Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by A-58, May 30, 2017.
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"The U.S. Navy heavy cruiser USS Quincy (CA-71) underway in the Pacific Ocean during 1952-54. [2560 x 1922]"
Red Army on parade 1939
"[1450 x 1006]Stern view of HMS Dreadnought in drydock, date unknown"
"4512 x 4952]USS Indiana (BB-1) in drydock at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY, during 1898."
At the "Great Renumbering" Indiana was designated "BB-1". Not consistent with chronology.
Anyone know what that unusually large gun in the hull position is?
The Red Army did not have T-34/85s in 1939.
The photo is from the book "Red Army on Parade 1917-1945".
M-2 .50 caliber.
Not cool, not cool at all.
"USS Enterprise (CV-6), one of the few pre-WW2 aircraft carriers to survive and the most decorated US Navy Warship in WW2 including the only to receive the highest honor from the Royal Navy, being towed to be sold for scrap, August 21, 1958. [989x766]"
"The battlecruiser HMS Hood, shortly after commissioning, 1920 [2048 x 1551]."
If you mean the main weapon I have thought the Soviets only created them afer Tiger tanks.Bwfore it was 76 mm mm weapon.
The 85mm gun required a new turret, it is the new turret that is clearly visible in the photo.
The very early T-34s had the 76.2mm L-11 gun, because production of the 76.2mm F-34 gun was lagging behind requirements. Once production of the F-34 increased, it became the main gun of the T-34/76.
"Large Cruiser Alaska (CB-1) in Measure 32/1D camouflage pattern, on July 30th 1944 off the Philadelphia Navy Yard. [2048x1407]"
"Finnish Army StuG III Ausf.G. August 1944, Karelian Isthmus."
The Australian Army
Ready to defend the f..k out of Australia...
Styer AUG with M203 grenade launcher. Not out gunned for sure. The AUG is one fine weapon, great on moving targets! H&K sniper platform ,love the Gillie suits. Do they have to make the suits while in training? Tradition in US.
"When the Australian military decided to replace the 7.62mm L1A1 SLR with a more modern combat rifle, it was decided to follow along with allied nations and choose a combat rifle chambered for 5.56 mm. During the selection phase, of all the rifles in testing, there was a strong preference for the M16A2 by many factions within Australia and the rumor was that the M16A2 was actually the preferred choice.
However, at that time Colt had suffered a serious setback when it lost out to FN of Belgium for the manufacture & supply of M16A2 rifles to the US military. Colt reacted to this by stating that if Australia wanted the M16A2, we would have to buy it from Colt. However, the Australian government has long maintained the need for local production (for the sake of self-sufficiency in small arms supply) and decided if Colt was not willing to let us build it locally, we would select another manufacturer that would let us make it locally."
When working for Defence I went down to the range a few times to fire the Steyr...This was a "computer range" where the Steyrs were hooked up to a computer and fired "electronic rounds" the kick was replicated - Very small kick to the Steyr. I remember the range putting on a street scenario, where you were slowly driving down a "middle eastern" street with buildings on both sides...You had to look everywhere...and then the enemy moves toward the firing line. I decided to double tap each shot, and if you hit a soldier they would fall (so you know you got him) - I was bringing enemy down like a champion! (firing prone)
Then a tank rolled towards us...I decided that this rifle was so accurate (remember built in scope) that I would see if I could hit the driver through the little viewing slit on the tank...we were only given three magazines and had a time limit, so I was a bit nervous wasting rounds and time on a tank...needless to say I scored no hits and the tank kept coming...but I had wasted a whole magazine on the venture and was annoyed that I could have hit more soldiers with that magazine of bullets.
As it was, I not only passed the Infantry level score, but came second overall in the firing line...and that was with TWO magazines...Suffice to say I was impressed with the Steyr.
The bull pup design has an advantage over other designs
1. It can be made more compact so the reach is shortened meaning your body can take the weight of the weapon and not just your arms.
2. If the magazine is forward, then the balance of the weapon changes with each shot, as the magazine gets lighter. This would effect ones aim over time. With the magazine fully aft, the effect is negated.
The Steyr can also be made left or right handed, and can have the guts changed out to chamber different rounds relatively quickly and easily...Although I don't think Australia bothers with that...
Not sure about the sniper outfits/Yowie suits sorry mate.
Sorry Takao, that doesn't look like a T-34 to me, more like an IS or IS-2...
So definitely not 1939...
No need to be sorry. The more i have been looking at it some details don't quite match up with photos i have been looking at.