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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,051 ✭✭✭mayhem#


    a10.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,267 ✭✭✭concussion


    To give you a sense of scale -

    NAJN8JTZ6jmgrwaf03zgh7EFo1_500.jpg

    Edit - found a smaller pic!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,056 ✭✭✭✭BostonB


    Wow never realised it was that big. Great photo.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 91,098 Mod ✭✭✭✭Capt'n Midnight


    Remember seeing the rounds at Baldonnel airshow , they were the size of milk bottles

    If you hold the trigger for a few seconds the recoil will slow the plane enough to stall it.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,266 ✭✭✭Steyr



    If you hold the trigger for a few seconds the recoil will slow the plane enough to stall it.

    Thats actually a myth, i have been told that too by A-10 Jockeys themselves too, the recoil force is 45kN while the combined output from the A-10's engines is 80kn which means the recoil force of the gun is only about half of the total thrust of the engines which means the loss of forward speed is negligible when firing the gun so she only slows down by about 10knots, besides she would dump the whole magazine in seconds but it is true that in training they are only limited to 1-2 second bursts to avoid overheating and conserve ammunition.


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 91,098 Mod ✭✭✭✭Capt'n Midnight


    Steyr wrote: »
    Thats actually a myth, i have been told that too by A-10 Jockeys themselves too, the recoil force is ... negligible when firing the gun so she only slows down by about 10knots,
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GAU-8_Avenger
    The A-10 engines were initially susceptible to flameout when subjected to gases generated in the firing of the gun. When the GAU-8 is being fired, the smoke from the gun can make the engines stop, and this did occur during initial flight testing. Gun exhaust is essentially oxygen-free, and is certainly capable of causing flame-outs of gas turbines. The A-10 engines have a self sustaining combustion section. When the gun is fired the igniters come on to ensure no flame out occurs.
    Myth - Busted :)


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 91,098 Mod ✭✭✭✭Capt'n Midnight


    train4.jpg
    US Land Train for use in Alasks, inspiration for the Amtrak Wars series


    Venezuelan armored cars
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    Russia flying tank
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    Russian bog tank
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    T34 on Steroids ?
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    Leopard - Land Mine Resisting Vehicle
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    More Russian all terrain vehicle
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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 91,098 Mod ✭✭✭✭Capt'n Midnight


    pookie2.jpg



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    Russians and mobility again
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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,266 ✭✭✭Steyr





    Tatra_dana.gif

    Thats the only decent looking one out of the whole bunch, some shocking looking machines there:eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,368 ✭✭✭Fionn


    Big naval guns outside the Imperial War Museum London

    guns.jpg


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,979 ✭✭✭Stovepipe


    Hi there,
    The 8-wheeler is a Czech 152mm "Dana" system, most recently seen being abandoned by Georgians during their recent short war with the Russians.The white, overgrown T-34 is an Egyptian mod to carry a 122mm gun.The BMP lookalike with the combined tracks / wheels arrangement was a failed entrant to the AFV competition eventually won by the standard BMP.
    regards
    Stovepipe


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 496 ✭✭Teclo


    3.jpg

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    Abandoned Mi-6

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    12.jpg

    Fire on board ain't good.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,266 ✭✭✭Steyr


    Thanks for those very good shots Teclo.:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,770 ✭✭✭crushproof



    hey, just wondering....what's the massive tract of stripped land through the forest just to the south of the site??? it goes on and goes towards the east!


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,261 ✭✭✭Puding


    21dpxc5-1.jpg


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,056 ✭✭✭✭BostonB


    Awesome photo Puding.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,355 ✭✭✭punchdrunk


    amazing bit of flying


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,261 ✭✭✭Puding


    was just sorting out a folder of pictures i had saved and came across this one, with memorial day just last month i thought it was very powerful

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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,706 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    Some pics from recent Norwegian - Russian joint military exercise including the Norwegian frigate KNM Otto Sverdrup and the Russian destroyer RFS Severomorsk, as well as air support on both sides.

    The exercise began 4 June in Bergen and ends 15 June at the Russian northern fleet's headquarters at Severomorsk. Russian fighter aircraft will also participate in this exercise.

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    Norwegian F16 aircraft

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  • Registered Users Posts: 312 ✭✭paddycam


    is the picture with the heli's just above the oine with the blue navy plane going straight up from the scene at the start of black hawk down


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,266 ✭✭✭Steyr


    paddycam wrote: »
    is the picture with the heli's just above the oine with the blue navy plane going straight up from the scene at the start of black hawk down

    Im sorry, what?? Are you referring to the Blackhawk at the top of this thread? The blackhawk with its front gear on the rocks? If so that looks like an Emergency Evacuation or regular pic up of troops from a Mountainside in Afghanistan.


  • Registered Users Posts: 312 ✭✭paddycam


    Steyr wrote: »
    Im sorry, what?? Are you referring to the Blackhawk at the top of this thread? The blackhawk with its front gear on the rocks? If so that looks like an Emergency Evacuation or regular pic up of troops from a Mountainside in Afghanistan.

    no on the first page of this thread there is a picture cut from a scene in the movie black hawk down


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,752 ✭✭✭cyrusdvirus


    He be right


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 162 ✭✭Glenshane Pass




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 805 ✭✭✭Irish_polizei



    Yeh seen that yesterday, they blow the Fúck out of the bus without killing any hostages or threats, quite strange :eek:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 162 ✭✭Glenshane Pass


    Yeh seen that yesterday, they blow the Fúck out of the bus without killing any hostages or threats, quite strange :eek:

    A big flashbang, lol.
    Speaking of which, heres a pic I took in the Cooley mountains.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 162 ✭✭Glenshane Pass


    Heres a few I just have on my PC, various bits, some only I have.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 805 ✭✭✭Irish_polizei


    Heres a few I just have on my PC, various bits, some only I have.

    You'd know ya were from cullaville anyway!! :pac:
    Few old phone pics
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    6311927741a8444542370l.jpg


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 162 ✭✭Glenshane Pass


    I presume thats 'I can't believe its not butter' low-fat, ha!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,266 ✭✭✭Steyr


    tallus wrote: »
    Love the photo with the P51 The A-10 and the F29 ?

    Tis an A-10,P-51 and F-15.


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