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  1. I Learned Something Today

    Germany had an opposed piston, two stroke, diesel engine in WW2. They put it in aircraft. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junkers_Jumo_205
  2. Random Space Exploration Dump Thread

    https://phys.org/news/2017-10-neutron-star-smash-up-discovery-lifetime.html Gravitational telescopes are seeing neutron stars collide now
  3. The Meteorology Thread: Irmagerd

    Ophelia is some end times shit http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-41635906 I'm on the side of the UK that's just getting a heatwave, and even here the sun is a lot redder than usual
  4. General news thread

    Iraq is on the UN special committee for decolonization. Looks like self-determination is wonderful, until it's 'your' territory that's trying to break away
  5. Fucking NERA everywhere

    If you can significantly turn the projectile, and have a decent thickness of steel behind the NERA, it could work well. Get the hardened pointy bit away from the armour, and to projectile ought to break up when encountering significant resistance - kind of like sloped armour, only sloping the projectile instead. HVAP should also come apart against NERA for similar reasons
  6. General cars and vehicles thread.

    Ebay has OBD2 tools for a tenth that cost, and they do the same thing. I'd steer clear of the bluetooth ones unless you have a burner phone to run the companion app, the standalone one I have does the job nicely. Ultimate cludge for "check engine" lights is to put together a 555 monostable timer that'll illuminate for a few seconds when the ignition is on, then goes off.
  7. General AFV Thread

    The doors are held shut with string
  8. General news thread

    Whatever happened to that senator who wanted to stop US gov dollars being spent on delivering turkish F-35's, effectively stopping the turkish F-35 program?
  9. They're lengthy, (about 1.1m for swingfire and javelin per wiki), but IFV's are getting taller. It's a nice convenient space that doesn't foul the troop compartment and can be far enough away from the turret to avoid and turret overhang (although you probably can't have it clear the gun barrel). Another alternative is bolted onto the back either side of the door, where you normally see stowage bins
  10. A pair of vertical launch silos in the sponsons would be neat, and easy to isolate from the passengers I'm not sure if this is possible without turning the launch tube into a cannon. I wonder if there are any analogues to sunblock that block UV-C and could be sprayed from the missile body to hide the exhaust?
  11. The Crossout thread.

    Needs more wall
  12. Movie tanks and terrible Vismods

    I think it's a tigger
  13. I think the M26/46/47 progression counts, counting the petrol and diesel 1790's separately gets you 3. T-80 with the diesel are another example, as are the diesel M3 lights - stretch it to include the sloped hull as on M5, and that's 3 engines on the light tank with the twin cadillac