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Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 5:27pm

Author: Brockpaine

Beijing Newspaper Q4/1948 - Chinese news and events - October / November / December

Quoted from "BruceDuncan" Parador scripset: Quoted Friday 12. November early morning - Research Vessel Xue Long - 78dgs east 12dgs south The machine telegraph shows "STOP" and the captain tried to detect something with his binoculars. But in front of his ship, a dense fog wall spread, which could not be penetrated either by eyes nor by the ships radar. In a short conference, both the crew and the scientists on board discussed what was likely the reason of the sudden appearance of the fog. I am ...

Tuesday, April 9th 2019, 12:28am

Author: Brockpaine

Hey guys!

Hey Fox, long time no see! Congratulations on getting hitched. It's quite an experience. :)

Saturday, April 6th 2019, 12:37am

Author: Brockpaine

Philippine News and Events 1949

Quoted from "BruceDuncan" The Manila Times, Monday, 21 February 1949 The Ministry of Defense confirmed that a military-technical commission will depart for Europe in this week to evaluate the potential acquisition of new armored vehicles for the Philippine Army. Concerns have been raised regarding the relative weakness of the Army’s mechanized forces in the face of reports of China’s continued military build-up. The Russian Federation humbly suggests that the Filipino commission take the opport...

Thursday, April 4th 2019, 4:40pm

Author: Brockpaine

Commuter Aircraft Trials

The Chileans would love to offer the Constelación Twin Condor, which - near as I can tell, meets all of the specs, especially the STOL performance. It has a decent service history in South American service. Constelación wanted to offer it for license-production in Australia, but since that doesn't seem to be panning out, China might perhaps be a market... Quoted Constelación Twin Condor, Serie-400 or Serie-425 Utility Aircraft General characteristics - Crew: 2+ - Passengers: 20 - Length: 52 feet...

Thursday, March 28th 2019, 10:53pm

Author: Brockpaine

It's a...

Quoted from "Rooijen10" Congratulations with Brock Jr. ... and of course condolences with the demise of Brock's Quiet Private Life. Your life will never be the same again. :D You speak truth. Quoted from "thesmilingassassin" Technically that ended when he got married....:P Eh... I don't know, Lady L was pretty quiet, too. So the volume is significantly up over the last week.

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 ...