What If...?

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  1. cheddar cheese

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    Post what ifs of WW2 here


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    Germany had completed it's aircraft carrier (the name of which escapes me at the mo)?
     
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    The Graf Zeppelin?
     
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    I think it was the Graf Spee (Spree?).
     
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    the Graf Spee was completed and she was a pocket battleship i believe, the Graf Zepplin was the uncompleted carrier, but i don't think it'd make much difference, we'd have sent allot of power to meet her in the atlantic if she even made the break out.........
     
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    Zeppelin's the one. Would've made things a bit more interesting though, even if it hadn't affected things in a big way.
     
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    It certainly would have been interesting! Chances are though, the RN would have sunk her in fairly short order anyway.

    On a slightly off-topic note (who, me? :rolleyes:), I've often wished it was available in the game IL2:FB for those "What if" scenarios.
     
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    yeah we'd have made short work of it, we had experienced crews and far mor carriers with more planes on each, and dedicated torpedo bombers, the germans only had -109Ts and Ju-87s, the designation of which i can't remember.................
     
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    Ju-87C's I believe...

    A match up between 109T's and Seafires would have been good.
     
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    not very original though............
     
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    No but it would have been an interesting match up...
     
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    we would have absolutely trounced the Graf Zepplin though, if she ever left port..............
     
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    With what? Swordfish? ;) Hell even Stukas could take them out :lol:
     
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    Beaufort and Beaufighter, do they mean anything to you?
     
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    Ah I forgot about them...
     
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    Coastal Command would have had every strike wing available over the Graf Zeppelin
     
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    ok so she tries to break out into the atlantic, she figures she's got her own air cover so they brave it an try to dash through the English channel, asuuming they're not hit by a mine or two, or three, we're almost cirtain to spot her, we know she's an important target an so send every beaufort and beaufighter we have out to get her, hell we could even send a spitfire escort, the spitfires and some beaufighters will tangle with the -109Ts and any other fighter opposition (no, the stukas would not be scrambled), in the meantime the beauforts are sticking a few torps into the sides of the Graf, if she lives through the repeated attacks and mines, we have a couple of battleships and a carrier waiting for her in the atlantic...............
     
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    Sounds a good enough plan for me, imagine MkXVIII Mossies putting holes in it with that 6 pounder
     
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    i was thinking about adding them to the mix but i wasn't sure when the Graf would have entered service...........
     
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    The problem was the aircraft, Goering wouldn't release them from his control (I think)
     
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