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    1. #26
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      Quote Originally Posted by IJM View Post
      I wonder if the M2 Browning on the back is operational.
      wouldn't be surprised.

      Guy had a lot of guns



      How many guns does Mr. Preston own? ‘I don’t know,’ he says, laughing. ‘Approximately 500.’
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      Locking it up because it's going to get worse mileage than a 1 legged dog with a hang over - yet stir up more crap than a starving catfish in a landfill.

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      Quote Originally Posted by audifans View Post
      Well, gee. That article was from Sept.29th, 2015. One month later, Steve went to the promised land. Yikes. Perhaps this can be a tribute to what he loved doing.
      I wonder if that makes his wife and daughters feel any better?
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      Dude, you know you're like the opposite of a purist, right?

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      I'm pretty sure that nothing can make his family feel better, but that isn't any reason to not tell his story.





      From an article in the Oregon Live Newspaper

      Steve Preston is being remembered as a man with broad interests and a big heart.
      David Cadorette, the association's vice president, said Preston died doing one of the things he enjoyed most -- demonstrating a military vehicle.

      "We were all touched and enriched by Steve and will miss our dear friend," Cadorette said.

      "He was just a great guy -- a really different guy," Hay said. "There wasn't anybody as good as he was. He was a really honest person and a great dad."
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      Quote Originally Posted by candy11 View Post
      The history part about Yugoslavia doesn't make a lot of sense.


      *Edit* But according to Wikipedia it's true.


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      All sorts of weird AFVs were used in the Yugo Civil wars. T-34/85, SU-100 and Hellcats from WWII were used. T-55 with a Hellcat turret and a T-55 with a WWII era Bofors cannon were a couple oddities.
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      I always liked the shape and size of these things. I built the AFV Club kit in 1/35 scale probably 15 years ago. I wonder where I put that...
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      The tank destroyer’s treads. It was not built to run on normal roads. ‘It has steel tracks on it, so the highway department would frown on it on the asphalt,’ Mr. Preston says.
      no doubt
      Quote Originally Posted by David Votoupal
      The car sucked in every way imaginable, that it entered the annals as one of the worst cars ever built. It was shoddily built in a plant where labour relations were atrocious. It rusted like hell, and the aluminium engine had the durability of a soggy potato chip. Few cars could have been so thoroughly bad Despite the "explosion" controversy, the Ford Pinto compared favourably to the Vega, and that's saying something.

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      Wow, what a turn in this thread. Amazing piece of machinery, regardless.

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      Sad. But one hell of a story. The restoration looked beautiful, and I'm sure he made a lot of kids happy. Keeping WW2 history alive is ever more important, especially as the last vets are leaving us.

      Was hoping to see this, but leaving satisfied.

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      When Preston talked about a blast of hot air, he wasn't kidding. Makes me wonder how much dust they had to deal with using an air cooled engine in this thing

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      Big air ducting. Here's that powerplant in a Sherman

      Quote Originally Posted by David Votoupal
      The car sucked in every way imaginable, that it entered the annals as one of the worst cars ever built. It was shoddily built in a plant where labour relations were atrocious. It rusted like hell, and the aluminium engine had the durability of a soggy potato chip. Few cars could have been so thoroughly bad Despite the "explosion" controversy, the Ford Pinto compared favourably to the Vega, and that's saying something.

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      This thread went from great to bummer in one page.

      Incredible.
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      Quote Originally Posted by candy11 View Post
      The breech ring exploded. Maybe the crew's fault for not inspecting it for cracks/spacing. Or maybe it didn't show signs of fatigue. Kind of up in the air.

      I've only been inside a couple tanks, a Sherman and an Abrams I believe. I got to load dummy rounds in a NG Abrams as a teenager, so I kind of had an idea of what a breach ring was. I just assumed when they were decommissioned they were "fixed" so they wouldn't fire live rounds anymore. Like you hear of other military arms that are collectibles or novelties.

      Quote Originally Posted by Hand Cannon View Post
      When Preston talked about a blast of hot air, he wasn't kidding. Makes me wonder how much dust they had to deal with using an air cooled engine in this thing

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      I always wondered how well the old air cooled tanks did in wet and marine environments. I remember reading a lot about more modern tanks when I was younger, some of them claiming to be almost completely submersible.
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      Igor Natan Segala...that beautiful bastard. I made out with him one time behind a Red Lobster in Mookala, Wisconsin - on a bet. Little did he know that the simple kiss and $7.48 would lead to life-changing consequences. That was before the war, before this all happened. (stares out over the nuclear wasteland)
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      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      I've only been inside a couple tanks, a Sherman and an Abrams I believe. I got to load dummy rounds in a NG Abrams as a teenager, so I kind of had an idea of what a breach ring was. I just assumed when they were decommissioned they were "fixed" so they wouldn't fire live rounds anymore. Like you hear of other military arms that are collectibles or novelties.
      i'd have to assume there is substantial permitting/government allowance that allows someone to possess a live tank cannon. i feel like if i need to have a $200 tax stamp and federal background check for a rifle that is shorter than a 16" barrel...a tank has to be more than that.
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      AP1 S2000? I can not in good conscience talk you out of that. May your slip angle be great and your bed not be the couch!

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      this thread is insanely relevant to TCL

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      The perfect escort and scouting vehicle

      '42 Harley

      We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Rory Calhoun View Post
      The perfect escort and scouting vehicle

      '42 Harley

      Indian Scout for me plz

      I now have an InstaGram: emmettlodge

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      Quote Originally Posted by Rory Calhoun View Post
      The perfect escort and scouting vehicle

      '42 Harley

      Are these rare?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
      Are these rare?
      Yes
      I now have an InstaGram: emmettlodge

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      Quote Originally Posted by Rory Calhoun View Post
      The perfect escort and scouting vehicle

      '42 Harley

      I wonder how much drag an american flag would produce on that?

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      what's this thing on the front that looks odd
      ?

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      Horn probably

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      Left, horn/siren. right, blackout light.

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      Quote Originally Posted by dubdaze68 View Post
      Left, horn/siren. right, blackout light.

      cool

      Blackout lights are head and tail lights that are equipped with special lenses that are designed to cast a diffused horizontal beam of light for the driver of the vehicle to navigate with, and drivers of other vehicles to spot the vehicle with. In the military they are intended for use when driving a convoy at night when it is necessary for the vehicles to maintain concealment by limiting their ability to be seen by the enemy.
      We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

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      Quote Originally Posted by dodger21 View Post
      Pfft. War Thunder is where its at.

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      It's great for capturing zones with it's speed. Unfortunately the machine gunner is easy to dead, and only 2 crew left. However it can take out higher tiers pretty easy.

      The airplane suicide drive me nuts though. You should lose a respawn.

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      Quote Originally Posted by dubdaze68 View Post
      Left, horn/siren. right, blackout light.

      That type of light design is so scouts/ airplanes cant detect where the light is. The Germans used them as well.


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