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Is there any specific reason why Russia gives almost every SU-27 variant a unique number despite all of them being upgrades/modifications of the SU-27?
You don't see America doing this with their F-16s and F-15s.
Are they trying to trick retarded customers into thinking these are brand-new aircraft?
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Mirage III, Mirage G, Mirage 2000, Mirage 4000, Mirage 5
Only The F1 is kinda different (looks like a Mirage F-16)
>the bongs only slap the aircraft name after the manufacturer and call it a day.
even in WW2 they had Mark (model) numbers and role letters after the name

Mosquito F (Fighter)
Mosquito B (Bomber)
Mosquito PR (Photo Recon)
Mosquito NF (Night Fighter)
Mosquito FB (Fighter Bomber)

in modern times, we've had:
Harrier GRS.9 (Ground Recon Strike)
Sea Harrier FRS.1 (Fighter Recon Strike)
Sea Harrier FA.2 (Fighter Attack)
Nimrod MR.2 (Maritime patrol Recon)

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Spitfire FR.XIV - (Roman numerals were used until the end of WW2)
Vulcan B.2
Hercules C.4
Apache AH.1
Phantom FGR.2
Sea Harrier FRS.1
Harrier GR.9
Poseidon MRA.1
Some marks have a letter A, B, C, D etc. after the number to indicate a minor sub-variant with special equipment.
Such as Harrier GR.9A which had a slightly more powerful engine, Tornado GR.1B which had modifications to use Sea Eagle anti-ship missiles, Vulcan B.1A that had electronic warfare equipment, Lynx AH.1GT modified for the Gulf Theatre with different engines, RWR etc.

There are some instances where they use US designations like C-17 Globemaster, F-35B Lightning, F-4J(UK) Phantom (some people called it Phantom F.3 but that was never its official designation), AH-64E Apache. These are usually instances where they are delivered with the same spec as a US aircraft.
>russians in 1950s
Da comrade we vill change designation to same name with added letter even if completely different role
(Yak-28, a twin nacelle supersonic bomber, had reconnaissance, frontline bomber and interceptor variants)
Erm its not just a bodykit its a whole new plane i swear (They give export planes whole new number instead of just letters now)
nigger, what are you talking about?
F16V is a totally different beast from the F16A

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So how's this thing going to end, now both sides are using weaponized drones it's just sad
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>what is the SCS
Something that China wants to secure but likely won't feel as certain about without a powerful ally behind them if shit has even a chance of going badly. Also something that would be completely irrelevant if they suddenly got an excuse to take a bunch of eastern Russia because the Russians did something dumb like firing off a single nuke in Ukraine.

Actually "To the last Russian" at the rate we're going. Earlier peace deal chances came when Ukraine was in a much weaker position. Now they're running a meat grinder on Russian troops and equipment. Please my dear /pol/ack, read the full post, then this one >>62050680.

Russia will run out of bodies first the way this war is going. You need to get the idea that Russia is powerful out of your head. If Russia was truly powerful they would've won this whole thing inside 6 months and the oldest thing deployed would've been updated T-72s. The Russian meat waves wouldn't have been a thing period.

The inability for Ukraine to instantly join NATO and the fact that Russia will demand they cannot join period as part of the peace terms regardless of how the war is going is a huge part of why the neither the Ukrainians or Russians will accept peace right now.

Again, one side has to be beaten into submission. Considering there's now images of T-54s with mutant megabustle cope cages getting trotted out by the Russians it's pretty obvious which side is getting slapped down right now. I legitimately was expecting it to take another 6 months at minimum for the first T-54s to show up. This would be like the US getting bitchslapped so hard it had to start sending in M-48s yanked from museums. It's utterly embarrassing.

Once this is over expect the Ukrainian side of the border with Russia and Belarus to make the Korean DMZ look tame.
Nice filename, bbc spammer
Well, looks like someone's going tot he front lines lol.
Mandik is a confirmed zigger.
Not an argument. You can't do that if the majority have guns. You'd literally have to genocide everyone by bombing everything flat.
That's not practical. Your post shows you didn't understand the scenario.

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>Feds wants new sniper
>Make it bullpup
>Make it straight pull bolt
>Subsonic 12.7x55mm
>Integrated suppressor
Does all the vodka make them go insane?
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>fucking retarded
>doesnt know the difference between p=mv vs f=ma
tf did i just read
i saw a youtube video where a guy made a 510 whisper desert tech srs. I have a covert with a 300 win mag, it makes me want to upgrade to 338 lapua barrel so i can use the 300 grain makr bullets

Features relevant to law enforcement and a big projectile for larger wound channels (stopping power) and increased anti material potential
Probably necessary for the COIN Russia takes on
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I don't care if it's retarded, I just like it

I don't understand why people like them. They were often criminals and drunkards and used to be more of a threat to civilians than to enemy soldiers. Their most fearsome weapon was the black plague they carried all over europe.
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I'll never understand why people give a shit about the morality of people who died hundreds of years ago, makes it impossible to discuss mesoamerica online too.

They were a bunch of absurdly proud and vain killers who got paid crazy money to dress like clowns and swing crazy ass weapons around all over europe
The reason for their extravagant dress was that they were exempt from all sumptuary laws by the Imperial Diet of 1503.
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After the sack of rome pope clemens couldn't halt carl V's ambitions any longer, and rubber stamped a new cadre of cardinals chosen by carl hinself. That was a master stroke that made him rule over christianity as well. The humanist current developed during the italian renaissance, which advocated for dialogue with other dogmas and especially sought to mend the rift between lutheranism and catholicism, was ultimately set aside and the new, spanisj sponsored catholic church would become radicalized and oppressive, generating orders that actively used torture, like the inquisition or the jesuits, and heralding the biggest period of witch hunting in history, in order to eradicate any sort of dissense. If rome hadn't been sacked, which wasn't carl's plan anyway, most likely the century of religious wars that followed and that also fomented the birth of enlightement would not happen, and euripe would be more unified under a strong secular progressive catholic belief.
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The kraut clowns fear the Sicilian tercios. So effective they still were viable in a time where everyone else was using line infantry

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Is a pistol better for close in fighting than a rifle? Is a visible laser still a good tool today?
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this, I think what the OP was clumsily trying to imply by 'close in fighting' is simply CQB
for which SMGs and short-barreled assault rifles, along with the HK and FN PDWs are ideally suited
Not a good thing though that you're mentally retarded and think that matters.
>You’d rather have an smg
No, you're rather have a compact rifle.
No, I'm solid snake
No. 10.4 inch m4 platforms are superior. Even better if chambered in 6.5 creedmoor.

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GE claims to have developed and tested a new hypersonic dual-mode ramjet with substantial performance gains over previous art – 3x airflow increase – in work performed over 11 months. Every application of such a thing is military in nature, so theorycraft as you will.
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Retard question (extra retarded since I'm an engineer), but how do you turn while going at speeds like this? In my mind it seems like you could only make really tiny turns. Anything else would either fuck up the pilot or the plane.
You don't.
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Kinda shitty picture, but the radius of turn is a function of your speed (atmospheric properties assumed constant). The load factor is a function of bank angle. The force on the airframe isn’t substantial in a turn unless you start banking it over hard, which will cause other problems. The airplane would likely enter an accelerated stall if excessive load factor was imposed rather than exceeding a structural limitation.
>fancy tube with flamethrowers on the inside
The flamethrowers themselves are tubes, too, ergo it is a series of tubes.
>François, ou did vous put le jew du speed?

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Pic shows a 30mm recoiless autocannon, as proof that current tech allows it at that scale, but could it be miniaturized to, lets say, 20mm or 12.7mm for troops or even .45, 9mm or .22 for drones?

If so, ¿Why hasn't been made yet?
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>or even .45, 9mm or .22 for drones
fucking why
people have been slapping 5.56 rifles on octacopters just fine
You wouldn't be able to fire it in full auto because the ammunition would be too heavy.
>redirect exhaust forward
Those things kick like a mule. It would be useless in full auto.
>Has anyone tried making handheld semi or full automatic recoiless rifles?
my man they've barely bothered with automatic recoilless rifles full stop.
there's the one you posted, and some prototype WWII ones also by the krauts. it's not a design that lends itself easily to automatic operation.

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better than pepper spray?
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more than likely exactly as illegal as causing your rapist to experience pain and blindness for an hour with pepper spray
i don't know the statistics on that, but judging by the latin american homicide rate, I'd still say that african americans commit a wildly disproportionate amount of gun crimes compared to the undesireable minorities of other countries
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too much seasoning for the average britoid

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The Russians are getting madder and madder.
Ever since they discovered the explosive power of the TM-62 anti-tank mine, which is great for destroying houses, they started using it directly as a grenade.
Now it's become two men, two grenades.
>Orc tech, the bigger the better.
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It's hilarious to me how all through the 90s Americans were desperate to be friends with Russia and suck Russia off in various media, and Russians seethed quietly about Americans and convinced themselves America was desperate to destroy them.
Hell in a bunch of movies (Peacemaker, The Jackal remake etc.) Russians were portrayed as the good guys, which isn't treatment America's closes ally (The Bongs) gets.
>if there were any
do you think the guy almost blew himself up just to destroy an empty building?
Considering that his lifeless body isn't lying 20 meters from that building, yes, I think it was empty

It's just European phenotype with some asian admixture but mainly A LOT OF PUNCHES TO THE NOSE besides the nose he is rather normal and that nose looks like it has been smashed more than a few times.
Also alcoholism, and life in a garbage mine

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They're just too cool not to add to the collection.
Torn between the PUG (pic related) and the Ranger 2 (top break)
Anyone have any one of these bad jacksons? How do you like it?
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double action revolvers are like 150 years old. they made tiny 22 short double action pocket revolvers 60 years ago

there is no reason they couldn't have made this a better, modern design. it's just specifically being marketed to boomers who are willing to sacrifice functionality for aesthetics. it's that simple.

it's just so weird how there's so much stuff considered junk that was around in the 60s and 70s is just flat out better than stuff we have today, and it's really just to protect the psychic groupthink of a bunch of extremely fragile insecure old men
there's enough room to put a transfer bar in there, easy, it's just not a priority to the designers. what the fuck are you doing trying to posture that it isn't possible?

there's a self loading 10 shot semi automatic 22 in the same size category as these single action 6 shot revolvers. don't you fucking dare try and convince me that your discretion is paramount because you don't know shit from shinola.
Also larger
>there's enough room to put a transfer bar in there
Sure but it doesn't need it.
First of all, lurk more.
Second, I carry a shield OWB under a shirt. I really do not give a fuck about printing.
>I'm not revealing my job but I've walked into police stations and other secure buildings with a big old pocket bulge and nobody's ever said anything
Delivery driver
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Well, now I feel up for buying one!

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What is the worst firearm you own?

A friend gifted me a Taurus 1911 and honestly, I think I might turn it in at the next Firearm buyback to prevent it from ruining anyones day
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So my LGS lied to me and not I'm not the only one!

>worst firearm
>Glock 36
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This thing's not great
Not sure where you're supposed to put your hands; if it's under the lever action, it'll beat the shit out of your hand unless you wear a glove, and if it's over the lever, there's a pretty good chance you'll open the breech when firing
>FN 509T along with the Rush 9Ti suppressor.
whats wrong with the FN509? I have been looking at one as a Daily carry pistol candidate
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I've got one of these in 7.62x39 imported by remington. I usually hold it over the lever but the recoil's definitely a lot less than a shotgun version.
The trigger is quite bad IMO. Otherwise the gun itself is decent. My firing pin broke after a few hundred rounds. The suppressor is a little heavy, not modular, and blows back a lot of crud into my face. The tube is strong though.

So, why didn't the USSR produce any other bolt action sniper rifles in WW2? In USA you had the Springfield M1903A3, A4, M1941 Sniper Rifle. UK used SMLE Sniper (optical), SMLE Sniper (Telescopic Sights), P1914 Mk I (T), Enfield No 4 Mk 1 (T) and then the American variant of the Enfield No 4 Mk 1 (T) which had a slightly modified bolt head catch for ease of manufacture. Japan used the Arisaka Type 97 “Sniper’s Rifle” (Type 38 modified) and Type 99 Sniper Rifle and technically they also had the Type 99 Sniper Rifle (Long) which was a test production of the Type 99 to test against the shorter length Type 99. Germany had Kar98k's, both pre-war versions and war versions, which differed slightly in quality (and then several variations of that as well) and the G98. I guess they'll also have used Carcano M91's as well.

But the USSR just went with the Mosin-Nagant M91/30 and the only difference was the PE, PU or PEM variant. Was there really no better bolt action design they could have made? Or did semi-auto snipers tickle their wickle much more (so you got AVS-36, SVT-40, SVT-38, SKT-40)?
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You do realize the 1903a3& a4 were nothinbmore than factory-line rifles that tested particularly well for accuracy at the factory and then simply slelected for scope mounting, right? There was nothing special or new about them
Ian said that Americans weren't even selecting the best rifles. Not to mention that army rifle scopes by Weaver and Lyman were quite weak. Probably, only Japanese scopes and Zf41 were worse
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>Americans weren't even selecting the best rifles.
That was just the Army; the Marines were using their National Match rifles for conversion to the 8x Unertl "USMC" scope.
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The Soviet Union was already in the process of replacing its Mosin-Nagants with semi-auto SVT-40s and in fact production was already winding down in anticipation of the switchover. It only restarted because Operation Barbarossa there weren't enough SVT-40s in service in 1941 to equip but a fraction of the Red Army and it suddenly found itself expanding to nearly five times its original size.
OP are you drunk? They were working on replacing it with the SVT-38/40 but had to drop it in 1941 because the Germans were on their front doorstep

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Are dry fire laser kits useful for practice? Which one should I get?
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does anyone know about this thing? I don't think it's a laser but supposedly this is the best dry fire training tool. it's fucking expensive though.
laser systems are great. the only thing they're missing is recoil
if you have a sa/da it won't reset the trigger, so you can practice your first trigger pull as well, which is actually harder to do at the range
>won't reset the trigger
I'd swear I saw a reset capable laser thingy for a Glawk brand Glock pistol.
Couple hundred burger bucks.
There's something called Coolfire which puts a CO2 cartridge into your handgun to simulate recoil. There's also the MantisX thing shilled by guntubers that resets your AR trigger. They claim an AK version is on the way too.
If you're a new shooter, no. They can fortify bad habits.

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if you are simply
>not using ear protection because it’s not a priority
then what if I am a filthy filthy casual and I shoot for fun?
should I just use a silencer?
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Luv my walkers
Even set them up with my boafeng and a mic to see how it would work, it's ok. Hearing protection is cheap, hearing damage is priceless (incurable).
You should get a suppressor anyway be it for home defense or particularly for fun on your land or public land innawoods, a non-busy range etc. The theoretical maximum 2kHz earpro is about 40dB no matter what, but in practice nothing tends to get beyond 33 or so without full custom. Suppressor though will "double up" perfectly since it has nothing to do with your head, so it can take off 20-45, your earpro can then take off another 20-30, and you've got some margin.

You can always put on some electronic earpro in a home defense situation, but a suppressor still doesn't hurt anything. A lower priced one is fine, don't get suckered into paying over $500.
What are the plates rated on those earmuffs?
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My gf wants me to teach her how to shoot, but she has congenital hearing loss, asthma, and only one functional kidney. I think taking her to the local indoor range would be a bad idea even with all the safety equipment out there. Guess I'll have to pony up the money for a membership at the outdoor range.
>Why would I wear a seatbelt, people in the 20s didn't have em
Life must be pretty difficult when you're stupid.

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This is the FIREFIELD 1.5-5X32MM ILLUMINATED MIL-DOT (SPF) BARRAGE RIFLE SCOPE for under 100$ and I'm curious what you guys think of this scope for a AR-15 build. And what are some good affordable optics out there? Like what's up with those 4-in-1 Pinty scopes? Any value there? They do come seperately installed so you're getting like 4 different optics/attachments for 1. What you think?
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Just go to Primary Arms or Sig for a cheap optic that will work.
A lot of cheap scopes don't hold zero for shit. I had a Barska where the screws just backed themselves out at random. The zero would shift randomly. Keep in mind it never really got bumped hard and the most use it got was walking around mowed grass paths. I'd take it to the range and randomly it'd be hitting like 5" off at 50yds and the groups would be huge because the screws holding the rings tight were loose. Total piece of shit. A lot of Chinese rebrand scopes are like this. Never ever cheap out on scope rings or mounts; while that $5 set of chinese rings look good and the $15 set of stamped Weavers look okay, there's American made Leupold rings for $30. Big upgrade.
Sig tango MSR can be found with the cantilever mount for like 250
Swampfox, vortex, primary arms are the go to cheaper options. Expect to spend 300+ for a scope that isn't absolute shit and even then be aware that you'll want to baby the thing a bit.
Only buy the 1-6x version of that scope, the 1-8 and 1-10 are absolutely garbage

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