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by Keith Enge
Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:13 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: FAA aircraft comparative performance
Replies: 91
Views: 12909

Re: FAA aircraft comparative performance

I don't think that I would have wanted British carrier planes at Midway. Just a couple of months earlier, many of those same planes were handled rather easily by those same Japanese carriers in the Indian Ocean raid. Also, if the British carrier fighters were so good, why did the British usually rep...
by Keith Enge
Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:49 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Unluckiest Warship
Replies: 105
Views: 52287

Re: Unluckiest Warship

I don't know if anyone has proposed this ship but how about the British CL Trinidad? Torpedoing yourself when your own torpedo goes rogue and circles is unlucky by anyone's definition. This sort of thing was by no means unknown; IIRC, one of the most successful US subs, Tang, did the same thing. Fri...
by Keith Enge
Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Was US participation in WWII superfluous?
Replies: 146
Views: 55566

Re: Was US participation in WWII superfluous?

You could make the argument that British participation was superfluous; the Russians beat the Germans and the US beat the Japanese. Meanwhile, the British were involved with the Mediterranean sideshow while trying to get enough merchant ships across the Atlantic to avoid starving.