500 mm


AMX-56 Leclerc(France)

main battle tank
Combat weight, t
series I: 54,6
series II: 56,3
series XXI: 57,4
Layout scheme
Crew. 3
Length, mm 6880
Length with gun forward, mm 9871
Width, mm 3710
Height, mm 2953
Ground clearance, mm 500

Armor type
Combined modular cannon-proof. Brokemogul series XXI reinforced by elements made of tungsten and titanium.
Forehead tower mm/deg.
equivalent steel armour:
620-640 mm vs BOPS,
1200 mm against cumulative ammunition
The caliber and brand of gun
120mm CN120-26
Gun type
Barrel length, caliber 52
Gun ammunition
40, 22 of them in AZ
monocular SAGEM HL-60 with Athos thermal imager, binocular combo SFIM panoramic HL-70, laser rangefinder HL-58
1 × 12.7 mm M2HB-QBC,
1 × 7.62 mm AAN F1 (ammunition 800/2000).
Engine type
V8X 1500
Engine power, HP
Speed on highway, km/h 71
The cross-country speed, km/h 50
Cruising on the highway, km 550
Specific power, HP/t 27,5
Suspension type
individual hydropneumatic
Specific ground pressure, kg/cm2 0,98
Gradeability, hail. 31
Overcome the wall of 1.25 m
Overcome ditch, m 3.0
Overcome Ford, m 1,0 (4,0, OPVT)


Ural Owl by Filippo Nucifora
Via Flickr:
Tsurui, Japan | February | Canon 5D MIII | Canon 500 mm f4 IS II |

Black duiker (Cephalophus niger)

The black duiker is a forest-dwelling duiker found in the southern parts of Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Benin, and Nigeria. Black duikers stand around 500 mm tall at the shoulder and weigh 15 to 20 kg. They have black coats. The head is a rust colour with a large red crest between the ears. Black duikers have long, thin horns of 80 to 170 mm, but the horns of females reach only 30 mm. Black duikers live mainly in lowland rainforest, where they eat fruit, flowers, and leaves which have fallen from the canopy. They are probably diurnal, though this is surmised only from captive specimens. Black duiker are reported to be solitary, territorial animals. An estimated 100,000 black duikers are left in the world; they are threatened by hunting and are considered to be in decline across their range.

photo credits: ucumari

Kota Hujan

Kamu tau kenapa dia disebut kota hujan? Karena disini kamu akan jatuh cinta. Jatuh cinta dengan hujan.

Curah hujan yang turun di kota ini sekitar 3.500 – 4000 mm setiap tahun. Hujan turun tanpa kenal musim dan waktu. 

Banyak yang mengumpat dan menjadikan alasan ketika hujan turun. Tetapi engkau tetap turun dengan penuh nikmat. Tak peduli apa yang diumpatkan oleh warga sipil.

Hujan dalam diam

Aku salah satu pengagummu. Aku ingin semua tau bahwa kau telah mengajariku cara mencintai dan dicintai.

Kaua'i is a amazing little gem. Home to Mount Waiʻaleʻale. The mountain, at an elevation of 5,148 feet (1,569 m), averages more than 452 inches (11,500 mm) of rain a year since 1912, with a record 683 inches (17,300 mm) in 1982; its summit is one of the rainiest spots on earth. My brother took this picture, the trail is hard and muddy but worth it. This part is called the “Weeping Wall”, the mountain and his valley is home to many rare Hawaiian plants. I am in awe! (Picture taken by my brother Samuel)


Garrison, New York

These images were made in September of 1988. A northbound Metro-North commuter train has arrived at the Garrison platform which is on the Hudson River line. The locomotive is an EMD FL9 which pulled trains for the New Haven, Penn Central, and Conrail prior to its service with the Metro-North Commuter Railroad.

I believe I took these photographs with a borrowed 500 mm Nikon mirror lens—which is why depth is so compressed. Three photographs by Richard Koenig.