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by Karl Heidenreich
Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:12 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Jutland recurrent themes
Replies: 51
Views: 32157

Those are a lot of "ifs". Too many perhaps.
by Karl Heidenreich
Mon Feb 06, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Battlecruiser definition?
Replies: 34
Views: 12483

MVictorP wrote: As for the Montanas, they were relatively slow (28 knts), being more "old-fashionned", à la Yamato. Do you believe that Yamato´s was that old fashioned? It had, as in the Iowas, their main armor concentrated in the citadel, and their hulls were very similar (it was, at least, more s...
by Karl Heidenreich
Mon Feb 06, 2006 3:49 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Your Favourite Warship of World War II
Replies: 67
Views: 13626

There is a poll right here on Kbismarck. Just push the "view results" of previous polls.
Best regards.
by Karl Heidenreich
Mon Feb 06, 2006 3:47 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Jutland recurrent themes
Replies: 51
Views: 32157

iankw wrote : Theoretically the Brits were equal because their larger calibre guns should have been able to penetrate the thicker armour of the German BCs, in the same way that the lighter German projectiles should have been able to penetrate the thinner armour of the British BCs. and Djoser wrote ...
by Karl Heidenreich
Thu Feb 02, 2006 9:35 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Prinz Eugen towing Bismarck?
Replies: 49
Views: 20120

Yep. I figure that.
by Karl Heidenreich
Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:33 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Prinz Eugen towing Bismarck?
Replies: 49
Views: 20120

Prinz Eugen towing Bismarck?

A couple of years ago I saw a photograph in which was indicated that Prinz Eugen was towing Bismarck (I believe it was in the Baron´s book). It was during some exercises at the Baltic. I really do believe that the photo was a refueling process exercise. But well, the thing is: IF Lutjens never detac...
by Karl Heidenreich
Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:34 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Jutland recurrent themes
Replies: 51
Views: 32157

So, were the German Battlecruisers better? I guess we'll never know. Maybe you'd like to offer up some reasons for your conclusions, other than the fact that more of them blew up? Those aren´t my conclusion but of Campbell´s. As a matter of fact he start his First Chapter refering to these issues. ...
by Karl Heidenreich
Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:57 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Jutland recurrent themes
Replies: 51
Views: 32157

In the first chapters of Campbell´s "Jutland" he is very explicit stating that the German Battlecruisers were technologically superior to those of the Royal Navy. He also points that if the Germans had fought the RN at the very beggining of WWI they would surely be outnumbered, but they would be so ...
by Karl Heidenreich
Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:36 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Who designed the Bismarck
Replies: 34
Views: 8924

On the issue about who designed Bismarck we can conclude, so, that it was the Marine Arsenal, a bureau of the German Goverment. An it did under the influence of the almighty Krupp and B&V. So it wasn´t like they do at the U.S. Armed Forces nowadays in which several companies offered their different ...
by Karl Heidenreich
Wed Feb 01, 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: New Poseidon Movie
Replies: 5
Views: 3999

My dad who sailed on the Queen Mary (the ship used in the original 1972 movie) back in the 50ies told me that what happens in the Poseidon movie nearly happens for real. In WWII the QM was sailing with troops from NY to Great Britain when somekind of gigantic wave hit her starboard side and list her...
by Karl Heidenreich
Wed Feb 01, 2006 8:33 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Who designed the Bismarck
Replies: 34
Views: 8924

Matthias wrote:
foeth wrote:Actually I think the Dreadnought's father should be Cuniberti...
Thank God someone remembers him...;)
Please forgive my ignorance... Can someone be more explicit about him: was he dreadnought father? :think:

Wasn´t Dreadnought British?
by Karl Heidenreich
Wed Feb 01, 2006 8:28 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck a Baden Class?
Replies: 35
Views: 13189

As I said, I don´t agree with Henson statements. On the contrary, I support the truth that says that Bismarck´s heavy armour in relation to her overall displacement makes her one of the great battleships of WWII. In this very site one can check that against the armour of other navies`similiar vessel...
by Karl Heidenreich
Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:23 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Who designed the Bismarck
Replies: 34
Views: 8924

Who designed the Bismarck

I know that Blom and Voss built Bismarck but I was wondering about her designers. Were they engineers working by contract to the KM or a civilian nautical firm or B&V associates? Was there a chief designer or project manager? There someone´s name to be called Bismarck´s father as we know Dreadnought...
by Karl Heidenreich
Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:18 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck a Baden Class?
Replies: 35
Views: 13189

I found this "Baden" heritage in a book called "World War II Warship Guide" by a Robert Henson and published by Chartwell Books. Henson, with whom I don´t agree, stated also that Bismarck was a poor design built only as a comerce raider and not as a surface combat vessel. He points that the rudder, ...
by Karl Heidenreich
Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:05 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck a Baden Class?
Replies: 35
Views: 13189

Yes. Baden.