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Boeing just revealed this concept for a blended wing body tanker/cargo aircraft

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/stealthy-tanker-transport-aircraft-concept-unveiled-by-boeing

The Air Force wants stealthy cargo and tanker vehicles and wants to see demonstrators by 2027
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>>56932038
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>>56932051
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>>56932033
looks cool. i believe the blended wind is less about stealth and more about having more payload while being more fuel efficient
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>>56932033
>The Air Force wants stealthy cargo and tanker vehicles and wants to see demonstrators by 2027
Tankers yes, cargo no. This model was probably slapped together from a leftover stealth bomber model.
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>>56933764
It's kind of a joint program. They've been kicking this around with AFRL since the early '00s with MACK, AMC-X, AJACS, etc.


https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/budget-policy-operations/usaf-accelerates-plans-next-generation-airlifter-tanker

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Design, create, and discuss your latest patches

Previous Thread: >>56858572

>Where do I cop that patch?
Newest
>https://patchfeed.com/patch-seller-list/
Newer
>https://hackmd.io/@Patchboi/PatchThread
Classic
>https://pastebin.com/cXZTGafD
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>>56930973
Thanks for the King Crimson Bocchi!
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>>56932574
my pleasure and I'm glad you like it!!
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edc petch pack
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>>56923914
How many Trump NFTs did you buy?
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>>56925629
True but its not even a decently good imitation

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Massive BTFOing of TWO Russian columns by SINGLE Ukrainian tank
https://www.reddit.com/r/UkraineRussiaReport/comments/10muegb/ru_pov_a_single_russian_t72b3_with_artillery/
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>>56931023
No. Reddit is the best resource on the Internet during this war. It's a deposit of the best people to follow and a much better recruitment source than /k/
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>>56932449
>tyrants
Do you mean they backtrack on bejng retarded libertarians? Because to have a functional country, a central government is needed to keep things under control. They learned this after a few rebellions attempts. The founding fathers understood that having freedom while having order is important.
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>>56931004
here we go with the reverse false flag posts again. what happened this time?
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>>56931807
nigger are you actually retarded
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>>56931751
>an hour walk from the borders
Fuck I keep forgetting what a short distance that actually is.

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Airsofting with FP LAM edition

Resource on what these spec terminology mean
https://www.nite-walker.com/post/2019/11/21/specs-for-dummies-101
https://apollogearco.com/blogs/news/night-vision-specs-explained
https://gloomgroup.com/blogs/night-vision-info/night-vision-specifications-understanding-what-they-mean

You shouldn't be chasing for spec values but they do exist and if you wanted to know what "better spec" values are there's a way to know which unit is desirable over another.
Most retailers won't post this info as they build NVDs to order, first come first serve, and depending on their grading scale of high, mid, low tier it may differ from retailers. If a retailer offer a “ready to ship” fully built units they will list the spec values. Hand select is an option from retailers that will try to match to your spec requirements.

Some reputable retailers:
https://www.jrhenterprises.com/
https://nvisionoptics.com/
https://www.customnightvision.com/

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>>56930577
Looks awesome. Is it pretty solid to use just handheld as well? I wanted the clip on but couldn't find it anywhere close to $2.5k.. where'd you get it from at that price? I know the rebate was only like $250 right?
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>>56932402
>where'd you get it from at that price?
Black Friday '22, unless I'm wrong. Damn.
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>>56932402
There was a retailer that had the last few stock that he bought from Steiner and sold them for around $2.7k and the rebate you mentioned brought it down to $2.5k that was back in October.
The thing that sucked about that deal was the fact that Steiner was selling it for $2k for refurbished ones but customers were getting brand new units and so that retailer I mentioned earlier bought them all from Steiner and made a good amount of profit from that. Wish I knew about the refurbished deal but I wasn't in the market for a thermal yet, oh well still a good price for a clip on thermal with a 640 thermal sensor core.
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>>56929740
You're very welcome, glad it worked out. Having tried a lot of perst+surefire switchology combos, I do think this is the way to go. buttons >>> tape style every day of the week
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>>56932569
and I thought I got the deal of the century.. ah well. Not missing that sorta deal next time around

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What is the most /k/ game that isn't an FPS or TPS?
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>>56921420
>What would that look like?
a puzzle game about gunsmithing
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>>56932384
Wrong file, my bad.
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>>56932395
based, I played winspmbt a lot
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>>56917553
I popped so many testicles it was unreal.

My great uncle was at Skunkworks for a decade but never once told me what he worked on bros
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>>56933805
It's boring to other people. You learn that after a while.
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>>56933818
>boring to other people
>other people
>talking to other people
Anon, you might still be in the wrong business... ha... ha...
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>>56933724
>My great uncle was at Skunkworks for a decade but never once told me what he worked on bros
your uncle is a smart man
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>>56933766
He was 100% an aerospace engineer
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>>56933892
My point was that *even* if he was a janitor he couldn't have told you about anything that went on in the building, and if he did then he'd get fired and his security clearance would get taken away permanently.

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rafale bros, IT'S OUR FUCKING TIME
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>>56931935
Rafale isn't certified to carry US nukes. It was never on the table in the first place.
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>>56931817
It can’t solve the Ukrainian Air Force’s biggest problem (Russian AD boxing Ukrainian fighters in and MiG-31s lobbing R-37 and R-77 missiles at them with impunity)
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Why are all you retards acting like Ukraine is going to get Rafale's? Mirage 2000s? Yes, possibly. Rafale's? No fucking way.
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>>56931371
Sound crazy.
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>>56933307
It can. EWAR jamming on the Rafale would force the Russians to get closer to get lock or prevent a good firing solution. The Rafale is a surprisingly good platform for jamming.

Everyone talks about how the M1 Abrams is a logistical nightmare tank that requires a ton of support to work. Alright. What's the best modern tank that doesn't require a giant logistics net to function?
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>>56933147
T-90
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>>56933745
No: We built 10,000 from 1981 (full rate production, doesn't include LRIP) to 1996.
We have 2500 active, 3000+ in preposition stocks and storage.
Over the years we sold a bunch to other countries.
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>>56933147
Roflmao at this thread. Let me be clear; the US has a great logistical platform to support the Abrams but apart from like Australia (maybe?) none of the other shittier countries that operate it are even close. It's so obvious some discount poo-in-loo is just trying to justify their nation buying an Abrams in this thread by farming MURRICA NUMBA ONE responses in this thread it's not even funny.

Real answer is hard to answer because a lot of it depends on the definition of modern. But it sure as shit isn't the Abrams. Which is a good thing because it's a sacrifice made for pear performance that no other tank can match.
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>>56933757
I had no idea Poland used the Abrams. I thought they had Leopard 2s.
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>>56933853
They do. They use both now.
>>56933793
wrong and retarded

Ukrainian RPG-7 drones.
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>>56932267
Nothing is real.
>except dead vatnigs dying from terminal stupidity
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>>56932324
You have to go back.
>>>/r/russia/
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>>56932648
Inferior for several reasons. Mostly. Higher melting point and much lower density for starters. If you want something hard, you want tungsten. Copper is much denser and can be forced to behave like a fluid. Etc.

If you wanted something really cheap above other compromises, then you could use something like pig iron or soft steel. That's why a research project would be advisable. Different materials for different applications. Each material could be used in different forms (and alloys) to achieve different effects.
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>>56933022
gold HEAT shells when?
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>>56931507
They will
>Just the tip, I promise

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Just a list of what western tanks are promised to Ukraine now that modern machinery is on the table.

Poland: 14 Leo 2 (hinted)
Germany: 14 Leo 2a6 (promised)
USA: 31 Abrams M1A2 SEP (promised)
UK: 14 Challenger 2 assumed (hinted)
Portugal: 4 Leo 2a6 (promised)
Canada: 4 Leo 2 (promised)
Spain: X Leo 2 (hinted)
Norway: X Leo 2 (hinted)
Greece: X Leo 2 (hinted)
Netherlands: X Leo 2 (hinted)

Temporary total: 81


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>>56931953
What's worth fighting over in the desert (resources, land)?
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>>56923294
That'll last about a week. What about next week? Holy shit, this is just dribs and drabs.
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>>56928981
Reminder that these are the FMS (foreign military sales) variants that have been lost in combat. They have all the advanced shit stripped out of them including the DU armor and are crewed by inexperienced crews. I'm fairly certain the only American Abrams combat loss was a friendly fire incident during Desert Storm.
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>>56923493
Handheld launchers:
RPG-7 and some newer launchers like the RPG-29
“Man-portable” launchers:
Fagot, Konkurs, Kornet
Vehicles with AT capability: too many to list them all
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>>56933242
I am also very certain that there is no tank in the world that can take an ATGM to the back of the turret.

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Has Cold Steel's quality changed at all since GSM Outdoors bought them in 2020? I was thinking of buying a dagger to defend my abode from scoundrels
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>>56929670
idk but they did not release a 2023 catalogue for the first time in like 20 years and also i cant find a lot of their machetes in stock
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>>56931244
Check smkw.
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>>56929952
Bro.
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>>56929670
>I was thinking of buying a dagger to defend my abode from scoundrels
Lol.
Lmao, even.
nothin against buying a dagger, but use it for sudoku not facing off against a committed home invader. Fuckwit.
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>>56933794
>cold steel dagger for home defense
Bad idea

>Psa dagger for home defense
Much better idea

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where to buy good holsters than can clip on and off easily? I'm lefty and need something for my glock 19. I have one from safari land but its a pain in the ass to thread it though my belt each time.
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>>56930429
>off easy
As someone with a theis holster that comes off a little too easily, you dont want that.
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I use jm custom kydex wing claw 2.5 light bearing with my Glock 19. I just switched from the discreet carry mono block clip with the lips underneath them to pull the dots. I’ve been using discreet carry for like 4 years now and honestly they’re just annoying to get on and off, even the mono block. They always get stuck underneath my belt and the metal scratches things I brush up against. I wouldn’t run a single clip or a holster without a wing claw anymore.
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>>56930429
you want a paddle style holster, or a clip style holster. dont look up anything thats a "belt loop" style holster. Look into any refutable manufacturer, Galco, safariland, tenicor, veddar, ect
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>>56933660
paddle holsters are great but they're not ideal for concealed carry. nothing wrong with having more than one holster, of course, but if you get a paddle holster you will definitely want to have an IWB holster as an alternative.
>>56930429
Also, since you seem to be relatively new to this, what kind of belt are you using? You will probably want a kydex or steel reinforced belt. they make carrying a lot more comfortable.
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>>56930429
I use a Clinger IWB holster, all of their styles use clips that go over your belt rather than having to be threaded.

Why don't countries that have Leopard 2 just reverse engineer it and build their own?
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>>56932226

Because the Mirage3s and 4s are ancient.
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its cheaper and easier to buy than to build
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Does military hardware ever enter the public domain? Can I legally manufacture my own Mig-21 now?
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>>56932314
its a Russian company so.. I guess they're shit out of luck, like how US stole patents to make aspirin in WWI from Germany
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>>56932314
>Does military hardware ever enter the public domain?
sometimes, but rarely. patents only last 20 years at most, so any 20 year old design is fair game. local laws apply to weaponry.

Maybe this is a question for /an/ but how did Roman cavalry fare without stirrups?
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>>56933670
I'm afraid I do not follow. The stirrup could literally be approximated (to my understanding) by taking a rope, making a loop at both ends, and throwing it over a blanket on the horse's back. Measure it out to your leg length. It doesn't seem like it's that revolutionary of a concept to me.
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>>56933691
>I'm afraid I do not follow.
people didn't necessarily do what in hindsight seems obvious, or in hindsight avoid unnecessary complication
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>>56933701
I understand that. I just think that "what if a loop for your feet" is a lot simpler and more readily apparent than a clockwork mechanism. I'm wondering if it is substantially more complicated than I am understanding it to be, or if there's some other esoteric part of it that I do not think of when I hear 'stirrup'.
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>>56933729
It's not complicated, they just never thought of it. You just get on the horse Octavius, quit bitching about your smelly feet and chase down those Gauls.
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>>56933729
Because humans are dumb. We got here by a hundred thousand minor changes in technology that, in retrospect, seem obvious. It took humans tens of thousands of years to figure out you could domesticate animals instead of hunting them. Until the moment when someone has a stroke of brilliance, the dumb way is "just the right way to do it, innit?"

Another dumb example: the can opener was invented ~ 50 years after the can.

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>Brazil develops its own prototype tank
>Looks interesting enough to possibly be adopted for full scale production
>cancelled project and the engineering firm goes bankrupt
tfw we were robbed of seeing a proper South American made MBT. Now Brazil is still stuck with Leopard 1s and other Cold War era rustbuckets.
I doubt it would be a supertank or anything, but it'd be cool to see more diversity in what's on the market, it'd be like the Tank world's equivalent of the Gripen or something, the budget 2nd choice for less wealthy countries.
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>>56931492
"Forças Blindadas" are more Guarani versions, right now they're focusing on the engineering and mortar versions, Finland already offered the NEMO turret.
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>>56931492
The idea is the same, BR elites would rather pillage their own country and sell to US/Europe/China than actually work to change and develop the country.
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>>56930732
Grim
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>>56931768
Engineering versions.
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reminder


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