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571  Other Forums / General Discussion / Thor vs Superman on: April 19, 2013, 06:36:25 am
We got into this discussion at my job.
572  Other Forums / General Discussion / Re: WWI Trenches on: April 19, 2013, 06:32:37 am
Thank you for the WWI topic.
573  Other Forums / World War II History / Re: most overrated WWII weapon on: April 19, 2013, 03:28:23 am
Let's not forget that in post war years it was learned that the main role of daylight bombing was not to knockout industrial targets as much as it was to wear down the Luftwaffe in plan for an invasion of the West.
574  Other Forums / General Discussion / Re: personality types on: April 18, 2013, 07:44:28 pm
Intj
575  Other Forums / World War II History / Re: most overrated WWII weapon on: April 18, 2013, 02:16:40 pm
I would have to say the Me-110. Some good German pilots were sitting behind the controls of a 110 with Spitfire flying circles around them during the Battle of Britain. The plane had some redemption under the cover of darkness shooting down heavies. However when the war was winnable the weapon system failed.
576  Other Forums / World War II History / Re: most overrated WWII weapon on: April 18, 2013, 02:02:06 pm
For the amount of money spent producing the B-29, it should be an awesome bomber. I've read that it was one of the more expensive planes to produce in history.
Cost means little, especially to the USA
The U.S is my country also, sadly you are correct, thats why the U.S has Trillions in debt.

577  Other Forums / World War II History / Re: Indian Ocean Fleet Battle on: April 18, 2013, 01:53:50 pm
Thank for the book review, I will look into the book.
578  Other Forums / World War II History / Re: most overrated WWII weapon on: April 18, 2013, 03:30:28 am
Just look at it...

For the amount of money spent producing the B-29, it should be an awesome bomber. I've read that it was one of the more expensive planes to produce in history.

Have you seen or read about the B-29 that was landed on an ice field in the North Pole early in the Cold War and was frozen? There was reserach and recovery team sent to dig the plane out and recover it. Great story, terrible ending.
579  Other Forums / World War II History / Re: most overrated WWII weapon on: April 17, 2013, 07:25:35 pm
The bombing of cities, Britain, Germany or Japan did not break the spirit of the people. Hardships bring out the toughness in people, a willingness to see things through to the end.
580  Other Forums / World War II History / Re: most overrated WWII weapon on: April 17, 2013, 02:42:05 pm
I wouldn't be so quick to discount the role of the Battleship in WW2. Sure there was no Jutland type battle in this war. But the Battleship role changed in this war. The Battleship support role was major. Supporting the lighter armored carriers which were  loaded with bomb and fuel with AA fire was crucial.
581  Other Forums / World War II History / most overrated WWII weapon on: April 16, 2013, 07:56:28 pm
What is the most overrated WWII weapon system?
582  Other Forums / World War II History / Re: What would you have chosen to command? on: April 16, 2013, 05:57:59 pm
I too was unsure between a Battleship and Carrier- in the end though with hindsight being 20/20- I did not want to be relegated to 'softening up' islands in a Battleship- so I chose the new capital ship- the aircraft carrier.� 

Battlships WASHINGTON, SOUTH DAKOTA and KIRISHIMA did more than soften up Islands on the night of November 13, 1942. Talk about drama firing broadsides from under 10,000.

Fair enough, but for every instance you show of this happening you could find 100 instances of carriers fighting battles and 100 instances of Battleships softening up islands. 

It would have been exciting to be sure on a Battleship in a fight, but there just weren't many of them outside of kamakaze attacks (USS Missouri comes to mind).
WWII was no doubt an aircraft carrier war.
583  Other Forums / World War II History / Re: What would you have chosen to command? on: April 15, 2013, 05:03:23 pm
I too was unsure between a Battleship and Carrier- in the end though with hindsight being 20/20- I did not want to be relegated to 'softening up' islands in a Battleship- so I chose the new capital ship- the aircraft carrier. 

Battlships WASHINGTON, SOUTH DAKOTA and KIRISHIMA did more than soften up Islands on the night of November 13, 1942. Talk about drama firing broadsides from under 10,000.
584  Other Forums / World War II History / Re: April 14-15, 1941 The Battle off Sfax on: April 15, 2013, 04:48:49 pm
Great . Thank you Worsham.
I wonder how many of the 300 were Recon vehicles or Tanks.


I can not find that info, I even searched the pages of Trail of the Fox.

The men lost could have been even greater. Figures are between 350 and 1800 Germans lost. Italian ships did pick up over 1,000 men from the water.
585  Other Forums / World War II History / Re: What would you have chosen to command? on: April 15, 2013, 03:34:33 pm
Worsham: I had you pegged! 

Good call.  grin
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