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by frontkampfer
Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:23 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: The World Wars
Replies: 3
Views: 4677

Re: The World Wars

Dave, Could not agree with you more. The History Channel and the former Military Channel used to have some really good documentaries but I'm sure the empty suits at both channels thought they were too right wing so hence the change in format and of course the revisionist dumbing down of history. It ...
by frontkampfer
Tue May 27, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 73 Years ago,today...
Replies: 6
Views: 2087

Re: 73 Years ago,today...

May they Rest in Peace!
by frontkampfer
Sun May 18, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Climate Change agenda
Replies: 268
Views: 60587

Re: The Climate Change agenda

climate change is the religion of the left.
by frontkampfer
Wed May 07, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Schopp, Palatinate, Germany
Replies: 7
Views: 5850

Re: Schopp, Palatinate, Germany

Don't know if there are any online sources by try google search of Westwall. You could check Amazon to see if there are books on fortification types such as "Fortress Europe - European Fortifications of WWII by Kaufmann & Jurga. Hope this helps. Would be interested in what you find. Good Luck!
by frontkampfer
Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:35 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: A ship history : Tirpitz
Replies: 35
Views: 13354

Re: A ship history : Tirpitz

Dave,

Great post! I am very interested in German naval FC of all types, but I've just about forgotten all my meger ability in German. Are there any English translations on this subject?
by frontkampfer
Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:16 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: IJNS Kirishima Damage & Loss Analysis
Replies: 12
Views: 8230

Re: IJNS Kirishima Damage & Loss Analysis

Byron,

It was a very good article and I found it convincing. I may not be a Grognard on armour penetration at some angle and other minutia but it seems that Lundgren has a plausible explanation on how damaged Kirishima was and how it sank IMHO. I'm with you on this one!
by frontkampfer
Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Awesome 1/350 Prinz Eugen
Replies: 1
Views: 6614

Re: Awesome 1/350 Prinz Eugen

Magnificent!
by frontkampfer
Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy Holidays
Replies: 1
Views: 5531

Re: Happy Holidays

Thank you, Byron! Merry Christmas to you and yours and to all the forum members!
by frontkampfer
Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:52 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Germans in WWII having Iowa class battleships
Replies: 76
Views: 13838

Re: Germans in WWII having Iowa class battleships

However, the AA arsenal of the Iowa class was formidable, and more than capable of dealing with Swordfishes and Albacores... My guess is that IF the Geermans could mantain 2 Iowas at sea, many convoys between the USA and the UK would be cancelled. You just have to get lucky once! Bismarck found out...
by frontkampfer
Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:43 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Germans in WWII having Iowa class battleships
Replies: 76
Views: 13838

Re: Germans in WWII having Iowa class battleships

Personally - unless they have a good CAP (which was non existent beyond shore based air cover)it would not have made much difference. RN still had the advantage of projection regardless of the quality of ship in question.
by frontkampfer
Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Formula for defeat? The Luftwaffe
Replies: 45
Views: 16707

Re: Formula for defeat? The Luftwaffe

Dave, Have to agree agian. You can't have assets that serve two masters at the same tiew. The workup of air wings and carriers themselves takes time. Those that can't see that don't really appreciate the potential of naval air power. The KM was way behind the curve and while an operational carrier w...
by frontkampfer
Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:10 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Formula for defeat? The Luftwaffe
Replies: 45
Views: 16707

Re: Formula for defeat? The Luftwaffe

Dave, I concur on all your points! The failure of the Luftwaffe to project deep behind enemy lines, coordinate with the KM in vital maritime operations, provide front as well as homeland support while providing for adequate replacement planning was what doomed it to failure. The Japanese had many of...
by frontkampfer
Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Affordable care act? Really?
Replies: 15
Views: 11400

Re: Affordable care act? Really?

..... When I commented upon the suspected "Trojan Horse" nature of the ACA, the ultimate goal of a single payer system was very much on my mind. My suspicionis that ACA was a deal made between the White House and the major private healthcare insurers, whereby the individual insurance mandate of the...
by frontkampfer
Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Affordable care act? Really?
Replies: 15
Views: 11400

Re: Affordable care act? Really?

The whole objective of obama and the dems is to destroy the medical insurance companies so that "the only solution is for the government to step in" as the single payer which is what their goal was from the start. This may sound cruel, but I hope the insurance of all those who voted for this fraud g...
by frontkampfer
Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Gun turrets
Replies: 1
Views: 4896

Re: Gun turrets

My dad was a FC on USS Missouri. I recall asking him about manually training the guns. He said you could but it would take al lot of cranking-the bigger the harder it was.