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Re: IDN Destroyer (reply)
I am sorely tempted to go for the Vickers 4" L62, but worry it both carry's my obvious prejudices and steps away from a consistent history for this fictional country. A country of over 38 million in 1938 which ought to have it's own...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

28-Mar-2017 10:17:36
Re: IDN Destroyer (reply)
I was using the Swedish 120mm for Thiazia so am not sure about this different country. Might opt for a native 105mm along Green Mace lines. Heavy but interesting. Still stuck on Oerlikon Contravenes for 35mm rather than Bofors. But...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

27-Mar-2017 14:06:24
Re: IDN Destroyer (reply)
So I was still working on the French not being too happy with this Dingaan Empire and thus not willing to sell kit to them. British Empire tried to invade and failed so while they tacitly gave a green light to 'liberating' Madagascar...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

25-Mar-2017 19:30:37
Re: IDN Destroyer (reply)
Thanks for your thoughts NG.I'm working on the basis the Dingaan Empire is behind western technology and striving to catch up. So post-Suez the drive to be ready to cope with the European Powers withdrawal is on and they have to be able...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

23-Mar-2017 11:41:27
IDN Destroyer (topic)
The IDN are considering a new design of Destroyer in 1956. This is to range around the western side of the Indian Ocean and should be able to engage aircraft and other ships. They lag behind western powers in technology and so this is...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

22-Mar-2017 09:33:54
Re: Scottish Independence  (reply)
Whenever I bring up the matter of Scotland at work amongst my fellow English workers the trend is to want to be rid of them Northern Ireland and Wales. There just isn't that much desire for the Union.
The Royal Navy

Zen9

16-Mar-2017 15:17:48
Re: Scottish Independence  (reply)
It should be born in mind that the English have not been asked if they want to be in a Union with Scotland. The more the Scots get asked, the stronger the resentment about that. I'd we were asked. ......my suspicion is the UK would be...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

16-Mar-2017 10:14:32
Re: Dingaan Imperial Navy (reply)
I think perhaps one should use the term command perhaps rather than force? I was just sketching out their longterm plans really.So this might have been drawn up in 1950's for achievement in the 60's and 70's. Dingaan Empire expanding...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

2-Mar-2017 13:20:23
Re: IR missile active infrared seeker ? (reply)
Not sure about active IR, but it might be do-able with a laser based system.
The Air Forces

Zen9

27-Feb-2017 13:06:42
Re: Dingaan Imperial Navy (reply)
So the Army holds the top slot. Counter insurgency ops are strong to surpress various minority groups. Conventional force aimed at the south, Twandwania being the main Talavi based 'threat' . Expiditionary forces likely involved in...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

26-Feb-2017 00:03:57
Re: Dingaan Imperial Navy (reply)
It's the general presumption that the signs of early humans on madagascar (2000BC) are from Africa and most of the area is thought to be San-khoikoi speakers some of them later moving south into southern Africa.
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

13-Feb-2017 20:32:13
Re: Dingaan Imperial Navy (reply)
So the Talavi island is close enough that thanks to slave traders running along the east African coast, whatever diseases and viruses are prevelent in Africa and Arabia and India are likely to to be passed on to the Talavian population....
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

7-Feb-2017 12:10:23
Re: Dingaan Imperial Navy (reply)
So Japan, Korea, China, and Thailand didn't end up in colonial powers grip. Furthermore large swathes of India nominally remained 'independent' under British suzerainty and vast tracts of Africa didn't fall to the colonial powers until...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

6-Feb-2017 13:09:40
Re: Fairytale River II procurement (reply)
I don't like the obstructed view, either you should cut down the superstructure ahead of the bridge, or move the bridge forward.Can't see the need for the big gun, better to go for commonality with the Army and add a 40mm CTAS...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

1-Feb-2017 12:50:36
Re: Dingaan Imperial Navy (reply)
Good points.....Lets somehow keep the Dingaan Empire a friendly state to the British Empire.....which after they stop trading slaves is quite reasonable. Bar the trading of Madagascar for other concessions with the French, one has to...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

24-Jan-2017 19:18:12
Re: HMS Eagle in the falklands 1982 (reply)
I always thought that VT's mini Harrier Carrier had some merit. A sort of through- deck Frigate.
The Royal Navy

Zen9

24-Jan-2017 16:32:25
Re: Dingaan Imperial Navy (reply)
Interesting thought the BE could have driven the Dingaan Empire into the arms of the Germans after wiping out the IDN in a preemptive act prior to WWI.
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

23-Jan-2017 19:05:47
Re: Dingaan Imperial Navy (reply)
So I don't know what quite has happend to photobucket, but it certainly didn't used to crash my computer, lock up my security software and cause chrome to stop working. But it does now!
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

23-Jan-2017 18:03:09
Re: Dingaan Imperial Navy (reply)
So a little topography....
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

23-Jan-2017 17:47:13
Re: Dingaan Imperial Navy (reply)
BSmittyVA wrote:What about amphibious forces?  Did Dingaan take part in any of the African campaigns of WWI? East Africa Campaign?If they do, the question is on who's side? By this point they could be seriously concerned by German...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

23-Jan-2017 17:16:00
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