Driver Stop

23rd Dec 2018, 9:06 AM

Driver Stop
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BUMBLEBEE on 23rd Dec 2018, 9:06 AM

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This is a thing - everyone knows how fast the M1 goes, but not everyone knows how fast it stops. It stops on a dime if you smash that brake, and how hard the driver hits the brake is directly proportional to how hard the TC says "DRIVER STOP," or how irritated the driver is with the turret crew. If the commander is out of position for a sudden stop, he's sitting on top of a catapult. There's no seat belts in a tank!



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jamie59 on 23rd Dec 2018, 10:14 AM

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Careful with the shrapnel (I mean bridge).
Is that ditch too steep for a Tank or can they cross without the bridge?

BUMBLEBEE on 23rd Dec 2018, 11:24 AM

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Technically the M1 should be able to pull itself up a slope that rises about six feet for every ten feet you move forward, but the reality is that it all comes down to the engine, or “pack.” Some are more powerful than others depending on how well maintained they are, how clean the air filters, how tight the seals and all that. A couple years in the desert sucking up that fine sand can turn a good pack into a dog. There’s a difference between what the book says it can do and what it can really do... This is going to become a point of contention in a couple pages!

jamie59 on 23rd Dec 2018, 10:20 AM

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Also that's a lot of Kinetic Energy. Don't those weigh about 60 Tones.

BUMBLEBEE on 23rd Dec 2018, 11:24 AM

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Yup

lirvilas on 23rd Dec 2018, 5:40 PM

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And that is why we wear helmets?

Why look for an IED when we can hurt ourselves even more easily?

BUMBLEBEE on 23rd Dec 2018, 6:23 PM

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There’s an even better way - the butterfly trigger on the fifty is located just perfectly for you to want to grab it to haul yourself up out of the Commanders hatch... you can get in the habit when there’s no bullets, but the one time you do it with live rounds and the safety off... couple that with a column formation and you’ve got a recipe for a serious oopsy

Merman83 on 25th Jan 2019, 6:38 PM

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I give that a... 10! Lovely form.

BUMBLEBEE on 27th Jan 2019, 3:46 PM

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Gonna need some aspirin from the first aid kit...
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