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No. 20202 ID: 9723b1 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
  After their replacement by the next gen bomber, the Pentagon is planning to modify the existing B-52s into something called an "arsenal plane".

The purpose of this beast is to drop thousands of glide bombs, or launch hundreds of cruise or even air-to-air missiles on command from anyone else in the battlespace.

You know how the AWACS supplements search and track systems? The Arsenal Plane basically supplements weapons loadouts.

If a flight of strike fighters runs out of bombs (very likely in the case of F-35), they don't have to return to base, rearm, and potentially miss their strike opportunity.

They can just order up some fresh bombs from the Arsenal Plane, if they get there in 30 seconds or less it's free.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/news/a19262/pentagon-announces-arsenal-plane-platform/
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/usaf-flaunts-arsenal-plane-concept-at-air-warfare-422472/
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/us-fighter-and-bomber-chiefs-embrace-pentagons-ars-422418/
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>> No. 20207 ID: 88c84e
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The idea of using Boeing 747, or other similar commercial passenger jumbo jets, as a missile truck or air-launched cruise missile launcher has been around for a long time.
>> No. 20208 ID: 88c84e
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Or as a method of extending the range of ballistic missiles. You fly a cargo of ICBMs and drop them out the back where they (hopefully) ignite and rocket off to their target. Same idea of getting space orbiters or satellites out to their orbit where their rockets just would not have enough push to make it. Load the rocket in a 747 and fly it to maximum altitude. The maximum operating altitude of a 747-400 is 41,000 feet with an absolute ceiling 45,100 feet.

- US Boeing MC747 ballistic missile bomber.
>> No. 20209 ID: 88c84e
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>> No. 20210 ID: 88c84e
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Anti-submarine patrol planes have been armed with Harpoon anti-ship missiles and Sidewinder air-to-air missiles as well as torpedoes and sonar buoys.

- US P-3 Orion armed with 2xAIM-9 & 4xAGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles.

- US Boeing P-8 Poseidon armed with Harpoon missiles.
http://www.operatorchan.org/v/res/19446.html#19458
>> No. 21474 ID: bb86e7
Does the conflation of "Arsenal" and "Armory" bother anyone else? This concept is clearly a flying weapons armory, not a flying weapons manufacturing and storage.

None of the article seem to mention the wild weasel functionality that would be needed on the strike fighters in order to make the most of this concept.


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14997 No. 14997 ID: 1f64a0 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
For I am considering a 49cc scooter. I hate them. I hate them so much for being slow and dangerous. And not being as comfortable as a motorcycle.

But, I don't have to pay insurance on them, they're fuel efficient, cheap to maintain, and I can get a decent one for around $1000. If I get one, I can actually attend school and work, maybe even a second job which would help me afford a real vehicle (currently thinking of a Japanese econobox of some sort).

I'll hate myself for it, be terrified every time I'm on the road and will have to take the back roads everywhere, but it's a stepping stone to getting my life on track. And it's 1000 times better than the bus. Fuck the nasty bus with a schedule designed by Sheniqua.

But, goddamn, I'm not looking forward to taking one out on the street.
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>> No. 21445 ID: 6e9743
  Hey, this tiny, one-man car is powered by a 49cc scooter engine!
The Smallest Car in the World at the BBC - Top Gear - BBC https://youtu.be/dJfSS0ZXYdo
Jeremy drives the Peel P50, the world's smallest production car to work at the BBC and meets a few famous faces along the way.
>> No. 21473 ID: bb86e7
Have you considered the Honda Grom?


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21419 No. 21419 ID: d4c8ee hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
The Russians seem to be having some trouble with their carrier again.
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>> No. 21468 ID: b430d1
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china number one!
russia number..... EIGHT!
>> No. 21469 ID: b430d1
  >>21468
chinese navy capable of operating carrier with better air quality than chinese city, unlike a certain barbarian country.
>> No. 21470 ID: 9dcda2
>>21469
There were a lot more sweaty partially naked men in that video than I expected.
>> No. 21471 ID: b86cd3
>>21470
Demographic issues due to the One Child program mean that over the next few decades, around 30 million Chinese men will have to either go gay or buy wives from Africa/Russia. The PLAN knows the way things are going.

Plus it's the Navy.
>> No. 21472 ID: 1807a4
>b86cd3
Reminder this is the commie from /leftypol/ that doesn't know about waveforming.


No. 21450 ID: b86cd3 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
  S-300 strong, A-10 kaput, F-35 kaput.
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>> No. 21462 ID: d4c8ee
>>21461
Okay first of all that's not how EM emissions work.

Second, why do you assume technology for SEAD/DEAD equipment hasn't advanced?
>> No. 21463 ID: 70d38f
>>21462
>Okay first of all that's not how EM emissions work.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beamforming
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>>21463
I don't understand this AND there is a blue dick on the diagram.
>> No. 21466 ID: 1807a4
>>21462
>that's not how EM emissions work.
Yes it is.

Finish your grade 12 physics class before talking.
>> No. 21467 ID: b86cd3
>>21459
Well sometimes all you need is a map and a compass. And since Russia has already shown it's intent to disrupt international navigation aids...

>>21461
UNCLASS says you're wrong faggot.

>>21463
>>21466
So you're saying that somehow (magic, presumably) this makes it so the radar antennas don't actually emit RF frequency.

>these venture capitalists/missile salesmen/radar salesmen are surely no lying to me!


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19808 No. 19808 ID: 6853a3 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35436741

To commemorate the end of Land Rover Defender production, in this thread, we will post military Land Rovers.
Starting with this WMIK.
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>> No. 19885 ID: faf5b0
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>> No. 19886 ID: faf5b0
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beep beep
>> No. 19887 ID: a19011
>>19886
"WHAT HO PEASANTS!"
>> No. 19893 ID: c9e27b
>>19824
Unfortunately I have no photos of Pink Panthers and have never seen one IRL.
>> No. 21446 ID: 1c7a30
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>>19824

https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php?topic=16521.0


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19982 No. 19982 ID: a70f76 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
Celebrating /v/ surviving the revamp, let's talk about the latest repair/replacement/upgrade/any maintenance whatsoever we've had to perform on our vehicles.

On my way to work this morning, my rear end slumped out of nowhere, no apparent cause. I thought I had a flat initially, but started to realize that it was my shocks after experiencing no handling issues.

Limped into work, looked at it for a few minutes, had to clock in, then 2 hours later during my 15 minute break, I pulled the side panels off and discovered this. Apparently the retaining washer broke and the shock came off the bushing and was wedged between the exhausted and the frame.

Thank God, it's an easy fix and I work in a shop, plenty of tools at my disposal. Loosened the exhaust, freed the shock, realigned it and stole a washer from the Grainger box to reattach it and even reinforced it.

I spent that two hours stressing about the possibilities, thinking I was going to be spending more money or missing work.
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>> No. 21433 ID: 471393
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>>21431
Huh. Wonder why no trip.

Ah, well. VW in question. This here's the shifter linkage on that retarded machine. Which needed to be removed to get the steering box changed.
>> No. 21435 ID: 7e827c
>>21428
Several reasons.
1)They look nicer and provide a nice contrast to the wrinkle black.
2)We have a shit-ton of them, we buy them in bulk.
3)I wanted to.
>> No. 21436 ID: 7e827c
>>21431
Not all of us have the hate-on against allen heads that you do.
>> No. 21437 ID: 0de47d
>>21436
I don't mind them, as long as they're kept clean. But once they're packed with 30 years worth of oil and grease it's game over. Now IHC wants to punch babies, rape old people and take up smoking again.
>> No. 21443 ID: 7e827c
>>21437
They aren't that damn hard to clean out.


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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
pasta.jpg
"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. 21412 ID: a90ce2
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>>21411
A 1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme?
Interesting first car.
>> No. 21413 ID: a90ce2
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I remember a spoiled rotten kid in high school, back in 1985, who said his Dad was giving him an early '70s Dodge Charger Super Bee. And he did not think this was a big deal because it was 15 years old or so. Ingrate bastard! Son of a BITCH!
>> No. 21414 ID: a90ce2
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>> No. 21415 ID: a90ce2
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>> No. 21416 ID: a90ce2
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1971 Dodge Super Bee: the Last Bee
Originally appearing as a more advanced version of the super successful Road Runner, Super Bee used the same recipe – take a simple cheap model, install a V8 engine as powerful as possible, and that’s it. Coronet model has been taken as a basis. The recipe worked quite well until 1971, when Coronet lost two-door versions. Then, in the case has entered the body from the then-produced Charger. That’s why the 1971 Dodge Super Bee is unique – is in fact the last classic Super Bee and the last used concept of a simple, cheap, but powerful muscle car.

Despite the fact that the Super Bee was positioned as the affordable muscle car (the cheapest 1971 Super Bee cost $3,300), the engines were not weak, and in fact in no way inferior to the more expensive and advanced competitors and “relatives”.

Super Bee of the 1971 model year was the first and only model with the base engine small block V8, just 5.6 liters of displacement, however producing enough power – 275 HP. Then ordinary big-block V8 engines were avaialble: 383 cubic-inch (6.3L) producing 300 HP; two 440 Magnum (7.2-liter) engines, producing 370 or 385HP (due to different settings and fuel system).

Hemi engines, which widely used on another muscle cars made by Chrysler corporation, could be installed in Super Bee only optionally. Nevertheless, it was the most powerful modification, producing 425 HP, with 426 CID of displacement. http://carswithmuscles.com/1971-dodge-super-bee/


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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?
http://www.operatorchan.org/v/res/20048.html#20083
- 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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>>21395
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]
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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>> No. 20184 ID: 254d85
>>20179
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.
>> No. 20199 ID: 88c84e
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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. 21237 ID: 8effed
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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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>>21388
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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>>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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