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  1. My Dad was in the Navy from 1965 to 1969. He's been dead since 2000, so there is no asking him for info on this stuff, my mom is around but won't knot much about the Navy details so I am putting this together from memory and whats in the photos. The slides were not in great shape, and the first set of scans were rough, and then the scanner broke. So, since Amazon didn't have the same model anymore, I spent a little more money and got a much nice scanner, with a better "technology" for film scanning, and it fixes the flaws when it scans them. The results are remarkable. As far as I know these
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  2. from physical version of Mittler Report issue on KF41 Lynx (low-res scans are posted on htka.hu forum) So, I've made couple of comparisons, to the best of my ability
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  3. Found a few higher resolution photographs from the recent North Korean military parade. We didn't have a topic for BEST KOREAN armored fighting vehicles, so here it is. New main battle tank, Abrams-Armata clone based on Ch'ŏnma turret design (welded, box-shaped turret) and Sŏn'gun hull design (i.e. centerline driver's position). The bolts of the armor on the hull front is finally visible given the increased resolution. It might not be ERA given the lack of lines inbetween. Maybe is a NERA module akin to the MEXAS hull add-on armor for the Leopard 2A5? Other details incl
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  5. Vickers Valiant on a muddy track : Barr & Stroud LF 11 gunner sight and the Pilkington PE Condor commander day/night sight : Hull ammo rack (30x105 mm) and driver's compartment, the handlebar features a throttle twist grip : VR 1000 powerpack comprising the Rolls-Royce CV12TCA Condor 1000 hp engine and the TN 12-1000 automatic transmission : The pyramidal louvers above the transmission are typical of the Valiant.
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  6. Longer post in sevral parts. Rosomak wheeled IFV and APC in Afghanistan. Between 2006 and 2014 to Afhganistan where sent 181 "Rosomak's" so 1/3 of overal production between 2005 and 2014. Maksimum number vehicles in Afhganistan where 134. More then 20 where totall loses, and 40 was heavy damages. Couple of the pictures below (opspec ones anf whit fallen soilders will be not posted.) Famous blue on blue, 30mm APFSDS from other Rosomak, whole turret penetration, no KIA and what was mirracle no WIA o.O: After small AP mine (soviet green parrot
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  7. [title image] Hollow charges and armor protection - their alternating progression The term "hollow charges", which is commonly used in German, is not very accurate for the explosives so called. The somewhat more general American term "shaped charge" is a better description of the measures necessary to achieve the desired effects with these charges. Apart from the explosives used by glider pilots at Fort Emeal, it is of great importance for the vast majority of the extensive and versatile range of applications of shaped charges developed since the Second World War that
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  8. Got to sneak a peak at this today:
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  9. photos of K2PL scalemodel from various twitter users
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  10. https://livepictureevents.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/08-MS2-Industry-Day-2020_v2.pdf
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  11. Rheinmetall – MBT 130 mm Gun fitted to Challenger 2 LEP Also shows a larger armour array fitted to the turret. Not sure if this is for LEP or RBSL looking to export or to increase scope of LEP: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Challenger 2 ATDU - Early 90's --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- British Companies to Manufacture Military Vehicles in Algeria? An editorial in a Spanish newspaper mentions that British companies are setting
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  13. The Leopard 1A3's fire control system and optics were derived from the contemporary Leopard 2 development; in particular the EMES 12 steoroscopic rangefinder, the PERI R12 commander's sight and the FLER-H are based on early Leopard 2 components. But on the Leopard 2 prototypes the EMES 12 was not just an optical rangefinder. Paul-Werner Krapke in his book essentially calls it an optical rangefinder with integrated laser rangefinder, which leaves tonnes of room for imagination. The Jahrbuch der Wehrtechnik from 1974 explains some details regarding this arrangement. Basically the las
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  15. does type10 have any armour ? nice 21st century hatch lock btw
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  16. A Dingo 2 of the Belgian army was hit by a pressure-activated IED consisting of about 30 kg explosives. The vehicle was part of a German-lead convoy, several German vehicles narrowly missed the IED before the Dingo activated it. All passengers survived, two suffered minor wounds from unsecured objects sent flying inside the vehicle by the IED's detonation. The Marder 1 upgrade will be based around a ~ 563 kW engine from Liebherr, not MTU. It seems that this is the same engine Rheinmetall previously mounted on the Lynx KF31, which makes sense and also means tha
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  17. Some information about BTR-90, from 2 articles posted on Warspot (First, Second, in Russian) BTR-90 next to a BTR-80A at the IDELF-2008. The first prototype BTR-90 at the exhibition in Nizhny Novgorod, 1994. The first prototype BTR-90 at the exhibition in Nizhny Novgorod, 1994. Second prototype during factory trails. Vehicle is "wearing" OI-25 tires. Third prototype of the Ros
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  18. Photos of Tagil's mockup, developed in late 60s as a part of "topic 101" program aimed at developing next generation soviet tank for 1980s From Russian magazine Technika i Vooruzheniye (Technics and Armament) 2019-09
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  19. SH_MM

    The Leopard 2 Thread

    Interesting, from when is this document? Seems to be a very early array. It doesn't matter how a layman, an enthusiasts or even a member of a tank crew rates the survivability of tanks on purely subjective impressions. We know that a part of designing a modern MBT is a survivability analysis, both in terms of simulation and real life-firing tests and we know that every tank aside of the Abrams and Armata has opted for a "wine-rack stowage". This is not an inexcusable flaw, but a intentional design decision, as every tank design is a trade-off between negatives and posivit
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  20. 2PL in the field
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  21. Video on the story of the little-known Vickers Mk. 4 (a.k.a Valiant) MBT with some exclusive photos :
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  22. from this article https://m.asiatime.co.kr/news/newsview.php?ncode=1065578054265027 6Mpix 3Mb image w/ 4 renders of K2PL:
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  23. https://twitter.com/Militarium/status/1303364818972401669
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  24. Maybe me knowledge will suffice as well. This is the VT-001 (Versuchsträger) prototype of the Marder 2 vehicle. With the introduction of the Leopard 2 there was a need for a new IFV that could keep up with the MBT, both from a mobility and technology standpoint. The German army then put the „Kampfwagen 90“ to life. The requirements were then given to the manufacturers (KMW main contractor) to come up with an offer. Main requirements were for the vehicle to carry at least 7 grenadiers and to protect them against 30mm AP(DS) munitions on the frontal arc. In theory th
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  25. Some info regarding Rheinmetall's KF41 Lynx based on the current Wehrtechnische Report of the Mittler Report Verlag: The Lance 2.0 turret is being offered with two configurations; internal missile launcher (probably the one designed in cooperation with SupaShock for Australia) and the already show-cased confiugration with two external mission pods. Apparently one configuration envisioned by Rheinmetall is to use one mission pod for a dampened dual launcher of Spike-LR ATGMs, while the other is to be fitted with an electronic warfare package. When fitted with the MK30-2/
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  26. Diagrams from student theses: 1. Compartment for equipment and diesel heater. 2. Compartments for equipment and oil cans. 3. Tray for equipment. 4. Air passage from engine compartment and exhaust pipe entrance. 5. Air passage between exhaust pipe and fan chamber, with wading hatch. 6. Main fan, exhaust air. 7. Input Scavenger channel. 8. AC system. Figure 1.2. The band shelf in cross section from the side. Kylare = Cooler 4.2 Exhaust and cooling systems The exhaust system enters the belt shelf adjacent to the engine compartment, then the exhaust pipes follow
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  27. Some views through the CITV on an Abrams SEPv2 I got to use today. Incredibly smooth and easy to use, really fun to see which cadets on campus today were a little sweaty.
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  29. Apologies in advance for the length of this post, but I decided to throw this together and I hope everyone finds it interesting/informative. If I have made any mistakes please feel free to point them out and I will be happy to correct them. At any rate, the issues with APA's Zero One Comparison Table or "ZOCT" are severe and numerous. Here are some of the more egregious ones based on open source information: The Air Power Australia "ZOCT" is wrong about the F35’s radar. - Greater radar aperture is advantageous if all else is equal, but it is not in this case. For example, t
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  30. http://www.usarmygvsc.com/soldier-innovation-workshop-considers-abrams-replacement/ Roshindow's take on fixing distortion: scalemodel on second photo shows design known for couple of years:
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  31. Aforementioned video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzYimCkt4Zo I've made some 50 screenshots, all uploaded to twitter - all could be seen on one page there: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1287353695789776897.html (Though this website used downscaled 1200pix version of those 1920x1080 screenshots, so in case one wants 1920pix images, it's easier to download them by opening my posts directly at Twitter. Or one could manually add ":large" after ".png"/".jpg" to every image link) And there is another video, releas
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  32. Okay, as promised: First some boring, uninteresting text, wont translate. There is some noteworthy fact: we exported 50 T-34/85s to Norway for use as mobile hard targets... Anyway... Tanks in test were in fully operational condition, all ammo rack filled with dummy rounds, crews were simulated by wooden trunks. Fuel tanks filled with water though to prevent fire. RPG-7, PG-7V (7 shots, 6 hits, 200m) 1, miss 2, hull front hit, on the joining of upper and lower plates, on KMT mount. Jet penetrated the armor, but the exit hole was only about 3-5mm, and damaged a
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  33. Ed Francis has recently started a fantastic Youtube channel going over British vehicle design and development called Armoured Archives. He has plenty of unseen gems in his videos, including this bad boy: I'll let his work speak for itself: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCIgjPAYn253oyWLsYgiHDw
    7 points
  34. Technical analysis/evaluation of the VJTF 2023 configuration of the Puma has been finished at the WTD 81. Note the hull mounted cameras/thermal imagers for 360° coverage, mounted at the corners of the hull.
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  35. Serge

    French flair

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  36. Interesting article about T-64 turrets by Andrey https://warspot.ru/5447-probnye-shary-sovetskogo-tankostroeniya Turret with with ultraforcelain inserts (cylinders) from the technical project of “Izdelie 432”, 1961. They returned to this idea in 1968, but the final version was corundum balls KVP-98, which were produced by a ceramic factory in Slavyansk (assembly of inserts with balls). The very development of the turret from the project to the adoption in 1973 took 12 years. T-64 production model turret with a
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  37. https://warspot.ru/17005-teoriya-bronetankovyh-zabluzhdeniy-tanki-v-chistom-pole-i-amerikanskie-stanki Yuri Pasholok's article about some of myths about Soviet armor (1943-1944). 1. Turret ring diamter increase problems Translation of text: Is there an ability to increase turret ring of T-34 tank? Yes, they are. According to preliminary assesment ring can be made wider by 200mm. Is it possible for production to make it? Yes, Mariupol factory doesn't have any problems with it, factory N183 also have necessary machinery
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  38. Greetings all, I've been pulled on as a judge for this one, so none of the following should be construed as competition so much as... encouragement. This is the Mogcat: It's designed to exactly nail the minimum specs, while being relatively easy to produce and long-legged. It sports a 3"/76mm main gun, a bunch of machineguns and the sort of conveniences you'd expect from a late-40s design (gunner's panoramic sight, wet ammo racks, internal firefighting equipment and smoke launchers). It's otherwise very bare-bones, and comes in at all of 10.3st/9.3mt.
    7 points
  39. Wiedzmin

    The Leopard 2 Thread

    so, my bad again, 81 no used against hull, 127 and 107 127mm-600-636mm pen 107mm-480mm pen as far as i understand, because of this hull front failure they later made this hull and only after this version get to 2A0/4 style hull, but i don't know is 2A0/4 a capable of stoping 127mm warhead or not... and there is a scheme of firings of 2AV in US, without any good details, only that tank have 39 hits, of which 16 germans consider to be "good", of which 3 actually was penetration in turret front and mantlet by 127mm
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  40. Ikv 91 appreciation post. Vehicles and crew here are participating in training exercises, 1978. Photos from the Swedish Arsenalen museum archive. Link to a few more. The infantry rider photo is separate from the others in both setting and photo collection
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  41. Few more shots. I have some new shots to put up. It's a little funny to think a pair of Officers, who are now in their 70s look young. More young men who are now in their 70s! I found this great site that has all kinds of info on US Navy ships and has the Cruise book for the America World Cruise, a long with others for ships dating back to pre-WWII in some cases. https://www.navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv66-68/000.htm Sadly, my dad must have somehow missed making it into the VF-33 personnel roster in the book. It's ok Lt Wiest above didn't make the cru
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  42. Marder-like early experimental Warrior with Chobham. 750hp engine. https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/british-chobham-armour-micv.13467/
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  43. Drozd APS on T-55AD, scans of manual. Source. Drozd system detection zone (D0), tracking zone (Ds) and interception zone(Dp). D0 - 130 m, Ds - 40m and Dp - 6.6m. Each 20 degress sector is covered by 2 APS rockets, so 2 projectiles can be intercepted in that zone. Whole sector that APS is covering is 80 degrees in front of the turret.
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  44. Tankoff on otvaga found patent for T-14 and T-15 chassis and engine compartment. On pics they used 6 roller per side model of Armata chassis. Link And possibly fuel system for Armata, patent, PDF
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  45. Serge

    French flair

    140mm barrel test.
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  46. MEXAS for L1 posted by Paul Fredenburg Hull Turret
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