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    Who's the guy in this pic?

  • #2
    Originally posted by Elninio View Post
    Who's the guy in this pic?
    That would be Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov, holder of the Order of Lenin, and inventor of Russia's most famous export - Vodka!

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    • #3
      Doesn't look like Kalashnikov. Note the imperfection above the left eye.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Elninio View Post
        Who's the guy in this pic?
        I like a quiz, so I searched Google for the image and found it on a rather squalid messageboard - "4chon".

        A comment there led to the original video on YouTube where he is acting as a guide at the Panzer Museum.

        He is a German ex-soldier named Thiel.

        Where is this leading ? Do I win some sort of prize ??

        Cheers

        .

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Barrington View Post
          Where is this leading ? Do I win some sort of prize ??

          Cheers

          .
          Sure. Just pour yourself a tall glass of vodka.

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          • #6
            "krupp steel, german quality" didn't work out so well at the Battle of Kursk
            "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."

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            • #7
              What's the point here? Krupp Steel may be good, but in this country unless you buy a boat load chances are you can't get it.

              Same with Australian steel. I would love to get the 12L14 called Martin Bright from Australia we had a few years ago, but they no longer export to the USA.

              Steel quality available in small quantities in this country is limited to crap from Nucor mills.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by DR View Post
                What's the point here? Krupp Steel may be good, but in this country unless you buy a boat load chances are you can't get it.
                Interestingly W2 tool steel, which has been out of production for decades but is highly prized by bladesmiths, is sourced in the 'States by Aldo Bruno as a specialty product. From German steel foundries. In other words, Aldo contracts a custom melt, and has several tons shipped overseas. Aldo has never indicated the foundry, but Krupp is a good bet

                As far as quality, Crucible in the US, Hitachi in Japan, Uddeholm in Sweden, and Boehler in Austria all make superb boutique (i.e., powder metallurgy) steel.
                "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Elninio View Post
                  Who's the guy in this pic?



                  He's the next door neighbour of the first house in Peckham, flattened by a V1

                  Far better than an ASBO for owning barking dogs.
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                  Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DR View Post
                    What's the point here? Krupp Steel may be good, but in this country unless you buy a boat load chances are you can't get it.

                    Same with Australian steel. I would love to get the 12L14 called Martin Bright from Australia we had a few years ago, but they no longer export to the USA.

                    Steel quality available in small quantities in this country is limited to crap from Nucor mills.
                    which country is that?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by lazlo View Post
                      "krupp steel, german quality" didn't work out so well at the Battle of Kursk
                      "Quantity has a quality all its own"

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                      • #12
                        Originally Posted by lazlo
                        "krupp steel, german quality" didn't work out so well at the Battle of Kursk


                        There was nothing wrong with the quality of the German product. It was the quantity that suffered.
                        That and using diesel engine originally designed to be used on an airplane to power heavier and heavier tanks.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DR View Post
                          What's the point here? Krupp Steel may be good, but in this country unless you buy a boat load chances are you can't get it.

                          Same with Australian steel. I would love to get the 12L14 called Martin Bright from Australia we had a few years ago, but they no longer export to the USA.

                          Steel quality available in small quantities in this country is limited to crap from Nucor mills.
                          Online Metals is a subsidiary of Tyssen-Krupp Materials NA,you would think they were supplying their supply chain with Krupp product if possible-

                          http://www.onlinemetals.com/tkmnabuy.cfm

                          Although I have never been a fan of German steel.
                          I just need one more tool,just one!

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                          • #14
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                            That and using diesel engine originally designed to be used on an airplane to power heavier and heavier tanks.[/QUOTE]

                            Almost all German tanks used gasoline powered Maybach engines. Problem was the transmission couldn't take the extra HP and the increased weight of the tanks.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Rustybolt View Post
                              Originally Posted by lazlo
                              "krupp steel, german quality" didn't work out so well at the Battle of Kursk

                              There was nothing wrong with the quality of the German product. It was the quantity that suffered.
                              Both sides had 3,000 tanks at the main tank battle at the Kursk Bulge. In fact, it was the official debut of the Panther, which was copied from the T-34, under Guderian's orders. There were many multiple Panther kills by T-34's, evidenced by the "Hero of the Soviet Union" medals given out to tank crews. "Krupp steel, German quality" wasn't substantially better than Soviet steel

                              The Panther V In Combat - Guderian's Problem Child
                              "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."

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