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Thursday, March 14th 2019, 10:49pm

Author: Rooijen10

Japan 1949

Quoted For my news I had the first Grote Prijs van Nederland (Dutch Grand Prix) scheduled for 7 August, held at the brand new circuit at Zandvoort. This would obviously clash with your Japanese Grand Prix. But I could move it to, say, 18 September. OTL, the 1949 Dutch Grand Prix was held on July 31 so it won't fall on the same day as the Japanese Grand Prix. Quoted I would move it to mid-August but I think given the slowness of transportation in WW that getting too and from Japan back to Europe...

Thursday, March 14th 2019, 6:33pm

Author: Rooijen10

Japan 1949

Quoted I like the TFO-1. Looks very smart! I quite like the result as well. I was kinda bumbling with the exhausts pipes but managed to get them to look decent and after a few minutes with the wheels and failing miserably with the rims, I just took them from an image and stuck them on the wheels. Quoted I agree we should get the World Championship for Drivers Season going. Its not like we don't have enough races in WW (I try to feature them in all my nations' news). OTL there were 27 races in t...

Wednesday, March 13th 2019, 7:45pm

Author: Rooijen10

Japan 1949

Not much ideas for the rest of 1948 so decided to focus on 1949 news instead... January 1, 1949 In an unexpected move, the Navy has laid down the keel of the battleship Harima. This huge twin-hulled battleship armed with numerous triple 20" gun turrets will dwarf any battleship in existence or under contruction. January 4, 1949 The RMS Caronia of the Cunard Line departed Southampton for New York on her maiden voyage today. Japanese cruise companies already mockingly refer to her green livery as ...

Saturday, March 9th 2019, 5:48pm

Author: Rooijen10

Belgian News 1949

... dang. Can't come up with any Belgian aircraft carrier jokes at the moment...

Saturday, March 9th 2019, 5:32pm

Author: Rooijen10

Noticias Argentinas 1949

Quoted During the race, local driver Pablo Pessatti was also killed when he was thrown out as his car overturned. Yes... the era of not wearing seat belts. Probably better than the alternative.

Thursday, February 28th 2019, 9:15pm

Author: Rooijen10

Burnelli CB-27 Aigaion

Quoted the CB-27 is a Canadian design, based on all the Burnelli lifting-body projects I've found roles for elsewhere in Canadian aviation Now it makes sense... and maybe we should give the "Ugly Aircraft, Inc" title to you now.

Sunday, February 3rd 2019, 9:29pm

Author: Rooijen10

The RCN still exists

While not correct, I usually include the length of the flight deck just so I know how long it is in total. On the image are three lines. - Blue is the freeboard as simmed. - Green is what I kinda expected the freeboard to be. - Red is what I think that the length (oa) would be as that is probably what you normally want to keep in mind when docking as well as the berth required for the ship when in port.

Sunday, February 3rd 2019, 7:45pm

Author: Rooijen10

The RCN still exists

Looks nice but... When comparing the sim to the image, the length (oa) should be ~955 ft although it has no effect on the ship itself other than making it look more correct. The ship's draught in the image is ~25.5 ft and not 28 feet. Also forward castle length looks to be about 15.5% and not the 40% simmed.

Friday, February 1st 2019, 9:05pm

Author: Rooijen10

1940s IJN designs

Quoted you'd just have to admit to copying your Canadian betters, and paying a small fee No thanks. Can't have my troops die from embarrassment while flying copies of those hideous Canadian flying contraptions. Quoted It's worth remembering that Ise and Hyuga may have been intended to launch those aircraft, but there were no provisions for recovering them. More than any other of the IJN's wartime projects, this was very much a project fueled by desperation and expediency. I would think that it ...

Thursday, January 31st 2019, 6:47pm

Author: Rooijen10

1940s IJN designs

Quoted I'd have to say it doesn't seem like a wise investment to modernize a pair of 1914 ships at this juncture. It is not but when did I ever do anything wise? Still it is true. It is the same as the Fuso and Yamashiro which received a partial rebuild a few years ago. The tonnage is better spent on something else which in the end I will probably just do. If anything, the four ships should have had the partial reconstruction instead of the refit back then and the mid/late 1940s is just too lat...

Wednesday, January 30th 2019, 9:29pm

Author: Rooijen10

1940s IJN designs

I was thinking about the Ise and Hyuga today at work. Unlike the Fuso and Yamashiro, they have not been modernized with a partial reconstruction... ... not yet anyway. I thought that for fun I should go a bit OTL with them, remove the X and Y turrets and put a flight deck aft for rotary-wing aircraft. Ise/Hyuga modification, Japan Senkan laid down 1914 (Engine 1949) Displacement: 33,727 t light; 35,601 t standard; 39,435 t normal; 42,503 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x dr...

Thursday, January 17th 2019, 11:52pm

Author: Rooijen10

The RCN still exists

Quoted That is just fiction, what the Federation wants you to believe. We all know what really happened. :D Quoted On a more serious note, as a trials ship it'll be lobbing a bunch of things around Okay. Just make sure they don't lob it onto the Gyrodyne on the back of the ship by accident. :) Quoted On a tangent, i had long intended for the first missile to be fired off PEI in it's previous configuration (along the lines of the early jury-rigged Loon/Regulus launches), but I obviously haven't ...

Thursday, January 17th 2019, 12:08am

Author: Rooijen10

The RCN still exists

So what kind of missile does it fire? After all, we are talking about Wesworld Canada.

Monday, December 24th 2018, 6:05pm

Author: Rooijen10

The RCN still exists

Here. This looks better. Quoted 1150 tons for Miscellaneous Amenities and Superior this-and-that and Canadian SuperScience!™

Saturday, October 27th 2018, 3:31pm

Author: Rooijen10

German News and Events, 1948

He's been around so long in Wesworld that he belongs in a museum! :D? I kinda miss Dr. Belloq trying to steal away the glory from Indy...

Saturday, October 20th 2018, 2:46pm

Author: Rooijen10

British Empire News 1948

Hmmm... very suspicious that nothing is mentioned about the cargo she was carrying (OTL according to wiki, she "was in ballast at the time"). Must have been carrying something bad that the press is not allowed to know about. :)

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 5:42pm

Author: Rooijen10

1940s IJN designs

Quoted I'm not sure whether its best to sim the launcher and missile magazine as a gun mount or just rely on misc weight. It was done more for the 2" barbette that would appear in the sim report than the gun mount itself, though it could easily be done with just the miscellaneous weights (and the 100 ton per launcher + rockets is probably more than enough). I just like it more this way. :) (also looking at the sim the way it is, it should be obvious that the launchers are superfiring the main g...

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 10:20pm

Author: Rooijen10

1940s IJN designs

The Anano is a test platform for the Funryu 4 (‘Raging Dragon’) Ship Launched Antiaircraft Rocket and is based on the Ashida class design. The superfiring main gun turrets were removed from the Ashida design and replaced by the Raiun ('Thundercloud') launch system. 75mm and 25mm guns, 61cm torpedoes and all ASWs were also removed while a few additional 40mm mounts were added. 1 inch protective plates cover part of the deck and the superstructure near and around the launchers. Anano, Japan Experi...

Monday, September 17th 2018, 10:03pm

Author: Rooijen10

Houkokusho Kouka 13 Nen 12 Getsu 31 Nichi

Hopefully no errors... At the end of Q3, Komaki still required 2900 tons and not 5096 tons (which was what was required at the end of Q2). Also noticed that I forgot to put Fuso and Yamashiro back to the completed section in the OOB. Japan's Naval Developments - Q4/1948 A. Industrial Allocation 27/27 factories producing warship material = 27,000 t. 6 tons stockpiled materials available. 0 tons transferred to Japan. 1,031 tons from scrapping. Total materials available: 28,037 t. 27,850 t are used...

Wednesday, September 5th 2018, 10:33pm

Author: Rooijen10

British Army 1949

Hopefully. No doubt you looked with Google as well and encountered the same amount of info on it as I have (which is pretty much nothing).