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by JustinT
Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:31 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Lets Build it, in theory.
Replies: 35
Views: 5893

Lets Build it, in theory.

Well , since theres plenty of ideas, technology etc into what a battleship could/should have, what say we simply build an outline here as to what we all would have as built into/onto/etc a battleship. from my limited knowledge, id suggest - 18" main armament in 3 triple turrets a small batery of 5-6...
by JustinT
Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:20 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Aircraft vs. Battleships. Case Closed!
Replies: 14
Views: 3816

I would submit that is because of the fears brought on by the kamikaze, the american military learned the lesson very well, far more so than any of the other sides. this, combined with thier virtually limitless resources, allowed them to come up with highly advanced defenses thru the end of the war....
by JustinT
Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:32 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Devils Brigade Seize Yamato!
Replies: 7
Views: 2193

Oh, and, one other thing - providing the entire chain of miracles did go unbroken, then, pair her up with the new Iowas. Just for the sake of making one Hades of a mess. :lol: :shock:
by JustinT
Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:29 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Devils Brigade Seize Yamato!
Replies: 7
Views: 2193

Devils Brigade Seize Yamato!

(Totally from my immagination here. hehe. ) Spring, 1945. The British admiralty and the US Pacific fleet, knowing the dangers posed by the Yamato, hatch a daring, downright insane plan - seize the battleship right out from under the noses of the IJN. thier secret weapon? The Devils Brigade (off topi...
by JustinT
Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:15 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismark after the fateful torpedo
Replies: 3
Views: 1552

Bismark after the fateful torpedo

I suppose this may be a rather silly question, but it is one ive wondered for a long time - after the torpedo crippled the rudders on Bismark, he could only steam in large circles, which tended to head north toward his stalkers - if Bismarks general heading was north, why could the ship not simply r...
by JustinT
Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:06 am
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Bismarck Wreck Salvage
Replies: 113
Views: 126775

When i was younger, i often thought that itd be a cool thing to salvage the Bismark, to see either restored or held as a museum. as ive gotten older, ive realised it is a war memorial, and should be kept as that - however, i do also think that it should be exstencively documented, photographed etc s...
by JustinT
Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:00 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: History's last true Naval Gunnery battle.
Replies: 7
Views: 3315

History's last true Naval Gunnery battle.

I havent seen it meantioned, sorry if it has, but i thought id put up a topic about "The Battle of the Komandorski Islands". heres what wiki has to say about it - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Komandorski_Islands The Battle of the Komandorski Islands was one of the most unusual engageme...
by JustinT
Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hello all.
Replies: 13
Views: 2557

Hello all.

Im Justin, im an apprentice mechanic in Grande Prairie, a smaller city in Alberta Canada. i've long been an admirer of ww2 warships, paticularly battleships, and as a kid i long had a fascination with both the Bismark and Titanic, the former from first watching the old black and white movie Sink the...