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Title: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on September 04, 2018, 03:34:39 PM
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Leopard 2A7 of the Royal Canadian Dragoons stationed in Petawawa, Ontario.

(https://i.redd.it/exhx9r1cp8k11.jpg)
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Post by: bob48 on September 10, 2018, 09:44:44 AM
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Post by: mirth on September 10, 2018, 10:30:29 AM
^awesome vid  :bigthumb:
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Post by: mirth on September 10, 2018, 02:27:03 PM
https://twitter.com/nicholadrummond/status/1039183743729188864
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Post by: bayonetbrant on September 10, 2018, 02:31:43 PM
I know the people whose job it is to know
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Post by: mirth on September 11, 2018, 03:34:48 AM
https://twitter.com/Project1144/status/1038811850861936640
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Post by: bayonetbrant on September 11, 2018, 09:22:03 AM
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Post by: mirth on September 11, 2018, 09:51:11 AM
Where have I seen that before?
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Post by: bob48 on September 11, 2018, 10:36:12 AM
Where have I seen that before?

It does look kinda familiar...
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Post by: mirth on September 13, 2018, 08:29:29 AM
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South African Olifant MK2 and MK1a MBTs during night-time exercises 2018

(https://i.redd.it/264iw4ilxul11.jpg)
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Post by: bob48 on September 15, 2018, 05:49:03 PM
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Post by: BanzaiCat on September 15, 2018, 07:02:41 PM
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Post by: bob48 on September 19, 2018, 04:46:18 PM


Churchill Toad flail tank.
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Post by: mirth on September 19, 2018, 05:31:00 PM
 :bigthumb:
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Post by: BanzaiCat on September 19, 2018, 08:25:08 PM
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Post by: bob48 on September 20, 2018, 07:06:20 AM
 :bigthumb:
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Post by: mirth on September 23, 2018, 10:03:56 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/weekend-morning-awesomeness-39-photos-34-161.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
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Post by: bob48 on September 23, 2018, 10:10:54 AM
I wonder what the neighbours think of that :-)
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 23, 2018, 02:57:32 PM
Anything that helps keep those pesky little panzers out of their backyards is probably ok by them.
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Post by: bob48 on September 23, 2018, 03:22:51 PM
LOL - I hope there is a comfy chair and a table for sandwiches and whisky up in the turret - and maybe a PC for games!
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 23, 2018, 06:59:46 PM
and maybe a PC for games!

The house is probably owned by the head Belarusian at WoT's parent company.
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Post by: mirth on September 23, 2018, 07:01:51 PM
and maybe a PC for games!

The house is probably owned by the head Belarusian at WoT's parent company.

 :bigthumb:
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Post by: mirth on September 24, 2018, 12:23:33 PM
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Olifant Mk2 MBT


(https://i.imgur.com/0UIFfX2.jpg)
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Post by: bob48 on September 24, 2018, 01:36:06 PM
Evolved from the Centurion.
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Post by: mirth on September 24, 2018, 01:39:25 PM
Aye
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Post by: mirth on September 25, 2018, 03:26:49 PM
https://twitter.com/barefootboomer/status/1044668228155461637
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Post by: bob48 on September 25, 2018, 03:34:30 PM
Good find  :bigthumb:
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Post by: BanzaiCat on September 25, 2018, 07:38:22 PM
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Post by: mirth on September 26, 2018, 04:29:45 PM
https://twitter.com/WWIIpix/status/1045019224735928320
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Post by: mirth on October 04, 2018, 01:42:25 AM
https://twitter.com/RedKnightHQ66/status/1047509231421853703
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Post by: mirth on October 07, 2018, 10:34:04 AM
https://twitter.com/JPKassell/status/1048707788766158850
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 07, 2018, 04:45:22 PM
https://twitter.com/JPKassell/status/1048707788766158850

Tanknado?
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Post by: mirth on October 07, 2018, 05:05:11 PM
oops
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Post by: mirth on October 07, 2018, 07:40:47 PM
https://twitter.com/Tank_Archives/status/1049016069522903040
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Post by: bob48 on October 08, 2018, 06:24:47 AM
Such as the JSU 152!
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Post by: mirth on October 09, 2018, 11:36:43 AM
https://twitter.com/WWIIpix/status/1049678798311096320
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Post by: mirth on October 10, 2018, 01:14:04 PM
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A British Challenger 2 MBT during Exercise Sareea 3 in Oman.


(https://i.redd.it/tv8q4pv2s7r11.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 10, 2018, 07:24:24 PM
https://twitter.com/WWIIpix/status/1049678798311096320

First time I've seen a panzer with a spare turret bustle. Ad-hoc armor maybe?
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Post by: mirth on October 11, 2018, 12:55:30 PM
https://twitter.com/pptsapper/status/1050429328398397440
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Post by: Barthheart on October 11, 2018, 01:06:10 PM
https://twitter.com/WWIIpix/status/1049678798311096320

First time I've seen a panzer with a spare turret bustle. Ad-hoc armor maybe?

Maybe spare parts for some tank at the pointy end...
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Post by: bayonetbrant on October 18, 2018, 11:48:17 PM
https://twitter.com/Dubeeous/status/1053048129954725888
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 19, 2018, 06:40:18 AM
Nice pic.

Some cameras (including in iPhones) allow you to shoot a 'burst' of pix that are milliseconds apart so you can choose just the right one from the results.
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Post by: MIGs on October 19, 2018, 08:34:13 AM
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A British Challenger 2 MBT during Exercise Sareea 3 in Oman.


(https://i.redd.it/tv8q4pv2s7r11.jpg)

I love the look of the Challengers - very British and heavy !
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Post by: mirth on October 21, 2018, 10:33:08 AM
https://twitter.com/1UKDivision/status/1053994549125767168
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Post by: bayonetbrant on October 25, 2018, 12:04:56 PM
(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/44869164_10156632179147881_4406587169536212992_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ht=scontent-atl3-1.xx&oh=08a53a44e850e18089d83d4f76cabf33&oe=5C527A62)
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 25, 2018, 07:35:29 PM
Ha!
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Post by: bayonetbrant on October 28, 2018, 06:13:46 PM
Not exactly a tank, but didn't want to start a new thread just for anti-air weapons

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/army-getting-ready-bring-back-linebacker-34537
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Post by: mirth on October 30, 2018, 10:41:57 AM
https://taskandpurpose.com/army-airborne-lav/
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Post by: mirth on October 30, 2018, 10:43:42 AM
Not exactly a tank, but didn't want to start a new thread just for anti-air weapons

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/army-getting-ready-bring-back-linebacker-34537 (https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/army-getting-ready-bring-back-linebacker-34537)

They should bring the Linebacker back. It was pretty dumb to get rid of it (along with a lot of other SHORAD).
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Post by: mirth on October 30, 2018, 11:42:54 AM
Not exactly a tank, but didn't want to start a new thread just for anti-air weapons

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/army-getting-ready-bring-back-linebacker-34537 (https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/army-getting-ready-bring-back-linebacker-34537)

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Still, a Stryker armed with a five-kilowatt laser successfully destroyed twenty-one out of twenty-three drones in an exercise in May 2017, so laser-armed Strykers and JLTVs are a distinct possibility.

 :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: MIGs on October 31, 2018, 07:42:23 AM
I always liked the ADATS system. Too bad we (Canada) got rid of it - but it's days were numbered.

https://www.militaryfactory.com/armor/detail.asp?armor_id=154 (https://www.militaryfactory.com/armor/detail.asp?armor_id=154)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClnOr9T3Zm8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClnOr9T3Zm8)

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Post by: bayonetbrant on October 31, 2018, 11:38:36 AM
Not exactly a tank, but didn't want to start a new thread just for anti-air weapons

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/army-getting-ready-bring-back-linebacker-34537 (https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/army-getting-ready-bring-back-linebacker-34537)

They should bring the Linebacker back. It was pretty dumb to get rid of it (along with a lot of other SHORAD).


They should've just parked it all in the ARNG so you had it available if you wanted it.  There's several ADA BDE's out there in the ARNG where they could go
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Post by: bayonetbrant on October 31, 2018, 11:39:24 AM
I always liked the ADATS system. Too bad we (Canada) got rid of it - but it's days were numbered.

https://www.militaryfactory.com/armor/detail.asp?armor_id=154 (https://www.militaryfactory.com/armor/detail.asp?armor_id=154)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClnOr9T3Zm8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClnOr9T3Zm8)


I remember first reading about ADATS back in '86 in an issue of MilTech when I lived in Germany.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on October 31, 2018, 12:37:32 PM
This is what happens when you let Marines write for the Army Times

https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2018/10/30/reactivated-unit-gives-82nd-airborne-an-armored-component-that-packs-a-marine-corps-style-punch/ (https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2018/10/30/reactivated-unit-gives-82nd-airborne-an-armored-component-that-packs-a-marine-corps-style-punch/)

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More than three decades after getting out of the armor business, soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division have reactivated a company that will add Marine Corps armored vehicles to its formation.

Last week, the All American Division reactivated Alpha Company, 4th Battalion, 68th Armored Regiment at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

The unit had been deactivated in 1984 after having served as the United States' only “airborne tank battalion,” according to the Fayetteville Observer.

Uh...  3-73 AR BN was active in the 82nd until 1997, and equipped with Sheridans.

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Post by: bbmike on October 31, 2018, 04:12:38 PM
So.....fake news!  >:D  :whistle:
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Post by: MIGs on November 01, 2018, 07:42:38 AM
It's too bad the Sheridan was such a dud - it had great lines ! Also looks good in 1/35 scale  ;)
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Post by: bob48 on November 01, 2018, 07:57:27 AM
Wasn't it mainly the 'Shellelagh' weapons system that let it down rather that the vehicle itself?
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Post by: MIGs on November 01, 2018, 08:42:42 AM
I think it was both actually - too lightly armored and the funky missile.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on November 01, 2018, 09:08:39 AM
I think it was both actually - too lightly armored and the funky missile.


Missile system never worked as advertised, but to accommodate the missile, you needed to mount a 152mm main gun, which was a bit large for the size of the chassis


Tank had to be lighter to airdrop, which meant lighter armor.  But too many planners (esp. the 82nd light-infantry-hooah-airborne-ranger-uber-alles brain trust) saw "turret + big gun + treads" and somehow came up with "just as good as any other tank" and ended up trying to use it in ways it shouldn't've been...
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Post by: mirth on November 01, 2018, 09:17:19 AM
I think it was both actually - too lightly armored and the funky missile.


Missile system never worked as advertised, but to accommodate the missile, you needed to mount a 152mm main gun, which was a bit large for the size of the chassis


Tank had to be lighter to airdrop, which meant lighter armor.  But too many planners (esp. the 82nd light-infantry-hooah-airborne-ranger-uber-alles brain trust) saw "turret + big gun + treads" and somehow came up with "just as good as any other tank" and ended up trying to use it in ways it shouldn't've been...

Yep. Mis-use was a big problem. Treating a light tank as an MBT never works out well.
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Post by: mirth on November 03, 2018, 05:00:47 PM
https://twitter.com/Erikhistorian/status/1058825766459359232
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Post by: mirth on November 04, 2018, 06:40:37 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/57f90d43e22255884f109e13726bcaf0.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
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Post by: Staggerwing on November 04, 2018, 07:03:01 AM
Must be a V-Tank
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Post by: bob48 on November 04, 2018, 08:18:14 AM
That's really pretty sad when you think about it.

<shakes head>

NERD!
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Post by: mirth on November 04, 2018, 12:08:28 PM
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US Marine Corps LAV-ATMs in Norway during Trident Juncture 2018


(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4816/31809351358_6820e01c6e_k.jpg)
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Post by: MIGs on November 06, 2018, 07:56:28 AM
I see the Israeli's are putting the Eitan 8X8 out on the market:

https://breakingdefense.com/2018/11/israel-rolls-out-8x8-eitan-with-eye-on-exports/?utm_campaign=Breaking%20News&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=67262246&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8VhTZgP7N5CJu0trXI7h0tQa1Zj5FLV04895mzQSJvxoKyqjfFujw5nG-xe8Mi8Lqek9ur22P4Jm2cT871mXz271SKeA&_hsmi=67262246

I suspect these will be more cost-effective than the Namer.
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Post by: mirth on November 18, 2018, 10:07:58 AM
https://twitter.com/TankieMike/status/1063738692559429633
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Post by: bob48 on November 18, 2018, 12:03:50 PM
I remember think the same the first time I went to Bovington and saw them.  :biggrin:
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Post by: mirth on November 19, 2018, 01:43:28 PM
https://twitter.com/JanesINTEL/status/1064586689992101888
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Post by: MIGs on November 19, 2018, 02:44:44 PM
Turkey has more tanks than God!
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Post by: DirkTracer on November 19, 2018, 04:56:53 PM
Where have I seen that before?

https://youtu.be/6vQpW9XRiyM?t=38s (https://youtu.be/6vQpW9XRiyM?t=38s)
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Post by: mirth on November 23, 2018, 07:59:12 AM
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TOS-1


(https://i.redd.it/lxa7dahguvz11.jpg)


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TOS-1
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Post by: Staggerwing on November 23, 2018, 08:16:46 AM
That thing looks like it belongs in WH40k
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Post by: MIGs on November 28, 2018, 03:02:45 PM
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TOS-1


(https://i.redd.it/lxa7dahguvz11.jpg)


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TOS-1

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/e1/04/93/e1049352817e051212d675af36b672aa.jpg)

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/warhammer40k/images/4/4e/Whirlwind008.png/revision/latest?cb=20120416222701)
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Post by: Staggerwing on November 28, 2018, 06:56:26 PM
Hey, waddaya know...
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Post by: mirth on November 28, 2018, 08:46:26 PM
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A restored and running Type 89 Yi-Go tank at Tsuchira tank museum open day, October 2007


(https://i.redd.it/ksixkcxy83121.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on November 28, 2018, 08:55:54 PM
That guy is having way too much fun.  ;D
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Post by: mirth on November 28, 2018, 08:59:41 PM
He's tanking it pretty hard.
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Post by: besilarius on December 03, 2018, 07:19:00 AM
Seventeen pounder dud in Tiger I armor.
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Post by: bob48 on December 03, 2018, 08:02:47 AM
Blimey!
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Post by: mirth on December 03, 2018, 03:31:00 PM
https://twitter.com/barefootboomer/status/1069688596565815297
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Post by: MIGs on December 18, 2018, 12:01:31 PM
https://defence-blog.com/army/bae-systems-receives-375m-contract-for-mobile-protected-firepower.html?fbclid=IwAR1zQJ0OsgqE4wxIlNWJiiLu8_o3KC0VMH9fNVIOQTdTmWg3fNqGfBhFiLw

The M8 lives on !
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Post by: mirth on December 30, 2018, 05:50:42 AM
https://warisboring.com/the-british-perfected-the-art-of-brewing-tea-inside-an-armored-vehicle/
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Post by: mirth on January 01, 2019, 09:10:39 AM
https://twitter.com/AwardsDarwin/status/1078681668410634241
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Post by: Staggerwing on January 01, 2019, 09:36:38 AM
Maybe they were trying to test airdropping tanks, starting with landing on something softer than land. Possibly an early stress-test leading to the infamous A-40 glider tank?


(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a1/AntonovA40.jpg)

https://www.militaryfactory.com/armor/detail.asp?armor_id=1126
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Post by: besilarius on January 01, 2019, 10:14:32 AM
AEF training on the Renault tank.

https://www.facebook.com/usarmoredmemory/videos/725726471113809/

At the 6:30 mark, an old friend makes an appearance.
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Post by: mirth on January 14, 2019, 07:15:08 AM
https://twitter.com/Spy_Stations/status/1084780965459824643
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Post by: mirth on January 23, 2019, 11:59:50 AM
https://twitter.com/9toed_Viking/status/1088092672714256389
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Post by: mirth on February 14, 2019, 11:13:26 AM
https://twitter.com/Mother_of_Tanks/status/1096047401012510720
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Post by: bayonetbrant on February 20, 2019, 03:25:22 PM
https://twitter.com/RedKnightHQ66/status/1097978288574812161
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Post by: bayonetbrant on February 20, 2019, 03:31:45 PM
https://twitter.com/RedKnightHQ66/status/1098311732387291137
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Post by: Sir Slash on February 20, 2019, 03:54:41 PM
Very Nice! 'Tanks' for posting that.  :bigthumb:
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Post by: Staggerwing on February 20, 2019, 06:52:46 PM
Wow!

They even have a US T-95/T-28 super heavy TD and it's a pair of its removable 'dualies' outer tread assemblies. I wonder why they're not next to the tank though?
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Post by: bbmike on February 20, 2019, 06:54:17 PM
Tank about it...
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Post by: Sir Slash on February 20, 2019, 11:22:29 PM
The ass on that Patton tank reminds me of my Ex.  :2thumbs:
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Post by: BanzaiCat on February 21, 2019, 06:54:51 AM
Baby got tank!
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Post by: bayonetbrant on February 21, 2019, 08:38:15 AM

click thru... many more pictures




https://twitter.com/crusaderproject/status/1098549019469479937 (https://twitter.com/crusaderproject/status/1098549019469479937)
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Post by: besilarius on February 23, 2019, 02:47:08 PM
https://www.facebook.com/mashtabekb/videos/538004813387812/?t=307

Army training exercise sometime around 1920, probably in Florida.
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Post by: mirth on February 24, 2019, 08:43:33 AM
http://thedrive.com/the-war-zone/26606/picture-of-newest-m1-abrams-tank-variant-with-previously-unseen-turret-armor-emerges
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Post by: Sir Slash on February 25, 2019, 11:14:05 AM
Very nice!  :bigthumb:
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Post by: mirth on March 06, 2019, 11:53:20 AM
https://twitter.com/WWIIpix/status/1103194870200578048
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Post by: bob48 on March 06, 2019, 04:54:03 PM
I've seen that a few times, but its still pretty shocking when you think its for real, and not a bit of Hollywood.
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Post by: mirth on March 06, 2019, 04:58:54 PM
Seeing the rounds on the way in and then the crew bailing is intense.
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Post by: mirth on March 17, 2019, 10:19:38 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/weekend-afternoon-randomness-37-photos-13.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
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Post by: mirth on March 17, 2019, 10:20:40 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/weekend-afternoon-randomness-37-photos-16.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
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Post by: mirth on March 18, 2019, 08:07:01 AM
https://twitter.com/wtfvids_/status/1107282641810669569
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Post by: bob48 on March 18, 2019, 08:08:40 AM
I wonder how fast it was going?
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Post by: Sir Slash on March 18, 2019, 11:27:24 AM
I told my wife NOT to park there!  :doh:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 19, 2019, 07:09:43 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/daily-afternoon-randomness-49-photos-25-189.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on March 19, 2019, 07:30:11 AM
Now all they need are the flaming war pigs.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on March 19, 2019, 08:14:03 AM
I wonder how fast it was going?


just eyeballing it, maybe low-to-mid 40s


tough to get something that big over 50mph; I'm speaking from experience here


and if it's combat-loaded, forget it. You'll top out around 50 if you're lucky, even with a tac idle on to rev up your RPMs.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on March 19, 2019, 09:02:09 AM
Interesting, thanks. I thought you would know :-)
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Post by: bayonetbrant on March 19, 2019, 09:32:23 AM
Interesting, thanks. I thought you would know :-)


I got a stripped-down M1A1 up to the low-60s once, but that was near-perfect conditions to do so, including knowing that the road in front of me was clear. You don't stop one of those very quickly when you're going that fast, so you have to know that the road is clear if you're going that fast.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on March 19, 2019, 09:44:59 AM
............Thunder Run Brant  :2funny:............
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 19, 2019, 10:49:07 AM
so you have to know that the road is clear if you're going that fast.

I think that clip shows that you don't necessarily have to know the road is clear
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 19, 2019, 12:15:22 PM
so you have to know that the road is clear if you're going that fast.

I think that clip shows that you don't necessarily have to know the road is clear


Not a lot of abandoned sub-compacts on the range roads at Ft Hunter Liggett. I was more worried about a BFV being out there in the way.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on March 19, 2019, 02:29:12 PM
Not much fun running into a Bradly at that speed, or an AAV-7
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on March 20, 2019, 07:28:34 AM
Hmm.
There may be a game in this.  Perhaps adapting Trireme, for ramming ships, to something about ramming subcompacts?
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Post by: ojsdad on March 20, 2019, 09:33:07 PM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/daily-afternoon-randomness-49-photos-25-189.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)

Image from the Great Canine - Feline War
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 25, 2019, 01:13:03 PM
https://twitter.com/haycraft_travis/status/1110221554741362689
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: ojsdad on April 18, 2019, 04:51:22 PM
https://twitter.com/coilercreative/status/1118522736853291008?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on April 24, 2019, 10:40:31 AM
https://thinpinstripedline.blogspot.com/2019/04/tanks-for-nothing-why-it-does-not.html
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on April 24, 2019, 11:16:38 AM
150 Is a nice, round number. Nice, small, round number.  :waiting:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 25, 2019, 06:07:15 PM
(http://www.prankmenot.com/images/25-04-2019/QSPrHc.png)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 25, 2019, 09:09:17 PM
"How it's Made", WW2-newsreel style:


Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on May 01, 2019, 04:36:41 PM
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Post by: BanzaiCat on May 08, 2019, 03:29:07 PM
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Post by: Sir Slash on May 08, 2019, 07:47:44 PM
 :bigthumb: :applause:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 16, 2019, 07:49:26 PM
(https://pics.me.me/soviet-tanks-pushing-into-germany-berlin-1945-colorized-agalu-fatties-28636413.png)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on May 16, 2019, 10:41:45 PM
Definitely 'Heavies' all right.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on May 17, 2019, 01:11:27 PM
https://blog.vantagepointnorth.net/2019/01/quick-guide-to-identifying-russian.html (https://blog.vantagepointnorth.net/2019/01/quick-guide-to-identifying-russian.html)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on May 27, 2019, 01:35:07 PM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/4757910-divn3ehxsaaaum9-1535199279-728-e76a722ccc-1535637141.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 27, 2019, 04:24:34 PM
"Indy! They have a tank!"
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on May 27, 2019, 11:51:31 PM
It looked much bigger in the movie.  ??? ???
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 01, 2019, 07:56:44 PM
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on June 03, 2019, 01:04:28 PM


 :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 07, 2019, 06:08:10 AM
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South African Olifant MK2. The Centurion upgrade that doesn't want to die


(https://i.redd.it/r3yuce5txv231.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 07, 2019, 06:10:57 AM
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Sherman tanks of the 1st Armoured Regiment (10th Armoured Cavalry Brigade, 1st Polish Armoured Division) at the start of Operation Totalize. August 8, 1944. Normandy, France.


(https://i.redd.it/4bvg9fjf8s231.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on June 07, 2019, 11:59:14 AM
Nice!  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 15, 2019, 10:09:56 AM
https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a28339049/russian-tank-transforms-into-worlds-largest-fruit-slicer/
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on August 06, 2019, 08:18:20 AM
Japanese Type-10 Hitomaru

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/68/fd/a5/68fda5807572c3c802093dfad122d178.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 06, 2019, 07:37:59 PM
They've come a long way from the Chi-Ha.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on August 06, 2019, 10:53:16 PM
Put a tailgate on it and that thing would make a damn fine pick-up truck.  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 14, 2019, 09:39:00 PM
https://twitter.com/WWIIpix/status/1161670726799253504
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 14, 2019, 09:56:38 PM
Damn, so much hero posing. Them german are toast.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on August 14, 2019, 11:26:46 PM
Is that Pitt with his head out of the turret?  ::)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 25, 2019, 11:02:04 AM
https://twitter.com/MilHistNow/status/1165154270284587008
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Post by: bayonetbrant on August 25, 2019, 11:15:36 AM
the next day, their budget for spare parts was cut in half
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 25, 2019, 01:27:37 PM
Which was a shame since the 'cars' were bought used from the Brits and all the Lucas-made wiring promptly shorted out or caught fire.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on August 25, 2019, 11:01:02 PM
Must've been where they got the idea for the Zamboni.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on August 26, 2019, 07:11:29 AM
Seeing this picture just brought to mind a memory.  Wasn't there a big fiasco after the Liberation of paris about british trucks?
There was supposed to be a three tonner(?) with a three piston engine, that couldn't handle the load.  Had to rely on american duce and a halfs and Studebakers for logisitics.  Think it was a major cause of the gasolene shortages because the planned trucks couldn't hack it.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 16, 2019, 12:28:24 PM
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Mark IV (Male) "Hyacinth" of H Battalion, stuck in a German trench while supporting 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment near Ribecourt during the Battle of Cambrai. 20 November 1917


(https://i.redd.it/j2tcb8iopus31.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on October 16, 2019, 01:22:15 PM
Great picture.
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Post by: bob48 on October 16, 2019, 01:44:14 PM
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Post by: Sir Slash on October 16, 2019, 03:29:22 PM
WOW!  :o
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on October 16, 2019, 03:36:05 PM
My reaction exactly!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 16, 2019, 06:43:52 PM


Mark Feldon has a lot of cool history short stories. It's worth subbing to his channel on youtube.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on October 16, 2019, 06:44:49 PM
Yes he does indeed.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 20, 2019, 07:49:14 AM
https://twitter.com/eFPBGLatvia/status/1184114474401312768
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 30, 2019, 12:53:04 PM
Quote
Royal Thai Army VT-4 Tank


(https://i.imgur.com/xf4oSWF.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on October 30, 2019, 02:34:08 PM
Built in China, is it not?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 30, 2019, 06:37:54 PM
With comms gear by Huawei?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on October 30, 2019, 07:37:34 PM
So when Xi flips a switch, they all turn their guns in the direction of Hong Kong and begin firing?  :doh:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on November 17, 2019, 08:34:55 AM
Quote
T-80BVM | Arctic Strategic Command, Russia


(https://i.redd.it/xf6j41e65vy31.png)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 17, 2019, 08:56:10 AM
I'm no tank designer but why would you want such a wide shot trap running all the way around the turret? It's something I've wondered about other tank designs as well. Why not slope the upper faces down a little more to narrow the gap?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on November 17, 2019, 09:08:22 AM
Those are ERA add-ons around the turret. I don't know the particulars, but it's designed to deflect incoming warheads away from the vehicle or break them up. There's a combination of things that go into it.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 17, 2019, 10:14:47 AM
That makes sense. Still, you'd think that if a solid round impacted below the outermost edge that the ERA blast would just deflect the round down to impact lower with a downward angle. Maybe it's designed more for HEAT?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on November 17, 2019, 10:31:55 AM
There's a good thread on ERA here
https://sturgeonshouse.ipbhost.com/topic/574-explosive-reactive-armor/

The most modern stuff (and that is a one of the most modern Russian kits in the pic) is intended to be effective against all types of rounds including APFDS. It's designed to warp and redirect the penetrator enough that it can't make it through the vehicle armor. Like I said, I don't know exactly how it works, but I'm guessing the Russkis know what they are doing.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 17, 2019, 10:51:19 AM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on November 17, 2019, 11:58:02 PM
No, you mean, 'Tanks' don't you? Or are they calling them, 'Putin's Uber Rides' now?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on November 18, 2019, 05:42:08 AM
...shut up and grab these panzerfausts....................
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on November 25, 2019, 06:59:40 PM
Quote
Challenger 2 "Street Fighter II" in Berlin Brigade camo


(https://i.redd.it/mygjkt4qil041.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 25, 2019, 07:08:19 PM
I see it's been up-armed with the Ripper semi-autonomous anti-personal system.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on November 25, 2019, 07:54:55 PM
That's one mean-looking beast. The tank's not bad either.  :hehe:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on November 26, 2019, 05:55:00 AM
A very potent anti-theft device.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on November 29, 2019, 07:39:04 PM
Swedish Centurion


(https://i.redd.it/x5oyhefknn141.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on November 29, 2019, 07:39:57 PM
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Leclerc of the 2nd Armored Brigade of the French Army on maneuvers in Alsace; January 2017


(https://i.redd.it/gr1d9re6al141.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on November 29, 2019, 07:42:12 PM
Quote
Strv 2000, M1A1, Leo 2A4


(https://i.redd.it/u3xl6wa7mo141.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on November 29, 2019, 07:46:15 PM
Quote
A Soviet Valentine rearmed with a 45mm 20-K gun


(https://i.redd.it/oavzb065og141.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 03, 2019, 11:18:25 AM
https://twitter.com/RALee85/status/1158358502403923968
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on December 03, 2019, 11:21:51 AM
Cunning mobile smoke-screen generator!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 03, 2019, 11:37:55 AM
That whole thread is awesome 😝

https://twitter.com/RALee85/status/1161660502084399105
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 03, 2019, 11:41:39 AM
That whole thread is awesome 😝

It really is  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on December 03, 2019, 01:56:29 PM
NASCAR With tanks!  :D  Brilliant!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 04, 2019, 08:35:15 PM
https://twitter.com/WWIIpix/status/1202194001589346304
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on December 04, 2019, 11:34:32 PM
That looks like Mirth's front yard.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 05, 2019, 06:29:33 AM
Mirth keeps Sov POWs in his yard? Who knew...
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 05, 2019, 07:03:58 AM
They keep showing up and asking for "Wodka"
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bbmike on December 05, 2019, 09:13:04 AM
And "Nuclear Wessels"?
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Post by: BanzaiCat on December 05, 2019, 09:20:44 AM
In Alameeeeeda
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on December 05, 2019, 10:04:46 AM
I think Mirth has his own, 'private' label Vodka, "Mirth-noff". "Suitable for surviving Maine winters by drinking or starting water-resistant fires".  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 05, 2019, 10:58:34 AM
I think Mirth has his own, 'private' label Vodka, "Mirth-noff". "Suitable for surviving Maine winters by drinking or starting water-resistant fires".  :bigthumb:

It's also an excellent industrial grade lubricant and anti-freeze.

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Post by: Sir Slash on December 05, 2019, 11:50:46 AM
 :2funny:
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Post by: BanzaiCat on December 05, 2019, 12:23:26 PM
Also from MirthCo Industries - Nap Time!

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 05, 2019, 01:08:52 PM
It's also an excellent industrial grade lubricant and anti-freeze.


there's a joke in there somewhere about needing both with some of the gals you've been known to hit on, but your current girlfriend is a pleasant and lovely person, so I'll just leave it alone  :hehe:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 05, 2019, 01:24:24 PM
but your current girlfriend is a pleasant and lovely person, so I'll just leave it alone  :hehe:

She'd also hunt you down and murder you.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bbmike on December 05, 2019, 01:30:35 PM
That's a keeper!  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 05, 2019, 01:36:09 PM
but your current girlfriend is a pleasant and lovely person, so I'll just leave it alone  :hehe:

She'd also hunt you down and murder you.


that's not a short list, y'know
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 05, 2019, 01:51:10 PM
Did mirth need Nap Time to snag her?  ;)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 05, 2019, 01:55:37 PM
Did mirth need Nap Time to snag her?  ;)

I had her read one of your reviews. Same effect.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 05, 2019, 02:01:28 PM
 :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bbmike on December 05, 2019, 02:01:54 PM
Did mirth need Nap Time to snag her?  ;)

I had her read one of your reviews. Same effect.
(https://media.giphy.com/media/5VKbvrjxpVJCM/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 05, 2019, 02:02:15 PM
:P
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on December 05, 2019, 02:08:09 PM
OK, here we go - handbags at 5 paces - no scratching or gouging.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 05, 2019, 07:01:07 PM
https://twitter.com/M1A2_Kilo_Zulu/status/1202737684633927680
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on December 05, 2019, 07:41:33 PM
Any tank that can't make-up it's mind whether to be letters or numbers isn't going to be any damned good.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 05, 2019, 08:17:30 PM
The M4A3(76) seemed to do ok for itself.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on December 05, 2019, 11:47:38 PM
True that along with the T-34. But other than them..... :nope:   I've read the 7TP wasn't a bad tank, a copy of the British Vickers as I recall and had a good gun. But the crews were poorly trained and the Poles didn't have many of them.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 06, 2019, 08:18:49 AM
(https://www.funker530.com/wp-content/uploads/tank-cannon.jpg)



https://www.funker530.com/t-62-tank-cannon-flatbed/
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on December 06, 2019, 08:56:05 AM
I would not like to stand behind that when it went off - the mounting looks anything but safe.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on December 06, 2019, 02:07:46 PM
I think if I was driving I would take a break too.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 06, 2019, 06:29:02 PM
https://watabou.itch.io/tank-doodles (https://watabou.itch.io/tank-doodles)


Doodles different tanks for you
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 06, 2019, 06:29:39 PM
I would not like to stand behind that when it went off - the mounting looks anything but safe.

Come now, that looks like the finest sheet metal you could buy for your portee...


I hope for the sake of that gunner that the gun doesn't have an automatic shell casing ejector...
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on December 06, 2019, 10:37:32 PM
Those guys make us Rednecks look like Rhodes Scholars.  :worried:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 08, 2019, 11:34:51 AM
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Polish tanker dresed as Santa delivering christmass gifts to children in a liberated town in Italy during WW2


(https://i.redd.it/eenmudag28341.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 08, 2019, 12:26:13 PM
Santa riding a Kangaroo!
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Post by: Sir Slash on December 08, 2019, 11:41:58 PM
I guess the sleigh was being refurbished.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on December 09, 2019, 08:27:06 AM
That looks like it may be a M3 Stuart chassis?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on December 09, 2019, 09:57:16 AM
I thought the same - I suspect its the M5 recce version with the turret removed. I think the tracks give it away.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 10, 2019, 02:20:37 PM
Crab
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on December 10, 2019, 02:33:48 PM
LOL
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 10, 2019, 07:55:46 PM
And then the Mantis Shrimp arrived...
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Post by: bob48 on December 11, 2019, 06:46:03 AM
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Post by: Staggerwing on December 11, 2019, 06:58:33 AM
Neat idea but looks a bit 'tippy' when fully deployed. Needs outriggers like a bucket-arm truck.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on December 11, 2019, 08:40:32 AM
This is really neat.  Rather impractical, but fun.
Was this developed post Dunkerque?  The british considered a lot of wacky answers to the situation.

There was a display at the Imperial War Museum of the Bates Bottle Thrower.
It looked like a cannon, at first glance, but was a device that threw molotov cocktails out to about a hundred yards.  Worked like a slingshot with massive rubber bands to propel the coke bottles.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on December 11, 2019, 08:44:21 AM
I think (without checking) that it was a pre-war idea and they didn't actually see active service. It was based on the Carden-Lloyd chassis, and you can quite clearly see the Universal carrier (Bren carrier) parentage.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bbmike on December 11, 2019, 08:46:00 AM
This is really neat.  Rather impractical, but fun.
Was this developed post Dunkerque?  The british considered a lot of wacky answers to the situation.

There was a display at the Imperial War Museum of the Bates Bottle Thrower.
It looked like a cannon, at first glance, but was a device that threw molotov cocktails out to about a hundred yards.  Worked like a slingshot with massive rubber bands to propel the coke bottles.

Kind of like this?

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 11, 2019, 07:39:52 PM
"Fighting Girlfriend", another Mark Felton video that you East Front fans might find interesting:

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on December 11, 2019, 11:18:05 PM
Great story.  :applause:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 21, 2019, 07:33:54 AM
The pics from when my son, my dad, and I went to the Armor Museum at Ft Knox.  Those of you that've seen Bayonet Jr recently can tell how long ago this was.  We took a long day trip down from Columbus to Ft Knox


(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15771_10102476507491055_810619196_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_eui2=AeEcv2GcNfHIoqP7K-2Qe2QhtkqYmJ-5iPDDV5TjH4N6uMW7pDdHjsIJnUAOFzHyk0vaQalt8TaRubIDI0xnTzhM6PrnfwIxe639THdQGMWjng&_nc_ohc=gIMHQgQMiTkAQllt3jHy1oeX3_ovT-3ky18WiAt2imklYVD12SvdPIpng&_nc_ht=scontent-atl3-1.xx&oh=ea55359cc6a7fe56b78b3babf629e7f9&oe=5EB2CFB8)

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12208_10102476507511015_1712247232_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_eui2=AeGuyiJ1aZu4KEawo3ADJsGgNITC0kF4sdXOE3PAFVSiIJmCUZbbO6mOxXXXjTbu94pbunWJjMP82bnwRl10Fc7N7xTaSxDx7nuNwnhxftrYHg&_nc_ohc=q9QOnhm70fwAQkS63SzzCJdVnM1jwaZSL-4DBECP8vl9tdjc2Lq_CQ2lQ&_nc_ht=scontent-atl3-1.xx&oh=62d2c1f87f9d3a5bbb7ee550f71ef6e3&oe=5E775F9F)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bbmike on December 21, 2019, 08:44:57 AM
Crimminy, that was a LONG time ago!  :P
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 24, 2019, 09:45:39 AM
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Japanese Type 61 MBT digital camo test


(https://preview.redd.it/nbkuk0ncpj641.jpg?width=2048&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=b4b2ff594a99be44fde77b5548df5976a306eec6)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 24, 2019, 10:22:43 AM
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Charioteer and Centurion tank at display in the military museum of Vienna.



(https://i.redd.it/jl8vf8lswc641.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 26, 2019, 10:51:52 AM
T-34 vs Pershing


https://warfarehistorynetwork.com/2014/10/13/korean-war-battles-the-t-34-and-american-m-26-pershing-at-obong-ni/
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on December 26, 2019, 12:10:08 PM
Excellent - I'd not read about that before  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 26, 2019, 12:20:01 PM
Excellent - I'd not read about that before  :bigthumb:

Me neither which kinda surprised me. I thought I was fairly well read on the Korean War.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 29, 2019, 05:30:06 PM
https://twitter.com/WWIIpix/status/1211299608342781952
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 29, 2019, 05:42:45 PM
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 30, 2019, 11:22:14 AM
https://twitter.com/WWIIpix/status/1211678782085648385
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on December 30, 2019, 11:23:59 AM
Good picture  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 30, 2019, 11:25:23 AM
Love the Firefly
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on December 30, 2019, 11:32:56 AM
Yeah - pity they could only produce enough 17pdrs for one per troop.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 02, 2020, 02:37:27 PM
https://twitter.com/Cobra_NTC/status/1212805956960174081
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 03, 2020, 01:51:30 PM
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Flakpanzer IV "Wirbelwind"


(https://i.redd.it/j9l6zmhl3f841.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 03, 2020, 06:44:32 PM
^The US Army's equivalent, an M3 halftrack with quad 50 cals, would prove very useful in Korea in breaking up human wave attacks.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 04, 2020, 07:56:37 PM
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ZSU-23-4 providing air cover for column of T-55s


(https://i.redd.it/3er46c3lup841.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 05, 2020, 05:52:38 AM
https://twitter.com/rgpoulussen/status/1213553423813169156
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on January 09, 2020, 11:20:55 AM
Despite that, the alliance with Russia survived.  :hehe:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 09, 2020, 01:11:45 PM
Quote
A West German Leopard 1 rolls past Dutch soldiers during an exercise, 9 August 1968


(https://i.redd.it/pe2v4xy1ls941.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on January 09, 2020, 03:24:24 PM
I think they're Fathers did that same exercise back in 1940.  :hehe:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 27, 2020, 12:05:41 PM
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/south-koreas-k2-black-panther-joining-nato-russia-wont-it-117206
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 27, 2020, 12:20:48 PM
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/south-koreas-k2-black-panther-joining-nato-russia-wont-it-117206 (https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/south-koreas-k2-black-panther-joining-nato-russia-wont-it-117206)

Whoa. An interesting and fairly well written article from National Interest  :o
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: judgedredd on January 27, 2020, 01:01:59 PM
Quote
A West German Leopard 1 rolls past Dutch soldiers during an exercise, 9 August 1968


(https://i.redd.it/pe2v4xy1ls941.jpg)
I'll bet that frightened the local populace!  :2funny:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on January 27, 2020, 01:24:00 PM
Secret Dutch anti-tank dust projector in action.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on January 27, 2020, 04:34:48 PM
With highly trained Specialist operating it.  :hehe:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 28, 2020, 04:34:43 PM
https://twitter.com/WWIIpix/status/1222141055031828480
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 28, 2020, 05:55:18 PM
That had to be pretty damned impressive even if it was knocked out. Most of those guys' heads don't but barely reach the turret ring.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 28, 2020, 05:57:26 PM
KV-2 was an early war monster.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 31, 2020, 09:21:29 PM
Tiger Tank number 131...







Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on February 01, 2020, 06:22:11 AM
The Bovington Tiger!

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on February 01, 2020, 02:19:29 PM
She's a beauty of a Beast isn't she?   :dreamer:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on February 01, 2020, 05:13:28 PM
I have always thought that the Tiger I actually is the most tanky looking tank of all time. Its the very essence of tank.

Good job for us that, when all is said and done, it was a failure.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on February 01, 2020, 09:08:15 PM
Except for being undergunned, the Churchill tank is visually spectacular.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 01, 2020, 09:48:10 PM
https://twitter.com/Erikhistorian/status/1223768467708547072
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 01, 2020, 10:26:06 PM
https://mobile.twitter.com/strategic_tank/status/1223782886551109633
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 03, 2020, 03:09:03 PM
https://www.dvidshub.net/audio/62685/m1a2-abrams-tank-commander-recounts-battle-training-during-combined-resolve-xiii
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 05, 2020, 08:50:45 PM
Quote
T31 Demolition Tank, a short lived engineering vehicle armed with twin 7.2 inch (183mm) revolving rocket launchers and a 105mm gun. Was quickly discarded due to repeated issues with the rocket autoloaders.


(https://i.redd.it/293e5sg065f41.png)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 05, 2020, 08:58:53 PM
Looks like it was built by Da Orks
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on February 05, 2020, 11:19:25 PM
It didn't need to shoot. Just the look would've scared the enemy to death alone.  :o
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on February 06, 2020, 07:17:39 AM
Looks like it was built by Da Orks

...red ones go fasta!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 06, 2020, 08:09:37 AM

Quote
T31 Demolition Tank, a short lived engineering vehicle armed with twin 7.2 inch (183mm) revolving rocket launchers and a 105mm gun. Was quickly discarded due to repeated issues with the rocket autoloaders.

that's too bad.  the world needs more gatling-rocket-launchers
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 06, 2020, 08:12:10 AM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fliegerfaust
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 06, 2020, 08:37:23 AM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fliegerfaust (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fliegerfaust)


I said "more" - implying that what's out there already isn't enough  ;D
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 06, 2020, 08:43:49 AM
You know what's funny? I'd never heard of a 'Fliegerfaust' before! Very strange what I keep learning about a conflict I thought I knew everything about.

Guess the only way you know everything is by admitting you know nothing. (Asian twang-twang music revelation)

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on February 06, 2020, 10:38:59 AM
I must admit, its a new one on me too.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on February 06, 2020, 11:06:41 AM
Me either. You sure this isn't some kind of BC-Early-April-Fool's-Day thing?  :hehe:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on February 06, 2020, 02:19:53 PM
Could be...its the sort of dirty trick he'd pull.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 07, 2020, 12:07:12 PM
https://www.stripes.com/news/europe/armor-units-outperform-airborne-air-force-and-navy-in-deterring-aggression-overseas-report-says-1.617766
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Barthheart on February 07, 2020, 12:35:53 PM
Well DUH…  ::)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on February 07, 2020, 01:29:43 PM
Who would have guessed.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 12, 2020, 09:56:02 AM
https://twitter.com/USArmyCMH/status/1227588201818312705
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on February 12, 2020, 10:03:10 AM
Interesting, although I had read about these guys before.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 16, 2020, 09:26:41 PM
https://twitter.com/rgpoulussen/status/1228883470946054145
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 17, 2020, 06:52:18 AM
https://twitter.com/rgpoulussen/status/1229304110211571714
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 17, 2020, 08:25:58 AM
https://twitter.com/rgpoulussen/status/1229304613427388416
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 17, 2020, 10:49:58 AM
Quote
Abandoned Soviet T-72’s- Ukraine


(https://i.redd.it/8p3s46bbfah41.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 17, 2020, 10:53:39 AM
Quote
A Japanese Type 97 Shinhoto Chi-Ha negotiates difficult terrain


(https://i.redd.it/2glinp78zdh41.png)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 17, 2020, 11:29:15 AM
Quote
Abandoned Soviet T-72’s- Ukraine


(https://i.redd.it/8p3s46bbfah41.jpg)

Seems like they could clean a few of those up and put them to use these days
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 17, 2020, 11:31:52 AM
Seems like they should have, after Putin's aggression.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 17, 2020, 12:15:13 PM
Maybe those need Russian made parts? Some of that ERA might be salvageable for use on operational Ukrainian tanks.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 20, 2020, 12:30:01 PM
Quote
Prague spring, 1968


(https://i.redd.it/pphge74jq2i41.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 20, 2020, 12:47:45 PM
Quote
Finnish Charioteer


(https://i.redd.it/hnla5goqx3i41.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 20, 2020, 12:52:00 PM
Quote
Conceptual future MBT that appeared in a 1970s issue of "ARMOR"

(https://i.redd.it/alie4k7xr0i41.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 20, 2020, 12:56:58 PM
https://twitter.com/TankPorn/status/891369327567536129
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 20, 2020, 12:59:17 PM
Fv4005

(https://i.redd.it/wibf4vwm5xh41.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 20, 2020, 12:59:26 PM

Quote
Finnish Charioteer


(https://i.redd.it/hnla5goqx3i41.jpg)

what year would that have been?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on February 20, 2020, 01:53:40 PM
It actually served from the early 1950's to 1980 ish, but I'm not sure how long the Finn's had it. I think it was armed with the 20 pdr that the first Centurions were equipped with.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 20, 2020, 02:01:44 PM
Quote
Finnish Army bought 38 "Charioteer Mk VII Model B" by 1960, and they remained in use until 1979. The tanks were stored until 2007 when they were auctioned off.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charioteer_(tank)#Operators
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on February 20, 2020, 02:06:01 PM
There ya go, then.  :bigthumb:

There is one at Bovington, but I'm not sure if it was there last time I visited, which is, admittedly, a long time ago.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 20, 2020, 07:00:20 PM
It's kind of a 'Tankenstein', with bits of different British late-and-post-WW2 tanks. They must've got the idea from the Israelis...
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on February 21, 2020, 06:49:51 AM
Good point, like the 'Super Sherman' or the Sherman with the AMX 13 oscillating turret.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 25, 2020, 07:24:03 PM
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/32339/crazy-video-out-of-syria-shows-an-armored-personnel-carrier-brawling-with-a-t-72-tank


https://twitter.com/Abdurahmanhrk/status/1232037294124695553
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 25, 2020, 07:32:33 PM
Damn!

If you look closely you can see the additional tracks that the APC crew's big armor-plated ballsacks are leaving in the desert floor...
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on February 25, 2020, 07:38:34 PM
"Two tanks enter. One tank leaves".  :hehe:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 26, 2020, 09:31:16 PM
https://twitter.com/jgb00m/status/1232852933919879168
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on February 26, 2020, 11:12:14 PM
Pussy Panzer Division?  :whistle:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on February 27, 2020, 07:58:31 AM
Panther? Tiger? lynx? Tabby?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 27, 2020, 08:01:32 AM
'Felix', mark something-or-other...
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on February 27, 2020, 12:57:21 PM
Can you see any kind of organized formation made up of cats?  :o
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on February 27, 2020, 01:26:27 PM
The chaos and unpredictability alone could be a winner.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 27, 2020, 05:33:32 PM
Pussy Panzer Division?  :whistle:

I think Sir Slash just singlehandedly created an entirely new anime/furry fetish right there.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on February 27, 2020, 05:40:24 PM
At least we know who to blame....................
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bbmike on February 27, 2020, 05:44:35 PM
Doesn't Sir Slash create most of the new anime/furry fetishes?  :whistle:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 27, 2020, 09:41:08 PM
I am willing to bet he had a hand in this

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 27, 2020, 10:41:41 PM
That was just stupidly entertaining.  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on February 28, 2020, 06:52:54 AM
That was just stupidly entertaining.  :bigthumb:

Yes, sadly, it was  ;D
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 28, 2020, 07:26:12 AM
EDIT: Wrong thread...
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 28, 2020, 11:30:11 AM
I recall meeting the creator of that animation. He was at one of the trade shows I worked for Matrix back in the mid-2000s, in the Matrix booth, selling DVDs of that stuff. I remember he gave me one but don't recall what happened to it - I haven't seen the DVD in ages and didn't think once about this until now, LOL.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on February 28, 2020, 01:38:16 PM
I have it on good authority that The Foxx and Wily E. Coyote were related.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on March 05, 2020, 05:14:05 PM


I can remember having 1/48 scale kit of one, years ago.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: trailrunner on March 05, 2020, 05:24:58 PM


I can remember having 1/48 scale kit of one, years ago.

They have one displayed at the USMC museum.  I saw it when I visited last Fall.  Strange looking thing, and pretty small.

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on March 06, 2020, 08:37:50 AM
Some fellows who were in Hue during Tet said that Ontos was very useful.
It's small size worked well in the confined spaces, and the recoilless rifles worked well.
Think a big problem was snipers.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on March 06, 2020, 08:47:16 AM
Yes, I remember reading stuff like that. The fact that a crewman needed to be exposed in order to reload. I guess the sensible action was to withdraw to cover in order to reload.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 06, 2020, 06:23:35 PM
Some fellows who were in Hue during Tet said that Ontos was very useful.
It's small size worked well in the confined spaces, and the recoilless rifles worked well.
Think a big problem was snipers.

IIRC, there was some kind of canister or beehive round made available, almost as an afterthought, for the 106 RR. It turned out to be quite popular in the end.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 06, 2020, 06:31:59 PM
This is Kieran posing with that Ontos at the Marine corps museum in Quantico


those of you that have seen him recently can tell how old this picture is
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on March 07, 2020, 05:47:44 AM
 :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 25, 2020, 02:05:58 PM
https://taskandpurpose.com/military-tech/army-mobile-protected-firepower-general-dynamics-submission
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 18, 2020, 07:17:32 AM
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 18, 2020, 08:02:52 AM
 Marked for later viewing.


Moran (aka 'The Chieftain') is one of my favorite Youtubers, and on my patron list.


Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on May 23, 2020, 03:30:23 PM
Me want!

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on May 23, 2020, 11:07:29 PM
That would keep the damned ducks off the front lawn for sure.  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on May 24, 2020, 06:55:18 AM
The company that make them, Mark I Tanks, here in the UK, do quite a range of vehicles in different scales. They are mostly metal construction and feature thinks like digitised sound and smoke synced to the motor speed, also an option for firing BB and anamatronic figures.

The 1/4 scale Tiger II weighs in at around 250 kgs and will all the extra's and customised finish will set you back around £8k

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on May 24, 2020, 07:37:03 AM
Quote
PT-76 tanks swim along a Whiskey class SSK, Soviet naval exercises 1981.


(https://i.redd.it/logwfbbd5o051.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on May 24, 2020, 11:36:08 PM
Bob, those tanks would make me stop drinking in a hurry if I saw one on the way home one night.  :notme:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on May 25, 2020, 06:24:29 AM
Very expensive toys indeed.

If you stopped drinking and saved the money, you could buy one in a few years months weeks days.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on May 25, 2020, 11:14:30 AM
They just need a Pug riding on top.  :applause:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on May 26, 2020, 03:23:41 PM


Wheeeee - bump - ouch.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on May 29, 2020, 09:16:24 AM
https://twitter.com/WarHistoryOL/status/1266216321831878659
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 29, 2020, 07:05:46 PM
The Pershing looks slightly Leman Russ-ish from that angle.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on May 30, 2020, 06:51:59 AM
ROFL!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 02, 2020, 10:34:53 AM
https://twitter.com/ChallengerWg/status/1267823013262581778
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on June 02, 2020, 10:46:51 AM
Incredible!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 03, 2020, 05:02:09 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZmN480U4AAFVId?format=jpg&name=small)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 03, 2020, 06:18:09 PM
LOL
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 03, 2020, 08:40:57 PM
(https://media.tenor.com/images/16e5a9abbe94f400aecf9f7c1170c947/tenor.gif)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on June 04, 2020, 06:18:37 AM
 :ROFL:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 07, 2020, 12:49:15 PM
https://twitter.com/balt_security/status/1269330524771954688
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 30, 2020, 08:18:42 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EbzLwGyWkAAC4S2?format=jpg&name=medium)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 09, 2020, 03:10:17 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EccykniXsAAlQpl?format=jpg&name=medium)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on July 09, 2020, 03:43:18 PM
 :ROFL:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bbmike on July 09, 2020, 03:58:36 PM
 :2funny: :ROFL:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 13, 2020, 07:48:50 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ec1ueB7X0AI0Zvf?format=jpg&name=large)


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ec1ueB8XoAEVKdU?format=jpg&name=large)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on July 13, 2020, 11:46:18 PM
The, 'extensible' periscope is a brilliant addition!  :applause:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on July 14, 2020, 06:37:46 AM
The running gear looks to be a particular weak point.

Design REJECTED!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: trailrunner on July 14, 2020, 07:52:35 AM
It needs portholes.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 14, 2020, 10:14:52 AM
And dongles.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 14, 2020, 10:29:45 AM
The, 'extensible' periscope is a brilliant addition!  :applause:

lets you stay turret-down while scanning for targets, then uncover long enough to shoot before returning to cover.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on July 14, 2020, 10:43:01 AM
That's good, because I'd stay in cover a lot if I was in that thing.   :hehe:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 17, 2020, 11:17:39 PM
Jet engines on a tank, used to fight oil/gas fires from a distance
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on July 18, 2020, 07:21:28 AM
What a good idea.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 18, 2020, 07:35:41 AM
Don't the Russians also have something like that to quickly clear snow from runways?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on July 18, 2020, 07:50:20 AM
......without actually melting the runways  ;D
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 19, 2020, 08:23:30 AM
https://twitter.com/Blue_Tweezers/status/1284761005030019072

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on July 19, 2020, 10:50:23 AM
Not seen that footage before - excellent!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 23, 2020, 08:53:10 AM
https://twitter.com/TankMuseum/status/1286275368114982912
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 23, 2020, 09:47:44 AM
and gun tube rotated to the rear so it's no damaged in any detonations....
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bbmike on July 23, 2020, 10:19:46 AM
Or to fire at Amerikanski behind them.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on July 23, 2020, 11:33:44 AM
They were also great for making really large pizzas.  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 23, 2020, 06:31:18 PM
Or tenderize a very large cut of cheap meat.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 23, 2020, 06:41:06 PM
Or for Dwarf teams to steamroller the other team
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on July 23, 2020, 10:53:53 PM
Or for the Tampa Bay Buccs to FINALLY get to an opposing Quarterback.  :waah:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on July 24, 2020, 07:32:04 AM
Or for Dwarf teams to steamroller the other team

I had a buddy that had the figure for that when we played the board game version of BB - we used to dread the damn thing. That and 'Bomber Dribblesnot'.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 29, 2020, 05:43:53 PM
https://twitter.com/TankieMike/status/1288562059614003207
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on July 29, 2020, 06:53:30 PM
Smug Mode.

Seen the Tiger I Tiger II and Jagd Tiger at Bovington (not recently, admittedly). Tiger '131' was not in running order then, mind you.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bbmike on July 29, 2020, 06:54:46 PM
That's a valid reason to be smug.  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on July 30, 2020, 06:28:23 AM
JD has been there more recently and may have seem Tiger 131 running.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 30, 2020, 01:01:40 PM
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/35198/the-last-tank-has-left-marine-corps-base-29-palms-soon-the-entire-service
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on July 30, 2020, 03:36:34 PM
Damn. Didn't know that.  :o  I bet Gunney Ermey's about to crawl out of his grave right now.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: judgedredd on August 05, 2020, 08:40:24 AM
JD has been there more recently and may have seem Tiger 131 running.
I have indeed - it was truly a sight and sound to behold.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on August 27, 2020, 08:02:18 AM


And the UK Gov are now hinting that the British Army may have to do without tanks in the future.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 15, 2020, 01:22:34 PM
https://twitter.com/WWIIpix/status/1305109987186872321

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 15, 2020, 01:24:51 PM
at the 1:17 mark the camera pans up to the cathedral spires.

I've stood in pretty much that exact same place, several times over the years.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Sir Slash on September 15, 2020, 03:47:08 PM
Whoever was driving the car through the gunfire was equal parts brave and stupid.  :idiot2:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: MIGs on September 17, 2020, 08:51:18 AM
Just a quick heads-up for anyone interested- another issue of the Tank Encyclopedia Magazine has been released. Interesting reading and the price is right ;-)
https://payhip.com/b/GtOc (https://payhip.com/b/GtOc)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on September 17, 2020, 04:07:18 PM
Watch them loading ammo - those Shillelagh rounds look massive.

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: MIGs on September 23, 2020, 01:37:30 PM
Always loved the look of the Sheridan - too bad it didn't work out well.  Tamiya has a 1/16 RC model - looks excellent - about 15K  Canadian.

https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/116-tank/rc-us-m551-sheridan/ (https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/116-tank/rc-us-m551-sheridan/)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on September 23, 2020, 03:21:44 PM
That looks superb - not exactly cheap though  ;D
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: MIGs on September 25, 2020, 11:38:09 AM
Be great for engaging the neighbours small dogs  ;)