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    490A Rebel - competitor of 490 Poplar http://btvt.info/2futureprojects/490a.htm
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    The War Zone just uploaded a series of pictures and an article covering the different items exhibited at AUSA 2018, including two Stryker mockups with the IM-SHORAD and 30/40mm RWS (the interesting part of that mockup was the Trophy VPS addon for the Stryker) turrets, a Bradley with Samson 30 turret, and more. EDIT: it's the right thread this time. Thank God, I was starting to wonder if I had recently contracted the Frank Drebin virus or something.
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    MRose

    Israeli AFVs

    https://www.janes.com/article/83690/idf-to-test-iron-fist-aps Extremely doubtful the Trophy-HV will be going on the Eitan, if the IDF is testing the Iron Fist-LC
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    ... ... https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/landwarfareintl/ausa-2018-close-50mm-super-gun-photos/
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    SH_MM

    The Leopard 2 Thread

    Leopard 2RI production line.
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    Well, Otis lives upstream from where we fish (about 70-80 miles) so he's eating all the salmon we didn't catch. And it was a good year with a big late season fish escapement for all of these fatties.
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    Donward

    General news thread

    Drill, baby! Drill! https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-alaska-conocophillips/oil-flowing-at-new-site-within-petroleum-reserve-in-alaska-idUSKCN1MK05N Production at GMT 1 is expected to peak at 25,000 to 30,000 barrels a day, the company said. It is the second producing oil field within the borders of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska, or NPR-A, a vast federal land unit on the western side of the North Slope.
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    I noticed that the winch on the left side of the hull is gone.
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    "“Simply put, the ATF refuses to comply with federal open records law,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said. “The ATF has withheld records for over three years concerning the Obama administration’s shady attempt to institute gun control by restricting ammunition instead of guns.” At this point, the FBI, Secret Service, Federal Marshals or similar not raiding the main offices of the BATF and arresting people is unacceptable. Disband, arrest and deport, or admit to the nation that the BATF and all involved are now "repulsive and odious varmints of the highest order" and thus open game. Every dealing I have ever had with the BATF has left me feeling the need to bathe in bleach and rubbing alcohol.
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    There is now speculation that the surface of Europa could be covered in gigantic spikes of ice; https://www.space.com/42051-jupiter-moon-europa-ice-towers-lander.html They would look similar to (but larger than) penitentes, ice formations found in the Andes caused by differential sublimation in direct sunlight and low temperatures.
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    Ramlaen

    Tanks guns and ammunition.

    @Mighty_Zuk you can't neck out 40CTA to 65mm. Also the gun on the Griffin is 50x228 while IIRC supershot was 50x330.
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    From Jane's: "The demonstrator is an upgraded M88A2 with a seventh road wheel to help alleviate ground pressure and new hydropneumatic suspension units (HSUs) that enable the track to be locked out, Miller said. The M88A2 requires a soldier or marine to exit the vehicle and use objects (typically wood blocks) to lock out the track. The intent is to upgrade existing M88A2s to the A3 configuration. BAE Systems is recommending that the vehicle's air-cooled engine be replaced with a commercially available, liquid-cooled, 1,300 hp caterpillar diesel engine; its transmission would be replaced with a modified Abrams tanks transmission." So 7th road wheel to reduce ground pressure, new suspension, track lock out, recommended engine and transmission change.
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    LoooSeR

    Syrian conflict.

    S-300PM2 that participated in Victory parade, was transfered to Syria. Very likely to be manned by Russians. PM2 is most advanced version of S-300, and it is not an export version, but systems that were very recently in active service.
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    Jeeps_Guns_Tanks

    Competition: Tank Design 2239

    The Judges are now reviewing the entries.
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    Toxn

    General news thread

    I think you two are seeing this thing from opposite ends. For the individual it is of course better (in terms of being more self-sufficient, having more options etc) to live on a large plot of land out in the country. But from a top-down "we need to use the minimum amount of resources to sustain the maximum amount of people" point of view sticking all your people close together is just inherently more efficient. I'd bring in a third issue, though: I think places like the UK, EU and Japan are already unsustainably overpopulated as it is, and rely on less overstretched ecologies (initially their colonies, then third-world agricultural zones and the US) to support them. I think importing the mojority of your calories and your population refusing to grow are clear signs of this. Worse yet, it is already known by agronomists that nearly all our agriculturally useful land is already under cultivation and that modern industrial farming eats up land over time through soil erosion, compaction, salt accumulation etc. We've reached the end of what fertilizer and bug spray can do, and GMOs are very limited both ITO what they're allowed to do and what they can accomplish on the more food for less input front (thermodynamics is a harsh mistress and all). My prediction for the next 100 years of food is a slow decline in the amount of meat consumed per capita (as meat gets more expensive) and a slow relative increase in the consumption of carbohydrates and alternate/recycled protein sources. All our diets will basically become more peasant-ish thanks to brute economics. On the plus side, though, obesity will become a self-solving problem. At the same time, I think that the levelling-off of population growth and concurrent development of compensatory technologies gives us a chance to enter a stable k-strategy eecological equilibrium over the next few centuries. This will be very difficult, but is infinitely preferable to a hard collapse scenario. I don't see the development of other technologies affecting this too much, with the sole exception of some sort of cheap energy source (fusion on a flatbed, basically) allowing us to effectively make more farmland underground or in the ocean.
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    https://www.kalashnikov.ru/u-istokov-abakana/ TKB-0111 by Korobov. Semi, auto (500 RPM) and 3 round burst (1700 RPM), 3.69 kg, 0.93 m long. Was considered the least promising. TKB-0136-3M by Afanasyev. 2000 RPM with 2 or 5 round burst. 3.57 kg. TKB-0146 by Stechkin. Shifted in time recoil (with 2 round burst, 2000 RPM) fullauto - 400 RPM. Was considered as most promising together with Nikonov's design. AEK-971 by Tarev. Was dropped out in the middle of trails. Had 3 round burst, 1500 RPM. AEK-978 by Pikinsky. No burst mode. 1000 RPM. AKB-1 by Kalashnikov V.M., no burst mode, 800 RPM. AS and ASM by Nikonov
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    Hey, look at the handgun that was shown to Lukashenko during Belarusian-produced weapons expo:
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    The Florida Panhandle has never been hit by a category 4 storm. That might be about to change; I'm not 100% sure, but I think -90C cloud tops corresponds to an altitude of about 60,000 feet.
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    Global warming claims another victim. This poor polar creature, left searching for sea ice to rest on
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