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US Air Force claims to have built a superplane in secret Strelok 09/20/2020 (Sun) 18:17:35 No.5846 [Reply] [Last]
Revealed: US Air Force Has Secretly Built and Flown a New Fighter Jet The new digital tools that designed the full-scale flight demonstrator could herald a sea change in weapons acquisition. >The U.S. Air Force’s disclosure that it has secretly built and flown a prototype fighter jet could signal a shift in how the military buys weapons and who builds them. >Will Roper, the head of Air Force acquisition, revealed the existence of the new jet, which he said was part of the service’s Next Generation Air Dominance, or NGAD, project. “NGAD right now is designing, assembling, testing in the digital world, exploring things that would have cost time and money to wait for physical world results,” Roper said during a video presentation at the Air Force Association’s Virtual Air, Space & Cyber Conference on Tuesday. “NGAD has come so far that the full-scale flight demonstrator has already flown in the physical world. It’s broken a lot of records in the doing.” >Roper provided no more details about the jet, which is presumed to be the Pentagon’s first attempt to build a “sixth-generation” tactical aircraft after the fifth-gen F-22 and F-35 jets. He even declined to name the company or companies that built the jet. But he said the digital design technology used to build the new plane could increase competition and increase the number of American military jet makers. >“Digital engineering is lowering overhead for production and assembly [so] you do not have to have huge facilities, huge workforces [and] expensive tooling,” Roper said on a video conference call with reporters after his presentation. “It is letting us take aircraft assembly back to where we were in the [19]70s and prior to it — back when we had 10 or more companies who could build airplanes for the United States Air Force, because you could do it in hangar-like facilities with small, but very good teams, of engineers and mechanics. We're going back to that. It's super exciting.” >Lockheed Martin and Boeing are the only two U.S. companies that currently build fighter jets. >The Air Force in July revealed that it received 18 bids for a new drone that could fly in formation with manned fighter jets. While Boeing, Northrop Grumman and General Atomics won contracts, much smaller Kratos, which has been the subject of acquisition speculation, also received a contract. “We're...surprised there were 18 bidders,” Cowen & Company analyst Roman Schweizer, wrote in a July 24 note to investors. “Having five competitors for a decent-sized program is pretty solid, in our opinion, particularly when you consider three or fewer is the norm for most platforms, weapons or systems.” >Another reason for disclosing the NGAD project: Roper wants companies to invest more in digital design technology. In recent years, the Pentagon writ large has been trying to tap into innovation, particularly commercial technology, that could be adopted for the military. >Roper declined to give many additional details about the NGAD project because it is classified. But he said part of the reasoning for disclosing the existence of a test aircraft was to prove to naysayers that combat aircraft could be fully designed and tested on computers before they’re physically built, much like the way Boeing and Saab built the T-7 pilot training jet in recent years. “I've had many people in the Pentagon and elsewhere, say, ‘I see how you could apply that approach to a trainer like T-7, but you could not build a cutting-edge warfighting system that way,’” Roper said. “I've had to listen to that and just nod my head and say, ‘Well, you may be right,’ knowing in the back of my head that you're actually wrong because of what NGAD has done.”

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>>33322 >How does a vacuum around the cockpit completely negate all inertia and gravity? I honestly have no real idea, but that is what the official papers (such as patents) suggest. >That's probably a meme Of course it's a meme, it's a conspiracy theory. That being said, I'm pretty sure they were referring to the fancy helmet mounted display that was supposed to give the pilot 360 degree awareness.
>>33130 >there are no ayys and there are no lizard men inside the moon controlling everything on earth. Sounds like what a lizard man would say, we already know from both the chinamen and the americans that the moon is probably hollow or has giant empty pockets inside after 3 experiments, plus the maths behind the geometry and the odds of those appearing on our moon are a very, very small probability. Still i can believe most of what people have seen in the skies is manmade.
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>>6593 Isn't this the one that uses a huge amount of the extremely limited tritium supply? <once this machine is up and running, key information can be gained that will help pave the way to commercial, power-producing fusion devices, whose fuel — deuterium and tritium — can be made available in virtually limitless supplies. That's a fat lel. This is the project with the 'uh, we'll just stick some shields there and maybe we'll be able to harvest tritium from that?' side goal. I thought they'd already built this and it did produce energy like every other tabletop fusion reactor a highschooler made at home.
>>5847 > why the F-35 was so unexplainably *expensive* Not at all. This looked like classic Pentagon Pricing. Except more cheeky (what's with promises to do everything at once), so with even more grift on every stage. >>5928 > This is where the "space force" funding was originally going The Space Force thing looked more like an attempt to reboot NASA with personnel that isn't thoroughly pozzed, that could perhaps do something more productive than "Wahmen In Tech!!1" self-celebrations at workplace. >>5992 Ah, but this would require sanity... >>6019 Or, grift intensifies. Sounds about right.

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I CAN'T BELIEVE SHINZO ABE IS FUCKING DEAD Strelok 07/10/2022 (Sun) 08:47:16 No.37317 [Reply]
Discussing of current events. By spooky coincidence I discovered, while searching for Abe pics on my computer, that second pic's file name begins with "abe"
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>>37386 Feels bad. At least in Western countries I can say it's an urban dweller's own fault they live in squalor, but the Chinese aren't even legally allowed to leave their cities.
>>37373 Why is Macau considered a separate state? It's an autonomous region of China, not in a meme way like Hong Kong or Taiwan either. It's literally a strip of land with casinos.
>>37409 Precisely. Casinos aren't legal in China. Macau had them already from back when it was Portuguese, and they were making bank.
>>37409 Macau is perhaps one of the most autonomous regions in China precisely because of their status as Chinese Las Vegas. They are recognized as falling under the One Country Two Systems treaties and in many ways actually have more autonomy than Hong Kong because of their organized criminal underground. They're effectively their own country so long as they pay lip service to Beijing because they have dirt on everyone in Beijing.
>>37419 >>37420 Sorry, I probably said that poorly: from a few videos I've watched on the city, Macau has barely any actual permanent residents, only workers that come from neighboring regions, a few embassies, lots of hotels, malls and casinos and generally speaking the people there have very little "Macauan" culture, as in they still have signs in Portuguese for the novelty factor but it's not a second language anymore. The local government of Macau doesn't mind CCP influence at all, actually they even thrive through it as the officials bribe them to have a good time. Also, of all the "autonomous regions" in China Macau is the only one who has never once made any appeal for statehood. Am I mistaken?

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American Made Assault Vehicle. Strelok 07/06/2022 (Wed) 19:30:20 ID: e49b0d No.37077 [Reply]
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>>37117 >Or baby out of the car seat Silly anon, you're putting the cart before the horse. Progressives and rich people don't have kids so what baby would there be to pull out?
>>37117 How the hell does one contain an in flight battery fire on a large commercial electrically propelled aircraft?
>>37170 >Battery fire You don't. If it's an electrical fire you'll smell an acrid smell from a mixture of swamp gas and hydrogen gas from the insulation burning and while bad, you can turn the battery off, close the vents putting out the fire, then reopen the vents and safely land while praying it's not night time. >electrically propelled aircraft Don't know. I'm looking up the physics of how this works and all I'm getting are new-age PopSci articles about how "batteries will improve enough to handle electrical propulsion" (they won't) and how the "science is already there" (apparently it isn't since nobody can describe how these fucking work and they don't sound like an air pump since I wouldn't think an air pump would be strong enough), or how there's "150 companies developing electric propulsion aircraft" (but nobody has a working prototype).
>>37170 >>37171 The only electrically propelled aircraft that I know of right off is that one from the 90s with the solar panels.
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>>37171 Most of the newfangled eVTOL business is a gay Climatefornian venture capitalist scam there are a number of working prototype aircraft propelled by ducted fans or propellers attached to electric motors. Startup faggotry aside some of these seem like a childhood dream come true if not for the pathetic sub-30 minute flight time and microscopic range exhibited by virtually of all of them.

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Russia & Ukraine Thread 16 - Bakhmut Blitz Edition Strelok 06/23/2022 (Thu) 03:32:31 ID: bd0d6b No.36308 [Reply] [Last]
Past the 800 replies or page 3 requirement. "Recent" updates: >Confirmed that 50 Ukrainian command staff (including the guy running the official Ukrainian MOD twitter page- not their propaganda sidearm) killed in Russian missile strike >Overall Ukrainian casualties reported in/confirmed at about 27% death rate (at least 65k Ukrainian soldiers KIA) with Russian numbers maybe 5-10% behind >Snek island was attacked again unsuccessfully and has become a surface-to-air missile fortress of sorts >Ukrainians gathering a large number of forces in Kharkiv and Mykolaiv >Both fronts aren't swimming so good but can genuinely be called an offensive >Russians forced to divert troops to Kherson and Izium to defend the main highways >Sverodonetsk and Lysychansk are to become the new Mariupol in the coming weeks >Hirske was abandoned >Ukrainians are finally getting Western weaponry >Countries like America are stripping the targeting computers out of the artillery before shipping since it would increase the accuracy range of the howitzers into Russia proper >First thing they did was shell the fuck out of civilian population centers in Donetsk >Russians have already captured France's artillery for research purposes >1/3 of donated American howitzers are gone between Snek Island losses and Luhansk front losses if you follow Russia's official numbers >Russian MOD reporting 60% casualties from Ukrainians near Hirske after they surrendered, while Ukrainian MOD's spokesperson is still fucking dead >At best soldiers on the ground are claiming that "most of their guys got out already" and insisting it was a retreat instead of a surrender

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>>37574 If Afghanis can figure out how to use them anyone can, anon.
Would anons be interested if I made a 7z file of all the videos I've downloaded over the war?
>>37527 >>37538 Consider how low-effort it was. Did not even bother to check uniforms and find a photo with the right one. The rest just copied. Almost like they all are literally a bunch of tumblrinas moaning "but it's so-o difficluck!" And their bosses, well, could not find better keyboard monkeys than these. So, as Stalin reminds us: cadres decide everything.

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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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>>36243 >>36434 But after wracking my brain a bit more, I think that was actually a smart grenade for the 40mm launchers, because those don't have the electronics to set the fuse.
Fighter submarines Submarine jousting
>>36602 >Fighter submarines That's called a Midget Submarine. They can be employed by 'mothership' submarines pretty much like a carrier employs fighters except they can only carry 4 of them at most - even the largest of the submarines are small compared to a carrier. >Submarine jousting Was actually tried once, the result was an explosive-less kamikaze submarine that would kill itself when it rammed regardless of where the 'lance' was attached. Not really viable for ASW considering the other factors involved, and even if you were making a kamikaze submarine making a kaiten would be a lot simpler.
>>36612 Speaking of, is there any point in a modern submersible carrier, or is its niche better filled by existing strategic options nowadays?
>>36734 Several navies are currently looking at fitting their subs with a small UAV for reconnaisance purposes. Other than that, I guess a sub could maybe carry a small helicopter for SF insertions? There's no point in carrying combat aircraft because missiles can do a better job for a lot less weight.

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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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>>34696 Maybe try Hessen Antique. They're who I got my M41 tropical hat from, and it's pretty legit.
Camo shorts a meme or can you make it work? My legs are pale white while my face is tanned.
>>35828 depends, the goal of camo is to make you harder to shoot and to conceal you while in brush. i wouldnt recommend wearing shorts in brush unless you sweat like crazy and cant wear normal length pants, but as long as you arent laying down in an open field with short grass you should be fine plus you can always put mud or paint on your legs
>>35828 They still obscure your center of mass when combined with camo shirts and will keep you cooler in warm climates, but you aren't going to necessarily get the stealth benefits if your pasty white legs are glowing in the moonlight.
>>35828 If you really need shorts, I'd recommend pants with leggings that can zip on or off as needed, or just get pants that are lighter or more breathable if you're wearing them in a warmer climate. Otherwise the camo is shit if your legs are exposed. I'm used to wearing jeans in warm weather anyway so I'd just deal with the heat.

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SCOTUS Rules May Issue Is Unconstitutional Under the 2nd and 14th Ammendments Strelok 06/23/2022 (Thu) 17:16:57 ID: 1b830f No.36351 [Reply]
SCOTUS Rules May Issue Is Unconstitutional Under the 2nd and 14th Amendments https://youtube.com/watch?v=6BeIGxvu8v8 tl;dr- Any state that isn't Shall Issue is now in violation of the constitution. >What does it mean? Yet to be seen as they ruled 9-0 last year that red flag laws are unconstitutional yet Congress is voting on it anyways.
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Nevermind the Democrats did the work for me. Only two of the senators are up for reelection. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Todd Young of Indiana. Obviously house members are up for reelection every 2 years.
>>36526 >>36528 Even if they weren't up for regular election couldn't they be removed via noconfidence votes? At least in some of those states?
>>36559 The only Senator on that list who represents a state that allows recalls is Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, and it would require a petition of 1/3rd of the total casted votes for Bill Cassidy to get a recall on the ballot. The votes would have to be collected after the November election cycle, but before the 2023 election cycle begins the following summer in Louisiana in order to get it on the ballot, so the chances of a recall are slim.
>>36560 What about censure?
>>36577 >Censure It only works on populists. Establishment Republicans feel no shame in betraying the American people so a censure means nothing to them since it's just a public condemnation.

Strelok 06/26/2022 (Sun) 16:07:01 ID: 96b1ee No.36521 [Reply]
Is it true or just an urban legend that the average joe can create his own virus/chemical-warfare agent from the comfor of his home? Im not a 'rona denialist,just interested in studying modern terrorism:its motivations and methods. Someone on other imageboard,I remember he wanted to feed animals lots of parasites and pathogens and then burn their stomach and poop to create an air-bond agent
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>>36590 I, (a sir,not dude) Am following jordan peterson's advice:i want to be ABLE TO wipe out humanity off the face of the earth(and even off underground sysems),,but then refrain from doing it. but I need the real possibility to be there. i have to become a monster,but then not-be a monster. its what peterson says.
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>>36590 >Are we talking about garage WMDs yes. the observable universe needs cleansing from sentience. from the world of quarks to the torus of cosmos,the soldiers shall find peace
>>36593 >>36594 Please stop posting cringe. Virus bombs and nukes are one thing, but you're going too far with this affront to people's braincells.
>>36598 This thread screams "I learned about imageboards through a powerpoint presentation". Just sage and move along and bump actually relavent threads.
>>36599 More like OP is an underage retard posting dumb (literal) shit. Either way, agreed.

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Russia vs Ukraine 15 - Not A War Edition Strelok 05/30/2022 (Mon) 20:00:07 ID: 5d3947 No.35096 [Reply] [Last]
>Russians shelling Ukraine from the Russian side of the border >Ukraine returning fire in limited capacity >It's come to life that Zelensky was playing HOI4 with Azov and refused to allow them to retreat >Zelensky being the only one allowed to give retreat orders and likely being influenced by other powers (oligarchs) in Ukraine backfired bad >Rumor that the Commander-in-Chief has permission to have Ukrainians retreat if "failing to retreat might result in another Azovstal" >Ukrainians started abandoning positions when it became untenable all of a sudden >Ukraine's military is still implied to be top-down based on these leaked rumors with only a few key players besides Zelensky, Zaluzhnyi, and their close circles being allowed to take command >Because of this Russians are making pretty damn good gains, interpret that as you will >Snek Island has been invaded for the fifth or sixth time now unsuccessfully >Pontoon bridges has become a meme to describe both sides in the conflict >America continuing to spirale towards a greater Great Depression >Turkey and Croatia vetoing attempts to have Finland and Sweden inducted into natto for different reasons >Rumors off and on of Poland getting in on this whole "special military operation" shit >Belarus openly declares they will join Russia's war special military operation against Ukraine if non-mercenary Polish troops are discovered >Lysychansk region might as well be on fire and smell of brimstone >Shit's fucked

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>>36300 Civilians are not enemy combatants under the geneva convention.
>>36301 You mean the same thing the Russians are ignoring? The same thing the partisans of the traitor "republics" have ignored? That? If the traitors want to be treated better, they are free to surrender to Ukraine and receive their much-earned life imprisonment, as the Ukrainian law has somewhat unwisely set for treason.
>>36302 >Russians are ignoring? The only case that hasn't been prosecuted by the military courts when the assailant was located was Bucha and that's because the Western pictures themselves verified it was an inside job. More importantly two wrongs don't make a right but three rights make a left.
>>36299 It wasn't the legislature of Texas, just the GOP, which most of the state's legislature is part of. The party's official stances are that Biden is simply the "Acting President" and the results of the election are invalid.
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Turkey Vs. Syria Strelok Board owner 06/04/2022 (Sat) 02:30:16 ID: 1db1b3 No.35311 [Reply]
tl;dr- >Turkey considers Syria’s Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) to be terrorist offshoots of the Kurdish people's Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) >YPG conveniently happens to sit on a bunch of large oil deposits being actively drilled >Uses instability in Syria as an excuse to genocide somewhat Commie Kurds on and off >NATO gives Turkey the all clear to fuck around in Syria because Russia or establishment warmongers or WEF child brides, or bribes from lockheed martin or kikes or someone/something depending on who you ask >Turkey's fucking around in Syria >All hell is breaking loose now >Watermelon Seller is using the war as a threat to try and force American intervention >Meanwhile Ankara is already discussing invading Aleppo >“I am making it very clear for them,” Roachman said. “A depth of 30 kilometers from our borders is considered to be our security zone, and we don’t want attacks launched against us from that area.” Syria war now. Are we going for the big one? Map links: https://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/syria-map.htm https://syria.liveuamap.com/ Other types of maps: https://maps.lib.utexas.edu/maps/syria.html
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>>35406 If some Greeks still browse this board maybe they could tell you what happened. The Greek board owner said it was the British failing to fulfill their end of the deal and "commies". Last I heard as well is that Greek's military is becoming dangerously outdated in comparison to Turkey's because of drones and lack of military spending.
>>35407 Ναι.
Stupido turko bot.
>>35407 >the British failing to fulfill their end of the deal and "commies" And neither of those situations has gotten any better since then.
Not directly related, but >Sweden’s Justice Minister survived a no-confidence vote by one vote. >The tie breaker is a Kurd. RIP Sweden’s NATO aspirations.

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