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Mike E

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    Mike E got a reaction from That_Baka in Tank Layout   
    Since when has Zuk been on this forum, lol. 
     
    The first diagram Met749 posted is probably the most accurate in regards to T-14. It would make no sense for the layout to be otherwise (ie heavily sloped like the T-64 and onward) because of the new use of ceramic composite armour. I suspect that the external ERA is mounted upon a thin outer layer of metal/armour, which is then followed by spacing and finally the composite. It makes the most sense. 
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    Mike E got a reaction from Ramlaen in Post Election Thread: Democracy Dies In Darkness And You Can Help   
    Bunch of trash from both sides of the aisle today, the state of political debate is pathetic. 
     
    Sit Spencer and your average commie down in a room, film it, and show the world for all to laugh. Neither will have a constructive argument.
     
    Unfortunately this entire event will silence debate even further, and RIP to those that died.
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    Mike E reacted to Askatlon in The Soviet Tank Thread: Transversely Mounted 1000hp Engines   
    T-90 M
     

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    Mike E reacted to LostCosmonaut in Post Election Thread: Democracy Dies In Darkness And You Can Help   
    I didn't watch the video, but the "Putin Makes Me Scared and Wet" quote on the thumbnail is pretty magical and I'm definitely not getting the intended meaning from it.
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    Mike E reacted to LoooSeR in Ukrainian armor - Oplot-M, T-64M Bulat and other.   
    Russian hackers attack against glorious Kharkov website! Stop Putin's aggression against peacefull Ukrainian tank production!
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    Mike E reacted to LoooSeR in Models and pictures of Soviet MBT designs from 80s. Object 477A, Object 490 Buntar and Object 299.   
    And similar picture with Object 490A

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    Mike E reacted to ApplesauceBandit in The "George Soros Ruins Everything" Thread   
    Soros spelled backwards is Soros. This confirms my belief that Mr. Soros is actually George Soros. Lizardmen demon Jews from the dark side of the moon confirmed.
    I've only seen a portion of that interview in the past so far, but starting your life out by conspiring with Nazis during the Holocaust is never a good start. The thread so far sums up my impression of him. That, and he likes to throw money around too, often to suit his view of where the world should be headed.
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    Mike E reacted to LoooSeR in T-80 Megathread: Astronomical speed and price!   
    MoD announced today (14.11) that Omsktransmash and St.Petersburg Special Design Bureau of Transport Engineering will repair and modernize T-80BVs with new FCS (Sosna-U), armor and improve engine. First vehicles will be delivered to MoD in 2017.
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    Mike E reacted to ShamefurDispray in Post Election Thread: Democracy Dies In Darkness And You Can Help   
    Germans talking about someone else destroying the world 
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    Mike E reacted to Scolopax in Post Election Thread: Democracy Dies In Darkness And You Can Help   
    Because there's been a lack of Polandball or something
     

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    Mike E reacted to ApplesauceBandit in Post Election Thread: Democracy Dies In Darkness And You Can Help   
    My uni is in rural MO, so local salt levels were low.  There certainly were people talking about being upset that Trump got it, but nothing amusing
     


     
     

     
    Meme war service ribbon for those who have earned it
     
     
    Talking to some Hillary supporters last night and earlier today, plenty of them still seem stuck in the mindset that the US is being taking over by women-hating, minority-lynching hicks.  I'll admit I wasn't around much at the time to know how it went down, but I can't help trying to compare these sorts of leftists to how the religious right was.  I imagine one thing Trump had going for him was people were getting tired of the PC culture shenanigans and decided enough is enough.
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    Mike E reacted to Vanagandr in Post Election Thread: Democracy Dies In Darkness And You Can Help   
    Nice thread, would be a shame if someone deleted it
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    Mike E reacted to SH_MM in The Leopard 2 Thread   
    I think the glacis armor is NERA, only the armor above the tracks is a single plate. This was already the case with the Strv 122 and Leopard 2E:
     

     

     

    I think the side armor is mostly NERA and not ceramic armor. Compared to the Strf 9040C (CV9040 with AMAP) and Leopard C2 (Leopard 1A5 with MEXAS):
     

     

     
    Lot's of small bolts to hold the NERA plates... quite similar to the Leopard 2A5 turret armor module. It's definetly NERA on the Leopard C2, based on the article "Lightweight passive armour for inantry carrier vehicle" published by F. U. Deisenroth and Richard W.O. Kwok in the 19th International Symposium of Ballistics.
     
    My guess is that the differences in appearance as the result of further enhancments. The Leopard 2 Evolution used an older version of the armor; maybe the later version of the Evolution armor package feature a thicker coverplate (made of steel or ceramics covered by thin steel) atop of the NERA. The Leopard 2SG seems to feature only parts of the turret armor, maybe some part was left out in order to keep the tank within a weight limit or something similar. 
     

    Interesting. Based on the old brochures from IBD Deisenroth's older homepage, AMAP-B has a mass efficiency of more than four, while AMAP-SC has a mass efficiency of 8 to 10. If these claims are true, I could believe that the protection values for the PT-16. I wonder how Rheinmetall does know the protection level of the Leopard 2A7 though, and why they are allowed to say that their tank provides equal protection... that's somewhat a breach of opsec.
     
    So now we need only a proper measurement in size (how much surface is covered by each armor module) to estimate an areal density.
     

    It's a matter of costs and workload. They already could have replaced the sideskirts with the slightly thicker ones of the late Leopard 2A4/Leopard 2A5 a few years ago,
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    Mike E reacted to LoooSeR in The Soviet Tank Thread: Transversely Mounted 1000hp Engines   
    Gurkhan said that mounting 2A82 in Proriv-3 was only some wishes by MoD at some point not backed by money and development program.
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    Mike E reacted to LoooSeR in General AFV Thread   
    BMP-2, BVP-M2 SKCZ/Jackal and Czech T-72

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    Mike E reacted to LoooSeR in Ukrainian armor - Oplot-M, T-64M Bulat and other.   
    When your country is invaded by hordes of Russians and Buryats, they only option is more Dakka.
     
    Or no Dakka at all.

     

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    Mike E reacted to EnsignExpendable in Movie tanks and terrible Vismods   
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    Mike E reacted to SH_MM in GLORIOUS T-14 ARMATA PICTURES.   
    Leopard 1A4, Leopard 2 and M60A3 all entered service in the 1970s, providing clear advantages over Soviet FCS technology. The Soviet copy of the PERI R12 of the Leopard 1A4 was developed between 1985 and 1992, despite the original German sight being adopted in 1974/1975...
     

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    Mike E got a reaction from UltraRus in GLORIOUS T-14 ARMATA PICTURES.   
    Article from the most reliable source ever: http://izvestia.ru/news/636502
    The only reason I even bother posting it is because the information contained is basically a known: Armata will use an updated variant of the Kalina FCS as seen on the T-90MS. The article claims the T-72 and T-90 will receive but that's kind of unlikely for both unless the latter gets updated.
    This plus other news basically means T-14 has a comparable FCS to any of the Western beasts (for the first time since the 70's on a Russian tank tbh). TC can designate targets that are then relayed to the Gunner's screen, said targets can be automatically tracked (and most likely that includes tracking prediction) with all important variables accounted for. I may be mistaken but it also seems like the TC can designate multiple targets in a specific order: so they can be automatically engaged once the last one has been destroyed/engaged. Gunner only has to press fire almost.
    LoooSeR, you know anything more on the ammunition situation? One article made it sound like APFSDS was still in development when another claimed it was already being produced, or something like that. I know the guys at Otvaga discussed this but the translation barrier is very tall.
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    Mike E reacted to LoooSeR in Ukrainian armor - Oplot-M, T-64M Bulat and other.   
    Seriously, Ukraine?
     

     

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    Mike E reacted to Collimatrix in GLORIOUS T-14 ARMATA PICTURES.   
    Hmmm...
     

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    Mike E got a reaction from Donward in GLORIOUS T-14 ARMATA PICTURES.   
    Article from the most reliable source ever: http://izvestia.ru/news/636502
    The only reason I even bother posting it is because the information contained is basically a known: Armata will use an updated variant of the Kalina FCS as seen on the T-90MS. The article claims the T-72 and T-90 will receive but that's kind of unlikely for both unless the latter gets updated.
    This plus other news basically means T-14 has a comparable FCS to any of the Western beasts (for the first time since the 70's on a Russian tank tbh). TC can designate targets that are then relayed to the Gunner's screen, said targets can be automatically tracked (and most likely that includes tracking prediction) with all important variables accounted for. I may be mistaken but it also seems like the TC can designate multiple targets in a specific order: so they can be automatically engaged once the last one has been destroyed/engaged. Gunner only has to press fire almost.
    LoooSeR, you know anything more on the ammunition situation? One article made it sound like APFSDS was still in development when another claimed it was already being produced, or something like that. I know the guys at Otvaga discussed this but the translation barrier is very tall.
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    Mike E reacted to UltraRus in GLORIOUS T-14 ARMATA PICTURES.   
    Thanks but I see myself as a Serb living in Australia .
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    Mike E reacted to LoooSeR in General AFV Thread   
    PT-16 PLND STRNG

     

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