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DISCLAIMER: I don't have citations for half of this and am not anywhere near sure I know what I'm talking about. So take it with a grain of salt...

I recall at one point reading an article that proposed using the B-21 Raider as an anti-aircraft platform, specifically by giving it air-to-air missiles. The article even mentioned that it might be used in the place of PCA - have B-21s with long-range anti-air missiles escort others with anti-surface munitions.

At first I thought this was just pure speculation but after looking at some fighters-turned-bombers like the FB-23 that supposedly had rotary bays (According to this anyway http://iiirdmillennium.blogspot.com/2014/06/northrop-grumman-fb-119-black-widow-ii.html ) and the MiG Product 701  https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,29.0.html I'm starting to notice a trend where fighters are getting much larger.

Is there going to be a point where there are no "fighters", just anti-aircraft bombers? Or at least, will there be a high-low system where you have medium bombers (Essentially smaller versions of modern bombers) take the place of fighters?
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C.S. Forrester, Gold From Crete, 1941

United Kingdom

HMS Apache
Tribal Class Destroyer
Details as per the real ships

HMS Cheyenne
Tribal Class Destroyer
Details as per the real ships

HMS Navaho
Tribal Class Destroyer
Details as per the real ships

HMS Potawatomi
Tribal Class Destroyer
Details as per the real ships

HMS Seminole
Tribal Class Destroyer
Details as per the real ships

HMS Shoshone
Tribal Class Destroyer
Details as per the real ships

Note: All ships are part of the RN 20th Destroyer Flotilla. The author does not identify the class, however as all the names used are those of Native American tribes, assignment to the Tribal Class is most likely.

United States

USS Coulterville (CL-??)
Cruiser, class not specified
8000 tons
Stated to be newly built.
No other details provided.

Plot summary: A collection of 'morale raising' stories not all of which deal with naval actions.

Note: C.S Forester (1899-1966), as the creator of Horatio Hornblower needs no other introduction. There are not specifics to date the stories, however one of the non-naval stories is a fictionalized account of the Battle of Beda Fomm (6/7 February 1941), which puts an earliest date for just when the collection was written. Given there is no mention of the Japanese entry into the war (7 December 1941) it would appear that the stories are set between 1940 and 1941. 

The cover for the 1973 printing of the collection was by Chris Mayger and is based off the first story in the collection.

Full Cover

https://www.dropbox.com/s/f3szqa5f0dv1k4l/Gold_From_Crete_1971_Full_Cover.jpg?dl=0
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Artist is Peter.

He has a Pixiv page: https://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=9429014

Some of his stuff is...not very realistic. So take it with a grain of salt.

There's also a "stealth" Sea Vixen in there somewhere, but I'm too lazy to post it.
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Alternative History and Future Speculation / Re: The general Cyberpunk thread
« Last post by GWrecks on Yesterday at 03:52:03 pm »
I really think there are plenty much more appropriate places on web for discussing cyberpank than SPF.

I used to think that too, but after pitching various setting ideas for a friend's video game regarding a setting where man and machine and corporatism and AI and whatever he said it sounded cyberpunk.

I personally interpreted it as "21st century dieselpunk" (As in what would happen if you took the 20th century's warhawk mentality and gave them 21st century gear). I imagine that would be more fitting for this board, just look at what's posted in the F/A-XX, B-21, FVL, etc. threads.
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User Artwork / Re: Motocar's Cutaway drawings
« Last post by Motocar on Yesterday at 07:15:09 am »
Cutaway CANSA FC. 12 italian WW2 training aircraft..! author WEAL and modified by Motocar
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Theoretical and Speculative Projects / Re: Real or fake
« Last post by Hamzalippischh on Yesterday at 05:40:31 am »
A weird Me-163 "Prototype" found here : http://www.diethelm-glaser.net/modelle/flugzeuge/Mod-Fl2WK_72-D_Prototypen.htm
Called "Messerschmitt Me- 163 B-1 Rocket Engines Prototype" on the webpage.


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Theoretical and Speculative Projects / Re: Real or fake
« Last post by hesham on Yesterday at 05:23:55 am »
Sorry my dear Jemiba,

and many thanks to all my dears.
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Theoretical and Speculative Projects / Re: Real or fake
« Last post by Jemiba on September 19, 2018, 09:48:26 pm »
... and again and for all to obey, please:

ALWAYS MENTION YOUR SOURCES !      >:(

What Flateric added now, we could have had from the start, making things quite clear.
It's not just a kind of legal matter, it's also just fair against the other members, who don't
have to do research, where a photo, drawing or snippet of text comes from.
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