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Zergling #38401 Posted Yesterday, 10:17 PM

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View PostDragon_Witch, on May 20 2019 - 07:12, said:

Pack your bags, we're heading to Tehran!  A rocket allegedly landed near the US Embassy in Iraq.

 

I have a feeling they'll try to Bolt On a few allies for this.

Dragon_Witch #38402 Posted Yesterday, 10:21 PM

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View PostZergling, on May 19 2019 - 16:17, said:

 

I have a feeling they'll try to Bolt On a few allies for this.

 

Allies will come flocking to the flag.  Iran is a rotting house, kick in the door and the whole structure will come down.  We'll be greeted as liberators.  The war will be over by Christmas!

PrimarchRogalDorn #38403 Posted Yesterday, 10:51 PM

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Boy doesn't that sound very familiar...

Dragon_Witch #38404 Posted Yesterday, 10:57 PM

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View PostPrimarchRogalDorn, on May 19 2019 - 16:51, said:

Boy doesn't that sound very familiar...

 



Tjtod #38405 Posted Yesterday, 11:44 PM

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The war over by Christmas bit reminds me of the Civil War or WWI.

Dragon_Witch #38406 Posted Today, 12:16 AM

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View PostTjtod, on May 19 2019 - 17:44, said:

The war over by Christmas bit reminds me of the Civil War or WWI.

 

I kinda grabbed from everywhere.

 

"The War will be over by Christmas" is indeed from World War I.

 

"We will be greeted as liberators"  Well, everyone remembers Cheney saying that whopper during the buildup for Gulf War II

 

"Iran is a rotting house, kick in the door and the whole structure will come down" is a paraphrasing of a speech Adolf Hitler gave on the eve of Barbarossa, in which he said "We only have to kick in the door and the whole rotten structure will come crashing down" in regards to Russia.

 

As for "Allies will come flocking to the flag", that's just me.  No one famous said that.


 



Life_In_Black #38407 Posted Today, 12:51 AM

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Let's not forget Operation Market Garden, same kind of mentality was in play there too.

CaptianNemo_VA_ #38408 Posted Today, 01:48 AM

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Whats up guys? Still around... on the TECC (Tanks Encyclopedia Community Chat) Discord.

Started writing a book in January... slow, very slow goings so far.

Dragon_Witch #38409 Posted Today, 02:09 AM

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View PostCaptianNemo_VA_, on May 19 2019 - 19:48, said:

Whats up guys? Still around... on the TECC (Tanks Encyclopedia Community Chat) Discord.

Started writing a book in January... slow, very slow goings so far.

 

What type of book are you writing?

FrozenKemp #38410 Posted Today, 02:13 AM

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Home and being mobbed by cats!


Sorry for bailing on TECC Discord... I realized I need to focus on writing my book, not that I really contributed anything. :(



CaptianNemo_VA_ #38411 Posted Today, 02:20 AM

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View PostDragon_Witch, on May 19 2019 - 17:09, said:

 

What type of book are you writing?

The goal is to take all 6000 pages from microfilm I have copied and extract all of the US Tank Engine info and put it into a book. As well as ask around to other guys such as Listy's info he has on US tank engines from the British archives. As there isnt really a good write up on US tank engines and already I have found several I didn't previously know about. Or engines for vehicles that are not mentioned in Hunnicutt. (IE other engines for the M4, upratings for various engines that were not done during the war.. etc)

The other long term... long long long term goal.... is to write up a detailed account of the HL 210 and HL 230 engines since whats in books is a scattered mess.

View PostFrozenKemp, on May 19 2019 - 17:13, said:

Home and being mobbed by cats!


Sorry for bailing on TECC Discord... I realized I need to focus on writing my book, not that I really contributed anything. :(

 

You dont need to be on TECC every single day. There is nothing wrong with casual.

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Life_In_Black #38412 Posted Today, 02:21 AM

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View PostCaptianNemo_VA_, on May 19 2019 - 19:48, said:

Whats up guys? Still around... on the TECC (Tanks Encyclopedia Community Chat) Discord.

Started writing a book in January... slow, very slow goings so far.

 

I still see you on Skype on occasion. It's a shame the Skype group isn't what it used to be, although given what brought us all together, It's not surprising only a handful of us are really left.



Dragon_Witch #38413 Posted Today, 02:23 AM

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View PostCaptianNemo_VA_, on May 19 2019 - 20:20, said:

The goal is to take all 6000 pages from microfilm I have copied and extract all of the US Tank Engine info and put it into a book. As well as ask around to other guys such as Listy's info he has on US tank engines from the British archives. As there isnt really a good write up on US tank engines and already I have found several I didn't previously know about. Or engines for vehicles that are not mentioned in Hunnicutt. (IE other engines for the M4, upratings for various engines that were not done during the war.. etc)

The other long term... long long long term goal.... is to write up a detailed account of the HL 210 and HL 230 engines since whats in books is a scattered mess..

 

That sounds fascinatingly dry.

 

No offense.  I'm sure someone out there has a use for a book about tank engines, but it sure isn't me.



CaptianNemo_VA_ #38414 Posted Today, 02:23 AM

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View PostLife_In_Black, on May 19 2019 - 17:21, said:

 

I still see you on Skype on occasion. It's a shame the Skype group isn't what it used to be, although given what brought us all together, It's not surprising only a handful of us are really left.

 

I leave Skype and Discord on almost all the time tbh. But with WG going off on their own... it has made the group less needed. Listy and Voll are both working hard on books. So after they got around to the books I figured I might as well try my hand at it... mostly when I work on it it is just running around logging info so I know where stuff is when I get around to writing.

CaptianNemo_VA_ #38415 Posted Today, 02:32 AM

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View PostDragon_Witch, on May 19 2019 - 17:23, said:

 

That sounds fascinatingly dry.

 

No offense.  I'm sure someone out there has a use for a book about tank engines, but it sure isn't me.

 

In September of 1942 there was not much mentioned for the month on the engines. However it was mentioned that the T20 would use the Ford G.A.N. engine, with an torque convertor, 3 range transmission and Cletrac steering.  The T22 would use the setup on the M4A3 and Ford G.A.A..  The T23 Gas/Electric would use the Ford G.A.N. engine and generator.  Two driving motors arranged transversely. Four amplidines, the fourth being available for power requirements in the tank.

The Ford V8 G.A.N. was rated at 515 B.H.P. at 2,800 r.p.m.


Despite passing acceptance trials… the Ford GAA was still under development in November of 1942. That being said the US had high hopes for the engine by scheduling the engine for 20% of M4 Monthly Production over the following four months (Dec-March). With the production schedule being:

20% with the M4A1 and Continental Air-Cooled Radial Engine(R-975-C1).
20% with the M4A2 and Twin G.M. Diesel Engine(6-71/6046).
20% with the M4A3 and Ford V8 Engine(GAA).
40% with the M4A4 and Chrysler Engine(A57 Multibank).

Production was dropped on the M4A1 due to severe demands by the Air Crops on Wright Engine parts and production was dropped on the M4A2 due to demands from the US Navy for the 6-71 which shared common parts with its Marine spec counterpart as well as being in demand for auxiliary power generation. As an result the British figured they would be stuck with an mix of Ford powered M4A3s and Chrysler powered M4A4s in the near future as tanks were allotted by the Assignment Board. The Ford GAA however was, as mentioned, still under development. So much so that the engine was fitted into 25 M4 tanks for testing. With two tanks each, being sent to Milford, Phoenix, Ution, and Aberdeen and 17 tanks being sent to Fort Knox. All of these vehicles would be sent on 2,000 mile endurance trials. In addition to this, three engines were sent to different laboratories for 250 hour dynamometer tests.
 
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Its not that boring... Sep and Nov 1942. Ford V8 only.

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Dragon_Witch #38416 Posted Today, 02:43 AM

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See, when you said "all of the US Tank Engine info", I had visions of spec sheets giving firing orders for the cylinders and the proper idling rpm and all sorts of stuff that would be a godsend to people who own a WW2 tank and have to maintain it. 

 

But what you've written so far actually does seem a bit interesting.  Good luck on your book.

 

 

...Actually, how many people in this thread are currently writing books?

 



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View PostDragon_Witch, on May 19 2019 - 17:43, said:

See, when you said "all of the US Tank Engine info", I had visions of spec sheets giving firing orders for the cylinders and the proper idling rpm and all sorts of stuff that would be a godsend to people who own a WW2 tank and have to maintain it. 

 

But what you've written so far actually does seem a bit interesting.  Good luck on your book.

 

 

...Actually, how many people in this thread are currently writing books?

 

 

It is going to have spec sheets as well.. as much as possible. So far there are a few engines I dont think I will have much on... since they dont exist even on the internet. Might get lucky with the archives...  I hope.

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View PostCaptianNemo_VA_, on May 19 2019 - 20:23, said:

 

I leave Skype and Discord on almost all the time tbh. But with WG going off on their own... it has made the group less needed. Listy and Voll are both working hard on books. So after they got around to the books I figured I might as well try my hand at it... mostly when I work on it it is just running around logging info so I know where stuff is when I get around to writing.

 

Wargaming going off on their own is a far more forgiving way to phrase things than I would use. But yeah, I still chime in on Skype, I just seem to have lost most of my interest in working on armored vehicle stuff. Which saddens me at times, as every so often the spark seems to come back briefly just to quickly disappear again.




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