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Peter Cairns

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  • Birthday 07/01/1961

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    Local Government elected Councillor

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  1. Just watched this summary; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8ec7Wohdt0 is it just me or is everything Chinese, more advanced modern and in better condition than Russia's? Peter.
  2. Saw a report last week that the Russian defence Ministry is claiming it has tested almost 200 new weapons or systems in SyriaD This week we saw pictures of two new SU-57's on the ground as well. Does anyone know of a list or anything substantive that gives an idea of what is on it? I did see reports of T-90's being deployed but the details are either for the T-90A ( which I would assume is the export T-90S) or the T-90SM ( which I think is the export T-90AM). On a second point this is the wiki entry on the T-90SM, (which looks like a translation cut and pasted); T-90MS – Also known as T-90SM is a new modernised (M) version of the export tank T-90S, with a 1130 hp engine, a PNM Sosna-U gunner view - system surpasses the world analogues, effective defeat of the target in any weather (in the movement itself and in the movement of the target),[78] a 7.62 mm turret UDP T05BV-1 RWS, GLONASS, inertial navigation systems, new explosive reactive armour(ERA) and steering wheel.[79][80][81] A new removable turret bustle is included, which provides storage for eight additional rounds. T-90MS is ready for serial production.[82] 4 video cameras of a circular view, full coverage of ERA Relikt (Area under the protection of Relikt ~twofold greater than Kontakt-5 of the T-90 A/S/M).[83] The management is united up to the division command. Wheel is used for steering.[84] Thermal imaging sight. The minimum range of night detection of a tank through a thermal imager 3300 meters[85] Tower rotation speed 45 degrees per second. Does the T-90AM in Black sea have the four video cameras and are there for commander observation or part of an APS system? Peter.
  3. Thought people might be interested but on the App Store you can now download a free App from the UK ordinance survey that gives you free detailed contour maps of the U.K. Including detailed building outlines. Not sure how to import them into CM but I am sure you can work that out. here's the link; https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/shop/os-maps-mobile.html Peter.
  4. Forgot to add the link; https://russiandefpolicy.blog/2017/08/06/an-ordinary-conflict/
  5. Found this site and thought this was an article that would interest people. tends to reinforce the view of those, like me, who think that behind the arrival of things like the T-14/15 there is more wrong than right. worth reading through other articles to. You might not agree with them but they do represent an alternative source of information. Peter.
  6. CsK, "Artillery and air delivered anti-tank mines...by the bucket load." Sort of; the MRLS round has roughly the same dimensions as a Hellfire, so I'd try putting the UK Brimstone front end on an extended range MRLS round and target with MALE UAV's or the JSTARS replacement. All you need to do is avoid the longer range Russian Artillery! Peter.
  7. Found this when looking around and thought people would be interested. http://carnegieendowment.org/2017/05/03/assessing-russia-s-reorganized-and-rearmed-military-pub-69853 lots of interesting stuff and it does raise the possibility of three scenarios that could be the basis for an updated Black Sea around Belorussia and Poland. Peter.
  8. Armourgunner, Thanks, nice clear close up pictures. peter
  9. For me the best base Scenario for this would be the internal collapse of the North as a result of a political crisis like the cultural revolution or just famine. In this scenario, as the North Imploded, all of it's neighbours would either be drawn in or face attack. Therefore it's not US v China or China v Russia, but as series of Campaigns; South; US/SK & Japanese forces in the South are attacked by NK units or need to cross the border to create a buffer zone or sieze nuclear weapons. North; Chinese and Russian forces both cross into the North to neutralise the threat to themselves and gain control of parts of the North. The Campaigns or Battles wouldn't have East v West but all the stuff would be there to create your own. Peter.
  10. Here's link to today's Moscow Victory Day Parade! Not much new. I don't think I've seen the Tigra with a remote turret before, it's not in BlackSea. Most seem to have a Grenade Launcher MmG combo (not sure which MMG it is) where as in game it's one or the other. about 6min in their is what I think is a command version of a BMD. Sure it's old but I can't remember seeing one and it's not in the game. The Artic Articulated is a beast, I've seen it before but not an Airdefence version. Even in a Uktainian Winter I am not sure it would make an update. you can pretty much stop after 9min unless you want to se the Russian entry for Eurovision!!!! Peter.
  11. Found this on the Tank Encyclopedia page and thought people would be interested. http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/modern/syria/t-72av-shafrah Peter.
  12. Here the video version with close up's! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/39272611 Peter.
  13. A bit off topic guys (and girls) but how much of this stuff can people identify? BBC report on Interpol weapons seizure Peter
  14. Lethaface, Is this the TOS-1A, if so they are using it again. Part way down the article there's a Pic. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-39061811 Peter.
  15. Oh Oh can we have these as well!!!!!  Mad max's Humvee!
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