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  1. Germans introduce V1 in 1940

    Yep! An exercise in Nazifappage and endless goalpost shifting. What'll happen next is that the Germans will go "We don't need barges to cross the Channel." And put pulse jet rocket backbacks into service within a day and a half for their troops to use. Or! Better yet! V1 Troop carrier! Call it...
  2. Germans introduce V1 in 1940

    I would give a long and proper answer but I have a feeling that goalposts would be shifted. So TLDR. No.
  3. Germans introduce V1 in 1940

    As with all Nazi kit wanks the answer is 'It just is okay? We all know that the Anglo-French were lead paint drinking cowards who were just waiting for superior Nazi technology to come along as an excuse to surrender.'
  4. Germans introduce V1 in 1940

    Exactly. Every single attempt to make this work is like "Okay what if we add this capability, and then this, oh and this! And this, and there's this too!" "Umm...you know it won't fly right? Because of all the extra weight." "Oh! Good point, lets make it bigger and add another engine, this will...
  5. Germans introduce V1 in 1940

    So you want to fit them with that equipment? Which was designed to be carried aboard bombers, operated by a trained crewman, and it was an expensive, specialist bit of kit. And you're just throwing it away? Not what one would call a Galaxy Brain move. And again what's sacrificed? Are the night...
  6. Germans introduce V1 in 1940

    Short answer. No Long answer No because to be radio controlled its then basically got to operate like a Fritz, with someone able to see A. the missile. B. The target. So you fire off this volley of missiles, you then need to have the same number of specially equipped and specially trained...
  7. Germans introduce V1 in 1940

    The BV-246 was even less accurate than the V1. This is just a good way to randomly shower incediaries over fields and lakes. Or the channel. And its still the issue of "Okay so we've got a useless resource sink that does not work, lets make this viable for the Nazis." The BV-246 was garbage...
  8. Germans introduce V1 in 1940

    Ahh but you forget, this is a Nazi tech wank. The Allies will see them, go "Hhmm...well those are odd places for ski ramps being put up by young men in grey uniforms, I wonder where this craze for skiing came from." And return to sucking on their lead lollypops and cups of lead tea. And if you...
  9. Germans introduce V1 in 1940

    These are NOT precision guided weapons. They had a CEP measured in the 10s of miles. If you was aiming at disrupting the supply to and from the Maginot line you're basically spraying missiles all over the place in the vague hope that one might hit something that's an incredibly small target...
  10. America and Japan go to war..... In 1853.

    Four words if the USA and Japan started fighting "Blood in the water." other European nations would see this and go "I too would like a slice of this pie." And there's not much that the Japanese can do against the Western nations.
  11. Why was the scramble of africa so successful? And how could it have failed

    Maybe if the Islamic control over the region had lasted longer (IE the Kingdom of Andalus and so on, going back to Medival period), but even then its got to hold on, be stable and endure and that should be okay for North Africa, but central and southern Africa? Perhaps if they were bulwarked by...
  12. Why was the scramble of africa so successful? And how could it have failed

    The USA was a minor bit player for the most part of the scramble for Africa. Part of the problem was that there was very little unity in Africa for any sort of massive resistance because of the tribalism of the region. They were not nations, they were tribes in the same area, and it was a case...
  13. What might a US-Japanese war look like without a war in Europe?

    I guess you could have the Panay incident be a whole lot worse, I recall there being a AH story that was called the Panay War.
  14. A history of the second HMAS Australia

    Oh I like this! The old girl could see some use, but her light deck armour and AA fit against the IJN's aircraft...yesh, she might well have a short active service life if caught by the carriers. But still she's probably more useful than any R class ship because of her speed.
  15. HMS Princess Royal - A cheap and cheerful upgrade

    It would be plausable, very expensive but plausable, and I assume that whilst you're ripping out the main deck to get at the engines and turn them into oil burners and remove the number of boilers, you're probably going to thicken said main deck. The removal of Q turret is also a bit of a...
  16. County, not Tiger

    If moving away from the Carriers does not mean getting rid of Ark Royal and Eagle early then this is a good thing, perhaps not bothering with the hugely expensive refits of the AFD carriers which was massive wastes of money. Instead keep the Ark and Eagle and the Light Fleets. And i'd say not...
  17. Sir John Valentine Carden Survives. Part 2.

    Yeah that would burst them like an over ripe tomato hurled at a wall. And really no tank in WW2 would like getting slapped by a 25lb HE shell. Even if it does not go through the armour the shock damage would be unpleasant for the crew inside.
  18. Jutland Redux - A summer soltice shootout

    Its possible for sure, I don't have springsharp or know how to use it, but you could probably do an AoN scheme on the J3's which would reduce their weight, and drop their speed to say 28 knots which is still faster than anything anyone else has afloat in terms of Battleships. This would reduce...
  19. A Better Rifle at Halloween

    An excellent and bloody update, it seems the 'contemptable little army' is still doing its job.
  20. County, not Tiger

    That's what the Town class and airpower are for. You've also got the Minotaur, Swiftsure and Superb, and 6 Fiji's if you need a 6-inch gunned cruiser. There's also still legions of USN cruisers around that would be deployed in a time of war and by the time most of the Sverderlovs are made...
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