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    105x617 DM53 APFSDS-T?

    Better late than never (I hope), a picture of the projectile:
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    General AFV Thread

    Participants of the 2018 Strong Europe Tank Challenge will be; Austria France Germany Poland Sweden Ukraine UK USA
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    I Learned Something Today

    Remind me of a Black and Mortimer I read when I was a kid. The action takes place in the 1940, just after WWII they've got a WWIII on their hands but this time with an evil Tibetan empire as the villain. The author invented several planes for his story, and worried than his sketches would be too aliens he apparently showed them to a professional who would have told him that there was no major impossibilities (although it was most likely highly impractical and hard to do with the 1946 tech). Anyway those planes left a strong impression on me at that time. Some kind of long range, high altitude recon plane they use to escape an attack on their base: L'aile rouge personal plane of their long time nemesis the colonel Orlik The two together: Le Requin (shark), main stratospheric fighter-bomber of the evil empire: And the secret weapon of the allies l'Espadon (Swordfish) launched from under water
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    What is this thing?

    To be fair, he's hardly the only one who does that.
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    I love that in that picture they have one of their hyper-advanced Oplot MBTs, but the infantryman out front is clearly armed with an ancient 7.62mm underfold AK.
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    Bash the J-20 thread.

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    Damaged T-72AV with driver camera.
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    Trump has been remarkably consistent on the Iran nuclear deal. Indeed, his statements on the matter from five years ago are prime examples of his, erm, nuanced rhetoric: The Trump approach isn't to be nice to get everyone to the negotiating table. Trump, in his heart of hearts, believes that being nice to get along with people makes you a faggot. I'm not saying I endorse this view, but Trump clearly does. Trump believes in a very hardball game of psychological pressure. Bad cop/good cop. This is all his New York real estate shenanigans writ large. Step 1 is to freak the other party the fuck out. This may include large military exercises right outside their country, letting the Israelis and Saudis off the leash a bit, or buying up all the property around the property that Trump wants to buy and talking about building a bunch of ugly high-rises on it. Step 2 is to wait for the other party to crack under a volley of twitter insults, and then Trump sends in some subordinate to work out the details of a new dispensation. The world is ready for this new sort of diplomacy. What the world learned from the Obama Administration was that the USA will backstab longstanding allies for no reason at all, see Egypt. The idea that Trump is trying to sell, both here and abroad, is that any arrangements made in the Obama years are suspect, and the work of a fundamentally incompetent and unstable bureaucracy (he's more than a little right). Whereas the Obama Administration was concerned about very abstract concepts like Democracy, Change, and Movements, Trump cares about the fucking bottom line. Obama needed to sell the idea that his legacy would be turning the entire world into America. Trump needs to sell the idea that his legacy will be opening the world to American business. One is a lot easier to measure.
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    General AFV Thread

    T815 Patriot MATMMV https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3188777.html
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    Collimatrix's Terrible Music Thread

    Reminds me of when FarmVille was a thing.
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    North Korea, you so crazy!

    If this works, I'm going to have to patiently explain to future generations that, yes, there were two Korean governments, and technically they were at war for over a half-century after the end of the Korean War. However, the plan that ultimately succeeded at bringing peace was: 1) Have a massive corruption scandal in South Korea that abruptly forced a change in government. 2) Have the United States elect a reality TV star as its president, and have that president make fun of North Korea's leader for being short and fat over Twitter 3) Have a basketball with a bunch of facial piercings play good cop I think it's perfectly reasonable that this wasn't plan A.
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    So they put a hatch on a hatch so you can open hatch while you open a hatch