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Monday, April 22nd 2019, 5:35pm

Author: Rooijen10

Japan 1949

March 2, 1949 As the night sky in the east began to slowly become lighter, Commander Nambu Nobukiyo ordered the crew of his submarine to go down and prepare to dive. Before he went down himself, Nobukiyo looked up at the star-filled sky. It would be quite a while before he and his crew would see it again once the I-316 had submerged. Nobukiyo was actually quite eager to head West and terrorize Chinese shipping with their presence, but unfortunately for him and fortunately for the Chinese, the or...

Sunday, April 21st 2019, 12:39pm

Author: Rooijen10

Happy Eastern!

Happy Easter. ... and barbecue season is a myth. You can just do it any day like those crazy North Americans do.

Saturday, April 6th 2019, 7:44pm

Author: Rooijen10

F.3. Aircraft Carriers

Ishinagenjo, Japan Carrier laid down 1948 Displacement: 72,345 t light; 74,503 t standard; 85,784 t normal; 94,810 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 1,013.50 ft / 940.00 ft x 124.00 ft (Bulges 134.00 ft) x 37.00 ft (normal load) 308.92 m / 286.51 m x 37.80 m (Bulges 40.84 m) x 11.28 m Armament: 24 - 2.95" / 75.0 mm guns (12x2 guns), 12.00lbs / 5.44kg shells, 1948 Model Automatic rapid fire guns in deck mounts with hoists on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts 36 ...

Saturday, April 6th 2019, 7:42pm

Author: Rooijen10

F.18. Submarines

IN-1 class, Japan Submarine for crazy ninjas Date: 1948 Type: Coastal Length: 65.0m Beam: 6.0m Draft: 6.3m Crush depth: 225.0m Light Displacement 915t Loaded Displacement 1090t Full Displacement 1219t wt fuel&batts: 190t Reserve buoyancy: 11% Armament: - 2 x man-sized (bow) - 0 tons for mines or reload torpedoes ElecHP: 150hp DieselHP: 4500hp H2O2HP: 10000hp Speed: - Max Surf Speed: 18.0 knots - Max Sub Speed: 23.2 knots Range: - Surfaced: 4,900nm@10 knots - Submerged: 3,623nm@5 knots Tons Oil: ...

Saturday, April 6th 2019, 7:41pm

Author: Rooijen10

F.9. Light Cruisers

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...

Saturday, April 6th 2019, 7:39pm

Author: Rooijen10

F.18. Submarines

I-350 Date: 1948 Type: Coastal Length: 40.0m Beam: 4.5m Draft: 4.5m Crush depth: 225.0m Light Displacement 335t Loaded Displacement 363t Full Displacement 405t wt fuel&batts: 60t Reserve buoyancy: 10% Armament: - 2 x 21" (bow) ElecHP: 1650hp DieselHP: 225hp Speed: - Max Surf Speed: 8.2 knots - Max Sub Speed: 16.2 knots Range: - Surfaced: 3,781nm@8 knots - Submerged: 122nm@5 knots Tons Oil: 20.0t Tons Battery: 40.0t Miscellaneous Weight: 50 tons Crew: 18 - 6 Type 3 torpedoes (= 2 in the tubes + 4...

Wednesday, April 3rd 2019, 7:45pm

Author: Rooijen10

Beijing Newspaper Q3/1948 - Chinese news and events - July / August / September

Quoted Furthermore, the leadership of the Navy has decided to build more ships of the Luhai and Hai Ou class. These ships are designed to counteract the growing threat posed by enemy submarines. Note to self: Build more submarines. Quoted The expedition and the excavations are financed by the Shanghai businessman Lao Che (top right), who is a famous owner of one of the largest private collections of historical finds. I think you forgot to mention the most important fact: he is the owner of Club...

Wednesday, April 3rd 2019, 7:20pm

Author: Rooijen10

Commuter Aircraft Trials

Mitsubishi Salesman: "We have this truly wonderful aircraft that will surely..." Government Official: "OH NO YOU DON'T!!!" *beats up Mitsubishi salesman* Beaten Up Mitsubishi Salesman: "Sorry... nothing in our inventory that will fit the bill." Unfortunately the Sino-Japan relations are still too low for Japanese firms to make an offer.

Tuesday, April 2nd 2019, 8:26pm

Author: Rooijen10

Japan 1949

February 11, 1949 Today, the head of Team Toyota Racing, Mitsuno Tojiro, announced the driver lineup for the 1949 World Championship for Drivers Season to the press as well as present their cars. B. Bira (34) Full Name: Birabongse Bhanudej Bhanubandh Nationality: Date of Birth: July 15, 1914 Place of Birth: Grand Palace, Bangkok, Siam Louis Rosier (43) Full Name: Louis Rosier Nationality: Date of Birth: November 5, 1905 Place of Birth: Chapdes-Beaufort (Puy-de-Dôme), France Peter Whitehead (34) ...

Thursday, March 28th 2019, 10:12pm

Author: Rooijen10

Beijing Newspaper Q2/1948 - Chinese news and events - April / May / June

Quoted So you will send me some torpedoes as birthday present ? Thanks for it Well, not the way you want them to be sent. *imagines torpedoes thundering over the Autobahn, overtaking cars going +130* Quoted Four submarines of the Guiyou-Class were completed today. Following their builders' trials they begin operational training and should be operational next year. With these additional boats, the chinese submarine force gets an further boost to fullfill their tasks. *checks stats* Nothing to wo...

Wednesday, March 27th 2019, 6:17pm

Author: Rooijen10

It's a...

Congratulations with Brock Jr. ... and of course condolences with the demise of Brock's Quiet Private Life. Your life will never be the same again.

Wednesday, March 27th 2019, 6:12pm

Author: Rooijen10

Ohai

Quoted I work for this small government agency now called the Canada Revenue Agency You're telling us that you have become an evil tax collector?!? More seriously, good to hear from you even if you do not have time for the sim right now.

Wednesday, March 27th 2019, 3:08pm

Author: Rooijen10

Beijing Newspaper Q2/1948 - Chinese news and events - April / May / June

We shall be polishing our torpedoes and prepare them for action. PS: I just noticed the birthday cake under your avatar. Happy Birthday, Parador.

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.