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Kona #5741 Posted Oct 12 2014 - 05:58

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"Load with hyper-shot".......lol

Half_fried_cat #5742 Posted Oct 14 2014 - 17:25

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How come russian translation of  Inside Chieftain's Hatch: SU-100 was published earlier than original? Same went for SU-152 - russian translation showed earlier than original on Chieftain's YouTube channel.

Edited by Half_fried_cat, Oct 14 2014 - 19:46.


The_Chieftain #5743 Posted Oct 14 2014 - 17:37

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Russians come into the office earlier.

AutobotMech #5744 Posted Oct 14 2014 - 20:33

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View PostThe_Chieftain, on Oct 14 2014 - 18:37, said:

Russians come into the office earlier.

It checks out, seems legit 



Account_Name #5745 Posted Oct 16 2014 - 09:33

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So over on TankNet I'm being a good lurker and reading a whole thread instead of just scrolling to the end and who should I see in the OP (http://www.tank-net....=22413&p=492652) but this comedian from 2007 with some some interesting ideas about US and German tank development:

 

 

 Report of Heer Committee on Panzer Development with reference to analysis of a captured M4A4 tank.

This report is being hampered by the proclivity of the engineers to faint in shock, or fall on the floor laughing as they conduct their analysis of this American tank. An inability to type without having to shake a head in disbelief is resulting in an unacceptable amount of typos.

Armor: We have yet to figure out the secret behind American metallurgy. Every test we have tried indicates that the thickness of armour should not be expected to stop PaK rounds, even from a medium 75mm, yet obviously the Americans have a reason to think they should. Perhaps we have captured a pre-production model made of inferior steel which was sent to the front by accident?

Weapons: Decent machineguns, if a low rate of fire. We are disappointed that we did not receive with the tank the real armour-piercing ammunition to test. The training rounds which came with it are being used to make amusing light shows on the test armour from a Pz V. Engineers have found that when combined with quantities of schnapps, a memorable experience can result from this show.

Engine: They have got to be joking. Have we been sent a decoy tank? This thing has five engines, and it'll still only do 35km/h. We thought Americans were supposed to be good at making engines. Transmission seems decent though, I wonder if we should copy it? No, on second thoughts, those guys in black coats over there might take exception to the concept that the Americans can do something better than us. Besides, for some reason they can't neutral-steer. Bizarre.

Optics: Note to self. Do not visit an American optician. I hope their dentists are better.

Suspension: Obviously American dentists must be better. With a ride like this, all the crews' teeth will have jarred out of place, without highly specialised dental protection.

Conclusions: The only possible merit to this design must be that it is easy to make. They'd better hope they can make a lot of them.

 

:trollface:

 



drgnrdr6 #5746 Posted Oct 16 2014 - 23:56

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Chieftain

  I will be at the sac museum on the 18th and give Warhawk 2 dvd's 1 for you and 1 for him they contain a total of 129 tank related and other military books and manuals.

Hope you both enjoy them......

 



tiger61378 #5747 Posted Oct 17 2014 - 09:22

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View PostAccount_Name, on Oct 16 2014 - 04:33, said:

So over on TankNet I'm being a good lurker and reading a whole thread instead of just scrolling to the end and who should I see in the OP (http://www.tank-net....=22413&p=492652) but this comedian from 2007 with some some interesting ideas about US and German tank development:

 

 

:trollface:

 

 

That was actually pretty funny stuff...cheesy as hell, but hilarious to read.  Fixed the negrep for ya ;)

President_Romney #5748 Posted Oct 21 2014 - 01:05

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View PostAccount_Name, on Oct 16 2014 - 04:33, said:

So over on TankNet I'm being a good lurker and reading a whole thread instead of just scrolling to the end and who should I see in the OP (http://www.tank-net....=22413&p=492652) but this comedian from 2007 with some some interesting ideas about US and German tank development:

 

 

:trollface:

 

 

Picture the imaginary individual typing it up back in WWII as standing up, clicking his boots together and shouting a salute to the boss before he continues on to the next line. That's pretty much the only way it would really happen.

Meplat #5749 Posted Oct 21 2014 - 01:08

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View Posttiger61378, on Oct 17 2014 - 01:22, said:

 

That was actually pretty funny stuff...cheesy as hell, but hilarious to read.  Fixed the negrep for ya ;)

 

It's amusing nonsense.  Some people just cannot differentiate that from truth.

tiger61378 #5750 Posted Oct 21 2014 - 19:21

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View PostMeplat, on Oct 20 2014 - 20:08, said:

 

It's amusing nonsense.  Some people just cannot differentiate that from truth.

 

Exactly my point...that's why I pos repped it.  Funny as hell!  Almost as humorous as the "history" channel stuff.

LostCosmonaut #5751 Posted Oct 23 2014 - 03:56

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Not sure if this it the right place to post it, but a question was asked in the Compendium, which I did not know the answer to.

 

 

View PostRazavn, on Oct 22 2014 - 21:27, said:

So..sorry if this interupts the video game talk (I will probably read through that myself).

 

My Dad and I saw Fury tonight and he raised a good question. Why didn't the crew ever latch the hatches? Did the Shermans have latches (I would assume so) or were they left off to make it easier to escape a damaged or on-fire vehicle?

 


I would guess it is the second thing, but I am not sure.



The_Chieftain #5752 Posted Oct 23 2014 - 16:54

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Near as I can tell, because plot drama. I'd need to see the movie again to see if the latches were in place, but there doesn't seem, upon inspection of pictures, to be an external handle.

drgnrdr6 #5753 Posted Yesterday, 03:28 PM

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Chieftain, 

  Did Warhawk give you the cd and is it something you like.



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The_Chieftain, how did the Conqueror commander machine gun handle for you? Was it easy to control and sufficient for anti-infantry purposes, in your opinion?

The_Chieftain #5755 Posted Yesterday, 08:59 PM

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It was fine. Very nicely balanced




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