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Army Projects / Re: M-1 Replacement
« Last post by DrRansom on Today at 08:53:52 am »
And how did the T-72 do against USMC M60s in Desert Storm?

About as badly as you'd expect an undertrained force operating after a month of constant air attack facing an army which had months to prepare.


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The Bar / Re: Nuclear Weapons - Discussion.
« Last post by sferrin on Today at 08:11:16 am »
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Space Projects / Re: NASA Space Launch System (SLS)
« Last post by FighterJock on Today at 08:09:06 am »
Just saw this news article about the testing of the RS-25 with a new engine controller at NASA's Stennis Space Center.

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/The_Brain_of_the_Space_Launch_System_RS_25_Engine_Passes_Critical_Test_999.html
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It is quite possible that a post Brexit UK might seek a more meaningful partnership than BAE taking on a consultancy role.  Brexit is going to change a lot of things, especially if the Gnome gets her second referendum.

You cannot tell people what to think, you cannot force them to follow your take on things, any more than I can.  If you are going to act in the manner of your post perhaps you need to change the title of this forum.  Perhaps you need to add a caveat that posts must agree with your views and positions?

Brexit is likely to be of the hard variety, especially seeing the EU's other partners want a massive divorce settlement which imho, they can swivel on.  NO WAY shpould we give them a single penny to prop up their bankrupt economies just as we should not do so for Scotland.  I fully expect you to delete or at the very least change this post because I am challenging your conceptions of what should be.  Or will I be chucked off and banned?  Perhaps you will.
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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: Argentinian Unbuilt Projects
« Last post by hesham on Today at 06:41:52 am »
The IA-59.
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Space Projects / Re: NASA Space Launch System (SLS)
« Last post by bobbymike on Today at 06:39:29 am »
... a step by step plan to get off the planet and eventually out into the galaxy. I'm sure those in the know can argue some of the science he presents but broadly the theme is we better do this or humanity it at risk.

Strictly speaking that's not accurate. If humanity doesn't spread out into space, it's not 'at risk," it's "outright doomed." Same goes for bunnies and carrots and humpack whales... and for American/Chinese/Lithuanian/Whatever culture.

If we cannot get something like a warp drive system installed on a spacecraft then the best that we can do would be to design a so called Worldship that would take humanity to the stars at sub light speed otherwise humanity is finished.
From the book I mentioned earlier Mars is the logical first step and as for the stars the distances are so high even for our nearest neighbors that the author postulated that you shouldn't try (manned missions) unless you can reach .1c because those on a slower Worldship would look on helplessly as a better technology flew past them.
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Army Projects / Re: M-1 Replacement
« Last post by Kadija_Man on Today at 06:31:25 am »
Until abt 1980, Russia had better tanks than the US. We are, in a sense, returning to the traditional order.

LOL.

Patton versus T-72 or T-64? The latter models had better FCS, but were still out armored and out gunned by their Soviet contemporaries.

And how did the T-72 do against USMC M60s in Desert Storm?

Iraqi T-72s were "monkey models" with plain steel armour and and plain steel penetrators for their guns.  They had simplified FCS and crews who were barely trained.   Now, how did the T-72M1 tested by the West Germans do against all that AT weaponry at the same time?  Even the US Army was forced to admit that the German results of testing were correct in ascertaining that that version of the T-72 was immune to all NATO AT weapons (including US Army 120mm penetrators  BTW) from the frontal quarter.
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Unfortunately, the captions for many of the the recently uploaded batch of photos are somewhat screwed up.  For example, there's a sweet pic of an Atlas BGRV lifting off, but it's captioned as a "test rig", a space station concept is captioned as a solar-powered vehicle, and so on.
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Army Projects / Re: M-1 Replacement
« Last post by sferrin on Today at 06:20:00 am »
Until abt 1980, Russia had better tanks than the US. We are, in a sense, returning to the traditional order.

LOL.

Patton versus T-72 or T-64? The latter models had better FCS, but were still out armored and out gunned by their Soviet contemporaries.

And how did the T-72 do against USMC M60s in Desert Storm?
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