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  1. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    I would imagine that is one of those things that has been overlooked because of everything else that has gone on. It would be something that wod be nice to have but not a priority.
  2. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    The dates on that may have been brought forward but with no mention of them in North Africa it is unlikely something the British have to worry about for now. The soviets on the other hand may have something to worry about. Have to say though that I am surprised that the Germans did not go...
  3. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    One thing I'm wondering is what other changes might the appearance of the improved Panzers have. Yes the better 40mm ammo plus the 6pdr will do well now but the Germans have reacted quickly. If the British suspect a new, better tank is on the way or that the Germans will respond as quickly to...
  4. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    Just about to post basically this. Great minds and all that.
  5. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    This, Karpathos could probably be taken cheaply but then Rhodes becomes much more expensive. If you take Rhodes first then Karpathos becomes pretty cheap as you make the island position effectively untenable and almost impossible to reinforce.
  6. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    Britain wouldn't, America might and I do stress might. Wouldn't be the only thing America threw bucket loads of money at in WW2.
  7. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    Using Crete or Rhodes as a place to base Heavy Bombers is a good Idea but will only become one at the earliest in late 1943 when America starts to really get going. Until that happens though Britain has too much on its plate to really consider putting the required resources onto those islands.
  8. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    O'connor might get beaten to the punch if everyone knows who is in charge and that may not be a bad thing. The delay may give the Germans the mistaken impression that Britain is purely on the defensive. That may catch the Germans out if they attack a force capable of stopping them cold that is...
  9. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    Yes and then called them back up again a few months later
  10. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    Mostly by design I belive. Hitler wanted to let the Volk rest or reap the benefits of the war or something, I forget the exact reason. Then when things got started for Barbarossa it ramped back up
  11. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    The problem with captured tanks is that spare parts are difficult to obtain as well as ammo for the non standard guns. They are at best a rear echelon vehicle for cloud control etc and at worst a stopgap. As for increased production, depends. IIRC Germany initially scaled back its war...
  12. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    I did some math on a post about that and realistically it meant two things for me. Firstly the greater losses lead to faster up gunning and up armouring of the tanks, pz3 and pz4 anyway. We have seen one of those things happen at least and possibly both. The second thing is Germany would need...
  13. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    Another point is that Allsups report will likely be looked at closely by quite a few people as its the first encounter with the new German tank gun. That means that things like the loss of power to the turret after the engine was shut off will be noticed by those high up quite soon.
  14. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    Very true. Also we can't be that far from 6pdr Valiant's arriving now that the Germans have up gunned .
  15. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    The big thing from that engagement will be that if any German tankers survived then the realisation of the new British tank will be taking hold.
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