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For the Luftwaffe, yes. By mid August the RAF had more fighter pilots than the Luftwaffe, by early September considerably more.In order for RAF to keep control they would have to stage long fighter patrols exausting both petrol and pilots. Pilots were very much in short supply.
The Germans, in the real world, had difficulty maintaining serviceability of their fighter force during the BoB. Move them on to forward airfields in Britain, where every spare part and ounce of fuel has to compete for transport space with bullets for the soldiers, and you have a German fighter force sitting on British airfields unable to take off.And Air Supremacy could be achieved, especially once the Germans moved their fighters onto captured British landing strips.
Britain had built up large fuel reserves pre war, as it was recognised that fuel supply in wartime could become difficult. As an example, in November 1940, aviation fuel stocks stood at around 1 million tons, which was enough for about one and a half years of operations at 1940 force levels.ok and um the british only had limited fuel sources, there fighters, bombers, tanks and other vehicles would suffer once the invasion started
Why? The Luftwaffe historically failed at their first task, defeating the RAF. The RAF didn't fail at theirs. So why should the RAAF not be able to defeat the Luftwaffe and bomb the invasion forces?yeh ok maby germany couldnt look after the luftwaffa and the kreigsmarine and the army but neither can the british,
Get the Italian fleet past Gib and up to Britain? What do you think the British Mediteranean fleet is going to do? Sit and watch? And somehow I can't see the Italians agreeing to send a large part of their fleet out of the Med.if worst came to worst the italian navy would be pulled in to help with the transport,
Why would Britain fall if Egypt does? The Suez was not used for transporting goods through the Med to Britain once Italy entered the war.send a combined german italian force to capture egypt, britain would fall in a month,
Rather more fuel than that, I'd have thought. But 1 fighter sortie would use about 80 gallons of fuel, the Germans would need at least 3 or 4 sorties per fighter per day from their aircraft based in Britain.but i would trust that the germans would be able to arrange 4-600 supply aircraft each one to carry in 2 80 gallon drums of fuel which would mean a total of 256,000 litres of fuel a day which would secure the panzers, and aircraft,
It starts to add up, even if you don't allow for artillery, and replacements for the soldiers getting killed, and spares for the aircraft, and food for the men, etc, etc, etc.plus a couple of boxes carring ammo for the fighters, and stukas, and then ammo for the troops,
Considering the fact that they would have no German tanks in opposition, and practically no German anti tank guns, how they deploy the tanks hardly matters.but knowing the way the british generals were they would deploy there tanks among the infantry and leave the attack to late
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How? How do the Germans get enough troops and equipment ashore, and supply them? They simply can't.
The idea of an invasion against a force with overwhelming sea superiority and the upper hand in the air is ridiculous.
IIRC the Italians didn't even posses enough fuel to conduct longterm operations with their navy.And somehow I can't see the Italians agreeing to send a large part of their fleet out of the Med.
I'm curious as to what preperations you mean.IF the Germans had done a good amount of preparations they could have won.
This was attempted at Stalingrad.It failed.It would fail even more faced with British air forces.i am sure that 80-100 planes could be set asidde for transport of men 2-3 times a day, taking in around 2,800 men a day, but with fuel for a tank would not need much, there beach head would be over a limited area, thus little movement for the first 1-2 weeks,
Italians didn't posses resources to use their fleet, and they would have to face British in Gibraltar.i am sure the italians would organise to send a section of there fleet to go and help there allie,
and just how many would that be?Produced enough Destroyers, Torpedo Boats and MTBs to fight off and keep the Royal Navy at bay, and; landing transports to carry their troops ashore.