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by VoidSamukai
Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Brooklyn V Mogami
Replies: 13
Views: 6836

Re: Brooklyn V Mogami

I think that this will boil down to one question: can the Mogami close the distance and launch an effective strike of torpedoes and hit the Brooklyn. If so, than Mogami has an advantage. If not, it is anyone's guess
by VoidSamukai
Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Best cruisers of WWII and the best use of cruisers
Replies: 171
Views: 72746

Re: Best cruisers of WWII and the best use of cruisers

Make that 6 improved Panzerschiffs. Maybe the D or P class, but anything with at least the same firepower and range, but also higher speed: the one thing I critise about the Deustchs. Have that, and why build the Ad Hipps? The problem is that by WW2, commerce raiding had became much more difficult, ...
by VoidSamukai
Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Best cruisers of WWII and the best use of cruisers
Replies: 171
Views: 72746

Re: Best cruisers of WWII and the best use of cruisers

I've heard that the German cruisers couldn't exceed 6000 tonnes. And with just 8 inch guns, they could classify as cruisers. Though maybe they could try and cheat a little... :lol: But in all seriousness, I think politics also had influence on the ships. I mean, what better way to provoke fear into ...
by VoidSamukai
Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Best cruisers of WWII and the best use of cruisers
Replies: 171
Views: 72746

Re: Best cruisers of WWII and the best use of cruisers

Imagine if we replaced German, a force that didn't know much about modern naval warfare, with a navy that did know a lot about modern naval warfare, like oh I don't know Japan? Assuming for some reason no one gave two figs about land wars and this was totally naval orientated, would the war in the A...
by VoidSamukai
Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:29 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Best cruisers of WWII and the best use of cruisers
Replies: 171
Views: 72746

Re: Best cruisers of WWII and the best use of cruisers

If only Hitler was a compatent leader in Naval Warfare. The Batle of the Atlantic would've been different. But no, he didn't pay too much attention and his fleets gets mauled up by the end of the war.
by VoidSamukai
Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Best cruisers of WWII and the best use of cruisers
Replies: 171
Views: 72746

Re: Best cruisers of WWII and the best use of cruisers

Indeed, speed in the Deustchland class was lacking in modern terms (Applies to both classes when you think about it, but comparing pre dreads with dreadnoughts...unfair to say the least, for her type the Destch pre dread was okay). The proposed D class and P class were much faster versions, which co...
by VoidSamukai
Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Best cruisers of WWII and the best use of cruisers
Replies: 171
Views: 72746

Re: Best cruisers of WWII and the best use of cruisers

How good would you rate the Deustchland class among the worlds cruisers, consdering age, role, statistics ect. Would you rate them; good, average or down right Courageous class BC bad XD
by VoidSamukai
Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Best cruisers of WWII and the best use of cruisers
Replies: 171
Views: 72746

Re: Best cruisers of WWII and the best use of cruisers

Not so sure about the Atlanta and Didos not being cruisers (I would say they were specialised cruisers), since they were the roughly same size or bigger than the Japanese light cruisers (except for the Mogami class Lololol). Somehow I thought that the CLAAs were close in tonnage to a 3,200 ton Le F...
by VoidSamukai
Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Best cruisers of WWII and the best use of cruisers
Replies: 171
Views: 72746

Re: Best cruisers of WWII and the best use of cruisers

Not so sure about the Atlanta and Didos not being cruisers (I would say they were specialised cruisers), since they were the roughly same size or bigger than the Japanese light cruisers (except for the Mogami class Lololol). But I can see why you would classify the Tenryu, Kuma, Kuma-Kais (too lazy ...
by VoidSamukai
Sat Nov 28, 2015 4:52 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Best cruisers of WWII and the best use of cruisers
Replies: 171
Views: 72746

Re: Best cruisers of WWII and the best use of cruisers

Here is a little post on my views on this whole "Alaska class is BC" b#######. Too lazy to copy paste it all.

http://battleshipcraft-navies.wikia.com ... ssion_post
by VoidSamukai
Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: The Ironclad & Pre-dreadnought Era (1860-1905)
Topic: Best Armoured Cruiser Design
Replies: 7
Views: 7600

Re: Best Armoured Cruiser Design

Agreed For the best design, I would say for the typical role of scouting and support, the German Blucher would be good. She was fast and had very good firepower. And like the Scharnhorst class, she took a lot of damage before sinking. For battleline duties (fighting along side BBs and BCs) the Russi...
by VoidSamukai
Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:43 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Best rebuilt battleship?
Replies: 63
Views: 29612

Re: Best rebuilt battleship?

I agree that the rebuilt QEs were quite successful. They were everywhere and did quite a lot for their navy. Got some good value for WW1 BBs But I'm surprised no one here has mentioned the Kongo class. Though they weren't the most succesful ships in WW2, you can't deny they did quite a bit for Japan...
by VoidSamukai
Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The most beautiful name for a warship?
Replies: 50
Views: 36926

Re: The most beautiful name for a warship?

Japanese ships. So poetic, yet so warlike to those willing to figure out what they mean.

Taiho, Hiryu, Furutaka and heaven forbid Yamato. Such beauty

Second place goes to the British. Such fearsome names: Invincible, Glourious, Indefatigable, Warrior..so long as they were not ironic.
by VoidSamukai
Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:04 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Best cruisers of WWII and the best use of cruisers
Replies: 171
Views: 72746

Re: Best cruisers of WWII and the best use of cruisers

CB = cruiser big AFAIK by size of the above ship Dunquerqe and Scharnhorst class were cruisers too ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ btw whats the armor weight of the "Baltimore class" Which is exacty why the Alaska is a battlecruiser. I mean...
by VoidSamukai
Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: The Ironclad & Pre-dreadnought Era (1860-1905)
Topic: Best Armoured Cruiser Design
Replies: 7
Views: 7600

Re: Best Armoured Cruiser Design

I always thought it meant Cruiser-Type A. Guess I learnt something. Anyways Lets just try and stick with typical armoured cruisers, eg Blucher, Scharnhorst (the one that was sunk at the Falklands, not the battleship/battlecruiser or ocean liner ones). Otherwise all the world's heavy cruisers: Mogami...