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Old 08-14-2019, 03:25 PM is online now
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Originally Posted by Sailboat View Post
However there is a use for the Ratte. Let's say you want Germany to waste resources on something monumentally stupid: persuade them to build a Ratte.
We could also encourage them to build/rebuild some behemoth battleships, like more Bismarcks & Tirpitzs to waste more resources.

Bismarck did one (partial) war patrol, totaling 135 hours before being damaged & scuttled. Tirpitz was also rather ineffective; her 8 main guns only ever fired 52 shells in battle. But she did manage to destroy a British weather Station & fuel depot on Spitsbergen Island.