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Surviving in a tank during WWII

Tank WWII survival

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1Sherman #21 Posted Jul 04 2015 - 03:02

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View PostTheBlueAngels, on Jul 03 2015 - 04:01, said:

In a Sherman...Not very high. That was a death trap against German Guns.

 

My my my, your Wehraboo types are a rare sight nowadays. Walter, EE, if you are reading this, I invite you to feast on this freshly caught Wehraboo. 

EnsignExpendable #22 Posted Jul 04 2015 - 03:28

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View Postcommando333, on Jul 03 2015 - 19:18, said:

What do you mean in the second paragraph? just that it is useless to produce a tank that is as big as a Tiger II, whereas you could just get other tanks to do the exact same thing at the same cost? or what?

 

I meant that war is not fought only with tanks and you don't win by counting your sick K:D ratio at the end. When you make a tank, you must not only consider the safety of the crewman inside the tank, but the safety of the crewman and other people inside the complicated machine that is a modern army (or even a WWII era army). If you insist on saving the crewman at the cost of achieving objectives, you are going to lose the battle, every time. 



Meplat #23 Posted Jul 05 2015 - 17:54

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View PostTheBlueAngels, on Jul 02 2015 - 21:01, said:

Wow thanks for all the Negs. 

 

You're very welcome.

Next time, try not posting something so patently idiotic.



Isola_di_Fano #24 Posted Nov 25 2016 - 18:29

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Edited by Isola_di_Fano, Nov 25 2016 - 18:30.


Donward #25 Posted Nov 25 2016 - 23:38

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Oh look. Someone resurrected this old memory.

The Wehraboos didn't even put up a fight and got slaughtered like poorly-trained SS troops human wave attacking an entrenched American position which had access to artillery support.

Beornotns #26 Posted Nov 26 2016 - 00:02

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View PostDonward, on Nov 25 2016 - 14:38, said:

Oh look. Someone resurrected this old memory.

The Wehraboos didn't even put up a fight and got slaughtered like poorly-trained SS troops human wave attacking an entrenched American position which had access to artillery support.

 

Thank goodness that the WGNA didn't nerf arty THEN...  Might have been a fair fight

 

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Captainfirestach #27 Posted Apr 27 2017 - 15:14

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The early shermans suffered catastrophic failures just like the panzer IV did but the later war Shermans with the introduction of wet ammo racks and various other upgrades brought the crews survivability to about 80% with a ration of 1 wounded and 1 killed when the tank was knocked out. Most Crew deaths where suffered outside of the tank.:sceptic:

_Red_Saaryn_ #28 Posted Nov 08 2017 - 01:53

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View PostPriory_of_Sion, on Jul 03 2015 - 05:08, said:

~3% of all tankers deployed by the US in WWII were killed. ~18% for the US Infantry. 

 

An American tanker had an ~80% survival chance if you're tank was KO'd. Nearly half of all US tanker deaths happened outside of their tanks.

 

 

Remember when USA choose quantity over quality? And how they needed 5 Sherman tanks to destroy a single German tank ? And how of those 5 only 1 with luck survived? 


Edited by _Red_Saaryn_, Nov 08 2017 - 01:58.


ULFBERHT #29 Posted Jan 23 2018 - 18:48

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The Brits referred to the Sherman as a Ronson. Ronson cigarette lighter that is. Their motto was Lights on the first strike. Just like a Sherman would catch fire being that it was gasoline and not diesel. It held true that it took 3 Shermans to kill a Tiger. 2 to distract (die) and one to get behind it.




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