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 Forum: Bar   Topic: US Thanksgiving

 Post subject: Re: US Thanksgiving
Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:14 pm 

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Theodore wrote:
Power outage here this morning, caused by - and TINS - a large bird flying into a substation.

Turkey making a desperate attempt to escape?

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: Crime Time

 Post subject: Re: Crime Time
Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:36 am 

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In regards to my above question, how many Do-17s could reasonably be added to the He-111s and Ju-88s carrying out the raids (and where would they come from)? I don't want to arbitrarily chose a figure and later find out that I was incorrect... I don't think many (if any) Do-17s were left in the act...

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: Crime Time

 Post subject: Re: Crime Time
Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:05 pm 

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I seem to remember that the maximum per-raid casualty rate an air force can sustain over prolonged operations is 2.5%. It depends on how prolonged. The rule of thumb is, the longer the lower. Essentially number of missions times casualty rate should be a constant. It's a lot more complicated than t...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Some bad news followed by some good news

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:58 pm 

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You need a security camera. They're pretty inexpensive now and they're worth the investment.

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Big Windows 10 update caused problems...

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:40 am 

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My update went fine. Which, given my history with updates is something seriously unusual.

 Forum: Bar   Topic: What should be my next model?

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:46 am 

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Whatever happened to her in the TBO verse? She survived the Great Escape and went to the US where she had a quick refit before sailing down to the Caribbean and joining West Indies Station. She was then transferred to East Africa as part of the Free Royal Navy naval squadron attached to Middle East...

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: Crime Time

 Post subject: Re: Crime Time
Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:53 pm 

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did either unit have any Do-17s assigned to it? No; only He-111s and Ju-88As. I would think that gives you the option that Dornier 217s were brought in for the raid. That gives you quite a bit more bombload to play with. the missing aircraft could be ascribed to mechanical issues, navigational erro...

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: Crime Time

 Post subject: Re: Crime Time
Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:01 am 

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I did a force structure analysis and the results were interesting Fliegerkorps IV had 190 He-111s on strength equally divided between He-111H and He-111P FliegerKorps V had 225 He-111s on strength equally divided between He-111hs and He-111Ps Fliegerkorps IV also had around 130 Ju-88As on strength. ...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Luftwaffe in WW 2

 Post subject: Re: Luftwaffe in WW 2
Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:29 am 

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This question is foreshadowing an ASB TL, whereby my protagonist is self inserted into Hermann Goering and, the said ASB compels the poor man to assist the Reich. Now the supernatural component of the TL provides me with editorial license, but generally I like to changes within the realm of plausib...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Luftwaffe in WW 2

 Post subject: Re: Luftwaffe in WW 2
Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:37 pm 

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It reminds me of what a British ambassador said at the time, desperately asking why the Germans wanted a navy if it antagonized Britain so much. Britain without their navy was nothing, Germany without theirs still was powerful in other ways. So much of the problem with the German people was a varia...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Argentinean submarine missing

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:44 pm 

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WarshipAdmin wrote:
Time to ask the nasty question. How long will their air last, even if they haven't had a battery explosion?

Too many variables to say. What sort of air purification do they have, what sort of condition is it in, how much damage to the boat, did they have a fire on board.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Luftwaffe in WW 2

 Post subject: Re: Luftwaffe in WW 2
Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:29 pm 

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Craiglxviii wrote:
And the Empire still existing...


British, German, French or Russian?

We could have them all evolving into Commonwealth-like organizations and then those organizations merging to form the Commonwealth of Nations that would be everybody but the United States

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Luftwaffe in WW 2

 Post subject: Re: Luftwaffe in WW 2
Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:16 pm 

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I agree but it was thrown together in ten minutes to show one possible approach. The issues you raise would have to be addressed in the stories that flashed it out. But, it does show a possible way we could have a 20th century without the major wars erupting and the effects it could have.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Luftwaffe in WW 2

 Post subject: Re: Luftwaffe in WW 2
Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:41 pm 

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Did the German high leadership know they were economically screwed in the 1936-1940 timeframe? The question isn't as obvious as it first appears as the German leadership had less economic knowledge then Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe fame. They need to know they are in dire straights in order to plan a ...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Luftwaffe in WW 2

 Post subject: Re: Luftwaffe in WW 2
Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:26 pm 

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Straight back to the "historical inertia" question again. Was a second World War inevitable given the feelings of national sentiment stirred up by the outcome of the feelings of national sentiment that started the First War off in the first place? Not inevitability per se , just the inevi...

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: Two more Russian TV shows

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:39 pm 

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It's rare to see a TV show in which Lavrenti Beria is depicted as one of the good guys! Wow, that's very... alternative of them. Very, very serious spoiler so don't read if you intended to watch the show Situation. For twelve episodes a vile evil NKVD man has been plotting against Colonel Bes, the ...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Luftwaffe in WW 2

 Post subject: Re: Luftwaffe in WW 2
Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:24 pm 

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The above has kicked around the back of my head for a bit regarding the TBO series of stories. I suppose this is as good a place to bring it up as over there. In TBO we have the Germans taking out the Brits with no real loss, but getting a pretty intact industrial base which should include "St...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Nice project

 Post subject: Re: Nice project
Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:10 am 

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I'm thinking about putting a vertical reed bed on one bank, basically a series of channels linked by small overflows. Then i can run the muddy water from the creek through them and get nice clear water. We already have a loud chorus of frogs about as loud as the cicadas. Trouble is the snakes love ...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Luftwaffe in WW 2

 Post subject: Re: Luftwaffe in WW 2
Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:48 am 

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Carving off old east prussia, as part of a line of Baltic states maybe give it a new king/president, hand Poznan, Pommerania and Silisia to Poland. I'd say the root of trouble is Brandenberg. Sounds good to me; just make sure the Russians get Brandenburg for a few years, Do we hand Schleswig-Holste...

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: Crime Time

 Post subject: Re: Crime Time
Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:37 am 

Replies: 492
Views: 15615


In addition, there are a few strange issues with aircraft. It seems quite early for FW-190 night fighter variants and the whole notion of night fighters escorting night raids in 1942 is fairly difficult. How and why the RAF are using Hurricanes and Spitfires at night rather than Beaufighters, Mosqu...
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