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Today, 4:14am

Author: Brockpaine

New Designs and Refits of the Greek Fleet

Even though I commented after Bruce earlier, I didn't see his response. So allow me to go back and address a few points... Quoted from "BruceDuncan" For the most part the Med is not that deep. The major issue with the Mediterranean is not the depth, but the relative clarity of the water. As a result, you can spot a submarine at periscope depth rather easily from an aircraft. Most of the areas I'd identify for Greek submarine operations are actually pretty deep - deeper than the crush depth of th...

Sunday, May 24th 2020, 7:08pm

Author: Brockpaine

RE: British Empire Q4/1949 Report

Quoted from "Hood" G. Summary of Laid Up Vessels Awaiting Disposal Warspite Mmmm. :( Well, I suppose without all of the additional battle-honours from Narvik, Calabria, Matapan, there's not even much reason to retain her as a museum ship. But still - sadness.

Thursday, May 21st 2020, 1:36am

Author: Brockpaine

France, Q2/1949

Q2/1949 Notable Ship Movements of the Marine Nationale A general overview of the major exercises and operations being undertaken during Q2/1949 by the Marine Nationale. This list is representative and not exhaustive. Flotte de l'Atlantique -- FO Atlantique Nord, under Admiral R. Godfroy, finishes an extended downtime following Operation Tigre 48. During May and June, they conduct five cruises of shorter duration, averaging thirty-five days at sea. The Russian carrier Reval (working up) and two d...

Thursday, May 21st 2020, 1:35am

Author: Brockpaine

France, Q2/1949

Marine Nationale Order of Battle, July 1st, 1949 The Marine Nationale is divided into three major and one minor fleet organizations based on geography: the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Pacific Fleets, and the Indian Ocean Flotilla. Due to differing mission priorities as well as effective command and control, the Pacific Fleet is subdivided into East and West, each incorporating a defined overall operations area, although both exist under the same overall command. The Mediterranean Fleet possesse...

Thursday, May 21st 2020, 1:34am

Author: Brockpaine

France, Q2/1949

Report for Q2/1949 Industrial Allocation - 27.5 / 27.5 factories producing 27,500t materials. - 0/27.5 factories producing infrastructure (dedicated) - 13,413t from stockpile. - 1825t from transactions. - 0t from scrapping. - 42,738t materials total. - 25,547 t used. - 17,191 t stored for Q3/49. Infrastructure Development Not applicable. Naval Construction DCNS / Arsenal de La Rochelle (Cl 5) Class 5 Slip #1 - Aircraft carrier Le Terrible laid down July 1st, 1947. 64,150 tons required. 2650 tons...

Wednesday, May 20th 2020, 3:05am

Author: Brockpaine

Project M2A1 Greek Corvette

Quoted from "M_Fredi" I have the feeling that it went unnoticed the first time. I recall seeing it, but not looking over the design in detail. Quoted from "M_Fredi" As I said before I made it some time ago. I don't know what source I found or if I just counted the shells too (apparently enough to sink many submarines flotillas) or what. I will look for a more appropriate weight. It depends a lot on what you'd like to do with this ship. Personally, unless I'm designing something for inshore work...

Monday, May 18th 2020, 12:05am

Author: Brockpaine

German Naval Construction Programme, Fourth Quarter 1949

It's weird that I caught it at all, since I just quickly skimmed through. But there ya go. :)

Sunday, May 17th 2020, 11:06pm

Author: Brockpaine

RE: German Naval Construction Programme, Fourth Quarter 1949

Quoted from "BruceDuncan" Escort Corvettes : 40 + 0 + 4 = 48 Hmm... ;)

Sunday, May 17th 2020, 5:02pm

Author: Brockpaine

Welcome to wesworld!

Quoted from "M_Fredi" I think that I understand it but I want to be completely sure. Quoted You may spend 1.5 pts to give a port one additional slot to hold another slipway or dry-dock. By spending another 1.5 pts, the port is automatically upgraded to the next largest category of port. Note that these points upgrade the port’s facilities only - once paid for, you will still need to pay for the slip or dry-dock to take that slot. If I get this right to build a new slip or drydock in one of my p...

Saturday, May 16th 2020, 6:26pm

Author: Brockpaine

Meanwhile, in Russia: 1949

Thanks. I have a few more in process, but I decided to group these Q1 comments and get them out the door.

Saturday, May 16th 2020, 6:56am

Author: Brockpaine

Meanwhile, in Russia: 1949

Excerpts from the Reports of the British Naval Attache Excerpts from the official reports of Commander Michael Denny, RN, British Naval Attache to the Russian Federation, Q1 / 1949 New Construction in the Russian Federation - January Highlights: -- Attended keel-laying ceremonies for two Varyag-class heavy cruisers and aircraft carrier Kaliakra. -- Russian shipbuilding strategy continues to emphasize building carriers in trios: one smaller carrier equipped with a fighter and scout loadout, and t...

Friday, May 8th 2020, 4:21pm

Author: Brockpaine

French News, 1949

Quoted from "Hood" General Leclerc will be missed by the French Army. Definitely the case, yes. Leclerc is WW is not a combat commander (which is fortunate for France, considering how history went), but he's certainly been a very important developer of doctrine. Unfortunately, that's not a "war hero" sort of status, so he probably won't get the posthumous marechal rank that he was given historically. Quoted from "Hood" A delegation of British officers would also like to attend the funeral. Quot...

Friday, May 8th 2020, 5:33am

Author: Brockpaine

French News, 1949

Cogon River Dam Friday, July 8, 1949 - The Cogon River Dam in Guinea began operations today. The dam and its associated 180MW hydro plant will generate electricity for a local aluminium smelter, which shall become a major employer for the region and one of the largest smelters in Africa. Bastille Day Thursday, July 14, 1949 - France celebrated its national holiday with all of the accustomed pomp and circumstance. French Grand Prix Sunday, July 17, 1949 - Monaco driver Louis Chiron won the French...

Thursday, May 7th 2020, 1:28am

Author: Brockpaine

Georgiadis Hellenic Submachinegun 9mm (GH SM 9)

Quoted from "M_Fredi" While I was writing the history behind the gun and other things two ideas came to my mind but I am not sure if they are possible. The first is attach a flashlight to the front of the gun utilising the holes to screw the frontal grip and the sling. I don't think I've seen anyone do this until probably the 1970s or 1980s with the H&K MP5. I see a few potential reasons why this is the case: -- Electronics of this era, including flashlights, are significantly more clunky than ...

Wednesday, May 6th 2020, 10:00pm

Author: Brockpaine

Georgiadis Hellenic Submachinegun 9mm (GH SM 9)

Quoted from "M_Fredi" I will increase a bit the weight and get rid of the semi-automatic If you'd like, that's fine. As stated, I think everything would be fine as it currently stands, but I believe the changes will make it just a little bit more appropriate for the historical norm. :)

Wednesday, May 6th 2020, 9:01pm

Author: Brockpaine

Unternehmen Mondscheinsonate

Yikes! Knife-fight in a telephone booth! Good stuff. :)

Tuesday, May 5th 2020, 7:21pm

Author: Brockpaine

British Empire News 1949

Quoted from "M_Fredi" Is it me or he is Control from A Bit of Fry and Laurie? If it is, it could be one of the most important crossover in the history of the humankind. I think he's rather a nod to Control from Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (and associated works). I'm guessing the one from A Bit of Fry & Laurie is intended as a nod to the original. (Can't say for sure, I've not seen it.)