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Re: Musings on Thiaizian developments (reply)
1. It is entirely reasonable to suggest Thiazia isn't party to the WNT and yes could pursue a force of heavy cruisers well over the treaty's limits.After all as Badger is indicating, Russia was left out (though that is somewhat special...
Naval Weapons

Zen9

15-Aug-2015 13:51:08
Re: Musings on Thiaizian developments (reply)
This of course take this thread far away from it's intended topic, which is Thiaizia's native weapons developments of relevence to their navy through the years.
Naval Weapons

Zen9

14-Aug-2015 10:20:31
Re: Musings on Thiaizian developments (reply)
bager1968 wrote:Or accept that it is a "capital ship" under WNT and buy it as that. Nothing in the WNT to prevent that. Change the name to "Light Battlecruiser", or "Commerce Protection Cruiser" - or even keep the type name the same......
Naval Weapons

Zen9

14-Aug-2015 08:29:27
Re: Musings on Thiaizian developments (reply)
Because their Fast Armoured Cruiser is a 14,000ton ship with three twin turrets mounting 240mm L51 guns.So either they convert the ship to 200mm guns and somehow try to offload enough displacement to fit the Treaty or to an aircraft...
Naval Weapons

Zen9

13-Aug-2015 10:49:11
Re: Musings on Thiaizian developments (reply)
My thinking is they get caught out by the WNT and their 1918 fast armoured cruiser has to be abandoned. 
Naval Weapons

Zen9

12-Aug-2015 11:35:27
Musings on Thiaizian developments (topic)
Although Thiazia is not a Great Power and most likely buys or builds under license a great deal of weaponry from the usual suspects. There is space and even perhaps need for them to pursue their own in various sectors. My first curio...
Naval Weapons

Zen9

10-Aug-2015 21:36:51
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