Hello, just noticed this when reading this tread.Andy H wrote:The ideal time for the Invasion of Britain was in the July of 1940, when the tides & weather should be on Germany’s side. After the Norwegian campaign the Kriegsmarine would only have the heavy Cruiser Hipper available for combat op’s plus several smaller vessels, not a lot against the RN!
Probably something I dont understand right, but had not Germany both battleships Bismarck and Tirpitz available at this time?
Otherwise, I believe Germany would have taken Britain if they wanted. They just had to trow everyyhing in on one huge attack with heavy air support.
That is of course if they had not done the blunder to begin bomb London instead of airfields etc.
If RAF had been taken out so Luftwaffe could operate without airattack, not much could stop them. German planes would have kept much of the Royal Navy away.
Transport I dont think would be big problem. In addition to ships of their own, they could use lots of transportships from occupied countries.