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  1. https://www.forbes.com/sites/sebastienroblin/2020/10/23/what-open-source-evidence-tells-us-about-the-nagorno-karabakh-war/#70b720516f4b
  2. Thought so. Here's a proposal for a hydraulic track jack from 2012..don't think it went into service, but is shown being used on an M1...some things just don't change.
  3. Maybe he means the 'track jacks', which haven't changed much at all between the M4 and M1?
  4. Went to this topic: 'Tank Cut-aways' here but none of the pictures are showing. Anyone have any idea why? Related to the new format?
  5. While not addressing noise specifically, I found this interesting....https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/627820.pdf
  6. Anyone else not able to use the 'Search' function? When I try I get this message "Search is not enabled on the community at this time." Joe
  7. The veteran has raised millions during the coronavirus pandemic and has now made music history https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/04/17/captain-tom-get-spitfire-flypast-100th-birthday-provided-department/ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/04/24/captain-tom-moore-becomes-oldest-chart-topper-uk-number-one/
  8. https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/03/23/marines-shut-down-all-tank-units-cut-infantry-battalions-major-overhaul.html
  9. From about 15 seconds? Dunno, from my perspective it seems to suggest it's kidney shaped. The person in the tower is standing at an angle to the direction of travel, and the shape around his left elbow seems to flatten out, not as curved as the area behind his back. If it's circular, wouldn't you think he'd face forward? It's possible the ladder rungs inside the circular tower are parallel to the flat side of the loaders hatch, and the TC has his feet on them, perpendicular to the direction of travel and his torso turned as much toward the direction of travel as he can comfortably do. Gues
  10. Sorry, I don't ask questions here unless I have done some research prior. I have those. I have Hunnicutt. I have most published works on the M60. I crewed the M60 in Germany. Are there any good pictures showing the actual shape of the tower? In Hunnicutt's work (pages 315-322) there is a end on picture of a kit strapped to the bustle rack of an M728, but it's in a canvas bag, and the shape is unclear. When I get my scanner working again, I'll post it here. It is most likely a cylinder. It may also be 'kidney shaped'.
  11. Does anyone have any good illustrations of the above? Underwater kit is the kit with the TC tower. Is the tower a cylinder, with an adapter to fit the loaders hatch, or is the tower the same 'kidney' shape as the hatch? Have the few illustrations in Hunnicutt's 'Patton" (pages 315-322) but more information/ illustrations are are always welcome. Thanks
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    Dead Iron

    From Zumbro's Tank Sergeant? I seem to recall his unit's tanks all having "A" titles - Assassin, Apostle, A-Go-Go and so on. Sadly, not from Tank Sergeant. May have been taken by Zumbro, but not in the book. Have both hardcover and soft. Don't have a working email for him, either.
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    Dead Iron

    Anyone know the source of this picture? Tanks is A32, Apostle, of 1/69th Armor. July 31, 1967 north of Bong Son. Can't remember where I found it. \\
  14. Great pictures, Fritz. Was there both days, had a great time. Rode the FV 432 on Saturday, and made it into the background of your M-18 and Hetzer pictures. Everyone at VMMV is to be commended for a terrific event.
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