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Max H

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  1. It needs to be launched to the front in order to get that reaction, actually. It'd need to stop somewhere, which would result in a far greater force than the spring accelerating it - so if a spring pushed the mass backwards, then the sudden deceleration when it hit the rear of the turret should give a nice impulse in the right direction to the vehicle. The force while the mass is accelerating might be small enough that you won't notice it, and you can delay the fire noise to account for the small lag before the mass hits the endstop.
  2. There'll be plenty of space after you sell the car to afford it
  3. I've been using a crucial drive for the past year without issue - a crucial MX200 (the updated version of mine) seems to have the same warranty per newegg, and saves $80. 750ti's aren't the best card for value - an AMD 265 will pull ahead or match it in games, and costs the same as the card you're looking at. Intel CPU's are comfortably ahead of AMD right now - while AMD is still the cheapest way to get 8 cores, so giving the best bang for your buck with heavily multi-threaded tasks, intel CPU's can process more per cycle and so are faster in the majority of tasks. If you are looking for heavy performance in multithreaded tasks you'll be better served by a non-E model with a higher power consumption - it'll make little difference in temperature or your energy bills, but will let the CPU run at a higher speed when all cores are in use and costs less to buy. The plain FX-8370 costs $10 less, for instance. AMD's socket FM2+ will be about as fast as that system if you're looking to do general computer stuff (word processing, web browsing and gaming), and are a lot cheaper. They have more modern CPU's and chipsets, so the cores are a bit more powerful but they only go up to quad core (which isn't an issue most of the time, very few programs will use 4 cores never mind 8). Intel CPU's are a lot faster, but more expensive to match. Generally an intel dual core system costs about as much as an AMD quad core system, while an intel i5 quad core will cost as much as the 8-core system you're looking at (and will run rings around it most of the time)
  4. Does it have advantages for efficient burning of the propellant?
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    Bustle mounted autoloaders are about as wide as a normal turret, so an unmanned turret with bustle autoloader won't save any weight since you need just as much frontal armour. The hull would be wonderfully compact, but hull armour is lighter
  6. Hang a doner cylinder behind the exhaust!
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    thank goodness for russian modellers with high def cameras!
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    There'll be some factory in slough or similar taking out the current gen sights and replacing them with surplus ones from challenger, and BAE will claim this represents 80% of the production and means they're made in britain
  9. Tea drinking T-15! With the rebuilt powerpack it would go like the proverbial. Only issue I see is that FRES ought to be possible to squeeze into A400M (minus TES, and fuel, and seats, and anything not glued down), while anything on a chally hull will be C-17 only.
  10. Maybe just focus on arrow spread, so you don't need them to pull a proper longbow?
  11. I can't see anything wrong with it, and it should manage office work without breaking a sweat. There's only 2 RAM slots, so it's likely they're both full and you'll have to buy an 8GB kit if you want to upgrade, but that's not much of an issue. This review seems quite pleased with it, although bear in mind that they reviewed it as a barebones system so they fitted more RAM and a fast SSD instead of the hard drive your one comes fitted with
  12. Is it just me or were they firing APDS as well as HEAT-TP? around 4:50 onwards - it doesn't look right for fin. Using up out of date warshot?
  13. Same for the M113/548/etc
  14. Above a certain temperature, thermoplastics get much softer while still staying solid - imagine melted cheese (this temperature is called the glass transition temperature). It seems that the specific material used in the G36 receiver to connect the barrel with the sight reaches this temperature during heavy firing, which has detrimental effects upon accuracy. It's not creep, being pedantic, as grain boundaries aren't shifting - it's just amorphous sections of the material softening, but the result is similar
  15. I'm surprised people are still making these https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93rhXRJeulc
  16. The width of the space between the stowage suggests a ramp to me
  17. Airfield damage tests do make a lot more sense than mineclearing, considering the exposed engines. I need to get my hands back on my library It's often claimed that the british were the first to actually do it when they tested a turbine in a conqueror hull, footage of which can be found here at the 0:33 mark:
  18. Am I the only one who noticed it's mounted on the front? It's a mine clearing vehicle, 1 ton of thrust isn't much even for a valentine
  19. Also worth noting is that you need to use a DMCA takedown notice if someone has stolen your mod, so you're probably going to need to hire lawyers. This is stupid. Wait... is this for real? I thought it was just photoshop It's a fake, just a joke/slippery slope argument
  20. Also, seems the Russian DOD has gone for decent clean diesel (no clouds of blue or black smoke). I know that the T series tanks had reasonably reliable engines, any news yet of the power packs in the new series of vehicles?. Charles Bear in mind that the engines aren't working all that hard - I'd be surprised if it could pivot without any smoke, but rolling along at low speed on the flat is easy. Here's a video of T-90A's last year under similar conditions: Tanks show up at 44 mins in
  21. It has been pointed out that the T-15 with the skirts and thermal shrouds fitted looks kinda like a catfish from the front. Compare:
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