>>20074 Persian spelling of Mujahideen. Also a good flag right here. Literally has the text "Idaho" and a seal that says "Great Seal of the State of Idaho", has a woman and man in a farm, a deer, a shield that contains horses around a river, and has the text "Esto perpetua" in Latin, a dead language.
Today I had to bury the 6th dead bird this year. Not even this year, this summer! I would say I never ever buried this much but frankly before this I had to do this only twice in my whole life. I dunno what's going on with them. It would be easier to just dump them into the dumpster but frankly I rather spend some energy and give them an ok final rest. During digging I came across a very interesting archaeological findings: this tank on picrels. It wasn't mine and not any of my pals owned such or even played around that spot in our childhood so I suppose one of my family members owned this there are some possibilities. What Bernd think what type of tank is this? I think it has the Sherman looks.
Also this can be a general vehicle/weapons thread as well.
Now this is a curiousity. At first the Germans didn't delivered Panzerfausts and Panzerschrecks but in '43 they gave a pair for making studies. As I said the letter inspired the 44M 60 mm handheld rocket launcher but the Panzerfaust also gave ideas to Hungarian military engineers. Luckily we could buy the Nebelwerfer's license and they used the gunpowder of it in several explosives (like in the 60 mm rocket). The novelty was the detonation which was based on a mechanism that they later called Misnay-Schardin effect. The two researcher discovered it independently, probably the German was the first. Here you can read more about it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misznay%E2%80%93Schardin_effect The operation of the 44M 60 mm rocket, the 40 mm AT projectile, 43M AT mine and the 44M. "Macelauncher" was based on this effect.
Today's topic the the 44M. "Macelauncher" (Buzogányvető) or "Szálasi-rocket" which was a three person crew operated AT rocket launcher. Ofc this also came late. The tests began in '44, the production went on from the summer till late December when the factory was took by the Red Army. All in all they produced maybe 6-700 pieces, two exists with the serial number of 441 and 448. For the first test they used tripod as a mount - the soldier who fired the first shots was a convict with death penalty who got pardoned and forced to do the tests instead - then they used the Goryunov machine gun's wheeled mount as they not just find it very suitable but the army obtained many hundreds of it as spoils of war. A few was also placed on some Krupp Protze trucks and on Toldi tanks. The rocket itself is 27-30 kg, 970 mm long and 215 mm wide at the fattest part, two was loaded into 700 mm long launcher tubes. It was capable of penetrating 300 mm armor and had a range of 500-1200 m but could fly about 2000. Ofc the effective range was much shorter, maybe about 200 m. It only saw action around Budapest during her siege.
44M Lidérc (ghost, wisp) AA rocket. Second AA rocket in the world but the first one which used an igniter activated by the target itself as German AA rockets were activated by impact or a timer. The carrier aircraft would have been the Me 210 Ca-1 - only one could be fitted on one plane - and the target would have been the carpet bombing Allied bombers flying in close formation, the planned objective was to disrupt their missions by breaking up their formations and not the destruction of individual planes. The designer of the igniter was Pulváry Károly (in esperanto: https://eo.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%A1roly_Pulv%C3%A1ry) physicist, mechanical engineer, sound engineer who made his invention to be activated by the sound of motor of the bombers. 50 pieces were made but - as far as I know - none had the igniter as there was no capacity to manufacture them. They were used as anti-personnel rocket propelled explosives against the Red Army around Budapest. No American bomber was harmed in the making of this rocket.
>>19719 Some fights aren't fair at all. I attack some lvl 1 rats with lower HP than mine. I can blind it for a few turns which is nice, also my pet can be involved so now two of us and he can cause bleeding, the rat shouldn't be a problem. But it spawns two others immediately and they overwhelm us. Lvl 1 tick. It has range attack which outreaches my bow's range and more HP. Also the attack has high damage and nasty side effects (right now I'm not sure what it is, there are wide range of side effects in the game: paralization, freeze, illnesses, etc.) I'm ded in an seconds.
The most efficient way of leveling up is doing quests, chiefly side quests but I run out of these quickly, I'm kinda stuck at lvl 2. Combat gives minor XP reward, and considering most fights are dangerous and some impossible grinding by killing creatures isn't possible. Maybe I'm missing something.
Oh also the Linux version I could obtain is an older version.
Back to playing Tropico 4. Balrum got me bored. It wouldn't be bad just whatever. T4 is better then the 5th installment. In 5 you have to do the same thing over and over, building the same things throughout the ages over and over, in 4 there's some variety at least. Here if I want I can start the economy with tourism right at the beginning for example, I don't nee to go through the techs again and again. The campaign is also more engaging. Ofc on the long run this is just as boring, so it's just a little fun for the weekend.
>>20069 Yes, similar. You have to satisfy the needs of the people, factions (and sometimes the foreign powers) but you build individual buildings, not zones. Much less transport options but more politics. Well, "politics". Has that cozy banana republic feels.
I've seen a lot of maps like these popping up recently. I'm guessing these come from people who learn European history through Paradox games. This hurts my eyes. >us wanting to unite with the Swedes, let alone the Dutch and Austrians >Balkans, let alone the ENTIRE SLAVIC WORLD wanting to unite >apparently, Istanbul and much of Asia Minor is Greek, yet Königsberg and the rest of Prussia is Slavic >the Flemish are part of pan Latinism >Cornwall being that big >Finns, Estonians, and Hungarians are apparently part of the Indo-European world, but Basques aren't represented in Spain and France >neither are Caucasians represented in the Caucasus >Ossetia isn't included as part of the Iranian world >Evropa, yet the guy who made this map is likely an American who speaks English
>>20051 I actually laughed at this one wew >>20049 akshually it says "Wielkopolska" which is region of Poland meaning literally "Greater Poland" either someone who made this map is from that region and dreams of his region superiority of other poles too or someone just mixed wrong words
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