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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 11-04-2018, 17:04:12 »

USS Missouri transfers personnel to the USS Iowa in advance of the surrender ceremony planned for September 2nd 1945.

Did they transfer personnel across those ropes? I thought that was for goods/fuel only. That's mental lol.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 05-04-2018, 19:04:27 »
Oh didn't see that. That would actually do kinda look like the regular 5cm gun.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 05-04-2018, 18:04:42 »
They could've gone with a little more convincing dummy gun though. It looks like they glued a toilet paper roll onto it lol.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 26-03-2018, 13:03:16 »
T-60s w. ZiS-3

"why put beeg cannon on tenk when lietle tenk can carry around beeg cannon"
- Soviet Russia 1941

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« on: 02-03-2018, 14:03:23 »
Photo of Leopard 2A6s of German-Dutch 414 Panzerbataljon I took on exercise in Germany last week:

Training together with the Dutch 45 Pantserinfanteriebataljon (mech inf bat):

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 25-02-2018, 17:02:32 »

One could argue that the rise of the US war machine is one of the modern wonders of the world.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« on: 06-01-2018, 15:01:32 »
After a quick search I think they use different paint jobs for different squadrons.
Note how the second and fourth plane have darker paint jobs on top and different and numbers.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 31-12-2017, 17:12:58 »
Seems really handy for trenches, but incredibly clumbersome for the faster paced WWII combat. I doubt that contraption would survive some manouvres or actual combat.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 23-12-2017, 12:12:52 »
Policing, Anti-Guerrilla warfare.

Right, I'm not familiar with post-war Algeria. Didn't know they had to fight a guarilla war.

De rijkswacht in Belgium also had tanks post war. Well, more like armoured cars with a canon like the Humber.

The Koninklijke Marechaussee (Royal Dutch gendarmerie) also has armoured vehicles (YP-408 postwar and now YPR 765). Nothing close to tanks though. Which is why I wondered why any nation's military police would need tanks. Having to fight a guerilla war seems like a logical answer though.

YPR-765 of the Koninklijke Marechaussee. .

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 22-12-2017, 11:12:43 »
Plate indicate that those are from the Gendarmerie.

What did the Gendarmerie need tanks for?

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« on: 19-12-2017, 16:12:45 »

That feeling of not being alone... not knowing the other, while being outclassed by them
So many questions, so few answers...

For those that didn't see the video yet:

I'm pretty sure that if it really was something alien it wouldn't be leaked onto YouTube, lol.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 02-12-2017, 11:12:28 »
Looks like it;

I would've never pegged that photo for Tunisia :P

Caption says it was captured in Tunisia, I think the photo was taken somewhere in Europe (based on their clothing). Perhaps they shipped it back after their retreat from Africa.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« on: 18-11-2017, 19:11:06 »
If there was an explosion, there would be tons of debris, and some of it would float.  Same for a hull rupture- there would be tons of stuff that would escape the interior.

Kursk was struck by major explosions but sank relatively intact, and was only found by the detection of anomalies on the seabed rather than surface ships / planes spotting floating wreckage. And they kinda knew where to search because it was in the middle of a big exercise.

Even if some debris floated up to the surface it would never be enough to easily spot in a vast ocean.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« on: 18-11-2017, 10:11:11 »
It's confusing, there is no emergency comms in the ship?, no emergency beacon?. There are no evidence of an explosion, no oil spill or rubble at all, so the ship has to be somewhere.

Well if there was some kind of explosion/breach underwater wouldn't it just sink to the bottom without much wreckage floating to the surface?

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« on: 11-11-2017, 14:11:15 »
Yeah, just had it answered by an Isreali soldier on the PR forums. It's an empty chamber flag that is mandatory outside of combat, used as an extra precaution.

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