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Stockholm, Sweden
Joined: November 29, 2006
KitMaker: 4,089 posts
Armorama: 3,513 posts
Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 04:44 AM UTC
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Oklahoma, United States
Joined: February 11, 2013
KitMaker: 294 posts
Armorama: 196 posts
Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 04:51 AM UTC
Somebody let the Lt drive again, didn't they?
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: July 21, 2007
KitMaker: 414 posts
Armorama: 411 posts
Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 01:17 PM UTC
They thought sitting in something close to a tank makes them unvincible.

I remember from my active time one Corporal being the same way and sinking our Leopard tank on the training course in the water hole (he "thought" it wouldn't be too deep, so much for a "trained" driver): about 500.000$ worth of damage. The whole engine with entire drive mechanism needed to be changed (he put down the gas pedal to max when he realized the mess he was in and killed the engine with it by sucking it full of muddy water instead of air...) and we (enlisted) where the ones to clean the mess afterwards... boy that was some mud we dragged out of that Leo...
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Missouri, United States
Joined: April 06, 2016
KitMaker: 243 posts
Armorama: 129 posts
Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 07:23 PM UTC
In Soviet Russia, Tree fell you
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Quebec, Canada
Joined: January 29, 2003
KitMaker: 86 posts
Armorama: 84 posts
Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 07:29 PM UTC
now we know how to defeat russian armor : plant a lots of trees ...
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Washington, United States
Joined: March 11, 2016
KitMaker: 843 posts
Armorama: 604 posts
Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 08:23 PM UTC
Some Krylon and a couple rolls of hundred mile-an-hour tape and nobody would be able to tell.
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Washington, United States
Joined: March 15, 2009
KitMaker: 2,179 posts
Armorama: 1,110 posts
Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 10:49 PM UTC
Armored vehicle math 101:

Below freezing temps + semi immovable objects + drivers cloak of invincibility because he's surrounded by steel = eventually being put afoot

This reminds me of two actual events when I was in the Armored Cav. The first was going downhill at top speed through a grove of frozen fir saplings In an M551 Sheridan. When we got to the bottom of the hill and out into the open-- we looked like a porcupine-- the thin shell of the outer skin of the tank was punctured by limbs in several places, with the stripped limbs sticking out in all directions. We repaired the damage with the bottoms of #10 cans from the mess hall-- but our Sheridan had all these circular patches, definitely making it look distinctive.
The second event was when we had an M113 driver who thought he could "jump" a 12 foot frozen stream in Germany during a particularly cold winter. He thought if he got up enough speed and distance he could make the jump, but the two "itys" overtook him-- insanity and gravity. It took the horsepower of two Sheridans and an M113 hooked together to extract the offending M113 from the opposite bank of the stream. Staying dry while doing so in sub freezing weather was not possible. Both final drives were sheared, and the driver lost his front teeth. Armored vehicle accidents are always a big problem.
VR, Russ