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by ede144
Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Best WW2 heavy cruiser = Prinz Eugen ?
Replies: 134
Views: 39453

Re: Best WW2 heavy cruiser = Prinz Eugen ?

Alexandria I'm sure you made some new friends on the other side of the Atlantic. Usual comments from there are: oversized, short legged and not designed for it's purpose commerce raiding. IMNHO it was a fast and well shooting man of war. It could not play it's role because the other assets of KM wer...
by ede144
Wed May 29, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: German naval commandoes?
Replies: 12
Views: 2573

Re: German naval commandoes?

Res the Brandenburger. It was a Kommando unit
by ede144
Sun May 26, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Reverse into Bay of Biscay?
Replies: 70
Views: 25261

Re: Reverse into Bay of Biscay?

You can speak of Lütjens battleships, because he was Chief of the Fleet. But not of his U-boots, bbecause they belonged to Dönitz. There was no plan to lure the enemy into a trapp
by ede144
Tue May 21, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and PE fuel transfer
Replies: 4
Views: 3529

Re: Bismarck and PE fuel transfer

If I remember the Baron correctly, than this picture was taken during the training in the Baltics.
by ede144
Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: POW Gets Her Turrets Working Again
Replies: 30
Views: 4257

Re: POW Gets Her Turrets Working Again

It might nitpicking, but PE is AMC Pelikan were as Prinz Eugen is PG
by ede144
Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 396
Views: 163574

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

Probably US Navy would have been able to enter the steering geat room which was flooded every 20 seconds or so and uncouple the damaged ruder.:-)
by ede144
Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Ideal battleship design
Replies: 162
Views: 61732

Re: Ideal battleship design

Could you name critical piece of equipment outside the citadel?
by ede144
Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Ideal battleship design
Replies: 162
Views: 61732

Re: Ideal battleship design

Flawed or not, the British did find the task of sinking Bismarck rather difficult...... that suggests to me that the armour scheme must have been pretty good, considering the pounding Bismarck received. Especially when someone called her merely a battle cruiser. And Tirpitz need also a very special...
by ede144
Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Affordable care act? Really?
Replies: 15
Views: 10897

Re: Affordable care act? Really?

Guys
As a German I wonder about the panic in your words. We have such a system for more than 100 years. Actually it was invented by a politician, compared to him today's Republicans are soft lefties :-)
by ede144
Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Were battleships actualy usefull in WW 2 ?
Replies: 81
Views: 9958

Re: Were battleships actualy usefull in WW 2 ?

It's my strong belief that wearingout the guns is what capital ships were built for. The situation in Kurland and Eastprussia was similar to the Korean war 6 years later. I'm sure the US Navy send BB"s because the had a surplus of guns in the inventory. This odd Sowjet subs did greatest disaster in ...
by ede144
Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Herman Cain for US President?
Replies: 74
Views: 20344

Re: Herman Cain for US President?

It works
outside the US, at least on the continent;-)
by ede144
Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Were battleships actualy usefull in WW 2 ?
Replies: 81
Views: 9958

Re: Were battleships actualy usefull in WW 2 ?

@Ersatz York
The KM operations n the Baltics in 44/45 are an example that you can do NGFS without supremacy of air and sea
by ede144
Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Twins v Warspite & Valiant
Replies: 55
Views: 7542

Re: Twins v Warspite & Valiant

@RNfanDan You missed my point entirely. Hood is the proof for following points: Warships need to be sturdy and robust. They must be able to take hits, in order to strike back. Hood was so weak that she failed to do any damage to KM ships. SD wAs at Guadalcanal in a similar situation. The lack of AP ...
by ede144
Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Twins v Warspite & Valiant
Replies: 55
Views: 7542

Re: Twins v Warspite & Valiant

Till now nobody mentioned the biggest advantage of the twins: range and hit probability. At 25 km the Twins had around 10%, which is more than what the QE had at the same range. Ad the higher r/g/m. and you will find that it could have been disastrous for the RN
by ede144
Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Reverse into Bay of Biscay?
Replies: 70
Views: 25261

Re: Reverse into Bay of Biscay?

Attempts to vary the propeller rpms on the three shafts, ordered by the leader of the damage control team, Commander Hans Oels, failed to counter the effects of the jammed rudder This is copied from a report of Mr Garzke and Mr Dullin at Navweaps. It is very clear to me. However it might not be cont...