Alternate Weapons of War thread...

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My take on a Zemesis Fw-190 from the 2003 video game Secret Weapons over Normandy, which honestly looks better than this.
 
The vehicles I'm about to post are all from my alternate timeline, The elephant, the lynx, the two wolves, the dragon, the eagle, the griffon vulture and the bull, where Germany wins WW1 with the help of Austria, Bulgaria, the Ottomans, Italy, Spain, Romania, Albania, Siam and Japan, Britain goes communist and the Russians are the Nazi's.

WW2 starts over Afghanistan.

Here's two of their aircrafts that I made at the moment:

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Afghan biplane fighter AAC 2 (Afghan Aereonautical Company Model 2).

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Afghan general purpose biplane AAC 1 (Afghan Aereonautical Company Model 1)
 

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quick question

what tool are people using for their drawings ?

i'm trying to do an AH and i've now sorted the map (thanks to someone on this site) but now looking to have some planes/ships/tanks/guns where real (ww2) weapons are not useable - i have paint.net so guess i could use real pics and play with them but what does everyone recommend ?

is there a useful 'how to' guide rather than just 'borrowing with credit' a picture from the internet of say a spitfire and calling it a 'XXXX' in my parallel world
 
quick question

what tool are people using for their drawings ?

i'm trying to do an AH and i've now sorted the map (thanks to someone on this site) but now looking to have some planes/ships/tanks/guns where real (ww2) weapons are not useable - i have paint.net so guess i could use real pics and play with them but what does everyone recommend ?

is there a useful 'how to' guide rather than just 'borrowing with credit' a picture from the internet of say a spitfire and calling it a 'XXXX' in my parallel world
I use Gimp. It's a rather simple site to use (or at least now.)
 
quick question

what tool are people using for their drawings ?

i'm trying to do an AH and i've now sorted the map (thanks to someone on this site) but now looking to have some planes/ships/tanks/guns where real (ww2) weapons are not useable - i have paint.net so guess i could use real pics and play with them but what does everyone recommend ?

is there a useful 'how to' guide rather than just 'borrowing with credit' a picture from the internet of say a spitfire and calling it a 'XXXX' in my parallel world
I use my paint tools to make alt-pics, I look for line drawings mostly but I've used colored illustrations too. I usually copy two or more pics of say a tank, plane or gun and then cut up the bits I want and paste them together, draw new sections in between and you have something new when your done. :)
 
PoD: The Webley-Fosbery Automatic revolver is never developed, and the resources are diverted to the self loading project, which enters service in 1912.

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Simplifications and improvements during the war give the Webley a reputation for ruggedness and reliability.

In 1934, both the .455 calibre service and
.32 ACP police variants are replaced with a 9mm Parabellum version, and in 1937 as a shorter barrel variant is introduced for detectives, which is also adopted by the Commandoes. Ian Fleming used a detective variant during WWII, which became James Bond's signature weapon in the books and for most of the films.
 
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In 1933, the former SS Astrée of the Compagnie de Caen was put to sell and both Canada and Italian owners were bidding for the ship, for two different reasons. The Italian bidders were obviously looking to own the ship for cargo hauling but the Canadian government was looking to convert the ship into a potential escort carrier. The Canadian government finally won the ship and made it cross the Atlantic to reach Halifax. While the construction slip was already occupied by the former SS Londonberry and the SS Beaverford being inspected and cleaned, the SS Astrée waited in a dry dock of the Halifax Shipyard of the Dominion and Steel Corporation while funds were made available. While inspector reviewed the ship structure and small repairs and maintenance took place, it was not before 1936 that the Astrée finally shed its civilian skin to wear its military identity as the new HMCS Escorter when the HMCS Protector (ex-Londonberry), was finally completed.
But the Converter-class program was always low on funds and priority, many politicians dragging feets when it came to spending more money on carriers, especially due to both the need in airplanes, pilots and sailors, many preferring investing in cheaper Corvette and Frigates. Especially as the old structure of the Protector meant that many refits were needed, workers from both the Defender and Escorter were frequently transferred to save cost. In 1939, the HMCS Defender was 70 % completed while the Protector had only its interior redesigned when the war was declared. The Phoney war and the lack of apparent menace meant that the pace was not accelerated, in fact, the Canadian navy gearing up for war meant refitting or readying many old ships, competing with the two soon-to-be carriers. With the fall of France and the ''convoy panic'', all the efforts were transfered to the Defender to make sure that she would enter service as fast as possible, meaning that the Escorter's workers were transfered to help.
With the Defender launching in 1940, efforts focused back to the Escorter and even new potential ships. In June 1941, the ship would launch and do many sea-trials before being considered ready for operations in late October. Thanks to the lessons learned from both carriers (especially the Defender numerous refits), the HMCS Escorter would be considered as the most advanced first generation Converter-class carrier. The munitions and spare parts crates were finally removed, a catapult was installed and the armament fixed to 8 single-mount 20mm and 4 single-mount 40mm Bofors (the old 4in gun, already absent due to a lack of space on the Defender, were abandoned since the main threat was isolated as either submarines or aircraft).

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Is there a full TL?
 
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The Mark IV Lewis Gun.
Based on another thread and following on from the Webley Automatic idea. Instead of purchasing the licence to modify the Bertier LMG in 1925, Britain decides (in the previous year) to continue modernising the Lewish based on the Mark III, which was bult without a barrel shroud. The resulting weapon is lighter, simpler to manufacture, and has changeable barrels as well as the option for a curved Madsen style magazine for use as an LMG. The depression delays its service until 1931, but design work continued, resulting the belt fed Lewis Type V as a vehicle machinegun, with the RAF also adopts as their main aircraft armament. The Mark IV saw extensivee sales and icence building in South America, Finland, and the Baltic States.

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A protoype of the Hyde SMG, a simplified version of which the British adopted in 1937. Apart from switching to the same 9mm cartidge as the Webley Mk II, other changes included a collapsable stock and a simplified foregrip. Further simlifications to parts and production would occur immediateley before and throughout the war. Sir George Hyde would also use the modified design in the original calible for US Army testings at the Aberdeen proving grounds in 1941. This weapon entered service the following year and had largely replaced the Thompson by the end of the war.

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A prototype of the The Self Loading Enfield Model (SLEM) Rifle
A result of renewed interest in automatic weapory from the early 30s, The British undertok extensive testing of local and foreign semi automatic designs until adopting their own model. Concerns regarding the suitability of the rimmed .303 cartritdge for a semi automatic firearm led to extensive testing, and delayed its entry into service until late 1938. Although featuring a detachable 10 round box magazine, the weapon was often loaded with five round stripper clips, especially early in the war when spare magazines were hard to come by.
 
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The Huot Automatic rifle based on a combination of the Ross Mark III Rifle and the Lewis gun. This weapon never saw service, but examples were presented for new emergecy weapons during the invasion scare following the fall of France. The later Quebec Enfield or Queenfield Automatic rifle copied the idea, using lewis IV components on old Lee Enfield Mark III frames, and included the higher capacity Madsen magazine. The Queenfield would essentially replace the Lewis IV an LMG, and the original magazine was modified to take a small belt, which would be used on the Lewis Mark VI general purpose machine gun as well as a modified Browning Automatic Rifle.
 
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A Japanese Assault Rifle for a surviving Japanese Empire, which is chambered for 7.7x41mm.
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And also this rifle, which can be summed up as a Japanese SKS (though it is closer to a vz. 52 rifle.)
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The Japanese type 4 rifle, a copy of the British SLEM, rechambered for the rimless 7.7mm round with a simplified fixed magazine. This rifle entered service in 1944 among elite units.
 
Potential 7.5mm replacement of the 8mm Hotchkiss M1914 for WWII.
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As is known the French Infantry lacked a modern medium machine gun in the new 7.5mm cartridge in WW2. In 1940 they still used the Hotchkiss M1914 machine gun in the obsolete 8mm Lebel cartridge. The Hotchkiss was reasonably good machine gun but it was very heavy so changing positions quickly with that thing during a battle was difficult to say the least. The strip feed system was also not that great since the assistant gunner had to constantly feed new strips into the gun. Another problem was the barrel of the Hotchkiss could overheat and the barrel was not quick changeable.
In 1918 the Darne company came up with a promising light-weight belt-fed machine gun design wich could be used as both lmg ora a medium machine gun on tripod. All of diffrenent versions of the guns were simply known as Darne machine gun. Sadly the French military did not realize the potential of the Darne machine gun and the idea of general purpose machine gun. The French only used it as aircraft observers gun. In the 1920s and 1930s the French military was still looking for a purpose built medium machine gun rather than a GMPG.
I made a slightly modified concept of the Darne machine gun modified to be used as 7.5mm medium machine gun. In my concept I added a more heavier profile barrel with handle and quick change mechanism for better sustained fire capability. And I also copied the design of Czech ZB-26 lightweight tripod for improved mobility. The gun would probably use 200-round pull-out-push-through type metallic cartridge belt.
 
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I made a non bullpup version of the EM 2 rifle . The Janson EM 2 was for a short time in 1951 adopted as the standard rifle of the British military.
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