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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #600 on: March 01, 2014, 12:22:10 PM »
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« Reply #601 on: March 06, 2014, 04:40:47 PM »
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #602 on: March 06, 2014, 04:47:51 PM »
Lengthen that section where the turret meets the hull and one could see the very beginnings of a Skynet-type Hunter-Killer Tank.
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« Reply #603 on: March 06, 2014, 05:14:36 PM »
at first glance I thought "Someone made a tank out of a Rifleman battlemech!"
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« Reply #604 on: March 06, 2014, 05:40:14 PM »
One of my favorite Mechs.
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« Reply #605 on: March 06, 2014, 05:55:52 PM »
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« Reply #606 on: March 06, 2014, 06:15:28 PM »
"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #607 on: March 07, 2014, 05:00:48 AM »
Quite a few years ago, I was visiting Vickers Defence Systems to see one of the purchasing officers (they were one of my customers) and whilst I was there they were test-driving Chieftans just outside the building where my meeting was. Needless to say, I found it difficult to concentrate on business.
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« Reply #608 on: March 07, 2014, 07:01:51 AM »
Nice comparison of the 3 Brit tanks  :)

Quite a few years ago, I was visiting Vickers Defence Systems to see one of the purchasing officers (they were one of my customers) and whilst I was there they were test-driving Chieftans just outside the building where my meeting was. Needless to say, I found it difficult to concentrate on business.

Nice. You should have asked for a ride, that would have been sweet!
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« Reply #609 on: March 07, 2014, 07:17:00 AM »
I had a squid that lived across from me in California when I was on the POM Annex.  He mentioned he'd never been on a tank before.  We were taking a few of them out to the field for some trials with a new laser-tag instrumentation system, so I worked it out for him to come down to FHL with me and ride shotgun when they took them out to the test site.  It was about a 9-mile ride, all dirt roads and tank trails and a few pretty good hills.
I had him wear his whatever-the-Navy-calls-BDUs and the crew actually threw him into the TC's hatch instead of the loader's hatch (more stable to stand in; don't get thrown around as much).  I was in a HMMWV with one of my other troopies, as we were the road guards for crossing hardballs along the way.  Every time the tanks passed us, his grin was wider and wider.  When I picked him up out at 8J, I swear he floated out of the tank.  I'm not sure his feet touched the ground for 4 days after that.
To me, it was just a simple 9-mile dust vortex that I'd done 50 times by then. To him, it was the only ride he'd ever get on a tank and he probably still tells that story today.
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« Reply #610 on: March 07, 2014, 10:46:44 AM »
thats because tanks are cool.  8)
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #611 on: March 12, 2014, 10:16:12 AM »
"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #612 on: March 12, 2014, 05:10:18 PM »
Hot damn! That's the US T-28 Super Heavy in the middle. IIRC it had dual track assemblies on either, the outer which could be removed to facilitate rapid redeployment or railway transport or something.
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #613 on: March 12, 2014, 05:14:06 PM »
And in WoT theyre pretty easy to kill.  However when you get hit by one... mucho pain.
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #614 on: March 12, 2014, 06:18:30 PM »
"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

"you don't look at the mantelpiece when you're poking the fire" - Bawb

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