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by pdunderhill
Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:28 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Could the Type XXI U-boat have won the war?
Replies: 64
Views: 19433

Re: Could the Type XXI U-boat have won the war?

Well since this a 'what if' type of question... On the assumption that type 21s had extended the War in the Atlantic by two years, and assuming that the KM U-Boats had stayed in the Atlantic, there's no great history of the German Navy straying far from home, Southern Indian Ocean excepted. I still ...
by pdunderhill
Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Taranto Effect on Naval Warfare
Replies: 71
Views: 13012

Re: Taranto Effect on Naval Warfare

As an addendum to the OP, Oerlikonn and Bofors were both, I believe European Arms makers, so did the RN just filch the designs? To badly mangle an expression: 'all is fair in love and war' but were the Allies liable for patent theft if they'd used a weapon design from the Axis or occupied countries....
by pdunderhill
Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:29 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Your favourite Battleship
Replies: 18
Views: 16592

Re: Your favourite Battleship

Hello good people, first post on this forum so please be patient! Like the OP I've always had a love of the comparatively few post WW2 British Battleships especially HMS Vanguard. A ship that almost seems to have disappeared from the public memory now, beautiful proportions, well built, armed and en...