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    Wargames, sex, food and drink. And being opinionated.
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    Evil bloated overpaid civil servant

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  1. Quite an old game now and the developer no longer exists.... Sadly I also just started playing War Thunder, which has proved to be utterly addictive and I no longer have a life!
  2. Was thinking of reinstalling this as a good time waster, but I see there's no simple summary of what needs to be done these days to connect - any chance of an update??
  3. Avional as mentioned in the 2nd picture is a high strength aluminium alloy - there's not a lot on the web about it. but translating the info on the 2nd photo - I found reference to "Mines fire cartridge 93 with base fuse Mi Br Pat 93 BoZ " - a translation of this page (link is to google translate) under "Munitions" There's a PDF about modern 30 & 35mm ammo here that is a good read, although I cant' tell if the ammo identified above is part of it - it's still pretty cool.....as long as you're not on the receiving end!!
  4. I wouldn't think of it as armour so much as successive skins - the aircraft outer skin, perhaps some light armour around the cockpit area, and/or some internal structural members, the engine structure, etc.
  5. The T34 was not a modern tank tho - it had a 2 man turret and was unreliable and as awkward as all heck to operate. The engine/transmission layout was appalling so when the T34/85 was introduced it was grossly overbalanced - something that could only be rectified by massively increasing the strength of the front springs - which did nothing to improve the ride. Ammunition stowage was pathetic - 9 rounds ready in the '76!! the T34 did have good armour, a good gun and good mobility for 1941 - but it was not as fantastic as many people would like to believe. As for operational "agility"
  6. It wasn't the depression - that affected everybody. And everybody went for the same mix of tanks - "Infantry" and "cruiser" to use the British parlance - in Germany they were the Pz 4 and Pz 3, in Russia they were the BT (cruiser) and the T26 & T28, in France they were the H35 and R35 and Char as infantry, and Souma as Cruiser - cavalry tanks as they French termed them (although the French then fielded the R35 as a cavalry tank.....go figure!) WW2 was a time of massive change - the Germans had tanks that were better suited to upgrading rapidly - 3 man turrets were a major advantage to
  7. At he start of the war the British had pretty much the same types of tanks as everyone else - light machine-gun armed recce vehicles, only marginally better armoured "cruisers", and "infantry" tanks - but British doctrine had some differences with others that aren't really important - tank guns only for killing tanks (so no HE), more armour for het Infantry tanks... so...anyway - then WW2 comes along and the Brits tanks are just as good/bad as everyone else's, with a couple of standouts - the Matilda's have heavy armour & get a good rep. But as with everyone except the Germans their d
  8. Guy I know visited the set during filming and they got the Tiger out just for him when they found he'd come all the way from NZ - he got to climb all over and in it.......bastard! He pretty much agrees with JJR's assessment!!
  9. who says you have to have any qualification to leave school? Does the USA keep people in school forcibly past the age of majority if they do not get whatever is required to "graduate"? I suspect not. and it is probably no different in Aus. Certainly here in NZ there is constant measurement of how many kids are getting qualifications at each level of high school and efforts made to teach them things that they might be interested in if not the traditional academic subjects - but some still don't get any.
  10. If it is the programme I am thinking of..... these girls have been selected precisely because they are what one might call vacuous bimbo's - they are not a random or representative selection of Australian youth!
  11. Wow - I never realized that pizza covered in various cheap manufactured sauces, cheeses & other stuff was so artificial. (sarcasm alert) Seriously - did anyone ever think it was anything else??
  12. Each country has an average cost of production/break even price, and of course many of them have budgeted for certain prices - eg see here for 6 countries that are "screwed" (Businessinsider's term, not mine!) by dropping prices. Forbes has this analysis of break even and floor prices for oil that is also interesting reading.
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