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Community #1 Posted 22 October 2015 - 01:04 PM

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Discover the newest video featuring The Challenger lifting the veil on this iconic Soviet beast.

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Hotdogbun #2 Posted 22 October 2015 - 01:33 PM

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does she cook?

gikxer #3 Posted 22 October 2015 - 02:21 PM

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After a rant about how AK-47 was designed by Russian I don’t know if I should believe rest of the story.

Russians copied many things from Germans, like DKW 350 and called it Iż-49, BMW R-72 was renamed by Russians with M-72 and there is plenty more.

Same is with AK-47, a copy of StG-44.

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2014/03/14/designed-ak-47/

 



Hokum15 #4 Posted 22 October 2015 - 02:46 PM

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The Czech Tank shown is a T-55AM? Nice video, their getting better and better, plus the Challenger is wearing a coat so doesn't look like he's shivering from the cold! 

Newchar #5 Posted 22 October 2015 - 03:02 PM

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Inside the tanks is such a boring video-series always with annoying background-music.

Just bring back Guide Park.



JAHViking #6 Posted 22 October 2015 - 03:42 PM

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I love these videos, learn allot form them..  and i waited long for this one,,, I love the type59, and this is where it started.

 

GJ keep it going :great:


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Sibirsky_Tygr #7 Posted 22 October 2015 - 05:33 PM

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View PostHokum15, on 22 October 2015 - 01:46 PM, said:

The Czech Tank shown is a T-55AM? Nice video, their getting better and better, plus the Challenger is wearing a coat so doesn't look like he's shivering from the cold!

Frankly, it is not T-55AM  and finally it is not only "Czech"T-55A, because it is Czechoslovak T-55A. Czechoslovak tank production  was located in Slovakia, mainly in Martin (town).
Mentioned T-55AM upgrade started at the beginning of the year 1980 (standard AM1 - firing set KLADIVO; it means "hammer" in English) and final upgrade to standard AM2 started at second half of the year 1980 (increasing of the armor thickness  and some vehicles obtained BASTION system)

 


Edited by Sibirsky_Tygr, 22 October 2015 - 05:34 PM.


Jolac #8 Posted 23 October 2015 - 09:35 AM

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nice ones.... really like it!! :great:

Edited by Jolac, 23 October 2015 - 09:36 AM.


Hirokaraka #9 Posted 23 October 2015 - 05:19 PM

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View Postgikxer, on 22 October 2015 - 02:21 PM, said:

After a rant about how AK-47 was designed by Russian I don’t know if I should believe rest of the story.

Russians copied many things from Germans, like DKW 350 and called it Iż-49, BMW R-72 was renamed by Russians with M-72 and there is plenty more.

Same is with AK-47, a copy of StG-44.

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2014/03/14/designed-ak-47/

 

 

You just went full retard. Never go full retard. AK (it was never called AK-47) and Stg-44 are completely different constructions. They just look similar. Link you provided is full of BS and ignores differences between these two weapons, instead giving us conspiracy theories.

Edited by Hirokaraka, 23 October 2015 - 06:35 PM.


gikxer #10 Posted 24 October 2015 - 12:05 AM

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 You just went full retard.

 

Whatever it means...

 

On April 3, 1945, American troops occupied the city of Suhl, where Hugo Schmeisser and his team worked. Hugo Schmeisser was interrogated for weeks by weapon expert teams of the American and British Secret services. They found German designs not fitting to needs of American and British armies. At the end of June 1945, American troops evacuated Suhl.

The Red Army assumed control over the area. Russians immediately started to manufacture weapons for the Soviet Union at the German plant. 10,785 sheets of technical designs were confiscated by the Soviets as part of their research. By August 1945, the Red Army had created 50 StG44s from existing assembly parts. Schmeisser was forced to work for the Red Army and instructed to continue development of new weapons. Stalin was personally informed about specifications of the new machine gun and unlike Americans and British liked it very much.  The guns were very easy to handle. It was ideal weapon for Soviet solders, most of who didn’t get much education.

Schmeisser along with other weapon designers and their families, were relocated to the USSR. On October 24, 1946, the German specialists rode a train to Izhevsk in the southern Ural Mountains, where the center of Russian firearms development was located.


German specialists with their wives in Izhevsk.

Schmeisser is the second from the left.

According to the publications in Russian Internet the famous AK-47 was in fact designed not by Kalashnikov, but by Schmeisser and his German colleagues.  Schmeisser’s work while in Izhevsk (1946-1952) is shrouded in darkness. The most of historical documents of the period are still classified. But some facts are known and they make the version presented by Internet very believable.

AK-47 strongly resembles Schmeisser’s StG44.

Mikhail Kalashnikov admitted in 2009 that Schmeisser “helped” design him the famous AK-47.

You can read the full story here:

http://newslanc.com/...ovs-real-story/

 

Anyway, truth is still classified...



Hirokaraka #11 Posted 24 October 2015 - 11:06 AM

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"You just went full retard. Never go full retard" is a popular quote from movie Tropic Thunder. :]


As for the rest of your comment:


 

You are a fan of comspiracy theories, don't you? :] It would be nice if you started reading history books instead of websites like secretvaticanarchives.freeprees.net :]



KLguns #12 Posted 29 October 2015 - 12:24 PM

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"Discover the newest video featuring The Challenger lifting the veil on this iconic Soviet beast.", sure, only a week old, WHY repost something like this on the portal, post the weekend event INSTEAD.

Cosijeaaak #13 Posted 29 October 2015 - 01:43 PM

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View PostSibirsky_Tygr, on 22 October 2015 - 05:33 PM, said:

Frankly, it is not T-55AM  and finally it is not only "Czech"T-55A, because it is Czechoslovak T-55A. Czechoslovak tank production  was located in Slovakia, mainly in Martin (town).
Mentioned T-55AM upgrade started at the beginning of the year 1980 (standard AM1 - firing set KLADIVO; it means "hammer" in English) and final upgrade to standard AM2 started at second half of the year 1980 (increasing of the armor thickness  and some vehicles obtained BASTION system)

 

 

Very good and accurate point Tygr. 




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