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by lwd
Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Marines in the Pacific vs Waffen SS
Replies: 34
Views: 5998

Re: Marines in the Pacific vs Waffen SS

It's worth noteing however that the Marines did have their own air support and that it was very good. Arguably the best coordinated ground support of the war.
by lwd
Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: H class Battleships
Replies: 65
Views: 10157

Re: H class Battleships

One can say the Same from the US, or a doezen other States One can say what exactly? and who has? If you are talking about the "German bureaucracy was always world class". Then I don't think anyone has suggested that any other country fit that bill. Of course it depends on just how you me...
by lwd
Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: H class Battleships
Replies: 65
Views: 10157

Re: H class Battleships

... "As it is the topic is so broad as to be of little value." Speak for yourself. I find the possibilities fascinating, and of great entertainment value. The problem is if the topic is too broad it fractures into multiple discussions and rapidly becomes quite difficult for people to tell...
by lwd
Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: H class Battleships
Replies: 65
Views: 10157

Re: H class Battleships

I wonder whar kind of banana republik Germany and the KM was. Ship H was properly designed and orderd. Same aplied to shipI. This would not happen when financial recources would not be available. German bureaucracy was always world class. ... That would explain why Germany was almost bankrupt in th...
by lwd
Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: H class Battleships
Replies: 65
Views: 10157

Re: H class Battleships

...It is a historical fact that there was a design for an extremely powerful H class battleship. No argument there. It is a historical fact that Germany possessed the resources and the trained labor to build at least one of them, even if some sacrifices had to be made elsewhere (or that there was p...
by lwd
Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: H class Battleships
Replies: 65
Views: 10157

Re: H class Battleships

Germany had a very constrained economy in the prewar period. Not just financially by the way but resource wise. If you build additional battleships the money and resources have to come from somewhere. correct, and cancelling useless projects would have helped. Indeed but the question is which if an...
by lwd
Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: German shipyards from before WWI thru 1945
Replies: 4
Views: 2197

Re: German shipyards from before WWI thru 1945

Indeed it would have been but I didn't have the time to search for them. An indication that he was having problems would have been enough for me to do so that he hasn't either indicates to me that he didn't have such a problem or didn't consider it worth trying.
by lwd
Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: H class Battleships
Replies: 65
Views: 10157

Re: H class Battleships

I am not underestimating the cost of the ships. I am positing a slightly different set of historical circumstances, in order to consider what the effect of maybe 2 H class battleships could have had upon a slightly different world order. Or better yet, one H class and one H class hull modified and ...
by lwd
Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: H class Battleships
Replies: 65
Views: 10157

Re: H class Battleships

... LOL, and of those 93 divisions more than half of them didnt even fire a shot. I'd certainly like to see sources for that. Of course whether or not they fired a shot doesn't mean that they weren't involved in the invasion. anyway, this is all irrelevant since I dont see any need to reduce the si...
by lwd
Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: German shipyards from before WWI thru 1945
Replies: 4
Views: 2197

Re: German shipyards from before WWI thru 1945

I believe there are a couple of threads over on the axis history forum with details on shipyards of the various powers. Might be a good starting place.
by lwd
Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: H class Battleships
Replies: 65
Views: 10157

Re: H class Battleships

on my previous posts I put just an example from where the funds might have come and you did you even bother to comment. Didn't I? I suggest you look a little closer. There is for instance a serioius question as to whether or not they could have used those funds. Even if they could have used them th...
by lwd
Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: H class Battleships
Replies: 65
Views: 10157

Re: H class Battleships

Read at least the first few chapters in Wages of Destruction and then we can discuss it. I know that book what do u want to discuss about it? It makes it rather clear that the German economy didn't have a significant amount of slack in the period we are discussing. My impression is that if the Nazi...
by lwd
Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: H class Battleships
Replies: 65
Views: 10157

Re: H class Battleships

lwd asked, how do you pay for additional ships? well the first thing that comes to my mind.... cancel all Nuremberg constructions and other Nazi arquitectural projects all over Germany (let Hitler live in the old chancellery), and there you have plenty of money. lwd, you are an intelligent person a...
by lwd
Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: H class Battleships
Replies: 65
Views: 10157

Re: H class Battleships

Except you can't really do that unless you can put them in context and that means also considering what the other impacts of building them would be both on Germany and other nations. In a world where there's no Great Depression and the reparations are significantly less do you even have a Nazi Germ...
by lwd
Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck's 71st anniversary
Replies: 19
Views: 3263

Re: Bismarck's 71st anniversary

frontkampfer wrote:If someone wants to use that term that is their perogative. Kind of like calling all things Soviet, Red or Commie!

Similar but more accurate as Red or Communist or "Commie" could equaly well refer to things that were Comunist Chinese, Vietnamese, Cuban, etc.

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