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1 No. 1 ID: e63b69 Stickied hide watch quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Post it if it's yours and gets you from point A to point B!

No post without picture.
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Not mine, but does anyone know what model is this? It has a ford oval.
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>>21491
Looks like a late-'80s Ford Festiva.


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21500 No. 21500 ID: de867f hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
I'm sure I've posted jeep comeback stories here before, but here's the latest rumour from warhistoryonline:

https://www.warhistoryonline.com/featured/u-s-military-may-bring-back-jeep.html

With the JLTV costing the expensive side of $400K per unit, it makes sense to have a cheap utility vehicle for rear echelon duties, so would a militarised Jeep Wrangler fit the bill?
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Though I'd say, with modern density of fire, you don't want to meet your enemy with something unarmoured, unless he is a poorly-trained moderate rebel.

2014 prototype for Ministry of Internal Affairs - "Ansyr" (apparently named after some obscure ancient trading weight unit). Amphibious vehicle.
>> No. 21522 ID: 3b6910
What's wrong with using bikes?

4 bike per 4 people results in same fuel used as 1 jeep per 4 people. For example a commercial jeep is 20mpg whereas a dirt bike is 80mpg.

And it allows far more flexibility.
>> No. 21524 ID: bb86e7
The militarized UTVs seems a bit more in character with the original Jeep concept than the current Wrangler.
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>With the JLTV costing the expensive side of $400K per unit, it makes sense to have a cheap utility vehicle for rear echelon duties, so would a militarised Jeep Wrangler fit the bill?
Crew cab truck.

It can do off road, it can do on road. It's faster and more fuel efficient compared to a jeep. And actual tooling and spare parts exist in abundance.

It can carry five crew in the cab and additional six in the back. In lieu of six extra crewmembers, it can carry outsize loads in the back, such as wounded or heavier weapons, or supplies for the five crew.
>> No. 21527 ID: d4c8ee
>>21522
4 times the MX, no weather protection, no cargo capacity. And you can't put a TOW launcher/AA gun on it, or put a shelter on the back so it can be used as a ambulance/command vehicle/radio truck/etc.


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  I wouldn't


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21523 No. 21523 ID: bb86e7 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Here is a good article summarizing the status of the Bell V-280 Valor Tiltrotor, one of (ann my personal favorite) the candidates for the Army’s Joint Future Vertical Lift program. http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-us-militarys-next-super-stealth-weapon-not-what-you-19090?page=2

No mid wing gearbox: http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/01/15/bell-touts-future-army-helicopter-design-v280-is-not-a-v22.html

As a 3rd generation tiltrotor, It is also supposed to have better Hot / High / Heavy characteristics than the V-22

One of the discussed versions is to be a slightly modified airframe for an attack version. Once the proof of concept is done and they have won the contract, I think they should instead use the front half of modified AH-1Z airframe, modified to carry a similar useful load to the Apache. The Cobra has a useful load of 5,764, Apache has around 9000 Pounds useful load, and the V-280 is currently touted to have a useful load of 1200.


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  Northrop F5 Freedom Fighter HD

I want one.
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>>21234
$20,000 for a Northrop F-5? Get a car loan and pick that up!
Reminds me of hearing some executive talking about buying a used Ferrari for cheap, but the maintenance was more expensive than an airplane.
- A U.S. Air Force McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II aircraft of the New Jersey Air National Guard flying in close formation with a Royal Norwegian Air Force Northrop F-5A "Freedom Fighter" aircraft during exercise Coronet Rawhide on 1 September 1982.
>> No. 21373 ID: 9dcda2
  >>20292
I didn't know the Vietnam war was so fun and wholesome.
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Ethiopian F-5s vs Somali MiG-21s.
https://warisboring.com/which-is-better-the-f-5e-tiger-ii-or-the-mig-21-e92e5c5a1ef3
>> No. 21400 ID: cd5ece
  Some slav shit. Pretty cool, actually. A different perspective from what we're used to.
>> No. 21508 ID: 9dcda2
  >>20292
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21501 No. 21501 ID: de867f hide watch quickreply [Reply]
And while we're on the subject...
JLTV thread!
https://oshkoshdefense.com/jltv/
To me, this vehicle has a certain resemblance to the International Navistar MXT-MV Husky used by the British army, in that it follows a pick-up truck layout with a MRAP body. Which rather makes me wonder why the MXT wasn't a contender for the JLTV contract?


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  >2:13
This is what the future you chose sounds like.


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21494 No. 21494 ID: ceb334 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Found this parked in tempe. Post cool vehicles you've sighted
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21255 No. 21255 ID: d4c8ee hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/an-225-revival-proposed-in-new-antonov-china-pact-428949/

>Ukrainian aircraft designer Antonov has agreed to cooperate with a Hong Kong-based Chinese company, intending first to revive production of a partially-assembled An-225 freighter and then restore the series production.

>The agreement with Airspace Corporation of China signed on 30 August breathes life into the Soviet-era manufacturing programme for the world’s largest aircraft, which has remained dormant for 22 years.

>In the late-1980s, Antonov completed the first six-engined An-225 by stretching the fuselage of the four-engined An-124, lengthening the wing and adding a split tail. The aircraft was designed to carry a payload up to 225,000kg payload either internally or externally. In particular, the An-225 was needed to carry the Buran, the Soviet space shuttle.

>The collapse of the Soviet Union led to the cancellation of the space shuttle programme. The first An-225 was moved into storage for several years, while a second An-225, which is designed with a single, straight tail, was left uncompleted inside Antonov’s factory complex in Kiev.

>The new agreement begins discussions to allow Airspace Corporation of China and Antonov to resume assembly of the second An-225 in phase one. A follow-on second phase would restart series production of the heavy airlifter in China under license, Antonov says. Both phases would be initiated after the signing of separate contracts.
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>> No. 21264 ID: 7e827c
>>21255
I worked at an airport for UPS and got to see one of these in person. I wish I got to see it closer, but it was mind-bendingly large.
>> No. 21482 ID: bb86e7
I got to see a An-124 in flight, (donor design for the 225) and that thing was so large it seemed to just hang there in the sky while on landing approach.
>> No. 21483 ID: bb86e7
What the heck do they plan on hauling that makes this necessary instead of something smaller?
>> No. 21485 ID: cca113
>>21483
The existing one gets used a lot for outsize cargo (and occasionally as a flying RO/RO ferry, from what I'm seeing on Google Images). A lot of it tends to be industrial parts, especially power-generating equipment like gas turbines and transformers, to places where land/sea transport would be impossible or prohibitively expensive.
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>>21485
Also sometimes you need to move around a ancient Ethiopian obelisk.


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  > reading blogs
> see mention of adaptive cycle jet engine
> interest piqued
> see video
> boner status: operational

Bypass ratio is the biggest trade off with engines. This is going to be huge.
>> No. 20699 ID: 9dcda2
  >>20698
Game changer. If I were the .mil, I would be asking for retrofits to existing jets.
>> No. 20701 ID: d4c8ee
>>20699
"But you've already got a desert full of perfectly good TF33s!" -Congress
>> No. 21479 ID: bb86e7
Second Video does not work.

So variable bypass ratio for fuel savings, plus an extra airstream for active cooling of avionics and such instead of dumping it into the fuel, requiring fuel to be temperature managed BEFORE IT EVEN GETS INTO THE AIRCRAFT! (Looking at You F-35) Looks good to me.

In the first video, I strongly suspect that this is not the actual variable bypass geometry, since it involves two nearly right angle turns for the supplemental air.
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>>21479
>requiring fuel to be temperature managed BEFORE IT EVEN GETS INTO THE AIRCRAFT!
One way we were told to do this is by painting our trucks white in the summer. Works well enough at a stateside base, however when you get into locales where you don't want to stand out and it's hot as fuck...
>> No. 21488 ID: bb86e7
>>21487
I knew about this, but the necessity for the aircraft smacks of bad design imho.


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