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Wednesday, July 17th 2019, 9:35am

Author: Hood

Philippine News and Events 1949

A quick search revealed one post by Jason: http://wesworld.jk-clan.de/index.php?pag…0177#post140177 So it would seem that the F-86 would be in flying in prototype form now. Given the USA has been NPC for a while now, and the different timeline, its export footprint is rather smaller than OTL, for example no P-80s have appeared outside the USA. So its probably unlikely that MiG versus Sabre will happen in WW.

Tuesday, July 16th 2019, 3:09pm

Author: Hood

Philippine News and Events 1949

Well so far nobody has any reason to be particularly impressed by the MiG-15. Yes its swept wing and offers good performance, but so far its largely an unknown. I wonder if Jason was here whether we would have the Sabre to compare with.

Saturday, July 13th 2019, 3:36pm

Author: Hood

Belgian News 1949

1 April Two new defence ships of a new category for the Navy have been laid down today. The Verviers and the Veurne are net layers which can handle various types of heavy anti-submarine nets and also carry anti-submarine weapons. They can also be used for target towing duties. The two ships are being built by the Zeebrugge Shipyard and the Cockerill Yard. Both will complete next year. 10 April The 33rd Tour of Flanders cycling classic was held on today. The race started in Ghent and finished in ...

Saturday, July 13th 2019, 3:34pm

Author: Hood

United Kingdoms of the Netherlands News 1949

4 April A new charter passenger airline based at Amsterdam Airport has begun commercial operations today. Aero Holland currently has a fleet of two leased aircraft, a Douglas DC-3 and a Douglas DC-5. 11 April The Minister of Finance Piet Lieftinck during an interview today with the newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad mentioned that the government is willing to consider opening the Customs Union to other nations on an equal basis and that exploratory talks with both Saudi Arabia and Yemen had been ...

Tuesday, July 9th 2019, 8:24pm

Author: Hood

Noticias Argentinas 1949

1 April The Navy has long seen the Motor Torpedo Boat as a potent coastal defence asset along the isolated coast, but extended support away from base has always been a problem. Today the Navy has laid down two specialist vessels to solve that problem. The two Project 723 tenders on their completion next year will support a flotilla each, supplying them with torpedoes and fuel and equipped with modern workshops to effect repairs. The two vessels are being built by AFNE Bahia Blanca and Tandanor a...

Tuesday, July 9th 2019, 8:22pm

Author: Hood

History That Might Have Been

Nice work, very neatly done.

Tuesday, July 9th 2019, 2:47pm

Author: Hood

Varyag-class Cruiser

Seems a good design overall, I would share your favour of the 3x2 variant. 32kts seems about right for good speed without spending over the odds on extra horsepower. The armour scheme is nothing fancy but looks reasonable for the role. I am still trying to envision the secondary armament layout, having three 130mm and three 76mm mounts on each beam feels rather cramped in terms of deck layout and arcs and supposes a large two-deck tier battery.

Sunday, July 7th 2019, 5:22pm

Author: Hood

British Empire News 1949

1 April The Royal Navy has announced several vessels will be paid off, mostly to free manpower and resources for newer ships and due to changes in strategic policy. The seaplane carrier HMS Pegasus will be paid off for refit and will transfer to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary as an aircraft carrier tender for the Caribbean Station. The 8th Submarine Flotilla at Campbeltown will disband this month and the five P Class submarines will be paid off for disposal. The training role of the 8th Submarine Flo...

Saturday, July 6th 2019, 10:37am

Author: Hood

History That Might Have Been

A very interesting read, thanks for sharing this. I am currently reading about the British Army during the 18th century so this is very timely.

Saturday, July 6th 2019, 10:33am

Author: Hood

British Empire Report Q2/1949

THE BRITISH EMPIRE: Q2/1949 REPORT A. Industrial Output 50 Factories: Fixed IP: 5 Flexible IP: 0 Ship Tonnage: 45 B. Transfers and Acquisitions HMAS Hexham and HMAS Tottenham, Ham Class inshore minesweepers formally transferred to Royal Australian Navy for delivery following delivery trials on 30 May HMAS Kearsley, Ley Class inshore survey boat/diving tender formally transferred to Royal Australian Navy for delivery following delivery trials on 30 May C. Unit Relocations HMS York, Sheffield, New...

Saturday, July 6th 2019, 10:32am

Author: Hood

Kingdom of the Netherlands Report Q2/1949

Kingdom of the Netherlands & Kingdom of the Kongo Q2/1949 Report A. Industrial Output 12 factories in the Kingdom of the Netherlands 2.5 factories in the provinces Malay Archipelago (aka Dutch East Indies) 1 factory in the Kingdom of the Kongo, funding provided to NL via UKN. 0 factories in the Province of Dutch Guiana and the Grand Duchy of Ubangi-Shari (CAR) 15.5 Factories: Fixed IP: 1 Flexible IP: 2 Ship Tonnage: 12.5 B. Transfers and Acquisitions C. Unit Relocations KLK-130, KLK-131, KLK-132...

Saturday, July 6th 2019, 10:31am

Author: Hood

Belgium Report Q2/1949

Kingdom of Belgium Q2/1949 Report A. Industrial Output 5.5 Factories: Fixed IP: 2 Flexible IP: 0 Ship Tonnage: 3.5 B. Transfers and Acquisitions C. Unit Relocations MT-9 and MT-10 complete and commission with 2nd Motor Torpedo Squadron at Zeebrugge on 1 June 4th Motor Torpedo Squadron at Ostend disbanded on 1 May MTB-15 and MTB-16 sunk as practice targets on 29 April MTB-37 to MTB-48 all decommissioned for disposal at Ostend on 14 May D. Navy Programme Resources Allocated: 3,500 tons Previous Su...

Saturday, July 6th 2019, 10:26am

Author: Hood

Argentina Report Q2/1949

THE REPUBLIC OF ARGENTINA: Q2/1949 REPORT A. Industrial Output 7 Factories: Fixed IP: 0 Flexible IP: 0 Ship Tonnage: 7,000 tons B. Transfers and Acquisitions 300 tons to Peru for the Aircraft Carrier Lima C. Unit Relocations ARA Proveedor commissioned with 1st Support Squadron at Bahia Blanca on 30 June ARA M40, M41, M42, M43 and M44 commission with 3rd MTB Squadron at Rawson on 24 June MTBs M11 to M15 decommissioned for disposal on 28 May D. Navy Programme Resources Allocated: 7,000 tons Previo...

Wednesday, June 26th 2019, 9:43am

Author: Hood

Nordish Tanks

Looks like a set of good proposals to me. Can't wait to see the details too.

Tuesday, June 18th 2019, 9:55am

Author: Hood

British Empire News 1949

Quoted from "BruceDuncan" Quoted from "Hood" No, he would still be the same man in WW, the term he coined is still as a disparaging remark on the supporters of that theory. The Bell Labs facility where Penzias and Wilson did their work to discover the predicted background radiation is only about 5 miles from my home. Bazinga! :D That's pretty cool!

Monday, June 17th 2019, 1:32pm

Author: Hood

British Empire News 1949

No, he would still be the same man in WW, the term he coined is still as a disparaging remark on the supporters of that theory.

Wednesday, June 12th 2019, 10:09am

Author: Hood

Nordish Tanks

And the SAE's tank list is probably outdated now too. The 32TP caused a stir on its entry. A good solid design even for 1949.

Wednesday, June 12th 2019, 10:07am

Author: Hood

Leichter Gepanzerter Spähwagen Fennek

Looks good, might pick up some exports too. Nice artwork from Brock too. Any details on what the alternative armament choices are?

Tuesday, June 11th 2019, 10:35am

Author: Hood

British Empire News 1949

24 March Lawrence Oliver’s film Hamlet wins the Academy Award for Best Picture at the 21st Academy Awards ceremony. 25 March The Scottish Aviation Pioneer C.Mk.I has entered RAF service. Designed to meet Spec A.4/45 for a light short take-off and landing communication aircraft, the design has a high-wing with extensive flaps and leading edge slats to take-off in 75 yards and land within 65 yards. The cabin can seat the pilot and four passengers or a stretcher. Eighty production aircraft were ord...

Tuesday, June 11th 2019, 10:33am

Author: Hood

Nordish Tanks

I would agree that a lighter tracked family, something akin to the British FV300 series, would be the best bet. Something like the OTL Infanterikanonvagn 91 would be possible, probably with a 75-90mm gun. Good mobility would be key, perhaps amphibious but certainly capable of deep fording, wide tracks. Far too early for something like the S-Tank, but a fixed casemate tank destroyer also makes a lot of sense. Even something like the Belgian CATI-90 could have a lot of merit. Agreed a medium tank ...