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Walter_Sobchak last won the day on August 3 2019

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  1. If they could figure out a way to make a tank suspension out of Beleville washers, anything is possible.
  2. From https://history.army.mil/books/Studies/sunell/sunell.htm, thought it was relevant to the current conversation. General Sunell: Well, General [Robert J.] Baer was the tank program manager for a long time, and he had a very close relationship with Fort Knox. The reason I can discuss the tank program is because I left the Armored Reconnaissance Scout Vehicle (ARSV) task force and became the deputy program manager for the XM1 tank where I worked for General Baer. General Baer, in effect, said, "This is what all these different items cost on a tank, and I have a $507,000 ceili
  3. Modern tanks are expensive. Comparing the Abrams to the cost of earlier tanks is not very useful. Perhaps a comparison of the costs of the Abrams versus other third generation post war tanks would be appropriate?
  4. So long Rutger https://variety.com/2019/film/obituaries-people-news/rutger-hauer-dead-dies-blade-runner-co-star-1203278050/amp/?__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR0Bep6o72NpURTN47ZPRa3CDBaRdDsFAEkxoBDPsmZT4FSau9VacdyOe7g
  5. This is probably a lot closer to what a Panzer 46 vehicle would have looked like than most of the crap people imagine.
  6. Ah, I didn't notice that error. Based on the bibliography in the Haynes book, I think I know where he came up with the MS-2 and MS-3. They are described in John Milson's book "Russian Tanks 1900-1970". The title should give you an idea of how old that book is. Why he would include such an outdated book in his research is a bit mystifying. I don't mean to bash on John Milson, his book was pretty awesome....in 1970. We have learned a bit since then. The only Russian authors he lists in his bibliography are ones that have been translated into English, so pretty much just Baryatinskiy and A
  7. Why can't Trump just go make friends with the Iranians? Art of the deal.
  8. Speaking of the T-34, I just got the Haynes manual on it by Mark Healy. All in all, I like the Haynes books. They are a handy reference and have more info than say, the Osprey New Vanguard titles. Of course, quality varies from book to book a little. I recently got the Challenger II book by Dick Taylor, it's really quite good.
  9. Now Iran is basically calling Trump a retard. Iran’s president says the White House is ‘afflicted by mental retardation’
  10. Trump has gone from "flirting with quagmire" to just plain flirting now. MIGA!
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