Germans in WWII having Iowa class battleships

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Re: Germans in WWII having Iowa class battleships

Post by Thorsten Wahl » Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:46 am

größte Schußweite: maximum ballistic range

größte Reichweite: depends on the timing of "Zerleger" (or the maximum time for time fuzed projectiles) all small projectiles had a "Zerleger" wich detonate the projectile after a fixed burning time depends on kind of projectile. (used to prevent armed projectiles falling back to earth and detonate on impact)

wirksame Reichweite(effective range): uppermost range at wich a certain projectile appears as effective against air targets
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Re: Germans in WWII having Iowa class battleships

Post by tameraire01 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:15 pm

RF wrote: Firstly how would a conservative Gross Admiral like Raeder have used them? Four would still be numerically inferior, at least on paper, to the RN. And by their mere possession there would already be a sharp British construction response.
Our response would be either two lions or giving the KGV,s 15/16 inch guns as planned in triple turrets. Now there would be a battle the German iowas vs the planned KGVs armed with 16inch guns. Jutland the sequel.
Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas. Joseph Stalin

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