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https://cloud.mail.ru/public/87mv/NGc3PoEpo/ "The TARDEC Story: Sixty-five Years of Innovation 1946-2010", downloaded via some means from GoogleBooks, and ... welll, it lacks some 50 pages (out of 3 hundreed) which they do not show

https://cloud.mail.ru/public/KL5T/U8pbM6iL7 "The Bradley and how it Got that Way: Technology, Institutions, and the Problem of Mechanized Infantry in the United States Army", which GoogleBooks also has, - it also lacks about 50 pages (out of 2 hundreed)

 

Also, Archive.org has a some sort of online library, which allowes to borrow some of their scanned books - so one user could see that book, and enyone else willing to do the same at the same time should wait in line, as if it was not a bunch of .img/.png files but a real physical copy of the book. Anyway, among some things thay show that way,  there is a scan of Burton's Pentagon Wars https://cloud.mail.ru/public/A1qi/Yem6Npsi8

 

https://cloud.mail.ru/public/ES1e/pSRmx6NzH several dozens of articles and small notes (predominantly in english) on Bradley and tracked APCs and IFVs in general, and how they should be employed, which appeared in 50s-80s in those  magazines which I was able to find on the internet - mostly in Army, Armor, Infanry, Military Review, Soldiers, - and also some articles from newspapers like New York Times on scandals around Bradley development and acquizition

 

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more books there https://cloud.mail.ru/public/Jjk9/mHuYG7piH

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On 8/4/2018 at 12:37 AM, skylancer-3441 said:

*not sure if this could be posted there or there are a better thread for this somewhere*

There are plenty of Infantry Magazine issues available at GoogleBooks, but unforutunatelly they are usually available by default in "snippet view" mode
Allthough most of those issues are also available at hathitrust.org , some of them are (or were) not available there, and it's better to have same thing available from several sources anyway. So several mounth ago I've decided to ask GoogleBooks to change that "snippet view" mode into "full view" mode (via this form https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/6113327), starting with particular Infantry Magazine issues, and later asking about about other things like some volumes of US DOD budget hearings, and more magazines - well, those of them which are in Public Domain

It's rather slow - and sometimes I run out of patience and ask again - for example in happend with Infantry 1974, and overall it took 2 mounths and 3 weeks untill they've fulfilled my request.

So far they've made availabe in full view (with option of downloading entire thing as .pdf) 20 volumes of Infantry magazine (out of 83 i've found so far) https://books.google.ru/books?lr=&uid=115590142161999487031&as_coll=1001and about 100 other erm... volumes... books (And they've forgot about 30 other things, so I'm going to fill that form again).

Some of them were made available for both russian and US users, and some for US users only - though apparently Googlebooks defines this via IP, and proxy works just fine.

Now there are I guess about 40 volumes of Infantry available in full view on the same link,
and I've asked them about Army magazine and got 69 volumes so far https://books.google.ru/books?uid=115590142161999487031&as_coll=1006 - also they've denied my requests for 13 volumes (which are available on Hathitrust anyway).


Apparently they've also scanned some Soviet and Russian magazines - like this one https://books.google.ru/books?uid=115590142161999487031&as_coll=1010 (Soviet Miitary Review, english language edition of soviet propaganda magazine about Soviet Army) - also it seems to me that in this case copyright status is confusing and noone knows for sure whether it's in Public Domain or not, which is why my requests on that were mostly denied.
 

those and other "bookshelves" (folders) are available there https://books.google.ru/books?uid=115590142161999487031

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58 minutes ago, LoooSeR said:

Not T-72BU, but "Improved T-72B" aka T-88 (In USSR), aka T-90 (In RF).

I know, it is recommended for adoption as the T-72BM, and I used the BU as a more popular option, which many have heard.

 

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The Interrelationship of Weapons and Doctrine: The Case of the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle, by Major Benjamin Freakley

 

According to Dr. John Salt's presentation on infantry fighting vehicles, this is a key source supporting one of the criticisms of the Bradley, namely that it sacrificed effectiveness in its role as an infantry carrier to be able to kill tanks better. Notably, this criticism was most famously illustrated in the comedy film The Pentagon Wars:

 

 

I haven't read Freakley's paper yet, but I figured I'd post it up here.

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22 hours ago, Sturgeon said:

silde 12 mentions that BMP-3 has only 2 firing ports left compared to BMP-1 and 2.

But - first - there are 4 firing ports easily available to dismounts, on the left and right sides of personnel compartment
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(and there is 1 more on the left door, although it's probably rather difficult to use it)
and second - there are also 2 MG operators (dismounts) sitting left and right of the driver, so overall BMP-3 has 6 dismounts capable of firing while they are entirely in the vehicle.


And also judging by available pictures of object-299-based HIFV, (some) soviets still retained "mounted infantry firing from portholes" concept in late 80s even for HIFV-as-protected-as-tank. More than that, early 00s version of wheeled BTR-90 still had 6 firing ports https://i.imgur.com/wptJKHk.jpg https://i.imgur.com/0WwSiOR.jpg untill it got add-on armor kit which had holes only for 2 of those;
and some other add-on armor kits from NII Stali - designed for BMP-2 and advertised in early 00s - also had holes for firing ports, and sometimes for more than 2 of them https://i.imgur.com/JM07GxG.jpg 

 

 

 

22 hours ago, Sturgeon said:

namely that it sacrificed effectiveness in its role as an infantry carrier to be able to kill tanks better. Notably, this criticism was most famously illustrated in the comedy film The Pentagon Wars

...quoting Burton rather close to his book of the same name, and then adding some more  - thus playing fast and loose with numbers. Amount of 25mm rounds (1500) /without Burton's "up to"/ and TOW missiles (10) are for CFV M3, 
number of dismounts (6) is for IFV M2 - and that was compared to number of dismounts (11) taken straight from Burton's book [PW p.133], with reference to Anthony Battista's version of early Bradley development history - which does not explicitly  gives any number at all for any design before 1968 Casey Board's QMR [DOD Test Procedures (1986-01-28) pp.21-22, 34-35].
As far as I see, it is Burton's own understanding that "relatively simple follow-on to the M-113" vehicle was intended to carry as many dismounts as M-113, and it is not supported by anything else.

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