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  1. Toimisto

    Designing A Rifle From Scratch(ish)

    BTW, in which way is the AR-18 too fragile? and how would those be corrected.
  2. Toimisto

    General AFV Thread

    Maybe i should create a "Toimisto's stupid questions" thread but before that i will keep polluting here, So is there any reason why after WW2 USA kept using vision blocks instead of Periscopes on its Commanders cupolas? ogorkiewicz mentions that they usually have a greater field of view and resolution but does not go much beyond that. With Japanese tanks they kept using them even on the Type-74.
  3. By the way, does the 6.5 Arisaka headspace on the rim or on the shoulder?
  4. What sort of round would be an ideal machine-gun cartridge for 1930´s, it seems that most of the nations that had 6.5 as a rifle cartridge went for larger calibre's during the period, in hindsight was this really necessary, what was the reason? did .30 MG's have better barrel life or something? another thing that has been bugging me is the comparison between 6.5 Creedmoor and 7.62 NATO as MG cartridges, would the 6.5 have any real advantage over 7.62 NATO for a GPMG.
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    General AFV Thread

    Hopefully this is the right place for this, but why does the Japanese Type-74 have such an archaic commander's cupola? Vision block's, Fixed commander's sight and no provision for open protected position, and with the .50 M2 mounted centerline on the turret, a "tradition" that continues to this day in the Type-90. All of this seems very strange, especially as the STB-1 at least had a panoramic periscope for the commander.
  6. What are the advantages of 57mm AA guns like the S-60 over their ww2 counterparts, it seems like it was designed to be sort of an "ultimate" "ww2" AA gun, but as it really has no equivalents it is really hard to compare it to other AA guns like 40/70 Bofors.
  7. Toimisto

    Israeli AFVs

    Whats the reason IDF is going with a 30mm gun for its IFV, when these days everyone and their mother is going for larger and larger IFV cannons? Do they think that a larger gun is not necessary?
  8. Toimisto

    APC/IFV armor in details

    Well i sent Imgur a request to remove the gallery. BTW how do you know that Lubawa SA wants them removed? @Militarysta
  9. Toimisto

    APC/IFV armor in details

    Well, as they are on imgur i cannot remove them, the offended party should contact imgur staff to remove the image gallery.
  10. Toimisto

    APC/IFV armor in details

    Some pictures of BMP-2FIN hull add-on armor: https://imgur.com/a/28O2hBE And some pictures of CV9030FIN side-skirt: https://imgur.com/a/O5dvZhU By the way, given the armor of modern IFV´s are guns like 35mm oerlikon capable of engaging them from the front or are they limited to side engagements? Same for engaging tanks, are Autocannons usefull for engaging tanks from the side?
  11. Toimisto

    General AFV Thread

    Does anyone know the weight of the Japanese WW2 75mm long barreled tank gun used on their prototype tanks like Chi-to, and the later model Chi-nu? I think it is said in one of these pages but as i don´t read Japanese i am not sure. https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/405888152176427009/463661179831844864/unknown.png https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/405888152176427009/463662056063762453/unknown.png
  12. Is there a good book on the the PLA, especially on the modernization from late 70´s onward?
  13. Toimisto

    Israeli AFVs

    What books should i buy to get information on the pre-merkava days of the IDF and into the development of Merkava and Patton/Centurion upgrades? The 75mm French gunned Shermans and their performance and development are especially of interest.
  14. Toimisto

    The Leopard 2 Thread

    If it is possible i would be interested in it too.
  15. Toimisto

    The Leopard 2 Thread

    Leopard 2A4 side skirt thickness: