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by Javier L.
Wed Mar 22, 2006 6:55 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Spain allies with Axis, takes Gibraltar, seals off Mediter
Replies: 44
Views: 9831

I agree Franco was no fool like Hitler or Mussolini, but the problem is that Spain hadn't enough planes, tanks, etc to defend itself from an attack by the Allies. Good soldiers alone can't do anything. Franco would need German-Italian assistance.
by Javier L.
Wed Mar 22, 2006 6:31 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Spain allies with Axis, takes Gibraltar, seals off Mediter
Replies: 44
Views: 9831

Yes, I tried to say the Allies land in Portugal even if it is occupied by the Axis or not. That would move the historical Tunisian-Italian campaigns to the Iberian Peninsula in 1943-1944. Of course the British would occupy the Portuguese Azores first. Could Germany fight this war in 2 fronts Spain-R...
by Javier L.
Wed Mar 22, 2006 6:21 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Today's Spanish Navy vs. WWII US Navy
Replies: 11
Views: 4303

I agree the Spanish ships can't carry anough AA missiles to shot down every plane. But my question is, How are those obsolete American planes going to discover the Spanish ships in the Atlantic with their limited range? :think: The Spanish Navy could always avoid contact with the enemy thanks to the...
by Javier L.
Wed Mar 22, 2006 6:04 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Spain allies with Axis, takes Gibraltar, seals off Mediter
Replies: 44
Views: 9831

Hello all, First of all, Spain didn't have 3 million veteran army. 3 million men with age to fight (18-65) maybe, but that is different. Second, Franco had no desires to get involved in the war. Spain had nothing to gain at all from that war. There is Gibraltar that is very useful for the UK, but fo...
by Javier L.
Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:01 pm
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Modern Fleets
Replies: 13
Views: 4729

yes Carlos III is only a dream! :D :D

But now this is not a dream. The new multi-purpose ship will be launched in 2007 and commissioned in 2008.

Photo composition with Principe Asturias.
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by Javier L.
Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Modern Fleets
Replies: 13
Views: 4729

What do you think of the new carrier of the Spanish Navy, the Carlos III?

:D :D :D :D

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by Javier L.
Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:34 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Today's Spanish Navy vs. WWII US Navy
Replies: 11
Views: 4303

I made a mistake earlier. The Harriers of the Spanish Navy can't carry Harpoons currently. :(
They would have to use Maverick missiles instead.
by Javier L.
Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:15 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Today's Spanish Navy vs. WWII US Navy
Replies: 11
Views: 4303

If you are from Costa Rica then you must understand Spanish. ¿Me equivoco? :D Look here the Official Spanish Navy website >

http://www.armada.mde.es/esp/BuquesUnidades/default.asp
by Javier L.
Thu Mar 16, 2006 6:31 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Today's Spanish Navy vs. WWII US Navy
Replies: 11
Views: 4303

I think the Spanish Navy could win. :think: The modern radars of the Spanish Navy have at least 10 times more radius of action than the old US Navy sensors. The Spanish Navy could discover the US warships 600 miles away! And if the Spanish launch a couple of spotting aircraft the radius would be eve...
by Javier L.
Sat Feb 18, 2006 11:59 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Today's Spanish Navy vs. WWII US Navy
Replies: 11
Views: 4303

Today's Spanish Navy vs. WWII US Navy

What do you think about this "what if": Today's Spanish Navy with enough supplies and fuel versus the US Navy of World War II (1944-45). :shock: The theater of operations is the Atlantic and no other power intervenes. Only the US Navy full of WWII carriers, battleships, cruisers, etc. agai...
by Javier L.
Wed Feb 15, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Doubts about three shafts stern of Bismarck
Replies: 48
Views: 15304

Name : Queen Mary 2 Gross Registered Tonnage: Approximately 150,000 tons Top Speed: Approximately 30 knots (34.5 mph) Power: 157,000 horsepower , Environmentally friendly plant. a bit off topic but can anybody explain to me how QM2 and Bismarck with about the same power (150,000 hp) get about the s...
by Javier L.
Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Doubts about three shafts stern of Bismarck
Replies: 48
Views: 15304

HOLA!

Tirpitz made over 160,000 hp with 3 shafts. That said, having three-shafts is not a design flaw. Every arrangement has their advantages and inconvenients.
by Javier L.
Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:59 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Graf Spee's eagle rises from deep
Replies: 3
Views: 1932

Good news! :clap:

Here I found more photos

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by Javier L.
Fri Feb 10, 2006 12:22 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: H-Klasse Battleship
Replies: 17
Views: 5185

Here it is :D

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by Javier L.
Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:45 am
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: JAG TV Series
Replies: 9
Views: 4732

Mac and Rabb finally got together, that is good! :D I didn't see the episode of Mac boxing the Russian officer, but I remember another when Rabb and the Australian Officer Brumby got into a fight because of Mac and both ended well beaten. Admiral Chegwidden had to put things in its place. It's sad t...

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