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Thursday, April 2nd 2020, 10:52pm

Author: Brockpaine

New Designs and Refits of the Greek Fleet

I guess what I'm feeling about the design is that it tries to load quite a lot of guns and equipment into a very small hull. The closest Russian equivalent of this design, at least in terms of size, is the 1944-dated Soobrazitelny class. That uses only 4x130mm (and 2x75mm) on slightly less tonnage and similar dimensions. The closest French equivalents are the Jaguar - Saber - Cimeterre class, with 6x100mm on a similar hull and displacement. The 1949 Russian and French destroyers are significantl...

Thursday, April 2nd 2020, 8:20pm

Author: Brockpaine

Irish Aircraft Developments, 1948-1950

Since 1942, the Irish Air Corps has been collecting their pocket change and watching aviation trends elsewhere in Europe. Although few aircraft have been acquired, several very important developments have taken place during this period. Bases In the 1930s and early 1940s, the entire IAC's force of aircraft crowded into Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnel. This proved... impractical. As a result, the IAC built a second base at Kilmacthomas, in southern Ireland. Kilmacthomas largely serves as a traini...

Thursday, April 2nd 2020, 5:26pm

Author: Brockpaine

New Designs and Refits of the Greek Fleet

Quoted from "M_Fredi" - Cross-sectional: 0,45 Now it drops below the 0.50 minimum hull strength.

Monday, March 30th 2020, 5:13am

Author: Brockpaine

Competition for new greek artillery

Okay, the modified spec is less confusing. France proposes the gold-standard 81mm Brandt: Quoted from "Brockpaine" Mortier de 81mm Mle1927/1931 (Brandt) Type : Medium mortar Crew : 1 NCO + 5 men (+ 1 driver) Caliber : 81.4 mm Barrel length : 1267.5mm Weight in action : 58.5kg (18.5kg barrel, 18kg bipod, 1.5kg sight, 20.5kg base plate) Elevation : 45° - 85° Traverse : depending from the elevation (8° - 12°) Rate of fire : 20 rpm (up to 30 rpm in intense fire with a trained crew) Pretty much every...

Monday, March 30th 2020, 4:15am

Author: Brockpaine

RE: RE: RE: Competition for new greek artillery

Quoted from "M_Fredi" Quoted OOC, I'm not sure I follow your terms here. I'd say a light mortar is something like a 60mm (or potentially even an 81mm) mortar with a weight between 20 to 60 kg. A medium mortar would be a 105mm unit. The weights and calibers suggested imply a weapon of significantly greater size. Can you please clarify? Of course. Since the unique distinction that I found between mortars was an infantry mortar and a heavy mortar. Even the definition of light mortar is unclear. Fo...

Monday, March 30th 2020, 3:34am

Author: Brockpaine

RE: Competition for new greek artillery

Quoted from "M_Fredi" Mountain cannon/Howitzer: There is no restriction about this canon except that it is possible the greek army should be allowed to build it under license. France offers the Canon de montagne Modele 1945 Schneider, a thoroughly modern, lightweight 105mm mountain gun. Quoted from "M_Fredi" Field cannon: Any file cannot presented should have at least a caliper 100mm and not more than 160 mm. France offers the Obusier de 155 mm Modèle 44. Quoted from "M_Fredi" Light mortar: Mus...

Saturday, March 28th 2020, 10:12pm

Author: Brockpaine

Peruvian News and Events, 1949

Quoted from "BruceDuncan" Quoted from "Brockpaine" Quoted from "BruceDuncan" You have the better of me. What previous Ollanta? The Ollanta was built in 1930, I believe. But it's just now entering service...? It is re-entering service. I have presumed that during the period between her original entry into service and the present point in game time, she fell out of service (perhaps due to hostilities? I do not know how that part of the Andean War might have worked out in detail) and required reco...

Saturday, March 28th 2020, 9:14pm

Author: Brockpaine

Peruvian News and Events, 1949

Quoted from "BruceDuncan" You have the better of me. What previous Ollanta? The Ollanta was built in 1930, I believe. But it's just now entering service...?

Saturday, March 28th 2020, 8:06pm

Author: Brockpaine

Peruvian News and Events, 1949

Quoted from "BruceDuncan" The Peruvian Times (Lima), 26 September 1949 The steamer Ollanta made her maiden round-trip voyage across Lake Titicaca yesterday to inaugurate a daily service between the port of Puno and the Bolivian port of Guaqui. Passenger service on the lake has been disrupted for many years, and its re-establishment is seen as a great step forward in the development of the entire region. What did you do with the previous Ollanta? ?(

Saturday, March 28th 2020, 4:45am

Author: Brockpaine

Russian Aircraft of 1949

Sukhoi Su-9 Osa Russian Naval Jet Fighter The Su-9 grew out of the earlier Su-7 Shershen jet-powered carrier fighter, which had proven somewhat disappointing to the AV-MF. Although it had generally satisfactory performance in the hands of an expert pilot, the Su-7 was unforgiving with younger, inexperienced pilots, logging a very poor safety record during the course of its active service, which lasted between 1948 and 1952. Among its worst attributes were poor visibility over the nose and unfavo...

Saturday, March 28th 2020, 1:24am

Author: Brockpaine

Chilean Aircraft Developments, 1948-1949

Quoted from "BruceDuncan" With the Marineflieger's blessings, an example of the Do335 can be made available for Chilean evaluation at its convenience; please advise on desired timeframe. Naval Aviation would prefer to review it sometime in November 1949 or later, since they'd like to use Libertad for trials. Quoted from "BruceDuncan" Dornier is also willing to provide for evaluation examples of the Dornier Do330 ling-range MR aircraft and its new Do35 amphibian. Chile will be happy to review th...

Friday, March 27th 2020, 10:50pm

Author: Brockpaine

Chilean Aircraft Developments, 1948-1949

Chilean Naval Aviation The Chilean Navy's air arm is very well-set for the end of the 1940s. At present, a large portion of Naval Aviation's aircraft strength is invested in three aircraft carriers, although the largest ship, Libertad, is in refit until September 1949. Carrier Aircraft The new carrier Patria entered service in 1947 with steam catapults purchased from Great Britain. The Libertad's refit also includes the addition of British steam catapults. This allows both of the Chilean fleet c...

Friday, March 27th 2020, 6:54pm

Author: Brockpaine

Greece competition for a new rifle

Quoted from "M_Fredi" What about teaching the soldiers to go on semi-auto and only use automatic below the 3 or 2 hundred meters (328 or 218 yards)? There's some merit to training, of course, presuming you've trained in a realistic enough way and done it enough that the soldier defaults to their training. That said, the studies I've read generally seem to show that a lot of soldiers who are engaged in a gunfight are usually undergoing a Significant Emotional Event, and aren't making the most we...

Friday, March 27th 2020, 6:15pm

Author: Brockpaine

Greece competition for a new rifle

Quoted from "Hood" Well it can be restricted to single shot I guess like the OTL British FALs. As a bit of an aside: During the Falklands War, the British soldiers often discarded their semi-auto only L1A1s (FALs) in favor of battlefield-pickup Argentine FALs, which had a full-auto setting. Ammunition expenditure increased dramatically, and Argentine casualties... well, there was absolutely no effect there. Battlefield studies for decades (actually since the 1930s) have repeatedly shown that gi...

Thursday, March 26th 2020, 11:47pm

Author: Brockpaine

Chilean Aircraft Developments, 1948-1949

Quoted from "BruceDuncan" The Philippine Air Force would request the opportunity to evaluate the design to potentially replace its current Coati inventory. Would be happy to oblige. A spare aircraft can be crated up and shipped to the Philippines by October or so.

Thursday, March 26th 2020, 9:15pm

Author: Brockpaine

Chilean Aircraft Developments, 1948-1949

N1E-4 Coati / ENAER Coati Advanced Trainer The N1E-4 is a brand-new variant of the 1930s Coati advanced trainer. Although it shares a superficial resemblance to the original 1938 Coati with its Spartan-900 V12 inline engine, the N1E-4 introduced the brand-new Austral Malacara turboprop engine. In many respects, the N1E-4 Coati is a clean-sheet redesign following on the pattern established by its predecessor. Its performance, dimensions, and specifications are all substantially distinct from earl...

Thursday, March 26th 2020, 9:09pm

Author: Brockpaine

Greece competition for a new rifle

Quoted from "Hood" It has been fully tested for 6.5x51 FAR, 7x43 British and 7.65x53 Belgian Mauser, so some modifications and testing for 7.5x55 and 7.92x57 would be necessary but there would be no fundamental problems with this and could be arranged easily. If anything FN likes the idea as it would widen its appeal to even more markets using these rounds. Mm... if I might be permitted to offer my unsolicited opinion, chambering the FN FAL for 7.5x55 Swiss and 7.92x57 Mauser may be possible, b...

Thursday, March 26th 2020, 4:16pm

Author: Brockpaine

Chilean Aircraft Developments, 1948-1949

Quoted from "Hood" Australian Aviation is known for exporting aircraft but since you've asked for unsolicited approaches, a glossy brochure on the new Woombera tactical bomber is on the way, part bomber, part torpedo bomber, part strafer. Tandem wing craziness but its powerful. Specs. Can you re-link on the Woomera? I was going to look at the specs but it redirects me to the Avia instead.

Thursday, March 26th 2020, 6:15am

Author: Brockpaine

Chilean Aircraft Developments, 1948-1949

It's been a few years since I've provided any update on the other Chilean armed forces, principally the Air Force (FACh), Naval Aviation (Armada de Chile Arma Aérea, AdCAA), etc. So here's an overview of everything going on at present. This runs up to Q3/1949. Chilean Air Force Jets In 1947 and 1948, the Chilean Air Force started receiving its first ENAER F5E Nahuel jet fighters. These are license-built variants of the German Focke-Wulf Fw340 jet fighter. This design was selected due to a pre-ex...

Wednesday, March 25th 2020, 4:00pm

Author: Brockpaine

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