This type of device has been used by activists around the world, and occasionally shows up in Derry or Belfast. It consists of a section of metal pipe holding an explosive charge, over which is placed (and clamped into place) a steel or copper parabolic disc. Note that it’s not very deeply indented; just a bowl shape rather than a cone or ogive (which is a cone with a curved profile).
When the explosive is set off, it propels the disk forward and stretches it into a sort of arrow or warhead that can travel some distance, and can penetrate about the radius of the original disk or a little more, into steel armour. Some people calle it an ‘explosively formed projectile (EFP)’ or just a platter charge.
this particular design won’t work so well with gunpowder or anfo type explosives (someone tried last winter); it needs something that works faster, like semtex or gelignite.
Meerglas world travel machine by Thomas Becker Via Flickr: Back from a big 4k tour through Asia. Now I had time for fotos. …1.5 tapered disc steel fork for heavy front load.
Full set on flickr. Link in bio.
Lots of great parts:
@somafab cazadero tires
@tunede kong rear hub
@chriskingbuzz tapered headset
Mixed @srammtb and @sramroad drivetrain and shifting components
part of my contribution to the mp100 fluff bomb! based off my first prompt ‘aura’ from this list. eventually I’ll put this up on ao3 too!!
Several things changed after the encounter with Claw’s 7th Branch. Mob’s power had long since left Reigen’s body and he was as much as an esper as he was before, which was to say, he wasn’t one at all.
Make my little sister cry? Have fun gassing up your car next time.
I’m an older brother. A protective older brother, but not an overbearing one.
A couple years back, in her freshman year of college, my sister was dating a guy. I thought he might be a bit questionable, but he also seemed okay. Then, one day she came to my place looking like hell. It was clear she’d been crying and that she was angry.
The guy had cheated on her with another classmate of hers. When she confronted him about it, his response was to laugh and say “That’s the way college is, [name].” he started to walk away, then turned to her and said: “Do you know the difference between a freshman girl and a trash can? The trash can doesn’t cry after you use it.”
My sister got hugs, ice cream, and me watching a couple silly movies with her. I schemed.
I figured beating the a**hole up would be problematic, so instead I decided to go after his car. I purchased a metal locking gas cap and some JB Weld.
Under the cover of night (20s film noir music plays) I went to his car, removed the original gas cap, and placed the locking cap in place. I then used the JB weld to fuse a steel disc over the keyhole.
As a topper, I used a fair amount of the stuff to keep the gas door shut, too.
On this day in music history: April 14, 1980 - “British Steel”, the sixth album by Judas Priest is released. Produced by Tom Allom, it is recorded at Startling Studios in Ascot, UK from January - February 1980. After an extended world tour to promote their previous studio release “Killing Machine/Hell Bent For Leather” and the subsequent live album “Unleashed In The East”, Judas Priest return to the studio at the beginning of 1980 to work on their next full length LP. The band record the album on the English country estate (Tittenhurst Park) formerly owned by John Lennon (now owned by Ringo Starr). It is their first album to feature all original material written by the band, and the first to include new drummer Dave Holland (replacing Les Binks). The album is the British heavy metal bands breakthrough release in the US, and includes the classics “Breaking The Law” and “Living After Midnight”. The album is remastered and reissued in 2010 as a CD/DVD 30th anniversary edition with the CD including two live bonus tracks. The DVD features live performances, and a documentary on the making of the album. It is remastered and reissued as a 180 gram vinyl LP by UK label Simply Vinyl in 2001, with a later reissue from Sony Legacy in 2008. And in 2010. UK reissue label Back On Black releases various pressings of “Steel” on red, clear, blue and standard black vinyl, also as a limited edition picture disc. “British Steel” peaks at number four on the UK album chart, number thirty four on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.
Ford Ranchero GT 1972 (5337) por Clay Via Flickr: Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan - U.S.A.
Type: Ranchero Series GT Model 97R
Production time: September 1971 - September 1973
Production outlet: 27,940
Engine: 5766cc Ford Windsor 351W V-8
Power: 153 bhp / 3.800 rpm
Torque: 361 Nm / 2.000 rpm
Drivetrain: rear wheels
Speed: 163 km/h
Curb weight: 1840 kg
Load capacity: 618 kg
Wheelbase: 118 inch
Chassis: box frame with crossbars (new body-on-frame design) and self-supportin all steel body
Steering: recirculating ball and nut
Gearbox: three-speed manual / all synchromesh /
Clutch: 10 inch single dry plate
Carburettor: Motorcraft 2-barrel
Fuel tank: 76 liter
Electric system: 12 Volts 55 Ah
Ignition system: distributor and coil
Brakes front: dual hydraulic 10 inch self-adjusting drums
Brakes rear: dual hydraulic 10 inch self-adjusting drums
Suspension front: independent ball joint, upper trapezoidal triangle cross-bar, lower simple cross-bar with elastically mounted tension strut, sway bar, coil springs + hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
Suspension rear: lower longitudinal links, upper braces, longitudinal leaf springs + hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
Rear axle: live
Differential: hypoid 3.25:1
Wheels: 15 inch steel discs
Tires: H78 - 15
Options: 250 CID (4096cc) straight-6 engine (power 145/4.000rpm - torque 314Nm/1.600rpm), Ford FMX three-speed Select Shift automatic transmission, differential 2.75:1, front 10.7 inch disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning, bucket seats, AM/FM radio, vinyl top
- The Ranchero, introduced in December 1956, is quite unique Coupé utility vehicle: part car and part pickup truck.
- This principle was “copied” by Chevrolet with its El Camino in 1959.
- The Ford Ranchero was one of the favorite cars of Elvis Presley.
- The 1972 Ford Ranchero Series was available as this 2-door GT, as 2-door 500 Model 97D (49,065 units built) and as 2-door Squire Model 97K (9,070 units built).
- This sixth generation (1972–1976) Ranchero was only assembled in Lorain, Ohio (United States).
Porsche has added a new race-ready sports car to its fleet: The Cayman GT4 Clubsport celebrated its world premiere today at the L.A. Auto Show. The 283 kW (385 hp) mid-engine racer for motorsport newcomers, which is not road homologated, is based on the street-legal Cayman GT4 sports car.
The Limited Edition of Halo 3 came in a box which destroyed the game disc. The steel disc case couldn’t hold the disc, elevating “you had one job” to simulated-reality-destroying levels. The game disc would come loose in transit and scratch itself, as if it would rather die than be played. This was the disc sold especially to advance-ordering players, which means that many of them stayed up for the midnight launch and spent twice the normal price of the game for a self-destructing copy. And while they were busy yelling at customer support, sane players were enjoying the game.