Yes, Mr. Ward...And if my grandmother had wheels she'd be a bicyclepaulrward wrote: ↑23 Jul 2020 20:27
Mr. Takao apparently did NOT read my posting :
The Germans take one look at the design for the Snorkel, say, " Hey, that's a
wunderbar idea, but WE can make it even better! We will put a streamline casing
around it, reinforced and braced so that it can handle 17 knots of speed through
the water, add a few valves, make it extendable, and, Gott in Himmel ! have we
got a great idea !"
Walter had put a snorkel in his boat design in 1933...Yet there was no "Gott in Himmel"
A Dutch naval officer patented a snorkel at the same time...Yet there was no "Gott in Himmel"
Sadly, there will be no "Gott in Himmel", only Deus Ex Machina.
No...No problem there...Anything is possible.paulrward wrote: ↑23 Jul 2020 20:27Mr. Takao, you seem to have a problem: You apparently cannot conceive of the idea that what happened
historically was NOT the only thing that could have happened. History is fluid. Ideas, People, Events, all
COULD have occurred, NOT as they occurred historically, but in a different fashion.
Your problem is not possibility, but probability.
It is possible the Germans could have "Gott in Himmeled" in 1937...It is possible the Germans could have "Gott in Himmeled" in 1933. However, it is not probable that they would have "Gott in Himmeled" earlier.
It is possible the Germans could have had nuclear submarines in 1937...However, it is not probable.
Yes, I heard that too. I also heard that over 9 knots vibration was a problem with the snort and scopes...Not to mention noisy as hell.paulrward wrote: ↑23 Jul 2020 20:27After WW2, in just two years, the USN developed, tested, and began installing Snorkels on the USN's Gato,
Balao, and Tench submarines that was capable of allowing the sub to run at 15 knots underwater while charging.
( This I got from a retired USN officer, who stated that, since the last of the GUPPYs was out of service, it wasn't
that big of a secret anymore ! )
Pretty certain not...They couldn't do it in 2 years when they really needed to get it done.
If hydrodynamics is just physics, we should have had an "Albacore" hull type submarines much earlier than historically.
Yeah...Where's my flying car, and power to cheap to meter, and SDI.
Meanwhile, the British are working on high speed escorts, advanced sonar, advanced radar, autogyros with dipping sonar and MAD, better depth charges, ahead thrown weapons, even hunter-killer submarines.paulrward wrote: ↑23 Jul 2020 20:27At the same time,
they work out the outer hull and conning tower design, fine tune the pressure hull and battery layouts, and spend
a little time on the wargaming floor developing a tactical doctrine to use high speed underwater attack subs to
destroy British Convoys.
After all, all the principals are there and the possibilities are, as you well know, endless.
However, there is that little thing with probability again.
Yep, the possibilities are endless...Yet, somehow, someway, the Allies possibilities are not allowed
To happen. Why is it that the Germans get all the breaks, 1 in a billion chances, etc.