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tigerstreak #181 Posted 15 May 2013 - 11:42 PM

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usaf thought theyd attack the uk airtanker, flying a race track off the target area, that theyd been watching.

turns out, a force of fighters went for refueling...
the airtanker had departed with most the fighters to a lower combat flight profile, leaving a few fighters flying in close formation, the same route as the airtanker had been flying...

so when the usaf turned up for an easy kill of a lumbering tanker, they got creamed by a few fighters LOL

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Cold War vehicle of the Day? Well, here goes... :)
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I give you OT-810D :)
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Armed with 82mm Recoilless gun, which can be used mounted or dismounted. Secondary armament was a vz.59 GPMG with 500 rounds.

PanzyBattalion #183 Posted 16 May 2013 - 08:46 AM

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Didn't they call OT-810D's Hitlers Revenge or sommit like that? Seeing as its based on the SdKfz.251 n all :p

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Yes, yes, that particular one is from 1995/96 BUT the SK line of Mercedes-Benz were introduced during the cold war :3.

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View Posttigerstreak, on 15 May 2013 - 11:27 PM, said:

the TSR-2 out accelerates the lightning with only one engine on reheat :o.

much like when the usa thought theyd show their prowess, with a u2 picture of buckingham palace.
till they were handed back a photo, looking down on their u2, flying over buckingham palace LOL
they even prefered the uk canbera to do certain missions, due to the more stable picture platform.

I was working with the Canberra force for GW2, the US loved the capabilities it had which were better than its own, it also had the best wet film capability (at the time it was still better than the best digital which is what the US were using, oddly it was also US equipment they had declared obsolete and found in operations to be much better than its replacement). Its data link could send all information from its digital cameras and other sensors without having to return (we just had to stack a few containers together to get the recievers high enough due to the earths curvature).

Tracked a fuel leak in an underground pipe using its sensors as the area showed up clearly to its TI/IR equipment.

Finally retired with no real replacement (the Tornado recce pods had no where near the capability)

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Leopard 2a4 (1985) :smile:
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tigerstreak #186 Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:13 PM

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View PostTigger3, on 16 May 2013 - 10:20 AM, said:

Finally retired with no real replacement (the Tornado recce pods had no where near the capability)
yep, financial reasons only?
the usa have reengined their b57, so the avpin +other problems couldve been over come.
canberras were coming out of majors +mods, knowing they were going out of service, not long after :(

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the Spähpanzer Luchs, another genius german gem in its details:
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View Postyourgreatestfear, on 18 May 2013 - 07:19 PM, said:

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the Spähpanzer Luchs, another genius german gem in its details:
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chemical recce versions a world leader too

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View Posttigerstreak, on 18 May 2013 - 08:32 PM, said:

chemical recce versions a world leader too

You probably think of the Fuchs, thats a whole other vehicle.   :blinky:

The Luchs was a extremly specialized Scout with some exceptional features:
- 2 driver design (one dedicated in front and the radiooperator in the other direction) which could drive in both directions at full speed without delay
- 8x8 drive and selectable steering (4 wheel front, 4 wheel back or 8 wheel) with a tiny turn radius
- amphibous
- silenced drive, even standing right next to it it was hard to hear, it literaly could sneak up even on infantry so that in training it needed additional warning and dedicated zones for infantry as safety
- offroad mobility was far ahead of wheeled tanks in this time
- huge operational range

Sadly its protection against mines/IED was allmost zero and since it was far too specialized and expensive in service all of them were phased out. Probably the best wheeled offroader the cold war had.

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tigerstreak #190 Posted 19 May 2013 - 05:21 AM

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View Postyourgreatestfear, on 18 May 2013 - 10:33 PM, said:

The Luchs was a extremly specialized Scout with some exceptional features:
- 2 driver design (one dedicated in front and the radiooperator in the other direction) which could drive in both directions at full speed without delay
designed for the french or italians?

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View Posttigerstreak, on 19 May 2013 - 05:21 AM, said:

designed for the french or italians?

Hehe, one might think, but this design with full speed 2 directions and all wheel steering was an old german thing and started with the famous Sd.Kfz. 231 - 234 Scouts in WW2. The SpPz 2 Luchs was just the cold war perfection of this specialization. If it werent for the poor protection we probably would still use it, but we got rid of the last in 2009.

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View Postyourgreatestfear, on 19 May 2013 - 11:34 AM, said:

Hehe, one might think, but this design with full speed 2 directions and all wheel steering was an old german thing and started with the famous Sd.Kfz. 231 - 234 Scouts in WW2. The SpPz 2 Luchs was just the cold war perfection of this specialization. If it werent for the poor protection we probably would still use it, but we got rid of the last in 2009.

The Austrians and Dutch were there before the Germans ? at least I thought so, maybe even the poles, need to look up now

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View Posttigerstreak, on 05 June 2013 - 11:09 PM, said:


Mum! Look what I did!

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View PostBlue_Badger, on 05 June 2013 - 11:36 PM, said:

Mum! Look what I did!
taking "hull down" too far

tigerstreak #199 Posted 06 June 2013 - 10:38 PM

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must be a new T50 LOL

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Or a Chieftain with a new body kit  :blinky:

The thing looks as though it may fall apart at any moment.




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