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by Djoser
Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck Tirpitz Scharnhorst vs King George V Prince of Wales Hood
Replies: 108
Views: 39277

Bismarck Tirpitz Scharnhorst vs King George V Prince of Wales Hood

Late summer/fall 41. Tirpitz not fully worked up, bur neither was POW at Denmark Strait. Perhaps greater efforts made for speedy completion in the previous year. Obviously the Brits will throw whatever they could to stop such a task force, but the the three ships listed were the ones with the speed ...
by Djoser
Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War
Replies: 1950
Views: 123353

Re: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War

All It is amazing to read pages of speculation about the deliberations Captain Leach might have gone through in the 120 secs before he decided to betray hundreds of years of tradition, dishonour the flag and run from the enemy. On the other hand as I have previously suggested, maybe he spent the ti...
by Djoser
Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: A new "Sink the Bismarck!" movie?
Replies: 115
Views: 60313

Re: A new "Sink the Bismarck!" movie?

Cameron, yes maybe. Perhaps someone more like Cy Enfield, who produced the Zulu films about Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift. Yeah both outstanding examples of military cinema done well. Save the historical inaccuracies of the first film perhaps--but it was made at a time when historical accuracy was n...
by Djoser
Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: A new "Sink the Bismarck!" movie?
Replies: 115
Views: 60313

Re: A new "Sink the Bismarck!" movie?

If it was made like "A Bridge Too Far" it could be the best war movie of all time. I shudder to think of what Cameron would do. But if that was the only way to make a Bismarck movie and he used state of the art graphics, I'd deal with it I suppose. :D I wound up making my own custom edit of Titanic,...
by Djoser
Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: WWII propaganda lives on!
Replies: 0
Views: 6822

WWII propaganda lives on!

'Battleship X', AKA USS South Dakota, AKA to the boys of the USS Washington 'SD' meaning 'Shitty Dick'. Seeing as how Washington bailed SD's ass out when it was getting the shit kicked out of it by a lesser opponent, it's hard not to sympathize t some extent. But from what I read, the crews of the t...
by Djoser
Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War
Replies: 1950
Views: 123353

Re: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War

Thanks Alberto. I knew it didn't explode inside the ship, or no way could Leach have survived! And it wouldn't seem likely that an AP fuse would be set off by thin plating, no--but I wasn't sure if it exploded after exiting or not.
by Djoser
Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War
Replies: 1950
Views: 123353

Re: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War

Wow Djoser, Have you been here since page 6 or in a marathon reread? Actually I was considering the Electra Glide Ultra Classic weighing in at 411Kg in road trim, plus two hairy bikers at 114Kg each plus chains, boots, German helmets with horns and also weapons etc. Dimensionally small, but heavy m...
by Djoser
Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War
Replies: 1950
Views: 123353

Re: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War

Djoser wrote - "Somewhat off topic for me to comment, but I have never understood how it was that such a pompous ass as Beatty had so many supporters just after Jutland, and between the wars. Was England really so deprived of truly heroic and effective leaders at this time?" ..... Beatty is a fasci...
by Djoser
Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War
Replies: 1950
Views: 123353

Re: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War

Antonio wrote - "Sean, I see your witness, but unfortunately both Ltnt Hunter-Terry and Capt. Leach ( June narrative ) do provide a clear and different version of those events sequence. " It is wisest to objectively examine all the evidence. A good case in point might be LION's 360deg circle at Jut...
by Djoser
Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War
Replies: 1950
Views: 123353

Re: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War

Imagine an 800kg Harley crashing through your living room at 1000 mph. This is a classic post, and an outstanding analogy. Most people couldn't function within a week or two of such a thing happening, much less make a command decision influencing the strategic situation in a major World War within ...
by Djoser
Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Could the Type XXI U-boat have won the war?
Replies: 64
Views: 18917

Re: Could the Type XXI U-boat have won the war?

One of the biggest advantages to stopping or slowing the Allied convoys would be slowing down the influx of trucks to the Red Army (the entire Studebaker run was designated for the Red Army). Without these trucks it would have been impossible both for the infantry to keep up with the armor and for ...
by Djoser
Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: The Ironclad & Pre-dreadnought Era (1860-1905)
Topic: The REAL first 'all big gun' battleship
Replies: 18
Views: 14396

Re: The REAL first 'all big gun' battleship

No doubt. But one wonders if the problem might have spurred advances in technological capability (though it's hard to imagine much faster growth than transpired during this amazing period in history). Certainly one doesn't have to look too far for other examples of unwieldy, unstable, flawed & clums...
by Djoser
Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:11 am
Forum: The Ironclad & Pre-dreadnought Era (1860-1905)
Topic: The REAL first 'all big gun' battleship
Replies: 18
Views: 14396

Re: The REAL first 'all big gun' battleship

Was just reading 'The Design and Construction of the Battleship Dreadnought' by DK Brown in Warship Vol 4, and at the end, he mentions that after the trias of the 1881 battleship Inflexible, there was a proposal to build a 4 twin 16 inch gunned turret version of the Inflexible--sort of a combination...
by Djoser
Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:00 am
Forum: The Ironclad & Pre-dreadnought Era (1860-1905)
Topic: Why can't history buffs act? USS Olympia 1893
Replies: 1
Views: 5051

Re: Why can't history buffs act? USS Olympia 1893

I saw the Olympia many years ago with my favorite uncle. Then about 20 years ago he told me it was in very bad shape. So I can believe it has gotten worse.

Any updates on efforts to save this beautiful & historical ship?