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  1. USSR Sea Dart equivalent???

    The Americans worked on a Fighter Jet/Sea Plane called the Sea Dart by Convair but I'm curious as to whether the Soviet Union were working on an Analogue/Counterpart? I know the USSR were working on a Large Supersonic Bomber Jet/Seaplane called the Bartini A-57 which never reached the...
  2. AHC: Fission Powered Civilian Aeronautic Industry and Transport.

    As it says on the tin. Bring about the Atompunk dream in the 50's and 60's via Passenger and Freight Airliners of Huge Size. Electric Jet Turbines powered by Fission. How much quieter than conventional Jets would they be? How much more efficient would they be? What Country is more...
  3. AHC: USSR and PRC Unification.

    What kind of divergence from OTL would be needed to see a Ultra Power Polity form from the USSR and PRC? Greater Soviet help in liberating China from the Japanese? Maybe an escalation of Khalkin Gol? No Sino Soviet Split? A international Official Language like Esperanto etc? An...
  4. WI: Red Indonesia

    What points in History are most likely to favour a Communist Indonesia? I'veread here & there that at one point Indonesia had one of the highest Communist populations around. If Indonesia did go Red would it be Soviet Alligned, PRC Alligned or a third way? How fast do you think...
  5. What if Ocean Race instead of Space Race?

    Like the title says. Throughout the Cold War a competition is ongoing to claim the Sea & develop technologies to work & live there & exploit its resources. Many other Nations beyond the Big 2 the USA & USSR would be able to join in the fun that were blocked from OTL's goings on in space...
  6. WI: Soviet response to early USA Helicopters is Ionic Aircraft?

    Hows this for a Scenario? Soviet Ionic Airforce.... From what I have read Ionic craft share similar mobility and lift too that of choppers but without the ceiling limit that rotor lift aircraft suffer but with potential downside of lessened speed without an additional thrust system...
  7. WI: Russia & China Veto of Libya No Fly Zone.

    Would the US and Euro Countries still push for Intervention/War without UN support? If Libya avoids destruction, what effect would Gaddafi's new Gold Backed Currency and Participating Nations have on the ongoing Financial Crisis? Specificly the Dollar and Euro? Would Gaddafi's dreams of...
  8. AHC: Aleksandra Kollontai as Leader of the Soviet Union.

    Thats the Challenge. Find a way for a Timeline to emerge that has Aleksandra Mikhailavich Kollontai as the Leader of the USSR. Pre Lenin's Death? (A Divergence that has her favoured as Lenin's Successor?) (A Greater Feminist/Womens Movement with more obvious support?) After Lenin's Death? (A Car...
  9. How would you make the Legacy of Kain Game Series better?

    As it says on the tin. 1. Blood Omen. 2. Soul Reaver. 3. Soul Reaver 2. 4. Blood Omen 2. 5. Defiance.
  10. Does anybody know of any TL's that Feature Italy going Socialist instead of Faschist?

    If you know of any, Please can u post a Link & Summary? Thanks. :)
  11. WI: Yeltsin was Impeached on March 28th 1993?

    What would be the consequences of such an outcome? Would Yeltsin still try to deploy military force like he did OTL when he avoided impeachment? If he did try to use the Military, Would they even listen to him if he was impeached? Would the Supreme Soviet survive this&remain the highest...
  12. What if Tesla emigrated to Australia instead of the USA?

    Would Tesla's wireless transmitted electricity be a more accepted idea by the Australian Government? Would the idea of electrifying the whole of Australia by Cables etc prove daunting enough in cost for the Govt to take a gamble on Tesla's inventions being cheaper? Would Tesla find gaining...
  13. SEA PLANES! THIS TIME WITH... JET ENGINES?!

    Hello everybody! I have always found myself enraptured and captivated by Seaplanes and their cousins the Amphibious variant Aircraft. I am aware that the wonderful Ekranoplans of the Soviet Union featured Jet Engines as a part of their designs. Sadly my knowledge as to whether or not...
  14. What would be the earliest plausible time in which the USSR could intervene in China?

    By which i mean intervention with the goal of the formation of neighbouring SSR's? Rather than the formation of an OTL type PRC would a split up group of seperate SSR's be possible prior to WW2. Could such an endeavour by the USSR in China maybe occur prior to the burning of the Reichstag...
  15. WI: High Profile Participants in the Contra Scandal were Charged with High Treason?

    What kind of knock on effects within the Domestic US might occur as a result of Oliver North and Co being nailed to the wall and being made an example of? What if the P.O.T.U.S. was Implicated and Charged or Impeached? What kind of Butterflies could be generated in other Countries as a result of...
  16. AH Challenge:After the 91 Coup,Have the other SSR's maintain the USSR without Russia.

    Any input welcome.Please posit any ideas&suggestions that could cause such an outcome to occur.Bonus points if featuring an exodus of Russian Military&Civilians(this could constitute a brain drain in Russia)that still consider themselves People of the Soviet Union&want to live in a socialist...
  17. Would Death of Yeltsin in 91 Coup attempt be enough to avoid dissolution of USSR?

    Like the title says...Would Boris Yeltsin's Death be enough to avoid the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Prevent the OTL banning of the Communist Party & Retain a Socialist state? To Clarify, No Assassination that might Martyr him, Instead a very public Death by Misadventure, Preferably...
  18. WI: Salvatore Giuliano survives OTL betrayal & goes on to lead a successful Coup?

    Like the thread title says...What impact would this occurance have on the course of history for Sicilia,Italy,the Med&the World?What kind of Govt would he form?Would he be able to gain any support from other nations to maintain independant self rule?What about the Soviet Union?Would they view...
  19. A different Star Wars?

    George Lucas is known to have sought to cast Famed Japanese Actor Toshiro Mifune in the Role of Obi Wan Kenobi.In OTL Toshiro Mifune did not take on this role&as a result Alec Guiness was cast instead.What if Toshiro Mifune had agreed to play Obi Wan Kenobi?What changes might occur?Would Star...
  20. An early love affair with Radio for the USSR...

    Im interested by the idea of a POD in which the Early Soviet Union indulges in Massive Investment,Research&Promotion of Radio Technologies to become the backbone of the Soviet Union's future.Comparing Radio to the world changing effects of the printing press in improving...
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