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by Karl Heidenreich
Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:48 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1293
Views: 131133

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

AA performance was bad in the early stages of war. US Navy achieved some degree of excelence in the use of saturation: many ships in concentric formations protecting the aircraft carriers. In this inmense number of repetition weapons installed in massive formations is how the US Navy was capable of ...
by Karl Heidenreich
Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 384
Views: 113516

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

Djoser: I haven't seen the Tuskeegee Airmen movie yet--I am afraid to, after seeing the movie poster showing a Mustang shooting down a Me-262. Maybe the movie isn't yet more jingoistic propaganda, but I am not hopeful... It's no better than Pearl Harbor, U-571 or Unglorious Bastards: is just junk. ...
by Karl Heidenreich
Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 384
Views: 113516

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

Djoser: In terms of relative effectiveness of Axis vs. Allied armed forces, I think the casualty ratios for ground combat in the European theatre are quite telling. The German army was vastly outnumbered in men and materiel, yet managed to inflict more casualties than it received. For an opponent s...
by Karl Heidenreich
Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 384
Views: 113516

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

I concur with Djoser on Dave Saxton’s comment because it is enlightening. An interesting aspect of this Guadalcanal action is that it is historical evidence that it was USS South Dakota, and not Bismarck, the battleship that presented flaws in it’s electrical circuit lines and breakers. A lot has be...
by Karl Heidenreich
Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1293
Views: 131133

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

boreatwork: Now if only they could make you a movie where one of those unsinkable German BBs actually stayed afloat eh? No need. There is already a british made movie in which the lone German ship stands against the might of practically all the Royal Navy Atlantic forces and that is why is the most...
by Karl Heidenreich
Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1293
Views: 131133

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

boreatwork:
I thought Avengers was surprisingly good for a comic book based movie.
It was good, however I liked more Battleship. It was nice to see that an Iowa finally sunk something... :whistle:
by Karl Heidenreich
Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 384
Views: 113516

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

Friedman is quite critical on the South Dakota design in both books: Battleship Design and US Battleships. Also Raven, Garzke agreed in several of these points. The interesting part is WHY many considered this heretical? Easy: the South Dakota platform is the same that was used later in the Iowa Cla...
by Karl Heidenreich
Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1293
Views: 131133

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

I think that with the exemption of Alexandros everybody's else is missing the point, the concept and prefer to pin on an example to draw a Reductio ad Absurdum conclusion. No problem, point taken, next time we discuss comic books.
by Karl Heidenreich
Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:40 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 384
Views: 113516

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Byron:
Good Lord, not this again ..........
Oh, I'm so sorry, I forgot that there are some with the monopoly of truth and historic manipulation and do not like to hear or consider otherwise. Sorry! :silenced:
by Karl Heidenreich
Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1293
Views: 131133

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

ede144: it's flying the stars and stripes, it must be superior to everything else. Well, that can be true after the war when the US used the german technology to fight their Cold War. An Abrams look like more to a TIger than a Sherman. And has anyone here heard the name Von Braun? Since he died the...
by Karl Heidenreich
Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:17 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 384
Views: 113516

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ede144: So I Believe that the Us Navy is often over estimated Quite correct, more than that even. In that regard there is a comment from a forum member called Tiornu (who has written some books on naval topics, some of which I have the honor of having in my library) that goes this way: If there is ...
by Karl Heidenreich
Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:07 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 384
Views: 113516

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ede144: And the last battle of BS was difficult for fire control because they could not steer asteady course. Nevertheless was Schneider able to straddle Rodney. Would not a lucky hit destroyed the coning tower. Maybe some hits on Rodney whould. And later on KgV would have shown, that it was not th...
by Karl Heidenreich
Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 384
Views: 113516

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Dave and Alecsandros, Thanks for your interesting, objective and researched posts that helps understanding battleship design and throws away subjective and unnecesary biased comments from others. Freeing weight. That must have been their top priority... The ship was already 42000tons heavy. An incr...
by Karl Heidenreich
Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1293
Views: 131133

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alecsandros: Ahahaha That's right.... Hi Alex! I am happy you conccur because your's in one opinion I really value. I am also putting together, on this South Dakota contemporary, some evidence regarding their Second Guadalcanal performance. In reality is nothing new, has always been there and many ...
by Karl Heidenreich
Thu May 31, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1293
Views: 131133

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Hi Alex, I know very well that Scharnhorst or Richelieu were quite wet ships. I think that one of the most famous one is HMS Hood which according to Bruce Taylor's book was incredibly wet. Scharnhorst "wetness" even speed up the instalation of the "Atlantic bow" which helped very little to fix this ...