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by Matthias
Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:38 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: To call to a Bismarck Followers Reunion?
Replies: 7
Views: 2485

Re: Bismarck and KM fan reunion

Antonio Bonomi wrote: La Spezia ( Regia Marina stuffs )


Yes....seems a very good idea to me...:D
by Matthias
Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:37 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Denmark Strait article map
Replies: 29
Views: 9107

Surely I'll be, I'm not missing any number of his paper from december to now...;) :D
by Matthias
Sun Feb 19, 2006 2:10 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Determining Distances from Photographs
Replies: 54
Views: 16218

*controls the calculations*

Well, I guess there's little to disagree about this numbers...mathematic is not an opinion after all. ;)
by Matthias
Sun Feb 19, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Denmark Strait article map
Replies: 29
Views: 9107

:lol:

The map makes me think about what you told me about Bagnasco's idea of a similar map about the North Cape Battle... :wink:
by Matthias
Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:14 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Doubts about three shafts stern of Bismarck
Replies: 48
Views: 16078

Zara class heavy cruisers had only two shaft, differently from the previous Trento class, which had four shaft.But I dunno the cause of the changing.Anyway Zara class heavy cruisers remained very fast ships, but I should ask to an expert of the Italian Navy, Erminio bagnasco, he surely knows why.May...
by Matthias
Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:23 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Doubts about three shafts stern of Bismarck
Replies: 48
Views: 16078

Indeed, and I would had that, as stated many time, the three shaft arrangement has nothing to do with the torpedo damage...;)
by Matthias
Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:22 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The most beautiful name for a warship?
Replies: 50
Views: 14309

And who knows about Bartolomeo Colleoni, Gioberti, Oriani, Toti, Battisti, Sauro, Ulpio Traiano, Sciré, Gondar, Axum, and so on... :lol: you're right, we need an historician to know the names of italians ships.;) Apart Littorio, I guess... :wink: @Ulrich: not to speak of Royal Sovereign, Royal Oak, ...
by Matthias
Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: County class heavy cruiser vs. Hipper class heavy cruiser
Replies: 20
Views: 6037

Re: Chess and Napoleon

Antonio Bonomi wrote:I have been studying Austerlitz as well and visited the battlefield, a bit less Waterloo.


:clap:

His action on the Pratzen has been magistral, it took the Russian completely unprepared...
by Matthias
Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:34 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: My X-Craft model
Replies: 4
Views: 2188

Ohooooo, finally!!! :D

Was it really that dark?:shock:
I guess the colour was due to the commonly dark watered enviroment in which they were destined to operate, the northern fjord, during nightime...;)
by Matthias
Sat Feb 11, 2006 2:17 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: O'Brian : HMS Surprise
Replies: 2
Views: 1203

Constitution as Ulrich correctly stated was a heavy frigade, bearing 30 long 24 lbs guns and 42 lbs carronades, of very though construction, fast keel and major sail surface too...;) may be with the bow weakness given by the continous decks, but still... But if you read O'Brian "The Fortune of ...
by Matthias
Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:13 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Admiral Luetjens
Replies: 16
Views: 4748

Re: Adm Lutjens

Antonio Bonomi wrote:that is why I wanted the light to be shining on Adm Lutjens name, .. because I think he deserves it.


I guess he deserved at least a battleship to be named with his surname, but it's not the time for big guns anymore...;)
by Matthias
Fri Feb 10, 2006 1:33 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Admiral Luetjens
Replies: 16
Views: 4748

Re: Admiral Gunther Lutjens

I do not know well enough Moeller, but I can guarantee you that both Erwin Rommel and Gunther Lutjens did not dis-honor their country/flag and died with honor. You mean Werner Mölders?He was a Luftwaffe Ace, he died in 1941 during an accident in which his Heinkel 111 got crashed while he was travel...
by Matthias
Thu Feb 09, 2006 9:18 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Distribution of fire
Replies: 4
Views: 1769

They had electromechanical devices that we can call "computer" for the calculation of the fire data.;)
by Matthias
Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:31 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Admiral Luetjens
Replies: 16
Views: 4748

Antonio said it all, nothing more to add about Günther Lütjens. ;)
by Matthias
Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:54 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Admiral Luetjens
Replies: 16
Views: 4748

I don't know how much you know about Lütjens behaviour during the mission, but concerning my opinion I think that he made all the possible for the good achieving of what he was doing.

Let me ask you, what kind of mistakes do you think he did during "Rheinübung" due to is uncapability?

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