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Discussion in 'World Armed Forces' started by rommel, Nov 12, 2005.

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    Re: any info about 5.8mm type 88B GPMG

    The Type-88 is not operationnal, or is used for special force only?
     
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    Does anyone know the max. trench crossing length and max. vertical obstacle height for Italy's Centauro B1? All I can find is:
    Překročivost: 1,2 m
    Výstupnost: 0,55 m
    Brodivost: 1,5 m

    Gaz: 1,5 m
    Savlađuje vertikalnu prepreku: 0,55 m
    Savlađuje rov: 1,2 m

    And as you may guess, I am illiterate in Slavic languages. (Czech in the first bunch, Yugoslavian (Don't know the exact name, don't think it is what isthvan speaks either?) is the 2nd set, I think.)
     
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    Překročivost: 1,2 m
    Výstupnost: 0,55 m
    Brodivost: 1,5 m

    Gaz: 1,5 m - max. dept of water
    Savlađuje vertikalnu prepreku: 0,55 m - max. vertical obstacle
    Savlađuje rov: 1,2 m - max. trench crossing length
     
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    a quick question: are photos from google earth live photo? personnally, i think it's not, but i just want to be confirmed about that.
     
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    They are old satellite images... New up to date satellite images are quite expensive but companies sell older images at lower prices... Some of images at google earth are few years old...
     
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    Re: any info about 5.8mm type 88B GPMG

    I have seen the 88 issued with a PLAAF AAA regiment.
    Should be for general operations then.
     
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    Thanks, isthvan
    ..........that's not very good in modern standards, is it?...
     
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    Actually for its weight class and considering mission requirements for that sort of vehicle those specs sound about right…
     
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    Austrailia already claims it can track the B-2's over Texas with its over the horizon rader by tracking the air behind it. I don't know if this can be done in real time fast enough to allow an intercept but you can definately find the ingress/egress routes this way.

    Of cours efew nations have the type of 100%coverage pulse doppler digitized radars this requires let alone the massive over the horizion radars.
     
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    To DarkEminence

    you also have to understand that the OTH radar in Australia has a ridiculously long wavelength. Things like this are totally unsuited for target acquisition.
     
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