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Posted 20 May 2018 - 1633 PM

Hello all,

 

New tank chat from Bovington: Ha-Go

 


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 2030 PM

A one man turret? We need to get a certain someone inside once they got the asbestos out.
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 2147 PM

He admitted that the camo is not correct. It felt like they are starting to get interested in putting some time into making it more presentable. Now the question is whether or not someone can do the mental gymnastics to include it into their top 5 tank list for the museum, a challenge even for me :)
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 2212 PM

A one man turret? We need to get a certain someone inside once they got the asbestos out.

 

With the gun pointing forward and the machine gun pointing more or less rearward, I guess the life of the tank commander/loader/gunner/machine gunner might have been even more interesting than in the French one man turrets.


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 2214 PM

He admitted that the camo is not correct. It felt like they are starting to get interested in putting some time into making it more presentable. Now the question is whether or not someone can do the mental gymnastics to include it into their top 5 tank list for the museum, a challenge even for me :)

 

In term of cuteness, i rate it very highly...  :-)  "but then, i'm a bit mental"  :-)


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 2224 PM

He admitted that the camo is not correct. It felt like they are starting to get interested in putting some time into making it more presentable. Now the question is whether or not someone can do the mental gymnastics to include it into their top 5 tank list for the museum, a challenge even for me :)

 
In term of cuteness, i rate it very highly...  :-)  "but then, i'm a bit mental"  :-)

Who here isn't mental :) It's successor design, the Ke-Ni is quite cute too. But the cutest one IMO is the Te-Ke.
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Posted 21 May 2018 - 1352 PM

A one man turret? We need to get a certain someone inside once they got the asbestos out.

 

The Ha-Go is on fire! Escape from the driver's hatch! :lol:



 
 

 

A one man turret? We need to get a certain someone inside once they got the asbestos out.

 
With the gun pointing forward and the machine gun pointing more or less rearward, I guess the life of the tank commander/loader/gunner/machine gunner might have been even more interesting than in the French one man turrets.

 

 
IMHO not really. if needed they just rotated the turret around. One advantage having paper thin armour plates: the turret is easier to move. Also the machine gun is maybe easier to load, because the cannon is not in the way and vice versa. Looked at it that way it is not that dumb an idea. OTOH it takes time to switch between them and move the turret..
 
 
 
But the comparison to the M3 Stuart is wrong in my humble opinion. Not enough machine guns on the Ha-Go. :D


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 0537 AM

 

A one man turret? We need to get a certain someone inside once they got the asbestos out.

 

The Ha-Go is on fire! Escape from the driver's hatch! :lol:

 
 

 

A one man turret? We need to get a certain someone inside once they got the asbestos out.

 
With the gun pointing forward and the machine gun pointing more or less rearward, I guess the life of the tank commander/loader/gunner/machine gunner might have been even more interesting than in the French one man turrets.

 

 
IMHO not really. if needed they just rotated the turret around. One advantage having paper thin armour plates: the turret is easier to move. Also the machine gun is maybe easier to load, because the cannon is not in the way and vice versa. Looked at it that way it is not that dumb an idea. OTOH it takes time to switch between them and move the turret..
 
 
 
But the comparison to the M3 Stuart is wrong in my humble opinion. Not enough machine guns on the Ha-Go. :D

 

 

 

mmmm, I'm trying to imagine how this works: the TC says: "oh some infantry to shoot up, I think i won't use the HE but the MG." He pulls back from the visor turns around the turret (while shuffling around on the fixed floor with an drive shaft on it), the he has to find his target again, take the MG, point it in its mount and then he can fire...."but wait....i need the gun now"...Nah, I wouln'd not want to be in his position.  (but then, i would not want to be in a tank in combat anyway :-) )

 

Also the MG to the back of his head is another nice pointy sharp thing to bang his head/body on, now you have two narrower things sticking into the turret in stead of one......   I would love to see Nick in such a turret doing a "Help i need the machine gun".  :-)

 

But you are right: the solution is simple, for a simple vehicle: no need to develop a complicated mount taking the two guns. And i guess you can better "spray and pray" with the MG in a more flexible mount.


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