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  1. Interesting, they must have got lucky when they didn't show any directivity effects. Or it could be non-linear, that'd explain a lot
  2. How so? The directivity doesn't seem to change much (the left and behind positions both see the same drop), is there a fuckton of ultrasonics that gets attenuated between the muzzle and the measurement locations that the silencer cuts out? 10 dB isn't bad, that's a factor of 10 less intensity. It is a shame they didn't show the silencer interior or the exact measurement setup, that must be for the special US-only versions of the presentation.
  3. Oddballs

    All birds look weird naked: This one has a ballsack on its chest
  4. Bash the F-35 thred.

    I wonder what the price difference is between a new build typhoon and what's planned for F-35A? That's normally the reason for a government preferring one option (or avoiding the embarrassment of admitting they should have been part of it earlier) 3 S-400 installations?
  5. The Official Feathered Dinosaur Shitstorm Thread

    Are those ~centimeter sized scales on the face? They tried, they really did, but making a realistic dino skin isn't just a matter of sticking on some fuzz.
  6. The ratios of steel to final weight are interesting. Panzer 4 best german tank ever!
  7. General AFV Thread

    Never one to let a money making opportunity slip, the tank museum bovington has also got in on the action
  8. A bit lump of wood, swung with conviction, can kill people In other news, water is wet
  9. Transmissions and final drives

    Transferring power through the hull would screw with the efficiency - for conductive armour you'd induce eddy currents, and for non-conductive armour you'd still have a big "air" gap to deal with. Probably not worth it for AFV's, but if it eliminates the shaft seal then this could be very useful for submarines (depending on the EM signature)
  10. General Naval Warfare News/Technology thread.

    Heli-AWACS: http://www.janes.com/article/67041/uk-orders-crowsnest-helicopter-radar-systems
  11. General Naval Warfare News/Technology thread.

    Britain can into supercarrier: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-42256046 The biggest&baddest helicopter carrier around, until 2020
  12. Deceive the Credulous; Become Fabulously Wealthy

    I like the idea that fluoride in drinking water calcifies your brain, but calcium fluoride crystals uncalcify it
  13. Wins Above Replacement

    Would WAR-per battle be useful, for tactical assessment?
  14. WoT v WT effort-thread

    Canuk leo 2. No other modern MBT's in any tree.
  15. A good motivation to fit the improved final drives to those ones, even if they were too expensive for mass production