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by ede144
Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Twins v Warspite & Valiant
Replies: 55
Views: 8054

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: 8054

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: 26024

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...
by ede144
Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Bismarck Wreck Salvage
Replies: 113
Views: 129820

Re: Bismarck Wreck Salvage

You can't visit Bismarcks turrets, however you can visit Gneisenaus turrets in Norway. Google for Austratt battery there you can find 11' Cäsar. The 15" turret is also installed in Norway unfortunately without guns. If you want to see a 16" gun look at Trondenes Fort
by ede144
Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Reverse into Bay of Biscay?
Replies: 70
Views: 26024

Re: Reverse into Bay of Biscay?

In my opinion it was not only exhaust of the senior officers, but from the people in the machine rooms. Each comand given from the bridge is hard work to open or close large valves manually. And the ma hine rooms are not a/c as today, they are hot and humid. And in addition one should be aware, that...
by ede144
Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Reverse into Bay of Biscay?
Replies: 70
Views: 26024

Re: Reverse into Bay of Biscay?

@wadinga I agree with you in behalf of Ermland. However I question if a rudder hit a propeller. If so it would have caused damage to the prop and shaft. IT would not have possible to use this prop again. If I remember correctly, than the Baron mentioned the use of all screw combination to get Barack...
by ede144
Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Twins v Warspite & Valiant
Replies: 55
Views: 8054

Re: Twins v Warspite & Valiant

Apologies, ede, but I do not understand the expression "counter proof". Could you rephrase or elaborate? Thanks in advance. Actually the armor of Hood was outdated. KGV would not suffered the same damage. So Hood and it's sinking is the proof that armor and damage control capabilities are a basic n...
by ede144
Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Twins v Warspite & Valiant
Replies: 55
Views: 8054

Re: Twins v Warspite & Valiant

IMHO Hood is the counter proof of your statement. .
And secondly you should that sinking a merchant nan is a total different business compared to a man of war. Depending on the freight loaded it could be nearly impossibleto sink a ship
by ede144
Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Reverse into Bay of Biscay?
Replies: 70
Views: 26024

Re: Reverse into Bay of Biscay?

RF You are absolutely right, it is a cliche, of the glibbest possible sort. Presumably if this mentor had given this advice to somebody who had their legs blown off, they could have become a world class sprinter- just by believing it was possible. It isn't glib, otherwise I wouldn't have made the c...
by ede144
Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Herman Cain for US President?
Replies: 74
Views: 22960

Re: Herman Cain for US President?

Sorry guys but I made my point not clear enough. I was actually thinking of the civil war and comparable conflicts in European countries. Take the French revolution and the German war of 1618- 1648. Both conflicts were much more devastatingthan The American Civil War. Same apply to England. So the f...
by ede144
Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Herman Cain for US President?
Replies: 74
Views: 22960

Re: Herman Cain for US President?

I believe the founders made it well. Compare the numbers of wars in the US with numbers in Germany, France and UK.
Regards
Ede
by ede144
Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Herman Cain for US President?
Replies: 74
Views: 22960

Re: Herman Cain for US President?

The Founders were very wise in devising the EC. As Dave said it gives smaller states a chance to make a difference. If we went only on the popular vote what would be the incentive for the rest of the country if only the big states "Picked the winner"? I for one am so glad that the Founders had the ...
by ede144
Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Best U.S. cruisers at the river Platte
Replies: 110
Views: 14210

Re: Best U.S. cruisers at the river Platte

Thorsten Wahl wrote:Because of that, having a second ship (if available) as backup for fatal problems appears always as a good choice as it reduces the effect of chance considerably
Which was exactly the missery of the KM. Only send lonesome riders out in field with no back up.
by ede144
Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Taranto Effect on Naval Warfare
Replies: 71
Views: 13428

Re: Taranto Effect on Naval Warfare

Even two Hippers would give the RN a hard time. The Twins or two Deutschland's would sink the RN ships available.
Regards
Ede
by ede144
Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Was Hitler a British Agent...
Replies: 64
Views: 18928

Re: Was Hitler a British Agent...

Actually the French on 10 May 1940 had more tanks than the Germans, and heavier ones as well. The crucial difference was in the way the tanks were used..... I don't think that keeping 400,000 plus troops in the Maginot Line really achieved a freeing up of troops to maneouvre in the field - it tied ...