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by 19kilo
Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: NATO Battleships
Replies: 14
Views: 22913

Re: NATO Battleships

BTW, does anyone know if any BBs were equiped with nuclear shells?
by 19kilo
Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:08 am
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: NATO Battleships
Replies: 14
Views: 22913

Re: NATO Battleships

Yes, the 16in guns were fired in GW1. Also.....didnt Turkey have an old German battlecruiser that was assigned a NATO hull number? B70?
by 19kilo
Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:05 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: The sinking of the Konigsberg
Replies: 50
Views: 7549

Re: The sinking of the Konigsberg

The US maritime strike a/c was the B-17. The Air Corp assured everyone that they would have no trouble hitting ships from high altitude using the Norden bombsight. Of course it didnt quite work out that way. The mere fact that they couldnt hit ships from altitude didnt stop the AC from making some p...
by 19kilo
Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: The sinking of the Konigsberg
Replies: 50
Views: 7549

Re: The sinking of the Konigsberg

That is true. Lets not forget that the RN also began 5 BBs with those CVs and started on anoth 3 of which only one was completed.
by 19kilo
Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:26 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: The sinking of the Konigsberg
Replies: 50
Views: 7549

Re: The sinking of the Konigsberg

Not really sure what ur point is about the carrier construction in the mid to late 30s..........It would probably be worthwhile that during the times you mentioned the US was in a very isolationist mood, so getting funding for any sort of naval build up just wasnt in the cards. This "mood" lasted pr...
by 19kilo
Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:07 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Duke of York & Renown at Noth Cape
Replies: 38
Views: 5893

Re: Duke of York & Renown at Noth Cape

Well, it seems that DoY's gunnery was good enough to slow Sharn down so the cruisers could get their torpedos in then.
by 19kilo
Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Strategic bombing during World War II
Replies: 127
Views: 36484

Re: Strategic bombing during World War II

I agree.
by 19kilo
Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: German tanks
Replies: 169
Views: 25842

Re: German tanks

I believe that a number of French tanks were repaired by the Germans and later used on the Russian Front...[/quote] Very good point. However, most of the captured stocks of French tanks were not used in a frontline role as they did not conform to German operational concepts. In other words, the one ...
by 19kilo
Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Duke of York & Renown at Noth Cape
Replies: 38
Views: 5893

Re: Duke of York & Renown at Noth Cape

I'm lost here........if Scharnhorst was so well built and apparently well protected against 15in shells, why is she sitting on the bottom of the ocean? I mean, if she wasnt vulnerable to Renown firing 15in projectiles, how was she harmed by the 14in ones from DoY?
by 19kilo
Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Was the Blücher really such a bad design?
Replies: 21
Views: 16312

Re: Was the Blücher really such a bad design?

I imaine he would have welcomed the Blucher in asia. I wonder if any thought had been given to sending a battlecruiser out there?
by 19kilo
Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Was the Blücher really such a bad design?
Replies: 21
Views: 16312

Re: Was the Blücher really such a bad design?

I would say that as far as armored cruisers go, the Blucher was probably the best of them all.
by 19kilo
Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Was the Blücher really such a bad design?
Replies: 21
Views: 16312

Re: Was the Blücher really such a bad design?

IMO she was a very good design for an armored cruiser, but their time had passed. She had the crew size and armor of a battlecruiser but not the speed or gun power. I would have to look up her commisioning dat, but maybe she should have been sent to the East Asia Squadron?
by 19kilo
Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Duke of York & Renown at Noth Cape
Replies: 38
Views: 5893

Re: Duke of York & Renown at Noth Cape

The germans seemed to have many problems with their high pressure steam plants.......
by 19kilo
Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Battle of the Falklands: 95 years ago
Replies: 12
Views: 7983

Re: Battle of the Falklands: 95 years ago

That should have been something of a wakeup call to the RN in general and the battlecruiser force in particular.
by 19kilo
Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:47 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Tirpitz and Graf Zeppelin 1941
Replies: 335
Views: 47893

Re: Tirpitz and Graf Zeppelin 1941

I believe GZ would need escorts (light cruisers perferably) if for nothing else than to act as plane guards.