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tiger61378 #5561 Posted Jul 13 2014 - 09:43

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Wow....I was poking around on Netflix and ran across a movie called "Company of Heroes", which seemed to be set during the Ardennes campaign, so I figured I'd watch it since I'm bored.  Already I'm cracking up...an early scene has a column of "German" tanks come across a group of US soldiers, but they're mutant T-34s (T-34, with what appears to be something similar to a Chieftain turret and possibly a Konisch gun mounted in it) :veryhappy:  Too funny...if anyone is looking for a hilariously bad WWII movie to watch, give it a shot.

 

Here's a link to the trailer (youtube embeds never seem to work for me):  There's an image of the mutant T-34 at 0:21s  http://youtu.be/hw8FCO6JeR4


Edited by tiger61378, Jul 13 2014 - 09:47.


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{lang:macro__view_post}tiger61378, on Jul 13 2014 - 01:43, said:

Wow....I was poking around on Netflix and ran across a movie called "Company of Heroes", which seemed to be set during the Ardennes campaign, so I figured I'd watch it since I'm bored.  Already I'm cracking up...an early scene has a column of "German" tanks come across a group of US soldiers, but they're mutant T-34s (T-34, with what appears to be something similar to a Chieftain turret and possibly a Konisch gun mounted in it) :veryhappy:  Too funny...if anyone is looking for a hilariously bad WWII movie to watch, give it a shot.

 

Here's a link to the trailer (youtube embeds never seem to work for me):  There's an image of the mutant T-34 at 0:21s  http://youtu.be/hw8FCO6JeR4

Watch it again, and spot the No4 Enfields in use by US troops



tiger61378 #5563 Posted Jul 13 2014 - 10:04

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Actually, still watching it...I love the fact that they're using an 1800s steam engine with some "armor" applied to it for the train :facepalm:  This movie is REALLY bad...but hilarious.  MST3K fodder for sure.

 

EDIT:  Ok, B-17s at under 2,000 feet on a bombing raid? :facepalm::veryhappy:


Edited by tiger61378, Jul 13 2014 - 11:10.


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{lang:macro__view_post}tiger61378, on Jul 13 2014 - 02:04, said:

Actually, still watching it...I love the fact that they're using an 1800s steam engine with some "armor" applied to it for the train :facepalm:  This movie is REALLY bad...but hilarious.  MST3K fodder for sure.

 

EDIT:  Ok, B-17s at under 2,000 feet on a bombing raid? :facepalm::veryhappy:

It's a whole sack of fail.. Amusingly so, but still fail...



Walter_Sobchak #5565 Posted Jul 13 2014 - 17:41

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{lang:macro__view_post}Meplat, on Jul 13 2014 - 04:54, said:

Watch it again, and spot the No4 Enfields in use by US troops


That's almost as bad as the "German Mega Weapons" documentary where I noticed No 4 enfields being used by the German troops in the reenactment scenes.  I know that some of those static infantry units were issued a variety of captured weapons, but still.

 

Edit: I watched the first 5 minutes and became very confused by the sniper rifle being used by the American troops.  For some reason, they are using a German GeWehr 43?!  More info here.


Edited by Walter_Sobchak, Jul 13 2014 - 18:03.


Walter_Sobchak #5566 Posted Jul 13 2014 - 18:53

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Here is a still of the "German" tank.

 



The_Chieftain #5567 Posted Jul 13 2014 - 22:41

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In all fairness, that was a good goal.

Walter_Sobchak #5568 Posted Jul 14 2014 - 02:17

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{lang:macro__view_post}The_Chieftain, on Jul 13 2014 - 17:41, said:

In all fairness, that was a good goal.


I suspect that Ensign Expendable will soon produce a long lost document from the Soviet Archives proving that the goal was in fact not good.  :trollface:



Meplat #5569 Posted Jul 14 2014 - 16:20

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{lang:macro__view_post}Walter_Sobchak, on Jul 13 2014 - 09:41, said:


That's almost as bad as the "German Mega Weapons" documentary where I noticed No 4 enfields being used by the German troops in the reenactment scenes.  I know that some of those static infantry units were issued a variety of captured weapons, but still.

 

Edit: I watched the first 5 minutes and became very confused by the sniper rifle being used by the American troops.  For some reason, they are using a German GeWehr 43?!  More info here.

A G43 with a very very bizarre scope mount.



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What's the depth of the M60A1 turret basket? Trying to compare a few things.

Walter_Sobchak #5571 Posted Jul 20 2014 - 16:33

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{lang:macro__view_post}Daigensui, on Jul 20 2014 - 11:00, said:

What's the depth of the M60A1 turret basket? Trying to compare a few things.


That's a tough one. Unless you can convince someone with access to an M60 to crawl inside it with a tape measure, I would say your best bet is to find a diagram and do some estimates with a ruler and calculator based on the image scale. 



zloykrolik #5572 Posted Jul 20 2014 - 20:07

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{lang:macro__view_post}Daigensui, on Jul 20 2014 - 08:00, said:

What's the depth of the M60A1 turret basket? Trying to compare a few things.

From what? Turret ring to turret floor? 

 

From my memory, the turret floor (basket) is above the battery box, hydraulic & electrical connections for the turret. As for exact dimensions, I don't know.


Edited by zloykrolik, Jul 20 2014 - 20:10.


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{lang:macro__view_post}Walter_Sobchak, on Jul 20 2014 - 08:33, said:

That's a tough one. Unless you can convince someone with access to an M60 to crawl inside it with a tape measure, I would say your best bet is to find a diagram and do some estimates with a ruler and calculator based on the image scale. 

 

Got something like 67 cm for M60A3.

 

 

{lang:macro__view_post}zloykrolik, on Jul 20 2014 - 12:07, said:

From what? Turret ring to turret floor? 

 

Yes.



shapeshifter #5574 Posted Jul 24 2014 - 03:26

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Does anyone happen to have a source with the listed weight of the Pz IV turret? (late if possible)


checking all my books and none of them bother to list it so it seems, total tank weights, gun weights etc but nothing on the turret.






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