I have inked one thing today that is productive!! many thanks I made that ACCURATE noise once I saw the picture. Man the internet is weird with the "no original thoughts" thing. Snacks ...
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- I have done something productive today!!!
- Thank you
- I made that EXACT noise when I saw the picture. Man the internet is weird with the "no original thoughts" thing.
- Cookies man... Cookies...
- Picture of the boat . It's a Navy Mark V special operations craft
- So it has to be assembled? God, this is like the dark age of toys all over again
- When the navy came up with the specs for that boat was one of them "must fit perfectly inside a C-5"?
- Transport aircraft (and ships) and railway (tunnel) size limits are actually some of the largest impacts on military vehicle size. Even if they ignore FMVSS, they still have to be transported.
- Yeah, you don't wanna be the guy who built a vehicle exactly half a foot too wide to fit in your air transpo.
- I've seen some interesting "yeah, we meant for you to have to take the hatch off to go down Ramp XYZ" discussions. Also trying to explain breakover angles (and corresponding height over a ramp) on long trucks can be an entertaining day.
- Oh the number of times Ive seen flat beds get stuck on this one hill out of my town. Pain in the ass, always blocks the road. Its not normally an issue but when you get one of those low slung trailers for hauling construction equipment you have a major problem if you dont see it coming.
- breakover angles Thank you so much for giving me the proper term for this!
- That's also the reason why the US stuck with the M4 Sherman in WWII. They could fit in side-by-side pairs in a Liberty Ship and drive off two at a time. They could also fit on standard railway cars, pass through rail tunnels while on trains, and drive over all of the bridges of the time, which were built to a 30 ton standard tolerance. Not really related to transport, but relying on a single chassis also made it easy to manufacture, supply, and repair the tanks. Designers could also make incremental improvements without starting from scratch every time. The industrial/logistical implications of a weapon system are as important or possibly even more important than its battlefield performance.
- Logistics win wars.
- Sheer numbers helped, as they were also total death traps .
- If a round penetrates, any tank is a total death trap.
- It's almost as if design decisions don't factor into that at all! Read more comments