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 Post subject: Re: Military stuff ... past and present.
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Regarding the middle/bottom photos, what was the purpose of that?

Was it intended to do a low flyover of enemy ground troops and then strafe them?

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The Thompsons were a US design from 1921, the Soviet 88xPPSh was from 1944.

I suppose the idea was that you'd somehow manage to aim at infantry and fire bursts or fly over a trench along it's length and fire a long volley.

The only merit in the designs is that firing downwards doesn't reduce the terminal velocity as mach as horizontal firing. That said the rounds still likely slow down some while also traveling significantly in the plane's direction, veering off of any aiming point by factor of the plane's height.

I think these few designs are a testimony to how some remarkably idiotic ideas can find their way to being implemented, even if on small scale or in prototypes.

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Revival of blood sport in the former prison colony . . . makes sense. Add beer, stir, enjoy!

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Revival of blood sport in the former prison colony . . . makes sense. Add beer, stir, enjoy!


Boxing is the primary blood sport. It is also imho the second best real martial art with wrestling being the ultimate martial art.

Why?

Try to fight a good wrestler, the guy could weigh 60kg and you could weigh 150kg, the only difference it makes is how hard your head is hitting the pavement.

Boxing is second best because, look at the shots a good boxer can take and look at the blows he can land. And it's all practical too, the gloves are for the protection of their fists so they actually need to pull back a bit without them.

Take your average "shout like mad ninjitsu" guy against a half decent boxer. Sure, that stuff looks good on screen but will it drop a guy who's been conditioned to take and deliver punishment? How many times do you see these ninjitsu guys actually draw blood in training? For boxers it's more of a question of how long it takes before they draw blood, not if and that is with full protection.

Even so, I'd rather have two good wrestlers guard me than boxers. Good wrestler simply devastates a boxer of equivalent skill, you can't drop the wrestler quick enough.


Then again, in jousting the injury rate is really, really high. I mean, you're charging at your opponent in order to be knocked off of your horse by a jousting lance.

What they said - it's like going to a car crash voluntarily.


It has a wee bit of an entry barrier too. They say the armor costs 40,000. Horses themselves aren't exactly free and cost more than a dog to have. I know, I had a friend who spent much of his income on the upkeep of his horses.

Damn, it would be so nice to do that sometime. Talk about Historical European Martial Arts - jousting is the king of it all.

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Dentists have an unusually high suicide rate. I guess it makes them hella badass fighters when faced with death.

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And they ask why children and many adults fear dentists?

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