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  1. I just saw Michael Caine in 'Tenet' and he seemed to be doing pretty well!
  2. Just finished the first season (8 episodes) of 'La Revolution' on Netflix - horror movie set during the French Revolution period in the 1780s. Kind of a mix of 'The Brotherhood of the Wolf' and 'The Walking Dead' with some 'Fearless Vampire Killers' thrown in. I give it a B-, mainly because I like that period of history and they made good use of the costumes, architecture, technology, etc. of that era. Some decent skirmishes, lots of beheadings, and some voodoo too. But they spend too much time on the social justice theme (I get enough of that on the news), I could see most of the plot
  3. TBeyer

    New NK tank

    I assume those are a pair of ATGMs on the side of the turret, did previous generations of DPRK main battle tanks have the ability to fire gun-launched ATGMs? I thought one of their more recent MBT models had an ATGM launcher mounted on the turret roof, along with MANPADS and a KPV. Also shown in the parade were a couple models of wheeled armored vehicles with multiple ATGM launchers, I think the one with 8 boxed launchers had been seen before.
  4. I just finished 'The Last Narc' miniseries about the 'Kiki' Camarena case (DEA agent that was murdered in Mexico), very disturbing. I was somewhat familiar with the case but the involvement of everyone from the CIA to the upper levels of the Mexican government was laid out very effectively with lots of eyewitness testimony. Chilling. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12163674/
  5. Good article on how the 'Defund the Police' movement in Minneapolis, MN started, went off the tracks, and is now pushed to the back burner. The comments are interesting: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/26/us/politics/minneapolis-defund-police.html
  6. It's Kamala: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/11/joe-biden-vp-pick-kamala-harris-393768
  7. Saw it on Tuesday, if you like over-the-top non-stop violence with no concern for realism, reloading, superhuman healing abilities, crowds of New Yorkers simply walking past furious gun battles, etc. you will like it. Mark Ducascos is great, I have been a fan since 'Brotherhood of the Wolf' - he has some very funny scenes and also a little nod to his Iron Chef days.
  8. A collection of Cold War-era magazines covering Ground, Naval, and Air equipment of the time as wells as TOEs, tactics, strategy, current conflicts, etc. Buyer pays shipping. Pics of the magazines are available on request, as well as contents. Email is tbeyer4562 at aol dot com. Enola's World's Major Armies 1981 TOEs for all major combatants of the time - most European countries, USA, Russia, plus Cuba, South Africa, Middle East, Japan, India, Pakistan $8 Military Technology World Defense Almanacs 1990-91; 1991-92; 1992-93; 1993-94; 1994-95 $8 each basically each magazine is a c
  9. Interesting weapon mix, using T-59 chassis: https://www.armyrecognition.com/airshow_china_2018_zhuhai_news_show_daily_coverage/airshow_china_208_new_qn-506_multi-weapon_tracked_armored_vehicle_based_on_type_59_mbt.html
  10. This one? http://www.jedsite.info/afv-papa/papa/puma-ch_series/puma-raketenwerfer/pumarakintro.html
  11. Here is a picture of the triple 370mm recoilless gun referenced earlier. Really curious how that would work and what advantages it would have over a regular MRL or artillery piece. You do have to register though: http://www.china-defense.com/smf/index.php?topic=672.40
  12. I always thought this one was cute, like an American BRDM: http://www.military-today.com/apc/mac_1.htm
  13. A 7.62 version of the Negev, only 8 kg.: http://www.armyrecognition.com/march_2012_new_army_military_defence_industry/israel_weapon_industries_iwi_introduces_new_its_ng7_negev_light_machine_gun_7.62mm_caliber_0503125.html
  14. I believe South Korea still has them in service, and may be still manufacturing the ammunition (I don't have the latest Jan'es Infantry Weapons handy but I seem to recall seeing it in one of the more recent editions).
  15. TBeyer

    New NK tank

    I was surprised to see those MT-LB, I thought the North Koreans pretty exclusively used their own VTT-323 (and a few BMPs they imported)? Also I thought I saw some other BTR-type vehicles 8x8 with the twin 14.5mm, I am pretty sure the N Koreans got some BTR-80s, did they modify them with that twin 14.5mm turret?
  16. Hasn't the KPV already been upgraded to 23x115mm with the KPVB - there are several vehicle upgrades listed for that gun (for example MT_LB) if you google it, although I have seen very little other info on that gun: http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?143900-14-5mm-potential-use-in-Afg
  17. I believe there is a Russian upgrade for the KPV - the KPVB 23mm, but I don't know anything about it, not much info on google other than that it is offered as an upgrade to MT-LBs. Sounds like it is a drop-in replacement for the KPV, here is some info, some speculation that it uses the 23x115mm round: http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?t=143900 I also believe the PRC is producing new rounds for theie QJG02 14.5mm gun, and since N Korea is a heavy user (I believe their current IFV uses the KPV as its main armament, also as an AAMG on their MBTs) I wouldn't be surprised if
  18. Here is where you want to go, China Defense Forums, look under 'The Range', lots of info on both the new assault rifles: http://www.china-defense.com/forum/index.php?showforum=3
  19. Thanks for the excellent pics! The weapon station on the APC looks different than on previous versions I have seen (that had either a turret with a 25mm cannon, or else just a .50 on a pintle mount) - any details on the new weapon station?
  20. Correct - I forgot about that! That is one feature of the XM307 that I have seen emphasized in video and powerpoint presentations - that you can dismount it from the vehicle, I guess that is out for the LW25.
  21. So does that mean this is a competitor to the XM307 OCSW? Especially being convertible to .50 - isn't that a feature of the XM307/XM312? However I notice it doesn't mention a ground mount for the LW25, which is the mount you usually see for the XM307 in the promotional literature: http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/sys...ground/ocsw.htm http://world.guns.ru/grenade/gl24-e.htm
  22. I am not really an expert on this - but weren't there several vehicles that predated the BMP-1 that served the same role? Here is some info on the West German HS-30 - and wasn't the HS-30 a replacement for an even earlier IFV the SPZ 12-3? Also I believe Mowag had produced several early IFVs (like the Pirat armed with a 20mm gun and Bantam ATGW IIRC, etc.) And of course Russia probably had some designs that predated the BMP-1 also. So possibly several European countries were all using their WWII experience to come up with a similar improvement on WWII-style halftracks all in the post-war y
  23. Harkonnen, thanks for all the updates on Ukrainian armor! Any additional info on that BTR-4 fire support variant MOP-4K in the link with the 120mm gun - is that a gun-mortar like on the 2S9 and 2S23, or is that a high-velocity 120mm tank gun? Is that gun used on any other vehicles? Thanks!
  24. Nitin, thanks for all the information on the tank and artillery programs. Any info on the Abhay IFV (I think that is the correct name - all I remember is it has a 40mm Bofors as the main armament).
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