Refitted Richelieu versus Tirpitz , 1943

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Re: Refitted Richelieu versus Tirpitz , 1943

Post by northcape » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:56 pm

alecsandros wrote:
northcape wrote:
And in the end, the Prinz will steam ahead towards Iowa, ram her and simply cut through the US battleship's flimsy armour!
Another possibility would be that both Iowa's would scuttle themselves as soon as they would identify the 2 German heavy ships :whistle:
Of course, and Roosevelt would have offered unconditional surrender to the axes powers immediately! :D

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Re: Refitted Richelieu versus Tirpitz , 1943

Post by RNfanDan » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:33 pm

northcape wrote:
alecsandros wrote:
northcape wrote:
And in the end, the Prinz will steam ahead towards Iowa, ram her and simply cut through the US battleship's flimsy armour!
Another possibility would be that both Iowa's would scuttle themselves as soon as they would identify the 2 German heavy ships :whistle:
Of course, and Roosevelt would have offered unconditional surrender to the axes powers immediately! :D
Wait a moment....not until he'd gotten back his "director's cut" copy of The Wizard of Oz :dance:
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Re: Refitted Richelieu versus Tirpitz , 1943

Post by Thorsten Wahl » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:59 am

northcape wrote:...And in the end, the Prinz will steam ahead towards Iowa, ram her and simply cut through the US battleship's flimsy armour!
As the thread became joking, here is my addition.
Even american BBs had flimsy armour, as anybody knows they had the best damage control partys in the miky way, so they were able to patch any hole in their ships, imedately after any holing event happens; and of course, before any water flows in.
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Re: Refitted Richelieu versus Tirpitz , 1943

Post by ede144 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:50 pm

Which was shown in the movie Battleship. An Us BB could sink everything, exempt probably USS Enterprise under Captain Kirk

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Re: Refitted Richelieu versus Tirpitz , 1943

Post by Brad » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:40 am

The first ship to get shells on target would probably win. The German Bismark class was very accurate with their big guns. The problem with this French design was that the 15 inch guns in the quad mounts were grouped in pairs of 2, and as such were too close together. This created what is known as interference, which in turn dimished accuracy. If you read up on it, you will find that this was a known problem with the french quad-15 gun mountings that were installed on these ships during WWII. My estimate is that the Germans are on target first-and-most in this fight, and that in the end the French go down.

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