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Scolopax

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  1. Israeli AFVs

    Thought the CITV on the Abrams looked funny, figured out its an AN/VLQ-6 countermeasure device. I don't think I've ever noticed them before.
  2. Bash the F-35 thred.

    For comparison, Wiki shows that an F/A-18 Super Hornet has a current flyaway unit cost of $70.5M, and that in 2009 the F-22 was $150M. Their numbers for the F-15(E) were from 1998, so they don't mean much. This site though (no good citation) shows an F-15 in 2006 as $108M, but it also lists the F-22 as having a final cost at the end of its production run in 2012 as $425M. Here is a graph from that same site that gives a broader comparison of fighter costs in 2013. Link for exact numbers. I didn't look into operating costs at all.
  3. StuG III Thread (and also other German vehicles I guess)

    There's a few running, and I believe the one above is this one.
  4. To follow up on this, I'm seeing that her alterations were just adding the date, not the entire comment. So far as when know at least. Regardless, the headlines of this aren't putting the accusers and the left in a good position.
  5. Roy Moore accuser officially comes forward that she faked the yearbook notes
  6. WoT v WT effort-thread

    Not to discourage the notion or discount Gaijin's tendency to keep pushing for more modern vehicles, but that'd be pushing 90's tech. I suppose though, that would then mean we'd be denying wehraboos any and all Leo 2 variants too.
  7. The recent attempt at impeachment sputtered out and fell flat in a 364-58 vote.
  8. So is the Koalitsiya still going to be using the Armata chassis, or have they settled for the T-90 at this point due to budget and procurement date issues?
  9. Bash the Pak-Fa thread

    I was thinking it might have something to do with new engines and/or thrust vectoring.
  10. The Suppressive Effect of Small Arms

    Maybe a silly question, but do other countries utilize the FN Minimi and their domestic variants as a SAW like US doctrine, or is it more often employed like a light GPMG?
  11. General news thread

    The IOC has banned Russia from competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics due to its doping scandal
  12. Deceive the Credulous; Become Fabulously Wealthy

    Not sure how to make the video display smaller... Get the starter kit for only $199.99!
  13. Aerospace Pictures and Art Thread

    I know they were quite the stinkers, but I like how the Cutlass looks like a mini F-14 that's ahead of its time.
  14. Trade-offs in WWII Fighter Design

    I've noticed that on a lot of Western Allied radial engines, most all being of Wright and Pratt & Whitney making, there is a lack of a large nose cone or cover on the end of the propeller shaft. Meanwhile, everyone else has one Is there a reason for this design choice? Is it something to do with the propeller shaft?
  15. Brian Ross, who made the statement on ABC, has been suspended for 4 weeks for the false reporting. Not that it changes anything.
  16. Cats Have A Shitty Taste In Music

    Better than this I suppose:
  17. The Leopard 2 Thread

    120mm beanbag rounds gogogo
  18. I'm aware of the sentiment that the 1911 is another over-glorified American wank gun, but what are the downsides of it (and .45 ACP I suppose) in comparison to more modern handguns like the Beretta 92? Is the age thing with the design or the condition of the individual guns?
  19. My roommate played Destiny 2 on the PS4 religiously before getting burnt out after a month or so, for better or for worse. I never had the highest opinion of it. I kind of wanted to get into it, but the game seemed a bit too grindy and repetitive overall. The story seemed short and I feel like there were only like three guns that people would use in multiplayer. I haven't played it for a while now, but I enjoyed Steel Division a decent amount. I personally like the gameplay more than Wargame and the balance, while asymmetrical, is pretty good. The bots are a great deal improved as well. There's been a lot of free content added as of late with new maps and game modes, and I think there are still plans for more. The only bad thing going for it is that the playerbase is quite small and getting in to a particular game can be hard sometimes.
  20. General news thread

    Charlie Rose is the next name on the sexual assault chopping block, with CBS, PBS, and Bloomberg dropping him already.
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