What you can live with

25th Jun 2022, 9:03 AM

What you can live with
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BUMBLEBEE on 25th Jun 2022, 9:03 AM

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LaCroy lays it on but without any apparent target effect...

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lirvilas on 25th Jun 2022, 9:25 AM

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“Target effect”

Now there’s a military euphemism

BUMBLEBEE on 25th Jun 2022, 10:10 AM

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Speaking of target effect, turrets flying in the air she has gotten popular these days! We popped a turret off in Drive On way back in 2017, on Three One to the Rescue - five years before it was hip!

Oldarmourer on 25th Jun 2022, 9:35 AM

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No rifles in the tank ? a pistol is something you use to get to a rifle in case things go south, which they undoubtedly will...

BUMBLEBEE on 25th Jun 2022, 10:03 AM

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The TC has an M4 (used to be an M3 grease gun back in the day) but I really wanted to do that panel where she’s charging the pistol. Something about pulling the charging handle on an M4 just lacks drama without the sound…

I also want to establish that she’s warm and fuzzy with a beretta because there’s a future scene where she will use it to great effect …

Oldarmourer on 25th Jun 2022, 2:54 PM

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Not complaining, just wondering, personally I'd keep a rifle handy if I were the TC, preferable with a 203 added.
It should be a lot faster to get going than the .50 and with a lot more elevation in urban areas, that is if I couldn't scrounge a 249 ;)
There was a bit on that in one of 'the Chieftain' videos and I had to say "great minds think alike"
Even in 'Fury' the lead used a Stg-44 from the turret a lot and it worked.
I've read where while the standard issue weapons for a tank crew are sidearms and maybe a few SMG's, they were famous in both WW2 and Vietnam for scrounging anything they could find that might be useful for shooting where the coax or .50 isn't pointing or won't reach. Although my first instinct would probably be to close the hatch, sometimes that ATGM or RPG crew needs some attention in a hurry ;)

BUMBLEBEE on 25th Jun 2022, 5:10 PM

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I think it all depends on what you're getting yourself into ... you don't want bad guys on your turret, it might even be worth it to have a 12 gauge up there. In Tank Sergeant, Ralph Zumbro describes a tank commander bonking a guy with a ball peen hammer

Oldarmourer on 25th Jun 2022, 5:58 PM

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They did carry grenades and a very good book on M-48's in Vietnam I forget the name of mentioned 'tanker grenades', TNT demo charges wrapped with barbed wire for frag and a short fuze. It's the little things that bring you comfort ;)

BUMBLEBEE on 26th Jun 2022, 6:01 AM

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That there is exactly why I'd rather write a comic about it than to actually do it... something about adding barbed wire for fragmentation makes it all too real...

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