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Tanks!
« on: February 18, 2013, 06:51:35 AM »
Pics / videos of tanks in action...


wanna guess the country?
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #1 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?

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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2013, 06:53:53 AM »
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2013, 08:45:54 AM »
Wild guess. Syria.

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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2013, 11:23:27 AM »
From the road wheels looks like later version Sherman tanks.
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2013, 11:31:45 AM »
Pics / videos of tanks in action...


wanna guess the country?


Those look like Ishermans (up gunned M4s used by the IDF). And now lunch is over and I have to get back to work.  :(
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2013, 11:45:44 AM »
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #8 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.
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #9 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.
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2013, 12:25:27 PM »
Nice. M4A3E8 HVSS Shermans with new up-gunned turrets.
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« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2013, 08:50:32 PM »
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #14 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.
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