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  1. holoween

    Bash the F-35 thred.

    these statements arent mutually exclusive
  2. holoween

    The Suppressive Effect of Small Arms

    if the basis of evaluation is on how it would perform in afghanistan then yea i dont see a big problem. however id say that taking afghanistan as a basis for how to organise anything is a bad idea. nothing you say is directly wrong yet id argue your idea is bad. however to do that properly i need some time so for now ill quickly answer the points you brought up and then get to writing up what i think is wrong with your idea. if every sl wants a gpmg just give them one? the us has the only military that doesnt have gpmg organic to its squads. a cg can be substituted with other weapons on the squad level but i do ike the idea of a dedicated cg team for every platoon blowing up platoons to such a size has a tendency to overload the pl taking away company level assets wastes the cc simply doing company level training would have similar effects.
  3. holoween

    The Suppressive Effect of Small Arms

    The arms room concept is terrible if you start looking at more than just the platoon level. worst case scenario your platoon has 6 cg, 6 60mm mortars, 3gpmg, 3 m27 and 2 60mm mortars with tripods + associated ammo to carry extra. at that point you might aswell simply add a few m4s and you have yourself a new platoon and simply equip all platoons for a specific role. additionaly all your grenadiers now have to be trained on 3 special weapons rather than 1 and your mortar teams on 2 rather than one. so youre increasing your training requirements quite a bit for no real benefit. and lastly it messes with logistics. there is no way for logistics to predict what ammo you will use because it could be lots of 7.62 and 5.56, some 40mm and cg rounds or it could be loads of 5.56 and 60mm mortar rounds.
  4. holoween

    The Suppressive Effect of Small Arms

    the m240 ran out of ammo so i wouldnt exactly call it going tits up. and the m249 is supposed to be able to change barrels so you can actually keep cyclic up longer but for some reason it wasnt done here.
  5. 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
  6. holoween

    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.
  7. holoween

    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.
  8. holoween

    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
  9. 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.
  10. holoween

    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.
  11. 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
  12. holoween

    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 .
  13. 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.
  14. holoween

    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.
  15. holoween

    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.
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