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Space Projects / Re: NASA Space Launch System (SLS)
« Last post by Byeman on Today at 03:29:53 pm »
There are some civilizations that reasonable people should be able to agree we don't want owning the stars.

Like citizens of Idaho, Montana and Utah.
Space Projects / Re: NASA Space Launch System (SLS)
« Last post by Byeman on Today at 03:25:06 pm »

Gosh, if only there were possibilities beyond chemical and electric . If only...

In the context of this discussion, there isn't any.   Because if there is a new physics discovery or game changing technology, it is likely that the financial resources of gov'ts are not needed.
Designation Systems / Re: Rumpler Flugzeug-Werke G.m.b.H.
« Last post by Tuizentfloot on Today at 03:02:34 pm »
Bayerische Rumpler-Werke AG in Augsburg were created on Oct. 24, 1916 as a Rumpler subsidiary in Bavaria, with participation of Augsburger Ballon-Fabrik AG August Riedinger. Built the Rumpler C.I and C.IV, and did repair works in 1917-18. First plane delivered on July 1st, 1917.
People have probably already seen this, but Crecy have posted a preview of the revised British Secret Projects 2: Jet Bombers Since 1949 by Tony Buttler on their website Due out on September 29 this year.
Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: Pellarini Aircraft and Projects
« Last post by hesham on Today at 02:46:36 pm »

I don't know if his name is Carrozzeria Colli or Placido Colli ?.
Naval Projects / Re: Russian and Soviet Aircraft Carriers
« Last post by Grey Havoc on Today at 12:37:18 pm »
Via DTIC, a Center for Naval Analyses paper from 1984 titled 'Aircraft Carriers in Soviet Naval Theory from 1960 to the Falklands War'.
Army Projects / Re: M-1 Replacement
« Last post by Void on Today at 10:28:29 am »
It seems to be the opinion of some here that because tanks have been used in urban warfare before, they must be the best tool for the role.  They very callously suggest that if a tank is killed while undertaking this role it is of no consequence.

A tank being knocked out does not mean anyone inside, let alone everyone, died. Even on comparative deathtraps like the T-64 and T-72 total crew loss is an exceptional event. The idea there is some vast sacrifice of tank crews in close combat is baseless nonsense. Conventional tank/anti-tank combat has caused far more tank losses and deaths among tank crews than urban operations over the past thirty years. IEDs and RPGs are a manageable threat with existing armour technology and most losses which have occurred were ultimately caused by inadequate armour placement.

Even in the infamous Battle of Grozny the Russians lost 62 tanks, which probably resulted in 60 or 70 dead, while the Russians lost more than 1400 men killed in total during the same period. It was not the tank crews who were bleeding.
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