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by Djoser
Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck vs Sovietski Soyuz
Replies: 6
Views: 5876

Re: Bismarck vs Sovietski Soyuz

Thanks for posting the illustration, it's a good one :D
by Djoser
Sat Aug 01, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck Tirpitz Scharnhorst vs King George V Prince of Wales Hood
Replies: 108
Views: 40856

Re: Bismarck Tirpitz Scharnhorst vs King George V Prince of Wales Hood

Maybe so, but in spite of all those redundancies the South Dakota was shit out of luck as far as fire control (or any offensive capability whatsoever) after a relatively weak battering to the upper superstructure at 2nd Guadalcanal. Though this was admittedly primarily due to electrical failure, and...
by Djoser
Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck Tirpitz Scharnhorst vs King George V Prince of Wales Hood
Replies: 108
Views: 40856

Re: Bismarck Tirpitz Scharnhorst vs King George V Prince of Wales Hood

Let's remember the odds against Bismarck & PE at Denmark Strait, and the result... :think: On paper. There were several factors which swung it the German way for the initial run in, which would have been negated somewhat if the Germans hadn't sunk Hood quickly. On paper? It was real, man! :lol: I k...
by Djoser
Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:09 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck Tirpitz Scharnhorst vs King George V Prince of Wales Hood
Replies: 108
Views: 40856

Re: Bismarck Tirpitz Scharnhorst vs King George V Prince of Wales Hood

I keep going over the possibilities in this, the penultimate--but not unrealistic--scenario featuring the KGM in something approaching fleet status. However I never thought about Tovey wanting to remain in KGV and that changes a lot, also giving the Brits more of an edge, so long as those turrets/gu...
by Djoser
Wed May 13, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: 1939 Battleship Forces: US Navy vs Royal Navy
Replies: 71
Views: 24750

Re: 1939 Battleship Forces: US Navy vs Royal Navy

In an alternative world history pitting the US vs the British, I doubt very much that there would be the identical German, Russian, & Japanese states. I suspect that a lot more would change than just this one particular conflict. Say the Germans were not humiliated and saddled with such enormous ind...
by Djoser
Mon May 11, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers
Replies: 74
Views: 62616

Re: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers

And no way could the Scharnhorst survivors have forgotten an explosion of the magnitude which occurred on the Barham.

:negative:
by Djoser
Mon May 11, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers
Replies: 74
Views: 62616

Re: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers

Certainly not an immediate, catastrophic, and fatal explosion due undeniably to one particular salvo hitting, as in so many of the RN major ship losses in both wars.
by Djoser
Fri May 08, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers
Replies: 74
Views: 62616

Re: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers

That 'turret hit rule' for the RN ships is a huge generalisation, assuming you're refering to the BC disasters at Jutland (Queen Mary, Indefatigable and Invincible). Historically the designs were sound for BCs, but the crew purposely removed the safety systems in order to increase rate of fire. Bea...
by Djoser
Fri May 08, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers
Replies: 74
Views: 62616

Re: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers

Politically its an odd alignment, I assume this was done as purely a wargaming excercise without reference as to how such a line up could occur in the first place. RF is right about the political alignment, it is wierd. Did you just roll a dice or something? :wink: I have read that many people in t...
by Djoser
Tue May 05, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck 38cm artillery muzzle velocity
Replies: 6
Views: 5894

Re: Bismarck 38cm artillery muzzle velocity

The more I read about the 38 cm SK C34, the more I think this precision engineered naval rifle has been consistently underrated in the popular (allied) accounts of the war. Not that it was necessarily better than the extremely impressive US late model 16" gun--that was hard to beat by virtue of accu...
by Djoser
Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:58 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Prinz Eugen stays with Bismarck
Replies: 43
Views: 15069

Re: Prinz Eugen stays with Bismarck

If every one agrees that the German flak effectiveness would have been notably better [but maybe not enough to prevent all Swordfish attacks] , we can certainly agree that- At least- the lucky rudder hit on the Bismarck would be extremely unlikely with PE also providing flak fire. So end result is ...
by Djoser
Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Prinz Eugen stays with Bismarck
Replies: 43
Views: 15069

Prinz Eugen stays with Bismarck

At the time, it probably seemed that releasing PE was the only way to save the ship. But isn't it also possible that keeping them together would have altered circumstances such that both ships escaped sinking? I looked for a similar thread but didn't see one. My apologies if this has already been su...
by Djoser
Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck Tirpitz Scharnhorst vs King George V Prince of Wales Hood
Replies: 108
Views: 40856

Re: Bismarck Tirpitz Scharnhorst vs King George V Prince of Wales Hood

Ah yes with carriers in the picture, not much chance for the germans. I was envisaging a Denmark Strait type situation. Again, kind of a surprise for the Germans--as even this powerful three BB/BC squadron would not want to take on 2 BBs and 3 BCs, even if R & R were not really meant for a slugfest....
by Djoser
Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck Tirpitz Scharnhorst vs King George V Prince of Wales Hood
Replies: 108
Views: 40856

Re: Bismarck Tirpitz Scharnhorst vs King George V Prince of Wales Hood

Yes of course the R & R should be included, since this scenario predicates the Hood catastrophe and subsequent fear for the lighter skinned capital ships. Many thanks for the suggestion. This would also help balance things out. Especially if both KGVs guns malfunctioned at once!
by Djoser
Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: New Bismarck movie!!? But.....
Replies: 17
Views: 7082

Re: New Bismarck movie!!? But.....

Hollywood has been notorious for decades about abject butchery of history. It wouldn't be so bad if so many people didn't believe it was in fact history because they saw it in a movie. Kinda like the Trojan War or Arthurian Romance--it has very little to do with what actually went down, but can be f...