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  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c1JyfY9rVU Here is a channel with various armors: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3ADzIJhFVyOIVjcHuKRirQ/videos
  2. Tungsten vs DU: https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/25367911.pdf https://apps.dtic.mil/sti/pdfs/ADA395913.pdf
  3. An abridged history of the attack helicopter program (1975). https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/ebooks/Abridged_history_of_the_Army_Attack_Helicopter_program.pdf
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gbZi2YTxyc The MiG-23 is not as well known as some of the other MiG models. It is not as fast as the 25 or as cost-effective as the 21. The video linked above says that the 23's reputation was built by the early models and that the late models were much better. Little is ever reported about the PVO interceptor MiG-23P. It was the Spitfire to the Su-15's Hurricane although the Su-15 got all the "action" if shooting at airliners can be considered action. The MiG-23BN was an interim model before the MiG-27 ground attack model appeared. The MiG-27 was the Typhoon to the Su-17's Hurribomber. The MiG-23 was the top of the line model during its heyday although it was much reviled in the Western aviation press. It would have been very interesting to see what the USSR would have produced if they had not insisted upon better field performance than the MiG-21. A MiG-21 upsized to use the MiG-23 engine with a solid nose and MiG-23 style intakes would have been really cool. Some interesting facts: The cannon's muzzle velocity was only 670m/s. The nose probe was used to generate vortices to improve AoA performance in some models. The later models could set the wing sweep at any angle at least according to some sources. The R-23 missile design was chosen over cloning a Sparrow captured in Vietnam. The R-60 missile is the smallest air-to-air missile aside from some planes mounting Stingers.
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu0wPgZVkyw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38MnOxQokM4 Millennium7* has some videos on the F-35. If you have not seen his channel yet, it is excellent. He is an aero engineer and goes into actual depth with facts and stuff. He's like the anti-Blacktail anti-Matsimus YT channel.
  6. Technical Challenges of the US Army's GCV Program https://www.hsdl.org/?view&did=725800 Why the US Army Wants a vehicle to carry 9 troops Tracked vs Wheeled for the Australian Army
  7. Limitations of guns as a defence against manoeuvring air weapons https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a426717.pdf "But, but, it goes BRRRRRRT. I like when it goes BRRRRRRRRRT."
  8. Dassault Rafale design process https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/p005676.pdf
  9. A little off topic but I have read that aircraft production stats in WW2 Germany were inflated because they counted aircraft destroyed at the factory and rebuilt twice. I forgot the source on that. Maybe someone else has knowledge of it. Adam Tooze is the source for this. The limiting factor on German WW2 armaments production was steel. They could not produce more ships, planes, tanks, shells, or machine tools without lowering production of one or more of the others. This is despite conquering the steel production of most of Europe. It seems like grossly incompetent management. I posted a video a few weeks ago that contains an analysis of German management of their piston aeroengines. TLDR: Gross incompetence on a staggering level. As for the Panther, does anyone have the source comparing the number of hoses and number of different diameters of hoses in a Panther engine vs a Sherman? I saw it on YT (forgot which vid) and it was staggering how much more complex the Panther was. I'm an older guy and most of the books we had access to back in the day were implicitly pro-German. Seeing the internet was like being the unfrozen caveman from Saturday Night Live. Even neanderthals like us Gen X'ers can see the facts and make good analysis now that we have the internet. I don't see why so many guys who grew up with the internet admire the German equipment.
  10. MK 108 testing https://imgur.com/gallery/HkGqW
  11. WW2 Fighter engine development. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImEpk1s-Vk0
  12. T-55 live fire tests. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AlWU24NcjQo6JoprENtiZbIaX9osgs_T/view Edit: Add this link: Comparative Effectiveness of Armor Defeating Ammunition https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a954868.pdf U vs W for penetrators https://www.alternatewars.com/WW3/WW3_Documents/Military_Tech/TAS_107/Tank_Ammo_Sec_107_JUN-1980.pdf
  13. HEAT vs HESH https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/714898523497431111/772723493241749504/unknown.png Has anyone seen the actual memo?
  14. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343180584_Radar_Detection_and_Stealth_Bomber_What_Future_for_Stealth_Technology http://secure.afa.org/Mitchell/Reports/MS_RadarGame_0910.pdf https://csbaonline.org/uploads/documents/Five_Priorities_For_The_Air_Forces_Future_Combat_Air_Force_Web.pdf
  15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCAR4wPrwrg Video showing Safran engine production in the 1980's.
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