Alternate Weapons of War thread...

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Franz Josef II, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. S. Marlowski Writer of an upcoming fantasy series

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    An Alternate version of the Gewehr 1888/05, or what if the Germans refurbished the G 1888 to more resemble the newer Gewehr 1898.
     
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    A simplified Thompson with a folding stock and a vertical fore-grip where you insert the magazine.

    At the end of WW2, both General motors and Auto-ordnance Company answered to the US tender for a new submachine gun: the Grease gun for GM and the M1947 Thompson for Auto-ordnance Company.
    The Grease gun (OTL m3 sub) was finnaly rejected when the M2 Thompson was found to have an higher accuracy.
    While at first barreled for .45, the M2 was finnaly re-chambered for 9mm para when it was found to give it superior range and accuracy. The M1947 Thompson would make its name in Korea but mostly in Vietnam, with the teething issues of the M-16, its sturdiness and reliability would give it an almost mythical status.

    (as indicated, all the bases used were made by Darth Panda)
     
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  3. Alterwright "You were never even a player."

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    Oh! This looks really good!
     
  4. Undeadmuffin Muffin want to liiiive !

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    Following an ATL Washington treaty where secondary ships (cruiser and destroyer) total tonnage is limited, while the UK is allowed a larger quantity then the US, it killed any Canadian hope to have any capital ships as the Dominions navy's were added with UK. Canadian navy focused in making a ship capable of ''hitting above its weight'', preparing a torpedoe platform capable of limited ocean-going capacity. Corvette were the only type of ships that the military Canadian docks could produce, so the Hometown Class was made, making sure to pack as much punch as it could on such small platform.

    The K1 was the first and initially only planned variant, with 3X4in gun and 4X21in Torpedoe tube. However, very early in production, the K1 was forced to remove the 2 stern-side 21in Tube due to limited space but also price and availablility, it was replaced by a smaller 18in torpedoe tube. 10 K1 would be produced during the first years but with the emergence of the Great European War, the main Canadian supply of 4in gun would become scarcer due to the RN needs.

    The K2 was made with the replacement of 2 4in by Twin 2pdr AA guns. Cheap and easily available (the UK had so much reserve since they had began to switch to 40mm Bofor that their old 2pdr were laying in warehouses), it allowed an acceleration of production since the 4in guns had been the main choke-point. A small 10.5in Vicker machinegun was added mainly because the redesign of the superstructure permitted its addition. While the K1 production was never stopped, the fact that for every K1 you could made 3 K2 explained why the K2 quickly became the main production.

    The K3 saw birth with the failure of the RN to prevent ennemy submarines from wrecking havoc on the Atlantic ''life-line''. At first, the Canadian navy was only supposed to be a support element for the RN, mostly with its limited ASW Destroyers, but with the need to assume the protection of entire convoy from the submarine threat, the Hometown Corvette is the only ship built quickly enough and in enough numbers to save the merchant navy. The Canadian navy quickly started a native production line for sonar and redesigned the hull for fitting one. Due to the limited space in the small ship, they removed all the torpedoe tube and the aft-sided 2pdr, replaced with 1 deep charge rail and 2 side charge launcher. With the ever increasing convoy trying to meet the ever increasing demand for Canadian and American war material, this meant that the K3 was produced in greater numbers then K1 and K2 togheter.

    While more than two hundreads of Hometown Corvette were made before and during the war, its small size and simplicity that allowed it to be so successful in most roles it was burdened with (be torpedoe boat, AA ship or ASW ship) was also its downfall. To small to be refitted with modern equipments, its production stopped shortly after the war and its numbers only declined from there. While kept into activity all the way through the 60s (mostly in the Great Lakes), the end of the Washington treaty and the improvement in the Canadian naval industry capacity allowing the production of dedicated Frigates and Destroyers clearly meant the end of its operational career. But for many Canadian, its distinguishable silhouette, its heroic service and the numerous museum ship kept, imortalized it as the most famous RCN representant.
     
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  5. S. Marlowski Writer of an upcoming fantasy series

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    A Mannauser Rifle, which is a Steyr-Mannlicher M1895 that got updated to resemble a Mauser Rifle
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    Same thing for this M1888/90 Rifle, abiet a little more radical.
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    And now, a Full Mannauser, which is an M1895 with a Mauser style internal 5 round magazine, and a Mauser buttstock with a disassembly disc.
     
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    Interesting. Even more interesting is, however, that that site has determined that it is, in fact, an asian cooking book... XD
     
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    What the heck I just done with @Undeadmuffin 's Thompson ;-;
     
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  9. S. Marlowski Writer of an upcoming fantasy series

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    Ditto, feel free to play with any of my designs as well.
     
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  11. Undeadmuffin Muffin want to liiiive !

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    M1947 UZI XD
     
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    Mannauser 1888/90 short carbine semi-auto conversion.

    Kudos for guessing the inspiration behind this gun.
     
  14. 1Big Rich Well-Known Member

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    I saw that, but it was the one I could find with a pic of the cover.;)

    Categories... Gotta make that square peg fit into that round hole!

    AIGF,
     
  15. S. Marlowski Writer of an upcoming fantasy series

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    A Carbine Variant of the Mannauser M1895/98 Rifle
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    A Mauser Rifle refurbished with Steyr-Mannlicher M1895 Sights and Bayonet Lug as the Mauslicher M1898/95
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    The Karabiner 88/05, a modification to the Gewehr 1888 to the Karabiner-98AZ Carbine standard.
     
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  16. S. Marlowski Writer of an upcoming fantasy series

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    And here's a Modified Mosin Nagant Sniper
     
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    Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth, The Duchess of Edinburgh, and her husband, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, inspect a Royal Air Force Air Defence Station in the vicinity of London the morning that SKYGUARD was declared fully operational.

    Publically, SKYGUARD was presented as an evolution of British air defences. Early Warning Radars based on the Chain Home types worked with shorter range Ground Controlled Interception and Tactical Control radars to direct fighter aircraft and anti-aircraft weapons respectively.

    The new English Electric ‘Becket’ type of guided weapon, pictured, took over long range air defence as part of the so-called Outer Belt alongside fighter aircraft. The tried and tested Gun Defence Areas (transferred from the Royal Artillery to RAF Air Defence Command) made up of 5.25in and 3.7in guns strategically located were responsible for localised defence.

    Of course with hindsight we now know SKYGUARD was much more than this.
     
  18. S. Marlowski Writer of an upcoming fantasy series

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    A scoped KBK wz. 1929 Rifle, in which that variant of the wz. 29 never really existed.
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    USAxAustralia... or crossover without any ...hot stuff (beside barrel after spraying a lot of ammo into commie's body Rambo-style).
     
  20. S. Marlowski Writer of an upcoming fantasy series

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    Carcano-Mauser Hybrid
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    An Infantry Carbine version of the Argentine M1909 Mauser
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    A wz. 39 Mors without a monopod, intended for foreign exports and for the police.
     
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