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Everything posted by Bronezhilet

  1. Nice work! Are you willing to share your models with me? I'm interested in doing some CFD simulations on them.
  2. Spielberger doesn't use the decimal point, so not only does he use a Nazi naming system, he uses the wrong version of it.
  3. Yep! It's so, so easy to cheat results. It's not that difficult to get the simulation to show whatever you want to show.
  4. Ah yes, "hit by projectile" a surefire way to determine the cause of destruction to be the 'long 8,8' since that thing is unique in the sense that it's the only thing on the battlefield that fires projectiles! The rest of the guns fire... what exactly?
  5. Apparently it will be a line in the British tree. So have fun grinding 5 British vehicles for each SA vehicle you want to play!
  6. Well... not exactly an armored fighting vehicle, but still!
  7. I've been playing planes at 2.0-2.3 Arcade and to be honest it's a lot of fun just derping around in a big giant furball in a Spitfire.
  8. @Collimatrix you fucking hear this? HTS is dispersing people protesting against RU/TR patrols. So HTS is agreeing with those patrols. What is this fucking timeline man.
  9. MaT: eKsHuALLy, it was a drug dealer leaving with his family and we let them leave. Well, kinda, because we did have a firefight when they tried to leave. And we totally won that. Totally! Heh.
  10. Halving the available reaction time and the actual intercept time is pretty huge. Especially since, as you already pointed out, it isn't easy to degrade a penetrator's effectiveness, but it is possible. The most common method (and to be honest, its the only feasible method at the moment) is to introduce yaw in the penetrator by having an explosion push on the stabilising fins. And since the thing is moving at ~1500-1600 m/s, you don't have that much time to actually do so.
  11. Nicely shows why it's difficult to intercept APFSDS. Shit's fast yo.
  12. It's almost like they put a Bulgarian flag on a Bulgarian vehicle.
  13. Germany is a bad example for energy emissions because they decided to close all their nuclear plants and decided to take up the slack with... Coal and lignite. Can't really go worse emission-wise than those two.
  14. Alright, I forgot about this. I have a whole bunch of stories from the time my dad was in the army, for a reunion they made a little book with all sorts of stories from their time as hussars. I'll try to make a nice story from a bunch of them. Over there in the Netherlands we don't have those massive training areas like they have in the US or Germany, we have to make do with smaller ranges or have areas where we can't fire weapons. The only area where tanks can fire their guns is on a range called "Vliehors", which is on one of our islands. Every once in a while they go there for training, and of course, there has to be a first time for everything. Now, back in those days (1966-67) we had conscription, and conscripts were just assigned a role and had to make do. This did not always turn out well. So, the newly conscripted tankers arrive at the Vliehors for their first life fire shots. They line their Centurions up at the firing range, the commanders give their orders and the Cents point their barrels straight at and old tank used as a target. Except one. When the signal is given, all tanks fire, including the one aiming up. And of course he immediately gets the nicely asked question of "WHAT IN THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING YOU FUCKING MORONS!?". Turns out the gunner heard "Target, brisance, 1800 meters" instead of "Target, armour, 1800 meters", so he aimed like he had an HE shell loaded (and seeing how it's written, he aimed poorly too). So basically he fired an AP shell at angles only used for long range artillery support. They never really figured out where that AP shell went. Probably somewhere in the sea. And that's why we don't have more firing ranges! And it's also why that gunner immediately was a loader after that. Anyway, during a later training... My dad, as a fresh Hussar got the task of cleaning the gun of another Centurion. Of course, you can't have a live firing session with a dirty gun, now can you? He 'happily' went on cleaning the gun, replacing oils, whatever you need to do to clean a tank gun. When he was done the tank was sent on his merry way to the firing range. Seconds after firing a voice thundered over the range "HUSSAR BRONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ!!". To which my dad replied "Sir, I'll immediately get the end-caps of the recoil cylinders and get to cleaning, sir!". I guess you can imagine how the inside of a tank looks when you forget to put the caps back on the recoil system of a tank gun, and fire it.
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