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Xoon last won the day on September 21 2016

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  1. General AFV Thread

    General question, has there ever been AFVs or tanks built for fighting in mountainous terrain?
  2. CV-90, why so much love ?

    Pictures from Joint Reindeer exercise: Source: https://forsvaret.no/fakta/aktivitet/ovelser/joint-reindeer-2018 https://forsvaret.no/aktuelt/trener-sammen-for-å-bli-gode-sammen
  3. The Leopard 2 Thread

    Pictures from Joint Reindeer exercise: Source: https://forsvaret.no/fakta/aktivitet/ovelser/joint-reindeer-2018 https://forsvaret.no/aktuelt/trener-sammen-for-å-bli-gode-sammen
  4. AFV Engines

    Not too similar. (Taken from a high performance liquid-cooled BLDC motor.)
  5. AFV Engines

    Does a turbine give a similar torque curve to electric motors?
  6. AFV Engines

    How much can you stall a turbine engine before it dies?
  7. General cars and vehicles thread.

    I wonder why a W12 engine?
  8. The SH Ski/Snowboard Thread

  9. How about the old Homeguard model in Norway? During a 60-80s, about 1 in 40 Norwegian were a part of the Homeguard, and the HG soldiers kept their rifle and equipment at home. This meant that the military was highly integrated into the population, meaning that the people always had the support of the military, and with access to second grade military gear if the government went rogue. Considering the homeguard outnumbered the army by 12:1 right now, I think they would have a fair chance, with actual training.
  10. A interesting thought crossed my mind recently regarding a discussion about civil war in Sweden. The discussion basically boiled down to that unless the people got the Military's support, there was no way in hell a rebellion could emerge. This is simply because of the large military and reserve in comparison to the population, and how integrated it is into the common man. Would the second amendment work out for small countries like Scandinavian ones?
  11. Norway is a example of why gun control does not stop mass shooters, we have strict gun control. And even still, he was actually going to get a AK, but he was too impatient.
  12. I agree, the US is almost like Europe. Not sure how banning guns would lower gun violence, if it is for exampled caused by gang wars in a few major cities. People in the entire country losing their guns, because a few gangs had a war and the media caught wind of recent statistics. Does not really make sense, unless you are motivated by different agendas.
  13. Huh, just calculated Norway's murder-rate per 100 000, and it is at 0,57 per 100 000 people in 2012. (SSB) Russia's murder-rate is 11,31 per 100 000 people, the highest in the Europe. (Wikipedia) Austria has the lowest at 0,51 per 100 000 people. (Wikipedia) I guess the variation is pretty big in Europe.
  14. Since we are talking about taxes and trumps tariffs is a hot debate. How do you people feel about the 25% steel tariff and 10% aluminum tariff? From what I understand, in a oversimplified manner, tariffs basically increases the price of the goods by the percent set. For example a foreign steel company produces steel at 1 Dollars for 1kg of steel, while a domestic company sells steel at 1,2 a kilogram, With a 25% tariff on steel, the foreign steel company's steel would cost 1,25 dollars a kilogram, making the domestic company competitive. The downside is that now the nationally, the price of steel has increased, making all steel related goods more expensive. This then affects the consumer, which has to pay more for their product. Extremely simplified, it is negative for the consumer, but positive for the domestic industry. However, if a domestic steel company can't keep up with foreign competition and no tariffs are placed, then they will eventually go bankrupt, losing the consumer potential jobs and losing the country revenue which it uses to serve the citizen. Or, it could make a domestic steel consumer unprofitable, like a car company, in which they move their factories abroad outside the tariff, or potentially bankrupt. I am no economist. But this is how I see the issue. Personally I feel a tariff on the import of manufactured goods makes more sense, which encourages domestic industry to import raw goods and manufacture them, then export it, effectively making a profit off other countries export.
  15. America's view on Monarchies.

    You know who makes the machines? People like me. Let that sink in a bit.