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CauldronBorn #1801 Posted 27 July 2014 - 05:22 PM

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The Chieftain sent me the follwing message which I want to share here:

 

"I can't post (I don't play on EU server), but to respond to your statement, the Abrams does not have a loader's position. It does have, however, an EL Uncouple (elevation uncouple switch) on the loader's panel. Tripping this switch freezes the gun in position relative to the turret (but does not affect the ability of the gunner to move the sight). Thus, if the tank really is bouncing about, he can trip it and make the loading process easier. Has a few other advantages as well. For example, if you want to scan a crowd without looking threatening, max elevate the gun, trip EL Uncouple, and the gunner can look at people without particularly looking like he's doing it. If necessary, trip EL uncouple again, the gun drops down to align with the sight and enage immediately."

 

And I answered that this is kinda the same, except it doesn't work automaticially.



piritskenyer #1802 Posted 28 July 2014 - 09:21 AM

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View PostThe_Challenger, on 23 July 2014 - 09:48 PM, said:

Coax stoppage on the Move !!!! NO :sad:

 

I can imagine the swearing that's gonna come out of the loader's mouth when THAT particular bummer happens :D



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View PostCauldronBorn, on 27 July 2014 - 05:22 PM, said:

The Chieftain sent me the follwing message which I want to share here:

 

"I can't post (I don't play on EU server), but to respond to your statement, the Abrams does not have a loader's position. It does have, however, an EL Uncouple (elevation uncouple switch) on the loader's panel. Tripping this switch freezes the gun in position relative to the turret (but does not affect the ability of the gunner to move the sight). Thus, if the tank really is bouncing about, he can trip it and make the loading process easier. Has a few other advantages as well. For example, if you want to scan a crowd without looking threatening, max elevate the gun, trip EL Uncouple, and the gunner can look at people without particularly looking like he's doing it. If necessary, trip EL uncouple again, the gun drops down to align with the sight and enage immediately."

 

And I answered that this is kinda the same, except it doesn't work automaticially.

 

Scanning a crowd with a tank... How american :playing:



smith841 #1804 Posted 03 August 2014 - 06:35 AM

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Sometime soon World of Ships will be available to all. If you are a Tank-only player maybe introducing something like this into the game would get tankies playing Warships too. Even better, why not give all artillery in WOT these sort of tracks to stop them water suiciding at the end of the game :smile:

http://youtu.be/zhsuQPB-LcU


Edited by smith841, 03 August 2014 - 06:36 AM.


The_Challenger #1805 Posted 10 August 2014 - 01:57 PM

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View PostCauldronBorn, on 27 July 2014 - 05:22 PM, said:

The Chieftain sent me the follwing message which I want to share here:

 

"I can't post (I don't play on EU server), but to respond to your statement, the Abrams does not have a loader's position. It does have, however, an EL Uncouple (elevation uncouple switch) on the loader's panel. Tripping this switch freezes the gun in position relative to the turret (but does not affect the ability of the gunner to move the sight). Thus, if the tank really is bouncing about, he can trip it and make the loading process easier. Has a few other advantages as well. For example, if you want to scan a crowd without looking threatening, max elevate the gun, trip EL Uncouple, and the gunner can look at people without particularly looking like he's doing it. If necessary, trip EL uncouple again, the gun drops down to align with the sight and enage immediately."

 

And I answered that this is kinda the same, except it doesn't work automaticially.

Well sort of :

. Purpose of the Zero Degree Elevation Switch.
(1). Senses when the main gun is at or below zero degrees.
(2). Safety device for loader; a part of elevation uncouple circuit.
(3). Main gun at or above zero degree - prevents power 
elevation/depression.
(4). Main gun below zero degrees gun will move to zero 
degrees when a palm switch is pressed, then gun cannot be elevated or depressed in 
power.
Also works in conjunction with the Azimuth Interference - Prevents damage from gun being too low 
while traversing over the rear decks.


 Switch is located on the turret roof to the right of the 
breech. The bracket mounted on the main gun, activates  the switch, with 
gun below zero degrees. The switch deactivates with gun above zero 
degrees. 
 Loader's panel switch set to EL UNCPL.

 Main gun safety switch open, (Safe/Arm 
handle down, safe) main gun will not elevate or depress in power mode.

(1). Loaders panel GTD switch set to elevation 
uncouple.
(2). Main gun safety switch open (SAFE) when 
palm switch is pressed, main gun will elevate until zero degree elevation switch 
opens, then stops.
(3). Gun can no longer be elevated/depressed 
in power mode.
 While in NORMAL MODE the gun is slaved to the sight 
in the GPS. It means that the gun follows the movement of the sight reticle. During 
elevation uncouple mode, the gun is prevented from following the sight reticle until it 
is taken out of elevation uncouple mode, at which time the gun moves immediately to 
match the position of the sight. Thus, the elevation uncouple with the G/T drive in 
normal mode enables the loader to safely load the main and coaxial guns, at the 
same time, the gunner can maintain the proper sight picture on target.
 
 If main gun safety switch is closed, (ARMED) EL 
UNCPL circuit will not work, and the fire control mode returns to normal.

 

 


Edited by The_Challenger, 10 August 2014 - 02:00 PM.


no_name_cro #1806 Posted 14 August 2014 - 12:36 AM

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Hey guys.

 

I can't find any solid info on AMX-13 with 105mm gun. It got me interested since it looks like a better tank at tier 9 than Lorr.40t. Can anyone find something?



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View Postno_name_cro, on 14 August 2014 - 01:36 AM, said:

Hey guys.

 

I can't find any solid info on AMX-13 with 105mm gun. It got me interested since it looks like a better tank at tier 9 than Lorr.40t. Can anyone find something?

 

 

I will write a bit out of memory, but if I recall well, the gun on it was not supposed to be a derp gun such as in WoT.

It was a full, short barreled high velocity gun similiar, quite alike to the AMX 30 gun.

It was paired with an FL-12 turret and the vehicle with this armament compliment was to be sold for export.

 



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You have various SPG and tank or tank destroyer versions of the AMX 13 armed with 105mm guns so a little help would be useful in identifying what you are after

 



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Hey Richard, just seen the "Inside the Chieftain" video from your US counterpart. If I recall correctly he said he had crewed on Chieftain at some point in his military career. How about you both (plus one other from the WoT team) getting together in a Chieftain/Chally to make a video about real world tank fire orders? Show the civvies how all the technology comes together when fighting the tank.

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Richard MUST SEE. Including range firing at Lulworth from the oily-rag's position. Turret crew needs a kick up the backside though (from a gunnery insructor? :trollface:)

http://youtu.be/_nrhP13d5jo

 

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View Postsmith841, on 30 August 2014 - 02:27 PM, said:

Hey Richard, just seen the "Inside the Chieftain" video from your US counterpart. If I recall correctly he said he had crewed on Chieftain at some point in his military career. How about you both (plus one other from the WoT team) getting together in a Chieftain/Chally to make a video about real world tank fire orders? Show the civvies how all the technology comes together when fighting the tank.

Its a great idea :smile: I

View Postsmith841, on 31 August 2014 - 07:30 AM, said:

Richard MUST SEE. Including range firing at Lulworth from the oily-rag's position. Turret crew needs a kick up the backside though (from a gunnery insructor? :trollface:)

http://youtu.be/_nrhP13d5jo

 

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Ummmm :confused:



piritskenyer #1812 Posted 29 September 2014 - 01:58 PM

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Hi guys,

 

I hope I'm not asking about some military secret here, but what's the rifling rate and what are the rifling dimensions of the L30? Need it for a school project (yes, seriously), and I can't find exact info anywhere.



Celestia #1813 Posted 04 October 2014 - 04:54 AM

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Same as the L11 tank gun?

The two are practically identical in design. Or at least that's what I thought.



piritskenyer #1814 Posted 05 October 2014 - 05:46 AM

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Never mind...

 

(I dreamed it up, no real data to be found about either the L1 or L11...)



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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CHALLENGER-2-MAIN-BATTLE-TANK-MILITARY-BRONZE-RESIN-STATUE-SCULPTURE-/221257902087?pt=UK_Antiques_DecorativeAntiques_Collectables_EH&hash=item3383ffa807

 

bronze challanger2 tank on a plinth :)



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So who has seen "Fury" ? Any comments ? :smile:

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I thought it was a pretty good film for the most part.

Very good way to show the horrors of war, much like Saving Private Ryan, but without the stupid.



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challanger - any chance you can go to russias main tank museum +make a series of vids like youve done @bovington?

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View PostCelestia, on 02 November 2014 - 07:52 PM, said:

I thought it was a pretty good film for the most part.

Very good way to show the horrors of war, much like Saving Private Ryan, but without the stupid.

 

I was pleasantly surprised, what a crew made mine look positively normal :smile:

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View PostThe_Challenger, on 26 October 2014 - 11:46 AM, said:

So who has seen "Fury" ? Any comments ? :smile:

 

- Not sure whether the gunner's cry when he presses the trigger would go down well at Lulworth :)

- The film does give you a good idea of how close a tank crew can become as comrades...both in and out of the vehicle. Whenever I meet up with lads that I served with 30 years ago, we chat as if we had last seen each other yesterday.

- Not sure about how Brad Pitt looked after 2 hand grenades had exploded in the turret. Hardly a scratch on his dead body. Mmmm






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