Recent content by Crowbar Six

  1. Military Aircraft that should have never been built?

    The two post war British aircraft I would have strangled at birth were the Supermarine Scimitar and the Supermarine Swift. Each one had a extended and problematical development history, poor operational record and in the case of the Scimitar severe unreliability.
  2. Why Canada didn't buy Phantoms?

    As I understand it a lot of those CF5's went straight into storage. All the CF101's in RCAF service were the F101B variety, the only weapons they carried were AAM's of the Falcon family along with Genie (which they phased out in the mid 70's) and the swap was to allow the RCAF to exchange their...
  3. Panic Submachinegun 1938

    Swiss SMG's were just another example of a beautifully engineered and expensive over complicated and weird weapons. Why the hell does anyone need a toggle locked 9mm SMG. Better off hiring a Czech designer to come up with something interesting and cheap or just buying the Beretta 38.
  4. Keynes' Cruisers Volume 2

    Normal service has now resumed.
  5. Panic Submachinegun 1938

    They only made 15000 Thompson 1921/27/28 all in .45 all made by Colt under contract, they were very well made, high quality and therefore high cost guns so re-engineering it in 9mm would make it even more expensive, the UK were paying $300 a gun in 1940. Pretty much all the pre-war SMG's were...
  6. Panic Submachinegun 1938

    I think the Sten Mk2 is more of a "Oh Jesus, Jesus please help me there are NAZI stormtroopers coming, please God I'll take anything that doesn't immediately blow up and sprays bullets away from my body".
  7. Keynes' Cruisers Volume 2

    You know he is going to claim he was just going to post that.
  8. Keynes' Cruisers Volume 2

    Now you're doing it to be perverse!
  9. Keynes' Cruisers Volume 2

    Is this your shortest update ever?
  10. Keynes' Cruisers Volume 2

    But, but if that happens there will be no Battlefield Earth. Oh, the Humanity.
  11. How late could Nazi Germany have turned the tide of war?

    Notably they used them to pay agents. Though it was a clever way to use "UK currency" to pay foreign companies for services under the table.
  12. WW1 intermediate cartridge

    Here is a Semi-auto in a 2 gun match.
  13. Challenge: name an airplane uglier than the Lloyd Luftkreuzer

    They were doing research into whether there were any advantages to the pilot being prone in high G maneuvers.
  14. WI: Germany Uses Chemical or Biological Weapons on Populations During Invasion of the Soviet Union

    Why. Up until they ground to a halt in front of Moscow there weren't enough worthwhile targets to hit. Besides, the Germans were worried that the Russians had nerve agents. The original scientific research that led to the various German nerve gasses was carried out and published by Russian...