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Content_WG #1 Posted 22 January 2014 - 01:41 PM

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Richard “The_Challenger” Cutland shares his experiences of living on a tank.
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Brynd WG #2 Posted 22 January 2014 - 03:06 PM

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Interesting stuff!

How would you like to spend some time living in a tank? 


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MendicantBias21 #3 Posted 22 January 2014 - 03:20 PM

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Having done so for a number of years, you adapt and make it happen.

Challenger WG #4 Posted 22 January 2014 - 03:22 PM

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View PostMendicantBias21, on 22 January 2014 - 03:20 PM, said:

Having done so for a number of years, you adapt and make it happen.

 

Very true. 



TBird92011 #5 Posted 22 January 2014 - 03:32 PM

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Very recognizable. I also lived for some time on a Leopard II as platoon commander. I can also remember putting the gun to maximum elevation and sleeping on top of the breach inside the turred.

This was not comfortable but better if it was raining and nobody wanted to be outside. On good nights I would always sleep on the deck behind the turret.



CoffeeHawk00 #6 Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:44 PM

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Well written, and another example of why service-people deserve our respect.

RiotShieldgirl #7 Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:45 PM

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That is a very interesting story. I've been trying to find articles/stories about life on a tank for weeks. Does anyone else have any access/personal experience (above mentioned! :) ) that they would want to share?

 

From Richard Cutland's story, I would prefer to be the driver!

 

Very much appreciated for posting this!



Challenger WG #8 Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:47 PM

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View PostRiotShieldgirl, on 22 January 2014 - 04:45 PM, said:

That is a very interesting story. I've been trying to find articles/stories about life on a tank for weeks. Does anyone else have any access/personal experience (above mentioned! :) ) that they would want to share?

 

From Richard Cutland's story, I would prefer to be the driver!

 

Very much appreciated for posting this!

 Absolute pleasure mate, thanks, having been a driver as well for a few years with the maintenance etc its a dirty job ! 



RiotShieldgirl #9 Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:20 PM

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View PostChallenger WG, on 22 January 2014 - 11:47 AM, said:

 Absolute pleasure mate, thanks, having been a driver as well for a few years with the maintenance etc its a dirty job ! 

 

It was an honor to read your story sir, warm regards and respect from the US. If you ever have the time, I would love to read more from you!



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View PostChallenger WG, on 22 January 2014 - 12:47 PM, said:

 Absolute pleasure mate, thanks, having been a driver as well for a few years with the maintenance etc its a dirty job ! 

Excelent story man, regards!


                                                                     

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Jet Army #11 Posted 23 January 2014 - 08:55 AM

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First thing first in any real tank one thing you will notice right away there actual size and noise of the engine alone, never mind the gun sounds. As to what it is like being in a tank or make company is maintenance, maintenance ect.

    That is only a little of what it is like , yes I have prior service. No it is not for the clostrophopic.


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FranktheTank TT #12 Posted 23 January 2014 - 03:50 PM

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View PostCoffeeHawk00, on 22 January 2014 - 11:44 AM, said:

Well written, and another example of why service-people deserve our respect.

Yes! We need a convention for janitors as well!

 

Wait, did you mean military service-people?



Hunter1911 WG #13 Posted 23 January 2014 - 05:09 PM

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View PostBrynd WG, on 22 January 2014 - 03:06 PM, said:

Interesting stuff!

How would you like to spend some time living in a tank? 

 

I would like to spend my time with a stash of good food and coffee, and preferably not in an old Soviet tank (smaaall). :)



LeatheryObject #14 Posted 23 January 2014 - 07:23 PM

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being all of 6'5 tall trying to live in a tank would be BAD for me


Ryan GC8 #15 Posted 24 January 2014 - 03:14 AM

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Being 6' in a M1A1 Abrams wasn't too much of a challenge, I did manage to contort myself into a sleeping spot in the loaders position. The worst was being cold, wet, and tired from an all nighter then have to repair a thrown track in the middle of a mud field...good times

Scarlet Trooper #16 Posted 24 January 2014 - 09:09 AM

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Get the BV on now Trooper!
It's tankie not tanker

Challenger WG #17 Posted 24 January 2014 - 03:20 PM

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View PostScarlet Trooper, on 24 January 2014 - 09:09 AM, said:

Get the BV on now Trooper!

 

Yes Sir :justwait:



Count Waesche #18 Posted 24 January 2014 - 05:22 PM

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This resonates. Spent 21 years as an M1A1 tanker in the Army... I totally relate.

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