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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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>>21491
Looks like a late-'80s Ford Festiva.
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Thought we had a bike thread somewhere.

The steel seat frame (the steel that you lock the seat post onto) on my seat failes yesterday, and I tried to cannibalize the frame from a cheap seat I had lying around. Been at it for an hour with a bench vise and elbow grease but couldn't get all three points of the seat frame into place.

Google has been usurped (though it's squarely Google's fault) by SEO / marketing lenses, and did not find any help there. Is this doable?

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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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>>21199
>>21200

appears to be Maylaysian air force. Didn't know they had both western and Russian/soviet aircraft.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Malaysian_Air_Force

have a photo I took at an airshow. F-100.
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Libellula, a tandem-winged and twin-engined British experimental plane which gives the pilot an excellent view for landing on aircraft carriers (1945).
>> No. 21672 ID: d4c8ee
  >>21671
The British also tried this for carrier landings: just coat the deck with rubber land without gear.
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>>21672
Problem with making planes without landing gear to belly-land on carrier decks covered with soft rubber is that the plane...
- Would have to be winched and taken to the elevator, catapult or placed on a wheeled cradle because it has no wheels to move around on deck.
- The plane cannot land with any stores under the wings like fuel tanks, rockets, missiles, bombs, gun pods or, as with this EA-18G Growler, delicate electronic jamming pods. Because they would be smashed upon landing.
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Even using stealth fighters that keep their stores in internal bomb bays, the rubber landing method would still be insane.

- The unmanned X-47B completes its first landing aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), July 10, 2013, off the coast of Virginia. This event marks the first time the Navy landed an unmanned aircraft aboard an aircraft carrier.


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21652 No. 21652 ID: 13f512 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
non jet jets
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>> No. 21659 ID: 4d69b8
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Lord, love a Leduc!
Designed by René Leduc in 1938, it was built at the Breguet Aviation factory after a protracted, semi-secret construction phase kept at arm's length from German occupation authorities, and was finally completed in 1947. The aircraft featured a double-walled fuselage, with the pilot controlling the aircraft from within the inner shell. The circular gap between this and the outer, cylindrical shell provided the inlet for the ramjet.

Testing: It could not take off unassisted (ramjets cannot produce thrust at zero airspeed and thus cannot move an aircraft from a standstill) and was therefore intended to be carried aloft by a Sud-Est Languedoc mothership and released at altitude. Following test flights of the Languedoc/0.10 composite, independent unpowered gliding tests began in October 1947. After three such flights, the first powered flight was made on 21 April 1949 over Toulouse. Released in a shallow dive at an altitude of 3,050 m (10,010 ft), the engine was tested at half power for twelve minutes, propelling the aircraft to 680 km/h (420 mph).

In subsequent tests, the 0.10 reached a top speed of Mach 0.85 and demonstrated the viability of the ramjet as an aviation powerplant, with a rate of climb of 40 m/s (7,900 ft/min) to 11,000 metres (36,000 ft), exceeding that of the best jet fighters of the time.

Of the two 0.10s originally built, one was destroyed in a crash in 1951 and the other severely damaged in another crash the following year. Both pilots survived with serious injuries. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leduc_0.10

- French Leduc 0.10 1949 ramjet interceptor carried by a Sud-Est Languedoc mothership.
A piloted ramjet, first flown in powered flight on April 21st 1949. As a ramjet needs forward speed to operate, it was carried aloft by a Sud-Est Languedoc mothership and released at altitude. In flight testing, it reached speeds as high as M=.85. On display in the Musee de l'Air et de l'Espace. Of the two names on the aircraft, Rene Lorin was the inventor of the ramjet and Jean Villey published the detailed theory of the ramjet. http://www.airliners.net/photo/Leduc-010/1492573/L/
http://www.operatorchan.org/v/res/14172.html#14221
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The Hiller YH-32 Hornet (company designation HJ-1) was an American ultralight helicopter built by Hiller Aircraft in the early 1950s. It was a small and unique design because it was powered by two Hiller 8RJ2B ramjet engines mounted on the rotor blade tips which weigh 13lbs each and deliver an equivalent of 45 h.p. for a total of 90 h.p. Versions of the HJ-1 Hornet were built for the United States Army and the United States Navy in the early 1950s. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiller_YH-32_Hornet
- Displayed in Museum of Flight in Seattle. This is one of 12 YH-32s acquired by the Army for evaluation in 1955.
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The Hiller Museum identifies the YH-32A, named the Sally Rand, as the first helicopter gunship.
- Armed "Sally Rand" version on display at the Hiller Aviation Museum
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>>21652
What the shit? Looks like a couple of V1 buzz bomb engines.

> How ever even this stunning aircraft was out performed by the new jets of 1944/45 and like the Soviets in an attempt to prolong the live of the "Mustang" as a front-line fighter a pair of Ford PJ-31-1 pulsejets were fitted on to the under side of the wings. The results were similar to the Soviet experiments on piston engined aircraft with added pulsejets, an increase in top speed when in use, but with excessive fuel consumption and high drag when not, the idea was dropped soon after the tests.

Indeed it is.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic-Ford_JB-2

>>21657
Because moar powar!
>> No. 21670 ID: a8529b
  There's also the Motorjet (also conceptualized by Rene Lorin) which is where you use a piston engine to run the compressors on a jet engine. Only the Italians and Russians really explored the concept, the Italians with the Campini C.1 aircraft (one of the first jets) and the Russians with the MiG-13, a prop fighter developed as a crash response to the Me 262, which used a turbojet as a booster and was never accepted for service due to being obsolete (by the time they figured out the engine stuff the MiG-9 existed) and having a number of design flaws.


No. 21647 ID: a42fa5 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
  fuck yo runway
fuck yo runway
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>> No. 21664 ID: 4d69b8
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C-130 Hercules aircraft on taxidrive on the autobahn A29 near city of Ahlhorn during NATO-exercise "Highway 84".
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A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft lands on the autobahn A29 near city of Ahlhorn during NATO-exercise "Highway 84".
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Rear view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft as it takes off from the autobahn A29 near city of Ahlhorn during NATO-exercise "Highway 84".
>> No. 21667 ID: 4d69b8
  BW-Filmschau Ahlhorn Ersatzpiste (NATO - Exercise Highway '84) https://youtu.be/cYpbI9Myrb0
The auto-translate English subtitles aren't bad.
>> No. 21668 ID: 4d69b8
  U.S. fighter jets land on highway https://youtu.be/c2GqQBexY9w
Published on Jun 23, 2016
Four U.S. A-10 Thunderbolt jets recently landed on a highway in Estonia as part of a NATO exercise called Saber Strike.


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21628 No. 21628 ID: 45e3a1 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
A general thread for some of the stranger vehicles to be put down on paper or built.

Starting with a tank concept by the H. L. Yoh company that involved putting the engine in the turret...because reasons.
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>> No. 21635 ID: 9dcda2
>>21629

Convenient that it's coffin shaped.
>> No. 21636 ID: 45e3a1
>>21635
yeah, I noticed that while trying to thing about how one would except from such a contraption. They appear to be strapped into the thing with a harness, requiring them to get both their hands to their waist to fiddle with the straps to free themselves. As far as exit locations, the rocket launcher and it's backblast would probably prevent the region directly behind from being an exit, so I assume they would have the sides in the back open up, which seems like it would be awkward to enter and exit. I can't imagine they could convince anyone to climb into such a thing, but life was cheap in the soviet union at the time.

And then of course their is trying to imagine how it's use in an attack might take place...
Visibility is strictly limited in the forward direction, limiting situational awareness and target spotting, so I would imagine you wouldn't climb into the thing without knowing exactly where the enemy is. The attack would presumably involve speeding towards the enemy, relying on your speed and the enemy's sheer disbelief anyone could be stupid enough to climb into such a thing to avoid being obliterated. After unleashing the rockets with questionable success, you now have the task of escaping the enemy. Assuming you still have propulsion rockets to fire, I would imagine this thing would not pull 180 degree direction changes flawlessly. It is easy to imagine why this didn't make it to production...but then again this was from the same people that brought the world anti-tank dogs.
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This idea of a tank, if it can still be called a tank, seems to have been thought up from someone who only recently received the spark notes version of WWI in 1941. They seem to have taken inspiration from the large British and German tanks for the first world war, and seemed to appreciate the increasing role of aircraft on the battlefield...but everything else seems to show a detach from reality.
>> No. 21641 ID: 45e3a1
  As far as I can tell, everyone involved with this thing is dead serious somehow. Behold the awesome might of Ghana.
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>>21641
Looks Serbian in origin.


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21494 No. 21494 ID: ceb334 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Found this parked in tempe. Post cool vehicles you've sighted
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>> No. 21639 ID: 2b28b4
>>21638
So post them here ya dingaling
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>>21639
Route 66 plate and number
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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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>>21523
https://www.dodbuzz.com/2016/01/15/differentiating-the-new-tiltrotor-from-the-old/

Nothing really new, but it'll be interesting to see where it goes.
>> No. 21597 ID: 9dcda2
  >>21523
More developmental rotorcraft.

AUSA 2015: Sikorsky S-97 Raider helicopter - first flight
>> No. 21598 ID: 9dcda2
  Boeing Sikorsky - SB-1 Defiant Joint Multi-Role High Speed Helicopter Simulation [720p]
>> No. 21623 ID: a1c7fe
>>21597
This looks like a superior solution in every way compared to Valor, but it doesn't have a good enough name so I guess we'll take the Marine Widowmaker 2.0
>> No. 21640 ID: 8566ef
Bell says the first flight of the V-280 is planned for September.
http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=2481


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21624 No. 21624 ID: 13f512 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Well I'm ready for WWIII how about you?
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No.
Especially not over some stupid bullshit in the Middle East.
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WWIII will probably be fought by remote control
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>>21627
The only remote control you will get is that your orders will be coming from unknown source and you will not know who is responsible for your operation.


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16967 No. 16967 ID: 2ae388 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Tanks!
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:
http://www.operatorchan.org/v/res/12065.html
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>>21617
I have read the Sheridan described as a bunker-blaster demolition light tank. Her 152mm gun fired conventional ammunition and the MGM-51 Shillelagh guided anti-tank missile. Armed with low velocity HEAT rounds that were good for blowing up bunkers & buildings without over-penetrating like the high velocity guns on the MBTs did, and also shooting big canister antipersonnel rounds spewing out flechettes.
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it still isn't the coolest light tank...
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>>21621


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21593 No. 21593 ID: c097bc hide watch quickreply [Reply]
hello there... i have smoke coming out from the bottom of the engine when i open the hood

i have 2003 Ford Focus.... does anybody have any idea what this would be?

are there common problems regarding the Ford Focus and this specific issue....?

Thank you so much for all of your help. I will contribue to the community now that I've finally found this board! =)
>> No. 21594 ID: fd8a72
>>21593
It's probably a leaky oil pan or valve cover gasket.
The gaskets get old and 'dry out', letting oil past. The oil then blows all around the engine bay, getting on the exhaust (making smoke) and trapping dirt leaving everything it touches fuzzy with dirt.

Crawl under your car, take pics and post them.
>> No. 21595 ID: c097bc
>>21594
thank you anon for this response!
>> No. 21616 ID: 1dcaa1
Well...close your hood!


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