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by Ned
Tue May 16, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck vs. Iowa
Replies: 322
Views: 71019

Iowa vs. Bismarck

Despite her excellent qualities, the Bismarck class was not without her flaws. The main fire control system, was located above the main armour deck of the vessel and more vulnerable to shellfire from large and intermediate calibre guns (most British and American capital ships mounted their main fir...
by Ned
Tue May 16, 2006 7:24 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck vs. Iowa
Replies: 322
Views: 71019

Iowa vs. Bismarck

To those who discounted my assessment that the Iowa would win hands-down in any ship v. ship slugging match (using the scenario laid out at the start of this thread), I have to disagree. In that extremely hypothetical action, "fog of war" wouldn't apply. Why? Because you've got two ships (not two fl...
by Ned
Tue May 16, 2006 4:23 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck vs. Iowa
Replies: 322
Views: 71019

Iowa vs. Bismarck

A number of folks here have noted the difference in techology between '41 and '45 - and it's impressive. However, the Iowa was in service in '43 (not so much difference), and her first combat mission was against the Tirpitz (rumors that the Tirpitz had sailed launched the Iowa from Argentia on Augus...