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  1. Xlucine

    Deceive the Credulous; Become Fabulously Wealthy

    So long as they're doing it far from civilisation, surely it's a self-limiting problem?
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    Bash the Pak-Fa thread

    I thought pixelated floozies normally came from japan?
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    AFV Coax Thread

    Per hunnicutt it's 11,400 rounds, which is high but not a world away from other contemporaries. M60 and chieftain are both meant to carry 6,000. Just by comparing volume for the rounds, the ratio looks like 1:2.7:5.3 (for .50:.338 NM:7.62, modelling each as a cylinder with L = OAL, D = rim diameter + 1mm to represent the belt links) Sabots are dangerous, but non-saboted rounds are available - IIRC Nick Moran said he carried a full load of M830 on patrol (not M830A1), and the USMC have a proper HE round in service now for the 120mm
  4. That's a lot of gunfire for one drone. Wouldn't the saudis have bought drone jammers already anyway?
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    General Naval Warfare News/Technology thread.

    An LPD contributing to a naval engagement seems wrong, but I guess in an ASM fight you only need anti-ship and anti-missile launchers (& datalinks to get firing solutions). It will increase crew numbers, which might sap capability for the primary task (i.e. deliver marines to the beach)
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    AFV Coax Thread

    Volume is a major penalty for a .50 - the ammunition takes up a lot more space. Typical coax installations can take a belt that's several thousand rounds long, and a belt long enough for an equal length of time firing with a .50 would need several times more volume
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    Bash the F-35 thred.

    I wonder how much of the computers and sensors on F-35 would carry over to a new airframe?
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    Egregious Aviation Safety Violations

    Blisc looks OK: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43818752 There's one blade missing by that guys arm, if the hub lost a chunk then I'd expect it to be fairly obvious. Potentially debris from the first blade loss could have damaged a blisc further back in the engine, but then you'd expect to see more damage to the nacelle
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    The Shipwreck News Thread

    Fthwang! I'm surprised it stayed up all these years
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    Egregious Aviation Safety Violations

    There's supposed to be, the armour failing is a bigger story than the blade failure IMO
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    The UK Brave Space For Shitposting and Other Opinions Thread

    Section 1 of the report summary: Section 7: Section 10: It's pretty clear. UK alleges a nerve agent was used (and has been pretty consistent that it was an attempt at murder), OPCW agrees. 3-Quinuclidinyl benzilate isn't a suitable tool for murder, as you pointed out, and being developed in the 50's it isn't really a newcomer either. My bad, a wikipedia editor got overeager 1) Remembering front-page news from 4 years ago is quite impressive 2) So something else we can blame on thatcher?
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    The UK Brave Space For Shitposting and Other Opinions Thread

    Yet the OPCW "confirm the findings of the United Kingdom relating to the identity of the toxic chemical that was used in Salisbury", finding that "the toxic chemical was of high purity". The final report states that no precursors were found, directly contradicting the RT "source" on wikipedia
  13. Dude I literally said it in the sentence you quoted. A T-15. And whatever its side armor is, I bet it's a whole lot better than what the BMPT affords, because judging by the position of the grenade launchers, there is physically not enough room for any meaningful amount of armor. The grenade launchers appear to be unconnected to the crew compartment, their box is above the hull roofline. Any side armour protecting the crew will be completely underneath the grenade launchers, not outboard of them
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    Syrian conflict.

    French assessment of the events of 7th april (in english): https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/syria/article/national-assessment-document-on-chemical-attack-of-7-april-2018-douma-eastern
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    Syrian conflict.

    Fake news, there's no mention of it on the estonian beeb or janes
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    General Naval Warfare News/Technology thread.

    Wonder if you can double stack tomahawks? Per wiki, some dimensions of interest: Virginia class beam: 10m Trident D5 length: 13.58m Tomahawk length: 6.25m That bulge doesn't look like it's 40% of the height of the hull, so I'd be surprised if a trident fit. Distributed lethality for SSBNs would also probably fall foul of a whole number of treaties, and it'd make the deployment schedule for the SSNs that the US navy has in service quite hectic unless more boat building capacity could be found
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    Aerospace and Ordnance discussion/news.

    Hypersonics don't need to use a ramjet - it's just a iskander with a gravity assist
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    United States Gun Control Megathread

    Wasn't the 1920's NRA more concerned with keeping guns away from black people? They've changed a lot since then of course, but of all the flavours of NRA that we've had over the decades they had to idolise that one?
  19. Quite shady http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43706709
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    Syrian conflict.

    Trump would have to withdraw from the white house to appease that crowd
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    Syrian conflict.

    Or a reflection in the lens
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    General Mechanised Equipment

    I thought they all did that? https://www.army.mod.uk/equipment/engineering-equipment/#section-6345fe1b-0b59-41b9-ab30-9bff26115824
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    Books About Tanks

    Sounds like a decent chap