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    StrelaCarbon got a reaction from Lord_James in BlackTailDefense Doesn't Know Shit About Tank Design   
    This website?
     
    That article was my first encounter with Sparks btw, and I think it's just perfect. Repeat misunderstandings of the way equipment was/is designed and employed, endless use of buzzwords only Sparky and his ilk know, insisting that failed shit from the past was actually great and should be replicated today, childish insults and aspersions about actual officers, ranting and raving about moron historians who he knows so much more than, and the inexplicable pictures of women's cleavage at the bottom. But probably my favorite part is when he praises a U.S. Army turretless light tank concept from the 1930s and its creator, only to trash the medium tanks the U.S. Army actually fought the war with in the same paragraph... apparently blissfully unaware that Gladeon M. Barnes, creator of the conceptual light tank, also was heavily involved in designing the M3 Lee/Grant, M4 Sherman, and others.  
     
    Try reading that article and the other ones linked in it if you want a laugh. Or a brain aneurysm. 
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    StrelaCarbon got a reaction from LoooSeR in BlackTailDefense Doesn't Know Shit About Tank Design   
    This website?
     
    That article was my first encounter with Sparks btw, and I think it's just perfect. Repeat misunderstandings of the way equipment was/is designed and employed, endless use of buzzwords only Sparky and his ilk know, insisting that failed shit from the past was actually great and should be replicated today, childish insults and aspersions about actual officers, ranting and raving about moron historians who he knows so much more than, and the inexplicable pictures of women's cleavage at the bottom. But probably my favorite part is when he praises a U.S. Army turretless light tank concept from the 1930s and its creator, only to trash the medium tanks the U.S. Army actually fought the war with in the same paragraph... apparently blissfully unaware that Gladeon M. Barnes, creator of the conceptual light tank, also was heavily involved in designing the M3 Lee/Grant, M4 Sherman, and others.  
     
    Try reading that article and the other ones linked in it if you want a laugh. Or a brain aneurysm. 
  4. Tank You
    StrelaCarbon got a reaction from DIADES in BlackTailDefense Doesn't Know Shit About Tank Design   
    This website?
     
    That article was my first encounter with Sparks btw, and I think it's just perfect. Repeat misunderstandings of the way equipment was/is designed and employed, endless use of buzzwords only Sparky and his ilk know, insisting that failed shit from the past was actually great and should be replicated today, childish insults and aspersions about actual officers, ranting and raving about moron historians who he knows so much more than, and the inexplicable pictures of women's cleavage at the bottom. But probably my favorite part is when he praises a U.S. Army turretless light tank concept from the 1930s and its creator, only to trash the medium tanks the U.S. Army actually fought the war with in the same paragraph... apparently blissfully unaware that Gladeon M. Barnes, creator of the conceptual light tank, also was heavily involved in designing the M3 Lee/Grant, M4 Sherman, and others.  
     
    Try reading that article and the other ones linked in it if you want a laugh. Or a brain aneurysm. 
  5. Tank You
    StrelaCarbon got a reaction from Voodoo in BlackTailDefense Doesn't Know Shit About Tank Design   
    This website?
     
    That article was my first encounter with Sparks btw, and I think it's just perfect. Repeat misunderstandings of the way equipment was/is designed and employed, endless use of buzzwords only Sparky and his ilk know, insisting that failed shit from the past was actually great and should be replicated today, childish insults and aspersions about actual officers, ranting and raving about moron historians who he knows so much more than, and the inexplicable pictures of women's cleavage at the bottom. But probably my favorite part is when he praises a U.S. Army turretless light tank concept from the 1930s and its creator, only to trash the medium tanks the U.S. Army actually fought the war with in the same paragraph... apparently blissfully unaware that Gladeon M. Barnes, creator of the conceptual light tank, also was heavily involved in designing the M3 Lee/Grant, M4 Sherman, and others.  
     
    Try reading that article and the other ones linked in it if you want a laugh. Or a brain aneurysm. 
  6. Tank You
    StrelaCarbon got a reaction from Sturgeon in Competition Suggestions   
    You guys already seem to have a concept for the next competition, but an idea for one of these just came to me and I wanted to put it in writing: 
     
    The year is 1936, and you are an engineer for a private company which is known to design and build tanks or other armored vehicles for select customers (Vickers, Renault, CKD/Skoda, Marmon-Herrington, Krupp, Landsverk, Fiat-Ansaldo, etc.). Alternately, you are an independent madman entrepreneur with an interest in designing tanks, like J. W. Christie or Edward Grotte. 
     
    Tensions in the far east are rising and the Chinese government, concerned about the threat posed by Japan, has approached your firm to purchase tanks for the impending struggle. While the Chinese purchasing agents would be happy to have some of your existing designs, they feel that it would be better to have a tank tailored to their needs, and have indicated that they would be prepared to offer you a rather lucrative contract to design and produce a tank to their specifications.
     
    The specifications put forth by the Chinese purchasing commission are as follows: 
     
    - Must be as simple, rugged, and reliable as possible.
    - Cannot weigh more than 20 metric tons, with designs under 12 tons preferred 
    - Must have good cross country performance, and maximum speed on roads should be no less than 30 kph
    - Should carry a main armament capable of defeating the armor of all current Japanese tank designs [Read: Type 89 I-go, Type 95 Ha-go], plus one or two machine guns
    - Strong preference given to designs using weapons already in service with the National Revolutionary Army, or ones which at least use the same ammunition
    - Armor must be able to resist heavy machine guns from any range and angle, and the Japanese 37mm AT Gun from the front at 500 meters
    - Ability to be disassembled into something that could be smuggled through customs as a "tractor" or "scrap metal," then re-assembled with limited infrastructure is strongly preferred
     
    The rules are simple; 
     
    1. You must pick a real-life, period-appropriate designer to "represent," and your entry must reasonably resemble their designs, using resources, features and construction methods available which that company preferred and had access to during the stated time period. For example, an entry from Fiat-Ansaldo with torsion bar suspension and all-cast construction would be disqualified.
    2. There should only be one contestant for each historical designer. 
    3. Creative designs will be favored; You could technically draw up a modified Pz. 35(t) LT vz.35 to fit the specifications, but where's the fun in that?  
     
     
  7. Funny
    StrelaCarbon reacted to N-L-M in How Not to Post in the Historical Warfare Section   
    >superheavy shells don't real
    >surface gunnery radar don't real
    >superior speed don't real
    >superior reloading equipment don't real
    >DP secondary battery don't real
    >actual TDS don't real
    >Panama canal trafficability don't real
    >fuel efficiency don't real
    >Judging battleships by ideal 1v1 slugfest at known range in ideal weather and visibility instead of what battleships actually do
     
    Newsflash: you're retarded.
  8. Tank You
    StrelaCarbon got a reaction from LoooSeR in Strela's Car Spotting Thread   
    Since photobucket has locked all my photos on the first page behind a paywall, I'll have to dig the originals up out of my old computer. But in the meantime, enjoy this 1957 Plymouth Fury, photographed in the wild in the vast wasteland of southern Snohomish county.  
     

     
    And here's some Volkswagen thing I don't know anything about: 
     

     
    And I thought riced-out civics looked bad: 
     

  9. Tank You
    StrelaCarbon got a reaction from Jeeps_Guns_Tanks in Strela's Car Spotting Thread   
    Since photobucket has locked all my photos on the first page behind a paywall, I'll have to dig the originals up out of my old computer. But in the meantime, enjoy this 1957 Plymouth Fury, photographed in the wild in the vast wasteland of southern Snohomish county.  
     

     
    And here's some Volkswagen thing I don't know anything about: 
     

     
    And I thought riced-out civics looked bad: 
     

  10. Tank You
    StrelaCarbon got a reaction from Meplat in Strela's Car Spotting Thread   
    Here's a big collection of pictures from several auctions I attended at the James G. Murphy auctioneers in Kenmore, Washington
     
     
  11. Tank You
    StrelaCarbon reacted to Sturgeon in Post Election Thread: Democracy Dies In Darkness And You Can Help   
    Taking the kernel of truth within your satire and expounding upon it, I think the underlying problem here is that the radical Left has forgotten a fundamental human truth: Strength is a virtue. They have instead inverted this, and adopted a corrupted version of slave morality where pathetic weakness is a virtue, and strength is a vice. However, pathetic weakness is only a virtue if there is someone at the top to compel to mercy. I don't think there is, for the Left. Who is going to swoop in and save them from their enemies? The US military who abhors them? Russia, or China, whom they have made their enemies? Hahahah, God, whom they've rejected?
     
    I don't think they will be laid low, their children enslaved, and their women raped, because I don't think our times will be so beastly. But deep in the back of everyone's mind is something that remembers what it was like to be a beast, and it knows that without some powerful Patron on High - without a Master - they will be laid low for their weakness. And I think it is this fundamental fact that takes the bite out of their propaganda. Much as everyone loves an underdog, no one wants to root for the losing team. The radical Left aren't walking with the plucky, unflappable swagger of an underdog; they are crawling in the dirt like someone who has already lost.
  12. Tank You
    StrelaCarbon reacted to Donward in Historical Pictures Thread   
    I see this thread is overrun by Loooser's commie human wave propaganda! How do we stop it?
     

     
     
    Also we need this as a new emoticon!
     

     
     
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    StrelaCarbon reacted to Sturgeon in Post Election Thread: Democracy Dies In Darkness And You Can Help   
    This is pretty magical:


  16. Tank You
    StrelaCarbon got a reaction from Donward in WoT v WT effort-thread   
    Did anyone here by any chance have anything to do with this?
     
    http://exposingwot.com/gsh-another-nazi-clan-protected-by-wargaming/
  17. Tank You
    StrelaCarbon reacted to EnsignExpendable in WoT v WT effort-thread   
    Ah, I remember when we started posting on WoTLabs and the mods told us they didn't want any of this "history" nonsense on there.
  18. Tank You
    StrelaCarbon reacted to ApplesauceBandit in Post Election Thread: Democracy Dies In Darkness And You Can Help   
    Meant to post this last night, but the HWNDU stream was moved again, this time to some flagpole in the middle of nowhere, with only the sky and flag in frame.  /pol/ still captured the flag in roughly 24 hours, using plane traffic, stars, ambient sounds, and playing marco polo with car horns to find it.  This is weaponized autism.  It was on some private property near Greeneville, TN.


    Was replaced with a MAGA hat and a "Alt-right is alright" shirt, though shia's crew took it down within about 20 minutes.
     
    Greentext in spoiler
  19. Tank You
    StrelaCarbon reacted to ShamefurDispray in Post Election Thread: Democracy Dies In Darkness And You Can Help   
    politicians and diplomats have connections to the Russian ambassador
    businessmen have business connections with Russian businesses
    fucking wow
  20. Tank You
    StrelaCarbon reacted to Ulric in WoT v WT effort-thread   
    Playing WT is a strange departure from WoT. In some ways, it is much more in depth and involved, and there are many aspects that I like. However, it is even more random than WoT. You could be repeatedly shelling and penetrating an enemy tank with APHE, sending fragments into every conceivable internal module and crew member, and they can just drive away as if nothing happened. Then, a couple minutes later, a single 20mm autocanon round finds it's way through your armor, and either instantly kills you outright, or stuns your entire crew, and knocks out your engine and transmission leaving you immobilized and unable to fight back.
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    StrelaCarbon got a reaction from Donward in WoT v WT effort-thread   
    Wow. I cannot believe people actually bought those "black" premium tanks.
     
    For me, I think WoT is wearing out its welcome. The continual power creep, the wehraboo wet-dream tanks, the complete ineffectiveness of the reporting system, MM's seeming inability to count, all of it just leaves a bad taste in my mouth. And I haven't even mentioned the teams. NA West never seemed to have the brightest bulbs in the box, but when I get multiple streaks of straight ~3-15 losses like I just did tonight, I just lose all faith.    
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    StrelaCarbon reacted to Priory_of_Sion in WoT v WT effort-thread   
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    StrelaCarbon reacted to Donward in 2016 Presidential Election Thread Archive   
    I chuckled.
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    StrelaCarbon reacted to Collimatrix in Syrian conflict.   
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