Why do all aircraft carriers have an island? The early converted merchant vessels like Argus and Langley didn't bother. You see quite a few designs in the interwar period without them too - Hosho, Ryujo, Shoho, the first configurations of the Amagi-conversions - and even during the war the British converted carriers like Audacity do without. The United States-class of supercarriers designed after WWII was going to have no island either, but they got cancelled and all modern aviation ships have an island on the starboard side.
Why is this? What's the advantage...
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They quickly found with early flattops that it was too hard to manage without an above-deck bridge. Hell, even Argus had a retractable pilot house in the middle of the deck.
Plus, it provides space for flight deck controllers to survey the deck and manage aircraft.
Because the admirals insist on having a bridge
What was true in the 50's and 60's is not really true today, since you can just have cameras/electronics keeping track of planes/personnel for you
What's with the recent trend of people eschewing thumb safety's? Is it just trying to be "edgy" by discounting a basic safety feature?
Some people just don't know what glock leg is
Some looked like a tard at basic training when they didn't flip off the M9s safety on pistol day
Some people don't understand you can keep the safety off on your CC piece and the gun gremlin won't magically put it back on right before you need to defend yourself
>TFW you just put a fresh coat of grease on your battle rifle
So I bought this beauty (pic related) weeks ago for two reasons, its a Mauser and for shtf/sniper role(because I don't have enough money for a modern weapon). Good idea? Or bad? I want your opinions.
>for shtf/sniper role
Unless you live in /ex-Yu/, it's a bad idea. Nothing wrong with the rifle, you just want something with better sights (iron or optical) and more easily available ammunition.
Anyone on /k/ have any info on the Boberg XR-9? Saw in on TFB-TV's YouTube channel and was genuinely interested.
>inb4 bullpup handgun
besides .22 what is the cheapest rifle rounds to plink with?
Prototype production starts on the 11th.
Who's buying once mainstream production hits?
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Assuming that you won powerball, how much would it cost to have a shipyard build a replica of a Gato-class or similar diesel-electric surface running submarine with modern electronics and engines?
I would rather buy a catamaran.
Larping sounds gay is there any other sports similar to fencing that deals with sword fighting that isn't gay?
From all the guns you own, which one would you realistically use in a SHTF scenario where you had to protect your family or yourself?
What's your reasoning for using that particular gun/guns?
Why is the M4A1-S so unaccurate? :(
Hey /k/ I've looked at the sticky, I've decided on a cz82/makarov went to local gun show all I could find was a beat up cz for around 350.
So my question is, what's the market price on decent makarov/cz82?
I'm willing to go around 400 for a gun poorfag here, recommendations welcome
I got mine for 325
hey guys im actually looking for help in a gun disarm from the Crossman MK-177 Pellet Gun caliber .177 (4.5mm) since my little brother thought it would be good to learn to disarm guns but he can´t put it back together. If someone could show me a picture of it open (or link me a video of it disarmed) i would be so glad :D (the reason i don´t buy another is because he needs to learn about asking for help in stuff like this)
please help me identify this, whats it for?
Do we know if anyone from /k/ has gone on to support the Kurds in Iraq and Syria?