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Reply #405 on: April 30, 2021, 09:43:10 PM
https://thelincolnite.co.uk/2021/04/lincolnshire-farmer-digs-up-tank-which-sank-70-years-ago/?

Let's see.  WWII amphibious tank.
Buried under tons of clay.
In england.

Hmmm, Bawb?

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Reply #406 on: May 01, 2021, 07:11:22 AM
First, its an LVT and not a tank, and second, its not in my neck of the woods.

The area was used a lot for practising amphibious landings if I recall correctly.

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Reply #407 on: June 22, 2021, 03:34:20 PM

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Reply #408 on: June 22, 2021, 11:19:07 PM
DAMN!  :o

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Reply #409 on: July 26, 2021, 11:16:00 AM

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Reply #410 on: July 29, 2021, 11:41:06 AM
https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/a36651911/british-army-new-armored-vehicle-making-soldiers-sick/

I read this in the article:
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The Ajax also can’t back up over obstacles that are 20 centimeters (7.87 inches) high, and the vehicle has suspension problems that prevent the new 40-millimeter gun from firing on the move. Because of these problems and more, the British Army has limited soldiers to spending just 105 minutes inside the vehicle at a time and restricted the vehicle to driving at just 20 miles per hour.

and wondered how in the world this vehicle was ever accepted as something the British army would want, until I read further and saw adding extra armor to the vehicle might be the reason for all these problems. Not being able to fire on the move seems like a big problem in modern warfare.