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#4021 DKTanker

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 1954 PM

What is fairly dry?  Is the drivers compartment being flooded?  No.  Is the driver getting wet?  Quite likely.  The gamut would run from a few drips if the hatch seal is seated well and new, to streams of water if the seal is old and overly compressed.  If there is no hatch seal all bets are off, but then they wouldn't be doing the exercise without a hatch seal.


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Posted 31 May 2019 - 2023 PM

What is fairly dry?  Is the drivers compartment being flooded?  No.  Is the driver getting wet?  Quite likely.  The gamut would run from a few drips if the hatch seal is seated well and new, to streams of water if the seal is old and overly compressed.  If there is no hatch seal all bets are off, but then they wouldn't be doing the exercise without a hatch seal.

I imagine that is still something of a mental challenge for the driver...

Is there any sort of sealing around the turret?


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Posted 31 May 2019 - 2049 PM

What is fairly dry?  Is the drivers compartment being flooded?  No.  Is the driver getting wet?  Quite likely.  The gamut would run from a few drips if the hatch seal is seated well and new, to streams of water if the seal is old and overly compressed.  If there is no hatch seal all bets are off, but then they wouldn't be doing the exercise without a hatch seal.

 

Thanks, that is exactly what I was wondering. 

 

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#4024 DKTanker

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 2050 PM

 

What is fairly dry?  Is the drivers compartment being flooded?  No.  Is the driver getting wet?  Quite likely.  The gamut would run from a few drips if the hatch seal is seated well and new, to streams of water if the seal is old and overly compressed.  If there is no hatch seal all bets are off, but then they wouldn't be doing the exercise without a hatch seal.

I imagine that is still something of a mental challenge for the driver...

Is there any sort of sealing around the turret?

 

There was an inflatable seal for the M60's turret ring, but unless things have changed in the last years, there isn't one for the M1.


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Posted 31 May 2019 - 2110 PM

Interesting, DK.  With all the electronics in a modern tank, I would think excessive water inside is of considerable concern.


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Posted 31 May 2019 - 2207 PM

Interesting, DK.  With all the electronics in a modern tank, I would think excessive water inside is of considerable concern.

The electronics are well sealed and pressurized with nitrogen. We didnt think twice about washing down the inside of the crew compartment. Mind you, we didnt use a high pressure hose, but we did use garden hoses and buckets of water.

The truth is we tore up a number of inflatable seals on the M60s, so their efficacy wasnt too great. In any case Im sure the inflow of water through the turret ring is adequately delt with by the bilge pump.

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 1758 PM

Generally speaking, circuit cards inside milspec are conformally coated as a minimum and in some cases potted. That doesn't stop corrosion from getting at them eventually, as these coatings are rarely 100%. Boxes are often deliberately not sealed so as to let any water *out* because it's damned certain that it's going to get in. (And are sometimes vented for active cooling anyway, although our mob don't like that much as running hot even if fan-cooled has an effect on service life.)


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Posted 06 June 2019 - 0754 AM

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#4029 DKTanker

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 1953 PM

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 0651 AM

A quality RT caption: Drunk man terrorizes streets of small Polish town in Soviet tank Original Polish article referenced in the embedded Tweet.


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#4031 Adam Peter

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 1721 PM

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 1858 PM

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 1901 PM

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 1032 AM

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 1511 PM

US Army armor got wrong coordinates on a joint Romanian/Hungarian/Bulgarian/Slovenian/Croatian/North-Macedonian exercise.

When the farmers asked who will compensate them, they were left without answer. Neither the police was able to tell more.

 

What is the standard procedure when an army unit damages some private value?

 


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#4036 DKTanker

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 1558 PM

No doubt the US Government will compensate the farmers just as it did for German farmers.  


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#4037 Leo Niehorster

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 1705 PM

Yes. When I was in stationed in Germany early 1970s in the US Army, there was a jeep with an officer, an NCO, with a driver who did damage assessment during and after maneuvers. Farmers and other upright German citizens were always pleased to see us. Although I was only involved in the on site inspections and resulting paperwork, I understand the compensations by Uncle Sugar were quite generous. ;)


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Posted 23 June 2019 - 1919 PM

Thanks, I was sure someone will pay them sooner or later - this is Central Europe. Maybe the hosts learned that they have to send someone with reliable information before the footage published.


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Posted 23 June 2019 - 2346 PM

There should be a clause that says there will be no payment to those who film videos vertically.

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 1654 PM

It slices, it dices, it even makes fruit salad!

 

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