Who am I and where am I calling from?
Posted 20 December 2001 - 2136 PM
Interest: warfare, computer games, roleplaying, reading and politics
Tanknet: I found the old forum in 98
Posted 20 December 2001 - 2145 PM
Country: USA, USA, USA
Service: Active Army 16 years
Interest: Tanks since the beginnings.
Tanknet: I started on the Brunk forum, M1Buck guided me there. My first "discussion" was with LIC. I've been here since the start.
Comments: I spend entirely too much time here.
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Posted 20 December 2001 - 2151 PM
Service: Mech inf. Squad leader, three tours of UN service, ex. platoonleader Swedish homeguard.
Interests: Scuba diving, american fotball, military modelling, AFVs of all sorts.
TANKNET: Been here for about a year I think.
COMMENTS: Nice place, I check it out atleast 3-4 times a day
Check my AFV site: [url="http://"http://www.the-swede.com/"]http://www.the-swede.com[/url]
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Edited by The Swede, 29 April 2007 - 0615 AM.
Posted 20 December 2001 - 2222 PM
Service: Admin officer with a reserve medical unit
Interest: military matters
Tanknet: drifted here shortly after becoming web-connected
Comments: always appreciate another myth debunking
Posted 20 December 2001 - 2244 PM
Age: will be 35 in mid-January.
Service: 10 months conscript-time at KA1 (coast artillery) 1986-87, 6 months UN service Bosnia -99.
Interest: Skiing, computergaming, trekking...
Tanknet: -96 or -97? It was when Steel Panthers was fairly new iirc.
Comments: No, not really.
Posted 20 December 2001 - 2246 PM
Service: Signaler during conscription
Interest: military history, wargaming, cold war history
Tanknet: I don't remember when I got here (1 or 2 years ago methinks)
Comments: First hit tanknet, then move on the rest of the Net.
Posted 20 December 2001 - 2255 PM
Service: (Primary)31G (Telecommunications Chief), (Secondary)11E10, 11E20W1, (Primary)19K4H...Retired
Interest: Too much stuff. Electronics (Manufacturing), Travel, (newly reacquired) Chasing wild-women.
TankNet: Waaaay back in 96. First discussion? Argument with LIC concerning depression/elevation on T-series tanks. Supplied CAD drawing to illustrate argument. LIC called me "SP4 Gunner". I suggested that LIC's method of depressing guntubes was to tell them about his love-life. Went downhill from there .
Comments: Can't hold back.
Posted 20 December 2001 - 2302 PM
Country: The best in the world - Luxembourg
Service: A dozen years of real stuff - infantry - now reserve commission
Interest: WWW - Women (don't tell my wife), Whiskey (and wine and weer, any walcohol as a matter of fact) and war.
Tanknet: ~A year?
Comments: Already said, but the helpfulness and knowledge at this forum really impresses me
Posted 20 December 2001 - 2315 PM
Age: Just shy of 50.
Country: USA(currently Oregon)
Service: 7 years,9 months and 1 day active Army,medical; another 10 or so years ARNG,including service as a medic and in M48A5s,M113s,and on M198 howitzers.
Interests: Many and varied. My wife of 28 years is at the top of the list,and I'm currently having a Pacific WWII reading binge,accompanied with gaming and model building. I'm also one of the few who will admit to a fondness for the WWII Italian army.
Tanknet: One of the founding members,and did a bit of time at the old Heavy Metal site.
Comments: None at this time.
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Posted 20 December 2001 - 2330 PM
Service: 4 yrs - US Army - Combat Engineers
Interest: Military History, Science Fiction
Tanknet: since the beginning - mostly lurking
Comments: I maintain a WWII oob site at: [url="http://"http://www.niehorster.orbat.com/index.htm"]http://www.niehorster.orbat.com/index.htm[/url]
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Posted 20 December 2001 - 2345 PM
Service: 9Â½ months conscription, coastal artillery. Happily in
the reserves now
Interest: Guns, shooting (when I can), student activities, and
beer isn't bad either
Tanknet: Drifted here last spring, lurked a while to get the
hang of things before diving in
Comments: I try to learn whenever I can, and this is about the
best place for that
Posted 21 December 2001 - 0057 AM
Country: the Netherlands
Interest: Alcohol, WW2, ME, war gaming and movies
Tanknet: lurking for a year, posting since Sept.
Comments: I have actually never worn clogs in my life, I don't like raw herring and my ice-skating stinks.
Posted 21 December 2001 - 0223 AM
Country: As with Murph, TEXAS!!!
Service: 8 years active army (31C-Radio Teletype Operator and 55D-Explosive Ordnance Disposal)
Interest: used to be counterterrorism. Got enough of that lately that I don't even want to think about it anymore. Military history. Things that go boom. Politics.
Tanknet: last year during the presidential campaign. Boy. Memories.....
Comments: I have learned so much here from some of the most impressive knowledgable people. Thanks for sharing your brains with us!
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Posted 21 December 2001 - 0240 AM
Country: Stockholm, Sweden
Service: 15 months as a conscript in the Army, Air Force(radar)
Interest: Childrens rights issues, theology/phsycology, marketing and organizational theory, scale modeling, scuba diving, RAF Bomber Command.
Tanknet: Joined about 4 months ago as an "expatriate" from the Flanker community
Comments: No, not really except that my "callsign"/alias should be "Ensign Wanker"
Posted 21 December 2001 - 0304 AM
Age: 59, rather frightening as I neither feel nor act like what I imagined 59 should be
Country: USA, Southeastern Pennsylvania (North of Philadelphia, out in the fast-disappearing farmland)
Service: Army National Guard 1964-1971, Infantry (E-1 to 0-2) Air National Guard 1984-1989, Tactical Air Control Party (E-5 to E-6)
Interest: Varied; all things military, our ever-evolving society, flying and airplanes, farming, politics
Tanknet: Brunk forum during the last year; shareholder in Tanknet
Comments: I've been in bussiness for 25 years, this gives you a different outlook on life. I'm a Surveyor doing design, layout, consulting for grading, drainage and earthmoving as well as boundaries. My day is usally split, 1/2 day inside, 1/2 day in the field.
This place is amazing; I most appreciate the international participation, where else can I get 'the man in the street' view of events from so many different cultures? Along with others here, I share a disdain for dishonesty or mis-representation; disparate views are fine, just don't BS me.
Posted 21 December 2001 - 0318 AM
Country: Considered Irish, actually half-Irish, half-Greek. Live in the US since 2000, hold both Irish and US citizenship. (Simple, eh?)
Service: Currently 2nd Lieutenant, California Army National Guard, Armor branch.. Tanks!!! Former cavalry trooper, (And jumped out of 'planes!) Irish Reserve Defense Forces.
Interest: Umm.. Like most here, I'll wager, shooting things (To include competition). Making scale models. My fish. Wargaming. Computer gaming. Ilking. Love to travel. Go everywhere with my Loch Ness Monster (Including parachute course!), Cuddly Tank and Cuddly Battleship are a bit big for day-to-day travel. Backgammon. Been known to play the rare game of tennis. Can't understand the appeal of Golf, and -really- can't figure out American Football. Avid Formula 1 fan! Love Muppets
Tanknet: Been around since day one. Kinda caught the tail end of Heavy Metal.
Comments: I work on the philosophy of "A little insanity prevents me from going completely bonkers". Hence I may be known as a little.. off-beat. Still not sure if San Francisco's home or not, ask me again in a couple of years.
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Posted 21 December 2001 - 0419 AM
Service: 1 year as conscript (motorized infantry, squad leader), reserves now.
Interest: Weapon systems, flying planes, shooting, law, alpine skiing, badminton (really) and more.
Tanknet: Found my way here about a year and a half ago and been lurking ever since. This is my first post here.
Comments: These are probably the best forums I've visited. Trying to find the time to participate in discussions myself in the future.
Edited by KH, 08 December 2005 - 1457 PM.
Posted 21 December 2001 - 0424 AM
Service: M1A1 Master Gunner, Tank and Stryker MGS Platoon Sergeant, currently exchange instructor to UK at AFV Gunnery School, Lulworth Camp
Interest: Tanks, blues guitar and bass fishing
Tanknet: Divine intervention
Comments: My wife loves TankNet! She is glad that I finally found someone else to argue with!
Edited by mikegolf, 16 April 2005 - 0808 AM.
Posted 21 December 2001 - 0432 AM
Service:Infantry.Active service of 30 months from 1983 to 1985, in reserves since 1991.
Interest:Varied, reading military history and politics, Chess, swimming, soccer,travel etc.
Tanknet:Tail end of the old Heavy Metal site and here at the new site since the first days.
Comments:Belong to the much maligned species.....the lawyer
This place has got breadth and depth of knowledge that that is truly amazing.Haven't been able to post as much as i used to due to work commitments
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Posted 21 December 2001 - 0435 AM
Country: USA (TEXAS)
Service: None (I know, being raised an Army brat doesn't count, besides, those of the Military Ilk work far to hard)
Interests: My Wife & two daughters (can't wait to see how they turn out as adults, did I do a decent parenting job?), Firearms, Military History - Napoleonic Wars; American Civil War, WWII and Modern Armored Warfare, Wargaming-both computer and miniatures, Politics, Nascar, Football, Hunting & Fishing, geez just about anything and everything can get my interest peaked.
TankNet: Stumbled on to this forum while searching for information on Sherman tanks ! Imagine that !
Comments: It's hard to describe, I now check into TankNet 2 to 3 times a day. (It scares the heck out of my office mates). I work for a large manufacture of Semiconductor chips. My primary accounts (I'm in sales) are Mil contractors, Lockheed, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman. This site is an awesome data base. The collective knowledge here is incredible. On more that one occasion I have been able to talk to my customers on an intelligent basis about their current weapons programs because of what I've read on this site ! I love the political discussions here. And even if I don't agree w/ what is being said, I do learn something. The fantasy football league Harold set up has been fun (only because I made the playoffs). All in all, the world view I get, the lively discourse, the knowledge base (some of you folks need to get together and start writing Mil history books), I'm hooked ! Thanks for letting this civilian slacker participate.