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  1. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    Yes, and even then you wake up in the middle of the night, sweat drenched, because in the post review, it became clear that how close you came to an complete failure...…...
  2. Britain develops the Lewis gun

    The german "drum" mags for the MG38/42 where just metal holders for a 50 round belt. No internal works at al. It was an metal container with a lid on the back, that you could put on an machine gun.
  3. Dread Nought but the Fury of the Seas

    At first glance you are correct, but ARE the Dutch going to build all the tonnage the treaty allowes them. I mean somebody got to pay for it and the French knows that. The French know that the bulk of Dutch Fleet will be in the East. In Europe, the Dutch Navy is an coastal defence force and not...
  4. Soviet APC in WW2?

    Looking back a the photo on page 2 (interiour), would it be possible to move the engine to the front (shorter drive shaft), move the radiator to the side / or above the engine and strech the hull a little bit. You would have the driver / machine gunner on the left side behind each other and...
  5. The affects of helicopters in World War II

    I think that the biggest impact would be on the U-boats. Helicopters would make it more difficult to keep in touch with the convoys. Also it would make it more difficult to recharge the batteries. U-boats spend much of time at the surface. A Helicopter only would need a radio to make life very...
  6. The Rainbow. A World War One on Canada's West Coast Timeline

    I think they will perform like the proffessionals that they are. They know that they living on borrowed time. Getting home is not an option, and the only question is how much damage the can do before the end.
  7. The Rainbow. A World War One on Canada's West Coast Timeline

    You are right, but I think it will boil down to "don't bring a knife into a gunfight" or in this case don't bring a rifle against a cannon. Brave action but a stupid thing to do.
  8. The Rainbow. A World War One on Canada's West Coast Timeline

    I think that it will enforce the rules. The German Navy has shown the world that it will act according the Rules of War. In essence it has thrown down a gauntlet at the Royal Navy. Will they follow the Rules or brake them because they can / are bigger.
  9. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread II

    I think a lot of the "Old Junkers" would like to become his clients, if only to show to the geman public that "they", had nothing to do with that fool "Von Papen" and his board members.
  10. Dread Nought but the Fury of the Seas

    Yeah..., that is a short term situation, but alas the treaty says nothing about Mortars and Rockets or aircraft, so insert "evil laughter" of the german weapons designers and general staff. In the short term, I suspect that Germany will build a lot Halberstad groud attack planes for the...
  11. A Blunted Sickle - Thread II

    It also makes for a more stable situation, in OTL, Stalin feared that the USA would use Europa as an staging area too attack Russia and Russia lacked the means to attack the USA Mainland directly. Here he knows he has a level playing field and can take a more "waiting" stance and try to grab...
  12. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread II

    Yes, and it has been the "fig" leaf for a lot of remodelling of old innercity's in Europa with concrete boxes even if it wasn't bombed in the first place.
  13. AHC: Peerless Air Ministry

    I think the Provost Marshall can find enough "volunteers" after Friday/Saturday evenings liberty is done. And should this not be enough, the Sargent Majors on the Island will a Short (shit) List of people that need a little bit of extra exercise.
  14. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread II

    Count your blessings, at least all parties agree on Why you have the need for Pest Control, you arguments goes over How. In the end the fact that it gets Done is important.
  15. Dread Nought but the Fury of the Seas

    For a more insight in the real efforts of the Netherlands to stay neutral, you can take a look at this FREE English book online: The Art of Staying Neutral by Maartje Abbenhuis Remove xxxx
  16. Dread Nought but the Fury of the Seas

    Yes, also the Dutch East Indies is also the reason for the Battleship(s), so let it know that it will leave the North Sea when ready, and also invited an German Observers, so that Germans know that English are pulling an fast one. LOL think about the "correct" scenes on the bridge of the Piet...
  17. Dread Nought but the Fury of the Seas

    I Think the Dutch could accept that as an real concern (they can do the math themselfs), so offer the Brits an liason team onboard the Ship, with a good communication line to Britsch Embassy.
  18. WI: PLO takes over Jordan

    Maybe not in 1970 (the mossad will be busy for sure), but when Yom Kippur War (1973) or this timeline version of it happens, Israel will go all out to finish the PLO state and install King Hussien (if he is still alive) or his succesor. I think, the "New" Jordan will be a strong "friend" of...
  19. Trapped Fox, a WW2 TL

    You mean that Stalin liberated (takes the rest of Poland after the Germans are almost beat and have almost no troops left in Poland and installs a "friendly" goverment…..
  20. Belgium shifted to the west after ww1?

    Interesting..(in the Chinese Way), One of the butterflies would be a partial solution to Belgium Walloon/French devide. Most of the Walloon/Dutch/ German speakers would be on the german side / the Belgians would be almost complete French speaking.