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Deadliest Warrior on Spike
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Anyone still watch this show? Pretty damn good show back when it was airing putting all the badass warriors of the world fighting each other. A pity they cancelled it due to production costs.

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Never watched it I think. May have seen a clip or two on youtube. Sounded interesting but I never felt the urge to watch it.

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It was quite entertaining.

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Loved it.
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I wouldn't particularly agree with their assessment that the AKM is more powerful than the M4A1. Granted the AK fires a larger bullet that packs more energy, but unlike the 5.56 it only yaws. The M4A1's 5.56mm yaws AND fragments, and this is much more consistent nowadays with the M855A1 EPR. Both wounding mechanisms produce a hole bigger than the bullet's frontal diameter, but fragmentation generally offers a more greatly enhanced permanent cavity. Temporary cavity counts but it just doesn't matter as much, even at assault rifle levels. So the result is that while the 7.62x39 looks much more powerful when impacting a hard or solid, non-liquid medium, a lot of that force just doesn't translate into effectiveness against humans.

They never tested M1911. :(
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Meh. I preferred their episodes that featured ancient/medieval combat. Nothing like the feel of running a sword through someone's heart. Mwahaha
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(12-17-2013 06:51 PM)Lime Wrote:  I wouldn't particularly agree with their assessment that the AKM is more powerful than the M4A1. Granted the AK fires a larger bullet that packs more energy, but unlike the 5.56 it only yaws. The M4A1's 5.56mm yaws AND fragments, and this is much more consistent nowadays with the M855A1 EPR. Both wounding mechanisms produce a hole bigger than the bullet's frontal diameter, but fragmentation generally offers a more greatly enhanced permanent cavity. Temporary cavity counts but it just doesn't matter as much, even at assault rifle levels. So the result is that while the 7.62x39 looks much more powerful when impacting a hard or solid, non-liquid medium, a lot of that force just doesn't translate into effectiveness against humans.

They never tested M1911. :(

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Who doesn't test one of the most well-known handgun since Samuel Colt made those Colt revolvers?

I think the reason I never watched it was because I'd probably run the thing through my head before the show got through to it. If you know all about combat tactics/techniques/history/weapons, you'll be able to do what they did, without the ads.

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Deadliest Warrior on Brainiac's Imagination!

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If you know me you know I'm not exactly a fan of RationalWiki, but I think their article about this show is relevant. I won't hold it against anyone if they like watching the warriors duke it out, but it's not anything to learn from because it was basically Hollywoodized action scenes where they usually focused on the weapons each warrior brings into battle. Everything else - tactics, logistics, experience - was downplayed or ignored.
12-19-2013 03:05 PM
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Good god, RationalWiki apparently forgot a lot of this stuff is made for entertainment. Honestly, I can't take that article seriously if they're going to bash the show at every corner they can. More like Irrational Wiki.

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Don't forget their roles. Not every warrior can exactly be compared to another if they served different roles.

But from what I understand from the Wikipedia article listing their episodes, they did a pretty fair job of accurately matching.

Course I've already done a fair amount of those matching in my head. Plus some bonus fun rounds with obviously one-sided results(Roman legion vs 1 M1A2 Abrams)

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