8th Mar '14 12:51:45 AM ragnarok235
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26th Feb '14 9:07:48 AM Menshevik
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26th Feb '14 9:04:30 AM Menshevik
26th Feb '14 8:57:09 AM Menshevik
26th Feb '14 8:38:27 AM Menshevik
The first deleted paragraph does not bear scrutiny. French destroyers were not really slower than Italian ones (on trials in the 1930s "Le Terrible" reached 45.25 knots and managed 43 knots for 8 hours), also there was no reason for Italy to assume they would not be facing the Royal Navy, which had important bases in Gibraltar, Malta and Alexandria. The Italian Navy also had a habit of doing its speed trials in unrealistic conditions, the speeds achieved in actual combat conditions were somewhat lower. The second deleted paragraph actually has nothing to do with overspecialization, also it is debatable, as land-based aircraft actually did a great deal of damage to naval shipping and convoys in the Med, and that includes land-based British aircraft, e. g. during Operations Harpoon and Vigorous in June 1942.
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26th Feb '14 7:40:14 AM Anarquistador
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23rd Feb '14 9:26:02 PM Nerrin
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