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  1. Taiwanese SWAT with MP5 and T91 (descendant of the T65, which was the OG short stroke AR-15, standard issue since the 70s long before HK made it popular.)
  2. These are the standard barrel length variant of the QBZ-191 New pictures of short barrel variant: Most likely the QBU-191, precision DMR version: They mention that the QBU-191 variant will each come with an LPVO similar to the Trijicon VCOG in this video. It's likely is that the QBU-191 comes with the MLOK type handguard since in the pictures with the rifles with those handguards also seem to come with a LPVO scope. One design requirement is that these rifles must be Wifi compatible (Actually the nightvision scope)
  3. Very interesting thanks. Also interesting is according to this website, they mention that "US studies on the gun concluded it was overly complex and expensive by American engineering standards, so a version using fewer parts was developed (such as a new coilspring recoil system, instead of an hydraulic one, like on the Rheinmetall 120mm L44), and designated the 120mm M256 gun." I also vaguely remember looking at a picture on here that someone posted with a M256 gun taken apart and you can see the recoil system but I can't find it now.
  4. New family of Chinese standard issue weapons, this one being QBZ-191. Looks like they're also abandoning the bullpup for the conventional layout just as every other country who has adopted one already did. Definitely a good call. It is short stroke rotating bolt, and judging from the photo the barrel is free floated. Also seems like red dots will be commonly issued.
  5. I have a question to ask. Why is it that Russian/Chinese tanks seem to have significantly worse recoil absorption when compared to western tanks such as M1, Leopard but also K2. This obscure video demonstrates it. The video describes it as a comparison between stabilizers but I think it has more to do with hydraulic/recoil springs, recoil length, turret weight more than capability of the stabilizer. But it seems the Russians/Chinese didn't really place much design emphasis on this. Are they just cutting cost as usual? Does the superior recoil absorption provide a significant practica
  6. Hi, long time lurker here, first time posting. Just pointing out the very obvious here. The passage you cited says that 85% and 60% of the WEIGHT is RHA steel. That does not mean 85% and 60% of the thickness is RHA steel by simply multiplying the percentage of weight of RHA steel to get the thickness. For example, imagine an armor array of 1000mm thickness with 1mm RHA front plate and 1mm RHA back plate with 998mm of air gap in between. In this case 100% of the weight is RHA steel (air has no weight,) but you can't just multiply that by the thickness of the armor array and say that
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