Search results for query: *

Forum search Google search

  1. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    No, the issue is that basically all aircraft generate "currents of air" due to the air being expelled by the engines, air flowing over their wings to generate lift etc. In the air these are called vortices, on the ground you mostly (storms can can occassionally change this) have jet wash from...
  2. A Better Rifle at Halloween

    There have been rivers of blood. But now the dams are leaking and people are finding that building in a flood zone is a bad idea.
  3. Getting Ahead of Ourselves: A B-29 TL

    Ah, well, hell has awoken. The Japanese might think their special weapons will yet break the Americans will to fight but the ugly truth is, that between the effect of special weapons and the Japanese not waving the whit flag at once the Americans will escalate. The losses inflicted by the...
  4. Kriegsmarine: what if Germany managed to surpass the British Navy?

    The only way the Kriegsmarine could surpass the Royal Navy is by accident. From both sides. Neither the Kriegsmarine nor the Royal Marine can realize what is going on. I think the only feasible way is a mutual misunderstanding. The Royal Navy could deploy a working wireless telegraph first. The...
  5. Getting Ahead of Ourselves: A B-29 TL

    Didn't you also just give LeMay rabies? I think the japanese extinction event has been postponed a bit. Question is once the US has made it clear what it thinks of biological warfare is there anything Japan can do to prevent it?
  6. Getting Ahead of Ourselves: A B-29 TL

    Eh, Beria and Himmler are, in my mind, when it comes to history merely extensions of their respective masters. Horrible monsters both to be clear but also both enabled by their masters to be horrible monsters. Neither of could have reached the "heights" they did without their enablers. When...
  7. Sir John Valentine Carden Survives. Part 2.

    They (IJN/IJA commanders) also had a bad habit of lying to each about the extent or even happening of reverses so might be some time before the japanese side has the full picture of the failures and their impact.
  8. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    Well, that ship is two years overdue turning into the largest shipwreck on the Great Lakes, and the cargo is the same. But no sign of a storm nor is it autum going on winter.
  9. Getting Ahead of Ourselves: A B-29 TL

    Operation Thinkable, an unprecedended slaughter that yet is probably safer for the future generation than trying to roll the dice on the Cold War staying that TTL as well.
  10. Sir John Valentine Carden Survives. Part 2.

    Look, if it is commonly eaten by British people it is not food. Protein, maybe but food? No. Everyone not british who had the misfortune to eat british "food" acknowledges this.
  11. Getting Ahead of Ourselves: A B-29 TL

    Well, then the shooting squads will arrive slightly slower and both in eastern europe and the russian far east once it has become clear to Stalin that Allies have changed him in status from Ally of Convience to Ally of Inconvience - which clearly could only be because wreckers doing wrecker...
  12. Getting Ahead of Ourselves: A B-29 TL

    Western Allies: Operation UnThinkable it is. If Stalin didn't authorize that the firing squads will disprove the lightspeed theorem, so fast they'll be there to show his apprecation to this contribution to the art of throwing monkey wrenches.
  13. Getting Ahead of Ourselves: A B-29 TL

    Eh, while it doesn't seem very just using SS/Wehrmacht (plenty of guilt there too) as "rehabilitated" spear tip vs. the treacherous Soviets is in, my eyes, a better use of them than letting them sit in PoW camp and then gowing old, most never prosecuted for their crimes. Not all (Wehrmacht)...
  14. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    The politicians, concerned about the dangers of resurgent monarchy (imaginary or not), forgot that the military was the one that made the changes in relative political power possible. Largely by being stubborn eccentrics (Wolvogle) that were far less concerned about democracy than they were with...
  15. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    Deutsche Bahn currently has no problem shutting down lines because they spend the last few decades doing less than necessary to maintain the lines. If they don't shut down the lines now or soonish with a plan there's certainity that a line shuts down unplanned.
  16. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    The problem with subways is that, once built, it is surpremely difficult to justify something that results in long term temporary shutdown (like "We need to overhaul a major artery station, this will take X months") as the system is seen as been unable to cope with the displaced commuters. Of...
  17. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    Yeah, I went on a disaster docu binge on youtube not that long ago and that sinking feeling just got deeper the longer I read. That is going to be a charnel house.
  18. Getting Ahead of Ourselves: A B-29 TL

    He plans on eating the whole cake in a short while, no reason to risk an upset beforehand.
  19. Getting Ahead of Ourselves: A B-29 TL

    Was the USN already aware of the Yamatos sporting 18.1 inchers or are the finding that out now, afte the fact, when measuring shell hits during damage surveys?
  20. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    To me it sounds more like the congressmen may or may not be in the splashradius of Nixon's olympic surprise gift being dismantled. Or collatteral damage from that. That bar did have a whiff of mob connections back then - if all the waitresses act uniformly like that either all of them german...