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  1. We had a guy in our unit lose the tip of a finger doing pretty much the same thing. Transferring ammo from one side of the rack to the other, the TC's side is un-powered and it rolled back and the guy didn't get his hand out of the way quick enough. Nick's wistful reminition on being back in the tank, I've felt that as well. You spend as many hours in these things as you do, they grow on you. I guess that's how sailors feel when they go back aboard ships that they've served on.
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    Movie tanks and terrible Vismods

    Other than the Sherman bogies, that is not bad.
  3. Here's one from my personal way back machine. Bon Jovi on a tank, 5/77 Armor, Mannheim Germany, 1984. We had a guy in our battalion, Terry Svejda, that was always going on about how he "knew" people in the music business. His dad owned a few music store in Chicago. He was a huge KISS fan and they were touring Europe, and he said he was going to get them to come visit our unit. Turns out he just got the opening band, Bon Jovi. Terry is standing on the right in the black jacket.
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    Tanks of the Commonwealth in WWII thread

    A crew from the 16th/5th Lancers, 6th Armored Division, clean the gun barrel of their Crusader tank at El Aroussa in Tunisia, May 1943.
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    Tanks of the Commonwealth in WWII thread

    The armor is thicker in the unedited version.
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    Books About Tanks

    When I was in C Co 1/70 AR (1983-84), my platoon sergeant told us that when he was a SGT, he was a gunner on an M60A2. He said that the FCS was quite accurate, but a maintenance nightmare. If it worked, it was great.
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    Britons are in trouble

    This one time, at the tank plant.....
  8. Only if you disguise it as an ambulance.
  9. I like how they put Armorall or something like it on the tires to shine them up, but the rest of the vehicle is still all dirty/dusty.
  10. Glad to see the M.I.L.E.S. is still appreciated and liked by the end users. I hated it as well.
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    Movie tanks and terrible Vismods

    NTC vismods?
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    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?
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    General AFV Thread

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

    70th Armor! The US entry is from 2/70 AR.
  17. 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!"