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Re: Oh, and...
Posted by DAVID ALCOCK on November 3, 2018, 6:41:13, in reply to "Re: Oh, and...
there is theory and practice and Germany failed miserably with the practice! radar, gunnery, tactics and politics!
S and G were faced with RENOWN and R CLASS separately and ran! Hipper and Scheer faced very inferior forces and failed miserably
The Italians were no better! vastly superior Litorrio vs QE class RUN!
and now the biggie BISMARCK, her gunnery against HOOD was brilliant but later with just hull damage it was RUBBISH to be polite! or was it, and all the damage was caused by the PRINZ EUGEN??? and Bismarck was rubbish all the time?
And how do you explain then with all this progress that German ships were repeatedly surprised by British ships? E.g. Hipper and Scharnhorst? And that their shooting at night was not impressive at all? Was that before these radars were developed? Or where they not sufficient to direct guns (as you indicate with "close to").
And that they were surprised is even more interesting because of the focus on radar detectors. Such detectors were used also early in the war, e.g. Bismarck misinterpreted her detection of British radars with being still detected by them and therefore made that long radio message.
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