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by ede144
Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Bismarck Wreck Salvage
Replies: 113
Views: 123004

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: 25261

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: 25261

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: 7542

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 Actually the armor of Hood was outdated.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: 7542

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: 25261

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: 20344

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: 20344

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: 20344

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: 13268

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: 12402

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: 16522

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 ...
by ede144
Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Was Hitler a British Agent...
Replies: 64
Views: 16522

Re: Was Hitler a British Agent...

RF wrote:
ede144 wrote:Byron

It wasn't Guderian who proposed Sichelschitt, it was Manstein. Guderian was the Panzegrouppe leader who executed the plan after the fuhrer adopted Mansteins' idea as hi own.
You are right, one should check with the sources before writhing here. :D

Regards
ede
by ede144
Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Was Hitler a British Agent...
Replies: 64
Views: 16522

Re: Was Hitler a British Agent...

Byron You probably missed. My point. France build the Maginot line to fight Ww I again but more effective. However they forgot the Schliefen plan. Which doesn' worked because the Belgium Army bought the French time. Basicall the wehrmacht planned the same for 1940., until Guderian suggested To use t...
by ede144
Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Was Hitler a British Agent...
Replies: 64
Views: 16522

Re: Was Hitler a British Agent...

Rf I mentioned Saarbrucken, because it is One point where the Wehrmacht attacked the Maginot line from the east and break successfully through. In the Wikipedia Linkall are mentioned That there were attacks at the back is correct, but this does Not mean that it was possible to attack thefront and br...