/thg/ Treadhead General
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The last thread had to be put down
RIP Steve Irwin Edition
> What's this thread about?
As usual this thread is for the discussion and pics of tracked and wheeled AFVs of all kinds from MBTs to supertanks to self propelled AA guns. Please keep it civil and cite sources for statistics.
Originally a form of detritus left over from the design phase of the US Army’s Armoured Gun System (AGS) competition, with other contenders including FMC’s M8 AGS and Teledyne’s Expeditionary Tank, Textron’s (formerly Cadillac Gage) Stingray Light Tank nee Economy MBT was repurposed and remarketed for the export market following the conclusion of the AGS competition. Originally launched in 1983 with prototypes finishing by 1984, the Stingray only saw one customer in its lifetime, the Royal Thai Army with 106 tanks delivered between 1988-1990. Sharing many components with US AFVs and off the shelf parts, the Stingray was designed to be easily maintenanced, and above all, afforadable. The turret of the Stingray could also be fitted to M551 Sheridan and M41 Walker Bulldog hulls as an upgrade should the need arise. The Stingray itself is very lightly armoured, especially for a tank, a legacy of its air operations heritage, only offering protection from 14.5 mm ball ammunition, roughly equivalent to somewhere around STANAG Level 3-4 performance. However, the vehicle is quite modular, as indicated by existence of an extensive upgrade kit dubbed the Stingray II, with increased operational range, improved engine, brand new FCS and increased gun stabilisation. Other improvements include NBC protection and better rangefinders and targeting equipment. However, no customers have yet purchased the Stingray II.
Rifled 105 mm L7A3
> Dimensions (l w h)
9.3 x 3 x 2.7 m
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Alright, so what are your actually realistic (I know, just go with it) plans for if there ever was an infectious outbreak? Not the typical "hurr hurr grab mah guns n' go to Academy, chainsaws and ATVs" shit. Like your real, calculated, and meticulous plans assuming society is crumbling before you.
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So I am a 20 year old interested in purchasing a few guns for the purposes of hunting and home defense in New York State. I live on Long Island and was curious about the process of background checks.
As it stands I have:
>1 parking ticket
>1 failure to yield to a traffic device (making a right on red when I wasn't supposed to).
>taken anti-depressants in the past (roughly 2 years ago). Not sure that qualifies as history of mental illness as I was never committed for anything involuntarily.
>got into an argument with my father once and he called the cops on me basically because it was easier to make a phone call than actually parent me.(thats a story for another thread) There was no violence or threats of violence during the encounter and I wasn't actually detained, but they did fill out an incident report.
I plan on purchasing a rifle (probably a .22 of some kind), a shotgun, and a hand gun.
My questions are:
>would I be red flagged in the case of a background check?
>If any of these things do come up, is there a way to dispute how warranted they were (ex. cops weren't needed, didn't really need anti depressants)
Also, not the point of this thread but any recommendations as far as best shotgun/rifle/handguns that are best for beginners are welcome too.
Lastly (Will probably make another thread for this). I am currently a stock broker. I work on Long Island not in the city. I often carry checks on my person worth several hundred thousand, sometimes several million dollars. Is this enough of a reason to get a concealed weapons permit? I figure I can make the case that even though it's not cash, the kind of person who would rob someone is the kind of person that doesn't realize checks can't be cashed by just anybody. Also, my car is kind of flashy so that could attract criminals aswell. (pic related)