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Author: BruceDuncan

Peruvian News and Events, 1949

The Peruvian Times (Lima), 15 February 1949 Office of Mines and Mineral Development has announced the discovery of significant deposits of phosphorus pentoxide at Bayóvar in the Sechura Desert in the Piura region in the country’s northwest. The area is presently being surveyed to determine the extent of the deposits and evaluate the possibility of their exploitation.

Friday, March 15th 2019, 2:51am

Author: BruceDuncan

Commonwealth Adjustment

Quoted from "Hood" I would agree, its the better fit dimensionally and has the better performance. It lacks a radar but the RANAS still has the radar-equipped Bathurst scout variant which could be used for scouting thus allowing the Skyraiders to concentrate on the strike role. So I think I will go with the Skyraider. Radar pods are an option for the Skyraider, or, if you are looking for an fleet radar picket, there were dedicated Skyraiders in that role.

Thursday, March 14th 2019, 4:45pm

Author: BruceDuncan

German News and Events 1949

Elbinger Volksstimme, Thursday, 10 February 1949 The icebreaking harbour tugs Eiszapfen and Eisberg were formally commissioned today at the Pillau naval station. Brunsbüttel Harbour, Friday, 11 February 1949 The weak winter sun was already going down when the order was given to cast off. The submarines Zigarrenhai and Schlinghai, the latest of their class, slowly made their way into the channel under the watchful eyes of a pair of motor torpedo boats; these would accompany the submarines until t...

Thursday, March 14th 2019, 12:08am

Author: BruceDuncan

Yugoslav News and Events 1949

Damascus, The Yugoslav Embassy, Monday, 14 February 1949 Lieutenant Colonel Janko Bobetko, Yugoslav military attaché in the capital, read the memorandum from the Syrian Ministry of Defence with resignation. In addition to more small arms and light artillery, the Syrians were inquiring about the feasibility of acquiring a number of additional Orao fighter-bombers as attrition replacements for aircraft lost in accidents. Bobetko doubted that there would be much difficulty in fulfilling the Syrian ...

Wednesday, March 13th 2019, 5:25pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Commonwealth Adjustment

If historicity is any guide, the Skyraider would be the far better choice.

Wednesday, March 13th 2019, 5:05pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Preliminary Profile - Empresa Nacional de Aviación T-27 Tapaculo Advanced Training Aircraft

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.

Wednesday, March 13th 2019, 3:23pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Preliminary Profile - Empresa Nacional de Aviación T-27 Tapaculo Advanced Training Aircraft

Quoted from "Hood" Looks good. I guess Peru could have brought similar designs easily enough, but for building up a home industry this is a good starter alongside ENA's civil designs. Combination of factors - I don't like buying from myself if I can avoid it; those countries actively exporting kit have shown little interest in the Peruvian market (for one reason or others); and Peru is still trying to rebuild its aero industry after all the bomb damage inflicted during the Andean War.

Wednesday, March 13th 2019, 1:23pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Preliminary Profile - Empresa Nacional de Aviación T-27 Tapaculo Advanced Training Aircraft

Empresa Nacional de Aviación T-27 Tapaculo Advanced Training Aircraft In September 1948 the Ministry of National Defense has directed the Empresa Nacional de Aviación to commence design studies for a new advanced training aircraft for the Fuerza Aérea del Perú, with an initial concept presented to the Ministry in February 1949. Under the designation T-27 the proposed aircraft emerged as an all-metal low-wing cantilever monoplane with retractable tailwheel landing gear. It featured an enclosed co...

Tuesday, March 12th 2019, 1:54am

Author: BruceDuncan

Philippine News and Events 1949

The Mindanao Post, Sunday, 13 February 1949 The anti-submarine gunboats Vigía and Atalaya are due to be completed and commissioned today at the Butuan naval shipyard. The last of eight such handy vessels constructed for the Navy they will serve to assure the security of trade routes between Mindanao and Luzon in the event of war.

Sunday, March 10th 2019, 8:57pm

Author: BruceDuncan

German News and Events 1949

Deutsche Presse-Agentur, Monday, 7 February 1949 The first three production examples of the Vereinigte Flugtechnischewerke Vf191 advanced training aircraft were accepted today at the manufacturer’s Delmenhorst facility. The Vf191 is slated to become the standard advanced training aircraft of the Luftwaffe. Frankfurter Zeitung, Tuesday, 8 February 1949 The Minister of Economics confirmed today the Government’s intentions to expand the stockpiles of the Strategische Material Reserve-Verwaltung. Am...

Sunday, March 10th 2019, 5:23pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Unternehmen Wachsame Entschlossenheit

Marinestützpunkt Kiel, Saturday, 5 February 1949 There was much activity aboard the artillery training ship Brummer, and Oberleutnant zur See Wolfgang Benzino, her assistant information officer, was in the thick of it. A new crop of cadets was coming aboard even before the last of the prior class had cleared their bunk spaces. Benzino was the officer to whom questions were directed, small problems referred, and briefings assigned. In groups of four or five, ten or twelve, he would advise the new...

Sunday, March 10th 2019, 5:21pm

Author: BruceDuncan

British Empire News 1949

"I am not a number, I am a free man!" :thumbup:

Saturday, March 9th 2019, 2:25am

Author: BruceDuncan

Peruvian News and Events, 1949

El Popular (Lima), 10 February 1949 Empresa de Transporte Aéreo del Perú (Aeroperu) has placed an order for a further eight examples of the Empresa Nacional de Aviación C-25 Ponchito twin engine air transport to expand cargo services in the interior of the country. Its fleet already includes eight of the ten Ponchitos constructed during 1948, two of which were delivered to China to serve as pattern aircraft for local production in that country. The Empresa Nacional de Aviación has announced that...

Friday, March 8th 2019, 9:03pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Philippine News and Events 1949

The Freeman (Cebu), Friday, 11 February 1949 The anti-submarine gunboats Centinela and Serviola, completed late last year, have now finished their initial operational training and have taken up duties patrolling the Central Sea Frontier.

Friday, March 8th 2019, 4:34pm

Author: BruceDuncan

British Empire News 1949

Quoted from "Hood" Who mentioned kidnap? ;) Interpol could be brought into play, not just for espionage but perhaps tax irregularities, smuggling antiquities etc. If Schrod was traced, then a formal request for extradition would be made. Of course Germany would refuse and that would be proof enough in London circles that he was indeed involved in Abwehr activities. His name and photo have probably featured in newspaper coverage of the case so his cover is blown as an agent anyway. Perhaps you c...

Friday, March 8th 2019, 4:13pm

Author: BruceDuncan

British Empire News 1949

Hood scripset: Quoted In the background, they are still looking for Schrod. As he is safely back in the Fatherland at this point, that would be complicated and quite risky. The kidnapping of anyone from German soil would be a very serious matter.

Thursday, March 7th 2019, 8:51pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Yugoslav News and Events 1949

Novosti News Service, Bar, Tuesday, 8 February 1949 Construction of the last pair of Project 1948 Gamma landing ships were completed today at the Adriatic Shipyard here. Landing Ship G was completed and commissioned as Stupanica, and Landing Ship H was commissioned as Trebisnjica. They will now undergo trials and operational training before joining the fleet in the spring.

Thursday, March 7th 2019, 6:56pm

Author: BruceDuncan

German News and Events 1949

London, The German Embassy, Friday, 4 February 1949 Schellenburg was drafting his follow-up report on the Stoben trial. As he had suspected elements of the British security services had managed to ‘snatch’ Stoben from the safety of Dublin – though the court had failed to give proper heed to this point in Stoben’s testimony. He made a note to suggest to Berlin that perhaps his counterpart in Dublin, Kellermann, might be able to shed light on this aspect of the affair, or, perhaps, ‘encourage’ the...

Thursday, March 7th 2019, 3:35pm

Author: BruceDuncan

British Empire News 1949

Interesting outcome. In the end it would seem Aston and Palmer gained little for their pleas as compared to Stoben, who will no doubt appeal his conviction. I also suspect that Aston - to assure his silence on his former connection with 'the Service' might get several years off for good behavior, once the hue and cry has died down. Good job! 8)

Monday, March 4th 2019, 12:21am

Author: BruceDuncan

Yugoslav News and Events, February 1949

Belgrade, The Prime Minister’s Residence, Tuesday, 1 February 1949 Foreign Minister Boris Furlan was shown into the Prime Minister’s private office, and the Prime Minister’s private secretary closed the door behind him. Furlan noted that Karasec seemed tired and wondered why he had been summoned. “Sit down Boris, there are a few things I need to discuss with you.” “The matter of the royal wedding?” Karasec nodded and the two reviewed the ‘official’ guest list – which was still shaping up. Both P...