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  1. There was one weapons system that has been proven for clearing the sky's of swarming drone size targets and even the Americans would have difficulties in making it over complex and expensive. The Punt Gun but I have confidence that the great American Military complex could take this to a level of complexity and cost that nobody would be willing to field it.
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    The actual calibration of a main gun and sights is a lot more fragile and precise than most people realize. An HE round would most defiantly affect the calibration of the tank turret and most likely cause a Mission kill and cause it to need some repair work. Just for reference any barrel strike on a Challenger 1 required 20 man hours of work just to confirm that there was no damage. Although most often they load APDS then select HESH and end up with a round going 10km downrange.
  3. Yes the M1911 has the lines of a classic sports car where as the average plastic pistols have the lines of a Toyota corolla with the same practicality.
  4. That's the thing about plastic pistols you can change them every year but they all look the same after a while and have very little difference from each other.
  5. Technically all firearms are controlled pipe bombs, but given the youth of today who wants to place money on somebody trying to make this out of a PVC pipe?
  6. The US 7th Fleet has had them for years.
  7. I am quite familiar with sights and calibrations it's not the calibration that stops the repair of sights at first and second line it's more of the clean room standards that have to be maintained for the repair off thermal and high power lasers found in tank sights. They did have a dedicated truck for repairing thermal sights with the required clean room standards in the mid 90's in the REME but it was rarely ever used and was probably scraped. The system you want is already in use as CROWS or RWS with the added benefit of a weapon and the newer thermals are as good or better than those
  8. Isn't having a gunners sight being able to rotate just loading more work onto the gunner its the commanders job to locate and prioritize targets and the gunners job to engage them. the most a gunner needs is around 60 degrees at the front giving him a dial sight is not going to accomplish much apart from having him possibly be looking in the wrong direction when he is supposed to be engaging targets at his front. As for production it has become or always was so politicized that the army seldom gets what it needs let alone what it wants. On Challenger 2 the commanders sight was supposed to
  9. It's a case of "I lost all my guns in a voting accident".
  10. I am probably going to get called a racist sexist or some other ist. But would any commander seriously want a transsexual soldier if they are deployed to a predominantly Muslim country? I am sure it is not going to win the hearts and minds of the local population and might make them want to kill you a little bit more.
  11. I wish my wife hated guns it would save me a fortune in ammo. Curiously the ammo shortage has not been as bad In Canada unless it's a big box stores that can ship to the states then it's hard to find and it is now cheaper to shoot in Canada than the US. .380 fmj Winchester whitebox retails around the $22 Can for a box of fifty.
  12. Ich bin eine Sumpfratte to be correct and please do not call politicians swamp rats it offends the rats.
  13. The marxist gay vegan, one legged, transgender, Muslim retiree pretoian guard off color will certainly live up to the creed of an army of one.
  14. How are they measuring this as it brings up the whole 7.62x51 vrs .308 issue as the military use CUP PSI measuring and SAAMI piezo measuring standards ?
  15. My take on Gods plan follows the Terry Pratchett quote. “God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players [i.e. everybody], to being involved in an obscure and complex variant of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won't tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.”
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