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xenmasta

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#1 11 years ago

Let's say the Bismarck was still afloat, and on display? would you go see it?

I'd say yes, just seeing that jungle of steel and gun's would make me get goosebumps, walking on that deck just staring in awe

so what about you? would you go see it yes/no?

another question is, why wasn't the Bismarck escorted by another ship or two?

wouldn't you think the Germans would treat it as a aircraft carrier, and protect it? In it's last battle is was against like 5-7 ship's?...I would have a escorts with that ship all the time, something that expensive and powerfull




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#2 11 years ago

I think the Germans thought that not only could their ship withstand anything but that they also wanted to get it out there to the fight as soon as possible, without any time to muster escorts. And yes, I'd definetely like to go see a warship. Of course most WWII fanatics like us have been inside tanks before but something that big and powerful just is a once in a lifetime chance. That's why I went to the Bovington Tank Museum before I left for the US, they've got one of the largest collections in the world, and not only WWII tanks. I tried to get permission to go inside to take snapshots for the devs, but sadly they said they were too old and fragile to do that.




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#3 11 years ago

The Bismarck was escorted by the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen originally, but they parted after engaging the Hood and Prince of Wales, probably to draw away parts of the British fleet from the Bismarck.




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#4 11 years ago

I'd actually rather see the Hood then Bismark:uhm:




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#5 11 years ago
MrFancypants;3514262The Bismarck was escorted by the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen originally, but they parted after engaging the Hood and Prince of Wales, probably to draw away parts of the British fleet from the Bismarck.

yeah I know that part, but if they valued that much they should of had escorts even when it departed, and what happend to the Eugen? I wonder how they slept the night of the sinking of the bismarck, knowing that if they escorted it a little more it still be a float




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#6 11 years ago
zuiquan1;3514306I'd actually rather see the Hood then Bismark:uhm:

y? the hood was nothing to the bismarck




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#7 11 years ago

The Hood does not have any coops, while the Bismark has mad coops.




zuiquan1

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#8 11 years ago

The Bismark's fuel Tanks were damaged, so it was making its way back to france for repairs and refueling.

Also it was being taled by a crap load of the Royal Navy, so I believe thats why it split up with the Eugene....

xenmasta;3514316y? the hood was nothing to the bismarck

Personal preference, I think the Hood was a beautiful ship, reminiscent of the old WW1 dreadnaughts....I just like that style....




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#9 11 years ago

The British almost lost the battle. Half of the crew of their destroyers fell off the back of the ship, and they had to turn around, leaving the PoW and the Hood to rush to the Bismark spawn unprotected.

Not to mention their carrier tactics (zerg rush kekeke ^_^) left something to be desired.




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#10 11 years ago

zuiquan1;3514434The Bismark's fuel Tanks were damaged, so it was making its way back to france for repairs and refueling.

Also it was being taled by a crap load of the Royal Navy, so I believe thats why it split up with the Eugene....

Personal preference, I think the Hood was a beautiful ship, reminiscent of the old WW1 dreadnaughts....I just like that style....

but why did the Eugene leave, bad idea on their part, prolly going to fight some were else, should of always had an escort imo

* yes i wouldn't mind seeing the hood if still around today, I live in buffalo so all I get to see is

the USS LITTLE ROCK USS CROAKER USS THE SULLIVANS

:( there no Bismark or hood