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20668 No. 20668 ID: 87888c hide watch quickreply [Reply]

With the Land Rover Defender and Iveco/Santana Massif now off the market, Ovik (who have experience in up-armouring Land Rovers for the MOD and PSNI) have developed a vehicle that looks rather like a butch Defender: the Crossway. The Crossway comes in a heavy 6x6 variant, which pushes it into Pinzgauer territory, so it could also be seen as a replacement for that vehicle (which has also ceased production).

Meanwhile Supacat have developed a reconnisance vehicle based on the Land Rover Discovery: http://supacat.com/products/lrv400/
With the Defender replacement rumoured to be based on the Discovery platform, does this give us a clue as to what a Defender replacement might look like?
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19483 No. 19483 ID: a18c5a hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Dropped another $300 on the Cadillac Eldorado I own to get work done on the radiator. I haven't yet ordered the rebuilt engine that it would take to turn my car into a reliable vehicle, and I'm not sure anymore if that's what I want to do. A coupe isn't conducive to the family life anyway. What's a badass dad car I can get?
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>> No. 20662 ID: f87148

Is that what it is? Huh. Ya know, for years I've wondered why they drop like fucking flies on the Interstate / highway; I've always figured they were just that goddamn unreliable.
>> No. 20663 ID: f2112f

Ya, those poor little 3-cylinders don't like to be run hard for extended periods. Get two adults in there and try to drive it 30+ miles at 65mph on a warm day and you're gonna have troubles. My grandmother had a 92 Metro for the better part of the 90's and even when it was new it didn't like to go more than 25 miles at a time.
>> No. 20664 ID: c4277d
Ehh, My brother owned a '90 Geo Metro 4 door, autotragic, and besides barely being able to go 65, let alone much faster, it was extremely reliable. He also was a hambone, and broke the seat back with his fat rolls. His solution? Cram cases of canned dry potato pearls and beans behind the back seat. so, even when it was just him in it, it had the weight of 2 adults and a small child in it. I've also ridden in it with 2 other adults and my brother, and it was tragically slow, but it worked just fine, and still got ~35MPG that trip.
>> No. 20665 ID: b66324
It was a '97 Eldorado. Sold that shit and now have an '06 Ford Crown Victoria.
>> No. 20666 ID: e6000a

oh wow. I shit the bed there. Pants-on-head retarded, that was.

Anyways, the only thing I have that's close to that is '96-01 Taurus and '91-'01 Explorer and Explorer Sport-Trac through '05.

All I can tell you is that Ford used vacuum motors on their HVAC systems in those eras, and if your car has the same shit that's likely where your problem is going to be. Haynes isn't very forthcoming on troubleshooting information. Or the electrical switch that controls those stupid vacuum shits (WHY FORD WHY)

Check them switches mang.


Y'know, that lines up in my head.

My dad had an (automatic) '92 model. Got it in about '94, and it died in '97 or '98 from a burned valve, which I always attributed to my mom's retarded driving. She went through the Ozarks in that car on our way to Shitsconsin. With me, my grandma and her, 3 dogs, and a bunch of shit in there.
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  >16 AMRAAM

This is some ace combat shit
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>> No. 20642 ID: 9dcda2
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And you thought the old F-15 was a "flying SAM site", just one F-15 Advanced can shoot down most countries' entire airforces!
>> No. 20643 ID: 63797f
Maybe the South Koreans are applying thier video game pizzazz to it?
Boeing - F-15SE Silent Eagle Stealth Fighter For South Korea [1080p] https://youtu.be/xihkVl1kV28
Silent Eagle is an innovative design developed for international customers' requirement for a balanced, low risk, affordable, high-performance fighter. Using a modular design approach, Silent Eagle offers unique aerodynamic, avionic and stealth features that provide the maximum flexibility to dominate ever-changing advanced threats. The Silent Eagle can be quickly configured with Conformal Fuel Tanks, optimized for long range and increased weapons loads. A flexible platform, the Silent Eagle offers unmatched range, speed, payload and persistence.
>> No. 20644 ID: 63797f
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Boeing Unveils a Version of the F-15 With Twice as Many Missles
The F-15 Eagle is America's most storied jet fighter. It has an unbeaten record in the air—104 kills and zero losses—unmatched by any other combat aircraft.

It's also getting long in the tooth—the average age of the 254F-15s serving in the U.S. Air Force service is now 28 years old. That puts it a generation behind the latest planes, from the American F-22 Raptor to the Chinese J-20. The Air Force had planned to replace the F-15 with the F-22 altogether, but stopped production of the F-22 Raptor at just 195 aircraft, as the multi-purpose F-35 Joint Strike Fighter became more politically popular.

Now the plan is for the Raptor and the Eagle to work together in the skies, teaming up to take down enemy fighters. And to make the Eagle more lethal for its share of the task aviation giant Boeing is has introduced an upgrade: the F-15 Eagle C2040.

The Eagle C2040 is designed to be a missileer, carrying up to sixteen AIM-120D AMRAAM radar-guided missiles into battle. That's twice as many as many as existing F-15Es can carry and six more than the current reigning champion in missiles, the Sukhoi Su-35 Super Flanker.

The upgrade also includes the Talon HATE advanced communications datalink, which allows the F-15 to exchange data with the F-22. Boeing almost certainly has in mind a scenario in which stealthy Raptors could fly ahead
undetected, quietly identifying and targeting enemy aircraft for the heavily armed Eagles.

Other upgrades include an improved radar, an infrared targeting system, and improved electronic warfare capabilities. The F-15 would also have conformal fuel tanks attached to the fuselage, giving the plane even longer legs while preserving the Eagle's maneuverability.

The Eagle 2040C is an upgrade package that would be applied to existing F-15s. The package should keep the F-15 lethal until the U.S. unveils its next generation air superiority fighter—right around 2040. http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a17395/boeing-unveils-a-missile-slinging-version-of-the-f-15-eagle/
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>> No. 20650 ID: f87148
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>Sixteen candles fucking AMRAAMs


>> No. 20658 ID: bf9770
>includes the Talon HATE advanced communications datalink

I would have saved that awesome acronym for an actual weapons system.

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  found some car porn on youtube.

bertone cars are sexy as fuck
>> No. 20657 ID: 385f49
Wedge car thread is on page 3, my friend.

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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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>> No. 20559 ID: 94b3dd
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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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