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Community #1 Posted 22 January 2014 - 02:40 PM

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Richard “The_Challenger” Cutland shares his experiences of living on a tank.

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Lancasthor #2 Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:08 PM

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Great readings!

 

Finally learning something else than various curse words in eastern european languages.



The_Challenger #3 Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:14 PM

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View PostLancasthor, on 22 January 2014 - 03:08 PM, said:

Great readings!

 

Finally learning something else than various curse words in eastern european languages.

 

Haha, made my day. 



leggasiini #4 Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:14 PM

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I want to see the Chieftain in-game. Awesome looking tank. Do anything, 2nd HT line or replace FV215b HT with it, i want it.

 

OFF TOPIC:

Check out my new topic about Japanese heavies: 

http://forum.worldoftanks.eu/index.php?/topic/346972-japanese-heavy-branch-would-it-look-like-this/page__p__7050906#entry7050906



The_Challenger #5 Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:16 PM

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View Postleggasiini, on 22 January 2014 - 03:14 PM, said:

I want to see the Chieftain in-game. Awesome looking tank. Do anything, 2nd HT line or replace FV215b HT with it, i want it.

 

OFF TOPIC:

Check out my new topic about Japanese heavies: 

http://forum.worldoftanks.eu/index.php?/topic/346972-japanese-heavy-branch-would-it-look-like-this/page__p__7050906#entry7050906

How about the P6 Prototype !!:sceptic: Oh and nice topic, missed this one. 


Edited by The_Challenger, 22 January 2014 - 04:17 PM.


German_Dunc #6 Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:21 PM

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I once asked a mate (former Chieftain gunner) what it was like.

 

"Well mate, if you cut the top off an oil drum, pour in a gallon of diesel, climb in, and get your missus to trickle cold water down the back of your neck and hand you egg banjos every hour. Stay there for 12 hours. Get a mate to ring you every 30 minutes with an incomprehensible message. For recreating Soltau, add mud to the diesel and do it in the middle of January."


Edited by duncham1, 22 January 2014 - 04:22 PM.


leggasiini #7 Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:24 PM

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View PostThe_Challenger, on 22 January 2014 - 05:16 PM, said:

How about the P6 Prototype !!:sceptic: Oh and nice topic, missed this one. 

Never heard about such. So i checked what it is...lol when i googled ''P6 prototype'' just bunch of old cars apperead, i like was ''wut?''

But then, i googled ''P6 prototype tank''. And then i realised that its one of the Chieftain prototypes.



The_Challenger #8 Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:25 PM

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View Postduncham1, on 22 January 2014 - 03:21 PM, said:

I once asked a mate (former Chieftain gunner) what it was like.

 

"Well mate, if you cut the top off an oil drum, pour in a gallon of diesel, climb in, and get your missus to trickle cold water down the back of your neck and hand you egg banjos every hour. Stay there for 12 hours. Get a mate to ring you every 30 minutes with an incomprehensible message. For recreating Soltau, add mud to the diesel and do it in the middle of January."

 

What a great summary and very true. :smile:



CoolBreeze541 #9 Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:31 PM

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Great insight to a tankers daily life thank you. :playing:

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View Postleggasiini, on 22 January 2014 - 04:14 PM, said:

I want to see the Chieftain in-game. Awesome looking tank. Do anything, 2nd HT line or replace FV215b HT with it, i want it.

 

OFF TOPIC:

Check out my new topic about Japanese heavies: 

http://forum.worldoftanks.eu/index.php?/topic/346972-japanese-heavy-branch-would-it-look-like-this/page__p__7050906#entry7050906

 

Had a look, interesting proposition.

 

View Postduncham1, on 22 January 2014 - 04:21 PM, said:

I once asked a mate (former Chieftain gunner) what it was like.

 

"Well mate, if you cut the top off an oil drum, pour in a gallon of diesel, climb in, and get your missus to trickle cold water down the back of your neck and hand you egg banjos every hour. Stay there for 12 hours. Get a mate to ring you every 30 minutes with an incomprehensible message. For recreating Soltau, add mud to the diesel and do it in the middle of January."

 

lol! what a summary!



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Well.... Being able to destroy everything that can't or is too slow to get out of the tank's way has it cons too



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View PostThe_Challenger, on 22 January 2014 - 03:16 PM, said:

How about the P6 Prototype !!:sceptic: Oh and nice topic, missed this one.

Depends on the P6 Prototype, how sensible would it have been for Britain to go into full production on it?  Had they cut any corners with it as it was just a test bed which wouldn't have been the case if they had gone into production?

 

What changed from p6 to chieftain?



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Good read cheers see you at tankfest

CountOfTuscany #14 Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:08 PM

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Good read! Cool to see some insight in the tanker's live!

Edited by CountOfTuscany, 22 January 2014 - 05:08 PM.


The_Challenger #15 Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:20 PM

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View Postwsatnutter, on 22 January 2014 - 04:07 PM, said:

Good read cheers see you at tankfest

 

Looking forward to it mate :smile:



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One thing, toilet, did you just climb out and found a bush or...

Stamhus #17 Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:46 PM

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Hi.

I can fully support that the Heater (in your case BV) is the most inportant equipment on the tank :)

Nice read while on 6months WoT breake (except for a short 19 days leave)I dont have nerly 30 yers on tanks, but 3 as loader and 4 as commander on the Leopard2A5 in the Danish army.

What you say about the gunner is very tru, it taks a special man to do what they do, very cramped space and 99% of the time nothing happens, but have to stay constantly sharp. The loader is truly a jack of all trades and i enjoyed my time as loader very much before going for the commander spot, but now i have the best job in the world.

What you say about how it is to bee part of a crew and depend that much on your crew members is simply just the best feeling i have had in the army, it creates a special bond.

I have a long list of saings about tank crews, but since im celebrating my birthsday to day in the desert whit my crew you will get one of my favorits.

"when it is a tankers birthsday he invites all of his best frinds, and no matter what all 3 show up"

 

Peace throu suporior fire power.



The_Challenger #18 Posted 22 January 2014 - 06:05 PM

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View PostDarkmancer, on 22 January 2014 - 04:02 PM, said:

Depends on the P6 Prototype, how sensible would it have been for Britain to go into full production on it?  Had they cut any corners with it as it was just a test bed which wouldn't have been the case if they had gone into production?

 

What changed from p6 to chieftain?

 

A long story for the forum but in essence :

P1 and P2 were were built just as automotive test beds (P1 had the new L60 pack) P3 for the development of the Gun Control equipment. all these three were reworked at various stages. P4 was delivered around 1961 and took part in firing trials. P6 is believed to be the only prototype remaining, 120mm with an internal mantlet, game wise - good profile,(slow) no composite Armour. 

As for differences, well according to the War Office Paper the differences to the production model were to be :

Hull lengthened, newly designed gearbox,new suspension,new turret,new cupola,different stowage and the M85 replaced with the Browning Ranging gun. 

 

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Edited by The_Challenger, 22 January 2014 - 06:32 PM.


The_Challenger #19 Posted 22 January 2014 - 06:09 PM

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View PostMatevz96, on 22 January 2014 - 04:40 PM, said:

One thing, toilet, did you just climb out and found a bush or...

 

Well yes, unless stuck inside, there was a refuse chute but !!!



great_kahn #20 Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:01 PM

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Good stuff.

 

I have trouble working out where everyone should be in the empty turret. Do you have a pic inside the challenger when fully crewed?






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