It seems that some people think that trains are just for passengers or cargo. We need to show them our war machine.
>>1362785How can anime even compete
>>1362785Fuck you, from /a/ .
>>1362897*burns your studio down*
>>1362785The RT-23 Molodets is a train hauled ICBM in use by Russia.The missile is nuclear and can be transported anywhere within Russia or other neighbouring states, where there is no break of gauge. The only requirement is that the missile be launched from a section of unelectrified track.
>>1362905Fuckin hellTrain nukes?
>>1362905Since the trains are both unmarked and look like regular passenger or freight trains, they can be hidden among both passenger and freight consists, or even left at sidings in remote parts of Russia, waiting for orders to launch, or simply to relocate. While it is normally diesel hauled, in theory, the missile carrying cars could be transported in a mixed consist across electrified stretches of mainline by an electric locomotive.
>>1362905>The only requirement is that the missile be launched from a section of unelectrified track.Does that include the low volt track circuit?
>>1362908If i remember correctly the US had one of thesething is foamers knew what the car looked like because it was specially made so where ever the train went there also followed the foamers, removing the whole "secret nuke" aspect
>>1363399Do foamers not exist in Russia?
>>1363405Not in Siberia
>>1362785>We need to show them our war machine.War machines belong on >>>/k/
>>1362785https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCKvEnoBAzE>set path>not if, but when
Used in combat as recently as the breakup of Yugoslavia.
Czech Legion rolling through
>>1362785>runs on a track>can't evade in any way shape or form>is so massive due to mass quantities of armor plating that it accelerates and decelerates very slowly thus moves in a very predictable manner on it's aforementioned fixed track it can't deviate fromOP, it seems that some people don't realize how much a so-called 'weapon of war' like this would be an artillerists' dream-target; a good crew could hit it again and again and again with their eyes closed and before their morning coffee; a proper tank crew would *decimate* it, right after they got done laughing their asses off at it.You wouldn't even have to destroy it outright, all you'd have to do initially is hit it hard enough to derail it -- or better yet, *target the tracks in front and behind it* so it's immobilized. Then just start shelling the shit out of it or targeting it with your main gun. One or two solid hits and the crew inside it would be turned to mush anyway -- assuming they hadn't buggered off as soon as they realized how completely junglefucked they were. After that it just becomes idle target-practice with the crews making bets on who can completely obliterate it first.Nope, sorry OP, but I'm afraid you're a faggot yet again. xD But of course you knew that already, >>>/k/ probably laughed you right off the board which is why you landed here. xD
>>1363878But they're fast bunkers with unpredictable movement. Literally the only issue is the whole track thing.
>>1363878In a "cold war", where nations are antagonistic to each other, but aren't actively exchanging fire, even armoured trains are suitable. They are a projection of force, and their faster speeds than any tank or armoured vehicle allows for fast deployments to new locations as part of power projection.Trains like these may also prove highly effective in guerilla warfare situations, where the guerilla forces may only have improvised explosives as a response. Especially if protecting trains with VIPs or military hardware/troops, they offer effective protection against ambushes by infantry.Strategic weapons, such as the Russian RT-23 may also be taken across vast distances quickly, and even hidden among regular rail transport. In a "cold war", an antagonistic nation won't be interested in attacking the rail lines, as that would lead to an escalation.Finally, in the event of a "blitzkrieg", the use of trains, including armoured trains provides a clear and effective way to flood in military hardware and troops which would only otherwise be possible with a large strategic airlift. Accompanyment by an armoured wagon would mean that any quickly put together reaction forces would be incapable of dealing with what is, a tank on tracks.
>>1364334>highly effective in guerilla warfare situationsWouldn't a train be vulnerable to track sabotage?
The General, object of the 1862 Great Locomotive Chase, on a railroad carfloat en route to the 1964 New York Worlds Fair
>>1364336In a war of hearts and minds, having the guerilla groups sabotage infrastructure is not going to look good to the native population.If those armoured trains are running along the same tracks which regular passenger or freight trains are running on, I don't think locals would consider it to be advantageous or anything.It would be like a guerilla group sabotaging a bridge or a road which locals use, simply to keep a formal military force from entering an area.
>>1364444>It would be like a guerilla group sabotaging a bridge or a road which locals useSounds pretty much exactly like what a gureilla group would do.>not going to look good to the native population.I don't think guerilla groups usually care much about their reputation.
>>1364449I mean, I guess it would also depend on the nature of the irregular conflict.If it was one which was more about some... uh.... group wanting to break away from a state/government, or perhaps some insurgent group which was planning to overthrow the government, then seeking legitamacy in the eyes of the people is very much an important thing.If all that guerilla group does is destroy infrastructure vital to daily life, while the government builds it, well... you're not going to win over people.It's like that Monty Python line, "What have the Romans ever done for us?".
>>1364454>you're not going to win over people.Like I said, I don't think guerilla groups usually care.
Some one asked about the US having ICBM on rails.Regan era they pitched that Idea. have photos somewhere -- just some scraps of what I found.
Picture of the missile car
Some trollys during WW1
One of CN rail prototype early diesel electrics.WW2 they moved it all the way from Toronto to the BC coast because some rail line ran near the ocean and they worried that Japanese submarines would shell steam locomotives by seeing the smoke -- have a photo of it fastouned with machine guns
>Sabotages the railway tracksheh nothing personnel, kids
>>1364624How do you get from Toronto to Berlin by tram? This doesn´tt make sense.
>>1364964Don't ask why the Black soldier is on the step Fun fact : at that point in time You actually could take a tram from Toronto to Berlin. Kitchener Ontario was Named Berlin.
>>1363428policing the almost dead board when bikes are only transporting one person yet thats most of /n/ might as well post about shoes or legs then. its still transporting more men then your mom's old busted up twowheeler
>>1366340That's rail mounted artillery, the best role of an armoured trains. Kept at rail heads on the second line, lobbing shells the size of a Panzer 1 at the enemy's position.
>>1363670Jesus lmao, posting that is blasphemy, considering this board has pushed their gofundme page in my face nonstop lately.
MIG-15 cockpit and jet engine mounted on a Polish flatcar for snow and ice removal
>>1369560this is so dumb and gay
>>1369657Comic's good though. Stand Still Stay Silent, sssscomic.com
>>1364622>>1364623Vandenberg Air Force Base