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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.


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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.

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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. .

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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?

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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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W5hmOQVOd4

https://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/893813/UFO-aliens-US-Navy-pilot-David-Fravor-Nimitz-UFO-Pentagon

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

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 02-12-2017, 11:12:28 »
Looks like it;
http://www.kfzderwehrmacht.de/Homepage_english/Motor_Vehicles/USA/White/M2_-_M3_Half_Track/m2_-_m3_half_track.html

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.

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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.

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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?

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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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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« on: 11-11-2017, 12:11:45 »


Does anyone know what the red 'device' is for that is placed in the front of the chamber?

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Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: WW2
« on: 04-11-2017, 11:11:13 »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBEUfHH-h_I

This mission is just the best. Ride some 76mm Frankenstein Shermans (76mm gun put onto 75mm turrets) that the Americans didn't deploy until the end of the year in the first place and get attacked by Stukas with their 37mm 'machine guns' that turn like go karts (oh and chasing P47s at 100 feet). Rush through an entire German platoon to capture a ''.20 AA gun" (gee that's a really small caliber AA gun) that the Texas farm boy knows exactly how to operate and proceed to shoot down half the Luftwaffe. Next up is a big battle between Shermans and dug in Pak guns at 100 meters from each other and no one manages to hit the other. Luckily the player can use a state-of-the-art sniper rifle that slows down time when holding your breath. One area further the Germans conveniently decided to store all their gasoline drums (in case you didn't know: shooting gasoline containers makes them explode) next to their Pak positions and if that wasn't enough, the player can just shoot the Pak ammo storage with another magic sniper rifle to blow up all the shells with one rifle shot. The player is engaged by MG42's but luckily these don't have their historical 1200-1500 RPM but shoot at only about half that speed. After seeing the onslaught a couple of Germans decide to surrender and get on their knees, but none of the Americans gives a shit and they all run past because they gotta yolo the next area. However then the colonel arrives who decided that, despite being in the middle of a battle, it's much cooler to wear his hat rather than his helmet. He tells them to reinforce another unit so they decide to get in some Willy jeeps and rush down the road without any idea where they are going. They meet some roadblocks with MG42s but luckily these Willy jeeps are armored so they can drive right through the hail of bullets. You'll never believe it but some Germans had the same idea and bump into them, racing with their Kubelwagens. Thankfully the player's character had just decided to switch to the slowest firing .30 cal in history. They relieve the besieged unit by driving circles around the house they're holed up in and gunning down the German batallion outside. The unit thanks them, but the sergeant (who is apparently acting as platoon sergeant-major) tells them not to thank them but rather the captain (the colonal got demoted I guess) instead.

Just another day of Call of Duty.

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 03-11-2017, 14:11:04 »

What cannon is that?

8.8cm Pak 43. Same gun as the Tiger II's and Jagdpanther's (and various others), but the AT cannon variant. Huge ass cannon. Makes it look like someone used a wrong scale model lol.

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 17-10-2017, 12:10:59 »
Thanks for the info!

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 17-10-2017, 02:10:13 »
It's a T-34 (85?) chassis, but I've never seen this gun/turret before.
Here's from another angle:

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 16-10-2017, 20:10:27 »
Taken in Belgrade. Anyone know what kind of model this is?

Never seen this turret / gun before.

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