Author Topic: 6x6 or less  (Read 30638 times)

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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #75 on: January 04, 2022, 04:38:49 AM »
There were all sorts of exaggerated performance technology demonstrators before the war, offered by questionable companies (*coff coff* Brewster Aeronautics *coff coff*).
(*coff coff* Preston Tucker *coff coff*)
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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #76 on: January 04, 2022, 05:07:56 AM »

(*coff coff* Preston Tucker *coff coff*)
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Thanks for the memory jog - I've been hunting for naked pics/drawings of the AAC 37mm.
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2013/08/02/another-tucker-of-the-future-the-tucker-tiger-tank


Back in the mid-90s, I got to crawl around inside of the three Marmon Herrington CTMS-1TB1s brought back from Guatemala.
https://usautoindustryworldwartwo.com/marmon-herrington.htm

The bronze breach assemblies (reminded me of Gatling houses) were demilitarized by cutting in half with a welding torch. The turret walls had racks for the five round (?) 37mm clips.
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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #77 on: January 05, 2022, 01:11:13 AM »
Nicholas Moran recently did a video on the Tucker Tiger:  Why the Tucker Tiger Failed
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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #78 on: January 05, 2022, 02:46:30 AM »
Nicholas Moran recently did a video on the Tucker Tiger:  Why the Tucker Tiger Failed

Yeah, that came up during my searches. He did the right thing and used Primary Sources.

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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #79 on: January 05, 2022, 05:09:22 AM »
Ye Gods there are some idiots in the video comments.  ;D

"The military during the Civil War, also did not want repeating rifles, this trend remained until the Great war,
only after they were being wiped out by the German repeating arms.  We were also slow in adopting machine
guns until the Mexican American war when one of the Generals mounted them on automobiles on his own, not
with the blessing of the Army."

Da Fuq?  :-\

Yeah, right the US Army and Marine Corps were still using single-shot rifles in WWI.  ;D :-X
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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #80 on: January 06, 2022, 12:37:14 AM »
Just remember:



And I fear we're reaching critical mass on the morons...
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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #81 on: January 06, 2022, 10:22:04 AM »
This movie was meant to be a comedy, not a documentary.

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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #82 on: January 07, 2022, 12:45:58 AM »
Indeed
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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #83 on: April 11, 2022, 08:51:07 PM »
11 APRIL 1945 - U.S. ARMY FORCES REACH THE ELBE RIVER
Do you see what I see?

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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #84 on: April 11, 2022, 09:48:25 PM »
Well, they may not have brought everything, including the kitchen sink, but they did bring the stove. ;)
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #85 on: April 12, 2022, 12:48:37 AM »
Well, they may not have brought everything, including the kitchen sink, but they did bring the stove. ;)

Stove + washtub = winning.

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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #86 on: April 12, 2022, 01:18:07 AM »
The towed gun is to defend the hot tub ;)
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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #87 on: July 07, 2022, 07:11:27 AM »
Kamaz truck with welded BMP hatches, BTR doors, and T-72 engine decks, among other things for extra armor and a ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft cannon for infantry fire support







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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #88 on: July 07, 2022, 07:53:28 AM »
Is that a Ukrainian mod or a Russian* mod? ???


[*: I note that it has the Russian "Z" painted on the door.]
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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #89 on: July 08, 2022, 10:43:28 PM »
Is that a Ukrainian mod or a Russian* mod? ???
[*: I note that it has the Russian "Z" painted on the door.]

Don't remember or source didn't state which, but at this point anything happening there seems to be interchangeable.

It's like a 21st century version of the fighting in North Africa 41-42.

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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #90 on: January 10, 2023, 03:15:54 AM »
Now that WIFFs are becoming realities, it seems kind of boring - it'll hardly be worth overpainting the French markings before these get turned into burning junk.

https://www.businessinsider.com/france-is-sending-tank-killing-amx10rc-armored-vehicles-to-ukraine-2023-1


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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #91 on: January 10, 2023, 03:25:33 AM »
before these get turned into burning junk.


What the...?
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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #92 on: January 10, 2023, 03:53:38 AM »
If they use them as MBTs some people make them out to be, going toe to toe with T-72s, sure, they won't live long. But I'm sure the Ukrainians will employ them to their strengths. Can see these providing mobile fire support to Humvee raids as in the Kharkiv counter-offensive.
And the gun is good enough to reliably kill anything starting with a B.
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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #93 on: January 11, 2023, 12:32:23 AM »
before these get turned into burning junk.


What the...?

Exactly what part don't you get?  Everything else in Kiev's arsenal has been attrited, to the point where the west is scrapping up antique French recon vehicles.  Eventually those too will be hammered.

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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #94 on: January 11, 2023, 01:53:45 AM »
Exactly what part don't you get?  Everything else in Kiev's arsenal has been attrited, to the point where the west is scrapping up antique French recon vehicles.  Eventually those too will be hammered.

Yes, the Ukrainians have lost a lot in defending themselves against the Russian aggressors but they still have quite a lot, including Western supplied systems.  To give just a few examples:

  • Australia has supplied 90 Bushmaster PMVs - reportedly 3 have been destroyed and 2 damaged
  • A couple of hundred M113s and derivatives have been supplied by various nations - reportedly between 24 and 35 have been destroyed/damaged
  • 152 M777 Howitzers have been supplied by various - reportedly 23 of these have been destroyed or damaged
  • 20 M142 HIMARS supplied (so far) - nil destroyed despite Russia's multiple claims to have destroyed more than were supplied many times over.

To claim that "Everything else in Kiev's arsenal has been attrited, to the point where the west is scrapping up antique French recon vehicles" is quite an exaggeration.
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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #95 on: January 11, 2023, 02:12:44 AM »
https://www.oryxspioenkop.com/2022/02/attack-on-europe-documenting-ukrainian.html


To claim that "Everything else in Kiev's arsenal has been attrited, to the point where the west is scrapping up antique French recon vehicles" is quite an exaggeration.


The simple fact that obsolete western equipment is being sent into the Ukraine in lieu of sticking with reconditioned Eastern equipment shows an attrition rate that's no exaggeration.   
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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #96 on: January 11, 2023, 02:19:04 AM »
That statement makes no sense.
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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #97 on: March 05, 2023, 12:42:38 PM »
The Anoa is a 6x6 armoured personnel carrier developed by PT Pindad of Indonesia. The vehicle is named after the Anoa, which is a type of buffalo indigenous to Indonesia.


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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #98 on: September 25, 2023, 03:42:29 AM »
Swiss Police  / Airport Security. Mowag Pirahna. Trumpeter AVGP Grizzly would make a great jumping off point.

With Canada acquiring the F-35, I would not be at all surprised to see the RCAF adopt a more robust Airfield Security programme  ;)


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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #99 on: September 25, 2023, 03:48:10 AM »
for scale...