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  1. Newtonk

    Israeli AFVs

    Taken from an Israeli site, the interior of an Ofek, the love child of a Merkava and I don’t know what... a M577 Mugaf?
    4 points
  2. Zvezda made a report about FSB TsSN Directorate "K" (25 years anniversary), screengrabs: Armored UAZ Patriot. Interesting, are those things as shitty as normal Patriots? I suspect those are highly moded ones (not just added armor). Training within huge shooting gallery, elements of contact during forest search operaion, AFAIK. GM-94 VIP protection team. Mortar team
    3 points
  3. Screengrab from unrelated video, North Caucasus. Looks incredible.
    2 points
  4. LoooSeR

    Israeli AFVs

    Adding a bit of chill to break the ice General Winter vandalised some Merks.
    1 point
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  6. "Average lifespan" bruv. Well yes, because they operated Panthers for years longer than the Germans did, and without the constraints that are usually cited as affecting the German vehicles beyond the design itself. No, it indicates that they were monstrously unreliable. One example is merely a data point, yes. But eventually you end up with a trend. Nope. The Shermans did get better replacement parts and servicing (because the US can into logistics and late-war Germany couldn't) but they're more reliable beasts too. By any conceivable metric. What are yo
    1 point
  7. You guys are being a tad too critical. I sense an influence of usual internet "wisdom", which more too often is based on contemporary opinions, rather than the realities of the past time. Germans themselves admitted to the weak final drives, the tank was known to be delicate but that 150km average lifespan of final drives obviously lacks context if HJ's panther bataillon managed to drive 140km from Le Neuborg to the Normandy front without losing a single tank (https://scholars.wlu.ca/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://startpage.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1842&context=cm
    1 point
  8. In the end it wasn't even a full sized mock up
    1 point
  9. LoooSeR

    UAV thread

    Altius (6 tons, almost 30 meters wingspan) UAV - MoD signed a contract for this bird. Can fly for 2 days, can reach 14 km altitude More on Orion:
    1 point
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  11. Correct. A larger cartridge has more inertia and more surface area creating more friction between it and the magazine feed lips and rounds further down in the stack. So, it needs a bigger bolt group to overcome those things, because there is a peak BCG acceleration and recoil spring mass you don't want to exceed, so that means your theoretical BCG velocity is "fixed", and the only way to increase the momentum of the bolt group during feeding is to increase its mass. So no, you could not just drop in 30x173mm rounds even in a hypothetical context, because they'd be too heavy f
    1 point
  12. Sounds like an incredibly dumb idea. Solar panels aren't even reliable in a civilian environment mounted on stationary platforms let alone vibrating military vehicles out in the desert collecting sand, dust and small arms fire. War was never a clean activity, so I don't understand the attempts to make it such. Either this is cheap pandering to the green parties in NATO aligned nations or this NATO chief is actually this brain dead and believes that this is an effective idea let alone possible. NATO just keeps wanting to justify it's dissolution, larping as "environmentally friendly" with it's
    0 points
  13. How is the development of armoured solar panels going? https://www.thenationalnews.com/world/europe/nato-chief-suggests-battle-tanks-with-solar-panels-as-militaries-go-green-1.1160313
    0 points
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