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by Velkanika
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:26 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread Vol. 11.0
Replies: 12419
Views: 386157

That means radiating and revealing your location, which in war time against the Soviets would mean that a reconnaissance aircraft will swing by to take a look in short order. They would presumably also be quite curious about why a supertanker was sailing into the most dangerous waters on the planet...
by Velkanika
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:22 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread Vol. 11.0
Replies: 12419
Views: 386157

Pair F-22 with AAM-4B and the first notice the enemy has that he's in danger is probs when he explodes. Unless he has an RWR capable of measuring in the Ka-band range ofc. <.> On another note, instead of trying to reduce a CVN's signature to something more conspicious what if I didn't and instead p...
by Velkanika
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:37 pm
 
Forum: Moderation
Topic: [R] Flaming/Flamebaiting in Military Realism Consultation
Replies: 1
Views: 361

[R] Flaming/Flamebaiting in Military Realism Consultation

Gallia has been going out of his way to try to piss me off via a combination of veiled and rather obvious personal insults literally all day. The problem starts with this part of a much larger post: Naturally this leads, almost inevitably, to a world where instead of asking serious questions like &q...
by Velkanika
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:59 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread Vol. 11.0
Replies: 12419
Views: 386157

So what I'm hearing is that I need to begin developing ultra-long-range aircraft that can be serviced by a carrier/tender fleet to maintain total control of my local area (eg South America ala Brazilian Empire in the '40s)? I'm pretty much determining that I'm going to have to start investing in bu...
by Velkanika
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:54 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread Vol. 11.0
Replies: 12419
Views: 386157

Commies love acronyms more than the Department of Defense does, and China is no exception to that.
by Velkanika
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:54 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread Vol. 11.0
Replies: 12419
Views: 386157

Re badposting I suspect people pitching railgun battleships are a greater threat to US national security than a bunch of fishing trawlers. Agreed, missiles and carrier aviation are better at doing everything a railgun battleship could potentially do. F-35Cs are great at delivering JDAMs at long ran...
by Velkanika
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:23 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread Vol. 11.0
Replies: 12419
Views: 386157

Why do you only use proper grammar and punctuation when you're angry? Naturally this leads, almost inevitably, to a world where instead of asking serious questions like "what is the purpose of a surface ship of any variety in a world where submarines can routinely communicate with each other un...
by Velkanika
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:07 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread Vol. 11.0
Replies: 12419
Views: 386157

What's a 3 km manpad going to do against a volley of Sea Skuas 10 km's away? Make you feel better, or if you're lucky kill some Sea Skuas. Or if everything happens perfectly, you whack the helicopter when he closes to VID you in the rain because you are not commanded by a Muppet and the missile boa...
by Velkanika
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:36 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread Vol. 11.0
Replies: 12419
Views: 386157

ah quick question... so the size of a runaway may determine what kind of aircrafts an airbase can host. I'm curious however if there is a relationship between airbase's occupied area and the amount of fighter aircrafts it can host. E.g Airbase as big as Nellis can host 1000 fighters, but smaller ai...
by Velkanika
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:29 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread Vol. 11.0
Replies: 12419
Views: 386157

I just want to begin with noting that my intention with that rant about rail gun battle ships was more to get people to talk about the thread topic rather than "Magical Realming" the thread. I've been wondering how those things worked, I totally want to see this. the point glantz is making...
by Velkanika
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:17 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread Vol. 11.0
Replies: 12419
Views: 386157

anyone who has a "military history degree" should really have already read stumbling colossus and colossus reborn but okay I focused on naval history, when I read that one I was more interested in the things that float. Edit: Also, mandatory FUCKING HISTORY CHANNEL BULLSHIT FUCKING ALIENS...
by Velkanika
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:53 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread Vol. 11.0
Replies: 12419
Views: 386157

You know what, I'm going to expand a little on my previous post in a new one because I'm gonna go off on a bit of a tangent here (and I'm pretty sure someone else will post before I'm done writing). There is a very interesting trend in modern naval shipbuilding toward larger displacement combatants,...
by Velkanika
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:25 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread Vol. 11.0
Replies: 12419
Views: 386157

What do you mean by gliders ? Does that means fins ? or wings ? glide extended-range projectile like Fritz X.But it was fired from battleship guns Other posters have this pretty well covered, but gliding shells are a technical impossibility with 1940s technology. In order to make this worth somethi...
by Velkanika
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:22 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread Vol. 11.0
Replies: 12419
Views: 386157

Tracked and wheeled vehicles in the 1930s used completely different suspension technologies, so converting back and forth is completely out of the question. You could potentially build two vehicles based off of the same basic layout, You are aware of the fact convertible drive vehicles existed and ...
by Velkanika
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:55 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread Vol. 11.0
Replies: 12419
Views: 386157

So Turkey and the Levant? Yeah including but not limited to Iraq and Jordan Yes. The Turks specifically have a history of using male and female honeypots as part of their clandestine operations, and IIRC Jordan has been using them on the Israelis (and vice versa) for at least 50 years. I need an id...
by Velkanika
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:17 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread Vol. 11.0
Replies: 12419
Views: 386157

Do Muslim countries ever use female spies as honeytraps? Do they? Generally speaking, yes. You should clarify if you're asking about Gulf Arabs, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, or North African Muslim states with these questions, as there are significant cultural distinctions between Musl...
by Velkanika
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:00 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread Vol. 11.0
Replies: 12419
Views: 386157

Why we never really see a full faced helmet for regular fighter pilot anymore ? Nowadays it's always a crash helmet and Mask. Back in the day, there used to be something like VKK-6 suit ( Image ) Modern oxygen masks and pressurized cockpits remove the impetus for that equipment. It's outdated techn...
by Velkanika
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:18 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread Vol. 11.0
Replies: 12419
Views: 386157

Naive literal application of the maxims in the Art of War by amateurs was being riffed on in the Romance of Three Kingdoms. Which was written in the 14th century. Which makes me think that the guy just got sick of being asked for an abridged version of his wisdom so he wrote this all the while havi...
by Velkanika
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:37 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread Vol. 11.0
Replies: 12419
Views: 386157

Ah, that makes sense. On the subject of light infantry currently having an advantage over tanks due to better sensors allowing the targeting of tanks with precision fires and aircraft, why not cut out the middle man and target using drones or something? If light infantry have such an advantage, wha...
by Velkanika
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:27 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread Vol. 11.0
Replies: 12419
Views: 386157

That is the starting point, No it's not. Unless you seriously expect us to believe you chose such a weird specialty as a tabula rasa or had a really bad guidance counselor your starting point was most likely simplified mass-market stuff like everyone else in this thread started out reading. Maybe n...
by Velkanika
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:50 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread Vol. 11.0
Replies: 12419
Views: 386157

They are if you want to be able to have an in-depth conversation with any of the people who do this stuff as their day job. Also, don't knock it until you've read it, and I know you haven't read much from the Naval Institute if you're calling it collectively trash. When someone says they know nothi...
by Velkanika
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:53 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread Vol. 11.0
Replies: 12419
Views: 386157

the PLA obsession with air mechanization and othermega american dubious stuff seems to be a 1990s invention tho? They had a massive panic attack after Operation Desert Storm, because while the Soviets sold Iraq their export models the Chinese sold them what the PLA had . Then they went right into t...
by Velkanika
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:27 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread Vol. 11.0
Replies: 12419
Views: 386157

im pretty sure darius's island hopping campaign across the aegean was more significant an event in military history than the "anti-shipping cruise missile age" but whatever No argument there, the Mediterranean and Baltic basins are a perfect example of that. Both have long histories of na...
by Velkanika
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:19 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread Vol. 11.0
Replies: 12419
Views: 386157

compared to land, the sea is a lot less complex, obviously Operations at sea are inextricably tied to operations ashore. In the missile age, and specifically when multi-domain warfare really took off, all those extra elements like electronic warfare, long-range aviation, cyber warfare, and long-ran...
by Velkanika
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:09 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread Vol. 11.0
Replies: 12419
Views: 386157

Well, I'm popular tonight. 3000 pages of NIP crap and Clausewitz aren't "good starting sources" lol They are if you want to be able to have an in-depth conversation with any of the people who do this stuff as their day job. Also, don't knock it until you've read it, and I know you haven't ...
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