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Everything posted by Scolopax

  1. Are you sure? The apparent size seems right for a 122mm. To me, it looks similar to the 2A18 on the 2S1 Gvozdika, but North Korea doesn't have any of those and the entire mounting is obviously different. I would think that the Norks might realize an 85mm gun might be a bit small for such a fire support vehicle by today's standards.
  2. What would be the rationale for using (buying or borrowing?) K9s in Korea over the M109s that are in use besides maybe some slight logistical ease? I wasn't aware of any interest by the US army of pursuing the K9 for any future use, not with the XM1299 in development.
  3. I forget, was the thing supposed to go ashore (near) there, or did it break away while being towed and beach itself?
  4. Some strangely American-like designs there. The tank appears like the offspring of some scandalous encounter between an Abrams and a T-14.
  5. This seems to be the prototype of the system that would go on to become Goalkeeper and find use in the Dutch navy. I don't have much of anything else beyond that, but I suppose some digging into the history of Goalkeeper could give you more.
  6. Certainly doesn't seem like it at a glance, but if you look at a larger photo (see below), you can make out the gas holes in the barrel where the bore evacuator used to be. The number and position of 'rings' around the barrel also matches the 2a46. I imagine there's probably been plenty a derelict T-64/72/80 to pull one out of. Why it was inserted in place of the 122mm or 152mm, I'd say that's up to imagination.
  7. Very interesting camera position there. I'm assuming they managed to stick a Gopro or something and kept it stable on the probe there.
  8. "US Army scraps plan to compete in OMFV competition"
  9. More US troops (approximately 100) are headed to Syria and are bringing Bradleys to take the MRAP chicken games to the next level.
  10. B-17 testbeds with various turboprop engines mounted in their noses
  11. US troops being in Syria has definitely fallen off most everyone's radar here in the states. I recognize some of the reasons we're there still (official and otherwise), but it's been past time to leave in my opinion. This continual playing of chicken with trucks and MRAPs isn't doing anything good for either side. Best let it go before something bad happens.
  12. The idea of a BTR-based camper sounds fun. That big orange thing though... I'm not sure what to think of that. Realistically, I guess it's an arctic transport of some kind?
  13. Following a very productive use of my time in an extensive investigation, I have made a discovery that could very well tear apart our beliefs concerning Frank Roosevelt's true allegiance during the Second World War. Below is a photo of the bathtub meant to help accommodate the President aboard the battleship USS Iowa as he traveled to Tehran Conference in 1943. A harmless enough scene. Sudsy water, various toiletries, some reading material, and a few bath toys to play with. Let's take a closer look at that plastic boat though.
  14. From what I remember of the thing, it should just be carrying them. The vehicle was used as a transport for tank hunters and their weapons, not as some tank destroyer itself.
  15. This seems like an odd arrangement, but I suppose that is par for this particular course.
  16. I haven't kept up as of late on your postings here and so have been going back through them, but after you play through the Allied and German campaigns, do you have any other games on your radar that you'd like to possibly play through/review, if you are interested in doing that still?
  17. I don't figure it's much, but what are they say at the end of the video there?
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