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 No.51787

Really just anything military repeated that looks or is interesting. I will start off with a sdkfz 2 that was used for many roles during and post ww2, such as farming,troop movement,wire laying,medical gear,etc

 No.51788

>>51787
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=i5AP9_0EUm0 Good video on it, I forgot to include.

 No.51951

Watched The Fog of War last week, was pretty good, McNamara seems like a nice chap
Read The Russo-Japanese War In Perspective: World War Zero not long ago, got The Japanese Empire left and I believe that'll be me done with Paine's bibliography
As of recent that's all I can recall, also went to Bovington a few months ago so got some pictures if you happen to want those
good shit I say

 No.51952

I was looking at the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Naval_Treaty#Terms and its most famous for US-UK vs Japan. But what really struck me was the relative decline of France as the 2nd largest empire and victor in WW1, nearly down to half of Japan's strength, and on equality with Italy

 No.51993

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sl3qfdvFmig
Thoughts on this wizzies? It looks good, but I'm personally not going to make any grand conjectures until I see any direct comparison to 5.56 or 7.62 rounds

 No.51995

>>51993
Isn't the US military planning on changing to the new 6.8mm rounds anyway?

 No.52061

>>51995
yeah and they are also replacing the M16 series of rifles(maybe M4 too) with a newer rifle.

 No.52063

>>51995
Probably not, talks of replacing the m16/m4 platform have been done to death and I think it's unlikely anything will be pushed thru any time soon, unless it's something truly groundbreaking and innovative.

 No.52064

>>52063
m16/m4 platform and 5.56

 No.52093

Inside look of the new Squad Weapon for the army.

 No.53009

Lest we forget… Australian's SENTINEL

 No.53050

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>>53009
Now that's a SENTINEL tank.

 No.53059

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Do wizards like camo smocks? What is your favorite camo style smock? This is a sumpftarn smock that is reversible for winter.

 No.53531

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I just had a sudden realization. Tanks are a lie. Nothing but an interesting chapter in humanity's long history of retardation.
The English invented the tank to do one thing in particular but only 15 years later they had one of their schizophrenic crisis that usually move history; having forgotten the original purpose of the tank, there was the cavalry vs infantry vs cruiser tank debate that spilled over to France as well. In the US, the Army funded its separate Army Tank Corps, only to be defunct shortly after. By Congress. The Army's generals had a number of workarounds like the so called Armored Cars. The Germans, who had copied the English tank not knowing what it was originally supposed to do, had one of their brilliant epiphanies when they invented Blitzkrieg (which in all likelihood was inspired by Patton's massive, long range maneuver exercises in the South) . German tanks were, by all objective standards, godawful. They had weak armor and crappy guns. But they knew how to use them.
The only period tanks ever made sense was in the early Cold War. Read about Soviet Armored Armies. NATO thought the Russians could more or less march all the way to the Rhine in a few days or weeks. Active defense was a pretty bad doctrine, at least worse than the WW2 tank destroyer battalion doctrine. The missile was only in its embryo stage. AT weapons were still using old tech. I've read active defense was more of a political thing than anything, to calm down the anxious generals who wanted their GIs to do more than sit in holes while waiting for massive Russian armored columns. AirLand Battle was peak NATO doctrine imo. Hitting command centers deep into enemy territory with conventional methods like artillery and air strikes.
The bottom line is that as missile payload increases linearly, tank armor must increase exponentially. Read about directed charges and Newtonian penetrators if you don't believe me. In the Obama administration the US made a significant number of arms sales to the Ukraine but it was only in the Trump administration that the US started selling AT missiles and that move was considered a game changer. Tanks today are just big wastes of money. There should be only tracked IFVs and wheeled tank destroyers.
The missile is the queen of the modern battlefield. All vehicles, planes, tanks etc have only ever been delivery methods for killing devices and the modern missile can do this job for a relatively cheap price. You can read all about aircraft and tank specs but game developers are often arrested for espionage for looking too deeply into missiles. I wish it were acceptable to be a missile otaku. People like space stuff like rockets and military stuff so it's only natural someone would like missiles too. The Sprint is a favorite.

 No.53556

>>51951
> went to Bovington
Did you see the tanks?

>>53531
Say that tanks are outdated to my face and not over the internet, you fake Yukari.

 No.53559

>>53059
More of a military poncho guy.
Very versatile and adaptable.

 No.53560

>>53556
>Did you see the tanks?
Indeed I did, was pretty good

 No.53566

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>>53531
Yeah but what about Killdozer?

 No.53584

>>53566
Some at their worst are better than most at their best.

 No.53596

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>>53059
I've always been partial the American Vietnam era tigerstripe and HBT "duck hunter" patterns.

>>53531
>another "tanks are outdated cuz atgms" episode

 No.53885

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>>53560
>>53566
Koenig Tiger at Saumur, France.

 No.53888

Any warlocks here?

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 No.53996

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>>53888
Only wizards.

 No.54474

Medieval and popular culture militaries are my jam.
https://acoup.blog/

 No.54515

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 No.54714

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>>54515
Tank you. Time to upgrade to 130mm.

 No.54950

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Britian's Centurion tank

 No.54957

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>>54714
>>54950
Tank you very much.

 No.54971

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Insightful article on the role of a society's culture in shaping an effective military. Very thought-provoking.

https://www.meforum.org/441/why-arabs-lose-wars

 No.54994

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>>54971
Your country's culture is reflected in your military? You don't say…

 No.55015

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Tanks are boring.

 No.55016

>>55015
If tanks are boring then drones must be absolutely mind-numbing.

 No.55388

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>>54994
Winter is coming.

 No.55389

>>55388
Leopard is such a cuck tank.

 No.55946

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>>54957
War… What is it good for?

 No.55954

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>>55946
Absolutely nothing

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 No.56439

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Re-load!

 No.56441

>>52093
It's really exciting to FINALLY see some novel firearm/ammo designs, after 60 years of stagnation and endless AR-15, AR-18, and AK clones and derivatives. I was getting sick and tired of hearing people parrot "small arms design has plateaued, the AR-15/M4 is peak and cannot be improved upon!", and just sick in general of how fucking boring the gun industry has become. Even if these rifles don't succeed in replacing the M4, I hope they are successful enough in testing to show that, yes, there are still improvements to be made in small arms.

 No.56442

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>>56439
how?????

 No.57154

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I think this picture is kino, whoever took is a genius.
Ironic because they were retreating to Germany from Poland (5th SS PzDv winter 44/45)



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