/thg/ Treadhead General
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Bjorn to be Wild 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.
The Stridsvagn 74 continued on the trend of indigenously produced and designed tanks for the Kingdom of Sweden. It was a direct evolution of the Stridsvagn M/42 used extensively during WWII - itself being able to be traced back to the M/40 and then the AB Landswerk Lago - the vehicles having found themselves obsolete at the end of the war, being repurposed as the base for a new line of tanks to work in conjunction with the Strv 101 Centurion tanks, later to be replaced by the 102 and 103. From 1958, the Strv 74 commenced production, and it had very little in common with that of its predecessor. A new turret with electrical rotation and three GPMGs, improved FCS, completely reworked engine and transmission, a high velocity 75 mm gun and widened tracks distinguished the Strv 74 from the M/42, bringing what had been a legacy WWII tank into the early Cold War. It continued to serve throughout the sixties, but following the introduction of large numbers of Centurions into the Swedish Army, were reassigned then retained for an infantry support/assault gun role before being finally retired 1981-84.The turrets were used as static defenses and pillboxes, but were all demolished in the early 2000s. A capable AFV for much of the fifties and sixties, the arrival of MBTs diminished the need for light tanks in the Swedish armed forces. The beacon of Swedish indigenous design would then be later passed on to the Strv 103 series, or better known as the “S” Tank, with its unique casemate design.
Rifled 75 mm Kanon Strv 74
> Dimensions (l w h)
6.08 x 2.43 x 3 m
2 x 170hp gasoline
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Alright armchair generals and history buffs, another so-called history "buff" DG Swinford has a list of "facts" about WWII that's going viral around the normie part of the net. Can anyone on here tell me how many of these are real and how many are urban legend bullshit?
>1. The first German serviceman killed in WW II was killed by the Japanese ( China , 1937), The first American serviceman killed was killed by the Russians ( Finland 1940); The highest ranking American killed was Lt Gen Lesley McNair, killed by the US Army Air Corps.
>2. The youngest US serviceman was 12 year old: Calvin Graham, USN. He was wounded and given a Dishonorable Discharge for lying about his age. His benefits were later restored by act of Congress.
>3. At the time of Pearl Harbor , the top US Navy command was called CINCUS (pronounced 'sink us'); The shoulder patch of the US Army's 45th Infantry division was the swastika. Hitler's private train was named 'Amerika.' All three were soon changed for PR purposes.
>4. More US servicemen died in the Air Corps than the Marine Corps.
While completing the required 30 missions, an airman's chance of being killed was 71%.
>5. Generally speaking, there was no such thing as an average fighter pilot. You were either an ace or a target. For instance, Japanese Ace Hiroyoshi Nishizawa shot down over 80 planes. He died while a passenger on a cargo plane.
>6. It was a common practice on fighter planes to load every 5th round with a tracer round to aid in aiming. This was a big mistake. Tracers had different Ballistics
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So I got a Lee Reloading Kit on impulse. My question is, can I get some info on where to get cheap reloading components? Powder, bullets, brass, primers, all that jazz. Also, I bought it for the great motherland round, the 7.62x54R. Anyone has a guide to match the 7n1? I'm totally new at reloading, so any help is appreciated.
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