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by lwd
Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: WW1 research Help
Replies: 8
Views: 13891

Re: WW1 research Help

I ran across a number of pictures that looked vaguly similar form a boatsman's to a zeplin crew man's. You might also want to check out the uniforms of petty officers and such. Browser crashed or I'd have posted the links.

Your sure it's WWI period? or is it WWI plus or minus a decade or two?
by lwd
Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: 3 German battleships in May 1941.
Replies: 119
Views: 18891

Re: 3 German battleships in May 1941.

During the evacuation, Ju87s attacked only in 2 or 3 days, because of bad weather. Even so, 9 destroyers were sunk, (6 British, 3 French) despite heavy opposition by the RAF. ... I was going to post some information from this thread but you may want to look at it all as it was a rather spirited deb...
by lwd
Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Destroyers vs. battleships - Comprehensive list from WW2 (al
Replies: 73
Views: 21709

Re: Destroyers vs. battleships - Comprehensive list from WW2

The figures are accurate and thats all that matters. Are they? I don't think so. They are at best questionable and misleading. If you have better documented figures of shots and hits -in this case- present them and the documentation. I already have as have others along with why a logical arguement ...
by lwd
Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Obama´s mosque
Replies: 193
Views: 35207

Re: Obama´s mosque

On the otherhand they had a Republican govenor during a good portion of the period when they were voting for Democratic presidents. The population of CA is very bimodal and not leaning enough to one side to make it a sure bet for anyone. It can also be rather radically effected by specific issues. A...
by lwd
Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 396
Views: 183725

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

One of the main reasons I don't like absolutes. The data we have is not always as good as we would like and often not as good as we think.
by lwd
Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: H class Battleships
Replies: 65
Views: 21829

Re: H class Battleships

Ok how do you pay for them at that point? The German economy was rather severely constrained during that period.
by lwd
Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: 3 German battleships in May 1941.
Replies: 119
Views: 18891

Re: 3 German battleships in May 1941.

The Germans were certainly smart enough to make the crossing under cover of darkness. Some small losses will likely occur but I can't think of a way that the RN or the RAF in 1940 could have stopped them from crossing during the night hours, and once it's done-it's done. The simple historical fact ...
by lwd
Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: 3 German battleships in May 1941.
Replies: 119
Views: 18891

Re: 3 German battleships in May 1941.

. Please note that if the window for an invasion is in summer, then the LW has no time to defeat the RAF. Hence, many of LW dive bombers will be shot down by Hurricanes and Spitfires and lots of barges will be sunk by the RAF. Francis I disagree - if the timescale had been followed with the diligen...
by lwd
Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: 3 German battleships in May 1941.
Replies: 119
Views: 18891

Re: 3 German battleships in May 1941.

Acutally the LW didn't prove itself very effective at Dunkirk or Norway or even Crete vs warships at speed with a decent supply of AA ammo and the ability to maneuver at will. Most of the hits on those three occaisons came from warships that were stopped or moving slowly, or had very limited AA amm...
by lwd
Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Destroyers vs. battleships - Comprehensive list from WW2 (al
Replies: 73
Views: 21709

Re: Destroyers vs. battleships - Comprehensive list from WW2

Paul L wrote:The figures are accurate and thats all that matters.
Are they? I don't think so. They are at best questionable and misleading.
by lwd
Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 396
Views: 183725

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

This was a very good catch and got me wondering as well: ... The non-detonating shells would travel to fast to be stopped by anything Kriishima had on board. This would mean double holes for most trajectories (through-and-throgu), thus the ship being holed twice by many shells. HOwever, there is no ...
by lwd
Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 396
Views: 183725

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

When have you brought up you sources to support your claims? When I make claims I useually post sources especially if requested. Bring up your own sources and then ask for the rest to show theirs. In many cases I'm not even sure sources exist. What you don't seem to realize is that a lot of times p...
by lwd
Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Obama´s mosque
Replies: 193
Views: 35207

Re: Obama´s mosque

Karl Heidenreich wrote:.... It is incredible that a communist muslim is sitting in the same office of Reagan, Teddy and George Washington.
Karl, you really need to get your perscriptions refilled and start taking them again.
by lwd
Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Obama´s mosque
Replies: 193
Views: 35207

Re: Obama´s mosque

Some states are just too blue (democrat) like Ny, NJ, CA. Interesting in that historically Ca has gone Republican more often that Democrat and is 5 for 5 in the last 10 elections. See: http://www.270towin.com/states/California ... . As I said if the economy stay bad, gets worse or if the people thi...
by lwd
Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Obama´s mosque
Replies: 193
Views: 35207

Re: Obama´s mosque

... the islamic president Osama, sorry Obama, Obama may be a lot of things but he's not Islamic as any one with more than a couple of funcitoning brain cells should know. Are there any real chances for the people of the US to recover their country? Very difficult since we never lost it. Whether or ...