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Armor/AFV: Axis - WWII
Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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Operation sea lion amphibious equipment ?
retiredyank
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 07:23 PM UTC
Though they did not achieve air superiority, they did build up for an amphibious assault. I am not sure of the troop or equipment details.
GregCopplin
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 02:25 PM UTC
No worries , but what if dios are still fun, since paper panzers seem to be the new hotness i figured a what if wouldn’t hurt. I’ve read one book on the subject and have “we march against England” in my library sitting on deck to read next. I figured it’d be a fun diorama. I do believe that germanys objective was always Russia but the invasion was in deed a legitimate idea it just wasn’t well thought out. Man stein goes over this is his memoirs and it is plausible that it could of been done but the luftwaffee couldn’t achieve air superiority. It would have been interesting to see what the home fleet would’ve done to a German invasion force or if the minefields would of held up the home fleet.
PzDave
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 02:20 PM UTC
Not to pour cold water on your model idea. But i don't think they were ever going to really invade. They could not control the air. And if they ever did launch the invasion the entire English Home Fleet was coming out to attack them. Compare the Home Fleet Order of Battle to what the German Navy had. Hitler was making the Russians think he was planning this to lull the Russians to think they were not going to invade Russia.
I know these comments are out of the realm of modeling but we do model history.
GregCopplin
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 02:05 PM UTC
I know the Germans were going to use a variety of barges/boats/ ships to assault the English beaches. My question is woul it be plausible that they would use little sturmboots to ferry troops from transport ships/ heavier barges to the beach? I was thinking of getting a few DML 1/35 sturmboots and doing a diorama with them in the near future. What’s everyones take on this?