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by Calculus
Fri May 15, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Military History/Pics Thread.
Replies: 2272
Views: 270459

Re: The Military History/Pics Thread.

Wiki says first lightening was in service April 1942, and was recon model with no guns in Pacific. First ones reached uk bases in June 1942. Top speed of prototype 393mph http://www.wwiiaircraftperformance.org/p-38/p-38.html . From wiki On 20 September 1939, before the YP-38s had been built and fli...
by Calculus
Fri May 15, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27475
Views: 670028

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

How did the bat munching cvnts with their population density quash this better than the UK? Lies and a ruthless government that cares nothing for the rights of it's population. Not China specifically, but this article discusses why Asia has done better than the west. A bit tabloidy, but I think rai...
by Calculus
Fri May 15, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Military History/Pics Thread.
Replies: 2272
Views: 270459

Re: The Military History/Pics Thread.

Lolz, you are such a bullshitter - you clearly did mean it to be THE reason, you know AA fire means from poms poms or Flak only and not from other aircraft , and you also know that I don’t wholly agree with that quote that you’ve so badly mangled ! only the last statement is (partly) correct, but b...
by Calculus
Fri May 15, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Military History/Pics Thread.
Replies: 2272
Views: 270459

Re: The Military History/Pics Thread.

I never said it was the only reason and I meant antiaircraft fire as in firing at enemy aircraft. I should have been clearer. Glad we can agree on the quote :thumbup: Nothing there to dissuade that US in 20’s and 30’s did things for a cost and not performance reasons , which were clearly shown anywa...
by Calculus
Fri May 15, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Military History/Pics Thread.
Replies: 2272
Views: 270459

Re: The Military History/Pics Thread.

one of the better looking dive bombers

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one of the first jap navy fighters also had an inline engine

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_1MF
by Calculus
Fri May 15, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Military History/Pics Thread.
Replies: 2272
Views: 270459

Re: The Military History/Pics Thread.

What youve linked there was about the hellcat so yes by then, damage to gunfire was deffo an issue in consideration - doesn’t say that it was a factor anyone had thought of in 20’s or 30’s though for an initial preference, which was what I disagree with you with. FFS read the rest of p134. if you a...
by Calculus
Fri May 15, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Military History/Pics Thread.
Replies: 2272
Views: 270459

Re: The Military History/Pics Thread.

Harvey2.0 wrote:. I think the fleet air arm were the only carrier fleet using inline motors , they also used a lot of US made raidial engined planes too.
Imperial jap navy had the D4Y1 and D4Y2
by Calculus
Fri May 15, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Military History/Pics Thread.
Replies: 2272
Views: 270459

Re: The Military History/Pics Thread.

What youve linked there was about the hellcat so yes by then, damage to gunfire was deffo an issue in consideration - doesn’t say that it was a factor anyone had thought of in 20’s or 30’s though for an initial preference, which was what I disagree with you with. FFS read the rest of p134. if you a...
by Calculus
Fri May 15, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Military History/Pics Thread.
Replies: 2272
Views: 270459

Re: The Military History/Pics Thread.

dont have much time…..but NACA were very much at the forefront of aerodynamics https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19950007250.pdf Much progress was made in aeronautical research during the first 20 years of the NACA. Some of the accomplishments were the engine supercharger; high-s...
by Calculus
Thu May 14, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is it time for Nadine Dorries to walk?
Replies: 43
Views: 1781

Re: Is it time for Nadine Dorries to walk?

No idea if EDF I think they would be stupid to be involved. There is no point in exaggerating a disgusting situation. It may get a few more loony supporters, but at the other end you loose credibility amongst the middle ground. More probably Russian bots. Health minister Nadine Dorries and fellow C...
by Calculus
Thu May 14, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Military History/Pics Thread.
Replies: 2272
Views: 270459

Re: The Military History/Pics Thread.

The French built the Storch and used them in Vietnam https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fieseler_Fi_156_Storch#French_production @backrow , wasn't the radial preferred over the inline because they didn't have a vulnerable coolant system? the US and Japanese carrier fleet was all radial . I think that wa...
by Calculus
Thu May 14, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China backlash?
Replies: 1134
Views: 51687

Re: China backlash?

It's a topic I know very little about, but I did find this article on the decoupling of the Chinese and American economies interesting. Basically it is already starting to happen and not disastrous.

https://asiatimes.com/2020/05/whos-deco ... from-whom/
by Calculus
Thu May 14, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Military History/Pics Thread.
Replies: 2272
Views: 270459

Re: The Military History/Pics Thread.

The French built the Storch and used them in Vietnam https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fieseler_Fi_156_Storch#French_production @backrow , wasn't the radial preferred over the inline because they didn't have a vulnerable coolant system? the US and Japanese carrier fleet was all radial . I think that wa...
by Calculus
Wed May 13, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113267
Views: 5031142

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Although I’m not in tucker’s target demographic, not being an elderly scared American, I do watch him occasionally. He is one of the better ones on Fox News.
by Calculus
Wed May 13, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27475
Views: 670028

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

So the official death count of the disease is at 290k. What does everyone think real is, accounting for the excess deaths not officially attributed to the disease as well as countries deliberately undercounting (Mexico is now in this group)? Half million globally sounds right to me (to pull a numbe...
by Calculus
Wed May 13, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113267
Views: 5031142

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Fox News isn't traditional media. It's a straight-up propaganda machine. It was created for that purpose by Roger Ailes. It was never a news organisation. It has one-third the staff and 30 fewer bureaus than CNN, which makes it exceptionally profitable. It tells its audience what they want to hear....
by Calculus
Mon May 11, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10368
Views: 232770

Re: Boris goooooone or going?

Seriously, where? And even if we did, why wouldn't be allowed to comment when you feel quite free to pile in on the french and other governments yourself? Stop being so precious. We're not doing any better than you if that makes you more comfortable. You called me obsessed for pointing out these co...
by Calculus
Mon May 11, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)
Replies: 6543
Views: 299255

Re: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)

https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1259290830092763136 Looks like a video of the deceased trespassing on a property the day he was shot. Perhaps not out for a jog, interesting if true. As a youngster I went into many abandoned buildings and construction sites, I even did worse things than have...
by Calculus
Sun May 10, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Who won WWII - How nations view who ultimately won it
Replies: 120
Views: 5257

Re: Who won WWII - How nations view who ultimately won it

Here's a question for the rank and file Military buff know-it-alls of the bored...had the UK succumb to the Nazi's early on, would Ze Germans have gone on to win the eastern front, or were they always doomed to lose to the Ruskies, and ultimately the war? No one wants to answer my question. :( I ha...
by Calculus
Sun May 10, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Who won WWII - How nations view who ultimately won it
Replies: 120
Views: 5257

Re: Who won WWII - How nations view who ultimately won it

It has occurred to me that I have a reasonable amount of knowledge on the post-WW1 peace talks/political situations in Europe, but know relatively little about what happened say the last six months of 1945 and 1946. Must have been an absolute clusterf**k! Can anyone recommend any decent books on Eu...
by Calculus
Sat May 09, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27475
Views: 670028

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

genuinely staggered by the teachers' unions: 'extend our paid holiday until september' In many schools staff have been working every day. Either looking after children of keyworkers, following up on vulnerable pupils, creating and delivering lessons that can be done at home on on a video app to com...
by Calculus
Fri May 08, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)
Replies: 6543
Views: 299255

Re: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)

The Ahmaud Arbery murder is just off the charts. Shot dead by two red neck vigilantes whilst a third video’ed it. Hiding behind mental Georgia state laws that say you can perform a citizen’s arrest whilst armed. One of them is an ex-cop. The local police told Ahmaud’s mother that he had been killed...
by Calculus
Thu May 07, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27475
Views: 670028

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

The nations that were in Wuhan and the number of athletes. And this has only come to light now! What the actual fvck!!! You can take this stuff too far, as with any conspiracy theory. Maybe, maybe,if, but, possibly.... We know for sure it was in France late December - but if it were October you wou...
by Calculus
Thu May 07, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What TV News do you watch?
Replies: 53
Views: 1574

Re: What TV News do you watch?

CCTV
by Calculus
Wed May 06, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress
Replies: 2457
Views: 64564

Re: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress

Non-essential worker here, still had to work from home throughout the lockdown.
by Calculus
Wed May 06, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10368
Views: 232770

Re: Boris goooooone or going?

It's good the UK used "The science" or else we'd have the second highest global death rate or something. The Scottish, Welsh, and NI governments and scientists were in agreement with the decisions made for England. The comparative of “second highest” is as pointed out a very very stupid thing to do...
by Calculus
Wed May 06, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10368
Views: 232770

Re: Boris goooooone or going?

It's good the UK used "The science" or else we'd have the second highest global death rate or something. The Scottish, Welsh, and NI governments and scientists were in agreement with the decisions made for England. The comparative of “second highest” is as pointed out a very very stupid thing to do...
by Calculus
Mon May 04, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Braai Thread
Replies: 7406
Views: 373180

Re: Official Braai Thread

Fish is a plenty now. Plenty geelstert, got geelbek which is is nice pan fried. Also have rooi stomp neus and some weskus snoek. Geelstert on the coals is lovely too. Braai it like snoek, but beware not to overcook otherwise it is dry. Yep its is a bit dry but never pap like snoek. Geelstert is als...
by Calculus
Mon May 04, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113267
Views: 5031142

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

So now the Trump regime have significant evidence that Covid 19 came from a Chinese lab. Unfortunately neither there medical or intelligence services have seen this evidence. And now we get to see if anyone wants to call him out on this, or be complicit by staying silent. If Trump has evidence have...
by Calculus
Sun May 03, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10368
Views: 232770

Re: Boris goooooone or going?

I think bimbo is jealous that EDF is getting all the attention.
by Calculus
Sun May 03, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10368
Views: 232770

Re: Boris goooooone or going?

Keir will bring Labour back towards the centre. Not Blair centre but a position where they can win the next election Perhaps show why you think Starmer wants a move to the center? The media portray him as a centralist but he is equally vague on his supposed political leanings, but his history is ve...
by Calculus
Sat May 02, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dogs
Replies: 263
Views: 12152

Re: Dogs

Disagree, I think he’s secure enough in his homosexuality not to care what other people think
by Calculus
Sat May 02, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dogs
Replies: 263
Views: 12152

Re: Dogs

nice, that is the type of dog I would imagine OS would have.
by Calculus
Sat May 02, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dogs
Replies: 263
Views: 12152

Re: Dogs

Bimboc69 wrote:
8 weeks old :)

OK, that thing is a little bit cute, what breed is it?
by Calculus
Sat May 02, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10368
Views: 232770

Re: Boris goooooone or going?

Won't be long before EDF claims Lord Rodney of Oxted was breeding equines on his Surrey estate.
by Calculus
Sat May 02, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10368
Views: 232770

Re: Boris goooooone or going?

I stand corrected he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth Quote: Keir Rodney Starmer was born in Southwark, London, on 2 September 1962 and grew up in the small town of Oxted in Surrey. He was born second of the four children of Josephine (née Baker), a nurse, and Rodney Starmer, a toolmaker (...
by Calculus
Fri May 01, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10368
Views: 232770

Re: Boris goooooone or going?

:lol:
by Calculus
Fri May 01, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10368
Views: 232770

Re: Boris goooooone or going?

No proof yet, calculus? You're a fuc k ing spoofer You don't have to love them to understand that they're not responsible for a spontaneously occurring pathogen . Or so we are told. I'm wearing my tinfoil hat until it is proven otherwise. So you bolded "spontaneously occurring pathogen" and said "O...
by Calculus
Fri May 01, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10368
Views: 232770

Re: Boris goooooone or going?

Yes, a non- wealthy boy from the 20th richest town in the UK going to Reigate. Had an aga in the Kitchen, his own father said it was his factory.Ignoring he's know for having his background scrubbed offline (and multiple posters can remember references to his father is interesting). If information ...
by Calculus
Fri May 01, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10368
Views: 232770

Re: Boris goooooone or going?

Keith wrote:
Calculus wrote:
Keith wrote:Calculus, I'm sure you'll be able to back that accusation up with one of my posts. If not, I expect an apology.

my accusation that you are a mouth breather, have you actually read any of your posts?
You're thick as mince pal
And yet you are the one promoting Coronavirus as being man made.