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    Glattrohr reacted to SH_MM in The Leopard 2 Thread   
    Not enirely. Pretty much all tanks of the last combination (with Type C armor in hull and turret) were upgraded to the Leopard 2A5/2A6 standard. There is at least one still in existence (IIRC kept at the BAAINBw as a reference). Most of the Swiss Panzer 87 were also made using this armor standard, though these are obviously not ex-German.
     
    Also there remains the question about the internal armor arrays of the 8th batch tanks, which at least also featured Type D skirt armor. Like the previous ones, they were later converted into Leopard 2A5/2A6 tanks.
     
    As far as I can tell, no old Leopard 2 tank with Type B armor was retrofitted with Type C during the upgrade to the Leopard 2A4 standard.
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    Glattrohr got a reaction from Laviduce in The Leopard 2 Thread   
    This thread sure was an exhaustive read. 
     
    It raised me few questions / conclusions:
     
    Regarding the ex- Bundeswehr surplus 2 A4 around the world  - at least three different hull / turret armor combinations can be around:
     
    B/B - Any given vehicle from the first five batches B/C - Vehicles up to the fourth batch, which have been turret donors for vehicles from batches six to eight (C [or even D?] tech hulls which were used as basis for 2 A5's ) in the 90's, and have received a later C-tech turret in exchange C/C - late fifth batch vehicles Does this make sense? I am assuming that the B/B vehicles were not upgraded with C-series armour, when bringing them up to 2 A4 specification - do we have any conclusive evidence that would suggest pre-sixth batch 2 A4's receiving armour upgrades?
     
    For attention and eye candy, I drop you a single Finnish LEO 2A4 URDAN from Armoured Engineer Co in ARROW 19 FTX, from my personal album.
     
     

     
     
     
     
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    Glattrohr got a reaction from Gun Ready in The Leopard 2 Thread   
    This thread sure was an exhaustive read. 
     
    It raised me few questions / conclusions:
     
    Regarding the ex- Bundeswehr surplus 2 A4 around the world  - at least three different hull / turret armor combinations can be around:
     
    B/B - Any given vehicle from the first five batches B/C - Vehicles up to the fourth batch, which have been turret donors for vehicles from batches six to eight (C [or even D?] tech hulls which were used as basis for 2 A5's ) in the 90's, and have received a later C-tech turret in exchange C/C - late fifth batch vehicles Does this make sense? I am assuming that the B/B vehicles were not upgraded with C-series armour, when bringing them up to 2 A4 specification - do we have any conclusive evidence that would suggest pre-sixth batch 2 A4's receiving armour upgrades?
     
    For attention and eye candy, I drop you a single Finnish LEO 2A4 URDAN from Armoured Engineer Co in ARROW 19 FTX, from my personal album.
     
     

     
     
     
     
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    Glattrohr got a reaction from Lord_James in The Leopard 2 Thread   
    This thread sure was an exhaustive read. 
     
    It raised me few questions / conclusions:
     
    Regarding the ex- Bundeswehr surplus 2 A4 around the world  - at least three different hull / turret armor combinations can be around:
     
    B/B - Any given vehicle from the first five batches B/C - Vehicles up to the fourth batch, which have been turret donors for vehicles from batches six to eight (C [or even D?] tech hulls which were used as basis for 2 A5's ) in the 90's, and have received a later C-tech turret in exchange C/C - late fifth batch vehicles Does this make sense? I am assuming that the B/B vehicles were not upgraded with C-series armour, when bringing them up to 2 A4 specification - do we have any conclusive evidence that would suggest pre-sixth batch 2 A4's receiving armour upgrades?
     
    For attention and eye candy, I drop you a single Finnish LEO 2A4 URDAN from Armoured Engineer Co in ARROW 19 FTX, from my personal album.
     
     

     
     
     
     
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    Glattrohr reacted to LostCosmonaut in The Thorotrast Tragedy   
    In modern times, radiation has an important place in medicine. Radiation is used in cancer treatment, as well as imaging techniques such as PET scans and X-Rays. When used in a controlled, well understood manner, nuclear medicine is highly safe and effective.
     
    One of the oldest uses of radioactive compounds is as tracers. Radioactive isotopes are injected, ingested, or otherwise introduced into the body. Their passage throughout the body can then be measured by observing the activity from their decay. How the body processes these elements provides a variety of useful information; one of the most well known uses of radioactive elements is the use of Iodine-131 in diagnosis and treatment of thyroid illnesses.
     
    Thorotrast was one of the earliest radioactive tracer compounds.

    A suspension of thorium oxide, Thorotrast was first  developed in the early 1930s, a time when radiation was not as well understood as today. Thorium is notable for its high ability to absorb X-rays. Areas where the body concentrated thorium, such as tumors, would show up well on X-Rays following the ingestion of Thorotrast. Its long biological half life also made it useful. Additionally, while not perfectly safe, thorium is far less toxic than other heavy metals such as lead or uranium.
     
    However, Thorium-232, the most common isotope, is an alpha emitter. Alpha particles (essentially helium-4 nuclei) have very little penetration, thanks to their high electric charge. But the massive size of the alpha particle (compared to other charged particles such as electrons) gives it a high momentum and the ability to cause massive damage if it gets inside the body. According to some studies, alpha particles have anywhere from twice to 100 times the relative biological effectiveness of fast neutrons. Notably, Polonium-210, favored weapon of the FSB, is an alpha emitter.
     
    As Thorotrast accumulated in various locations in the body, those areas would receive massive radiation doses. And since thorium has a long half life, these effects went unnoticed initially. It is estimated that some patients received doses of up to 3,000 rads in the liver (where Thorotrast would concentrate). This is about eight times the (whole body) dose needed to cause severe ARS. Studies showed significantly higher cancer risks for patients who received Thorotrast;
     
     
    The use of Thorotrast was discontinued in the 1940s and 1950s once the risks were realized. However, thousands were exposed. While the exact death toll is unknown, it is probable that hundreds or even thousands of additional cancers were caused by Thorotrast usage.
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/12838805_Thorotrast-induced_liver_cancer_results_of_the_German_thorotrast_study
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Glattrohr reacted to LoooSeR in Syrian conflict.   
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    Glattrohr reacted to LoooSeR in Collimatrix's Terrible Music Thread   
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    Glattrohr reacted to LoooSeR in Syrian tanks at war. Some pictures and words between them.   
    It is claimed that those 'Shtora' Soft kill APS use IR and xenon lights to jam ATGMs, including TOW-2A.
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    Glattrohr reacted to LoooSeR in GLORIOUS T-14 ARMATA PICTURES.   
    Looks like bottom is slightly V-shaped on Kurganets-25

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    Glattrohr reacted to LoooSeR in Syrian tanks at war. Some pictures and words between them.   
    T-72B obr 1989 or T-72BA in Syria. One of first tanks with Kontakt-5 that i saw in Syria.

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    Glattrohr got a reaction from Collimatrix in T-80 Megathread: Astronomical speed and price!   
    I'll just dump the rest of my Kamenka photos here, as we are in a megathread and all.
    The fenders and ERA are hilarious, but the beauty lies beneath. 











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    Glattrohr reacted to LoooSeR in Models and pictures of Soviet MBT designs from 80s. Object 477A, Object 490 Buntar and Object 299.   
    Part 3
     
    Other variants
        As we can see from model and scheme, they could draw that vehicle. Could Kirov factory actually build it? Well, they have build prototype for testing engine and chassis for heavy IFV variant of their "Leader":
     

    It can move!
     
     
    Kirov factory also have build robotizied vehicle for mine clearing in 1988:
     
        
     
    And they were planning to introduce this:
     
    Vehicle, based on Object 299 chassis with 30 vertical launching missiles.
     
         In engineers and army thinkers view cannon armed Object 299 should have been supported by those missile tanks. 30 long-range missiles with different warheads, with possible top-attack anti-tank missiles variants, should have increased ability of unit to fight with enemy tanks and long-range ATGM-carrying IFVs. And yes, it have crew of 2.
     
    End of Part 3.
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    Glattrohr got a reaction from Belesarius in T-80 Megathread: Astronomical speed and price!   
    Welders paid in booze, salary upfront?
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    Glattrohr got a reaction from Belesarius in T-80 Megathread: Astronomical speed and price!   
    I'll just dump the rest of my Kamenka photos here, as we are in a megathread and all.
    The fenders and ERA are hilarious, but the beauty lies beneath. 











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    Glattrohr got a reaction from LostCosmonaut in T-80 Megathread: Astronomical speed and price!   
    I'll just dump the rest of my Kamenka photos here, as we are in a megathread and all.
    The fenders and ERA are hilarious, but the beauty lies beneath. 











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    Glattrohr reacted to Sturgeon in Full Facial Transplant Absolutely Off The Hook   
    http://www.nbcnews.com/health/mens-health/firefighter-patrick-hardison-adjusts-new-face-after-transplant-surgery-n464456
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    Glattrohr got a reaction from LoooSeR in Russian tanks and fighting vehicles in the Finnish Defence Forces   
    That is Czech-made example from NVA-stocks, if somebody is interested.
     
     
     
     
    I'd guess this is at least decade old picture, based on the tankers uniforms and the presence of PSTOHJ82M (9M111-1 Konkurs). The missile was removed from service long ago.
    The BMP-2, in other hand, is due to modernization as we speak, and the whole fleet will be upgraded by 2017. I can mash up an article about if you wish?
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    Glattrohr reacted to LoooSeR in Syrian conflict.   
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    Glattrohr reacted to LoooSeR in Syrian conflict.   
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    Glattrohr reacted to LoooSeR in Syrian conflict.   
    For the past day [3rd of Oct] 20 missions were carried out by Su-34, Su-24M and Su-25 aircrafts. 10 objectives were destroyed.
     
       Su-25s attacked terrorist training camps in the area Kesladzhuk, Idlib province. As a result of the impact destroyed militant hideouts and a workshop for the manufacture of improvised explosive devices, including "suicide bomber's belts"
     
       Su-24M and Su-34 bombers striked 8 ISIS ["ISIS"] sites around Jisr al-Shughur, Idlib province. Pinpoint strikes in the area destroyed 3 warehouses with ammunition, weapons and inventory of terrorist gangs. As a result of direct hits by guided KAB-500 bombs warehouses caught fire, detonation of munitions was also observed.      Concrete-piercing BETAB-500 bombs destroyed four CPs of terrorist forces. Structures, which the militants used, are completely destroyed.    As a result, a warehouse with arms and materials stocks was destroyed, 5 armored vehicles are damaged.      Su-24s and Su-25s done 3 consecutive strikes against command post and the ammunition depot near the town of Maaret En Nuuman. All targets destroyed.      In the vicinity of Et-Tabka, Raqqa province, Su-34s used guided KAB-500 bombs to hit the center of special training of militants and weapons warehouse. As a result of numerous explosions of ammunition, the center for the training of terrorists is destroyed.          Airstrike on command post near Jisr Esh-Shugur. Buildings, in which the militants were hiding, were completely destroyed.        Bombs hitted the ammunition depot of terrorists located in the area of Jisr Esh-Shugur. As a result of a direct hit on target there is a detonation of ammunition and several fires.      3 successive air strikes on ammunition depots and control posts militants near Maaret En Nuuman. The footage shows target hit by all bombs. There is a detonation of ammunition and a large-scale fire. The object is destroyed.      Airtrikes against camp in forest areas near Kesladzhuk, Idlib province.   Big badaboom     One more - 
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    Glattrohr reacted to Priory_of_Sion in Syrian conflict.   
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    Glattrohr reacted to LoooSeR in Syrian conflict.   
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    Glattrohr reacted to Tied in Syrian conflict.   
    Probably becuase thats a photo from Georgia 
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