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Saturday, October 12th 2019, 1:41am

Author: BruceDuncan

German News and Events 1949

Die Welt Am Sonntag, Sunday, 19 June 1949 Light Cruiser Nürnberg, The Irish Sea, Monday, 20 June 1949 Kapitän zur See Wilhelm Rollman, Nürnberg’s captain, checked the charts again. His ship, together with the Leipzig under Kapitän zur See Helmut Neuss, had put to sea three days ago on a westward course, navigating the constricted waters of Le Manche under the watchful eyes of British, Dutch, and even French maritime reconnaissance aircraft – though the latter were primarily there to assure that ...

Thursday, October 10th 2019, 4:54pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Find a map for WesWorld2…

And for those who wish to consider a reboot, I give you food for thought. How to Build a Navy - Planning, Procurement, Production, Logistics

Thursday, October 10th 2019, 2:53am

Author: BruceDuncan

RSAN units laid down or modified 1945

Quoted from "Brockpaine" Is it just me, or does the list include a larger proportion of amphibious craft? It does seem that a large number of craft are contemplated. However, many are rather short-range vessels. The purpose of the mix is unclear.

Wednesday, October 9th 2019, 8:44pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Philippine Army Air Corps - Aircraft in Service

Repository for data pertaining to the subject.

Wednesday, October 9th 2019, 6:16pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Yugoslav News and Events 1949

Novosti News Service, Zagreb, Monday, 27 June 1949 Her Majesty Queen Xenia visited the town of Livno in Tropolje, today to superintend the dedication of a new wing and ambulance service at the Fra Mihovil Sučić Hospital, which has been expanded to now serve two hundred patients in its wards, which include special facilities for the paediatric care, as well as an outpatient clinic to serve the needs of the elderly. The Queen’s visit underscored the commitment of the Government to expand as far as...

Wednesday, October 9th 2019, 5:09pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Philippine News and Events 1949

The Philippine Gazette, Tuesday, 14 June 1949 As provided for in the Military Defense Act of 1949 the Ministry of Defense announced today the formation of the Philippine Army Air Corps and the appointment of Major Erik Estrada to the post of Chief of Aviation for the Philippine Army. The Manila Times, Thursday, 16 June 1949 Details have emerged regarding the plans for development of the newly-formed Army Air Corps. The Philippine Air Force will transfer to the Army a small number of Fanaero Alpa...

Tuesday, October 8th 2019, 9:30pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Unternehmen Wachsame Entschlossenheit

Marinestützpunkt Swinemünde, Saturday, 18 June 1949 Fregattenkapitän Heinrich Wulle had come to Swinemünde as the personal representative of Admiral Glaser to attend the ‘graduation ceremonies’ for the port maintenance ship Bottsand. Not that she would be leaving Swinemünde to join the fleet any time soon – her metier was salvaging and clearing harbours choked with wrecked ships and thankfully Germany had none at the moment on which the Bottsand could practice her trade. Indeed, in all of Europe...

Tuesday, October 8th 2019, 7:22pm

Author: BruceDuncan

German News and Events 1949

Berliner Morgenpost, Thursday, 16 June 1949 The Dornier-werke of Friedrichshafen has received a contract from the Ministry of Defence to adapt its Do330 maritime reconnaissance aircraft to use turboprop engines in place of the current conventional powerplants. Specific details of the programme were not disclosed at this time. Frankfurter Zeitung, Friday, 17 June 1949 The Ministry of Transportation announced that it will fund the construction of two pre-production examples of the new Junkers Ju49...

Monday, October 7th 2019, 8:03pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Philippine News and Events 1949

Naval Operating Base Cavite, Thursday, 9 June 1949 Arsène Couturier spent little time in getting down to business; with tensions still running high in the aftermath of the confrontation with China the Marine Nationale wished to arrange far closer cooperation with the Philippine Navy, and it was Couturier’s job to accomplish just that. After a day to begin settling in at the embassy he had been whisked to Cavite where he was afforded a series of briefings on the current operations of the Philippi...

Monday, October 7th 2019, 3:15am

Author: BruceDuncan

Peruvian News and Events, 1949

Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima), 29 June 1949 The transport ships Bambas and Matagaga were launched today at the Mollendo-Matarani dockyard of the Servicios Industriales de la Marina. The second pair of Corongo-class vessels to be constructed for the Armada they are due to be completed by early December. The lead ship, Corongo, and her sister Parcartambo, are expected to complete next month and enter service before the end of the year. Their arrival is expected to significantly increase the abi...

Monday, October 7th 2019, 12:54am

Author: BruceDuncan

Yugoslav News and Events 1949

Novosti News Service, Belgrade, Wednesday, 22 June 1949 A spokesman for the royal household announced today that Prince Andrew, the youngest of the sons of the late King Aleksandr, will enter Princeton University in the United States this coming autumn. This breaks a tradition of the royal house which had seen its sons educated in Oxford or Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Belgrade, Report of the Hungarian Military Attaché, Friday, 24 June 1949 Production of the M48 Medium Tank is being pursued ...

Saturday, October 5th 2019, 8:51pm

Author: BruceDuncan

German News and Events 1949

Hamburger Abendblatt, Monday, 13 June 1949 The Deschimag yards launched two vessels for the Kriegsmarine today, the escort aircraft carrier Oldenburg at Bremerhaven and her sister Mecklenburg at Cuxhaven. Their construction will continue, with delivery expected in June of next year. Berlin, The Cabinet Meeting Room, Tuesday, 14 June 1949 “Herr Dehler, does the situation in the Far East continue in a state of flux?” The Chancellor’s voice betrayed a sense of irony mixed with exasperation. “Yes He...

Friday, October 4th 2019, 6:19pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Peruvian News and Events, 1949

Iquitos, 25 June 1949 The arrival of the freighter Imtraut Cords not only brought relief to Felix Wankel and his construction crew but pleased the merchants of Iquitos who were able to receive the goods ordered months ago. The rising tide of prosperity that had lifted Iquitos out of the commercial doldrums and returned her to her rightful place as the commercial center of the Tres Fronteras, but this depended upon the continued flow of consumer goods brought upriver and the export of primary pro...

Friday, October 4th 2019, 2:52pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Unternehmen Wachsame Entschlossenheit

Marinestützpunkt Warnemünde, Sunday, 12 June 1949 A quiet Sunday morning found Konteradmiral Maximilian Glaser at his desk taking stock of the Lehrdivision’s training programme; with all the new construction coming from the yards there were many, almost too many, ships cycling through the various phases of working-up. Operational training of the escort aircraft carriers Westfalen and Pommern was progressing nicely. At the moment they were in the upper Baltic accompanied by the French cruisers La...

Friday, October 4th 2019, 2:45am

Author: BruceDuncan

New Thai Aircraft

Quoted from "Hood" ..... The de Havilland Globe is a real OTL project by Halford that was bench tested. It was intended as a postwar Gipsy replacement but it never came to fruition. In WW I had thoughts of using it but never found a suitable set of light aircraft. So it was certified n 1945 and DH tinkered with it but no production, hence their delight and gettibg some return now from Thai orders and who knows perhaps brining turbine power to the private owner after all? My mega thread "1949 Ai...

Thursday, October 3rd 2019, 8:12pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Yugoslav News and Events 1949

Novosti News Service, Zagreb, Monday, 20 June 1949 The first of six Societe Francaise Du Gyroplane SH.20 Cigale light utility helicopters ordered in March of this year were delivered today to No. 206 Squadron (Eskadrila helikoptera 206) of the Royal Yugoslav Air Force, the first rotary wing element of the service. Upon their delivery later this year it is expected that No.206 Squadron will also operate the larger SH.40 Tourbillon, at least during the latter’s evaluation phase.

Thursday, October 3rd 2019, 7:30pm

Author: BruceDuncan

New Thai Aircraft

Now properly chastened, I will turn my attention to the XC-9, and ask if the details on this de Havilland turboprop engine are posted somewhere. I do not recall DH being involved in turboprops, but WW might well be different. Details would be most welcome.

Thursday, October 3rd 2019, 7:03pm

Author: BruceDuncan

New Thai Aircraft

Quoted 2 x Rolls Royce Derwent V Centrifugal Turbojets, 15.57kN static, 17.79kN maximum thrust Ah, I see where I misinterpreted the specifications. I took the figures to be the total thrust, rather than thrust for each engine. My apologies. A question though - have the British developed the Derwent to the historical Derwent V at this point in time?