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D_Day_Dawson

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#21 16 years ago
LordKhaineIf enough people go, it might be good to actually *meet* each other. As horrific a prospect as that is.

Hehe - now you're putting me off going :cya: Dunno if I'll be able to make it - but if I do I'll take a camera to pick up what sounds I can (from the beer tent). :beer:




Cyb3rwarrior

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#22 16 years ago

You lucky SoB, its times like this I wish I lived in the UK.




Froggin_Ashole42

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#23 16 years ago

Same here,especially if you're robbing a bank,seeing as how the cops there don't carry guns :lol: . You can get all 3 MOH games in a box for 50 dollars.That was the price of AA.




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#24 16 years ago
Froggin_Ashole42Same here,especially if you're robbing a bank,seeing as how the cops there don't carry guns :lol: .

If you rob a bank in the UK and are carrying anything that looks remotely like a gun (to any bystander), you can be sure an 'armed response team' will arrive... :naughty:




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#25 16 years ago
D_Day_DawsonIf you rob a bank in the UK and are carrying anything that looks remotely like a gun (to any bystander), you can be sure an 'armed response team' will arrive... :naughty:

Yep with HKs and bloody big dogs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




D_Day_Dawson

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#26 16 years ago

I have a pic related to this topic - hopefully my attachment works - if not I'll have to wait to upload the file this evening and I'll post again... It says it's the only working one in the world.. is that true?




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#27 16 years ago
D_Day_DawsonI have a pic related to this topic - hopefully my attachment works - if not I'll have to wait to upload the file this evening and I'll post again... It says it's the only working one in the world.. is that true?

Might well be.......the ones you sometimes see in movies and series are unmistakable not real Tigers.

In a Bridge too far they are Leopard I tanks disguised as Tigers.......pretty good job, but the exaust system at the tanks sides gives it away. In Kelly's heroes you see a Tiger that shows up in a couple of other movies too.......it is a Tiger turret mounted on a soviet tank hull. ( wich i do not know exactly, but i read about it ) You can clearly see a rediculous diffrence in size between the turret and the hull, the turret is way to oversized. The road wheels and tracks are not even resembling that of a Tiger, i think all FH players will inmidiatly notice if they see it.

Discovery channel already showed that restored Tiger in running order : there was a documentary "weapons of war" or something like that where it was compared to a Sherman, not in words but in real life running around in the fields showing what would happen if 4 Shermans ran into 1 Tiger.

........i must say, that Tiger turret turned even slower then in FH, in the documenatry the Tiger was presented as camping in a bush ;) and was taken out by the 4th Sherman wich circled it and shot it in the rear close range. They say Shermans needed be as close as 50 meters to take out a Tiger to sides or rear. :lookaround:

And these Shermans seemed pretty fast and agile IRL, them bumping through irrigation canals and ploughing trough grass fields full speed looked pretty impressive. Four of them scattering and all circeling a Tiger must pose an enormous problem even for quick reloading and relative fast turret turning FH Tigers....

What was awesome is when they really showed the difference in barrel lenght, and the actual size of the ammo both tanks shot.......that was really a BRUTAL diffrence.

They also interviewed Tiger crews and Sherman crews that are still alive ( very old men now ) and it was funny given a choice they would all rather have been in a Tiger, despite it was very unreliable......and concerning the Tiger being unreliable, a german Tiger crew survivor, the commander stated that Tigers sometimes broke down after running 100 m from the site of previous repair.....you can say all you want, you can never contradict a person that was really there and operated these things....




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#28 16 years ago

Have to keep an (all-seeing?) eye out for that on UK History/Discovery. Why did I find history so boring when I was at school?? Maybe it's all the CGI they use now to recreate stuff.




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#29 16 years ago

I love when they bring in people in documentaries that actually fought in vehicles we discuss about...

They sweep the floor with propaganda and assumptions of supposed super weapons.

The Sherman survivors said that almost all of the Tigers they saw, were abandoned due to mechanical failure.....some superweapon that is :uhm:

The German Tiger crew survivor said Tigers were a fearsome weapon when they worked, but it's notoruious unreliability made it a disaster for it's own crews, you could never count on it to function properly when it needed to.

Even with a mighty 88 mm cannon you get in a tight spot real fast if the engine doesn't work or there are electrical problems, you cannot track turn or/and have to fight a number of encircleing Shermans by emergency turning the turret and elevating the cannon by hand......




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#30 16 years ago

Pity I can't now make the Bovington thing - I'm informed my weekend is booked up :( Hopefully someone here'll get some pics/movie footage.... Pity as I live quite close.