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  2. WoT v WT effort-thread

    I wonder if the Cheiftan got the ax, or if he is more of a free roaming employee now. leaving Cali as a business makes a lot of sense, in particular, if your customers are not tied to the office location.
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  4. Killing Pluto

    Yeah it basically became a planet through sheer media hype.
  5. General AFV Thread

    Define mountainous. Because it is possible to say that for the last 20-30 years any Israeli AFV of the types we discuss on this forum, was built for such places. Not for the ease of transport but for protection while driving in valleys surrounded by hills that are typical for the south lebanon region. Other than that, probably not much. Though I guess the US M8 (or anything that wins the MPF but we all know it's going to be the M8) will be the first candidate to go to such places if required, and Russia recently put out a series of AFVs designed for the arctic climate that may be suitable for mountainous areas because of suitability for lower oxygen density environments (or so I've heard) and the mobility requirements that are probably harsher in the arctic environment. Light weight and great off road, all terrain mobility makes arctic vehicles suitable for mountainous areas. Now here's where I may be wrong, but the Armata family was or is planned to have arctic derivatives.
  6. United States Gun Control Megathread

    One of the best articles I've read on the subject of addressing gun control arguments.
  7. General AFV Thread

    Wasn't the Chinese ZTQ designed for this (I see Serge posted about it before I finished typing)? I also believe much of Japan's modern AFVs considered the country's hilly terrain in their development. Wouldn't be surprised if the Swiss Panzer 61 and 68 also took this into account
  8. General AFV Thread

    Chinese last light tank.
  9. General AFV Thread

    General question, has there ever been AFVs or tanks built for fighting in mountainous terrain?
  10. Contemporary Western Tank Rumble!

    More about how this works can be found in this paper: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/281489377_Theoretical_Study_of_a_Diesel-Filled_Airtight_Structure_Unit_Subjected_to_Shaped_Charge_Jet_Impact If you want the full paper, PM Me.
  11. WoT v WT effort-thread

    Wow, that guy is really mad about a business doing businessy things.
  12. Documents for the Documents God

    Ah, the good old DTIC special. Scan at maximum contrast, and damn the consequences.
  13. WoT v WT effort-thread

    Huh. They must think you're a WOT plant
  14. WoT v WT effort-thread

    ExposingWOT. I'm IP banned.
  15. WoT v WT effort-thread

    At WOT or the haters page
  16. WoT v WT effort-thread

    Holy mackerel, I can feel my face burning from the anger condensed into the pages of that site. I haven't really been following that game for a while, so I'm astonished to read that they managed to annoy so many of their players and that the entire NA branch is apparently being shut down. I rather enjoyed the videos and talks The Chieftain's YouTube channel from The Tank Museum and other places. It'll be a shame if those all go the way of the dodo, though I can't say I'm particularly fond of the company itself.
  17. WoT v WT effort-thread

    Heh. I'm blacklisted apparently. I didn't even know. Been years since I've bothered going there.
  18. Art Appreciation Thread

    I find a lot of Russian paintings, like their music, to be simultaneously beautiful and haunting. I suppose it comes with the territory. Strangely, the only other place I've encountered landscapes this affecting was in The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, a game that is head and shoulders above the competition in making you feel as though you're running, riding or sailing from one end of a vast country to the other. A Birch Grove, Arkhip Kuindzhi, oil on canvas, 1879. A Rye Field, Ivan Shishkin, oil on canvas, 1878. Evening Bells, Isaac Levitan, oil on canvas, 1892. View of Constantinople and the Bosphorus, Ivan Aivazovsky, oil on canvas, 1856. Viktor Bykov. Ravishing. One day I hope to take a journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway to see this vast and storied land for myself. Hm, must revisit that game.
  19. WoT v WT effort-thread

    Our favorite autists at ExposingWoT are stroking their hate boner pretty hard now that the North American branch has been shifted to Austin, Texas. Here are teh deets. http://exposingwot.com/blog/2018/03/19/wargaming-austin-a-first-look/ I guess there's more than one thing bombing in Austin.
  20. Contemporary Western Tank Rumble!

    Actually it is a well known idea used in "cells" armor developed by hydrodynamic institute of Siberian departament of academy of scince of USSR in 70s. http://btvt.info/5library/vot_yacheiki.htm
  21. Contemporary Western Tank Rumble!

    A geometric efficiency ratio of 6 for fuel? Seems a bit high to me but maybe the chosen geometry allow that.
  22. Contemporary Western Tank Rumble!

    Fuel Cell composite armor is believable.... And talk about fuel cell armor,i've heard an interesting design. Few years ago Chinese enginner has built a special fuel cell composite armor which uses Oplot-M ‘s design as reference. With the similar principle, filling diesel in the cell wall structure actually worked like an ERA and successfully weakened a HEAT testing warhead which capable of penetrating 280mm to 160mm by only 20mm thick of fuel cell armor.
  23. Terror Attacks and Active Shooter Events Thread

    Four bombings so far in Austin, tx.
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