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  1. Some of the cartoons are rather risque in todays politically correct environment. Will have to scan one of the funnier ones when i get out of hospital
  2. Old book I found in my closet that I bought years ago...... A few nice pictures
  3. http://ww2today.com/9th-march-1943-exercise-spartan-tests-d-day-forces-in-britain
  4. congrats....... a bit of a puzzle but far worse has been rebuilt
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    I am hoping to get some armour pictures whilst over here.....just depends if i can fit it in. Beijing apparently has a lot of rare armour and some place i am going next week has some also
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    Over in China at the moment and the atea i am in is whete China declared war on Germany in ww1... Some interesting history i ead unWare of... Nice link http://multimedia.scmp.com/ww1-china/
  7. What other vehicles do they have? Photos of different stuff always are appreciated
  8. More intact than a Panzer rebuild Maybe those silver boxes I drag around the world fit a Convenantor Lost, buried and abandoned no more
  9. Amazing stuff like this still pop up in Oz in a somewhat unmolested state. As almost everything gets re-purposed eg the spitfire I located in Kalgoorlie that had been converted into a chook shed.
  10. Yes....many other forums have this. Just a thumbs up if you would recommend and nothing if they are incompetent. Typically for services and sellers....
  11. Actually depleted uranium is still radioactive "The enrichment process reduces the radioactivity of depleted uranium to approximately half of that of natural uranium". Apart from ammunition it is used for shielding isotopes because it is denser than lead or tungsten, obviously higher density is better for ammo also. In my job it is used to shield Iridium and Selenium sources, with the sources out the DU container still emits. You have basically 2 types of radiation to be concerned about, radiation exposure and radiation contamination. Exposure is the electromagnetic waves passing through your body like from an xray machine or isotope. Isotopes are split into Gamma, Beta, Neutron and Alpha. For exposure the larger ones are Gamma and Neutron as the pass through you at the speed of light and being large can juggle long chain molecules about i.e. DNA, sperm, white blood cells etc. The intensify of the exposure is 4 times higher if you halve the distance between you and it, so if it is in you hand the calculation gets interestingly high because even low intensities get rather high. Anyway lots of extra calculations are possible like whole body exposure or just hand etc. The biggest problem with depleted uranium is contamination as we are talking about digestion or internal contamination. DU on impact creates dust and it also corrodes. If this dust is ingested the oxides emit Alpha particles. In normal air a piece of paper stops them but if ingested they create the most damage to cell structure. It is quite a complex problem but the paper attached discusses the magnitude of DU contamination. toxics-02-00050.pdf
  12. The investigation into how an iron gate stolen from the Nazis' Dachau concentration camp in southern Germany ended up in western Norway may be complicated because "no useable evidence" has been found, police say. http://www.news.com.au/world/breaking-news/stolen-nazi-get-found-in-norway/news-story/aa7d99472fc40fc66d6e93a774aa7b6d
  13. The missing ships in SE Asia was very well known as was on the historical groups whilst I was there and nothing was done to stop it. Just about every ship of note sunk an the onset of the Japanese attack no longer exist, although designated war graves. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Prince_of_Wales_(53) In October 2014, the Daily Telegraph reported that both Prince of Wales and Repulse were being "extensively damaged" with explosives by scrap metal dealers.[41]
  14. I seen on youtube restoration guys in the states use magnetically attached blocks of copper on the back sides of welds to disappate heat and apparently leaves a flusher finish. You can buy them on ebay.... but your cold chisel process got me thinking a 4mm bit of copper bus bar sandwiched in would be interesting Found the link
  15. Slow news day as is on the Australian news website now.....At least there is a bit more accuracy http://www.news.com.au/world/british-treasure-hunter-says-wreck-of-mv-wilhelm-gustoff-on-which-9500-died-hides-hitlers-lost-gold/news-story/87225b20637ac887d2d353b44982b59c
  16. I would say it still means distress on military bases......... As on the rare occasions it occurred the squaddie that did it would be in distress or more to the point would soon be :-D Our military flags had a rope lanyard attached for unfurling. short bit to the top with the long to the bottom.
  17. I just bought a new house :-D:cool2:
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