Missouri vs Bismarck

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Missouri vs Bismarck

Post by harris 1 » Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:12 am

who would have won?

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Re: missouri vs bismarck

Post by Tiornu » Fri Sep 16, 2005 6:17 am

Missouri is larger and newer. All else being equal, she's be the likely winner.

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Post by Sergio » Sat Sep 17, 2005 7:02 pm

Hello, the Missouri is faster and has bigger guns but the Bismarck could have won at short range in a Guadalcanal battle style.

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Post by _Derfflinger_ » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:53 pm

Sergio wrote:Hello, the Missouri is faster and has bigger guns but the Bismarck could have won at short range in a Guadalcanal battle style.
Sergio - Other than possibly (probably) having better optics, I can't think of any features that Bismarck had that were superior to what Missouri had. BB63 was several years the newer ship, and her design benefited from much real world experience that Bismarck's design did not have.

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Post by Sergio » Sun Sep 18, 2005 3:49 am

Yes, but you never know. If Bismarck hits Missouri first anything can happen. The Hiei was heavily damaged by inferior American cruisers in Guadalcanal.

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Post by Tiornu » Sun Sep 18, 2005 5:39 am

Yes, we can spoke only in probabilities. There's no way that two Japanese battleships should have been bested by a cruiser-destroyer force.

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mo vs bismarck

Post by harris 1 » Sun Sep 18, 2005 10:48 pm

It could have been like the case with the Graf Spee the Japanese might of thought they ran into something bigger and turned to run, but in a stand up fight they would have blew the cruisers out of the water. :?:

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Post by marcelo_malara » Mon Oct 03, 2005 2:08 pm

Don´t forget the cruisers fired at (in naval terms) point blank range and the Japanase battleship was rather thin skinned.

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