47 mm


French medium cavalry tank AMC 35 (from Automitrailleuse de Combat Renault modèle 1935), also known under a manufacturer’s designation Renault ACG-1, one of the few french tanks of the period that used a two-man turret.

Weight: 14,500 kg (32,000 lb., 16 tons)
Crew: 3 (commander, gunner, driver)
Armor (frontal): 25 mm
Main armament: 47 mm SA35 L/32 gun or FRC 47 mm
Secondary armament: coaxial 7.5 mm Reibel machine gun or 7.65 mm Hotchkiss

The last ounce of will drains out of me, and I just can't keep my head 
up any longer. I wilt in Raffe's arms. My head dangles, my eyes are open but unfocused, my breathing imperceptible. Just like a dead body.
"NO!" Raffe grips me as if he could bind my soul to my body.

Italian M13/40 medium tanks in the western desert, 1941-42.

Weighting only 14 tons, by Allied standards the Italian M13/40 tank was seen as a light tank. For the unfortunate crews who manned it, it was nothing short of a death-trap.

Its semi-automatic 47 mm Ansaldo 47/32 gun could penetrate 1.7 inches (43mm) of armour at 550 yards (503 m), making it more than adequate to deal with most allied tanks -saved for the cumbersome Matildas- and its diesel engine had a low probability of catching fire when hit, but it lacked power which made the M13/40 a slow moving target, specially off-road.

Although it had armour deemed adequate by 1940 standards, this was made of low quality steel which lacked tensile strength, resulting in a higher probability to shatter when hit, spraying the crew inside with deadly pieces of metal from their own armour.

To these men in dark blue overalls, destined to fight on unequal terms, history has often been cruel. Nevertheless, time and again, they charged gallantly against a superior adversary, often paying the ultimate price for their courage.

Note: The number 3 on the turret and the rectangle with a white stripe identifies this tank as the 3rd tank of first Platoon. The rectangle background colour identified the Company, the number of stripes the Platoon. Looking at the original, imo, it was probably yellow (3rd Co.) or sky blue (2nd Co.). I chose sky blue for demonstration purposes only.

Original’s source unknown

Minutes of the April 7, 2147 Shareholders Meeting of the Kasnia Conglomerate

Minutes of the April 7, 2147 Shareholders Meeting of the Kasnia Conglomerate (1536 words)

Fandom: DC Legends of Tomorrow, post 1.10


Summary: In which the right person is selected for the right job.

A/N: This fic may bore the living daylights out of everybody who reads it. I…apologize? It amused me, anyway, but I’m aware that the things that make corporate lawyers laugh aren’t necessarily the sort of things normal people find funny.

My attempt to remind the writers that Ray Palmer wasn’t JUST an inventor, he was also a corporate CEO, which is a very, very different skillset.

(additional note: please do not use this as a guide to corporate shareholder meetings. All the law is basically accurate, if taken from a wide variety of different jurisdictions and abused in the name of artistic license, but actual shareholder meetings are not nearly this interesting.)

“I’m not sure I’m the right person for this,” Ray said, concerned. “Shouldn’t I be going to see about the robots?”

“The risk of you being recognized by one of the employees is too great,” Rip replied. “You do recall the tour we all took? The bust? No, it makes far more sense for you to attend this meeting. We need to disrupt it so that no one will notice when we take the boy.”

Ray sighed, but he put in the contacts and went.

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Bovington Tank Museum Part 3

1. Crossley-Chevrolet Armored Car (India Pattern). British 6x6 armored car. Adopted by the British Army in 1927, the 6x6 design greatly improved over the WWI 4x4 design. The dome shaped turret was designed to deflect projectiles and carried 2x .303 MGs. The crew area was armored with 7mm of steel and lined with asbestos to keep the temperature low and the entire body could be electrified to repel mobs. The Crossley-Chevrolet decoration indicates this vehicle was retrofitted on a Chevrolet chassis in Canada in 1938.

2. Lanchester Mark I Armored Car. British 6x4 armored car produced in limited quantities through the late 1920s to early 1930s. A heavier development of the earlier Lanchester 4x2, it remained in service until the early 1940s. Lanchesters featured the same basic functional arrangement: a frontal engine compartment; a main fighting compartment mounting a fully traversing turret; and rear equipment stowage; a two-man turret mounting one 12.7 mm and one .303 inch (7.7 mm) Vickers machine guns co-axially. The vehicle pictured is the sole remaining Lanchester 6x4 in the world.

3. Carden-Loyd Mark VI. British tankette developed pre-WWIII, the most successful of which was the Mark VI, the only version built in significant numbers. It became a classic tankette design worldwide, was licence-built by several countries and became the basis of several designs produced in several different countries. Considered a reconnaissance vehicle and a mobile machine gun position, the Mark VI was the final stage of development of the Carden Loyd series of tankettes.
The Carden Loyd tankette was the prototype for the Universal Carrier.

4. Vickers Medium Mark II. British interwar tank derived from the Vickers Medium Mark I. The tank was phased out of service from 1939, replaced by the Cruiser Mark I. It featured several improvements over the Vickers Mark I: a higher superstructure with the driver’s visor on top of it instead of in front of it; an improved suspension protected by armor skirts; and Rackham clutches, providing a primitive form of mechanical servo-control. Armed with a QF 3-pounder (47mm) cannon and six .303 MGs, with 6-8mm of armor.

5 & 6. KV-1 (with toddler). Soviet heavy tank of World War II. The KV series were known for their heavy armour protection during the early part of the war, especially during the first year of the Great Patriotic War. In certain situations, even a single KV-1 or KV-2 supported by infantry was capable of halting the enemy’s onslaught. German tanks at that time were rarely used in KV encounters as their armament was too poor to deal with the “Russischer Koloss” - “Russian Colossus.” The KV-1 was armed with a 76.3mm cannon and up to 6x 7.62mm DT MGs.

7 & 8. Char B1. French heavy tank developed pre-WWII. The Char B1 was a specialised heavy break-through vehicle, originally conceived as a SPG with a 75 mm howtizer in the hull; later a 47 mm gun in a turret was added, to allow it to function also as a Char de Bataille, a “battle tank” fighting enemy armour, equipping the armoured divisions of the Infantry Arm. Starting in the early twenties, its development and production were repeatedly delayed, resulting in a vehicle that was both technologically complex and expensive. Armed with a 75mm howitzer in the hull, a 45mm cannon in a one-man turret and 2x 7.5mm MGs. Armor was up to 40mm.

8. Heavy Tank Mark V “Male”. British heavy tank of WWI. An upgraded version of the Mark IV deployed in 1918 and used in action in the closing months of World War I, during the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War on the White Russian side, and by the Red Army. Thanks to Walter Wilson’s epicyclic gear steering system, it was the first British heavy tank that required only one man to steer it; the gearsmen needed in earlier Marks were thus released to man the armament. All variants of the Mark V had up to 18mm of armor. The Male variant was armed with 2x 6-pounder (57mm) 6 cwt QF guns and 4x .303 in Hotchkiss Mk 1 MGs.

10. Tank Mark VII “International”. Anglo-American tank design of the First World War intended to overcome the limitations of the earlier British designs and be a collaborative effort to equip France, the UK and the US with a single heavy tank design. The planned production levels would have equipped the Allied armies with a very large tank force that would have broken through the German defensive positions in the planned 1919 offensive. In practice manufacture was slow and only a few vehicles were produced before the end of the war in November 1918. The Mark VII had a max of 16mm of armor, was armed with 2x 6-pounder (57mm) 6 cwt QF guns and 7x 7.92 mm Hotchkiss MGs or 5x .30-06 M1917 Browning MGs.

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Christopher Williams, Cutaway of a LEICA TRI-ELMAR-M“, 28-35-50 mm f/4 ASPH., Angle of view:, Focal lenght 28 mm: 75°, 65°, 46°, Focal length 35 mm: 63°, 54°, 38°, Focal length 50 mm: 47°, 40°, 27°, Optical design: 8 elements in 6, Aperture: f/4 (largest) f/22 (smallest), Scale: combined meter/feet-increments, Leica M quick-change bayonet, Focusing range: 1m to Infinity, Smallest object field:, Focal length 28 mm: 750 x 1130 mm, Focal length 35 mm: 620 x 930 mm, Focal length 50 mm: 430 x 650 mm, Highest reproduction ratio:, Focal length 28 mm: 1:31, Focal length 35 mm: 1:26, Focal length 50 mm: 1:18, Lens produced between: 1998 and 2007, Date of the cut: unknown, Fotostudio Axel Gnad, Düsseldorf, February 13, 2009, 2009

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