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  2. Hey, that's ok! At least you're staying reasonable and not foaming at the mouth at all.
  3. For the flying boats, why don't we start with the Dornier Wal?
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  5. I counted 5 blocks, which seems 20cm each for a total of 1m. If Rheinmetall says 50% increasement, current ammo is in 800mm then 130mm gun will penetrate about 1200mm
  6. The Italian Spicas,the French Malpomenes and RN Kingfishers were built to exploit the absence of tonnage limitations in the Washington Treaty for vessels under 600 tons. We are under no such restrictions and should not use these designs, which are very tight and not very stable gun platforms and all guns are manually worked. All major navies are moving to director control for both LA and HA. The Americans seem to have got there first for HA with the Mk19 director, which is only found in 1930 with on CA and larger. The visible element is the director tower with the optical range finder and
  7. It’s been ten years. They have been eventful years, and I have a pretty good idea of how they’d both feel and talk about this one, especially. There are places that I can’t think of without thinking of King. We did a lot of traveling, 2002-2009, and met quite a few of you folks. I have books, models, and games that King passed along. I only spent time around Geoff at the ‘09 I&I, but we had been in contact for a long time before actually meeting. There is a Geoff street on my frequent dog walking route, and spiders often make webs on the street sign. I have to smile every t
  8. Some lingering PLA activity since the recent pair of days of busy fighters over the strait. A Y-8 on Sept 24th and a Y-9 on Sept 25th. https://twitter.com/MoNDefense/status/1309134285660708870 https://www.mod.go.jp/js/Press/press2020/press_pdf/p20200925_03.pdf
  9. Thanks, I hope that I can stick around for a while. Joe Isuzu was at least funny. A malfunctioning public health hierarchy, not so much.
  10. Yeah, it was the most memorable death of my career, and there were a lot of deaths.
  11. Is this 3UBM10 or something else ?
  12. About 250 British paratroopers drop in joint-training with/in the Ukraine. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hundreds-of-uk-troops-parachute-into-ukraine-for-joint-exercises Exercise Keen Sword to be carried out from October 26th through to November 5th which includes about 37,000 personnel, 20 warships, and 170 aircraft from the JSDF branches, about 9,000 personnel (with aircraft and ships of course) from the US military, and 1 Canadian warship. As part of the exercise there will be joint-training in amphibious operations that include 4 Ospreys from the USMC
  13. It seems there are the T tail and V tail versions.
  14. This whole page pretty much can make up a single batch 12 a big one. Batch 11 as well as batches 1-10: https://www.tanknet.org/index.php?/topic/38972-cold-war-the-reimagined-series/&do=findComment&comment=1493920
  15. Some more photos from the exercise. Pictures from the linked video at the end of the post. http://www.js7tv.cn/video/202009_230410.html
  16. Might make a good theme song for the next 37 days
  17. Here's a congressional research report dated September 17th, 2020 on US progress thus fair, descriptions of categories, and estimated needed budged in time frame up to 2025 in the R&D, on unmanned surface and undersea vessels. Among many points, the "large unmanned surface vessels" are envisioned to be 200 to 300 feet (60-90 meters) at full displacement between 1,000 to 2,000 tons. It looks like these unmanned concepts will probably enter a phase of initial combat readiness from 2030 onwards https://fas.org/sgp/crs/weapons/R45757.pdf
  18. Damned good to see you around these hallowed halls, old friend. One thing the more intelligent have learned from this mess; there is a vast deficit in critical thinking skills in the public health industry. Just watch Youtube; clinicians treating real patients are going at it as scientifically as they can, whereas the public health authorities are acting like Joe Isuzu.
  19. In my time, not just a theoretical construct. My jr. high and high school acquaintances in the undocumented pharmacy industry used that term routinely. I also seem to recall "key" for kilo and "Z" for ounce.
  20. Interesting camo scheme on what must be a factory demonstrator (or similar). Armament appear to be Hellfire and TOW (?)
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  22. The thing is not killing them, it's stopping them quickly. If they stop moving, you can always stroll over and pop them en la cabeza at your leisure. Pistols generally suck at this. But WTF do I know, I haven't drawn a gun on anyone since last Tuesday. S/F...Ken M
  23. Some bend the rules a bit anyway. https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2020/09/25/not-a-cult-rabbi-memorializes-ruth-bader-ginsburg-as-our-prophet-video/ I would love to hear Kenneth Katz's take on this.
  24. How could you tell either way?
  25. They're already asking about her adoptions. MSM coverage described her and her "large" family(crazy religious nut) leaving their home in Indiana(hint, go protest at her home).
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