Bismarck vs Sovietski Soyuz

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Bismarck vs Sovietski Soyuz

Postby tameraire01 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:07 pm

who would win this battle. The Soviets or the KM? The Soviet BB from what i found out had 15 inch guns in double turrets vs the Bismarck's 15 inch guns.
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Re: Bismarck vs Sovietski Soyuz

Postby alecsandros » Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:16 pm

tameraire01 wrote:who would win this battle. The Soviets or the KM? The Soviet BB from what i found out had 15 inch guns in double turrets vs the Bismarck's 15 inch guns.

... The Soyuz would be formidable on paper.
In reality the actual construction may be less then good, depending on quality of materials...

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Re: Bismarck vs Sovietski Soyuz

Postby Dave Saxton » Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:21 pm

My info has the SS with 16" guns.

At any rate the advantage has to go with the Germans who have far more experience. This experience runs from design and construction experience to operational experience, to the best technical support from experienced private enterprize and private acadamia, and to actual combat experience. We should expect the Bismarck to have superior firecontrol equipment and procedures. We should expect the Germans to have superior metalurgy and armour manafacture methods.
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Re: Bismarck vs Sovietski Soyuz

Postby tameraire01 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:18 pm

I must be wrong. those soviet BBs would give the germans a good run though.
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Re: Bismarck vs Sovietski Soyuz

Postby paul.mercer » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:32 pm

Gentlemen,
To add to Dave's evaluation, I would expect the German crews to be far better trained than their Soviet counterparts.

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Re: Bismarck vs Sovietski Soyuz

Postby mangust.lis » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:09 pm

tameraire01 wrote:who would win this battle. The Soviets or the KM? The Soviet BB from what i found out had 15 inch guns in double turrets vs the Bismarck's 15 inch guns.


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Re: Bismarck vs Sovietski Soyuz

Postby Djoser » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:20 am

Thanks for posting the illustration, it's a good one :D


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