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Dark_Wing_1 #541 Posted Nov 17 2014 - 16:54

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The White Phosphorous Shell from the 76mm gun on Fury was pure Hollywood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getting WP shells was extremely important for the Pacific U.S. Army assault on Kyushu (Operation Olympic) as the Pacific Army was planning to use nothing but 76mm armed M4A3 Sherman’s in addition to the 90mm armed M26 Pershing.  See this May 1945 Ordnance Department schedule of materials available Pacific Theater:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Walter_Sobchak #542 Posted Nov 18 2014 - 20:30

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It seems that Fury has spawned some imitators.

 



Jeeps_Guns_Tanks #543 Posted Nov 20 2014 - 05:50

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View PostWalter_Sobchak, on Nov 18 2014 - 11:30, said:

It seems that Fury has spawned some imitators.

 

That looks awful. 



Daigensui #544 Posted Nov 20 2014 - 05:55

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View PostDark_Wing_1, on Nov 17 2014 - 07:54, said:

The White Phosphorous Shell from the 76mm gun on Fury was pure Hollywood.

 

That's why I just imagine Fury as a 75 mm (due to the producers being unable to get the necessary running tanks). That would explain why it had to go around the Tiger to get a kill.

 

 

Also, nice new info.



Vollketten #545 Posted Nov 20 2014 - 15:15

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View PostWalter_Sobchak, on Nov 18 2014 - 13:30, said:

It seems that Fury has spawned some imitators.

 

Looks dreadful.

Also a non-colour-segregated US combat unit in 1944/45? hmmmmm



Walter_Sobchak #546 Posted Nov 20 2014 - 16:45

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View PostVollketten, on Nov 20 2014 - 09:15, said:

Looks dreadful.

Also a non-colour-segregated US combat unit in 1944/45? hmmmmm

 

Also, at the 53 second mark, you can clearly see a T34-85.  There is also a T34-85 in the marketing material.

I think it's funny how they added a little swastika to the back of the German Soldiers helmet.  I guess they were afraid people wouldn't recognize a German soldier from the shape of the helmet?

 

 


Edited by Walter_Sobchak, Nov 20 2014 - 16:48.


favrepeoria #547 Posted Nov 20 2014 - 18:05

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There was an article on For the Record saying how there is a movie called Panzer 88 that has a German crewed King Tiger fighting a Golem haha
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http://ftr.wot-news....1/19/panzer-88/

Donward #548 Posted Nov 20 2014 - 18:41

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It is more realistic in the fact that the scenes in Fury would make more sense being set in the Ardennes.

Walter_Sobchak #549 Posted Nov 20 2014 - 18:52

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View Postfavrepeoria, on Nov 20 2014 - 12:05, said:

There was an article on For the Record saying how there is a movie called Panzer 88 that has a German crewed King Tiger fighting a Golem haha
Link

http://ftr.wot-news....1/19/panzer-88/

 

  Damn, that sounds like a terrible movie as well as potentially offensive. 

Meplat #550 Posted Nov 20 2014 - 22:26

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The DVD case is hilarious.

 

Is that a Spitfire strafing an allied vehicle? And a B-17 with a spotlight?

Then a dramatically exploding kubel apparently scouting for a T34/85?

 

Seems the M1919 was a pew-pew LAZOR as well.



Blackhorse_Six_ #551 Posted Nov 20 2014 - 22:53

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There is not a single name I recognise on that poster ... :sceptic:

 



Krieger_07b #552 Posted Nov 20 2014 - 23:18

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View PostWalter_Sobchak, on Nov 20 2014 - 09:45, said:

 

Also, at the 53 second mark, you can clearly see a T34-85.  There is also a T34-85 in the marketing material.

I think it's funny how they added a little swastika to the back of the German Soldiers helmet.  I guess they were afraid people wouldn't recognize a German soldier from the shape of the helmet?

 

 

 

View PostMeplat, on Nov 20 2014 - 15:26, said:

The DVD case is hilarious.

 

Is that a Spitfire strafing an allied vehicle? And a B-17 with a spotlight?

Then a dramatically exploding kubel apparently scouting for a T34/85?

 

Seems the M1919 was a pew-pew LAZOR as well.

I didn't know 1C did movies.



Legiondude #553 Posted Nov 20 2014 - 23:35

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You guys need to get more familiar with The Asylum's style of work

Walter_Sobchak #554 Posted Nov 21 2014 - 00:30

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View PostBlackhorse_Six, on Nov 20 2014 - 16:53, said:

There is not a single name which I recognise on that poster ... :sceptic:

 

 

I guess we'll soon get to see if it's better or worse than The Red Rose of Normandy from 2011.  This trailer looks like they just pasted together footage of various WW2 reenactment events.

 


Edited by Walter_Sobchak, Nov 21 2014 - 00:31.


Battlecruiser #555 Posted Nov 21 2014 - 00:42

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View PostWalter_Sobchak, on Nov 18 2014 - 14:30, said:

It seems that Fury has spawned some imitators.

 

 

asylum makes copies of hollywood movies to trick grandmas into getting the wrong thing for their grandchildren. I don't even need to check to see if its an asylum movie to  call it an asylum movie. I even bet Ardennes Fury has the submarine set they use in EVERY movie too.

that reminded me of transmorphers, which then reminded me of Transformographagizers


Walter_Sobchak #556 Posted Nov 21 2014 - 00:50

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View PostBattlecruiser, on Nov 20 2014 - 18:42, said:

 

asylum makes copies of hollywood movies to trick grandmas into getting the wrong thing for their grandchildren.

Well heck, if they wanted to go for a misleading title, they should have come out with a WW2 tank Movie and called it "Furry". That's only one letter off.  And I bet they could have gotten BlacktailDefense to be a consultant, since that would combine his two primary interests. 



Legiondude #557 Posted Nov 21 2014 - 01:13

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View PostBattlecruiser, on Nov 20 2014 - 17:42, said:

that reminded me of transmorphers

Which is also made by The Asylum



Battlecruiser #558 Posted Nov 21 2014 - 01:24

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View PostLegiondude, on Nov 20 2014 - 19:13, said:

Which is also made by The Asylum

 

I know.

some of their movies are actually pretty good though, like sharknado.

Walter_Sobchak #559 Posted Nov 21 2014 - 02:53

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I looked up the Asylum filmography.  I have no idea how I managed to miss the film "Nazis at the Center of the Earth" starring Jake Busey.  With that combination of premise and acting talent, how can it go wrong?

 



zloykrolik #560 Posted Nov 21 2014 - 03:50

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Jake Busey, your sure sign of entertainment value.




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