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 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: German Engineering Yields New Warship That Isn’t Fit for Sea

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:13 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 307


We can always call it the prototype of the third class of LCS, can't we?

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: M26 Pershing:

 Post subject: Re: M26 Pershing:
Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:00 pm 

Replies: 60
Views: 1608


Francis wrote: In fact, a good argument can be made that if Japanese warships had had the kind of intermediate-range AA firepower than American ships had, we'd have seen torpedo-bombing dying off a lot earlier. I make the counter argument. What's the replacement? Guided bombs/missiles could do the t...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: M26 Pershing:

 Post subject: Re: M26 Pershing:
Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:49 am 

Replies: 60
Views: 1608


KDahm wrote:

"The F4U could carry 4000 lbs of bombs, and a torpedo could be strapped under a Hellcat."

You meant to write Helldiver, didn't you? That plane was a high performance DB/TB and fully debugged since 1944.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Indian Navy dodges a bullet - just barely!

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:42 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 498


Francis Urquhart wrote:
Reminds me of when Suphi sent us a picture of a frigate in a supermarket car park.


An identity crisis. The frigate thought it was a corvette. :)

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Indian Navy dodges a bullet - just barely!

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:01 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 498


...USS Guitarro (SSN-665) says, "I know the feeling:" https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a9/USS_Guitarro_%28SSN-665%29_after_sinking.jpg https://www.history.navy.mil/research/library/online-reading-room/title-list-alphabetically/s/sinking-of-the-uss-guitarro.html Mike You go...

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: Lindybeige

 Post subject: Re: Lindybeige
Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:23 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 264


The guy is funny. He teamed up with Nick Moran aka The Chieftain and also with a Brit living in Switzerland. On that occasion he was shooting several WW2 rifles including a K98. He slammed the bolt forward, the empty stripper clip fell to the ground and he said: " That's loud. An American might...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Indian Navy dodges a bullet - just barely!

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:45 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 498


But dodge they did! India’s first ballistic missile submarine was out of commission for ten months after someone neglected to properly close a hatch. The nuclear-powered submarine INS Arihant was flooded with saltwater, necessitating nearly a year’s worth of repairs. http://www.popularmechanics.com/...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Attention on deck

 Post subject: Re: Attention on deck
Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:08 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 425


Congratulations!

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Found Dennis' grandson...

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:06 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 538


We are slacking. It took seven days to ask this obvious question. :lol:

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Found Dennis' grandson...

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:15 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 538


What worries me is that the poor kid got an F and a "See me after class". I can see the 'see me after class', as we really ought to be encouraging fair trials and lawful execution for Communists rather than just throwing them out of helicopters. But the 'F' is definitely unfair, as the as...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: M26 Pershing:

 Post subject: Re: M26 Pershing:
Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:57 pm 

Replies: 60
Views: 1608


the absence of any “tank versus tank combat theory” in the U.S. Army at the time, Flat out false. Tanks were indeed expected to fight other tanks. It's right there in the Army's manuals. They did expect that tanks would usually end up fighting infantry which turned out to be the case, but understoo...

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: The Post "brilliant" Pre opening Publicty Capmaign

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:08 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 125


OSCSSW wrote:
...and Meryl Streep (a rabid, lieing, America hating, Globalist, progressive, talentless WAYYY over the hill b1tch I really don't like)


How do you think about Susan Sarandon?

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: The Grand Tour

 Post subject: Re: The Grand Tour
Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:39 am 

Replies: 50
Views: 1935


Hammond is on a roll. Two supercars wrecked and both in a very embarrassing manner. :)

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Fighters versus bombers card game?

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:54 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 186


I have seen something like that at a friend of mine. I'll mail him.

 Forum: Space and Technology   Topic: T-14 New Russian Tank Hype or Not?

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:29 am 

Replies: 51
Views: 1271


The unmanned turret (and, hence, smaller crew size) is not an advantage. Tanks need maintenance. Complicated gizmos usually require more maintenance man-hours. Less bodies to pull maintenance on more complex kit equals insanely more work per crew member. That rings a bell. The Swedish S-tank(destro...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: America Accidently Killed Its Own Troops with Mustard Gas

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:34 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 261


And the headline is far from an accuarate summary of the events.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Lindybeige and The Chieftain ramble over a Churchill tank

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:34 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 244


Just joking. Actually I could not agree more that the Churchill was a very good infantry support tank. While it might feel strange that such a big tank had a cramped three man turret with a 75mm gun, at least it had a three man turret and a 75mm gun. The Churchill started with a 2pdr like the Matild...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Lindybeige and The Chieftain ramble over a Churchill tank

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:46 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 244


A wonderful example of British engineering. They build a big tank with vertical armour and still manage to get a cramped interior. :lol:

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: The Last Sortie

 Post subject: Re: The Last Sortie
Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:50 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 387


Thanks. It was a good read.

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Merry Christmas

 Post subject: Re: Merry Christmas
Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:48 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 534


Right, it is that time of the year where the shopping centers are overcrowded with stressed people and one has to meet with relatives. I hope you have a merry Christmas anyway. :mrgreen:
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