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Inside the Hatch: M103


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The_Chieftain #1 Posted Oct 19 2012 - 20:13

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For the next episode of Inside the Chieftain's Hatch, we're going to the M103. This is a big tank, so it's going to take a while to show it all off: This 15 minute video is the first of three we will be releasing showing this monster vehicle.



Edit: Adding Part 2.:


Another edit: Part 3.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=KOFAa13sdh0


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viking_power #2 Posted Oct 21 2012 - 16:57

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Great Video! Looking forward to the rest of them so I can see the inside of this tank :Smile_great: .

Spiley_Craw #3 Posted Oct 21 2012 - 17:17

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Where is the vehicle located? Seems like a nice museum!
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EviL_ThoR #4 Posted Oct 21 2012 - 17:33

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I wanna buy the M103 back now! Nice video Chieftain! Looking forward to the rest  :Smile_trollface-3:

__SNIPER__74 #5 Posted Oct 21 2012 - 18:57

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awesome, thanks

JamesDean #6 Posted Oct 21 2012 - 19:06

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Now THIS is a video!  Awesome, one of my favs.

whitedragonking #7 Posted Oct 21 2012 - 19:37

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Awesome :) just got this tank on world of tanks and i really want to learn what it can do :D

Cl4nkCl4nk #8 Posted Oct 21 2012 - 20:25

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Very nice!  I especially like the historical background, it adds perspective to the rest of the video  :Smile_great:

SHARKMEAT #9 Posted Oct 21 2012 - 20:31

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Great video for the fan's of wot. keep them comming......

Vad_Varo #10 Posted Oct 21 2012 - 20:38

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Interesting timing, I have been reasearching the M103A1 for a buildup of the new OKB Grigorov 1/72 model kit. I took few snaps of the one outside the USMC training center in Syracuse, NY. It's in remarkably good shape. A decent kit of this cold warrior was a long time in coming, I just wish it was 1/35th scale.

Also managed to score a musty, dog eared copy of TM9-2350-206-12 DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY TECHNICAL MANUAL OPERATION AND ORGANIZATIONAL MAINTENANCE TANK,COMBAT,FULL TRACKED,120-MM GUN M103, which is chock full of those cool 40s and 50s photo renderings of how to change the oil and stuff.

Overall the M103 is unfairly maligned due to the teething troubles of the original model; the A1 with the M60 FCS and power plant was a potent weapons system.

Edited by VadVaro, Oct 21 2012 - 20:39.


das_nooblet #11 Posted Oct 21 2012 - 20:45

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View PostSpiley_Craw, on Oct 21 2012 - 17:17, said:

Where is the vehicle located? Seems like a nice museum!
-Kle.
http://en.wikipedia....logy_Foundation

http://www.milvehtec....com/index.html

The MVTF, its located in California

Edited by das_nooblet, Oct 21 2012 - 20:50.


ride277 #12 Posted Oct 21 2012 - 20:54

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I would like to suggest to put more shots in the video of the whole tank, zoomed out, and when going indepth into a certain area maybe zoom in. Eg., when you are talking about the track, first start off with a sideshot of the whole tank, and zoom in on the tracks/ tracks section, leading into the discussion of them :)

I love these video's, keep more coming :)

the_moidart #13 Posted Oct 21 2012 - 21:32

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Salute to the MVTF for keeping the tank in such great condition. Interesting video, so far the tank doesn't sound as bad as its reputation.

80 mile range to 300?! How? Was the M60's engine more modern, was diesel more efficient, or what? That's a factor of 3!

Incidentally, is there a MVTF appreciation thread on these forums? Maybe there's a billionaire who plays WoT and could help save the collection...

INKRO #14 Posted Oct 21 2012 - 22:01

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Great vid! Love seeing videos about some of these slightly less well known vehicles.  :Smile_Default:

Rick_500 #15 Posted Oct 21 2012 - 22:31

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Part 2 cannot wait

Revelat0r #16 Posted Oct 21 2012 - 22:42

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Oh yes! This tank and the M60 are my favorites :)

Noivy #17 Posted Oct 21 2012 - 22:43

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Oh hey. I got a photo of one somewhere...  Found it.

Posted ImageThis one's in the Yakima, Washington area. Happened to have my camera at the time. (Oh, and I have had a hatred of chainlink fences since.)

KnightFandragon #18 Posted Oct 21 2012 - 23:31

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Hmm, the PC im on now doesnt like to view vids well...will have to come back and watch it later....M103, is a sexy looking beast...

Viggen #19 Posted Oct 21 2012 - 23:39

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Thanks for the video, and very cool having someone that served on the same model of tank along for the overview.

blackwidowP61 #20 Posted Oct 22 2012 - 00:21

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View Postthe_moidart, on Oct 21 2012 - 21:32, said:

80 mile range to 300?! How? Was the M60's engine more modern, was diesel more efficient, or what? That's a factor of 3!
In general Diesel engines are way more efficient than gas powered ones thus you get a lot more power/range out of a gallon of diesel than you will out of a gallon of gas.


Great video, looking forward to the next part.




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