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by Gary
Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo: HMS King George V returning from Arctic Convoy Duty
Replies: 2
Views: 800

Re: Photo: HMS King George V returning from Arctic Convoy Duty

Nice photo mate.
KGV then went back to Russia with PQ15 days later and accidentally sank Punjabi when the destroyer strayed into the battleships path in dense fog
by Gary
Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Brits want out of the EU
Replies: 20
Views: 1283

Re: The Brits want out of the EU

I voted to leave. The whole EU is a corrupt, corporate racket designed to slowly erode nation state sovereignty and identity. Freedom of movement is a joke and the sooner its scrapped the better. Why do you think the EU is allowing these economic migrants to flood Europe? (even EU admits the majorit...
by Gary
Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: May 24 1941 - Tirpitz v Prince of Wales
Replies: 177
Views: 5229

Re: May 24 1941 - Tirpitz v Prince of Wales

Believe it or not, PoW gave as good as she got against Bismarck. I'm talking about the bow hit that deprived Lutjens of almost 1000 tons of fuel oil. Leach was a good Captain so was Karl Topp. A shoot out would result in damage to both ships, neither would find it easy to actually sink the other BUT...
by Gary
Thu May 24, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Explosion of shells
Replies: 19
Views: 6122

Re: Explosion of shells

At Dogger Bank, Seydlitz clocked Lion with a hit that ricocheted off the water and pierced the 5 inch aft armour but the shell failed to explode suggesting that this was a defective shell.
This was the hit that caused Lion Dynamo's to become flooded
by Gary
Fri May 04, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: London 2012 security going a bit over the top?
Replies: 7
Views: 2168

Re: London 2012 security going a bit over the top?

Lets hope young Tom Daley doesnt dive into the pool and land on a nuclear submarine! :wink:
by Gary
Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: London 2012 security going a bit over the top?
Replies: 7
Views: 2168

London 2012 security going a bit over the top?

Hi all, its been a while since I posted here.
I see security measures for this summers up-coming olympic games will include a SAM missile battery on the roof of a block of residential flats :shock:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17884897

Whatever next! :think:
by Gary
Tue May 31, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sports Cars someone?
Replies: 47
Views: 5880

Re: Sports Cars someone?

I'm getting shot of my 53 plate MG ZR (basically a souped up Rover 25) this Friday and I'm getting a BMW 318 (2nd hand) The BMW has a 2 litre engine and a leather interior. Whilst car shopping at the weekend, I also saw a BMW M3 (4 litre V8) but sadly it was a little out of my price range :( and I d...
by Gary
Wed May 11, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: SMS Nurnberg & SMS Leipzig
Replies: 4
Views: 2320

Re: SMS Nurnberg & SMS Leipzig

The crew also partook in a spot of shark fishing around that time

http://s744.photobucket.com/albums/xx88 ... er-026.jpg
by Gary
Tue May 10, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Its your vote
Replies: 4
Views: 1183

Re: Its your vote

I voted no.
I dont like Clegg and the Lib Dems and they are the driving force behind this.
I'd rather keep the system we have (not that it matters as up here in my native Northumberland, my area has always been a safe conservative seat)
by Gary
Mon May 02, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: Military Conflicts Today
Topic: Osama Bin Laden dead
Replies: 8
Views: 3569

Osama Bin Laden dead

Breakfast news on Sky TV showed his body (looks he was shot through the eye) Coouldnt have happened to a nicer guy Good Riddance Osama http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Al-Qaeda-Leader-Osama-Bin-Laden-Killed-In-Pakistan-US-President-Barack-Obama-Announces/Article/201105115983545?lpos=World...
by Gary
Sun May 01, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Royal Wedding and ladies hats
Replies: 2
Views: 2923

Royal Wedding and ladies hats

Who watched the Royal Wedding on the 29th? I did - it was a great day for Britain (not that I'm a die hard royalist) but Wills and Kate are a nice couple. But what was with all those hideous hats the women were wearing? If Victoria Beckham had bent over she would have stabbed herself http://www.star...
by Gary
Sun May 01, 2011 8:24 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: SMS Moltke (1910)
Replies: 21
Views: 7525

Re: SMS Moltke (1910)

Agincourt was a battleship............just not one of Jellicoe's better ones. She packed 14 main guns in 7 turrets (a dreadnought record) but the British 12 inch wasnt the equal of the German 12 inch She would have been more susceptible to turret hits and we know what chaos that caused with the Brit...
by Gary
Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Marines in the Pacific vs Waffen SS
Replies: 34
Views: 5934

Re: Marines in the Pacific vs Waffen SS

Hi Brad.

How long is a piece of string?
It depends, where does the engagement take place?
How many men does each side have?
What weapons/support do they have ? (US Air planes or Tiger Tanks)
by Gary
Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: AAA over Tripoli
Replies: 12
Views: 1972

Re: AAA over Tripoli

The taxi would be for Gaddafi - meaning he is hopefully going......

Watch this space
by Gary
Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Japan Earthquake
Replies: 7
Views: 1216

Re: Japan Earthquake

Its awful what has happened to Japan.
Heres hoping they can recover

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