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Darth_Vader
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Very cool pic. But that's a British Challenger I main battle tank. The rifled main gun, clamp on thermal main gun shroud, and sight placed directly atop the main gun are the giveaways.






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SPIES/FRIES is fun as hell!


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And damn proud of it.




Sad thing, only the two of us know what that is.

Just to get you misty eyed...







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Sad thing, only the two of us know what that is. Just to get you misty eyed...



Yep.... Still got mine btw. They are old school (like me) black leather tanker boots. They're my riding boots now. They just turned 20 years old this year.






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Darth_Vader


When I was enlisted I was an 11B (before there was even 11M) in the 5th ID(M) when it was still M113 and M60 (mid to late 80s). In the MP we would bust the chops of our 19 series brethren about their DAT boots but we loved them at the NTC when stuff started getting hairy out by the Whale's Tail.









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When I was enlisted I was an 11B (before there was even 11M) in the 5th ID(M) when it was still M113 and M60 (mid to late 80s).


Late 80's saw me in Fulda, Germany.

ALLONS!




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Very cool pic. But that's a British Challenger I main battle tank. The rifled main gun, clamp on thermal main gun shroud, and sight placed directly atop the main gun are the giveaways.

Does any of that make it less interesting of a military photo?






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Does any of that make it less interesting of a military photo?


No. Was just identifying the tank in the picture. Armor vehicle identification was a very important part of my life for a long time.






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19K



Till the day I die.






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No. Was just identifying the tank in the picture. Armor vehicle identification was a very important part of my life for a long time.

Cool. Was just wondering...when I saw your response I was thinking US military, but then realized the thread just said:
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..generically.







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True. I figured that most people would mistake the tank in that for an Abrams since the Challenger and Abrams both look very much alike. You've got to look for certain details to tell them apart.





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I googled "cool tank pics" and got this :smh:








I always thought field artillery was badass too.








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That's the German Leopard 2A4. In addition to Germany, a number of other countries around the world use this tank. In fact the one in the picture is an Austrian Leopard. It's a damn good tank and in fact has the same exact main gun as the M1A1, a 120mm smoothbore cannon made by a German company named Rheinmetall. (yes, the Abrams uses a German main gun). The Germans still use this version of the Leopard II but have an updated version that has a modified turret.

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This is the British Centurion Tank. It actually came out right at the end of WWII and is still bing used by some countries to this day, but not the Brits.

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Now this is an interesting picture. This appears to be a British Mark IV tank but it could be a Mark I as on the outside they looked very much alike. What makes this interesting is the boxes on the side of the tank. Those were called sponsons. Normally they either mounted cannons or MG's in these sponsons. The tanks with cannon were called "male" tanks and the ones with MG's in the sponsons were called "female". But if you notice, this tank has neither cannons nor MG's in it's sponsons. That means this is what was called a "tank tender". They used these to carry supplies.

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That is the M777 155mm towed howitzer. This is the Army & Marines current version of the long standing 155mm howitzer.







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Not sure about all the pictures, but I can definitely show you how to NOT do jumpmaster duties on the tailgate of a C-130...

LINK


Is this dude ok?






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(tank silencer )












(oddest tank designs)






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Is this dude ok?


Yes. Honestly would not have posted it if he was hurt. He was (ahem) playing it up for the camera when it happened. First giveaway was that he was rigged to jump static line. Most (but not all) of the time a C-130 tailgate is jumpmastered by a static (e.g. non-jumping) jumpmaster (for the very reason you saw). Second, he was "spotting" the drop zone from the starboard side of the aircraft while it was in a port bank (look at the horizon in the background). He actually could not see the drop zone at all.

When he tried to adjust his position the rip cord grip on his reserve made contact with the aircraft and deployed his reserve parachute, pulling him out of the aircraft. His main parachute deployed immediately afterward because he was hooked up to the anchor line cable.

Bottom line, bad day to be a jumpmaster.






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Whats the dog for?





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Here's another odd tank design, this one from the Germans...

German Panzer Mk. VIII "Maus". Damn thing weighed almost 190 tons. To give you persepctive, the Abrams weighs a little over 67 tons. This never went into full blown production due to the end of the war.









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