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Offline LongBlade

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Re: Tanks!
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #301 on: October 07, 2013, 11:36:40 AM »
LB +1, "smart tank", that's funny right there... ;D
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #302 on: October 08, 2013, 04:48:28 PM »
Okay, not QUITE a tank...but can someone ID the weapon platform on these?
 
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #303 on: October 08, 2013, 05:09:51 PM »
.50 cal training barrel up front and a 40mm grenade launcher on the rear Stryker.
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #304 on: October 08, 2013, 05:28:13 PM »
The Ontos 6-barrel recoilless rocket vehicle used a similar set up with a .50 cal spotting rifle used to aim the rocket tubes.

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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #305 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
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #306 on: October 09, 2013, 12:32:47 PM »
The Ontos 6-barrel recoilless rocket vehicle used a similar set up with a .50 cal spotting rifle used to aim the rocket tubes.



Love it!

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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #307 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.

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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #308 on: October 09, 2013, 08:34:27 PM »
did no one read the caption?  ::)

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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)
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #309 on: October 09, 2013, 08:40:29 PM »
I'm too busy to be bothered by silly things like "captions" and "facts." 

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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #310 on: October 09, 2013, 09:06:44 PM »
then you would love the global warming thread.  ;D
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« Reply #311 on: October 24, 2013, 10:31:08 AM »
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #312 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.
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #313 on: October 28, 2013, 05:58:40 PM »
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #314 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.
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