More efficient british rearmament in the 1930s (part two) page 3 alternate history discussion gas 1940 hopper

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John Maynard Keys was in charge of the Liberal party’s economic policy in the run up to the 1929 general election. He advocated borrowing money for public works including housing, transport and utility infrastructure and modernizing British industry. This would have made the depression shorter and less severe and possibly rejuvenated British industry. Of course the Liberals got spanked into third place behind the Tories and Labour and Keynes expanded the pamphlet into ‘A Treatise of Money’.

Just just investing in what Keynes proposed would turn WW2 into a Britwank! As a wealthier Britain with a better industrial base would be able to start rearmament a little sooner and produce substantially more weapons. If the British 1 unit electricity cost in kerala get better weapons sooner the Germans will only copy the concepts or find countermeasures and the advantage will be lost. But much more of the stuff we had in 1940 would make a huge difference in France. The later cooler stuff only happens once the firing starts and the Brits figure out what they need.

John Maynard Keys was in charge of the Liberal party’s economic policy in the run up to the 1929 general election. He advocated borrowing money for public works including housing, transport and utility infrastructure and modernizing British industry. This would have made the depression shorter and less severe and possibly rejuvenated British industry. Of course the Liberals got spanked into third place behind the Tories and Labour and Keynes expanded the pamphlet into ‘A Treatise of Money’.

Just just investing in what Keynes proposed would turn WW2 into a Britwank! As a wealthier Britain with a better industrial base would gas and electric credit union be able to start rearmament a little sooner and produce substantially more weapons. If the British get better weapons sooner the Germans will only copy the concepts or find countermeasures and the advantage will be lost. But much more of the stuff we had in 1940 would make a huge difference in France. The later cooler stuff only happens once the firing starts and the Brits figure out what they need.

The ‘Welly’ or ‘Boot’ as it was rather affectionately known by its crew was heavily altered Vickers Medium Mk II and whilst called a Mk II S or ‘Special’ was basically a new machine. The rear mounted turret was moved forwards to a more central position and in a bold move the engine was moved to the rear along with the fuel tanks instead of being in the nose of the tank which became the standard for all following British tanks.

This improved the machines layout and allowed for the tank to be widened slightly and thus made 8 inches lower reducing the tanks formidable profile. The weak gas 69 90hp Armstrong-Siddeley engine was replaced with a much more powerful 170hp Sunbeam Amazon engine which raised its speed to an impressive 20mph. Other major changes were internal with the driver being seated now at the front centre of the tank which improved his field of view immeasurably.

Protecting the tank was 14mm of armour on the slab sided front of the tank and the front of the turret with year 6 electricity 8mm elsewhere compared to the 8mm max and 6.25mm minimum of the standard Mk II. In the spacious turret a OQF 4-pdr (50mm) cannon was fitted that could fire both armour piercing rounds and a small high explosive round. A radio was also fitted in the distinctive turret bustle.

Although the Government railed at the cost the tank was loved by the army when trialled and demonstrated and the with the Armed forces riding high after the Great war of 1916 – 1919 the Generals could not be denied. Entering production in 1926 the Wellesley also became an export success being sold to Germany, the Scandinavian countries as well as the Dutch, Belgians and Poles.

In Sharlin’s TL the Mk VI Picton electricity electricity music notes is the standard British medium tank of the early to mid period of a war -more or less in a parallel timescale to WW2 – where Britain and Germany are allied against a French/Russian coalition. The Picton looks, superficially, like the OTL Valentine but has a larger 3-man turret mounting a 57mm 6pdr gun and a more powerful engine to give it better performance and speed.

My development was to fast forward Sharlin’s war a couple of years to the point where the Picton was becoming obsolete and was presumably replaced by a more capable beast. Given the alliance with Germany and the Germans penchant for converting obsolete panzers into StuGs, I proposed that Britain might take a leaf out of their book and do something similar with the Picton. Having had little experience in the StuG-field the British decide to copy and licence build the highly successful StuG III conversion kit. The result is the Mk VIE General Wolfe. In British service, the General Wolfe (or Wolfe for short) is a highly capable and successful tank destroyer and is allocated to the Anti-Tank Regiments of the Royal Artillery. Whilst somewhat cramped inside, it is nonetheless extremely popular with crews and infantry alike hp gas online booking phone number.

The model depicts ‘Briton’ a vehicle of A Troop, 288 Battery, 102nd Anti-Tank Regiment (Armoured)(Northumberland Hussars) of 2nd Armoured Division and comprises of parts from a most excellent MiniArt Valentine Mk III, an old Tamiya Stug III, some plastic/styrene card and a few bits and pieces from the spares box. Great fun and I think she looks really cool… so there!

Hawkins class refitted 1929 with four centreline twin turret eight inch guns in a central citidel, 4 inch HA secondaries and ten new oil-fired boilers. The aft and wing turrets are removed, others enlarged (replaced) and armour concentrated on this smaller citidel. Almost a complete rebuild and in hindsight a scrapping and four more County class would have been a better option.

The London Naval Conference (March-April 1930) will start with the RN 60,000t-100,000t ahead of the USN in heavy cruisers. Unless USN orders keep pace. (OTL the USN were over 30,000t ahead). Even with 28 Counties, the RN will want 40 odd light cruisers. What sort of settlement will be reached? Certainly a limit on hull displacement (say 8,000t). The overall limit on light cruisers might be 280,000t (30 max size light cruisers) or the combination of Heavy and Light limited to 560,000t. If the later what is electricity, the RN would be tempted to change the four County keels to Carriers and build five more Lights. If the USN ‘only’ has 180,000t of heavy cruisers they can build 380,000t of light carriers (47 max size). More than they want or need, so expect more heavies. Albeit at a slow rate, given the economic climate.