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    Keynes' Cruisers Volume 2

    ‘The number of Germans who were members of the Nazi Party was inversely proportional to the number of Frenchmen who were members of the Marquis’
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    I tend to write more 'serious' stuff here, The Hour of the Wolf accepted of course.

    I tend to write more 'serious' stuff here, The Hour of the Wolf accepted of course.
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    Keynes' Cruisers Volume 2

    Just a point of order - unless the Tliefish has had a Guppy modification one would not use the terminology 'sail', you woukd use conning tower instead.
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    Better use of RAF bombers in 1940/41

    Part of the problem with VLR conversions of bombers is that they never went far enough IMHO. VLR conversions of the B-17 should have removed all guns except the tail guns, ditto for the Liberators. There is also the issue of doctrine at this time, CC's doctrine was flawed, its weapons next to...
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    Better use of RAF bombers in 1940/41

    Better use of RAF Bombers? How about better bombs to start with? RAF Bombs of the GP series (the main type of bombs available at this time) were dreadful - far too low charge weights, rubbish fillings and crap fuzes, and don't get me started on incendiaries, the situation was even worse...
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    1944-54: RAF, FAA and UK civil aviation sanity options?

    A lot of common sense is being shown so far, but there are (to my mind) intractable problems with the UK aviation industry in the time frame mentioned. 1. On average, UK aviation firms were too small, so mergers are a must. 2. Ministry of Supply has to be killed ASAP. 3. Merge the Air...
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