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/100rads/ - The Offtopic /k/anteen Strelok Board owner 05/14/2020 (Thu) 01:15:10 No.202 [Reply] [Last]
If you want to talk about things only tangentially related to firearms, then welcome to 100 Rads. If you want to trade, talk, get a mission or find out the latest news, this is the place to go. If your posts in an existing thread are starting to seriously derail the main subject, they might be moved here.
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>>9544 It looks fine.
>>9539 >the only European nation they actually conquered was Romania >Romania >European >nation Romania only exists since the middle of the 19th century when Wallachia and Moldavia united. And Wallachia and Moldavia only exists since the 14th century, before those lands were called Cumania, that is, land of the Cumans. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Catholic_Diocese_of_Cumania Even more, many of the ˝Romanian˝ nobles from those lands had clearly Turkic names, like Basarab I.
>>9543 I think he meant that the Mongols not lead by genghis khan actually already invaded Europe, like the Huns and Turks and Arabs but that Europe had survived and thrived after.
>>9542 >No recoil No shit, it's a cucksole game
>>9544 Always had a gut feeling about these fucks and that one eyed nigger dan crenshaw. Every time some faggot (with shit to sell) tries screaming about how they're "more 2A than u" almost always turn in to traitors Daniel defense, Springfield, the faggots that just rebrand and sell the can cannon

Welcome to /k/. Strelok 09/07/2019 (Sat) 10:23:40 No.1 [Reply] [Last]
It's not a retreat, we're attacking new territory! HOTPOCKET UPDATE Per user consensus we are going to be staying here for the long haul. My e-mail is powerwordN@cock.li. If you would like to moderate for the board, please send an e-mail to me with your time zones and either a timestamped image of a firearm you own or (if you live in some derivative of yurop) anything that can be improvised as a weapon. Make sure there isn't EXIF data or any identifying marks on the weapon such as serial numbers, fingerprints in reflection, yourself, etc. Happenings (civil unrest, mass shooting, etc) generally do not merit a thread on /k/. This is not intended to be a board for discussing current events. Unless you have some specific reason for why a current event needs to go on /k/, please post your thread somewhere else. I've been very lax on enforcing this and the result has been a drop in the board's quality. There are other boards on the webring more suitable for "race war discussion" and I'd recommend you go there instead. Rules are viewable in the post box, but I will repost them here for your convenience: 1 : Follow the global rules. 2 : Do not spam content or dump porn. 3 : Spoiler gore or NSFW content. 4 : Do not honeypot streloks into committing crime. 5 : Keep threads on topic; if the conversation's too off track, then make a new thread. 6 :DO NOT POST PERSONAL, IDENTIFYING DATA ABOUT YOURSELF WITHOUT PLAUSIBLE DENIABILITY. Check any pictures for EXIF data, serial numbers, reflective surfaces, etc. OPSEC is important! 7 : If you make a thread that cites a web page or article, please use an archiving service for the URL and make sure the text you're quoting is actually from the article. Please do not post direct links to external websites on this board or they may be filtered. Archive before posting. 8 : Do not post invite links to Discord groups.

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Webm Thread Strelok 09/21/2020 (Mon) 06:22:02 No.5995 [Reply] [Last]
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>>6683 effin amazing. i'm definitely going to check it out now. thanks alot anon.

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Fantasy Weapons, Armor, and Armaments Strelok 11/19/2020 (Thu) 21:05:24 No.9363 [Reply] [Last]
A thread for all sort of all sorts of /k/ related things that range from cool to cursed.
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Third-world armies Strelok 08/28/2020 (Fri) 05:49:58 No.5260 [Reply] [Last]
What should be the strategy for militaries that don't have big budgets to spend?
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>>8067 >gyroscopes I have no idea what you mean. If you could spoon feed me a little more so I can look into this, I would be grateful. As far as signal jamming goes, I have personally seen commercial drones after losing signal (not jammed) 'Return to Base' and another that Auto landed. I have heard I have heard of jammers making drones fall out the sky but I don't know enough to say that it is result of 'specialized jammers' or less sophisticated drones. >>8067 >At extreme low and high attitudes Again, I am new to the subject so I don't know what benefit one would gain at operating at low attitudes expect maybe avoiding radar. And I don't know the downsides of operating high attitude. I would assume you mean outside SAM or AA gun range. But that would mean you have bigger of problems of being targeted by the government. If Rhodesia is any measure, Blacks cannot operate or maintain their MANPADS correctly to shoot down helos with basic jerry-rigged countermeasures (that being a new paint job and exhaust redirection.) although that was 50 years ago. As far as small arms go, I do not think anyone would be able to shoot down a drone with any small arm besides a shotgun once it gets further up.
>>8074 >I have no idea what you mean. If you could spoon feed me a little more so I can look into this, I would be grateful. It's a tool that measures orientation and angular velocity. Long story short it's the thing inside your plane or tank cannon or missile that allows it to aim/maintain track of where it's at, at all times. More importantly higher-spec/more accurate (typically fiberoptic) gyroscopes allow you to use angular velocity with a little integration (the kind that can be done at the hardware electrical level, not even requiring software/smart electronics or even electronics at all if you're willing to sacrifice some precision) to measure exactly where you are (allegedly) in the air. Your phone even has one if you can rotate the screen, albeit a pretty shitty one. Basically it's the thing that allows you to navigate even if GPS and all other forms of communication are down, and typically it's the device used to self-correct in conjunction with GPS or whatever communicative system it happens to use. In things like missiles they're roughly 10% of the cost (the ones in a $115,000 50kg air-to-ground missile cost between $10,000-$30,000) since you don't want your missile to hit the wrong target if the enemy is using any sort of jamming technology (also because conventional navigational communications are impractical at those speeds). >I have heard of jammers making drones fall out the sky but I don't know enough to say that it is result of 'specialized jammers' or less sophisticated drones. They shouldn't do that unless it's either a crappy consumer-grade drone that's designed to just auto-land when it loses signal (since generally the goal of consumer-grade drones is to preserve them if signal is lost). If they just fall out of the sky, that's either shitty computing that shuts the drone off when it loses signal or an electrical subsystem attack (basically an EMP). >Again, I am new to the subject so I don't know what benefit one would gain at operating at low attitudes expect maybe avoiding radar. Wind-speeds at operating heights of "helicopter" style drones are typically much, much faster than wind-speeds on the ground. Fixed-wing drones have a very hard time dealing with those windspeeds without either severe loss of functionality or beefy (price-wise) upgrades that make them far too expensive to use at any height except ultra-high altitudes using ultralight designs. The main benefit of a fixed-wing drone is that because there's fewer moving parts and they rely on wind pressure/air currents to stay afloat, they tend to be very, very stabilized compared to a heli-drone. This makes them capable of acting as a fixed point to detect abnormal movement in a sea of movement (such as out over choppy waters where they're good for spotting submarines below the water's surface by interpreting differences in surface waves, or in crowded cities when looking for subtle signs of vehicles/firearms being used), but being fixed structures, they are less maneuverable when it comes to evading direct fire, much less so than an actual helicopter or fixed-wing plane. They can be useful at low altitudes if used en-masse, but doing so is expensive compared to using helicopter-style drones that might be heavier but are significantly cheaper due to not needing specialized parts to maintain navigation, altitude, or maneuverability. The only flip-side of this, is that fixed-wing drones typically require far less experience on the operator's part to operate successfully. >And I don't know the downsides of operating high attitude. Electronics need extra shielding at high altitudes from background radiation, and many materials act weird when at high altitudes. Additionally you need more sensitive gyroscopes, and if you're throwing all these expensive parts in you want to logically protect your assets which requires additional investment. I was more pointing out that because of wind speeds at mid-altitude requiring a beefier product and these more sensitive electronics needing extra shielding making them more expensive, typically it's preferable to just go with the helicopter models if moving out of rifle range unless dealing with ultra-high altitude drones meant strictly for surveillance or air-to-sea drones (which are also mainly used for surveillance).
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>>8077 >re drones falling out of the sky. Could be laser weapons. Soviets demonstrated in the 70s that you could melt the electronics of a plane/helo with in 7-12km effectively (even higher if it was airborne like the A60 complex) >high altitude Why not use vaccum tubes like the ruskies do to prevent solar radiation interference? Mig-31M is a good example, the only "semiconductors" are the ASEA radar.
>>5306 Has Switzerland fallen yet? They're still not EU and took in far less rapefugees than the surrounding countries.
>>9569 Still part of free travel area. The new hot saying in the area there is to refer to refugees as "black (arabs), blacker (Somali), and blacker (sub sarahara/ west africa)

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Autistic ideas Strelok 08/21/2020 (Fri) 16:45:14 No.5117 [Reply] [Last]
The subject says it all, so I shall start it with this one: .338 Lapua Magnum with a rebated rim, and an advanced primer ignition machine gun to go with it. If you don't know what that means, then kikepedia can help you out: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blowback_%28firearms%29#Advanced_primer_ignition_%28API%29_blowback But the tl;dr is that it's a simple blowback mechanism that ignites the gunpowder while the cartridge is still travelling forward, and that means the bolt can be a lot lighter. Now, this machine gun would be meant for vehicles first and foremost, because there is already a small push for .338 machine guns anyway, but that one design seems to be way too complex for vehicle use, especially if you put next to it a blowback machine gun. And in theory you could refit any weapon chambered for .338 LM to fire this new cartridge simply by modifying or replacing the bolt and otherwise leaving alone the weapon.
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>>9460 The big question is though if you could use them to pick up sonar buoys. If yes, then they'd essentially combine the best features of helicopters and aeroplanes in that particular application.
>>9186 >The 40x180 (not yet in my collection) is the new "Super 40" round intended for rebarrelled versions of the ATK MK44 Chain Gun. Compared with the 30x173, the HE shell (designed for timed airburst) is 50% heavier and the APFSDS performance significantly improved. It is the closest rival to the 40mm Cased Telescoped Ammunition system ordered to replace the British Army's 30mm Rarden in light AFVs, but has so far attracted no orders. With this in mind, a better alternative for completely new 40mm grenades might be to use a cut-down 30x173mm case, because that would be able to deal with the inherently greater pressures involved. As an added bonus, an automatic grenade launcher firing these could use the same belt as the 30mm autocannons, slightly simplifying logistics. Or go even further beyond and design a new family of autocannons and AGLs in conjunction, so that they use as many common parts as possible, and even the different ones are similar enough so that somebody who is trained to repair one of them can deal with the other one. >>9465 All of those cartridges are longer than 7.62 NATO, expect .280 British. It means to rechamber even a FAL you'd have to cut the receiver in half, add a bit of metal to lengthen it, develop a new magazine for the longer cartridge, and also replace the barrel. This would be insanely complicated and expensive. And converting the FAL would be still the simplest one out of those for weapons. I can't even imagine what kind of a nightmare would be to redesign the G3's roller delayed system. If you want a ˝drop in solution˝ then just replace the barrel of the FAL for a necked down 7.62 NATO: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.260_Remington
>>9525 6.5cm works in my M14 with just the barrel swap. Functions fine with the standard NATO mag too.
>>9549 I seriously doubt that a 65mm cartridge would work in that gun. But you should specify the actual cartridge, because there are a fuckton of 6,5mm cartridges out there.
>>9525 And how do they ballistically fare against 6.5CM.

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/k/ video games Strelok 05/14/2020 (Thu) 04:53:04 No.236 [Reply] [Last]
I just wanted to play video games and post loli! Are there any shooters with cute animu girls that isn't lootershooter crap?
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>>9535 >call me a fag Ok fag We don't judge here, we only judge your kommando ability >>9533 display companies gotta make profit somehow fam. 4K used to be for prosumers/professionals.
>>9535 It's not more minimalist though. In fact, its the opposite of minimalist because you have to jump through more hoops and allow no less than 6 different scripts from 7 different domains just to see what you want. Not to mention the design is ugly and cluttered to the point of impracticality. >>9536 People watch videos on their computers more than they do their televisions these days.
>>9535 It's only visually minimalist and that's when you put on an ad blocker since every websites is filled with advertisements that make it slower than it already is. >>9547 Half of these websites are tailored to smartphones too.
>>9547 >>9551 Well yes i mean the visual part
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Middle East/Africa 2 for 1 special Strelok 11/15/2020 (Sun) 03:52:15 No.9172 [Reply] [Last]
Thread dedicated to conflicts involving Middle Eastern and African country's. We haven't had a middle east thread for months now so feel free to post some interesting developments that we may have missed during the threads absence. Just make sure that if you are posting old events have the date of the event listed as to not cause confusion. https://archive.is/pQiPv >Military Situation In Syria On November 13, 2020 >November 13, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positons north of Tal Tamar >November 13, clashes between SAA and Turkish-backed forces were erupted near Tadef >November 13, artillery Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions north of Minnagh airbase >November 13, Russian warplanes pounded militant targets near the village of Al-Barah >November 13, Russian forces struck areas near Idlib central prison with two Iskandar missiles, pro-militant sources speculated (the usage of Iskander missiles remains unconfirmed). https://archive.is/Xq8rk >Russian Missile, Air Strikes Hit Western Outskirts Of HTS-Held Idlib City >On November 13 afternoon, a missile struck the western outskirts of the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib, which is occupied by al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) https://archive.is/tOV8s >75 Syrian Soldiers, ISIS Terrorists Killed In Central Syrian Clashes In Last Two Weeks >"48 regime soldiers and allied militiamen were killed, while 27 ISIS members were killed,” the SOHR said in the report, “the death toll is expected to rise as some injured are in serious condition, amid reports of further fatalities"

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>>9516 Remember what I said about a false flag in >>9317 ? Taliban has no reason to let the us withdraw, they need a common enemy and they want tacit chinese/russian support, the second the US pulls out it becomes five with fuckfest with russia, china, iran, pakistan, india all intervening with their intelligence agencies TBH though, the current afghan government doesn't deserve to rule, it can't even hold areas right outside kabul on a permanent basis.
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>>9516 >U.S. B-52 bombers from Minot AFB, N.D. deploy on ‘short-notice’ to Middle East Saturday for first time in months and days after U.S. announced it was pulling forces from Afghanistan and Iraq https://web.archive.org/web/20201122072906/https://twitter.com/LucasFoxNews/status/1330215993017315329 https://twitter.com/LucasFoxNews/status/1330215993017315329
>>9518 Taliban is a largely educated religiously backed organization that burns opiates and wants Afghanistan to return to normalcy. They want the US out and there's a reason they hate ISIS. It's the warlords backed by the USA that want the military to stay.
>>9556 >normalcy You mean becoming a base for Pakistan, who funded them in the 90s in the hope of increasing their strategic depth in the event of a war with India.
>>9557 Does seem to be an improvement over being the CIA's poppy farm.

Tank/afv thread Strelok 05/21/2020 (Thu) 08:20:08 No.561 [Reply] [Last]
A discussion thread about the most powerfull land vehicles and it's derivatives. Prototypes, historical, modern just needs to be an afv.
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>>9497 >Why do those CNT-kevlar sheets have to be replaced every 4 month? Temperature. Kevlar breaks down in high temperatures and loses a portion of its 'toughness', and as part of the composite it'd be sitting in a metal box under direct sunlight for most of the day when the tank is deployed to 80% of the world. Primarily the sandbox, where most 'warfare' tended to happen in the last half-century. This isn't to say that the armor suddenly becomes worthless after 4 months, merely that the armor is potentially degraded. >And why is the difference in price is so astronomical between those and composite CNT armour? At present only one factory in the entire world can make sheets of Carbon Nanotubes, and the process is fairly complicated to make an attempt for understatement of the year, one of the multiple reasons why copycat mass-factories haven't sprung up in places such as China. Bog standard Carbon Fiber sheets, however, can be (and are) mass produced for relative cheapness.
>>9498 >Bog standard Carbon Fiber sheets, however, can be (and are) mass produced for relative cheapness. Wait, so it's not even CNT? If kevlar with carbon fiber is so strong, then why is it not being used already?
>>9499 Who is to say it's not? Most of the particulars of current composite armor schemes are classified or tightly kept secrets. Obviously, I can't say it is or isn't being used, all I can say is it works and I'm aware of tests which concluded as much. However, if it's not being used, I can propose an explanation for why: because the various older methods aren't obsolete yet and are more cost effective during peace time.
>>9453 Nowhere does it mention anything about DU, becuase it was classified use at that point. As if anyone wants to admit they shoot nuclear waste. They've admitted DU probably was a causative agent in causing gulf war syndrome and secondly the faggots in the American government refused that they fired DU and refused to take accountability while internal documents were circulating that did say indeed state it was hazardous. >Yugoslav officials say they have no record of depleted uranium in Kosovo because of their army's hurried withdrawal in June - but claim that DU ammunition was used by Nato in areas around Vranje, Bujanovac, Ostojnik mountain and on the Montenegran peninsula of Lustice. >"We've asked the Americans lots of time where they used this stuff," a British ordnance officer told me. >"First - you know the Americans - they said they couldn't tell us for `security reasons'. Then they said that their A-10s used DU and fired the ammunition whenever they came across Serb armour. They said that because these were `targets of opportunity', they kept no record of the location or dates of firing.

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Camo and other clothing Strelok 05/31/2020 (Sun) 21:06:19 No.1085 [Reply] [Last]
Camo, jackets, hats, paint, shoes, and etc. go in this thread. The rule of thumb for camo is that if you don't know what to get, you want a general camo, your options are limited, or you're on a budget just get flecktarn. ATACS and SS-Leto are god-tier for lush environments, and alpenflage, strichtarn, and multicam are good for drier areas. M05 Winter for Winter.
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Does anyone have a recommendation for reproduction versions of Taz83 or Leibermuste?
>>8462 Is there something wrong with Alpenflage, there's a fuckton of surplus for it. >leibermuster You're out of luck.
>>9500 >alpenflage It doesn't fit me because I'm a manlet no I'm actually two sizes too small for the common ones sold at size medium, and the smalls are too short.....
>>9511 Well that's just sucky, pal. Why do you want a red camo anyway?
>>9524 >red camo Since i've got access to a some FLIR devices, I want to try and see if the (seemingly spurrious) claim that Taz83 actually works better than most camo at night. I'm looking for the czech Vz. 95 since they sell it with the IR layering in the surplus last I checked I also want to add a set for my alpine gear anyways

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