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    Looking around on the Secret Projects forum I found some interesting stuff about the McDonnell Model 265; https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,6933.0.html
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    Your Gun Porn Thread

    Interim configuration:
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    Bash the F-35 thred.

    The guy who's working on the operational performance comparison of US strike fighters weighs in on the F-35's design priorities:
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    Tank Layout

    5. 6 is actually the worst because you trap the overpressure below your vehicle and because you focus the pressure on a single seam.
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    I get the impression that the sentiment you're echoing is mostly a western thing. Every contemporary source I've seen on the IS-3 has been negative. They just didn't like it. For good reason: There was just a lot of problems with it. At one point they had to return literally every IS-3 to the factory to fix the welding which was falling apart. Notice that their response to the IS-3's problem wasn't "wait for the IS-7" it was "oh my god resurrect that heavy tank program we canceled years ago and get it ASAP". The IS-3 was that bad. The problem with the IS-4 was just weight, otherwise they were enthused with it. To the point that when the designing of the T-10 was ordered the government demanded IS-3 shape and size but with IS-4 technology. And I would say the result was pretty good.
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    Politics mainly. The Object 277/8 and Object 770 were designed on the orders of the Sovet Ministrov so every other design was unsolicited and for some reason the Soviets had weird hangups about unsolicited designs. Also the Object 777 only had a manually loaded M-62 which was not gonna fly. The Soviets right after the war decided that the next generation of heavy tanks was going to a use an auto-loaded 130mm. The only reason the IS-4 and T-10 didn't get the 130mm was they were meant to be quick and easy replacements for the disaster that was the IS-3
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    Active Protection System (APS) for tanks

    https://andrei-bt.livejournal.com/819938.html M60T with AKKOR Pulat APS (as Andrey claims is just Zaslon-L)
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    Shield of the Great Leader

    General AFV Thread

    Sadly it being children’s day, a lot of pictures have children all over them and I took these photos with a phone camera so the quality isn’t exactly top notch but here we go on the Oplot-T
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    North Korean MiG-29SE during Wonsan International Airshow 2016
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    Random Nuclear Stuff

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    Maybe there's something to all this... This is a photo of an unfinished blackjack fuselage. I have been unable to find out what year the picture is from. Earlier reports were that all the unfinished fuselages had been finished into complete aircraft or cannibalized for parts, but there are some newer contentions that there are actually several more unfinished airframes in varying stages of completion. So like Bele said, at the very least it's a persistent rumor.
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    Important part of any Syrian tank
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    Do we already have a Hersey reaction picture? Because if not...
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    Forum Improvements and Changelog

    Let's add some random gifs then!
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    General AFV Thread

    We got candy...