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Daigensui #5681 Posted Sep 15 2014 - 23:53

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View PostWalter_Sobchak, on Sep 15 2014 - 15:51, said:

Honestly, I can't think of anything off the top of my head.  Verlinden publications has a decent book on the M60A3 with a good deal of illustrations and interior pictures, but that is probably a bit later than you are looking for. 

 

Likely. And frankly, even M48 is sort of hard to for me to completely understand and visualize while trying to design the interior of a tank turret.

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I finally found the disc with the tank books i asked you about.now my question is how in the heck do I get 4.3 gigabytes of files

to you. I can do them as attachments but that would take forever. do you have any ideas????

 



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View PostRedcoat, on Aug 25 2014 - 08:02, said:

I wasn't sure where to post this, but I wanted to post a brief message to thank The Chieftain (and Victoria) for the meet'n'greet they hosted at The Canadian War Museum in Ottawa last weekend. There were some 250 WoT fans there, and Wargaming generously picked up our admission fees. I went alone but ran into some RL friends there, and of course met some new people too, including folks from Montreal, Kingston and New England. We were there some four hours or more, and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was great to chat with The Chieftain face-to-face, and I came away well impressed with his encyclopedic knowledge of armoured vehicles! And he's a very approachable and generous personality; a terrific evangelist for Wargaming. All in all, it was a very positive experience and I'd highly recommend anyone in the neighbourhood of one of these events take advantage of the opportunity. 

 

 

I met the Chieftain at a meet & greet in LA a while back.  I totally agree with your comments about him.  He was great, very friendly and knowlegdable and a very interesting speaker.  Good guy.

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View Postdrgnrdr6, on Sep 15 2014 - 18:54, said:

I finally found the disc with the tank books i asked you about.now my question is how in the heck do I get 4.3 gigabytes of files

to you. I can do them as attachments but that would take forever. do you have any ideas????

 

 

burn a DVD and Mail it.

tiger61378 #5685 Posted Sep 16 2014 - 04:21

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View Postdrgnrdr6, on Sep 15 2014 - 18:54, said:

I finally found the disc with the tank books i asked you about.now my question is how in the heck do I get 4.3 gigabytes of files

to you. I can do them as attachments but that would take forever. do you have any ideas????

 

 

Make a private torrent maybe?

Meplat #5686 Posted Sep 16 2014 - 06:45

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View PostDaigensui, on Sep 15 2014 - 15:53, said:

 

Likely. And frankly, even M48 is sort of hard to for me to completely understand and visualize while trying to design the interior of a tank turret.

 

No troll, but have you never been in a more modern tank? May be my mechanic's bias, but the '48 I poked around in seemed pretty logical to me.



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View PostMeplat, on Sep 15 2014 - 22:45, said:

No troll, but have you never been in a more modern tank? May be my mechanic's bias, but the '48 I poked around in seemed pretty logical to me.

 

Not saying it is not logical, but that I can't visualize the complete system when comparing to say a Tiger or Panther. It's just my non-engineering background hindering things.



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View PostDaigensui, on Sep 15 2014 - 23:05, said:

 

Not saying it is not logical, but that I can't visualize the complete system when comparing to say a Tiger or Panther. It's just my non-engineering background hindering things.

 

Gotcha.. Okay now I know what you mean.

You need to find someone with access, and spend a day just doing the point and figure. It looks more complicated, but actually is a lot simpler in many ways.



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View PostDaigensui, on Sep 15 2014 - 18:53, said:

Likely. And frankly, even M48 is sort of hard to for me to completely understand and visualize while trying to design the interior of a tank turret.

 

Acquire what is known as a "Ten Manual" for the M48A3, M48A5, or M60, A1 or A3.

 

(10-series manual = Operators Preventive Maintenance Checks & Services ... 20 & 30-series are strictly detailed higher-echelon maintenance)

 

Even a Ten Manual for the M551 Sheridan, or any of the Canadian Leopards would be instructive.

 

All of them are highly-illustrated.

 

More than a few Army/Navy surplus stores have them ...



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View PostBlackhorse_Six, on Sep 16 2014 - 08:03, said:

 

Acquire whats known as a "Ten Manual" for the M48A3, M48A5, or M60, A1 or A3.

 

(10-series manual = Operators Preventive Maintenance Checks & Services ... 20 & 30-series are strictly detailed higher-echelon maintenance)

 

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=TM+9-2350-253-10&oq=TM+9-2350-253-10&aqs=chrome..69i57.11807j0j8&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=122&ie=UTF-8

 

-10 for the M60A3 


Edited by zloykrolik, Sep 17 2014 - 02:47.


Blackhorse_Six #5691 Posted Sep 17 2014 - 15:40

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Having been born into a geological epoch predating dinosaurs, it rarely occurs to me to look-things-up online ...

 

I'm always thinking "book, physical, multiple pages, paper, 1 each" ...

 

I have an A3 Dash-Ten, complete with original 3-ring binder, from 1979 ... Covers both sight packages ...

 

(+1)

 

Edit ... Gee, I collected a Neg ... Reckon I offended somebody ...



zloykrolik #5692 Posted Sep 18 2014 - 02:37

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Its funny that I can remember the TM number for the M60A3, even though the last time I filled out a 2404 on one was nearly 30 years ago.

Walter_Sobchak #5693 Posted Sep 29 2014 - 18:29

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Hey Chieftain, if you ever do a "inside the hatch" episode on a British WW1 tank, may I suggest replacing your usual theme song with this?

 



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Hmm. Interesting find.

Xlucine #5695 Posted Sep 29 2014 - 20:10

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Your most recent hatch was fun, it takes me back to the falklands article. Pls do more fun hatches in future

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Hey. Does anyone have some information on the silca-core armour used in the T95 tanks. Specifically the characteristics of handling and forging the material, along with any other general information? Sort of for a bit of an project I am working on.

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View PostOgopogo, on Sep 30 2014 - 00:17, said:

Hey. Does anyone have some information on the silca-core armour used in the T95 tanks. Specifically the characteristics of handling and forging the material, along with any other general information? Sort of for a bit of an project I am working on.

 

This might be of interest.  Evaluation of Siliceous Cored Armor for the XM60 Tank

tiger61378 #5698 Posted Today, 08:12 AM

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That was an interesting read about the silica core armor...amazing what a little bit of what's essentially high end fiberglass can do to a HEAT shell.

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@Walter_Sobchak

 

That reminds me of Soviet war songs for some reason, especially the March of the Soviet Tankists.  It's certainly quite interesting in that most British fight songs are adapted from music hall (A Long Way to TipperaryOver the Hills & Far Away etc) rather than being "custom made" as it were.






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