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  1. This is what happens when you spend too much time in the Kharkovite tractor. @LoooSeR your signature image broke.
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    Overrated Allied Weaponry in World War II

    You should go
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    Overrated Allied Weaponry in World War II

    You don't understand the difference between accuracy and precision, do you?
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    Overrated Allied Weaponry in World War II

    You're looking at the wrong column. 15 is the deviation of the group, which is something you can just adjust your sight for. Also these are tests of a scoped rifle, whereas the numbers I gave were for iron sights. If you want to compare dispersion obtained with a scope, let's do that. 100% group size in cm with scope: Range Mosin Mauser 100 9.3-10.4 9.4 300 23.1-25.2 33.3 600 52.3 61.0 As you can see, the Mauser does better in exactly one test: 100 meters against a chest target. In literally every single other scenario, the Mosin performs better.
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    The M4 Sherman Tank Epic Information Thread.. (work in progress)

    Apparently the T-34-85 in the Ottawa War Museum came with a fully functional cannon. I don't know if they disabled it or not.
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    Overrated Allied Weaponry in World War II

    RE: Mosins. Mosins are a whole group of rifles, and any specific one is going to be different. If you're shooting a 1942 production gun, it's not going to be as nice as a 1944 production gun, for instance, and a 1944 one won't measure up to an actual sniper Mosin (not the drilled and tapped standard ones that are sold as "snipers" for three times the cost). RE: shitty Mausers. Soviet trials of a sniper Mauser showed a dispersion of 10 cm at 100 meters. In your imperialist measurements that's 4 MOA, give or take, which isn't what I would call amazing for a sniper rifle. I don't have comparable trials for a Mosin, unfortunatelyю
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    Documents for the Documents God

    Primary sources are a harsher mistress than heroin. Post your best docs, videos, and photos here! Make sure that your documents have good citations, photos have confirmed locations and dates (and are actually significant, we don't need millions of pictures of T-26 #550424). Use reliable hosting! Youtube, Picasa, or a government agency's hosting where you got them from in the first place. I will periodically update the OP with everything posted in the thread. Documents not strictly falling into "Allied" or "Axis" categories, or subcategories, will be sorted by country of origin. Allied British Empire and Commonwealth (excluding Canada) T-90S manual (Russian) T-72B Manual (Russian) T-64 1984 Manual (Russian) T-34 EARLY TANK SERVICE MANUAL 1976 US report on capabilities of and countermeasures to the ZSU-23-4 Shilka United States and Canada Ballistic Tests of Armor Materials (American penetration standards) MECHANISM OF ARMOR PENETRATION (Investigation of projectile shatter) THE PERFORMANCE OF SUB-CALIBER PROJECTILES COMPARED WITH THAT OF CONVENTIONAL TYPES Fragment Penetration Tests of Armor Principles of Armor Protection (Decapping plates research) Grooved Armor Plate Photographic Study of Impact of Ball and Armor Piercing Ammunition on Armor Plate Light Armor Plate Development Test of Laminated Thin Armor Plate Metallurgical Examination of Samples Representing Ninety-Six Two Inch Thick Ballistic Test Plates Welding of Armor: Summary of Ballistic Shock Test Results on 1-1/2 Inch Homogeneous Armor 'H' Plates Welded with Austenitic Electrodes and Tested at Aberdeen Proving Ground Armor. Metallurgical Examination of Cast Turret Number 757 for M4 Tank, Manufactured by Union Steel Castings Co., Ballistically Tested at Subzero Temperatures at Camp Shilo Historical Review of the Correlation of Ballistic and Metallurgical Characteristics of Domestic Armor at Watertown Arsenal Metallurgical Examination of 2 Inch, 2-1/2 Inch, and 3 Inch Rolled Homogeneous Armor Employed in the Ballistic Evaluation of Armor against 57 mm and 90 mm Armor-Piercing Projectiles Resistance of Various Steels to Perforation by Fragment Simulating Projectiles Metallurgical Examination of Sections from the Cast Armor Turret made by Continental Foundry and Machine Company and two Trunnion Pins from a Heavy Tank M6A2E1 Comparative Effectiveness of Armor-Defeating Ammunition (Normalization and penetration) Armor Plate Ballistic Testing Metallurgical Examination of Section from 6 in. Experimental M4A3E2 Assault Turret Manufactured by Union Steel Castings Division of Blaw-Knox Company Metallurgical Evaluation of a Method of Anti-Personnel Defense for the Medium Tank M4A1 Metallurgical Examination of Twelve 2 1/2 Inch Thick Rolled Homogeneous and Sixteen 2 1/2 Inch Thick Face Hardened Armor Plates Manufactured by Carnegie-Illinois Steel Penetration of Homogeneous Armor by 3-inch Flat-Nosed Projectiles Comparative Effectiveness of Armor-Defeating Ammunition THE EFFECT OF SYSTEM DESIGN CHARACTERISTICS ON FIRST ROUND HITTING PROBABILITY OF TANK FIRED PROJECTILES Handbook of Ballistic and Engineering Data for Ammunition. Volume 1. 20-1-95 to 75-1-310 Included Test of 105mm Shot, T182 Development of 90mm Gun Tank, T69 SOLID STEEL AP PROJECTILES. CONVENTIONAL, TRUNCATED AND TIPPED TRUNCATED OGIVAL TYPES History of the Subcommittee on Welding of Armor Ferrous Metallurgical Advisory Board Ordnance Department U.S. Army Welding of Armor. Summary of Ballistic Shock Test Results on 1/2, 3/8, and 1/4 Inch Thick Homogeneous Armor 'H' Plates Welded with Austenitic Electrodes and Tested at Aberdeen Proving Ground during the Period from 1 October 1942 through 31 March 1943 REVISED SUMMARY OF ORO PROJECTS, SPECIAL STUDIES AND FIELD OPERATIONS TO MAY 31, 1952. VOLUME 1 CONTROL OF GUN FUMES IN M-4 SERIES MEDIUM TANKS ADEQUATE HEAD ROOM IN TANKS APPRAISAL OF KIND AND DEGREE OF PHYSICAL EFFORT REQUIRED OF TANK CREWS IN RELATION TO FATIGUE Heavy Tank T26E1 Metallurgical Examination of Components which Failed Under Ballistic Tests Comparison Test of Tank, Combat, Full-Tracked, 105-mm Gun, M60A1 STUDY OF ERRORS IN RANGE ESTIMATION WITH THE UNAIDED EYE Evaluation of American telescopic tank sights DETERMINATION OF THE AMOUNT OF HEAT TRANSMITTED TO THE FIGHTING COMPARTMENT OF TANKS UNDER FIELD CONDITIONS CONTROL OF GUN FUMES IN M4 SERIES MEDIUM TANKS BY POSITIVE-PRESSURE VENTILATION REPORT ON GUN FUME HAZARD FROM 37MM GUN IN M5 LIGHT TANK DETERMINATION OF BASIC VENTILATION CHARACTERISTICS OF TANKS OF THE M4 SERIES. DETERMINATION OF BASIC VENTILATION CHARACTERISTICS OF TANKS OF THE M5 SERIES PLACEMENT AND MOUNTING OF SIGHTS IN TANKS DISCUSSION OF VENTILATION REQUIREMENTS OF ARMORED VEHICLES Work on Sabot-Projectiles and Supplements, 1942-1944 M4A3 Manual M103 armour requirements US Armor in Korea, pt. 1 US Armor in Korea, pt. 2 XM1 Engine Troubles Analysis of the effectiveness of American tank destroyers US testing of MTU MT883 Diesel engine for possible use in M1 Abrams Development of 105mm HEAT round T-384 (US) Human factors and safety assessment of the M1A1 Abrams Alternate armament for M551 Anti-Armor Defense Data Study (A2D2) ‘How to Research’ Guide Anti-Armor Defense Data Study (A2D2). Technical Report Anti-Armor Defense Data Study (A2D2). Volume 2. U.S. Anti-Tank Defense at Mortain, France (August, 1944) Anti-Armor Defense Data Study (A2D2). Volume 3. U.S. Anti-Tank Defense at Dom Butgenbach, Belgium (December, 1944) Anti-Armor Defense Data Study (A2D2). Volume 4. US Anti-Tank Defense at Krinkelt-Rocherath, Belgium (December, 1944) Evaluation of Siliceous Cored Armor for the XM60 Tank INVESTIGATION OF THE VULNERABILITY TO BALLISTIC ATTACK OF TWO T77 OSCILLATING TURRETS War Metallurgy Protection provided by steel and aluminum armor against fragments from high-explosive ammunition 3" M62 AP ammunition trials United States Ammunition Data Sheets An Overview of Novel Penetrator Technology Medium caliber ammunition effect on urban targets M36 Crew Training Manual 90mm M3 Armor Piercing Ammunition M4 (105) Training Manual M1A1/M1A2 TUSK 1/2 Manual Technical Manual for M6 and M6A1 heavy tanks Canadian war diaries of the Normandy campaign Other Swiss Anti-Tank Guns (in German) Penetrator strength effect in long-rod critical ricochet angle AMX-13 prototype trials at Aberdeen 12cm kanon STRV 121/122. Skjuttabeller Renault FT-17 manual Axis Germany Armor: Metallurgical Examination of Armor and Welded Joints from the Side of a German PzKw Vf (Panther) Tank Metallurgical Examination of a 3-1/4 in. Thick Armor Plate from a German PzKw V (Panther) Tank Armor Plate. Metallurgical Examination of German Armor from a Pz. Kw. III Tank Principles of Armor Protection (ballistic testing of scale Pak 40 shells) Interrogation of Herr Stiele von Heydekampf (On Porsche's designs, Tiger/Panther development, T-34's influence on German tank development, and long term trends in German tank building) Pantherfibel.pdf German tank production, availability, and losses in WWII Leitchttraktor manual British analysis of King Tiger turret (Porsche) Vulnerability of Tiger Tanks Tiger Operations Handbook: Tigerfibel Japan The Metallurgical Examination of a Japanese Samurai Sword Japanese light armour (part 1) Japanese light armour (part 2) Japanese heavy armour Italy Other North Korea country handbook It's sparse for now, but I'll slowly but surely transfer my collection. Contribute all you got!
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    The Enema Thread (Moderator: Tied)

    This is one weird loss.jpg edit.
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    The M4 Sherman Tank Epic Information Thread.. (work in progress)

    IIRC the Firefly was never supposed to carry a .50 cal, the mount on the commander's cupola is for a rangefinder. Here's a fun photo. I see the additional mudguards on this tank, but the suspension is VVSS. Is this an M4A1E9? This is the biggest resolution I have, sorry.
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    The M4 Sherman Tank Epic Information Thread.. (work in progress)

    That's one hell of a muzzle brake, too. I wonder if it used to be a Firefly at one point.
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    The M4 Sherman Tank Epic Information Thread.. (work in progress)

    Not enough BMP tracks and ridiculous fenders, IMO
  12. Now, we are all in agreement that the best tank the Germans built was the StuG III. But did you know that the Germans had other vehicles? It's true! You should talk about them here. Links you should click: Our Problem Child: Rossmum on the Panther tank Germany's White Elephant, a look at the Tiger tank in theory and practice Tiger II: A Royal Pain An overview of Germany's armour quality
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    Movie tanks and terrible Vismods

    Check out this "M4A1"
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    Books About Tanks

    This is a thread about dead trees and dead tree substitutes. For example, I just scored this sexy number for only $12: It's a pretty huge book (think coffee table sized) with amazing maps: A brief inspection reveals some idiocy, but it doesn't detract much from the pretty pictures Post your bookshelves itt
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    What are we playing?

    I finished the Sniper Elite 4 main game, decided to play something else for a change before the DLC, so I gave Halo 4 a shot. It's a pretty game, but it doesn't pull me in at all. Back to shooting nazis in the balls, I guess.
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    Dealing with declassified/classified/secret data

    There was an incident over at VIF a few years back where someone actually got jailed for leaking classified info. There are people out there keeping track of this sort of thing that aren't Australians with a stick up their ass, and those people do their jobs silently.
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    Movie tanks and terrible Vismods

    It's not a real T-34. They get away with it in a really quick shot from far away, but closer up it looks terrible.
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    Movie tanks and terrible Vismods

    Honestly, the tanks are probably the least bad thing about this movie...
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    The M4 Sherman Tank Epic Information Thread.. (work in progress)

    It's a cutaway tank that's missing the turret as well, I don't think they are going to be restoring it. Canadian M4A2E8s are a dime a dozen, even this museum has another working one.