Who am I and where am I calling from?
Posted 21 December 2001 - 1620 PM
Interest: Computer wargames & military simulation, programming, art, dragons!
Tanknet: Little over a year. Referred here as a research resource from a Steel Beasts forum.
Comments: A tome of information on armor, and fairly interesting reading on other military topics. Where else can you hear McCain called a liberal?
Posted 21 December 2001 - 1936 PM
Service: Army Reserves, Air force ROTC scholarship,, Civilian-- Bad calculus scores, though I kept trying, tried Army ROTC later, ran into cotractual problems. not really military mentality, I guess.
Interest: Military technology, Science Fiction, fantasy, etc.
Tanknet: lurked for a while, not really sure. SPend waaayy too much time here.
Comments: great site, lots of fun info.
Posted 22 December 2001 - 0542 AM
Interest: Flowers, classical music.....just kidding, current events, history etc.
Tanknet:Spent a couple of years on Brunk's Heavy Metal, plank-owning member here
Comments:This is a heck of a place sometimes but it's a great collection of personalities, opinions and ideas.
Posted 22 December 2001 - 0857 AM
Age: 23 for another 19 days
Service: Yes, wanted into mountain infantry, got into armor, wanted to be driver, became gunner, loved it, stayed a while and am now a quite active reservist.
Interest: Tanks, military issues, shooting, mountainbiking and some others
Tanknet: Uhm, started somewhen in the final stages of the Heavy Metal Forum, stayed since then.
Comments: Here is just the best place for almost any discussion.
Merry christmas and a happy new year to everybody!
Posted 22 December 2001 - 0920 AM
Service: nowadays 1st Lt. belonging to Reserve Officer School staff
Interest: things that go bang, military history, computer wargames, martial arts
Tanknet: been around since old Heavy Metal Tankers.net
Comments: have to like the discussion here, had lots of fun
Posted 22 December 2001 - 1114 AM
Age: 21 (Moved to the Us at just the right age)
Country: Venezuela. I hold both Venezuelan and US passports.
Service: None. I am debating Army ROTC or USMC OCS. It all depends on me wanting to live in the US after I finish my studies.
Interest: women, aviation, Football (Soccer to most of you gringos), Football (Cowboys fan), general military topics (mostly aircraft and armor), history, computer games.
Tanknet: Visited my first time follwing a ling from the Steel Beasts forum, and lurked ever since. I post every now and then.
Posted 23 December 2001 - 0142 AM
Service: None - unfortunately. Wanted to be a pilot but when I learned I had to wear glasses in 1st year high, that idea was shattered. If there's a war and there's an urgent need for 'all able bodied men' to go to service, I'd be the first to serve.
Interest(s): everything military, science (particularly astronomy), politics both local and international, history particularly world and asian history (but now reading a book titled "History of London"), building military models, Lake District, London, and her.
Tanknet: Says here at the profile 2001, but that's because I had a cookie problem and had to re-register. I think 2000 or late 1999 I dunno. Sandstig told me of this place.
Comments: Truly a unique and wonderful forum with a wealthy store of information and a lot of humor and wit. The other forums out there are really, shall we say, less intellectually stimulating. I find myself visiting this site more than checking my email. Currently in first year law - and failing hard.*
*EDIT: Now in second year taking up some failed subjects in first year law in a different law school. And this time, looks like I'm going good!
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Posted 24 December 2001 - 0915 AM
Age: 22, 23 in January 14th 2002...
Service: Still none
Interest: Armored oddities of all kind. SF. RPGs (games, not RPG-7 ), books of all kind, chemistry & pirotechnics...
Tanknet: Found a link to old forum from some site, don't remember what...
Comments: I am typing this instead of reading 500 pages book of Analitic Chemistry that I have to know in next 5 weeks... Maybe someone will write text about bad influance of Tanknet...
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Posted 24 December 2001 - 1101 AM
Country : Canada
Service : Reserve Major, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps, Armour and Recce, 21 years,
Tanknet: Long time on the old forum, supported the set up of this new "grate site". Was part of the 2nd I and I.
Interests: Computers, Tanks, Music, Tanks, and oh yeah, Tanks!
Turn offs : Long dresses
Posted 24 December 2001 - 1204 PM
Service: Not yet, lord knows I've tried but life keeps getting in the way. Trying again for the reserves in the new year.
Interest: All things military, science, sci-fi, neuropsychology, writing, acting, directing, martial arts, Steel Beasts and life in general.
Tanknet: Been hanging around and posting since the last year of the old Heavy Metal Forum. Came here to do research for a book, now I stay for shits and giggles.
Comments: Best place to hang out on the net. Often check in at work...and the rest of my work day usually goes down the tubes from there
Posted 24 December 2001 - 1507 PM
Country: USA (Washington State)
Service: US Army 67-70 Nam 68-69
Interest: WWII, the Polish military (Dad was a Cavalry Officer, also in the Intelligence Corps and with Gen. Anders at Monte Casino), weapons, anything that goes bang.
Tanknet: Mostly lurk, better to keep ones mouth closed and appear a fool than to open it and remove all doubt!
Comments: Cannot build on what has already been stated, but I do enjoy this site and have gotten a real education in a lot of areas. Wishing all a very Merry Christmas/Hanukkah/Ramadan and health, happiness and success in the New Year. LETS ROLL!
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Posted 24 December 2001 - 1651 PM
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Posted 24 December 2001 - 1718 PM
Age: 39 again ! (Actually, I just hit the big 50, time flies when you are having fun!)
Interests: Shooting, Photography, Family Stuff, Military History, Japanese Military stuff, Aviation, Gardening, Bird Watching, outdoors stuff, and Beer!
Comments: I worked with things that went bang and boom for over 25 years including Machine Guns (Manufacturing for U.S. Government,Commercial and export military sales. Involved with testing, QA, procurment, and demonstrations), mounting systems, Law Enforcement Equipment and Shotguns, explosives, propellant, and as an Armorer on film projects. I found Mr. Brunk's sight way back when. I attended the first I&I at Ft. Knox where I met some of the Rogues who post here. I must say that these are fine fellows to hang out with.
Posted 25 December 2001 - 2124 PM
Service: Conscript service, with SA-7/16/18 MANPADS (who would have guessed?), 2nd Lt in reserve
Interest: Military, MANPADS, tanks, history, books, cooking, Man United
Tanknet: Since the Heavy Metal forum, in Tanknet since beginning.
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Posted 26 December 2001 - 0638 AM
Age: 34 (35 in a day)
Service: 4 years USMC active duty, MOS 6072. Ground Support Equipment, engine mechanic, when that got boring started cross training on CH-46s and helping with maintenance on 53s and UH/AH-1s in spare time.
Interest: Science, politics, human nature, computers, aircraft, war, the USMC.
Tanknet: I was around a bit for the last year of Heavy Metal, been here since about May of 2000 or so.
Comments: Had fun in the military, love Physics and most scientific areas of inquiry, engineering isn't as fun, but still interesting. Oh yea, and I piss people off without trying to, but don't care a whole lot when I do either. Always end posts with Regards, unless of course I forget.
Posted 02 January 2002 - 0953 AM
Country, USA, SE Pa.
Service: Joined as 19E (M60A3 crewman), 2 years active duty in Wildflecken, Germany.
Joined USAR as 19E, went to MG course in 1991 for M60A3. USAR unit deactivated transferred to MP's, never MOS q'd.
Went back to college and joined ROTC. Received direct commission into 28th ID, PAARNG. Was in 103rd Armor, I am now a Cavalry Officer in B/1-104th Cav out of Philadelphia. Slated to take command of C Troop next year.
Previous rank - SFC, current rank 1LT.
Interest: Military, leadership, tanks, football, family. (Not necessarily in that order.)
Tanknet: Since Heavy Metal.
Comments: Spending less time on TankNet. Visit about once a month. Losing/Lost interest.
Posted 04 January 2002 - 1253 PM
Country: New Zealand
Service: None. Turned down by NZ Army due to eyesight. Accepted in RNZAF as avionics technician but turned down offer to play with computers.
Interest: World War one, History, sports, beer.
Tanknet: found old site about 97 and here on and off ever since.
Comments: Wide range of people, jobs and political leanings.
Posted 04 January 2002 - 1358 PM
Service: Conscript service (coastal artillery) in 97-98
Interest: computers, music, armor warfare among others
Tanknet: Stumbled upon Heavy Metal in 1996, been lurking around ever since
Comments: IIRC my only discussion on the fora was one with LIC. Is there any way to lure him back??
Posted 04 January 2002 - 1714 PM
age: 59 , yes an Old Tanker
Country: Arizona USA
Service: US Army armor crewman 131.0[0ld MOS code]1961-4
Interests: I'm retired , so I guess staying alive, having a beer or two. Politics, history , Vegas , I&I plus my family.
Comments: Have been with this group since the old forum days and have been to the last two I&Is.
It's for the most part intelligent , strong opinionated and informative.
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Posted 04 January 2002 - 2242 PM
Service:Territorial Force 5 years, Infantary, and Mounted Recon
Tanknet:Found the old heavy metal sight while looking for pics of AFVs liked it and stayed.
Comments:Lurk lurk lurk