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by Sergio
Thu Nov 17, 2005 8:44 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Graf Spee, Scheer, and Lützow vs Yamato
Replies: 17
Views: 4597

Hello, let's see. Yamato's shells are almost 5 times larger than the German shells. Yamato's armor is impenetrable to 11" shells. Speed is about the same in both sides 27 vs 28 knots. But, Yamato has to face three oponents with a much higher rate of fire and mobility. If Yamato doesn't split her fir...
by Sergio
Sat Oct 15, 2005 1:25 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Tirpitz instead of Scharnhorst in North Cape
Replies: 65
Views: 21013

Hello, I think Tirpitz would do better than Scharnhorst. Scharnhorst had only 2 radars and began the battle with Duke of York with the foretop radar out of action because a lucky hit from Norfolk destroyed it earlier that day. That is why Scharhorst was firing blind and was easy prey at night agains...
by Sergio
Sat Oct 15, 2005 1:01 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: What if Germany is allowed to retain her fleet after WWI?
Replies: 4
Views: 1887

What if Germany is allowed to retain her fleet after WWI?

Hello, if Germany had been allowed to retain her powerful fleet after the surrender in WWI what difference would it make in WWII? I'm thinking of upgraded Baden, Bayern, etc. The invasion of England might have been possible.
by Sergio
Tue Sep 20, 2005 12:12 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Preservation of historic ships
Replies: 12
Views: 3471

Hello, if they are in the bottom of Scapa Flow then they are wrecks not museums.
by Sergio
Tue Sep 20, 2005 12:09 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Twins vs Dunkerque/Strasbourg
Replies: 19
Views: 6369

Dunkerque/Strasbourg Dunkerque: 225 mm (side belt: 8.9") Strasbourg: 283 mm (side belt: 11.15") 125-115 mm (decks: 5-4.5") Dunkerque: 330/310 mm (turrets: 13"/barbettes: 12.2") Strasbourg: 360/340 (turrets: 14.2"/barbettes: 13.4") 30 mm (anti-torpedo bulkheads: 1.2") 270 mm (10.6" CT) Scharnhorst: ...
by Sergio
Sun Sep 18, 2005 3:49 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Missouri vs Bismarck
Replies: 7
Views: 4316

Yes, but you never know. If Bismarck hits Missouri first anything can happen. The Hiei was heavily damaged by inferior American cruisers in Guadalcanal.
by Sergio
Sun Sep 18, 2005 3:30 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Twins vs Dunkerque/Strasbourg
Replies: 19
Views: 6369

Hello, the Dunkerques were only superior to the Scharnhorst in the main armament 8 guns of 330 mm versus 9 guns of 280 mm. But German armament is better distributed in 3 triple turrets and has a higher rate of fire and better optics than the French in 2 quadruple turrets. In the field of speed and a...
by Sergio
Sun Sep 18, 2005 3:19 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Yamato's fuel situation-Nov 42?
Replies: 16
Views: 4570

Hello, I agree Kirishima only scored one hit in the South Dakota before SD run away damaged. Later Kirishima was put out of action in 7 minutes by Washington 9 shells of 406 mm and 40 shells of 127 mm. Now put Yamato with her heavy armor in place of Kirishima and she likely gets much less damage fro...
by Sergio
Sat Sep 17, 2005 7:39 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Preservation of historic ships
Replies: 12
Views: 3471

Hello, in Spain the only ship preserved as a museum for visitors is the submarine Delfin S-61 in Torrevieja-Alicante.
by Sergio
Sat Sep 17, 2005 7:23 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The Greatest Naval Battle in History
Replies: 247
Views: 81700

Hello, for me it is LEPANTO.
by Sergio
Sat Sep 17, 2005 7:21 pm
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #6
Replies: 4
Views: 4230

Hello, this is the Príncipe de Asturias :ok:
by Sergio
Sat Sep 17, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Twins vs Dunkerque/Strasbourg
Replies: 19
Views: 6369

Hello, the Germans built the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau with the idea to make the Dunkerques obsolete. In normal circunstances the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau win.
by Sergio
Sat Sep 17, 2005 7:02 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Missouri vs Bismarck
Replies: 7
Views: 4316

Hello, the Missouri is faster and has bigger guns but the Bismarck could have won at short range in a Guadalcanal battle style.
by Sergio
Sat Sep 17, 2005 6:58 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Yamato's fuel situation-Nov 42?
Replies: 16
Views: 4570

Hello, it is a shame the Yamato couldn't be sent to Guadalcanal and fight in the battles of 13-14 Nov 42. The American battleships South Dakota and Washington could be now part of the "Iron Bottom". If Yamato comsumed a lot of fuel then leave the Hiei and Kirishima at Truk and send Yamato in their p...

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