ...
by _Derfflinger_
Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Prinz Eugen
Replies: 10
Views: 5229

Antonio - Excellent work on your ship models, as always! I'm curious about one thing regarding the Tamiya models of Bismarck and Tirpitz you have done - did you do anything to Tirpitz (and/or Bismarck) to try to reflect the slightly different shapes of their two respective Atlantic bows? I assume th...
by _Derfflinger_
Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:32 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck against BB-57 South Dakota
Replies: 706
Views: 40811

Gary: If we see WWII history is relevant to note that the allies never aproached and engaged an equivalent enemy ship on a one to one basis but only with disproporcionate numerical superiority. And being the opportunity, as the sinking of Yamato plainly demostrate, the allies would never risk their...
by _Derfflinger_
Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Rivet counters, pay attention!
Replies: 2
Views: 2231

Ulrich - Wow! Thanks.

The detail on the stack alone is amazing.

Derf

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