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by ede144
Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Germany keeps all it's fleet after WW1
Replies: 57
Views: 11427

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
by ede144
Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Would Yamato with advanced AA gunnery survive air attack ?
Replies: 78
Views: 11931

Re: Would Yamato with advanced AA gunnery survive air attack

at Alexandros I agree with your points. And in addition, the Carriers needed a really huge supply chain, beginning with oil for their own machines and for the planes plus ammo, spares and replacement planes plus crews. The carriers were a very short legged weapon system with all limitations already ...
by ede144
Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hard times
Replies: 9
Views: 2454

Re: Hard times

Byron, yes of course there is a progress. We have built the best infrastructure in the world. Most streets, a lot of buildings are build new, reconstructed or renovated. The western part of Germany ( the used states) benefited from the new states, because a lot of people moved into them. Today we ha...
by ede144
Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hard times
Replies: 9
Views: 2454

Re: Hard times

Two points: (1) It is difficult to increase defence spending when the State is threatened with bankrupcy. This puts the predicament of politicians in the 1930s in perspective. (2) The main events are playing out in continental Europe and again Germany is the main player. Neither Obama nor Cameron w...
by ede144
Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hard times
Replies: 9
Views: 2454

Re: Hard times

What is your point?
Regards
Ede
by ede144
Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: The sinking of Scharnhost
Replies: 9
Views: 2546

Re: The sinking of Scharnhost

Well, I totally agree on that Paul L. My point is aimed at whatever strategy Raeder envisaged for Bismarck and Tirpitz. You don’t mess with that sort of strategy while facing RN and its assets. And because of that I also find British Admiralty’s fears of lone raiders as unfounded as they can be. Yo...
by ede144
Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: The Dutch Navy's Challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 2692

Re: The Dutch Navy's Challenge

One of their biggest problem is that they're always a bit late on their own needs - but I'll allow you some retrospection to build a nave able to stop, or at least delay for 1 year the Japanese cruiser invasion forces like they happen in that theatre, historically. So, what will it be? Will you tak...
by ede144
Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: construction time
Replies: 6
Views: 1683

Re: construction time

In general, the lay out drawings from Km design department need to be converted into detail drawings and part lists. With this part drawings you need to write work orders and purchase orders. All this will be done at the yard after they got the order. Additionally some decisions like which type of m...
by ede144
Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: How would you improve the Kriegsmarine
Replies: 151
Views: 29994

Re: How would you improve the Kriegsmarine

Then they would be an earlter design and two years older for the conflict they became involved in. In other words their performance would not be as good. For example by 1944 the Scheers' main 28 cm guns were worn out - and not replaced. I can't see them being replaced in 1942 either. Put the design...
by ede144
Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: How would you improve the Kriegsmarine
Replies: 151
Views: 29994

Re: How would you improve the Kriegsmarine

Hello I would propose following improvements of the KM, however they are in the earlier years, eg late in the 20s. During this time the first plans of the Panzerschiffe were discussed and several other plans, like building merchant ships which will have some specialities included to allow later an e...
by ede144
Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Graf Spee Diesel Engines
Replies: 28
Views: 38964

Re: Graf Spee Diesel Engines

Hi but can anybody help me out with this so called vulcan coupling and the controlling of and wonder if they were hydraulic couplings. It might be that the Vulkan couplings are named after the manufacturing company. Which is located in the Ruhrgebiet and still there. Maybe you can find additional in...
by ede144
Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: What was wrong with the Baden?
Replies: 20
Views: 7177

Re: What was wrong with the Baden?

That of course was the point I was making. The fact that a ship that took that much damage could make it safely back to harbor speaks well of the survivability of the ship which has further implications as to the quality of the armor scheme if it isn't direct evidence of said quality. The WWI Germa...
by ede144
Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: What was wrong with the Baden?
Replies: 20
Views: 7177

Re: What was wrong with the Baden?

... The critics are trying to prove that Bismarck was nothing more than an "upgraded Bayern", probably trying to sneak into the argument the idea that Bismarck was in fact a 30 years old design, far behind other contemporaries in terms of battleship design. ... I believe you are correct here I just...
by ede144
Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 396
Views: 163575

Re: steering with propellers only

Hello Foeth, I agree with you, I think that converging shafts must be better for steering that no convergence at all. It is Müllenheim-Rechberg who wrote that only using her engines with both rudders locked in an amidships position, the Bismarck could be held on course only with great difficulty. T...