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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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>It'll take me over a football field to stop at highway speed and 80k gross weight.....
>I'm not worried about bikes though, unless you hit debris in front of me.

That's kind of what I'm talking about, though. The thought that always crosses my mind is basically "What happens if I lay it down with this guy <30 M behind me?"

And yeah, that's rhetorical; I pretty well know what would happen.

>It's oblivious car drivers.

Jesus, don't even get me started, bro.
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This was way before I started trippin, but last week I made my last payment, and I still love this car.
Jesus fucking Christ Boof, if I had access to this kind of hardware, my friggin head would explode. Congrats on the Ferrari! Its so pretty!

No. 20292 ID: 9dcda2 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
  Northrop F5 Freedom Fighter HD

I want one.
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>> No. 21234 ID: e222c7
There was a small shitstorm in the news here in Norway a couple of years ago when the air force sold off two fully operational F5's to Ross Perot Jr. for 120,000 NOK (roughly $20k) a piece.

That's so affordable even I could have bought one.
>> No. 21236 ID: 8effed
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$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
I didn't know the Vietnam war was so fun and wholesome.
>> No. 21376 ID: cce514
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Ethiopian F-5s vs Somali MiG-21s.
>> No. 21400 ID: cd5ece
  Some slav shit. Pretty cool, actually. A different perspective from what we're used to.

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21392 No. 21392 ID: bc78c2 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
I like this custom job
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>> No. 21395 ID: 50f38c
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They model that tourist transporter after the Czech DANA (ShKH vz.77) or improved Zuzana wheeled self-propelled 152mm or 155mm howitzer on 8x8 Tatra 813 chassis?
- Samobieżna armatohaubica wzór 1977 is the designation of SpGH DANA self-propelled howitzers in service with the Polish Land Forces.
>> No. 21396 ID: 50f38c
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Czech Republic army soldiers of 1st Platoon, Field Artillery in DANA 152mm self-propelled gun-howitzer vehicles maneuver to an objective during exercise Combined Resolve at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Nov. 20, 2013. The intent of the exercise is to train and prepare U.S. led multinational brigades to interoperate with multiple partner nations against a complex threat.
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Self-propelled gun-howitzer ShKH vz. 77 Dana, Králíky, Ústí nad Orlicí District, the Czech Republic.
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Before concluding it was a custom built people wanted to say it looked like passenger vehicles they use inside mines.
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16967 No. 16967 ID: 2ae388 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
The Medium Tank M2 was a United States Army tank that was first produced in 1939 by the Rock Island Arsenal, just prior to the commencement of the war in Europe. Production was 18 M2 tanks, and 94 slightly improved M2A1 tanks, for a total figure of 112. Events in Western Europe and on the Eastern Front rapidly demonstrated that the M2 was obsolete, and it was never used overseas in combat; it was used for training purposes throughout the war.

The M2's unique features included an unusually large number of machine guns, bullet deflector plates, and sloped armor on the hull front (glacis plate). The main armament was a 37 mm (1.5 in) gun, with 32 mm (1.3 in) armor; the M2A1 had a 51 mm (2.0 in) gun mantlet. The features of the M2 series development, both good and bad, provided many lessons for U.S. tank designers that were later applied with great success in the M3 Lee, M4 Sherman and many other armored fighting vehicles. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M2_Medium_Tank

Armed with 1× 37 mm Gun M3 and 7× (maximum 9) .30-06 Browning M1919 machine guns.

Previous tank thread:
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>> No. 20184 ID: 254d85
If it was in the late 80s, Tienanmen Square probably had more to do with it. Off the top of my head Northrop had a project going at the same time to put F-16 radars and avionics on Chinese fighters and a Italian company was doing the same for the Q-5 attack aircraft, and Sikorsky had just sold the PLA 24 S-70s for use in Tibet and Boeing was getting ready to ship 12 Chinooks, while the British were offering advanced naval radars and weapons, but world events led to a lot of projects ending.
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And really at the time pretty much everybody was offering "put a L7/M68 on your T-55 with western fire control" packages or upgrades, though only Israel had any real success exporting them.

And the Germans tried the inverse, offering Malaysia Leopard 1 hulls with turrets from the T-72s they were taking out of service.
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For a Russian T-55 suped-up with Western stuff, the 1988 movie, The Beast of War, had a 1964 Czech ZTS-Martin that was captured by the Israelis and fitted with a 105mm gun. So many T-55 tanks were captured that the Israelis fixed them up and called them the Tiran 5 tank.
>> No. 20200 ID: 88c84e
  The Beast Trailer 1988
Director: Kevin Reynolds https://youtu.be/IWbp5hxzXTo
Starring: Don Harvey, George Dzundza, Jason Patric, Kabir Bedi, Stephen Baldwin, Steven Bauer

During the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, a group of rebels tracks a lost Soviet tank through the Afghan wilderness. Exciting and offbeat war story!
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The ZSU-57-2 (Ob'yekt 500) is a Soviet self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG), armed with two 57 mm autocannons. 'ZSU' stands for Zenitnaya Samokhodnaya Ustanovka (Russian: Зенитная Самоходная Установка), meaning "anti-aircraft self-propelled mount", '57' stands for the bore of the armament in millimetres and '2' stands for the number of gun barrels. It was the first Soviet mass-produced tracked SPAAG. In the USSR it had the unofficial nickname "Sparka", meaning "pair", referring to the twin autocannon with which the vehicle is armed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZSU-57-2

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21195 No. 21195 ID: 050b51 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
New fighter thread.
Old fighter thread: http://www.operatorchan.org/v/res/14172.html
- A U.S. Navy Grumman F-14B-150-GR Tomcat (BuNo 163221) attached to Fighter Squadron VF-102 aboard the aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) soars through the skies over the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch, 1997. The aircraft is fitted with a Tactical Aerial Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS) including ECA and ALQ-167.
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>> No. 21200 ID: 050b51
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>> No. 21237 ID: 8effed
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>> No. 21388 ID: cce514
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If you think the F-35 is a boondoggle, I've got some Eurofighters to sell you.
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In the time it's taken for the Eurofighter to get a AESA radar, the F-35 was conceptualized, prototyped, competed against the X-32, won, finalized, boondoggled, sent to production, had most of the fires put out with piles of boondoggle money, and has been declared IOC.
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appears to be Maylaysian air force. Didn't know they had both western and Russian/soviet aircraft.


have a photo I took at an airshow. F-100.

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21320 No. 21320 ID: ec7ed1 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Aircraft guns
Starting with the German BK-5 50mm cannon
The BK-5 was an adaptation of a tank gun and was intended primarily for use against Allied heavy bombers. Its magazine held 22 rounds, and the gun had a rate of 45 rounds per minute. BK-5 cannon were installed in some Me 410 twin-engine interceptors and experimentally in the Me 262 fighter, but the war ended before testing with the latter aircraft could be completed. Only about 300 of the guns were produced and combat usage was limited. When Reich Marshal Hermann Goering was captured and questioned on May 10, 1945, he mentioned the BK-5 experiments translated as follows:

"You might find around Germany some jet airplanes equipped with anti-tank guns. Don't blame me for such monstrosities. This was done on the explicit orders of the Fuehrer. Hitler knew nothing about the air. He may have known about the Army or Navy, but absolutely nothing about the air. He even considered the Me-262 to be a bomber and he insisted it should be called a bomber." http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/MuseumExhibits/FactSheets/Display/tabid/509/Article/196225/german-bk-5-50mm-cannon.aspx
- DAYTON, Ohio -- German BK-5 50mm cannon on display in the World War II Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Crew: One pilot
Length: 32 ft 3 in (9.83 m)
Wingspan: 45 ft 0 in (13.72 m)
Height: 11 ft 0 in (3.35 m)
Wing area: 250 ft² (23.2 m²)
Airfoil: NACA 23017-08
Empty weight: 8,310 lb (3,777 kg)
Loaded weight: 10,356 lb (4,707 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 11,445 lb (5,202 kg)
Powerplant: 2 × Rolls-Royce Peregrine I liquid-cooled V12 engine, 885 hp (660 kW) at 10,000 ft (3,050 m) with 100 octane fuel each
Propellers: de Havilland constant speed propeller
Propeller diameter: 10 ft (3.28 m)

Maximum speed: 360 mph (313 knots, 580 km/h) at 15,000 ft (4,570 m)
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21058 No. 21058 ID: 9dcda2 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]

> The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, also called the Udvar-Hazy Center, is the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's annex at Washington Dulles International Airport in the Chantilly area of Fairfax County, Virginia, United States

I checked out the Udvar-Hazy Center. Pretty damn cool. I got a little emotional around the Space Shuttle Discovery. I wasn't trying to document the whole museum, I just snapped some pictures of cool stuff. (With a specific interest in engines.)
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Mosquito Markings
Just before D-Day (the June 6, 1944, invasion of France), black and white stripes were applied almost overnight to a vast majority of U.S. and British aircraft to clearly identify them during the Normandy landings. In the rush to mark all the aircraft, masking and spraying sometimes gave way to more expeditious method of painting them by hand.

Invasion stripes, like the ones being applied by the ground crewman in the museum's exhibit, would have completely encircled the wings and fuselage. The 25th Bombardment Group adopted a red tail for their Mosquitoes in August 1944 and removed the invasion stripes from the upper wing and upper fuselage surfaces in September 1944.
>> No. 21330 ID: ec7ed1
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Armament: 4,000 lbs. of bombs in bomber version
Engines: Two Rolls-Royce Merlins of 1,690 hp each
Maximum speed: 415 mph
Cruising speed: 276 mph
Range: 1,955 miles
Ceiling: 42,000 ft.
Span: 54 ft. 2 in.
Length: 40 ft. 6 in.
Height: 12 ft. 6 in.
Weight: 23,000 lbs. loaded
>> No. 21331 ID: ec7ed1
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De Havilland DH 98 cockpit in the WWII Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
>> No. 21332 ID: ec7ed1
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The Timber Terror is one of my favorite strike bombers of WW2.
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Like I said, if you get the chance, do. The place is so huge that even if you have a slight interest in space and aviation you can easily spend the entire day there.

I'm planning on visiting there again, thinking of bringing my camera tripod (they'll let you bring it in, last I checked) so I can take some decent photos with their crap lighting.

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>> No. 19866 ID: 3052f4
  Like rotor noise?
>> No. 19923 ID: edd03a
  No Country for Unprepared Anuses.
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>> No. 21353 ID: 6ca38e
  One of my favorite /k/ related videos where the audio is concerned:
>> No. 21379 ID: bc78c2
  Turkish jets successfully causing terror and panic with sonic booms in Istanbul and Ankara during coup attempt

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21172 No. 21172 ID: 17c524 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
>Driving shitty 1991 Suzuki Sidekick
>Get pulled over
"oy vey not again"
>cop comes up, asks for the stuff
>hand him debit card on accident
"your break lights are out"
>believe him
>he runs paper work
>asks if any drugs or guns
"oh hey wait, your tail lights do work. I guess."
>gets awkwardly serious about how beautiful the desert is.
>1000 yard stare and everything
"you drive back to the city safe now, the drivers here are crazy"
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>> No. 21312 ID: 444beb
don't know off the top of my head
>> No. 21314 ID: addd7a
IHC, when will you realise that retro 'dubs are cool? Especially a Golf.
>> No. 21318 ID: d3919a
I have no problem with the body style, it's just everything else about the car that's terrible.

>> No. 21333 ID: fc3614

No, no, his is N O T.

MY dads rabbit converted to a buick three barrel carb with a big chrome air cleaner sticking out of the hood and a dash to floor switch panel after a wiring fire.......that, was cool. Especially when it could roast em.
>> No. 21378 ID: 51379e
We had a 77 Continental with a 460, my dad ended up selling it because the gas mileage was shit, I don't know what he was thinking when he bought it.

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  what the fucko
>> No. 21377 ID: a6c0d3
neat! i could have sworn that i saw one of these things in my childhood parked on the side of the road in the northeastern pennsylvania area like 25 years ago

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