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luftluuver
06-02-2006, 06:10 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_production_during_World_War_II

Thought some might be interested in.

stathem
06-02-2006, 06:23 AM
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Thanks, very interesting.

just one point,

Aircraft carriers;

Germany = 2 ??

Jabout
06-02-2006, 06:27 AM
Aircraft carriers

United States = 141

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RCAF_Irish_403
06-02-2006, 06:33 AM
Originally posted by Jabout:
Aircraft carriers

United States = 141

???????????

Believe

this no. includes CV's, CVL's, and CVE's

RCAF_Irish_403
06-02-2006, 06:33 AM
Originally posted by stathem:
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Thanks, very interesting.

just one point,

Aircraft carriers;

Germany = 2 ??

Graf Zeppelin ?....what was the second?

ForkTailedDevil
06-02-2006, 06:39 AM
Well the Kreigsmarine was working on the Peter Stasser (spelling?) and one other carrier but they were never completed. Also I would be willing to bet the US numbers include escort carriers not just the big ones.

NagaSadow84
06-02-2006, 07:05 AM
The second one (Flugzeugtr√¬§ger B) never got a name. The name 'Peter Strasser' (Chief Commander of the airships in WW1) has never been confirmed.

stathem
06-02-2006, 07:17 AM
Well I knew about the Graf Zeppelin - didn't know about teh other - but was surprised it (or they) were included. OTOH I hadn't realised just how far along they'd got with it.

BSS_Goat
06-02-2006, 08:04 AM
Good info:

http://www.escortcarriers.com/plaqueimages/cves.jpg

AKA_TAGERT
06-02-2006, 09:04 AM
Originally posted by luftluuver:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_production_during_World_War_II

Thought some might be interested in. Very cool and shows how the AXIS never stood a chance in a sustained war.. the Blitz was not a neat tatic.. It was thier only hope. They knew they had to win early and fast while they had the edge in some areas and were on par in others. After 42 it was not a question of who would win, but when the ALLIEDS would win.

panther3485
06-02-2006, 10:51 AM
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Hi there, AKA_TAGERT


Quote:
"Very cool and shows how the AXIS never stood a chance in a sustained war.. the Blitz was not a neat tatic.. It was thier only hope. They knew they had to win early and fast while they had the edge in some areas and were on par in others. After 42 it was not a question of who would win, but when the ALLIEDS would win."

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Agreed! I might have used different words, but saying essentially the same thing.


Best regards,
panther3485

Eagle_361st
06-02-2006, 12:23 PM
Very interesting indeed, I the only two areas the Axis had more of were Recon aircraft and subs. Great find!

WWMaxGunz
06-02-2006, 12:24 PM
Escort Carrier other name was Jeep Carrier.

Most or all were made by converting a large frieghter or tanker which sped production.

Combustible-Vulnerable-Expendable Carrier. More than a few were sunk different ways.

Their air groups did great antisub and other work.

In one period docu-movie James Stewart had a part telling of how the Jeep Carriers were
to used as floating islands to allow planes to quickly go from mainland US to the action
by hopping from CVE to CVE with refuel at each instead of being slowly freighted across.

Really, unsung heroes.