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8th Aug '17 6:48:48 AM HighCrate
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** Older Iron Warriors rules meant they could take an additional Heavy Support unit in exchange for two Fast Attack slots. Among the Chaos Space Marines, you could count on them being the ones to bring the most tanks.

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** %%** Older Iron Warriors rules meant they could take an additional Heavy Support unit in exchange for two Fast Attack slots. Among the Chaos Space Marines, you could count on them being the ones to bring the most tanks.
7th Aug '17 11:49:19 PM thatmadork
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** Older Iron Warriors rules meant they could take an additional Heavy Support unit in exchange for two Fast Attack slots. Among the Chaos Space Marines, you could count on them being the ones to bring the most tanks.
15th Jul '17 9:53:57 PM CV12Hornet
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** Heavy bombers in general until supersonic jet bombers started showing up in the late 1950s. The American B-17 is a particularly famous example: a cruising speed of less than 200 MPH married to up to 17,000 lbs of bombs and a legendary ability to survive battle damage. B-17s were known to return home one one engine, sans most of the tail, or on one immortalized instance, ''after a German fighter had crashed into it''.
** Also the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vickers_Wellington Vickers Wellington]], whose geodesic construction made it both exceptionally sturdy and able to accommodate ever-bigger bomb loads.
19th Jun '17 5:37:45 PM HighCrate
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* Diesel engines are much heavier than petrol-operated engines, have much less power due to combustion limitations and runs at lower rounds, but they are frugal on fuel economy and have more torque to compensate for it.

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* %%* Diesel engines are much heavier than petrol-operated engines, have much less power due to combustion limitations and runs at lower rounds, but they are frugal on fuel economy and have more torque to compensate for it.



** It's so resilient, it's tanked multiple congressional and military attempts to scrap them. Current plans are to convert the fleet for drone operations.
19th Jun '17 10:49:24 AM hszmv1
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** It's so resilient, it's tanked multiple congressional and military attempts to scrap them. Current plans are to convert the fleet for drone operations.
23rd May '17 4:51:30 PM 4444jdm
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* Diesel engines are much heavier than petrol-operated engines, have much less power due to combustion limitations and runs at lower rounds, but they are frugal on fuel economy and have more torque to compensate for it.
8th May '17 5:45:23 PM Yukianesa
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** Models with {{Power Fist}}s always hit last in close combat. They are meant for ''anti-tank'' work though, so if the wielder manages to weather the enemy's assault and then strike them back... ''[[OneHitKill Hoo-boy]]''.
5th May '17 10:03:58 PM CV12Hornet
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* Battleships compared to other types of warships, at least until the [[LightningBruiser WWII-era fast battleships]] took over. They carried the biggest guns, giving them the ability to quickly turn any smaller warships into scrap metal in a hurry, and were armored against their own guns, which means anything smaller had very little chance of seriously hurting them. As a tradeoff, though, they tended to be the slowest frontline warships around, with cruisers ranging from 20-30% faster, and destroyers even faster than that.
** During World War II, many older battleships qualified, though especially USS West Virginia in her post-Pearl Harbor configuration and the British Nelson class. All three ships had the firepower, armor, and fire control to tangle with any fast battleship short of a Yamato, and were only no longer frontline battleships due to a top speed of 21 and 23 knots, respectively.
5th May '17 1:00:22 PM HighCrate
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* The Japanese Battleships [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_battleship_Yamato ''Yamato'']] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_battleship_Musashi ''Musashi'']] were designed to take hits and shrug it off, with armour as thick as 26 inches in places, whilst also being armed with the largest guns ever fitted to a naval vessel (18.1 inches, or 460mm). Both took huge amounts of ordnance before they were sunk. When ''Yamato'' was sacrificed in Operation Ten-Go, the US Navy mobilised close to FOUR HUNDRED planes to sink her. She was so scary, that [[CrazyPrepared fourteen battleships]] were kept in reserve in case the planes failed.
** On a similar note, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_battleship_Bismarck ''Bismarck'']] was hunted by as many as ''forty'' Royal Navy ships after she sank the HMS ''Hood'', was shelled for hours by two battleships, torpedo by planes and ships, and only went down when her crew blew her up themselves. Worth pointing out ''Bismarck'' only got the ''Hood'' with a tremendously unfortunate shot, and the wild overkill in bringing her down was more to do with a big RoaringRampageOfRevenge on the Royal Navy's part rather than impressive durability.

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* %%* The Japanese Battleships [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_battleship_Yamato ''Yamato'']] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_battleship_Musashi ''Musashi'']] were designed to take hits and shrug it off, with armour as thick as 26 inches in places, whilst also being armed with the largest guns ever fitted to a naval vessel (18.1 inches, or 460mm). Both took huge amounts of ordnance before they were sunk. When ''Yamato'' was sacrificed in Operation Ten-Go, the US Navy mobilised close to FOUR HUNDRED planes to sink her. She was so scary, that [[CrazyPrepared fourteen battleships]] were kept in reserve in case the planes failed.
** %%** On a similar note, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_battleship_Bismarck ''Bismarck'']] was hunted by as many as ''forty'' Royal Navy ships after she sank the HMS ''Hood'', was shelled for hours by two battleships, torpedo by planes and ships, and only went down when her crew blew her up themselves. Worth pointing out ''Bismarck'' only got the ''Hood'' with a tremendously unfortunate shot, and the wild overkill in bringing her down was more to do with a big RoaringRampageOfRevenge on the Royal Navy's part rather than impressive durability.
5th May '17 9:46:21 AM still_guns
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* The Japanese Battleships [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_battleship_Yamato ''Yamato'']] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_battleship_Musashi ''Musashi'']] were designed to take hits and shrug it off, with armour as thick as 26 inches in places, whilst also being armed with the largest guns ever fitted to a naval vessel (18.1 inches, or 460mm). Both took huge amounts of ordnance before they were sunk. When ''Yamato'' was sacrificed in Operation Ten-Go, the US Navy mobilised close to FOUR HUNDRED planes to sink her. She was so scary, that [[CrazyPrepared fourteen battleships]] were kept in reserve in case the planes failed.
** On a similar note, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_battleship_Bismarck ''Bismarck'']] was hunted by as many as ''forty'' Royal Navy ships after she sank the HMS ''Hood'', was shelled for hours by two battleships, torpedo by planes and ships, and only went down when her crew blew her up themselves. Worth pointing out ''Bismarck'' only got the ''Hood'' with a tremendously unfortunate shot, and the wild overkill in bringing her down was more to do with a big RoaringRampageOfRevenge on the Royal Navy's part rather than impressive durability.
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