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Today, 10:03am

Author: Hood

Ships on market

From Q3/1949 Belgium will have the cruiser Wandelaar available for sale. Can't imagine many takers for this odd cruiser but the offer is there. If no-one buys it I'll probably turn it into an accommodation hulk. http://wesworld.jk-clan.de/index.php?pag…7692#post137692

Yesterday, 3:33pm

Author: Hood

Verviers Class Netlayer

Verviers, Belgium Netlayer and Target Towing Ship laid down 1949 Displacement: 2,213 t light; 2,263 t standard; 2,360 t normal; 2,438 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 307.55 ft / 301.84 ft x 53.15 ft x 11.98 ft (normal load) 93.74 m / 92.00 m x 16.20 m x 3.65 m Armament: 2 - 1.46" / 37.0 mm guns (1x2 guns), 1.55lbs / 0.70kg shells, 1944 Model Anti-aircraft guns in deck mount on centreline aft, all raised guns - superfiring 2 - 0.91" / 23.0 mm guns in single mounts,...

Yesterday, 2:45pm

Author: Hood

Zeemeeuw Class Tug

Zeemeeuw Class, Belgium Fleet Tug laid down 1949 Displacement: 689 t light; 707 t standard; 812 t normal; 895 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 142.04 ft / 136.15 ft x 29.04 ft x 11.98 ft (normal load) 43.29 m / 41.50 m x 8.85 m x 3.65 m Armament: 1 - 1.46" / 37.0 mm guns in single mounts, 1.55lbs / 0.70kg shells, 1944 Model Anti-aircraft gun in deck mount on centreline forward 2 - 0.91" / 23.0 mm guns in single mounts, 0.44lbs / 0.20kg shells, 1944 Model Anti-aircr...

Saturday, October 19th 2019, 10:27am

Author: Hood

United Kingdoms of the Netherlands News 1949

10 June Kusno Sukarno sat in his study, the reports in the newspapers heartened him. He was still stuck under house arrest, but here at last was evidence that the times were changing and the tide turning, just as he had always forecast they would. His friends who had special visiting privileges had told him who the most outspoken critics of Land's proposal within the government had been. He picked up his writing paper and a pen, he would write to each of them, asking them to now consider applyin...

Tuesday, October 15th 2019, 9:48am

Author: Hood

Yugoslav News and Events 1949

Even Google translate doesn't have a voice output for it! I think the correct spelling is Stršljen or Stršljeni.

Sunday, October 13th 2019, 11:45am

Author: Hood

Blast interference - Help requested

Like you, I know I have read the same somwhere but can't remember where. Whitley mentions the 152.4mm 1926 in the twin turrets on the Da Barbianos were too close and had a single cradle. He mentions no remedies but the Cadornas had a larger turret so I presume that was their solution, the widen the space between the barrels. For those ships with the older turrets I guess nothing was done or perhaps staggered firing of the barrels. I believe the early US 8in classes had the same problem, can't re...

Saturday, October 12th 2019, 11:15am

Author: Hood

British Empire News 1949

11 June The armoured vehicles of the British Army continue to multiply in type and function. This year two further variants of the FV300-series light armoured chassis have been introduced into service. The FV307 is an RDF-equipped vehicle using the taller hull of the FV302 and FV306 to accommodate the operators. The FV311 armoured load carrier is a variant of the FV310 armoured infantry carrier but fitted to carry cargo and ammunition. Two further variants of the FV200-series heavy armoured chas...

Saturday, October 12th 2019, 11:10am

Author: Hood

Belgian News 1949

19 June The 1949 Belgian Grand Prix was held today at Spa-Francorchamps. Eighteen drivers entered the race which soon became an exciting event. Juan Manuel Fangio who started second on the grid only completed the first lap before his Maserati engine blew and he had to retire. The official Maserati team suffered a blow when on lap 7 when Reg Parnell's clutch failed and he had to retire. Two laps later Italian Giuseppe Farina racing another Maserati 4CLT/48 spun off the track while trying to overt...

Saturday, October 12th 2019, 10:37am

Author: Hood

Noticias Argentinas 1949

16 June After being carefully assembled under the watchful eyes of engineers seconded by Gloster and Rolls-Royce the third prototype Gloster AXP-1001 jet-fighter began taxi tests last week. Fitted with a more powerful Nene III turbojet the prototype is of production standard and today FMA Chief Test Pilot Captain de Aero Edmundo Osvaldo Weiss took the aircraft aloft at 10:15am this morning. On landing he reported it flew beautifully and was just as good as the prototype he had flown in Britain t...

Friday, October 11th 2019, 10:14am

Author: Hood

RSAN units laid down or modified 1945

No quibbles from me, just nice to see some new RSAN ships. The Magnificent Class are perhaps the pinnacle of the super-cruise vogue, now nations are mainly going for 7.5-8-9in autos to get the job done. Amphib ships are always good to have, even Argentina has dabbled in this field. The RN should probably look at its provision harder.

Sunday, October 6th 2019, 10:43am

Author: Hood

Find a map for WesWorld2…

I switched to Imgur and that seems to work ok. Photobucket is a flaming bucket of turd. Good to see you around Hoo! Yeah time seems to get less and less the older you get. With some many commitments something has to give sadly.

Saturday, October 5th 2019, 11:34am

Author: Hood

British Submarines in Two World Wars – Norman Friedman

Seaforth Publishing, 2019, ISBN 978-1526738165 Norman Friedman needs no introduction. He is continuing his British naval series which has covered cruisers, destroyers and aircraft carriers since the late Victorian period to the current day. This is the first of a two-volume set on British submarines. This book covers everything from the Holland No.1 to the last of the Second World War designs and the origins of the 1945 Programme submarine which was modified after the end of the war to investiga...

Saturday, October 5th 2019, 10:31am

Author: Hood

New Thai Aircraft

I have some more detailed comments now I have time. XF-1: Is this a tailless flying wing you are planning or something more like the historical DH.108? Your comments on rudders suggest a tailless type or perhaps just endplate fins/rudders? I am envisioning the XF-1 to be something like the Horten/Gotha Go.229 in layout? Developing a high-speed jet-powered flying wing fighter without proper wind tunnel testing sounds a bad move all round. I've seen your latest IC news and note that the glider has...

Thursday, October 3rd 2019, 10:37pm

Author: Hood

New Thai Aircraft

Yes the Derwent V exists, has done so since 1945. This is the export version for Thailand. There are higher-powered further developments from 1946 and 1948 but these have not yet reached production but have been certified. The de Havilland Globe is a real OTL project by Halford that was bench tested. It was intended as a postwar Gipsy replacement but it never came to fruition. In WW I had thoughts of using it but never found a suitable set of light aircraft. So it was certified n 1945 and DH tin...

Sunday, September 29th 2019, 5:11pm

Author: Hood

British Empire News 1949

1 June The hospital ship HMHS Saviour commissioned at Portsmouth today. Based on the design of the Royal Yacht Britannia, this purpose-built ship is among the best of her kind afloat and is equipped with the latest medical equipment. She replaces the aging HMHS Oxfordshire which has been laid up for several years. 2 June Transjordan has officially changed its name to the Kingdom of Jordan today. 5 June The meeting at MI6 reflected the busy months that had occurred since the war scare in the Far ...

Sunday, September 29th 2019, 4:28pm

Author: Hood

United Kingdoms of the Netherlands News 1949

30 May Today voters in Suriname have headed to their polling stations for the General Election. 5 June The results of the Suriname General Election were announced today. The result was a victory for the National Party of Suriname, which won 13 of the 21 seats. Voter turnout was 47.5%. The United Hindustani Party won 6 seats and the Party for National Unity and Solidarity won the remaining 2 seats.

Wednesday, September 25th 2019, 1:01pm

Author: Hood

French News, 1949

Britain could be churlish and point out that Australia left SAER which guarded against this kind of threat. Luckily for Australia the commonwealth bond still ensures that Britain would protect Australia. In practical terms, if China is tangling with a Franco-Russo-Germano fleet then they will have their hands more than full to worry Australia.

Thursday, September 19th 2019, 9:48am

Author: Hood

Thailand Q1/1948-Q2/1949

Taccovert4, I guess you might have seen this already but if not, this is last report for Thailand that we have: http://wesworld.jk-clan.de/index.php?pag…4%22#post117934 As Bruce says, reports tend to be technical things outlining how much tonnage you've spent on construction, how much you have scrapped and how much you have left stockpiled for the next quarter. My advice would be to start working the report before getting too bogged down in plans and designs as in reality your available resource...

Wednesday, September 18th 2019, 9:55am

Author: Hood

Find a map for WesWorld2…

Quoted from "BruceDuncan" Parador scripset: Enthusiasm is great when starting a game; I do not believe it will sustain a game very long. This is why Navalism has gone through so many reboots during Wesworld’s life – enthusiasm can get you through building a nation – commitment and consistency is required to see that nation through the vagaries of a campaign of thirty years’ worth of quarterly turns. What has been the rate of player turnover in WW? Very high. Real life takes a toll, changing cir...

Monday, September 16th 2019, 2:58pm

Author: Hood

Find a map for WesWorld2…

I actually quite like Brock's idea of a set scenario with some kind of end goal in mind and a way to pit perhaps a limited bunch of nations or a team of players against each other competitively. That would remove the problem of worrying about what NPCs have or haven't got and other nations. We wouldn't need to flesh out an entire world, just the relevant nations. We have never really had a problem with naval tech. We had some raised eyebrows over Italy's early angled decks and hydrofoils but gen...