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by Djoser
Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:37 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Sinking of HMS Glowworm
Replies: 9
Views: 3407

Re: Sinking of HMS Glowworm

I have always thought that was one of the most amazing and admirable actions of WW II, and would make a great painting!
by Djoser
Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:35 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: 1919: Analysis of Hood's magazine protection
Replies: 27
Views: 4747

Re: 1919: Analysis of Hood's magazine protection

Very interesting, thanks!

I was just looking for that old thread about the Hood's front magazine also possibly exploding from the blast channeled down the length of the ship. In spite of the bow apparently being blown off, it seems unlikely to me as eyewitness accounts don't seem to verify it.
by Djoser
Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:54 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Iron Shipwright vs new Kombrig Seydlitz 1/350?
Replies: 0
Views: 5829

Iron Shipwright vs new Kombrig Seydlitz 1/350?

I am looking to buy a 1/350 Seydlitz kit, and might be able to get a deal on the Iron Shipwright kit. But if the Kombrig is really a better kit, I'd rather wait a little while and get the best. Anyone know where I could find some sort of comparative reviews? Anyone know much about the relative quali...
by Djoser
Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck v Warspite
Replies: 20
Views: 6333

Re: Bismarck v Warspite

Dresden wrote:
Only God could write that scenario.
Ha well put!
by Djoser
Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: BATTLE FOR SAIPAN-13 JUNE-9 JULY 1944
Replies: 13
Views: 6010

Re: BATTLE FOR SAIPAN-13 JUNE-9 JULY 1944

Sorry, but there seems to be a pattern here...
by Djoser
Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Ersatz Yorck/Mackenson vs Hoods
Replies: 6
Views: 2266

Re: Ersatz Yorck/Mackenson vs Hoods

Every time? I'm not convinced. I think they would have some advantage, especially the speed. But that ability to absorb punishment served the German battlecruisers quite well at Jutland. The speed of the British did not serve them nearly as well. And I believe the Hoods were vulnerable to 15" fire. ...
by Djoser
Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Naval fire support in Normandy
Replies: 33
Views: 9947

Re: Naval fire support in Normandy

Thank you pg for your story-mine was much the same but embellished; as in later life he obviously saw it as a shameful act and tried to mitigate himself.Another became an SS man -he had the tatoo confirming this; and the other Poles censured him for that; but he just shrugged "So What" PS I accept ...
by Djoser
Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Ersatz Yorck/Mackenson vs Hoods
Replies: 6
Views: 2266

Ersatz Yorck/Mackenson vs Hoods

The best of the German vs. the best of the British battlecruisers.

The Hoods have the speed and the tonnage. The German BCs have the amazing ability to take a beating and still blow hell out of the opposition.
by Djoser
Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The Greatest Naval Battle in History
Replies: 248
Views: 159506

Re: The Greatest Naval Battle in History

i would add that no more was at stake than was at Salamis, and that result was least of all predictable.
by Djoser
Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:03 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Was US participation in WWII superfluous?
Replies: 146
Views: 42070

Re: Was US participation in WWII superfluous?

^^^They apparently even had US ships, with US crews, that were bought or leased or whatever by the Russians, sailing right under the noses of the Japanese to deliver US raw material and food. According to one source I found, almost half of US aid to Russia got there this way--though apparently it wa...
by Djoser
Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Was US participation in WWII superfluous?
Replies: 146
Views: 42070

Re: Was US participation in WWII superfluous?

Yes, this almost implies that the British and Americans did to much to help the Soviets, and brought the Cold War upon themselves. It's a mystery to me as to just how complacent the US in particular was about allowing the USSR to overrun Eastern Europe. Well of course there wasn't much choice about...
by Djoser
Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Was US participation in WWII superfluous?
Replies: 146
Views: 42070

Re: Was US participation in WWII superfluous?

Let's not forget, when discussing the great success of the Red Army from late '43 on, that the US basically mobilized that army by providing it with almost half a million vehicles. US Lend Lease aid to Russia: "14,795 aircraft, 7056 tanks, 1800 self propelled guns, 131,633 Submachine guns, 345.735 S...
by Djoser
Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 396
Views: 152177

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

Apparently WW I German battlecruisers had 4 shafts?
by Djoser
Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 396
Views: 152177

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

OK just read the text portion of Tirpitz the Floating Fortress by David Brown. Basically a more compact but very well done coffee table book. But in it, the author mentioned that had the Bismarck had 4 shafts instead of 3, he might have been able to deal with that nasty torpedo hit a little more eas...
by Djoser
Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Best war movie ever?
Replies: 116
Views: 43530

Re: Best war movie ever?

Have you read 'The Washing of the Spears'? Great book--packed full of detail and excellent character sketches of some of the amazing men involved in the war. I agree, the 'prequel' was also quite good, if a bit hard on the British commander, played by Peter O' Toole. I doubt he was quite such an a**...