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by BuckBradley
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Italian fascism and Italy's WW2 performance
Replies: 5
Views: 6754

Re: Italian fascism and Italy's WW2 performance

I don't think Mussolini was all bad by any means. He almost wiped out the Mafia and he did make the trains run on time. He also restored a bit of respect for Italy. However you want to characterize his decision to enter WWII, however, it was a complete gamble (bluff) on a pair of twos facing a bunch...
by BuckBradley
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: WW1 battleships
Replies: 34
Views: 6767

Re: WW1 battleships

So gents I am pretty sure that the USN contemplated these torpedo nets at the time but as far as I know they never adopted them. Anyone know why?


by BuckBradley
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 33680

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

My only comment would be that it would appear that the summary is heavily weighted towards establishing that Prince of Wales was exhibiting fairly good gunnery compared to Bismarck. That may be true, but that was not, and could not, have been known in real time. I think an important point that is b...
by BuckBradley
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: The Ironclad & Pre-dreadnought Era (1860-1905)
Topic: Best Armoured Cruiser Design
Replies: 7
Views: 7508

Re: Best Armoured Cruiser Design

Well Blucher obviously, right? I mean, all "biggest gun" main armament, fast as any, weebled wobbled but didn't explode, etc.....