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21624 No. 21624 ID: 13f512 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Well I'm ready for WWIII how about you?
>> No. 21626 ID: 303669
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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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>> No. 21621 ID: 45e3a1
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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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  >gangster rapper: "I want a Hummer but shittier"
>Lamborghini: "We've got just the thing"
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>> No. 21590 ID: addd7a
>>21588
That machine is simply wonderful.
>> No. 21592 ID: aadd02
Somebody at Lamborhini posed a question that many people asked in the '80s:
>Why the fuck not!?
>> No. 21601 ID: addd7a
>>21592
If I was a monstrously wealthy stock broker in the 80s I'd deffo snort blow off a hookers arse in the back seat of that thing tbh.
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>>21589
However it was derived from the failed 1977 Cheetah project, a attempt to compete with the HMMWV and XR311. (and by extension similar NATO-market vehicles like the Iltis)

And it was mainly introduced in a attempt to make lemonade from lemons, since Lamborghini went bankrupt in 1978.
>> No. 21615 ID: 7e827c
How is it shittier? It has a V-12 from the Countach, goes a shit - ton faster, has excellent flotation on sand, and seats more than 4 people.


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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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>> No. 21577 ID: 9723b1
  BAE LAV
>> No. 21578 ID: 9723b1
  Northrop Grumman Hellhound
>> No. 21579 ID: d4c8ee
>>21574
>'Did you just open the page, see "Location: Polska", cry out "Russophobia!" and close it?'
>'yes'
>> No. 21580 ID: 45e3a1
  >>21578
that stow able weapons platform seems a bit awkward. Would be unpleasant if someone accidentally hit the switch with a squad crammed in the back. Still, it is interesting to see the effort they go through to make this fit as easily into an aircraft as possible, not a whole lot of vehicle will fit inside the CH-47. (although they have carried sling loaded humvees before) Not quite as tiny as the Boeing Phantom Badger tactical golfcart that will fit inside a V-22, barely.
>> No. 21581 ID: 9723b1
>>21580
I think outfitting the crew with 7.62 neato LMG and just punching some roof hatches would make way more sense.

>Boeing Phantom Badger tactical golfcart that will fit inside a V-22, barely.
>lets build 200 new transport aircraft!
>oh no we made them too small!
>lets build 5000 super small vehicles just on the off-chance that they have to be transported by our small aircraft!
Never understood this line of thinking, it puts the people who have to ride those vehicles into danger and it's probably more expensive in the long run. Why don't they just build 200 of bigger aircraft to fit the vehicles currently in use, then they don't need brand new tiny vehicles and can save money by using the old vehicles.

It seems like a backwards way of thinking (the vehicle being there to serve the transport aircraft instead of the other way around).


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  I wouldn't
>> No. 21539 ID: 6877b7
Hey serv: why not, next time you feel like starting a thread, just post whatever it is in here?


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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?
>> No. 21530 ID: ad2b13
It suffers from the same problem all multiroles suffer, which is lack of efficiency. And as the other thread is being discussed, it also leaves a gap in low-intensity general work that makes every military functional.

Other than that it's an ok vehicle, considering it replaces humvees juryrigged with extra armor.

>Which rather makes me wonder why the MXT wasn't a contender for the JLTV contract?
Other way around, I think the British are going to buy the JLTV.


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


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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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