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Thursday, August 22nd 2019, 5:24pm

Author: parador

Beijing Newspaper Q1/1949 - Chinese news and events - January / February / March

Saturday, 19. February 1949, early morning - aboard HICMS Gaocheng The sun was just rising over the horizon when Captain Chen Zhibin realized, that there was a small vehicle between them and the flagship of the Zhongsha task force. "Damn it. How does that come from ?" he wondered. At the same moment a voice croaked out of the intercom "Radio room to Bridge. Radar contact - bearing 55, distance 3 thousand. speed 0." "Roger" Captain Zhibin confirmed. "Signalman, take a lamp and ask the foreign shi...

Thursday, August 22nd 2019, 4:35pm

Author: parador

Chinese Designs for 1949

Thanks so i will go for the last version. Where mines are sweeped, they must also be laid. Quoted Long, China Minelayer laid down 1949 Displacement: 1.843 t light; 1.913 t standard; 2.500 t normal; 2.969 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 244,12 ft / 238,85 ft x 45,28 ft x 14,76 ft (normal load) 74,41 m / 72,80 m x 13,80 m x 4,50 m Armament: 2 - 4,13" / 105 mm guns in single mounts, 35,32lbs / 16,02kg shells, 1949 Model Dual purpose guns in deck mounts on centreline ...

Wednesday, August 21st 2019, 5:46pm

Author: parador

Chinese Designs for 1949

Hope better now Displacement: 499 t light; 512 t standard; 582 t normal; 638 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 179,46 ft / 175,20 ft x 29,53 ft x 8,20 ft (normal load) 54,70 m / 53,40 m x 9,00 m x 2,50 m Armament: 2 - 1,57" / 40,0 mm guns (1x2 guns), 1,95lbs / 0,88kg shells, 1949 Model Dual purpose guns in deck mount on centreline forward Weight of broadside 4 lbs / 2 kg Shells per gun, main battery: 500 Machinery: Diesel Internal combustion motors, Electric cruisin...

Wednesday, August 21st 2019, 4:33pm

Author: parador

Chinese Designs for 1949

Quoted from "BruceDuncan" Overall I have no qualms about the design. My only thought is that it seems as if it is larger than it needs to be to fulfill its primary mission; if the tonnage could be brought down to below the 499 ton limit, the construction time would be substantially shortened, as well as effecting some economies. That was a point I did not even think about. Of course, there is no problem lowering the Light Displacement below 500tons. Displacement: 496 t light; 508 t standard; 54...

Wednesday, August 21st 2019, 2:33pm

Author: parador

Linyi-Class Minesweeper

The main task of the Linyi-class is the search and destruction of seamines. Due to the equipment of the vessels, they are also able to make an accurate mapping of the seabed; also wreckage can be located in order to mark it for navigation. In addition to the mine-sweeping, the boats are also able to serve as a mine-throwing platform. It is capable of stowing up to 20 sea mines (anchory and ground mines) which can be thrown from the quarterdeck if required. As sensors are various navigation syste...

Wednesday, August 21st 2019, 2:24pm

Author: parador

Chinese Designs for 1949

Comments welcome.

Wednesday, August 21st 2019, 10:39am

Author: parador

Beijing Newspaper Q1/1949 - Chinese news and events - January / February / March

Friday, 18. February 1949, 22.47 Uhr local time - South China Sea It was a dark night when the fifty-seven-year-old Admiral Yin Po L'un, commander of the chinese "Zhongsha" Task-Force, grabbed for the mug of tea and drank with relish a few sips. Yin's Task Force, whose units surrounded the flagship in a widely spaced protective rhombus, headed south-west against the wind, which itself rolled the big flagship. The ships have immediately left the military port of Kaoshsiung after beeing supplied a...

Tuesday, August 20th 2019, 3:09pm

Author: parador

Beijing Newspaper Q1/1949 - Chinese news and events - January / February / March

Wednesday 16. February - South China Morning Post (Newspaper in Hongkong) Civil Air Transport Inc. and de Havilland Aircraft Company Ltd. signed a contract for the purchase of 20 aircrafts. In particular, CAT Inc. bought 10 DH.104 and 10 DH.114 aircrafts. "We are happy that we have completed this deal with de Havilland, their machines are very reliable." said Loke Wan Tho in an interview. Thursday 17. February - Beijing Post Renard Aeronautiques and various Chinese airlines are signing a contrac...

Tuesday, August 20th 2019, 10:28am

Author: parador

Beijing Newspaper Q1/1949 - Chinese news and events - January / February / March

Saturday 12. February - Beijing Post The two icebreaker HICMS Shen Neng-3 and HICMS Shen Neng-4 were completed today at the Bohai Shipbuilding at Tianjin. Following their builders's trials they will join the harbor forces at Dairen. Monday 14. February - The China Post The Chinese Finance Minister Lu Feng continued his discussions today with representatives of the government of Siam on a wide range of trade issues. In a press conference following today’s meetings Lu Feng said that good progress ...

Monday, August 19th 2019, 10:45am

Author: parador

Beijing Newspaper Q1/1949 - Chinese news and events - January / February / March

Friday 11. February; early morning - Kaoshsiung Naval Base Admiral of the fleet Tan Won, Commander of the Southern Fleet, was interested in the reports of his patrols in the South China Sea. He also had in mind the discussion with the Chinese leadership, in which they had recently decided to expand and consolidate China's influence in the South China Sea. A first step was the expansion of the Dongsha Islands. As the Philippines Huangyan Dao (Scarborough Reef) became more and more a military base...

Tuesday, August 13th 2019, 2:01pm

Author: parador

Beijing Newspaper Q1/1949 - Chinese news and events - January / February / March

Tuesday 01. February – The Harbin Herald Chinese Minister for Transport and Industry Ming Pi Wai will arive today at Harbin Airport. He will discuss with leading managers of Sinopec at the Fushun oilfields about the possibility to increase the production of chinese crude oil. Thursday 03. February - The Tai-Pei Tribune Loke Wan Tho, chairman of Civil Air Transport Inc., travels to Hongkong to meet representatives of one of the leading aircraft manufacturer of the United Kingdom - the de Havillan...

Monday, August 12th 2019, 3:57pm

Author: parador

Commuter Aircraft Trials

It took some time, but here are the results of the trials for the Commuter Aircraft. The specifications were as follows: - 2 engines (redundancy necessary since flight over sea) - about 20 passengers - luggage compartment - Range between 800 and 1500 km - STOL performance (300-400m start- bzw. landing distance) Points (1-5) were rewarded for the following characteristics - Crew - Capacity - Cargo - Engines - Power - Range - STOL performance - overall impression Competitors: Ikarus IK-4 The Yugos...

Monday, August 12th 2019, 1:34pm

Author: parador

Beijing Newspaper Q1/1949 - Chinese news and events - January / February / March

Wednesday 26. January - Shanghai Telegraph The Oiler Qiandaohu the second of four tanker for the SINOPEC was taken in service today at the Shanghai shipyards. Thursday 27. January - The Tai-Pei Tribune Today is another scrapping day on the Quindao Beihai Shipbuilding. The next four Submarines of the obsolete E-Class will be scrapped. After a solemn ceremony the chinese flag was lowered the last time on these four vessels. Sunday 30. January – The China Post The extensive tests of the different a...

Monday, August 12th 2019, 1:33pm

Author: parador

Ships on market

Quoted from "Brockpaine" Just for myself, I'd enjoy a Wesworld II sim with a historical (or close-to-historical) scenario starting in 1890. But discussion of that topic is best saved for another thread, I think. Same do i !!! May be we can discuss it in the Wesworld 2 Folder

Thursday, August 1st 2019, 11:02am

Author: parador

History That Might Have Been

Quoted from "BruceDuncan" Quoted from "parador" Fantastic work, excellently written Thank you! Glad to see you back in harness. I hope all is well with you. Hi Bruce, yes .. . I had a small surgery in June, that's why I was not here for the last few weeks. But now everything is fine again.

Tuesday, July 30th 2019, 2:22pm

Author: parador

History That Might Have Been

Fantastic work, excellently written

Tuesday, June 18th 2019, 4:23pm

Author: parador

Beijing Newspaper Q1/1949 - Chinese news and events - January / February / March

Saturday 22. January – Kaohsiung Daily The chinese research vessel RV Nanjizhou explores Bashi Channel with its deep sea vehicle Bian Sha. After completion of the surveys, the ship continues its voyage to the Taitung Canyon and the Huatung Basin east of Lan Yu. Sunday 23. January – The China Post A high-level delegation led by Finance Minister Lu Feng departed the capital today en route to the southern neighbours Siam and Bharat, where they will discuss a deepening of the economic relations . Af...

Thursday, June 13th 2019, 3:10pm

Author: parador

Beijing Newspaper Q1/1949 - Chinese news and events - January / February / March

Tuesday 18. January – Cavite Harbour There was a place at the Philippines that no unauthorized person could visit, and that was the submarine base in Cavite. The harbour street ends 300 meters away from a post office on a kind of a barracks gate, next to which a many hundred meters long barbed wire fence extends. Heavy-armed soldiers guard it around the clock, and without a special ID card, no one is allowed to pass through this gate, even workers working there who have forgotten their papers at...

Friday, May 17th 2019, 10:40am

Author: parador

Beijing Newspaper Q1/1949 - Chinese news and events - January / February / March

Wednesday 12. January - Beijing Post Even in times of peace, the Chinese Army is always ready to defend the chinese empire - true to its motto "this we'll defend". The Chinese Dragon is always ready to fight against the intruders. The Chinese army's maneuvers involve units from all three branches - units of the National Army, the Territorial Army and the Reserve Army. Friday 14. January – Suixi Air Force Base » Do not tell me it's just a joke, sir «, Major Wu Faxian said to Air Force Major Liao ...

Wednesday, May 15th 2019, 12:05pm

Author: parador

Beijing Newspaper Q1/1949 - Chinese news and events - January / February / March

Tuesday 4. January - Qingdao Post At Qingdao the "YELLOW SEA FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE, CHINESE ACADEMY OF FISHERY SCIENCES" under the leadership of Prof. TANG Qi-sheng was found. It's a leading research institution in the chinese empire, active in almost all research areas to do with aquaculture and marine and freshwater fisheries. The Institute was established to ensure sustainable fisheries. Friday 7. January - Canton Daily Southwest Airlines receives the 10 ENA C-25 Ponchito aircrafts fro...