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Yesterday, 7:54am

Author: thesmilingassassin

British Empire News 1948

Looked this up on the web and found this page.... https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000984.htm Lots of "first" computers, just different definitions of computers...

Monday, November 27th 2017, 10:57pm

Author: thesmilingassassin

Beijing Newspaper Q1/1948 - Chinese news and events - January / February / March

I have to agree with Walter, if China steadfastly claims a 12 nm limit it would seem odd that they would not recognize the same with other nations, more notably if on a peaceful mission and they did not wish to antagonize others. Also, if Walter is correct even with a 9 nm limit, Diomedes position would give the Chinese a 2 nm channel (theoretically) to sail between. That doesn't leave much for error, sailing on the east side seemed like a better choice....and popcorn sales would suffer.

Friday, November 17th 2017, 1:12pm

Author: thesmilingassassin

Cancelled designs

Accrisius FN-10 (cancelled in favour of SP-20 design) Aircraft Type or Name: Accrisius FN-10 Tornado General Type: Airplane = 1 Airship = 2 Orbiter = 3 1 Year of First Flight: 1933 Description Carrier or Rough Field Monoplane Conventional Fuselage A monoplane carrier-based fighter aircraft. Armament four wing mounted 7.7mm Mg and two fuselage mounted 13mm HMG and two 500lb bombds underwing. Characteristics: Weight (maximum) 10,200 lbs Weight (empty) 7,660 lbs Length 38.5 ft Wingspan 47 ft Wing A...

Friday, November 17th 2017, 1:11pm

Author: thesmilingassassin

Cancelled designs

List of cancelled designs will go here

Friday, November 17th 2017, 1:06pm

Author: thesmilingassassin

aircraft no longer in service

Spartan FN-9 Erge (grim reaper) Naval variant of the F-9 Storm, land based naval fighter monoplane fighter Year of First Flight: 1932 Crew 1 Engine 1: Spartan 700 HP V-12 Top Speed 262 kts = 301 mph at 10,000 ft Operational Ceiling 25,000 ft Range 184 nm = 212 miles with 100 lbs payload Length 25 ft Wingspan 36 ft Wing Area 192 sq ft Year of First Flight: 1932 Description Conventional Aircraft Monoplane Conventional Fuselage A monoplane fighter Characteristics: Weight (maximum) 4,150 lbs Weight ...

Friday, November 17th 2017, 1:05pm

Author: thesmilingassassin

aircraft no longer in service

list of aircraft will appear here

Sunday, November 12th 2017, 12:07pm

Author: thesmilingassassin

Civil airliners

Type: Ripon-Bloch RB.972 Transatlantique Classification: very long-range airliner Length: 30.6 m (100 ft 5 in) Wingspan: 36.65 m (120 ft 3 in) Height: 7.94 m (26 ft 0 in) Wing area: 144.6 m² ( ft²) Empty weight: 25,030 kg (55,181.7 lb) Gross weight: 45,820 kg (101,015.8 lb) Powerplant: four 2,416hp Clerget 16He diesel engines Maximum speed: 545 km/h (339 mph) Cruise speed: 493 km/h (306 mph) at 7,250m cruising altitude Range: 7440 km (4,623 miles) Service ceiling: 8750 m (28,707 ft) Rate of Clim...

Sunday, November 12th 2017, 12:06pm

Author: thesmilingassassin

Civil airliners

Type: Ripon-Bloch RB.970 Transatlantique Classification: long-range airliner Length: 28.8 m (94 ft 6 in) Wingspan: 36.65 m (120 ft 3 in) Height: 7.8 m (25 ft 7 in) Wing area: 144.6 m² ( ft²) Empty weight: 25,030 kg (55,181.7 lb) Gross weight: 37,870 kg (83,489 lb) Powerplant: four 2416hp Clerget 16He diesel engines Maximum speed: 497 km/h (308 mph) Cruising speed: 441.5 km/h (274 mph) Range: 6000 km (3,728 miles) Service ceiling: 7210 m (23,655 ft) Rate of Climb: 7 m/s (23 ft/sec) Passengers: 82...

Sunday, November 12th 2017, 12:04pm

Author: thesmilingassassin

Civil airliners

Type: Ripon C-3 Classification: medium-range airliner Length: 18.28 m (60 ft) Wingspan: 17.06 m (56 ft) Height: 4.9 m (16 ft 10 in) Empty weight: 5650 kg (12,455 lb) Loaded weight: 8420 kg (18,560 lb) Powerplant: two 710hp Roth 9 cylinder single row radials Maximum speed: 370 km/h (230 mph) Range: 1500 km (930 miles) Service ceiling: 7010 m (23,000 ft) Passengers: 12 seated two abreast with facilities including a toilet and galley Crew: two flight crew, one cabin crew Cargo: baggage only Operato...

Sunday, November 12th 2017, 12:02pm

Author: thesmilingassassin

Civil airliners

Type: Ripon C-2 Classification: feederliner Length: 13.8 m (45 ft 3 in) Wingspan: 17.64 m (57 ft 9 in) Height: 3.5 m (11 ft 6in) Empty weight: 3200 kg (7,000 lb) Max takeoff weight: 5000 kg (11,000 lb) Powerplant: two 235hp Roth 7 cylinder single row radials Maximum speed: 300 km/h (186 mph) Range: 1000 km (621 miles) Service ceiling: 5050 m (16,750 ft) Passengers: 6 seated two abreast Crew: two flight crew Cargo: baggage only Availability: No longer in production. Few on second-hand market Oper...

Sunday, November 12th 2017, 11:59am

Author: thesmilingassassin

Civil airliners

List of civil airliners will go here

Friday, November 10th 2017, 1:23pm

Author: thesmilingassassin

Medium bombers

Spartan Saber (B-12) Crew: four Length: 13.80 m (45 ft 3 in) Wingspan: 18.86 m (61 ft 10 in) Height: 4.13 m (13 ft 7 in) Empty weight: 7,601 kg (16,757 lb) Loaded weight: 10,538 kg (23,232 lb) Max. takeoff weight: 11,768 kg (25,944 lb) Powerplant: 2 × Ripon radial engine, 1,850 hp each Performance Maximum speed: 528 km/h [8] (281 kn, 325 mph) Range: 2,020 km (1,090 nmi, 1,260 mi) Service ceiling: 9,000 m (29,528 ft) Rate of climb: 1,610 ft/min Armament: 2x wing mounted 20mm, three ventral mounte...

Wednesday, November 8th 2017, 1:08pm

Author: thesmilingassassin

Special projects

Roth T-5 Gunnery trainer and variants T-5 Gnat Statistics - Crew: 5 - Length: 16.05 m (52 ft 8in) - Height: 4 m (13 ft, 1.5 in) - Empty weight: 3,925 kg (8654 lb) - Loaded weight: 5,120 kg ( 11,288 lb) - Powerplant: 2x 520 hp Roth inline - Armament: 3x30 cal MG (1 nose 2 in dorsal turret) First flight 1943 Performance - Maximum speed: 170 mph (274 km/h) - Max Range: 840 miles (1,352 km) - Service ceiling: 5,790 m (19,000 ft) - Rate of climb: Unknown TD-5 target drone Statistics - Crew: 2 optiona...

Friday, October 20th 2017, 12:31pm

Author: thesmilingassassin

The 8"/55 Rapid Fire Gun & Turret

When machines no longer need human imput to fire a gun I fear our end is near, so I for one am very happy to see that!

Saturday, October 14th 2017, 10:13pm

Author: thesmilingassassin

Chinese Ships for 1948

Nothing like a discussion on icebreakers to remind me that I forgot to place my own design in my encyclopedia..... I too am pleasantly surprised at the fact that the Bohai Sea can get iced up significantly.

Saturday, October 14th 2017, 10:10pm

Author: thesmilingassassin

Auxillary's

Mountain class , Atlantean Icebreaker laid down 1943 Displacement: 5,599 t light; 5,769 t standard; 7,102 t normal; 8,168 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 295.29 ft / 290.00 ft x 74.50 ft x 19.50 ft (normal load) 90.00 m / 88.39 m x 22.71 m x 5.94 m Armament: 2 - 5.10" / 130 mm guns (1x2 guns), 66.33lbs / 30.09kg shells, 1943 Model Dual purpose guns in a deck mount with hoist on centreline forward 2 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm guns (1x2 guns), 1.95lbs / 0.88kg shells, 1943 M...

Wednesday, October 4th 2017, 10:29am

Author: thesmilingassassin

Peruvian News and Events, 1948

OOC: Colombia, had it actually received the offer to inspect the craft, would also have taken the Peruvians up on the offer.

Friday, September 1st 2017, 10:15am

Author: thesmilingassassin

Olympics

I'd say Colombia and Turkey would be as historical while Atlantis would likely have participants in most if not all events. Byzantium could take the spot of a few historical events won by or participated by Turks.