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by m_bose
03 Aug 2007 14:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK: News & Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 552881

Glasgow Airport attack man dies

A badly burned man detained after the suspected terror attack at Glasgow Airport has died in a Glasgow hospital.

Kafeel Ahmed was one of two men held at the airport after a Jeep struck the terminal and burst into flames.
by m_bose
17 Jul 2007 21:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 112386

Brens were always British made. The original gun that the design was based upon was a Brno of Czechslovak origin (The name Bren is a concatenation of Brno and Enfield, who actually made the Bren in the UK). Even the first Bren was different from the original Brno, as it was chambered for the 303 rou...
by m_bose
07 Jul 2007 10:04
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 361
Views: 93131

New Chinese Submarine spotted on Google Earth

The article above also links to a larger picture of a Jin Class Chinese Submarine
by m_bose
07 Jul 2007 09:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 112386

by m_bose
29 Jun 2007 21:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 112386

KMehta - That is the Muzzle Brake (a.k.a. recoil compensator), specifically a Slanted Muzzle Brake . Muzzle brakes come in different shapes and IIRC, the original AK-47 didn't have one, but they can be easily fitted. Their purpose is fairly simple -- Normally, when an AK is fired, the barrel tends t...
by m_bose
21 Jun 2007 08:50
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 112386

Also, if you want to calculate the recoil energy of the rifle, you may want to consider this link for the formula:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_recoil

You may want to factor in the weight of the unfired cartridges in the weight of the weapon as well, for an average value.
by m_bose
21 Jun 2007 08:04
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 112386

What the hell is "ball" ammunition in this day and age? Ball ammunition is bog-standard ammo (i.e. non-tracer, non-armor piercing, non-incendiary etc.). Incidentally, it isn't necessarily spherical shaped these days either. http://www.inetres.com/gp/military/infantry/rifle/556mm_ammo.html...
by m_bose
19 Jun 2007 21:04
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 112386

Just adding a footnote to ParGha's detailed reply... Even within the same calibre (say, 5.56X45), rounds have different characteristics... such as the INSAS vs NATO std. rounds. While in most cases, different rounds with the same calibre can be used in different weapons, each round is optimized for...
by m_bose
19 Jun 2007 20:41
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 112386

@RayC: Sir, the info about the Vietnam era personalities comes from a book called "One Shot One Kill" by Charles W. Sasser and Craig Roberts. The book may be out of print (my copy is a third hand copy from an used bookstore), but I can provide scan excerpts if needed. By the way, the book ...
by m_bose
19 Jun 2007 11:19
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 112386

But several broader questions, unrelated to this thread crop up as a fallout of this particular US policy. I have my own thoughts on this - but they are all completely irelevant to this thread and will not say anything further. Their only connection to this thread may be the connection between numb...
by m_bose
27 Apr 2007 10:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Technolgies useful for Indian problems
Replies: 703
Views: 139546

Re: Now, gather power from rumble strips

Now, gather power from rumble strips Next time you drive on the highway, don't regard a rumble strip or speed-breaker as a nuisance. It could be running your air conditioner or water heater back home. Kanak Gogoi, a small-time supplier turned property dealer, has given concrete shape to this incred...
by m_bose
10 Apr 2007 09:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Shipping Sector
Replies: 437
Views: 114985

Swan Hunter was a famous company, well-known for some great ships. They built the RMS Mauretania (the fastest ship in the transatlantic crossing for 20 years!) and RMS Carpathia (which rescued passengers from the Titanic). They've also built HMS Ark Royal, the current flagship of the UK Navy.
by m_bose
25 Mar 2007 08:36
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan forces watch -arms sales, operations, doctrine, etc
Replies: 315
Views: 123639

Pics of Paki Day Parade:
http://ispr.gov.pk/Multimedia/23%20Mar/index.htm
http://ispr.gov.pk/images/23%20Mar%202007/ <--- Some Thandaar Pics

Mods: If not suitable, please delink. Thanks in advance.
by m_bose
16 Feb 2007 12:54
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan forces watch -arms sales, operations, doctrine, etc
Replies: 315
Views: 123639

http://en.rian.ru/world/20070215/60783001.html ISLAMABAD, February 15 (RIA Novosti) - A Pakistani jet fighter has crashed near the southern city of Karachi, local television reported Thursday. According to preliminary information, a bird sucked into the engine air intake might have caused the crash...
by m_bose
15 Feb 2007 11:41
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2007 - Photo Thread
Replies: 345
Views: 109837

Hi All, If you like what Team BR at Aero India has done and would like to help us in our future endeavours, please click on the Donate button link on the Aero India main page. Contribute as per your mite. Ok, I'd like to, but I can't find the Donate button on the main page (http://aeroindia.org/). ...
by m_bose
15 Feb 2007 11:01
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2007 - Photo Thread
Replies: 345
Views: 109837

Hi All, If you like what Team BR at Aero India has done and would like to help us in our future endeavours, please click on the Donate button link on the Aero India main page. Contribute as per your mite. Ok, I'd like to, but I can't find the Donate button on the main page (http://aeroindia.org/). ...
by m_bose
07 May 2006 21:22
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: IAF to Phase out MIG-25's on May 1st
Replies: 154
Views: 77462

Can SR-71 travel non-stop through the length of former SU @ supersonic speeds & @ suitable atitiude to evade SU SAMs? Some of the early pilots accounts mention flying over the former SU for photo-recon missions (though they don't mention flying length or breadth of SU) mostly at supersonic spee...
by m_bose
24 Apr 2006 20:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Political News & Discussions
Replies: 847
Views: 167196

What's this got to do with the Chinese, aside from your opinion added on top of the article? Besides, there is some kind of international agreement that allows to register regional food and drink products as originating from that region and people from outside that region must use a different name, ...

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