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The 12 Guage Project AntichristHater 06/23/2022 (Thu) 18:20:09 ID: 7e619f No.36357 [Reply] [Last]
Hi, this is a documentation of my project revolving around the 12 guage shotgun shell and my aspirations to build a slug that will reach out to intermediate rifle ranges (preferably 300 yards), have large amounts of impact shock at those ranges, while still also being capable of creating good tissue damage. To do this i have created a self stabilizing slug shape unintentionally based off the Minié Ball out of a CO2 cartridge that i used as a mold, i have made this "body" out of aluminum and have designed a steel weight/penetrator with similar proportions to a 5.56 M193 ( a little bit smaller so that itll fit in the shell). My goal is to have the aluminum body impact the target, transferring a large amount of energy to the target via direct energy transfer, and then for the steel tip to come apart from the rest of the slug and tumble inside the target. I have already made lead versions of these slugs without the steel weight and at roughly 100 yards they had great stability so im very hopeful for this shape. I have not yet shot the aluminum ones, primarily because i only have one as of right now and am awaiting a crucible to cast more. I also plan on sending these to the youtube channel Taofledermaus so that they can test them at longer ranges and against ballistics gel with their high speed camera. Questions welcome as long as they arent retarded.
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>>40416 If I remember correctly, the heaviest slugs I was shooting weighed about 250 or so grains. No idea how fast but judging by the difference in sound I'd say near mach 2, probably somewhere around 2000 fps. Haven't done any long range tests yet but I imagine I'll need to tweak the design for anything past 100-200 yards. Currently my slugs more resemble a foster slug which i imagine will be a problem.
Yo, its me the slug guy. Im back after like 5 months with some updates. I made a new batch of slugs this time with a steel point in them to act as a sort of ballistic tip to help reduce drag. The workmanship was pretty spotty so i wanted to give them a try at some short range to see how theyd do in spite of the poor craftmanship. Testing the limits yknow. Anyways I loaded 4 shots, 3 hit one missed. The three that hit were all shot at around 7-10 yards, 10 yards on the foam targets and about 7 for the plywood. First shot on the foam target was way off and the second shot was only about two inches off with bead sights (did i mention i got a stock for my shotgun? :0) Third shot was on the plywood and hit exactly where i was aiming. The fourth shot on foam missed, no idea why but it was about 30-40 yards away. Sounds good right? Well not exactly, im not sure if its because of the material or what but all the shots that hit the foam targets looked like the bullets were keyholing or didnt hit the target right. The hit on the plywood looks as perfect as it can be but the foam targets are off. This has me kinda worried about the accuracy of these slugs. I fashioned a new mold setup so ill make a new batch soon and test them out on paper or cardboard and see how they do. Im really hoping there arent any problems but i wont know until i try. Also fyi, im using the old slug design with the longer taper not the foster style slugs. Hopefully thats not why im recieving these oddities.
Update. Made some super nice slugs, tested three of them. Put .22 bullets in the noses of two and hot glue in one. Got interesting results. Was aiming at insulation and on the second shot hit about 1.5-2 feet high. Missed the other two although one hit right next to the big foam target about 1-2 feet away Theory, I didn't de-bur the backs of the slugs and the wads I recovered were damaged so I think that was the issue. Would also explain why I get better accuracy at close range. Will fix and retry soon
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>>46503 >Theory, I didn't de-bur the backs of the slugs and the wads I recovered were damaged so I think that was the issue. You'll definitely struggle to get consistent results without a good gas seal. You could try experimenting with a variety of wads for a better fit too. With muzzle loading rifles shooting conicals at least, fucking up the tip of the projectile has little effect on accuracy but even a little damage to the skirt of the hollow base will make them fly off course.
>>46521 yeah, theyre not hollow base bullets tho its just a remnant from the casting process. The aluminum shrinks a little (alot by bullet standards) and you have to file it off, i got lazy and so yeah. Shame because those were easily the nicest slugs ive made as of yet, new mold, preheating, everything. Ill make more tho. As to the wad/gas seal i thought about that aswell, ive switched ammo types from winchester to federal target shells (no particular reason just what the store had), the wads are different federal is a two part wad and winchester a single piece wad, fits are pretty much the same tho. No clue if this will affect accuracy in any serious way although the slug that hit the back foam target had perfect windage so id think not. If problems persist after this next test ill blame it on the wads. I still want to be able to shoot these out of anything tho so ill try and figure something out.

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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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>>45997 >>45998 Sadly Aleksandryi with his family was repatriated on the orders of Master Zelensky. He died yesterday protecting freedom and democracy in his homeland defending Bakhmut. But dont worry, brave soldiers do not die - they live on forever in valhalla, waiting on the right side of Bandera for the final war. He had beatifull funeral, which was visited by his father, cousin and by at least 1/2 of his grandfather. >>46090 People might live in mudhuts for all I care. Funnel all the funding into mechs piloted by teenager sluts, its the only way to survive.
>>46090 You build a giant underground complex. One that goes very deep, say 500 feet down at a minimum. But you don't make just one central part, like a Fallout vault, you spread it out. What you want is a network of "centralized" clumps. Each clump functions as a point of muster. That's where you can gather a bunch of people and stockpile equipment. From there, they can travel to the surface and fight the ayys. One key feature, that is mandatory, is that each clump would have a multitude of entrances and exits. Then you want the clumps to be spread out enough that you can't easily figure out where they are and have at least three on every major chunk of land. Ultimately, the purpose of this thing is to foster a resistance force that will be able to attack the enemy any where at any time. If the ayys are bound to the dirt as we are, then they're fucked. They'd only survive if they were aquatic or aerial in nature.
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>>46090 >b CY >white flight due to niggers >b CY+200 >human flight due to ayys >build a mobile home >leave shithole planet >leave behind ayy lovers and deviants
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My own design. What do you think of it?
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Kin>>46359 Kind of inspired by TNO.

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Canadian and US forces intervening in Haiti Strelok 10/15/2022 (Sat) 21:46:18 No.42647 [Reply]
Exclusive: U.S. will support sending ‘multinational rapid action force’ to Haiti The United States has drafted a United Nations Security Council resolution that will encourage the “immediate deployment of a multinational rapid action force” to Haiti to address the nation’s worst security and health crisis in decades, according to a copy of the resolution obtained by McClatchy and the Miami Herald. The draft resolution, confirmed by multiple U.S. and U.N. officials, comes in response to a call by U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres last week for the establishment of a rapid reaction force to assist the Haitian National Police. Over the past four weeks, powerful armed gangs have all but sent the country into anarchy, blockading the country’s largest fuel terminals and cutting off its critical roadways. It is the first public indication so far that the Biden administration is willing to participate in a military force in Haiti — although the resolution does not specify what role various nations would play. https://archive.ph/Ko3J9 https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/haiti/article267336107.html
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>>43718 Not traffic guards baka, airport traffic control tower operators aka traffic controllers. As in the people that tell planes what to do with shitty ones being responsible for a lot of aviation accidents, which is why hiring unlicensed controllers is a big deal.
>>43733 Could Haitian airports in theory route their ATC feeds into VATSIM?
>>43733 If I could learn how to run air traffic control in an afternoon at an air traffic control facility I'm sure some homeless bum can learn it in a couple weeks. It's not like Haiti's airport was getting all that traffic in the first place and pilots are trained to be their own ATC in smaller airports. Sure the risk of catastrophic accident is higher but it's not like a major American international airport and that's on the airlines to not schedule large flights to Haiti.
>>43733 Oh, well my next question is why aren't their skilled employee's who are indispensable receiving private company or government funded security? That or perhaps they might as well just build small town houses or apartments within the airports themselves. Same should apply to seaport workers hauling steel containers full of imports/exports and aid. Else gangs, warlords or heaven forbid normal citizens just trying to get by since their corrupt government is probably just gonna horde it for themselves or re-sell it at outrageous markups because LMAO cronyism.
Niggers are niggers. Haiti would be paradise if populated by, say, Brits or Japanese. The only way to fix a nigger problem is to get rid of the niggers. So either leave them to their shit, (((vax))) them, bury them, and/or or push them into the ocean nya~

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Myanmar/Burma Thread Strelok 02/21/2021 (Sun) 08:09:46 No.13491 [Reply] [Last]
We should have a Myanmar/Burma thread. I think it's a big enough topic to justify having it separate from the Chink/Pajeet thread. >What happened? Long story short the Myanmar military has guaranteed 1/3rd representation in their version of congress. Aung San Suu Kyi had introduced a bunch of progressive reforms over the last few years and had frequent visits with Chinese despite Myanmar and China being in a technically hostile relationship. This is a big deal because Chinese nationals have been actively waging a civil war in Northern Myanmar. Suu Kyi lost international support after she approved the Muslim genocides back in 2017 in order to avoid a death sentence by the Myanmar military. The Myanmar military claims there was election fraud, but the evidence is more that this was a move to ensure national sovereignty as the current leader of the military would have been forced to step down/retire following the elections due to anti-military legislation congress passed in recent years. The military is using the excuse of Wu Flu to keep Myanmar's congressional body from officially convening by claiming that public officials violated COVID restrictions and utilized communication means to contact foreign countries when they were under investigation (something that is extremely illegal in Myanmar). Currently civil servants are protesting by manipulating the markets to crash the Myanmar economy with no survivors in order to try to justify UN interference in the form of foreign aid. Health workers, education workers, transportation workers, and banks are refusing to operate and holding protests. Foreign interference is expected. >Why does this matter? The military coup is aiming to restore the balance of power between military and civilian offices in government. If this fails, you can expect a war between Myanmar and China before the end of Biden's presidency as a means of China acquiring more territory. Specifically gemstone/mineral-rich territory that Myanmar already heavily exploits. This could give China an unprecedented economic edge to manipulate the precious metals market. Despite the military crackdown on communications and being an active part of the government, it is likely that the international community will use the protests as an excuse to start civil war in Myanmar since it could give them an excuse to plant western government military bases near China. >Who are the good guys? There are none. Suu Kyi is a progressive bitch, but the military are equally power-hungry and mostly working to preserve power structures that they failed to keep over the 2000s/2010s. Stop crashing and let me post the thread, damn it. >Flood Detected >When the thread didn't even fucking post God damn it.
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>>19108 this, that post is wildly biased against Buddhism. The historical reality is that Buddhism and Shinto fused in Japan so there's lots of overlap. Overall, it's a based religion, not without its militancy as he said, but it tends to lack the fundamentalism and chimping out we've seen from Abrahamic religions. >>19148 this is accurate. The doctrine of 'skillful means' is relevant: you're allowed to kill in order to defend yourself and prevent greater violence, and to protect the aggressor from his own negative karma. Defending the Sangha (religious community) is also important and relevant to this.
>>19062 Based, the Muslims are invaders in the region and mainland SEA (with the exception of the comie areas) is all Buddhism has left nya~
>>45150 Any updates on this? Or to begin with, did the situation change, or is it still at the stage where soldiers shoot up random protests?
I'm reading more and more reports of fathers being part of rebel NUG-aligned forces while their sons are joining the Junta. Usually it's the other way around which makes this interesting that it seems to only be the middle-aged generations >>46288 Not directly, but suddenly NUG-aligned forces have been launching attacks on the Junta again with heavier equipment such as artillery that they did not previously own, suggesting that the funding is at work. https://www.barrons.com/news/one-dead-after-myanmar-rebels-attack-provincial-celebration-junta-01673793309 https://www.foxnews.com/world/myanmar-air-strike-destroys-2-villages-inhabited-ethnic-ethnic-rebel-forces-kills-5
>>46294 The interpretation I've been seeing with the generation gap is that pre-conflict, the military was considered a good job. Secure, well-paid, relatively comfortable; a better career than a laborer or farmer, so something to encourage your kids to do and be proud of. Then when the conflict started the parents opposed to things the Junta was doing, while the younger people who had been joining were tending to keep riding the career.

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Strelok 10/07/2022 (Fri) 12:53:54 No.42259 [Reply]
whats the point of having "special forces" tests and recruitments focus on (((cardio))); rucking,running, etc. instead of athleticism and time-power based skills? Instead of marching 40km a day for 2 weeks;why not test for sprint,put shot, boxing,etc? some real useful military-athletic shit. are generals all retarded?
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>>45783 >That was a rarity reserved for select pieces of mega ultra hyper autism works Got you covered fam. REDLINE https://nyaa.si/view/927640
>>45784 Lol. You're clearly in the wrong neighborhood.
>>45850 Whoa you convinced me he's wrong and poopy.
>>45879 It's true, but you may be worse in fact? I'd check into that friend. :^)
>>45901 Whoah hes so wrong and poooopeeeee

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Strelok 08/16/2022 (Tue) 01:38:11 ID: 7cbb35 No.39463 [Reply]
why aren't you reverse engineering firearms anons? with free time and autism, you could be putting out open source technical data packages for firearms. hell you could even do it for cool stuff thats not available, like anything HOWA makes heres a quick roadmap to get you started: >reference picture collection start by collecting as many good pictures as you can. preferable are pictures with a high resolution, ones that give a good profile of the gun (normal to the side or other features in question), have items of known size in them (something measureable), or that show the internal components of the firearm. patent drawings are often an excellent (and usually accurately drawn) resource. >measurements next take your image editing software of choice and start taking pixel measurements. for each photo, put the measurements as a percentage of a common feature of the firearm, such as a proportion of the magazine, barrel length, or other known size feature. when you have enough measurement proportions (say, 5-10 per feature), input them in a spreadsheet and get the averages >modelling get acquainted with a 3d software of your choice. start modelling out your major features. if you come across something that seems contradictory, make a decision that makes the most sense as to which you should keep. dont be afraid to round up or down to convienient numbers (or standard stock sizes) if they're close. >part collection the next stage, if its possible. try to get 'critical parts' that can be used to infer the dimensions of other parts. think: bolt carriers, bolts, barrels, sight blocks/gas system components, trunnions etc.. the same goes for parts that you're unsure of the features because they couldn't be tracked down in pictures. use these to revise your 3d model >3d printing make a 3d print of your model so far. does it work with the parts you have? does it fit together at all? compare it to your pictures. does it look right? are there obvious differences (in proportions or missing features?). use this as an iterative process to get your model closer to reality. your eye is a precision instrument. >manufacturing this is where the cliff really comes in, but you'll find its very worth it if you make the jump. learn about metal working and making things in general. practice welding, machining, bending etc. buy tool and die books (you'll need them) and manufacturing process books to widen your knowledge. practice making things. get good at using a finger break. craft a plan of how to build the components of your firearm. make drawings of your custom tools, of your parts, and update them as you build them (make as built drawings). document EVERYTHING. when something works, record it for others. avoid making pressure bearing compnents (try to buy them) at first, but eventually with enough knowledge those will be game as well. >testing if you've made it this far, you'll have a good idea of how to safely test things. congratulations! even if you only make it part of the way through, your contributions can still be valuable. well, whats your excuse for not doing above? get at it!
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>>45539 I managed to get the rounds in hand and pull some measurements. I need help IDing the powder though since I have no experience with reloading
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>>45906 That is some bizarre looking ammunition. Do you know how much the projectiles weigh? That will indicate the burn rate of powder you are using. Generally speaking the heavier the bullet, the slower burning your powder should be; the shorter your barrel, the more gunpowder you will need to achieve a certain ballistic level since the pressure escapes the shorter barrel more quickly and can't act on the bullet as long, depending on the burn rate. I am tempted to say that is Hodgdon Longshot. Longshot is a slightly slower than average non-magnum pistol powders but is slightly faster than magnum pistol powders like H110. Longshot is popular for .40 sw, 10mm, and 357 SIG. I use it exclusively for 357 SIG and .40, but there is load data for it in many other pistol rounds including 9mm and 38 special. Longshot is used in a lot of "performance" ammo because its burn rate gives better ballistics. However for the extra burn you need heavier springs and more robust frames for semi-autos. It could however be one of the faster burning powders. If the gunpowder burns faster than you think and you load too much of it into case, you can blow your gun up or get case head failure. If you use a slower powder you'll just get crap ballistics and a big fireball. I had a case head fail on me in .40sw with Longshot and it was pretty scary. Pressure is dangerous. I personally would not use the powder if I didn't know what it was. You'll need a chronograph to be certain. You would have to guess what the powder is, trace it to load data in a reloading manual, use the lightest charge, and then chronograph the velocity of the bullet and then check that back to the load data to see if your fps is equivalent to what is listed in the book.
>>45506 >>45906 Are those bird scaring rounds or something?
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>>45977 The bullets weigh between 30 and 32 grains. I've got a ruger blackhawk for testing so I'm not worried about overloading (within reason). >>45979 Pic related

Military aviation general Strelok 10/15/2022 (Sat) 19:28:01 No.42643 [Reply] [Last]
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>>46054 Thats less then 30 m^2 apartment in warsaw
>>46056 The apartment is fully equipped with plumbing, electricity, and presumably amenities like a stove, fridge, and dishwasher. I'm talking about the structure alone.
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>>46054 True but special materials/additives are used against time, for example concrete/cement reaches near-peak performance 28 days after being dried/cured, it can be worked on after 7 days (if workers cure it well after it starts "sweating" the hot water), now the thing is some companies or situations don't have 7 days so they use special additives to cut time and thus all the lateral costs like insurance, machinery and such. In domestic civilian cases it usually helps with the payment of workers, for example having 3 dudes taking care of a concrete roof or cement floor for 7 days can be cut down to even 2 days only if you add a strong drying chemical, that's a good chunk of savings although if the construction boss is a jew/dumb he will have the workers do nothing or very little for the next 5 days so you get charged more for the same thing. The trick with cutting time is using the savings to work other stuff like walling or detailing curbs and such, this taking into consideration they won't have to detail the concrete/cement thing because, for example, a cement floor without any additives will take a while to dry but the sweating of the hot water and dusty particles can be used to create a natural polish which can be also painted and extra polished with acid, that detailing cannot be done with added chemicals; if they decide to not use then they will have to remove that excess liquid. As a side note, just like bricklaying, the art of polishing cement is being lost because construction workers are some of the most retarded members of society, they are hard working no doubt but they forget techniques and do not care at all to nurture themselves with knowledge; as long as something can be done quicker and without breaking their backs they will use it, and the construction masters who rather hide those cheap details with expensive masonry or wood rather than use the well-worked structural material itself as ornament. >at least 100 square meters of space taken up by building material That's really not much for construction, it is a big house for a civilian and probably would need 3 dudes working on it if most of it has air surface (aka floors or roofs) now imagine cutting down half the wages of 3 or 4 guys if you dare to pay for a couple of bottles of drying material. Even small-sized grinded gravel can work wonders with time in things like columns or beams, you shouldn't support something on top of those until 7 days have passed but small-gravel makes it stronger and you can put shit over it after 4 or 5 days. Some croatian anon posted very good info time ago in i don't remember well, i think it was /fascism/, he had good experience in the construction area and had a better idea around time and costs. The biggest enemy in construction costs is time... and the client trying to jew the structural costs and cheaping out on materials. >>46051 >giant inflatable bladder serves as the support for a formed pour of concrete onto it >pour I think you can save more money using shot concrete than pouring the cream on top, also it depends on the dome: There's thick and or irregular domes that need a strong rebar structure and then there's ultra-thin domes on catenary forces that need retarded amounts of beams and top-tier workers to build those. For example a rebar hemisphere can have some concrete poured into it but shot concrete, as in a high-pressurized hoses that splurts cement, is much more effective as it can save time and material but it needs the machinery and someone who knows what they are doing, nowadays they can be found small enough and most concrete workers know how to use it or know someone who does so you will almost always save money hiring a shooter and fixing a thin rebar than planning a perfect structure and finding a bunch of dudes who are not dumb and also are masters of jenga... only for the thing to be taken down after 14 days.
>>46054 That's literally nothing dude. It's not just still less than traditional materials, it's still less than 1/10th the price of the land. Having a house go from 110k to 140k is a drop in the fucking bucket when the land is 1.6mil
>>46060 That's gotta be a European thing, because unless the land is already developed it's pennies here in burgerland compared to the price of construction and permits. I think land outside of city limits goes for like $3,000-$4,000 per square acre (about 4000 square meters), but you gotta bribe all the officials so the house construction will run you $300k-$700k easily.

Naval Thread II Strelok 05/02/2022 (Mon) 16:31:42 ID: 48a0ec No.33554 [Reply] [Last]
Last thread fell off the board. Discuss and debate naval topics here.
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What do CNTs offer from a submarine perspective?
>>44408 Surprisingly not that much. We can already build hulls out of steel (or titanium) that can go farther down than the human body can safely take for prolonged periods, and lighter weight doesn't exactly help that much with a submarine because it's displacement when submerged is determined by the volume of the vessel rather than its weight (since the concept is to go underwater in the first place). In theory you could strengthen the hull to better resist cases of battle damage or sub captains attempting to get their boat to copulate with an underwater mountain, but considering the large, highly vulnerable, highly important systems that must be exposed along the hull with at most rubber to protect them, I'm not sure what the value of this would be either.
I wonder how well cluster munitions would work against modern ship. They obviously wouldn't be able to sink a modern warship, but maybe you could use them in the initial phase of an attack, because maybe they could damage the fire control system or a CIWS, making subsequent projectiles more likely to hit, and shooting down dozens of small pellets seems to be a hard task.
>>45298 Well, there actually are anti-ship cluster munitions; but from memory none of those are exactly in service for various reasons. Otherwise, with either Anti-Tank or Anti-Personnel Cluster Munitions, if you threw enough of the cluster munitions at the warship you actually have a reasonably high chance of mission killing anything short of a heavy cruiser or at least raking the topside over the coals so to speak. It absolutely would be a viable tactic if you could afford the delivery systems to do so; for pretty much the reasons you state. However, with most modern air-defense systems, one also has to wonder if it would be simpler to just ripple fire cheap rockets/missiles at the ship and force the ship to expend its SAMs and whatnot shooting down (comparatively vs. the defense's missile) cheap rockets.
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US senators urge Joe Biden not to sell ‘scarce’ nuclear submarines to Australia https://archive.ph/mIcqq >Democrat and Republican lawmakers reportedly warned president that Aukus security pact could stress US submarine industrial base ‘to breaking point’ >Two top US senators have urged president Joe Biden not to sell nuclear-powered submarines to Australia, warning it would diminish US national security given the vessels are “scarce”. The intervention confirms the US is under pressure not to sell its submarines before Australia is able to build its own as part of the Aukus alliance – meaning it could be decades before Australia gains nuclear submarines. A spokesperson for the Australian defence minister, Richard Marles, played down the leak, saying “the optimal pathway for Australia to acquire nuclear-powered submarines is taking shape, and an announcement remains on track to be made in the first part of this year.” The Australian government is due to announce whether it plans to buy nuclear submarines from the US or UK by March. >According to US news site Breaking Defense, the Democratic senator Jack Reed, chair of the US Senate armed services committee, and the then ranking Republican senator James Inhofe, now retired, sent Biden the letter in December. Reed and Inhofe wrote that “over the past year, we have grown more concerned about the state of the US submarine industrial base as well as its ability to support the desired Aukus SSN [nuclear submarine] end state. We believe current conditions require a sober assessment of the facts to avoid stressing the US submarine industrial base to the breaking point,” they reportedly wrote. “We are concerned that what was initially touted as a ‘do no harm’ opportunity to support Australia and the United Kingdom and build long-term competitive advantages for the US and its Pacific Allies, may be turning into a zero-sum game for scarce, highly advanced US [Virginia-class submarines]. We urge you to adopt a ‘do no harm’ approach to Aukus negotiations and ensure that sovereign US national security capabilities will not be diminished as we work to build this strategic partnership with Australia and the United Kingdom over the coming decades.” >The US aims to build its own fleet of at least 60 nuclear-powered submarines but is struggling to meet its own needs. In December the US secretary of defence, Lloyd Austin, recommitted the Biden administration “to ensuring that Australia acquires this capability [nuclear submarines] at the earliest possible date”. But the two senators reportedly noted “just 1.2 Virginia-class [nuclear submarines] have been delivered, on average, per year over the past five years”. Selling or transferring Virginia-class submarines prior to meeting the US navy’s requirements would make it “less capable of meeting sovereign wartime and peacetime requirements”, they wrote. “Make no mistake, we recognise the strategic value of having one of our closest allies operating a world-class nuclear navy could provide in managing long-term competition with an increasingly militaristic China. However, such a goal will take decades to achieve, and we cannot simply ignore contemporary realities in the meantime.” >Marles’s spokesperson said Aukus would “significantly transform Australia’s strategic posture and the work undertaken over the last 16 months speaks to a shared mission between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States”. Australia was “grateful” for the US and UK enabling Australia to acquire a nuclear-powered submarine capability and “that important capability is not lost on us”, the spokesperson said. In September 2021, Australia tore up a $90bn conventional submarine contract with France to instead acquire nuclear submarine technology from the US or the UK as part of the new Aukus alliance. The deal created a looming capability gap, requiring the Collins-class submarines to be upgraded and their life extended until the first nuclear-propelled submarines could be made in Australia by the late 2030s. >In June, Peter Dutton, the opposition leader and former defence minister, revealed he “believed it possible to negotiate with the Americans to ­acquire, say, the first two submarines off the production line out of Connecticut”. “This wouldn’t mean waiting until 2038 for the first submarine to be built here in Australia,” he wrote. “We would have our first two subs this decade. I had formed a judgment the Americans would have facilitated exactly that.” The revelation prompted criticism from experts including Marcus Hellyer, a senior analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, who said this had not been agreed by the US government and it would be a “pretty serious kind of breach or leak [to disclose it]” if it had. “No boats are available before 2030 unless the US gives up its own – that would be quite remarkable – the US has been clear there is no way they can build additional submarines,” Hellyer told Guardian Australia at the time.

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GFS - Gardening, Food acquisition and Stock keeping thread Strelok 07/30/2021 (Fri) 17:19:58 No.17689 [Reply] [Last]
Greetings Streloks, as anounced in >>17677, this is the thread about gardening, acquiring food and keeping stocks for long(er) Term survival. the main topics for this thread are -growing food for long term survival. -harvesting wild food if gardening is not an option for whatever reason. -legal and illegal food acquisition in areas where gardening is hard or undoable or in the case of insufficient skills. -wild gardening/guerilla gardening as alternative ways of growing food without owning land. >What is the purpose of the info ITT? This thread is aimed at providing information to every Strelok, on how to provide his own food, wether it is only for himself, or for a large fighting force. This is not only important for Post-collapse scenarios, but also an important factor of gaining freedom by independence from the government and society. >what does this have to do with /k/? At the time of the thread creation, /k/ is the board for weapons, combat and outdoorsmanship. A part of every armed conflict is the provisioning of food for the combatants to upkeep morale and fighting ability. Knowing how to grow and how to acquire food in any conditions is an important part of sustaining a fighting force, as the past has shown that a hungry soldier cannot win a conflict, and looting, even if an option, is only a short term solution, that cannot fully replace a stable supply of fresh provisions. Therefore, i see this as a quite important, and unfortunately overlooked aspect of /k/. >What goes in regards to posting. I'm not playing janny, but i'd prefer to keep this thread focused on the 4 main topics at the beginning of the Post. Related questions and discussion are welcome, and as long as it stays roughly on topic, i see the threads purpose as fulfilled.

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How to kill spider mites? I brought my trees in for the season because it's too cold, but about a month ago they developed a spider mite infestation and it's almost killed two of them now. I tried removing the webbing manually which didn't work, then I tried spraying them with 99% isopropyl and that temporarily worked but didn't solve the problem. Then I tried spraying them with diluted 60% isopropyl and that also worked for a few days of spraying until they came back again. Right now I'm leaving them out in a blizzard for an hour to freeze the mites off the leafs without causing permanent damage and intend to spray them with neem oil for the next 7 days, but if pure rubbing alcohol didn't kill them I don't know if neem oil will do the job either.
>>45682 I can't remember anything about how to deal with spider mites other than you need to raise the humidity. Spider mites like heat and dry.
>>45682 Also obviously quarantine infested plants until you cleared the problem.
>>45684 I don't have the money for a humidifier right now so that's not really possible. I guess I could run the clothes dryer more frequently since it vents into the heat ducts. >>45685 Thankfully the only other plant around is my cat's cat grass and they don't seem to like it/it's dying anyways.
>>45693 Take a spray bottle, spray plant with water regularly. Raises local humidity. It gets a bit stuck among leaves and such. You could add a see-through plastic bag on top to REALLY keep the water in, just add in a bucket of water.

QTDDTOT Strelok 01/15/2022 (Sat) 13:08:31 No.21645 [Reply] [Last]
Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread We got to the point where the previous one is autosaging!
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>>45668 You can find lockpicking training sets with transparent locks and different cylinders. Those are best because you see where you're fucking up.
>>45657 >Accumulations of monetary wealth and knowledge is what builds civilizations and lives Which is unrelated to your suicide/patricide cult mentality of deliberately failing to make use of your own possessions, as has already been established and seemingly not disputed. >putting the needs of friends, family, or community above your own when necessary or in times of strain was part of how society operated lol. We just stringing words together that you think sound nice or something? There is no putting needs above your own. Either you'd preclude your ability to do so or they are infact your needs (most people are to some extent (selfish) altruists, and not strictly and exclusively narrow minded subhumans that do nothing but whine about other people's wealth they don't control), none of that was ever fucking true (nor could it be without immediately collapsing), and we aren't in a time of strain. >until post-war surplus wealth in tandem with car-appeased infrastructure and anti-communist contrarian philosophies that are as selfish and anti-human as communism made this normal in America. What was middle-class 30 years ago is pushing upper class today I see that not-muh-real-communism-fascism has evolved to just making up imaginary problems to ascribe to it's perceived competition. What was middle class 30 years ago is significantly poorer than the the lower-middle of the working class today. >selfish wew >what funds we as a family There are no 'funds we as a family' you fucking faggot bitch. It's his money. You're the one passively whining on the side about what he does with his own wealth because you feel (and are now explictly, though probably were always, claiming that spooks that exist only in your mind are responsible as if it resolves your mind of guilty) entitled to it. >>45658 Rand was not a libertarian though, she supported a pretty large government. >>45668

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The USA is rapidly collapsing and Americans want to talk about football and the Loch Ness monster. Insanity.
>>45838 What's this about the Loch Ness monster?
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