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by dougieo
Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:09 am
Forum: Military Conflicts Today
Topic: Falklands again?
Replies: 25
Views: 12780

Re: Falklands again?

maybe Argentina feel that the UK is overstretched at the moment, Iraq/Afghanistan and its a toe in the water moment to see how hot the water is
by dougieo
Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:01 am
Forum: Military Conflicts Today
Topic: Falklands again?
Replies: 25
Views: 12780

Re: Falklands again?

Would all this have something to do with the fact that there may be oodles of oil in the sea around the Islands?
by dougieo
Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: RN WW2 Battleship Trivia
Replies: 50
Views: 4962

Re: RN WW2 Battleship Trivia

all reasonable early in the war to I believe.
by dougieo
Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lockerbie murdered free!
Replies: 7
Views: 1384

Re: Lockerbie murdered free!

If there was a route of appeal for an alleged miscarriage of justice then the lawyers would have pursued it to the nth degree. They haven't. The circumstantial evidence points to a political and trade agreement between Britain and Libya; we shan't be allowed to know the full truth. With the SAS now...
by dougieo
Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: If Numerical Parity Had Been Closer Would Have Germany Won?
Replies: 7
Views: 4089

Re: If Numerical Parity Had Been Closer Would Have Germany Won?

A more important question is would they have tried?
by dougieo
Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lockerbie murdered free!
Replies: 7
Views: 1384

Re: Lockerbie murdered free!

did the Scottish Crown Prosecution Service not come to the decision in 2007 that there may have been a miscarriage of justice at this trial?

Evidence tampering was mentioned.
by dougieo
Wed May 06, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The future of Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 15933

Re: The future of Europe

The words "Gravy" and "Train" spring to mind whenever MSP`s(Im a Jock), MP`s and MEP`s are mentioned. A great career move for anyone good at talking b$£%&*@t!! and if you dont like the pay you can always vote yourself a rise, or maybe an extra weeks holiday. I must admit I dont even know who my MEP ...
by dougieo
Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Hypothetical alternate WWII strategic scenario
Replies: 12
Views: 3185

Re: Hypothetical alternate WWII strategic scenario

You think that the allies would use the A-bomb on Germany, if just after Japan is defeated they drop one on Berlin would Hitler even consider surrender.
by dougieo
Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Villers Bocage: don´t be fooled by the Firefly
Replies: 221
Views: 22944

Re: Villers Bocage: don´t be fooled by the Firefly

Karl Heidenreich wrote:I will answer this with an hypothesis in a separate e-mail so we don´t contaminate this one.
apologies for going off track.
by dougieo
Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Villers Bocage: don´t be fooled by the Firefly
Replies: 221
Views: 22944

Re: Villers Bocage: don´t be fooled by the Firefly

How many American aces fought for six years? Do you think that might have something to do with the totals for German aces? The North Vietnamese air force had aces with much higher kill totals than US fighter pilots? Do you think they were that much more skillful? I don't. They didn't get sent "home...
by dougieo
Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Don't be fooled about the Tiger
Replies: 115
Views: 15104

Re: Don't be fooled about the Tiger

I do believe that tanks must be compared against it´s similars as a battleship must be compared against another battleship. If someone here dare to compare a battleship with, let´s say, a battlecruiser or a heavy cruiser, it would not stand scrutiny. So, if we compare tanks then we must put the Tig...
by dougieo
Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Don't be fooled about the Tiger
Replies: 115
Views: 15104

Re: Don't be fooled about the Tiger

RF wrote:Would they let Jeremy Clarkson loose in one of these tanks?
surely they would get the STIG to do a power lap in it!

after watching that vid it must have been so hard to hit anything on the move judging by how much the gun vibrates
by dougieo
Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Alternative WW1 Battle of the Falklands
Replies: 15
Views: 3692

Re: Alternative WW1 Battle of the Falklands

Hi Dougieo: Isn´t it Battlecruisers by Roberts? Anyway, what I mean, is that instead of running, he should have entered Stanleý´s anchorage, and shell the BCs at short range and with no place for them to move and open ranges. He came so close to the entrace as to see the masts of the ships inside, ...
by dougieo
Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Alternative WW1 Battle of the Falklands
Replies: 15
Views: 3692

Re: Alternative WW1 Battle of the Falklands

his 8.2in guns would have done much damage to the thinly armoured BC. I believe both British battlecruisers were hit several times by 8.2 inch but I am not clear as to exactly how severe this damage was. Evidently it did not impair either ships fighting capabilities.... Invincible took twelve 8.2in...
by dougieo
Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:22 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Armour Penetration
Replies: 81
Views: 15486

Re: Armour Penetration

Bill Jurens sometimes visits this forum, and he can give you the best information available. In the meantime, you can search the internet for the paper he helped write based on his examination of the Hood and Bismarck wrecks. The title is "A Marine Forensic Analysis of HMS Hood and DKM Bismarck." I...