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Re: Military Pictures_New Pics
« Reply #1580 on: September 08, 2017, 03:50:12 pm »
The Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier .... officialy named HMS Prince of Wales at a ceremony in Rosyth Dockyard, Fife.

The event is being held in Rosyth Dockyard, Fife, where the 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier is being fitted before it launches in 2019. 

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« Reply #1581 on: September 08, 2017, 03:52:23 pm »
Sister ship HMS Queen Elizabeth (pictured) was the first aircraft carrier to be built in the programme and set sail from Rosyth this summer.

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« Reply #1582 on: September 09, 2017, 03:20:33 am »
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Re: Military Pictures_New Pics
« Reply #1583 on: September 13, 2017, 12:31:21 pm »
So sad the creators of the Sea Fury, Vampire, Buccaneer and Harrier have to rely on the US to supply an aircraft for this ship. If they are lucky they will get the aircraft within the next 2 years so they can learn to fly them by 2020 when the ship becomes fully operational. considering the progress of the Lightning II it is possible they may have to wait even longer.

In the interim they have a deal with the US Marine Corps to base Aircraft on the ship.

Not quite a return to the glory days of the British Naval might. Possibly enough to rescue the Falklands if the Argentinians again look to distract their populous from their parlous economy. Thankfully it seems the Argentinians have turned the economy around.
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Re: Military Pictures_New Pics
« Reply #1584 on: October 03, 2017, 09:29:55 pm »
Future Silencer of iconic Barrett .50 Cal Sniper Rifle

The Barrett .50 Cal is one of the most iconic sniper rifles ever made. It’s so powerful that its primary use is intended to stop light armed vehicles by shooting the engine. As for taking out an opposing soldier, you do not want to be at the receiving end. Originally designed as the M82 back in the early ’80s, the U.S. Military has lightened the original design by 4-lbs. to create the M107. The effective range of this bad-boy is just shy of 6 thousand feet…but it comes with one drawback…it’s really loud. The Barrett designers are currently trying to both suppress the muzzle flash and tame the .50 Cal’s bark with the “QDL Suppressor”. They’ve come up with a suppressor that can be quickly slid over the M107’s muzzle and locked in place. It works by using a two-port muzzle brake to not only suppress noise and muzzle flash along with reducing the recoil of each shot.
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Re: Military Pictures_New Pics
« Reply #1585 on: October 03, 2017, 10:15:21 pm »
Russian New Mi-28UB Helicopter Demo Flight. This MI-28UB at first was a MI-28H then in 2012-2013 they turned it into first experimental MI-28UB.
 

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Re: Military Pictures_New Pics
« Reply #1586 on: October 03, 2017, 10:22:09 pm »
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Re: Military Pictures_New Pics
« Reply #1587 on: October 04, 2017, 01:31:31 pm »
Facts about the most feared weapon on Earth, the BOOMERs...

Meet the Ohio-class submarine. In naval terms, it makes up the Fleet Ballistic Missile submarines (FBMs).

The U.S. Navy has 18 of the most deadly and feared weapons ever created.

These 18 weapons are also known as “Trident” subs because they’re a part of America’s “Nuclear Triad”.
The Nuclear Triad is the US's 3-prong nuclear weapons delivery arsenal which covers Land, Air and Sea.

Aside from USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730), all of the Ohio-class subs are named after a state.
An Ohio-class has unlimited range with one exception…it is limited to the vessel’s supply of food for the crew.
Other then food, she can produce her own oxygen and water supply for its crew. Typically, one of these teams will patrol for around 3-months and then come back to port where the sub is resupplied and the other crew goes directly back out to Sea.

For defensive / offensive attack abilities against other subs, all 18 have four 533mm Mark 48 torpedo tubes.
Depending on depth of launch, they travel at speeds up to 63 mph and detonate using a proximity fuze (when the torpedo senses the opponent’s sub/ship).
14 of these subs are ballistic missile submarines (SSBN). And 4 have been converted to guided missile submarines (SSGN).

Each missile has Multiple Independently targetable Reentry Vehicle (MIRV).
A single missile carries 8 thermonuclear warheads that can break-off to hit up to 8 targets with 100 kilotons of TNT. (total of 800 kt of TNT)

The 10 newer SSBNs armament:
24 Trident II/C5 missiles that cover a range of 7,000 miles.
Each Trident II SLBM missile can carry 12 MIRV thermonuclear warheads…these ones can hit twelve targets with up to 475 kt of TNT.
(total of 5,700 kt of TNT)
Single missile from these ten Ohio-class subs:
-Equal to 1,256,634,893,400 pounds of TNT
as in
-One Trillion Two Hundred Fifty-Six Million Plus lbs. of BOOM

Up-graded 4 SSGN -Guided Missile subs armament:
22 tubes with 7 Tomahawk Cruise Missiles (total 154)
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« Reply #1588 on: October 04, 2017, 02:55:07 pm »
F-35A blasts 181 rounds from 25mm Gatling Gun

An F-35A fired 181 rounds from its four-barrel, 25 mm Gatling gun during a ground test at Edwards Air Force Base, California, earlier this month. The gun is embedded in the F-35A’s left wing and will provide pilots with the ability to strafe air-to-ground or air-to-air targets.

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force aims to complete ground testing this month and start airborne gun testing in the fall. At the end of the program’s system development and demonstration phase in 2017, the F-35 will have an operational gun.

The first phase of F-35 gun testing started June 9, when initial shots were fired from the ground at the base’s gun harmonizing range. Over the next few months, the amount of munitions fired gradually increased until the 181 rounds were fired August 14. To conduct the testing, an F-35 flight sciences aircraft, AF-2, underwent instrumentation modifications and used a production version of the GAU-22/A gun. The ground tests were designed using software to replicate being in flight and the aircraft used a target practice round, PGU-23/U, which does not explode on impact.

In integrating a weapon into the stealthy F-35 aircraft, the gun must be kept hidden behind closed doors, reducing its radar cross section, until the trigger is engaged. The tests certify the gun’s ability to spin up and down correctly. The GAU-22/A system will be further tested with a line production F-35A next year for integration with the jet’s full avionics and mission systems capabilities. Test pilots will then observe qualitative effects, such as muzzle flash, human factors, and flying qualities. The F-35 test team will also monitor the GAU-22/A’s performance and ensure all systems work as designed, validating that the aircraft can withstand the loads of a firing the gun, mitigating potential effects including vibrations, acoustics and airflow.

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Re: Military Pictures_New Pics
« Reply #1589 on: October 04, 2017, 03:30:58 pm »
All mega interesting! Thanks Bubby!!!
 

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Re: Military Pictures_New Pics
« Reply #1590 on: October 04, 2017, 03:50:33 pm »
Loading B-52s with the AGM-86 missile...
 

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Re: Military Pictures_New Pics
« Reply #1591 on: October 05, 2017, 08:14:58 am »
'kin heck that is something else. When you see up close pics like that of these humungus aircraft plus their payload, you wonder to yourself how the hell they actually fly!
 

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Re: Military Pictures_New Pics
« Reply #1592 on: October 08, 2017, 05:46:32 pm »
Hijack!

Here's a video of the early Water-injected B52's, built for take offs in arid climates.  They smoked big time.  They were nicknamed 'water wagons'.






Here's the updated Turbo fan versions.  These big birds were designed and tooled in the 40's and 50's, not bad for a plane that can lift 1/2 million pounds into the air.  The last one built in 61' is still in service today.



    * Maximum speed: 560 knots (650 mph, 1,000 km/h)
    * Combat radius: 4,480 mi (3,890 nm, 7,210 km)
    * Ferry range: 11,000 mi (8,099 nm, 15,000 km)
    * Service ceiling: 55,773 ft (17,000 m)
    * Rate of climb: 6270 ft/min[9] (m/s)
    * Wing loading: 30 lb/ft² (150 kg/m)
    * Thrust/weight: 0.51
    * Lift-to-drag ratio: 21.5 (estimated)

 

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Re: Military Pictures_New Pics
« Reply #1593 on: October 13, 2017, 03:41:19 pm »
The US Navy Laser Weapons System (LAWS)


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« Reply #1594 on: November 10, 2017, 08:55:16 pm »
Angolan Military Exercise Reveals New Chinese Armoured Vehicles

The Angolan military is now operating Chinese-made NORINCO WMA301 tank destroyers and the command-post variant of the WZ551 armoured personnel carrier (APC), footage and still images from a recent military exercise have revealed.

The WMA301 is already known to be in service in Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, and Senegal and has been deployed operationally in northern Cameroon, northeast Nigeria, and The Gambia.

An Angolan officer told local media that the tank destroyers were delivered in 2016, but did not say how many were received.

The vehicles were unveiled during a military exercise conducted in Soba Matias in the southern province of Cuando Cubango on 29 January under the umbrella of the 50th Motorised Infantry Brigade of the Angolan Army's 5th Division.

Chief of Defence Staff General Geraldo Sachipengo Nunda told Angolan media that the exercise was aimed at validating a new training process that was introduced for army recruits and future officers in March 2016.

It lasted 12 hours and involved more than 3,500 men and women from the Angolan Armed Forces (Forças Armadas Angolanas: FAA), including special forces, helicopters from the Angolan National Air Force (Força Aérea Nacional de Angola: FANA), CBRN specialists, and naval infantry who were tasked with conducting a riverine assault.

According to Angolan military sources quoted by local media, 20 main battle tanks; 32 APCs; 24 fire support vehicles, mortars, and artillery pieces; and an unspecified number of anti-aircraft guns took part.

Television news footage of the exercise showed T-72s and T-55 tanks, BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles, MT-LB APCs, BM-21 multiple rocket launchers, and Zu-23-4 anti-aircraft guns, as well as the WMA301s and WZ551s. Recently delivered Mil Mi-171Sh helicopters were used to insert special forces.

Defence Minister João Lourenço, who attended the exercise, congratulated the FAA hierarchy for the professionalism displayed by the troops during the exercise and noted that the Angolan government's commitment to modernising and professionalising its military would continue.

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« Reply #1595 on: November 11, 2017, 08:29:32 am »
NORINCO – Times have changed, so maybe the following is not so relevant anymore.

During the late nineties it was often difficult to impossible during a prosecution to link a Norinco firearm to a crime scene with ballistic testing. This was because of the inferior metal that the Chinese used with which to make the barrel. You virtually got a different reading with each discharge as the inside configuration of the barrel kept changing. I don’t have much faith in Norinco. Maybe they have different departments and shouldn’t I be too sceptical.
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« Reply #1596 on: November 11, 2017, 08:31:34 am »
NORINCO – Times have changed, so maybe the following is not so relevant anymore.

During the late nineties it was often difficult to impossible during a prosecution to link a Norinco firearm to a crime scene with ballistic testing. This was because of the inferior metal that the Chinese used with which to make the barrel. You virtually got a different reading with each discharge as the inside configuration of the barrel kept changing. I don’t have much faith in Norinco. Maybe they have different departments and shouldn’t I be too sceptical.

Any reference material for this?
 

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« Reply #1597 on: November 11, 2017, 08:50:15 am »
Any reference material for this?

Only personal experiences in court cases. Can't for the love of it recall the case numbers (-+ 20 years back). The ballistic reports often were inconclusive, stating that a number of shots were test discharged and that discrepancies were noted on the test examples and that the weapon cannot beyond reasonable doubt be said to be the same weapon that fired the projectile found at the crime scene.
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« Reply #1598 on: November 11, 2017, 08:55:47 am »
Any reference material for this?

Why? You have something in mind?  :peepwall:
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« Reply #1599 on: November 11, 2017, 09:24:33 am »
Any reference material for this?

Why? You have something in mind?  :peepwall:

Would just really love to see one or two of these ballistic reports or results.
For the inside "configuration" of a barrel to change I would think the metal is soft as cheese.

No, not planning anything  :imaposer:

Do not have any experience with Norinco except that it was (or perceived as) cheap.
Some of their FA's (the AK's) are quite popular these days.

Anyway, we are going OT now.