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  2. TIL that the Italian's Pugliese torpedo defense system was actually not that bad. The flooding issue that comes up when criticizing this system is due to it's own passive counter flooding mechanism. Pugliese incorporated several channels that ran through the triple bottom of the Littorio's that, when one side is struck and flooded, would transfer water towards the other side automatically, meaning the ship would roll less and would (hopefully) require less attention from the crew and could continue fighting. Counter flooding was normally done on all battleships after torpedo damage, to balance out the weight of the water in those compartments. Where the Pugliese (and all torpedo defense of that time) had problems is that torpedoes with magnetic fuses that ran just below the ship could do significant damage, as seen in Taranto 1940. further reading here: The Littorio Class - Google Books
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  5. https://apps.dtic.mil/sti/pdfs/AD1027340.pdf “Mechanical metallurgy of armor steels” Commonwealth of Australia, 2016
  6. This thing looks way better than boomerang and it seems is also packing larger troop compartment in smaller chassis. Of course access to Western drivetrains makes 8x8 development much easyer as the drive trains use many COTS components.
  7. Houthi's news advances in South Marib. They gain all control over al-Abidiyah district (Marib) after 22 days of siege. [img]https://i.imgur.com/WDSJD6b.jpg[/img] Abidiyah map: [img]https://i.imgur.com/1cLkCmT.jpg[/img] New Houthi's advances in al-Juba front (South Marib). They claim control over Najjah, Jarjar and Qudayrah Mountains west to Judaydah. [img]https://i.imgur.com/O7lmIOP.png[/img] Yemen district control map: [img]https://i.imgur.com/AngTx1G.jpg[/img]
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  9. I was in central Florida when I saw it, so who knows where it’s from.
  10. The base looks like a Ferret armored car No idea for the turret though. Given that it has been exported practically everywhere, it likely is some local attempt at modernization.
  11. Klaatu, Barada.... Achoo... Jokes aside, I was visiting family recently, and this thing caught my eye: And I cant ID it, any help?
  12. it will be something like this +- red doted line - possible size of cavity
  13. But some guy on the War Thunder forums said it is solid steel
  14. so...i found M60A1 mantlet cutaway blueprint, as all can see a lot of cavities inside...
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