Stas Bush wrote:Are you really that dumb that you think the US would try to "evict the USSR by force" just after WWII? Hint: it did not try to pull such shit off anywhere in areas with separate occupation. Even though it had nuclear weapons. And why would the USSR willingly leave a part of Japan? Because you want it for yourself? Seriously, how does this even relate to reality?
With what Navy is the USSR going to force the issue in regards to Japan? It will leave Japan or it will watch its forces there starve and die.
Phongn, you literally missed the entire point of that little tidbit. And no, the Tiger was stupid and had damn near zero impact because there simply wasnt enough of them and it drank fuel like almost nothing else. While a Panther with a long 88 would have been sufficiently superior to have more combat endurance.
And the Tiger's stated role of a breakout tank is pointless since it spent almost its entire existence on the defensive and thats where it really shined to begin with. Long range defensive engagements on flat open terrain. There just plain and simply were never enough Tigers to do much with. Even if they had all been concentrated on one battlefront of the East, it would have been just stalling a week or two.
The only theater where the Tiger tank being concentrated is the North African theater where the British only had so many tanks and almost zero capable of defeating the Tiger head on. But even then, thr Tiger would only be worth it on the defensive against the British counterattack and American landings.
But the point of the little tidbit was to glancingly mention the surface stuff that could have been tweaked. To easily and simply demonstrate the impossibility of Germany getting the bomb or it really even mattering assuming the war goes as it did.
Germany would have need 100+ 20 kiloton devices by mid 1943 and no later. You might as well optimize the entire Nazi war effort to its highest possible Zenith and then also fuck over the allies in key areas.
Its just incredulously ASB.