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#3421 Harold Jones

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 0904 AM

Maybe they had the same parts priorities that we did when I was at Ft. Carson in the early 80s.  Tanks in the field got higher priority for parts than tanks in the motor pool.  So we would move heaven and earth to get all our tanks out of the motor pool when we went out for any kind of exercise, including sending them with two man crews and lots of circle x dispatches.


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#3422 Tim Sielbeck

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 1344 PM

Did that at Ft. Stewart, too.
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Posted 25 February 2018 - 0922 AM

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#3424 Ken Estes

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 1614 PM

 

There are c.880 AFVs remaining in the original French Army's Saumur collection, including some of the Panthers operated by the French Army postwar. The Swiss equivalent of Saumur received most of its collection of German vehicles postwar from France [delivered into the 1950s], and I suppose they have shared with other countries as well.

 

So maybe this is the largest historical colllection of AFV's at the moment ? (although only small part is restored and on display)

 

Is there any catalogue of what is in the collection ?

 

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Turns out the list is available online, in English no less. The Saumur listings begin on p. 76:

 

http://the.shadock.f...France_AFVs.pdf 


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 1706 PM

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M4A2(76)W HVSS in a parade at Murmansk. It is probably one of those raised since 2014.


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 1832 PM

Am I the only weirdo who loves the smell of exhaust fumes? I bet standing on that street was glorious. 

 

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 1836 PM

Did they get to the end of it without shaking their engines from their foundations ? :-)  (Just read the Kinnaer book on the T 10 )


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 1841 PM

Am I the only weirdo who loves the smell of exhaust fumes? I bet standing on that street was glorious. 

 

 

I don't miss 1960s traffic at all.  Nor do I miss the cold mornings in the tank park with all the engines running and unburned diesel fumes bringing tears to our eyes.


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 0638 AM

And the sound, the  sound...  :wub:


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#3430 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 0724 AM

It makes you realize how improbable a Soviet Invasion of Europe was. You wont need recce to find them, you could just follow the clag. :)


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Posted 03 March 2018 - 0933 AM

It makes you realize how improbable a Soviet Invasion of Europe was. You wont need recce to find them, you could just follow the clag. :)

 

I thought the whole point of Soviet invasions was that they don't care if you can see them :ninja:


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#3432 shep854

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 1009 AM

That little sucker can get around!  Nice option for the sneaky sorts:


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Posted 10 March 2018 - 1104 AM

The video would be even better if it didn't start off spelling the subject's name wrong in the title ...


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#3434 shep854

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 1938 PM

The video would be even better if it didn't start off spelling the subject's name wrong in the title ...


A Brit...
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Posted 10 March 2018 - 2044 PM

 

The video would be even better if it didn't start off spelling the subject's name wrong in the title ...


A Brit...

 

 

Ironically the title on youtube is spelled correctly, but he FUBARed the title card in the video. Funny that he says that the wiesel was "flying around like little Porsches", because the Wiesel has been designed by the Porsche engineering bureau actually. ^_^


Edited by Panzermann, 10 March 2018 - 2157 PM.

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#3436 Tim Sielbeck

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 2059 PM

No wonder I want one.


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Posted 11 March 2018 - 1251 PM

Overweight cat has bridge problem:

 

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 2140 PM

Always thought the one guy looked like he was trying to get the vehicle back onto the road by yanking on its main gun...
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Posted 12 March 2018 - 0750 AM

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 0754 AM

"Marines in an M1A1 Abrams tank engage a target during semi-annual qualifications at Fort Stewart, Ga., Feb. 13, 2018. The Marines are assigned to the 2nd Tank Battalion. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron Henson"

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