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originally posted by: InsaneIthorian
a reply to: makemap
Germany Naval power was never going to catch up because of WW1 and fact the bulk of Germanys Navy and Navel power got scrapped after WW1.
Remember a huge bulk of the ships in the Navy of the UK, France, USA anf
And japan where built just before or during WW1. Something like 50% could be older ships. This was especially true due to the Washington Naval treaty that futher put restrictions on naval fleets.
originally posted by: makemap
They didn't really lose the Air superiority thing until they started invading Soviet Union, German had enough aircrafts to deal with Brits alone. But, when they start fighting Soviet they had to move all their aircraft away. Germans were too distracted in multiple fronts.
The Battle of Britain marked the first major defeat of Hitler's military forces, with air superiority seen as the key to victory. - Alan Putland Battle of Britain 1940: Britain Prepares for War.
Irrespective of whether Hitler was really set on this course, he simply lacked the resources to establish the air superiority that was the sine qua non-of a successful crossing of the English Channel. A third of the initial strength of the German air force, the Luftwaffe, had been lost in the western campaign in the spring. The Germans lacked the trained pilots, the effective fighter aircraft, and the heavy bombers that would have been needed. - Richard Evans Immoral Rearmament The New York Review of Books, No. 20, 20 December 2007.