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by ede144
Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: What if Hitler understood naval power?
Replies: 14
Views: 2719

Re: What if Hitler understood naval power?

. As for the war at large, one way Hitler could have had a better outcome would have been to enter protracted negotiations with the Western Democracies to try to regain the German populated areas of Poland appropriated by Versailles without actually invading.a defense treaty with them. There is no ...
by ede144
Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: What if no Normandy landings at all
Replies: 30
Views: 15240

Re: What if no Normandy landings at all

@RF
Do you have a source for the targets Munich and Nürnberg.
I red Mannheim (BASF) as first target.
Unfortunately I don't have this book anymore
by ede144
Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: What if no Normandy landings at all
Replies: 30
Views: 15240

Re: What if no Normandy landings at all

If no landing operations in Europe shall occurs, than the Km has not lost the Battle of Atlantic. This would prevent the American troops stationed in England, reduce the supplies to Russia and Bombing war over Germany. With this in mind, I believe the Wehrmacht could stop the Red Army somewhere in U...
by ede144
Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Best choice for 45000 tons battleship
Replies: 55
Views: 8285

Re: Best choice for 45000 tons battleship

@ alecsandros

Why 2 additional guns? It will complicate and disturb the symmetry of the turret groups. KM found it optimum to fire in groups about every 10 to 15 seconds
by ede144
Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Surface ship Naval Enigma
Replies: 2
Views: 1092

Re: Surface ship Naval Enigma

It might be that not Ciliax messages were decoded, but transmissions of the Luftwaffe which informed local commanders that TP would be at sea.
by ede144
Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Rosselsprung 1942 actual combat
Replies: 93
Views: 14056

Re: Rosselsprung 1942 actual combat

Where would you hide Schniewind's group? He could have given revange to Tovey
by ede144
Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Were Tirpitz guns ever relined or replaced ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1150

Re: Were Tirpitz guns ever relined or replaced ?

It memory serves, according to Brennecke and his Tirpitz book no.
by ede144
Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Could the Type XXI U-boat have won the war?
Replies: 64
Views: 19119

Re: Could the Type XXI U-boat have won the war?

@ RF
I read ones that Manheim was the target number one for an atomic bomb. Do you have a source for Munich and Nürnberg?
Thanks in advance
by ede144
Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: 71 years from Operation Winter Storm
Replies: 31
Views: 10904

Re: 71 years from Operation Winter Storm

The failure was to go to Stalingrad at all. It distracted from the campaign target, the Russian oilfields
by ede144
Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Germans in WWII having Iowa class battleships
Replies: 76
Views: 13838

Re: Germans in WWII having Iowa class battleships

The German Iowa's were named H I J K L and M. If the war didn't start in 1939, the first two would have been commissioned in 1941/42
by ede144
Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Force Z
Replies: 68
Views: 7197

Re: Force Z

Question:
KM used it's main artillery against bomber and torpedo bomber attacks to disturb the approach. Was this uncommon in the RN?
by ede144
Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Formula for defeat? The Luftwaffe
Replies: 45
Views: 16707

Re: Formula for defeat? The Luftwaffe

The Luftwaffe had plans for a strategic bomber like the Ju 89 as early as 1936. After Walter Wever died, plans were changed because one could build 2.5 medium bomber like the HE111 for one Ju89. In the 30s the HE 111 was faster than Allied fighters.The LLuftwaffe did count on it. And did not develo...
by ede144
Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Formula for defeat? The Luftwaffe
Replies: 45
Views: 16707

Re: Formula for defeat? The Luftwaffe

The Luftwaffe had plans for a strategic bomber like the Ju 89 as early as 1936. After Walter Wever died, plans were changed because one could build 2.5 medium bomber like the HE111 for one Ju89. In the 30s the HE 111 was faster than Allied fighters.The LLuftwaffe did count on it. And did not develop...
by ede144
Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: War time drydock construction in Germany
Replies: 20
Views: 11854

Re: War time drydock construction in Germany

I don't think his distant Jewish background or sympathies (I believe he was one eigth Jewish from his great grandparents?) needed to be covered up not least because (as Kennedy records) of his protest against the Krystallnacht pogrom. Being a Kriegsmarine officer and at sea placed him at arms lengt...
by ede144
Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck's engine spaces
Replies: 30
Views: 7348

Re: Bismarck's engine spaces

If memory serves, Siemens was involved in the turbo electric drive. BS machinery was built by Blomand Voss. Tirpitz was equipped with machinery from BBC