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 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Hawker Typhoon Question

 Post subject: Re: Hawker Typhoon Question
Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:05 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 600


Andy L wrote:

So, were the Germans exaggerating the effects of Allied air power May/Aug 1944, or was Allied tactical air support really that successful, but suffered accordingly?


Simply put: You were safe as long as you stayed put because then the planes couldn't see you under your camo.

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Locomotive Steamer Svanen

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:35 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 108


In related news:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elbl%C4%85g_Canal

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Firearm question

 Post subject: Re: Firearm question
Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:23 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 172


But I was wondering what the light colored one with a revolver type grip on the lower right side is? Old school target shooting pistol like this one? http://www.nramuseum.com/guns/the-galleries/innovation,-oddities-and-competition/case-25-camp-perry/smith-wesson-third-model-single-shot-pistol.aspx

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Hawker Typhoon Question

 Post subject: Re: Hawker Typhoon Question
Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:51 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 600


He found something himself:

https://www.scribd.com/document/8561620 ... nds-AIR-22

Coastal Command, I feel sorry for you!

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Hawker Typhoon Question

 Post subject: Re: Hawker Typhoon Question
Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:49 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 600


Andy L wrote:
Can anyone give me a clearer picture of how much more dangerous the air-ground Typhoon mission was compared to the air-air Spitfire mission?


At 25k feet you only need to worry about enemy fighters, when you strafe, anything including even rifle caliber machine guns can and will shoot at you.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Hawker Typhoon Question

 Post subject: Hawker Typhoon Question
Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:07 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 600


Anyone knowing something about the plane's servicability? From Wiki I take it that the plane was having trouble initially but what about mid, late career, in relation to other fighter bombers?

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: "Germany tested tactical nuclear device in WW2"

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:52 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 666


We Germans are utterly, totally, completely paranoid about nuclear radiation. Trust me, if someone had detonated a nuke in Germany you'd knew. If POWs and concentration camp inmates had been used as Guinea Pigs the ongoing outrage and hysteria over this would be ... Hard to describe but remember we...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: It's a Girl !

 Post subject: Re: It's a Girl !
Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:08 am 

Replies: 51
Views: 526


Ask your wife or son-in-law to smuggle your daughter in a large phone or tablet to Facetime, Skype or whatnot. It's not quite the same thing, but it helps cut down the sadness till you can be there in person. The little ones really do adapt to those things quite quickly, and they'll recognize your ...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: "Germany tested tactical nuclear device in WW2"

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:54 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 666


We Germans are utterly, totally, completely paranoid about nuclear radiation. Trust me, if someone had detonated a nuke in Germany you'd knew. If POWs and concentration camp inmates had been used as Guinea Pigs the ongoing outrage and hysteria over this would be ... Hard to describe but remember we ...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: It's a Girl !

 Post subject: Re: It's a Girl !
Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:21 pm 

Replies: 51
Views: 526


Congratulations. The efforts of the 'Very' senior chief to raise a crew proceed very well, I see. I have a half dozen Partagas Serie Ds and plan to light up one this PM. Since I'm "only" the grand father, I'll pass out Cohiba Lanceros and they should be well pleased. Any chance of a transl...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: ...Firing Up The Burke Line Again....

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:40 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 648


The ships might be of the same class but that doesn't mean the systems have to be. ... Actually the Flight III ships are already getting a new radar. They are two feet wider too.

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: ...Final ratings numbers for 2018 Grammy Awards....

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:12 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 319


S. Murray wrote:
jemhouston wrote:
The performing arts, ESPN, and the NFL have gone full SJW. All have lost eyes on their product. All are doubling down on SJW.

I need more popcorn.



Which is why I'm really hoping for a decent drop in the super bowl ratings on sunday...


Speaking of. What are the ratings?

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Properly smashed locomotive

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:24 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 368


The position of the wreck of the engine in relation to the freight cars looks off. It should be in front of the cars, maybe with cars left and right off it. It's like the wreck has been moved off the tracks on the embankment and not very carefully.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Leopard 2 Tank

 Post subject: Re: Leopard 2 Tank
Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:18 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 561


Bernard Woolley wrote:
A tank is only as good as its crew. IIRC both the Iraqis and Saudis have lost Abrams recently.


Some consolation. Given the many thousands of officers purged the Turkish military must have serious issues.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Russian seabed nuclear missiles

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:45 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 742


edgeplay_cgo wrote:

2. The Russians powerfully like to be in strict physical control of their nukes.


All nuklear powers should be as Russian as the Russians in this regard. ... They probably are give or take a Guam or two. :P

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Russian seabed nuclear missiles

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:23 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 742


Still, leaving a bunch of nukes out where noone has literally eyes on them? Why not use special railcars? Mobile, accessible and at the very least watched by the launch crew. Also, the cars don't need to be air tight.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Commanders in USN collisions charged with negligent homicide

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:11 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 512


Well, yes. But ..... Those officers were in command. They had to have known that from a variety of perspectives, their operational situation with lack of proper bridge team training and experience, plus a variety of other readiness issues that were unresolved aboard their vessels, meant that a more...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Leopard 2 Tank

 Post subject: Re: Leopard 2 Tank
Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:41 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 561


Ankara views the deal as merely postponed, and cagey rhetoric from Berlin suggests it may return to the deal at a more politically opportune time. Definitely, the cowards, weasel and arse kissers are going to bend over and lower their pants soon enough. PS: Imagine the above written in blue to get ...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Musings on proto-assault rifles

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:02 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 974


The case sizes were designed so that they were full using the powder of the time while still getting a reasonable velocity. The significant advances in propellant over the next 30 years made a very big difference in the interior ballistics and in the case sizes... Ok, that is something I did not kn...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Musings on proto-assault rifles

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:24 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 974


Remington's set of rimless auto-loading cartridges, .25 and .30 Remington, came about in 1906, they could be used as is, the .30 is very similar to the 7.62x39, honestly I think the .25 might be better for a PDW, lighter rounds, lighter recoil, potential for a lighter gun. .30 Remington could simpl...
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