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Daigensui #41 Posted Dec 23 2014 - 20:34

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This is why The_Chieftain is one of the greatest gifts to WoT.

playmaker #42 Posted Dec 23 2014 - 21:59

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Anyone else catch that it had possibly 7 rounds in a near ready state for firing?  The 7+ rounds a minute was an average and he said the burst would have been very fast with a long reloading the rack time.  IS-7 semi-autoloader anyone?????  Gun was nearly equal to the jagtigers 12.8mm.....  So sad they nerfed the is-7.

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View Postplaymaker, on Dec 23 2014 - 12:59, said:

Anyone else catch that it had possibly 7 rounds in a near ready state for firing?  The 7+ rounds a minute was an average and he said the burst would have been very fast with a long reloading the rack time.  IS-7 semi-autoloader anyone?????  Gun was nearly equal to the jagtigers 12.8mm.....  So sad they nerfed the is-7.

 

It's no different from STB-1's LAD. 6~7 rounds per minute is when considering only the LAD loaded rounds, meaning actual reload is much lower.

 

In other words, nothing changes



kickbutttanker #44 Posted Dec 24 2014 - 01:43

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Are you the Russian heavys worth going for? I hear they are deadly, but thier slow aim time is my only concern.

The_Chieftain #45 Posted Dec 24 2014 - 02:57

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View Postplaymaker, on Dec 23 2014 - 20:59, said:

Anyone else catch that it had possibly 7 rounds in a near ready state for firing?  The 7+ rounds a minute was an average and he said the burst would have been very fast with a long reloading the rack time.  IS-7 semi-autoloader anyone?????  Gun was nearly equal to the jagtigers 12.8mm.....  So sad they nerfed the is-7.

 

Look on the bright side. Imagine a T57 or T54E1 with its real autoloader capacity. And the AMX-13 would be quite evil too..

MastuhWaffles #46 Posted Dec 24 2014 - 03:05

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Does that IS-7 still run and drive?

CTA #47 Posted Dec 24 2014 - 03:43

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well you still didnt answer the question about how to fill the tank...

zloykrolik #48 Posted Dec 24 2014 - 07:46

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"Never Broken" ?

The_Chieftain #49 Posted Dec 24 2014 - 09:22

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Yep. If it hasn't been figured out yet, I put on different badges for units that I've been in (or at least associated with) on the various videos. This is one of the "been in" ones,

Riftmaster #50 Posted Dec 24 2014 - 11:02

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I have an insane urge to see that thing restored to running condition.



Avatar14 #51 Posted Dec 24 2014 - 14:39

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  Not having a turret basket is a very scary thing, especially thinking about off road travel while in contact where slow is not an option.  The ammo storage system makes me wonder what their theory about extended engagements was.  The ability to have a mad minute is good on paper and at a range, but the rolling hills of Fulda, or Bavaria seems that would significantly effect a tank units ability to maintain a suitable rate of fire down range.

 

 


 

Chieftain is absolutely right....the "Turret Monster" has quite the appetite and is very well known among tankers. I know on my tank, it was always eating canteens, flashlights, pens, tools.  On one occasion it tried eating an M-16 sling....which was still attached to the rifle.....it didn't end well for the M-16.



Chippy_choo #52 Posted Dec 24 2014 - 16:10

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I as a retired zipper head, assume your wearing approved 'Safety' running shoes as you crawl around these Tanks?

Great series, Merry Christmas to you and yours.

 

P.S. I have seen the turret monster do a number on a (wrongly issued to a driver)  FN C1 rifle.  He did raise a few eyebrows

while working sentry that night.


Edited by Leo1_A4, Dec 24 2014 - 16:16.


Puppies_Of_Pestilence #53 Posted Dec 24 2014 - 18:43

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Of course the IS 7 is cramped Chieftain. Your freakishly tall for a dusty old Tanker. :) But in all seriousness, Russian tankers had to be some tiny guys to fight inside those tanks with any kind of comfort.
Spoiler

 



CCCPIvan #54 Posted Dec 24 2014 - 18:48

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Very good video.  But I was wondering why you did not check the armor thickness.  In some of your other videos, you checked to see the actual armor thickness.

 

Did you not bring the measuring tool(s), or did you already check it in another video.  As it would be interesting to see the actual thickness as there are some variations on what i have heard.



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View PostCTA, on Dec 24 2014 - 02:43, said:

well you still didnt answer the question about how to fill the tank...

 

turns out the fuel filler caps are under the turret bustle. We couldn't turn the turret to get to them.

 

View PostPuppies_Of_Pestilence, on Dec 24 2014 - 17:43, said:

 
Spoiler

 

 

Erm...

 

Nessie resents you calling it a myth.

This is Nessie.

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Nessie's been with me a very long time. Since the late 1990s, actually.

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You will note that she wears jump wings. She did all five jumps in my pocket, and has her own logbook, duly stamped. (Chap in charge of the course was Scottish, so he ran with it).

 

Nessie is no stranger to tanks.

Starting with a good British one...

Posted Image

 

Moving to the Abrams.

Posted Image

 

You know, now I think of it, I don't know if I have a photo of her on a Brad.

 

She loves the smell of spent propellant, like any good tanker.

Posted Image

 

I guess you could call her my own turret monster.



The_Chieftain #56 Posted Dec 24 2014 - 20:49

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View PostCCCPIvan, on Dec 24 2014 - 17:48, said:

Very good video.  But I was wondering why you did not check the armor thickness.  In some of your other videos, you checked to see the actual armor thickness.

 

Did you not bring the measuring tool(s), or did you already check it in another video.  As it would be interesting to see the actual thickness as there are some variations on what i have heard.

 

The thickness of IS-7 armor has been measured previously by people with better equipment than I have.

Puppies_Of_Pestilence #57 Posted Dec 24 2014 - 21:24

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View PostThe_Chieftain, on Dec 24 2014 - 14:46, said:

 

turns out the fuel filler caps are under the turret bustle. We couldn't turn the turret to get to them.

 

 

Erm...

 

Nessie resents you calling it a myth.

This is Nessie.

Posted Image

 

Nessie's been with me a very long time. Since the late 1990s, actually.

Posted Image

You will note that she wears jump wings. She did all five jumps in my pocket, and has her own logbook, duly stamped. (Chap in charge of the course was Scottish, so he ran with it).

 

Nessie is no stranger to tanks.

Starting with a good British one...

Posted Image

 

Moving to the Abrams.

Posted Image

 

You know, now I think of it, I don't know if I have a photo of her on a Brad.

 

She loves the smell of spent propellant, like any good tanker.

Posted Image

 

I guess you could call her my own turret monster.

 Lol, I'm sorry if I offended Nessie. Kept A musical camel on my gun mantlet that played Arabic music when you squeezed the nose during OIF 3. That and a bumper sticker on the back, "Chugs gas and hauls..... well you get the Idea. :)

 

 

Edit:  Still kind of freaked out that I mentioned Nessie being a myth and you showed me evidence otherwise, Well played Chieftain, well played...


Edited by Puppies_Of_Pestilence, Dec 25 2014 - 18:32.


ObeseHull #58 Posted Dec 24 2014 - 21:26

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Are you saying the gun on the IS 7 should be more like the gun on the Bat Chat 25 t, in the game?

Edited by ObeseHull, Dec 24 2014 - 21:27.


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I wonder how the crew stood up on that tank. most likely is so crowded, aside from the commander, gunner, driver and 2 loaders. IS-7 is a beast with that 133mm. But does the IS-4 compares to it? 

NutrientibusMeaGallus #60 Posted Dec 24 2014 - 21:37

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View PostThe_Chieftain, on Dec 24 2014 - 14:46, said:

 

turns out the fuel filler caps are under the turret bustle. We couldn't turn the turret to get to them.

 

 

Erm...

 

Nessie resents you calling it a myth.

This is Nessie.

Posted Image

 

Nessie's been with me a very long time. Since the late 1990s, actually.

Posted Image

You will note that she wears jump wings. She did all five jumps in my pocket, and has her own logbook, duly stamped. (Chap in charge of the course was Scottish, so he ran with it).

 

Nessie is no stranger to tanks.

Starting with a good British one...

Posted Image

 

Moving to the Abrams.

Posted Image

 

You know, now I think of it, I don't know if I have a photo of her on a Brad.

 

She loves the smell of spent propellant, like any good tanker.

Posted Image

 

I guess you could call her my own turret monster.

 

Nessie should hang around the forums with Bob.. That's too cool... Why isn't she in any of the videos? Then again I wish they kept letting the one dog on the set they film for the WG tournaments like happened one of the first broadcasts... Was a cool dog, just cruising around in front of the desk.... 






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