Well now I’m wondering 'bout stuff. If the artwork is good enough, it seems like you could build a reasonably convincing (from a distance) replica of a T-90 using Lignostone and good-sized flatbed truck rigged with crawler tracks for not a lot of rubles. If you mixed those in with even numbers of the real McCoy you could present a massive force capable of winning battles through intimidation alone.
I never heard of “Lingostone” before, but it sounds a lot like what we used to call “phenolic” or “phenolic resin” (US military). AFAIK, it seemed to be tougher and more durable than plastic, and while I never served in the Russian army, it seemed they used something like that for some small parts (handles, knobs, grips; stuff like that) from the few examples of their materials I have seen in person.
Assuming that it is (as it appears to be) some kind of plastic or epoxy impregnated stuff, it seems to me it’d make pretty crappy fuel for a fire.
If Padeye is still around, maybe he can back me up on this: LTV used to be well-known (perhaps notorious) for using magnesium in aircraft structures. IIRC, the F7U, F8U (a.k.a. the F-8 Crusader), and the A-7 Corsair II had at least some magnesium in them.
I’m not at home at the moment and probably won’t be able to get at my copy of National Sunday Law til , appropriately enough, Sunday. That book identifies the Beast as the Papacy, and says one of the dragons described in Revelations is indeed the USA.
Secondly, a lot of the old posters in this thread were seriously deficient in their knowledge of the Bible. It has been common for a long time to view the “Gog and Magog” prophecy as referring to Russia.
Ezekiel 39:2 says, in part, “and will cause thee to come up from the north parts.” There are only five nations to the north of Israel–Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Ukraine, and Russia. Lebanon, Syria, and Ukraine can be ignored in this context–they are incapable of mounting such an invasion, and that is extremely unlikely to change. On the other hand, Turkey is close enough to be conceivable. Russia certainly had the lift capacity at one point, and very well might have again. And Moscow is quite close to being due north of Jerusalem.
I understand that everyone here loves showing off their massive knowledge of material technologies however faint the provocation…
But shouldn’t somebody have said that when you hear a rumor about an actual object for 30 years, now 40 years, without a concrete example ever appearing, that rumor is nonsense, no matter what the subject of the rumor is?
Conspiracy Theories are all identical is requiring that their adherents not be able to think. Bad facts aren’t as much an issue as bad thinking.
Knowledge of the Bile =/= equating Gog and Magog with Russia. That’s an interpretation of the Bible. The posters who are not aware of this view are only deficient in their knowledge of bizarre apocalyptic cults.
I’m not saying the Lignostone will be the material used by the Jews to burn left behind from the Russians, but dismissing this guys question out of hand as bunk and bull simply because you can’t wrap your little minds around the possibility seems more “fundamentalist” to me than anything else. One doesn’t have to look hard in defense and weapon tech to find materials that are strong and still capable of being burned as a fuel. One such weapon platform that comes to mind is a Glock pistol. Sure it has a steel barrel and slide, but the remainder is almost entirely composite, a material which will readily burn. Another “unfathomable” material which has remarkable strength to weight ratio and still capable of being burned as a fuel is carbon, such as that of a carbon fiber composite or other material. Add to that the nano-tubes technology and you’ve got a material capable of building a space elevator with, something we’ve been talking about in the last few years here. Here’s an article regarding the use of ground up wood plasticized into bullet resistant materials: http://eandt.theiet.org/magazine/2012/09/military-branches.cfm
It seems there may be more DOPE than STRAIGHT in this thread. It also seems like any time someone mentions fundamental Christians as a source of information more effort is spent discounting the claims based on emotion and scoff rather than the possibility or impossibility factually with SCIENTIFIC arguments. I was deployed to Afghanistan 2010-2011 a believe me we left a lot of garbage capable of being burned behind, and most of it was leftover portions of weapons systems or packaging from them. Ever seen a military vehicle destroyed in war? I have, first hand, and believe me A LOT of it burned, including the occupants. Why are so many ready to dismiss this question out of hand without consideration? Could it be a defensive reflex at the thought of there being a God? Prophesy has been increasingly revealed and to date has been 100% accurate once fulfilled. Call that what you will, but to me, ignoring it as bunk without even consideration for a moment seems like another biblical prophesy unfolding, delusion. The next step would seem to be derision.
Healthy skepticism is the starting point of forming a logical argument, but that’s completely different than Reductio ad absurdum, which is what is taking place here. That’s a cop-out from arguing with facts and the open presentation of theory.