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by ede144
Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Was Hitler a British Agent...
Replies: 64
Views: 17177

Re: Was Hitler a British Agent...

@RF I don't think that you are right with your statement:"At no stage did the Germans feel it necessary to occupy Switzerland, unlike for example Spain and Sweden, countries which the OKW was directed to plan invasions for, but which were never launched." Please refer to Operation Tannenbaum http://...
by ede144
Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Was Hitler a British Agent...
Replies: 64
Views: 17177

Re: Was Hitler a British Agent...

@ RF You forgot the Swiss, there fortifications and mobilization made the bill to high to risk an attack. @ Byron The Wehrmacht avoided the Maginot Line in a strategical sense, however the broke through several times within hours at will. Even Wiky mentioned it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maginot_...
by ede144
Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Was Hitler a British Agent...
Replies: 64
Views: 17177

Re: Was Hitler a British Agent...

Everyone around Germany had large and expensive fortifications. The time it stopped the wehrmacht could measued in hours. The best chances to stop Hitler was the time when he ocupied the Rheinland.

Regards
Ede
by ede144
Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Alternate Bismarck Campaign
Replies: 46
Views: 9295

Re: Alternate Bismarck Campaign

Seceral Divisions in Deutschsüdwest or Ostafrika would not improve war success. The only way for success was Lettow Vorbecks way. Otoh Konigsberg was neither quality nor in quantity enough to do successful war at sea
Regards
Ede
by ede144
Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: London 2012 security going a bit over the top?
Replies: 7
Views: 5168

Re: London 2012 security going a bit over the top?

It's to be prepared and disassemble all means unused than having afterwards discussion and founding a GSG 9

Regards
Ede
by ede144
Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Was Hitler a British Agent...
Replies: 64
Views: 17177

Re: Was Hitler a British Agent...

LOL
If Hitler was a British agent, than it was the most unsuccessful operation of an Intelligence Service ever.
Regards
Ede
by ede144
Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1296
Views: 168006

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

Just to finish this sideway. Of course gas amodern tank less maintenance than a WW 2 modell. Otoh I have a Tigerfibel which is the best manual I have ever seen.
by ede144
Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: How would you improve the Kriegsmarine
Replies: 151
Views: 30517

Re: How would you improve the Kriegsmarine

A Navy which got with only two realy powerful battleships the RN at the brink of defeat is not really bad. I wouldn't say Bismarck and Tirpitz brought Britain to "the brink of defeat", far from it. Not even the submarines did that. The RN thought different, if we see all the efforts to sink both. I...
by ede144
Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: How would you improve the Kriegsmarine
Replies: 151
Views: 30517

Re: How would you improve the Kriegsmarine

Actually if five improved panzerschiffe had been built instead of the five Hippers I think that they could make a heck of a difference - especially if they had worked in pairs, like the twins..... Agreed. But the days of surface raiding would still have come to an end in 1941 or 1942 at the latest,...
by ede144
Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: How would you improve the Kriegsmarine
Replies: 151
Views: 30517

Re: How would you improve the Kriegsmarine

The above posts may have the element of benevolent hindsight but the alternative KM construction programmes outlined were realistic, especially in view of the British acceptance of Germany being allowed to build to 35% of the tonnage of the RN. They were certainly more realistic than the Z Plan. 6 ...
by ede144
Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: How would you improve the Kriegsmarine
Replies: 151
Views: 30517

Re: How would you improve the Kriegsmarine

All posts are dreams with out link to the political realities. Regards
Ede
by ede144
Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Best U.S. cruisers at the river Platte
Replies: 110
Views: 13453

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

@ Lutscha If I interpret the AVKS report correctly, than it was possible to transmit range data from radar to. the range keeper. AVKS criticized that a plug need to be changed. This was corrected by an additional means, which allowedto change from optical to radar by push a switch. This was more eas...
by ede144
Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Best U.S. cruisers at the river Platte
Replies: 110
Views: 13453

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

I wonder how would this work? The US ships had no immunity against the 11' of AGS. Secondly due to a splinter damage the range keeper of the 5.9' guns did not work correct. This was luck for the RN and one could not expect same happens all time. Third The US Navy ships did not have torpedoes. So La...
by ede144
Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Best U.S. cruisers at the river Platte
Replies: 110
Views: 13453

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

What if rather than Exeter, Achillies and Ajax the US had exchanged the use of UK bases for 2 Brooklands and a late model New Orleans or even Wichita?. A few calculations show that the weight of fire per minute was very equal between the Germans and English, but the 3 U.S. ships had the equal all f...
by ede144
Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: German coastal and rail mounted guns
Replies: 23
Views: 11176

Re: German coastal and rail mounted guns

Rf, I believe you missed my point. The schwerer Gustuv or Dora weighted 1350 to. It would be impossible to transport such a large and heavy gun on roads. The largest gun I know which could be transported on roads was the Karl Gerät which weighted 124 to only. For reference the wikipedia links: http:...