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  1. More AMX International AMX attack plane sales/Greater combat usage

    So the AMX international AMX attack plane is a somewhat interesting aircraft. In the late 70s/early 80s both Italy and Brazil found themselves looking for a replacement for their light ground attack/recon role. So oddly enough they formed a company specifically to design and produce the AMX...
  2. I also learned to be a better person in a lot of ways from this site and interacting with its...

    I also learned to be a better person in a lot of ways from this site and interacting with its occupants. AH.com is truly a rare and precious place as are it's members.
  3. Life has been a wild wild ride. I can honestly say though that this site and the truly...

    Life has been a wild wild ride. I can honestly say though that this site and the truly tremendous, decent, and in general fantastic people and community I have found here probably saved my life more then a few times. Even at my lowest points I could find company and companionship here even when...
  4. Got arrested. That did the trick in terms of giving me a "moment of Clarity" and despite being a...

    Got arrested. That did the trick in terms of giving me a "moment of Clarity" and despite being a gay jewish atheist I found AA immensely helpful in staying sober. Been dry for like 5 years now. Working in a few different fields (Moving, retail, IT support, as of present front desk at a massage...
  5. Stopped being a misanthropic insanely far right asshat. Gradually learned a few social skills...

    Stopped being a misanthropic insanely far right asshat. Gradually learned a few social skills. Realized I was gay or bi after taking shrooms at 18. My dad and grandmother died 1st semester of my freshmen year at college. Descended into the worst levels of alcoholism over the next few years...
  6. AHC: Wank the Tomcat

    The Iranians really would have regretted that when Saddam invades.
  7. How useful would some fast minelayers ala Abdiel class be to the USN in WWII?

    They probably end up converted to fast transports for roles like rapidly resupplying Guadacanal.
  8. The effects of Congress actually properly funding the USN from 1900 to 1933

    I wonder what sort of cruisers would emerge built by this USN without the treaties. The 8 inch heavy cruisers and 6 inch light cruisers were created by the treaties. Without things like limits on total cruiser tonnage, tonnage of individual cruisers, and limits on number and caliber of guns what...
  9. The effects of Congress actually properly funding the USN from 1900 to 1933

    I wonder if the USN would still convert the Lex and Saratoga or if they would build purpose built carrier. Wonder in the 1920sish what a class of say 4 or 5 purpose built fast " Fleet carriers". Possiblely say going for a training carrier or two around the size of the Wasp to experiment with...
  10. Most plausible WW2 stalemate scenario?

    The Race bit seems based on literally nothing. Since the Brits openly did their best to burn every German city to ash as it was and the original perceived target for Tube Alloy was the Germans. Frankly the notion that against a " Victorious Reich" the Allies wouldn't use nukes because of "...
  11. Extend the service life of these aircraft

    The least unlikely option would seem something like a long range SEAD/ EW platform to " Open the door" for the strategic bombers to come through. Though F111 variants kinda ended up doing that much cheaper. Problem with the B58 is a combo of its really high operating costs and evolving tech...
  12. Was it inevitable China would surpass India in development and economy?

    That and they didn't have a firm backer. The only reason France got a seat was firm British backing. Similarly China only got one because the US firmly backed them.
  13. What if Portugal kept their colonies?

    Seems like at the least keeping Cape Verde and a few other islands would be plausible. Maybe sell Mozambique and Guniea to the brits in the early 1900s and focus on Angola?
  14. Can the NVAF do better in the air war ?

    Pretty much. The problem Is that North Vietnams air defense benefited from those ROE. Large scale attacks by the air force conventionally might temporarily pause things But the result would be a lifting of those ROE and a basic dismantlement of the entire air defense above AA guns.
  15. A partisan king during WW2?

    Rebel King Zog?
  16. What if the Daqing oil field started production in 1932 ?

    Do you have a source for the NKVD thing? I mean I can totally see it but I am interested.
  17. Protect & Survive Miami: End of Watch

    So the pilot is Bobbie Seal?
  18. AHC the US turns into a police state in the early 20th century

    Uhh have the Soviets somehow manage to take all of Europe (or install Communist puppet governments one way or another) in WW2 with the US now seemingly threatened by a vast communist empire stretching from Lisbon to Vladivostok to Ho Chi Min city/Hanoi that might be enough to convince the US to...
  19. How could the Soviet Union have survived, led by Stalin’s son?

    If she defects then probably not. Huge PR embarassment if the sister of your new dictator publicly "betrays the Fatherland" and goes to the West.
  20. How could the Soviet Union have survived, led by Stalin’s son?

    I know. Being less fucked up then Vasily is a bar so low a snail would trip over it.
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