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by madmike
Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Don't be fooled about the Tiger
Replies: 115
Views: 14508

Re: Don't be fooled about the Tiger

thanks Aleco for the info,,ok thats turret now to try and find frontal hull armor pen on tiger II,(i dont believe that the tigerII NEVER had front hull armour holed) just doesnt seem possible that no-one pen the front hull armour , as there were a few (mostly soviet) guns mounted on tanks and tank d...
by madmike
Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:03 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Don't be fooled about the Tiger
Replies: 115
Views: 14508

Re: Don't be fooled about the Tiger

Because of some of the comments on this forum , May i ask if ANYONE has found a battle report(allied/soviet)of the front armour of a Tiger II ever being pen by tank or tank destroyer gun , i've been researching abit about the tigerII and cant find ANY reports , plenty of reports of tigerIIs being de...
by madmike
Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:08 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: German tanks
Replies: 169
Views: 24683

Re: German tanks

hi everyone i would put the king tiger as the meanest tank of WWII (i still cant find a battle report were a king tiger had its front armour pen by a enemy tank or tank destroyers)of all german tanks, the 4 best would be PzIV(workhorse),Panther,tiger 1 and king tiger. the germans and soviets had dif...
by madmike
Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1296
Views: 167979

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

hi lwd in my statement about the (400+)shell hits on bismarck,,,,my point was that NO battleship took that many SHELL hits and DIDNT sink straight off,,,,,the torpedo hit that crippled her Was from a torp with much less power than those that hit the yamato.And hit her in a weak point(BLOODY LONG ODD...
by madmike
Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck isn't hit in the rudder
Replies: 14
Views: 3744

Re: Bismarck isn't hit in the rudder

IF Bismarck wasnt hit in the stern then its a far bet she would have made Brest,,,,,then the Brits have the problem of 3 german capital ships in Brest and how to attack them ,,,,,,and if those 3 are joined by PE,,,and do the channel dash , that puts bismarck and company home for refit and repairs , ...
by madmike
Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck v Warspite
Replies: 20
Views: 6719

Re: Bismarck v Warspite

Bismarck for sure over Warspite,,,but i think warspite would have caused damage
by madmike
Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1296
Views: 167979

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

i would put this piece of info out there and see what you good people think,,,,the Bismarck took more than 400 heavy shell HITS plus torps to destroy her can ANYONE show any other battleship EVER to have stood up to so much damage,,,,and the Yamato doesnt even come close.....the statements that bism...
by madmike
Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:15 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Michael Wittman and Tiger tanks
Replies: 74
Views: 12591

Re: Michael Wittman and Tiger tanks

RF, wrote," Quite clearly the nazies would be booted out and replaced by the leaders of the Bomb Plot conspirators, and Rommel would have sought a negotiated ceasefire to stop the war. The only sane solution really". I would agree it would be the sane solution, But i think it would not be so easy, T...
by madmike
Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: What if Spain had entered WW2 on the Axis side?
Replies: 26
Views: 8817

Re: What if Spain had entered WW2 on the Axis side?

The war in Europe last longer and cost more lives on both sides, BUT ENDS THE SAME WAY, But with Spain broken up after by the allies.
by madmike
Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: World best soldiers ever
Replies: 120
Views: 58638

Re: World best soldiers ever

BEST SOLDIERS EVER, now thats a hard one there have been and there are now great soldiers (units) in every country. How do you pick the BEST, Is it small elite units is it over all field skills, is it large scale units, (Divisions, Brigades) or is it on smaller size units, (Battalions, company, Plat...
by madmike
Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sports Cars someone?
Replies: 47
Views: 12728

Re: Sports Cars someone?

hi i think if you look ," That the last of the Pontiac GTOs were modified(larger engine and left-hand drive) Australian (GM) Holden Manaro cars, built in Australia for the US market, The same car was released in the UK as well but kept the Manaro name.
by madmike
Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:42 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Scoped rifles for every infantryman
Replies: 10
Views: 2367

Re: Scoped rifles for every infantryman

If i may comment on this from a ex-Infantry/sniper point of view, You each make good points, My very humble opinion is 1. Yes most standard infantry rifles today are fitted with LOW powered scopes for the reasons you give (most standard issue rifles are NOT fitted with thermal sights), 2.YES (RF/lwd...
by madmike
Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:57 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Michael Wittman and Tiger tanks
Replies: 74
Views: 12591

Re: Michael Wittman and Tiger tanks

Thanks lwd, for your post on stabilized and IR mounted tanks, i can find info on the 90mm fitted with a stabilized mount, but not on the early Sherman 75mm,
by madmike
Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:41 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Best cruisers of WWII and the best use of cruisers
Replies: 171
Views: 70819

Re: Best cruisers of WWII and the best use of cruisers

lwd, YOU are a very hard taskmaster, How about we break this down into 3 sections, 1 the best cruiser in its capabilities (design,firepower,ect), 2 Best service record (including best single action by a cruiser), 3 the best use of cruisers in combat, Would that be better.
by madmike
Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Germany's Weapons in WWII
Replies: 94
Views: 31006

Re: Germany's Weapons in WWII

hi lwd, you are probably right about the A-10, coming into existence from a study of all sides and the US's own cas needs.