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by Leandros
Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:08 am
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: Maps for Seelöwe
Replies: 67
Views: 29943

Re: Maps for Seelöwe

And I note you're neglecting the expensive fiasco at Oslo-Fornebu...it was THAT attack that however expensive lasted only half an hour[/i] Thank you for ýour information, I shall go through it. As for Fornebu it was left out because it was not attacked by the FJ's but by infantry arriving in transp...
by Leandros
Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:28 am
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: Maps for Seelöwe
Replies: 67
Views: 29943

Re: Maps for Seelöwe

A detail: At one time I was blasted over at ACG for indicating that the 19 available German Type M35 minesweepers could be a nice factor in the defense of an eventual Sea Lion invasion fleet. They were solid little (800 tons) vessels (as minesweepers often are) and used to work together in establish...
by Leandros
Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: Maps for Seelöwe
Replies: 67
Views: 29943

Re: Maps for Seelöwe

Actually phylo, no, since his response is precisely that which I was referring to in my very non-personal response (given that it wasn't even a response directed at him, but rather at you ). His "response" regarding British defenses was a non sequiter/non answer wandering off onto "discussing the r...
by Leandros
Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: Maps for Seelöwe
Replies: 67
Views: 29943

Re: Maps for Seelöwe

http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=83&t=154629 :wink: I am sorry to say that you have copied a lot of quite dubious information from your source. I shall just point to a few points: The FJ's did not have any losses to speak of in Norway. The force dropped at Dombås consisted of one compan...
by Leandros
Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:25 am
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: Maps for Seelöwe
Replies: 67
Views: 29943

Re: Maps for Seelöwe

Fred, the Luftwaffe Transportgruppen never EVER mustered 1,000 Ju52s; it COULD theoretically muster that number of "transport" aircraft....but that includes floatplanes, impressed civilian types, Ju90s, FW200A/Bs etc., etc., etc.... I did write transports.... And the FJ were geared to using Ju52s, ...
by Leandros
Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:05 am
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: Maps for Seelöwe
Replies: 67
Views: 29943

Re: Maps for Seelöwe

Isn't it obvious Phylo? He got the British defenses by ignoring everything that didn't fit into his preconceived notions. I would think after a half dozen threads and God knows how many pages each that were wasted that would have become apparent to anyone by now. :D I would be very curious to know ...
by Leandros
Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:57 am
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: Maps for Seelöwe
Replies: 67
Views: 29943

Re: Maps for Seelöwe

That's the first I've seen that that many were modified with drive off ramps. What are your sources for this? Not many - 3.200! Honestly, lwd - you are discussing Seelöwe without knowing this....? Read my book! Ah so it's an add for your book? When I see "modified with drive off ramps" it implies t...
by Leandros
Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:08 am
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: Maps for Seelöwe
Replies: 67
Views: 29943

Re: Maps for Seelöwe

As for the number of Ju52s - that figure doesn't come from Halder - it comes from a range of other sources; regarding the losses in Norway, William Green reports 150 total losses throughtout the entire course of that campaign I.E. first week of April to first week of June. Regarding the numbers los...
by Leandros
Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:41 am
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: Maps for Seelöwe
Replies: 67
Views: 29943

Re: Maps for Seelöwe

Plenty of good points to work on here....you'd do well not make such a sensation out of it..... :D 1/ you have to either BE run aground....or wait until you're left high and dry by the ebbing tide -... They were to be run aground - and secured with poles and lines fore and aft. Drive-off could start...
by Leandros
Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: Maps for Seelöwe
Replies: 67
Views: 29943

Re: Maps for Seelöwe

Not many - 3.200! Honestly, lwd - you are discussing Seelöwe without knowing this....? IIRC only a fraction were modified - COULD be modified....to lower the ramps themselves . A greater number required a large "A-frame" to be assembled by the men on board, then the ramp lowered....I.E. the A-frame...
by Leandros
Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: Maps for Seelöwe
Replies: 67
Views: 29943

Re: Maps for Seelöwe

You are mentioning September, October... If there was ever an excellent moment to invade Great Britain, it was in June or July. After that, forget about it. I am more with Phylo_King on this. However, his transcript from Halder's visit in September is rather selective both on the conditions in the ...
by Leandros
Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: can someone translate the address on the front
Replies: 4
Views: 2853

Re: can someone translate the address on the front

Not to be found at uboat.net - seems he served with a T-boat flotilla.
by Leandros
Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:58 am
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: Maps for Seelöwe
Replies: 67
Views: 29943

Re: Maps for Seelöwe

That's the first I've seen that that many were modified with drive off ramps. What are your sources for this? Not many - 3.200! Honestly, lwd - you are discussing Seelöwe without knowing this....? Read my book! Which has little bearing on the ability to launch a June invasion. In June, no. But, I f...
by Leandros
Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:54 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Feldgrau's Future
Replies: 101
Views: 410857

Re: Feldgrau's Future

I have advanced USD 22,50 to jpipes Paypal account. So, if 10 of you guys buy my book - http://www.fredleander.com - this is your contribution.

Fred
by Leandros
Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:46 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: What do you collect?
Replies: 159
Views: 84258

Re: What do you collect?

I collect vintage American tube audio gear of the Sherwood brand, and literature thereof. I have about 20 units of tuners, amplifiers and music machines. Most of them in perfect working condition. Most are manufactured around 1960. Also their first generation transistor (silicon) amps and tuners, ma...