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by kevin32422
Sun Nov 08, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Germans seize the French navy in 1940
Replies: 1
Views: 3738

Germans seize the French navy in 1940

Supposing they can do this and the British didn't shell the French in Port like they did I think the Germans have a better chance for success in invading England in 1940 -41 or some joint operations with the Italians against the British in the North Africa campaign against the British navy and their...
by kevin32422
Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Prinz Eugen stays with Bismarck
Replies: 43
Views: 16219

Re: Prinz Eugen stays with Bismarck

I think the Germans made the right move here separating these two ships, first the Prinz Eugen could only supply limited AA support, second the seas were so rough during the pursuit of the Bismarck I doubt the Prinz Eugen could have been in a position to tow the Bismarck the most it could have done ...
by kevin32422
Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck vs. Rodney: hand to hand?
Replies: 414
Views: 63191

Re: Bismarck vs. Rodney: hand to hand?

If I remember right the Bismarck was built to draw off the British battle cruisers and battleships from the convoys, thus allowing the German cruisers pocket battleships, and battle cruisers to engage the British convoys. but keep in mind this is when all of plan Z was to be completed
by kevin32422
Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Beauty & the Beast
Replies: 27
Views: 9714

Re: Beauty & the Beast

Interesting match up I think the German crew was better trained looking at all the sea battles Italy and Germany was in during WWII the Germans knew what to do with their ships more so than the Italians they just didn't have the numbers to hang with England, USA, Russia, Canada, ect. better training...
by kevin32422
Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Germans in WWII having Iowa class battleships
Replies: 76
Views: 14843

Re: Germans in WWII having Iowa class battleships

I think Raeder would be more aggressive with having more battleships available keeping them in the open sea and supplied would be a problem maybe some hit and run tactics in coordination with aircraft and subs would have evened things out
by kevin32422
Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Germans in WWII having Iowa class battleships
Replies: 76
Views: 14843

Re: Germans in WWII having Iowa class battleships

I think it would have made a huge difference if they could have kept their supply ships out and they needed carriers as well for recon and another level of anti air protection
by kevin32422
Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:55 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Germans in WWII having Iowa class battleships
Replies: 76
Views: 14843

Germans in WWII having Iowa class battleships

Suppose the Germans in WWII had in their arsenal all 4 Iowa class battleships or as close as they can get to the class and the latest upgrades during the time frame of the war plus what the had during the war would that have been enough to change the course of battle in the Atlantic.?
by kevin32422
Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Another Bismarck sortie
Replies: 27
Views: 3973

Re: Another Bismarck sortie

I think the Germans could have taken some of the sting away from the British patrols along the faeroes and the Denmark straight with air strikes from the Graf Zepplien and through in some U boat screens in the same areas
by kevin32422
Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Another Bismarck sortie
Replies: 27
Views: 3973

Re: Another Bismarck sortie

I agree the only weakness I see in this would be the resupply issues
by kevin32422
Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Another Bismarck sortie
Replies: 27
Views: 3973

Another Bismarck sortie

Imagine that the Bismarck sails with the Prinz Eugen, Scharnhorst, Gneisenau and the new aircraft carrier Graf Zepplien to raid the convoys the Bismarck is used to draw off the escorting battleships while the other ships raid the convoys if the Bismarck gets in some trouble they can call on either a...
by kevin32422
Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:02 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck vs. Rodney: hand to hand?
Replies: 414
Views: 63191

Re: Bismarck vs. Rodney: hand to hand?

To me it would come to who landed the first big hit if you are going by the actual battle were they met both had disadvantages but a undamaged Bismarck vs a undamaged Rodney a give a slight edge to the Bismarck. Bismarck had quicker firing guns, more speed, and could find the "range" quicker. all th...
by kevin32422
Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:57 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Pearl Harbor: Possible third wave
Replies: 148
Views: 82887

Re: Pearl Harbor: Possible third wave

They were planning on using the aircraft carrying subs they had along with the attack on Midway the only benefit I can see is it stalling our reinforcements (they would have to sail around south America instead.)
by kevin32422
Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Pearl Harbor: Possible third wave
Replies: 148
Views: 82887

Re: Pearl Harbor: Possible third wave

I have heard that Japan was considering also an attack on the Panama canal this along with the 3rd air wave attack would have been a disaster for us in my opinion
by kevin32422
Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck used as bait
Replies: 19
Views: 3185

Re: Bismarck used as bait

I think this could have been done at the Denmark Straits, Iceland Faero Passages, and around the Orkney Islands if the seas would have permitted this it could have been a disaster for the British because the focus was on the Bismarck and not the subs so much during the chase of the Bismarck.
by kevin32422
Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck used as bait
Replies: 19
Views: 3185

Bismarck used as bait

Suppose the Bismarck was used as bait to draw the British fleet over wolfpack submarine screens, I understand the Germans had such screens in place any takers on what would have happened if this would have been used?