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by lwd
Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Obama´s mosque
Replies: 193
Views: 13362

Re: Obama´s mosque

RF wrote:... he current Republican governor is something of an oddball untypical of the Republican Party, who didn't seek the presidential nomination this year. Which I think does say a lot....

Since you were talking about Schwatzenneger what it says it that he was not Constititutionally allowed to do so.
by lwd
Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: H class Battleships
Replies: 65
Views: 10220

Re: H class Battleships

Ok how do you pay for them at that point? The German economy was rather severely constrained during that period. The same way that Schacht managed to finance the rest of German re-armament in the mid- 1930's ''Constraints on the German economy'' needs to be qualified. Germany still had some one mil...
by lwd
Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Tirpitz shelling New York
Replies: 130
Views: 16444

Re: Tirpitz shelling New York

If Tirpitz has broken out US battleships in the area are likely to have an ammo loadout consistent with a potential ship on ship engagement. Tirpitz on the other hand is on a raiding mission. If it's combined with a shore bombardment mission then just what her loadout is may become signficant.
by lwd
Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: 3 German battleships in May 1941.
Replies: 119
Views: 9972

Re: 3 German battleships in May 1941.

Really? How? German fighters couldn't even reach the fields of 12 Group or 13 Group. By following the original German plan and sticking to it - by taking out the 11 Group airfields and radar stations, but this time with sustained bombing dawn to dusk. Fighters from 12 and 13 Groups are drawn into t...
by lwd
Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Destroyers vs. battleships - Comprehensive list from WW2 (al
Replies: 73
Views: 14283

Re: Destroyers vs. battleships - Comprehensive list from WW2

Suggesting more hits is of little use to us, if we are after a specific relationship between shot and hit we need exact figures. If you accumulate enough of them you have a data base that rises above the inevitable bias of each side over the other. It's of more use than an arbitrary and almost assu...
by lwd
Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1293
Views: 108326

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

Lwd You brought in the M1. And I noted that it is good example of superior American technology. Well you also mentioned it's gun in particular which wasn't developed by the US but by Germany. Then there's the fact that the basic armor design was a British development. So I was uncertain if you were...
by lwd
Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck's 71st anniversary
Replies: 19
Views: 3278

Re: Bismarck's 71st anniversary

I know you don't like it, Karl, but fact is, Bismarck was a nazi battleship. Squirm and carp all you want, then have a look at her fantail and the flag she was flying - Nazi. Nazi battleship. nazi, nazi, nazi. what's the big deal? This post is a complete ignorant insult to my post above. This sort ...
by lwd
Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Sea Lion 1941
Replies: 73
Views: 5964

Re: Sea Lion 1941

My understanding was there was at least one USMC adviser on the American side as well but that most of his advice was ignored. On the other hand the prewar theoretical work resulted in practical equipment such as the various landing craft and a navy that knew how to work with shore based observers s...
by lwd
Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: KM GNEISENAU
Replies: 6
Views: 3018

Re: KM GNEISENAU

if there are plans for the good lady out there somewhere. It seems there are plans for her sister Scharnhorst but the info on Gneisenau is limited. Without wishing to be overly pedantic should not Gneisenau be a ''he'' as was the Prussian general the ship was named after? No. The convention if both...
by lwd
Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Sea Lion 1941
Replies: 73
Views: 5964

Re: Sea Lion 1941

... There were many reasons why Sea Lion would quite likely have failed, but the Germans were no better or worse off than their Allied opponents in terms of combined arms command skill sets. In fact, an arguable case can be made that, in terms of air/ground combined operations (as in tactical air s...
by lwd
Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: 3 German battleships in May 1941.
Replies: 119
Views: 9972

Re: 3 German battleships in May 1941.

... And the question remains : exactly how many dive-bombers actualy participated in the Dunkirk and Crete attacks ? It is a question but Dunkirk is such a poor analog of what an attack on the RN intercepting German invasion convoys would be like that it's simply not worth much work. Crete might we...
by lwd
Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: H class Battleships
Replies: 65
Views: 10220

Re: H class Battleships

Well this is the 'hypothetical' thread, so maybe we can posit that Germany didn't reach such abysmal levels of productive capacity in the late 20s and early 30s--maybe the reparations demands weren't quite so drastic, the NY Stock Exchange failure didn't bring the entire world crashing to a halt, o...
by lwd
Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Destroyers vs. battleships - Comprehensive list from WW2 (al
Replies: 73
Views: 14283

Re: Destroyers vs. battleships - Comprehensive list from WW2

I just reviewed the thread and you provide no figure of any shots or hits in that engagement. All my figures came from O'Haras three volumes on naval clashes during WW-II, since he is the only source that covers that many incidents and searches for such figures, probably because he understands the ...
by lwd
Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1293
Views: 108326

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

ede144 wrote:@ Lwd
The M1 is a good example of superior American technology. Especially the gun :-)
Regards
Ede

I assume you are being sarcastic. In any case I'm still not sure how it relates to anything I said.
by lwd
Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 365
Views: 74690

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

Got a reply to just what was filmed on the Kirishima from:
http://www.j-aircraft.org/smf/index.php ... icseen#new
from Sander Kingsepp
In fact, only one side (stb) was examined in a severely limited visibility, during a single pass.

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