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by peter
Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:49 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Nuclear powered Battleship?
Replies: 187
Views: 77457

NUCLEAR BATTLESHIP

How many BBs were sunk in WW2. Today a BB is a sitting duck. It might be able to withstand a terrorist attack, but that would probaly be its only advantage over modern naval ships.
by peter
Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:15 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Spain allies with Axis, takes Gibraltar, seals off Mediter
Replies: 44
Views: 13645

Spain allies with axis

After Dunkirk and the fall of France, England had to worry about a cross channel invasion. Its very survival was in doubt. Spain had a battlehardened army of over 3 million. The Gibraltar of 1940 would not have lasted very long against the weapons of that time as it had 150 years earlier. England wo...
by peter
Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:57 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Greatest admiral of all time
Replies: 217
Views: 114966

worlds greatest admiral

Yamamoto said after being compared to Yi Son Shin, that he would agree to be compared to Nelson, but nobody could be compared to Yi Son Shin. Over a 10 year period at the end of the 16th century, Yi defeated an overwhelming Japonese naval force to save the Korean nation. He never lost a battle in pr...
by peter
Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:14 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Spain allies with Axis, takes Gibraltar, seals off Mediter
Replies: 44
Views: 13645

Spain allies with axis

The guns on top of Gibratar could sink any surface ship entering the Mediterranean. The axis would not need to use much resources to control or defend it. English resupply of Egypt around the tip of Africa would have been vunerable and impractical.
by peter
Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:29 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Greatest admiral of all time
Replies: 217
Views: 114966

worlds greatest admiral

yi son shin: He never lost a battle even though he was always out numbered. In one battle he defeated a japanese fleet of over 600 with just 13 of his own.
by peter
Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:18 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Spain allies with Axis, takes Gibraltar, seals off Mediter
Replies: 44
Views: 13645

Spain allies with Axis, takes Gibraltar, seals off Mediter

Spain has a 3 1/2 million man veteran army. Sells its steel to axis instead of England. Captures gibraltar in 1 week. helps occupy France and North Africa , mediterranean is an axis lake, Suez falls, India falls, Western and Eastern Axis armies and navies link up.