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Inside the Chieftain's Hatch: Snapshots: M41 Walker Bulldog


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Content_WG #1 Posted Jul 08 2014 - 22:42

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Climb inside the M41 as the Chieftain shows us the M41, an American light tank.

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Entity_1v27 #2 Posted Jul 08 2014 - 22:49

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Neat.

 

When it gets in-game, im betting the the driver will develop "KV-5 Radioman's syndrome"


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pappina #3 Posted Jul 08 2014 - 22:50

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Kilroy357 #4 Posted Jul 08 2014 - 22:56

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The only tank I've ever actually seen in person, there's one on display 4 miles from here.

 


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Entity_1v27 #5 Posted Jul 08 2014 - 23:20

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View PostKilroy357, on Jul 08 2014 - 15:56, said:

The only tank I've ever actually seen in person, there's one on display 4 miles from here.

 

The cupola and periscope on top looks like a giant EOTech holosight


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MikeDSp #6 Posted Jul 09 2014 - 00:43

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I hope they add this tank it is in time line very easy could easily be an upgrade tot he Chaffe as a tier up and can easily fight too.

 



nufsaid #7 Posted Jul 09 2014 - 04:31

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Might be a fun scout, maybe along the same lines as the Type 64 at tier 6.

Highlord #8 Posted Jul 09 2014 - 04:41

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I could have sworn that I'd read of M41's armed with 90mm's somewhere.

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View PostHighlord, on Jul 09 2014 - 05:41, said:

I could have sworn that I'd read of M41's armed with 90mm's somewhere.


According to Wikipedia the brazillians upgraded (some?) of their M41s to a 90 mm gun

 

http://en.wikipedia...._Walker_Bulldog



JohnWar #10 Posted Jul 09 2014 - 15:47

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The M 24 Chaffee tank has been in service for many years, even now a few are still in service.  The Chaffee main gun was a M6 it was a low velocity cannon that was designed more for the artillery.  The only other use the M6 had was on a B-25 Mitchel gun ship in the Pacific.  I had read many years ago that during WWII a group of about 5 Chaffee's are credited for destroying a King Tiger Tank.

M 41 had a lot of use in many countries as well. It replaced the Chaffee as the main battle tank of the South Viet Nam army, most of the Chaffee were left by the French.  But as pointed out it was never designed for combat and faired poorly in the few battles it participated in. 



NutrientibusMeaGallus #11 Posted Jul 09 2014 - 19:49

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 4 batteries? 24v system with isolated secondary (like on an rv so you can use one battery engine off, and switch over to re-start and recharge both?

stalkervision #12 Posted Jul 09 2014 - 22:25

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The chieftain cracks me up with his British pronunciations of American tanks

 

 " Chafe-E "

 

 Too funny.. !

 

 Of course now, I may be wrong...

 

 it may be a nickname the crews gave the tank for a lack of supportive ,comfortable seats! :) 

 

 Chaff... as in those radar jamming aluminum strips the British dropped all over Germany in ww 2

 

 With a EEEE at the end  :)


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Ghost606 #13 Posted Jul 10 2014 - 13:58

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So does this mean that this tank will be added in the game?

 

I know that this is one of the tanks that a lot of tankers have been asking for; along with the Sherman Firefly which I believe would fall under the British branch since the firefly was a British variant of the Sherman.

I'm betting that if the Bulldog gets added to the game it would come after the Chaffee since the Bulldog was the tank that replaced it.

 

I love the Chieftain's hatch articles and videos, it's cool that they provide you with a chance of seeing how these tanks really work and I feel that his articles are a good source for inspiration and helps build confidence when it comes to playing game.  You learn more about your tank, it will perform a lot better on the battlefield. I learned the hard way that any tank in the game can be a force to reckoned when played the right way.

 

I can't wait to see the article.



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View Poststalkervision, on Jul 09 2014 - 17:25, said:

The chieftain cracks me up with his British pronunciations of American tanks

 

 " Chafe-E "

 

 Too funny.. !

 

 Of course now, I may be wrong...

 

You are ... and that's an Irish accent ...

 

Chafe-ee ... long "a", long "e" ...

 

As a member of the US armor community, I have never heard it pronounced any other way by professionals within that circle ...

 

The Brits named the vehicle after the recognized Father of the [US] Armored Force, MG Adna R. Chaffee, Jr.

 

Anyone interested can read about how Adna R. Chaffee, Jr, established the US Armored Force in this book, Forging The Thunderbolt, which I highly recommend ...

 

http://books.google.com/books?id=FD1fyW_fC5MC&q=



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View PostBlackhorse_Six, on Jul 10 2014 - 10:48, said:

 

You are ... and that's an Irish accent ...

 

Chafe-ee ... long "a", long "e" ...

 

As a member of the US armor community, I have never heard it pronounced any other way within that circle ...

 

The Brits named the vehicle after the recognized Father of the [US] Armored Force, MG Adna R. Chaffee, Jr.

 

You can read about how Adna R. Chaffee, Jr, established the US Armored Force in this book, Forging The Thunderbolt, which I highly recommend ...

 

http://books.google.com/books?id=FD1fyW_fC5MC&q=

 Of coarse it's a British/Irish pronunciation dude..

 

 That is the whole point ! 

 

 I always heard it pronounced the other way

 

 Always .

 

 Always

 

 Every time I heard it which is many many many many a time. :)

 

 NEVER heard it called that 

 

 Putting up a book one needs to order as a  "source" isn't the best way to prove your point :)

 

  usable searchable right now links

 

  Please..

 

   check this video out

 

   this guy certainly is far more EXPERT on the vehicle than anyone of us including the chieftain !

 

 I highly doubt with all the extensive research he has obviously done to do this magnificent restoration he is pronouncing the tank's name wrong!  LOL

 

   NOTICE how he pronounces the tank's name please..

 

    Time stamp 1:44

 

   this is NA you know :)

 

   https://www.youtube....h?v=fL4fKhXAcHw

 

   great video,

 

   far more detailed about the vehicle isn't it?

 


Edited by stalkervision, Jul 11 2014 - 05:46.


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View Poststalkervision, on Jul 11 2014 - 00:07, said:

 ...  this guy certainly is far more EXPERT on the vehicle than anyone of us including the chieftain !

 

Seeing as how both The_Chieftain and I have lived it, as have the thousands of soldiers who train(ed) year-round at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas (just outside the town of Ft Smith), I think we'll continue to use the pronunciation for which Adna R. Chaffee himself set the example, and the US Army has followed ever since ... :smiles:

 

The link wasn't put-up for your edification alone, but more for anyone else who might be interested in further reading about the formative years of the US Armored Force.

 

No Negs Assigned



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View Poststalkervision, on Jul 09 2014 - 22:25, said:

The chieftain cracks me up with his British pronunciations of American tanks

 

 " Chafe-E "

 

 Too funny.. !

 

 Of course now, I may be wrong...

 

 it may be a nickname the crews gave the tank for a lack of supportive ,comfortable seats! :) 

 

 Chaff... as in those radar jamming aluminum strips the British dropped all over Germany in ww 2

 

 With a EEEE at the end  :)

 

https://www.youtube....z90sozDWiM#t=73

 

 

 



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View PostNutrientibusMeaGallus, on Jul 09 2014 - 19:49, said:

 4 batteries? 24v system with isolated secondary (like on an rv so you can use one battery engine off, and switch over to re-start and recharge both?

 

Probably just two 24v batteries in parallel to supply the amps needed for starting and turret traverse



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View PostNutrientibusMeaGallus, on Jul 09 2014 - 11:49, said:

 4 batteries? 24v system with isolated secondary (like on an rv so you can use one battery engine off, and switch over to re-start and recharge both?

 

View PostXlucine, on Jul 11 2014 - 15:32, said:

 

Probably just two 24v batteries in parallel to supply the amps needed for starting and turret traverse

 

You had two engines in the vehicle, with individual charging systems.  2X 12 volt batteries per system, two 24volt "sources" in parallel.



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Do you mean a separate circuit for each engine?




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