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  1. WoT v WT effort-thread

    Yes, the T-64A in WT appears to have the double textolite layers sandwiched between a thick steel strike face and a thinner backing layer. It's all beautifully modeled in the X-ray view. But I do not know if this is accurate. Gaijin isn't exactly a paragon of historical research.
  2. WoT v WT effort-thread

    Really? I thought that even T-64 had textolite on the glacis, but steel-aluminum-steel on the turret. Sometimes. Because there were a bunch of variations of the turret armor that aren't indicted by any sort of designation sub-type. But I thought that T-64 always had a textolite glacis. But I defer to your superior knowledge of Ukranian lawnmowers. It's up against a bunch of slate of fairly advanced opponents. USA and West Germany get MBT-70/KPZ-70, US also gets M60A3 with reactive armor and APFSDS, and the UK gets Chieftain mk. 10 with Stillbrew add-on armor and 1980s-era L23 APFSDS. If it were up against only NATO tanks that were actually in service at the same time, yes, it would obviously steamroll everything into a dense blob of all-steel tank corpses.
  3. BAHfest

    Then lay off the sauce, you lush!
  4. Paul J. Hazell's Armor states that the most important factor for anti-APFSDS APS is to hit the penetrator when it is quite far away from the vehicle. It takes a significant amount of time (and thus distance) for the rod to yaw enough to reduce its penetration. Also, yawing (or even fracturing) the incoming long rod doesn't get rid of the KE of the threat, or even substantially change its vector, it just makes it penetrate less efficiently. As an example, an APS which could hit a long rod with 20:1 L/D ratio hard enough and far out enough to induce a 20 degree yaw (apparently even this amount of yaw is technically challenging) would reduce the penetration of the long rod by 60%. 40% of the penetration of a modern APFSDS round is still quite a bit of penetration, so any vehicle with anti-APFSDS APS is still going to need a substantial amount of passive armor to absorb the intercepted threats.
  5. I have a feeling that you'll get your hands on one before anyone else here does.
  6. Non-initiating Precursor Shaped Charges

    I have seen this terminology in some technical literature, but I have no insight as to what it means.
  7. I had to look this up. It's real. I need a drink.
  8. The Enema Thread (Moderator: Tied)

    Everyday we stray further from God's light.
  9. If I am interpreting that correctly, Siberia will become a lot more gay.
  10. go to 12:00. Unless they cut-up and un-bent A2 receivers, and then re-bent and re-welded them (I guess weirder things have happened), they're new receivers.
  11. CV-90, why so much love ?

    Those are some really beefy sideskirts! Any idea what they're made of?
  12. North Korea, you so crazy!

    Putin's troll game is A+, Kim Jong Un needs to brush up.
  13. "L85A3" is currently an HK-funded project. The name is a bit like the when Colt named the 703 the "M16A2." They thought they had the Army by the short and curlies, and anything new they trotted out was sure to be adopted. Only, in the case of HK and the UK military, that may actually be an accurate assessment of reality. L85A3 is actually built on new receivers, unlike the L85A2. It's certainly the very best L85 that ever was. I have no idea why anyone would want it.
  14. By "we" he means "Vladimir Putin and I." Trump is a Russian plant, remember? And that was his plan to get rid of ISIS in 30 days; let the VKS take care of the problem.
  15. Tech Industry Fails

    The phones are made of iridium, shit's hella dense and should make pretty good shielding.