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Well, he is dead now.  

 

Anyhow, you should save your anger for the ghostwriter who actually wrote the book, Mike Benninghof. As far as I know. he is mainly known for writing Role Playing Games.  

 

I wonder what ones. 

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Watching Engineering Disasters 11, and guess who makes an appearance

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That show is going to be in rerun limbo for as long as that schlocky channel can milk it.

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Trying to make a looping gif

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Small version for sigs or something

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What you need now is one of a single Tiger I rolling off the assembly line, but looping once a week.

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I was thinking of the Shermans looping into a Tiger, the commander of which is laughing maniacally.

You'd have to make him vanish in a ball of fire, every five Shermans..

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This Sherman has seen better days...

 

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Yeah, but in many ways it's much better than the other one you linked.  This one is a early mid production small hatch, with a 55 gallon drum and pipe gun. It has non DV drivers hoods but mostly the early suspension. Odd. 

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I like how intimidating the 32.5" grousers make the M4 look.

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It also mounts the not commonly seen driver's hood, which was an interesting bit of kit.

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Yeah, they had a defroster, and a little windshield wiper right? I wonder why you never see them in use?

Yep, the defroster/defogger was two or three bits of resistance wire with a cover plate, and the wiper was often manually operated though I did see an electric, but we never found out what the hood was for. I was guessing it was post WW2..

 

Now, having messed with one, I'll guess they were not popular because the things give you a serious case of tunnel vision and/or claustrophobia.

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