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LarryH57 last won the day on January 13 2018

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  1. LarryH57

    Armour in Germany and the Law

    Without being too political, why is it that nearly all Western Governments the world over want to remove anything remotely dangerous or useful as a weapon, and don't want to 'remove' the culprites from this world, when they use these items for illegal purposes. Instead they protect their human rights and keep them safe in prison, until such time as everyone has forgotten their crimes and they are released after half their sentence. Currently it's circa 12 years in jail for a Murder in the UK - but 200 years jail with no parole in Texas!
  2. LarryH57

    Armour in Germany and the Law

    A google Translate gives a list of prohibited items as follows: IV. Combat vehicles 24. Tanks 25. Other armored combat vehicles including the armored combat-supporting vehicles 26. Special vehicles of all kinds designed exclusively for the use of weapons of numbers 1 to 6 27. Chassis for the weapons of numbers 24 and 25 (presumably those above) 28. Towers for main battle tanks (Not a clue what towers are; perhaps towers are things that tow tanks) V. Pipe weapons 29.a) Machine guns, other than those with water cooling, (b) Submachine guns, other than those introduced as a model before 2 September 1945 by a military force, (c) Fully automatic rifles, except those introduced as a model before 2 September 1945 by a military force, (d) Semi-automatic rifles, except those introduced as a model before 2 September 1945 by a military force, and hunting and sporting rifles 30. Grenade machine guns, grenade rifles, grenade pistols 31. Cannons, howitzers, mortars of any kind 32. Maschinen kanonen (automatic canons perhaps like chain guns) 33. Plated self-propelled guns for the weapons of Nos. 31 and 32 34. Pipes for the weapons of numbers 29, 31 and 32 35. Enclosures for the weapons of numbers 29, 31 and 32 36. Drums for machine guns VI. Light antitank weapons, flame throwers, mine-laying and mine-throwing systems 37. Low-recoil, unguided, portable antitank weapons 38. Flame thrower 39. Mining and mining systems for landmines VII. Torpedoes, mines, bombs, stand-alone ammunition 40. Torpedos 41. Torpedos without warhead (explosive part) 42. Hull torpedoes (torpedoes without warhead - explosive part - and without homing head) 43. Mines of all kinds 44. Bombs of all kinds including the depth charges 45. Handflammpatronen (petrol bombs perhaps) 46. Hand grenades 47. Pioneer explosive devices, hollow and adhesive charges as well as explosive demining equipment 48. Sprengladungen for the weapons of number 43 (help needed)
  3. LarryH57

    Armour in Germany and the Law

    We have to have a certain amount of faith in the public, as otherwise you end up in a country that apart from banning all knives used in the kitchen, will have to ban all cars and delevery trucks as used in various incidents in Nice, Barcellona, Germany and London. Otherwise governments will ban pavements, Christmas Fairs, sports events, walking outside your home. Then Ban drones and model aircraft or ban real aircraft over New York or other cities. Then Ban Cricket and Baseball bats and ban people with arms as thick as tree trucks! Etc
  4. LarryH57

    British Army Robot Wars

    No you get me wrong - I only want the enemy to be cannon fodder! My motto is that which is occasionally quoted along the lines of "To keep the peace you have to prepare for war" Okay that sounds a bit too much like North Korea, and as we have to spend within our means, the MOD can only go so far. Cooperation with ou allies will hopefully find the answers but such is the advances in technology, if you can dream it you can probably build it. Every threat has a counter threat and sometimes old ideas get re-invented. So we need to keep one step ahead and not be a nation that could only fire canon balls at T-72s (unless of course the canon ball was the same weight as a T-72 which would make their crews eyes water!)
  5. LarryH57

    British Army Robot Wars

    All of which would be broken by any adversary
  6. LarryH57

    British Army Robot Wars

    Equally I could also start a thread called Navy Robot Wars, as its already in progress to have unmanned subs to carry out various tasks from reconnaisance, mining someone elses harbour mouth, firing cruise missiles apart from the usual torpedo attacks. The most worrying is the potential for a robot / drone nuclear sub to closely follow a Polaris sub, closer than an ex-partner or stalker, just waiting and watching for the right moment to explode. Thats why the Government needs to get some serious advice before spending £50 Billion on a Polaris replacement, as such a replacement might be as effective as a Zeppellin in the 1940 Battle of Britain
  7. MatchFuzee , Thanks for contacting Airfix. It will be interesting to see what they say. Regards Larry
  8. That begs the question what did Airfix do in WW2 after it was started in the UK in 1939. Would MoS allow a factory to stay idle? Its known Airfix were seriously affected by the lack of rubber supplies when Malaya fell to the Japanese, so they were making something well before the firms first model kit of a Ferguson Tractor circa 1948
  9. LarryH57

    British Army Robot Wars

    What I was thinking regarding my 'chain gun armed darlek sentries' is to allow real soldiers to be used more effectively. No gadget is a complete sucess in war, but at least it could block an approach or warn of intruders. Robot sentries could be used to watch our coast line for 'boat people' or drug runners landing at night and alert the authorities, rather than shoot first. Properly equipped, such robots could 'see' at night or in fog 24/7 and be better than those volunteer cliff top watchers used by HMCG, who have to go home sometime. So they would be CCTV Plus - the plus being the ability to kill, fire flares, illuminate anything with white light, provide warnings and target acquisition to others. The more you build the cheaper they get! Something the East Germans or Albanian Government of old would have spent their entire wealth on if they had only known!
  10. LarryH57

    RAF vehicle camouflage

    But equally I have seen MVs with white edging
  11. LarryH57

    British Army Robot Wars

    In any future conflict it would be technically possible to have a line of robot sentries, darlek like, placed in line and in depth to shoot at anything with the correct heat, shape or movement profile until the ammo ran out
  12. Regarding Allied Inflatable Tanks and Trucks in WW2, there is a myth that some of these were made by Airfix, that had been making inflateble toys and beds and other goods in 1939, so had the relevant experience. Does anyone know if this is true as I cannot find and references on the web. Has their role been 'inflated'?
  13. LarryH57

    RAF vehicle camouflage

    In a mad rush to protect MVs in 1939-40 many were camouflaged and then in a mad rush to make them visible in the dark many had white edging applied. Apparently 1941 was the worst year for road deaths in the UK, namely due to the blackout.
  14. LarryH57

    RAF vehicle camouflage

    Another RAF vehicle to identify, presuming it is RAF rather than Army? I don't think the Army cleaned up after the RAF shot a Ju88 down. Is it an impressed type?
  15. LarryH57

    British Army Robot Wars

    Its only a matter of time before robots start fighting! See link below https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6456851/adsasd.html