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  1. Tied has been trying to get me to post here for months, and he has finally convinced me to join up. So without further ado here is a post I made on the SA forums since I see there isn't a T-80 thread. ________________________________________________________________________________ T-80 Program The T-80 MBT was another offshoot of the T-64 program. It entered service around the same time as the new generation of NATO tanks such as the Leopard 2, M1 Abrams and Challenger. While it was a capable and effective tank, it also carried a horrifically high price to deliver these qualities. Which
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  2. AT guns, cheap and easy to produce, these guns were a big threat to tanks, but had little value to a mobile force. AT guns were just what they sound like, large, Anti-Tank guns, on towable mounts. Most were as small and low slung as possible. Unless it was a US 3 inch AT gun, then they are huge. Even guns normally not a huge threat to a Sherman like the PAK 38 50mm AT gun could punch through the Shermans side if it was hidden well enough for the Shermans to give them the shot. All the larger PAK guns had no trouble punching right through most Shermans. Guns setup in ambush would have p
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  3. To be honest, the Sherman was kind of shit when used by the British. Oh yeah, I said it. British in WW2 were just bad at tanks. "Cheerio, here's the plan chaps, we will be grouping our tanks into a narrow frontage and attacking straight into the Jerry's anti-tank guns. Once Jerry has exhausted himself from reloading his guns so many times, we will have weakened them to the point where the American's can pull of a successful breakthrough somewhere else." We gave the British a perfectly fine medium tank and they have trash-talked it ever since.
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  5. Snippet of a declassified British report:
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  6. Nothing special, comrade
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  7. T-80 may have started as a T-64 development, but the finished product seems to have very little in common with a T-64. Example: As you can see, the T-80 ditches the T-64's compound torsion bars. This is a pretty big change, not something that could be easily retrofitted, since it requires more space in the hull than the symmetrical compound bars, and requires new locations for the swing arm bearings. I've been playing with the idea of doing a comparison of tank turbines. To my eye, the T-80's turbine is optimized for high power to volume ratio and poorly designed for fuel consu
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  8. The putintroll lobby grows larger
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  9. Blub blub blub http://www.almasdarnews.com/article/yemeni-army-committees-strike-fourth-saudi-warship-on-mocha-coast/
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  10. ZloyKrolik

    General AFV Thread

    The hatch can be fully open, like in this picture, or half open with the hatch popped up a few inches but horizontal over the TC so he can see out the gap. It can be a pain sometimes to open the hatch fully from that position, if you don't lock it correctly it will swing down and bonk you in the noggin, hopefully you're wearing the kevlar shell CVC when that happens. I've come to the conclusion that Iraqis suck at tanking. US tanks, Russian tanks, Chinese, whatever, they just lose them in an embarrassing fashion.
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  11. Excellent video, a must watch:
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  12. Leo 2 torsion bars, wrapped in some sort of anti-corrosion material.
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  13. Interesting new pistol from the Czech Republic: https://www.all4shooters.com/en/specials/trade-shows-2015/IWA-2015/pistols/FK-Brno-7-5-FK-semi-automatic-pistol/ It looks like it's based on a CZ-75, but it adds an AEK-style countermass system and a new high-velocity 7.5mm cartridge!
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  14. Gas turbine engines in Kharkov factory storage area.
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  15. http://477768.livejournal.com/3303522.html Pz.IV and Pz.38(t) tanks of the 7th Panzer Division on the road near the French city of Amiens; 5 of June 1940.
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