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  1. Fat Man chosen to be dropped on Hiroshima...and fails to detonate

    Depending on how much it stays together, the core could turn into a form of the Demon Core event. Besides the intense radiation being put out of the by core, you should have it heating itself up to the point it melts the case and even itself.
  2. Is Otto Skorzeny's reputation deserved?

    With the things he did or planned they very rarely did not succeed. Even when they were behind and not performing as good as they were expected, example was in the Bulge, his part usually worked well. Look at the rescue of Mussolini from Gran Sasso, if there was ever a operation that just...
  3. How can the trade protection Carrier come about before WW2

    The RN have the most use of one as a CVE/Trade Protection Carrier due to their world wide need to protect shipping. You also have the French with their overseas possessions needing a good aircraft transport that could double as one. The US and Japan are more likely to keep looking at the...
  4. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    On the subject of Louis being a descendent of Victoria, are there any Royal Dukes or other titles not currently held by someone in the Family? He might be invested in one of these, hands across the water so to speak and keeping it in the family.
  5. WI - China detonates A-bomb on Japan during Korean War?

    You also had the Carrier groups on both coasts of North and South Korea that would track anyone coming from China or the USSR and send someone to check them out. They would know that any planes from either the USSR or China would not be one of ours and intercept before they even got to Japan...
  6. Essai en Guerre: an FFO-inspired TL

    I always thought that the Bearn was the best choice at the time for a ASW carrier in the Atlantic given its size and speed.
  7. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    Do Bleier and Strauss really think that their meeting is not going unnoticed? There are plenty of agencies that go by just initials that would be keeping track, let alone Kat herself having eyes on Strauss at a minimum.
  8. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    Rivers in Asia would be a good place for Kiki. It could be the use of a barge like the one she has to help the local medical service, and she can make the trip to help train. Ganges, Mekong, Irrawaddy come to mind in friendly Countries, something like the hospital ships but for river use.
  9. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    Louis Jr. as a Naval attaché would be posted to in order of importance because of his personal status would be in this order: UK, Japan, Russia, Canada, then US. You might switch Japan and UK just because Japan is family.
  10. World War III breaks out in 1948-Stalin expels the Western Allies from mainland Europe, and then offers peace negotiations from a position of strength

    How do you get the oil back to the USSR? There are no pipelines, all the roads are going to be interdicted easily, anything that floats is going to have to deal with the RN and USN air, surface, and submarine assets and the Soviet Navy is not a match at all.
  11. WI Bristol Belvedere successful?

    Using it to service the North Sea oil platforms would help there, overseas sales or a local production in India or Australia maybe would help.
  12. World War III breaks out in 1948-Stalin expels the Western Allies from mainland Europe, and then offers peace negotiations from a position of strength

    The Poles, Czech’s, Hungarians, et al are not just going to roll over and help the Soviets in this. They know they are in range of “Instant Sunshine,tm” and don’t want to be subject of it. Even then the US has there chemical stocks available for use and the UK would not hesitate to go with...
  13. WI: An earlier development of the Horten Ho-229?

    Didn’t Winkle Brown say after one one flight “Nope not gonna do that again” or something to that effect.
  14. World War III breaks out in 1948-Stalin expels the Western Allies from mainland Europe, and then offers peace negotiations from a position of strength

    Don’t forget how lacking in logistics the Soviets has t this time. The Red Army made it to Berlin using American made trucks, hauling American made supplies, to support them. U.S. cut off lend lease at the end of the war and did not sell spare parts after that.
  15. WI: An earlier development of the Horten Ho-229?

    Great idea, just what the Allies need, another resource, money, and people sink for the Germans.
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