british army

  1. सार्थक (Sārthākā)

    Providence and the United Kingdom: A British TL
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    What is this? Oh you know.......another Timeline? Don't you have like 2 ongoing timelines and multiple others? ......yes? *Sigh* what is it about? Basically a different history of Britain after the Crimean War to make a 'better' Britain. Better does not mean bigger though. The only land Britain...
  2. सार्थक (Sārthākā)

    How would an Eden Premiership from 45 turn out to be in Britain?

    Let's go with a scenario in which Churchill dies in 42 or 43, either through health reasons or the German navy or luftwaffe get lucky when churchill was moving around. Eden would be pushed in as the new PM. Let's say that Eden takes Macmillan and Butler's advise in early 43 which Churchill...
  3. The L84A1, A2 and A3 Assault rifle - "The Last Enfield"

    In 1980 the Canadian arms company Diemaco (part of the Héroux-Devtek Inc group based in Quebec, Canada) in a then very contentious move purchased the Royal Small Arms Factory (RSAF) in Enfield Lock, London. Part of the sales pitch had been the on going development of the XL series of bullpup...
  4. Irish Military Intervention in Northern Ireland

    What if at some point during the Troubles in Northern Ireland (between 1969 and 1997) the Republic of Ireland for whatever reason decides that it could no longer stand idly by and that it must intervene militarily in Northern Ireland? In 1970 military the Irish Government examined the...
  5. W.I The British army chose the Caernarvon over the conqueror?

    As the title says the British army chooses to develop the Caernarvon while giving the conqueror the axe. Fitting it with the 120mm cannon then using it for turbine engine trials. How the Caernarvon fare in British service? How would it have compared to the US M103 and centurion tank? What...
  6. Britain orders the 16 tonner Mk III tank into Serial production - how does this change British AFV development

    In 1934 Britain had built 3 '16 tonner' medium tanks However while the 3 prototypes were largely successful (granted it still had some suspension issues) it was never placed into serial production due to funding not being allocated by the government meaning that in 1937 when Britain was...
  7. The Lethargic Lett

    Face Check: How much nepotism was there in the Napoleonic-era British Army?

    I've been trying to research an answer to this to no avail, so maybe the brilliant minds here at alternate history.com can help me out. The question in particular I have in mind is: if a minor army officer was dissatisfied with his posting, would he be able to get re-assigned if he complained...
  8. MCPO-MagicalGeek

    British Armored Cavalry

    Inspired by these two https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/wi-ahc-british-adoption-of-apcs-ifvs-in-or-before-ww2.465647/page-4 https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/british-create-armoured-personnel-carriers-in-1940s.466512/page-11 It might tie in with the the thread...
  9. WI/AHC: British adoption of APCs/IFVs in or before WW2

    Hello all! I just came from an interesting book binge about the preparations of the British military in the years leading up to WW2. Skipping the usual rant about morons, budgets and short-sightedness, let me ask this: if the British high command believed that the fighting would be similar to...
  10. SealTheRealDeal

    Victorian Era British Army With Continental Commitments

    For much of its history England/Britain have had significant continental territories which it had to defend. Throughout the eighteenth century British possession of Hanover necessitated that it became a major participant in the land campaigns of the Cabinet Wars. The coronation of Queen Victoria...
  11. WI: Lienz Cossacks

    OTL: At the Yalta conference the allies agreed to repatriate all soviet citizens to the Soviet Union. Amonge these citizens were the Lienz Cossacks. Nikolai Tolstoy quotes a General Alexander telegram, sent to the Combined Chiefs of Staff, noting "50,000 Cossacks including 11,000 women...
  12. Pennsylvania

    WI more Allied heavy tanks in World War II?

    What if, after hearing about the German development of the Panzer VI Ausf. E Tiger Tank, the western Allies put more heavy tanks into production, and sooner than in OTL? Consider the following timeframe- -Variants of the M4 Sherman armed with the 76mm gun are put into production in early 1943...
  13. Count of Crisco

    Best midwar British Tank?

    I recently decided to write a book about the M-4 and why I believe it to be the best all around tank of the war. I want to compare it to contemporary tanks from the German, Soviet and British vehicles. While deciding that the Panzer V or Panther was the best tank for the Germans, and that the...
  14. Count of Crisco

    WI: Initial mass use of tanks at the Somme by the British.

    I recently completed a short story set during the battle of the Somme showing the first use of tanks in history (Shameless plug) and it got me thinking. Yes nearly fifty tanks was quite alot of a completely new type of vehicle to commit to a battle. But when they were finally used in 1916 only...
  15. For Queen And Country

    Discussion link for comments: https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/for-queen-and-country.386157/ This story runs
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