I mean, the fact that they had 20 years more of training, doesnt mean that it's neccessaryly better.
miro777 wrote:Ya, obviously thats not the only thing they learned
i was simply trying to make an scenario where seabased messerschmidts would fight British carrierbased airplanes...which in my opinion wouldnt have been a happy ending for the RN...
IIRC, the first FAA strike from Victorious, against Bismarck was at midnight local time.
How much doctrine is really needed? I mean if a german spotter plane eyes the British carrier, reports its location, then isnt it just a matter of the German planes being loaded and launched?
tommy303 wrote:IIRC, the first FAA strike from Victorious, against Bismarck was at midnight local time.
If I remember correctly, that far north it is still twilight at midnight in mid to late May, with the sun not completely setting.
"As for British experience, BuShips argued that the flight deck of Illustrious was penetrated by a large (1000lb or heavier) AP bomb.
"The fact that the existence of an armoured flight deck forces the use of such heavy bombs is an important argument in favour of such a deck"..."
"BuShips saw the flight deck as a means to forcing an enemy to use heavy bombs to attack the hanger, that is, to reduce the number of bombs carried and so reduce his number of hits..." p217.
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