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by Karl Heidenreich
Mon Feb 13, 2006 5:02 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The most beautiful name for a warship?
Replies: 50
Views: 35274

The most beautiful name for a warship?

Let´s forget their virtues or defects, their glory or tragic fates, just the name.
For me the name is: REPULSE. It sounds marvellous! :lol: :lol:
by Karl Heidenreich
Mon Feb 13, 2006 4:59 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Pearl Harbor Conspiracy Theory?
Replies: 127
Views: 27009

After reading some articles and seeing the movie "Tora, Tora, Tora" this weekend I think I found the footing for the conspiracy alegations. They are only alegations because no thruth lies behind them The US military were not intercepting the IJN navy codes but the diplomatic ones, so they were able ...
by Karl Heidenreich
Mon Feb 13, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: County class heavy cruiser vs. Hipper class heavy cruiser
Replies: 20
Views: 8200

There is computer game called "Fighting Steel" and the Denmarck Straits scenario includes the intervention of Norfolk and Suffolk. German cannot win in that circumstance. It´s obvious that the game cannot take in account a lot of variables that the real life "game" had. But there it is.
by Karl Heidenreich
Mon Feb 13, 2006 3:26 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Yamato and Musashi vs. Missouri and Iowa
Replies: 55
Views: 31822

But surely the Yamato (or Musashi) had a longer effective range with their 18"?
Somewhere I read that the Iowas´ 16" had a faster muzzle velocity and were more accurate. Is that correct?
by Karl Heidenreich
Thu Feb 09, 2006 9:19 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: H-Klasse Battleship
Replies: 17
Views: 7541

You can find it in the main forum, look for the Spanish Section: "Acorazado Bismarck", inside is a topic called "Los acorazados H ¿alguien sabe algo?" and look for a reply of "cascokuro" and voilá!
Best regards.
by Karl Heidenreich
Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:56 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Distribution of fire
Replies: 4
Views: 2593

Distribution of fire

How does the distribution of fire worked? As a matter of fact how someone flotaing on a warship at certain speed and course and looking thru a fire director can hit an object at another speed and direction?
No digital computers in WWI and WW2: all manual?
by Karl Heidenreich
Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:22 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Pearl Harbor Conspiracy Theory?
Replies: 127
Views: 27009

The wars against Mexico in 1847, against Spain, North Korea and Communist Vietnam as Granada and Panama (as many raids at the Mediterranean) were executed by the President USA without prior declaration of war by the Congress. I have to admit that in almost all the cases the President went to Congres...
by Karl Heidenreich
Thu Feb 09, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Pearl Harbor Conspiracy Theory?
Replies: 127
Views: 27009

There are several points in the previous messages worth a comment. miro 777: Couldn't the US simply declare war to Japan and ALL its allies (whihc then includes GermanY)? maybe that's a stupid thought, but wouldn't that have been possibple??? I don´t think so because the People (who by the way elect...
by Karl Heidenreich
Thu Feb 09, 2006 4:29 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: H-Klasse Battleship
Replies: 17
Views: 7541

Against 20" caliber guns nothing is a match: a KGV would look like a lifeboat. Somewhere in this site is a composed photo of the Tirpitz alonside a H class.
by Karl Heidenreich
Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck: Scuttled or Sunk?
Replies: 206
Views: 73029

I agree totally with miro777. Let´s have this right, at least.
Best regards.
by Karl Heidenreich
Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:57 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Pearl Harbor Conspiracy Theory?
Replies: 127
Views: 27009

Pearl Harbor Conspiracy Theory?

I´ve always heard this "conspiracy theory" about the USA Goverment knowing beforehand that the Japanese were going to attack Pearl Harbor. As a matter of fact this theory also say that America military knew exactly all the "whats", "whens" and "hows" of Yamamoto´s master plan. The idea is simple: th...
by Karl Heidenreich
Wed Feb 08, 2006 8:48 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Jutland recurrent themes
Replies: 51
Views: 32083

iankw:
Mr. Djoser said it all on the previous reply. :wink:
I´ll not answer more because I feel you´re getting too personal on this and over Bismarck being scuttled and not sunk by the RN. :negative:
But in the end Beatty had the answer: "Something wrong with our bloody ships today!"
by Karl Heidenreich
Tue Feb 07, 2006 5:48 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Yamato and Musashi vs. Missouri and Iowa
Replies: 55
Views: 31822

Yamato and Musashi vs. Missouri and Iowa

Two 18" superdreadnoughts against the two most modern ones!
Let´s have the combat at Okinawa, 1945. No aircraft intervention, just the ships. Al admirals sweating and betting. Clear skies, smooth ocean.
by Karl Heidenreich
Tue Feb 07, 2006 5:38 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Admiral Luetjens
Replies: 16
Views: 6604

I agree with Antonio. We cannot take very seriosly what documentaries tell. If you watch Cameron´s then the image of Lutjens is that of Darth Vader :evil: And, as Antonio points, it´s not the thruth. I repeat: he (as all other commanders under combat circumtances) are under great pressure, superior ...
by Karl Heidenreich
Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:46 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Admiral Luetjens
Replies: 16
Views: 6604

Lutjens? Well, Let´s see. It´s not fair to judge some commander´s actions while one is sitting comfortably at home as an armchair strategist. They are under great stress, with a great sense of duty, problems of all kinds and origins and probably pain. In Lutjens´ case even his life was at stake. But...