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Gomer_P_Tank #101 Posted May 27 2017 - 06:40

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View PostArcherII, on May 24 2017 - 01:00, said:

 

Yah...you got me......the man's notorious.....:)

 

​It is.  If you want to talk politics just go to The Chieftians thread, you'll not get banned there. You have see it to believe it for yourself.  Seeing and reading are believing.

Iron_Soul_Stealer #102 Posted May 28 2017 - 06:29

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View PostGomer_P_Tank, on May 22 2017 - 23:02, said:

 

"I suspect Chieftain doesn't want to be drawn into a potential political conversation, "   ----  ^  Are you serious?  Have you been to the Chieftain's other long threads, where the kewl kids hang out at on this forum? They talk politics all the time are never moderated or banned...  Surely, you tickle our sense of humor.  Lol..

 

^..Hey, if the Chieftain doesn't like my question, he can always try 'body-slamming' me. Apparently, that's a thing now....in the good 'ole US of A...:facepalm: *So much for "Free Speech", and "Freedom of the Press". Just please... try not to beak my new glasses, Chief...

 

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~Cheers!

 

 

 



Abramsgunner_19K20 #103 Posted Jun 04 2017 - 20:51

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Good read brother. Thank you.

Iron_Soul_Stealer #104 Posted Jun 18 2017 - 00:54

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Hey Chief, are you still out there..?

 

Like I was asking earlier,

*If the primary objective of war is to win....then do you think we won this war..?

 

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The_Chieftain #105 Posted Jun 24 2017 - 19:03

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I think the final answer remains to be seen.

Alterinus #106 Posted Jun 25 2017 - 02:56

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First the truck blew up, then lots happened. Note the Bradley to the left, the tank and HMMWV are facing opposite directions, and for good measure, one of the Kiowas in the background was forced down. I saw almost none of it. I spent much of the engagement saying "I can't see anything to shoot at!"

 

Thats kind of weird. I'd always read all those tasty expositions of how tanks have night vision, ir, can follow lasers or sniper fire back to their point with automating systems, etc, like they're some futuristic terminator.

Alterinus #107 Posted Jun 25 2017 - 02:58

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View Postchazfarote, on May 04 2016 - 05:50, said:

 

Not the troops, the government. The troops are doing what they were indoctrinated to do. Granted it does not justify the actions of a few [edited], but for most the fault lies on governments and not the troops.

 

 

Abdication of personal responsibility is always fun.

Arrowfoot #108 Posted Jun 25 2017 - 20:52

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The Germans actually had fewer tanks the France at the start of the war. Their primary infantry rifle for whole war was a bolt action. They did have a great squad machine gun. What made the German Army so deadly in the early days of the war was how they used the equipment they had and the training that went into their men. By the end of the war training was minimal and the results were they lost.

Blackgunner #109 Posted Jun 26 2017 - 01:42

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So Chieftain.  I found it actually somewhat amusing about your experience about tanks being blind.  I find the idea of "huh... well that's strange... wait a second...  I'm being shot at!" kind of funny.  Obviously it is not intended to be funny as it is an engagement where people can die; so I apologize if you take offence to it. Do you have any other stories about situations where tanks were blind?  Hearing details of these events would be interesting.

Edited by Blackgunner, Jun 26 2017 - 01:43.


Iron_Soul_Stealer #110 Posted Jun 30 2017 - 22:02

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View PostThe_Chieftain, on Jun 24 2017 - 13:03, said:

I think the final answer remains to be seen.

 

Ok, Chief...so how much longer do you think it will take before we see that final answer..? 5 more years..? 10 more years..? 15 maybe..? Possibly never..?

 

*In the meantime {and while we wait}, have you watched the new movie War Machine yet..? It's a film about our current War in Afghanistan {Iraq-istan}, and it's currently running on netflix right now. Honestly, I see a lot of parallels between your opening post, and this film. So, if you haven't watched it yet, then I highly recommend you do. It is a must-see!

 

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Redwing6 #111 Posted Jul 28 2017 - 23:03

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1st time I was shot at was in a "police action" at a small Caribbean Island. HMM-264 The Black Knights rock! We dropped an 8 man team of SEALS at the GovGen's house (2 dual 23mm aa gun mounts, 2 57mm single mounts & various 12.7mm singles) and the only thing that hit us was 20-25 rounds from a 12.7mm. We were in a CH-46 (1 m60--crew chief; 1 m2--port side, 1 m60 on rear ramp). Picture of the bird was in Time magazine sitting on the beach after the hard landing because a SINGLE 12.7mm went through one of the turbines and damaged the hydrolic (spelling?) system. Blew out both my knees (major lig & cart damage). 

 

My first thought when we came in range was how cool the green glowing golf balls looked as they floated up towards us...until I realized they were tracers and there were 4 more rounds for each golf ball...oh, we had "flack jackets" but didn't wear them, we stood on them. We were taught that we didn't want ground fire to come up between our legs and get trapped and bounce around inside...

 

found a pic of the A/C aft it was stripped of reusable parts

 


Edited by Redwing6, Jul 28 2017 - 23:07.


The_Chieftain #112 Posted Jul 31 2017 - 21:00

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Looks like it was a nice beach.

Mad_Dog_Seabee #113 Posted Aug 01 2017 - 18:56

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Sunk right into the sand. Just set a table next to with a couple Coronas in ice and it'll be in Heaven for Eternity.

OrnmiIler #114 Posted Aug 03 2017 - 00:31

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View PostThe_Chieftain, on Jun 24 2017 - 13:03, said:

I think the final answer remains to be seen.

 

 

+1

We gain wisdom through the experience of knowing countless mistakes in our common humanities past, never from just learning from our own.

Good luck!






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