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    01-30-2023, 08:32 AM
    The USA got a lot more out of Apollo than China did out of Zheng He's voyages. To make the analogy work the US government would have to ban the...
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    01-29-2023, 08:45 PM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    @skuthorp I think it is a real problem, but it is a problem driven by Putins murderous character. If he thinks you are within his power, and you do...
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    01-29-2023, 07:18 PM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    Damn, I was hoping you would argue so this thread would turn into a tank battle. :)
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    01-29-2023, 06:03 PM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    Yesterday ACB posted his ideas about how Challengers will be employed in Ukraine. He said (correctly) that the Challenger was designed to engage...
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    01-26-2023, 05:38 PM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    #9046 Agreed on all counts One of the great failings of people in large countries like the USA, Russia and China is assuming that people in other...
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    01-24-2023, 11:04 PM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    @Andrew I listened to the tank museum chat on Challenger II that you linked in another thread. I’m assuming Ukraine has 20 or so hot shot tank...
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    01-24-2023, 12:04 PM
    This is only a problem if we insist that our business, government and other institutions continue planning as if we have a growing population. The...
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    01-24-2023, 10:29 AM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    @George I wish you were right about the people in charge of the propaganda efforts being stupid, but I am certain you are not. The Russian troll...
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    01-22-2023, 10:48 AM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    As the video originally posted in #8634 clearly shows the Abrams requires teams of specially trained idiots. In the 1970s the US military started...
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    01-20-2023, 08:48 PM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    A point for those on the thread. The US defense budget is so huge and its operations are so Byzantine that it is hard to understand. For instance...
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    01-20-2023, 08:39 PM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    To some degree they did, and they certainly trained their army better with help from various countries including the US. Ukraine is not rich, so...
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    01-20-2023, 01:32 PM
    Convicted felons are often barred from doing business with various levels of government. There is a lot of revenue at stake if this actually goes to...
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    01-16-2023, 10:40 AM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    He’s very war focused it’s pretty much the same argument for the Crimean war in the 1850s. The world has changed. Better reasons why we support...
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    01-15-2023, 11:19 PM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    I just listened to Perun and two things struck me. 1) The US aid packages price equipment that we are planning to scrap at full value. We are...
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    01-15-2023, 12:50 PM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    @dutchpp the thing I like most about these ISW updates is their honesty. "The Kremlin continues to falsely claim..." We need more of it.
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    01-14-2023, 10:05 PM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    Paul I do not disagree. It's a very dangerous situation. Russia could kill every human being on the planet by nuking themselves, they don't have to...
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    01-14-2023, 08:17 PM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    Damn Paul, you are a ray of sunshine tonight. The problem with this: "if i were zelensky i'd be pursuing biological weapons - cheap, quick, easy...
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    01-14-2023, 08:14 PM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    The thing that makes this interesting is that Rumars and Skip can both be right. @Rumars I am inclined to agree with you. But if you go back...
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    01-14-2023, 04:09 PM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    Separate from the Chieftains, but maybe a very important point in the long run is Germanys block on the use of Leopards. Russia is a very real...
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    01-14-2023, 03:57 PM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    @Nick of the people on this forum you are likely the most qualified to make fun of military equipment delivery schedules. So I am ducking the...
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    01-14-2023, 02:44 PM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    @Nick Not quite. The Poles have a major multi year program to upgrade their armor with a combination of US and South Korean tanks. If they go all...
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    01-14-2023, 09:25 AM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    Though 50 Bradleys and a dozen Challengers does not make an offensive it does make a battalion that is more capable than any unit on either side in...
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    01-10-2023, 06:58 PM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    I've wondered about Challengers. The UK is not likely to end up in a heavy tank battle any time soon. It would be a radical move, but all of them...
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    01-10-2023, 05:23 PM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    I'll add something about the Bradleys, I did a bit of research, and it seems they cost about $3 million each when they were made. M113 cost about...
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    01-10-2023, 05:52 AM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    I think you are correct, but it's not a great way to win wars. History is littered with these kinds of military units.
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    01-09-2023, 10:18 PM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Jesus' DNA? in The Bilge
    I'm willing to accept, or even engage in arguments about the divinity of Jeus but it's pretty clear there was an a human of that name in the Roman...
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    01-09-2023, 10:08 PM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    THE SIDE WITH THE BRADLEYS ALWAYS WINS I have no combat experience, all my observations in this post are based on theory and modeling and just...
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    01-09-2023, 09:34 PM
    Tom Hunter replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    @dutchpp Thank you for your steady and commendable efforts to make this thread about the war in Ukraine. I'm certain I am not alone in my...
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