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Default 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV

This beast is too recent to fit in any but the 2013 T2k continuity, but how can we not speculate at this Russian double-barreled SPAG?

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zon...-artillery-gun

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C&Rsenal did an episode last week on the Gehendra Rifle. It was a late 1890s Nepalese rifle based on the Martini-Henry with modifications for domestic production. The action was modified to run on flat springs instead of a coil spring, and rifles were hand-fitted rather than machined. There was also a carbine version that's exceedingly rare - Nepal had little cavalry and it's not clear who the carbines were intended for. It's worth noting these post-date the introduction of smokeless powder and bolt-action rifles. Britain didn't want Nepal to have the most modern equipment, but did want Nepal to be better equipped than China in order to serve as a buffer state between India and China.

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Wt 4.20 kg, Mag 1i, Dam 3, Pen Nil, Blk 8, SS 2, Rng 90

Gehendra Carbine
Wt 3.50 kg, Mag 1i, Dam 2, Pen Nil, Blk 6, SS 2, Rng 60

One other firearm developed in the late 1890s was the Bira, a manually cranked machine gun using an action similar to the Gardner but reversed so that the crank was rotated counter-clockwise instead of clockwise, as the inventor felt a pulling motion could be sustained longer than a pushing motion. It was twin-barreled and used a pan magazine that visually resembles the later Lewis magazine, loaded with 120 rounds of .577/450 Martini. They are incredibly heavy, at roughly 900 pounds for the gun, and each magazine weighs 30 pounds empty with the ammunition adding another 10 pounds when loaded. They were intended for use in defensive positions, so the tradeoff of massive weight in exchange for more reliability was viewed as a positive. Like the rifles, parts were hand-fitted to each gun, so most pieces are not interchangeable without shims or other modifications.

Recoil is negligible since the gun is so heavy and is mounted on what's basically a light artillery carriage. Rate of Fire is based on Royal Navy tests of the Gardner, which fired 236 rounds in 30 seconds in its 2-barrel configuration. Since this is less than 700 RPM, ROF is 5 rather than 10 based on the guidelines in Infantry Weapons of the World.

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Wt 410 kg, ROF 5, Mag 120, Dam 3, Pen Nil, Blk 10, Rng 115
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Default Burya Cruise Missile

A massive, ramjet-powered nuclear-tipped cruise missile with a range of around 4,000 miles.

https://www.twz.com/38188/the-soviet...ld-war-monster

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It looks like the M2A3 Bradley Hellfire and 1e's M920 Hellfire AT Vehicle may have had some factual basis. According to this, ground-launched Hellfires were trialed on HMMWVs and an M901 in 1990-91:

https://tanks-encyclopedia.com/m998-glh-l/

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Not sure if it was ever live fire tested, but the AUSA Greenbook circa 1983-4 had a picture of an 880 pickup with a twin hellfire mounted in the back reportedly being used as a surrogate by the “high tech test bed”. It’s been a minute, but I think the article was pretty heavily focused on the DIV 86 structures, especially the light and motorized divisions and the divisional aviation brigades.

That’s about the time were on the cusp of fielding tactical UAVs (Aquila), bringing in no-shine combat boots, and getting rid of the Dragon…

That may have been the same issue/year with the CAWS as a developmental weapons system, the M247 DIVAD test battery being fielded, and the add for the Ares 75mm automatic cannon mounted on the AAI high survivability test vehicle-lightweight- “In the time it takes to read this sentence, the ares 75mm cannon has put five rounds on target”.
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Default Hellfire CUCV

From the Technicals thread.

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Similar type vehicle. I think the picture I saw was taken out west, it was a little drier.

Lots of weird stuff got tested in that period.
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