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  1. And for your other questions before: WZ1224 uses [ imported MTU 8V331TC41 engine ( yes, the civil engine, according to MTU it's a 748hp engine) + Chinese hydraulic transmission ( learned from M46 captured in Korean war and M48 captured in Vietnam war) ] power pack ( the first Chinese power pack), WZ1226 uses 8V165 engine ( 960hp, the Chinese tank engine version of MTU8V331 which failed as I said before) of Changchun plant, WZ1226F2 uses 12V150 engine ( some said it is 12150L, which means V-2-54's copy, maybe with some improvements. If 12150L is ture, then this is obviously a very rel
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  2. 3, Type 80/88/96 uses 120V150ZLC engine, 730HP, I have showed its detail info before; Type 96A (the 2014 Russian tank game ) uses 12V150ZLD, 800hp, it's a improved 120V150ZLC; Type 96A1 (the 2015 Russian tank game ) uses a improved 12V150ZLD, still 800hp, no other info; Type 96B (the 2016 Russian tank game ) uses a complete new 8V150 engine based on 99A's 1500hp 12V150 engine (only know their name are "new 150HB series", and installed on new SPG/ZTD-05 ,etc, no other info), 1000hp. 3a, I thought it before, but unlikely, because it uses a 1-piece cast turret, yet WZ123'
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  3. I only know it was an actually theoretical scheme for higher fire rate, but I also heard that the prototype had been tested in NJUST's institute, I have been there though I found nothing, may be the machine had been already transfered. This pic of the model came from a thesis of North University of China. Actually the gun barrels are not rotating but rotating the automatic loading machine behind the gun breech.
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  4. Sherman tank in post-war service, Chelyabinsk oblast, late 1940s.
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  6. Noticed this on Amazon while surfing for books. Might be interesting. Comes out in August. Fallen Giants: The Combat Debut of the T-35A Tank
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  7. I decided to do something for you guys that's been added to the first post of this topic, It's not much, but it's the least I can do.
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  8. I've obviously never been in that sort of situation and the boats that I work with are much smaller. With that said, some initial thoughts. The Captain fucked up hard. But it seems to me the ship owners fucked up harder by not having proper survival equipment on that ship. They should have something like this. The gallows humor is pretty typical of what I would expect from folks who work in a high risk industry. "This is what every day is like in Alaska" and the bit about "Nobody in their right minds would go into that". It's one of those psychological tricks that you buck
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  9. AFAIK,we also have made a six barrels version called 676..
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  10. It's a export only stuff based on AK176 ( simplify AK176 to lose some weight and voloum so it can be installed on a truck), as far as I know, PLA army has no interest in it at all, so of course no military designation. According to the intervies to its designer, this project started in 2012, it uses AHEAD and laser guided round, no any kind of AP round, that's all I know about it. BTW, PLA Navy is interest in a quadruple AK176 as a super CIWS, I mean this is not a joke, they are serious on it.
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  11. DNA data storage is looking less and less like a gimmick: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/355/6328/950
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  12. I think it is officially OK now to talk about Rogue One for those who have seen it without having worrying about spoilers. Also it is rather indicative that none of us have felt the urge to talk about Rogue One despite it being out for 3 months.
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  13. I haven't actually seen Rouge One yet. I just don't really care all that much, despite having been obsessed with Star Wars as a kid. My coworker and I were talking about it and we would like to see star wars spin off films directed by famous directors in their own style. Imagine a film about a Jedi young-ling leaving the Jedi temple to pursue a teenage ice-queen directed by Wes Anderson. Or a film about young Mace Windu (Samuel Jackson) who has to use his light saber to " kill absolutely, positively got to kill every motherfucker in the room, accept no substitutes" directed by Tarantino.
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  14. 1, like I said before, though we did try to make a tank engine based on MTU in 1978, but it failed. So maybe Type99 tank's engine still has some German tech, but that's not the major part. 2, in 1990s, a lot of Chinese military fans worship German tech (even still today), so they hope our engine is also made by German tech, that's why the "99 engine is copyed from MTU" rumor keeps spreading. 3, 120V150ZLC engine (type 80/88/96, 730hp, also called as "730" by our old tank enginers and designers) is basicly a turbocharged V-2-54, here are 2 early photos of it: prototype engine un
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  15. Since this is our random politics dump thread, I figured I'd throw this in here. I've been very interested in what Dilbertman has to say lately, but I think he's off the mark here. In fact, he's so off the mark that he makes me voice my latent concern that he's deliberately trying to convince people to be climate skeptics. (Which, I should note, is not something I'm against, but which runs counter to what he claims to be trying to do. More on that in a bit.) Tucker Carlson's game looks like this: Attack in whatever way he can, no matter how nonsensical, with the deliberate and calculated
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