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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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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.
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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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>>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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>>21411
A 1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme?
Interesting first car.
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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!
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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.
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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.
>> No. 21399 ID: bc78c2
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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)

Performance
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]
https://airandspace.si.edu/

> 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.
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TECHNICAL NOTES:
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.
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The Timber Terror is one of my favorite strike bombers of WW2.
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>>21324

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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  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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  still fucking cool
>> No. 21375 ID: bc78c2
  neat


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21230 No. 21230 ID: 88977e hide watch quickreply [Reply]
hello there OPERATORchan

i am looking for the most practical and economic way about going about financing and purchasing a camping vehicle...

i don't need one that is very big, or expensive, or fancy... just something that is practical and economic friendly (i.e... value for money)

...perhaps one with a shower, and good AC

thank you! <3

:)
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Back around 1988 or so, I bought a 1974 Cadillac ambulance for $500. I got it for an RV to go on hunting and camping trips. And it worked out! I removed the paramedic's chair, put a bed in and it was all set. That gigantic car had a 472 CID V-8 engine and a 27 gallon fuel tank. The 1975 Cadillac had a 600 lb 500 cubic inch (8.2 liter) engine.
The 1974 model year was impacted by the oil embargo of late 1973 and early 1974, which hit large cars especially hard, as fears of rationing drove people to buy smaller cars with better fuel economy.
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That ambulance probably weighed around 6000 pounds and probably got around 7 miles per gallon. Not a very economical car to take to the wilderness, but you could stand up in it.

I know that the EPA had only a single (not separate city/highway) MPG rating list in 1974 and I think that was the first year for it. In Thos. E. Bonsalls "Cadillac The American Standard" there is a reprint of an advertisement Cadillac sent to dealers in 1974 to run in local media, this one from Valley Cadillac. It states that the Environmental Protection Agency made a study recently of gas mileage delivered by 376 new automobiles and that the Cadillac Eldorado was found to deliver 10.4 MPG, the de Ville 8.9 MPG (I dont understand why thered be a difference), and also listed some other cars including Lincoln 7.9, Chrysler 8.4 and smaller cars like the Pontiac Le Mans at 8.4 and Oldsmobile Cutlass at 7.3. 1973 and 1974 were probably the two worst years for fuel mileage on GM cars with very restrictive emission controls which gave both poor economy and poor drivability. In 1975, all GM cars got catalytic converters which allowed the engines to perform better and give better economy. By 1976, the EPA was listing both city and highway mileage and I still have the EPA window sticker from my 76 350 4BBL (Olds engine)Cutlass which shows 15 city and 21 highway. http://forums.cadillaclasalleclub.org/index.php?topic=85736.0
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>> No. 21287 ID: 044fd0
My GF and I went on a couple road trips last year in her Prius. Didn't have a shower but with the back seat folded down it had more than enough room for her and I to sleep. Prius sucks balls in town for lack of acceleration but it's quite adequite on the interstate. Got about 65 MPG in the Florida Keys and about 55 out in Arizona and Nevada.
I also have a 94 Chevy Astro LT AWD that was formerly registered as an RV. It could fit a large futon in the back. Didn't get the best fuel economy and the 28 gallon tank was a real pain in the wallet to fill but it could cruise along at 100mph all day and no cop ever gave it a second glance. Took it to Florida a couple of times back when the AC worked. Climbed the embankment closing off the lost highway at Centralia at drove around there one time. Once drove it around for more than a month with a broken torsion bar.
>> No. 21313 ID: 9dc901
  >>21231
>>21232


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http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2016/08/16/Modernized-Russian-bombers-will-be-able-to-fly-in-the-stratosphere/9541471356233/
>At the end of 2016, the Russian Defense Ministry will receive the first delivery of the renewed NK-32 engines for the Tu-160M2 strategic missile-carrying bombers.

>According to the developers, the new engine will help the plane fly up to the stratosphere at an altitude of 60,000 feet.

>"The new NK-32 version can work not only as a reactive plane engine but also as a rocket engine. Thanks to this, the Tu-160M2 will be able to cruise at a height where no enemy anti-aircraft system can strike it," a source in the Russian defense industry said.

>The modernized plane's first flight will take place in 2018.

>According to Russian air force chief Viktor Bondarev, the Defense Ministry plans to buy about 50 Tu-160M2 planes.
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But the A-6 has been retired. Along with the F-117. And the Air Force has been in an ongoing controversy in retiring the A-10. The Air Force’s latest retirement schedule, unveiled in its latest budget request for FY17, begins divesting the A-10s in FY18. The last A-10 would be sent to the boneyard in FY22. http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/air-space/2016/04/25/house-legislation-restricts--10-retirement/83508968/
>> No. 21296 ID: ad2b13
  >>21294
Aside of heavy payload that's kind of why it makes for a great example. This was before stealth, so you can think of it as a pre-stealth stealth bomber.

The most modern example of a bomber using speed, storms and terrain for "stealth" would be F-15E, or that new Sukhoi bomber.
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>>21296
>>21257
If we're on the old stealth vs. terrain cover debate...why not both? Apparently a low-altitude penetrator version of the B-2 was under consideration at one point in its development.

>>21175
>rocket engine
Is that a translation error? I would expect a hybrid turbo-ramjet like the SR-71 had.
>> No. 21299 ID: b86cd3
Imagine modern air combat as playing flashlight tag in a field at night. You can turn on your flashlight (radar) to try and find other players, but they in turn see your light (EM emissions). Low-observability technology is represented by some players wearing ninja suits while others wear reflective vests.
>> No. 21300 ID: 9723b1
>>21298
Erm I think the point is to cut costs so more platforms can be produced with a lower tech base. Any total war scenario is going to involve nukes, and nukes will crash your tech base pretty fast.

Although I don't think the A-6 guy is talking about that, he's just being pedantic about the comparison.

>>21299
Modern stealth is only effective in a narrow band, called the X band. It's not effective in other bands of radar, such as those used by ground, shipborne or AWACS search, tracking and interrogation radars. Or in infrared, which is becoming distressingly common and depressingly sophisticated. Or passive radar... once that comes in it's pretty much over for stealth forever.


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