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Everything posted by Scolopax

  1. Experimental XM1101 LAMPSS (Large Area Mobile Protected Smoke System) equipped with a smoke generator and Hydra smoke rockets.
  2. I haven't watched the entirety of this one. I did see The Critical Drinker's response vid, which seemed to cover most everything but was much shorter, so I'm curious what the hackfrauds had to talk about for so long.
  3. It's a battle bus if I've ever seen one, that's for sure.
  4. So straight from the Kawachi to the Ise then? It also seems that the Baltimore is getting locked into being an event-only vessel. Because that also makes sense.
  5. From Eielson AFB readiness exercise
  6. Readiness exercise featuring F-35s, F-16s, and KC-135s at Eielson AFB in Alaska
  7. I wondered if it was a matter of manufacturing something domestically, either of foreign license or native design, but I believe all the other AA systems used at the time were purchased directly from Russia. Worth noting that these (Strela, Osa, and Kub for example) are all missile systems though.
  8. Czech design of T-34 SPAAG armed with a 57mm cannon
  9. The USS Shaw, a Mahan-class destroyer, was the victim of a catastrophic magazine explosion that was famously captured in a photo during the Pearl Harbor attack. While her bow and bridge superstructure were lost as a result of the blast, her presence in drydock meant she was still able to be salvaged and refloated in due time. Shaw was later rebuilt and went on to actively serve in the Pacific throughout the remainder of the war.
  10. Was a quip at the general appearance of both vehicles being very similar.
  11. Refitted Italian cruiser Giuseppe Garibaldi passing the sailing ship Amerigo Vespucci.
  12. Are you sure? The apparent size seems right for a 122mm. To me, it looks similar to the 2A18 on the 2S1 Gvozdika, but North Korea doesn't have any of those and the entire mounting is obviously different. I would think that the Norks might realize an 85mm gun might be a bit small for such a fire support vehicle by today's standards.
  13. What would be the rationale for using (buying or borrowing?) K9s in Korea over the M109s that are in use besides maybe some slight logistical ease? I wasn't aware of any interest by the US army of pursuing the K9 for any future use, not with the XM1299 in development.
  14. I forget, was the thing supposed to go ashore (near) there, or did it break away while being towed and beach itself?
  15. This seems to be the prototype of the system that would go on to become Goalkeeper and find use in the Dutch navy. I don't have much of anything else beyond that, but I suppose some digging into the history of Goalkeeper could give you more.
  16. Certainly doesn't seem like it at a glance, but if you look at a larger photo (see below), you can make out the gas holes in the barrel where the bore evacuator used to be. The number and position of 'rings' around the barrel also matches the 2a46. I imagine there's probably been plenty a derelict T-64/72/80 to pull one out of. Why it was inserted in place of the 122mm or 152mm, I'd say that's up to imagination.
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