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Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« Reply #2235 on: 31-10-2010, 12:10:25 »
North Yemen Civil War: Royalist Yemeni forces try to repel an Egyptian armored attack


Just for one moment I thought that guy had a 'Davy Crockett'.

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« Reply #2236 on: 31-10-2010, 13:10:06 »

NVA SPW 60 BP amph. Mot. contractor protecting troop unit. In the background a VM-landing ship of the Frosch-class.

What was a "contractor troop unit" in the NVA?
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« Reply #2237 on: 31-10-2010, 15:10:08 »
I've always found the Ontos to be interesting...


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The 20" wide tracks of the 9-ton Ontos would allow it to go on the soft soils surrounding the rice paddies of Vietnam.  They both served as bunker busters.  Both vehicles lessened the infantry's causalities by being close to the fight; and could be quickly deployed to overcome an enemy's fixed positions.
 
The Ontos carried the beehive round that sent out a hundred darts per firing to clean out a jungle of its enemy.  There was no other weapon that could clear a jungle for a depth of a ┬╝ mile like the 106mm recoilless rifle using the beehive round.  Artillery shells and bombs effectiveness was cut to the area of a direct hit.  
 
The jungle vegetation absorbed both concussion and fragmentation.  The other vehicles that mounted the 106mm recoilless rifle were open to enemy small arms fire.  The Ontos could expose itself to enemy small arms for the short time it took to empty its 6 guns and depart to a more secure position to reload.  It was an armoured shotgun and the North Vietnamese Army feared it.
Ontos for the frakking win!

Loved by its crew, hated by the North vietnamese And axed by the US goverment

Like most effective US combat vehicles

Another one=


M551 Sheridans being parradropped
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Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« Reply #2238 on: 31-10-2010, 17:10:56 »
I just came across a picture I made back in the sandbox, What type is this T-34?
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Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« Reply #2239 on: 31-10-2010, 18:10:12 »
I just came across a picture I made back in the sandbox, What type is this T-34?
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« Reply #2240 on: 31-10-2010, 21:10:42 »
If I may take the time to explain why the Sheridan tank was phased out.

They were top heavy and narrow. In uneven terrain they had a bad habit of tipping themselves over when they fired their gun to the side.
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Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« Reply #2241 on: 31-10-2010, 21:10:19 »
They where old and needed replacement  ;D

Aluminum wears down faster then steel

oh wait they dint got a replacement
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Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« Reply #2242 on: 31-10-2010, 21:10:00 »
If I may take the time to explain why the Sheridan tank was phased out.

They were top heavy and narrow. In uneven terrain they had a bad habit of tipping themselves over when they fired their gun to the side.

So BF2 Engine was made for the Sheridan.
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Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« Reply #2243 on: 31-10-2010, 22:10:49 »
They where old and needed replacement  ;D

Aluminum wears down faster then steel

oh wait they dint got a replacement
I'm sure you know what the US military needs more than its generals  ::)

It's not like they lack funding, if it was considered necessary they'd have built new models.
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« Reply #2244 on: 31-10-2010, 22:10:28 »
They where old and needed replacement  ;D

Aluminum wears down faster then steel

oh wait they dint got a replacement

All the roles can be accomplished by the Bradley AFV and the Stryker respectively. Though I'm not sure how stable the 120mm is on that little guy.
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Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« Reply #2245 on: 31-10-2010, 22:10:44 »
They where old and needed replacement  ;D

Aluminum wears down faster then steel

oh wait they dint got a replacement
I'm sure you know what the US military needs more than its generals  ::)

It's not like the they lack funding, if it was considered necessary they'd have built new models.
Its the guys up top that prevents this yes. The US has resources enough

Yet look at the russian AFV and then at US AFV.. And you see who is better equipped on all levels
They where old and needed replacement  ;D

Aluminum wears down faster then steel

oh wait they dint got a replacement

All the roles can be accomplished by the Bradley AFV and the Stryker respectively. Though I'm not sure how stable the 120mm is on that little guy.
Bradley cannot swim, nor be parachuted from a plane. The US airborne can only dream of the wide families of airdroppable vehicles the Russian VVD has.
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Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« Reply #2246 on: 31-10-2010, 22:10:34 »
I think I already posted about this a while ago in this thread, but the Russian and American armed forces cannot be compared, as they're built for completely different things. The Russian army, like that of the Soviets, is almost completely centered around fighting a conflict either in Russia or in bordering nations.

You know how useful those large numbers of AFVs would be if the Russians went to war in, say, South America? It'd take months just to get a sizable portion of them to the opposing nation even if they could move them by boat, if they were fighting a landlocked country without Russian allies in the region, or if they were up against a superior navy, politics would probably find a peaceful solution before the backbone of the Russian armor got to its destination. And politics is never fast...

The US military focuses on strategic mobility because it has to due to its geographic location, and this means its extremely costly to use many AFVs, which are difficult to move by air and time consuming to move by boat. Hence, if a vehicle's role can be filled by a mixture of infantry and aircraft, it is.

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Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« Reply #2247 on: 31-10-2010, 23:10:33 »
All the roles can be accomplished by the Bradley AFV and the Stryker respectively. Though I'm not sure how stable the 120mm is on that little guy.
Bradley cannot swim, nor be parachuted from a plane. The US airborne can only dream of the wide families of airdroppable vehicles the Russian VVD has.

Way to read, dude. I said Bradleys AND Strykers. Also, the Sheridan was not amphibious. It was water resistant enough to cross about 50 yards of water. After crossing the river, they had to stop to drain out the water before they could continue into combat. This feature was rarely used for this reason.
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Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« Reply #2248 on: 31-10-2010, 23:10:42 »
The US military basically represents the British military of the 1700s/early 1800s.  "The British Army is a projectile meant to be fired by the British Navy."  That maxim holds clearly for the US military today.

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Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« Reply #2249 on: 01-11-2010, 21:11:54 »

DDR-Kampfgruppe Combat teams of the working class in training 1956.