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by _Derfflinger_
Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:53 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Missouri vs Bismarck
Replies: 7
Views: 6569

Hello, the Missouri is faster and has bigger guns but the Bismarck could have won at short range in a Guadalcanal battle style. Sergio - Other than possibly (probably) having better optics, I can't think of any features that Bismarck had that were superior to what Missouri had. BB63 was several yea...
by _Derfflinger_
Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:20 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: USS Alabama, BB60
Replies: 4
Views: 2907

USS Alabama, BB60

Bad news. Among many other terrible things, Hurricane Katrina did some damage to the USS Alabama, BB60, and her surroundings. See the following news release from Mobile's Battleship Memorial Park: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HURRICANE KATRINA SLAM...
by _Derfflinger_
Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:14 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: S.M.S. Derfflinger
Replies: 1
Views: 2167

Re: S.M.S. Derfflinger

Ulrich Rudofsky wrote:I came across a ca. 1914 Fred T. Jane "All about the German Navy". I thought Derf et al. would like to see his ship.
Ulrich - Danke! IMO, she was not very pretty but was impressive in her stark no-nonsense look.

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:43 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell and Trade
Topic: FYI - Posted new Heller KM ship kits on U.S. eBay
Replies: 3
Views: 3947

Follow-up to the above posting -

It would be more efficient to do a search for "Heller 1:400". That woould take you right there.

They are listed by Meteor910 (my eBay name)

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:29 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell and Trade
Topic: FYI - Posted new Heller KM ship kits on U.S. eBay
Replies: 3
Views: 3947

What is the URL? Jose - http://www.ebay.com Then do a quick search for the ship's names or for Kriegsmarine. Derf ps - I've had all the Heller KM models for several years - built only the T's, Z's and a Panzerschiff. The only one I never found was the old Hipper kit - don't know how good of a kit i...
by _Derfflinger_
Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:23 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell and Trade
Topic: FYI - Posted new Heller KM ship kits on U.S. eBay
Replies: 3
Views: 3947

FYI - Posted new Heller KM ship kits on U.S. eBay

For those in the U.S. who might be interested ..... As I am overwhelmed with unbuilt ship (and railroad) model kits, I have decided to thin my collection. Among other things, I have posted new, unbuilt Heller 1:400 kits for Bismarck, Tirpitz, Prinz Eugen, Scharnhorst and Gneisenau on U.S. eBay. I wa...
by _Derfflinger_
Mon Aug 22, 2005 9:29 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Twins vs Dunkerque/Strasbourg
Replies: 19
Views: 9349

Frankly, the real situation would likely be "catch Scharnhorst, but not Gneisenau" ! Scharnhorst's engineering plant was more likely to break down or not be at full availability than Gneisenau's as I understand it. As far as I know, both the "Twins" should have been able to run away from either Stra...
by _Derfflinger_
Fri Aug 19, 2005 10:01 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Twins vs Dunkerque/Strasbourg
Replies: 19
Views: 9349

Twins vs Dunkerque/Strasbourg

I just finished reading Warren Tute's book "Deadly Stroke" about the RN's attack on the French fleet at Mers-el-Kebir (sp?), and was impressed with what I read about the Dunkerque and Strasbourg. I'd be interested in the group's opinions as to how these two French ships would have fared vs the S & G...
by _Derfflinger_
Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:37 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Scharnhorst and Gneisenau vs Yamato
Replies: 77
Views: 16957

Would the grand plan have been, assuming the fitting of Gneisenau with 15" guns was successful, to ultimately do the same to Scharnhorst? Since the project to switch over GU was never completed, I don't recall reading of definite plans for SH. Assuming the two ladies could keep their noses out of th...
by _Derfflinger_
Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:15 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: The Battleship Bismarck. Anatomy of the Ship. By Jack Brower
Replies: 22
Views: 11388

foeth is correct, amazon is saying fall delivery. I noticed amazon.com US is now accepting orders for the book, so I just ordered a copy.

Like the other AOTS books I've seen, it should be a good one. Bring it on!

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Mon Aug 08, 2005 8:20 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: The Battleship Bismarck. Anatomy of the Ship. By Jack Brower
Replies: 22
Views: 11388

re "Anatomy of the Ship - The Battleship Bismarck" by Jack Brower ....

Is there any update on when this book will be available?

Thanks. I look forward to it.

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Mon Aug 08, 2005 8:07 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Scharnhorst and Gneisenau vs Yamato
Replies: 77
Views: 16957

Since the KM's mission orders usually were to avoid combat with superior, equal, or "anything even close" combatants, and that S & G usually operated alone with no support, I would recommend the twin sisters break away from Yamato and run for the hills. Given that this is a hypothetical scenario, if...
by _Derfflinger_
Sun Aug 07, 2005 2:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: sixty years ago
Replies: 4
Views: 2033

attlante - I appreciate your views. But, I feel strongly on this topic - my dad was in this war; I doubt if your's was. We should not discuss politics in this forum - that is not the intent of the forum, and political discussions will only interfere with our interest in and discussions of the ships....
by _Derfflinger_
Sat Aug 06, 2005 11:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: sixty years ago
Replies: 4
Views: 2033

Yes, you are correct, today is a day to remember the horror of that day sixty years ago at Hiroshima, and the followup horror at Nagasaki. And, a day to make note that we should never allow ourselves to be forced to use weapons like these again. However, we should also remember the certain millions ...
by _Derfflinger_
Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:33 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Photo # NH 69722 distance evaluation
Replies: 80
Views: 35434

For the record, can anyone provide the turret names for Hipper and Blucher? Did they have similar "names of meaning" or were they the usual alphabetical designations?

TIA.

Derf