Can Germans solve a problem without overengineering everything?
Lugers are a major bitch to strip down. Love them, but incredibly complicated mechanical designs. I spent about 3 hours the first night I got mine disassembling to clean. I havent shot it again since... mostly because I dont feel like going through all that, and all the parts are serial number stamped... even the tiniest pins, so dont want to risk anything breaking
>Love them, but incredibly complicated mechanical designs.
That's the kraut engineering mentality for you. My Colt-Sauer (read: rebadged Sauer Model 90) has about 190 parts, but functions beautifully even after I've dropped it in the dirt in the desert. Never failed me. But I don't relish the idea of stripping the fucker.
have you seen their fucking engines?
>not driving glorious pushrod engine
They are not that bad to work on.
I've rebuilt two of them for buddies S4's, and I am currently in the planning phases of putting an RS6 bi-turbo mill into an A4 shell I have laying around.
You can have it.
I have owned 2 ls1 cars, an ls2 GTO, and have to say I don't think I will spring for another pushrod V8, unless its a truck. After having some BMW N54/ N55 action in my life, I won't be going back.
My brother is running 900+ hp in an LS1, and I seriously doubt any existing BMW v8 could handle that.
>tfw when dirty 305 peasant race
a-at least it's a manual
u wot m8
How complicated can a fucking bolt gun be?
>Bitches don't know about the Gewher 41 (M)
Only some monster would put the timing chains on the back side of a motor and expect the wear bars not to wear out and result in the necessity of pulling a motor to do the timing chains.
ve are not ze chinese, ve haf moved past zhat! You see, Amerikaner, there vas a problem. So ve engineered it away. vis the Sauer Modell 90, there vere 182 problems. so ve made 182 solutions to problems the damn russians just simply ignored.
>Chamber the first round by winding it up.
Gets me every time.
No. That's a good part of why we beat them in WWII. Their technology was generally superior, operationally, but it took such massive effort to produce compared to our designs. Ours were designed to be good-enough, and easy to mass produce. So we cold field literally five times the number of weapons per man hour, and we had more people working in our factories.
120-150 hours for an mg34 vs <23 for a garand.
You could find better sources if you were looking out up on a desktop instead of a phone.
Lol. Cool another watchmaker. If only all money was as easy as Rolex.
Its kind of funny though first time I did a VQ37 rebuild I had to go back over everything it seemed a little too easy.
Timing chains aren't bad everything just has to be indexed proper and you can't take shortcuts.
I'll stick to my pre-cuck Swedish engineering, thanks.
Not a gun, but fucking this.
The Kommandogeraet was the original Kraut Space magic.
What this /k/amerad said.
Basically all those little manual adjustments a pilot had to do when flying contemporary aircraft were automatized in the Fw 190.
It truly was a marvelous aircraft, unlike the 109.
beat me to it
complicated internals aside i got to shoot the 60DS (perks of knowing people that work at NRA HQ range) and it is pretty fuckin awesome
could never see myself carrying any version of the rhino but it would make a badass HD or range toy revolver
Dumping that into pic related would be better than sex.
Radial/other piston engines above 300 hp are complicated as fuck in general.
Why do you think turbine engines so quickly replaced high power piston engines once they were ready.
A pure jet engine with roughly equal power of a piston engine is going to be several times simpler because it practically has just 1 moving part.
The radial of a Corsair had 52 individual spark plugs, if one of them failed you had to check them all.
Jet turbines like the turboprop and turbofan have made aviation so much simpler.
Only the 109K is sexy. I need the clear canopy plus retracted rear wheel.