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    Krieger22 got a reaction from Zyklon in ATGMs and RPGs for infantry - a thread for rebels around the world to choose their ATGM supplier.   
    Didn't get time on the Javelin trainer today? No problem!
     
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    Krieger22 got a reaction from LostCosmonaut in Aerospace and Ordnance discussion/news.   
    https://news.usni.org/2018/08/14/35796
     
    It's official: the Blue Angels are getting Super Hornets.
     
    9 Es and 2 Fs, with completion of conversion work on the airframes expected to be in December 2021.
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    Krieger22 reacted to LoooSeR in GLORIOUS T-14 ARMATA PICTURES.   
    Hey! Look what UVZ will show at Army 2018. T-15 with new unmanned turret. 57 mm AC, 2 Ataka ATGMs.

     
     
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    Krieger22 got a reaction from Collimatrix in Aerospace and Ordnance discussion/news.   
    The Royal Malaysian Air Force's Cap55 plan is out.
     
    We're looking at reduction in simultaneously operated types, notably with combat capable aircraft. We're going from 3 (2 in practice since the Fulcrums are grounded indefinitely) fighter types to just one.
     
    MALE drones would be pretty useful for dealing with those damned Sulus, but we shall see if the budget exists for what the TUDM wants.
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    Krieger22 got a reaction from LostCosmonaut in Bash the F-35 thred.   
    And now for some content that actually is the title. By which I mean, share my misery.
     
    The Reddit post that resulted in this absurdity here.
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    Krieger22 got a reaction from Ramlaen in Bash the F-35 thred.   
    And now for some content that actually is the title. By which I mean, share my misery.
     
    The Reddit post that resulted in this absurdity here.
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    Krieger22 got a reaction from LoooSeR in Ornithology Updates   
    Presented without comment:
     
  8. Tank You
    Krieger22 reacted to LoooSeR in GLORIOUS T-14 ARMATA PICTURES.   
    Basically what this whole thing means is that Emperor Palputin will conquer Galaxy with Space Marines and T-72s. T-72B3s to be precise.
     
    I posted this on other Capitalist internet site 3 months ago
    And apperently this is very likely to be now true after Borisov's stupid speech. UBKh is T-72B3 mod 2016/"M".
     
       So let's look at this situation - we have no new produced tanks delivered to RA since 2010-2011 (T-90A production was stopped for T-72B[udget Cuts]3) and there will be no newly produced tanks in any meaningful numbers for 5-10+ more years. Which leave our non-courtiers soldiers with existing fleet of Soviet tanks, which are at least 30+ old. Add here a fact that Soviets human-hating godless commies did worked on new generation of MBTs in late 1980s to seriusly/radically change tank designs, you can see that those tanks were becoming outdated in even 1980s. Similar situation is with IFVs and APCs, with BMP-3 being produced in too small numbers and majority of our fleet is BMP-2s and BTR-80As.
     
       On top of that political and military situation, and recent history shows that our forces are going to be involved in number of local conflicts (Chechnya, Georgia, Ukraine, Syria, etc) where our nuclear-powered "Putin Fury" cruise missiles and nuclear powered ekranoplans with nuclear powered teapots will make 0 difference. Majority of our potential enemies/opponents have Soviet weaponry, from RPGs down to S-300s, Smerch/Uragan MRLS and so on. Not only potential, but enemies that we already fought have them and actively use them.
       In Soviet times, during A-stan war BMPs for example already received armor upgrades (BMP-2D), even against not that well equipped dushmans and mujaheeds. Object 477 had serious side armor package and separated crew compartment, Object 299 had crew protection capsule and so on. Basically, armor and survivability of older vehicles in changing type of conflicts that Soviet army found itself, were already found to be "lacking".
     
       Our MoD decision to this problem of aging and outdated park of tanks, IFVs and APCs of army that is going (and already does) fight with relatively not badly armed forces is this:
    take T-72B, glue French thermal imager and FCS from 2000s, repair all parts that responsible for moving tank from point A to point B and call it "B3", done take BMP-2, add new radio, done take BMP-1, put BTR-80A turret with 30 mm "i can't hit anything" autocannon, done Take BTR-80 and put a turret with 30 mm "i can't hit anything" autocannon, done Create a TV channel (let's call it "Zvezda") and use all central TV channels, internet sites and so on to tell general public that our tanks are most tankiest ever made, APCs are unpenetretable and T-72 can beat Abrams and Leopards 2 left and right with just fumes from diesel engines and driver swearing something in Russian from his open hatch.    Somebody think that this will be enough, but there are a lot of problems here that were not solved. We are stuck with 30+, 40+ and in case of Basurmanin program - a fucking 50+ old vehicles. Simply speaking our soldiers are going to next conflict on top of IFVs that were taken out from Army during Soviet times because they were deemed outdated! 
     
       Why this situation is so stupid? 
       During 2000s we already had plenty to work with. BTR-90 for APCs could be at least something (chassis could support more weight, better armor, more place for turret and weapons, etc), tanks could be upgraded under Burlak program, or Black Eagle could have been developed futher. A lot of resources were put into BTR-90s, Burlak programm with real vehicles made for them. And nothing came from them because funding was stopped on premise of creation of better vehicles in the future. BMP-3 armor upgrades, APS, Relikt, T-72B2 Rogatka, Object 187, etc, a lot of stuff that was mass production ready or nearly ready was not put on conveyor at least in small numbers for active units participating in wars. A lot of wasted time and money. At least with those vehicles we could had something for Army created and produced in this century that at least partially solves problems that Soviet human-hating commies wanted to solve.
     
       How many years ago was Object 195 tested? Why they couldn't put those in limited service/test phase? Again, claims of better tank in the future, while army is still sitting on T-72Bs with K-5 and shells under crew bare asses.
     
       Years and years of development for some perfect weapon system that lead to nothing in the end while this whole time T-72Bs did not even got Relikt ERA as a cheap-ass upgrade. And only in 2016 an upgrade from 2000s was put into limited use on uparmored T-72B3s. But problems are not stopped here.
     
       After collapse of Soviet union we got a pretty good opportunity to solve another problem from late Soviet times - a whole 3 "Main" battle tanks in service that had almost no shared parts but very similar perfomance. Kharkovite traitors now were outsiders, T-80 developers and producers went into bankrupt trash bin and only UVZ left. We could finaly get a standart MBT, without zoological garden of different designs, parts, training, etc. But apperently this is not a case. We now have zoological garden of T-72s, with T-80UE/UA/BVM on top of that and T-90/A/M getting into mix. Same with IFVs - BMP-3 now have to share their role with BMP-2/M and BMP-1 Basurmanin. Well, at least BTR-80A is not in danger in any way as BTR-90 is a dead project. Add here all those MRAPS (Ural-VV, Typhoon-U, Typhoon-K, and so on) for special type of "fuck you, standardization".
     
       So good luck to our soldiers with T-72, in 2020, 2030 and maybe 2040 and thanks to Soviet un-orthodox evil empire for providing our MoD with at least something to fight and die in, because with this level of excellent planning and holistic vision of Armed forces our MoD would had to use Toyotas to close gaps and cover a hole in their pants and underpants. But i fear that someday T-72s will no longer be avaliable for B3 "modernization" and Soviet stocks would be 100% used... maybe T-34 needs some sort of modernization? Like T-34B3? It probably will be better than all Western tanks and can beat M1A3 Abrams and Leopards 3s left and right with just fumes from diesel engines and driver swearing something in Russian from his open hatch.  
     
  9. Tank You
    Krieger22 reacted to LoooSeR in T-80 Megathread: Astronomical speed and price!   
    Lostarmor article on T-80BV in Yemen war.
     
     

     
     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     
     

     
     

     
     
     

     
     
     

     
     
     
     
  10. Tank You
    Krieger22 got a reaction from Belesarius in The Aircraft Carrier Shitstorm Thread   
    For whatever reason, the cost estimate for CVN-81 is now at $15.1 billion.
     
    Salt from Rogoway and The Drive's peanut gallery here.
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    Krieger22 reacted to Xoon in The Leopard 2 Thread   
    Turret number matches the army's posterboy:

     
    Leopard 2 121 Allfader:





     
     

     

     
     
    Might have been used to test new armor for the upgrade program:

     
  12. Tank You
    Krieger22 got a reaction from Ramlaen in Bash the F-35 thred.   
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-airshow-f35/exclusive-lockheed-f-35-jet-price-falls-6-percent-to-below-90-million-sources-idUSKBN1K50D3?
     
    The latest round of negotiations over the next USAF F-35 batch has seen a drop in price of 6 percent. Unit cost for the F-35A is now $89 million.
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    Krieger22 reacted to LoooSeR in T-80 Megathread: Astronomical speed and price!   
    Upper picture is how T-80 was expected by Americans to look like

  14. Funny
    Krieger22 reacted to Collimatrix in Bash the F-35 thred.   
    LOLWUT?


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    Krieger22 got a reaction from Collimatrix in Bash the F-35 thred.   
    http://www.pogo.org/straus/issues/weapons/2018/close-air-support-fly-off-farce.html#.W0UPqGeXHZk.twitter
     
    POGO might be a bit upset about the recent A-10/F-35 close air support flyoff.
     
    (although seriously there need to be more situations that involve more involved air defenses beyond "angry warband belt dumping PKs into the air")
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    Krieger22 got a reaction from LostCosmonaut in The Phantom II Zone (Also other cool McDonnell Planes)   
    Well, it's the 11th in my time zone, but better late than never.
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    Krieger22 got a reaction from Xlucine in Bash the F-35 thred.   
    http://www.pogo.org/straus/issues/weapons/2018/close-air-support-fly-off-farce.html#.W0UPqGeXHZk.twitter
     
    POGO might be a bit upset about the recent A-10/F-35 close air support flyoff.
     
    (although seriously there need to be more situations that involve more involved air defenses beyond "angry warband belt dumping PKs into the air")
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    Krieger22 got a reaction from SH_MM in Tanks guns and ammunition.   
    Chinese APFSDS diagram: I can read Chinese, and that sounds about right.
     
    The top line translates to "This shell's (read DU penetrator) layout is basically identical to the tungsten alloy shell (illustration 64), except for *text is cut off*.
     
    The right one is indeed the DU penetrator. The tungsten penetrator's description is obscured by the watermark.
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    Krieger22 reacted to Oedipus Wreckx-n-Effect in The Small Arms Thread, Part 8: 2018; ICSR to be replaced by US Army with interim 15mm Revolver Cannon.   
    https://www.armslist.com/posts/7748232/colorado-rifles-for-sale--m38-mosin-nagant-bullpup
     

     
     

  21. Tank You
    Krieger22 got a reaction from Sturgeon in Let's Make Fun of Nazi WW2 Aircraft (While recognizing a couple which were also kind of OK)   
    Well, I see we're off to a good start when it comes to understatements in 2018...
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    Krieger22 got a reaction from LostCosmonaut in Let's Make Fun of Nazi WW2 Aircraft (While recognizing a couple which were also kind of OK)   
    Well, I see we're off to a good start when it comes to understatements in 2018...
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    Krieger22 reacted to Meplat in Let's Make Fun of Nazi WW2 Aircraft (While recognizing a couple which were also kind of OK)   
    That was an "at worst"  application of the coating, since it seems to have been a very common occurrence.
    Again, more likely than not it was a protective coating for the turbine blades that would help with keeping the mild steel "core" from developing localized hotspots, or similar. 
     
    The compressor blades (IIRC) were not coated, just the hot section.  You also found aluminum or aluminum based coatings on the controllable exhaust cone.
     
    Here's a good read on both the plane and the mill, written in '45.  Seems the Germans also messed with Zinc (galvanized) and Ceramic coatings (the Ceramic coated components are the ones that seemed to burn off readily). 
    http://legendsintheirowntime.com/LiTOT/Me262/Me262_draft.pdf
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    Krieger22 got a reaction from That_Baka in General AFV Thread   
    A while back I was tweeted an article claiming that you could dodge a modern AAM without a ton of asterisks involved. Which says a lot about the quality of said article. Little did I know that that was merely the tip of the iceberg.

    I am displeased to present you the defenseissues.net light tank proposal. That is a 120mm mortar and a 40mm CT autocannon side by side in the same mount, because... why not. The problems associated with direct fire mortars are apparently rectifiable using more propellant.
    Yes, these people are real.
     
    Surely the hull design is a bit more sensible, right? Surely they can't mess it up?

    Um. I'm not seeing how the driver is going to fit inside either without a semi-recumbent arrangement.
    What you see is what you get - no suggestion of materials, thickness, composition or vintage of AP ammunition it's supposed to resist.
    Engine choice seems reasonable, but I'm not sure what the ban on external fuel tanks around friendly infantry is supposed to avoid.
     
    ...no wonder this outfit is claiming you can just barrel roll your way out of having a Meteor locked on you.
     
     
  25. Controversial
    Krieger22 got a reaction from LostCosmonaut in General AFV Thread   
    A while back I was tweeted an article claiming that you could dodge a modern AAM without a ton of asterisks involved. Which says a lot about the quality of said article. Little did I know that that was merely the tip of the iceberg.

    I am displeased to present you the defenseissues.net light tank proposal. That is a 120mm mortar and a 40mm CT autocannon side by side in the same mount, because... why not. The problems associated with direct fire mortars are apparently rectifiable using more propellant.
    Yes, these people are real.
     
    Surely the hull design is a bit more sensible, right? Surely they can't mess it up?

    Um. I'm not seeing how the driver is going to fit inside either without a semi-recumbent arrangement.
    What you see is what you get - no suggestion of materials, thickness, composition or vintage of AP ammunition it's supposed to resist.
    Engine choice seems reasonable, but I'm not sure what the ban on external fuel tanks around friendly infantry is supposed to avoid.
     
    ...no wonder this outfit is claiming you can just barrel roll your way out of having a Meteor locked on you.
     
     
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