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Ukraine weapons thread   General Military Discussion

Started 24/2/22 by gatnerd; 213103 views.
schnuersi

From: schnuersi

8-Dec

gatnerd said:

In terms of H2, most of that is sourced currently from Nat Gas. And also H2 is much harder to work for a number of factors. Where is Germany going to source a bunch of Hydrogen from if not nat gas? 

The idea is to use the power generated by wind turbines to crack water.
Currently we use french nuclear power to crack water for some and the majority is, as you correctly say, made from natural gas. Originally the H2 move of the chemical industry has been mostly greenwashing. But since things are moving now it actually could make sense.
Because of the changed situation wind turbines, cracking plants, power lines, pipelines, P2F plants are being fasttracked and construction actually started. Its amazing how quickly things can be done if you just do them. The on shore LNG terminals are being build with allmost breathtaking speed unkown in Germany for decades.
I should also mention that the destruction of the pipelines from Russia worked as a catalyst. Now there really is no way back and everybody who counts really got that.

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

8-Dec

We had a funny one in Nevada. Environmental groups campaigned for years to build a solar farm out there, because the whole state is basically a sunny desert wasteland perfect for it.

Then some company decides to build the solar farm, in the middle of nowhere (like where one could set an atom bomb off for testing nowhere.)

Another environmental group sued to block the project, to protect some turtle that no one had ever heard of that lives in that wasteland.

Apparently global warming is both an imminent catastrophe that all stops must be pulled out to prevent, yet we should not dare to inconvenience some random desert turtles to mitigate it. 

Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

8-Dec

Same story everywhere , protest everything there is always something in a way. We couldn't build wind turbines in our country for 15+ years because of some birdwatchers NGO ,that by the way are 100% state-funded ,and we are not talking massive fields of turbines but like 3-10units. Now we have same story with hydropower , state funded NGO , issue is the influence of dams on the rivers. Unlike US here in Europe NGO's mostly run on state funds other financing is negligible . and NGO business model is booming its an industry in itself, and the number of people employed by xyz NGOs is huge .

Farmplinker

From: Farmplinker

8-Dec

American NGOs get a lot of government funding, too. Also, special tax privileges, although yours over there probably do too.

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

9-Dec

Some more DIY drone defense; thermal optics / cameras added to HMG's and Autocannons to improve their ability to spot drones. Also some retro style circular anti aircraft sights.

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

9-Dec

Rheinmetall to supply Skynex 35mm AHEAD system to an "international customer"

https://www.rheinmetall.com/en/rheinmetall_ag/press/news/latest_news/index_36480.php

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https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/germany-send-skynex-air-defence-systems-ukraine-handelsblatt-2022-12-09/

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This is something I think many of us had hoped for. Good for Ukraine, and for weapons nerds, a chance to see how the 35mm AHEAD performs. 

Here is a nice 20 page overview of the Skynex system:

https://www.rheinmetall.com/media/editor_media/rheinmetallag/events/medien_dvd_2022/air_defence_systems/Oerlikon_Skynex_Air_Defence_System_PBR_EN_B200e0721.pdf

Farmplinker

From: Farmplinker

10-Dec

Waiting for the Holosun dot version of the circular sights.

Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

10-Dec

Someone is probably already trying with old K10-T  collimator sight from tank

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

11-Dec

We may get to see if the 105mm L7 cannon is still effective:

DIY 80mm Mini-MLRS on a Ford

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