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  1. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    Damn your eyes sir I resemble that remark......
  2. WI: Churchill or Stalin Die Instead of Roosevelt

    Churchill pretty much did his important work in 1940 (particulalrly 1940) to 1942 But pretty much at any time he could be replaced once the boat was stabilised - which is probably from 1941 onwards - Britain is a Constitutional Democracy - every single person in government can be replaced very...
  3. A 'smarter' NATO cartridge strategy 1950-1980?

    That's my position on the subject as well .270 for carbines/rifles/magazine LMG 7.62 for Belt fed machine guns and sniper rifles
  4. A 'smarter' NATO cartridge strategy 1950-1980?

    the 7.92x40mm round? It was as far as I can find - (and I added it to the earlier post as well) 7.92mm CETME (7.92x40) as per sonofpegasus's request - I had to extrapolate the data from a few sources but mainly the TBF website - any mistakes are mine Bullet mass/type Velocity Energy...
  5. A 'smarter' NATO cartridge strategy 1950-1980?

    Everything you say is why it happened - and that's fine - and at the end of the day 7.62 NATO was......fine and by the time 5.56 NATO replaced it - it was time to change the 7.62 rifles anyway. The 270 was seen by Dr Beeching and his colleagues as the best compromise round given the wartime...
  6. How not to build a submarine. The Collins Class.

    While Australia has since WW2 often struggled to make its own equipment and ships on time and on budget I can fully understand why it wanted to pick a design that it had the ability to make and support and use as it saw fit. Take for example the use or lack of use of RAAF Mirage III fighters...
  7. A 'smarter' NATO cartridge strategy 1950-1980?

    The .280 was a compromise on what the British wanted but a sop to what the US were angling for but was increasingly increased in power (.280/30) until it was not that far off what would become 7.62 NATO utterly defeating the original purpose of the round The round that the British wanted and...
  8. 'Sanity options' for the Italian army, 1935-42

    Where is the fun in that! (Other than someone giving Violet Gibson a bigger gun in 1926)
  9. 'Sanity options' for the Italian army, 1935-42

    I don't its a fair comparison - the T26 (derived from the 1928 designed Vickers E and not developed after 1940) - I understand why it the benchmark here as it was the main Republican Tank and outmatched pretty much everything the Nationalist side had (Panzer 1, Renault FT?) during the Spanish...
  10. A 'smarter' NATO cartridge strategy 1950-1980?

    Using .270 British for the Rifles and LMGs which would come in stripper clips of 10 rounds for magazine filling and a larger round - 30-06 or 7.62 NATO which would come in disintegrating metal belts of XX rounds would completely allay the issue of differentiating rifle and MG bullets as they...
  11. What if the InterWar RCN was given the same portional funding as the RAN?

    I am not expecting an Independence class light fleet carrier and they should be considered a 'Commerce protection Carrier' with no more than a dozen aircraft and a single lift but with the ability to strike down Cruiser Amphib's so allow it to act as an support ship for a Hunting group in the...
  12. A 'smarter' NATO cartridge strategy 1950-1980?

    It was not just the British The Germans went to a Kurtz round during the war and the Russians after it - and eventually the USA went for a SCHV round in 5.56 in the 60s at the beginning of the Vietnam war not at the end of it. I would argue that it is not the rifleman's job to engage enemy...
  13. Westerner internment in Japan ww2 & china

    Spielberg's film 'Empire of the Sun' covers this in some detail It was based on the book and actual experiences of the author JG Ballard who was separated from his parents as a boy when the fighting started (IIRC in Shanghai) and was interned
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