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Vollketten #5141 Posted Mar 06 2014 - 14:50

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{lang:macro__view_post}Potoroo, on Mar 06 2014 - 01:15, said:

You might be surprised.  I've seen the effectiveness of medieval quilted padding against an arrow from a longbow (said arrow went straight through steel plate but failed to penetrate the cotton quilting), so the idea of using cotton to reduce the effectiveness of fragmentation damage is not necessarily as silly as it might sound.

 

No I understand how effective it can be. Its rather an interest of mine. For 'efficient' I mean the hauling, storing and management of large bales of the stuff which would have become vermin infested and subject to damp/mold/rot very quickly if exposed. Considering there were easier methods.

Wool has been used as a part of armour on occasions too for much the same reasons as you mentioned.

 



Blackhorse_Six #5142 Posted Mar 06 2014 - 20:22

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{lang:macro__view_post}zucchinibob, on Mar 05 2014 - 20:52, said:

Well, Andrew Jackson's forces used bales of cotton as cover at the Battle of New Orleans...

 

Cottonclad gunboats and steamers were faily common on southern waterways during the American Civil War ...

 

Both sides used it.

 

Some of it was a deliberate applique, and some of it was "strategic" placement of cargo on the way to market.



Xlucine #5143 Posted Mar 06 2014 - 22:55

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{lang:macro__view_post}The_Chieftain, on Mar 05 2014 - 23:15, said:

Test as part of Ordnance Program No. 3521: "To determine the value of baled cotton as a means of reducing penetration of bombs".

 

Yeah, that didn't go well. I must put that in the next archive oddities...

 

http://forum.worldof...64#entry5384364

I've heard BRDM get called a lot of things, but never "mobile fortress" until that post



Lhomme_Du_Norde #5144 Posted Mar 06 2014 - 23:54

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{lang:macro__view_post}deltav2, on Mar 05 2014 - 02:51, said:

Alternate proposal for aerogavin: 2 solid rocket boosters with wings on the side of the "gavin". It stops itself by high-speed lithobraking. Crew survival not guaranteed. Keep away from children, conspiracy theorists and irresponsible adults.


can someone give me my 6:33 back?  I demand a refund



thandiflight #5145 Posted Mar 07 2014 - 00:50

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{lang:macro__view_post}Xlucine, on Mar 06 2014 - 22:55, said:

 

http://forum.worldof...64#entry5384364

I've heard BRDM get called a lot of things, but never "mobile fortress" until that post

 

Usually "squishy" - but with added wool now "squishy and cuddly".



Daigensui #5146 Posted Mar 09 2014 - 09:24

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The_Chieftain, have any pictures of Challenger 2 tank crew uniforms, or are those classified?

 

A fan wants them for a project, so wondering if you could help.



thandiflight #5147 Posted Mar 10 2014 - 00:36

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{lang:macro__view_post}Daigensui, on Mar 09 2014 - 09:24, said:

The_Chieftain, have any pictures of Challenger 2 tank crew uniforms, or are those classified?

 

A fan wants them for a project, so wondering if you could help.

 

Here's one for you...

 

 

....except it's a Challenger 1


Edited by thandiflight, Mar 10 2014 - 00:37.


The_Chieftain #5148 Posted Mar 10 2014 - 08:39

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Shoutout to Mikey, who I do believe is the first person to recognize me 'on the street', as it were, in North America.

zloykrolik #5149 Posted Mar 11 2014 - 02:56

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I believe the most destructive force in the military is a bored private.

 

Put a PFC in the middle of nowhere with an anvil, come back in a couple of hours and it will be broken and he won't be able to tell you how it happened.

 

"Gosh Sergeant, it just broke."



Meplat #5150 Posted Mar 11 2014 - 15:36

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{lang:macro__view_post}zloykrolik, on Mar 10 2014 - 18:56, said:

I believe the most destructive force in the military is a bored private.

 

Put a PFC in the middle of nowhere with an anvil, come back in a couple of hours and it will be broken and he won't be able to tell you how it happened.

 

"Gosh Sergeant, it just broke."


AKA "Joe, is a hell of a guy".



Vollketten #5151 Posted Mar 14 2014 - 17:12

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Chief, You might find this interesting; a series of photos and text about German anti-tank methods in WW1.

http://pages14-18.me...ujet_1245_1.htm



Xlucine #5152 Posted Mar 16 2014 - 03:07

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{lang:macro__view_post}The_Chieftain, on Oct 18 2011 - 18:22, said:

General Direction and I are having a bit of an internal contest in the office. Didn't realise we had one going, but apparently we do.
He is pleased at the fact that he has a higher 'reputation' than I do. He cunningly used the caption competition to increase his rep: Click "plus" next to the caption that you like, and he placed ten posts on there.
I'm going to be more direct. Please plus this post!

 

BTW, this post is the third most +'d post on the forums



Dominatus #5153 Posted Mar 16 2014 - 03:11

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{lang:macro__view_post}Xlucine, on Mar 15 2014 - 22:07, said:

BTW, this post is the third most +'d post on the forums

How do you find that out?



Priory_of_Sion #5154 Posted Mar 16 2014 - 03:16

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{lang:macro__view_post}Dominatus, on Mar 15 2014 - 22:11, said:

How do you find that out?

Main Forum Page scroll to the bottom and you'll see "Highest Reputation Content". Click that.

 

I see 4th, not 3rd. 



Misfire42 #5155 Posted Mar 16 2014 - 03:25

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{lang:macro__view_post}Priory_of_Sion, on Mar 15 2014 - 22:16, said:

Main Forum Page scroll to the bottom and you'll see "Highest Reputation Content". Click that.

 

I see 4th, not 3rd. 

 

I also see 4th. I just made it an even 500, though.

 


Edited by Misfire42, Mar 16 2014 - 03:25.


Xlucine #5156 Posted Mar 16 2014 - 03:40

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Derp, it is 4th

StrelaCarbon #5157 Posted Mar 21 2014 - 19:21

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Can anyone confirm that this diagram is an accurate depiction of the Abram's armor layout?



Legiondude #5158 Posted Mar 21 2014 - 19:43

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Probably get a visit from the government if you did

Ravger87 #5159 Posted Mar 23 2014 - 02:11

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Interesting but where did you find it?

StrelaCarbon #5160 Posted Mar 23 2014 - 04:04

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{lang:macro__view_post}Ravger87, on Mar 22 2014 - 18:11, said:

Interesting but where did you find it?

 

Google. I think I was looking up something about the armor on the MBT-70.   






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