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Title: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 18, 2013, 06:51:35 AM
Pics / videos of tanks in action...


wanna guess the country?
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/32184_419718731443922_329466686_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: undercovergeek on February 18, 2013, 06:52:45 AM
what role do the guys on bikes provide, or are they just hardcore combat loonies - get their firstest, with the ummm least?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 18, 2013, 06:53:53 AM
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on February 18, 2013, 08:45:54 AM
Wild guess. Syria.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: eyebiter on February 18, 2013, 11:23:27 AM
From the road wheels looks like later version Sherman tanks.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 18, 2013, 11:31:45 AM
Pics / videos of tanks in action...


wanna guess the country?
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/32184_419718731443922_329466686_n.jpg)

Those look like Ishermans (up gunned M4s used by the IDF). And now lunch is over and I have to get back to work.  :(
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Capn Darwin on February 18, 2013, 11:44:04 AM
Chilean super Shermans. I thought IDF, but the vehicles in the back rank are not IDF. Motorcyclists were odd too.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 18, 2013, 11:45:44 AM
Yep (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postwar_Sherman_Tanks#Chilean_variants)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 18, 2013, 05:26:18 PM
I missed the country but I got the tank right. Those were ex IDF, after all.

Still, this shows why it's probably best if I keep my day job.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Shelldrake on February 18, 2013, 08:00:34 PM
Firing the 105 on those Ishermans must have really rocked the crews' world!  8)

Maybe the bike riders are there to pick up any pieces that fall off.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on February 19, 2013, 12:25:27 PM
Nice. M4A3E8 HVSS Shermans with new up-gunned turrets.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 19, 2013, 08:50:32 PM
From bboyer's FB feed

(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/299304_10151220640617331_775237652_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 19, 2013, 09:14:31 PM
an interesting read about the T-34:

http://operationbarbarossa.net/Myth-Busters/MythBusters2.html
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on February 19, 2013, 09:45:51 PM
an interesting read about the T-34:

http://operationbarbarossa.net/Myth-Busters/MythBusters2.html

Great find. Interesting food for thought.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on February 20, 2013, 08:06:56 AM
The thing that leaps out to me from this article is tha the author seems to assume that once a tank is knocked out, it is gone forever.
In North Afrika, the british were quite astonished at the efficiency of the small recovery force of the Afrika Korps.  One estimate (pre Alam Halfa) made the rather surprising assertion that fully two-thirds of all knocked out german tanks were recovered by the germans.  Of these, most could be refurbished, and the rest stripped for parts.  (At Alam Halfa, someone, possibly Monty but more likely his Chief of Staff, Freddie de Guingand, put out directions targeting the german recovery forces.)
During Normandy, there are a number of accounts that the british would put blankets or wood, soaked in petrol, inside german vehicles to keep them from being recovered.  The Tiger, with its immense hydraulic system, was thought to be vulnerable to this treatment.
As to Soviet tank recovery, this is something I've never read about.  One would expect they had some recovery services, so the huge numbers of destroyed tanks, may be unrealistic.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on February 20, 2013, 10:25:43 AM
The thing that leaps out to me from this article is tha the author seems to assume that once a tank is knocked out, it is gone forever.
In North Afrika, the british were quite astonished at the efficiency of the small recovery force of the Afrika Korps.  One estimate (pre Alam Halfa) made the rather surprising assertion that fully two-thirds of all knocked out german tanks were recovered by the germans.  Of these, most could be refurbished, and the rest stripped for parts.  (At Alam Halfa, someone, possibly Monty but more likely his Chief of Staff, Freddie de Guingand, put out directions targeting the german recovery forces.)
During Normandy, there are a number of accounts that the british would put blankets or wood, soaked in petrol, inside german vehicles to keep them from being recovered.  The Tiger, with its immense hydraulic system, was thought to be vulnerable to this treatment.
As to Soviet tank recovery, this is something I've never read about.  One would expect they had some recovery services, so the huge numbers of destroyed tanks, may be unrealistic.

Good point. In Death Traps (http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=000000&IS2=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=grogheads-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0891418148) it was the author's job to collect destroyed Shermans, recover and refit them for action again.

This may explain the discrepancy between why Zaloga, for instance, thinks Shermans held up better than the guys who drove them. It's an accepted fact that it took four or five Shermans to take out a single German tank. But modern historical revisionists have tried to argue that the Sherman "wasn't that bad."

Problem is it *was* that bad - we just did a really good job of recovering and refitting the dead tanks so the absolute losses didn't look as bad as they really were.

Funny thing is, that Soviet analysis indicates a similar loss to kill ratio for the T-34. It would appear that no matter what that Allies used, it took four of them to kill a German tank. Chalk it up to doctrine, equipment, or elan (or all three) - no doubt about it, fighting the Germans was a tough slog.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on February 20, 2013, 10:38:25 AM
From bboyer's FB feed

(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/299304_10151220640617331_775237652_n.jpg)

freaking rednecks.....
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on February 20, 2013, 11:54:13 AM
an interesting read about the T-34:

http://operationbarbarossa.net/Myth-Busters/MythBusters2.html

Thats interesting stuff, Star. Thanks for posting that.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 20, 2013, 07:36:29 PM
glad you like it.  the author does hit upon recovery.  maybe the Soviets were just really bad at it.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Martok on February 23, 2013, 01:27:39 AM
Dig the new avatar Starfury.  Just watched a few episodes the other day; hilarious stuff! 

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 23, 2013, 01:48:03 AM
Malory: It's okay! They're just blanks.
Lana: Well, see, you say that ...
Malory: But they were blanks—weren't they?
Sterling: Only if the back of his skull picked that exact moment to explode outwards
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Martok on February 23, 2013, 06:15:21 AM
Hee!  Jerkass though he is, Sterling is definitely my favorite character. 

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 26, 2013, 08:39:53 AM
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/32179_339045619547046_450694406_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 26, 2013, 08:55:15 AM
name this one...  :)

(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/860889_10151886081782119_1563380975_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 26, 2013, 12:16:27 PM
^Type 10. Newest Japanese MBT I believe.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 26, 2013, 12:17:06 PM
Japanese type 10

damn you Mirth!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 26, 2013, 12:19:30 PM
but it can change!

(http://www.cliffbee.com/reviews/images/g2megatron.gif)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 26, 2013, 12:23:21 PM
I thought that yellow symbol on the turret side looked like something for the Autobots.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 26, 2013, 12:26:43 PM
whats this?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 26, 2013, 12:28:30 PM
^Type 10. Newest Japanese MBT I believe.
Japanese type 10

damn you Mirth!

Nope
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 26, 2013, 12:32:20 PM
it was know as the MBT-X but its now called the Type 10 MBT.  specific enough for ya?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 26, 2013, 12:34:36 PM
its like a Merkava and Leopard2 got busy and had a kid.

(http://io9.com/assets/resources/2008/02/japanesetank2.JPG)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 26, 2013, 12:35:58 PM
Type 10. TK-X. MBT-X. Any others?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 26, 2013, 12:36:47 PM
well that JSDF is calling it a Type 10 so.....
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 26, 2013, 12:55:47 PM
it's not Japanese
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Capn Darwin on February 26, 2013, 01:23:18 PM
I believe it is the type 10 as well.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 26, 2013, 01:26:51 PM
it's not Japanese

The Japanese sure seem to think it is-


Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 26, 2013, 01:32:36 PM
The Japanese sure seem to think it is-

they're wrong


Turkish Altay tank (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altay_(tank))
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 26, 2013, 01:40:03 PM
The Japanese sure seem to think it is-

they're wrong


Turkish Altay tank (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altay_(tank))

I think a pic got mixed up. Check the bottom right beneath the specifications:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_10
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 26, 2013, 01:43:30 PM
Pretty cool Altay vid-

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 26, 2013, 01:43:41 PM
yep - looks like they changed the pic that was stashed there when I pulled it off of FB. The image I originally pulled was different than what's there now.

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Capn Darwin on February 26, 2013, 01:51:46 PM
Yeah, that must be it...  ::)

Next pic.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 26, 2013, 02:03:53 PM
LOL @ BB!  you stumped yourself.

I already posted another tank Capt.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Capn Darwin on February 26, 2013, 02:46:55 PM
Arjun from India with mine rakes attached.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 26, 2013, 02:51:34 PM
very close.

Arjun Mk2  ;)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 26, 2013, 02:58:46 PM
next up:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 26, 2013, 03:05:28 PM
Looks like an Argie TAM but w/ a bad paint job
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 26, 2013, 03:13:06 PM
nope
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on February 26, 2013, 06:54:20 PM
The Japanese sure seem to think it is-

they're wrong


Turkish Altay tank (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altay_(tank))

As opposed to their troop carrier which is called the Ortshay.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 26, 2013, 08:19:57 PM
next up:

Brazilian EE-T1 noobs.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 27, 2013, 05:42:23 AM
Syrian tank action



if you don't want to see everything, jump to the 26-minute mark
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on February 27, 2013, 06:32:07 AM
Somewhere in there is a lesson about unsupported tanks in an urban environment.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Barthheart on February 27, 2013, 06:35:07 AM
Wow!  :o
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: TheCommandTent on February 27, 2013, 07:54:55 AM
Some good video there. 
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Shelldrake on February 27, 2013, 08:37:43 AM
Japanese TK-X
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 27, 2013, 10:10:50 AM
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/306101_10151348548708635_1109748692_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: MikeGER on February 27, 2013, 10:17:23 AM
Some good video there.
i like that  low tech approach  ;)
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=269_1361957474

there are some ridiculous / obscure videos from Syria over there at live leak atm :o

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=186_1361969943
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: TheCommandTent on February 27, 2013, 10:41:24 AM
Some good video there.
i like that  low tech approach  ;)
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=269_1361957474

there are some ridiculous / obscure videos from Syria over there at live leak atm :o

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=186_1361969943

I guess you have to give them credit for working with what they have?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Martok on February 27, 2013, 11:22:18 AM
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/306101_10151348548708635_1109748692_n.jpg)


"It followed me home, Mom.  Can I keep it?  Please?" 

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 27, 2013, 06:17:21 PM
I will kill the bitch that shoots THAT tank!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 27, 2013, 06:18:32 PM
meanwhile somewhere in the Fulda Gap

(http://www.therisktoolboxshop.com/Grolsch_beer.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 27, 2013, 06:35:13 PM
^the true horror of war!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on February 28, 2013, 09:44:15 AM
I will kill the bitch that shoots THAT tank!

too late I already shotgunned it .... heh
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 28, 2013, 10:35:48 PM
here in Florida you can get antique plates for you vehicle after 20 years.  we have M1's that can drive with those.   ???
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: MikeGER on March 01, 2013, 02:33:00 AM
Syria Tank POV, urban operation

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=115_1362112781

wow, Battlefront's new CombatMission 3.0 engine looks impressiv ;)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 07, 2013, 06:59:14 AM
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/s480x480/541498_10151890189707119_65895416_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 07, 2013, 07:00:23 AM
pure badassery

I remember seeing this video in 2003 while I was annual training with 1-263/SCARNG

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 07, 2013, 08:17:35 AM
(http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/5194/16440610152600022115615.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on March 07, 2013, 08:21:16 AM
^ Inspired by your comment about flying canadastanian hover cars in FL.

(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/141/8/2/german_wirbelwind__right_side__by_generalhuff-d50m4yp.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on March 07, 2013, 09:07:37 AM
Sweet find, W8! I like how the treads are sunk into the ground.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: TheCommandTent on March 07, 2013, 09:25:34 AM
Tanks for all the cool pictures guys!  ::)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on March 07, 2013, 11:50:08 AM
pure badassery

I remember seeing this video in 2003 while I was annual training with 1-263/SCARNG



Thats from 'Thunder Run' is it not?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 07, 2013, 12:21:28 PM
that was a Thunder Run, but it was shot in real life, not as a set for a show / movie / etc.

It might have later been used or re-created for something else, but that's the original footage I saw about 2 months after it was shot in Baghdad.  The guy that showed me got it from the gunner on that tank, that he'd served with years before.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Keunert on March 07, 2013, 01:24:27 PM
the Syria video is krass...  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on March 07, 2013, 01:27:52 PM
that was a Thunder Run, but it was shot in real life, not as a set for a show / movie / etc.

It might have later been used or re-created for something else, but that's the original footage I saw about 2 months after it was shot in Baghdad.  The guy that showed me got it from the gunner on that tank, that he'd served with years before.

Yeah. After I read the book, I checked out youtube, and there is quite a long clip that was taken during the real event. I assume that from the same thing.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on March 07, 2013, 02:54:06 PM
(http://www.lonesentry.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/captured-stug-iii-self-propelled-gun.jpg)

I know Star likes these when he wargames
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on March 07, 2013, 02:57:49 PM
StuG III Ausf. G.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 07, 2013, 05:25:58 PM
I didnt choose the Stug life.
the Stug life chose me.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3PxCq9oXY6E/UCfnFfJoA_I/AAAAAAAAAxw/aGJ6i58SDAI/s1600/DwuZU.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 07, 2013, 05:29:01 PM
my WoT Stug has over a 1000 battles with the same crew who are 3/4 done with their 3rd skill set.
with a camo net that thing is a frikin stealth tank who does shrub impersonations.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 07, 2013, 05:31:08 PM
^ Inspired by your comment about flying canadastanian hover cars in FL.

(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/141/8/2/german_wirbelwind__right_side__by_generalhuff-d50m4yp.jpg)

with all of the Russians moving into South Beach and Hollywood we've started importing Tunguska's.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1e/Amd_2s6.jpg/300px-Amd_2s6.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: TheCommandTent on March 07, 2013, 06:50:57 PM
I didnt choose the Stug life.
the Stug life chose me.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3PxCq9oXY6E/UCfnFfJoA_I/AAAAAAAAAxw/aGJ6i58SDAI/s1600/DwuZU.jpg)

Is that your image and can we get it on a shirt in the GrogHeads' store?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 07, 2013, 07:49:23 PM
its not mine but the phrase isnt copy written afaik.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on March 07, 2013, 08:50:44 PM
We need to get Brant to do some of his magic. There's plenty of good source material there :)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on March 07, 2013, 08:51:45 PM
I didnt choose the Stug life.
the Stug life chose me.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3PxCq9oXY6E/UCfnFfJoA_I/AAAAAAAAAxw/aGJ6i58SDAI/s1600/DwuZU.jpg)

Is that your image and can we get it on a shirt in the GrogHeads' store?

As cool as that is, I have to pronounce it "shtoog" not "stug."
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 08, 2013, 09:20:49 PM



As cool as that is, I have to pronounce it "shtoog" not "stug."

Yep. As in Shtooremgeshootseh.

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 08, 2013, 09:39:58 PM
Yep. As in Shtooremgeshootseh.

^^^  thats the Swedish post war copy.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 16, 2013, 02:42:17 PM
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/599055_496463110418127_21131771_n.jpg)

Someone's got torsion bars to fix after this!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 16, 2013, 02:51:49 PM
Earlier Leo 2?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 16, 2013, 03:17:32 PM
its a Challenger 2.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 16, 2013, 03:23:05 PM
The scalloped skirts misled me.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 16, 2013, 03:32:48 PM
your probably used to seeing the uparmored versions on the news.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on March 17, 2013, 12:26:07 AM
Is up up armoires any thing like upskirted....   
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 17, 2013, 05:19:07 AM
Is up up armoires any thing like upskirted....   

It's sexier.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 17, 2013, 08:07:43 AM
original:
(http://anzacsteel.hobbyvista.com/Armoured%20Vehicles/Images/Chall206.jpg)

up armored:

(http://www.fprado.com/armorsite/Challenger2_Pics/Challenger2-Iraq.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 09, 2013, 09:08:01 AM
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/555035_452776024800797_276350427_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on April 09, 2013, 10:32:44 AM


http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/04/russian-flamethrower-tank/
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 09, 2013, 03:40:39 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/40rR8.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 09, 2013, 03:42:56 PM
(http://media.desura.com/images/groups/1/3/2074/budget-cuts-tank-army-budget-cut-usa-demotivational-poster-12644017951.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 09, 2013, 03:45:08 PM
 :o


(http://www.outofregs.com/postImages/1362015267.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on April 09, 2013, 03:46:39 PM


http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/04/russian-flamethrower-tank/

OK, so we have unguided 210mm rockets on a t-72 chassis.

Hmm. During WWII katyushas were 180mm. So they've taken WWII-era rocket, increased the size, and put it on a more expensive platform. Neat.

What's next? A mahogany stock for their Moisin-Nagants?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on April 09, 2013, 03:47:32 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/40rR8.jpg)

In fairness we have been discussing the role of infantry in supporting armor...
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on April 09, 2013, 04:15:35 PM
:o


(http://www.outofregs.com/postImages/1362015267.jpg)


Shweet!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 09, 2013, 06:12:03 PM
:o


(http://www.outofregs.com/postImages/1362015267.jpg)

I gotta wonder- what if the T-34/1942 driver decided to ignore the 'Boot' and drive off anyway? Would he throw a track or just twist the Boot into a pretzel and leave it behind?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 12, 2013, 04:43:15 AM
Pick this up at the 1:15 mark or so.
There's a dude that runs up to the tank and drops a grenade in the gun tube, which then detonates without accomplishing much.
Then, after some top-notch camera of... nothing, he goes back for a second run, with slightly more spectacular results.
With no movement on the tank at all from any kind of crew the second time, I think the tank was probably abandoned



Also, here's the transcript of the narration:


"Allahu akbar!"

"Allahu akbar!"

"Allahu akbar! Allahu akbar! Allahu akbar! Allahu akbar!"

"Allahu akbar!"

"Allahu akbar! Allahu akbar!"

"Allahu akbar!"

"Allahu akbar! Allahu akbar!"

"Allahu akbar!"

"Allahu akbar!"

"Allahu akbar!"
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 12, 2013, 05:42:03 AM
But, what about Jeff?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Keunert on April 12, 2013, 06:17:42 AM
the seem to like this Akbar guy
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: TheCommandTent on April 12, 2013, 06:38:59 AM
Cool video
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 12, 2013, 04:40:14 PM
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/554203_581274678551184_1426341538_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on April 12, 2013, 06:37:18 PM
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/554203_581274678551184_1426341538_n.jpg)

I got that book for Christmas. Cool stuff.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 13, 2013, 08:59:00 AM
What book is that from?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on April 17, 2013, 09:21:22 AM
What book is that from?

My books are still in a box, but I believe it's this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0811733556/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0811733556&linkCode=as2&tag=grogheads-20
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 29, 2013, 08:32:37 PM
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/941252_169620463201664_1990432288_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on April 29, 2013, 08:52:03 PM
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh561/grovesby/Military/VNbKHiX_zpscfad8305.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 29, 2013, 08:58:11 PM
is harder BB is the name and company arent pastered along the side of the turret.  ;)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on May 02, 2013, 12:39:54 PM
In case anyone is interested...


(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/want-vs-need-15.jpg?w=500&h=466)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on May 02, 2013, 01:04:36 PM
^Fully Operational? So I can settle some scores in my neighborhood?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on May 02, 2013, 04:11:07 PM
^Fully Operational? So I can settle some scores in my neighborhood?

I take it you'll be paying a visit to the next HoA meeting?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Centurion40 on May 02, 2013, 06:44:15 PM
In case anyone is interested...


(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/want-vs-need-15.jpg?w=500&h=466)

They'd HAVE to give me a discount!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on May 08, 2013, 06:35:27 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/4BkSDPm.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/4BkSDPm.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 08, 2013, 07:26:13 PM
Comrade your Project 775 does not impress me.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 08, 2013, 07:29:32 PM
Are you saying that it seems a bit flat?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 08, 2013, 07:36:09 PM
true tank geeks know this one

(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ0p_ezfPrEZtbkX-wPKO5ePWR3ZG6XoIZWsf4UPO6kCWnvlaISXA)

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Con on May 08, 2013, 07:41:33 PM
Guessing it is the Stridsvagn 103 (Strv 103) also known as the Swedish S tank

Con

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 08, 2013, 07:46:48 PM
nope - S-tank has no turret and the gun directly in the hull

(http://www.rollmodels.net/nreviews/armor/stank/strv103b05.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on May 08, 2013, 07:53:56 PM
It's something we did as a test bed, don't think it ever made it into production. It has a really unusual gun system. No idea what the vehicle was called though.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 08, 2013, 07:55:24 PM
getting warmer...
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on May 08, 2013, 07:57:38 PM
Star will know.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on May 08, 2013, 08:07:31 PM
Is it the Bandkanon?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 08, 2013, 08:57:56 PM
true tank geeks know this one

(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ0p_ezfPrEZtbkX-wPKO5ePWR3ZG6XoIZWsf4UPO6kCWnvlaISXA)

AAI's Rapid Deployment Force tank prototype.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 08, 2013, 08:59:42 PM
here's the Google image for AAI's Rapid Deployment Force tank prototype.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7234/7327683702_34e792e009_z.jpg)

you guys compare - same tank?


another view of mine

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7316/8721348979_5a40f7c988_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 08, 2013, 08:59:58 PM
and the basis for GI Joes Mauler.

(http://photos.liveauctioneers.com/houses/universallive/23340/75991_2_lg.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 08, 2013, 09:03:59 PM
here's the Google image for AAI's Rapid Deployment Force tank prototype.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7234/7327683702_34e792e009_z.jpg)

you guys compare - same tank?

same tank.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7236/7327681734_127ac745e0_z.jpg)

different turrets

(http://alternathistory.org.ua/files/users/user329/AAI-14.jpg)

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 08, 2013, 09:06:56 PM
here's another turret on it, too

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTlk8TOrzmrg_JQQ0yVMRxWbqjq31juelhcPRb8MQLizs9JaPJvaQ)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 08, 2013, 09:08:47 PM
it's technical name was the HSTV-L
High Survivability Test Vehicle - Light

that gun was an auto-loaded 75mm
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 08, 2013, 11:18:20 PM
here's another turret on it, too

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTlk8TOrzmrg_JQQ0yVMRxWbqjq31juelhcPRb8MQLizs9JaPJvaQ)

thats a Sheridan hull you tank noob.

great job referencing a tank that wasnt even in the discussion as proof that youre right.  ;)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 on May 09, 2013, 11:48:12 AM
Clearly one for close frontal assaults:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 11, 2013, 10:40:02 AM
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on May 11, 2013, 11:04:57 AM
Great video.
THink that it was normal practice to leave the Tiger engines idling when near the front, because it took so long to get them going?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on May 11, 2013, 11:33:06 AM
That's the Bovington Tiger, if I'm not mistaken.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 11, 2013, 12:01:44 PM
Now that you mention it, is it just me or does almost every WW2 game that includes Tigers have at least one 131 running around in it?

That thing must have gotten around more than Ron Jeremy...
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on May 11, 2013, 02:42:07 PM


I would look so good driving the kids to school each morning in that thing.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 13, 2013, 09:16:09 AM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/7448377856/h7AD34B7C/)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on May 13, 2013, 09:39:34 AM
Panzershreck and Bazooka
(http://i.imgur.com/fR6LPG1.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on May 13, 2013, 05:31:09 PM
You certainly would have no trouble with parking.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: TheCommandTent on May 13, 2013, 05:54:43 PM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/7448377856/h7AD34B7C/)

Now that's funny right there.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 26, 2013, 06:13:50 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/945548_3030238172436_542642399_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 26, 2013, 02:09:20 PM
One of the five Versuchsträger 1-2 Tank Destroyer prototypes based on the MBT-70 chassis. Mounts twin 105mm L7s.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VT_tank

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 26, 2013, 02:34:31 PM
day day at the office

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/960277_178365828993794_905628131_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: eyebiter on May 31, 2013, 04:49:55 AM
Russian tank repair facility
http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/15/the-place-where-tanks-are-still-repaired/
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Barthheart on May 31, 2013, 06:02:29 AM
Russian tank repair facility
http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/15/the-place-where-tanks-are-still-repaired/

That's pretty cool to see. Thanks for the link.
 :)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on May 31, 2013, 06:13:34 AM
Russian tank repair facility
http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/15/the-place-where-tanks-are-still-repaired/

That's pretty cool to see. Thanks for the link.
 :)

+1 Very cool.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: TheCommandTent on May 31, 2013, 06:24:10 AM
Russian tank repair facility
http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/15/the-place-where-tanks-are-still-repaired/

That's pretty cool to see. Thanks for the link.
 :)

+1 Very cool.

What they all said
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on May 31, 2013, 07:48:48 AM
Russian tank repair facility
http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/15/the-place-where-tanks-are-still-repaired/

Neat. But in all those photos there's only one with a person in it, and he's outside. Kinda weird.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 31, 2013, 11:30:56 AM
in Soviet Russia tanks build themselves!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on May 31, 2013, 11:34:32 AM
^ROFL
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Capn Darwin on May 31, 2013, 12:46:03 PM
They are built by underpants gnomes during phase 2.  :P
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 31, 2013, 02:23:35 PM
article on worldwide tank purchases

http://defense-update.com/20130114_main-battle-tanks-moving-east.html
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Martok on May 31, 2013, 05:46:23 PM
in Soviet Russia tanks build themselves!

<snirk> 




article on worldwide tank purchases

http://defense-update.com/20130114_main-battle-tanks-moving-east.html


No surprise there. 

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 23, 2013, 08:22:55 AM
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/q71/485606_474820722596327_811253036_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on June 23, 2013, 09:04:44 AM
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/q71/485606_474820722596327_811253036_n.jpg)

That's neat but who's sponsoring the M-113?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 23, 2013, 09:12:14 AM
Egyptian Army uses bright colors for unit ID.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_pOIaou0VLA/UcR46g3IwLI/AAAAAAAABDc/N1-cbtv0m_M/s1600/1344500218947.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on June 23, 2013, 09:31:53 AM
Egyptian Army uses bright colors for unit ID.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_pOIaou0VLA/UcR46g3IwLI/AAAAAAAABDc/N1-cbtv0m_M/s1600/1344500218947.jpg)

Like StarCraft!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 23, 2013, 09:41:08 AM
those guys on UN duty?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on June 23, 2013, 10:11:58 AM
(http://a10ihtw.dhpreview.devhub.com/img/upload/ghjmghjmhmjhgmj.jpg)

I've always been fascinated with desert warfare.  It's my second favorite conflict area next to winter warfare.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on June 23, 2013, 11:29:53 AM
(http://a10ihtw.dhpreview.devhub.com/img/upload/ghjmghjmhmjhgmj.jpg)

I've always been fascinated with desert warfare.  It's my second favorite conflict area next to winter warfare.

The 222 is a neat little scout car, too.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 23, 2013, 12:03:17 PM
those guys on UN duty?


nope.  field manuvers in Egypt.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on June 23, 2013, 12:10:56 PM
When it comes to armoured cars, the sdkfz 234 'PUMA' takes some beating.

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on June 23, 2013, 12:29:24 PM
The 222 is a neat little scout car, too.

Yes it was.  That would be, for me anyway, the coolest car to show up to work in or to drop the kids off to school.



Edit:  Bob I agree, the PUMA packed a pretty good punch for a scout car.  I like all of the German armored cars of the period.  The Soviets had some nice models too however.

This model is my favorite Russian car:

(http://images.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/467205/Ay73956.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on June 23, 2013, 12:38:24 PM
That the BA10?

Aye, the Puma's gun (if I remember correctly) was a 50mm L60 seni-automatic quick firer, so it could punch out some decent rounds in a short space of time.

I like all the '8 Rad' varients of that vehicle.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on June 23, 2013, 02:52:43 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4b/T_17_Staghound_Armored_Car_%281%29.jpg/800px-T_17_Staghound_Armored_Car_%281%29.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on June 23, 2013, 03:14:32 PM
That the BA10?

Aye, the Puma's gun (if I remember correctly) was a 50mm L60 seni-automatic quick firer, so it could punch out some decent rounds in a short space of time.

I like all the '8 Rad' varients of that vehicle.

Yes it's the BA10, my favorite of the Russian scout cars. 

I didn't realize the Puma's gun was a quick firer.  That gun indeed sounds like it could put a lot of hurt on someone or something in a short amount of time.


Windy that's a nice car you posted.  I hate to admit it but I'm not that knowledgeable about modern equipment.  Who makes/uses that car?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on June 23, 2013, 03:26:47 PM
^I think its actually a Staghound.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on June 23, 2013, 03:27:32 PM
^I think its actually a Staghound.

Yeah, that's my guess, too.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 23, 2013, 03:45:38 PM
222 hulls make up the body of a Star Wars escape pod and the rear of a X-wing.  they are also used on AT-ATs and two other SW ships Im forgetting about.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 23, 2013, 03:53:02 PM
edit:  Imperial Probe ships

(http://www.danskemodelbyggere.dk/forum/gallery/1_16_09_12_4_13_15_4.jpg)

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 23, 2013, 03:53:56 PM
and to further derail the thread...

how WW2 models become Star Wars fighters.

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on June 24, 2013, 08:27:49 AM
^That is a nice find Star, thanks for sharing.  I will have to revisit Star Wars now to see if I can find those bits and pieces.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 24, 2013, 10:37:04 AM
CGI has really ruined the art of kitbashing.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 24, 2013, 11:15:43 AM
not really.  8)
you just have to know where to look.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 25, 2013, 02:43:04 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/q71/s720x720/1003422_556856874360728_1876394726_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on June 25, 2013, 04:20:25 PM
Are those Leo I or II's. Buggered if I can tell the difference.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 25, 2013, 04:22:44 PM
II - square turrets
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on June 25, 2013, 04:23:13 PM
Thanks, Brant.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on June 25, 2013, 04:53:23 PM
II - square turrets

makes sense...   :D
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Barthheart on June 26, 2013, 08:06:27 AM
That'sgotta hurt on landing.....  :o

(http://chivethebrigade.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/random-06_24_13-920-30.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on June 26, 2013, 08:47:38 AM
Jeezeus that looks hella like CFB Wainwright... oh those first days 
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on July 04, 2013, 04:57:59 PM
(http://chivethebrigade.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/random-07_04_13-920-82.jpg?w=920&h=740)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 15, 2013, 09:50:09 PM
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/q71/s720x720/14791_10153014627230006_469546653_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 26, 2013, 04:48:54 AM
(https://sphotos-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/q71/s720x720/1011372_205035169660193_766635821_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on July 26, 2013, 11:48:46 AM
that tank gives me wood... look at those turret lines
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 26, 2013, 11:56:55 AM
that is the best tank in the world in my not so humble opinion.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on July 26, 2013, 01:37:31 PM
Merkava??
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 26, 2013, 01:44:08 PM
yup, a Mk4
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 26, 2013, 01:45:47 PM
(http://defense-update.com/images_large3/merkava4_trophy.jpg)

all that AND a squad of infantry in the back.  whats not to love?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on July 26, 2013, 01:53:37 PM
I knew that the original models carried inf, but thought that the later models had had that facility removed.

Good pics though Star.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 26, 2013, 02:07:27 PM
every Merkava can carry at least 4 men or 2 stretchers.
theyre also now equiped with either the Arena or Trophy anti missile system.

this guy took a Kornet ATGM to the face:

(http://files.abovetopsecret.com/uploads/ats63086_merkava4_1m.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Capn Darwin on July 26, 2013, 06:04:45 PM
Wow.  :o I'm surprised they let that pic out. Shows a number of details on how and what composite layers are in use.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on July 26, 2013, 07:05:11 PM
every Merkava can carry at least 4 men or 2 stretchers.
theyre also now equiped with either the Arena or Trophy anti missile system.

this guy took a Kornet ATGM to the face:

(http://files.abovetopsecret.com/uploads/ats63086_merkava4_1m.jpg)

Is that Mike Dukakis?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 26, 2013, 08:23:01 PM
Actually the IDF was very unhappy that got out.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 26, 2013, 08:58:09 PM
all that AND a squad of infantry in the back.

every Merkava can carry at least 4 men or 2 stretchers.

4 men ≠ a squad...  ;)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 26, 2013, 09:35:22 PM
Fire team :P
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on July 27, 2013, 07:43:43 AM
It's still not a bad idea to make a tank that carriers a few ground pounders.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Capn Darwin on July 27, 2013, 07:58:07 AM
Actually the IDF was very unhappy that got out.

I bet.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 27, 2013, 09:52:15 AM
during the last Lebanon party there was a string of about 20 photos of various tank damage that got out.  those promptly vanished from the net.  over the years a few of them have resurfaced and the one I post is the most common.
it is quite the complex sandwich of materials though.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 27, 2013, 09:59:26 AM
It does go to show that Israeli tank designers prize crew survivability above all. Most of the outer structure of that wedge shaped turret would appear to be nothing more than a very elaborate (and effective) ATGM spoof. Also, IIRC, don't some versions of the Merkava have a trap-door in the bottom of the hull?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 27, 2013, 10:24:11 AM
It's still not a bad idea to make a tank that carriers a few ground pounders.

Or be able to evac wounded when necessary.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 27, 2013, 11:00:02 AM
It does go to show that Israeli tank designers prize crew survivability above all. Most of the outer structure of that wedge shaped turret would appear to be nothing more than a very elaborate (and effective) ATGM spoof. Also, IIRC, don't some versions of the Merkava have a trap-door in the bottom of the hull?

consider this turret:
(http://www.voodoo-world.cz/merkava/grf/merkava.gif)
now thats the standard Mk2 turret that was already quite survivable.

this is the Mk3 turret where they simply added more to the sides and front without increasing the size of the fighting compartment:
(http://www.panzer-modell.de/specials/fab/Merkava3/Merkava%20III.%2001.jpg)

this is the Mk4 turret.  even if they slighty increased the size of the fighting compartment theres still several orders of magnitude more protection.
(http://www.supervideo.com/Merkava4ImprovedLegendModelC.jpg)

http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapons/vehicles/tanks/merkava/merkava3baz_g.jpg
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 29, 2013, 08:25:45 AM
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/q71/s720x720/46421_420292351423915_1660112781_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 29, 2013, 05:35:52 PM
And that was just the Mk III!

Is there a higher resolution version of that image available?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 29, 2013, 09:00:57 PM
not from me
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on July 30, 2013, 08:47:16 AM
And that was just the Mk III!

Is there a higher resolution version of that image available?

This may be what you're looking for: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005HKT8JC/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B005HKT8JC&linkCode=as2&tag=grogheads-20

However, after a bit of searching I did find this page which gives comparisons between wheels on the Pz III: http://wolfenkrieger.deviantart.com/art/Early-identifying-details-of-Panzer-III-300662040
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 30, 2013, 11:15:35 AM
Thanks, LB! That beats going with the old adage, "If it has three return rollers it's probably a mk III and if it has four then its probably a mk IV".
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 31, 2013, 07:48:46 AM
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1001550_627351393943512_95788109_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Keunert on July 31, 2013, 09:35:06 AM
even those officers cannot stop fiddling with smartphones.
where is the discipline, lads?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on July 31, 2013, 09:40:48 AM
even those officers cannot stop fiddling with smartphones.
where is the discipline, lads?

Ha!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 01, 2013, 02:12:45 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/q72/s720x720/529073_10201590196466159_1981950671_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 01, 2013, 04:54:36 PM
^^^^
WANT!

wantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwant
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 01, 2013, 05:03:48 PM
Unarmed? If that thing were truly engineered by Germans, there would be a Pak 40 shoehorned into it.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 03, 2013, 03:03:36 PM
(https://sphotos-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/q71/548883_10151623032147912_2053453771_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Barthheart on August 03, 2013, 03:13:53 PM
Thought this thread was about tanks..... where's the tank in this pic?!? ???
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on August 03, 2013, 04:56:12 PM
Gotta admit, those are great lines :D
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on August 05, 2013, 08:20:24 AM
(http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/5483/pinkup.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 05, 2013, 09:00:02 AM
{snort}
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on August 05, 2013, 09:06:43 AM
(http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/5483/pinkup.jpg)

OK, that's funny.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on August 05, 2013, 12:26:15 PM
ROFL! :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 05, 2013, 12:55:43 PM
Do you have any idea how old that joke is in the modeling world.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on August 05, 2013, 12:57:49 PM
Do you have any idea how old that joke is in the modeling world.

My guess is that it dates from the series or the movie, depending on which came first.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on August 05, 2013, 01:04:40 PM
Do you have any idea how old that joke is in the modeling world.

I like old jokes....hell, I AM an old joke.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 05, 2013, 05:21:39 PM
(http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/5483/pinkup.jpg)


OK, How many of you heard Henry Mancini's Pink Panther theme play in your heads when you saw that?^
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on August 06, 2013, 12:46:51 PM
Oh, all right then - I admit I did.

...you little minkey....
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 11, 2013, 06:18:47 PM
(https://sphotos-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/q71/s720x720/1097954_632530033425648_143629143_n.jpg)

I gotta find an excuse to use this one
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 11, 2013, 06:22:09 PM
considering its a T-55....  its not very threatening.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 11, 2013, 06:25:52 PM
BOOM!!!

(http://images2.alphacoders.com/227/22742.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 11, 2013, 06:42:30 PM
I took this one

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5461/7189229397_3104dec101_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 11, 2013, 06:45:34 PM
to bad your not veteran.   ;)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 11, 2013, 06:51:20 PM
yeah, I know right?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 11, 2013, 06:53:14 PM
you know.... some people.   ::)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 11, 2013, 06:54:37 PM
heres a question...

did you ever have to do that tank jump thing?  over the ramp and catch 6 feet of air.
everytime I see that it looks painful.  when they do that is it just the driver on board?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 11, 2013, 06:59:17 PM
They never have a crew in the turret for that.  They need to save them to change all the torsion bars they break on landing.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 11, 2013, 07:39:17 PM
thats what I thought.  lots of sharp corners in there that make landings bad.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on August 21, 2013, 07:44:05 PM
(http://chivethebrigade.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/fv107-scimitar-920-26.jpg?w=919&h=575)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 21, 2013, 07:49:20 PM
those dont live very long in AirLand Battle.  :-[
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: MikeGER on August 22, 2013, 12:46:51 AM

;D
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 22, 2013, 01:05:52 AM
I assure you that the shell from the A5 is faster then the Porsche.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 25, 2013, 05:19:41 AM
(https://sphotos-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/1239488_10151641402871630_315535607_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 25, 2013, 05:22:36 AM
He lives! I knew it!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on August 25, 2013, 01:33:00 PM
^^The guy standing in the commander's hatch kind of looks like Archie Bunker.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 25, 2013, 01:36:06 PM
^ Or a cross between Stan Laurel and John Lithgow.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 25, 2013, 06:28:50 PM
(https://sphotos-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/q71/1229900_640308709326678_332599647_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on August 26, 2013, 05:58:55 AM
(http://cmorrismodels.com/t34b/t34b4.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 26, 2013, 06:12:28 AM
T-34-85, with IIRC, the white late-war anti-frendly fire stripes. I've usually seen them horizontally applied but there is supposed to have been a lack of standardization in the Soviet tanks units as to markings.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on August 26, 2013, 06:16:05 AM
^LOL - Ninja'd by Stagger, although I was going to say the I thought the stripe in that position was unusual. We live and learn.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on August 26, 2013, 08:41:40 AM
Stagger you're awesome!  You saw through my deception.   ;D
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 05, 2013, 01:00:35 PM
Name that tank

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/q71/s720x720/1236718_10201175286736753_1072222009_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on September 05, 2013, 01:03:51 PM
^Hank.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 05, 2013, 01:11:18 PM
M36 B1  ;)
specifically in the Polish tank museum.

Quote
White stars painted on hull sides. Unit markings painted on transmission cover. “USA 1923” daubed on sides of hull and turret, and “WOSIM USA” daubed on sides of hull, when recovered. Painted overall in a sand and green camouflage scheme when recovered. 

This tank destroyer was recovered from Iraq, and is believed to have previously been captured by Iraq from Iranian forces. It is mounted on a low, flat concrete plinth next to a line of flag poles. It appears to be fitted with a non-standard gun and muzzle brake, indicating it was probably up-gunned by its original owners.

(http://preservedtanks.com/Albums/American/1545-M36/PICT6716_M36_Zagan_FrontRight_Gucwa_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on September 05, 2013, 01:14:54 PM
With an M4A3 hull?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 05, 2013, 01:17:25 PM
thats where the B1 part comes from  ;)

Quote
The need for 90 mm gunned tank destroyers was so urgent that, during October–December 1944, 187 conversions of standard Medium Tank M4A3 hulls were produced by Grand Blanc Arsenal. These vehicles, designated M36B1, were rushed to the European Theater of Operations and used in combat alongside standard M36s.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on September 05, 2013, 01:20:54 PM
B1 or B2 designation.... A3 vs A4 hulls

If its diesel then its a B2... thought the US gave away a bunch that were retrofitted to diesels ... ahhh yes, Wiki say s a bunch went to Yugoslavia
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 05, 2013, 01:23:16 PM
no.  only B1s had Sherman hulls tank noob.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on September 05, 2013, 02:40:09 PM
Star - did they build any with M4A3E8 hulls?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on September 05, 2013, 03:10:58 PM
B1 or B2 designation.... A3 vs A4 hulls

If its diesel then its a B2... thought the US gave away a bunch that were retrofitted to diesels ... ahhh yes, Wiki say s a bunch went to Yugoslavia

that should have read B1 or B2 designation.... A3 vs A2 hulls
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 05, 2013, 03:58:11 PM
Windy the B2 has a completely different hull.

(http://pic.wenwen.soso.com/p/20100129/20100129175007-850347577.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on September 05, 2013, 11:13:14 PM
Windy the B2 has a completely different hull.

(http://pic.wenwen.soso.com/p/20100129/20100129175007-850347577.jpg)

yes the A2 hull similar to the M10 ... right?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 05, 2013, 11:25:30 PM
the running gear, lower front glacis piece and most of the lower hull are the same. everything else is different.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 05, 2013, 11:27:51 PM
Ive found the problem.
your a dirty old man that looks at womens legs all the time so you keep looking at the track layout.
Im a bustle man.  ;)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 18, 2013, 09:51:01 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/B2bVcSj.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on September 18, 2013, 09:55:35 AM
when it comes to track dispersion of weight... we've come a long way baby
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on September 18, 2013, 10:34:08 AM
(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/3608517.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on September 18, 2013, 10:35:22 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8204/8171732230_da0c3ea6a4_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 18, 2013, 05:36:33 PM
Looks like a Cromwell.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Barthheart on September 18, 2013, 05:43:39 PM
Looks like a Cromwell.

Whomever is in there ended up with a lot of bruises.. at least!  :o
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on September 18, 2013, 06:07:09 PM
Looks like a Cromwell.

A Flying Cromwell.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on September 18, 2013, 06:29:02 PM
Looks like a Cromwell.

A Flying Cromwell.

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a concussion!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 18, 2013, 06:49:34 PM
Looks like a Cromwell.

A Flying Cromwell.

The Russians actually tried that:

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

They only tried it once.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Keunert on September 19, 2013, 12:21:13 PM
(http://www.tankograd.com/html/img/pool/2010%20Aerosan%2004.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Keunert on September 19, 2013, 12:23:13 PM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HVhY7pjeLjQ/TKR9L-omPyI/AAAAAAAAByQ/uPJF2_vn35g/s1600/____________________________________-26.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Keunert on September 19, 2013, 12:23:29 PM
(http://poisk.coinss.ru/Bronetehnika/nkl26/pic3.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Keunert on September 19, 2013, 12:23:46 PM
(http://saturnismus.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/aero_jkl-26.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Keunert on September 19, 2013, 12:26:45 PM
(http://www.panzerpixel.de/images/originalfotos/97S252STERNANDERSON.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Centurion40 on September 19, 2013, 01:50:55 PM
(http://www.panzerpixel.de/images/originalfotos/97S252STERNANDERSON.jpg)

Does that vehicle really carry a 5 man crew, or are they just posers?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on September 19, 2013, 03:09:04 PM
Specially trained dwarf radio operators.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on September 19, 2013, 04:15:37 PM
(http://www.tankograd.com/html/img/pool/2010%20Aerosan%2004.jpg)

Switzerkrieg?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 19, 2013, 04:22:31 PM
Somewhat useful during the leningrad siege.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on September 19, 2013, 04:32:41 PM
Somewhat useful during the leningrad siege.

Yeah, the big star on Kenny's post 278 was a clue. I just figured I'd haze him a bit. I realized there weren't enough intricate gears with ruby screws on it to be truly Swiss made, but I figured it was worth a shot.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on September 24, 2013, 11:32:45 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/N9z8l.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 25, 2013, 04:07:27 AM
The Armored Mustaches.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on September 25, 2013, 07:50:22 AM
The Armored Mustaches.

LOL
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on September 25, 2013, 11:59:40 AM
Is that Steelie?...second from left.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 on September 28, 2013, 05:44:07 PM
There's as many buttons on the guys jacket as their are rivets on that A7V
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on October 05, 2013, 05:57:59 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7227/7307008398_dc05a8b9c9_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 05, 2013, 06:04:19 PM
Looks like the Wirblewind lost that matchup. I can't tell if that shadow to the lower left of the hull Balkenkreus is an entrance wound or not.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on October 05, 2013, 08:11:01 PM
In my games I never have enough Wibelwinds and they never last long enough. Great idea that came much too late for its time.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 07, 2013, 10:02:28 AM
(http://www.military-today.com/tanks/cv90120t_l3.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 07, 2013, 10:03:43 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/hatrkTX.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 07, 2013, 10:19:54 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/FTd3T5m.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 07, 2013, 10:21:23 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/vnHPZrM.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 07, 2013, 10:22:46 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/k91yraP.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 07, 2013, 10:44:03 AM
^Speed Trap?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on October 07, 2013, 10:52:07 AM
Walmart Greeter...
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on October 07, 2013, 11:21:21 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/hatrkTX.jpg)

The Smart Tank?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Capn Darwin on October 07, 2013, 11:36:40 AM
LB +1, "smart tank", that's funny right there... ;D
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Jack Nastyface on October 08, 2013, 04:48:28 PM
Okay, not QUITE a tank...but can someone ID the weapon platform on these?
 
http://www.strategypage.com/military_photos/20131007224439.aspx (http://www.strategypage.com/military_photos/20131007224439.aspx)
 
Sorry...can't quite get this "post image" thing to work.
 


MOD EDIT:  Here's your image
(http://www.strategypage.com/gallery/images/stryker-10-2013.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 08, 2013, 05:09:51 PM
.50 cal training barrel up front and a 40mm grenade launcher on the rear Stryker.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 08, 2013, 05:28:13 PM
The Ontos (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M50_Ontos) 6-barrel recoilless rocket vehicle used a similar set up with a .50 cal spotting rifle used to aim the rocket tubes.

(http://panzerfaust.ca/AFV%20interiors/ontos1_files/ontos1a.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on October 09, 2013, 11:01:47 AM
.50 cal training barrel up front and a 40mm grenade launcher on the rear Stryker.

damn that looks like wyoming
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on October 09, 2013, 12:32:47 PM
The Ontos (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M50_Ontos) 6-barrel recoilless rocket vehicle used a similar set up with a .50 cal spotting rifle used to aim the rocket tubes.

(http://panzerfaust.ca/AFV%20interiors/ontos1_files/ontos1a.jpg)

Love it!

I had a model of the Ontos a very long time ago - think it was by Frog and was 1/48 scale.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on October 09, 2013, 08:15:36 PM
.50 cal training barrel up front and a 40mm grenade launcher on the rear Stryker.

damn that looks like wyoming

Probably Yakima in central Washington.  That's where the training areas near Ft. Lewis are.  There are a couple of Stryker brigades there.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 09, 2013, 08:34:27 PM
did no one read the caption?  ::)

Quote
U.S. Soldiers with the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, take to the road during a joint platoon exercise at the Yakima Training Center, Wash., Sept. 16, 2013. Rising Thunder is a U.S. Army-hosted exercise designed to build interoperability between I Corps, the 7th Infantry Division and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt Austan Owen)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on October 09, 2013, 08:40:29 PM
I'm too busy to be bothered by silly things like "captions" and "facts." 
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 09, 2013, 09:06:44 PM
then you would love the global warming thread.  ;D
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 24, 2013, 10:31:08 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/0EntOgo.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 24, 2013, 11:49:19 AM
Ft Lewis has some maneuver space, but for pure open-ground-with-nothing-in-your-way, Yakima is pretty damned close to Ft Irwin for space to cruise around.  And Yakima has the advantage of not having been so totally overanalyzed as Ft Irwin.  I was at Yakima for AT in the Summer of '99 and it was actually quite a bit of fun.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 28, 2013, 05:58:40 PM
(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/q71/s720x720/644282_10202525023465581_670882209_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 28, 2013, 06:22:04 PM
Actually, Grant should also be up there with Lee. The difference was primarily in the turret design and the two names for the M3 medium tank were actually used by the British so they could tell their lend-lease tanks apart on reports and forms. It didn't help that the British were also using M3 light tanks supplied by the US as well. These they named Stuarts for the same aforementioned reasons.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on October 28, 2013, 06:37:25 PM
(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/q71/s720x720/644282_10202525023465581_670882209_n.jpg)

Nice!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on October 28, 2013, 07:39:21 PM
Actually, Grant should also be up there with Lee. The difference was primarily in the turret design and the two names for the M3 medium tank were actually used by the British so they could tell their lend-lease tanks apart on reports and forms. It didn't help that the British were also using M3 light tanks supplied by the US as well. These they named Stuarts for the same aforementioned reasons.

And there could be two more models of tanks named Patton as well, M47 and M60.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on October 29, 2013, 05:38:52 AM
Not to forget the Jackson (M36) although I know its a TD, and the M8 Scott.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 29, 2013, 07:09:52 AM
What I found remarkable was that the Army has no problem with naming tanks after Confederate generals, but the Center for Military History will not recognize service for regiments that served on the Confederate side of the ACW.  There are units in the TN, SC, NC, AL Army Nat'l Guard (that I know of) who include regimental service in the Confederate Army in their lineage - usually right alongside service in AWI, 1812, Indian Wars, etc - but that lineage is not recignized by the official folks in DC.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on October 29, 2013, 09:26:28 AM
What I found remarkable was that the Army has no problem with naming tanks after Confederate generals, but the Center for Military History will not recognize service for regiments that served on the Confederate side of the ACW.  There are units in the TN, SC, NC, AL Army Nat'l Guard (that I know of) who include regimental service in the Confederate Army in their lineage - usually right alongside service in AWI, 1812, Indian Wars, etc - but that lineage is not recignized by the official folks in DC.

That is interesting...but when has DC been consistent about anything :D? Southern posts are also named after southern generals, Ft. Bragg, Ft. Benning, Ft. Lee, Ft. Jackson, Ft. Hood, just off the top of my head.  I think I read somewhere that this was to help garner southern support during WWI.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on November 01, 2013, 10:15:55 AM
The business end of one of these behemoths.

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 01, 2013, 07:40:47 PM
ya dont see tube launched missiles often.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on November 01, 2013, 08:22:37 PM
ya dont see tube launched missiles often.

Or a second time.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 on November 02, 2013, 05:40:33 AM
Speaking of the Chaffee - what was its intended purpose? Replacement for the Stuart's role,  or was it meant as an affordable tank for US allies at the time?   I remember it got noteworthy use at Dien Bien Phu.  I suppose tank classes were in flux at the time.  Also I figure in tank un-friendly country having something light and shoots was more important since deployment of those things must have been tough in those days.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 02, 2013, 06:09:55 AM
It was a replacement for the Stuart. The Stuart's design was no longer upgradable and it's 37mm gun was pretty woeful compared even to what armored cars were sporting at that time, never mind other tanks. The Chaffee was equipped with a lightweight 75mm gun and still not quite a Panzer-killer but  nevertheless much more capable. The US Army also wanted better cross country performance than the Stuart offered since light tanks were seen as scouting AFVs.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on November 02, 2013, 06:15:38 AM
The interesting thing about the Chaffee's at Dien Bien Phu is that they were shipped in (by air, obviously) in parts and assembled by Legion engineers on-site.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 02, 2013, 06:31:21 AM
^much like the way the Viet-Minh got their heavy artillery up into the high ground (except by cart, bicycle, and backpack instead of airplane).
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on November 02, 2013, 07:15:27 AM
True. A much more incredible feat really, and one that the French did not think possible.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on November 02, 2013, 01:02:07 PM
The 10th Mountain in Italy gets my respect. Climbing all night up sheer cliffs, hauling their artillery up, too. The next morning they drive the Germans off the lower mountain.

Lather, rinse, repeat across Italy.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on November 02, 2013, 02:24:13 PM
I was just looking at a Stackpole book about 10th Mountain called 'Packs On'. I may well put this on my Christmas list.
Title: .
Post by: eyebiter on November 03, 2013, 07:16:55 AM
.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on November 03, 2013, 08:02:02 AM
(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/194uqv4szhzssgif/original.gif)

Ummm: http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=4824.msg201364#msg201364

;)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 07, 2013, 08:02:20 AM
(https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/q71/947294_511525182276491_1803861626_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 on November 07, 2013, 08:02:26 PM
Hehe, some fine memories.


Anyone recognize this one?

(http://tinyurl.com/q2kn67g)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 07, 2013, 08:41:47 PM
High Survivability Test Vehicle for the Rapid Deployment Force Light. 75mm gun, designed to be airdropped. Project was cancelled some time in the 80's


EDIT: Look familiar to some of you young fellers?

(http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/85/mauler/mauler_box.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 08, 2013, 12:26:46 PM
this video is a pretty comprehensive set of test against a the famed Swedish S-tank.
test include napalm, bombing, land mines and nuclear blast effects.

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 08, 2013, 03:46:09 PM
Hehe, some fine memories.


Anyone recognize this one?
(http://tinyurl.com/q2kn67g)

Yes - we recognize from this thread back in May ;)

true tank geeks know this one

(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ0p_ezfPrEZtbkX-wPKO5ePWR3ZG6XoIZWsf4UPO6kCWnvlaISXA)

and the basis for GI Joes Mauler.

(http://photos.liveauctioneers.com/houses/universallive/23340/75991_2_lg.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 on November 08, 2013, 04:06:31 PM
shucks i'm late as usual.  Your GIJoe post made me think of it. 

That S-tank must have a b***h to hit when hull down back in the day
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 08, 2013, 05:33:35 PM
this video is a pretty comprehensive set of test against a the famed Swedish S-tank.
test include napalm, bombing, land mines and nuclear blast effects.



I have to say that I never thought of a fuel tank full of diesel as additional armor before. Is this technique used in the design of other diesel powered tanks?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 08, 2013, 05:58:38 PM
its a variation of the wet storage idea that the Sherman used.  diesel doesnt blow up like gas does.  ;)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 08, 2013, 06:15:12 PM
its a variation of the wet storage idea that the Sherman used.  diesel doesnt blow up like gas does.  ;)

Actually, 'wet' storage of M4 rounds was in a water or water/glycol bath inside the tank, away from the old 'dry' racks over the tracks of earlier M4s
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 08, 2013, 06:24:06 PM
ok BB, what do you make of this reorganization?

http://www.janes.com/article/29599/idf-restructures-armoured-battalions

in a nutshell theyll be giving up some tanks but getting a lot of infantry and supporting units.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 08, 2013, 06:25:14 PM
thats why I said variation SW.   ;)
Title: .
Post by: eyebiter on November 08, 2013, 11:28:09 PM
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Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 09, 2013, 04:57:41 AM
(http://i1.pixiv.net/img29/img/airacobra_88/36944900_m.jpg)

M60A2 Starship

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403 Verboten!




I think you meant this feller:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M60_Patton#M60A2_.22Starship.22
(http://0-media-cdn.foolz.us/ffuuka/board/tg/image/1342/81/1342812468035.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 on November 09, 2013, 05:58:21 AM
^ man that thing was fugly
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 09, 2013, 06:04:54 AM
ok BB, what do you make of this reorganization?

http://www.janes.com/article/29599/idf-restructures-armoured-battalions

in a nutshell theyll be giving up some tanks but getting a lot of infantry and supporting units.

Conceptually it sounds like a good idea, but I'm not convinced they've got enough non-mortar-launching crunches to really support the tanks the right way.  We'll have to see how they task-organize above the BN level
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 09, 2013, 07:25:40 AM
it sounds like they plan of using the scout elements to find the atgm teams and then suppress them with mortor and air.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 09, 2013, 03:11:50 PM
1. yes, it's Photoshop
2. you don't care, do you?

(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/p320x320/1466297_679207998757851_1123701178_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 09, 2013, 03:15:07 PM
I care that the image is too small. Can you link to a larger on? Pretty please?  :D
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on November 09, 2013, 03:17:31 PM
I care that the image is too small. Can you link to a larger on? Pretty please?  :D

An inside view from the commanders seat as well please Sir.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on November 09, 2013, 04:08:44 PM
I care that the image is too small. Can you link to a larger on? Pretty please?  :D

Any larger and it goes in Lingerie Channel.

Bob's request for inside the turret is classified above anything we're allowed to serve here.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on November 10, 2013, 04:01:41 AM
I care that the image is too small. Can you link to a larger on? Pretty please?  :D

Any larger and it goes in Lingerie Channel.

Bob's request for inside the turret is classified above anything we're allowed to serve here.

Hot Damn!

....private copies available at the usual rate?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 10, 2013, 08:31:57 AM
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on November 10, 2013, 08:35:20 AM


If tanks could talk...
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on November 13, 2013, 06:37:07 AM
(http://www.kitsune.addr.com/Rifts/Rifts-Pre-Rifts-Vehicles/Stingray_Light_Tank.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 13, 2013, 07:58:19 AM
AGS, in'it? XM-8?  My first PSG was the first master gunner they trained ont hat think, right before they pulled the plug on the program.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on November 13, 2013, 08:18:15 AM
AGS, in'it? XM-8?  My first PSG was the first master gunner they trained ont hat think, right before they pulled the plug on the program.

It's supposed to be a Stingray.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stingray_light_tank
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 13, 2013, 08:20:17 AM
Oh yeah - that crappy export they built on the old Sheridan chassis and then convinced Thailand to buy it...
Title: .
Post by: eyebiter on November 14, 2013, 07:46:11 AM
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Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 14, 2013, 07:54:47 AM
google yehudi lights.   8)
I cant find the pictures now but they strung a bunch of low voltage lights around a tank on a ridgeline and it pretty much disappeared.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on November 14, 2013, 08:49:08 AM
google yehudi lights.   8)
I cant find the pictures now but they strung a bunch of low voltage lights around a tank on a ridgeline and it pretty much disappeared.

That was just coming into development for aircraft during WWII when radar made it obsolete.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 14, 2013, 08:58:32 AM
to a certain degree yes but its still a useful trick when your down to visual ranges or your not using radar.
IIRC the test vehicle was M113 and the lights used we below 20v.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on November 14, 2013, 03:24:01 PM

put wings on anything and enough thrust .....






Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 14, 2013, 03:34:29 PM
thats a strange loolng tank Windy.  ::)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on November 14, 2013, 05:56:28 PM
thats a strange loolng tank Windy.  ::)

its a new Russian concept design, which means stolen from the US, DELPHI had it under wraps for years... IIRC    ;D
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 on November 14, 2013, 07:38:51 PM
Saw a couple of those a few years back at the Mirabel airport in Quebec.  They'd use them to transport Aussie F/18's over, so L3 could fix the wings.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 14, 2013, 07:54:20 PM
theres only one of those.  it used to be used to transport the Russians space shuttle.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonov_An-225_Mriya
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 14, 2013, 07:56:22 PM
theres only one of those.  it used to be used to transport the Russians space shuttle.

The Shuttle was named the 'Buran', which translates, IIRC, to "Snowstorm'.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 on November 15, 2013, 04:18:25 AM
@Star, must have been the An124 then
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on November 15, 2013, 11:15:10 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Y0gvSRh.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on November 15, 2013, 11:27:44 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Y0gvSRh.jpg)

one of these days I am going to have to spend an afternoon gaining an appreciation and understanding of mondern day optics on AFVs
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 15, 2013, 11:33:20 AM
Turkish Tulpar IFV.
http://www.military-today.com/apc/tulpar.htm
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 15, 2013, 02:44:33 PM
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Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 on November 15, 2013, 05:56:34 PM
^that's the Youtube Comments Section Troller Killer MBT MkII
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 16, 2013, 03:56:17 PM
Does this street make my tank look fat?

(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/998797_682790938399557_961458513_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on November 16, 2013, 03:59:17 PM
there goes the paint job
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on November 16, 2013, 04:00:53 PM
..not to mention the dining room wall.....
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on November 16, 2013, 04:05:27 PM
..not to mention the dining room wall.....

been looking at that one window....
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 16, 2013, 04:27:08 PM
Is that a Centurion? The lettering on the turret looks like it says 'MFOR' but I am only aware of IFOR, SFOR, and KFOR.


EDIT: N/M. MFOR = Macedonia Force. And now the tank looks like an early Leopard 2.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on November 16, 2013, 04:45:28 PM
No, don't think its a Cent, not sure what it is though.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 16, 2013, 07:06:22 PM
It's a Leo 2
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 16, 2013, 07:13:01 PM
With a 5 man crew. Why? Well, somebody must be driving…  :D
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on November 17, 2013, 04:06:51 AM
It's a Leo 2

Thanks Brant - I can see that, now you have pointed it out.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on November 17, 2013, 10:32:00 AM
(http://www.worldwarphotos.info/wp-content/gallery/france/tanks/somua_s35/Somua_S35_tank_3.jpg)

in world of tanks its a fine 3rd tier tank
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 17, 2013, 10:44:07 AM
its a POS.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 17, 2013, 01:32:13 PM
S-35s were pretty decent tanks for their timeframe and had good armor and reasonable speed and maneuverability. It's gun was probably better than what the Panzers had (at least until PZ3s got upgraded to 50mm). The French just didn't really have a good idea as to how to use them, spreading their tanks quite thinly across their formations and not equipping them with enough radios. The main *integral* drawback to the S-35 (and a number of French tanks of the time) was that the Commander was also the gunner and had to narrow his focus while firing at the immediate threat, thus possibly losing sight of the bigger picture. Also, iirc, the Somua had a big-assed hatch on the back of the turret that, while being opened, allowed anyone nearby to easily throw 'splody things inside or take pot-shots from further away.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on November 17, 2013, 08:47:50 PM
S-35s were pretty decent tanks for their timeframe and had good armor and reasonable speed and maneuverability. It's gun was probably better than what the Panzers had (at least until PZ3s got upgraded to 50mm). The French just didn't really have a good idea as to how to use them, spreading their tanks quite thinly across their formations and not equipping them with enough radios. The main *integral* drawback to the S-35 (and a number of French tanks of the time) was that the Commander was also the gunner and had to narrow his focus while firing at the immediate threat, thus possibly losing sight of the bigger picture. Also, iirc, the Somua had a big-assed hatch on the back of the turret that, while being opened, allowed anyone nearby to easily throw 'splody things inside or take pot-shots from further away.

right about the back hatch Staggerin',

the S35 is awesome Star... great rate of fire... a fine reticle closing speed, and decent damage
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 17, 2013, 08:57:13 PM
Ive killed them by the job lots.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on November 17, 2013, 09:02:26 PM
Ive killed them by the job lots.

the trick is to just peek with that high forward turret and watch your flanks.... soft flanks.... but decent frontal
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on November 18, 2013, 12:09:45 AM
Ive killed them by the job lots.

Yes, but Windy spent ten minutes studying them on Wikipedia so he knows more than you.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on November 18, 2013, 06:43:22 AM
Ive killed them by the job lots.

Yes, but Windy spent ten minutes studying them on Wikipedia so he knows more than you.


I have the S35's ace status on WoT, watched plenty of WW2 docs to see them often enough, read enough in general and I did have to google for the pic... but wiki... nah
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 18, 2013, 07:12:18 AM
no symbolism here...

(https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/q71/s720x720/1454846_665847740122282_2074557326_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on November 18, 2013, 09:11:47 AM
no symbolism here...

(https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/q71/s720x720/1454846_665847740122282_2074557326_n.jpg)

I don't see it    :)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 19, 2013, 04:52:49 AM
(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/q71/s720x720/556872_10151985161582348_2113796327_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 19, 2013, 04:55:23 AM
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 on November 19, 2013, 10:32:45 AM
Teething problems back in the day

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/68526000/jpg/_68526800_us-tank-1918_624.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 23, 2013, 09:17:11 PM
That looks sort of like a Mongo Dalek.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on November 24, 2013, 04:34:14 AM
^lol - yeah.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 03, 2013, 08:03:43 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/FsutJqF.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 05, 2013, 06:44:07 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/71/Stridsvagn_103_Revinge_2013-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 05, 2013, 06:50:36 PM
Look at that S Car, er... Tank Go!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 05, 2013, 06:51:16 PM
S-Tank! IRRC the Swedes actually designed the outside fuel tanks (diesel) to act as hydrostatic shock dampening armor.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 05, 2013, 07:00:18 PM
S-Tank! IRRC the Swedes actually designed the outside fuel tanks (diesel) to act as hydrostatic shock dampening armor.

Gotta love the Jerrycan skirting!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 06, 2013, 01:11:05 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/4Pq0ZLg.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on December 09, 2013, 02:04:16 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/71/Stridsvagn_103_Revinge_2013-1.jpg)

Those side skirts look like Jerricans.  One bullet will set that stridsvagn ablaze methinks. 
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on December 09, 2013, 02:11:29 PM
^See Stagger's reply a few posts above  :)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on December 09, 2013, 05:03:32 PM
^Yeah, I was just, you know, testing you all to see if you were paying attention to this thread.  Yeah that's what I was doing.   8)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on December 09, 2013, 10:35:14 PM
^See Staggers reply a few posts above  :)

Sea Staggers??? Was he in the navy?? A cook with a few pots?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 10, 2013, 04:32:39 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on December 10, 2013, 10:45:18 AM
::)

thats still a trolling point for me....
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 10, 2013, 10:52:39 AM
Don't spend it all in one place now...
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on December 10, 2013, 10:54:23 AM
Don't spend it all in one place now...

heh.... maybe I'll save it... like bitcoins
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 10, 2013, 02:17:00 PM
you get bitchcoins.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on December 10, 2013, 02:31:44 PM
you get bitchcoins.

it keeps mah bitches happy?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 17, 2013, 05:16:32 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/asB9Aed.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 17, 2013, 05:22:04 PM
What is that? It's not a PT-76 because the glacis is all wrong and the gun barrel is too long, without the right muzzle brake.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 17, 2013, 05:29:22 PM
Im going to go with a T-54.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 17, 2013, 05:31:51 PM
How deep could they ford? I don't see a snorkel deployed anywhere.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 17, 2013, 05:33:06 PM
well considering theres infantry clutching to the outside how about we say 4 feet.  ;)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 17, 2013, 05:34:47 PM
Then the LST must be literally right off camera.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 17, 2013, 05:37:41 PM
its also probably taken somewhere in the Baltic or Black Sea which, IIRC, dont even have things like continental shelves and dramatic drop offs.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 17, 2013, 05:39:17 PM
It looks like a T-54, but I'm not 100% sure. It's a propaganda shot from the 60s.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on December 17, 2013, 06:00:58 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/asB9Aed.jpg)

That is such a cool photo. 
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Capn Darwin on December 17, 2013, 06:01:53 PM
It's a very cut and paste doctored shot in many areas. The masks and even some of the guys look pasted on.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 17, 2013, 06:03:59 PM
such things were unheard of in Soviet Russia!!!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 17, 2013, 06:05:10 PM
In Soviet Union, photos doctor you!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on December 18, 2013, 07:29:35 AM
In Soviet Union, photos doctor you!

<chuckle>
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on December 18, 2013, 05:54:48 PM
S-Tank! IRRC the Swedes actually designed the outside fuel tanks (diesel) to act as hydrostatic shock dampening armor.

Interesting. If you had 45degree cones, 8" at the base, made of simple terracotta clay like a plant pot, would they deflect the shaped charge of an RPG? It's liquid copper or something right? Ceramic is pretty hard, just glue a bunch of cones all over it. Chisel off when damaged, glue on another.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 18, 2013, 06:29:16 PM
My unedumacated guess would be that it depends on how much of the penetration is due to the force of the impact from molten copper on a small area (like a jet of water cutting steel by ablation) and how much from the superheating of the copper 'jet' actually melting it's way through like a plasma torch. Ceramics (of the non-Chobham kind, that is) would be a poor defender against narrowly focused kinetic force but might be a good insulator against extreme heat.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on December 18, 2013, 07:47:41 PM
If you put it like that it is no good. The point is to defocus for the next layer of armor so the shape is maybe more important that the brittleness of the material.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on December 19, 2013, 07:39:23 AM
Some more old school fun for you guys:


(http://ww2total.com/WW2/Weapons/Vehicles/Tanks/Italian/Carro-Armato/images/M13-40-02-px800.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on December 19, 2013, 09:30:27 AM
rivets.... *shudder*
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 19, 2013, 10:40:41 AM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_KezhQ6waZT0/TAZizCMZIgI/AAAAAAAAXIo/FzccSohoceo/s1600/rreatgrstr.jpg)

Talk about boss fights...
Title: .
Post by: eyebiter on December 19, 2013, 11:26:37 AM
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Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on December 19, 2013, 12:19:48 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_KezhQ6waZT0/TAZizCMZIgI/AAAAAAAAXIo/FzccSohoceo/s1600/rreatgrstr.jpg)

Talk about boss fights...

Now there's a land battleship
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 19, 2013, 05:29:20 PM
It's just a little Ratte.  :D

The AFV next to it looks like an M-109 with extra headlights though. Pretty sure that the OKW didn't have those in development.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 19, 2013, 05:46:27 PM
I thought that looked like a Marder. Maybe a Nashorn? There's quite a few pics out there of the Ratte with a Maus next to it. Artist's interpretations, of course.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on December 19, 2013, 06:43:38 PM
We need to build a Ratte for a parade float. That would be awesome.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 19, 2013, 08:19:27 PM
oddly the tank next to the Ratte is a Abbot spg.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 19, 2013, 08:20:28 PM
(http://www.military-today.com/tanks/super_m48.jpg)

odd looking thing.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 20, 2013, 11:01:13 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/6ZEw8J5.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 20, 2013, 05:39:44 PM
Friendly Tigers...
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on December 21, 2013, 01:06:30 PM
oddly the tank next to the Ratte is a Abbot spg.

Ninja'd by Star.
Title: .
Post by: eyebiter on December 27, 2013, 10:01:58 AM
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Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 27, 2013, 06:00:59 PM
How do you say 'Spalling' in Italian?


(BTW, from the link I choose #10 for my personal ride…)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: LongBlade on December 27, 2013, 08:57:54 PM
(BTW, from the link I choose #10 for my personal ride…)

#10? Too much maintenance. I'd take #2, the Greyhound.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 03, 2014, 06:50:47 AM
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 03, 2014, 11:32:14 AM
^Think you posted that one before. Still awesome though.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 03, 2014, 11:33:28 AM
similar one - same 2 weeks on the range, but should've been a different video w/ a little mellower soundtrack
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 03, 2014, 11:43:11 AM
Cool thanks. The footage seemed familiar. Couldn't remember the soundtrack. Good stuff.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: WallysWorld on January 03, 2014, 03:02:46 PM
The new Polish PL-01 assault gun scheduled to start production in 2018. Just happened to be featured on Wikipedia's front page today.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0b/Czo%C5%82g_lekki_PL-01_%2802%29.jpg/800px-Czo%C5%82g_lekki_PL-01_%2802%29.jpg)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PL-01 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PL-01)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 03, 2014, 03:04:32 PM
awful place for the optics.
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Post by: W8taminute on January 03, 2014, 03:04:43 PM
Really cool.  Looks like something out of Halo. 
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Post by: mirth on January 03, 2014, 03:05:17 PM
where's the screen door?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 03, 2014, 05:41:19 PM
where's the screen door?

That's on the submersible. The tank sports a state of the art front panoramic picture window.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 03, 2014, 05:44:07 PM
(http://www.impawards.com/1983/posters/deal_of_the_century.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on January 06, 2014, 03:22:20 PM
the cannon barrel looks like an assault weapon barrel
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on January 06, 2014, 03:23:20 PM
Maybe its just an armoured sleeve?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 06, 2014, 03:50:37 PM
low observable shroud.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on January 06, 2014, 11:34:43 PM
low observable shroud.

wtf, it has a larger profile than the barrel... radar?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 07, 2014, 06:30:42 AM
its all about the angles Mr. Science.  a F-117 is the same size as an F-15 unless your looking at a radar screen.  ;)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 07, 2014, 02:19:29 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/4pwxOz7.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 07, 2014, 03:10:05 PM
(http://www.skipsseptic.com/images/faqs/New-plastic-septic-tank.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on January 07, 2014, 03:39:43 PM
ROFL!
C'mon Cat, be serious  :)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 07, 2014, 03:48:09 PM
 ;D

Okay, okay...

(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18chxcdqwvx0ejpg/ku-xlarge.jpg)

Apparently this is a Progvev-T Gasdynamic trawler, which is basically a T-34 with a freaking MiG-15 jet engine attached to it. Never heard of this before, but apparently it's for mine clearing.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on January 07, 2014, 09:35:24 PM
cockroach killer
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 07, 2014, 09:52:01 PM
they use similar tanks for NBC decontamination.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Steelgrave on January 07, 2014, 10:19:15 PM
they use similar tanks for MSNBC decontamination.

Yet, like a cockroach, Chris Matthews is still there  :P
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 07, 2014, 10:30:31 PM
best to nuke it from orbit.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 08, 2014, 05:10:28 AM
It's the only way to be sure.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 08, 2014, 06:53:33 AM
If one Mig-15 engine isn't enough, try 2 Mig-21 engines:

(http://www.militaryimages.net/photopost/data/594/8011.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 08, 2014, 07:04:46 AM
Thunderbirds are a GO!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 08, 2014, 08:27:07 AM
Thunderbirds, a childhood staple of mine, were forever ruined by Team America. Disturbing puppet sex, I'll never get that out of my head whenever I see any kind of Thunderbirds reference.  :-\
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Post by: Centurion40 on January 08, 2014, 09:47:18 AM
Thunderbirds, a childhood staple of mine, were forever ruined by Team America. Disturbing puppet sex, I'll never get that out of my head whenever I see any kind of Thunderbirds reference.  :-\

(http://ponchobear.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/photo-thunderbirds-et-l-odyssee-du-cosmos-thunderbirds-are-go-1966-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 08, 2014, 10:35:46 AM
Thunderbirds, a childhood staple of mine, were forever ruined by Team America. Disturbing puppet sex, I'll never get that out of my head whenever I see any kind of Thunderbirds reference.  :-\

(http://ponchobear.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/photo-thunderbirds-et-l-odyssee-du-cosmos-thunderbirds-are-go-1966-2.jpg)

not creepy at all
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 09, 2014, 05:55:57 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/1QUg3Vb.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on January 09, 2014, 06:00:56 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/exJTRYM.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 09, 2014, 06:09:08 PM
"Before there were battlefield drones there was the Pz.Kpfw 'Giraffe'…"
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 on January 09, 2014, 07:14:11 PM
BAE Black Knight?

(http://www.military-today.com/apc/black_knight.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 09, 2014, 07:35:55 PM
looks like something out of C&C.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Jack Nastyface on January 10, 2014, 07:58:11 PM
FWIW...the mig 15 / mig 17 engine tanks were used to extinguish oil rig fires after GWI. 
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 10, 2014, 08:11:42 PM
oppps

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-GouuuI55-7s/T137A05d6VI/AAAAAAAAJ4E/rcWNyCPJqc8/s1600/Russian%2Bmilitary%2Ba%2BT-72%2Bmain%2Bbattle%2Btanks%2Bparticipating%2Bin%2Bthe%2Bexercise%2Bof%2Ba%2Bsudden%2Blost%2Bcontrol%2Band%2Bcrashed%2Binto%2Bone%2Bof%2BBMP-2%2Bfighting%2Bvehicles.%2B%2B%2525281%252529.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on January 11, 2014, 05:04:50 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/exJTRYM.jpg)

I was trying to find a picture of the 'Praying Mantis' built on the Universal Carrier chassis, which this reminds me of.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 11, 2014, 08:04:49 AM


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Post by: bob48 on January 11, 2014, 08:31:14 AM
^Is that the replacement for the Marder?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on January 13, 2014, 10:38:46 AM
shitty gun depression
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 13, 2014, 10:44:53 AM
well, you are the expert on cannon droop.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on January 13, 2014, 11:05:41 AM
well, you are the expert on cannon droop.

gotta be an expert on cannon elevation and ballistics before you become an expert on cannon droop... especially if barrel climb is an issue
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on January 13, 2014, 03:33:36 PM
A double baffle muzzle brake along with a fume extractor should do the trick!  That's how baby tanks are prevented.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on January 13, 2014, 03:46:08 PM
A double baffle muzzle brake along with a fume extractor should do the trick!  That's how baby tanks are prevented.

If it requires hookup to an external power supply... who's got time for that shit? Where's the sponteneity?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on January 13, 2014, 03:57:49 PM
I think they're battery operated and miniaturized enough so as not to interfere with surprise attacks.   ;)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 13, 2014, 04:41:48 PM
(http://www.thefunnyblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/tank-funny-cd-soldier-550x379.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on January 13, 2014, 04:43:13 PM
^Funny
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 13, 2014, 04:45:55 PM
(http://memberfiles.freewebs.com/85/12/40731285/photos/FUNNY/Funny_Pictures_43817.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 13, 2014, 04:57:37 PM
looks like something out of C&C.

Music Factory?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 13, 2014, 05:52:42 PM
wow did you just date yourself!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 13, 2014, 05:53:20 PM
Until my wife came along, yeah...not much choice.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 16, 2014, 10:29:36 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/4q5iBkf.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on January 18, 2014, 12:45:22 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/41/Japanese_Type10_and_Type74_Tanks.JPG)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 21, 2014, 10:22:32 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/xtmrsU9.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 21, 2014, 11:55:40 AM
someone was clearly bored to come up "I know!  Let's have a giant friendship ceremony north of the Arctic Circle!  And because we'll have tons sunlight in April while the snow is still on the ground, let's do it at 2am!"
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on January 21, 2014, 03:21:26 PM
someone was clearly bored to come up "I know!  Let's have a giant friendship ceremony north of the Arctic Circle!  And because we'll have tons sunlight in April while the snow is still on the ground, let's do it at 2am!"

Sounds about right...
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 21, 2014, 03:39:37 PM
Who are the guys opposite the Norskies? Friendly Swedes? Armored Saami?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 21, 2014, 03:54:08 PM
(http://www.brainguidance.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/funny-quotes-from-super-troopers-image-search-results-25305.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on January 21, 2014, 09:20:28 PM
someone was clearly bored to come up "I know!  Let's have a giant friendship ceremony north of the Arctic Circle!  And because we'll have tons sunlight in April while the snow is still on the ground, let's do it at 2am!"

not too many places north of the circle where you get that kind of tree growth... just saying
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 21, 2014, 09:25:59 PM
why must you always bring your crotch into civilized conversations?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on January 22, 2014, 12:25:21 PM
why must you always bring your crotch into civilized conversations?

exactly!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on January 22, 2014, 04:06:24 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3253/3075014662_3bf097a147.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on January 22, 2014, 04:07:43 PM
Matilda - slow, quite well armoured, with a puny gun.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on January 22, 2014, 04:07:52 PM
(http://www.pacificwrecks.com/restore/australia/melbourne_tank/matilda_outside.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on January 22, 2014, 04:09:01 PM
Is that the Australian built flamethrower version?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on January 22, 2014, 04:16:54 PM
I guess so...
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Post by: Windigo on January 22, 2014, 04:20:26 PM
(http://ww2today.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/AVRE-Churchill-tank.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on January 22, 2014, 04:22:31 PM
I guess so...

Yep I just checked, its was known as the Matilda Frog and was a 1944 Australian modification.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on January 22, 2014, 04:23:16 PM
(http://ww2today.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/AVRE-Churchill-tank.jpg)

Churchill AVRE with Petard mortar.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 22, 2014, 04:26:09 PM
Matilda - slow, quite well armoured, with a puny gun.

Yes, but what about the tank?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on January 22, 2014, 04:28:20 PM
Matilda - slow, quite well armoured, with a puny gun.

Yes, but what about the tank?

That was almost as bad :-)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 22, 2014, 04:29:16 PM
(http://www.worldwarphotos.info/wp-content/gallery/germany/tanks/jagdpanther/Panzerjager_V_Jagdpanther_Sd_Kfz_173.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on January 22, 2014, 04:36:04 PM
I just love me a JagdPanther  :)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 22, 2014, 04:52:43 PM
they do have a look about them dont they.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on January 22, 2014, 05:00:24 PM
Can't see your image for some reason Banzai.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 22, 2014, 05:02:52 PM
Can't see your image for some reason Banzai.

JagdPanther. Bawb said he could see it and I guess Star can too. You still can't see it?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Barthheart on January 22, 2014, 05:12:21 PM
Can't see your image for some reason Banzai.

JagdPanther. Bawb said he could see it and I guess Star can too. You still can't see it?

Nope.....
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Post by: BanzaiCat on January 22, 2014, 05:33:16 PM
Here's a different one.

(http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/1/14440/1310855-jagdpanthergcw_10.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 22, 2014, 06:24:15 PM
^^^ 1/35 scale model.  ;)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 22, 2014, 06:29:23 PM
^ Saw that, didn't care, like the tank model. ;D
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 22, 2014, 06:30:56 PM
Ive seen a few that were almost impossible to tell that they werent the real thing.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 22, 2014, 06:48:51 PM
It looked off in Google Images so I checked out its page. Pretty damned impressive. Wish I could model like that.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 22, 2014, 07:31:22 PM
These last few posts remind me of that guy Nord back at the Double-You Gee who did all the cool tank models and dioramas. IIRC he was from one of the Scandinavian Realms.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 22, 2014, 07:37:57 PM
Nord.  hes was ok.  I think he could have done a lot better but he rushed through his builds.  hes got the talent for it.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 22, 2014, 09:58:54 PM
Quote
MOSCOW, January 22 (RIA Novosti) – The United States and a number of European countries have asked to participate in Russia’s international tank biathlon, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday.

“They filed a request with the Defense Ministry to participate. We will be happy [to have them],” Putin said while fielding questions from students at a Moscow university.

Russia invited the US to participate back in August at a meeting of defense officials.

The first tank biathlon was held in the Moscow suburb of Alabino in August last year. This year’s competition is planned to run from July 26 to August 10.

The tank biathlon is analogous to the Olympic event. Tank crews must navigate a 20-kilometer (12.5-mile) course that includes obstacles such as a slalom run, water crossings, bridges and steep climbs.

The tanks must also accurately shoot a set of targets at distances of up to 2.2 kilometers (1.4 miles) that simulate other tanks and low-flying helicopters.

The Defense Ministry said in a statement Wednesday that more than 40 countries had expressed interest in participating.

Putin said the event helps promote the nation’s defense industry, noting that Russia is second only to the US in terms of the volume of arms exports.

http://en.ria.ru/military_news/20140123/186813594/US-to-Compete-in-Russias-Tank-Biathlon-.html
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on January 22, 2014, 10:58:08 PM
(http://www.impactlab.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/fat-man.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 22, 2014, 11:12:35 PM
your new boyfriend?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 23, 2014, 05:49:49 AM
back at the Double-You Gee

LOL

"The-site-which-shall-not-be-named"

;D
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 23, 2014, 06:59:14 AM
back at the Double-You Gee

LOL

"The-site-which-shall-not-be-named"

;D

Beetlejuice!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on January 23, 2014, 09:47:03 AM
It looked off in Google Images so I checked out its page. Pretty damned impressive. Wish I could model like that.

This is the one I want.

http://www.mark-1-tank.co.uk/jagdpanther.html
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 28, 2014, 11:37:29 AM
 :o

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 28, 2014, 11:51:45 AM
It looked off in Google Images so I checked out its page. Pretty damned impressive. Wish I could model like that.

This is the one I want.

http://www.mark-1-tank.co.uk/jagdpanther.html

Only 6300 dollars? What a deal. I wonder what British Mail would charge to ship it?

Would make a great lawn ornament.  ;D
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on January 28, 2014, 12:23:19 PM
Bit expensive for a lawn ornament - although I doubt anyone would steal it seeing as it almost 250kgs.

My favourite is the 1/4 scale Tiger 1.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 28, 2014, 12:34:41 PM
My homeowners association would have kittens.

Not to mention my neighbors. Although I could rig some speakers in it and play that 'Panzer Marches' album from it to really show the world what a dedicated military history enthusiast I am. I'm sure that'll go over reeeeeeal well with my...uhm...non-Caucasian neighbors. ;)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on January 28, 2014, 12:57:49 PM
Aye, but just think of the full RC version with all the knobs a bells, driving out of your garage and down the driveway. they have full digitised engine sounds and exhaust smoke linked to the engine speed. Most impressive!

Its first on 'to-buy' list once I win squillions of moolah on the Lotto.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 28, 2014, 01:18:17 PM
Its first on 'to-buy' list once I win squillions of moolah on the Lotto.

+1

Although maybe not first. But it'll be on there. ;)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 28, 2014, 08:17:24 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/s625ybR.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 28, 2014, 08:29:19 PM
ohhh.....  a target rich environment!
refer to the A-10 pics.  8)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 29, 2014, 06:09:42 AM
(http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/German%20Armed%20Forces/6_zps0c36e77b.jpg)

Leopard 2 A6 battle tanks of Panzerbataillon 413, a unit that has served in Afghanistan, participate in military exercises during a visit by German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen at the Bundeswehr combat training center on January 28, 2014 in Letzlingen, Germany. Von der Leyen stated she aims to see the Bundeswehr participate more in foreign peacekeeping missions.

(http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/German%20Armed%20Forces/7_zps2020864d.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 on January 29, 2014, 07:04:26 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/oZX1WNY.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 on January 29, 2014, 07:07:18 AM
(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs31/f/2008/229/9/d/Modern_Tank_Size_Comparison_by_Sanity_X.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 29, 2014, 10:14:45 AM
Awesome charts, endfire!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on January 29, 2014, 01:37:15 PM
Yeah nice charts Endfire!

Behold the mighty ASU-85!

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/08/26/article-1209137-062FAF08000005DC-31_634x426.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on January 30, 2014, 07:03:02 PM
Great tank.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on January 30, 2014, 10:52:32 PM
Great tank.

wtf good is a TD that can be penned from the front by a Cromwell?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 30, 2014, 11:01:29 PM
thats not the WoT tank your thinking of.
Im not saying its anything that was really scary but it was air mobil in its day when almost nothing else was.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on January 30, 2014, 11:05:34 PM
thats not the WoT tank your thinking of.
Im not saying its anything that was really scary but it was air mobil in its day when almost nothing else was.

and any badguy armour - when you got none --- is badass
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 30, 2014, 11:11:44 PM
hind sight is 20/20.  those things would have been dropped into squadrons of British Chieftans so..... 
break out the paint we got kill rings to do.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 31, 2014, 10:27:49 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/YdZvB0e.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: TheCommandTent on February 01, 2014, 06:19:55 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/YdZvB0e.jpg)


Pardon my ignorance but what is that?  It looks awesome.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 01, 2014, 06:31:50 AM
Wiesel 2 light AFV carrying a 120mm mortar.



 
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 01, 2014, 06:54:16 AM
And not particularly a "tank" either ;)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 01, 2014, 08:28:50 AM
And not particularly a "tank" either ;)

We could start a thread called "AFVs"  :P
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 01, 2014, 12:39:38 PM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/4248677120/h5632421E/)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 01, 2014, 02:30:23 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/s8WtycY.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 01, 2014, 02:46:54 PM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/4248677120/h5632421E/)

Holla!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on February 01, 2014, 06:25:27 PM
(http://inktank.fi/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/historyrarephotos6.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 01, 2014, 07:00:02 PM
(http://wallpaperstack.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Tank-T-90-Wallpaper.jpg)

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 01, 2014, 07:08:01 PM
meh... commies
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 01, 2014, 07:10:16 PM
still one of the best modern tank pics ever and not staged.

(http://cdn01.wallconvert.com/_media/wallpapers_1280x800/1/1/challenger-2-tanks-6231.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 01, 2014, 07:17:19 PM
(http://wolfrolf.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/pansarmuseum-axvall-124.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 01, 2014, 07:22:16 PM
^^^ not actually as small as you think it is.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on February 01, 2014, 08:09:01 PM
^^^ not actually as small as you think it is.
man half out of comm hatch makes for excellent scale
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 01, 2014, 08:24:30 PM
its bigger then a T-72.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 04, 2014, 10:44:38 AM
(http://i36.servimg.com/u/f36/14/26/14/48/saipan17.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on February 04, 2014, 01:29:50 PM
my fav WoT hidding spot! .... NOT!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on February 05, 2014, 10:07:53 AM
^^That's a good image.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Jack Nastyface on February 13, 2014, 03:50:51 PM
(http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad39/Jack_Nastyface1805/45155087_zps23f08775.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 14, 2014, 10:37:48 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f3/Soviet_T-80_MBT.JPEG)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on February 14, 2014, 05:30:19 PM
(http://forums.civfanatics.com/downloads/supersherman_big_5X3.png)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 14, 2014, 05:37:24 PM
Anime Isherman?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on February 14, 2014, 05:43:50 PM
No sir.  That is a preview graphic of a unit that Civ3 unit making master Wrymshadow made.  It is indeed based off of the ISherman or M-51 I think.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on February 15, 2014, 06:50:01 AM
Certainly the chassis is an M4A3E8.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 26, 2014, 05:05:39 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/svOLX.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 26, 2014, 05:08:22 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/17/Leopard_2A4_-_Turm.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 26, 2014, 05:09:25 PM
(http://albumwar2.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/39880.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 26, 2014, 05:10:50 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/TTjfb10.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 26, 2014, 05:26:27 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/GDIO9Gr.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 26, 2014, 05:29:09 PM
Object 430

http://imgur.com/a/TdnEY
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on February 26, 2014, 07:29:24 PM
(http://albumwar2.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/39880.jpg)

DERP!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 on February 26, 2014, 07:51:29 PM
^ I can imagine the 'plink, plink' sound now from the Battle of Raseiniai  :D
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 26, 2014, 08:05:25 PM
(http://albumwar2.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/39880.jpg)

DERP!

I used to kill those by the job lots with my Marder.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on February 26, 2014, 08:10:54 PM
are you still desktop challenged?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 26, 2014, 10:24:18 PM
yup  :-\
but GOG mac freebies have been helping.  getting a lot of the Fallout series played.
I miss my Jagdtiger and its bonkers crew.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on February 27, 2014, 05:17:55 AM
(http://forums.civfanatics.com/downloads/swedesummer_big_WfH.png)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: TheCommandTent on February 27, 2014, 02:45:47 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/TTjfb10.jpg)

I really love this picture.  I am horrible IDing tanks so what is this?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 27, 2014, 03:10:08 PM
looks like something from the Leo 2 family

serrated skirts
wide flat turrent
squared-off-front of turret makes it an early Leo 2, not A5/A6-series
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 27, 2014, 07:11:32 PM
and theyre Finnish.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 27, 2014, 09:42:56 PM
(http://s21.postimg.org/40xnxgdg7/1174725.jpg)

Marines with 1st Tank Battalion fire the M1A1 Abrams tank during the 11th Annual Tank Gunnery Competition at Range 500, Feb. 20. The competition was divided into six segments to test the skills of the tank crewmen.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: TheCommandTent on February 28, 2014, 04:44:57 AM
looks like something from the Leo 2 family

serrated skirts
wide flat turrent
squared-off-front of turret makes it an early Leo 2, not A5/A6-series

Thanks
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 01, 2014, 10:02:30 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/LNrhSnT.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on March 01, 2014, 10:12:58 AM
Is that an M551?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 01, 2014, 10:13:59 AM
For a few seconds it was an F/A-551.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on March 01, 2014, 12:22:10 PM
^LOL
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 06, 2014, 04:40:47 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/itNaOM1.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing 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.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 06, 2014, 05:14:36 PM
at first glance I thought "Someone made a tank out of a Rifleman battlemech!"
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 06, 2014, 05:40:14 PM
One of my favorite Mechs.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Capn Darwin on March 06, 2014, 05:55:52 PM
Finnish SPAAG.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 06, 2014, 06:15:28 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/J0gtcgR.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 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.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 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!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant 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.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 07, 2014, 10:46:44 AM
thats because tanks are cool.  8)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 12, 2014, 10:16:12 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/xyjbgFI.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing 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.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury 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.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 12, 2014, 06:18:30 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/nDWaE.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 12, 2014, 06:19:51 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ygwRrO5.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 12, 2014, 10:25:06 PM
(http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww173/prestonjjrtr/Smileys/Doctor%20Who/thxcoojpz1hckzmqm62w1.gif)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 12, 2014, 11:40:01 PM
we need to attack before this critical weakness still exists!

Chinese media reveals that the equipment of the army there has designed more than 30 years, especially tanks, have become too narrow for the soldiers, larger and with more overweight than the previous generation.

Chinese soldiers feel cramped in military vehicles, and for good reason. Designed there thirty years for smaller men, tanks and tanks are no longer adapted to the current generation.

It is becoming increasingly difficult for soldiers to slip into some tanks in service. A recent survey showed that members of the Chinese armed forces were on average larger than two centimeters there twenty years, with a tower larger than five centimeters in size, reported Tuesday in the Daily People's Liberation Army .

The results of this survey, conducted since 2009 on more than 20,000 soldiers, argue in favor of a renewal of military equipment. "The equipment must be adjusted to the correct size (soldiers) on the battlefield, just as he must choose clothes that fit in everyday life," said the head of the Ding Songtao investigation.


just see the news in french
http://translate.google.com/translat...s_2839214.html
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 14, 2014, 07:18:06 AM
(http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/Norway/1184215_zps687bffe1.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Jack Nastyface on March 16, 2014, 12:08:15 PM
(http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad39/Jack_Nastyface1805/tank_zps5d95e7a2.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 18, 2014, 10:10:22 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/15/Bundesarchiv_Bild_146-1985-100-33%2C_R%C3%BCstungsproduktion%2C_Sturmgesch%C3%BCtz_III.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 18, 2014, 04:25:52 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3718/10597193795_512e3982f9_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 18, 2014, 04:27:55 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/PsbfIuz.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on March 18, 2014, 10:59:09 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3718/10597193795_512e3982f9_o.jpg)

everytime I see that pic it reminds me of CFB Wainwright
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 19, 2014, 10:42:02 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/BLiGv1Bl.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 19, 2014, 10:43:37 AM
(http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110809160239/battlefield/ru/images/4/45/BMP-2_IRL.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 19, 2014, 10:47:20 AM
Armor cut out of the upper and lower frontal plates to show thickness on an M60A1.

(http://i.imgur.com/0F0zF1A.jpg)


(http://i.imgur.com/ZfX8ty3.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Barthheart on March 19, 2014, 01:55:00 PM
Would not have wanted to do that job....  :P
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on March 19, 2014, 02:07:48 PM
it boggles the mind thinking of the force necessary to penetrate that and still create enough carnage inside to disable tank/crew
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on March 19, 2014, 02:10:40 PM
(http://johnsmilitaryhistory.com/armorussr6.jpg)

czech tank armed with SuperSoaker
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 19, 2014, 02:21:31 PM
it boggles the mind thinking of the force necessary to penetrate that and still create enough carnage inside to disable tank/crew

kinda like the first time you got laid.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on March 20, 2014, 09:57:46 AM
it boggles the mind thinking of the force necessary to penetrate that and still create enough carnage inside to disable tank/crew

kinda like the first time you got laid.

she still fondly recalls the evening    :P
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 20, 2014, 02:24:56 PM
Well everyone needs a minimum baseline.   ;)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on March 20, 2014, 02:29:52 PM
Well everyone needs a minimum baseline.   ;)


which she recalculated later and trademarked as the "Maudlin Starfurium"
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 20, 2014, 02:39:40 PM
Only because the next size up would put me in a different racial bracket.  ;D
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on March 20, 2014, 03:54:02 PM
Only because the next size up would put me in a different racial bracket.  ;D


not a bad witty response at all - keeps me smiling.... shoulda said 'much darker racial bracket' though, cuz your exact response had a vulnerability
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 20, 2014, 06:41:48 PM
Im pale by Florida standards so my comment is exactly right.
Title: .
Post by: eyebiter on March 23, 2014, 07:04:49 PM
.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 23, 2014, 07:56:17 PM
Why's it pointing toward Berlin instead of Moscow?  Habit?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 23, 2014, 08:40:25 PM
odd that the main sights arent up above the hull but I do like the active defences and IR/laser detectors.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 24, 2014, 04:14:09 AM
Why's it pointing toward Berlin instead of Moscow?  Habit?

They should have two of them, back to back.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Centurion40 on March 24, 2014, 11:12:05 AM
Polish concept tank

(http://i.imgur.com/jBC8qyS.jpg)

They should pick-up the pace on its development.  Might need it sooner rather than later.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 24, 2014, 04:43:50 PM
Here's the wiki if anyone's interested: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PL-01
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 25, 2014, 07:38:42 AM
recent re-enactors

(https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/t31.0-8/p180x540/1966237_768358683174607_117937991_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on March 25, 2014, 10:26:13 AM
quite the hodge-podge
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 on March 25, 2014, 04:59:03 PM
needs more IL-2's and P-47's up in the air :D
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 25, 2014, 08:14:22 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/wlvb7N9.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 26, 2014, 04:13:45 AM
^ Awesome!

(But my groggy-senses tell me the 'cats' are out of order...)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 26, 2014, 04:38:14 AM
with the law of 3's you always put the sexy one in the middle.  ;)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on March 26, 2014, 11:07:40 AM
with the law of 3's you always put the sexy one in the middle.  ;)

or the one with the biggest breasts
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 31, 2014, 10:35:48 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/DcdosOb.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 31, 2014, 10:39:20 AM
How do you say "Yee-Hah!!!" in German?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 31, 2014, 10:44:33 AM
Yeah, the look on that guy's face is great.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on April 02, 2014, 11:31:55 AM
Secretary of War Henry Stimson and Gen George Patton reviewing the US Second Armored Division. Berlin, July 20 1945

(http://i.imgur.com/kK3GYqM.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on April 02, 2014, 01:25:56 PM
T-55 with armor cutout to show cross section:

(http://i.imgur.com/IhOyRvQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 02, 2014, 05:05:48 PM
Secretary of War Henry Stimson and Gen George Patton reviewing the US Second Armored Division. Berlin, July 20 1945

(http://i.imgur.com/kK3GYqM.jpg)

Damn that's a lot of T-26s. You think they were trying to send a message to someone?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 02, 2014, 05:43:40 PM
I dont think those are Pershings.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on April 02, 2014, 05:50:28 PM
Easy Eights, maybe? Still sending a message.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 02, 2014, 05:55:58 PM
Maybe a mix? Those first few sure look like Pershing turrets.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 02, 2014, 06:16:58 PM
the mantle is wrong and the cannons are way to short.

heres an E1
(https://worldoftanks.com/dcont/fb/image/t26e1.jpg)

and an E3
(http://i342.photobucket.com/albums/o431/Cowboy31a/pictureasforarmchair/T26E3.jpg)

also notice the lift rings on the mantle of this Sherman.
(http://people.cohums.ohio-state.edu/grimsley1/dialogue/postcolonialism/sherman_tank.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 02, 2014, 06:18:07 PM
but fret not Mirth.
you'll be a grognard one day.  ;)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on April 02, 2014, 06:24:53 PM
but fret not Mirth.
you'll be a grognard one day.  ;)

I said they were Easy Eights. Those are Shermans you do know, right?

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on April 02, 2014, 06:26:18 PM
Here. This might help you, Star.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M4_Sherman_variants

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d3/Sherman_m4a2e8_cfb_borden_2.JPG/800px-Sherman_m4a2e8_cfb_borden_2.JPG)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 02, 2014, 06:28:16 PM
I concede. Now that I look closer the turrets are very close but the front hull looks too short. M-4s they are.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on April 02, 2014, 06:29:44 PM
I concede. Now that I look closer the turrets are very close but the front hull looks too short. M-4s they are.

Don't feel bad. Star didn't know what an Easy Eight was :P
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 02, 2014, 06:56:50 PM
I know what an E8 is.
the issue is that Im so used to picking on you and not Stagger that the comment was made naturally.   ;)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 02, 2014, 06:57:52 PM
dont fret Stagger, you'll be a grognard one day.  ;D
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on April 02, 2014, 07:41:37 PM
I know what an E8 is.
the issue is that Im so used to picking on you and not Stagger that the comment was made naturally.   ;)

No worries. I'm used to correcting you when you're wrong. Like I did with your bubble canopy debacle. ;)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 02, 2014, 07:48:05 PM
dont fret Stagger, you'll be a grognard one day.  ;D

Gosh, you really think so Unka Star? Truly?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 02, 2014, 08:09:51 PM
No worries. I'm used to correcting you when you're wrong. Like I did with your bubble canopy debacle. ;)

I dont recall that one.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 02, 2014, 08:10:46 PM
Gosh, you really think so Unka Star? Truly?

you at least have an easy eight. 
Mirth is more of a easy 5 and a half.  ::)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on April 03, 2014, 04:31:37 PM
The Chrysler Tank Arsenal in Detroit Michigan, 1944.

(http://i.imgur.com/bUCmS2v.jpg)



(in case you're wondering, Star. yes those are Shermans)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on April 04, 2014, 08:39:39 AM
The Chrysler Tank Arsenal in Detroit Michigan, 1944.

(http://i.imgur.com/bUCmS2v.jpg)



(in case you're wondering, Star. yes those are Shermans)

..but not Easy 8's.......... ;)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on April 04, 2014, 08:42:45 AM
I dated an "easy 8" in University....
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Barthheart on April 04, 2014, 08:53:45 AM
I dated an "easy 8" in University....

Did she have big guns.....
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on April 04, 2014, 09:17:14 AM
oh yeah....

her optics were superb

she really was an "Easy-8"

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 04, 2014, 02:52:53 PM
what made it easy?  the length or the girth?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on April 04, 2014, 03:48:52 PM
what made it easy?  the length or the girth?

beer...
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on April 07, 2014, 10:29:29 AM
French Char 2C Alsace, Super Heavy Tank.

(http://i.imgur.com/SRh4SK6.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on April 11, 2014, 11:12:22 AM
M46 Patton next to an IS-3

(http://i.imgur.com/8WqUHzY.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 11, 2014, 05:22:36 PM
The IS3 turret looks crowded as all hel but gives a nice armor slope thickness advantage compared to the early-model-Patton.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on April 14, 2014, 12:12:06 PM
M1 autoloader concept

(http://i.imgur.com/yWE64WS.png)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on April 14, 2014, 12:15:28 PM
Merkava IV with engine and turret side armor module removed.

(http://i.imgur.com/LlX9sld.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 14, 2014, 01:27:22 PM
M1 autoloader concept

designed by someone that's never had to pull maintenance on a tank before - give it more moving parts to break and take away 25% of the available hands to work on it?  ::)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on April 14, 2014, 01:59:58 PM
M1 autoloader concept

designed by someone that's never had to pull maintenance on a tank before - give it more moving parts to break and take away 25% of the available hands to work on it?  ::)

Oh I understand why it's not a good idea. I just found the graphic interesting.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 14, 2014, 05:41:56 PM
Also, I could be wrong but I'd heard somwhere that an experienced human loader was faster than any of the autoloaders that have been used on MBTs up to now.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on April 14, 2014, 05:47:03 PM
&lt;br&gt;Also, I could be wrong but I'd heard somwhere that an experienced human loader was faster than any of the autoloaders that have been used on MBTs up to now.&lt;br&gt;
Yes. I believe that is correct. The Soviets used them because it meant one less trained crewman to provide for each tank. I wonder if as they develop a smaller professional force, the Russians will move away from them.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on April 14, 2014, 06:01:09 PM
The Russians are actually moving to a completely unmanned turret for their next generation MBT, the ARMATA or T99.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on April 14, 2014, 06:10:01 PM
<br>The Russians are actually moving to a completely unmanned turret for their next generation MBT, the ARMATA or T99.<br>
Really? Wow. Thanks for the info AR.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on April 16, 2014, 07:58:20 AM
Quote
Centurion tanks of the 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars wait with troops of the 1st Commonwealth Division to cross a pontoon bridge over the Imjin River during the Korean War.

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/33/media-33877/large.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 18, 2014, 04:37:45 AM
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 on April 18, 2014, 05:09:31 PM
French Char 2C Alsace, Super Heavy Tank.

(http://i.imgur.com/SRh4SK6.jpg)

2nd from the right is a tank  ;)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 on April 18, 2014, 05:16:26 PM
(http://mailer.fsu.edu/~akirk/tanks/france/Fra-Char2C-Drawing.gif)

I remember reading somewhere that one drawback of the French tanks in the period was that they depended on 'auxilliary fuel tanks' that followed behind them.  They could only carry so much fuel. I sounds like it might have been a good concept.  I think when the Germans rolled in, they had the benefit of being able to fuel up on gasoline from French pumps on the way.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 18, 2014, 05:44:21 PM
(http://gwing-online.com/images/categories/Other/other/akuyaku1_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 18, 2014, 06:55:11 PM
^^From the narrative below the drawing:

Quote
Germany used large numbers of similar machines for her great drive to the channel ports

Eh? The only German 'Superheavies' of the time were just a proof-of-concept design, some without actual hardened armor. And they were sent to Norway for propaganda photos.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/16/Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-L03744%2C_Norwegen%2C_Oslo%2C_Deutsche_Panzer_im_Hafen.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 on April 21, 2014, 08:00:26 PM
^ 16 mustaches approve

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5212/5529959541_62a0e2dd5a_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 21, 2014, 08:01:43 PM
LOL
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 on April 21, 2014, 08:21:54 PM
I stand corrected - 19, apparently my counting is a little rusty!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on April 27, 2014, 07:31:32 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/RbaOM4e.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 27, 2014, 07:41:11 AM
and why is that happening?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on April 27, 2014, 09:02:36 AM
(http://maidomailbox.up.n.seesaa.net/maidomailbox/image/P1050223.JPG?d=a1)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 27, 2014, 12:47:34 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/RbaOM4e.jpg)

and why is that happening?

You, of all people, have to ask?  :D
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 27, 2014, 01:00:15 PM
Ywes, icant think of where a leopard 1 would be allowed to do that.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on April 27, 2014, 01:53:47 PM
It's a supposedly a Dutch Leo. Don't know where the pic took place.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on April 30, 2014, 05:42:11 PM
The tank graveyard: German depot that has dismantled more than 15,000 armoured vehicles built for the Cold War but now sit waiting to be stripped and melted down (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2612347/Where-tanks-die-The-German-graveyard-dismantled-15-000-armoured-vehicles-Europe-countries-strip-military.html)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 30, 2014, 06:21:14 PM
 :'(
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 30, 2014, 06:27:01 PM
Yeah, the Ukies could sure use those right about now.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 01, 2014, 04:24:15 AM
(http://maidomailbox.up.n.seesaa.net/maidomailbox/image/P1050223.JPG?d=a1)

Makes me think of the three-boobed hooker from Total Recall
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 02, 2014, 11:13:58 AM
(http://s27.postimg.org/mvh9waumr/1302944.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on May 02, 2014, 11:41:00 AM
Color footage of MK IV field repairs.

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on May 08, 2014, 09:28:31 AM
T-72 with Moderna turret

(http://i.imgur.com/LUvHqUy.jpg)

http://www.army-technology.com/projects/t72/t726.html
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 08, 2014, 04:53:13 PM
^from the click through article behind one of the site's pix:

Quote
In June 2002, The Polish company, Obrum signed a contract with Rheinmetall Landysysteme of Germany to cooperate on the modernisation of Polish Army T-72 tanks, using Leopard 2 technology.

That sentence would have blown a lot of minds 30 years ago...
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on May 09, 2014, 10:34:11 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Qse5n.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on May 09, 2014, 11:18:26 AM
Damaged M3 General Lee and M3 Stuart on the streets of Kerch (Crimea). June 1944.

(http://i.imgur.com/TJKplFD.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Centurion40 on May 09, 2014, 01:18:24 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Qse5n.jpg)

Nice!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on May 13, 2014, 10:25:58 AM
"Easy Eight" M4 Sherman tank of the 89th Tank Battalion advances along the Han River, Korea, February 18, 1951.

(http://i.imgur.com/VizTmtB.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on May 13, 2014, 10:38:05 AM
Size comparison of the Abrams and T-72

(http://i.imgur.com/HdGWVi0.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on May 13, 2014, 10:46:30 AM
Japanese Type 86 I-Go tanks advance through a Chinese village enroute to Kalgan, 1937.

(http://i.imgur.com/e8xKGsG.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on May 13, 2014, 10:56:28 AM
Rifling of a 105 mm Royal Ordnance L7 barrel

(http://i.imgur.com/sDPKTLK.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 13, 2014, 11:07:13 AM
The Bob Semple tank...

(http://forum.valka.cz/attachments/796/16399_ac_1_1.jpg)

...nobody say nothin' 'bout New Zealand not doin' nothin' for the world of armor armour...
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on May 19, 2014, 09:37:45 PM
Cromwell, Churchill and Sherman tanks inside No. 3 tank repair bay at 22nd Advanced Base Workshops, near Brussels, 19th May 1945.

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/38/media-38939/large.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 20, 2014, 05:31:25 AM
Looks like that 1st one on the left is a Churchill AVRE with spigot mortar. Also note the US marking on the turret top- probably a good way of keeping from getting rocketed by a twitchy Thunderbolt pilot.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on May 20, 2014, 10:29:07 AM
Looks like that 1st one on the left is a Churchill AVRE with spigot mortar. Also note the US marking on the turret top- probably a good way of keeping from getting rocketed by a twitchy Thunderbolt pilot.
....

because Tempest pilots passed tank identification before they were allowed to go shoot up armour?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 02, 2014, 10:06:03 AM
Quote
75mm gun being salvaged from a knocked-out Sherman tank at 26th Armoured Brigade workshops in Perugia, 30th June 1944.

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/47/media-47628/large.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 05, 2014, 10:34:41 AM
Quote
Sherman Firefly of 22nd Armoured Brigade, 7th Armoured Division comes ashore from an LST, Gold Beach, 7th June 1944

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/36/media-36087/large.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Centurion40 on June 05, 2014, 10:47:20 AM
Like the soldiers in the glider, at look at pics like the one above and wonder what they went through after landing.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on June 05, 2014, 11:45:23 AM
Especially since Firefly's soon became priority targets.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 05, 2014, 12:58:06 PM
Especially since Firefly's soon became priority targets.

Yeah, that was my thought too. Head of the column with that extra long barrel drawing attention. Things probably didn't go so well.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 05, 2014, 04:47:49 PM
Those were probably the first ones that Wittmann punched out at Villers-Bocage.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on June 06, 2014, 05:24:34 AM
I'll have to check up on that. I seem to recall that it was a recce unit he wasted, so it was Cromwells rather than anything else. Lots M3 h/tracks and armoured cars as well.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 06, 2014, 05:30:53 AM
I recall reading somewhere that he knocked out at least 1 Firefly.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 06, 2014, 06:49:31 AM
I recall reading somewhere that he knocked out at least 1 Firefly.

He would have made a good FOX exec.

<badum tish>
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 06, 2014, 05:40:56 PM
*Groan*
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 06, 2014, 06:21:33 PM
Depending on whos story you buy into it was a Firefly that killed him.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 06, 2014, 06:43:05 PM
Depending on whos story you buy into it was a Firefly that killed him.

And supposedly, the gunner was a kid who'd only ever fire 5 rounds before that. Who knows?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 09, 2014, 10:41:12 AM
Quote
A CV9035NL of the Royal Netherlands Army's 45 Armoured Infantry Batallion, Regiment Oranje Gelderland rolls through Marnehuizen during MOUT training.

(http://i.imgur.com/a4mKd1q.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 09, 2014, 04:43:05 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 10, 2014, 10:28:20 AM
Rommel inspecting one of the first Tiger Is

(https://i.imgur.com/u2pP7XC.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 14, 2014, 01:48:13 PM
French AMC 35 light calvary tank

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8368/8492816558_7983249c9e_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on June 14, 2014, 01:55:34 PM
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on June 14, 2014, 02:06:56 PM
M22 Locust light tank and T95 super-heavy tank

(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww106/Sneaky_ol_No7/T28%20tank/t28-heavy-tank-m22-locust-life-maga.png)

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on June 14, 2014, 02:07:25 PM
M22 Locust exiting a Hamilcar glider, 1945.

(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQELjy5DjEKkaMuRkoXKMDVKD4XgvRS8riBCI0-TZxJqdDiR5qw)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 15, 2014, 05:22:07 AM
M22 Locust light tank and T95 super-heavy tank
(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww106/Sneaky_ol_No7/T28%20tank/t28-heavy-tank-m22-locust-life-maga.png)

it's like a tracked version of Laurel and Hardy
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on June 17, 2014, 06:02:06 PM
(http://www.militaryeducation.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/8.-Battle-of-Raseiniai.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 22, 2014, 07:35:05 AM
Quote
Chilean M-60 Super Sherman on maneuvers, c.1988. Converted Israeli M50 Shermans, refitted with the IMI-OTO 60mm Hyper Velocity Medium Support (HVMS) gun.

Claimed to be the very last fighting Sherman, remaining in Chilean service until 1989,

(http://i.imgur.com/GaX4vUj.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 25, 2014, 04:50:53 PM
M113 of Lebanese army with Russian made ZU-23-2 23mm anti-aircraft machine gun.

(http://i.imgur.com/kfE1R5r.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 25, 2014, 05:03:09 PM
Fragility and lethality in one neat package.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 09, 2014, 01:56:36 PM
(http://i.auto-bild.de/ir_img/1/0/8/3/1/7/5/Leopard-2-A7-729x486-15ad977be5f4aa79.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 09, 2014, 02:08:53 PM
DF Merkava IV tanks somewhere outside the Gaza strip, Operation Protective Edge, 2014

(http://i.imgur.com/0hwQu0y.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 09, 2014, 05:36:09 PM
M22 Locust light tank and T95 super-heavy tank
(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww106/Sneaky_ol_No7/T28%20tank/t28-heavy-tank-m22-locust-life-maga.png)

do you have any idea how many times I've seen this perspective in WoT?
my eye,mouse and cursor go straight to the rear drive sprocket.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on July 09, 2014, 11:03:03 PM
I love my Locust... I cliff dive with it :D
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 10, 2014, 12:08:18 AM
frikin noob.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on July 10, 2014, 11:44:31 AM
frikin noob.
heh, I know this sounds like mirth and you, but....  :P "I bet I could put two in yer ass before you even knew I was there"
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 10, 2014, 01:47:19 PM
not with my camo and spotting values.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on July 10, 2014, 02:52:33 PM
not with my camo and spotting values.

 :2funny:


nm.... too hard to explain... but it did have a visual of mirth wearing a pith helmet, a pair of Depends and some binocs
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 10, 2014, 03:42:01 PM
Depends are your thing, gramps. Now go take your medication before Wheel of Fortune starts.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 10, 2014, 07:27:05 PM
oh snap!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on July 10, 2014, 08:05:39 PM
Depends are your thing, gramps. Now go take your medication before Wheel of Fortune starts.

little twerp pissant... you haven't earned your right to call me gramps ... yet
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 10, 2014, 08:16:38 PM
Sorry pops.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on July 10, 2014, 08:19:45 PM
Sorry pops.

better.... now go outside an play on the street... and stay away from pervy jewish men
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 10, 2014, 09:38:40 PM
little twerp pissant... you haven't earned your right to call me gramps ... yet

whatever gramps.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on July 10, 2014, 09:50:47 PM
little twerp pissant... you haven't earned your right to call me gramps ... yet

whatever gramps.

quit showing off.... and stay away from horn dawg divorced men
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 11, 2014, 03:20:54 AM
(http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/500x/52381139.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on July 11, 2014, 09:36:27 AM
.... gonna make me look up duloclax aren't you?    :-\   :-\
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on July 11, 2014, 09:46:34 AM
hmmm, you spelled it wrong (according to google).... I assume you meant dulcolax

never heard of it till now....

interesting that you used the brandname which indicates at least some familiarity with the product

Not insinuating anything, but it sounds ideal for those people who engage in fudge packing


 :tickedoff: stay away from horn dawg jewish men mirth!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 11, 2014, 10:24:45 AM
Not insinuating anything, but it sounds ideal for those people who engage in fudge packing

There ya go. Now you have another tool in your arsenal. Just try not to doze off while you're driving the Hershey Highway. I hear that you old-timers tend to nod off without warning.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 11, 2014, 10:33:10 AM
You guys are insane. Tanks to fudgepacking - only on GrogHeadsTM.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 11, 2014, 10:38:43 AM
he likes us because we dont need 'suppliments'.   ;)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 11, 2014, 10:38:54 AM
Windi really knows how to class up a joint.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 11, 2014, 10:54:56 AM
Still I'd rather read his lame attempts at humor than another one of his AGW rants.  :crazy2:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on July 11, 2014, 11:25:18 AM
Not insinuating anything, but it sounds ideal for those people who engage in fudge packing

There ya go. Now you have another tool in your arsenal. Just try not to doze off while you're driving the Hershey Highway. I hear that you old-timers tend to nod off without warning.

You're highly misinformed for someone who hangs around Grogheads...
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 11, 2014, 11:30:56 AM
Not insinuating anything, but it sounds ideal for those people who engage in fudge packing

There ya go. Now you have another tool in your arsenal. Just try not to doze off while you're driving the Hershey Highway. I hear that you old-timers tend to nod off without warning.

You're highly misinformed for someone who hangs around Grogheads...

Funny, that's exactly what people say about your AGW rantings.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on July 11, 2014, 11:50:50 AM
Not insinuating anything, but it sounds ideal for those people who engage in fudge packing

There ya go. Now you have another tool in your arsenal. Just try not to doze off while you're driving the Hershey Highway. I hear that you old-timers tend to nod off without warning.

You're highly misinformed for someone who hangs around Grogheads...

Funny, that's exactly what people say about your AGW rantings.

which quite nicely totally proves my point
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 11, 2014, 11:53:30 AM
Not insinuating anything, but it sounds ideal for those people who engage in fudge packing

There ya go. Now you have another tool in your arsenal. Just try not to doze off while you're driving the Hershey Highway. I hear that you old-timers tend to nod off without warning.

You're highly misinformed for someone who hangs around Grogheads...

Funny, that's exactly what people say about your AGW rantings.

which quite nicely totally proves my point

You had a point?!  :o
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on July 11, 2014, 11:56:57 AM
Not insinuating anything, but it sounds ideal for those people who engage in fudge packing

There ya go. Now you have another tool in your arsenal. Just try not to doze off while you're driving the Hershey Highway. I hear that you old-timers tend to nod off without warning.

You're highly misinformed for someone who hangs around Grogheads...

Funny, that's exactly what people say about your AGW rantings.

which quite nicely totally proves my point

You had a point?!  :o

about???
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 11, 2014, 12:03:00 PM
play nice bitches.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 11, 2014, 12:13:29 PM
Not insinuating anything, but it sounds ideal for those people who engage in fudge packing

There ya go. Now you have another tool in your arsenal. Just try not to doze off while you're driving the Hershey Highway. I hear that you old-timers tend to nod off without warning.

You're highly misinformed for someone who hangs around Grogheads...

Funny, that's exactly what people say about your AGW rantings.

which quite nicely totally proves my point

You had a point?!  :o

about???

The Alzheimer's kicked in again, didn't it?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on July 11, 2014, 12:34:00 PM
Not insinuating anything, but it sounds ideal for those people who engage in fudge packing

There ya go. Now you have another tool in your arsenal. Just try not to doze off while you're driving the Hershey Highway. I hear that you old-timers tend to nod off without warning.

You're highly misinformed for someone who hangs around Grogheads...

Funny, that's exactly what people say about your AGW rantings.

which quite nicely totally proves my point

You had a point?!  :o

about???

The Alzheimer's kicked in again, didn't it?

nope... got my brains f'd out last night...  takes awhile to get them descrambled again..... fortunately I am just verbally jousting with you so I can fake it...
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 11, 2014, 12:45:54 PM
Not insinuating anything, but it sounds ideal for those people who engage in fudge packing

There ya go. Now you have another tool in your arsenal. Just try not to doze off while you're driving the Hershey Highway. I hear that you old-timers tend to nod off without warning.

You're highly misinformed for someone who hangs around Grogheads...

Funny, that's exactly what people say about your AGW rantings.

which quite nicely totally proves my point

You had a point?!  :o

about???

The Alzheimer's kicked in again, didn't it?

nope... got my brains f'd out last night...  takes awhile to get them descrambled again..... fortunately I am just verbally jousting with you so I can fake it...

So she faked it last night and you're faking it now. Nice symmetry.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 11, 2014, 01:54:24 PM
Fully restored M-41 Walker Bulldog - http://imgur.com/a/popJZ/all

(http://i.imgur.com/kIwhrig.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 11, 2014, 01:57:48 PM
Gallery of US Armor in Korea - http://imgur.com/a/ND4GS#QqkDU1Z

(http://i.imgur.com/9VxAkh5.png?1)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 11, 2014, 02:01:44 PM
Captured use Somua S35s

(http://i.imgur.com/amEA6gg.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on July 11, 2014, 02:13:11 PM
Don't think they are Somua's - are they not R35's?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SOMUA_S35
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Capn Darwin on July 11, 2014, 02:21:04 PM
Looking at the road wheel layout I would say H35s maybe H39s.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 11, 2014, 02:26:27 PM
My bad. Copied from the Reddit caption without paying attention.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: undercovergeek on July 11, 2014, 02:39:44 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1280x1024q90/850/vg6i.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/nmvg6ij)

drove past this last week and then tonight on way home - just outside London

tower is about 200ft tall

the company owner in the last year has had a Tardis, Hunter airplane and a spitfire up there
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 11, 2014, 02:49:58 PM
the company owner in the last year has had a Tardis, Hunter airplane and a spitfire up there

very cool!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 11, 2014, 03:09:38 PM
the company owner in the last year has had a Tardis, Hunter airplane and a spitfire up there

very cool!

+1
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 14, 2014, 08:51:02 PM
pretty impressive considering how long its sat there.

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on July 15, 2014, 12:25:11 PM
Is that a JSIII?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on July 15, 2014, 01:09:37 PM
Not insinuating anything, but it sounds ideal for those people who engage in fudge packing

There ya go. Now you have another tool in your arsenal. Just try not to doze off while you're driving the Hershey Highway. I hear that you old-timers tend to nod off without warning.

You're highly misinformed for someone who hangs around Grogheads...

Funny, that's exactly what people say about your AGW rantings.

which quite nicely totally proves my point

You had a point?!  :o

about???

The Alzheimer's kicked in again, didn't it?

nope... got my brains f'd out last night...  takes awhile to get them descrambled again..... fortunately I am just verbally jousting with you so I can fake it...

So she faked it last night and you're faking it now. Nice symmetry.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-sMQWYQ_BEcE/T8yz2D3WrYI/AAAAAAAAAo4/jZdmIgQyOH8/s500/morales.gif)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 15, 2014, 05:27:31 PM
IDF Magach - a seriously upgraded M-48 Patton

(http://i.imgur.com/g61Mshg.png)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 15, 2014, 06:38:06 PM
screw the M-48!  thats a seriously upgraded Magach.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 15, 2014, 06:44:39 PM
There's a teensy hint of an M-48 still left ;)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 18, 2014, 02:43:12 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/50zohmD.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 18, 2014, 02:51:00 PM
there is much irony in that photo. 
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 18, 2014, 02:51:35 PM
indeed.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 18, 2014, 04:36:40 PM
Well, the Merkavas are on top, and Mercedes is a girl's name...
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Centurion40 on July 19, 2014, 07:56:37 PM
Better than Volkswagens.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 on August 10, 2014, 09:58:35 AM
Somebody fished out another IS-III from a museum? (this time from the Ukrainian side)

http://www.sfgate.com/news/world/article/1-killed-10-injured-as-fighting-rages-in-Ukraine-5679609.php (http://www.sfgate.com/news/world/article/1-killed-10-injured-as-fighting-rages-in-Ukraine-5679609.php)


(http://ww3.hdnux.com/photos/31/45/16/6706078/7/628x471.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on August 10, 2014, 11:30:36 AM
(http://www.funker530.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Obrum-PL-01-Concept-729x486-6dcf20dab6bf4973.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvUoHBZmqDw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvUoHBZmqDw)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 10, 2014, 12:52:29 PM
That's the Polish prototype IIRC.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 14, 2014, 04:36:43 PM
Quote
Soviet soldiers in a GT-SM amphibious tracked vehicle feed two polar bears with condensed milk tins during a routine military expedition in Chukchi Peninsula, Soviet Union, 1950.

(http://i.imgur.com/GObz8Et.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 14, 2014, 05:08:08 PM
That guy has balls. Probably only has one hand now as well.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on August 14, 2014, 05:13:44 PM
Awesome pic mirth.   8)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: TheCommandTent on August 14, 2014, 07:25:55 PM
That guy has balls. Probably only has one hand now as well.

Think about the guy standing there taking that picture when they run out of canned food ....
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 27, 2014, 07:59:13 AM
Australian M113 Fire Support Vehicle

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fa/Puckapunyal-M113-MRV-1-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Barthheart on September 16, 2014, 07:01:02 AM
(http://cdn.thechivemobile.com.edgesuite.net/chive/v2/10116397/10116397_14_636_357.gif)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 04, 2014, 02:53:36 PM
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US Marine looking at a knocked-out Japanese Type 94 Te-Ke tankette, Okinawa, Japan, mid-1945.

(http://i.imgur.com/dNVpCvX.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 04, 2014, 03:01:03 PM
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Soviet troops entering Dalian, China on T-34/85 medium tanks, August 1945.

(http://i.imgur.com/NIIRFgX.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 on October 06, 2014, 08:07:18 PM
just in time for Halloween

(http://www.wickedcorner.com/images/Tank%20Pumpkin.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 06, 2014, 08:28:13 PM
LOL!
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 06, 2014, 11:49:40 PM
Hammers Squash?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 07, 2014, 01:12:27 AM
Coldstream Gourds
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 07, 2014, 04:24:23 AM
Pumpkin Armee Afrika
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Post by: bayonetbrant on October 07, 2014, 05:48:58 AM
Coldstream Gourds

hahahahahahaha
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 07, 2014, 01:34:45 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/4bdoAcr.jpg)

Turkish army tanks take up position on the Turkish-Syrian border near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province October 6, 2014. Outgunned Kurdish fighters vowed on Monday not to abandon their increasingly desperate efforts to defend the Syrian border town of Kobani from Islamic State militants pressing in from three sides and pounding them with heavy artillery. Despite the heavy fighting, which has seen mortars rain down on residential areas in Kobani and stray fire hit Turkish territory, a ******* reporter saw around 30 people cross over from Turkey, apparently to help with defence of the town.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on October 07, 2014, 04:48:41 PM
I wish that battalion of Pattons that's just sitting there would roll across the border already and kick some ISIS ass. Don't even need to roll, they could use their guns from the Turkish side of the border to good effect, the bate is happening that close. The world owes those Kurdish defenders.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 07, 2014, 07:44:08 PM
but they hate the Kurds.   I think one of the end results of this frikin mess will be the creation of a Kurdish state whether Turkey likes it or not.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 07, 2014, 08:06:15 PM
I don't think they'll go for a Kurdish state being carved out of Turkey.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 07, 2014, 08:07:19 PM
it wont be out of Turkey.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 07, 2014, 08:08:46 PM
Tofurky?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on October 07, 2014, 08:13:52 PM
All well and good, but the Kurds in Kobani are literally fighting ISIS street to street and facing PoS T-55s with AKs and even bolt-action rifles RIGHT NOW while a whole battalion of Turkish armor literally watches from a couple klicks away. I get that the Turks and Kurds have a long history, but that should be put aside here.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 07, 2014, 08:50:55 PM
Turkurden
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Post by: Windigo on October 08, 2014, 03:08:38 PM
All well and good, but the Kurds in Kobani are literally fighting ISIS street to street and facing PoS T-55s with AKs and even bolt-action rifles RIGHT NOW while a whole battalion of Turkish armor literally watches from a couple klicks away. I get that the Turks and Kurds have a long history, but that should be put aside here.

but they have history.... no love lost between either of them

you won't get any love for turkey from armenia either
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 13, 2014, 03:08:03 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/r7DamFG.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Barthheart on October 15, 2014, 07:02:20 AM
OUCH!  :o

(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/daily-morning-awesomeness-131.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 16, 2014, 11:31:41 AM
Men of US 1st Marine Division with a M26 Pershing tank near Chosin Reservoir, North Korea, December 1950.

(http://i.imgur.com/ZxhAdjG.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 16, 2014, 12:25:26 PM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/daily-morning-awesomeness-131.jpg)

yeah, unless that guy is trying to shoot down Skylab, he's just acting like a buffoon
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 16, 2014, 05:21:49 PM
With those pennants maybe he's thinks he's auditioning for the live-action movie version of Girls Und Panzer.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on October 16, 2014, 09:42:44 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/r7DamFG.jpg)

Looking at that image, I have to wonder why the gun barrel does not go across the top of the turret with loading at the back?
Wouldn't it be better for shooting from behind a berm?
Wouldn't it be more accurate with most of the barrel stabilized inside the top of the turret? Far more metal around it?
Just to be clear, I am talking about the whole turret on a pivot.
Louder from inside?

Just curious, I have never tried to research tanks.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on October 16, 2014, 11:20:14 PM
It seems to me that all the new, light, super strength materials are primarily strong in tension, so why not have a tank gun kick from the front of the barrel, spreading the load to the tracks from a shallower angle? Have the whole turret with ammo a separate module sitting on top of the crewed APC tank. Robotic loader of course.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 16, 2014, 11:25:15 PM
possibly the first time Ive ever heard the phrase uttered, " Wouldn't it be more accurate " when talking about an M-1.  :uglystupid2:
the whole turret on a pivot idea was tried with the French AMX series of tanks and its just not as durable as the traditional set up. 
the cutaway is also taking some liberties with the actual layout of the turret interior and width of metal.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 16, 2014, 11:28:53 PM
It seems to me that all the new, light, super strength materials are primarily strong in tension, so why not have a tank gun kick from the front of the barrel, spreading the load to the tracks from a shallower angle? Have the whole turret with ammo a separate module sitting on top of the crewed APC tank. Robotic loader of course.

that just put more workload on the remaining 3 crewmen.
the West went with 4 guys and the commies went with 3.  wanna guess whos lost the most tanks over the last 70 years?  its quite a large, order of magnitude, type of gap.   ;)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on October 17, 2014, 11:47:34 AM
Didn't the Israelis fit the AMX oscillating turrets to some M4A3E8's?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 17, 2014, 12:14:26 PM
Not that I know of.  Ill have to dig around when I get home.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 17, 2014, 12:21:00 PM
It uses the amx cannon.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 17, 2014, 12:23:39 PM
Didn't the Israelis fit the AMX oscillating turrets to some M4A3E8's?

The Egyptians mated some AMX-13 turrets to M-4 hulls which, of course, the Israelis then captured.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cf/M4A4-AMX-13-latrun-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on October 17, 2014, 12:24:33 PM
Yep, just found that exact same picture when I looked. That's obviously the vehicle that I was thinking of.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 17, 2014, 12:29:58 PM
Any Egyptian AFV can be counted as Israeli. Eventually at least some of the type will find it's way into Israeli service :P
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on October 17, 2014, 05:36:10 PM
possibly the first time Ive ever heard the phrase uttered, " Wouldn't it be more accurate " when talking about an M-1.  :uglystupid2:
the whole turret on a pivot idea was tried with the French AMX series of tanks and its just not as durable as the traditional set up. 
the cutaway is also taking some liberties with the actual layout of the turret interior and width of metal.


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/05/AMX-50%2C_Tanks_in_the_Mus%C3%A9e_des_Blind%C3%A9s%2C_France%2C_pic-7.JPG/800px-AMX-50%2C_Tanks_in_the_Mus%C3%A9e_des_Blind%C3%A9s%2C_France%2C_pic-7.JPG)

This is kind of what I was thinking, except I would have 2/3 of the gun tube back of the turret, 1/3 in front. The turret pivot would be further forward, like the front 1/5th of the tank. Using aramid or similar high tensile strength material around the gun tube, the kick is pulled at the front. The tracks are so far back you have a lot of leverage countering the kick. The main body is a large seperate APC configuration that can take 12 people comfortably. If the ammo cooks off, the crew is safe.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 17, 2014, 06:56:36 PM
that becomes a pretty difficult balancing problem though.  google T-57 and see the US Army's take on the idea.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on October 17, 2014, 08:31:30 PM
All you need is a strong rear hydraulic, which you need anyway to actively keep the gun on target while bouncing over rough country. The question is really do you want to make use of new, light super materials or not?

An analogy would be if you put a collar at the front of a machine gun barrel, then pivoted the gun on a gimbal that was bolted down, would the gun be more accurate at higher rates of fire? Compared to shoulder behind the butt. I think yes. I think it becomes easier to balance the reaction of the kick naturally, no pull up.

Could you double the accurate rate of fire of the tank, potentially taking out small groups with one tank? Seems like something worth exploring.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 22, 2014, 06:13:11 PM
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British Churchill tanks crossing a Bailey bridge over the Antwerp-Turnhout canal at Rijckevorsel during the attack north of Antwerp, 22nd October 1944.


(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/45/media-45546/large.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Barthheart on November 04, 2014, 06:15:02 AM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/best-tapiture-179ffa04b27af58fe4cff4c.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 04, 2014, 07:18:37 AM
3-man crew thoughts

http://bayonetgames.com/nextarmy/03man.txt
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on November 10, 2014, 10:16:12 AM
"Kilshon" ground launched AGM-45 Shrike anti-radiation missile

(http://i.imgur.com/mmtAPkW.jpg)

http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapons/vehicles/self_propelled_artillery/kilshon/Kilshon.html (http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapons/vehicles/self_propelled_artillery/kilshon/Kilshon.html)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on November 12, 2014, 01:09:59 PM
Heavily sloped steel armor penetrated by a 105mm APFSDS dart

(http://i.imgur.com/ePgAxLD.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 23, 2014, 04:57:14 PM
in Latvia

(http://s21.postimg.org/uc8mgxewn/1650249.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 23, 2014, 05:00:16 PM
(http://s7.postimg.org/g1xn23e5n/15227079103_0f42c361ae_o.jpg)

(http://s30.postimg.org/72zj3uh75/15224461214_325c0ca6b6_o.jpg)

(http://s30.postimg.org/ab8lumsup/15806155486_0b1dbe2736_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 23, 2014, 05:17:42 PM
Who knew Latvia was so arrid?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 23, 2014, 05:47:46 PM
the last 3 are from NTC in California.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 23, 2014, 06:06:21 PM
So much for my new dream of starting a Dude Ranch outside Riga.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 23, 2014, 06:09:40 PM
you still can if you ranch dudes...
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 23, 2014, 06:17:03 PM
you still can in you ranch dudes...

Eh? Rented lips?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 23, 2014, 06:53:15 PM
talk to Mirth.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 12, 2014, 11:20:49 AM
Happy Valentines!

http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/valentine-tank-from-world-war-ii-found-in-polish-warta-river.html
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Barthheart on December 12, 2014, 11:41:02 AM
Happy Valentines!

http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/valentine-tank-from-world-war-ii-found-in-polish-warta-river.html

WOW! It looks in pretty good shape.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 12, 2014, 11:57:43 AM
Great find, thanks for sharing it Star.

Though the article feels like it was put through a Babblefish English translator.  :)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 12, 2014, 12:00:45 PM
http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2014/12/10-abandoned-tank-graveyards-battle-vehicles-across-world/
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Steelgrave on December 12, 2014, 12:25:01 PM
That is a seriously cool link, Banzai. Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 12, 2014, 02:53:08 PM
Every so often I like to get onto sites detailing abandoned urban settings and that one was a natural for a GH share. You're welcome.  O0
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Steelgrave on December 12, 2014, 04:00:07 PM
Every so often I like to get onto sites detailing abandoned urban settings and that one was a natural for a GH share. You're welcome.  O0

I'm the same way. Abandoned buildings, bases, ships, etc....fascinating. When we were at Vandenburg AFB I discovered there were several abandoned radar installations and assorted buildings scattered throughout the hills, all easily accessible to base residents. Oddly enough, none were marked "Do Not Enter" or anything prohibiting a little searching....so I often did just that. I'm pretty sure the Security Police would have taken exception to my wanderings, but the kid in me couldn't resist  O0
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 21, 2014, 05:33:58 AM
Early British attempt to invent the transformer

(http://i.imgur.com/rUxgmKq.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 23, 2014, 10:21:54 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/1uJxbhl.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 23, 2014, 04:13:19 PM
T-35!

"Comrade Designer! Is needing moar turrets... "
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on December 24, 2014, 04:48:33 AM
Crewed only with midgets soldiers of small stature.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 24, 2014, 07:26:13 AM
ah a PanzerGusWerfer
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 on December 29, 2014, 11:15:51 AM
The new swiss war machine

(http://i.imgur.com/PI9OHY1.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 30, 2014, 05:09:29 PM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/weird-military-22.jpg?w=600&h=400)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on December 30, 2014, 07:09:51 PM
What Lola wants, Lola gets.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 31, 2014, 10:08:59 AM
T-80s prepped for a river crossing.

(http://i.imgur.com/RLmQTv3.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 on December 31, 2014, 10:25:01 AM
Looks legit [emoji4]
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 31, 2014, 11:04:00 AM
It really is legit but I sure as hell wouldnt want to be the driver.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 31, 2014, 11:10:16 AM
It really is legit but I sure as hell wouldnt want to be the driver.

Yeah. It isn't the most reliable setup.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Capn Darwin on December 31, 2014, 12:04:07 PM
I think I'd wait for the bridging vehicles.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 31, 2014, 12:21:42 PM
Better then going under water in a Pz-4.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 04, 2015, 08:09:07 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/iUCaCae.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Barthheart on January 05, 2015, 04:58:10 AM
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 05, 2015, 06:02:09 AM


Nice work!
The Germans should have aimed for that big louvre in the side. It's one of the Char's few weak spots.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 05, 2015, 10:13:41 AM
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Sherman Firefly dug-in near Gangelt, on the Dutch/German border, 1st January 1945.


(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/39/media-39082/large.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on January 05, 2015, 05:22:02 PM
Awesome Lego vid.  There are quite a few well done Lego movies about WWII.  That one you shared is one of the better ones. 
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 12, 2015, 10:18:25 AM
M-8 Armored Gun System

(http://i.imgur.com/3Lo73iY.jpg)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M8_Armored_Gun_System
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 12, 2015, 10:23:21 AM
My first platoon sergeant was going to be the first Master Gunner for the XM-8 and had been thru all the training / doctrinal write-ups / etc when they pulled the plug and sent him our way.  It actually took us almost 18 months to get the M8 master gunner ID removed from his MOS.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 12, 2015, 10:46:34 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/p261x260/10906514_627880423990619_7759288051962799139_n.jpg?oh=c7551fd6319039b0be1d2f00ee6a5dd8&oe=5567B23E&__gda__=1429303648_8dd87a555e367737bc266d27fae7ac54)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 12, 2015, 10:48:32 AM
^love it
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on January 12, 2015, 05:30:56 PM
http://militaryhistorynow.com/2012/08/02/heavyweights-the-unused-super-tanks-of-world-war-two/
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 on January 12, 2015, 06:16:43 PM
http://militaryhistorynow.com/2012/08/02/heavyweights-the-unused-super-tanks-of-world-war-two/

I can never quite resist sites like this, although the grog in me questions the authors German tank production numbers - no way Germany could have produced 15 000 Panthers and tigers.

I do wonder what the designers were smoking when they dreamed up the landkreuzers back then. 
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 12, 2015, 06:25:58 PM
iirc it was about 1200 tigers and around 6500-7000 panthers.
accurate numbers about panthers were effected by lots of fog.  ;)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 12, 2015, 06:26:43 PM
You're right to question those production numbers. The Germans didn't come close to producing 15,000 Panthers & Tigers. It was around 8,500 if you count Panthers, Tiger Is and IIs.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 12, 2015, 06:27:03 PM
iirc it was about 1200 tigers and around 6500-7000 panthers.
accurate numbers about panthers were effected by lots of fog.  ;)

Lol. Damned fog.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 12, 2015, 06:27:44 PM
If you asked American soldiers back then, every German tank was a Tiger :P
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 13, 2015, 08:26:49 AM
I normally like David Axe's stuff quite a bit, but this one is bugging me...
https://medium.com/war-is-boring/chinas-got-a-new-mountain-tank-678ab544021c

Quote
The ZTQ, which Beijing apparently developed in order to help defend China’s western land border, is impressive in a lot of ways—and not the least because the U.S. Army, the world’s leading ground combat force, tried and failed for years to acquire a similar vehicle.


No, the US Army didn't "fail", the chose not to pursue the XM8.  There's a big difference.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 on January 13, 2015, 08:48:06 AM
I wasn't too impressed by his T-34 article either
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 13, 2015, 08:52:50 AM
http://www.somethingawful.com/news/my-tank-fight/
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 13, 2015, 08:54:27 AM
I wasn't too impressed by his T-34 article either

Axe is usually very good, especially when reporting on-site.  Some of the "analysis" articles, though, are a bit ill-informed.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 on January 13, 2015, 08:58:50 AM
http://www.somethingawful.com/news/my-tank-fight/
Lol his writing style definitely is quite distinct [emoji4]
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 13, 2015, 09:08:18 AM
I wasn't too impressed by his T-34 article either

Axe is usually very good, especially when reporting on-site.  Some of the "analysis" articles, though, are a bit ill-informed.


Ugh, some of his statements are just dumb:

Quote
The ZTQ represents one military niche where China has actually exceeded the Pentagon’s own accomplishments.

We don’t know much about the ZTQ aside from what we can glean from the few photos, which have circulated in China’s popular Internet military forums for a few years now.

Wtf? We don't know anything about it, so how do we know it's exceeded anything?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 13, 2015, 11:25:27 AM
http://www.somethingawful.com/news/my-tank-fight/
Lol his writing style definitely is quite distinct [emoji4]

He actually made up a dead tree book that went into greater detail/had more items:

http://www.amazon.com/My-Tank-Fight-Zack-Parsons/dp/0806527587

He sent me a copy gratis and I always intended to write an article for it - this was back at WG - but I never got around to it unfortunately. Still have the book on my shelf too.  :-[
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 28, 2015, 11:42:26 AM
Quote
Captured German Tank Elfriede put out of action and captured by "A" Company 1st Battalion Tank Corps, 1km from Villers, Bretonneux on the Hangard en Santerre Road, during the first German tank attack - 24th April, 1918.


(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/296/media-296003/large.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on January 28, 2015, 11:46:26 AM
A7V?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 28, 2015, 11:50:54 AM
Correct!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on January 28, 2015, 05:43:31 PM
There was one tank versus tank battle in World War I between some A7Vs and a british unit.  According to an article I read many years ago, this british outfit's nickname was "The Fierce Rabbits".  (One has images of Beatrix Potter bunnies storming a farmhouse, or Peter Rabbit leading his droogies Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail to overthrow Farmer McGregor.)
 
At one conference in the Second World War, Monty predicted that he would leap onto a german armor unit like a "Fierce Rabbit."
George Patton had no idea what Monty was referring to and one can only guess at what he thought.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on January 29, 2015, 04:15:13 AM
...Consult the Book of Armaments............
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 29, 2015, 04:31:46 AM
(http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4986/984/1600/1.jpg)

http://www.strategypage.com/humor/articles/military_jokes_200691721.asp

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 on January 29, 2015, 06:29:51 AM
Lol basterd regiment
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 31, 2015, 02:43:29 PM
(http://s7.postimg.org/bl8d2fq8b/9dc30d3b_62bf_3780_95e9_0e366e9ecbb8.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 31, 2015, 02:47:13 PM
uparmored Taiwanese M-60s:

(http://i.imgur.com/DxDY5H5.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 on January 31, 2015, 04:24:12 PM
(http://s7.postimg.org/bl8d2fq8b/9dc30d3b_62bf_3780_95e9_0e366e9ecbb8.jpg)

I thought you hated posting Warsaw pact kit?  8)  Do the blue & red stripes on the turret signify anything?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 31, 2015, 04:24:34 PM
its russian.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 on January 31, 2015, 04:26:11 PM
uparmored Taiwanese M-60s:

(http://i.imgur.com/DxDY5H5.jpg)

Cool. I guess that is reactive armor kit on the turret?  I've never seen these before.  This particular style reminds me of corrugated steel for some reason.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 31, 2015, 04:30:09 PM
I think the ERA is designed to explode up and out when triggered, causing any projectile to skip up and over.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Capn Darwin on January 31, 2015, 05:25:56 PM
I think the ERA is designed to explode up and out when triggered, causing any projectile to skip up and over.

Depending on ERA type, the primary effect is too blunt and disrupt the jet from a HEAT warhead and in cases of later more advanced versions also have the chance to break a long rod round and cut its ability to breach the armor underneath.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 10, 2015, 09:16:14 PM
(http://s10.postimg.org/yllj2rywp/1749109.jpg)

(http://s23.postimg.org/tvfnj0sqj/1749110.jpg)

(http://s7.postimg.org/p3clhksln/1749111.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 10, 2015, 09:27:38 PM
(http://s16.postimg.org/9g9dyghkl/1753159.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 10, 2015, 09:28:02 PM
(http://s1.postimg.org/lxkd83isv/1753161.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on February 11, 2015, 04:00:10 PM
^A ghili suit for tanks!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 11, 2015, 04:20:00 PM
yup

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--nG5q1rvRkE/VJAUkvWgKrI/AAAAAAAATQM/mdiPCe6D7Js/s1600/Krauss-Maffei%2BWegmann%2Bdelivers%2Bfirst%2BLeopard%2B2%2BA7%2Btanks%2Bto%2BGerman%2BArmy.png)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 12, 2015, 08:18:04 AM
That looks like an Aquaman tank.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 12, 2015, 08:28:21 AM
As a guy who cruised around central CA for 7 months with a bunch of carpet glued to his tank, I'll say this - those kinds of coverings help disrupt a radar signature, but they don't do fuck-all for disguising you in a thermal sight.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 12, 2015, 08:36:27 AM
Im pretty sure the new ones do.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Capn Darwin on February 12, 2015, 01:38:43 PM
All of those coverings are used to disrupt and degrade IR signature. Some better than others. Depending on materials that last cover could degrade radar too. Cool tech.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 12, 2015, 01:57:58 PM
The carpet helped with some things.  The jet engine in the hull tended to not hide from thermals very well
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 12, 2015, 04:29:13 PM
If that's a Leo2 in the pic then IIRC it runs on diesel.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 12, 2015, 05:03:11 PM
An M1 can run on diesel, but it's still a jet engine
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 12, 2015, 05:07:47 PM
If that's a Leo2 in the pic then IIRC it runs on diesel.

leo2a6 with the super long cannon.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 12, 2015, 05:08:46 PM
An M1 can run on diesel, but it's still a jet engine

Sorry, I should have included that the Leo has a conventional (and presumably cooler-running) reciprocating cyl engine, not a turbine.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 07, 2015, 12:09:14 AM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8594/16515105490_849bc2b3b2_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 07, 2015, 05:40:16 AM
Here's a great image showing the various Merkava Marks' turret design:

(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/340/0/f/all_in_the_family_merkava_by_louielikespie-d34c9fm.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: jomni on March 08, 2015, 05:26:49 PM
Last one looks like ARMA3 Slammer.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 08, 2015, 07:29:09 PM
its probably the safest turret on any tank in the world.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 13, 2015, 12:58:46 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11015106_941953512483076_3623489695272111343_n.jpg?oh=8c825ff10c684296518f0950774795bf&oe=557CE739&__gda__=1434194259_801281c657d731b90676e0c0cdd0f487)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Barthheart on March 13, 2015, 01:02:49 PM
Nice! But where's the tank?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 13, 2015, 01:07:23 PM
what tank?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 13, 2015, 01:49:10 PM
That new camo scheme is highly effective.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 on March 15, 2015, 12:12:51 PM
I've been reading up a bit on warsaw pact cold war tanks (e.g. t-54/55, t-62, t-64, t-72's).  It really sounds cramped in one of those things.

Question for any of the metal heads on the forum - have you ever had the chance to ride in one of them during or after the Cold War?  What was your personal opinion.  What I'm reading about 3 man crews makes it sound like it was not really ideal for maintenance on the go.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 15, 2015, 02:41:43 PM
I was licensed on the T72 when on active duty - we were doing some work in TEXCOM that required us to pootle around in a few Russian vehicles for a few weeks.  I drove the T72 long enough to get licensed, and then went back to my real job :)

It's SMALL.  I mean, really, really tiny in there.  They used to cap the size of their crew members at a certain height, and I think I was 1-2 inches taller and I still felt cramped.  I can only imagine what a 6'2" guy would think about them
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on March 15, 2015, 02:56:33 PM
I drove a T72 on an exchange in Uzbekistan. Definitely cramped, especially the turret (I'm 6'1") but I came away with respect for the equipment. But then again, I'm an infantryman, so what do I know  ;).

Also, all the Russian vehicles I drove (T72, BMP2, BTR70) were manual transmission, and whereas US vehicles are all automatic. It was interesting learning how to shift gears in a 40 ton tank with an Uzbek sergeant who didn't speak English crouched on the glacis next to me trying to coach me.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 15, 2015, 05:32:24 PM
all those years that NATO made the Soviet tank corp seem 10 meters tall and the reality was that they were Gus sized.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 on March 15, 2015, 06:15:05 PM
Thanks for the feedback all.  Always a treat to see others kit I guess :)  I dug up an old video on Youtube that compared the M60A1 at the time to a T-62.  It mentioned some details as having only 3 men to do the same maintenance tasks that 4 tankers usually did . This would apparently put more wear & stress on the crewmen.  I can only imagine the effects of being inside one for long.

Airborne, did the Uzbek share his opinions with you on his ride?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 on March 15, 2015, 06:16:03 PM
all those years that NATO made the Soviet tank corp seem 10 meters tall and the reality was that they were Gus sized.

Knowing the size restrictions, I had thought about bringing up Gus, but that's just cherry picking.  ;)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 15, 2015, 06:34:56 PM
theres no cherry there!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on March 16, 2015, 07:00:16 AM

Airborne, did the Uzbek share his opinions with you on his ride?

Well, my Russian wasn't all that great and his English was not-existant, but he was obviously proud of his tank and a little less than happy about letting a bunch of Americans grind up his transmission.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 17, 2015, 08:46:09 AM
I have not even a thimble of experience with climbing around armored vehicles like you guys do, except for the Bradley and the gunner's seat of a Cobra. I'm 6'4" and holy hell, you have to be Gus-level stature to endure that dollhouse of an armored vehicle. As for the Cobra, I couldn't even fit in the gunner seat. Back then I was only 195 pounds, too.  :-\
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 17, 2015, 08:50:41 AM
The M-60 I worked on seemed to be pretty roomy.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 17, 2015, 09:17:07 AM
The M-60 I worked on seemed to be pretty roomy.

That's because they're 37 feet tall.  The M1 is much more cramped
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Centurion40 on March 17, 2015, 10:26:29 AM
Quote
But then again, I'm an infantryman, so what do I know  ;).

Lol!  Yeah, you were just happy to have a ride!!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 21, 2015, 10:24:58 PM
how material shortages effected the German war effort over the years.

(https://scontent-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/10622835_982646831745790_837315820569462955_n.jpg?oh=2a31a9be50a907400cc843234f88650f&oe=557E0EEC)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 25, 2015, 11:00:36 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/RVHSXAx.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 25, 2015, 11:15:47 AM
^ Odd thing yesterday, driving my son home from school going up I45 N. There was a helicopter hovering above the freeway in the distance. I thought it was a news chopper, which does that when there's a particularly nasty accident or fire or other sensationalist thing that's happened involving carnage that they have to short stroke all over the news.

As we got closer I realized "That's no moon..."

It was an AH-64, just hovering there, as nice as you please. Probably about only 400-500' up in the air.

I was all, :o because we don't see many of those, much less over the city.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 25, 2015, 11:35:40 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41CT1RB65VL.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Black-Helicopters-Over-America-Strikeforce/dp/1881532054)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on March 25, 2015, 11:57:45 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/RVHSXAx.jpg)

Tank on the far right may want to reorient its gun.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on March 25, 2015, 12:07:14 PM
shit no, it has an antipersonel round loaded and is gonna clear the point tank's engine deck of unauthorized hitchhikin' critters    :uglystupid2:


... my serious guess is that the driver slowed down a wee bit too much

but you're 100% ... reorient the gun
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 25, 2015, 12:17:14 PM
shit no, it has an antipersonel round loaded and is gonna clear the point tank's engine deck of unauthorized hitchhikin' critters    :uglystupid2

you do that with coax; in which case, the orientation is fine.

the only place we carry anti-personnel rounds on tanks anymore is Korea, and I think we started phasing those out a while ago.  I don't think any NATO countries still stock them either, but I could be wrong.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 25, 2015, 01:54:02 PM
after NATO participation in afghanistan Im pretty sure theyre equipped with the newer AP rounds.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on March 25, 2015, 02:03:44 PM
after NATO participation in afghanistan Im pretty sure theyre equipped with the newer AP rounds.
http://www.ciar.org/ttk/mbt/armor/armor-magazine/armor-mag.2000.nd/6canister00.pdf (http://www.ciar.org/ttk/mbt/armor/armor-magazine/armor-mag.2000.nd/6canister00.pdf)

those could clear a street brawl in a hurry
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on March 27, 2015, 11:46:12 AM
... wow

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: undercovergeek on March 27, 2015, 11:49:33 AM
what kind of bionic guy sees that coming in time to shout a warning and jump off the tank

funnily enough the alah frikking akba litany stopped when pointy metal came screaming towards him
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Barthheart on March 27, 2015, 11:49:51 AM
Commander bails before round shows up.....  :2funny:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on March 27, 2015, 11:53:22 AM
colourized Stuart in bocagge


(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8694/16299272123_5c062f1030_h.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 27, 2015, 11:53:48 AM
how hard is it for 4 people with basic mechanical skills to operate a tank?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 27, 2015, 05:18:27 PM
colourized Stuart in bocagge


(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8694/16299272123_5c062f1030_h.jpg)

Note the hedgecutter field mod.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 27, 2015, 11:37:33 PM
thats Bawbs 'stache.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 29, 2015, 11:27:49 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/TdALgft.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 29, 2015, 11:55:33 AM
Look at that S-Tank go!

Err... wait..  ???
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 29, 2015, 12:09:15 PM
<chuckle>
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 31, 2015, 10:59:17 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/e1kEiIj.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on April 04, 2015, 12:44:59 AM
http://www.playbuzz.com/alanarslanian10/which-tank-are-you (http://www.playbuzz.com/alanarslanian10/which-tank-are-you)



M1 Abrams
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on April 04, 2015, 10:54:16 AM
how hard is it for 4 people with basic mechanical skills to operate a tank?

What if they have no directional skills?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 04, 2015, 11:02:01 AM
how hard is it for 4 people with basic mechanical skills to operate a tank?

Wouldn't that depend on the tank? Some of the older ones were basically giant skid-steers with one giant shift lever for each track and some kind of related clutch pedal.

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 04, 2015, 11:23:53 AM
how hard is it for 4 people with basic mechanical skills to operate a tank?

Just to make it move from place to place?  Not too hard.  Really only need 2 to do that.  To fight effectively you need a little more time to develop some skills.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on April 04, 2015, 02:54:40 PM
http://www.playbuzz.com/alanarslanian10/which-tank-are-you (http://www.playbuzz.com/alanarslanian10/which-tank-are-you)



M1 Abrams

Surprising! Given your advanced age I would have expected something more like this:

(http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/vehicles/Awesome%20WWI%20Model%20Tank%20Collection/IMAGES/fantasy-tank-Egyptian.jpg)

 O:-)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 04, 2015, 08:24:05 PM
Windy's first tank was this:

(http://itthing.com/wp-content/uploads/stone-age20wheel.jpeg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on April 04, 2015, 08:45:41 PM
Thor was very creative.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: endfire79 on April 05, 2015, 11:49:00 AM
Windy's first tank was this:

(http://itthing.com/wp-content/uploads/stone-age20wheel.jpeg)

Something along the lines of the Tzar tank?





(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4b/Tsar_tank.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 12, 2015, 05:11:12 PM
stolen from FB.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/14031_670845863027408_6031759429480505236_n.jpg?oh=50b5d124a8fa4895cc2f04b4fae08cd7&oe=55B2FF45&__gda__=1436837160_1d1dc0a7f1d558a19c5785e89f984847)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on April 15, 2015, 05:04:31 PM
I hopped into my Flakpanzer I yesterday in War Thunder and got 3 ground kills with it and damaged one plane.  A Sherman finally took me out ending my rampage with a single shot to the main gun.


(http://www.falconbbs.com/m44-104.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 30, 2015, 06:32:55 AM
(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/media/images/82598000/jpg/_82598455_armata.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on April 30, 2015, 07:00:28 AM
We who are about to die salute you!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 30, 2015, 07:04:45 AM
(http://sub-zero-max.com/images/we-love-russian-military.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on April 30, 2015, 07:07:26 AM
That's one way to achieve a hull down.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 30, 2015, 07:22:56 AM
(http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view4/2129067/tank-loading-fail-o.gif)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 30, 2015, 07:23:25 AM
(http://quicklol.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/dog-in-a-tank-gif.gif)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 30, 2015, 07:24:01 AM
(http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/564/330/e08.gif)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Centurion40 on April 30, 2015, 07:24:27 AM
(http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view4/2129067/tank-loading-fail-o.gif)

f-ing UN...  ::)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 30, 2015, 07:24:38 AM
(http://imgace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/tank-skeet-shoot.-beats-the-crap-out-of-a-skeet-gun.gif)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Centurion40 on April 30, 2015, 07:24:57 AM
(http://quicklol.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/dog-in-a-tank-gif.gif)

Awesome!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 30, 2015, 07:25:05 AM
(http://gifsec.com/wp-content/uploads/GIF/2014/03/GIF-Bubblewrap-vs.-Tank.gif)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 30, 2015, 07:28:08 AM
(http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/Thomas_45721f_600303.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 30, 2015, 07:29:01 AM
(http://media.giphy.com/media/4lMXoq8X37r8c/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 30, 2015, 07:32:46 AM
(http://media.giphy.com/media/zm6G6BerKstc4/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on April 30, 2015, 07:38:23 AM
(http://media.giphy.com/media/4lMXoq8X37r8c/giphy.gif)

ok. that's pretty hilarious.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on May 05, 2015, 05:10:38 AM
New AFV
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Centurion40 on May 05, 2015, 06:55:02 AM
I'll aim for the driver's periscope.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on May 05, 2015, 09:31:54 AM
I'll aim for the driver's periscope.

nuke them from orbit...
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 05, 2015, 04:54:49 PM
New AFV

(http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=4824.0;attach=5501)

Who ya gonna call:

(http://warfare.be/0702ey70/update/july2005/jav.gif)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on May 05, 2015, 04:59:10 PM
One obvious point about this design is how it continues the Soviet Union's emphasis on assault.
With the low turret, it is practically impossible to take a hull down position.  This is not so important if attack is your plan.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on May 06, 2015, 07:40:28 AM
(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/200/media/images/82767000/jpg/_82767147_rusarmatacloseupap.jpg)

The new Russian T-14 Armata rehearsing for the Victory Day parade. Apparently only has two crew members, and it's under 50 tons. I'm not a tanker, but I can't imagine that this is the kind of vehicle you want to take into a street fight in Grozny, what with having to rely on cameras for visibility just about everywhere but to the low front.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 06, 2015, 07:48:19 AM
that's why you bring the crunchies along!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 06, 2015, 07:49:56 AM
New AFV

(http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=4824.0;attach=5501)

Who ya gonna call:

(http://warfare.be/0702ey70/update/july2005/jav.gif)

More like

(http://pad3.whstatic.com/images/thumb/f/fa/Make-Spitballs-Step-4.jpg/670px-Make-Spitballs-Step-4.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on May 07, 2015, 07:31:06 AM
So...implications of the two-man crew for maintenance on the new T-14?  ;)

http://rt.com/news/256437-armata-stuck-moscow-parade/#.VUtcI33pZtM.facebook (http://rt.com/news/256437-armata-stuck-moscow-parade/#.VUtcI33pZtM.facebook)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on May 07, 2015, 05:04:15 PM
Transmission froze?  This could ruin your whole day (life).
"Comrade, is a maintenance depot in Siberia needs your skills."
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 07, 2015, 09:11:47 PM
can you imagine the liberal shitstorm that would happen is the US introduced a full up military parade each year through DC?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Con on May 07, 2015, 09:15:34 PM
Yeah Baltimore would be better
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on May 07, 2015, 09:19:05 PM
can you imagine the liberal shitstorm that would happen is the US introduced a full up military parade each year through DC?

Especially parading an ICBM like it was representative of the country's power. No western country would dream of it.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on May 07, 2015, 09:50:35 PM
can you imagine the liberal shitstorm that would happen is the US introduced a full up military parade each year through DC?

Especially parading an ICBM like it was representative of the country's power. No western country would dream of it.

That's Bullshit. We just don't need to reassure ourselves of our manhood like they do.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 07, 2015, 10:02:13 PM
mostly its because we dont have mobile ICBMs.   ;)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on May 07, 2015, 10:41:37 PM
Are you saying they parade it around like a giant phallus?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 08, 2015, 04:22:59 AM
Are you saying they parade it around like a giant phallus?

Comparison to a dildo would be more appropriate.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: OJsDad on May 08, 2015, 07:56:45 AM
That's something the LGBT community would get behind, well, maybe in front for some of them. 
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 08, 2015, 08:28:13 AM
(http://cdn.themetapicture.com/media/funny-catapult-tank-tankapult.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 08, 2015, 08:31:49 AM
A "Smart Tank"...

I'd totally buy and drive one of these. Much less pretentious and ghey.

(http://www.besportier.com/archives/funny-smart-cars-smart-tank.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Centurion40 on May 08, 2015, 08:55:57 AM
A "Smart Tank"...

I'd totally buy and drive one of these. Much less pretentious and ghey.

(http://www.besportier.com/archives/funny-smart-cars-smart-tank.jpg)

That would be great for the winters up here.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 08, 2015, 05:29:10 PM
A "Smart Tank"...

I'd totally buy and drive one of these. Much less pretentious and ghey.

(http://www.besportier.com/archives/funny-smart-cars-smart-tank.jpg)

That would be great for the winters up here.

Except for the part about climbing in through the window or sunroof every time you needed to go down to the store for milk&eggs.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: undercovergeek on May 08, 2015, 06:23:17 PM
cant see it in pic, but if it hasnt got a hatch in the roof, they did it wrong  :)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 09, 2015, 10:54:08 PM
(https://scontent-mia.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/1920252_10202606320679284_6467026668599852112_n.jpg?oh=6853b7ac927d4dd87905aa5dfff32a2f&oe=55BF7F1C)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 10, 2015, 05:02:45 AM
A couple of big cats.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on May 11, 2015, 01:15:30 PM
Leo 1(?) and a...............Pz IV.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 11, 2015, 01:29:38 PM
yup
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Capn Darwin on May 11, 2015, 02:31:18 PM
Leo2 actually... C:-)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on May 11, 2015, 03:39:33 PM
Leo2 actually... C:-)

If I was a sentry watching that crest over the hill coming toward me... the distinction would be lost on my bladder completely.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Capn Darwin on May 11, 2015, 04:25:47 PM
Leo2 actually... C:-)

If I was a sentry watching that crest over the hill coming toward me... the distinction would be lost on my bladder completely.

True that... O0
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on May 15, 2015, 05:18:26 AM
A new website (to me) on Soviet tank development.
http://rbth.com/defence/2015/05/11/saddling_the_iron_horse_how_soviet_tanks_were_born_and_bred_45845.html
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 15, 2015, 05:36:33 AM
Nice find!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 16, 2015, 07:05:12 AM
The article discusses the Soviet T-20 tank, derived from the T-18 (which is itself derived from the Renault FT). However, the picture used is of the American T-20 prototype tank, meant to be a replacement for the M-4.

It's hard to imagine that the author thought this:

(http://nl.media.rbth.ru/web/en-rbth/images/2015-05/big/T20_tank_pilot_at_Fisher_plant_468.jpg)

was derived from this:

(http://nl.media.rbth.ru/web/en-rbth/images/2015-05/big/RIAN_02598457.HR_468.jpg).

Sheesh! One clearly has horizontally sprung suspension, the other vertical!

(Oh, and there are a very few minor cosmetic differences as well. A highly trained eye might be able to spot them...)


Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Steelgrave on May 16, 2015, 07:55:41 AM
One's in color and the other is black and white!!! Sheesh, how dumb is the author not to notice that!?!?   O0
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on May 16, 2015, 08:18:43 AM
The little one cleary has a german helmet.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 16, 2015, 08:28:16 AM
One's in color and the other is black and white!!! Sheesh, how dumb is the author not to notice that!?!?   O0

Another good point. Color film was invented long after black&white film so therefore the one in the color photo must be newer, no?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: jomni on May 18, 2015, 06:10:44 AM
(https://scontent-sin.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/10960091_10153276312241063_6270261855624241441_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 18, 2015, 05:10:23 PM
The Leo2 gets a lot of love on these forums.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 18, 2015, 11:03:14 PM
its an awesome tank.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 19, 2015, 04:51:41 AM
These tanks are even more awesome.


(http://coolfishtank.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/fish-tank-bra.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 19, 2015, 04:55:34 AM
...and pretty cool, too, is a Leopard sliced in half:

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/a-tank-cut-in-half-is-a-pretty-damn-cool-thing-1672138773

(http://i1.wp.com/www.brobible.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/QBUWsbd.jpg)

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on May 19, 2015, 05:26:08 AM
Don't you just hate it when the cops ticket your new wheels?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on May 20, 2015, 10:11:06 AM
Checkpoint Charlie during the Berlin Crisis of 1961

(http://i.imgur.com/H9HQ5sS.jpg)

Pics from the Soviet side - http://477768.livejournal.com/1709628.html
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Centurion40 on May 20, 2015, 10:14:59 AM
Great pic. The Russkies look ready to rumble.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on May 20, 2015, 10:19:08 AM
DDR soldiers posing with a BMP

(http://i.imgur.com/gSyhmcg.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 12, 2015, 10:41:14 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/hU9qKlj.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 12, 2015, 10:59:20 AM
 O0
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 12, 2015, 11:23:17 AM
Figured you'd appreciate it ;)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 12, 2015, 02:27:51 PM
At the rate they're going World of Tanks should have an Israeli line by next year.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 12, 2015, 03:08:02 PM
^that would be cool.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 12, 2015, 04:37:54 PM
Nice lucky RPG charms on the back of the turret!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 16, 2015, 10:05:17 AM
(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/14/media-14309/large.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on June 16, 2015, 02:43:09 PM
delicate work in the bocage when the driver's peeking too... most likely sneaking up on an enemy position... man that would be tense as shit.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on July 02, 2015, 01:02:30 PM
Tiger Day at Bovington.

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Jack Nastyface on July 07, 2015, 10:51:58 AM
Some pics from the Museum of the Regiments in Calgary, AB:
(http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad39/Jack_Nastyface1805/IMG_20150704_144009_hdr_zpsnyxyt7dv.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Jack Nastyface on July 07, 2015, 10:52:52 AM
(http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad39/Jack_Nastyface1805/IMG_20150704_143956_hdr_zpseoisx4qo.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Jack Nastyface on July 07, 2015, 10:53:26 AM
(http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad39/Jack_Nastyface1805/IMG_20150704_143544_hdr_zpsbv3vn6zr.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 07, 2015, 11:06:30 AM
http://chris-intel-corner.blogspot.kr/2012/07/wwii-myths-t-34-best-tank-of-war.html?m=1
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on July 07, 2015, 03:01:28 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/hU9qKlj.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_S2NbJIwrsZc/RrNSELdlR8I/AAAAAAAACN0/UfQiYOzaeCo/s400/CheechAndChong-UpInSmoke-CarWithFringe.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: jomni on July 11, 2015, 07:50:02 PM
Took these pictures yesterday.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3798/19430800110_2e61e55c5d_k.jpg)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/454/19592526076_0c30c2c63c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vRjPpJ)SAM_0763 (https://flic.kr/p/vRjPpJ) by jomni1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/63207426@N00/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/324/19623019081_28b99d5a49_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vU26Vc)SAM_0831 (https://flic.kr/p/vU26Vc) by jomni1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/63207426@N00/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: jomni on July 11, 2015, 07:55:46 PM
Leopards!!!  :D

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3689/19623148921_e4ed27eaeb_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vU2LvP)SAM_0738 (https://flic.kr/p/vU2LvP) by jomni1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/63207426@N00/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/363/19592592696_34b0fad905_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vRkadm)SAM_0735 (https://flic.kr/p/vRkadm) by jomni1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/63207426@N00/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/488/19623057221_8c348729bd_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vU2ifM)SAM_0788 (https://flic.kr/p/vU2ifM) by jomni1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/63207426@N00/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/380/19592505086_2efff5a8e3_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vRjHaQ)SAM_0780 (https://flic.kr/p/vRjHaQ) by jomni1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/63207426@N00/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/469/19611700122_bf9142d1b6_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vT26bJ)SAM_0765 (https://flic.kr/p/vT26bJ) by jomni1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/63207426@N00/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/283/19618750685_f6ec88663a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vTDe5a)SAM_0746 (https://flic.kr/p/vTDe5a) by jomni1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/63207426@N00/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/273/19430725990_507dd4dcc3_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vB2xT5)SAM_0775 (https://flic.kr/p/vB2xT5) by jomni1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/63207426@N00/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/285/18996087354_3c10342bb2_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uWBUXu)SAM_0799 (https://flic.kr/p/uWBUXu) by jomni1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/63207426@N00/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: jomni on July 11, 2015, 07:57:37 PM
Not tanks but I'll put them here anyway.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/461/19430574678_bd1e89238c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vB1LUf)SAM_0851 (https://flic.kr/p/vB1LUf) by jomni1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/63207426@N00/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/562/19592422056_1905da4655_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vRjhuh)SAM_0844 (https://flic.kr/p/vRjhuh) by jomni1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/63207426@N00/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 15, 2015, 04:42:25 PM
Quote
Russian soldiers holding down a street during the Russian-Georgian war, 2008.

(http://i.imgur.com/xzjvaw2.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 15, 2015, 04:44:53 PM
Quote
A Leopard 2 Fahrschulpanzer/Trainingtank

(http://i.imgur.com/EjmvWZ0.jpg)


Gallery with more pics - http://www.primeportal.net/apc/hartwig/leopard2a4_fahr.htm
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: jomni on July 15, 2015, 11:43:33 PM
Nice turret.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 21, 2015, 10:06:56 AM
Quote
British "Mark IV" tank factory (England - c. 1917)

(http://i.imgur.com/LMBqMgM.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 21, 2015, 10:08:57 AM
Quote
M42 Duster "George of the Jungle" and Crew, Vietnam.

(http://i.imgur.com/eSI4bT7.jpg)

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 21, 2015, 06:24:31 PM
Did one of those guys end up in the SoA?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on July 21, 2015, 08:00:59 PM
Sands of Arabia? That was Peter O'Toole iirc.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 22, 2015, 05:01:33 PM
Israeli Pereh ATGM platform (based on the M-60 Magach) - http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/this-is-israels-top-secret-guided-missile-launcher-disg-1719138825

(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--3-fN-T3---/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/1351409868014257225.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 22, 2015, 07:29:23 PM
Quote
Japan's Type 60 Self-propelled 106 mm Recoilless Gun

(http://i.imgur.com/qF4tfk2.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on July 24, 2015, 04:27:48 PM
In darkness, this would be very cool
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on July 24, 2015, 05:19:46 PM
The characters say Fruck you, Hans Bwix! Fruck you!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on August 01, 2015, 09:51:28 AM
Lots of photos of Tigers that are new to me.

https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/31-images-may-not-seen-tigers-1s-king-tigers.html
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on August 01, 2015, 12:12:29 PM
Excellent. I think there was only a couple there that I had seen previously, and they were from the Ardennes.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on August 01, 2015, 01:57:17 PM
Firing the 88.

https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/shooting-the-88mm-flak-gun-watch.html?src=fba&type=int&page=who
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 05, 2015, 04:26:26 PM
Quote
British Churchill and Sherman tanks pass each other during the advance towards Vassy, France, 4th August 1944.

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/47/media-47564/large.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Barthheart on August 19, 2015, 11:29:04 AM
Lounge Leopard?

(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/daily-morning-awesomeness-35-photos-402.jpg?quality=90&strip=info&w=600)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 19, 2015, 12:52:25 PM
Couching Tiger
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Capn Darwin on August 19, 2015, 03:12:53 PM
An IKEA tank.  :crazy2:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 19, 2015, 04:40:57 PM
Helluva shot trap at the turret ring.

Still, it might be possible to wedge your beer under there to keep it from tipping over during cushion testing trials.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 23, 2015, 12:56:36 PM
(http://dailyinfographics.eu/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/42120.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 23, 2015, 12:59:19 PM
Quote
Mantlet penetrations on the wreck of a Sturmgeschütz III in Syrian service knocked out on the Golan Heights in 1967.

(http://i.imgur.com/aTEHuCu.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 23, 2015, 01:25:28 PM
It seems to have settled pretty deep in the ground for a dry environment. Was it dug in as an ad-hoc pillbox gun?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 23, 2015, 04:31:59 PM
IIRC yes they were.  same with their PZ-4s.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on August 29, 2015, 08:04:30 AM
https://www.warhistoryonline.com/military-vehicle-news/inside-the-tanks-the-sturmtiger-by-world-of-tanks.html

Quite good view of the Sturmtiger.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on September 04, 2015, 05:54:56 AM
Jagdpanther

https://www.warhistoryonline.com/military-vehicle-news/jagdpanther-in-action.html?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=postplanner&utm_source=facebook.com&src=fba&type=wca&page=tanks
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on September 04, 2015, 06:50:55 AM
Jagdpanther

https://www.warhistoryonline.com/military-vehicle-news/jagdpanther-in-action.html?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=postplanner&utm_source=facebook.com&src=fba&type=wca&page=tanks

 O0

That thing fairly hauls ass for being so damn big.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 22, 2015, 04:26:06 AM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/t31.0-8/s720x720/11430133_694626267314570_1569435721358419845_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on September 22, 2015, 09:25:41 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/kIhhTuZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on September 22, 2015, 09:29:33 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/bNk8h3S.jpg)



Gallery of heavily modified/improvised equipment from the Yugoslav Wars - http://imgur.com/a/ECa7g

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on September 29, 2015, 09:52:55 AM
(http://media.dma.mil/2013/Nov/12/2000719053/-1/-1/0/031013-A-YG824-002.JPG)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on September 29, 2015, 11:24:25 AM
Gunner UP!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 29, 2015, 11:31:40 AM
Gunner UP!

depending on which one is your gunner, you might prefer her down ;)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on September 29, 2015, 11:34:47 AM
Gunner UP!

depending on which one is your gunner, you might prefer her down ;)

Ha!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 29, 2015, 05:42:46 PM
'Girls und Panzer' Cosplay?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 22, 2015, 09:54:58 AM
(https://scontent.fash1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/v/t1.0-9/11781794_1654998808045086_8800379634843461948_n.jpg?oh=d65f86ee8f9e378d5c49b0574bc73d39&oe=56B9F120)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on October 22, 2015, 02:06:29 PM
Don't forget the derby log that the russkies had at the back too...
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on October 22, 2015, 04:40:15 PM
 Bistrodhny Tankov!

http://i.giphy.com/P8XNUbh3Wuwa4.gif
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 22, 2015, 04:52:17 PM
Quote
A column of ISU 122s on the streets of Berlin.

(http://i.imgur.com/B3sbPcX.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 22, 2015, 04:56:02 PM
Captured German tanks in Soviet service

(http://i.imgur.com/JDZ9Hxb.jpg)

Album here - http://imgur.com/gallery/hsyAe
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on October 23, 2015, 05:20:42 AM
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A column of ISU 122s on the streets of Berlin.

(http://i.imgur.com/B3sbPcX.jpg)

I think they are ISU 152's not 122's.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 23, 2015, 02:16:13 PM
Pretty sure those are 122s. The 152 has a distinctive muzzle brake. The superstructure and mantlet are similar in appearance on both.

This is a 152.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ee/ISU-152_at_Victory_Park_in_Moscow.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on October 23, 2015, 02:18:15 PM
Yep, on closer inspection, I guess you are right.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 23, 2015, 02:20:31 PM
Yep, on closer inspection, I guess you are right.

That doesn't happy every day :P
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on October 23, 2015, 02:21:24 PM
Aww. Well, make the most of it :-))
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 23, 2015, 02:26:06 PM
Aww. Well, make the most of it :-))

Believe me, I will!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 25, 2015, 10:01:16 AM
Quote
T-26 wreck in Smolensk used as a sign post - 1941

(http://i.imgur.com/wphSQSJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on October 26, 2015, 05:49:28 AM
Fray Bentos at Paschendale.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-one/10358335/WW1-The-siege-of-Fray-Bentos-at-the-Battle-of-Passchendaele.html
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 27, 2015, 08:11:06 AM
Fray Bentos at Paschendale.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-one/10358335/WW1-The-siege-of-Fray-Bentos-at-the-Battle-of-Passchendaele.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-one/10358335/WW1-The-siege-of-Fray-Bentos-at-the-Battle-of-Passchendaele.html)

Good stuff  O0
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 27, 2015, 08:11:41 AM
Quote
Royal Iraqi Army parade Churchill and Centurion tanks 1957


(http://i.imgur.com/yHiIa55.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 27, 2015, 08:15:15 AM
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Concrete "applique armor" being applied to a Sherman

(http://i.imgur.com/82wk8v1.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: eyebiter on December 16, 2015, 09:34:43 PM
From http://thesovietarmourblog.blogspot.my/2015/12/t-62.html

"The T-62 had a nifty automatic shell casing ejection system. As mentioned before, the interior of the tank is quite cramped, and a few dozen hot brass casings rolling around for the loader to trip over wasn't really desireable, to say the least. Apparently, during early testing of Object 166, cannon fumes accumulating in the fighting compartment were twice higher than the acceptable standard. The culprit was evidently the spent shell casings, which when ejected from the tank immediately after firing, slashed the concentration of fumes by half in addition to saving the crew the trouble of manually throwing them out every now and then."

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3bIfR9Sey9M/VmfENWsBklI/AAAAAAAAFbQ/I9OXDNyHLkQ/s640/output_ec1grC.gif)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 17, 2015, 04:17:19 AM
From http://thesovietarmourblog.blogspot.my/2015/12/t-62.html

"The T-62 had a nifty automatic shell casing ejection system. As mentioned before, the interior of the tank is quite cramped, and a few dozen hot brass casings rolling around for the loader to trip over wasn't really desireable, to say the least. Apparently, during early testing of Object 166, cannon fumes accumulating in the fighting compartment were twice higher than the acceptable standard. The culprit was evidently the spent shell casings, which when ejected from the tank immediately after firing, slashed the concentration of fumes by half in addition to saving the crew the trouble of manually throwing them out every now and then."

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3bIfR9Sey9M/VmfENWsBklI/AAAAAAAAFbQ/I9OXDNyHLkQ/s640/output_ec1grC.gif)

IIRC, one of those Graviteam games models the T-62 pooping out spent casings as it fires.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 17, 2015, 10:37:49 AM
IIRC those Soviet auto-loaders had a habit of loading crew members every so often.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on December 20, 2015, 07:05:54 AM
Brave anti-tank crew.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 20, 2015, 07:15:25 AM
What are the front and side armor values for an AT-ST? Would it be RHA, face-hardened, or ceramic composite? I don't see any evidence of ERA either.

That PaK crew's best bet would be to go for a mobility kill.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on December 21, 2015, 11:00:02 AM
What are the front and side armor values for an AT-ST? Would it be RHA, face-hardened, or ceramic composite? I don't see any evidence of ERA either.

That PaK crew's best bet would be to go for a mobility kill.

What gets me is they're totally out in the open... bald-assed prairie exposure. Nothing to break up the outline... something off camera?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on December 23, 2015, 05:41:20 AM
The shape of things to come.

http://gizmodo.com/boston-dynamics-robo-dogs-pulling-a-sleigh-is-a-terrify-1749354343
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on January 14, 2016, 06:07:31 AM
Russian drone tank:

(http://pop.h-cdn.co/assets/16/02/1452639511-uran9.png)

Looks line something out of a C&C game.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a18948/russias-new-ground-combat-drone-uran-9/ (http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a18948/russias-new-ground-combat-drone-uran-9/)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on January 19, 2016, 06:07:54 AM
Japanese Maus

https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/01/11/japanese-behemoth-tanks-of-wwii/?src=fba&type=int&page=tvn
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 19, 2016, 05:45:35 PM
Russian drone tank:

(http://pop.h-cdn.co/assets/16/02/1452639511-uran9.png)

Looks line something out of a C&C game.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a18948/russias-new-ground-combat-drone-uran-9/ (http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a18948/russias-new-ground-combat-drone-uran-9/)

Is that the one they are supposedly deploying to Syria?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Barthheart on January 19, 2016, 05:46:16 PM
Good as place as any to test it out.....
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: eyebiter on January 23, 2016, 10:02:48 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/aOC8sir.jpg)

Russian prototype 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV 152-mm Self-Propelled Howitzer
(the production version will only have one tube)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 28, 2016, 10:07:28 AM
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Republic of Korea Army K1 MBTs and K21 IFVs maneuver under air cover provided by AH-1S Cobra and MD500 attack helicopters


(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1448/24513807175_8a923d6e77_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 29, 2016, 09:24:06 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/rKUiqQc.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on January 29, 2016, 05:07:42 PM
Winter maneuvers.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 30, 2016, 02:13:16 PM
Polish Leopard 2A4

(http://c1.staticflickr.com/1/774/22776220913_b43e20ba63_h.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 30, 2016, 02:29:32 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/V6ppt91.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 30, 2016, 02:32:04 PM
Wax on... wax off...
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 30, 2016, 02:33:57 PM
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 03, 2016, 02:47:23 PM
(http://www.wnd.com/files/2016/02/Hamas-Fake-Tank-1.jpg)


http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/the-new-hamas-super-tank-has-one-major-problem-it-isnt-1756722464
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Ronin_GE on February 08, 2016, 12:35:20 PM
Training on the new Cats started a few weeks ago.
Once the 1st Trainers have been trained...the PUMAs a getting to the line BNs. The PUMA will intergrate with the IDZ (infantry BMS equipment)system

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 08, 2016, 01:45:57 PM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/125393852_12107203_1048464631865262_3121461685927746956_n.jpg?quality=80&strip=info&w=600)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 09, 2016, 08:02:14 AM
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Canadian "Skink" anti-aircraft tank based on M4 Sherman chassis

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1592/24175171219_b837b91aff_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 09, 2016, 08:39:06 AM
^^
Still more effective than a Sgt York
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 09, 2016, 05:40:51 PM
also more effective then a Sgt. York.

(http://static1.squarespace.com/static/532502d9e4b08fd5fbc4258b/54fb2458e4b0297e020bab54/54935884e4b0da3b3812de50/1418942604784/slingshot1.jpg?format=500w)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 09, 2016, 06:04:35 PM
also more effective than the Sgt York

(http://theanimalglobe.com/wp-content/uploads/Spider-Web-Wallpaper-Pattern-9.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 09, 2016, 09:00:50 PM
 ::)

Russians....

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 10, 2016, 04:40:10 AM
Some kind of autocannon slam-fire? It looked like a round or two hit that Shilka in the back of the turret first.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 10, 2016, 07:26:37 AM
ammo cook off from to much heat.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 10, 2016, 07:28:14 AM
ammo cook off from to much heat.

I had that happen in Battletech. Damned heat sinks!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on February 10, 2016, 02:10:58 PM
ammo cook off from to much heat.

I had that happen in Battletech. Damned heat sinks!

Heeeeyyyyyy, thanks for triggering sweet memories... especially pulling off a rarely goes well, great death-from-above manoeuver
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 10, 2016, 04:13:34 PM
Ha! Death from Above never went well.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 15, 2016, 12:11:33 PM
(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--O28SnSnv--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/mv0nrcyik5rvke2mtnar.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 18, 2016, 07:15:25 AM
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--YP-7_MXZ--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/nomefdcma7s1pctiqaad.gif)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 18, 2016, 07:18:01 AM
I doubt that was planned
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 18, 2016, 07:23:41 AM
Looks like they got to do some playing in Norway


Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 18, 2016, 04:54:12 PM
They need some o' them Cali-fornyaye Underlights for a proper drift.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 19, 2016, 10:50:14 AM
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Sherman burnt out with an apparent turret ring penetration yards away from a destroyed Panzer IV Ausf. H

(http://i.imgur.com/qdGrcGl.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 19, 2016, 01:04:43 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/CpLZymA.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 19, 2016, 01:07:57 PM
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Pak 43 8.8cm gun lifted from a Jagdpanther installed as a fixed anti-tank mount

(http://i.imgur.com/JPJ8N11.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 19, 2016, 04:45:46 PM
Good thing they kept the mantlet on!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on February 20, 2016, 09:14:44 AM
Awesome TO&E mirth.  I've always loved seeing this kind of table representing unit formations in books. 
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 20, 2016, 12:45:53 PM
Good thing they kept the mantlet on!

probably needed it as a counter weight.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 24, 2016, 10:16:54 AM
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Advanced Mortar System on a Swedish Strf chassis

(http://www.deagel.com/library1/medium/2006/m02006112500222.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 25, 2016, 09:53:15 AM
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American M1A1s and Norwegian Leopard 2A4s together in Norway


(http://i.imgur.com/VoloKfz.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 25, 2016, 10:08:22 AM
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 25, 2016, 04:03:54 PM
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T-37 water landing from TB-3 bomber. Soviet Russia, 1936.


(http://i.imgur.com/7TZ4s6q.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 25, 2016, 05:29:17 PM
(http://thedaoofdragonball.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/red-star-hammer-sickle.jpg) IN SOVIET RUSSIA, PLANE LANDS YOU! (http://thedaoofdragonball.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/red-star-hammer-sickle.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 28, 2016, 01:27:26 PM
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Firefly Ic hybrid of the 8th Princess Louise's (New Brunswick) Hussars of the 5th Canadian Armoured Division, April 18, 1945, Netherlands.

(http://i.imgur.com/YRuCCuD.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 28, 2016, 01:28:39 PM
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Stingray Light Tanks of the Royal Thai Army

(http://i.imgur.com/vq9g7H8.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 28, 2016, 01:31:42 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/rbamUoQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 28, 2016, 01:32:26 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/gF13uCY.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 28, 2016, 01:47:52 PM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/waGdzwfUV3xpS/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 28, 2016, 02:37:06 PM
Production of Merkava Is.

(http://i.imgur.com/T4WJD5c.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 28, 2016, 02:37:43 PM
(http://asset-2.soupcdn.com/asset/16054/2536_2e02.gif)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 28, 2016, 03:33:08 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/An4gMlh.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 03, 2016, 10:39:44 AM
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Vauxhall-built Gun Carrier, 3", Mk I, Churchill (A22D) at the Armoured Fighting Vehicle School, Gunnery Wing, Lulworth, Dorset, 25th March 1943.

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/21/media-21678/large.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 04, 2016, 10:52:08 AM
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Norwegian Leopard 2a4's and CV9030N's on exercise.

(http://i.imgur.com/Zt71eUp.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 04, 2016, 01:45:06 PM
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German Panzerkampfwagen 38(t) tank shot through the barrel, Belarus 1941

(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/fascinating-historical-photos-19.jpg?quality=80&strip=info&w=600)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 09, 2016, 11:06:49 AM
Swedish Stridsvagn 74

(https://i.imgur.com/pjzXXua.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on March 09, 2016, 11:53:59 AM
a cute little "pew-pew-pew" tank

(http://i1.wp.com/www.twilighthistories.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/strange-tank-KhTZ-16-tractor-tank.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 10, 2016, 09:22:44 AM
Goat on a Tank

(http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/ss360/thantsants/GoatOnWorldWarITank2_zpsb1003ce3.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 10, 2016, 09:40:40 AM
(http://laststandonzombieisland.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/goat-pimpin.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Barthheart on March 10, 2016, 09:50:35 AM
.... food.... or "friend"......  :o
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: OJsDad on March 10, 2016, 02:03:10 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/gF13uCY.jpg)

Somewhere in this picture there's a tank, but I have yet to find it.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 18, 2016, 10:21:27 AM
M42 Duster sunk by the Jordanian Royal Ecological Diving Society on September 1, 1999 with the intention of creating an artificial reef.

(http://i.imgur.com/6okdWJu.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 29, 2016, 10:42:35 AM
M-60 Phoenix

(https://i.imgur.com/aWYmmNo.jpg)

http://www.military-today.com/tanks/m60_phoenix.htm
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 29, 2016, 05:03:32 PM
Minecraft anyone?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on April 13, 2016, 11:02:25 AM
Quote
General Electrics DIVAD proposal ( Gau-8 on tracks )

(http://i.imgur.com/j4DkILW.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 17, 2016, 08:33:09 PM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlt1/v/t1.0-9/12998643_1030132687040745_4736350466359190103_n.jpg?oh=d8a17a338c2ab3830503ee0daf62c20e&oe=57ADA506)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on May 08, 2016, 03:43:13 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/TEV21d1.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on May 14, 2016, 12:20:18 PM
An interesting problem.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on May 16, 2016, 10:55:58 AM
Isn't that technically a gun carriage?

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 16, 2016, 06:09:04 PM
Isn't that technically a gun carriage?



Technically, isn't anything that has wheels or treads and a BFG really a gun carriage?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on May 16, 2016, 06:37:19 PM
Technically, it's a gun tractor.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on May 16, 2016, 11:38:35 PM
Technically, it's a gun tractor.

I stand technically corrected...   
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on May 17, 2016, 10:37:03 AM
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A 17-pounder AT gun and crew with a Sherman tank near Cassino, 17th May 1944.

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/47/media-47603/large.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on May 17, 2016, 11:56:56 AM
hard to believe anything could bounce a 17 pounder shell...
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Barthheart on May 17, 2016, 12:31:27 PM
Wouldn't want to be in the scraping when the 17 pounder fired!  :o
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 08, 2016, 06:26:48 PM
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120mm Gun Combat Tank M103. America's 58t Cold War Heavy Tank. 300 produced.

(https://i.redditmedia.com/Unm2APMd_QDvA-WMzr5Yt7vBtuVRQGMzkfGix-wKufg.jpg?w=900&s=2a022dbf72253cdd4fc7eceab82dc82b)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 14, 2016, 10:17:04 AM
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Centaur IV tank with 95mm howitzer of 'H' Troop, 2nd Battery, Royal Marine Armoured Support Group, Normandy, 13th June 1944


(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/44/media-44966/large.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: JudgeDredd on June 14, 2016, 11:40:17 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/gF13uCY.jpg)

Somewhere in this picture there's a tank, but I have yet to find it.
I found the gun  :2funny:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: JudgeDredd on June 14, 2016, 11:40:51 AM
(http://asset-2.soupcdn.com/asset/16054/2536_2e02.gif)
That is so cool!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 14, 2016, 04:49:43 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/gF13uCY.jpg)

Somewhere in this picture there's a tank, but I have yet to find it.
I found the gun  :2funny:

After looking at the girls a while, are you sure you it wasn't your own 'gun' you found?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: OJsDad on June 16, 2016, 06:07:35 PM
Fox Business has a show on in the evenings called Strange Inheritance.  The episode last night was about a gentleman that purchased tanks and restored them.  The center piece of his collection was Panzer V Panther that had sat at the bottom of a river for 50 years. 

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 21, 2016, 10:13:47 AM
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British tank park at Rollancourt, France, 20th June 1917.

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/14/media-14406/large.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 20, 2016, 06:02:32 PM
http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a21961/russia-fished-a-sherman-tank-out-of-the-sea/
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Steelgrave on July 27, 2016, 08:14:55 PM
(http://www.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/wwi/introduction/w_33.jpg)

British tanks advancing against Germans, unknown battlefield 1917.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Steelgrave on July 27, 2016, 08:16:33 PM
(http://www.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/wwi/introduction/w_34.jpg)

German A7V tanks near Rheims, 1918.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 28, 2016, 10:34:06 AM
Quote
British Army Challenger II MBT on exercise in Alberta, Canada

(http://i.imgur.com/2NffwiQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 28, 2016, 04:27:19 PM
Is that the engine deck hatch up against the turret side, or some hind of ad-hoc armor skirt?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 01, 2016, 03:59:46 AM
stay for the third tank.  totally worth it

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Barthheart on August 01, 2016, 05:16:27 AM
Ouch! Almost made back up but I'd hate to be anyone in there.  :o
And no one runs over to help them out!?!   ???
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 01, 2016, 05:42:22 AM
Ouch! Almost made back up but I'd hate to be anyone in there.  :o
And no one runs over to help them out!?!   ???

They're all Russians. Crazy crashes are a daily occurrence.


I wonder if Russian tankers install dash cams...
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on August 02, 2016, 10:58:48 AM
Interesting watching the 2nd tank after it forded the stream crossing... especially the water coming off the engine deck
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 04, 2016, 05:21:49 PM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/screen-shot-2016-08-03-at-5-25-15-pm.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on September 01, 2016, 06:24:46 PM
Quote
Canadian M4A3(76)W HVSS Sherman tanks of ‘C’ Squadron, Lord Strathcona’s Horse in Korea, 16 July 1952

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7476/27933903451_af855a4920_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Barthheart on September 01, 2016, 06:30:44 PM
WOOT! The first tank has my wife's name on it. :D
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on September 02, 2016, 06:00:47 AM
M4A3E8's to be exact, I think.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Ubercat on September 03, 2016, 08:28:24 AM
That's Barth's wife's name?  ???
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 03, 2016, 09:09:48 AM
M4A3E8's to be exact, I think.

That's Barth's wife's name?  ???

The first joke that springs to mind... I just can't say or Vance will kill me  :knuppel2:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on September 05, 2016, 02:57:12 PM
 :-X
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 02, 2016, 09:06:15 AM
Quote
Kurdish Peshmerga T-55 medium tanks fighting against ISIS

(http://i.imgur.com/TbkygCv.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 11, 2016, 10:29:31 AM
Republic of Korea T-80U's

(http://i.imgur.com/Sr8tLSK.png)


http://imgur.com/a/pvOM8
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 11, 2016, 12:36:40 PM
One can never have to many live fire targets.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 11, 2016, 01:02:40 PM
One can never have to many live fire targets.

That's your dating philosophy.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 11, 2016, 04:09:48 PM
Used to be.  Then I hit the right one.
you need to keep shooting.  Eventually you'll hit a fat one.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 11, 2016, 04:26:13 PM
Used to be.  Then I hit the right one.
you need to keep shooting.  Eventually you'll hit a fat one.

I'd rather not follow your path.

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: undercovergeek on October 11, 2016, 04:29:28 PM
Used to be.  Then I hit the right one.
you need to keep shooting.  Eventually you'll hit a fat one.

We'll tell her you said that
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 21, 2016, 10:10:28 AM
Quote
Challenger 2 MBT at Land Power Capability Demonstration at Salsibury Plain Oct 2016

(https://i.redd.it/3vbghp3odssx.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on November 04, 2016, 10:09:55 AM
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South Korean K2 Black Panthers launching smoke grenades


(http://i.imgur.com/mBDWFxU.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on November 04, 2016, 10:10:58 AM
Gif showing full discharge


(https://giant.gfycat.com/ColorlessDefinitiveFlea.gif)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on November 04, 2016, 10:13:56 AM
Quote
AMX-30 Brenus used for OPFOR training by the 5th Dragoon Regiment of the French Army

(http://i.imgur.com/LPjWN9U.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on November 06, 2016, 05:50:07 AM
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In an attempt to improve trench-crossing capability of the Mark IV; an attachment lengthened the tank by 2.74m (9ft) and required 28 more track plates on each side. It was called a ''Tadpole''.

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-49npuui5KDU/VADmAhcVLNI/AAAAAAAAas8/w2Bs_tPw0vs/s1600/MK%2BIV%2BFemale%2B049b.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on November 06, 2016, 05:53:44 AM
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M4A3E8 shermans of the 89th Tank Battalion advancing north thorough Seoul.

(http://68.media.tumblr.com/b308fd78319f589e19aeea13510bc15d/tumblr_ofxyagJiTZ1vzulwfo1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on November 15, 2016, 10:17:48 AM
Quote
Challenger 2 fitted with a Mobile Camouflage System (MCS)

(http://i.imgur.com/8xkUswG.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 15, 2016, 06:38:26 PM
Groovy
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: jomni on November 15, 2016, 06:38:36 PM
At first I thought of tree bark.
But dinosaur / dragon scales would be more appropriate.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on November 25, 2016, 05:39:57 AM
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Japanese Type 74 and Type 61 tanks under some cherry trees

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7541/27167725616_b3ac218cfb_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 22, 2016, 10:33:11 AM
Quote
US Army Bradley Fighting Vehicles arrive in the port of Busan, South Korea, 2011

(https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6040/6237767019_4aacc1769b_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 31, 2016, 08:38:31 AM
Quote
Mitsubishi Type 87 self-propelled anti-aircraft guns of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8119/10219200844_ec36afeab5_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 31, 2016, 08:41:21 AM
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Pre-WWII Soviet experimental armoured aerosani (propeller-driven snowmobile) 02SS armed with 23mm gun PT-23TB

(http://i.imgur.com/DxIvG3K.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 31, 2016, 12:56:04 PM
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Mitsubishi Type 87 self-propelled anti-aircraft guns of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8119/10219200844_ec36afeab5_o.jpg)

dual purpose against Godzilla!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on January 04, 2017, 02:57:31 PM
those are just foot candy for the big guy
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 08, 2017, 08:31:57 AM
The Belgians seem happy to have US tanks back on the ground

http://tinyurl.com/belgiumTanks

Oh, and German troops in Lithuania?   How the world turns...



Looks like it's 3/4ID
http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/10/03/general-identifies-heavy-brigade-slated-to-deploy-to-europe.html
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 12, 2017, 06:15:44 AM
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An M1A2 Main Battle Tank assigned to 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment breaches through obstacles during the Army Warfighting Assessment (AWA) 17.1 at Fort Bliss, Texas, Oct. 21, 2016.

(https://www.army.mil/e2/c/images/2016/10/31/455592/original.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 18, 2017, 04:19:34 AM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16174897_1259706487449251_1038445541521329254_n.jpg?oh=b9a12c1242ddc891cb4999cbb32bc3fd&oe=5907F16B)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on January 18, 2017, 09:10:16 AM
When I saw that behemoth I didn't know what to think... other than I want one.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Pete Dero on January 18, 2017, 09:45:24 AM
They finally finished that Maus prototype.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 18, 2017, 10:11:16 AM
OGRE
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 18, 2017, 05:00:37 PM
Bolo!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: OJsDad on January 18, 2017, 05:11:20 PM
Saw the tri barrel and thought Honorverse.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 24, 2017, 04:40:56 AM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16174395_1363597053699491_8829260479356143565_n.jpg?oh=c15f54fec78613c8113660c3039041b3&oe=5911A1D5)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 27, 2017, 05:14:55 PM
https://warisboring.com/south-koreas-low-rider-tank-is-the-ultimate-mountain-fighting-vehicle-aa78733a512f#.n4lkxl3cq
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 01, 2017, 11:03:54 AM
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Type-85-III MBT

(https://i.redditmedia.com/8UFWg7TXIyFe-PP9V1ss8Av75siRhO9Ag7BADCJBfuI.png?w=764&s=cf72b558178e0cf3a35de8f8c0b143a2)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: trailrunner on March 01, 2017, 06:20:44 PM
http://mashable.com/2017/02/25/tank-training-at-fort-knox/ (http://mashable.com/2017/02/25/tank-training-at-fort-knox/)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 01, 2017, 06:33:01 PM
^nice find!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 01, 2017, 06:53:38 PM
http://mashable.com/2017/02/25/tank-training-at-fort-knox/ (http://mashable.com/2017/02/25/tank-training-at-fort-knox/)



(http://i.amz.mshcdn.com/EfIU55oBhxOO1QyNrY5d139XD0E=/fit-in/1440x1440/uploads%2F2017%2F2%2F21%2Ffortknox_7.jpg)

Dan Ackroyd's dad?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 01, 2017, 07:28:21 PM
^ I'M A BUG!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 01, 2017, 07:35:07 PM
Some movies just need to be part of a grog's DVD shelf.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 02, 2017, 10:28:10 AM
(https://i.redd.it/gdtcwkpzrziy.gif)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 02, 2017, 04:35:59 PM
Is that Gus looking out of the driver's port?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 02, 2017, 04:38:30 PM
It is about the right size for him.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on March 03, 2017, 08:09:03 AM
I like this more;

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on March 03, 2017, 08:11:50 AM
You can buy it here;

http://www.mark-1-tank.net/NewMark1/KingTiger.htm
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 17, 2017, 03:32:56 AM
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Allied Mark VIII (Liberty) Tank

(https://i.redditmedia.com/VEwRZJ-gh92imnwNHPL9j4RCKSaIIFKBogLJ-Lyw9zo.jpg?w=1024&s=d81d49c2b0a9f76e5d1d013bb3ef2896)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 06, 2017, 08:59:32 AM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17796540_10212883810593455_5830608724976723369_n.jpg?oh=c635ddb94fbd56e8a1f205778f909d2e&oe=594F0B9B)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: OJsDad on April 06, 2017, 10:06:18 AM
Iran's new tank.

http://www.businessinsider.com/iran-unveils-new-main-battle-tank-2016-4

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Barthheart on April 06, 2017, 10:16:05 AM
Iran's new tank.

http://www.businessinsider.com/iran-unveils-new-main-battle-tank-2016-4

(http://media.moddb.com/images/groups/1/3/2074/Development_of_the_hull_is_complete_but_the_turret_is_still_is_mockup_pace._The_project_is_h.jpg)

Weird... but this is the tank pictured, and described, in the article....  ??? Don't know what your pic is from...?

(http://static4.businessinsider.com/image/571e3b4491058425008beaba-469-352/screen%20shot%202016-04-25%20at%2011.39.23%20am.png)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: OJsDad on April 06, 2017, 10:17:26 AM
Yep, I had the wrong picture.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on May 02, 2017, 10:45:42 AM
(https://i.redd.it/xxa48fp74kny.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on May 15, 2017, 08:02:52 AM
http://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2017/05/15/US-Army-testing-Saab-camouflage/5831494843081/
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on May 15, 2017, 10:39:53 AM
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Swedish armor column moving through Visby, Gotland during exercise Aurora, 2015


(https://i.imgur.com/KlLJVtN.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Barthheart on May 18, 2017, 08:24:48 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/daily-morning-awesomeness-35-photos-2362.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on May 24, 2017, 05:43:30 PM
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Malaysian Army PT-91M Pendekar

(https://i.redd.it/0q1ax270efzy.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: jomni on June 23, 2017, 07:21:54 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DBucw7TW0AAZOiu.jpg)

http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a26804/wooden-armor-tank-rockets/
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 23, 2017, 07:30:51 AM
Looks like a Commando V200 under the firewood


(edit: just clicked on the link to read the article - it's a V150.)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 23, 2017, 05:08:00 PM
No good against shaped charges or penetrators but could it spoof the heat sig? Degrade laser returns?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 26, 2017, 10:27:44 AM
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South Korean T-80U

(https://i.imgur.com/8sWPjY4.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on June 26, 2017, 10:30:50 AM
T-80? Sounds like some damn funny Commie tank, son.

(http://rs165.pbsrc.com/albums/u55/BJ_BOBBI_JO9/MISCELLAENEOUS%20hard%20to%20categorize%20smileys/th23_4_150.gif~c200)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 26, 2017, 10:32:46 AM
It is commie tank, sir!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-80#South_Korea
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 26, 2017, 10:43:27 AM
Rasta flags high and proud!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on June 26, 2017, 10:45:33 AM
Yamon!

(https://s30.postimg.org/q503c9wip/Jamaica.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 27, 2017, 06:09:55 PM
T-80? Sounds like some damn funny Commie tank, son.

(http://rs165.pbsrc.com/albums/u55/BJ_BOBBI_JO9/MISCELLAENEOUS%20hard%20to%20categorize%20smileys/th23_4_150.gif~c200)

they do blow up good.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 27, 2017, 06:10:27 PM
Rasta flags high and proud!

Russia's to broke to buy radios.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 27, 2017, 06:21:20 PM
Rasta flags high and proud!

Russia's to broke to buy radios.

But South Korea isn't. They got those T-80s from Russia to settle a debt or something. See the wiki link.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: jomni on June 28, 2017, 01:07:20 AM
No good against shaped charges or penetrators but could it spoof the heat sig? Degrade laser returns?

Well OPFOR decided to throw Molotov cocktails at them.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 28, 2017, 06:19:26 PM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/other-mm-07_29_17-600-33.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 28, 2017, 06:27:18 PM
Just four more and that crew are MiG Aces.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 28, 2017, 11:17:45 PM
consider that the Mig-25 isnt just flat out crushed by an M1.....
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on June 30, 2017, 06:01:59 AM
Nothing quite like having a cuppa in Italy.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on June 30, 2017, 06:28:03 AM
^ Just waiting around for AAA to come help 'em...
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Barthheart on June 30, 2017, 06:31:13 AM
^ Just waiting around for AAA to come help 'em...

First read of your post had me thinking "How would a anti-aircraft artillery unit help them out?"  #:-)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 02, 2017, 08:35:33 PM
... ;D
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 19, 2017, 06:58:16 PM
Quote
Leopard 2 SG (Singapore)

(https://images6.alphacoders.com/322/322953.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on July 20, 2017, 05:25:08 AM
^That's a cool pic.


I can see someone sitting down on the ground, probably eating lunch, behind the front of the tank.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 28, 2017, 10:27:39 AM
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Greek Leopard 1A5GR fording a river during an exercise, 18/7/2017

(https://i.redd.it/mr6xq82bzacz.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 28, 2017, 10:33:50 AM
not a chance in hell I'm driving around in a tank underwater.  Nope.  No way.  Not doing it...
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: JudgeDredd on July 28, 2017, 10:36:32 AM
I love this thread
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 28, 2017, 10:56:45 AM
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IS-2s of the 74th Heavy Tank Regiment near Güstrow, Germany.

(https://i.imgur.com/P4p56ZE.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 28, 2017, 10:57:36 AM
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Building an ISU-152

(https://i.imgur.com/Mmma853.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 28, 2017, 10:57:50 AM
not a chance in hell I'm driving around in a tank underwater.  Nope.  No way.  Not doing it...

wuss :P
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 28, 2017, 11:03:45 AM
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Three Chieftain crews of A Sqn 4RTR in front of the Brandenburg Gate, 1974

(https://i.imgur.com/z9dQqvK.png)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 28, 2017, 11:08:08 AM
not a chance in hell I'm driving around in a tank underwater.  Nope.  No way.  Not doing it...

wuss :P

like you've ever been near a tank

you've been tanked, but never been on the crew of a tank...
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 28, 2017, 11:09:59 AM
not a chance in hell I'm driving around in a tank underwater.  Nope.  No way.  Not doing it...

wuss :P

like you've ever been near a tank

you've been tanked, but never been on the crew of a tank...

I've met you and you're a total wuss :P
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 31, 2017, 10:44:56 AM
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Convoy of Leopard Is, 1965

(http://i.imgur.com/cZoFpRt.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 31, 2017, 10:46:35 AM
M103A2

(http://i.imgur.com/c04m3lj.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 31, 2017, 10:48:08 AM
Quote
Char B1 No. 282 'Tunis' abandoned during the battle of France in May of 1940

(http://i.imgur.com/kz5eQ1U.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 31, 2017, 10:50:29 AM
Quote
American T54E1 Medium tank prototype equipped with an oscillating turret and autoloader

(https://i.imgur.com/A35cMhP.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 31, 2017, 11:19:07 AM
thats a very fun tank to play.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 31, 2017, 11:26:34 AM
It looks evil.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 31, 2017, 12:09:23 PM
First thing I thought is, that was a Russian tank.  :o
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on July 31, 2017, 02:56:00 PM
We had some interesting designs in the 50s.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 03, 2017, 05:30:46 PM
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Jagdtigers under production

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7464/15851574869_482497bf1d_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 03, 2017, 05:33:09 PM
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South Korean T-80U of the "Brown Bear" Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade

(http://i.imgur.com/qj3SkK4.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on August 04, 2017, 06:24:43 AM
I like the Jagdpanthers, myself.

(http://www.worldwarphotos.info/wp-content/gallery/germany/tanks/jagdpanther/Panzerjager_V_Jagdpanther_Sd_Kfz_173.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on August 04, 2017, 11:07:11 AM
it looks positively sporty
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 11, 2017, 10:26:46 AM
Challenger I

(http://i.imgur.com/qOTLLDo.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 11, 2017, 10:28:51 AM
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Tankers of the Danish army during the crossing of the water obstacles in winter conditions with Centurion tanks; 1964

(https://i.imgur.com/yk14w0c.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 11, 2017, 10:36:44 AM
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Captured Soviet T-28

(http://i.imgur.com/bk9nk2O.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 11, 2017, 07:01:09 PM
Captured by Finland I probably don't really need to add, considering present groggy company.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 11, 2017, 07:33:53 PM
I was hoping I didn't need to add that detail.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 12, 2017, 06:06:16 PM
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Early prototype for the Chieftain heavy tank

(http://i.imgur.com/i0IsbGC.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 12, 2017, 06:10:29 PM
The Anglo-American join heavy/assault tank project T14

(http://i.imgur.com/vV2oyux.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 12, 2017, 06:14:14 PM
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FV 214 Conqueror heavy tank with additional spaced armor, circa 1957

(https://i.imgur.com/GsIzdnQ.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/pMcVrha.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/ZDw2lOy.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on August 13, 2017, 08:24:28 AM
The Anglo-American join heavy/assault tank project T14

(http://i.imgur.com/vV2oyux.jpg)

I took a photo of the one they have at Bovington Museum.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 14, 2017, 06:58:54 AM
The Anglo-American join heavy/assault tank project T14

(http://i.imgur.com/vV2oyux.jpg)

I took a photo of the one they have at Bovington Museum.

That's the only running example in the world, I believe.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on August 14, 2017, 09:42:19 AM
Not sure if it still runs as the last I heard it was in the museum store. I think the only other one is at Aberdeen proving Ground. Of course, these were the only 2 that were built.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 14, 2017, 09:54:41 AM
I read somewhere that the Bovington example does (or at least did) run, but the one at Aberdeen wasn't maintained.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on August 15, 2017, 06:11:03 AM
Sturmtiger: 380mm main gun (e.g. "mortar")

(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/Photos/Sturmtiger-Minden-Ger.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on August 15, 2017, 08:31:27 AM
Actually a 38cm 'Raketen-Wefer'
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on August 15, 2017, 08:43:08 AM
So it wefers raketen?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 15, 2017, 08:47:56 AM
It werfers raketen, yes.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 15, 2017, 10:20:01 AM
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Column of Soviet T-55s

(https://i.imgur.com/wSjr86M.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 15, 2017, 10:22:57 AM
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Bronemotovagon D-2 Soviet armoured train armed with two 76.2mm guns

(http://alternathistory.com/files/users/user1884/cb1dacecbbe2.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on August 15, 2017, 11:31:49 AM
Actually a 38cm 'Raketen-Wefer'

I thought it was 38cm 'Dayfukenupper'
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on August 15, 2017, 03:16:13 PM
Depending on which way its pointing.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on August 15, 2017, 03:22:21 PM
Depending on which way its pointing.

That made me laugh...
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 15, 2017, 04:44:42 PM
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Column of Soviet targets


ftfy

(https://i.imgur.com/wSjr86M.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 15, 2017, 04:46:39 PM
^heh. I knew you'd pick up on that.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 15, 2017, 04:55:42 PM
the bridgelayers in the backround are a nice touch.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 15, 2017, 04:57:39 PM
Like a scene out of Red Storm Rising. The column gets savaged along with the support elements.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 15, 2017, 05:01:25 PM
if it was they would be on fire.

(http://hoiquanphidung.com/userupload/img/tank3_1432138740.png)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 15, 2017, 05:06:11 PM
Well the pic is the before.

There actually was a scene like that in RSR. When the 'Frisbees' hit the bridges, they caught the lead Soviet tank elements along with the supporting brigding equipment and engineers.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 15, 2017, 05:10:53 PM
The Frisbees of Dreamland might be the most read chapter of any book Ive ever read.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 15, 2017, 05:13:29 PM
Right up there with Dance of the Vampires.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 15, 2017, 05:14:32 PM
I think I'll pull that book off the shelf tonight
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 15, 2017, 05:16:07 PM
over the years Ive gone through 3 paperbacks.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 15, 2017, 05:19:46 PM
I have a hardbound copy now, but it's the second or third I've owned over the years.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 15, 2017, 05:22:41 PM
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Column of Soviet T-55s

(https://i.imgur.com/wSjr86M.jpg)

Are they waiting for the People's Roadside Assistance Truck?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 15, 2017, 05:25:32 PM
In Soviet Russia, roadside assists you!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on August 16, 2017, 08:08:25 AM
Dammit, now you're making me want to read RSR. Again. For the, probably, 24th time.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 17, 2017, 01:47:21 PM
Dammit, now you're making me want to read RSR. Again. For the, probably, 24th time.

I typically read it once per year and I've probably been doing that for close to 30 years.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 17, 2017, 01:47:54 PM
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Soviet tanks from WWII being cut up in preparation for smelting in the Dneprospetsstal facility in Zaporozhye, Ukraine, January 1960

(https://i.redd.it/t1rixkxd0zfz.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 17, 2017, 01:50:57 PM
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T-62 with an S-125

(https://i.imgur.com/kzCanSY.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 17, 2017, 01:51:49 PM
Quote
Column of Egyptian IS-3Ms on parade

(http://i.imgur.com/Gwbkwkm.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 17, 2017, 01:54:22 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/fkrzTzC.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 17, 2017, 03:15:23 PM
Quote
Soviet tanks from WWII being cut up in preparation for smelting in the Dneprospetsstal facility in Zaporozhye, Ukraine, January 1960

(https://i.redd.it/t1rixkxd0zfz.jpg)

that would make an awesome model diorama.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 17, 2017, 03:24:22 PM
That it woukd. Let's get JD on it.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 23, 2017, 06:50:58 AM
(https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20992924_985789054894348_357184657157022822_n.jpg?oh=5e0f1b43b91f726aba47257f96be943f&oe=5A13D7A0)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 23, 2017, 07:27:44 AM
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T-62 in Liberec, Czechoslavkia - 21 Aug 1968, Operation Danube

(https://i.imgur.com/acqDZHB.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/tsu4yhj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/jeEnn3t.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 24, 2017, 08:05:48 AM
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Royal Tank Regiment Challenger II's painted in Berlin Brigade scheme

(https://i.redd.it/yu51gl6xpohz.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 24, 2017, 02:16:24 PM
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20992605_1243979859047336_5114854096540381980_n.jpg?oh=a159e34552db7dae1dd187dae5e74eda&oe=5A242195)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 24, 2017, 02:19:36 PM
^ha!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on September 05, 2017, 04:10:07 AM
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Pair of BMD-2 crosses river under cover of Mi-24s

(https://pp.userapi.com/c837133/v837133393/5ac68/XNoCIyO1yCo.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on September 11, 2017, 10:24:27 AM
Two ARL-44 heavy tanks on parade

(https://i.imgur.com/dqonAgt.jpg)


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARL_44
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 11, 2017, 06:31:18 PM
those blow up really nicely!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on September 11, 2017, 06:53:15 PM
You say so
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 11, 2017, 08:20:55 PM
those blow up really nicely!

What, all three or four of them?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 11, 2017, 08:29:23 PM
http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/russia-says-its-armata-t-14-tank-can-fight-mars-22227
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on September 12, 2017, 04:18:54 PM
http://militaryhistorynow.com/2017/09/12/tank-busting-blowing-up-the-myth-of-the-mighty-m4-sherman/
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 12, 2017, 05:57:56 PM
It's true that the M4 had a shit-load of shortcomings. It's primary virtue was quantity. It's secondary virtue was reliability and repairability, force-multiplying it's first virtue.


The same can be said for the T-34, though it was also a great tank in a "Waaagh!"-kind of way.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on September 13, 2017, 04:32:35 AM
Its also likely that the M4 would have had a greater impact if more vehicles armed with the 17pdr / 76.2mm gun had been available.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Pete Dero on September 13, 2017, 05:23:07 AM
It's true that the M4 had a shit-load of shortcomings. It's primary virtue was quantity. It's secondary virtue was reliability and repairability, force-multiplying it's first virtue.

I always learned that the US never build tanks to fight tanks but mainly as an infantry support vehicle.

In theory when US tanks spotted enemy tanks they should rely on artillery or air support to defeat them.
Because of the bad weather in the early fases of the Battle of the Bulge, making air support impossible, the M4's had to be used in a real tank role and they showed their shortcomings.
When the weather cleared the fight was over.

The firefly (17 pdr gun) could take out most german tanks but remained very vulnerable as it still lacked the necessary armor to survive even a frontal 88mm hit.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 13, 2017, 06:38:03 AM
It's true that the M4 had a shit-load of shortcomings. It's primary virtue was quantity. It's secondary virtue was reliability and repairability, force-multiplying it's first virtue.

I always learned that the US never build tanks to fight tanks but mainly as an infantry support vehicle.

If you look at the history of US armor, that was true up until the end of WWII.  After that we started building tanks as standalone tanks - the M26, M48, M60, etc. The M41 was an aberration at the time, and the M551 was one of the dumbest ideas ever (hey, the Russians have an air-dropped tank; we need one too!)

Ironically, the next 'big' war where we deployed a lot of armor - Vietnam - was one where single tanks got parceled out as infantry support a lot.

After that, it's been tanks designed to fight in armor / mounted formations, which has forced the Marines to adapt to a less-than-ideal vehicle for the way they distribute tanks to their tank platoons.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on September 13, 2017, 06:45:00 AM
http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/russia-says-its-armata-t-14-tank-can-fight-mars-22227

Of course they'd say it can fight on Mars, because it can't fight on Earth.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on September 13, 2017, 06:54:30 AM
Wait until the Martians kick their asses.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Barthheart on September 13, 2017, 07:05:35 AM
Le sigh..... their tanks can't work on Mars... not enough oxygen to have the fuel burn, or the crew breath.  :P
It gets to -100F at night... in the summer... at the equator... diesel fuel jells at -1 F.
etc. etc.
 #:-)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on September 13, 2017, 07:08:17 AM
Still better conditions than Russia in winter.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on September 13, 2017, 10:50:07 AM
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British M3 Grant in Burma 1944-45

(https://i.redd.it/x5n481ofzmlz.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on September 13, 2017, 10:52:48 AM
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Surrendered Jagdtigers in Iserlohn, Germany 1945

(https://giant.gfycat.com/DangerousAnimatedBufflehead.gif)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 15, 2017, 02:46:54 PM
https://medium.com/@DFRLab/zapadwatch-tankers-day-beneath-the-baltics-a9701ea3062
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on September 27, 2017, 05:25:35 AM
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Four crew members of Char C2 super-heavy tank 'POITOU', 51st Bataillon de Chars de Combat, pose for a photograph in front of their colossal vehicle. Briey, France. October 1939.

(https://i.redd.it/zuto6lkpdynz.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 27, 2017, 05:28:42 AM
The height of the tracks on that thing just scream 'Mobility Kill'.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on September 27, 2017, 05:31:11 AM
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A Column of Soviet ISU-122. Suburb of Berlin, May 1945.

(https://i.redd.it/prs73qt7bpnz.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on September 29, 2017, 04:46:10 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/daily-morning-awesomeness-35-photos-2432.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: JudgeDredd on September 29, 2017, 04:47:18 AM
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Four crew members of Char C2 super-heavy tank 'POITOU', 51st Bataillon de Chars de Combat, pose for a photograph in front of their colossal vehicle. Briey, France. October 1939.

(https://i.redd.it/zuto6lkpdynz.jpg)
I had no idea the Char C2 was that big!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: JudgeDredd on September 29, 2017, 04:47:35 AM
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A Column of Soviet ISU-122. Suburb of Berlin, May 1945.

(https://i.redd.it/prs73qt7bpnz.jpg)
That's a crackin photo
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: JudgeDredd on September 29, 2017, 04:47:52 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/daily-morning-awesomeness-35-photos-2432.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
North Korea on alert?  :)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on September 29, 2017, 04:48:12 AM
^lol
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: OJsDad on September 29, 2017, 10:41:18 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/daily-morning-awesomeness-35-photos-2432.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)

That cannot have been at an American school.  He would have been arrested for threating violence.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on September 29, 2017, 11:23:30 AM
Finally

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/14748/us-army-buys-israeli-trophy-system-so-its-tanks-can-blast-incoming-projectiles
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on September 29, 2017, 02:53:07 PM
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Four crew members of Char C2 super-heavy tank 'POITOU', 51st Bataillon de Chars de Combat, pose for a photograph in front of their colossal vehicle. Briey, France. October 1939.

(https://i.redd.it/zuto6lkpdynz.jpg)
I had no idea the Char C2 was that big!

it still wont crack brazil nuts
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on September 29, 2017, 02:56:04 PM
It might give a Paris hooker a Brazilian.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 01, 2017, 05:45:14 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/lksp89qxr9dyteqi1ft2bmr6hi1fyas6oe6jldjelaa.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 01, 2017, 06:01:52 AM
I wonder what it says on the side.


"Drive the Fascist Aggressor out of our Playground!"
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 02, 2017, 10:35:23 AM
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The Polish 10th Armoured Cavalry Brigade -- attending Worthington Challenge 2017

(https://i.imgur.com/N6PdTBE.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on October 02, 2017, 10:40:40 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/lksp89qxr9dyteqi1ft2bmr6hi1fyas6oe6jldjelaa.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)

The side says "thank you grandfather for victory."
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 02, 2017, 05:17:26 PM
The side says "thank you grandfather for victory."


Спасибо!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 07, 2017, 04:47:23 PM
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Dutch Leopard Is in the late 70s.


(https://i.redd.it/0gspn27cq7qz.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 07, 2017, 05:04:06 PM
Cool.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 07, 2017, 05:09:11 PM
That guy in the front doesn't look someone to screw around with.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on October 08, 2017, 04:32:10 AM
Not while he's wearing a tank, anyway.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 09, 2017, 12:16:45 PM
(http://imagesvc.timeincapp.com/v3/foundry/image/?q=60&url=https%3A%2F%2Fs3.amazonaws.com%2Fthe-drive-staging%2Fmessage-editor%252F1507566988455-screenshot2017-10-09at1.55.10am.png)


http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/14966/images-emerge-of-m1a2-abrams-tank-equipped-with-trophy-active-protection-system
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 09, 2017, 05:01:30 PM
This may be a stupid question but couldn't an enemy ATGM team just get a sniper equipped with a large-caliber anti-material rifle to plink out the Trophy sensors before the rest of the team fired their missile?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 09, 2017, 05:06:18 PM
Probably easier said than done.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 09, 2017, 05:14:00 PM
If some guy in a moving Coast Guard helo can take out a speeding drug runner's boat by shooting into the engine block it can't be too hard to hit a two-foot area on a rolling tank. Are they adding a mini-Trophy to take out 12.5 mm rounds as well?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 09, 2017, 05:20:11 PM
Couple things - I'm guessing the Trophy gear is fairly robust. It is strapped to an MBT after all.

And if you start taking sniper fire that is targeting the Trophy sensors, that's a fairly good indication that an AT round might be incoming and it's time to get out of dodge.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 15, 2017, 10:21:54 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/weekend-morning-awesomeness-35-photos-29.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: JudgeDredd on October 15, 2017, 11:05:56 AM
Man - he's got loooooooooooooooong legs!  :2funny:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: OJsDad on October 15, 2017, 11:16:54 AM
Looks like a game of whack-a-mole. 
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 15, 2017, 12:38:49 PM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/weekend-morning-awesomeness-35-photos-29.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)

His grandpapa was going to swim the English Channel but got sent to the Eastern Front instead:

(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/45/d6/b9/45d6b90a008bdf1135178b96c7eeb9a6--operation-sea-lion-panzer-iii.jpg)

(http://www.littlewars.se/sealion/TauchpanzerIII_4.jpg)

http://www.littlewars.se/sealion/germanweapons.html
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 18, 2017, 06:35:46 PM
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T-34 used by Ethnic Russian Separatists in Ukraine, 2015

(https://i.redd.it/5j3p3zcsinsz.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 18, 2017, 06:36:57 PM
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M3 Grant tank in Australia - 1943


(https://i.imgur.com/uI6zaSb.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 18, 2017, 06:38:33 PM
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M4 Shermans with T40 Whiz-Bang multiple rocket launchers

(http://www.theshermantank.com/wp-content/uploads/WW2-10M17Shrmn-rtf.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 18, 2017, 06:40:41 PM
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Rockets being loaded into a T34 Calliope mounted on a M4 Sherman

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-36MyFvETDtQ/UXBb5OP7dEI/AAAAAAAAQ3A/cUFs9eENu8Y/s1600/caliop.JPG)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 18, 2017, 06:41:39 PM
(https://i.redd.it/nk2e6339hbsz.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 18, 2017, 06:44:21 PM
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A Dutch Centurion being brought across a river during excercise "Otter", 1955.

(https://i.redd.it/kii3yzcye7sz.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 18, 2017, 06:46:34 PM
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Israeli M51 shermans on their way to the front line during the Yom Kippur war.

(https://i.redd.it/dofdk4iwylrz.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 18, 2017, 07:41:19 PM
(https://i.redd.it/nk2e6339hbsz.jpg)

Being the loader on an M-50 in the middle of an extended firefight... not good.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on October 19, 2017, 03:40:07 AM
Not often you see pictures of the Ontos. Going back a lot of years, I had a model of the Ontos, I think 1/48, by 'FROG' who did some incredible kits such as the M42 Duster, M8 Tractor and 155mm. They also did a monster kit of the 'Atomic cannon'.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: JudgeDredd on October 19, 2017, 03:54:01 AM
 ;D

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/322244189789?chn=ps&dispItem=1&adgroupid=13585920426&rlsatarget=pla-142405612146&abcId=&adtype=pla&merchantid=113543883&poi=&googleloc=9045046&device=c&campaignid=207297426&crdt=0
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on October 19, 2017, 10:39:32 AM
;D

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/322244189789?chn=ps&dispItem=1&adgroupid=13585920426&rlsatarget=pla-142405612146&abcId=&adtype=pla&merchantid=113543883&poi=&googleloc=9045046&device=c&campaignid=207297426&crdt=0

I see your post and raise you this
http://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/military-tank-models (http://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/military-tank-models)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 19, 2017, 10:42:35 AM
(https://i2.wp.com/cdn4.img.sputniknews.com/images/102139/89/1021398900.jpg)

Not pictured: the twenty Ukranian slaves they have pushing these cardboard props along from underneath/inside, Flintstones-style. ;D
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 19, 2017, 05:01:47 PM
With those covers they look like a mother-in-law's living room set.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 19, 2017, 05:05:17 PM
The living room set is more lethal.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 22, 2017, 12:26:26 PM
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Captured M4 and M3 tanks under evaluation by the German Army

(https://i.redd.it/ce0u19iuoysz.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 22, 2017, 12:31:24 PM
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Remains of a T-54 in a beach in Angola

(https://i.redd.it/95ufqbrmxssz.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 22, 2017, 12:33:21 PM
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M1 Abrams. 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), likely aboard the USS Somerset

(https://i.redd.it/vgomfevmelsz.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 22, 2017, 02:23:56 PM
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Captured M4 and M3 tanks under evaluation by the German Army

(https://i.redd.it/ce0u19iuoysz.jpg)

Is that you-know-who? (no, I don't mean Voldemort... )
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on October 22, 2017, 02:25:15 PM
I thought the same thing  :)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 22, 2017, 02:31:58 PM
Lucius Malfoy?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on October 22, 2017, 02:32:33 PM
Shhhhh!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 22, 2017, 04:09:35 PM
Is that you-know-who? (no, I don't mean Voldemort... )

Bawb?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on October 22, 2017, 04:29:12 PM
Not with that hat on.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 22, 2017, 04:42:23 PM
Bawbdermort?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on October 23, 2017, 04:39:55 AM
Don't make me get my wand out and wave it about.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 23, 2017, 04:46:38 AM
Wand fight!

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 23, 2017, 06:51:51 AM
Don't make me get my wand out and wave it about.

TEEHEE!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 24, 2017, 09:53:50 AM
Bawb's stache, more like.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 26, 2017, 04:54:13 PM
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Comet tanks of the 2nd Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, 11th Armoured Division, crossing the Weser at Petershagen, Germany, 7 April 1945

(https://i.imgur.com/V73uDDr.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 26, 2017, 04:57:13 PM
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M60T SABRA MKII

(https://i.hizliresim.com/vJpNg6.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 26, 2017, 04:58:56 PM
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A M48 Patton moving forward during the battle of Hue, 1968.

(https://i.redd.it/m4csseetostz.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 26, 2017, 05:01:05 PM
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Comet tanks of the 2nd Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, 11th Armoured Division, crossing the Weser at Petershagen, Germany, 7 April 1945

That's all good and well, but you know those main gun rounds would've bounced right off of a medieval knight's breastplate.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 26, 2017, 05:01:24 PM
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Charles de Gaulle posing in front of a Char D2 Medium Tank of the Elite 507 Régiment de Chars de Combat.

(https://i.redd.it/5v1o87ng9htz.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 26, 2017, 05:01:55 PM
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Comet tanks of the 2nd Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, 11th Armoured Division, crossing the Weser at Petershagen, Germany, 7 April 1945

That's all good and well, but you know those main gun rounds would've bounced right off of a medieval knight's breastplate.

Don't you start  :knuppel2:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 26, 2017, 05:05:58 PM
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Comet tanks of the 2nd Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, 11th Armoured Division, crossing the Weser at Petershagen, Germany, 7 April 1945

That's all good and well, but you know those main gun rounds would've bounced right off of a medieval knight's breastplate.

Actually...
The Comet had a 17 pound-derived gun that was as good, if not better, than that of the Panther. The Comet was just so late to the party that it gets overlooked.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 26, 2017, 05:14:41 PM
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Comet tanks of the 2nd Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, 11th Armoured Division, crossing the Weser at Petershagen, Germany, 7 April 1945

That's all good and well, but you know those main gun rounds would've bounced right off of a medieval knight's breastplate.

Actually...
The Comet had a 17 pound-derived gun that was as good, if not better, than that of the Panther. The Comet was just so late to the party that it gets overlooked.

that's just British propaganda!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on October 27, 2017, 05:21:55 AM
...if only we have had the 17pdr at Agincourt..............
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 27, 2017, 05:45:01 AM
...if only we have had the 17pdr at Agincourt..............

Well, the English did have it's period equivalent.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on October 27, 2017, 05:55:50 AM
It would seem that not everyone thinks so ;)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 31, 2017, 09:10:39 AM
http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/15609/the-army-desperately-wants-a-pint-sized-tank-with-a-big-gun-heres-what-we-know
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 31, 2017, 10:36:40 AM
yeah, they had the XM8 ready to go in '95, and then pulled the plug on it all
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 31, 2017, 10:45:13 AM
I thought the Striker with the 105mm was meant to fill the infantry support role.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 31, 2017, 11:03:43 AM
I thought the Striker with the 105mm was meant to fill the infantry support role.

that was well after the cancelation of the XM8
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 31, 2017, 11:04:59 AM
I thought the Striker with the 105mm was meant to fill the infantry support role.

that was well after the cancelation of the XM8

I know. I meant today.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on October 31, 2017, 02:34:43 PM
The U.S. Army is rushing ahead with its project to develop a new light tank to give infantry brigades extra firepower, especially against a near-peer opponent such as Russia.


Near peer?????? WTF?!   Seriously????
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on October 31, 2017, 02:40:49 PM
You were expecting it be Canada?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on October 31, 2017, 02:42:07 PM
You were expecting it be Canada?


heh, that was damn near a coffee spew.... :bd:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on November 05, 2017, 04:54:12 AM
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Soviet Armour (IS-2 and Lend-Lease Sherman) in Berlin - May 1945

(https://i.imgur.com/7rXAI84.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 05, 2017, 04:57:21 AM
That poor Shermie looks like a scout tank next to the IS-2.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on November 05, 2017, 06:38:42 AM
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Two US soldiers inspecting a Jagdtiger, 1945.

(https://i.redd.it/ftvd2uphi4vz.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on November 05, 2017, 06:42:32 AM
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T26E4 Super Pershing

(https://i.redd.it/dh06teg2ptuz.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on November 05, 2017, 06:44:33 AM
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IS-2 column in East Prussia, March 1945

(https://i.imgur.com/6OOyIp6.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 09, 2017, 07:35:14 AM
(http://www.sjgames.com/banners/deskpics/ogre/ogre2048x2048.png)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 12, 2017, 10:18:30 AM
(https://scontent.fmia1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23376574_1532628916773062_1038149204629588747_n.png?oh=f05ce74badde668908f75ea3cd2b2c7c&oe=5A63944E)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 12, 2017, 12:32:38 PM
That is one yuge shotgun shell over there on the left.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on November 14, 2017, 05:42:03 PM
Working A7V german tank replica.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztkKJUQB4rU&app=desktop
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on November 20, 2017, 04:51:46 AM
https://twitter.com/MilHistNow/status/932525198213042177
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on November 22, 2017, 11:06:08 AM
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M1922 Medium Tank

(https://i.imgur.com/XtzJcA0.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on November 23, 2017, 08:31:51 AM
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British Mark IV Tank. Captured by Germans. Nov - 1917.

(https://i.imgur.com/dohnjML.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: JudgeDredd on November 23, 2017, 08:52:11 AM
^That is such a cool picture  O0 :notworthy:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on November 23, 2017, 09:02:01 AM
Happy Tanksgiving! :P
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 23, 2017, 12:30:17 PM
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British Mark IV Tank. Captured by Germans. Nov - 1917.

(https://i.imgur.com/dohnjML.jpg)

Cool pic. I notice that the guns have been removed. I wonder if it broke down and the British stripped it of all goodies before leaving it behind.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on November 23, 2017, 02:05:15 PM
Also, I think its a 'female' in which case it would have only been armed with MG's.

http://tank-photographs.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/ww1-british-mark-IV-female-tank.html
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on November 24, 2017, 09:40:42 AM
Spelk used this videpo in his TOAW IV AAR. It's well worth a watch (and Spelk's AAR is well worth a read)




http://sugarfreegamer.com/toawiv-the-battle-of-cambrai-1917-setup/
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on November 27, 2017, 12:48:22 PM
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Column of M46 Pattons - Korea, 1951.

(https://i.redd.it/sk5wej2p4j001.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on November 27, 2017, 12:49:33 PM
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French officers inspecting a captured German A7V tank

(https://i.redd.it/3n1efw7o98001.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on November 27, 2017, 12:51:18 PM
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7th Panzer Division, moving through France near Abbeville, 1940.

(https://i.redd.it/kypew33nz6001.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on November 29, 2017, 05:18:33 PM
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Leopard 2A4 of the Royal Canadian Dragoon's C Squadron

(https://i.redd.it/aezwutz04u001.png)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on November 30, 2017, 10:03:15 AM
Batman Tank... well at least a batman barrel
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 03, 2017, 07:22:07 PM
(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/24068303_1687594107965994_8793231258488115253_n.jpg?oh=ffc21c6608c2aca3d69790c72f53da69&oe=5A911E02)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 03, 2017, 07:34:51 PM
VT-1 or 2, never produced. The Germans decided they were happy enough with the Leo2.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on December 04, 2017, 03:27:19 PM
https://tankmuseumshop.org/pages/christmas-gifts
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on December 04, 2017, 04:11:43 PM
https://tankmuseumshop.org/pages/christmas-gifts

BoB,
they need to make a movie about a bunch of greybeards, like us, who thwart an alien invasion with Tiger 131... The idea is totally stolen from the movie Battleship... but whatever.
Where we'd get the ammunition from I don't know...
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on December 04, 2017, 04:12:48 PM
Ammo? No worries, I'll get my aunty to knit some for us.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on December 04, 2017, 04:15:15 PM
Ammo? No worries, I'll get my aunty to knit some for us.

Propellant?
If you suggest feeding beans to Stagger, I shall scream
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on December 04, 2017, 04:16:07 PM
We'll cook something up, no worries.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 04, 2017, 05:28:45 PM

If you suggest feeding beans to Stagger, I shall scream

Who told you about my secret area denial abilities?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on December 05, 2017, 03:05:17 AM
It was blowing in the wind.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 14, 2017, 10:29:22 AM
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French Schneider CA1 Tank & Crew, 1917

(https://i.redd.it/1nlzlwac0r301.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on December 14, 2017, 02:19:41 PM
It’s been shot up pretty good already.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on December 14, 2017, 02:26:22 PM
Its a remarkable picture for its age.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 14, 2017, 03:22:55 PM
did you take the photo?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on December 14, 2017, 03:24:29 PM
Did I take it where? Nope, its still there.

..cheeky bugger......
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on December 14, 2017, 04:27:50 PM
Yes he is a cheeky bugger... but back to the photo, it is amazing. From the shell holes I'd suspect they were trying for the driver.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 14, 2017, 05:29:55 PM
Schneider doesn't sound very French.  ???
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 14, 2017, 06:04:37 PM
Schneider doesn't sound very French.  ???

Alsatian?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 14, 2017, 06:08:03 PM
Probably. It must be confusing to live there if the language on all the signs keeps changing between French and German every 50 years.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Barthheart on December 21, 2017, 07:59:01 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/daily-morning-awesomeness-35-photos-2591.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=641)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: trailrunner on December 21, 2017, 09:56:08 AM
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French Schneider CA1 Tank & Crew, 1917

(https://i.redd.it/1nlzlwac0r301.jpg)

With that metal on its nose, I sure hope that it was called Rhino.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 21, 2017, 09:59:30 AM
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French Schneider CA1 Tank & Crew, 1917

(https://i.redd.it/1nlzlwac0r301.jpg)

With that metal on its nose, I sure hope that it was called Rhino.

Or the Sarah Jessica Parker
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: undercovergeek on December 21, 2017, 12:35:51 PM
Are they hits on the side?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 21, 2017, 12:40:58 PM
Looks like they are.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 22, 2017, 02:06:15 AM
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South Korean K2 Black Panther main battle tanks

(https://i.imgur.com/QQ0wYQ7.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 22, 2017, 02:07:12 AM
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British tank crew eating their Christmas dinner near Bardia - 1941

(https://i.redd.it/subwy166g8501.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 22, 2017, 05:13:43 PM
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South Korean K2 Black Panther main battle tanks

(https://i.imgur.com/QQ0wYQ7.jpg)

the norks really dont stand a chance.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 22, 2017, 05:14:48 PM
Probably. It must be confusing to live there if the language on all the signs keeps changing between French and German every 50 years.

somewhere theres a town called Occupied and they have a shed with replacement signs that say Unoccupied.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on December 31, 2017, 07:59:16 AM
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M-60A3 near Giessen, Germany in 1985 during an exercise

(https://i.redd.it/xq2h2px133701.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 14, 2018, 08:02:49 AM
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Swedish Pansarbandvagn (pbv) 302

(https://i.redd.it/0w1gfkous2901.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 16, 2018, 10:11:51 AM
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Upgraded Filipino M113 with Israeli UT25 turret

(https://i.imgur.com/D9rsGHj.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 16, 2018, 10:14:16 AM
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South Korean K1s in a stream

(https://i.imgur.com/wjDKvaW.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 18, 2018, 11:00:59 AM
Turkish M60-T Sabra

(https://i.redd.it/10phtlyvfoa01.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 18, 2018, 11:40:19 AM
coming soon to a Syria near you!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 27, 2018, 03:57:46 PM
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Massive concrete tank trap in South Korea

(https://i.imgur.com/VAWLeTo.jpg)


More pics - https://imgur.com/a/vH0if
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 28, 2018, 07:12:41 AM
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Bren Gun Carriers waiting to be scrapped

(https://i.redd.it/leumhx0rfpc01.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 28, 2018, 07:54:48 AM
Based on that sign those Bren Carriers may be feral and quite deadly.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 28, 2018, 07:59:42 AM
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Polish ZSU-23-4 fire at simulated enemy aircraft, while a T-55 prepares for river crossing (1972 exercise)

(https://i.redditmedia.com/LjyGr-CPIJx6I-KA3JyqvxiwJjlZTqCTaRevUg9fXAM.png?w=992&s=533416a75a615e35dace2d411b69805f)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on January 28, 2018, 08:01:00 AM
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A column of Marine M26 Pershings engages North Korean forces from a road, somewhere near Seoul.

(https://i.imgur.com/at9OFZC.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 09, 2018, 01:36:59 PM
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Soviet BT--7 shows its suspension capabilities.

(https://i.imgur.com/2wZ4Hda.gif)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 09, 2018, 01:44:11 PM
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A US M7 Priest used to smash Japanese airplanes in 1945

(https://i.redd.it/x4m76j0p0le01.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 09, 2018, 05:30:51 PM
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Soviet BT--7 shows its suspension capabilities.

(https://i.imgur.com/2wZ4Hda.gif)

A suspension designed by a guy with the very Russian-sounding name of Walter Christie.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 09, 2018, 05:54:21 PM
Heh. We kinda dropped the ball on that one.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 10, 2018, 07:22:18 AM
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A Russian T-72 during the Battle of Grozny (1996) at the end of the First Chechen War.

(https://i.redd.it/wu9hxetpbcf01.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 18, 2018, 06:58:26 AM
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Infantry of 6th Royal Scots Fusiliers, 15th (Scottish Division), advance through waist-high corn behind a Churchill tank of 9th Royal Tank Regiment at the start of Operation ‘Epsom’, 26 June 1944.


 (https://i.imgur.com/dp6Ue6c.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on February 27, 2018, 09:40:59 AM
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"Super 34-85": Chinese T-34-85 tank armed with 12 side-mounted TBO-50 flamethrowers.

(https://i.imgur.com/y0Lgtft.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Barthheart on February 27, 2018, 09:49:07 AM
Because just 2 side mounted flamethrowers are not enough......  :P
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 12, 2018, 05:52:30 AM
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Armored "Heimwehr" cars are patrolling the streets in Vienna, Austria, 1934

(https://i.redd.it/fu5uifk8ixk01.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 16, 2018, 08:18:48 AM
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 27, 2018, 01:47:50 PM
http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/19671/us-army-eyes-adding-unique-40mm-cannon-to-its-stryker-and-bradley-armored-vehicles
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on March 27, 2018, 01:55:26 PM
That is interesting ammunition....
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on March 27, 2018, 02:04:30 PM
Yeah, sounds evil
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on April 02, 2018, 10:33:28 AM
http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/19787/the-army-wants-this-modular-universal-system-to-shield-its-armor-from-rockets-and-missiles
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 02, 2018, 12:46:07 PM
motherfucking lasers!   :bd:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on April 02, 2018, 12:48:13 PM
tanks with frikkin laser beams!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on April 03, 2018, 05:47:41 AM
OH!  The humanity.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 03, 2018, 05:18:45 PM
OH!  The humanity.

Tell her it could be worse... the pix of the WW1 Mark IV's could be the 6-pounder version instead of the all-lewis gun one...  :o
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: trailrunner on April 03, 2018, 05:44:12 PM
http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/19787/the-army-wants-this-modular-universal-system-to-shield-its-armor-from-rockets-and-missiles

I'm very familiar with MAPS.  I'll just say that I don't think it's a very good approach to solving this problem.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on April 14, 2018, 04:41:19 PM
https://twitter.com/WWIIpix/status/985114243736403968
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on April 20, 2018, 10:26:45 AM
https://twitter.com/MilHistNow/status/987365612237312001
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 24, 2018, 12:07:07 PM
Very interesting footage of a Jagdtiger.

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on April 26, 2018, 08:20:18 AM
If that's the one at Bovington, I've stood next to it :-))
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 26, 2018, 08:37:23 AM
Yep, that's Bovington. I'd really like to visit that someday.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on May 02, 2018, 03:31:42 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/daily-morning-awesomeness-40-photos-22.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 02, 2018, 05:52:53 AM
Nice idea but what do you do when all the fill has settled to the bottom?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 02, 2018, 11:17:48 AM
Thats the new tier 10 premium WoT tank.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on May 11, 2018, 08:30:35 AM
https://twitter.com/USArmyEurope/status/994185310991929344
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on May 13, 2018, 04:32:31 PM
http://tankarchives.blogspot.com/2018/05/lee-and-grant-american-generals-in.html
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on May 29, 2018, 10:14:31 AM
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BGM-71H TOW missile cutaway

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/4a/d4/3f/4ad43f4e51a16360facedeede20fe87c.jpg)
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Post by: OJsDad on May 30, 2018, 05:15:11 PM
US Army is looking for a new light tank.

https://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/the-u-s-army-wants-to-spend-billions-of-dollars-on-a-t-1825861788/amp
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 30, 2018, 08:57:18 PM
if WoT is anything to go by, just modernize the BC-25t.   :D
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 03, 2018, 11:08:44 AM
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Jagdtigers with the Porsche suspension, Fallingbostel 1944

(https://i.redd.it/q2cp7732lp111.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 03, 2018, 11:10:28 AM
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Australian Centurion in Vietnam

(https://i.redd.it/qjz5lij7ak111.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 03, 2018, 11:12:07 AM
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British Medium Mark A Whippet tanks advance past the body of a dead soldier, moving to an attack along a road near Achiet-le-Petit, France, on August 22, 1918

(https://i.imgur.com/QqCgIl8.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 03, 2018, 11:15:07 AM
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Czech documentary about the T-72

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 03, 2018, 11:18:14 AM
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German Stug IIIs in the center of an Italian city

(https://i.redd.it/g1f7c164fd111.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 03, 2018, 11:22:58 AM
The Renault FT 100 years later

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180531-the-wwi-tank-that-helped-change-warfare-forever (http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180531-the-wwi-tank-that-helped-change-warfare-forever)

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 03, 2018, 11:36:00 AM
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Soviet IS-3, T-34-85, and PT-76 tanks parked in Budapest during the Hungarian Revolution, 1956

(https://i.redd.it/n8l2y48034011.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 07, 2018, 05:38:10 PM
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StuG IIIG and Volksgrenadier in Aachen , 1944

(https://i.redd.it/wvqvsc7y7m211.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 07, 2018, 06:50:09 PM
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IDF Soltam L-33 - armed with a 155mm howitzer and mounted on a Sherman chassis.

(https://i.redd.it/sbtcvj7fcf211.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on June 08, 2018, 05:02:30 AM
I've never seen one of those before!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: JudgeDredd on June 08, 2018, 05:23:30 AM
I don't know if anyone has seen this - but this was the World War III standoff at Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin in 1961. I only found out about it on a recent visit to the city

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1750/27801125977_92d801e11d_o.jpg)

here's a link to a brief description of it
https://rarehistoricalphotos.com/standoff-checkpoint-charlie-1961/
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 08, 2018, 01:23:45 PM
really? 
thats one of the most famous Cold War photos ever.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on June 08, 2018, 03:37:38 PM
WoT re-enactment?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: JudgeDredd on June 08, 2018, 03:53:25 PM
really? 
thats one of the most famous Cold War photos ever.
Well the guy that's talking thought Berlin was split down the middle because it was on the border between East and West  :crazy2:

I haven't done a whole lot of early cold war stuff.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 08, 2018, 04:02:04 PM
Tell him to piss off, JD.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 12, 2018, 05:27:05 PM
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A Greek PzH2000 rolling to position during an exercise, June 8th 2018

(https://i.redd.it/h5rvswh9ki311.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Barthheart on June 13, 2018, 06:13:58 AM
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A Greek PzH2000 rolling to position during an exercise, June 8th 2018

(https://i.redd.it/h5rvswh9ki311.jpg)

There is something wrong with this picture.... look at the gun barrel just above the drive's hatch... it's sagging...  ???
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 13, 2018, 06:16:19 AM
It happens when you get older.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 20, 2018, 06:56:37 PM
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The 65-ton Super Heavy Tank T28 rolling off an LCT near Suncheon, Korea, 2nd October 1950

(https://i.imgur.com/eYAO34y.jpg)


https://worldoftanks.com/en/news/chieftain/T28_in_Korea/
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 20, 2018, 07:16:31 PM
^ That beast shows up in the PS1 game 'Panzer Front' as a 'what if', under the T95 moniker.

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on June 30, 2018, 05:08:39 PM
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USMC M88A2 Hercules Recovery Vehicle, Twentynine Palms, CA, 2018

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1781/42918303071_8c882ddd9f_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on July 07, 2018, 10:33:37 AM
T-34-85 in action, in Yemen, in 2018.

(https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36720882_1150220265117791_3424013735860109312_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=4d0fc3ab83e6e1b2668e25b3313486bb&oe=5BDD396D)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Barthheart on July 24, 2018, 01:12:43 PM
Anyone know what happened here?  :o

(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/military-explosion-07_17_18-gif-04a.gif?w=437)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on July 24, 2018, 01:34:09 PM
Yes.

It blew up.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 24, 2018, 06:39:15 PM
Damn pigeons...
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Uberhaus on July 24, 2018, 07:50:28 PM
Next generation Russian anti-drone system?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on July 24, 2018, 08:24:17 PM
Anyone know what happened here?  :o

(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/military-explosion-07_17_18-gif-04a.gif?w=437)

Probably a top-down attack EFP warhead-equipped ATGM like the BGM-71F TOW.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 24, 2018, 11:20:40 PM
contractor test for the ATGM.  if I remember right there was some trouble over how much explosive was packed into the turret and hull while trying to simulate a combat load out for the tank.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: trailrunner on July 27, 2018, 04:13:54 PM
My wife and I have been in North Carolina for the past week.  Today we drove home.  I decided to avoid the mess of I-95 and drive through through central Virginia, mostly on highway 29.  Right after crossing the border from NC to VA was the small town of Danville VA, and we saw a sign for a tank museum.  We had plenty of time, and my wife almost insisted that we stop since she knew it was something I'd be interested in. 

The museum is a bit funky with lots of rules (including a metal detector at the entrance), and a prohibition against flash photography in case it might harm the CARC paint on the vehicles.  There was a T-34 and an Panzer Mk IV, lots of Pattons and APCs (including one for sale for $30k), and a few cold-war Soviet tanks.  It was worth the hour detour and the $12 admission, but not sure I'd drive roundtrip from DC (about four hours each way) for it.  Has anybody else been there?

https://www.aaftankmuseum.com

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: mirth on August 02, 2018, 12:43:33 PM
http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/22600/russia-cant-afford-its-new-t-14-armata-tanks-turns-to-updated-older-designs-instead
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Barthheart on August 02, 2018, 12:53:30 PM
 :2funny:

Man, all those nice square pockets on the turret to catch shells...  ???

And the pic of the T-90... does that show sloping turret armour directly into the turret ring?  ???

When did the Russian get so bad at tank design?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Labbug on August 07, 2018, 02:00:39 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/08/07/upgraded-abrams-tank-vs-russias-t-14-armata.html
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on August 17, 2018, 04:29:19 PM
(https://img.memecdn.com/the-suicide-tank-ram-the-enemy-then-explode-in-a-cloud-of-metal-and-red-bits_o_3158059.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on August 22, 2018, 02:07:55 PM
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on August 31, 2018, 09:17:29 AM
Carefull ID'ing this one.

(https://i.redd.it/y4xt15qlc8j11.png)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on August 31, 2018, 09:33:01 AM
Obviously a Panther from 150th Panzer Brigade - Ardennes, 1944
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on August 31, 2018, 09:38:49 AM
Obviously.....    :P
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on September 04, 2018, 11:26:20 AM
Colourized photo of ?

(https://i.redd.it/9qo1j0fdkxj11.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on September 04, 2018, 11:31:03 AM
M24
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on September 04, 2018, 02:45:22 PM
no bow gun, so swing and a miss, and that's no popgun it's toting
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on September 04, 2018, 03:14:40 PM
Oh yeah - looks like a 90mm - is it a M36 Jackson?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on September 04, 2018, 04:14:36 PM
Oh yeah - looks like a 90mm - is it a M36 Jackson?

now why wouldn't you say M-18 Hellcat with a 76mm ?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 04, 2018, 05:35:59 PM
^ High speed, decent gun, no armor to speak of. Fastest 'tank' until the M-1 Abrams.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on September 05, 2018, 04:54:18 AM
Oh yeah - looks like a 90mm - is it a M36 Jackson?

now why wouldn't you say M-18 Hellcat with a 76mm ?

I did wonder about that, but, for some reason, I always get those 2 mixed up. It would have been OK if it had of been a M10 :-)

Nice one - you got me there!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on September 05, 2018, 01:26:47 PM
^ High speed, decent gun, no armor to speak of. Fastest 'tank' until the M-1 Abrams.

apparently the 76mm was getting dated in 1944 until they got a new ammo type.... HVAP/APCR?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on October 08, 2018, 07:04:16 AM
I visited the new museum at the Collings Foundation yesterday in Massachusetts.  Great museum.  Here is just a small portion of it:

(http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=4824.0;attach=13580;image)

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 08, 2018, 10:56:41 AM
Those look like some of the pieces from the Littlefiled collection that were auctioned off.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on October 08, 2018, 05:10:27 PM
Those look like some of the pieces from the Littlefiled collection that were auctioned off.

I believe they are actually.  I heard some talk on the museum floor about the Littlefield collection.  Next time I go I'll have to talk to some of the staff there to get the whole story.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 08, 2018, 05:19:09 PM
^ Less than a 2 hours' drive for me- I may need to request a day of from work soon.  O0

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 08, 2018, 06:52:51 PM
well there are only so many privately owned Scuds.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on October 17, 2018, 10:23:02 PM
(https://i.redd.it/1yk0lw751ts11.jpg)
can anyone give me the calibre of that boomstick?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Pete Dero on October 18, 2018, 01:52:34 AM
(https://i.redd.it/1yk0lw751ts11.jpg)
can anyone give me the calibre of that boomstick?

Looks like an M4 105mm Howitzer

https://www.tamiya.com/english/products/56014sherman/sherman_expl.htm
http://tank-photographs.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/m4a3-sherman-tank-105mm-bastogne-barracks.html
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on October 18, 2018, 05:32:49 AM
Jumbo!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 18, 2018, 05:55:41 AM
Wasn't the Jumbo a heavily armored M4 with 76mm gun?
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Pete Dero on October 18, 2018, 06:02:12 AM
Wasn't the Jumbo a heavily armored M4 with 76mm gun?

Correct !  Jumbo = M4A3E2

(http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/M4A3E2-picture-001.jpg)
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Pete Dero on October 18, 2018, 06:05:12 AM
Wasn't the Jumbo a heavily armored M4 with 76mm gun?

Or a Boeing 747   8).
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on October 18, 2018, 07:10:25 AM
Wasn't the Jumbo a heavily armored M4 with 76mm gun?

You're quite right! For some reason, I associated the nickname with the 105mm armed close support variant.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on October 18, 2018, 09:13:51 AM
The photo source suggested it was a 105 as well BoB.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 18, 2018, 05:26:15 PM
Also, the one in the original pic has Horizontal Volute suspension, so a later 105 variant as well
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 18, 2018, 10:37:05 PM
the nerd is strong here.   :notworthy:
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on October 19, 2018, 08:38:30 AM
Also, the one in the original pic has Horizontal Volute suspension, so a later 105 variant as well

So it does - same chassis as the M4A3E8.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 19, 2018, 05:12:13 PM
Easy Eight!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: bob48 on October 20, 2018, 07:55:15 AM
The very same :-)

Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on December 01, 2018, 04:31:41 PM
I'd be the nerd happily counting.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on December 03, 2018, 05:15:29 AM
British Seventeen pounder dud penetrates a Tiger I.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 03, 2018, 02:18:51 PM
failed my ass!  the spall from that probably killed half the crew at least.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 03, 2018, 07:08:35 PM
^Thats what I was thinking as well. Those old timey tanks didn't have kevlar liners.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Windigo on December 10, 2018, 02:46:29 PM
failed my ass!  the spall from that probably killed half the crew at least.

I thought the very same thing.

and MFG! that projectile is frikken yuge!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on January 01, 2019, 07:39:34 AM
Field maintenance on the Sherman.

https://www.facebook.com/usarmoredmemory/videos/1770575669700037/?t=66
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on January 01, 2019, 07:52:56 AM
https://www.facebook.com/usarmoredmemory/videos/725726471113809/

Training World War I tank crews.  At the 6:30 mark, an old friend shows up.
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: Steelgrave on January 02, 2019, 07:03:21 AM
https://www.facebook.com/usarmoredmemory/videos/725726471113809/

Training World War I tank crews.  At the 6:30 mark, an old friend shows up.

Seriously cool!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: W8taminute on January 02, 2019, 12:01:24 PM
https://www.facebook.com/usarmoredmemory/videos/725726471113809/

Training World War I tank crews.  At the 6:30 mark, an old friend shows up.

Seriously cool!

+1!
Title: Re: Tanks!
Post by: besilarius on February 23, 2019, 12:31:50 PM
https://www.facebook.com/mashtabekb/videos/538004813387812/?t=307

Army training exercise, Florida about 1920.