ede144 wrote: If I read the discussions going on, than we have first the statement anything flying the Stars and Stripes will win over best what had the swastica painted on. If some one proves the contrary than it doesn't matter because it's irrelevant.
..... By no means, sir. I just find the idea of pitting TIRPITZ against a 14in-gunned battleship launched in 1917 to be rather pointless. The nationality of the other ship is irrelevant What useful purpose is served by such an exercise? What interesting observations might be derived? I'm really at a loss to think of any in either case.
Nevertheless I don't know much about the costal batteries around New York at this time, however how old were they and what kind of guns could be found there. I wonder if we are talking about something like this:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/40.6_cm_SK_C/34_gun
..... You need not wonder at all whether we are talking about smething like the 40.6cm SK C/34, which, like most German artillery designs, was an efficient well designed piece that followed the general German philosophy of a lighter shell and higher velocity. It will hopefully come as no surprise to you that other nations fielded i6in guns in coastal defense roles for the same reasons the Germans did: they were dangerous weapons with a long reach and did a very good job of defending important ports and harbors.
..... My opinion is that re-built BADEN would have approximately the same chances against USS WASHINGTON as the re-fitted WW2 version of the WARSPITE - assuming of course that her re-building was confined to a fiscally realistic level and not the more fanciful spare-no-expense musings which appear on forum-marinearchiv. In short, my money would be on the USS WASHINGTON.