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by neil hilton
Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Yamato and Musashi as carriers
Replies: 7
Views: 3417

Re: Yamato and Musashi as carriers

Late war yes, but just pre war and early war, ie pre Midway before the huge attrition rates kicked in they would have produced the air groups for the carriers while they were being built.
by neil hilton
Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Greatest admiral of all time
Replies: 217
Views: 134436

Re: Greatest admiral of all time

If Togo had lost at Tsushima would Japan have lost the war? I don't think so, maybe caused a negotiated peace but I don't think Tsarist Russia could have invaded Japan if Makarov had cleared the way, or if they tried they would have been embroiled in an unwinnable war.
by neil hilton
Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Yamato and Musashi as carriers
Replies: 7
Views: 3417

Yamato and Musashi as carriers

I don't know if this has been done before, if so somebody please let me know. Yamato and Musashi the largest battleships ever built, they cost an extraordinary amount to the Imperial Japanese military budget and did little other than rust and get sunk. So what if they were designed and built as carr...
by neil hilton
Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Top Ten World War II Movies
Replies: 18
Views: 20284

Re: Top Ten World War II Movies

Anthony Quayle also played the baddie in Ice Cold in Alex, the German spy posing as a South African soldier trying get behind the British lines in North Africa. Ice Cold in Alex, now that was a sweaty film :lol:
by neil hilton
Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Greatest admiral of all time
Replies: 217
Views: 134436

Re: Greatest admiral of all time

I think Togo is greatly overrated for his victory at Tsushima, he had all the advantages and no disadvantages. But Gaius
Duilius is underrated, the Roman admiral during the 1st Punic War when Rome was the underdog and Carthage the great seapower.
by neil hilton
Mon May 19, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Greatest admiral of all time
Replies: 217
Views: 134436

Re: Greatest admiral of all time

In which case there are others that could be added to the list. Lord Barham springs immediately to mind.
by neil hilton
Mon May 19, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Greatest admiral of all time
Replies: 217
Views: 134436

Re: Greatest admiral of all time

I find it interesting that Nimitz is listed here, did he actually do any operational planning or command in ww2? I thought he was overall c in c pacific and delegated operational matters to operational commanders.
by neil hilton
Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Future Ships
Replies: 6
Views: 3280

Re: Future Ships

Whoever rules space, will rule the oceans--and of course the land. If there is a 3rd World War (the gods forbid it, please), there will rapidly develop a race to be the first to conquer near Earth Space. Some intriguing possibilities in this thread, I like it. I agree with this with one proviso, sa...
by neil hilton
Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Future Ships
Replies: 6
Views: 3280

Re: Future Ships

There is a big problem with UAVs which people rarely consider and thats their weak link, their datalink. Jam that and all they can do is rtb. The US has never had to fight anyone as technologically advanced since WW2, if they ever have to they will find their UAVs lacking.
by neil hilton
Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Future Ships
Replies: 6
Views: 3280

Re: Future Ships

High speed guided weapons have a great deal of trouble manoeuvring simply because of momentum, thus they have a hard time actually hitting a relatively slow speed manoeuvring aircraft, this is why they have explosive warheads where close is good enough. If the guided weapon can approach the target s...
by neil hilton
Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Future Ships
Replies: 6
Views: 3280

Re: Future Ships

Chemical lasers, perhapes even condensing the beam by slowing it. Light has been slowed to about the speed of a bycicle in the labs. When released, would it continue at that speed or go back to its origional. If you could slow a 1 second beam, and release it in far less time, would you have convert...
by neil hilton
Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The most successful and most unsuccessful Warships
Replies: 150
Views: 87820

Re: The most successful and most unsuccessful Warships

Absolutely true, but being successful in battle alone does not make a ship successful overall IMO. First and foremost a ship is a ship. The sea is the real enemy and every time you go to sea you are risking your life, if your ship for whatever reason can't bring you back to shore safely it has faile...
by neil hilton
Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The most successful and most unsuccessful Warships
Replies: 150
Views: 87820

Re: The most successful and most unsuccessful Warships

To quote General Patton; "wars are not own by going out and dying for your country. They are won by making the other fellow go out and die for his country." The same applies to ships, wars are not won by going out and getting sunk.
by neil hilton
Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The most beautiful name for a warship?
Replies: 50
Views: 36307

Re: The most beautiful name for a warship?

HMS Delboy! Oh lol!
by neil hilton
Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The most successful and most unsuccessful Warships
Replies: 150
Views: 87820

Re: The most successful and most unsuccessful Warships

There are hundreds of ships throughout history that have done Stirling work and gone done fighting to the very end all over the world and from all maritime nations. I wouldn't classify them as successful vessels but that is my personal opinion and success or not is a personal interpretation.