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by Karl Heidenreich
Thu May 31, 2012 1:32 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1293
Views: 131128

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

Just re found this which is applicable to some parts of this thread. Damages on USS Massachussetts produced by "moderate sea". http://www.researcheratlarge.com/Ships/BB59/1943StormDamage.html Norm al | Highlight & Com m ent BB59/L11 Ser. 1. During the morning watch of February 7 1943 while making pa...
by Karl Heidenreich
Tue May 29, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Stern chasing
Replies: 41
Views: 5566

Re: Stern chasing

Antonio Bonomi, Alexandros and Dave Saxton,

Your discussion on PE ranges and identification on their DS foes is precisely what I was talking about scientific, properly supported and inteligent posts here. It is enlighting to read about historic technical events from all of you.

Thanks!
by Karl Heidenreich
Sun May 27, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck's 71st anniversary
Replies: 19
Views: 4368

Bismarck's 71st anniversary

Today 71 years ago some 2,000 german sailors lost their lives in one of the most dramatic and meaningful naval actions of World War II. Three days before more than 1,000 british sailors shared this fate when Bismarck sunk the British capital vessel Hood and put Battleship Prince of Wales on the run....
by Karl Heidenreich
Sat May 26, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Stern chasing
Replies: 41
Views: 5566

Re: Stern chasing

There are two kinds of arguments here: the first kind are just some subjective opinions dictated more by prejudice than from scientifical and historical knowledge and that usually finds a light comment as a result; the second kind are those supported by reliable information and objective study of th...
by Karl Heidenreich
Sat May 26, 2012 3:06 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Stern chasing
Replies: 41
Views: 5566

Re: Stern chasing

yellowtail: some quarters, criticism of Lutjens is popular because practitioners think the Admiral cheated Bismarck out of greater glory - !if not fore Lutjuns, Bismarck would have sunk PoW and the RN cruisers, then wreaked havoc in the Atlantic, kept Hitler from Russia, and ....NAND... And...' ......
by Karl Heidenreich
Fri May 25, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 384
Views: 113433

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

Lutscha, You are right that I need to slow down a bit and forgive my lack of patience (it a virtue that I do not have in abundance). Let me explain the following: when I got into this forum, many years ago, I concieved Bismarck as the epitome of naval weapondry for the very wrong reasons. During th...
by Karl Heidenreich
Fri May 25, 2012 3:59 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 384
Views: 113433

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

Go ahead & share you opinion on that subject, if you'd like. There are already lenghty and very well supported posts, from me and others, refering to that. That's the problem with this forum: for a long time and doing a lot of research several facts were presented and defended and some just like to...
by Karl Heidenreich
Fri May 25, 2012 3:07 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 384
Views: 113433

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

yellowtail: Exception... I think the South Dakotas were somewhat better ships, if we're measuring by the pound (or kilo) and they were a little smaller. Not a a great diff, but enough to make that exception... a notable exception. Otherwise.. when it comes to warships, guns, horsepower, and bank ac...
by Karl Heidenreich
Sun May 20, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Pilot Aces of World War II
Replies: 79
Views: 19687

Re: Pilot Aces of World War II

Just found this which destroy the myth that Hartmann's victories must be considered to the times he was shot down because HE WAS NEVER shot down. According to this source: "He engaged in aerial combat 825 times while serving with the Luftwaffe. During the course of his career, Hartmann was forced to...
by Karl Heidenreich
Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:51 am
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: 2011: Jutland movie!
Replies: 57
Views: 20895

Re: 2011: Jutland movie!

Red Tails: unnacurate just not to create polemic.
by Karl Heidenreich
Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:41 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Pilot Aces of World War II
Replies: 79
Views: 19687

Re: Pilot Aces of World War II

Being working now in Cali I was invited last week to a Aereonatical Musseum and Air Club. The musseum have several sponsors one of them having for last name Thyben. When I met this guy Saturday afternoon I came to know that his father was Gerhard Thyben, an Fw 190 pilot of WWII with 157 victories. W...
by Karl Heidenreich
Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Costa Concordia capsizes off the coast of Italy
Replies: 21
Views: 4732

Re: Costa Concordia capsizes off the coast of Italy

Still the whereabouts of some passengers are unknown. The causes are quire misterious.
by Karl Heidenreich
Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Best cruisers of WWII and the best use of cruisers
Replies: 171
Views: 56030

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

How on Earth, Heaven and Hell I missed this??

phill gollin:
lwd ;

Stop digging you are just exposing yourself to ridicule.
Damn right!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Karl Heidenreich
Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Replies: 17
Views: 3381

Re: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Now that Cheetah died it seemed that the Democrat Party only have one alternative: Obama all the way.
by Karl Heidenreich
Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Yamato: the greatest warship of all times
Replies: 57
Views: 12124

Re: Yamato: the greatest warship of all times

Ken Thompson: But seriously folks I wonder if someone can tell us what role was envisioned by the designers for this class of ships. In WW 1 battleships were formed in a line to slug it out with the presumably same size line of the enemy. I know that the Japanese had some vague idea of a "final" ba...