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Hunter1911 #1 Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:54 PM

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Hello folks,

 

Lets use this thread to muster up some of our tank-men.

For the acting and former tankies. if you may, please use this topic to share some details about yourself, for example:

 

-your regiment

-unit

-trades

-vehicle you used to work on

-anything else you wish to share with us.

 

or  if just wish to say hello

 

 



Pokemaster99 #2 Posted 30 January 2014 - 06:08 PM

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I am not an ex-tankie, but I aspire to be a Military Engineer, an Armored vehicle engineer to be precise :smile:

 

So basically any place where I could train for this would be most welcome :popcorn:

 

Sincerely,

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smith841 #3 Posted 31 January 2014 - 04:25 PM

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Ex-Tank Commander with the British Army. My unit was 2nd Royal Tank Regiment. Armoured vehicles I have worked on are:

- Challenger 1 Main Battle Tank

- Chieftain MBT

- Scorpion CVR (T) Light Tank

- Scimitar CVR (T) Light Tank

- Fox CVR (W) armoured car

- FV432 armoured personeel carrier adapted for ZB298 radar

- Ferret armoured car

- Challenger prototype

- Stormer APC prototype

- Shorland armoured Land Rover (it's got a turret and its armoured so it counts!)

 

Over time I will share all sorts of stuff with everyone on this forum section.

 

 



Hunter1911 #4 Posted 03 February 2014 - 12:59 PM

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View Postsmith841, on 31 January 2014 - 04:25 PM, said:

Ex-Tank Commander with the British Army. My unit was 2nd Royal Tank Regiment. Armoured vehicles I have worked on are:

- Challenger 1 Main Battle Tank

- Chieftain MBT

- Scorpion CVR (T) Light Tank

- Scimitar CVR (T) Light Tank

- Fox CVR (W) armoured car

- FV432 armoured personeel carrier adapted for ZB298 radar

- Ferret armoured car

- Challenger prototype

- Stormer APC prototype

- Shorland armoured Land Rover (it's got a turret and its armoured so it counts!)

 

Over time I will share all sorts of stuff with everyone on this forum section.

 

 

 

Challenger II prototype?

 

 



smith841 #5 Posted 03 February 2014 - 03:08 PM

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View PostHunter1911, on 03 February 2014 - 12:59 PM, said:

 

Challenger II prototype?

 

 

 

No Challenger 1 prototype. More specifically I was involved with the testing of the then new APFSDS fin rounds on one of the Chally 1 protypes. I lost count of how many I loaded during that trial.



Hunter1911 #6 Posted 03 February 2014 - 03:52 PM

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View Postsmith841, on 03 February 2014 - 03:08 PM, said:

 

No Challenger 1 prototype. More specifically I was involved with the testing of the then new APFSDS fin rounds on one of the Chally 1 protypes. I lost count of how many I loaded during that trial.

 

Ohooh

 

I bet you have a story or two to share.



Harrym #7 Posted 05 February 2014 - 01:40 PM

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Hello,

 

I am from Denmark, and I am an ex tanker.

 

I started in the armored infantry, where we had  the M113 both the diesel and petrol version.

Then I became commander of the M41-DK1 which is an upgraded version of the M41 Walker bulldog

2 years later I became commander on Leopard 1-DK5 .

I served all my time at  Gardehusarregimentet

 



B4ckup #8 Posted 05 February 2014 - 02:10 PM

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Hello, i am from Germany. 

 

My regiment was the 2PzAufklLehrBtl 3 from Lüneburg.

 

Armoured vehicles I have worked on are:

 

- Gunner and commander of the Leopard 2A4

- Driver, gunner and commander of the Spähpanzer Luchs

- Commander of the TPz Fuchs PARA

 

Sincerely, B4ckup

 

 



SteveMorris #9 Posted 05 February 2014 - 03:03 PM

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Tank Commander with the British Army.

My unit was The Blues and Royals.

Trades, crewman MBT/CVR(T)

Armoured vehicles I have worked on are:

 Challenger 1 Main Battle Tank

 Chieftain MBT

 Scorpion CVR (T) Light Tank

 Scimitar CVR (T) Light Tank

 Sultan CVR(T) comd veh

 Spartan CVR(T) apc

 Fox CVR (W) armoured car

 Ferret 1/2 armoured car

 Saracen apc/comd veh

 

May your BV never boil dry.



goofy_balls_of_fire #10 Posted 05 February 2014 - 03:31 PM

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I'm from Germany,

spend the first time at the 3. PzArtLehrBtl 95 in Munster

then Artillerie Schule in Idar-Oberstein (Artillery School)

Several other short stints all over Germany

Final time I had in Dabel with the PzArtBtl 405

I was a Commander of an PzH 2000

Driver for an M113

 

So I'm one of the rare Players that still love to play Artillerie and actually has pushed the Button to release the Shell of an
real full sized Howitzer. It's an odd feeling if you picture in mind, that in the second you push the Button 1000€ of tax payers money leave the barrel
and explode somewhere in the moorland.



philsta #11 Posted 05 February 2014 - 04:50 PM

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Third Royal Tank Regiment

9Tp C Sqn

RAC Crewman ( Driver on scheme and gunner on ranges / Batus )

Mostly Chieftain and Challenger 1 but messed about with CVRT and FV 432 and 438 from time to time

 

​Spent most of my time in Germany ( BAOR ) but also in Bovington and Canada 

 



Hunter1911 #12 Posted 05 February 2014 - 06:58 PM

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Welcome gentlemen!

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View PostHunter1911, on 30 January 2014 - 04:54 PM, said:

Hello folks,

 

Lets use this thread to muster up some of our tank-men.

For the acting and former tankies. if you may, please use this topic to share some details about yourself, for example:

 

-your regiment

-unit

-trades

-vehicle you used to work on

-anything else you wish to share with us.

 

or  if just wish to say hello

 

 

2nd Royal Tank Regiment

Cyclops

Gunner, Radio Operator, Driver

CVR(W) Fox, CVR(T) Scorpion, CVR(T) Scimitar 

 

Hello

 



Tigger3 #14 Posted 10 February 2014 - 12:05 AM

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Sapper 1983-2007

 

Driven/operated

 

AFV 432 Mk 1 petrol and Mk 2/1 and Mk 2/2 diesel (Ranger and Barminelayer, plus trials for mini fascine and mine ploughs), 434 REME Recovery, 436 CV (Combat Sig)

CVR(T) Spartan, Samson, Sultan. Scorpion (attached 3 RTR for Recce screen), Scimitar (Attached 9/12 convoy escort)

FV180 CET (Combat Engineer Tractor) 'Frog'

Ferret Mk 2 

Saracen (EOD)

Cent AVRE 165, 

Cent ARV

Cheiftain (exchange with 3 RTR)



DingIsHere #15 Posted 10 February 2014 - 12:19 AM

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Not me, but my father...(Last of the National Service days..)

 

10th Hussars, Commander of Ferrets, Saracens and finally Cent Mk 8's

 

He still goes on about the vertical stabs and shooting tree trunks on the move... :bajan:



Hunter1911 #16 Posted 10 February 2014 - 03:39 PM

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Seems we have quite a few people from Royal Tank Regiment

markdano #17 Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:17 AM

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Greetings

I am ex 2RTR/3RTR served for 23 yrs mainly in germany nick name "Dano".

Tank commander qualified on

Challenger 2

Scimitar

Fv 432

Panther

Spartan CVRT

Also trained gunner/driver on

Chieftian

Challenger 1

left in 2010 was at the RAC gunnery school as an instructor for 2 years

hello to all who might know me

Cheers!



smith841 #18 Posted 10 March 2014 - 11:25 AM

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View Postmarkdano, on 09 March 2014 - 11:17 AM, said:

Greetings

I am ex 2RTR/3RTR served for 23 yrs mainly in germany nick name "Dano".

Tank commander qualified on

Challenger 2

Scimitar

Fv 432

Panther

Spartan CVRT

Also trained gunner/driver on

Chieftian

Challenger 1

left in 2010 was at the RAC gunnery school as an instructor for 2 years

hello to all who might know me

Cheers!


Oh crap, another gunnery instructor. Rest and rejoin the class. :smile:



Mazlov #19 Posted 21 March 2014 - 05:18 PM

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Former platoon commander of Leopard 2a5 platoon reporting in. Did a conversion to Leo2a6. Was in active service from 1998 till 2011. Deployed in BiH (with tanks), twice to A'stan (as FAC).

 

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ricksbt #20 Posted 22 March 2014 - 02:21 AM

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(Civilian) Operational Analyst with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), part of the UK MoD. 28 years working on everything from [stuff] to [other stuff]. I work with a number of service personnel, serving and former, many of whom are Armoured, again both ex and serving. Directly supported SDSR 2010 and am currently involved in preparing our tools for the next one, whenever that is.

 

Minor personal experience (ranging from days to an hour or so) of, Challenger I, Scimitar, Scorpian, FV432, Spartan, Ferret and Stalwart. Aware of a huge amount more, including how much I DONT know.






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