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Ken Estes

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  1. Missing details of 1st Tk Bn, which has the most contemporary operational commitments. The number of tank companies in the 4th Tk Bn [USMCR] relates to the redesignation severalyears ago of the 8th Tk Bn USMCR as an antiterrorist Bn, back when that was al la mode. I have asked a guy I know at HQ where the tanks are headed.
  2. I'm glad to see this one: 'Marines Make Excellent Soldiers': Over Half a Marine Tank Company Just Joined the Army National Guard | Military.com https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/09/16/marines-make-excellent-soldiers-over-half-marine-tank-company-just-joined-army-national-guard.html It's my hope that all USMC tankers and technicians will take the interservice transfer to the Army. That way, when we need them again, they just might come back into the fold.
  3. I'm glad to see this one: 'Marines Make Excellent Soldiers': Over Half a Marine Tank Company Just Joined the Army National Guard | Military.com https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/09/16/marines-make-excellent-soldiers-over-half-marine-tank-company-just-joined-army-national-guard.html It's my hope that all USMC tankers and technicians will take the interservice transfer to the Army. That way, when we need them again, they just might come back into the fold.
  4. Quad set of tubes on board Ft Hysnes, guarding the southern approaches to Trondheim, Norway, forming part of the German coast defense buildup.
  5. Hey, diddle diddle, straight up the middle...at Magdeburg, no less. That would keep low mileage for the Russian tank Kasernen concentrated there.
  6. Pompous. That fool will deliver nothing. He's a disgrace to West Point, IMO.
  7. Same thing at both Sicily and Salerno: everybody claimed to have stopped the German armor: ships, aircraft, artillery, towed AT and AT bazooka teams. Once they got going on target, the 6" cruiser fire at 10 rpm must have been very impressive, likely terrifying. Russian arty [likely US/UK also] could be concentrated enough to hit vulnerable spots of some of the heaviest armor. Consider the German Ferdinands on day one at Kursk, Ninth Army zone:
  8. In Korea the 14.5mm AT rifle could knock out of action [but not necessarily kill] the M24 light tanks of the US Army in about 15 min of salvoing. Against the Sherman's cupola, it was also effective.
  9. When the USN wanted a (c)600-ship Navy, [a product of Reagan + Lehman] the only rationale I could find was "25 ships per time zone."
  10. Does the USMC wish to try defense at Peleliu? Could be wierd.
  11. Looks like SecDef wants urine samples from the Navy Staff before this goes much farther. Maybe they will assess Future Naval Force Study and its supporting wargaming in the light of day. I still want to know how one fights China without going nuc. This is why proxy wars exist.
  12. I think ours are still used in the reserves. https://www.army-technology.com/projects/blazer/
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