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burning_phoneix #41 Posted Dec 06 2012 - 15:19

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Zergling, on Dec 06 2012 - 03:59, said:

Amusing name: the AGM-119 'Penguin'... not sure if the Penguin could ever be considered a fearsome bird-of-prey ;)
I guess they get a pass on that one though, as it is a Norweigen missile adopted by the US Military.

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I have a soft spot for the Penguin.

I often name the next generation Naval Strike Missile (NSM) as "Emperor Penguin"

Misfire42 #42 Posted Dec 06 2012 - 15:22

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raywood, on Dec 06 2012 - 04:40, said:

I hope WG changes the ingame name to "Scott" .Then we can call it the "Scooter" as a nickname.

Very apt I think....

I think I'll use XVM to change the name to Scott anyway. I like it.

The_Chieftain #43 Posted Dec 06 2012 - 15:43

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cwjian90, on Dec 06 2012 - 11:15, said:

The 3 inch GMC M10? British name for it was 'Wolverine' or 'Achilles', although 'Achilles' is now mostly associated with the 17-pounder-armed versions

See my paragraph on M10 in the article. If you have a copy of a manual or War Office documentation to settle the issue, I would like to see it.

lostwingman #44 Posted Dec 06 2012 - 17:03

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hiipanda, on Dec 06 2012 - 00:38, said:

So is the t92 going to have its named changed to black dragon?
God yes

Also "Flying Pig", brilliant.

The_Chieftain #45 Posted Dec 06 2012 - 17:16

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I suspect that the Black Dragon name applies to the towed piece, not the motor carriage.

lostwingman #46 Posted Dec 06 2012 - 17:24

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The_Chieftain, on Dec 06 2012 - 17:16, said:

I suspect that the Black Dragon name applies to the towed piece, not the motor carriage.
So no "T92 Black Dragon" in game?
Lame.
Anyway what do you have to say about the M103's lack of a nickname? Why doesn't it have one?

The_Chieftain #47 Posted Dec 06 2012 - 17:33

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Marines were the primary proponent and don't name their tanks? I have no idea, I'll ask Estes

lostwingman #48 Posted Dec 06 2012 - 17:39

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The_Chieftain, on Dec 06 2012 - 17:33, said:

Marines were the primary proponent and don't name their tanks? I have no idea, I'll ask Estes
Marines be no fun. >.>
Good Luck with Estes.

ForcestormX #49 Posted Dec 06 2012 - 18:22

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I like how you're networked now.

The_Chieftain #50 Posted Dec 06 2012 - 19:01

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"Now?"

lostwingman #51 Posted Dec 06 2012 - 19:03

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The_Chieftain, on Dec 06 2012 - 19:01, said:

"Now?"
Have you always been able to just ring up various primary researchers and authors? lol

ForcestormX #52 Posted Dec 06 2012 - 19:06

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Ok, even more so now than previously...

oh you know what just screw it I won't try to fix this one.

cwjian90 #53 Posted Dec 06 2012 - 19:21

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The_Chieftain, on Dec 06 2012 - 15:43, said:

See my paragraph on M10 in the article. If you have a copy of a manual or War Office documentation to settle the issue, I would like to see it.

Ah, I'll defer to you in that case, I didn't read that part. You would obviously know better than me, an amateur :P

Fishrokk #54 Posted Dec 06 2012 - 19:39

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The_Chieftain, on Dec 05 2012 - 21:07, said:

The important thing is that as new information comes available, we do not stand on our pride, accept that we were wrong, and then do what we can to redress the misconceptions.

Wish there was more of this in the world.

Excellent post, sir!

Grimmy_Onland #55 Posted Dec 06 2012 - 19:39

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I like King Kong for the t92, so did they:

http://s15.postimage...r0rxsa3/t92.png

minim8greyhound #56 Posted Dec 06 2012 - 19:55

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Grimmy_Onland, on Dec 06 2012 - 19:39, said:

I like King Kong for the t92, so did they:

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Lol I think the name fits the tank well..but then I think they would have to rename the maus "The Godzilla"

KaiserWilhelmShatner #57 Posted Dec 06 2012 - 23:27

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One Q, on the M36 Jackson, it was named for Stonewall and not Andy?

Striker_002 #58 Posted Dec 07 2012 - 00:41

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The_Chieftain, on Dec 06 2012 - 15:43, said:

See my paragraph on M10 in the article. If you have a copy of a manual or War Office documentation to settle the issue, I would like to see it.

As I mentioned in another thread, I highly doubt "wolverine" was a Canadian nickname.  

To my understanding "wolverine" was only used to reference M10s using the American 76mm.  Considering the only M10's used by Canada were already converted to the 17-pounder "Achilles" versions, it is highly doubtful Canada dubbed that nickname.   My grandfather served in the 4th Canadian armoured division, 5th anti-tank regiment as a gunner in an Achilles.  The regiment printed a journal at the end of the war("The history of the 5th Canadian Anti-Tank Regiment"), and I only see the m10 referenced as the "achilles" or more often generally as a 17 pounder SPG or gun.

As you can see I'm rather passionate about this, have I convinced you any Chieftain, or would you still prefer a better source?  :Smile_Default:

kd7fds #59 Posted Dec 07 2012 - 00:51

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My Grandfather fought in the 776th Tank Destroyer Battallion in Europe.   In their Unit history, they referred to the M36 as Slugger.   In their combat reports it was always just referred to as "Gun".   As in  Company A detached 6 guns to support the 106th Field Artillery.    Company C sent one gun forward to suppress an enemy OP in a church steeple, 6 HE rounds were fired, rendering the steeple unfit for further use as an OP.

I don't care what your fancy paper said, my Grandfather always talks about his Slugger fondly, and is baffled when I suggest that some people called it a Jackson.   Yes, he is 92, alive, and sharp as a tack.

Kankou #60 Posted Dec 07 2012 - 00:56

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kd7fds, on Dec 07 2012 - 00:51, said:

I don't care what your fancy paper said

That's a bit below the belt. There is an approach as a scholar and an approach as the troop, and both should be respected.




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