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Silkway Rallye 1947

Friday 05. December 1947 – Dunhuang From the diary of a participant: “After a last night in Dunhuang - finally the day, which I was looking forward excitingly for ten months now, was here: The official launch of the Silkway rally was only 2 hours away. The vehicles of the participants as well as their accompanying vehicles dominating the cityscape. It looks like the entire inner city consists out of numerous cars. The whole event is a great spectacle with lots of sightseers. A thousand thoughts ...

Thursday, September 21st 2017, 4:48pm

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IMPORTANT: General Informations about the Southwest Airlines (CSWA)

History: Zhou Yixiong was employed as a salesman and pilot of the company Dragon City Flying Service. This company sold and repaired Shennong aircrafts and was also active as a flying school.When his employer got financial difficulties in 1947, he took over the company. Therefore in December 1947, Dragon City Flying Service was renamed in Southwest Airlines. The company now has its headquarters in Canton (Man Fuk Rd 226) and is specialized in express mail and passenger service. Logo: Destination...

Thursday, September 21st 2017, 4:34pm

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Beijing Newspaper Q4/1947 - Chinese news and events - October / November / December

Wednesday, 3. December 1947; Canton Herald In the commercial register of Canton the deletion of the Dragon City Flying Service was noted. At the same time, the founding of Southwest Airlines was published, and it is managed as a legal successor with all rights and obligations. Zhou Yixiong is registered as managing director of this airline.

Thursday, September 21st 2017, 2:11pm

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BH-3 "Sparrow"

After the first economic success of the Bao-Huang aircraft design office with the sale of some BH-1 and BH-2 aircraft to various domestic chinese airlines, the company presents a new draft. The proposed Model BH-3 has been conceived by the Bao-Huang Aircraft Design office as a rugged twin-engine feederliner with STOL-Skills. It has a capacity of up to eight passengers plus baggage, or the equivalent in freight. BH-3 "Sparrow" Feederliner Engine: 2x air cooled 9-cylinder supercharged radial pisto...

Thursday, September 21st 2017, 1:34pm

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BH-2 „Codger (expanded)“

BH-2 „Codger (expanded)“ Mission: Medium Airliner Engine: 4x 14-cylinder, two-row,air-cooled radial piston engines with adjustable propellers each with 1,500 hp Speed / ceiling / range: max speed: 394 km/h cruise speed: 322 km/h service ceiling: 6,980 m range: 3500 km Weight: Empty Weight: 19307 kg Gross Weight: 27,896 kg max. Takeoff Weight: 30,164 kg Dimensions: Length: 29.5 m Wingspan: 42.1 m Height: 5,23 m Wingarea: 187,00 m² Crew: 5 men (two pilots, flight engineer, two cabin crew) 27 passe...

Thursday, September 21st 2017, 1:33pm

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BH-1 "Codger"

On 18. December 1945, the two engineers Ximen Bao and Wan Li Huang founded their design office Bao - Huang. This was also the beginning of a fruitful collaboration. The BH-1 "Codger" is planned as a successor of the Shennong "Dragonfly" and should be just as successful. Furthermore, it is planned to build an expanded version of the aircraft. This is supposed to have, inter alia, an increased range, 4 engines and a capacity of 30 passengers. BH-1 „Codger“ Mission: Light Aircraft Engine: 2x air co...

Friday, September 15th 2017, 2:01pm

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OOB Q4/1947 (Textform)

Imperial Chinese Navy - Summary of Ship Type and Status, December 1947 Type : In Service + Reserve + Trials + Building + Refitting + "Purchased (not delivered)" = Total Capital Ships Battlecruiser (BC) : 2 + 0 + 2 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 4 Aviation Ships Carrier (CV) : 8 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 8 Seaplane Carrier (CVS) : 8 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 8 Heavy Cruiser Heavy Cruiser (CA) : 6 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 6 Armoured Cruiser (CA) : 0 + 1 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 1 Convoy Cruiser Light Cruiser (CL) : 15 + 3 + 0 + 0 +...

Friday, September 15th 2017, 1:51pm

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Chinese Naval Developments – Q4/1947

A. Industiral Allocation 9/11 factories (non-fixed) to naval materials: 9000 tons created for Q4/1947 2/11 factories (fixed) to infrastructure materials: 0.2 pts created for Q4/1947 Stockpile after Q3/1947: 1472 tons used for Transaction: 0 tons received from others: 0 tons warmaterial recycling: 0 tons (first quarter) warmaterial recycling: 0 tons (second quarter) Summary: 9000 tons (manufactured) + 1472 tons (stockpiled) + 0 tons (recycled) - 0 tons (transaction) + 0tons (received) = 10472 to...

Friday, September 15th 2017, 1:22pm

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Beijing Newspaper Q4/1947 - Chinese news and events - October / November / December

Monday, 01 December 1947; Heatquarter of the South Fleet – Fleetbase Kaohsiung In the meeting room were beside Admiral of the Fleet Tan Won and his deputy Fleetadmiral Zhen Chenggong also the commanders of Task Force South and the commander of the Cover Force Admiral Hong-Li. They were sitting at a huge round table and besides numerous diagrams and sea charts were also some drawings of different ship types pinned on the walls of the meeting room. The conference lasted a few hours and Admiral Hon...

Thursday, September 14th 2017, 2:08pm

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Silkway Rallye 1947

Friday 28. November 1947 – Railway Station Jiayuguan In the morning, the train with the participants of the Silkway Rallye arrived at Jiayuguan station. There the wagons with the vehicles was pushed to the loading ramp for a quick unload of the vehicles. While the drivers were taking care of their vehicles, the heavy lorries of the chinese army arrive to take the last stage of the transport. As soon as the vehicle had been loaded onto the transporter, the first column began to leave the loading ...

Wednesday, September 13th 2017, 5:55pm

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Houbei - Class

Houbei-Class Fishery Protection Vessel and Maritime Customs Service Ship Displacement: 1.160 t light; 1.227 t standard; 1.382 t normal; 1.505 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 254,69 ft / 246,72 ft x 33,79 ft x 11,15 ft (normal load) 77,63 m / 75,20 m x 10,30 m x 3,40 m Armament: 4 - 4,53" / 115 mm guns (2x2 guns), 46,40lbs / 21,05kg shells, 1947 Model Dual purpose guns in deck mounts with hoists on centreline ends, evenly spread 4 - 1,57" / 40,0 mm guns (2x2 guns),...

Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 5:34pm

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Beijing Newspaper Q4/1947 - Chinese news and events - October / November / December

Sunday, 30 November 1947; Navy News The chinese government mandated different shipyards with the construction of several so-called Maritime Customs Service Ships, whose task is to check the compliance with customs regulations at sea. Also border and marine policing tasks as well as tasks of the fishery control are transferred to these ship. There will be two different classes of these vessels. A modern large variant with helicopter (Houbei-Class) and a small for the coastal area (Danjao-Class).

Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 11:35am

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Shuita

Shuita China with its rivers and everglades is an ideal terrain for an amphibious vehicle. The Chosen-Sino War showed a demand of such a vehicle and therefore the Chinese Army developed this vehicle out of the new standard light cross country vehicle, the Hanta.

Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 11:27am

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Hàntǎ

Meanwhile, it has been shown that a division into 3 classes in this type of vehicle is unprofitable. For this reason, the Hanta was developed as the standard vehicle. Hàntǎ The Hàntǎ is used by the chinese armed forces in numerous configurations Sample Versions: Four seat personnel carrier, fitted with towing pintle (open top)Four seat vehicle, fitted with radio equipment (enclosed cab)Two seat vehicle, fitted with towing pintle (open top)Dessert version, fitted with additional water tanks

Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 10:09am

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Beijing Newspaper Q4/1947 - Chinese news and events - October / November / December

Friday, 28 November 1947; Quindao Beihai Shipbuilding at Taipei In another step forward in the renovation of the fleet the refit of the Battlecruiser Liu Xing was finished. Her trials will take place in the South China see to gain operational again.

Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 10:02am

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Silkway Rallye 1947

Tuesday 25. November 1947 – Central Station Shanghai Hundreds came to the central station in Shanghai, where a special train was already waiting to take the participants and their vehicles to the starting point of the Silkway rallye. After yesterday's presentation of the participants, countless helpers have worked all night, so that all the vehicles are safely stowed on the train. Friends, families and many spectators gave the teams the best wishes for the route. The anticipation for this advent...

Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 9:59am

Author: parador

Silkway Rallye 1947

Posts regarding the upcoming Silkway Rallye will be placed here. IC and OOC comments are welcome; please identify which are IC and which OOC

Thursday, August 31st 2017, 5:14pm

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Beijing Newspaper Q4/1947 - Chinese news and events - October / November / December

Monday 24. November 1947 - Shanghai Telegraph The Bund - The famous promenade of Shanghai is festively decorated and this year's participants of the Silkway Rallye stand up along the promenade with their vehicles. Numerous spectators and countless motorsports interested people are walking through the streets to get a glimpse of all vehicles and their drivers, especially the european vehicles are admired. For the representatives of the international press a conference room in the Palace Hotel wa...