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Everything posted by Homer

  1. The Off-Topic Topic Thread

    The soldering iron one is a horrible idea.
  2. The Off-Topic Topic Thread

    As a male, I am ashamed to have known only two of them.
  3. Upgrade to Forum software?

    Profile photo generation from first letter of the member's name has to go. Too Googlely. Splash, I made a change sigs which hopefully will help.
  4. Log in before clinking https://www.reddit.com/personalization
  5. I'm Bummed

    Maybe this will cheer you up... US Navy: Penis in sky drawn by jet trail was 'unacceptable'
  6. Any experts on the T34 (early models)?

    ...and command tanks had an extra one on the right side. Even within production batches there were differences because of shortages of the PT sights early on. WW2 vehicles are very confusing.
  7. Any experts on the T34 (early models)?

    The L-11 armed units did not have a effective marked observation periscope.
  8. Video Thread

  9. History of Soviet Tanks.

    A history of BMPT http://btvt.info/4ourarticles/bmpt_future/bmpt_future.htm
  10. History of Soviet Tanks.

    https://thediplomat.com/2017/01/russia-to-upgrade-tank-force-with-deadly-new-fire-control-system/ This one has a bit more details
  11. Drinking less alcohol than us probably helps. Also, reading 1.3.7 Layering in Armor Basics in the SB Docs folder wouldn't hurt either.
  12. I don't doubt the claim it's a variant. If it was an original design, the Isreali manufacturer would have marketed the hell out of that fact. With the exception of the penetrator, everything else is almost the same designwise. I don't think the M111 has a monoblock penetrator. It looks like it telescopes (rod tube penetrator concept) which would help explain its performance vs T-72 frontal turret armor. Also, the SBwiki entry is incomplete and misleading because they did more than just add 16mm more armor to the T-72 glacis. It doesn't mention the 180mm additional laminate armor under the 16mm plate. From Armor, Sept-Oct 2006: The Soviets decided that the best solution was to redesign the glacis of the T-72A MBT specifically to defeat Hetz ammunition. Up until the testing at Kubinka, the T-72 series tanks were protected by a three-layer laminate glacis with an outer layer of high-carbon steel, 80mm thick, a middle layer of "steklotekstolit" or glass-reinforced plastic (GRP), 100mm thick, and an inner layer of high-carbon steel, 20mm thick, for a total thickness of 200mm. The Soviets decided to maintain this alternating steel-GRP-steel laminate design, but increased the number of layers from three to five. The new five layer glacis design had two outer layers of high-carbon steel, two middle layers of GRP, and one inner layer of high-carbon steel. Additionally, the Soviets added a very hard 16mm thick steel faceplate to the outer layer of the glacis. The faceplate is easily identifiable by the two "cookie-cutout" holes cut into the plate to allow it to be placed over the tank's two tow hooks, and welded directly to the outer layer ofthe glacis. For vehicle identification purposes, the faceplate became the defining feature of tanks fitted with this redesigned glacis armor. In effect, the Soviets had very quickly developed a new variant of the T-72, designated the T-72M1 MBT.
  13. Cold Waters

  14. Cold Waters

    Take a look at Dangerous Waters when you are ready for a more advanced sub sim. It has the features you desire; MP, individual crew stations and a bunch of other things you didn't know that you wanted yet. 688i Hunter-Killer is worthy of a look too. In my opinion, it's the superior sub vs sub MP platform.
  15. Cold Waters

    Description of events in pictures: https://imgur.com/OKnlpAn´╗┐
  16. BMPT to enter Russian service.

    It's going to be years before the armatas will be ready for active service. They are also buying upgraded T-90s and 80s.
  17. Video Thread

    "Now we don't want them shot at... not by the enemy at any rate."
  18. Cold Waters

    I guess it was someone else. I avoided the game for a long time because I took his opinion to heart.
  19. Cold Waters

    Sprint and drift is another viable search tactic. Subs of the Skipjack era used mainly high and medium freq sonar arrays which have detection ranges from 4000 to 10000 yards. 6000 yard sprints (flank speed for 6 mins) followed by all stop and drift to shallow using positive buoyancy would be a good starting point (Six minute rule: yard distance travel in 6 mins = speed x 200). Diesel subs are most dangerous only after they reached their patrol area. If you can catch them in transit to their patrol area, they should be snorkeling and making a lot of noise. Remember they have sonar that is crappier than yours.
  20. Cold Waters

    Use torps as bird dogs. Set them to the slowest speed, dog leg your shot and have them approach an area from a different bearing. This should get you the same results with less risk. Also consider using active sonar. It only gives them a bearing while you get their exact location.
  21. Cold Waters

    I recall you had the same opinion on Dangerous Waters. Is there a sub game that you actually liked?
  22. The Business of Shot Traps

    Could the burst charge be detonating and the shrapnel penetrates turret ring?
  23. The Business of Shot Traps

    It depends on how the game mechanics work. For example, is a shell able to ricochet 2 times? How does it handle the burst charge?
  24. Old tank gunnery manual

    Anyone interested in the M47 manual?