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20295 No. 20295 ID: 1a91fc hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Note to self.

Next time someone pulls out from a stop sign in a little econo shit box just t-bone him in the driverside door and kill the motherfucker.

Police report says that I wasn't at fault so my rates ain't going up but I'm still out the deductible for the repair. USAA basically said don't hold my breath about the other guy's insurance paying for the repair even though I have a witness and a police report saying he was at fault since I managed not to hit him (damage is from a post when I went off the road).

Happened in front of the Radford Auto Auction (which isn't actually in Radford) at the intersection of 177 and (I shit you not) 666 if you guys want to google maps it.

Still wondering how the guy didn't end up getting even a fucking ticket...
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>> No. 20621 ID: 1a91fc
I just did a quick google search.

Holy shit those trucks are affordable. I always thought vintage military vehicles were >10k even for rust buckets with seized engines.

I always intended on keeping my current truck until she is 100% dead but...well now I have an itch in the back of my mind...
>> No. 20623 ID: 1e7925

They are also chick magnets.

>> No. 20624 ID: 1a91fc

I fucking love it!

Could prove useful if things with a Trekkie girl I met a little bit ago don't pan out
>> No. 20626 ID: 1e7925
that old timer's channel has a bunch of videos about his M37, which he apparently got for a low price with very low mileage.

And about every 4th video is of him experimenting with a handload with one of his numerous, old rifles, so his channel is totally operator-related :)
>> No. 20634 ID: 818111

You can also go nuts, and mount Michelin 11.00X16 XL radials, in lieu of the 9.00X16 bias.

First gear now becomes relevant, ride is greatly improved and the brakes become very effective. They also look "right".

They are expensive tires though, but they really do make the M37 into a very roadable critter.

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  I never knew jeeps were that easy
>> No. 20591 ID: 490e84
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or that they stack
>> No. 20592 ID: 9dcda2
Who needs coolant, fuel, and bolts anyway?
>> No. 20631 ID: 05c8aa
This is just to show the physical breakdown of the jeep. Even if you forgot fuel and coolant for any other car, the time it took to break down any other car would be longer.

Also sometime they don't even use actual bolts that need power tools to be replaced, but ready bolts which can be undone by hand. This is all for showmanship and entertainment though.
>> No. 20632 ID: 818111
They aren't.
>> No. 20633 ID: 818111
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They Aren't.

Image semi related, this is from a M38A1, where fuel was leaking through the vent line, into the ignitor unit. Where fire, and lots of it frequently occured.)

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14172 No. 14172 ID: 963c4b hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
There does not seem to be a general jet fighter or fighter/bomber thread.

Start off with a Tornado.

A Tornado GR4 aircraft with 617 Squadron based at RAF Lossiemouth is pictured fitted with the Storm Shadow cruise missile directly under the fuselage.
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Another big Russian swing-wing strategic bomber is the Tu-22 (NATO designation Backfire) bomber.
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Back to little fighters.

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20280 No. 20280 ID: ae87b5 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Fuck yeah Sea King!
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This is one of the Sea Kings from Marine Helicopter Squadron One taking a look at the cherry blossoms over the DC tidal basin.
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I snapped some quick pics of it as it banked overhead. I was only there to photograph cherry blossoms.
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Goodnight sweet prince.

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20048 No. 20048 ID: f6e43c hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Artillery thread
Old arty thread: http://www.operatorchan.org/v/res/11223.html
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UK WW1 8-inch BL Howitzer Mk 6, aka US Model 1917, supplied to the Finnish army.
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UK WW1 8-inch BL Howitzer Mk 8 at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

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19909 No. 19909 ID: c4277d hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Got a new project car for $500 yesterday!
I've already had offers on the car for well above that, but I'm gonna fix it up a bit and sell it on, Wheeler Dealer style. It's a 1980 Chevrolet El Camino, a previous owner swapped in a 350 and a Turbo 350 trans in it with a B&M floor shifter. I got it with a dented front fender, and with starter issues, either the starter isn't bolted on all the way, its missing shims, or its the wrong starter, because its rubbing the flywheel, and wont start right now. I'm gonna put it on jack stands and see what I need to do to get it running this weekend, and I'll update every step along the way.
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>> No. 20218 ID: c4277d
I gave in, and took the El Camino to a local mechanic, he's gonna look at it whenever his shop has some down time, for a discount. Hopefully the stumble something simple, or something I an fix, so it wont cost me an arm and a leg. I did drive it to the shop, but under load in gear, the stumble gets worse, and there's a backfire if I try and give it too much gas too quickly. It does drive though, so thats a plus. Haha
>> No. 20286 ID: c4277d
I'm retarded, the spark plug wires for cylinders 7 and 8 were swapped. Have been since I got the car. I kept telling myself I needed to check the firing order too...
>> No. 20287 ID: 618803
did they charge you an arm and leg for that?
>> No. 20288 ID: c4277d
Thankfully no.
$80 for that, adjusting the carb, and setting the timing(it was already correct, fyi) not too bad if you ask me. Most shops charge that just to look at a car.
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Update, fixed a few minor things on the interior, and bought a parts car for $150 in gas money (the guy towed it 2 hours to my house), and a winch I got for free. It has almost everything I need Robinson the interior, and everything I need for the body.

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Tracks too narrow for the rainy season?
We can fix that.
>> No. 20277 ID: 396316
Germans obsessed with interlocking wheels, even on bikes....
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They hit on a design and they were committed to it.
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Back to cute and adorable things.

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At long last, the United States Air Force has started to field the AIM-9X Sidewinder high off-boresight (HOBS) missile onboard the stealthy Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor.

Until now, America’s premier air superiority fighter had been equipped with the antiquated AIM-9M version of the missile. The lack of a HOBS missile put the $140 million stealth fighter at a severe disadvantage in a visual range dogfight with other aircraft.

“Every aspect about this missile, it's a huge capability increase in all facets,” explained Lt. Col. David Skalicky, commander of the 90th Fighter Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska.

“We can employ it in more scenarios, at greater range, and reach edges of the envelope we would have had a more difficult time reaching with the AIM-9M,” Skalicky said. “Similar to how the F-22 is a generation beyond the fighters that came before it, the 9X is a generation beyond the previous Sidewinder missiles we used before. It's a huge advance in lethality for the F-22.”

The F-22 Raptor units of the 3rd Wing—which includes the 90th Fighter Squadron and the 525th Fighter Squadron—are the first to receive the AIM-9X. But units flying the F-15 and F-16, as well as the Navy and Marine Corps’ F/A-18 Hornet squadrons, have been equipped with the new weapon for years.

It took the Air Force more than a decade to equip the Raptor with the AIM-9X because of the F-22’s obtuse avionics architecture—which is exceptionally difficult to upgrade. Even this recent addition of the AIM-9X is a jury-rigged interim measure called Update 5, which also includes an automatic ground collision avoidance system.

While the new software upgrade allows Raptor pilots to take advantage of the performance of the new missile, the jet’s targeting display will not show the correct symbology for the AIM-9X. Instead, the weapon will have the same displays as the current AIM-9M and pilots will have to compensate for the difference.

The situation will not be rectified until a new enhanced stores management system (ESMS) is added to the frontline Block 30 and Block 35 Raptors in 2018 with the Increment 3.2B hardware upgrade. With Inc. 3.2B, the F-22 will display the proper symbology for the AIM-9X. But even then, the F-22 will not have a helmet-mounted cueing system—which was deleted during the jet’s problematic development program in the late 1990s.
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Oh gee, it's fucking nothing.

(source: https://books.google.com/books?id=ZcK5DzmB_CgC&lpg=PA4&ots=BPgK1U5BSH&dq=F%2FA-18E%20number%20of%20Deficiencies&pg=PA4#v=onepage&q&f=false)
>> No. 20213 ID: 9723b1
>F/A-18 Super Hornet
That's interesting because their development lines aren't at all comparable.

The Super hornet errors were identified two years after first flight and it entered service two years after that. F-35 errors have been getting identified for sixteen years after its first flight. That is a long ass time to identify errors.

When it enters service the pilots flying the F-35 are likely to have been conceived after the plane they're flying.

I'm a nice guy though, if F-35 solves its 400+ errors and enters service two years from now in a fully combat capable form with no missing systems, I'll eat my words.
>> No. 20214 ID: 254d85
My god it's almost like a advanced aircraft still in development (the USMC declaring the F-35B IOC was done for political reasons) is going to have more issues that need to be fixed as it's brought into service, than a airplane that was essentially "trick congress into thinking the Rhino is just a version of the Hornet so we can replace the F-14."
>> No. 20215 ID: 9723b1
Then why did you use it as a comparison dumbkoff?

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Can we just agree that wedge cars were the best cars?
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The Maserati Boomerang was a concept car designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. It was first revealed at the Turin Auto Show in 1971 as a non-functional model, but by the time the 1972 Geneva Auto Show came around the company had worked it into a fully functional vehicle.

The design of the Boomerang would resonate through Giugiaro's future designs for many years. Its sharp angles and wedge shape could be easily seen in the VW Golf 1, VW Passat, Lancia Delta, Maserati Quattroporte III, Lotus Esprit, and the De Lorean DMC-12. Powered by a 310 bhp (230 kW) 4.7L V8 engine driving the rear wheels, 5 speed manual transmission, and having a fully decked out interior. With a unique dashboard layout where the steering wheel and gauge cluster are part of a single console that emerges from the dash, and the steering wheel rotates around the stationary gauges.

The Boomerang was fully registered as a road car, but it was always intended as a one-off show car. It was shown in dozens of places, and after the 1974 auto show in Barcelona it was sold to a private individual. In 1990, it was shown at the Bagatelle Concours in Paris, 1993 Concours Italiana, Carmel (Calf.) and Pebble Beach, with a new owner and some restoration work done. It made an appearance again in 2000 at the Monterey Historic Automobile Races, and Pebble Beach - 50th Anniversary -, 2012 "BEST OF SHOW", May, Monte Carlo, Monaco, 2013 "BEST OF SHOW", October, Knokke, Belgium, 2014 "Paris Motor Show", Paris, France.

The Boomerang featured prominently in a 2014 series of Louis Vuitton print and video ads, with photographs by Jürgen Teller showing the car and fashion models at the Giardini della Biennale (Venice). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maserati_Boomerang
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19925 No. 19925 ID: 5875e2 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
where were you when PAK-FA was kill?

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Wow, you make the worst arguments.
I never stated Russia can ONLY export energy, but their economy is significantly funded by petroleum and gas exports. I post data on what Russia's top ten exports are, showing oil is 50.6% of their exports and you respond with the fantasy that they could sell something else if nobody was buying their oil. Their top nine exports are there and they're minuscule compared to oil.

If China lost their electronics manufacturing, they would only lose less than a quarter of their exports because they have a more diverse export economy. The following export product groups represent the highest dollar value in Chinese global shipments during 2014. Also shown is the percentage share each export category represents in terms of overall exports from China. http://www.worldstopexports.com/chinas-top-10-exports/
Electronic equipment: US$570.9 billion (24.4% of total exports)
Machines, engines, pumps: $400.8 billion (17.1%)
Furniture, lighting, signs: $93.4 billion (4%)
Knit or crochet clothing: $92 billion (3.9%)
Clothing (not knit or crochet): $81.4 billion (3.5%)
Medical, technical equipment: $74 billion (3.2%)
Plastics: $66.8 billion (2.9%)
Vehicles: $64.2 billion (2.7%)
Gems, precious metals, coins: $63.2 billion (2.7%)
Iron or steel products: $60.6 billion (2.6%)
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>> No. 19972 ID: 20f52b
>More than 50% of Russia's exports are petroleum and gas.
Which is only 9% of GDP. In reality, it is not that the economy at large is dependent on oil, it is a federal budget that is being formed from oil prices - more than 50% at that. It shouldn't be a problem as long as the government knows what it is doing, is it? It doesn't, really.
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Oh, well, never mind. Such a small section of the economy does not mean anything, right? And the Russian arms industry even less so. Only around 4.5% of Russia's exports. ...Actually that's a LOT. Russia is the second largest conventional arms exporter after the United States, with $13.5 to 15 billion worth of exports in 2012. Combined, the USA and Russia account for 58% of all major weapons exports. And Russia's arms exports, particularly their PAK-FA fighter, is germane to this discussion. Russia's foreign buyers are balking at the quality and capabilities of this plane. Do they have a point or are they trying to weasel a discount or get out of bad pledge? I don't know, myself.

By the way, oil rents (the difference between the value of crude oil production at world prices and total costs of production) made up 13.7% of the Russian economy in 2013. Saudi Arabia was 43.6%. http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.PETR.RT.ZS

- Chinese Chengdu J-20, a stealth fifth-generation fighter prototype. Or so they claim.
>> No. 19974 ID: 360765
>i never stated russia can only export energy
You implied it in an effort to make Russia seem dependent on oil exports, that's your whole argument.

>their economy is significantly funded by petroleum and gas
Their exports in total make a tiny portion of their economy. Russian economy is internalized because of constant Western snubbing, sanctions and other shenanigangs since 1989.

Oil is the only thing Europe reliably wont sanction, and the only thing Europe is willing to pay for, therefore that's what Russia exports. Like I said, if dildos were sanction proof and desperately needed in Europe, Russia would export that.

Chinese exports are 25% of their economy, and their imports are 17% of their economy.
German exports are 30% of economy, and imports 40%.
American exports are 9%, imports 14%.
Russian exports are 15%, imports are 9%.

The first two are very globalized, and very vulnerable to sanctions and the ebbs and flows of the global economy. If Germany were to be cut off, they would instantly collapse worse than USSR did.
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>> No. 19978 ID: 79e10c
>In reality, it is not that the economy at large is dependent on oil, it is a federal budget that is being formed from oil prices - more than 50% at that. It shouldn't be a problem as long as the government knows what it is doing, is it? It doesn't, really.

50% is a lie from someone that either hasn't looked at Russia budget since Ieltsin time or the first Putin mandate. Or from retards mistaking export revenues for state revenues.

Since the very smart tax reform of 2001 and 2004 (which made people actually pay their taxes), at most it's 30% and it was for all hydrocarbon related products, not just oil.

Just for oil Russia produces around 11 000 000 barrels per day.

At $30 a barrel and $1 = 76 rub, that's 2280 rubles per barrel.

25 billions rubles.

9 trillions a year injected into the Russian economy...
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