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Why Are Ground-Based Robots Less Common in the Ukraine Conflict Compared to Drones?

Insufficient technology. Ground drones have much more difficult mobility, navigation, and control challenges due to varied terrain and obstacles which not only impede mobility but radio communications....
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Why did WW2 torpedoes use wet-heater engines instead of piston engines?

The wet-heater torpedo engine was an air-engine. A variation of a steam-engine. Hot gas was introduced in the piston cylinder, expanded, and drove the crank shaft. The Wet Engine was a development ...
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What would this fairly bulky machined piece be doing in a missile?

Yeah, it seems to be part of the hardpoint connection, although I found only two photos (of the same museum piece) that has that version The scale does kinda match, as the missile is about half a ...
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Why Are Ground-Based Robots Less Common in the Ukraine Conflict Compared to Drones?

Well, there were some ground 'drones' (like used to sneak-up mines) but... Let me add a few more elements why I think this is not widespread. Small air-based drones (especially suicide-FPV and grenade ...
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Are the production lines for military vehicles (incl. tanks) automated (with industrial robotics) similarly to the mass-produced cars?

Depends on what you count as automation additionally it depends on what part you mean. There is a big amounts of things that fall within scope of automated between fully manual and a fully roboticized ...
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Why did WW2 torpedoes use wet-heater engines instead of piston engines?

After some digging, a wet-heater just just appears to be a variant on the water injection internal combustion engine: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_injection_(engine) Thus, being a "wet-...
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