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by RF
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Prince Eugane v AGS
Replies: 52
Views: 4544

Re: Prince Eugane v AGS

The essential point here is that Langsdorf purposely closed the range instead of keeping it open, having initially mistaken Harwood's force as a light cruiser and two destroyers supposedly on convoy escort. Had the range been kept open Exeter could have been pummelled at sufficient range that AGS do...
by RF
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: A 15" gunned Scharnhorst at North Cape
Replies: 31
Views: 2895

Re: A 15" gunned Scharnhorst at North Cape

There is a further issue here - what if as well Bey had kept his five destroyers in close company and available to give torpedo attack support in any duel with DOY?
by RF
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: A 15" gunned Scharnhorst at North Cape
Replies: 31
Views: 2895

Re: A 15" gunned Scharnhorst at North Cape

Paul L wrote: pretty sure it was 3 twin 15" gun turrets, not 3 triple 15" gun turrets.
Gneisenau was scheduled for twin 15 inch turrets installation after the Channel Dash - until the ship was burn't out in an RAF raid.
by RF
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: A 15" gunned Scharnhorst at North Cape
Replies: 31
Views: 2895

Re: A 15" gunned Scharnhorst at North Cape

If we replace all of Scharnhorst's historical 11in hits with 15in hits, then nothing changes. Additionally the proposed mods to fit 38cm guns to S&G would have increased their displacement, making them slower and probably worsening their already poor seakeeping qualities. There were heavy hits on N...
by RF
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Prince Eugane v AGS
Replies: 52
Views: 4544

Re: Prince Eugane v AGS

paul.mercer wrote: ..... was the armour on AGS that heavy as to enable her to absorb multiple hits from 8"?
Rasenack thought not in his comments on the two eight inch hits from Exeter.
by RF
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Prince Eugane v AGS
Replies: 52
Views: 4544

Re: Prince Eugane v AGS

How about 2 8x8" cruisers like Norfolk and Suffolk working together, would they be enough to subdue one of them? Essentially a Battle of the River Plate scenario. Are the two county class cruisers sufficiently able to attack their target on opposite flanks to either divide German fire or to leave o...
by RF
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 134
Views: 7193

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

The conclusion of the vast majority of peer-reviewed journals is that man-made CO2 is contributing to acceleration of global warming. This is incorrect. What you are stating is your incorrect opinion based on a misinterpretation of these articles, the majority of which have an open view on the subj...
by RF
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 1872
Views: 53882

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

You must be really desperate to think that someone can believe the nonsense you are writing" ! :kaput: Play your tricks with someone else . NOBODY (not even the fair "deniers") will support you in this enormity. :stop: Alberto Gentleman: It may be unfair that I have selected this particular quote b...
by RF
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 1872
Views: 53882

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

of cowardice (your word, I would have used: "not being aggressive enough") by a Court Martial: even Troubridge was not condemned..... :think: However Troubridge career was logically over.... Bye, Alberto Leach's career was also almost over - killed in action 10 December 1941 by a more nastier enemy...
by RF
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 1872
Views: 53882

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

Hello everybody, @ Wadinga, you wrote : " The reports I read in the National Archives signed by Wake-Walker, Ellis and Tovey give no indication they are falsified. " This only means that you are not using the tons of post's you have here in since many years with the many Official document examples ...
by RF
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Prince Eugane v AGS
Replies: 52
Views: 4544

Re: Prince Eugane v AGS

The one point with this is that the Norwegian campaign had depleted the KM's available ships for the fall of 1940. Only Scheer was available.

Running this as a hypothetical scenario - the Norwegian campaign would still have caused substantial losses and delays.
by RF
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: POW exchange
Replies: 6
Views: 1385

Re: POW exchange

Unlikely. That character had been involved in previous escape attempts and in the eyes of the Germans was a ''troublemaker.'' He would have far more likely to have murdered by the Gestapo or SS than be set free. ''No military threat'' means not only incapable of fighting but also incapable of helpin...
by RF
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: POW exchange
Replies: 6
Views: 1385

Re: POW exchange

Generally by ship or by transfer to neutral territory (such as territory under Vichy French control) under the ambit of the Red Cross. Smaller transfers were done by aircraft, using agreed diplomatic flights between the UK and Switzerland and also between the UK and Sweden. These usually involved wo...
by RF
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 1872
Views: 53882

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

Alberto Virtuani wrote:
Apparently WSC was not much pleased after the DS.....
Nobody in the RN would be pleased with the DS result, regardless of their view of POW breaking off the action.
by RF
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Africa's Great Green Wall
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Re: Africa's Great Green Wall

More greening on a large scale will increase the carbon sink, so CO2 levels may start to fall back.

However as CO2 is only a trace gas its level overall isn't that significant - the important thing is that there is some CO2.