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    Scale Models Megathread

    German man is sad because his 251's track broke and he has know idea how to fix it.
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    Bash the F-35 thred.

    S-200 would be a pretty big missile to take a direct hit from though and stay airborne. I'm under the assumption that most F-35 claims coming out of that region are too be taken with a grain of salt.
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    Syrian conflict.

    The Syrians did have a number of them originally, so I assumed the southern rebels were just hiding a few as keepsakes. I saw one twitter account claiming some were shipped from Bulgaria to Saudi Arabia, with the original source of the vehicles being unknown. The one without the wheels on the flatbed in the second video looks recently refurbished, kind of like the one on the boat.
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    Name that AFV: The New Tank ID thread

    Looks to be a 2 1/2 ton gun truck. I'm guessing M35-base given the front fenders, but I'm not positive. I don't think it's a US design, maybe from somewhere in central America.
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    What are we playing?

    That would be CoD: MW2. SCC is actually a prequel to it. CoD 4: MW is a standalone game.
  6. You can kind of make out the dish-shaped vent on the top, which would make it a T-54. This is not present on any T-55s. I assume the lever-arm thing by the mantlet here is/was part of the IR lamp fixture, thus leading to the B designation.
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    Aerospace Pictures and Art Thread

    The context I got for the image was that the DUKWs were being tested here in a possible ferry role for moving aircraft ashore in the absence of docks or ports. Some more pics:
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    What are we playing?

    From what I remember it was probably modern day for the time of its release. There was a flashback of the Gulf War for one mission.
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    Name that AFV: The New Tank ID thread

    Right, by looking at who actually does and does not use Arabic, as well as the criteria-fitting users of the Type-59/69/79, I came across it as being a Sudanese vehicle by the name of Al-Zubair 2. It is a domestic vehicle based off of the Type 59D (I suppose that should have been apparent from the get-go). It does seem to exist beyond the model. That one was a nice challenge. After reading up on it a bit, the producers state that it uses a 105mm smoothbore gun. I was unaware anyone made those, but I'm also wondering if maybe it's a typo, as the Chinese 105mm gun is definitely rifled.
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    Name that AFV: The New Tank ID thread

    The Arabic script has me thinking this is Pakistani stuff, with a further assumption being that the tank on the left is an Al-Khalid. However, our vehicle in question does not look too similar to the Al-Zarrar outside the suspension and driver position. I'd hazard a guess at some sort of further upgrade of the Al-Zarrar (or Pakistani Type 59/69/79) with more armor and a new turret that's not a total sham. Looking for more details still. I suspect the model might not be the most exact depiction of the vehicle
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    North Korea, you so crazy!

    It's a Mike Pence cover
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    The Star Wars General Discussion Thread

    I feel sorry for Rose's actor here. This was her first role in a film, and in a Star Wars no less, but she comes out of it by being the middle of a (social) media shitstorm of people angry at her for her character. Apparently there was some online call for a boycott of TFA because of "forced diversity." Link.
  13. I'm curious if LVTs just working well enough was the reason DDs didn't get used in the pacific at all.