So Courageous and Royal Oak were torpedoed. There was no restriction. Why wasn't Hood torpedoed? Because of escorts and the dangerous existence of U Boats as well as their limited range early on.Like in a scenario in which unrestricted submarine begins right with the beginning of the war? Hood would have been torpedoed even before Mars El Kebir but number of survivors would most likely have been more than three. Then Bismarck would have sunk both Prince of Wales and Ramillies before going down (Churchill would have made sure of that with the butt of his umbrella had the RN failed). Courageous and Royal Oak would have met the same fate. Britain would have learnt subkilling tactics quicker and subsequently the Battle of Atlantic would also have ended quicker.
PS - Illegal divers from Malaysia would have had one less wreck to steal propellers from.
I disagree. The war was won by industrial capacity and the Axis lack of resources relative to the Allies, plus the effect of strategic gambles. Bear in mind that German jet engines were crude in comparison to the British developments. German engines had issues with flame-outs, fires, and needed replacing after 25hrs of use. Although much is made of German technology the truth is that it was comparable to the Allies, advanced in some areas like aerodynamics, much less so in terms of things like nuclear power. By the time the Germans were putting jet aircraft into service the Luftwaffe was desperately short of pilots and running out of recruits to train. Most of the flying schools shut in mid-1944 to release experienced aviators to the front line. The He162 Salamander (also called the "People's Fighter") was intended to be flown in operational use by kids and old men after a few hours gliding training. The aeroplane was however not one for the neophyte, demanding careful and smooth control inputs. Captain Eric Brown liked it when he flew one, but then, he was an expert.WW2 was mostly won by planes. So, real game changer could be only early production of jet planes in great numbers.
Both Bismarck and Tirpitz were launched in early 1939, should they have been scrapped?What if the German Navy concentrated on building U Boats instead of surface warhships from 1939 onwards, could they have done damage to the British merchant fleet to force the UK into an armistice?
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