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  1. Doug, with all due respect, you don't have any idea what you're talking about with that statement. It all depends at what level you want your model to work at. For modelling Pks of warhead fragments a purely fragment kinetic energy Pk is generally deemed sufficent. Modelling abstraction is perfectly fine as long as you know the limitions of the abstraction. Pk should broadly scale with energy as the ability to defeat protection scales with it as well, as does the degree of wounding at a given spot (very roughly anyway) and impact location is also stoichastic so that can be corrected for se
  2. A lot Everything depends on where you are hit. Mike I've seen survivors of a .50 cal hit, and there are plenty of people who have succumbed to .22 rimfire hits. The OP question which (ostensibly) tries to put incapacitation into a pure energy equation w/o regard to the area hit, the size and robustness of the target and any mitigating factors (body armor, thick clothing, will to overcome) is effectively meaningless. It's exactly the sort of question one would expect from a tweenager, which wouldn't surprise me to find out is the case.
  3. I think the name she was struggling to recall was "White She Devil".
  4. http://www.cnn.com/2....html?hpt=hp_t3 Dang! Another golden opportunity for a "proportional response" squandered.
  5. Power travers and elevation. Details of the FCS (M38 computing and M24C reflex sights) can be found here: http://www.inetres.com/gp/military/cv/ada/M42.html Never radar controlled. There was a contingency program that envisioned development of one, but it was abandoned in favor of future advanced technologies.
  6. Well said. "counterfire — (*) Fire intended to destroy or neutralize enemy weapons. (DOD only) Includes counterbattery, counterbombardment, and countermortar fire. See also fire. Bold = NATO definition. Not bold = DoD only clarification. FM 101-5-5 and Joint Pub 1-02, DoD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms.
  7. http://www.npr.org/2...lants-to-evolve The "not cuddly" rule applies. See "pescetarianism".
  8. Counterfire =/= reprisal. One is intended to silence a currently operating source of fire, the other is intended to discourage further incidences. I doubt that the interval between the two is codified in any meaningful way in law.
  9. Quite a few. It's the HE rounds that they don't generally have (but it's possible with appropriate NFA registration and a busload of money). More typically, they have training rounds and flares or subcaliber munitions. It's silly, but if you want to take the wannabe look to it's logical conclusion.... Michael, for a thoursand dollars less, you can have a Knight's Armaments SR-25 with more funtionality and less nonsense. If I didn't have an early M1A, I'd probably be in the market for one myself.
  10. Discovery Channel National Geographic The History Channel etc etc etc.... Frankly, it's been years IIRC that we've had a [frothing nerd]"GREATEST TANK IN THE WHOLE WIDE UNIVERSE!!!!1!1!111"[/frothing nerd] thread, which goes to show that we haven't had any new young ones (it's usually the young, newbie ones that post these from what I've seen) come here lately hehehehe Guess it's time to dust off the sacrificial table to offer a young one to the Tank Gods, yes? Also goes to show we're all getting old.... Chieftain Mk11 with Stillbrew purely for looks gets my vote! Well, you're assu
  11. OMG, I've tuned into The Military Channel.
  12. Doug Kibbey

    M-47/ M-48

    Odds are that just before the picture was taking those words were "kick it in the ass you can make it!" Exactly, It is highly unlikely that the driver attempted that maneuver without direct input from the TC (though I'm surprised he didn't close his hatch first). More than on ill-advised maneuver has been conducted on the instructions of a TC or inexperienced platoon leader over objections from crewmembers who have BTDT. I made one 2nd Lt. pay dearly for poor counsel on one occasion. Ten bucks says that's the driver of this H Trp., 17th Cav Sheridan up there on the bank, collecting himsel
  13. Well, there goes Monty Python, Richard Lester, Catch-22, and a buttload of Warner Bros. and Looney Toons (the latter not seen on TV since racial stereotyping of the Axis powers became politically incorrect).
  14. I'm not really in the market, but wouldn't mind getting on the mailing list!
  15. Not butthurt at all Doug, no excess baggage and while I thank you for your concern I really don't need lessons in interpretation either. Now mebbe you could help me out with a couple of things. First, by pointing out where I said anything about political invective? I actually requested Simon to refrain from injecting the thread with tiresome US Rethuglican poli-speak that seems to be his argot of choice lately. I ask because I don't have a clue what he's on about when he does so, and I mean stuff like Post #3933, #3937, #3955 & #3959 in the Runup to 2012 thread in the FFZ; there are plen
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