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Community #1 Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:22 PM

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Take a look at one of the more novel ideas to come out of the first half of the 20th century – the warfront tunnelling machine known as ‘Nellie’.

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LeonINC #2 Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:27 PM

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For the Stronghold players:

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=GCchVIvUR7U

imperiumgraecum #3 Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:37 PM

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+1 for that amazing article

Listy #4 Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:59 PM

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View PostCommunity, on 14 December 2012 - 04:22 PM, said:

Take a look at one of the more novel ideas to come out of the first half of the 20th century – the warfront tunnelling machine known as ‘Nellie’.

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And published on my Birthday as well!
Outstanding timing.

Thanks (And thanks to Chally who gave me the chance).

The_Challenger #5 Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:03 PM

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View PostListy, on 14 December 2012 - 04:59 PM, said:

And published on my Birthday as well!
Outstanding timing.

Thanks (And thanks to Chally who gave me the chance).

My friend the pleasure is all ours,  :Smile_Default: Happy Birthday Mate  :Smile_Default:

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Edited by The_Challenger, 14 December 2012 - 05:09 PM.


Tall_Toot #6 Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:10 PM

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Nice one Listy!  :Smile_Default:

Rasz_pl #7 Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:17 PM

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Those pictures look iffy, Iv seen similar ones with Churchill next to AT-ATs :)

MiQQo #8 Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:23 PM

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Sad that they're all scrapped.  :Smile_mellow:

2alertred #9 Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:44 PM

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View PostMiQQo, on 14 December 2012 - 05:23 PM, said:

Sad that they're all scrapped.  :Smile_mellow:

Scraped yes.... but they did the idea for those 2:

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+1 if you found out from where is the first 1.

Tomatosaurus #10 Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:18 PM

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Very, very interesting! WG should make a T1 Nellie premium.

Listy #11 Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:35 PM

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View PostTarquinOleBiscuitBarrel, on 14 December 2012 - 06:18 PM, said:

Very, very interesting! WG should make a T1 Nellie premium.

No gun, no armour...  :Smile_blinky:

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Tomatosaurus #12 Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:38 PM

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So? Is the BT-7 any different?  :Smile_veryhappy: 130 tons should be enough to make some damage with ramming!

Listy #13 Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:45 PM

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View PostTarquinOleBiscuitBarrel, on 14 December 2012 - 06:38 PM, said:

So? Is the BT-7 any different?  :Smile_veryhappy: 130 tons should be enough to make some damage with ramming!

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speed on surface was something like 4Mph.. of course that cutting cylinder might make a hell of a mess.

Matevz96 #14 Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:57 PM

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In May 1941 Ruton-Bucyrus of Lincoln built the first machine, which was sent for trials at Cumber Park in Nottingham. These trials lasted from June 1940 to January 1942.

I believe that trials began in June 1941.  But anyway great article.  :Smile_Default:

Edited by Matevz96, 14 December 2012 - 06:57 PM.


McK3y #15 Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:58 PM

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And this thing knows the first rule: Never dig down!

how2skate_com #16 Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:22 PM

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Interesting post! :)

King_Cobra_357 #17 Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:59 AM

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Well, what to say...
It's British ;-) :D :D

Tank3A #18 Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:55 AM

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They should put it in the Game. I would bury that Maus alive!  :Smile-playing:




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