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Inside the Chieftain's Hatch: M3 Grant


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The_Chieftain #1 Posted May 17 2016 - 23:35

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WulfeHound #2 Posted May 17 2016 - 23:44

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Can't wait for Part 2

HI_FIVE #3 Posted May 17 2016 - 23:57

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awesome.ty. 

Edited by HI_FIVE, May 17 2016 - 23:58.


Dogsoldier6 #4 Posted May 18 2016 - 00:17

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I knew you were a mod hacker Chieftain :P

 

Thanks for the vid, and  info love all of them :honoring:



Uryangkhai #5 Posted May 18 2016 - 00:58

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1.  Deathblossom of Doom - casemate edition!  Did they ever consider making a truly turretless Lee?  If so can that be a premium TD? 

 

2.  Alternate hulls - when is WG getting around to adding those?

 

3.  Deathblossom of Doom Redux!  - repurpose the Autoaim function from main gun to secondary turrets/MGs.

 

Oh, and another enjoyable installment in the series.

 :popcorn:


Edited by Uryangkhai, May 18 2016 - 01:00.


Nathan454 #6 Posted May 18 2016 - 04:31

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"Didn't want to have this thing turn into the anti infantry death blossom machine-gun vehicle of doom...."
Did you come up with that on the fly?

 

Its noteworthy how agnostic the US was about "Tank's have a fully rotating turret." issue. I can't help but wonder if the US had actually made a pure casemated M3, if they would have considered later casement designs. The Stug was highly effective, and the Panzer IV/70 (V) (Jagdpanzer) basically managed Panther firepower and protection on the Panzer IV footprint (Likewise the SU-100 combined pretty good firepower and protection).  Yes, I know, conventional wisdom is that turretless designs are best on the defensive...but still interesting to think about, one of my pet armchair general ideas is a 90mm turret-less Sherman.

 

Great video. Looking forward to part 2.

 

Edited by Nathan454, May 18 2016 - 04:32.


Slayer_Jesse #7 Posted May 18 2016 - 04:37

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View PostUryangkhai, on May 17 2016 - 18:58, said:

1.  Deathblossom of Doom - casemate edition!  Did they ever consider making a truly turretless Lee?  If so can that be a premium TD? 

 

2.  Alternate hulls - when is WG getting around to adding those?

 

3.  Deathblossom of Doom Redux!  - repurpose the Autoaim function from main gun to secondary turrets/MGs.

 

Oh, and another enjoyable installment in the series.

 :popcorn:

 

1: that's more or less what the T40 is.

2: very low priority

3: i could see either the WoWS or WT solution working.


Edited by Slayer_Jesse, May 18 2016 - 04:38.


Samurai_TwoSeven #8 Posted May 18 2016 - 17:17

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Awesome video Chief. Quick question, what do you think about the new Japanese Type 10 which can go 70 km/h forwards and in reverse?

stalkervision #9 Posted May 18 2016 - 17:24

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The one tank the chief didn't get a concussion climbing around inside in !  Oh but the damage has been done already. Soon he will be thinking he's playing starting tackle for the Red Skins ! :P

The_Chieftain #10 Posted May 31 2016 - 19:34

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Added Part 2.

stalkervision #11 Posted May 31 2016 - 20:55

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Did you once actually ask Quickie Baby if he was a "brony"  ​:D

WulfeHound #12 Posted May 31 2016 - 21:17

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View PostThe_Chieftain, on May 31 2016 - 13:34, said:

Added Part 2.

 

Excellent as always

The_Chieftain #13 Posted May 31 2016 - 21:18

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View Poststalkervision, on May 31 2016 - 19:55, said:

Did you once actually ask Quickie Baby if he was a "brony"  ​:D

 

I may have. I honestly cannot recall.

stalkervision #14 Posted May 31 2016 - 21:24

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View PostThe_Chieftain, on May 31 2016 - 15:18, said:

 

I may have. I honestly cannot recall.

​He said you did and furthermore he said he had to go home and look that reference up. He said he wasn't sure if you were kidding him or not. :)

 

 He's twitch streaming right now if you would like to drop in and mention it to him. :)


Edited by stalkervision, May 31 2016 - 21:25.


AndrewSledge #15 Posted Jun 01 2016 - 02:35

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Wow, it looks so clean inside with all that white paint! Thanks for reviewing the Lee/Grant, I've always wondered what it looked like inside.

A suggestion on the videos, perhaps at the end of each crew position segment, have the cameraman do a pan of the position without you in it so we can see more of the area? I found myself wanting to see a bit more in each direction, but I know it's hard to get a good perspective in the confines of a tank with a standard lens.

Walter_Sobchak #16 Posted Jun 01 2016 - 05:08

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View PostWulfeHound, on May 31 2016 - 15:17, said:

 

Excellent as always

Agreed.  I really liked this one.  Made me want to go watch Sahara one more time.  



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I'm truly amazed.  Apprently the chief can manage to nearly bang his head even in the Hotel lee !  I should look for a Tog video of his to see what happened there. :P

 

 Chief, I hope you don't mind that I kid you but that's my nature. I come from a long line of Irish kidders. My grandfather put a live frog in my grandmothers oven once. It was off of course.  I don't mean anything by it.   Actually I kid people that I like . :)


Edited by stalkervision, Jun 01 2016 - 17:11.


stalkervision #18 Posted Jun 01 2016 - 14:17

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Just one question about the Lee and Grant I would like to know.

 

When the Grant was being sent over to the Soviet Union because of heavy tank losses the Soviets incurred in the

early phases of Operation Barbarossa and the low numbers of modern fighting vehicles the Soviets had at the time the Russian DID have a most excellent 76 mm antitank gun that the

​Germans captured in vast quantities. The soviets in fact mounted this to their high top Su-76. Why didn't they mount it in the Grant also?

 

 



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Thank you for another excellent set of videos!

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View Poststalkervision, on Jun 01 2016 - 07:17, said:

Just one question about the Lee and Grant I would like to know.

 

When the Grant was being sent over to the Soviet Union because of heavy tank losses the Soviets incurred in the

early phases of Operation Barbarossa and the low numbers of modern fighting vehicles the Soviets had at the time the Russian DID have a most excellent 76 mm antitank gun that the

​Germans captured in vast quantities. The soviets in fact mounted this to their high top Su-76. Why didn't they mount it in the Grant also?

 

 

The Soviets did not think very highly of the tank so that may have affected how much they wanted to mess with upgrading the vehicle. 






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