Wanna enter a real tank?

Discussion in 'Armory & Military' started by lehcyfer, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Cristi

    Cristi New Member

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    (gets overexcited) OMG OMG OMG i`m in a real tank!!! My brains are gonna EXPLODE!!!!!! ( brains explode, bu still excited)
  2. lehcyfer

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    I remember reading how russians wanted a bigger gun on their heavy IS tank - they made a prototype with a new turret with 122mm gun, parked the tank on a proving ground, turned the turret perpendicular to the chassis, loaded the gun, attached a line to the firing mechanism, went behind a wall and pulled the line to fire the gun. When the shooking stopped they found the tank not overturned - the verdict was - put it on the production line immediately ;)

    The tank is shown on the end of the first movie in my post above
  3. lehcyfer

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    Today, in Lisbona, Portugal there is a ceremony of transfer of Cruiser Tank Mk VIII Centaur Mk I into hands of custodians of our museum - yet another, fully functional type of tank used by Polish Armed Forces will enrich its collection. I'm very happy :)

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