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    Mohamed A reacted to LoooSeR in General AFV Thread   
    You see, they both have turret and tracks!
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    Mohamed A reacted to LoooSeR in Syrian conflict.   
    Syrian operative-level missile systems - Elbrus, Luna-M, Tochka.
    http://vestnik-rm.ru/news-4-13794.htm

    9K79 Tochka ("Point") being loaded. 
     
       It is known that OTRK "Tochka" were delivered to Syria sometime in the mid-1980s after the Lebanon War with Israel in 1982. Most of the various sources indicates 18 launchers, but it is not known how much of launchers were delivered for sure. We still do not reliably know how much MiG-29 were delivered to Syria, not even starting to speak about "Tochka". Considering the years of delivery, the Syrians probably got a "point" in its original version.
     

    Vehicle-launchers of 9K79 Tochka system
     
    - When was recorded first launch against militants? How many missiles were fired?
      - The first launches of Tochka/"Points" against militants have been recorded in late December 2012 - early January of 2013. Again, it is difficult to say how much missiles were launched from 2012, probably at least several dozen, as I have seen over a dozen different video of such rockets launches. For example, during the battle for Mureck in the north of the province of Hama, in the spring of 2014, it was at least a few strikes with Tochka, loaded with cluster munition warheads. The last time such video with fragments of the rocket i have seen at the end of 2014. According to some reports, these complexes are used until now.   Syrian missile system 9K72 "Elbrus"
     
    - What other types of missiles Syrians have?
      - Syria, in addition to solid fuel OTRK 9K79 "Tochka", have a liquid fuel 9K72E "Elbrus". The latter, as we know, after the collapse of the USSR the Syrians acquired Korean missiles "Hwasong-6" with extended range (they were produced in Iran under the name "Shahab-2"), and then the Koreans and the Iranians had organized their production and assembly in Syria.   9K52 "Luna-M"   In addition, Syria has received Iranian solid fuel "Fateh-110" in 2000s.  In addition to these systems with guided missiles, Syria still use our old systems, like Luna-M ("Moon") and Iranian "Zelzal" with unguided rockets.
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    Mohamed A reacted to LoooSeR in The Soviet Tank Thread: Transversely Mounted 1000hp Engines   
    T-72 forever.
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    Mohamed A reacted to LoooSeR in General AFV Thread   
    Yeah. But they can try to play with separated and protected hull ammorack, maybe even with autoloader.
    Funny thing - their APC can have same sized frontal and rear doors for dismounting infantry, can be useful in urban combat when space for movements is small.
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    Mohamed A reacted to LoooSeR in General AFV Thread   
    If APC is like 70 tons, how will MBT looks like, if designers will get brain damage and try to copy Merkava?
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    Mohamed A reacted to Collimatrix in General AFV Thread   
    "Cancelled" is a relative term for a big company like GDLS.
     
    GDLS has enormous political pull, and aside from BAE Systems they're just about the only players in the heavyweight AFV game in the US.  And BAE isn't even entirely USian.
     
    Sure, Textron has a division that makes M1117s and stuff, but a bunch of welded aluminum or steel plate on a wheeled chassis is a far cry from an MBT or IFV.
     
    So, basically, GDLS can sit and wait and pull strings, and maybe their stupid MausAPC gets uncanceled at some point in the future.
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    Mohamed A reacted to LoooSeR in Syrian conflict.   
    Elections are close (November, IIRC), there is a good chance that he will lose. His son's company is buying oil from Daesh, apperently ours are waiting to see what will happen to daddy to find a moment to hit his son's "partners" and stop such easy oil sells for Daesh.
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    Mohamed A reacted to LoooSeR in Syrian tanks at war. Some pictures and words between them.   
    Updated post N9 on first page of this thread with Syrian T-55s info.
     
    http://sturgeonshouse.ipbhost.com/index.php?/topic/754-syrian-tanks-at-war-some-pictures-and-words-between-them/?p=21983
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    Mohamed A got a reaction from Collimatrix in Syrian conflict.   
    "In the name of god"
     
    "Date: 28/12/1436" (Lunar calendar, this is old. today is 3/01/1437)
     
    "Topic: Order/Message from the Islamic Police in the Northern province"
     
    "To all Muslim brothers in the northern province who are of age of 14 years old and older, head to the police buildings/headquarters in the northern province to register your names and details and the registeration will begin in the next Saturday 3/01/1437 (don't know why their dates are messed up) and will end in the following Friday 9/01/1437. Anyone who fails to register is liable for legal prosecution (lelwat)"
     
    The rest of the paper is just telling what sort of jobs the conscripts can get. But there are 2 notes at the end:
     
    "Note: There are other minor jobs that were not mentioned that can be pursued."
     
    "Note: And from the Northern province to the borders with villages occupied by the State." (I don't get what this means, sorry)
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    Mohamed A reacted to LoooSeR in The Soviet Tank Thread: Transversely Mounted 1000hp Engines   
    http://www.arms-expo.ru/photo/fotoreportazh/chelyabinskie-tankisty-ispytyvayut-novuyu-stels-krasku-dlya-bronetekhniki/
       Tankers of the Central Military District, Chelyabinsk region, currently are testing new paint that deacrease visibility for electronic means of reconnaissance. This was announced by the spokesman of the TsVO (Central Military District) Yaroslav Roshupkin.

     

     

     

     

     

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    Mohamed A got a reaction from LoooSeR in Syrian conflict.   
    "In the name of god"
     
    "Date: 28/12/1436" (Lunar calendar, this is old. today is 3/01/1437)
     
    "Topic: Order/Message from the Islamic Police in the Northern province"
     
    "To all Muslim brothers in the northern province who are of age of 14 years old and older, head to the police buildings/headquarters in the northern province to register your names and details and the registeration will begin in the next Saturday 3/01/1437 (don't know why their dates are messed up) and will end in the following Friday 9/01/1437. Anyone who fails to register is liable for legal prosecution (lelwat)"
     
    The rest of the paper is just telling what sort of jobs the conscripts can get. But there are 2 notes at the end:
     
    "Note: There are other minor jobs that were not mentioned that can be pursued."
     
    "Note: And from the Northern province to the borders with villages occupied by the State." (I don't get what this means, sorry)
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    Mohamed A reacted to LoooSeR in Syrian conflict.   
    Blame KBP Tula for their shenanigans with documentation and Kalashnikov concern for their slow work!    
     
    BTW, Mi-28, AFAIK, have better armored crew compartment.
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    Mohamed A reacted to LoooSeR in General AFV Thread   
    Small comment on MSTA-155 vs K9 Indian competition.
     
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    Mohamed A reacted to Walter_Sobchak in The Armored Warfare Disappointment Thread   
    Ok, I have to make a small correction.  The engine that was intended for the ROKIT was the AVCR-1790, not the AVDS-1790-9A.  These two engines are easy to confuse since they are both 1200HP and are essentially the same with the exception that the AVCR-1790 had variable compression pistons while the AVDS-1790 had conventional pistons.  The AVCR 1790 was the earlier engine, it was an attempt by Teledyne Continental to use the variable ratio piston tech they had developed for the AVCR-1100 and AVCR-1360 engines for the MBT-70 and General Motors XM-1 prototypes.  Anyhow, the Teledyne engineers messed up the design and the AVCR-1790 had issues.  Not long after the AVCR-1790 suffered it's fate, Teledyne was able to get 1200HP out of a conventional piston AVDS-1790 engine by introducing improved turbo-charging and after-cooling.  The AVDS-1790-9 1200HP engine is currently in service in the Merkava III and also in the Namer APC (the engine is still in production for this vehicle.)  
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    Mohamed A reacted to LoooSeR in GLORIOUS T-14 ARMATA PICTURES.   
    From this interview:

    T-15 will get Baikal AU-220 unmanned module with 57 mm autocannon. They also plan a BMPT (possibly on Armata chassis) with 57 mm autocannon, supersonic ATGMs, 16 km max distance against air targets (including UAVs), vehicle will have huge amount of ammunition, remote comtrolled MGs.
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    Mohamed A reacted to Sturgeon in M8 Buford Is Back   
    http://www.armyrecognition.com/ausa_2015_show_daily_news_coverage_report/bae_systems_presents_the_project_of_expeditionary_light_tank_able_to_be_airdropped_by_c-130_11310152.html
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    Mohamed A reacted to Mike E in General AFV Thread   
    The SEP v3 also includes a new armor package (Next Generation Armor Package) and an updated tank management system.
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    Mohamed A reacted to EnsignExpendable in Ukrainian Civil War Thread: All Quiet on the Sturgeon Front   
    Remember, he is renting it for 200 times less than the market price for 49 years for the purpose of "building and maintaining waterfront objects".
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    Mohamed A reacted to jimzhangzhang in Vehicles of the PLA: Now with refreshing new topic title!   
    The engine of Type-99 prototype and Type-99G.
     
    By the way, the one-armed man was the Chief designer of Type-99.
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    Mohamed A got a reaction from Collimatrix in General AFV Thread   
    Kind of.
     





     
    ^last one is more of military defense than civil defense though. It's a small military base.
     
    Had more of these on my PC, but can't access it atm.
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    Mohamed A reacted to LoooSeR in Syrian conflict.   
    Also one of possible candidates, in fact Iraqi army have Mi-28NE with radars and night optics/thermals. I think that this heli would have been better, although it seems that MoD is trying to either save them, or Mi-24's cargo compertment is usefull.
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    Mohamed A reacted to LoooSeR in Syrian conflict.   
    No, Ka-50s are not in production and their numbers are so low that forget about it.
     
    Ka-52 are also not used, as they don't have ATGMs ready (Kalashnikov concern only recently restarted Vikhr ATGM production, Hermes-A long range missiles development stage is unknown for several years). Mi-35s were better choice, but they are covering Southern regions of Russia and they are pretty new (low number of "free" helicopters).
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    Mohamed A reacted to LoooSeR in Syrian conflict.   
    Previous pages, this is yesterday assault of NDF near Hama, i posted maps as well.
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    Mohamed A reacted to LoooSeR in Syrian conflict.   
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3bDbSqtKyQ
    Mi-24s under fire.
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