What is your level of stick-to-itiveness?

little complicated. You need to find the weight of the solids from a material safety data sheet or contact the manufacturer of the coating for this information. It’s usually between 20 and 40 percent, with the rest being solvent that evaporates.

Transfer efficiency became an important measurement when HVLP spray guns were introduced in the early 1980s because it defines the purpose of HVLP — to produce a soft spray that bounces back much less than the spray from high-pressure conventional guns.

It’s bounce-back, not overspray, that is important. Bounce-back is the amount of solids and solvent that bounces off

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The Royal Artillerys Forgotten 25

Mention the number 25 to any British ex-gunner and the almost automatic response will be ’25-pounder. That venerable gun-howitzer made such an impression on the WWII years (and for decades after) that it is still foremost in the thoughts of many who served the guns. Yet there was another 25 in the Royal Artillery’s WW2 inventory although, in contrast to the 25-pounder, it did not stay very long and neither did it make a very good impression. It was a 25mm anti-tank gun and it was not a British product but French. It was le canon antichar de 25mm modele

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HMS Hawkins remembered

On D-Day Plus One, from the deck of Tank Landing Ship LST 525, Leading Writer Alwyn Bowen, In the thick of the action, took time to observe British ships shelling shore defences. From one heavy cruiser, he could see the shells exiting the Parrels en route to reinforced-concrete gun butteries on the Normandy shore. The ship’s elegant profile was unmistakable — it was HMS Hawkins, on which he had served in the Mediterranean.

Named after the navigator, naval commander and slave trader Sir John Hawkins, and bearing the motto Nil desperandum, HMS Hawkins was a heavy cruiser with a tonnage

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Have guns, will travel

Rhubarbs and Recces: Flying Tactical Recon with RCAF 414 Squadron

By RCAF Pilot Officer Clyde East

When I arrived in England with fellow RCAF fighter pilots in the spring of 1943, I was given my choice of four different fighter aircraft to fly— the Supermarine Spitfire, the Hawker Hurricane, the Typhoon or the new American fighter called the Mustang. Naturally, being an American in Canadian clothing, 1 choose the Mustang. The British named these early models the Mk I Mustang and these were built to British specifications. About the only negative thing I can say about these early Mustangs was

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WEAPONS small but proud republic

IVAN Cochin

It is believed that after the October Revolution received the independence of Latvia, Estonia and Finland was virtually no defense industry. However, this is not entirely true, it turns out, these countries have created original designs min.

Practicality CLUB SHOOTERS

Sergey Danilov

French Shooting Club, in Mytishchi, the former Olympic shooting range in the «Dinamo», distinguished by practical orientation: it is designed primarily for professionals who have a permit for short arms.

LEARN shoot straight

We begin to publish the book A. Karachevsky «Learn to shoot straight,» published by the State Publishing House Military Commissariat of Defense

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Chinese Swords

When it comes to the Far weapons in the first place comes to mind the image of a fearless and loyal samurai with a sparkling long curved sword in his hand. The thought of Chinese military officials have seen clever, put his hands in the sleeves of gowns, bent in a respectful bow and outlining plans tricky warfare.

The estate of warriors in ancient China enjoyed less esteem than the class of officials. The civil service has been much more prestigious than the military. Although it should be noted, possession of the sword was one of the criteria for

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From one extreme to another

On the basic requirements of the new hunting regulations for the use of hunting firearms and airguns

On the hunting field again change -15 June 2012 came into effect rules of hunting in the wording of the orders of Ministry of Russia from 10.04.2012 №98; 05.09.2012 №262 and №373 from 08.11.2012. At the same time we lost the power of three decisions of the Government of the Russian Federation from July 18, 1996 «On the rules, terms and lists permitted to use tools and methods of obtaining of fauna»; on January 10, 2009 №18 «About procuring wildlife, ascribed to

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«Baikal» — the secret of success

Stable operation of the enterprise is determined by the harmonious combination of the four components that can be called: «Iron», «hands», «brain» and «reins.»

«Iron» — the level of technological equipment of the company.

«Hands» — the skill level of workers.

The «brain» — the skills and creative abilities of the engineering corps of the enterprise.

«Reins» — skills and managerial abilities of managers at all levels, from the foreman to CEO.

With respect to the first component, the «iron» the position of all arms companies in Russia after the pogrom of the 1990s about the same.

With respect to

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Finland buys PKM machine guns in Russia

7.62-mm machine gun PKM (CC 7.62) in service with the Finnish Army. (C) Jusa / www.militaryimages.net

As reports Web site of the Defence Forces of Finland, in 2012, the Finnish side was awarded a contract with JSC "Rosoboronexport" purchase for the Army and Navy of Finland Party 7.62mm PKM machine guns and spare parts to them in the amount of 3.1 million euros. Delivery of purchased PKM begins in 2013.

PKM machine guns for a long time are in service with the Defence Forces of Finland under the symbol Konekivaari (QC) 7.62. A significant number of

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Tank Destroyer Type 89/PTZ-89 (China)

In the 70s of the last century in the leading countries of the world there are several thoughts that have shaped the future development of tank building. New main tanks were equipped with strong armor and combined smoothbore guns. In addition, there were the first models of dynamic systems of protection. All it sought to increase the properties of anti-tank weapons, including artillery. At this time, China began work on a promising third-generation tank. Chinese engineers beheld all the new trends in the field of tank and intended to take them into their own next project. But these steps have

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