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by Rodger Herbst
Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: US Secty. of defence
Replies: 11
Views: 1290

Re: US Secty. of defence

See were Gates tied the can on two more air force big shots, one the top General the other a high ranking civilian .
by Rodger Herbst
Sat May 31, 2008 7:56 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Challenger Tanks
Replies: 0
Views: 977

Challenger Tanks

Did the Brit Challenger tank have a gun control problem, i mean sighting the gun, i seem to have read it was the "black box" in the turret. If so did they ever find the problem and correct it or, did they junk it and try a new system.
by Rodger Herbst
Sat May 31, 2008 7:47 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Auchinleck
Replies: 44
Views: 11079

Re: Auchinleck

I don't think the military wanted to go to Greece, another political decision that the military had to conform to. I think if we look back we'll find others that were losers.
by Rodger Herbst
Tue May 20, 2008 7:43 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Auchinleck
Replies: 44
Views: 11079

Re: Auchinleck

Hi Sid, didn't Wavall and the Auk have the job of trying to make the transfer from UK to India when India gained independance? As I understand it was one hell of a mess, expecting so much in such a short time line, all the political bickering, it must have taken the patience of a Saint.
by Rodger Herbst
Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:15 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: US Secty. of defence
Replies: 11
Views: 1290

Re: US Secty. of defence

Well guys, I think it's the old WW2 hangover. they thought they could win the war all by themselves with thier bombing and were proved wrong, so they pout like little kids. I think it's navy air support from carriers that doing a lot of or most of the air support the ground troops are getting, we mu...
by Rodger Herbst
Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: US Secty. of defence
Replies: 11
Views: 1290

Re: US Secty. of defence

I'm thinking of my experience in WW2 and Korea. On "D" Day our tactical air was first rate but bomber command wanted to fight thier own war and the hell with the landings, but the air force was the Army Air Force then and Ike could call the shots, but they took it bad grace.When they were asked to l...
by Rodger Herbst
Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:19 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Werner Von Braun
Replies: 20
Views: 7036

Re: Werner Von Braun

As the saying says "War makes strange bedfellows"
by Rodger Herbst
Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:03 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: US Secty. of defence
Replies: 11
Views: 1290

US Secty. of defence

Gates tells the US Air Force to get off it's ass and get in the war, what do you think? I always thought our AF always wanted to fight thier own little war on the side.
by Rodger Herbst
Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:32 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Opinion on Publishers
Replies: 29
Views: 3316

Re: Opinion on Publishers

Hi Evil One, glad to see many old friends still on FG. I was thinking of having my book rebound, the text and photos are in perferct shape, it's the damm binding, i don't understand it, they use first class paper for the text then use crap for the binding.
by Rodger Herbst
Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:00 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Opinion on Publishers
Replies: 29
Views: 3316

Re: Opinion on Publishers

Thanks John, missed my Feldgrau, can't be as active i once was, but i just like reading the posts. Feel i should pay my way for posting and watching, a very small price to pay.
by Rodger Herbst
Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:12 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Opinion on Publishers
Replies: 29
Views: 3316

Re: Opinion on Publishers

My biggest disappointment was a hard copy of British Battleships of WW2. The fabric has worn thru at the cornors, the gold lettering has faded to nothing, the binding has broken, what a disaster on such an expensive book, i pride myself on my library and take care of my books, I'm not a collector an...
by Rodger Herbst
Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Submarines: German vis-a-vis Japanese...
Replies: 12
Views: 1694

It's been a long time since i've posted, but here goes. Japanese subs were larger because of the size of the oceans they operated in, there biggest problem as i see it was a very poor submarine command structure. The Japanese went after naval targets instead of our supply routes, think of the damage...
by Rodger Herbst
Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:36 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Time to say goodbye
Replies: 13
Views: 2840

Time to say goodbye

With advancing age the old memory, eye sight and soforth tells me it's time to leave Feldgrau but i will miss the posts. There is a tremendous amount of information that flows through FG every year from every place on the globe, a lot of it can't be found any place else. My Alice and me just celebra...
by Rodger Herbst
Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:14 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: lLiddel Hart-----tanks
Replies: 8
Views: 2740

Paul, a very good article. Some of the problems of the US and British army after WW1 i think of "WAR TO END ALL WARS" attitude and the cutting of the defence budgets really put yhe forces in a tight position. Buying and testing new equipment was out of the question. The German army, when it was reor...
by Rodger Herbst
Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: lLiddel Hart-----tanks
Replies: 8
Views: 2740

Reb, i agree,it seems every army at some times has a zealot,remember Billy Mitchell, sank a few tied up battleships and all of a sudden we don't need a army or navy, just an air force.I don't think in WW2 our high altitude bombers ever hit a ship under wiegh, i don't think the Brits had any better l...