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Old 22-05-2014, 08:37 PM   #150
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ZSU-23-4 "Shilka" is a lightly armored, self-propelled, radar guided anti-aircraft weapon system (SPAAG).. The acronym "ZSU" stands for Zenitnaya Samokhodnaya Ustanovka (Russian: Зенитная Самоходная Установка), meaning "anti-aircraft self-propelled mount"; the "23" signifies the bore diameter in millimeters; the "4" signifies the number of gun barrels. It is named after the Russian Shilka River. Afghan soldiers nicknamed it the "sewing machine" due to the sound of firing guns and because of the similarity of the name "Shilka" to the Russian word "Шилка". It is also referred to by its nickname of "Son of Zeus"...

"Degrees Lovibond" or "°L" scale is a measure of the colour of a substance, usually beer, whiskey, or sugar solutions. The determination of the degrees lovibond takes place by comparing the colour of the substance to a series of amber to brown glass slides, usually by a colorimeter. The scale was devised by Joseph Williams Lovibond.. The Standard Reference Method (SRM) and European Brewery Convention (EBC) methods have largely replaced it, with the SRM giving results approximately equal to the °L..The "Plato scale" is an empirically derived hydrometer scale to measure density of beer wort in terms of percentage of extract by weight. It was developed in 1843 by Bohemian scientist Karl Balling as well as Simon Ack, and improved by German Fritz Plato.."The Art of Brewing Keith" published in London in 1829. It says; "The duties on ale and beer, which were first imposed in 1643... at a certain period, in distinguishing between small beer and strong, all ale or beer, sold at or above 10 shillings per barrel, was reckoned to be strong and was, therefore, subjected to a higher duty.. The cask which contained this strong beer was then first marked with an X signifying ten; and hence the present denominations of XX (double X) and XXX (triple X) on the casks and accounts of the strong-ale brewers"..ZSU-23-4 upgrade - As a private venture, Hollandse Signaalapparaten company (now Thales Nederland) of the Netherlands, obtained a number of X-East German Army ZSU-23-4V1s and developed an upgrade package. The main part of this upgrade is the modernisation of the radar and fire-control system.. The first prototype was completed in mid-1998.. The upgraded vehicle is equipped with the ASADS Ka-band target tracking radar and the PAGE I-band surveillance radar... then my T make groaning noise? It yet speaks Monthly blood ceased after you came to me in Bedtiatus' villa. Lucretia had promised Gareth.. Tis a memory that lingers, is it not? Of that night...

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