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by Karl Heidenreich
Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 366
Views: 89167

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

lwd: If you think that I (and for that matter anybody else) are going to get in an endless semantic, rethoric and useless discussion with your piecemeal rubbish, your are wrong. At least not me. I think very much like Phil Golin in all this. As for me in two weeks I am going to visit USS Intrepid, ...
by Karl Heidenreich
Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: 68th anniversary of Operation Bagration.
Replies: 11
Views: 1774

Re: 68th anniversary of Operation Bagration.

Byron: The real motivation for Overlord from the point of view of the Western Allies was overwhelmingly strategic in nature - to drive Germany out of occupied Europe and ultimately overpower the German homeland. In which it succeded. The main German formations in the East cannot receive help from t...
by Karl Heidenreich
Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:35 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: 68th anniversary of Operation Bagration.
Replies: 11
Views: 1774

68th anniversary of Operation Bagration.

June 22nd – 19th August 1944 After studying the events that took place in 1944 I have to admit that my previous position regarding the Western Front just as a “diversion” is not entirely correct. Of course it was the Eastern Front the one that amalgamated the great mass of resources of both, the Ger...
by Karl Heidenreich
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: FW190 v others
Replies: 32
Views: 9961

Re: FW190 v others

But the statistics do not show that, at least nominally: FW 190 Max. Speed: 704 km/h. (438 mph.) Max. Climb: 1110 m/min (3,642 ft/min.) P51 Max.Speed: 703 km/h (437mph). Max. Climb: 1011 m/min. (3,320 ft/min) Of course you are correct, the Fw could not outrun the Mustang but the Mustang can't outrun...
by Karl Heidenreich
Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:13 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: FW190 v others
Replies: 32
Views: 9961

Re: FW190 v others

I found this in the ww2Aircraft.net It is clear that between a Fw 190 D has better statistics than the P 51: more powerfull engine, no great difference in speed and climbing Fw-190 D-9 Statistics: Engine: Junkers Jumo 213A1 with MW-50 boost. Power: 2,240 HP. Max. Speed: 704 km/h. (438 mph.) Max. Cli...
by Karl Heidenreich
Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: P-47 Thunderbolt: The USAAF's Best Pursuit Aircraft
Replies: 61
Views: 14266

Re: P-47 Thunderbolt: The USAAF's Best Pursuit Aircraft

Dear forum users, Specially yellowtail, Byron and Lutscha. I want to apologize on my zealot ways which do not speak very well of me as a person and a student of history. My language sometimes is abusive and the worst part is that I know it and still continue to be a jackass. I only want to put the s...
by Karl Heidenreich
Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: P-47 Thunderbolt: The USAAF's Best Pursuit Aircraft
Replies: 61
Views: 14266

Re: P-47 Thunderbolt: The USAAF's Best Pursuit Aircraft

I think that both, Lutscha and Byron Angel , have made correct points and I want to clear myself at their eyes and of those decent and more than inteligent forum members. I am not disputing the performance of allied aircraft nor the proficiency nor bravery and training of allied fighter pilots. My P...
by Karl Heidenreich
Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: P-47 Thunderbolt: The USAAF's Best Pursuit Aircraft
Replies: 61
Views: 14266

Re: P-47 Thunderbolt: The USAAF's Best Pursuit Aircraft

If someone cares to check the fighter pilot carrer of Eric Hartmann and Chuck Yeager you will find that both of them started "late" in the war. Yeager in March 1943 whilst Hartmann in 1942. Yeager was shot down whilst Hartmann never despite his various bails outs and crash landings. Yeager made ace ...
by Karl Heidenreich
Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: P-47 Thunderbolt: The USAAF's Best Pursuit Aircraft
Replies: 61
Views: 14266

Re: P-47 Thunderbolt: The USAAF's Best Pursuit Aircraft

Lutscha: What other explanation is there? Racial superiority? Nope: technical proficiency. The notion that the number of kills per sortie is also incorrect. Please check them. If you start going on with the kills of US pilots you will find that the great majority were in the Pacific and a great dea...
by Karl Heidenreich
Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: P-47 Thunderbolt: The USAAF's Best Pursuit Aircraft
Replies: 61
Views: 14266

Re: P-47 Thunderbolt: The USAAF's Best Pursuit Aircraft

Karl, yours is a persuasive argument in favor of... something. Or is it against something? And just what is the... something? Some imagined Straw man, maybe?
Reductio ad absurdum
by Karl Heidenreich
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: P-47 Thunderbolt: The USAAF's Best Pursuit Aircraft
Replies: 61
Views: 14266

Re: P-47 Thunderbolt: The USAAF's Best Pursuit Aircraft

Hiroyoshi Nishizawa: 87 victories Tetsuzo Iwamoto: 87 victories (202 according to his own records) Ryotaro Jobou: 77 victories plus 4 in Spain Soichi Sugita: 70 victories Saburo Sakai: 64 victories Hiromichi Shinohara: 58 victories Takeo Okumura: 54 victories Satoru Anabuki: 51 victories Yasushiko K...
by Karl Heidenreich
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 366
Views: 89167

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

Alecsandros:
That;s not the point...
Spotting salvos and damage done is essential for pretty much every battle... And that's what spotters do... during the battles...
If you know differently, do tell than :)
Correct.
by Karl Heidenreich
Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: 68th anniversary of Villers Bocage combat
Replies: 9
Views: 2224

Re: 68th anniversary of Villers Bocage combat

Alex, By June 1944 the Tigers had already been in combat for a couple of years, since 1942. They were already involved in operations such as the third battle of Kharkov and Kursk where despite the outcome of it the Tigers gave a show of battlefield proficiency. For example at Prokhorokva the Germans...