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burning_phoneix #41 Posted Sep 13 2012 - 10:05

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Eyro, on Sep 13 2012 - 01:58, said:

So how long you think until you get replaced by a hot chick for more views?

They should somehow get Anna Prosser to co-host these videos.

Only reason I ever sat down through those long dull Irish accented tank information during E3. :Smile_trollface-3: :Smile_trollface-3: :Smile_trollface-3:



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Edited by burning_phoneix, Sep 13 2012 - 10:05.


commander3 #42 Posted Sep 13 2012 - 13:07

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Cadet_Christmas, on Sep 12 2012 - 23:54, said:

Love it! I've watched a few of your other videos and like to read your great posts, but THIS was something else entirely! It's incredible to see a tank up close and get a much more "hands-on" type tour. Watching things being opened up, different parts or machinery being pointed out, stuff like that, it's GREAT! And of course, narrated by the Chieftain, so it comes with some nice authenticity.

This could seriously be a show on the History Channel, Discovery Channel, SOME sort of channel. Really loved it and learned quite a bit, thanks Chief :)
i agree

corps3runn3r #43 Posted Sep 13 2012 - 13:27

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Great stuff Chief, +1...next stop, The Military Channel for a new series on tanks?

Fidsquid #44 Posted Sep 13 2012 - 13:38

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Great job, Keep 'em coming!

Tomato_Dragon #45 Posted Sep 13 2012 - 14:51

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This is one of the most awesome things ever. I also never saw the teaser trailer until now. Not actually adverse to having a beautiful woman co-host, mind you, but the first video was very informative and did have a couple of moments of genuine humor as well. Please don't start dumbing things down now just to make it more "entertaining".

FryaDuck #46 Posted Sep 13 2012 - 15:37

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tlmitf, on Sep 13 2012 - 04:09, said:

He was in fact making a reference to the contents of burly.
Im not, however, actually getting his sense of humour - but each to their own.

No I wasn't referring to the contents of burly. Yes, you completely missed it as you seem to have no sense of humour where "The Chieftan" does.


"Whale oil beef hooked" is very pertinent to his Irish accent.


Thanks Nick for getting the joke though I might suggest if you had have jammed your fingers in the engine hatch you probably would have used more "colourful" language. Perhaps even Gaelic.

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Oddly, Irish is one of those strange languages that is missing certain supposedly fundamental words, such as "yes", "no", and "$&@#%"

blackwidowP61 #48 Posted Sep 13 2012 - 17:59

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Good first video. I like many other people completely missed the trailer for this but I'm sure I enjoyed the surprise of finding this randomly on the site more then the trailer.

Looking forward to the next video, the M26 is one of my favorite tanks :Smile_popcorn1:

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Blacksheep312, on Sep 13 2012 - 00:52, said:

Great video.  This is what keeps the attention going.  I love watching this stuff before going in game.  Would be cool to hear it.  
They use the telephone to call AAA :Smile_trollface-3:
The music in the background bugged me a bit as well.

no, the Telephone in the back to to call the troll hotline, lol

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The_Chieftain, on Sep 13 2012 - 15:49, said:

Oddly, Irish is one of those strange languages that is missing certain supposedly fundamental words, such as "yes", "no", and "$&@#%"

To be sure, to be sure at all at all.

thandiflight #51 Posted Sep 13 2012 - 23:57

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Really enjoyed that, Chieftain. Thank you.

The game, the history, the forums and these sort of videos are what sets WoT apart. Now if we apply this to WoWP and WoBattleships I am going to have a hard time getting any work done.

Argent108 #52 Posted Sep 14 2012 - 02:42

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Nice job.  Hope you get a chance to make many videos on the vehicles in WOT.

TELEFORCE #53 Posted Sep 14 2012 - 03:20

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That was a great video.  I love all the mechanical details of tanks, having restored army trucks and a halftrack myself.  Looking forward to the second part :)

PanzerHale #54 Posted Sep 14 2012 - 05:10

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That was grand, Cheiftain. You'll be having to come back to Australia and do a couple of ours now though! I'm not sure if you saw inside our Centurion but she's beautiful! I'll even dust and spring clean the Sentinel for you. Thank me later. ;P
Looking forward to the Matilda, Churchill et all.

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Speedycake582, on Sep 13 2012 - 09:22, said:

nice job cheiftan XD
also on a side note im not 100% sure if this happened or not but apparently during WWII one of the first tiger H's to take out a pershing (im not sure if it did kill one or not) supposedly reversed into rubble and got itself imobilised on a partially destroyed house.

im not sure about the whole Tiger H vs Pershing irl possibilities and who would have won if it happened as i read it from wikipedia

That would be Fireball from the 3rd Armd Div - http://www.3ad.com/h...shing.ko.1b.htm

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The Demise of 3AD Pershing Named "Fireball"
By Dan Fong, Web Staff

In early 1945 a mission was formed, code named Zebra, to facilitate the introduction of new equipment in the European Theater of Operations. Among the equipment being introduced was the T-26E3 Pershing 90mm heavy tank. The first shipment of Pershings consisted of 20 vehicles. This group of 20 was given to the First Army and was divided evenly between 3rd Armored Division and 9th Armored Division (10 each).

Out of this group of 20 Pershings, 3 were knocked out by enemy action. 2 of those knocked out belonged to the 3rd Armored. The following is a brief account of what happened to one of the two assigned to the 3rd Armored.

FIREBALL was the nickname of T-26E3 serial number 38, registration number 30119848 and was assigned to Company F, 1st Battalion, 33rd Armored Regiment, Taskforce Welborn, Combat Command B. FIREBALL was the first Pershing to be knocked out.

On the night of 26Feb45 at Elsdorf, Germany, FIREBALL was positioned to cover a roadblock and was backlit by a burning coal pile that silhouetted the turret to the enemy. FIREBALL was engaged and hit 3 times with 88mm AP from 100 yards range by a German Tiger 1 from Heavy Tank Company "Hummel."

The first round hit the turret coax machinegun aperture and, penetrating into the turret, killed the Loader and Gunner.
The second round hit the muzzle brake and set off the Pershings's chambered round.

The third round hit the upper right corner of the turret, glancing off and then hitting the tank commander's hatch cover.

FIREBALL did not burn and after replacing the 90mm gun barrel and welding up the penetration at the coax machinegun aperture, was ready to return to the fight by 7Mar45.

The Tiger 1 that did the shooting was abandoned by it's crew after getting hung up in a pile of rubble as it backed away after it's third shot. Later the loader of this Tiger 1 was captured and he confirmed that it was his tank that knocked out FIREBALL.

http://www.3ad.com/h...rshing.ko.1.jpg

BattleFieldHero #56 Posted Sep 14 2012 - 15:07

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What the heck is the tank behined him at 4:20? looks like an M4/T54?

Lert #57 Posted Sep 14 2012 - 16:31

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The_Chieftain, on Sep 13 2012 - 01:56, said:

... so I can't just hit 'start' and not expect something horribly expensive to happen.
I love little witticisms like this. It's a sort of dry, laconic, matter-of-fact wit that I've heard a lot from active and / or former servicemen. Another one I liked from one of your earlier video's, "Why carry your weapon, when your weapon can carry you". It's quotable little truisms like this that make me enjoy talking with (Ex-) servicemen. Keep up the good work!

Xlucine #58 Posted Sep 14 2012 - 16:34

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Pz 61? I'm pretty sure I saw a conqueror in the collection at 11 secs in as well, and if you want somebody to bounce conversation off Rob Griffin would probably be amenable... Not that I'm obsessed with that tank or anything, I just think


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Nice! Saw some of this run at Heat of Battle last month.  Couldn't get around to watchin' the whole thing at the time.  I look forward to this becoming a regular show.  I try reading the wiki, but that is usually how I put myself to sleep at night.  Words just don't capture the actual vehicle like a giant Irishman standin' next to it.

Tarnation #60 Posted Sep 15 2012 - 08:20

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"Whale oil beef hooked." I don't know whether I should be laughing my arse off or calling you racially insensitive...who am I kiddin' that's pertty funny right there.

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