German carriers

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  1. rebel8303

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    Where there any German carriers ever built (or any projects for constructing any of them)?
     
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    Thank you guys. Sorry for bringing up issues that you've discussed before but I've been away from the site for about a year...
     
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    ah but the KM had flat tops and do you know for what useage ....... ??
     
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    made it easier to screw on their hats?
     
  6. rebel8303

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    Nope I dunno
     
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    What is the difference between a carrier and a flattop?
     
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    nope..............no Heli's. sorry guys. any other takers ? 8)
     
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    The only thing I know is that it was part of Plan Z, to strengthen the Kriegsmarine.
     
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    I just remembered that I read something a while back about using the carriers to help in the battle of tha Atlantic, but I don't know if that would have been a good idea, or if that was just something I read and didn't find a second source for. If that was the purpose, it would have made a tempting target.
     
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    ok guys another hint...........do not think of the KM version as the size of British and US flat-tops and this very point might help you realize what they were used for. Several in production
     
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    The only thing I can think of is that they made have been seaplane tenders.
     
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    Even if the German carriers had been the best in the world which they weren't by a long shot the problem is with the aircraft. The 109 had a very poor landing record, probably one of the worst of any front line fighter produced in large numbers.
    Would anyone like to take a stab at the accident rate of a Naval 109?
     
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    Ooooooooooh Eric is hitting upon it quite nicely

    can anyone else add to this ?

    forget the 109 and others in the single engine role it just didn't happen and the Graf Z. was counter productive to what the KM was looking for and that was complete unison with the Luftwaffe in the Recon and bomber/rescue roles which it never achieved
     
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    So they used the flattops for pilots to practice in naval operations?
    Just like US did by converting liners into flattops and using them for practice in the Great Lakes
     
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    Someone know the projected number of aircrafts it could carry?

    DogW
     
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    The Graf Zeppelin was to carry 8 Bf-109T, 13 Ju-87C, and 20 Fi-167.
     
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