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by frontkampfer
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: German machine guns
Replies: 3
Views: 3599

Re: German machine guns

MG 42 was made up of stampings with much less machining & looser tolerances. It had a huge rate of fire. Both were very good!
by frontkampfer
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Gary Staff has died
Replies: 0
Views: 8447

Gary Staff has died

It was with great sadness that I learned that Gary Staff, one of the best authors of books on the WWI German Navy passed away in late July at the age of 63. His English language books, especially his work on German Battlecruisers were fantastic and his work gave access to readers information that wo...
by frontkampfer
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 134
Views: 30395

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

OpanaPointer wrote:Dupe.
Blow it out your sea bag!

Until the day in the not too distant future, when the tolerant left razes Mount Vernon and opens the Thought Reeducation Camp and I get placed in it, I have the right to my opinion which no one need agree. Have an nice day!
by frontkampfer
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: USS INDIANAPOLIS FOUND
Replies: 3
Views: 5505

USS INDIANAPOLIS FOUND

The USS INDIANAPOLIS has been found:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/08/19/lo ... -crew.html

Some closure for the families of those brave men!
by frontkampfer
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 134
Views: 30395

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

The monuments should stay! Those who fought for the Confederacy were Americans before secession & if they survived, were Americans after the war. Lincoln, when asked what to do with the Southern leaders said to "let them up easy". He had the wisdom & foresight to see that nothing was to be gained by...
by frontkampfer
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Buy, Sell and Trade
Topic: Nazi items and other memorabilia
Replies: 1
Views: 2917

Re: Nazi items and other memorabilia

Paul, You have to be really careful when someone is selling "authentic" items. There is a whole industry in fake Nazi items & detecting them. As a reenactor I have seen authentic & repro items side by side and I can't pick real from fake. All I can say is do your homework and if there is a particula...
by frontkampfer
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: The French fleet
Replies: 13
Views: 5283

Re: The French fleet

Paul,

Excellent topic. Getting the French fleet reasonably intact would have helped the Germans in their balance against Britan but they would still be short on trained personnel.
by frontkampfer
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Hitlers invasion of Russia
Replies: 3
Views: 3420

Re: Hitlers invasion of Russia

I think they could have taken Moscow if (big if) they stayed focused. I don't think it would ended the conflict.
by frontkampfer
Sat May 13, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: SMS Baden Fire Control
Replies: 15
Views: 11743

Re: SMS Baden Fire Control

Terrific topic & discussion. I can eat this with both hands. Does anyone know if there are any surviving photos of the German FC equipment? Thanks again!
by frontkampfer
Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Ian Ballantyne's views on Bismarcks distruction
Replies: 15
Views: 9198

Re: Ian Ballantyne's views on Bismarcks distruction

Paul,

I appreciate your posting and perspective on this book. I long ago determined that this author had an ax to grind and I chose not to give him any of my money. Thanks for confirming my decision.

Larry
by frontkampfer
Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: The Ironclad & Pre-dreadnought Era (1860-1905)
Topic: H L HUNLEY - First Successful Submarine
Replies: 10
Views: 13624

Re: H L HUNLEY - First Successful Submarine

The HUNLEY was found about 1000 feet to seaward of HOUSITONIC. It was believed that Dixon put it on the bottom to wait for things to die down after the attack and for the tide to turn. They miscalculated the air they had and they died of anoxia. Over time it filled with water & sediment which helped...
by frontkampfer
Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: The Ironclad & Pre-dreadnought Era (1860-1905)
Topic: H L HUNLEY - First Successful Submarine
Replies: 10
Views: 13624

Re: H L HUNLEY - First Successful Submarine

According to what the guide at the Lash Center-FOTH said and the exhibits show the HUNLEY had a contact fuse, no lanyard. The US Navy did a test with the type of charge used and it would not have affected the crew or sub. The explosion went up into the hull. You may disagree but that was what they b...
by frontkampfer
Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: The Ironclad & Pre-dreadnought Era (1860-1905)
Topic: H L HUNLEY - First Successful Submarine
Replies: 10
Views: 13624

Re: H L HUNLEY - First Successful Submarine

The spar torpedo (20 ft long) had a contact percussion fuse.
by frontkampfer
Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:05 am
Forum: The Ironclad & Pre-dreadnought Era (1860-1905)
Topic: H L HUNLEY - First Successful Submarine
Replies: 10
Views: 13624

Re: H L HUNLEY - First Successful Submarine

I unfortunately realized the post should have been listed on a different page after I posted it. I sent a message to Jose about it and asked him to move it to where he felt it would be more appropriate. The HUNLEY had three crews. The first had six deaths due to being swamped on the surface. The sec...
by frontkampfer
Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: The Ironclad & Pre-dreadnought Era (1860-1905)
Topic: H L HUNLEY - First Successful Submarine
Replies: 10
Views: 13624

H L HUNLEY - First Successful Submarine

The H L HUNELY is the first successful submarine to sink a ship. On February 17, 1864 the HUNLEY attacked and sank the USS HOUSITONIC. The crew of the HUNLEY never returned from their mission and the location of it was unknown until 1995 when it was discovered. The location was kept a secret to prev...