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  1. ZloyKrolik

    Name that AFV: The New Tank ID thread

    The Goldthwait?
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    General AFV Thread

    Wow. I wonder what is the longest active service AFV?
  3. ZloyKrolik

    General AFV Thread

    For how long did the Mexicans use the M8?
  4. What is the problem with regular steel washers? Are they that much of a detriment to protection? The modern equivalent of riveted armor?
  5. ZloyKrolik

    General AFV Thread

    70th Armor! The US entry is from 2/70 AR.
  6. Well in Australia, the whole tank could be considered a boiling vessel.
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    Movie tanks and terrible Vismods

    "This breaking news just in" "Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead!"
  8. It's like a Missile Tank from OGRE. Plus a tactical camo control panel!
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    AFV Coax Thread

    I also saw a 2LT lose his helmet and get knocked on his ass when he was standing next to the muzzle of a 105 when it went off. Our unit was boresighting the tanks and he was looking for the boresight device, M26 Boresight device, and went up the end of the gun tube just as the crew fired off a round for calibration. I spoke with him about it a couple of weeks later, he said that his ears were ringing so loud that he couldn't hear the CO chewing him out, just saw his lips moving.
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    AFV Coax Thread

    >The danger zone from firing off the main armament of a modern tank is considerable. The sabots are a bother, and the blast overpressure from the muzzle is enough to be dangerous at a surprising distance: I've seen in person what happens when a freindly crunchy gets in front of the muzzle when firing a amin gun round. During a CALFEX in Germany a soldier took up a prone position in front of my tank. I was the driver on an M60A3 at the time and could see him out the left driver's periscope. After the 1st round we fired he had his hands over his ears, the 2nd he was curled up in a fetal position, the 3rd had him being dragged off by his buddies. This was with a 105, not a 120. Anything you can take out with an autocannon will brew up quite nicely with a HEAT round. Coax is for troops, a 70 ton tripod with 10x thermal sights firing 25 round bursts works quite well on troops.
  11. If I remember correctly, we were issued 2 M3A1s per tank. I swear that picture could have been from a unit I was in. At least we did look like that in 1984 when I was in Germany, C Co 1/70 AR part of 4th BDE 4th ID in Wiesbaden. Dirty winter coveralls and rubber boots, check. We had a M3A1 get eaten by the turret monster once, bent it to about a 90 degree angle. Turned it in to the armorer, he just shrugged and told us that they wouldn't even charge us for the damages. The grease gun was so cheap the Army didn't care if one was destroyed. Another time I was in a small arms demonstration class (in1987) and got into an argument with the sergeant instructor about the grease gun, he was saying that they weren't in use any more, & I was telling him that I was issued one just a few months earlier.
  12. Them Duke boys are in a heap o' trouble....