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Welcome to /k/. Strelok 09/07/2019 (Sat) 10:23:40 No.1 [Reply]
RULES work in progress, see meta thread >>10348 1. spamming will result in post deletion and a 4 hr ban >what is spamming Spamming is posting the same thing repeatedly in a thread that does not contribute to its discussion or topic. Purpose for doing so can vary, but the intent isn't relevant to the ban. 2. spoiler porn and gore 3. do not post personal, identifying information. if you are posting pictures of places you've been and shit you own, remove EXIF data, metadata, check for reflections, etc. better yet- don't post your own shit! 4. offtopic discussions should not be carried over between threads. if you find some riveting thing you'd love to talk about that isn't relevant to the board's topic, make a thread on a more specialized board and link it with a post. >what is offtopic? Offtopic means not directly or indirectly related to weaponry, outdoorsmanship, and general survivalism or the territories or circumstances they are employed in. >this is vague This is intentional. As long as someone can reasonably demonstrate how a topic is relevant to the board's topic, it should stay. 5. Name/avatar/tripfagging is gay and antithetical to imageboard use, do not do this. 6. follow global rules (>>>/meta/) 7. dont shill other websites outside of the webring (check out my D*scord!/69420chan/etc) 8. you are your own moderator. if someone disagrees with you or posts something you don't like, then just ignore them

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/irg/ Intermediate Rifle General Strelok 03/04/2021 (Thu) 04:28:40 No.13769 [Reply]
Intermediate Rifle General First edition >thread #1 >post about intermediate rifles >30calfags fuck off, this is a reasonable general for discussion of reasonable rifles that shoot reasonable boolits >7.62x39fags are ok though
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>>13782 you have absolutely purchased a meme strelok. 545 ARs went out of fashion when 7n6 got banned. Nowadays you are way better served just getting an AK74 of some kind. Ballistically they are similar but you can find more variety in 556 here. 545 is still solid though and has lighter recoil since its designed to be used at more reasonable distances for a smaller boolit
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30 cal intermediate cartridges represent!
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Is .357 Magnum and/or .44 magnum an intermediate cartridge in a long gun?
>>13813 is .308 out of a 6 inch barrel an intermediate cartridge
>>13814 Well a 150 grain 308 gets 1763 FPS out of a 6 inch barrel, for a momentum of 37 and a 125 grain 357 mag out of a 16 inch barrel gets 2119 FPS for a momentum of 37, so uh... yes?

Middle East/Africa 2 for 1 special Strelok 11/15/2020 (Sun) 03:52:15 No.9172 [Reply] [Last]
Thread dedicated to conflicts involving Middle Eastern and African country's. We haven't had a middle east thread for months now so feel free to post some interesting developments that we may have missed during the threads absence. Just make sure that if you are posting old events have the date of the event listed as to not cause confusion. https://archive.is/pQiPv >Military Situation In Syria On November 13, 2020 >November 13, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positons north of Tal Tamar >November 13, clashes between SAA and Turkish-backed forces were erupted near Tadef >November 13, artillery Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions north of Minnagh airbase >November 13, Russian warplanes pounded militant targets near the village of Al-Barah >November 13, Russian forces struck areas near Idlib central prison with two Iskandar missiles, pro-militant sources speculated (the usage of Iskander missiles remains unconfirmed). https://archive.is/Xq8rk >Russian Missile, Air Strikes Hit Western Outskirts Of HTS-Held Idlib City >On November 13 afternoon, a missile struck the western outskirts of the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib, which is occupied by al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) https://archive.is/tOV8s >75 Syrian Soldiers, ISIS Terrorists Killed In Central Syrian Clashes In Last Two Weeks >"48 regime soldiers and allied militiamen were killed, while 27 ISIS members were killed,” the SOHR said in the report, “the death toll is expected to rise as some injured are in serious condition, amid reports of further fatalities"

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>>13801 I believe their ability to nuke other nations would depend on their ability to hurl them far. The doctrine behind the Samson Option seems to be aimed at keeping their more local neighbors at bay, since those states are the ones which they have historically had conflicts, aiming to assure them that if they somehow collapse Israel, they're going down as well. In the past they've claimed they'll "wipe out everything," but they, even at their hypothetical best, couldn't come close to hitting everyone with any significant impact. Their speculated inventory of nuclear weapons is posited to be anywhere from 50-400, with most purportedly in the tactical, or at least sub-megaton, yields. Their known delivery systems (Jericho 2 and 3 missiles) don't even exceed a maximum possible speculative range of over 11000km, but without carrying the max payload of around 1000kg. So, they can reach out and touch most of their immediate area, however, if, say... China wanted to start lobbing shit at them, they'd be hard-pressed to send anything significant to Beijing in reply. That is, unless they truly have a secret ICBM program that is competitive with the top performers in that area, which would in turn be very expensive, and relatively impractical overkill, given that most of their enemies are A-rabs in the regions within a few thousand kms of Jewistan. Also, it ought to be noted that the Israelis view the Samson Option as not limited to nuclear responses. Israel have chemical weapons capabilities, and they've been accidentally exposed a couple of times importing materials useful for pretty much only chemical weapons, though of course the extent to which they have built their arsenal is speculative. Speculation and rumor work well for them, as it keeps everyone guessing, and likely the numbers are on the low end of the estimates you'll find, because why have a fuckton of weapons, if you can just pay for a handful, and let everyone think you have 400 nukes, ready to roll?
>>13800 No that's not it. (and is an obvious shoop as well).
>>13790 > Bald men have gold inside their heads, which a clever man with a machete can get out Can we send Jeff Bezos to Africa?
>>13809 I'm convinced they have modern miniaturized thermonuclear weapons, and 300 kilotons, which is the standard size for strategic warheads now, will be more than enough to fuck up any city. If you're being really miserly about yield, it probably still only takes a 20kt warhead to destroy a city as a productive economic unit.
>>13820 Honestly just destroying supply lines to a city is enough to make most of them unusable.

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Where can I get plans to build a nuke? Atomicon 02/19/2021 (Fri) 20:03:37 No.13445 [Reply] [Last]
I'm looking for blueprints to build a nuke.
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>>13723 We had nuclear artillery for a wide variety of calibers, and a very wide variety of yields. 6inch, 8inch, 11inch, 16inch and whatever the Russians had just to start. The lowest yield I know of was the W48 with just 72 tons, and the highest yield was a 40,000 ton variant of the W33. The most common yield though was just about 1000 tons and preferably with an enhanced radiation option. I know the smallest designed and completed shell and possibly the actual lightest nuclear system ever developed had a yield of 200 tons, and being in a rocket boosted 6 inch shell was probably 2/3rds of the shells weight. This might have been only 50-60lbs without the metal jacket, cap, and rocket motor. This is just from declassified material, so it's nothing super-mysterious. At lower yields the greatest reaching effect in terms of damage scaling is the prompt radiation emitted by the detonation as it happens. This seems to be the primary intended use of nuclear artillery, you would use the radiation to kill "hard" targets and troops protected from the heat. The blast wave is actually pretty useless against most mobile military targets relative to its scale. For some reason, in the US army field manuals on tactical nuclear weapon usage, the effect on which damage against tanks is based on is heat and not blast or radiation. Just judging from the scaling laws of effects, I found out that it matches thermal radiation scaling laws the closest and in fact perfectly for some yields, and when considering that they list ranges in multiples of 25 meters, it's obviously this scaling law. I don't know what specifically we could develop today, but modern nuclear weapons are still in the same place they were in the late 60s. The thinnest linear implosion device was 5 inches across, 24 inches long and had a yield of 200 tons unboosted. Most artillery shells were larger physically and had higher yields, but the boosted version of this device was probably going to be about 1500 tons. It's conceivable that a nuclear artillery shell made today could be the same size with a yield of over 10,000 tons just based on modern primary sizes. Enhanced radiation might no longer be as useful with tank armor protecting much better against it now, and I suspect in practical warfare it would be desirable to use a reduced radiation warhead if possible just to make it more reasonable to use against urban targets. Going above 500tons is also probably pretty pointless with modern targeting systems, or just in general. Keep in mind that the largest tianjing explosion was equal to about a 500 ton nuclear detonation blast wave.
>>13783 >I know the smallest designed and completed shell and possibly the actual lightest nuclear system ever developed had a yield of 200 tons Fuck, missed a zero. 2000 tons, not 200. I don't want to confuse it with the 200 ton device we tested.
>>13783 I'd imagine that American tanks are probably safe from general radiation since they use depleted Uranium and other high-density solids in their alloys/ceramics, and the air filters designed to handle sand/dirt probably also filter out most radioactive materials.
>>13599 >>13603 >the only truly secret thing about a H-bomb is exactly what FOGHORN is in it. >FOGBANK I think the general speculation is that it's probably some sort of aerogel.
>>13787 Well, the thing with radiation shielding is that it depends on protection factor more than anything else. Past a certain point it becomes impractical to shield from high enough levels of radiation. No matter the tank and no matter the nuke, lethal radius will always be measured in dozens of meters at least. At 100m from a 1kt detonation, the prompt radiation is something like 100,000 rem which would require a protection factor of 2000-3000 to prevent the tank crews from being killed. No tank has a protection factor over 100, and most are closer to 20. This is where you'd probably rather not be in a tank, because at those distances unprotected you'd get a mercifully quicker death of full body roasting and shock wave organ damage instead of seizures and death by nervous system shutdown.

Naval thread Strelok 10/09/2020 (Fri) 21:04:32 No.7107 [Reply] [Last]
Subject says it all.
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>>13495 >>13504 You also have to factor in that Japan didn't have a ministry of war, instead they had a ministry of the army and a ministry of the navy, so there were simply no higher ups to stop them from being overly retarded. Especially because if either of these two ministers resigned then the whole government had to resign, therefore neither the prime minister nor the parliament had any control over them. In theory the emperor himself could have 'tard wrangled them, but in practice Hirohito was way too much of a Milquetoast for any of that. This video is a rather good overview of the general situation: https://invidious.kavin.rocks/watch?v=GMoSwbfTfO8
>>13504 >>13505 Don't forget the lack of resources too, branches always compete for resources especially if there are few to give.
>>13504 Do some of these old rivalries still linger in the current JSDF?
>>13522 From my understanding and limited dealings with them, nothing beyond the usual inter-service ribbing and budget fights you could expect from any multi-branch military system.
>>9597 >the star maps are usually unreliable because the sky apparently really just wants to fuck with sailors over there. That sounds scary.

Artillery thread Strelok 03/03/2021 (Wed) 15:35:13 No.13754 [Reply]
A thread where we can went our pent up thoughts about the king/queen/god/aidoru (please underline your preference) of the battlefield.
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>>13789 What's the viability of just hooking a FLIR/Quantum Imaging high-speed camera to one of these and letting it auto-fire shit out of the sky E.G. how Yemen shot down Saudi F-15s? I understand why it's difficult to use robotic/automated firing systems for robots/guns on the ground, but in an AA situation wouldn't it make more sense to just use computers that can auto-target/auto-adjust in conjunction with high speed cameras much faster than human instincts?
>>13793 Maybe I'm misunderstanding you, but automatic gunlaying have been a thing since ww2, and we have systems like the Phalanx that are designed to shoot at flying targets without any human interference.
>>13797 I'm talking more target-tracking. Or rather how instead of becoming more accurate, current tracking systems are becoming cheap enough for a goat herding community to afford one.
>>13794 >Saudis so incompetent they bring down an airframe that was never brought down by enemy action for over 40 years

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Myanmar/Burma Thread Strelok 02/21/2021 (Sun) 08:09:46 No.13491 [Reply]
We should have a Myanmar/Burma thread. I think it's a big enough topic to justify having it separate from the Chink/Pajeet thread. >What happened? Long story short the Myanmar military has guaranteed 1/3rd representation in their version of congress. Aung San Suu Kyi had introduced a bunch of progressive reforms over the last few years and had frequent visits with Chinese despite Myanmar and China being in a technically hostile relationship. This is a big deal because Chinese nationals have been actively waging a civil war in Northern Myanmar. Suu Kyi lost international support after she approved the Muslim genocides back in 2017 in order to avoid a death sentence by the Myanmar military. The Myanmar military claims there was election fraud, but the evidence is more that this was a move to ensure national sovereignty as the current leader of the military would have been forced to step down/retire following the elections due to anti-military legislation congress passed in recent years. The military is using the excuse of Wu Flu to keep Myanmar's congressional body from officially convening by claiming that public officials violated COVID restrictions and utilized communication means to contact foreign countries when they were under investigation (something that is extremely illegal in Myanmar). Currently civil servants are protesting by manipulating the markets to crash the Myanmar economy with no survivors in order to try to justify UN interference in the form of foreign aid. Health workers, education workers, transportation workers, and banks are refusing to operate and holding protests. Foreign interference is expected. >Why does this matter? The military coup is aiming to restore the balance of power between military and civilian offices in government. If this fails, you can expect a war between Myanmar and China before the end of Biden's presidency as a means of China acquiring more territory. Specifically gemstone/mineral-rich territory that Myanmar already heavily exploits. This could give China an unprecedented economic edge to manipulate the precious metals market. Despite the military crackdown on communications and being an active part of the government, it is likely that the international community will use the protests as an excuse to start civil war in Myanmar since it could give them an excuse to plant western government military bases near China. >Who are the good guys? There are none. Suu Kyi is a progressive bitch, but the military are equally power-hungry and mostly working to preserve power structures that they failed to keep over the 2000s/2010s. Stop crashing and let me post the thread, damn it. >Flood Detected >When the thread didn't even fucking post God damn it.
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>>13781 Any idea how old the Burmese culture is? What people are the main group descended from? How in the world did a woman come into power there? Sage for politics, etc. here.
>>13786 >Any idea how old the Burmese culture is? Realistically their culture didn't begin to develop until about the 1200s. Burmese are an ethnic admixture of Han origins and Sino-Tibetan Austroasiatics (Thailand/Vietnam) that heavily adopted Indian culture when it spread through the region at one point in time (allowing for the large number of Buddhists in Myanmar today). That isn't to say the people didn't exist in that region (Burma is a collection of ancient ethnic minorities all under one banner), but they were largely considered backwoods jungle farmers living along rivers by virtually every society that passed through until the Indians took an interest in them and helped them develop a rich religious culture. The ruins that people smuggle shit out of in the Northern part of Myanmar are considered to come from a handful of ethnic minority groups that happened to be cut from a better cloth than their river/SEAnigger brethren (and who are mostly extinct or critically endangered today).
>>13788 I see thanks, Hitler-digits. So, pardon my ignorance, but is this the place with all those exotic looking centuries-old idol statues and temples rotting away in the jungles? Like scenes from Laura Croft?
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>>13799 Just think of Burma as being populated by river folk with a bunch of world heritage sites when you go jungle-delving. Like an Asian version of Northern Brazil/French Guiana.
>>13805 By river folk and smugglers.*

New Meta Thread Strelok Board owner 12/05/2020 (Sat) 21:51:10 No.10348 [Reply] [Last]
In an effort to stop posting meta in the /k/antina so Streloks can use it for its intended purposes, I'm establishing a new meta thread. The old one has been locked and I'll just let it gracefully fall off the board. IF YOU WANT TO COMMUNICATE WITH BOARD ADMINISTRATION (ME) POST IN THIS THREAD- I DON'T READ EVERYTHING ON THE BOARD. Volunteering REQUIREMENTS HAVE CHANGED SEE BELOW Volunteers are welcome to apply. e-mail answers to following statements >Your account name (required for all Lynxchan boards, unfortunately) >Timezones you'll be able to assist with >Previous experience, if any >specific topics you've got more interest in relevant to the board Communications powerwordN@cock.li in an attempt to increase transparency behind administrative action, moving forward posts that end up deleted or banned will be screenshotted and posted here along with ban duration and some explanation as to why. if you've had something you posted removed or been banned and do not see your post here, please e-mail me and i'll look into it. the reason for this is so the userbase can see what reasons people get banned and if they find said action disagreeable, tell me that i'm not doing my job correctly so as to improve and fix whatever the fuck is going on.
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Are we being spammed right now? If not, can we finally make Shinji proud by getting out of the robot?
>>10348 why dont we have any generals here? I know people bitch and moan about /arg/ and /akg/ and stuff but why dont we have them here? Would anyone be open to that?
>>13741 >Why no generals? Because anon hasn't made them. >Would anyone be open to that? I'm an opportunist poster when something catches my fancy and that's that.
>>13741 There aren't enough posters to warrant a general thread- the closest you'll get is the QTDDTOT thread. You're free to give it a shot but know that it's not going to catch 400+ replies about the latest and greatest Same, but Different variant of the (gun of choice).
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>>13741 >>13742 I don't see why we couldn't have a general's thread here. We could talk about everyone from Rommel and Lee to Butt Naked and Savimbi.

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Webm Thread Strelok 09/21/2020 (Mon) 06:22:02 No.5995 [Reply] [Last]
Post /k/ videos
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>>13642 >Also don't forget to leave this censornigger cuckshed Are you even self-aware of what you are saying and how you are behaving? >16chan lel
>>13646 >muh webring What has it brought us but Dolphin drama, /cow/ niggers and autism?
>>13679 >argue with me No. All you're going to do is handwave anything I say to you. Go away, go to 16chan or whatever, I'm not going with you.
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WW2 General Strelok 06/08/2020 (Mon) 13:04:40 No.2057 [Reply] [Last]
epic WW2 bread
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>>13729 The hit pieces the Associated Press has run for the last year against Conservatives (and now covering up Biden's fuckups) directly disproves your point when they've been excellent at using propaganda to demoralize anyone who doesn't deepthroat Jewish dick.
>>13729 It's a double edged sword that doesn't leave a politically "neutral" group who don't give a fuck like modern lemmings on who's ruling so long as you leave them in peace. Back on topic, Operation Hannover is a complete meme and hilarious in shitshow because they threw away the number 1 rule of guerrilla warfare, never challenge a standing army out in the open who is ideologically dedicated and is still capable of operating.
>>13732 Also consider that with the Propaganda, the enemy has to react. He can ignore it and potentially risk negative effects or he has to put in some effort (collecting it, ban it , punishment) which could also cause some negative effects. At least it will cost him some resources. >Operation Hannover is a complete meme and hilarious in shitshow because they threw away the number 1 rule of guerrilla warfare, never challenge a standing army out in the open Operation Hannover was more of a operation against Paratroopers reinforced with Partisans as Partisans with Paratroopers. When it became clear that the Red Army could not break through and link up the Paras decided to fight (maybe they got an order?) and take command of the Partisans to maximize damage (maybe also because of an order)
>>13731 >Associated Press has run for the last year against Conservatives Are we talking about soldiers on the front line? i've never said that propaganda doesn't work full stop, my question is about propaganda specifically aimed at front-line soldiers, like leaflets and broadcast.
I think its highly situational. If your side is winning and you can convince the enemy that your arms are superior and treat Prisoners well it can have a huge impact. The british army had huge problems up to El alamain, namely that the average soldier just accepted the the German Army is better. Likewise how at the end many Wehrmacht soldiers tried everything to get into western captivity. If your side is loosing than obviously you have to focus your propaganda on your own troops. Also Its important to find the right angle, like the example above focusing on the resentments of the Australians to the US troops. Guess you can call it the art of propaganda. I believe this was studied by the CIA after the war and it became even more subtle then what was used in WW2 which by today seems very obvious

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