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  1. 5 points
  2. Stimpy75

    Turkish touch

    some pics
    5 points
  3. More on the RNLA/Dutch CV9035NL MLU:
    3 points
  4. A guy in Eastern Bohemia was searching for historical remnants with a metal detector... he found 338 mortar rounds from WW2 burried some 1,5 meters deep underground. The article states it's 82 mm calibre, i.e. Soviet one. There were partizan units operating in these forests at the end of the war. Could be their ammo dump even though that would have to be from the last days of war because normally they used ony small arms and explosives in this area (the most prominent group active in that forest was an intelligence unit of Soviet 1st Ukrainean front lead by major Charitonov enlarged by escaped
    3 points
  5. Stimpy75

    Turkish touch

    some more pics(driver in center- Altay, driver right-Leo II upgrade)
    2 points
  6. Marconi IFCS (Chieftain Mk.9/10/11/Khalid, nearly identical to Challenger 1 FCS): There are more images in the entire brochure but these are the figures. Bold choice of colours.
    2 points
  7. Iranian IRGC Aerospace forces exercises. Cool footage of their SRBM/MRBM (stolen from Yuri Lyamin's LJ) Launches of Dezful and Zolfaghar missiles, which have guided warhead. Warhead part
    2 points
  8. Zadlo

    Tanks guns and ammunition.

    This scheme is similar to BDD structure but with thicker steel plates. This type of structure greatly improves protection against kinetic rounds only when rod fractures during the penetration. It is possible when you use carbide cored ammunition instead of heavy alloy ones. .
    1 point
  9. What is the purpose of the No.5 scheme (with the worst result)? When so many layers are connected with rubber, the rubber brings no benefit as the whole thing is basically one big rigid block. Isn't it so? Which brings a question why there is no target similar to T-72B turret inserts for example?
    1 point
  10. Polish numerical simulations for the new APFSDS round against stacked RHA plates and complex targets: 1. stacked RHA 2 - 4. spaced armor arrays 5. spaced steel plates with rubber interlayers (no empty space) 6. ceramic tiles and RHA Targets 4 and 6 cannot be penetrated, but the rest can be defeated.
    1 point
  11. Military track (in peacetime) is friendly to all road surfaces simply as load is distributed so well compared to wheeled vehicles. Exceptions are when the midden intersects the ventilator and we revert to steel track and even rubber pad or band track does rip up bitumen if you pivot turn. Less damage on dirt as less traction. (less resistance to pivot)
    1 point
  12. Never (personally) had an issue with tracks tearing up roads. T130, Diehl 513, T150F: never damaged the roads I operated on, in Australia & overseas. Re. Dirt tracks, we’d normally parallel them if we thought we’d damage them by repeated traffic. We’d also road run Leopard AS1 (similar MLC as AS21/KF41) with no issues regarding damage. Can’t imagine composite rubber track would be any more aggressive than conventional track using rubber pads.
    1 point
  13. LoooSeR

    Youtube general?

    Bunch of pics of retrofuturistic cars, cities, ships and other things Collection of retrofuturistic videos and clips, including some atompunk stuff.
    1 point
  14. Because they train how to use equipment, button placing, procedures and stuff like that.
    1 point
  15. It's worth remembering that steel beasts is a game available to the general public. I'm led to understand the professional version of it allows one to plug in values of their own, so presumably militaries which use it on a professional basis have what they consider to be accurate values, the open source version, being based on unclassified data, cannot be taken as an authoritative source.
    1 point
  16. Serge

    Turkish touch

    Leopard 2 upgraded with an Altaÿ turret ?
    1 point
  17. No, they are not. You may not know what the relevant performance metrics are, if you come to this conclusion...
    1 point
  18. [title image] Hollow charges and armor protection - their alternating progression The term "hollow charges", which is commonly used in German, is not very accurate for the explosives so called. The somewhat more general American term "shaped charge" is a better description of the measures necessary to achieve the desired effects with these charges. Apart from the explosives used by glider pilots at Fort Emeal, it is of great importance for the vast majority of the extensive and versatile range of applications of shaped charges developed since the Second World War that
    1 point
  19. Aslan Byutukaev and 5 other terrorists from his gang were killed during special operation in Chechnya by Chechen forces and National Guard. Aslan orginised suicide attack on Demodedovo airport about 10 years ago.
    1 point
  20. Baryshev's day on Sofa experts. Upper picture - during a moment of shot, second - case extraction
    1 point
  21. Some small correction regarding British thermal imagers. Some time ago it was revealed by BAE Systems that the Challenger 2 was still using a thermal imager based on the Common Modules. However these are not identical with the US-German Common Modules (i.e. with 60 x 1, 120 x 1 and 180 x 1 detector arrays dependening on application) but rather based on the UK Thermal Imaging Common Modules (aka UK TICM). There were two classes of the UK TICM - the TICM Class 1 for man-portable thermal imaging devices using a multi-element photoconductive array and the TICM Class II based on the SPRITE (Signal
    1 point
  22. TWMSR

    The Leopard 2 Thread

    RH guy, when asked, stated that A1 got new primer, that meet more strict requirements on electromagnetic radiation hazards.
    1 point
  23. Was the Kronach Lorin coal-powered ramjet engine a viable concept ? I mean, just heating some pelletized coal in a pierced basket would have been sufficient to produce a coherent thrust ?
    0 points
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  25. Modern slat armour is about 10kg per square metre coverage. (See hawkei above). It also has electric cunning to defeat more modern rpg. So weight is almost inconsequential, but maintainability and robustness could be an issue. As both redback and lynx come with ironfist's radars, the obvious option to up armour for pre deployment is simply to plug in larger/ and or additional launchers for the APS....so perhaps that is the future. But guessing the australian army conservatism, i would expect both. Additionally i would expect users of either/both lynx and redback to eventually add some hu
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