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Re: Thiaizian Navy build -interwar- (reply)
Doing some thinking outloud......Cruisers.....likely production was effectively stopped by the Dreadnought and Battlecruiser race prior to WWI. Resurrection of production efforts after it is realised they cannot build enough...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

27-Jul-2015 14:24:24
Re: Thiaizian Navy build -interwar- (reply)
NewGolconda wrote:I lime your European Thaizia. The economic and military story is coming together, I feel the size is realistic, while its an interesting size of navy from a fiction point of view. At that size each class will have to be...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

26-Jul-2015 20:54:44
Re: Thiaizian Navy build -interwar- (reply)
Revised figures1938Population 14.2 MillionsGDP as percentage of UK GDP (UK = 100%) = 25.6% or 39.4% of France162.7% of the Netherlands42.9% of Japan20.6% of Germany51.4% of Italy94.5% of PolandComparable product per head 5.125 (UK is...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

25-Jul-2015 20:52:35
Re: Thiaizian Navy build -interwar- (reply)
French Navy During WWII.3 carriers (one a seaplane carrier)11 Battleships21 Cruisers25 Destroyers2 Corvettes2 Escorts7 Frigates11 Avisos (Sloops)32 Submarines3 MinesweepersMinesweeper numbers are terrifyingly low.IJN at start of WWIIBB...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

24-Jul-2015 22:43:12
Re: Thiaizian Navy build -interwar- (reply)
NewGolconda wrote:Just personal opinion but I would be more comfortable if the force levels were on the smaller scale. using the UK as a base, they had something like this in 1939 15BB and 7 building 21 7 CV and 4-5 building 11 56...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

24-Jul-2015 11:19:07
Re: RAF Kawasaki P-1 (reply)
A G Williams wrote:An interestingly different take on the British MPA problem: http://www.thinkdefence.co.uk/2015/07/an-unfashionable-answer-to-the-nimrod-question/Funny really, I was saying something like this years ago.....in fact now...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

23-Jul-2015 23:05:41
Re: Thiaizian Navy build -interwar- (reply)
And to diverge from the capital ship topic, what kind of armored cruisers are in service in 1914-1920?I suspect, cruiser production got raided for the capital ships, maybe light cruisers continued at a slow rate. Probably getting back...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

23-Jul-2015 22:49:22
Re: Thiaizian Navy build -interwar- (reply)
1Big Rich wrote:Zen9 wrote: I'm thinking if they have a fleet plan after 1908 it's likely focused on about 5 dreadnoughts and 3 battlecruisers. Probably about 160,000 tons total.That sound reasonable.Does the plan get altered with...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

22-Jul-2015 00:20:24
Re: Thiaizian Navy build -interwar- (reply)
I'm thinking if they have a fleet plan after 1908 it's likely focused on about 5 dreadnoughts and 3 battlecruisers. Probably about 160,000 tons total.
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

21-Jul-2015 14:20:50
Re: Thiaizian Navy build -interwar- (reply)
NewGolconda wrote:The chart and discussion at the beggining of this is interesting,http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/06/what-happened-to-argentina/?_r=0Thanks for the link NewGalconda! What I take from that piece is the effect...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

20-Jul-2015 09:22:14
Re: Thiaizian Navy build -interwar- (reply)
Population estimate.Closest to Thiaizia 'now' is I think Argentina. They reached 8 million in 1914.They ordered two Dreadnought type battleships from the US in 1910.Netherlands had what is in effect 'mini-battleships', and had built I...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

19-Jul-2015 21:42:34
Re: Thiaizian Navy build -interwar- (reply)
Hmmm....Its possible Thiazia might have produced a number Capital Ships, albeit in limited numbers prior to WWI.Assuming their 'native' foundries are up and running, and warships are being designed and built, then the shock of...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

19-Jul-2015 20:03:35
Re: Thiaizian Navy build -interwar- (reply)
NewGolconda wrote:I think Interwar stands on its own pretty well. The first war is a major change in tactical thought, and nothing would be more natural than a freeze in new orders 1916-1921.BC depends entirely on the treaty...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

18-Jul-2015 22:59:54
Re: Thiaizian Navy build -interwar- (reply)
Hmm..... Lets see...0-2 light battlecruisers.2 CVL1 slow converted carier (1920's, training and doctrine development)8 CA 10,000 tons ish8 CL 6000 tons ish, includes heavy torpedo armerment. Two dozen destroyers.Half dozen long range...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

17-Jul-2015 13:53:37
Re: Thiaizian Navy build -interwar- (reply)
HMS Pinafore wrote: Looking at the proposed 1940 navy.  A combined total of 16 cruisers is a lot for a 'small' navy.  Australia had 6 cruisers in 1939, Argentina 3, Germany 8, Holland 5 and Spain 6.  I therefore respectably submit that...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

16-Jul-2015 21:18:51
Re: Thiaizian Navy build -interwar- (reply)
NewGolconda wrote:Just sharing my thoughts, no derogatory remarks intended. Re interwar fleet structure, I think most of this goes to who the likely opponent, lets say Japan. Doesn't actually matter too much as most of the major fleets...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

16-Jul-2015 10:51:34
Re: Thiaizian Navy build -interwar- (reply)
NewGolconda wrote:Not confident about the way some of the economic things are being spelled out. * a nation half way between Britain and Australia in terms of economic strength should have no problems funding a decent cruiser force as...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

15-Jul-2015 22:32:40
Re: Thiaizian Navy build -interwar- (reply)
Thank you all for your thoughts! Beyond direct defence of Thiazia, the Navy is obviously tasked with trade protection, and during war that would be by convoy. The chief matter is to ensure the flow of metal into the isles and products...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

15-Jul-2015 21:35:52
Re: Thiaizian Navy build -interwar- (reply)
HMS Pinafore wrote: In the interwar period the initial division of responsibilities were for heavy cruisers to do the commerce raiding & protection and the light cruisers for the scouting role.  I suspect that Thiazia would require...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

14-Jul-2015 23:05:24
Thiaizian Navy build -interwar- (topic)
Post WWI Thiazia is experiencing a 'metal boom', driven in part by scrap, and by their relative 'normalisation' of metal prices, which in turn is 'normalising' their otherwise metal poor economy.The Navy, consisted of a rather mixed...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

14-Jul-2015 12:05:04