If this has been addressed/discussed already, I apologize. When the USSR was invaded in WWII, one tech they turned to later in the war was mass rocket batteries. Now that Scott W. has fleshed out the stovepipe weapon, I would think the army would push Dr. Goddard and his entourage for a larger and more powerful rocket. (I may be in error but I think this may have been touched on in the last book COUNTERATTACK) This could be placed on flivvers and put on racks that would mirror what the Russians did in WWII. Its cheap and easily produced. I seem to have read the Russians couldn't get around fixing the accuracy problem but the Germans did with the Nebelwerfer designs by refining the rocket's jet propulsion vent design thus making them more accurate. So, in game terms larger than a 4" barrage, maybe to 6" template, a drift roll for placement but a high power rating due to the number of rockets coming off those racks. Not being able to fire every turn due to loading. Comments?
P.S. The AQotMF U.S. Army has the uncovered flivver pack with 3 flivvers perfect for a conversion to hold a Katushya like rack and rockets. The racks and rockets are easily kit bashable with wooden square basswood or balsa for the rack and dowels to convert into the rockets themselves with card fins...There is some room here to make it distinctly American with an American name... Ideas?
Post by scottwashburn on Oct 26, 2018 19:06:05 GMT
This sort of thing is going to show up in the new Texas Front novel due out in December. Texas is nearly isolated and has almost no heavy industry in 1912. They can't make tanks or conventional artillery. But rockets can be made in small shops with basic materials. Add launch rails and flivers and you've got it!
Yes, glad to hear that the forum members think alike. For you that may be slightly alarming... Wanted to come up with an American name for the rocket system so looking for suggestions. Thinking "Kathryns", Goddard wife's name or PHOENIX, COMET, INFERNO, HADES maybe? Kinda like Hades though... Respectfully, Gunny