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  2. EnsignExpendable

    Scale Models Megathread

    Taking a break from god's own scale with the tiniest IS-3.
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  4. Well this is interesting. Perhaps D51045 is a subcomponent of the turret hatch assembly rather than the part number for the entire assembly itself. SNL G-104 from 1 August 1945 for the M4, M4A1, and M4(105) does indeed call D51050 the turret hatch race ring for "first type hatch, M4, M4A1." However, what is D51045 in the picture is listed instead as part number D78013: It's tough to tell if the periscope door in your picture is D51027 or D51047, but the latter part number is listed in the M4, M4A1, and M4(105) SNL as "DOOR, turret hatch, w PERISCOPE OPENING (first type hatch)." If we assume that the picture does indeed show D51047, that's a bit of corroborating evidence, and the other door might be 51049. In the first entry on this page of the Sherman Minutia Website, we can see that there was a change introduced to the first split-hatch cupola design that resulted in a physical change to the ring, so maybe the different part numbers are related to this? But bottom line, D51045 doesn't show up in either of the SNLs I have that detail the split-hatch TC's cupola, so this is conjecture on my part at this point. Does it show up in any of your references, Jeeps?
  5. Jeeps_Guns_Tanks

    General news thread

    Hah, and Don steps is actually knowing stuff!
  6. Donward

    General news thread

    Forest fires are named after their point of origin, namely Camp Creek Road in this instance. https://www.sfgate.com/california-wildfires/article/Why-is-it-called-Camp-Fire-name-Butte-County-destr-13380824.php I don't know why it's not the "Camp Creek Fire". ... Also, you'll hear about "Complex" fires which are generally multiple different fires that have merged into one.
  7. Jeeps_Guns_Tanks

    General news thread

    They are calling the big fire that took Paradise out, the "Camp Fire" because it was caused by a campfire or started near a park named camp, I'm not 100% on why. https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/12/us/california-wildfires-woolsey-camp-hill-missing/index.html
  8. Sturgeon

    Designing A Rifle From Scratch(ish)

    Weight of rifle with 14.5" medium weight barrel / 13" rail / ACR stock configuration: 2.98 kg / 6.57 lbs. Weight Seahorse (same barrel profile): (3.03 kg / 6.68 lbs) So my design came out a tenth of a pound lighter than a comparable AR-15. Noice.
  9. Sturgeon

    General news thread

    Can you explain this terminology to me?
  10. Jeeps_Guns_Tanks

    General news thread

    The speed the fire moved at one point was insane, you would have had a hard time outrunning it in a car. 29 Deaths so far for the Camp Fire, and that's probably going to double.
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  12. Sturgeon

    Designing A Rifle From Scratch(ish)

    The four horsemen of the charging handlepocalypse:
  13. Serge

    Britons are in trouble

    From the past : TRACER team Lancer. Team SIKA. Just to emphasize the difference of size between AJAX and the TRACER :
  14. Meplat

    United States Gun Control Megathread

    Maybe they should not be doing drive by's in south-central Phoenix. "Choot em in the fase, ese" is the rule of thumb there.
  15. Ramlaen

    NGCV/OMFV. Forwarding to... the past

    Can you be a little more specific on what you think is wrong with the hulls of the 3-4 known contenders? As in when you say the CV90 mk4 needs a deep rework, what are you thinking needs to be changed.
  16. I don’t call for any technology fairy. I just think the job is the following : providing a chassis able to do the job until 2070 (at least). Considering the 40 years (50 ?) to come with the OMFV, it a mistake to look for a «good enough» power train because power train will be changed within a continuous upgrade process. The critical part is the hull structure. This is the only one wich will stay unchanged. So, the quality of the OMFV in the long term will comes from to the hull. If the suspension is not good enough today, it will be changed tomorrow. But, if torsion bars are less safe than hydro gas suspension, it’s harder to change the hull configuration. It’s possible, but harder. This is why I’m worried by the contenders.
  17. Serge

    Israeli AFVs

    Yes. This photos was taken during the very first public appearance of the Mk4.
  18. LoooSeR

    Non-exploding infantry hardware thread.

    USN SBP (President Security Service)
  19. Belesarius

    Celebrities that are now dead

    Came in to post this. Sadpanda
  20. Sturgeon

    United States Gun Control Megathread

    LOL "child" "tattoo". What, are these kids being impressed into the British Navy or something?
  21. Krieger22

    Celebrities that are now dead

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/stan-lee-marvel-comics-legend-721450 Farewell, Stan Lee
  22. LoooSeR

    Bash the Pak-Fa thread

    http://aviation21.ru/viktor-bondarev-eksperty-prichislyayut-su-57-k-pokoleniyu-5/ Some more:
  23. Scav

    Contemporary Western Tank Rumble!

    Thanks great general of Justinius .
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