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T-54 ebin submarine

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Falafel #1 Posted 09 July 2012 - 10:55 PM

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(Look at 3:38 for new tier X USSR medium)
4:46 Cmon, its not that crazy or stupid idea, if they did it in real soviet-russia! Just imagine horde of T-54s crossing lakeville being unseen until its too late. They even have already secretly tested it! (http://www.youtube.c...h?v=vtjOBCPazVM these videos are all over the youtube)

Cuddly_Spider #2 Posted 09 July 2012 - 10:59 PM

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Interesting.

The maus was actually designed to do something similar.

http://www.tanks.net...heavy-tank.html

gunnerzz #3 Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:00 PM

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The last bit was awesome!

Kazomir #4 Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:13 PM

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View PostCuddly_Spider, on 09 July 2012 - 10:59 PM, said:

Interesting.

The maus was actually designed to do something similar.

http://www.tanks.net...heavy-tank.html

I don't dare to thing what will happen if Maus gets into a muddy river....probably it wont get out.

Catarraz #5 Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:58 PM

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the PzIII was also tested with submarine equipment... while japanese and american tanks floated...

Gigaton #6 Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:58 PM

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View PostFalafel, on 09 July 2012 - 10:55 PM, said:

Cmon, its not that crazy or stupid idea, if they did it in real soviet-russia!

They do it in real Federal Germany as well (and elsewhere):



View PostUMM, on 09 July 2012 - 11:58 PM, said:

the PzIII was also tested with submarine equipment...

PzIV too. Both tended to get stuck underwater, making floating a bit more sane option of the two (and even today light AVFs tend to float rather than wade for unassisted crossings).

Falafel #7 Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:14 PM

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View PostGigaton, on 10 July 2012 - 12:58 PM, said:

PzIV too. Both tended to get stuck underwater, making floating a bit more sane option of the two (and even today light AVFs tend to float rather than wade for unassisted crossings).
The feeling when your tank gets stuck underwater in depth of 3m
http://suzumiyayuki....e-rage-face.jpg

Edited by Falafel, 10 July 2012 - 08:17 PM.


Kazomir #8 Posted 11 July 2012 - 02:17 AM

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Actually you get the feeling of needing to hold your breath, open the hatch and swim up :D 3m isn't that deep at all.

Edited by Kazomir, 11 July 2012 - 02:17 AM.


Aqarius #9 Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:28 PM

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Idd. I've made breath dives >3m.

Besides, I'd say fording equipment was fairly common, at least with latewar models.

deamy #10 Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:44 PM

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View PostKazomir, on 11 July 2012 - 02:17 AM, said:

Actually you get the feeling of needing to hold your breath, open the hatch and swim up :D 3m isn't that deep at all.

Problem is when the air pipe breaks and the big engine suddenly sucks all air out of the tank, and your lounges, literally.

You stop underwater and can't breath. Then you need to open the big-ass armoured hatch over your head by pushing it towards the water that's pushing it down, while its pouring in on you.

Then you need to get loose and swim out with your cloths easily getting stuck...


Fording with tanks is incredibly dangerous.

Cuddly_Spider #11 Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:13 AM

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Getting out of a compartment that is flooding, whether it is a tank, a car, or whatever, is not as easy as you imagine. It always looks easy in the movies, but those scenes are done by trained stuntmen in swimming pools with a whole host of safety measures nearby.

This would be very different. If the pipe burst on one of those you have to sit there, patiently, and wait for it to fill with water. If you try to escape before it's flooded you'll just be forced back in. You have to loosen up any you have on you that might snag or catch as you are trying to escape. Then, when whatever you are in is completely flooded and pressure is equalized, you can try to escape. Ever so slowly, no air, your lungs screaming for oxygen, and without panicking, moving slowly through the water, trying to get your bearings and knowing which way up is even though your ears will have popped badly (perhaps even burst from the sudden pressure changes), along with dizziness and your clothes weighing you down. And if you panic, you're dead...

When that Ethiopian airlines flight was hijacked and rant out of fuel the captain had to ditch into the sea. Although this looks bad it actually was a pretty reasonable landing.

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A lot of people survived the initial crash, but they panicked. They deployed their life-belts before they had left the aircraft after it had stopped in the water (they always tell you to not deploy those things inside the aeroplane), and so when the aeroplane filled with water the life-belts actually made them float up to the aircraft ceiling, trapping them there, and drowning them.




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