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Everything posted by Xoon

  1. the new mortar carrier?
  2. This is honestly incompetent beyond belief. The warship had several warnings well in advance and said that "it was under control". This is a disaster for sjøforsvaret. Russia's northern fleet might as well be scuttled and then invest in some old cargo ships with reinforced bows.
  3. Not sure if anyone noticed, but Norway recently lost a Frigate in a collision with a oil tanker during operation trident: The Frigate apparently did not yield as it was supposed to do and collided with the oil tanker, tearing a 10m long tear in the side. This effectively sunk 20% of Norway's active frigate fleet and costs the armed forces millions. The media absolutely loves this, and can't stop talking about the damn warship. Even the got damn engineering magazines talk about it. Source: https://www.nrk.no/hordaland/nato_-knm-_helge-ingstad_-dre
  4. I am curious about how the US could collapse? Would a Kaiserreich esc thing happen? Pacific States of America, Cascadia, New England, Texas and the US. Only thing I could imagine would be a economic collapse that would hit critical mass on the political divide. California breaking lose with Washington and Oregon, forming a sort of Pacific States of America, could be a possibility, but they would have to secure a sustainable water source to have a chance. Cascadia could declare independence, being isolated from the US by PSA. New England c
  5. More likely to centralize power. Loss of a proper military for the states means loss of sovereignty, which benefits the goal of unifying Europe.
  6. A road trip video a friend of mine made:
  7. Here in Norway everything is slow as hell outside the capitol. In my region, the highest road standard is "motor traffic road" which is a two lane road separated in the middle by a barrier, with sometimes a bypass/hill clime lane. The highest speed limit is 80km/h, but usually 70km/h. Only around the capitol do we have freeways with a incredible 110km/h speed limit! Still the easterners complain about their four lane, 110km/h excellently maintained roads with excellent bus and train coverage is not good enough. Meanwhile, where I live, out main
  8. Damn Americans can't stay away from our bacon hot dogs! Just don't get massacred by cocky elementary school children with snowballs....
  9. Wasn't one of the big selling points of the Bushmaster III that changing from 35 to 50mm was easy? Also, I am speaking about the CV90, not the Griffin.
  10. Not sure how showing a CV90 with a bushmaster 50mm would change anything. The US has already tested the gun on the Bradley. And if you thinking about the recoil or similar, the CV90 is capable of fitting the Bofors 57mm gun. Source: http://www.ointres.se/projekt_strf90.htm
  11. That's pretty comprehensive. Though, I find it weird. Do you know if Ethercat or Ethernet/IP was considered? I think it would make a lot more sense in a military application.
  12. Thanks for taking the time to clarify. I really appreciate it.
  13. Just curious, could you tell me how the Marder compares to the Puma, maintenance wise? Like specific examples that don't break OPSEC. Do you know if it is Ethernet, Ethernet/IP or EtherCat?
  14. I know that the armor layout of the Strv 122 is less efficient. I was just wondering about this: I am confused here. Coli states "You can see that side armor was prioritized", referring to the hull side armor schematic. Then, you say : "It wasn't prioritized". And then you say : "The Strv 2000 should be better protected around the hull". Since the Strv 2000 should be better protected around the hull, would it not makes sense to think that the engineers prioritized side armor? I am not trying to strawman you or anything lik
  15. Most common issue is that the gas has leaked out.
  16. What part of it does not work? The cooling or heating?
  17. I see. I wonder if it would be more cost effective. Unlocking the breaks for towing would be useful. Forgot about that one. True. I think it only would need to be big enough to capture one or two full breaking sessions from top speed.
  18. Thank you for the correction, late night translation is not my strong suite. Good point. But one thing, doesn't the Strv 2000 have thicker sideskirts than the M1A1?
  19. " De tekniska studierna delades upp i kompetensuppbyggande studier och försök, konceptstudier samt projektstudier. Fysiskt skydd kom att prioriteras före beväpningssystem, ledningssystem och rörlighetssystem. Tre huvudkrav kom att bli konceptstyrande: Skjutning under gång varvet runt (360º) med huvudvapnet Direktutblick för vagnchefen från vagnens högsta punkt Överlevnad för vagn och besättning vid en träff i ammunitionslagringen Vidare beaktades de typiskt svenska förhållandena som normalt resulterade i speciella krav på försvarsmaterielen – den korta värnpliktsutbildnin
  20. Why not let the motor freewheel? Simply stop powering the pump and the hydraulic liquid will flow through the system until it expends the energy and stops. Alternatively, you could "short circuit" the motors, by directing the hydraulic fluid from the outlet port to the inlet port. Variable breaking power could be accomplished with a throttle valve at the outlet port and/or feeding into a accumulator. If a constant pressure has to be provided, then this valve works like the throttle. Rotating direction can easily be changed by a cross (?) valve. Not sure what it translates into.
  21. " En 10,5 cm kanon monterades ovanpå Mardern i ett enmanstorn. Med denna rigg UDES 19 genomfördes ett flertal olika försök – körning, skjutning, med mera. Det gjordes egentligen två riggar för UDES 19. Utöver kör- och skjutriggen tillverkades även en laddrigg. På dessa genomfördes kör-, skjut-, observations-och laddförsök. Laddriggen testade principen att låta en laddpendel som roterar runt samma axel som kanonen föra skotten ett och ett från magasinet till kanonen. Konstruktionen visade sig fungera bra och vara så robust att varken snö eller de grenar man testade med (upp till 5 cm)
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