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  1. https://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/bazooka-charlies-grasshopper-180974445/ Bazooka Charlie and his Piper Cub went tank busting in that battle that Delete here claims never happened. The restoration was finished last year.
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  2. Man, millions and millions of automatic gearboxes in past eighty years all around the Globe have been equipped with torque converter. If you never heard about the most common coupling solution in automatic gearboxes, it means without any doubt that you have zero clue about transmissions and since differentials are rather difficult topic to grasp I think you shall not argue about them. Even what you just wrote is simply stupid.
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  3. https://breakingdefense.com/2021/04/omfv-why-small-biz-mettleops-has-a-shot/
    3 points
  4. Why yes, I do. Lets open it up. Nothing to suggest the incident in October 28th was anything but an above-average batch. Final drive complaints come back when fighting with the 654th picks back up in November.
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  5. https://www.vitalykuzmin.net/Military/Rehearsal-in-Alabino-9-April-2021/i-HJJhwkC Some photos by Vitaliy Kuzmin: K-4386-PVO / Typhoon-PVO armored vehicle (full of MANPADS) Typhoon K-53949 / KAMAZ-53949 Typhoon-K 4x4 with Kord HMG and gunner light protection Typhoon K-53949 / KAMAZ-53949 Typhoon-K 4x4 with 5ETs16U RCWS Typhoon K-4386 / KAMAZ-4386 Typhoon-VDV with 32V01 unmanned turret and 30 mm 2A42 AC. BMP-2M Berezhok BMP-3 and BMD-4M
    2 points
  6. As we discussed previously, the design itself was poor because it was known that the available materials were not up to the task. Spielberger says that a higher-strength steel was intended for the gears, but after this was "unexpectedly" replaced no alterations in the design were made (and depending on when this replacement occurred, alterations may have been impossible). The report was from Hauptmann Noak, commander of s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt.654, and was written on 24 July 1944, before the final drive improvements, to be fair.
    2 points
  7. So apperently we are jumping from whole ISS programm in 2025 and building our own space station on a different (higher) orbit, with our own blackjack and hookers. State news already showed first module of this future Russian station in production by Energia. First module is "Nauka" ("Science"), which at first AFAIK will be launched for ISS. According to thise report ISS is too old and getting too costly. "ROS" will be located on higher orbit, will not be constantly manned. Station will be made in such way that changing each module will be faster and easier. One of new
    1 point
  8. Mine is when the Germans lost tanks to a Piper Cub.
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  9. I think my favourite Western front moment is when the Nazis pulled some Wimp Lo shit, got their noses bloodied in the battle of the bulge and then decided that it was a tactical victory which slowed down the allied advance.
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  10. It doesn't matter at all how the battle is called, what matters is the beating the Nazis suffered around there.
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  11. You failed to understand my comment, so I’ll make it more clear: Germans are not Nazi’s. This is obvious to anyone who has the required amount of brain cells to think rationally and objectively. Nazism is not an ethnicity, bound to a certain group of people based on heritage; it is an ideology, and was present in many countries at the time, not just Germany and the axis powers. Trying to pin nazism on one group of people is ridiculous and dishonest, which is why I now refer to Nazi’s as Nazi’s, not as Germans. “Germans today are not Nazi’s” isn’t (or, at least, should
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  12. He knows full well he generalized to "Germans" to avoid confronting the fact that the Nazis were perhaps the most mendacious nation to have ever blighted the face of planet earth. What's most amusing is that he sees this as some deft maneuver which he performed on us, instead of an amateur mistake that we're going to absolutely gobble him up for. When we finally do drive him off the forum with his little rat tail between his legs, he'll tell himself he chose to leave because he got bored, but lying to himself won't help then, either.
    1 point
  13. More like killed a bunch of Germans. And encircled German armies. And darkened German skies with long-range aircraft. Reliability and availability (ie: numbers at the fight, on the move, pressing the advantage) are more or less the sina quo non of industrial warfare.
    1 point
  14. Literally no one here cares what you would call it. It was a bad design. (Don't think I didn't notice the horrendous false dichotomy you threw in there - "it was a choice between being reliable and being combat effective". Bullshit that does not deserve to be addressed, like 80% of everything you say.)
    1 point
  15. So I've seen this image used a whole lot across the internet as an estimate for the proportions of DM53 and I thought I would do my own measurements on it to see how things line up. Disclaimer: I am merely providing my own interpretation of the measurements using the same methodology as whoever originally posted the image. Pixel measuring is an inherently inaccurate measurement tool and very subjective especially on blurry images such as this as people will have different opinions on which pixels can be considered part of the rod and which cannot. I accounted for pixel bleed as b
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  16. And for reference, here is Noak's commentary from the later period. Final drive and track failures come back with a vengeance (yes, I'm suuure all of your final drives, the tiny targets that they are were miraculously hit by enemy artillery and that is why they failed).
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  17. Curious isn't it. And we know from Swedish trials, technical stats, combat reports and opinions that panther's mobility was better than sherman's. What is the tank to the left, on this photo? Shape looks like sherman's with pretty wide tracks and muzzle brake. why did Pasholok mention comparison with M4A4? Isn't that an early export 75mm version? Panther has more powerful engine and much better steering mechanism than a pershing. I don't believe torque converter is such magical device to overcome both. These things don't add up. The article is only Pasholok's
    1 point
  18. My three cents. Things are much more complicated than what can be conculed by looking at non-scaled pictures. Panther has higher engine output than Pershing. Panther has 4 tons higher weight than Pershing. Panther's transmission is subject to more shocks than that of Pershing (the torque converter combined with the planetary geabox must have eased the shocks in the transmission a lot). All points worse for panther but that's only the base factors. The main point IMHO is that Panther's final drive housing was designed very opened and thus weak (there is ve
    1 point
  19. So another side note: this game also works really well in reverse... Discussing, let's call it the A42 "Cataphract", as developed by the British in 1943: Designer: "Overall its dimensions were comparable to Tiger 1, but about 60cm longer and 30cm narrower. For all that, the turret ring diameter was 160cm. The vehicle weighed around 45 tonnes, ten tonnes less than Tiger, but had a lopsided armour scheme with equivalent (or better) frontal protection and about half the armour everywhere else." Wehraboo: "Typical poor British design: over-emphasising some aspec
    1 point
  20. You want to squeeze that with the Jews, eh? ccc "Battle of Arracourt" is, afaik, a recent invention of certain US authors in desperate attempt to portray US tank units in a positive light. Likely part of a plan to sell books. Nobody, US army nor Wehrmacht called it so and the events are part of what is called "Lorraine campaign" in US historical literature.
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  21. Sure that's not just more "allied propaganda?" After all, how can we be sure the Battle of Arracourt occurred?
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  22. We're trying, but that one dude just wont leave.
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  24. This is also humble Nazi reporting... On 29th April 1945 Karl Körner from SS S.Pz.Abt 503 was awarded a Knight's cross for destruction of over 100 tanks in the past week including an encounter in which he claimed destruction of 39 tanks in matter of several minutes (that was supposed to be part of an encounter in which his platoon of three Königstigers allegedly destroyed 11 IS-2 and 120-150 T-34 at once, i.e. roughly 3 brigades destroyed with 3 tanks). Not John Rambo, not even Topper Harley could do this. With all seriousness the only person ever walking this Earth capable of so
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  25. I occasionally play this mental game where I imagine describing, let's call it the Schwer-mittel panzerkampfwagen 44 "Cougar", to the typical wehraboo. "It had a low profile, only 10cm taller than the PzIV. But the vehicle is much more heavily armed and armoured (equivalent or better to a Tiger frontally, only a little thinner on the side)." "Fantastic. Really good, compact design. The Germans were known to be good at efficient layouts." "The drivetrain was extremely compact and reliable, with a better power-to-weight ratio than PzIV, as well as a slick automatic g
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