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Toimisto

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  1. it looks like a T-55 based VISMOD early merkava.
  2. Would a Object 490A style tank with separated, blow-out panel equipped ammo compartments be a close to an ideal MBT before unmanned turrets, if vehicle weight was an important limit?
  3. What sort of auto-loader did the Object 490A have? Was it isolated from the crew compartment?
  4. it did not feel like metal to the touch at all, might be metal covered in some form of material, but not 100% metallic at the very least, the perforated material also seemed to be 1 piece per section of skirt, not divided into smaller pieces as on the leopard 1 turret add-on armor. If i remember correctly that was also shown on some of the pictures of destroyed turkish Leo2A4's Edit: seems like i was wrong on it being one piece: From the Leopard 2 thread looks like it is in the form of strips of material.
  5. @SH_MM I am pretty sure that the perforated plates of Leo2 side skirts are not made of metal, as evident in this picture: https://i.imgur.com/NcBlFnT.jpg The sideskirts in question are from a FDF Leo2A6.
  6. BTW, in which way is the AR-18 too fragile? and how would those be corrected.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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?
  12. Well i sent Imgur a request to remove the gallery. BTW how do you know that Lubawa SA wants them removed? @Militarysta
  13. Well, as they are on imgur i cannot remove them, the offended party should contact imgur staff to remove the image gallery.
  14. 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?
  15. 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
  16. Is there a good book on the the PLA, especially on the modernization from late 70´s onward?
  17. 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.
  18. If it is possible i would be interested in it too.
  19. Leopard 2A4 side skirt thickness:
  20. A few pictures of BMP-2FIN Hull add-on armour taken at FDF 100-years day exhibition: https://imgur.com/a/28O2hBE
  21. Some CV9030FIN side armour photos, taken at the FDF 100-years day exhibition: https://imgur.com/a/O5dvZhU
  22. A small gallery of Leopard 2A6FIN sideskirt photos, taken on the FDF 100-years day 4.6.2018 by me: https://imgur.com/a/83RepaQ
  23. Whats the advantage of AR-18 style guide rods instead of guide rails? Do they wear less or something. Trying to think if AR-18 could function with 2 rails instead of 2 guiderods.
  24. I dont remember where i got this picture but it is supposedly from afghanistan: https://imgur.com/a/gledLd1
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