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by Gary
Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck v Warspite
Replies: 20
Views: 4905

Re: Bismarck v Warspite

The barbette armour on the QE class wasnt wonderful I dont think.
by Gary
Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Now the dumb Jackass...
Replies: 21
Views: 3210

Re: Now the dumb Jackass...

Speed limits whilst frustrating at times do exist for a reason. I learned a hard lesson as a daft 18 year old who was coming home late from college in my parents car. I had another lad in with me and trying to be a clever s**t I hit the ridiculous speed of 125MPH on the dual carriageway. I was in th...
by Gary
Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Christchurch Earthquake
Replies: 1
Views: 837

Re: Christchurch Earthquake

I concur
Its a terrible tragedy.
by Gary
Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sports Cars someone?
Replies: 47
Views: 8095

Re: Sports Cars someone?

One thing a Porsche can't outrun is a bullet - not even one from the Vopos, let alone the Russian troops.....

Yep - Miss Kalashnikov will go from 0-60 a hell of alot quicker than any 911 Carrera :wink:
by Gary
Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Now the dumb Jackass...
Replies: 21
Views: 3210

Re: Now the dumb Jackass...

I wasnt even aware the 55 limit had been scrapped! (I'm British).
My Dad said that when Obama got elected he would only be a "one term" president - I think my old man is gonna be right!
by Gary
Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Cruiser Prinz Eugen Film Clips
Replies: 4
Views: 4080

Re: Cruiser Prinz Eugen Film Clips

Wonderful film.
Thanks
by Gary
Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The 'most profound discovery in human history?''
Replies: 4
Views: 1313

Re: The 'most profound discovery in human history?''

''most profound discovery in human history"

I agree RF.
A cure for HIV or Cancer would be worthy of that title but not some inhospitable planet that would take Han Solo's Millenuim Falcon 560 years to reach :wink:
by Gary
Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Claude Choules
Replies: 5
Views: 1886

Re: Claude Choules

I can't really imagine a bunch of Kriegsmarine sailors pulling of such a stunt

I agree RF
Buggering about seems to be a British trait - you only have to look at holidays abroad (Spanish/Greek) and any loutish behaviour or trouble can, about 8 times out of 10, be laid at the door of British people.
by Gary
Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:13 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Battleship guns against land targets
Replies: 13
Views: 20830

Re: Battleship guns against land targets

Large calibre naval guns were great against Tanks - you didnt even need a direct hit - a near miss was enough to wreck one. I heard a tale where a Swordfish pilot claims he saw a 15 inch shell from HMS Renown demolish a row of houses like they were a pack of cards (I'm guessing it was the Genoa bomb...
by Gary
Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Was US participation in WWII superfluous?
Replies: 146
Views: 27736

Re: Was US participation in WWII superfluous?

Well if we assume Britain fell in 1940, were would Russia get theur arctic convoys to keep them supplied from? Where would the USA launch an invasion of western Europe from? - the Azores? Without the USA, Britain would lack the manpower and industrial might of Uncle Sam. Without Russia, Fritz has no...
by Gary
Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Claude Choules
Replies: 5
Views: 1886

Re: Claude Choules

Sorry for the very late reply RF http://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Final-Survivor-First-World/dp/1845966317/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294161870&sr=1-1 Santa did deliever me a copy - I'm half way through reading it. Claude and some of the Revenge seaman went ashore in Malta (between the wars) and took the t...
by Gary
Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?
Replies: 100
Views: 22853

Re: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?

Cuttlasses and flintlock pistols at the ready!!!
by Gary
Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: French Battleships
Replies: 14
Views: 3898

Re: French Battleships

Hi Djosser

The book I mentioned describes in good detail with some drawings, the 15inch hits Dunkerque recieved at Mers El Kebir.
Its well worth getting but it is a little pricey - The Dunkerque's were pretty nice ships
by Gary
Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Was US participation in WWII superfluous?
Replies: 146
Views: 27736

Re: Was US participation in WWII superfluous?

I dont think Britain, Russia or the USA could have succeeded in WW2 without each other.
No single nation could have defeated the Axis
by Gary
Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?
Replies: 100
Views: 22853

Re: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?

I heard somewhere that Loan Gruffard wants to make a Hornblower movie!
The TV series got chopped because of the high production costs - but I suppose a one off movie with a hollywood budget would certainly be sellable to the general public