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    Syrian conflict.

    Well, we have thread about Yemen conflict and Ukrainian war, so in light of recent changes in situation in Syria, this thread became relevant enough, IMO.
  2. During time i watch for news from Syria/Iraq, i saw plenty of crazy, interesting or funny DIY/homemade weapons that IMO deserved separate topic. Syrian 220 mm MLRS on pick-up chassis. Truck with AA gun inside Hell cannons (Syria): Radicals also made a SPG with those hell cannons using unusual chassis... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx8EaPr6C0I
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    Syrian conflict.

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    Syrian conflict.

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    Syrian conflict.

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    Syrian conflict.

    Yarmouk is done Damascus province is done
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    Syrian conflict.

    Apperently leftovers of ISIS in Yarmouk were green..trucked out of Yarmouk into other pocket in Syrian Badia.
  8. Sight for Verba MANPADS... ... or just a movie prop?
  9. This is general thread for all infantry-carried (or semi-infantry-carried) ATGMs. Here we will collect all the data on ATGMs and their combat use. Short information on ATGMs - ATGM (Anti-Tank Guided Missile) is a type of precision weapon that can be used by vehicles, helicopters and infantry. Main difference between them are type of guidance, warhead, range, weight (important for infantry). Konkurs-M ATGM and 9M113M missile for it. Vehicle-based Konkurs ATGM system. 2 type of warheads are most common among ATGMs - HEAT and thermobaric. HEAT is anti-tank/anti-vehicle warhead, while thermobaric is anti-infantry/soft targets warhead. There's 3 types of guidance systems that are used in ATGM systems in use by infantry - MCLOS, SACLOS and fire and forget. SACLOS is most common type of guidance, while fire and forget is most advanced that gained a lot in recent decade. MCLOS is almost non-existant today. Some systems like several models of Spike family use combined type of guidance (fire and forget or via operator using missile's warhead optics and controls on launching module to guide missile by himself). SACLOS and fire and forget are pretty accurate and reliable methods of missile control, which is a reason for popularity of them between different designs. I don't think there is a need to explain RPGs. Will begin combat use section with this - from Syrian, Lattakia province - close ATGM support (looks like Konkurs). TOW-2A vs T-90 (early model) Kurds with Javelin ("Fck you, Ukraine, no Javs for you!" lol)
  10. Screengrab from TV report, whosing line of Russian armed forces Tor-M2s
  11. BM "Oplot" Ukrainian designers managed to make biggest panoramic sight i ever saw - overall weight of it is reaching 500 kg. Oplot-M, or BM "Oplot" after addoption to service in Ukrainian army, is Ukrainian MBT based on another Ukrainian MBT - T-84 "Oplot", which is Soviet-designed T-80UD with some modifications. BM Oplot was designed by Morozov Kharkiv Machine Building Design Bureau and produced by Malyshev factory. Chief designer of BM Oplot - Mikhail Dem'yanovich Borisuk (he was born in 1934, BTW). It have several features, separating it from T-80UD, T-90A and T-84. Engine is new 6 cylinder 6TD-2E 1200 HP diesel with lowered smokiness and exhaust toxicity (wich is a problem for Kharkov engines) in new engine-transmission compartment (which is 2 part - lower is for engine itself and upper part is for big airfilters, which are needed because of how much air 6TD "eats"), new sort-of automatical transmission. Tank is equipped with new navigation systems, FCS, panoramic sight for commander with day and night (thermal imager) capabilities, new remotely controlled KT-12.7 12.7 mm HMG for commander, new gunner sights, which bring it to modern level of how tank should be equipped. A lot of that equipment is made not in Ukraine. From the side BM Oplot looks different from Soviet T-64-like MBTs. Main gun is not really different from 2A46 125 mm guns of T-72/ T-80/T-90 series of tanks, 125 mm KBA-3 L48 gun with autoloader for 28 shots (46 in total is carried). Main gun can fire HE, HEAT, APFSDS, GL-ATGMs (Ukrainian "Kombat" missiles). AFAIK part of ammunition is carried outside of the tank, in turret "basket", mounted to the rear part of it. Nothing really fancy here, 5 km range with ATGMs, up to 2.5-2.8 km effective range with APFSDS, which is standart for late Soviet and current Russian MBTs like T-72B3, T-80UE and different models of the T-90. Vehicle is also equipped with Ukrainian version/local variant of Shtora system - "Varta", with additional laser-warning sensors on the turret sides. BM-Oplot use somewhat unusual type of ERA (which is most interesting feature of that tank) - ~layered ERA named "Duplet". It is rumored that it can defeat tandem HEAT warheads like PG-7VR and PG-29V. Vehicle sides are also covered by Duplet ERA. Note that the hull UFP is covered by differently shaped blocks of ERA (long and narrow). How much it is effective is unknown, but designers claim that it can defeat tandem HEAT warheads, EFP and APFSDS projectiles. Upper frontal hull armor layout: Side ERA modules: Overall, BM Oplot is tank with better perfomance than T-80UD thanks to improvements in electronics and FCS, engine, transmission, driver controls, new ERA and better side armor, and in some areas this vehicle can be superioir to T-72B3 (latest Russian serial produced modification of the T-72 MBT, although it wasn't best proposed modification for it). But..., there is always "but" - it is vehicle that Ukraine can not produce in any serious numbers, as their one and only contract with Thai army showed - out of 95 BM Oplot ordered in 2011 only 5-6 were delivered to this day. During trials in Thailand Kombat GL-ATGMs also showed not very good results - AFAIK out of 5 test firings, 2 missiles exploded before reaching targets. Another interesting fact about that tank is that no BM Oplot MBTs are presented on battlefields of Eastern Ukraine - T-64 and T-72s are primary tanks of the VSU. Seems to me Ukraine is either can't service them, or simply can't produce them in a first place. Oplot-BM on trials in Pakistan. No accurate information on results, rumors say that Chinese VT-4 won that competition. Oplot-BMs for Thai army on prooving ground.
  12. This thread shall be our general thread about interactive entertainment - "games". News, gameplay, predictions, reviews, links to interesting games, videos are welcomed in this thread! I will begin with gameplay videos - TheBeef channel is pretty funny and have a little bit unusual content. Short videos that don't eat much of your time: His recent cool Mechwarrior videoguide to how to make game more interesting that it is - This one is just gold Here is something for those, who have too much free time now - Gyle. He almost always cast Supreme Commander FAF battles: His shorter vids:
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    Syrian conflict.

    Earlier quote didn't had accurate number of losses from tech problems.
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    Syrian conflict.

    http://charly015.blogspot.ru/2018/05/las-aeronaves-rusas-perdidas-en-siria.html VKS losses in Syria.
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    General news thread

    Killing protesters armed with armor peircing rocks and assault Molotovs is now Hamas fault?
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    The UK Brave Space For Shitposting and Other Opinions Thread

    Sergei Skripal is secretly a X-men.
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    Syrian conflict.

    Yarmouk
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    Syrian conflict.

    @Mighty_Zuk @Sgt.Squarehead Calm down you both. There were no strikes on Hama AB, it was fucking fire accident. They had bomb-making facility on that AB, probably it was a reason for all this. Jesus Christ, if any fire happens in Syria, apparently Iranians are spawning in immediately so Zuk can report about many Iranians killed, their S-300 that was destroyed just SECONDS before activating as so on.
  19. We have thread about old Soviet cars and Americal cars (that also tend to be about older and top models). This thread is general thread about any cars - new and old, racing or for work. Car news also can be posted here. I begin this topic with this - Studebaker Sceptre, created by italian Sibona-Bassano company. Never produced, it is a hell of a looker.
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