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« Reply #330 on: November 03, 2013, 07:16:55 AM »
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #332 on: November 07, 2013, 08:02:20 AM »
The key to surviving this site is to not say something which ends up as someone's tag line - Steelgrave

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« Reply #333 on: November 07, 2013, 08:02:26 PM »
Hehe, some fine memories.


Anyone recognize this one?

"I will return before you can say 'antidisestablishmentarianism'."

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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #334 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?

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« Reply #335 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.

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« Reply #336 on: November 08, 2013, 03:46:09 PM »
Hehe, some fine memories.


Anyone recognize this one?


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

true tank geeks know this one



and the basis for GI Joes Mauler.


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« Reply #337 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
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« Reply #338 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?
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« Reply #339 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.  ;)
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« Reply #340 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
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« Reply #341 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.
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« Reply #342 on: November 08, 2013, 06:25:14 PM »
thats why I said variation SW.   ;)
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« Reply #343 on: November 08, 2013, 11:28:09 PM »
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« Reply #344 on: November 09, 2013, 04:57:41 AM »
« Last Edit: November 09, 2013, 05:02:52 AM by Staggerwing »
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