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18-06-2016, 05:59 PM
RE: Historical Weapons
(18-06-2016 05:52 PM)Gawdzilla Wrote:  
(18-06-2016 05:49 PM)The Organic Chemist Wrote:  I know, it is just really funny looking.

Yeah, it does. My prof. at Purdue trotted that one out when he was looking for some startled expressions from the ROTC kids.

That's impressive. From what I understand, those are rare.

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18-06-2016, 06:38 PM
RE: Historical Weapons
(18-06-2016 05:59 PM)The Organic Chemist Wrote:  
(18-06-2016 05:52 PM)Gawdzilla Wrote:  Yeah, it does. My prof. at Purdue trotted that one out when he was looking for some startled expressions from the ROTC kids.

That's impressive. From what I understand, those are rare.
He left Germany with his family in 1937 and went to Palestine. In 1939 he joined the Jewish Brigade of the British Army. He fought in North Africa and Italy until 1945. After the war he went to school and became, eventually, a professor at Sandhurst.

He did have an impressive collection of "show-and-tell" items. My favorite was a "coal shuttle" helmet with a bullet hole in the left temple.
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18-06-2016, 06:57 PM
RE: Historical Weapons
[Image: strange-tank-nazi-motobike.jpg]

Aww... innit kewt?
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18-06-2016, 07:16 PM
RE: Historical Weapons
(18-06-2016 06:57 PM)Dark Wanderer Wrote:  [Image: strange-tank-nazi-motobike.jpg]

Aww... innit kewt?

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18-06-2016, 10:23 PM
RE: Historical Weapons
(18-06-2016 06:57 PM)Dark Wanderer Wrote:  [Image: strange-tank-nazi-motobike.jpg]

Aww... innit kewt?

I don't know why but this is something I would picture Girly designing and building.

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18-06-2016, 10:45 PM
RE: Historical Weapons
I see a lot of WTF looks in this pic.

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19-06-2016, 12:15 AM
RE: Historical Weapons
I'm rather fond of the Polish "tankette", the TKS-3.

[Image: polish-small-tank-tks.jpg]

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19-06-2016, 01:40 AM
RE: Historical Weapons
"Dude, let's build a tank with five turrets!"

"Sure thing, bud -- and quit bogarting that bomber."

Presenting -- the T-35:

[Image: t35_002.gif]
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19-06-2016, 07:00 AM
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Oh, yeah, man. The Soviets did it right!

I'll see your Soviet coolness and raise you some good old 'Murkan badassery.

Presenting the T-95 Gun Motor Carriage, aka the T-28 Super Heavy Tank (really a tank destroyer), all 100 tons of American armored firepower, designed to crush German KingTigers. In World of Tanks, we call it the "Doom Turtle". Top speed 8 mph, max range 20 miles. Because of the limited range, the quad-tracked design was actually so the outer tracks could be removed to more-easily facilitate transport by rail car to the scene of the battle.

Two were built, but the war ended just before they could be finished. One was scrapped, and one is on display at a museum in Fort Knox, Kentucky.

[Image: t281.jpg]

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19-06-2016, 07:06 AM
RE: Historical Weapons
(19-06-2016 07:00 AM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  Oh, yeah, man. The Soviets did it right!

I'll see your Soviet coolness and raise you some good old 'Murkan badassery.

Presenting the T-95 Gun Motor Carriage, aka the T-28 Super Heavy Tank (really a tank destroyer), all 100 tons of American armored firepower, designed to crush German KingTigers. In World of Tanks, we call it the "Doom Turtle". Top speed 8 mph, max range 20 miles. Because of the limited range, the quad-tracked design was actually so the outer tracks could be removed to more-easily facilitate transport by rail car to the scene of the battle.

Two were built, but the war ended just before they could be finished. One was scrapped, and one is on display at a museum in Fort Knox, Kentucky.

[Image: t281.jpg]

i play world of tanks as well, and can attest to the nastiness of that thing. slow as hell though.
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