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by ede144
Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 396
Views: 166489

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

I'm curious what the improvements would be?
Regards
Ede
by ede144
Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1296
Views: 167998

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

Low on fuel, low on ammo and damaged by it's own guj fire. I don't know how long they would have been able to go on?

Regards
Ede
by ede144
Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1296
Views: 167998

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

One should take into account that Karl is pretty long in this forum and fought a lot of arguments against people which thought, it's flying the stars and stripes, it must be superior to everything else. In fact it would have been no easy task for any battleship in Ww 2 to sink Bs or TP.. Even Bs las...
by ede144
Sun May 27, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 396
Views: 166489

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

@RF Great words easy spoken :-) To put some figures on it: BS fired 8 guns divided in 4 turrets up to 3 times per gun per minute. This usually divided in 2 turret groups. So have every 20 seconds a salvo of 4. IF you double this, than you can either fire a group of 4 every 10 secon, which gives you ...
by ede144
Thu May 24, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 396
Views: 166489

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

@yellowtail
Why an eexception?
They had neither the largest nor the most guns
Which of the larger BB's proved it's ccapabilities againstso many other BB'S
Regards
Ede
by ede144
Wed May 23, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Tirpitz shelling New York
Replies: 132
Views: 26650

Re: Tirpitz shelling New York

It seems to me that all this debate about TIRPITZ versus NEW MEXICO begs the real issue. The greatest danger to TIRPITZ would be the several 16in coastal batteries covering the sea approaches to NY. They were very accurate, largely impervious to any TIRPITZ return fire, and represented a real threa...
by ede144
Tue May 22, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 396
Views: 166489

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

RF wrote:Yes - but think of the extra tonnage.

But if that doesn't matter - how about true symmetry - 4 quad turrets of 16 inch?
I wonder how the super structure would look like. With the blast of a full salvo?

regards
ede

PS It might be strange for Americans, but more and bigger is not always better :-)
by ede144
Tue May 22, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Tirpitz shelling New York
Replies: 132
Views: 26650

Re: Tirpitz shelling New York

By what measure were Bismarcks' crew insufficiently trained?? The KM considered 2 years necessary to work up a new ship and train it's crew to combat readiness. BS was taken over by the KM at Aug. 24 1940 and the orders for Rheinübung were dated April 22 1941 which is hardly 8 month with some idle ...
by ede144
Sat May 05, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Tirpitz shelling New York
Replies: 132
Views: 26650

Re: Tirpitz shelling New York

Great data Thorsten:-) Does anyone have similar data for US optics? Secondly the fire control systems, there is only one comparison between KM shooting and USN shooting. And I doubt that IX 300 gave a bad show. If I'm not mistaken the USN Officiers on board of PG were slickly disappointed about the ...
by ede144
Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Destroyers vs. battleships - Comprehensive list from WW2 (al
Replies: 73
Views: 20676

Re: Destroyers vs. battleships - Comprehensive list from WW2

. It was difficult to get a torpedo attack through. On the other hand we should not take to much effort that BS did not sink any of Vians destroyers, I suppose if they really tried they would. I'm not clear as to what this is intended to mean.... would you elaborate please? I tried to explain that ...
by ede144
Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 2 questions regarding Bismarck
Replies: 37
Views: 6847

Re: 2 questions regarding Bismarck

I think he was aware of the fact that the Royal Navy would bring almost everything to sea they had to hunt his ship down. On the other hand he was aware of the fact that british cruisers now had radar and that this was possibly the last possibility to make a breakthrough throug denmark strait or so...
by ede144
Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Destroyers vs. battleships - Comprehensive list from WW2 (al
Replies: 73
Views: 20676

Re: Destroyers vs. battleships - Comprehensive list from WW2

Langsdorff would have to be an expert to get a hit with only three shots per side: Scheer had difficulty sinking a helpless merchantman with hers and both ships were standing still! I'm sure, that it is a difference to fire at a merchant man with unknown load and a man of war. In general however yo...
by ede144
Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Germany keeps all it's fleet after WW1
Replies: 57
Views: 11520

Re: Germany keeps all it's fleet after WW1

RF I find it really funny that you want to teach me the history of my own country. If you don't believe my words, you will probably believe wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armistice_with_Germany . 1923 started the occupation of the Ruhrgebiet, by French troops. France started this action to ...
by ede144
Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Germany keeps all it's fleet after WW1
Replies: 57
Views: 11520

Re: Germany keeps all it's fleet after WW1

The French occupation of the Rhineland in 1923 did not last for 12 years. That would have taken into year three of the Nazi dictatorship. The Rhineland, including the Ruhr was already highly industrialised. French occupation did not influence ''economic development'' beyond the period of that occup...
by ede144
Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Germany keeps all it's fleet after WW1
Replies: 57
Views: 11520

Re: Germany keeps all it's fleet after WW1

If there is no treaty of Versatile thab GErmany must nor pay reparation and will be able to keep a lot if people in jobs. Germany payed dor Ww1 more than 80 years back Regards Ede After 1924 the Treaty of Versailles was not properly enforced, largely initially through the diplomacy of Stresemann, p...