Третья мировая война 1946 - Красная волна - Сталин атак впервые - Альтернативная история

Третья мировая война 1946 - Красная волна - Сталин атак впервые - Альтернативная история
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Friday, February 11, 2011

Squadron Report

What have we here Dimi?

It is a list of the British squadrons.

This is useful information eh?

Yes our agents are providing us with many bits and pieces from which to put together a nice little picture of just how prepared the British are.

They have moved many of their bomber squadrons our of England. Maybe it is to avoid them being destroyed.

Yes it appears to be so.




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Royal Air Force HQ
London
Sept. 5th , 1946

Report on Historical Squadron Strength

Stationed in the British Isles at the start of hostilities May 2nd, 1946

7 squadrons of Meteors
1 squadron of Vampires
30 squadrons of Spitfires
4 squadrons of Mustangs
1 squadron of Tempests
7 squadrons of Hornets
8 squadrons of Mosquitoes
9 squadrons of Mosquito night fighters
20 squadrons of Lancaster bombers
13 squadrons of Lincoln bombers

100 squadrons
1232 combat aircraft

Stationed in Germany

3 squadrons of Tempests
2 squadrons of Spitfires
6 squadrons of Mosquitoes

136 combat aircraft

Stationed in France

1 squadron of Meteors
1 squadron of Spitfires
1 squadron of Tempests

40 combat aircraft

Stationed in Norway

2 squadrons of Spitfires

27 combat aircraft

Stationed in Italy

1 squadron of Tempests
1 squadron of Mustangs
1 squadrons of Hurricanes
1 squadron of Mosquito night fighters

45 combat aircraft

Stationed in Austria

2 squadrons of Spitfires

30 combat aircraft

Stationed in the Far East (Java, Hong Kong, Japan, Malay)

5 squadrons of Spitfires
4 squadrons of P47s
2 squadrons of Mosquitoes
2 squadrons of Hurricanes
1 squadron of Tempests

181 combat aircraft

Stationed in India

2 squadrons of Spitfires
2 squadrons of Mustangs
1 squadron of Tempest

58 combat aircraft

Stationed in Mediterranean (Malta, Palestine, Greece)

1 squadron of Tempests
1 squadron of Spitfires
2 squadrons of Mustangs
2 squadrons of Lancaster bombers
1squadron of B24 bombers

84 combat aircraft

Stationed in Egypt

2 squadrons of Spitfires
1 squadron of Mustangs
1 squadron of Mosquitoes
1 squadron of Mosquito night fighters
4 squadrons of Lancaster bombers
1 squadron of Lincoln bombers

142 combat aircraft

Stationed in South Africa

1 squadron of Spitfires

10 combat aircraft

Stationed in Sudan

1 squadron of Mosquitoes

12 combat aircraft

Current Squadron Strength

Stationed in the British Isles at the start of hostilities

10 squadrons of Meteors
2 squadron of Vampires
42 squadrons of Spitfires
10 squadrons of Royal Auxiliary Air Force Spitfires
8 squadrons of Mustangs
6 squadrons of Tempests
9 squadrons of Hornets
9 squadrons of Mosquitoes
11 squadrons of Mosquito night fighters
5 squadrons of Lancaster bombers
1 squadron of Lincoln bombers

113 squadrons
1487 combat aircraft

Stationed in the Far East (Java, Hong Kong, Japan, Malay)

5 squadrons of Spitfires
4 squadrons of P47s
2 squadrons of Mosquitoes
1 squadron of Tempests

152 combat aircraft

Stationed in India

2 squadrons of Spitfires
2 squadrons of Mustangs
1 squadron of Tempest

72 combat aircraft

Stationed in Mediterranean (Malta, Palestine, Greece)

2 squadron of Tempests
3 squadron of Spitfires
2 squadrons of Mustangs

81 combat aircraft

Stationed in Egypt

4 squadrons of Spitfires
4 squadron of Mustangs
3 squadron of Mosquitoes
1 squadron of Mosquito night fighters
14 squadrons of Lancaster bombers
14 squadron of Lincoln bombers

40 squadrons
587 combat aircraft

Stationed in South Africa

1 squadron of Spitfires

10 combat aircraft


Stationed in Sudan

1 squadron of Mosquitoes

12 combat aircraft



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And we anticipate over 7000 of our aircraft will join the fight?

Da.

I think the odds are in our favor unless the Americans decide to assist their capitalist brothers.

Da.

Monday, February 7, 2011

You Skink by Mad Missouri

Aberdeen Proving Grounds
September 4th, 1946

What the hell is that?

Sir, that beauty is called a “Skink.”

A what?

A Skink, Sir. It's a small lizard from Canada. Or if you want to get technical it’s a M4E9(20x4) anti-aircraft tank.

Major, you’re going to do better than that. Give me the full story on this.

Yes, Sir. As you know the Russians field a large fleet of front line ground attack aircraft designed to attack tanks and other vehicles. We only built 300 or so of our standard M19 Gun Motor Carriages, the anti-aircraft variant of the M24 light tank, during the last war. The M19 have taken heavy losses so far and our tanks need protection from Russian attack aircraft. Because the M24 tank, and the M37 105mm SPG and M41 155mm SPG variants have production priority we knew that we would not be able to build enough new M19s. We decided to look at other options and found this. The skink was originally a Canadian project from 1944. It is a standard M4 tank fitted was a new turret holding 4 20mm Polsten automatic cannons. The Canadians wanted a fast armored anti-aircraft vehicle based on a standard M4 tank chassis to protect their tanks in France from German aircraft. Of course by the time they had successfully tested the system the Luftwaffe was already defeated so the project was cancelled. In the end they built 3 complete test vehicles and 8 conversion turrets for standard M4 tanks. We tested one of the remaining vehicles and it met all our needs. We have placed an order for conversion turrets with the Canadians. We should have close to 1500 Skinks by spring. They will be issued in large numbers to protect the armored divisions from low level attack planes.

Well that is good news. But the name has to go. I would imagine they will make a mess of any Russian infantry that gets in the way. What about the Ares after the Greek god?

Yes, Sir. The M4E9 Ares does have a better ring.