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Friday, March 22nd 2019, 12:49am

Author: Brockpaine

Preliminary Profile - Empresa Nacional de Aviación T-27 Tapaculo Advanced Training Aircraft

Quoted from "BruceDuncan" Quoted from "Brockpaine" What bomb damage? I don't think any of the combatants actually bombed Peru's (small) aero industry. I vaguely recall a news item about Peru's aircraft factory being 'blitzed' at some point. Afraid I can recall the exact details. I may of course be off base. I did go back and check the official news thread. There was one land-based and one carrier-based air raid on Lima and Callao, but both of them targeted warships in Callao harbor and a few mi...

Tuesday, March 19th 2019, 3:23pm

Author: Brockpaine

Ohai

Hey Jason, long time no see!

Tuesday, March 19th 2019, 3:22pm

Author: Brockpaine

It's a...

Caleb Nathaniel was born yesterday at 4:48. The relevant Janes specifications are 22in long and 9 lbs 12 oz (56cm and 4.4 kg for you metric folks). Mama and baby are doing well, though the former needs sleep and the latter is always hungry.

Tuesday, March 5th 2019, 3:27pm

Author: Brockpaine

Republic of Ireland, 1947 Reports

And the final design. Quoted Gallipoli-class, Australian Landing Ship Mechanized laid down 1946 Displacement: 2,562 t light; 2,646 t standard; 3,302 t normal; 3,828 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 342.82 ft / 340.00 ft x 55.00 ft x 10.00 ft (normal load) 104.49 m / 103.63 m x 16.76 m x 3.05 m Armament: 2 - 4.70" / 119 mm guns (1x2 guns), 51.91lbs / 23.55kg shells, 1946 Model Automatic rapid fire guns in a deck mount with hoist on centreline aft 2 - 2.24" / 57.0 mm...

Tuesday, March 5th 2019, 3:21pm

Author: Brockpaine

Republic of Ireland, 1947 Reports

And the four small tankers built for the RAN. Quoted Mount Kosciuszko, Australian Underway Replenishment Oiler laid down 1947 Variant of Irish Banba-class, for use by Australia. Displacement: 2,600 t light; 2,820 t standard; 5,581 t normal; 7,790 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 400.54 ft / 393.70 ft x 50.20 ft x 17.06 ft (normal load) 122.08 m / 120.00 m x 15.30 m x 5.20 m Armament: 4 - 4.70" / 119 mm guns (2x2 guns), 52.58lbs / 23.85kg shells, 1947 Model Dual pur...

Tuesday, March 5th 2019, 3:18pm

Author: Brockpaine

Republic of Ireland, 1947 Reports

Posted here Quoted Geelong-class, Australian Destroyer laid down 1936 (Engine 1946) Originally Irish County-class and Bulgarian Drazki-class, built to the same Atlantean export design. Sold to RAN in 1946 and refitted to Australian specifications. Displacement: 1,713 t light; 1,802 t standard; 2,029 t normal; 2,211 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 394.38 ft / 385.01 ft x 35.99 ft x 12.20 ft (normal load) 120.21 m / 117.35 m x 10.97 m x 3.72 m Armament: 6 - 4.70" / ...

Tuesday, March 5th 2019, 2:44pm

Author: Brockpaine

Republic of Ireland, 1947 Reports

Irish Report for Q4/1947 Industrial Allocation - 2/2 factories producing 2000t materials. - 0/2 factories producing IP. - 639 tons from stockpile. - 0 tons from transactions. - 0 tons from scrapping. - 2639 tons materials total. - 2456 tons used. - 183 tons stockpiled for Q1/48. Infrastructure Development None Naval Construction Gallagher, Burke & Sons, Galway: Type 1 drydock #1: Mount Kosciuszko-class light underway replenishment ship (modified Banba-class tanker) HMAS Mount Twynam laid down Ju...

Tuesday, March 5th 2019, 2:43pm

Author: Brockpaine

Republic of Ireland, 1947 Reports

Irish Report for Q3/1947 Industrial Allocation - 2/2 factories producing 2000t materials. - 0/2 factories producing IP. - 1195 tons from stockpile. - 0 tons from transactions. - 0 tons from scrapping. - 3195 tons materials total. - 2456 tons used. - 639 tons stockpiled for Q4/47. Infrastructure Development None Naval Construction Gallagher, Burke & Sons, Galway: Type 1 drydock #1: Mount Kosciuszko-class light underway replenishment ship (modified Banba-class tanker) HMAS Mount Twynam laid down J...

Tuesday, March 5th 2019, 2:39pm

Author: Brockpaine

Republic of Ireland, 1947 Reports

Irish Report for Q2/1947 Industrial Allocation - 2/2 factories producing 2000t materials. - 0/2 factories producing IP. - 1651 tons from stockpile. - 0 tons from transactions. - 0 tons from scrapping. - 3651 tons materials total. - 2456 tons used. - 1195 tons stockpiled for Q3/47. Infrastructure Development None Naval Construction Gallagher, Burke & Sons, Galway: Type 1 drydock #1 - Mount Kosciuszko-class light underway replenishment ship (modified Banba-class tanker) HMAS Mount Townsend laid do...

Tuesday, March 5th 2019, 2:38pm

Author: Brockpaine

Republic of Ireland, 1947 Reports

Irish Report for Q1/1947 Industrial Allocation - 2/2 factories producing 2000t materials. - 0/2 factories producing IP. - 3207 tons from stockpile. - 0 tons from transactions. - 0 tons from scrapping. - 5207 tons materials total. - 3556 tons used. - 1651 tons stockpiled for Q2/47. Infrastructure Development None Naval Construction Gallagher, Burke & Sons, Galway: Type 1 drydock #1 - Mount Kosciuszko-class light underway replenishment ship (modified Banba-class tanker) HMAS Mount Townsend laid do...

Tuesday, February 26th 2019, 8:47pm

Author: Brockpaine

Burnelli CB-27 Aigaion

Ditto, looks reasonable to me.

Monday, February 25th 2019, 3:33pm

Author: Brockpaine

Burnelli CB-27 Aigaion

From one of my final conversations with Jason, he did intend to introduce the B-36, but in pretty small numbers. The Aigaion specs make for an interesting pie-in-the-sky daydream, but I expect the reality of the aircraft will soon set in. From my quick read-up on the B-36, even the US had a lot of misgivings about the Peacemaker's usefulness. And the size of the Aigaion (wingspan particularly) will definitely limit its basing options. Wouldn't it be better for Australia to invest in some easier-...

Monday, February 25th 2019, 1:02am

Author: Brockpaine

British Empire News 1949

Hmm... Given the seriousness of the accusation made by Reverend Stobin (Stoben? I've seen both), and the facts as stated, the Irish Garda has reason to believe a crime has possibly been committed, and feels compelled to launch an independent investigation. The Garda therefore respectfully requests that the British authorities assist them by making witnesses available for interviews and establishing facts... ((OOC: don't wish to derail or interject myself into the story, but there does appear to ...

Thursday, February 21st 2019, 12:34am

Author: Brockpaine

German News and Events 1949

Quoted from "BruceDuncan" It was very unlikely that the Irish government would have turned Stoben over to the British without any sort of official statement on the subject, such as extradition. Might the British have mounted some sort of ‘snatch and grab’ operation without knowledge of the Garda? Not impossible, but risky. Correct. While Eire's still part of the Commonwealth and on excel... er, satisfactory political terms with Great Britain, the Garda wouldn't extradite Stoben without even so ...

Thursday, February 14th 2019, 10:39pm

Author: Brockpaine

French News, 1948

Hôtel de Brienne (French Ministry of National Defense), Paris, France Friday, June 25, 1948 "Well, I believe that finishes up my list of items," Minister of National Defense Édouard Delcroix said. "Are there any questions?" Comte de Rochefort raised a finger. "Might I have another fifteen minutes of your time, Minister? In private?" Delcroix nodded. He knew the head of the Dieuxeme Bureau hated attending anything approaching a staff meeting. Delcroix' predecessor, the battle-scarred Lemaréchal, ...

Wednesday, February 13th 2019, 8:46pm

Author: Brockpaine

France, Q3/1948

Q3/1948 Notable Ship Movements of the Marine Nationale A general overview of the major exercises and operations being undertaken during Q3/1948 by the Marine Nationale. This list is representative and not exhaustive. Flotte de l'Atlantique -- Operation Tigre 48: FO Atlantique Nord (temporary designation "Force Tigre"), under Admiral R. Godfroy sent to Indochina. Force includes carriers Clemenceau, and Gambetta functioning as aircraft transports. -- Operation Pegase: FO Atlantique Sud ("FO Bayard...

Wednesday, February 13th 2019, 8:09pm

Author: Brockpaine

France, Q3/1948

Marine Nationale Order of Battle, October 1st, 1948 The Marine Nationale is divided into three major and one minor fleet organizations based on geography: the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Pacific Fleets, and the Indian Ocean Flotilla. Due to differing mission priorities as well as effective command and control, the Pacific Fleet is subdivided into East and West, each incorporating a defined overall operations area, although both exist under the same overall command. The Mediterranean Fleet posse...

Wednesday, February 13th 2019, 8:06pm

Author: Brockpaine

France, Q3/1948

Report for Q3/1948 Industrial Allocation - 27.5 / 27.5 factories producing 27,500t materials. - 0/27.5 factories producing infrastructure (dedicated) - 6,596t from stockpile. - 0t from transactions. - 1,800t from scrapping. - 35,896t materials total. - 27,355 t used. - 8,541 t stored for Q4/48. Infrastructure Development Not applicable. Naval Construction DCNS / Arsenal de La Rochelle (Cl 5) Class 5 Slip #1 - Aircraft carrier Le Terrible laid down July 1st, 1947. 64,150 tons required. 2650 tons ...

Friday, February 8th 2019, 7:39pm

Author: Brockpaine

Meanwhile, in Russia: 1948

Russian Submarine S-9, Baltic Sea Friday, August 20, 1948 Captain Third Rank Yakov Leontiev looked at his charts. His submarine was fifteen nautical miles north of the Nordish island of Gotska Sandön, creeping along at two knots on the dregs of its batteries. The air was stale and dank, over-warm, and smelled of sweaty men. Overhead - not very far overhead, unfortunately - a Nordish frigate meandered around, its elderly active hydrophones trying to find S-9. The Nordish set was old enough that i...