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  1. I have this book abut I haven't read it in at least a decade. It's in a diary format with small entries discussing the war effort. Towards the end AB basically states that he would of wished Churchill had of died he was that pissed off with him.
  2. Is the T14 Armata of similarly small size compared to Western tanks?
  3. I see were your coming from, but every nation keeps certain systems home made (and thus relatively secure) for the reason I stated. For example communications equipment on the Israeli F15A/B/C/D/I 's were made in Israeli not US for just this reason.
  4. I'm sorry my post was not clear. I meant that having a Israeli EW system on an Arab aircraft could mean that Israeli would know the inner workings of that EW system and develop counter measures for it.
  5. Are they not worried about a possible Israeli cyber attack with this new equipment?
  6. It is impressive but the Tu160 R&D almost bankrupted the Soviet aircraft industry in the 1970's and 1980's. It's one of the reasons why the USSR fell apart. It's a maintenance nightmare.
  7. Does anyone know the cost of an AK12 (I think that's Russia's current assault rifle) compared to say the the US M4 carbine?
  8. I've seen internet reports that state that the AK47 was a half the price of an equivalent Belgium FAL battle rifle.
  9. I wonder if cops do this in Japan 😀 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-59953330
  10. There's a theory that an empire will expand until it becomes uneconomical to sustain. At which point it will collapse. Were starting to see that with China's rise to world dominance by 2050.
  11. I always thought that what the Soviets really wanted in their massive armed forces was "We want it cheap". That also applied to buildings, bridges, factories and nuclear power plants etc. All of these had to be made for a low cost. Only because of the cold war and their attempt to keep up with the West did they innovate. Just look at the AK47, some may praise it' reliability but the main reason why it was made was because it was dirt cheap.
  12. The link says "1 Robot combat vehicle company" The Maneuver includes 3 Armored Brigade Combat Teams. Each will include an HHC, 3 Combined Arms Battalions (CAB), 1 Armored Cavalry Troop, 1 Robot Combat Vehicle (RCV) Company, 1 Brigade Engineer Battalion, and 1 Brigade Support Battalion. The Combined Arms Battalions are intended to be a 2-to-2 mix of Armor and Mechanized Infantry Companies, undoing the 2016 change that turned CABs triangular. Additionally, the Armored Cavalry Troops will likely be composed of 2 Tank Platoons and 2 Bradley-mounted Scout Platoons. I guess they will be called Terminators 😀
  13. Does anyone have any ideas why the US army is now refocusing on heavy divisions and possible opponents?
  14. China hasn't fought a war since the invasion of Vietnam in 1979 it will be interesting what will happen.
  15. Going off topic, but Thatcher went so right wing that her later policies such as the "Lock up all AIDS victims into concentration camps" idea were borderline fascism. So much so that her own party got rid of her. As for miners it's all ancient history now.
  16. I get were you're coming from but the new trilogy was orders of magnitude worse than anything GL did. At least he tried to do something different. Grab your light sabre and come back to the light side George Lucus you're movies need you the new ones have gone joined the Sith 😀 Edit: I did like Rogue One though. Edit2: Have you ever seen a GL film called THX 1138? it's worth a look.
  17. I agree. SW has lost the essence of what George Lucus did. I walked out of the cinema halfway through SW : The Rise of Skywalker after the horses in space part because it was soooo badddd. I mean what were they thinking, just re-making the original trilogy almost film for film scene for scene.
  18. The second episode was better but still not as good as the Mandalorian.
  19. In the UK women get 6 months paid leave plus their employer has to keep there job open for the mother when she goes back to work.
  20. Well, I said that the invasion would happen on 1st of January. I guess I was wrong.
  21. ... and quite ugly to 😀
  22. Very true. It's rumoured that the J31 stealth fighters will be used on the third carrier which is currently under construction.
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