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    Scolopax reacted to LoooSeR in The Soviet Tank Thread: Transversely Mounted 1000hp Engines   
    AFV storage areas.
       Somewhere in Siberia:

     
     
       Far East:

     
     
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    Scolopax reacted to LoooSeR in North Korean armor: little Kim's less explosive tools   
    Just now saw a hatch in the side plate of that ATGM carrier

     

       Abrata? Armatabs? 
     
       Few more
     
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    Scolopax reacted to heretic88 in General Mechanised Equipment   
    Sheremetevo airport received a brand new ARV, which is actually the civilian version of the BREM-80U. Very nice!

     


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    Scolopax reacted to TokyoMorose in Britons are in trouble   
    So, here's some pictures of the CR2E in training kit with a strange camo.
     

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    Scolopax reacted to 2805662 in Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV   
    AS21 rollout:
     
     
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    Scolopax got a reaction from Clan_Ghost_Bear in United States Military Vehicle General: Guns, G*vins, and Gas Turbines   
    Experimental XM1101 LAMPSS (Large Area Mobile Protected Smoke System) equipped with a smoke generator and Hydra smoke rockets.
     
     
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    Scolopax got a reaction from Lord_James in United States Military Vehicle General: Guns, G*vins, and Gas Turbines   
    Experimental XM1101 LAMPSS (Large Area Mobile Protected Smoke System) equipped with a smoke generator and Hydra smoke rockets.
     
     
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    Scolopax got a reaction from LoooSeR in United States Military Vehicle General: Guns, G*vins, and Gas Turbines   
    Experimental XM1101 LAMPSS (Large Area Mobile Protected Smoke System) equipped with a smoke generator and Hydra smoke rockets.
     
     
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    Scolopax got a reaction from Alzoc in United States Military Vehicle General: Guns, G*vins, and Gas Turbines   
    Experimental XM1101 LAMPSS (Large Area Mobile Protected Smoke System) equipped with a smoke generator and Hydra smoke rockets.
     
     
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    Scolopax got a reaction from Ramlaen in United States Military Vehicle General: Guns, G*vins, and Gas Turbines   
    Experimental XM1101 LAMPSS (Large Area Mobile Protected Smoke System) equipped with a smoke generator and Hydra smoke rockets.
     
     
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    Scolopax reacted to Cleb in Kimchi armoured vehicles: K1, K2, K21 and other AFVs from Worse Korea   
    A ROKMC M48A3K of the 6th Marine Brigade possibly on Baengnyeongdo Island.
     

     
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    Scolopax reacted to LoooSeR in The Whirlybird Thread   
    Somebody, stop Iraqies doing wacky shit with helicopters, 

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    Scolopax reacted to Alzoc in French flair   
    DGA put out a website on Scorpion, as well as all the subsytems and technology in it and it's replacement (Titan).
    If you click on one of the title on top of the video it'll make a list of the projects and systems related to it appear.
    Clicking on one of them will make more informations appear below the main video.
     
    https://scorpion-future.fr/
     
    The video can't be embed, and I couldn't find it on youtube but made some screenshot:
     
    MAC and VBAE:
     
     
    Some impressions of the MGCS according to the French vision:
     
     
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    Scolopax got a reaction from Boagrius in Bash the F-35 thred.   
    From Eielson AFB readiness exercise
     

     

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    Scolopax reacted to Cleb in Kimchi armoured vehicles: K1, K2, K21 and other AFVs from Worse Korea   
    That photo was taken at the ROK Ground Forces Festival back in 2019.
     
    Here are some more hi-res photos from that event:
     
    K2

     
    K21

     
    K808 with the different Tri-Color camouflage

     
     
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    Scolopax reacted to David Moyes in Britons are in trouble   
    Forgot to post:
     





    "Gaijin plz add"
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    Scolopax reacted to Toxn in General AFV Thread   
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    Scolopax reacted to Bronezhilet in General AFV Thread   
    Yooo @Toxn what were y'all smoking back in the days?

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    Scolopax reacted to LoooSeR in Aerospace Pictures and Art Thread   
    During refueling training

     
     
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    Scolopax got a reaction from Laviduce in The interesting ship photos/art thread.   
    Refitted Italian cruiser Giuseppe Garibaldi passing the sailing ship Amerigo Vespucci.
     
     

     
     
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    Scolopax got a reaction from Laviduce in The interesting ship photos/art thread.   
    Following a very productive use of my time in an extensive investigation, I have made a discovery that could very well tear apart our beliefs concerning Frank Roosevelt's true allegiance during the Second World War.
     
    Below is a photo of the bathtub meant to help accommodate the President aboard the battleship USS Iowa as he traveled to Tehran Conference in 1943.
     

     
     
    A harmless enough scene.  Sudsy water, various toiletries, some reading material, and a few bath toys to play with. Let's take a closer look at that plastic boat though.
     
     

     
     
    It appears to be a fairly realistic-looking design, a warship of some type for sure.  It does not look like the Iowa or any other ship used by the US Navy though.  Perhaps it could be a vessel of another nationality?
     
     

     
     
    This here is an Admiral Hipper-class heavy cruiser (taken from World of Warships for the sake of a similar viewing angle).  These ships were constructed in the late 1930's by Nazi Germany and saw use during the Second World War.  With the exception of the main battery gun count, you will notice that the cruiser shares several details with the toy boat from above.  A fair number of details really...
     
     

     
     
    What was the president of the United States doing with a model of an enemy cruiser floating in his personal bathtub, and of such a relatively modern (at the time) vessel at that?
     
     

     
     
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    Scolopax reacted to Lord_James in The interesting ship photos/art thread.   
    Allow me to introduce one of the more interesting DDs that fought in WWII: Z-31 (Later D601 Marceau) 
     
     
    Z-31 started life as the first ship of the 1936a (mob) type, and was unique in that she was the only ship in her (sub)class to not receive the 150mm twin turret on completion (Z-32 through 39 were completed with the twin), being closer to the previous 1936a type (Z-23 through 30). 
     

    A 1936a type destroyer. Z-31 would have looked like this when commissioned by the kreigsmarine. Notice that the 20mm veirling on the rear deckhouse is missing, however. 
     
     
    She was upgraded during the war, first replacing the super-firing single 20mm infront of the bridge with a 20mm flakveirling, sometime in late 1942 or 1943, and finally equipping her 150mm twin turret in March 1944. But this wouldn't last: on the night of January 27th, 1945, only 10 months after the refit, Z-31 and 2 of her sisters (Z-34 and Z-38) were intercepted by British cruisers HMS Mauritius (Crown Colony class) and HMS Diadem (improved Dido class), and it went about as well as expected. The forward turret on Z-31 had blown up, and was irreparable; with no replacement twin turret or even 150mm single turret, the turret cavity was plated over, and a single 10.5cm SK C/32 gun was mounted on top of the platform (unspecified if the mount was single or dual purpose). During this time, her anti-aircraft armament was also upgraded to 6 twin 37mm KM42 (custom kreigsmarine automatic AA gun) 4 of which were mounted between the bridge and A turret, 2 single 37mm M43 (army 37mm flak 43), a 20mm flakveirling on the aft deckhouse (per usual), and between 2 and 4 twin 20mm C/38s (sources vary). 
     

    The wrecked forward turret, trained far to port. There is still an unfired round stuck in the damaged breach of the left gun! Notice the 20mm veirling in the top left. 
     
     
    After her repair, she was again sent to the front lines, bombarding the approaching soviet army in late March, and towed the gutted hull of Gneisenau to be sunk outside Gotenhafen, to prevent the use of the port. In early April, she and the destroyer Z-34, as well as the cruisers Leipzig, Lutzow, and Prinz Eugen, left Gotenhafen, and were attacked by soviet aircraft, with Z-31 receiving 2 bombs hits. For the rest of the war, she was in and out of repair, being constantly harrassed by the soviet airforce. 
     
     
    Marceau 

    Marceau in 1951, painted in a similar style to late war USN DDs. 
     
     
    After the war, Z-31 was interned by the British, who then handed her over to the French in February, 1946 (along with several other former German DDs), were she was christened Marceau. Between 1948 and 1950, she was modernized by again removing the A turret, and again mounted a single 150mm gun (as she did in 1942). Her AA was removed and changed to 8 single 40mm Bofors but she kept the 20mm veirling on the rear deckhouse until after 1951, for some reason. Marceau (now D601) was also equipped with radar from the US (maybe an SC or SR, the rectangular air search radars mounted on top of the foremasts on most US DDs). In this configuration, she served until 1954, where she was decommissioned, and in 1958, finally sent off to the scrap yards. 
     

    Marceau in late 1950, just after her refit. Notice the shields for the 40mm guns, very similar to the shields on German 4cm flak 28s. Also notice the 20mm veirling still sitting on it's pedestal, unchanged since her commissioning in 1942.  
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    Scolopax got a reaction from Stimpy75 in The interesting ship photos/art thread.   
    The former battleship USS Mississippi in the early-mid 50's after her conversion for testing and training on new radar, guns, and (more famously) Terrier missiles.  More photos and information can be found in this blog post by wwiiafterwwii.
     

     

     

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