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by jazsa80
Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:34 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Big gun Barrel Re-lining (Yamato)
Replies: 5
Views: 4465

Big gun Barrel Re-lining (Yamato)

It seems to me that there is another 'fact' quickily evolving across the net. This 'fact' being that Yamato and Musashi's guns were rarely used due to concerns with Barrel life. I am seeing posts suggesting a barrel lifes of between 75-100 rounds and that the Japanese didnt have the facitlities in p...
by jazsa80
Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Germany's Weapons in WWII
Replies: 94
Views: 32436

Re: Germany's Weapons in WWII

Going to put it out there. MG42- best infrantry based support machine gun. Can there be a counter argument?

It really sounds like tearing canvas!
by jazsa80
Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:31 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Japanese Invasion US mainland
Replies: 63
Views: 12338

Re: Japanese Invasion US mainland

Dont think the japanese ever organised their armour into divisions as the rest of the the world did. One possible way I could see it happening is if the Axis controlled the entire world. So Japan, Germany Italy and all the little minor countires vs America+. Maybe if they pulled their resources they...
by jazsa80
Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Japanese Invasion US mainland
Replies: 63
Views: 12338

Re: Japanese Invasion US mainland

No karl, aint seen that movie. Thinking about it I have come up with a few ideas. Firstly, Germany would have to victorious in Europe. Either coming to terms with the UK or taking the island and defeating the Soviet Union. The US would need to be under bombardment from V weapons, and maybe bombers f...
by jazsa80
Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:39 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Japanese Invasion US mainland
Replies: 63
Views: 12338

Japanese Invasion US mainland

Can anybody think of a hypothetical scenario that could see the Japanese landing troops on the US mainland?

Even if the japanese took out the entire US navy down to the last row boat I just cant see it being possible. Anybody got any ideas?
by jazsa80
Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:08 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Germany's Weapons in WWII
Replies: 94
Views: 32436

Re: Germany's Weapons in WWII

I cannot believe there are some that would try and knock Hartmann.... There are people who will knock anyone and everyone. However no one here has. Except maybe you given the following: The man was a freak. His skill could not be matched by any of the allied aces. Opinioon with no facts to back it ...
by jazsa80
Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:38 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Germany's Weapons in WWII
Replies: 94
Views: 32436

Re: Germany's Weapons in WWII

I cannot believe there are some that would try and knock Hartmann. The man was a freak. His skill could not be matched by any of the allied aces. That is it. His personel flying doctrine was nothing short of genious. He would close to the closest possible distance before opening fire where his guns ...
by jazsa80
Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:17 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Two KGV's vs. Yamato
Replies: 333
Views: 35182

Re: Two KGV's vs. Yamato

The way I see it Yamato could cop 30-40 direct hits and still keep trucking, where the KGV'v are looking at penetrating hits pretty much from the word go. Have no idea where I pulled that 30-40 number from but it sounds good. Hope you guys get the jist of what Im saying and that Im right.

-Yo-Ho.
by jazsa80
Sat Nov 08, 2008 3:03 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Midway: Jap Carriers survive
Replies: 20
Views: 3949

Midway: Jap Carriers survive

How about this. Battle goes as historical but by sheer fluke Akagi, Kaga, Soryu and Hiryu get back to Japan. All four flight decks are trashed and lets say about 20-30% of the aircrews come home to. First of all, what was the Japanese capacity to repair 4 fleet carriers? I would imagine the damage t...
by jazsa80
Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:35 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Pearl Harbor: Possible third wave
Replies: 148
Views: 82418

Re: Pearl Harbor: Possible third wave

Bgile,

Just out of interest, did many of your crew realise the historical significance of the drydock (having Yamato/Musashi them)?
by jazsa80
Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:38 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Pearl Harbor: Possible third wave
Replies: 148
Views: 82418

Re: Pearl Harbor: Possible third wave

But but but... These are big heavy doors, I would have thought that even if you knocked them out of alignment it would be a big task to fix them. Do they run/guided on rails or are the doors themselves boyant so they 'float' open and shut? And those tank farms, they would cop a bashing even from a f...
by jazsa80
Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:36 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Pearl Harbor: Possible third wave
Replies: 148
Views: 82418

Re: Pearl Harbor: Possible third wave

And in repsonse to lwd....

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On another note, dont you just have to blow out the locks on a dry dock and the thing is stuffed?

-Errp.
by jazsa80
Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:16 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Pearl Harbor: Possible third wave
Replies: 148
Views: 82418

Re: Pearl Harbor: Possible third wave

A third airstrike would have been in the best interest of the Japanese. To attack the oil storage tanks and the repair facilities would only be beneficial to the Japanese. The board is talking of the readiness of the Us to a defend a 3rd strike but to me it is unjustified. This was a peace time mili...
by jazsa80
Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:00 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: A modern naval conflict scenario?
Replies: 6
Views: 1878

Re: A modern naval conflict scenario?

Bit of a worry really. Up and coming superpower (china) and world economic turmoil. Anyone remember the 30s? I actually wonder how far the two countries would take a Chinese take on Taiwan. It would be a scary time for all of us I would think. Kind of like the Cuban missile crisis was for my parents...
by jazsa80
Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:46 am
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Nimitz Class Sunk?
Replies: 5
Views: 2655

Nimitz Class Sunk?

Just wondering if anybody know what would happen if a ship the size of a Nimitz goes down in deep water (2000m+). What happens to the Reactor? Does it just fizzle away for 50 years or does it turn the ocean radioactive? I would say that if the shut down procedure is able to be activated then not muc...