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  1. Bronezhilet

    WoT v WT effort-thread

    But... getting more RP would unlock modules faster?
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    WoT v WT effort-thread

    How is it not ideal?
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    WoT v WT effort-thread

    Wow, Gaijin actually made RP gains linear and removed the cap! @Ulric
  4. Since not all AA is mechanised, I put it in the Aerospace section. If it belongs somewhere else, please move. Patriot system: National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System 2 (NASAMS 2): Fennek Stinger:
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    General news thread

    Since I don't think we have a general news thread, I decided to make one. Dump all news in here that doesn't fit other threads. Soooooo... an EgyptAir Airbus A320 just got hijacked. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35915139
  6. So we have a bunch of people running around who speak very different languages, and yet nobody is talking about it. Hmm. To me, it's very interesting to hear experiences of somebody who does not speak two or more languages. I've been bilingual since I was 4 years old and I started learning my third language when I was 9. So I, more or less, do not have memories of speaking only one language, especially since I had an acceptable level of English when the internet really became a thing for me. As of today I claim to be fluent in three languages: Low Saxon (my native language), Dutch and English. I have a basic understanding of German, enough to read a few of Spielberger's books about tanks in German. I can read and understand South African, but not speak it. Lastly, I can generally understand the gist of texts written in Danish, Swedish or Norwegian, but I haven't bothered really learning any of those. The language I'm really trying to learn is... *drumroll* Russian. I don't know why, but I just love the sound of it. I'm still nowhere near a basic level, I'm still trying to become fluent in reading Cyrillic. So I guess I do know what it's like to be able to speak only one language. So for the Russians on here, after I can properly read Cyrillic, what should be my next step? Reading and trying to understand news articles maybe? Or should I go a different route and listen to Russian radio stations? As for people who only speak English, have you ever felt you were missing out because you didn't speak a certain language? Ever thought about learning another language? If yes, why? I've been looking at Japanese as well, but you know, weeaboos and shit. So in the end I didn't bother. To add something myself, here are a few of my things on a few languages I speak: (Dutch) Low Saxon Some call it a dialect, some call it a language. Opinions differ, but it's generally considered a (regional) language. It's not a single language per se, but more or less made of various dialects which are all quite similar, but different as well. Saying you speak Low Saxon is like saying you speak Germanic. Which you can't because Germanic consists of various different language groups. Because you know English doesn't mean you know German. It's different with Low Saxon. I speak a Low Saxon dialect, which means I can understand all the various dialects, as well as a lot from our granddaddy language group Low German. I might not understand all the individual words, but I do know exactly what he's saying. I once tried it with a German who spoke a German dialect as well. He spoke his dialect, I spoke mine. We were able to understand each other perfectly. Which is freaking amazing. Why? Because he spoke a Low German dialect, and Low Saxon is part of Low German: (So I guess you know what part of the Netherlands I live in.) Say I met an old lady from Berlin and we'd start talking to each other in our dialects, we'd be able to understand each other perfectly. I don't think English has the same thing. Maybe compare it to an American trying to understand freaking Welsh. As for the language itself, I'm amazed that it cannot be written. Sounds strange, but it just doesn't have any rules at all. Which, in linguistics, means you can't write it. And yet it has survived for quite some time. But sadly, its time has come and less and less people are fluent. It's dying, and quite rapidly at that. Also, it does not have a female word-form. "Officially" there is no difference what-so-ever between "his bike" and "her bike". Or "he went to the shop" and "she went to the shop". I can already hear the feminazi's partying because "finally proper equality between men and women", but alas, we don't say "her bike" or "she went to the sop", we just say "his bike" and "he went to the shop". Rekt. If you want to get a lot of words across really quickly, learn this. It's very suited for talking fast, and most speakers do. Dutch It's a mess. Don't learn it unless you have a reason to do so. - Its grammar rules are disgustingly irritating. Writing it can be a disaster. And guess what, it doesn't matter for pronunciation! Don't you love grammar rules like that? "Oh, I wonder, does this word end in a 'd', a 't' or 'dt'?" Guess what sucker, it doesn't matter! Except if you're a language purist, then fuck you. Of course, if you screw it up you'll get punished and people will point and laugh. - Sentence structure is different from Dutch Low Saxon, so automatically it's inferiour. It also different from English, which is also inferiour. - Dutch is totally and absolutely unfit for shouting. Shouting Dutchies are the silly. The language and pronunciation of words just doesn't suit it. English If Dutch is a mess, English is a trainwreck. Seriously, I only speak it because it's the main language of the world. If French had the same status, I would be speaking French, but I don't. And I quite dislike French. Your grammar rules are disgusting, so is the pronunciation, whoever came up with all the fucking rules must love torturing people. Who the fuck came up with the fucking silent-E? Seriously, fuck him. It's like Dutch, but waaaay worse. If I could advise against learning English, I would. Also, fuck English for invading other languages even though half of English is fucking French. It's slowly strangling other languages, which infuriates me. Seeing a language die first-hand isn't funny if you're any type of linguist.
  7. When browsing various papers and publications I usually stumble on quite interesting information every so often, but it's usually not enough to warrant a whole topic or linking the complete paper. So this is a topic where I'm going to dump all the things I find exciting or interesting. I'll post a small explanation on why it's interesting/exciting as well. I usually save all the paper I read or skim through, so if you want the full paper just gimme a yell. ------------------------------- So yesterday when I was checking papers for the sandbag topic I was also looking at shaped charge penetration in concrete, and I stumbled upon this: If you ever wondered why anti-bunker shaped charges use aluminium liners, compare Test #1 with #2 and #3. While the aluminium liner has quite a bit less penetration than a steel or copper liner, it makes a much bigger hole. Which is handy if you want to drop a secondary charge through the hole you just punched. The after armour effect on tanks might be enough to disable it completely, but with a bunker you most likely need a secondary charge to effectively neutralise everyone inside the bunker. And bigger hole = bigger secondary charge. ------------------------------- While thinking about @roguetechie's question about a focal point in shaped charges I remembered a paper which had some simulations about the penetration capabilities of a segmented HEAT jet. Sadly I can't find the paper anymore, but the advantages of segmented penetrators are fairly well known. So I was wondering whether you can control the breaking up of a HEAT jet, which should be possible by making weaker points in the jet on purpose. And when looking for a good introduction to shaped charges I found this: Turns out you can totally make a jet that breaks up at predetermined points, and you can probably also engineer it in such a way it breaks up at predetermined times. Looking at this, it's totally possible to make a segmented HEAT jet, but it's probably very expensive to make. ------------------------------- A while ago we were having a discussion about whether or not a long rod can ricochet. Today I went looking for data on it and lo and behold I found a whole bunch of data on it. I haven't found a formula to use (that I can understand), but as it turns out the minimum ricochet angle is about 3-4 degrees for steel penetrators with an L/D of 10.7 (modern long rods have an L/D of over 35), depending on target strength: If you look at different L/D numbers, the ricochet angle should change, according to Tate: However Tate's formula seems to be inaccurate when you compare it with real data: Rosenberg's formula is more accurate, but it doesn't include neither L/D ratio nor target thickness, which is probably why Rosenberg's model is shifted up compared to real life data. What the relation between the real life data and Rosenberg's formula is, is unknown to me at the moment. ------------------------------- ...speaking of L/D and segmented long rods... This is why segmented long rods work: The higher the L/D ratio, the lower the penetration efficiency. When you check the actual penetration values of different constant diameter (0.3 cm) L/D ratios, you'll see this: The L/D 6 has a penetration of about 1.8 cm, which is exactly right for a 1.8 cm long rod. Remember, an L/D ratio of 6 has an efficiency of close to 1. If the L/D effect wasn't a thing, the L/D 30 should have a penetration of 1.8 cm * 5 = 9 cm. But it only has a penetration of ~6.2 cm. Which is due to it's lower efficiency of only 0.69 (9 cm * 0.69 = 6.21 cm). So the point of segmented long rods is to create multiple shorter penetrators instead of one long one. This means you're basically stacking multiple high efficiency penetrators instead of using one long inefficient penetrator. With the above numbers, a long rod with 5 L/D 6 ratio rods will have 9 cm penetration while a single L/D 30 rod (which is the same length) has only 6.2 cm of penetration. ------------------------------- More to come.
  8. @Collimatrix@N-L-M More:
  9. The AC-130 uses the M102 Howitzer so I guess that if they wanted to do in-flight tests it would be a lot easier to do since you can use the exiting mounting system.
  10. @N-L-M@Collimatrix Presentation about big caliber guided shells from an AC-130. This isn't the complete presentation but I wasn't going to screencap and upload 52 sheets. This is most of the interesting stuff anyway.
  11. Bronezhilet

    General news thread

    Lets see how Squarehead spins this into some conspiracy.
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    Designing A Rifle From Scratch(ish)

    Yeah, drawings can be an absolute bitch to make. If you ever need help with making drawings, just yell.
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    Syrian conflict.

    Sturgeons House Civil War 2.0; the blamening
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    General news thread

    Oh I'm sorry Don, I didn't realise this discussion was purely about the free speech regarding a French opposition politician and that no other things were allowed, I'm sorry. I wasn't specifically talking about those words but they did pop up in my mind as an example. But anyway, you say they are being regulated and that that regulation does not violate the First Amendment. But that sounds a lot like "You have freedom of speech, except when [...]". And how is this relevant to my point about governmental suppression of freedom of speech? I do admit I did include bad words into the definition of "obscenity" but apparently that's not the case, looking at Miller v. California.
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    General news thread

    And yes, I am awaiting those news messages where you'll explain to me where we reeeee the Netherlands doesn't have freedom of speech.
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    General news thread

    I find it kinda ironic when the Americans go full reeeee the EU doesn't have freedom of speech while they have a government agency watching TV to make sure you don't say those oh so dangerous words like fuck, shit and cunt. Meanwhile, in the Netherlands...
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    WoT v WT effort-thread

    No I haven't, but spotting distances start quite low and don't increase that much with crew skills.
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    WoT v WT effort-thread

    Helos are pretty fun to fly, but the helo matches are a shit flinging contest. The forward spotting distance is the same as your gun range, but your sideways spotting distance is LESS than the gun range, so you get fucked over and over and over again by people you can't see. Right now US helos are king since they're the quickest so they can dance all around the Hinds without them being able to follow you. And the Hinds have to get into close range because your 30 mil range is hot garbage at ~800 m.
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    General news thread

    Oh guys, I forgot, who are the legitimate rulers of the Gaza stretch and the West Bank? Can someone tell me?
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    General news thread

    inb4 "The Gaza stretch is one giant concentration and extermination camp!".
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    General news thread

    "Tamimi, along with her mother and cousin Nour, approached the two soldiers outside the Tamimi home, and were filmed slapping, kicking, and shoving them; the soldiers did not retaliate. " "Days later [...] Tamimi was arrested in a nighttime raid. " "On 24 March 2018, Tamimi agreed to a plea bargain" I wonder why she pleaded guilty
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    General news thread

    Try hitting a police officer in London and see what happens.
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