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Saturday, January 9th 2021, 12:35pm

Author: Hood

United Kingdoms of the Netherlands News 1949

11 December The coaster Toornvliet has foundered off the East Goodwin Lightship in stormy weather with the loss of six of her nine crew. 12 December The 5th Carrier Division, 1st Cruiser Squadron and the 8th and 10th Destroyer Flotillas departed Den Helder today to begin two weeks of intensive exercises in the eastern North Atlantic.

Saturday, January 9th 2021, 12:30pm

Author: Hood

Noticias Argentinas 1949

17 December A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Tierra del Fuego at 06:53:30. Its epicentre was located in the east of the Chilean Tierra del Fuego Province, close to the Argentine border, at a depth of 30 km. It is the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the south of Argentina and one of the most powerful in austral Chile. It was felt with intensities as high as VIII (Severe) on the Mercalli intensity scale and affected the settlements of Punta Arenas and Río Gallegos. 18 December ...

Saturday, January 9th 2021, 12:29pm

Author: Hood

Kingdom of Greece News 1949

RIP Vassilios Lemonis, a tragic accident.

Thursday, December 24th 2020, 3:06pm

Author: Hood

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone here a Merry Christmas and best wishes for a happy 2021, lets hope next year is better than this year has been.

Saturday, December 12th 2020, 2:29pm

Author: Hood

British Empire News 1949

1 December The Guided Projectile Establishment based in Westcott, Buckinghamshire has been renamed. It is now known as the Royal Aircraft Establishment Guided Weapons Department and comes within the remit of the RAE. It retains its ranges at Larkhill and Aberporth for development work. 5 December Former Vice-Admiral Arthur Edward Frederick Bedford, CB, CSI has died today aged 68. The son of Admiral Sir Frederick Bedford, Arthur Bedford came from a strong naval background; his grandfather was Vic...

Saturday, December 12th 2020, 2:24pm

Author: Hood

United Kingdoms of the Netherlands News 1949

4 December The aircraft manufacturer De Schelde flew the first prototype of the Netherlands Naval Aviation Service’s latest aircraft. The aircraft in question is the S.27 anti-submarine aircraft and torpedo bomber. The S.27 has been designed to replace the Koolhoven F.K.59 and also be capable of use aboard the larger aircraft carriers, requiring the four-seat aircraft to be as compact as possible. The internal torpedo bay is capable of carrying two torpedoes or four depth-charges. Six underwing ...

Sunday, November 29th 2020, 5:05pm

Author: Hood

German News and Events 1949

Yes, Brock is right, it is one of those Swiss 120mm guns. Belgium will disguise it has a haystack or something.

Saturday, November 28th 2020, 11:37am

Author: Hood

German News and Events 1949

Nice pics of those fortifications. Where does the bottom-left come from? Looks vaguely post-war?

Saturday, November 14th 2020, 11:34am

Author: Hood

1950 Philippine Fighter Competition

That's a wide spectrum but I can understand why it might be hard to pin down, so here are my surprising choices: 1 - from Argentina, the FMA I-03 AXP-1000. A single-seat jet fighter, not many single-engined jets at present can cover 1,000 miles, you lose twin-engine reliability but the Nene is pretty reliable anyway. Available now. Quoted Dimensions: 38/ 41.9/ 14.10/ 360 sq ft Engine: 1x 5,000lb Rolls-Royce RB.41 Nene III Max speed: 600mph at sea level Range: 1,000 miles with maximum external fu...

Saturday, November 14th 2020, 11:04am

Author: Hood

British Empire News 1949

29 November The sloops HMS Lüderitz Bay and Conception Bay commissioned with the 6th Seaward Defence Flotilla at Walvis Bay, Namibia today. This completes this section of the Seaward Defence Programme to secure seaborne communications with the League Mandate.

Saturday, November 14th 2020, 10:52am

Author: Hood

Noticias Argentinas 1949

21 November The cruiser ARA Almirante Domecq Garcia completed her refit today. All four of the Belgrano Class cruisers have now been refitted with modernised anti-aircraft weapons and fire-control equipment, losing their catapults and aircraft in the process. 28 November The last two of the four landing craft ordered this year, ARA LC15 and ARA LC16, have commissioned with 2nd Landing Craft Flotilla at Comodoro Rivadavia today.

Tuesday, November 10th 2020, 2:35pm

Author: Hood

1950 Philippine Fighter Competition

Have you any outline specifications? Are you looking for twin-engine, single-engine, jet, piston, armament choices?

Sunday, October 11th 2020, 11:53am

Author: Hood

Happy Birthday, Wes!

Happy Birthday Wes! Hope you had a good day and got some nice presents, not just socks because those don't really count at any age as presents!

Friday, September 25th 2020, 10:41am

Author: Hood

Noticias Argentinas 1949

7 November The Navy's busy summer exercise season continues. For the next ten days Naval Brigada II will be performing a series of fleet exercises off Patagonia. The main units involved are the; 2nd and 3rd Cruiser Squadrons, 2nd and 5th Destroyer Squadrons and the 2nd Escort Squadron, along with the Submarine Squadron and the training aircraft carrier Avispón. 8 November President Juan Ramon Mugnolo today arrived in Buenos Aries for a three-day long State visit. This marks the first time an Arg...

Tuesday, September 22nd 2020, 11:52am

Author: Hood

United Kingdoms of the Netherlands News 1949

12 November N'Dofa received word of the raid on the prison at Hajjah, known by its inmates as 'Hell on Earth' due to its brutal conditions. A force of men from Ibrahim bin Yahya's clan attacked before dawn, the succeed in blowing a hole in the wall with explosives and a dozen inmates were freed. There had been a fierce firefight with losses on both sides, it didn't sound to D'Dofa like a sensible or profitable action but he was pleased that his financial aid was being put to good use. The newspa...

Tuesday, September 22nd 2020, 11:33am

Author: Hood

Greek army.

OK, they will be delivered with the guns ready fitted. It will be easier that way for both parties.

Sunday, September 20th 2020, 12:31pm

Author: Hood

New ships for Atlantis in 1948/49

Having built such ships myself, I would say go for it. Two would be more than generous I think for the size of the Atlantean fleet and at least allows you to rotate their deployment. They would make a good back up carrier option too. Handling heavier jets might be an issue but generally unless you have a crystal ball then its hard to avoid that pitfall in the longer term. In any case even if you can't fly aircraft on and off by the end of the 1950s you still have a good tender and lots of parkin...

Sunday, September 20th 2020, 11:12am

Author: Hood

British Army 1950

Thanks Brock, that was very helpful as I had lost track of who brought what exactly, my bad for not keeping good notes! Edited the above (realised I had forgotten to include the names for the FV300 series too!).

Saturday, September 19th 2020, 5:25pm

Author: Hood

British Army 1950

I have re-organised my FV series of fighting vehicles as follows: FV200 Series The FV200 series was designed by the Armoured Vehicle Research and Development Establishment in 1944 as the ‘Universal Tank’, an adaptable chassis that could form the basis of a new heavy tank and a series of heavy tracked armoured vehicles as self-propelled artillery and assorted support vehicles. The suspension was of the modified Horstmann type. FV201 Medium Gun Tank No.1 Mk.I Centurion Designed by the Armoured Veh...