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by Gopblin
Thu 28 Jun 2012 17:23
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Syrian terrorist had chemical weapon now.
Replies: 496
Views: 32125

Re: Syrian terrorist had chemical weapon now.

1) Soviets designed a true underwater AK for the combat divers, firing dart-like bullets to a good distance. Looks pretty weird but works, and there are no Western analogs. It can also shoot darts okay above water, and may be able to use standard 7.62 ammo - not sure about that. There is a also a So...
by Gopblin
Thu 28 Jun 2012 06:35
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Syrian terrorist had chemical weapon now.
Replies: 496
Views: 32125

Re: Syrian terrorist had chemical weapon now.

BTW guys, ever wondered why Libya is now "democratized" but Syria isn't, despite the similar media/political hype over each country? Short answer: BUK and S-300 AA batteries with Russian crews. "Human rights" are only ever an issue if the country in question isn't a Western puppe...
by Gopblin
Wed 27 Jun 2012 22:04
Forum: Wargame : European Escalation
Topic: NATO slightly better than PACT?
Replies: 250
Views: 16188

Re: NATO slightly better than PACT?

Okay, if Shilka/Chapparal comparison is too specialized, let's talk about more obvious balance issues, like T-64BV armor compared to Abrams armor. IRL T-64BV has about 80mm side armor, plus ERA on about half of it, back is about 60mm. IRL early M1A1 has about 50mm side armor (but no ERA), back can b...
by Gopblin
Wed 27 Jun 2012 01:18
Forum: Wargame : European Escalation
Topic: NATO slightly better than PACT?
Replies: 250
Views: 16188

Re: NATO slightly better than PACT?

Chapparal missile range - 9k [4200 in-game] = also not good against helos due to long reaction time and IR missiles that were made to tail-chase jets In the 75-85 era, you could say the Chaparral was all-aspect (MIM-72C) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIM-72_Chaparral#Models I think Wiki means it w...
by Gopblin
Tue 26 Jun 2012 23:37
Forum: Wargame : European Escalation
Topic: NATO slightly better than PACT?
Replies: 250
Views: 16188

Re: NATO slightly better than PACT?

Just did a bunch of reading on AA systems. Funny thing about ranges: BukM1 range - 45k [4200 in-game] = not good against low-flying helos Tunguska missile range - 8-10k [2800 in-game] Chapparal missile range - 9k [4200 in-game] = also not good against helos due to long reaction time and IR missiles...
by Gopblin
Tue 26 Jun 2012 23:04
Forum: Wargame : European Escalation
Topic: NATO slightly better than PACT?
Replies: 250
Views: 16188

Re: NATO slightly better than PACT?

Just did a bunch of reading on AA systems. Funny thing about ranges: BukM1 range - 45k [4200 in-game] = not good against low-flying helos Tunguska missile range - 8-10k [2800 in-game] Chapparal missile range - 9k [4200 in-game] = also not good against helos due to long reaction time and IR missiles ...
by Gopblin
Tue 26 Jun 2012 22:20
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The US holy vehicles
Replies: 224
Views: 15745

Re: The US holy vehicles

Quickly on the Bradley: The Army wanted an APC that could also scout and kill tanks. As a result, they got an APC that couldn't carry many troops, a recon vehicle that couldn't scout, and a tank hunter with pathetic survivability, all with a huge price tag. PS. If you guys need to see why US Army we...
by Gopblin
Fri 15 Jun 2012 08:29
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The US holy vehicles
Replies: 224
Views: 15745

Re: The US holy vehicles

you need to do much more research the du armor is harmless and the huge size is actually smaller than that of a patton DU isn't radioactive, that's true, but heavy metal poisoning is no picnic. Also, yes, Abrams is marginally shorter than the Patton - not because it's small or well-designed, but be...
by Gopblin
Fri 15 Jun 2012 08:10
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The US holy vehicles
Replies: 224
Views: 15745

Re: The US holy vehicles

It performs just fine in the field. Yes, the Abrams destroyed many outdated vehicles crewed by Arabs (which makes a difference apparently?), but that doesn't mean the Abrams isn't any good compared to other modern tanks. no the massive amounts of foreign sales outstanding k/d ratio good service per...
by Gopblin
Fri 15 Jun 2012 01:42
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The US holy vehicles
Replies: 224
Views: 15745

Re: The US holy vehicles

Really quickly, the major problems of the Abrams tank: 1) Turbine engine that wastes fuel, has to be cleaned every hour in the desert and gives off an IR signature thats visible from outer space. 2) Cannon that cannot launch ATGMs, has no decent anti-infantry load apart from HEAT or canister rounds ...

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