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  1. holoween

    The Suppressive Effect of Small Arms

    notes on supression from the document - lmg effective at supression in attack and defense and even gets better with range - grenadier effective at area supression on the attack worse on the defense - rifles effective at supression against short range point targets (my assumption with modern optics probably also at longer ones) notes on squad organisation - 5 men are easy to controll for most 7 hard - squads ineffective below 5 men - squads routinely operate at 80% strength average in ww2, korea, vietnam - more support weapons dont mean a more effective squad - 4 man fireteams are pointless since with any casualties they simply fall back to working as a whole large squad so if we want to take this document for recomendation squads should be 9men with 1lmg and 1 grenadier as the most balanced squad 6 man squads with 1lmg and 1 grenaadier also wouldnt be bad compared to 9 man easier to control but less staying power
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    Bash the F-35 thred.

    According to Augen Geradeaus rumor has it the F35 didnt fly at the ILA in berlin because itt may be possible to detect it with passive radar.
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    StuG III Thread (and also other German vehicles I guess)

    the entire point of this vehicle as laid out in the article is to reduce manpower requirements as much as possible going so far as to simply remote controlling the majority of a bateries vehicles. carrying spare personel as a failsafe as the pzh2000 did defeats the point.
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    The Leopard 2 Thread

    seems to be a leo2. the camo fits and a hit to the front left causing a massive explosion would fit with a hit to the leos ammo storage
  5. holoween

    The Leopard 2 Thread

    im fairly sure it means it can intercept an apfsds fored from 200m away. also the lack of interest in that capability is simply that there currently isnt a need for it. in asymetrical wars apfsds are nonexistant and for symetrical ones the current armour seems to be thought of as sufficient. only when someone starts using significantly better tank guns or a new mbt is designed would it become interesting again.
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    The Leopard 2 Thread

    depends entirely on how much penetration whatever is shooting at you has. since heat jets loose their power fairly quickly with distance and other stuff in between it might be enough to reduce the jets enery sufficiently to prevent cookoffs. and if the blowout panels work properly it wouldnt even be more dangerous. yea though at that point they will simply aim at the hull (if possible but it has been on all the videos ive seen so far) and creating blowout panels for the hull is far more difficult.
  7. holoween

    The Leopard 2 Thread

    which is why when designing such a turret again placing the ammo more in the center so both sides have smoething else in the way before it gets to the ammo might make the tank slightly more resilient
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    The Leopard 2 Thread

    yea but make it less likely. id like to actually see morew hits to the rear right before saying there is a pattern but so far every hit into the rear left has resulted in an ammunition cookoff and the one so far hitting the right side hasnt .
  9. holoween

    The Leopard 2 Thread

    to add to this this is the first hit we see on the right side of the turret rear and the first such hit that didnt get the ammo. so if one designs a similar turret layout it might be a good idea to have the ammo at the very center with nbc systems, radios etc on both sides to prevent the ammo from being hit.
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    The Leopard 2 Thread

    i might be stating the obvious but its quite interesting that any video of atgms being fired at leo2s seem to be aimed at the turret magazine even if the hull was actually visible.
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    StuG III Thread (and also other German vehicles I guess)

    https://youtu.be/O-cFP4S7bc4?t=131 https://youtu.be/Z88mupP4mWI?t=22 between those two clips it seems reasonable to assume the panther actually got there under its own power if the run up to the rocks is reasonable.