Hypothetical Battle of the Java Sea...

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Re: Hypothetical Battle of the Java Sea...

Post by Bgile » Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:20 am

IronDuke wrote:If anyone wants to try this, the various Royal Navy and Commonwealth, USN and Japanese ships are available at the online game Fighting Flattops. There is a scenario designer tool too.

Thanks ... I may do that.

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Re: Hypothetical Battle of the Java Sea...

Post by David » Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:46 am

If the British had kept Skuas, I wonder would they have been effective against the Japanese. ARK ROYAL's Skuas (flying from Orkney) sank the damaged German CL KONINGSBURG in 1940 (first loss of a major warship by air attack) but the Skua was withdrawn from carrier service not long after that. Perhaps the Skua frightened the battleship Admirals. Their bomb load was relatively small, 500 pounds, I think, to hurt a BB but they might have tormented a CV. Any ideas?

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