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Everything posted by GaryOwen

  1. I found a copy of the old US Army FM 17-12, Tank Gunnery from 1977. It primarily addresses M60A1 gunnery. Other than mere historical value, it's got some good stuff in it. I'm scanning it and will post it in two parts due to file size and my having a biscuit scanner. I've just uploaded the first part, it's waiting approval; I'll get the second part up later in the week.
  2. Not a training camp, but this might be interesting for you, especially with the upgraded BRDM2 model.
  3. "I can go back even further then that. I actually played this in the arcades back in the day. LoL" Gunner, Battlesight Saucer. Fire. We're taking fire. Permission to retreat? Tanki vpered! Hero, First Class. I wanna be an M1 when I grow up.
  4. Well Hinesville wasn't much of anything special. The spring and summer that I was there, a group of us would drive down to Daytona Beach on weekends as often as possible.
  5. When I was in Hinesville, most cav troopers drank at Ronnie's Place, irrc. Myself, I spent too much time at a buy-me-drinkee bar called the Holaday Lounge or something like that.
  6. My first permanent party station after 19D OSUT was 24 ID, 2/9 CAV 84-85.
  7. There should only be a couple dismounts in an M3. They won't be able to carry more than the AT-4. Also the brevity codes for the platoons within the cav troops, red, white, blue, green, black; 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, HQ. 1st and 3d were scouts, 2d and 4th were tanks.
  8. FYI: Brevity call signs for 3rd Squadron were: Sqn = Bandit, I = Invader, (no Juliet Troop, for semi-obvious reasons), K = Killer, L = Leadhorse, M (tank company) = Mauler, How Batt = Gunsmoke.
  9. Given the interest that the Hornfelt scenarios have had, I'd think that your idea would get good traction.
  10. ACR

    When I was in the 11th ACR, the bumper numbers for the scout platoons were: X1 plt ldr, X4 plt sgt, X2 & X3 were wingmen (we called this the first section), X5 & X6 were wingmen (and this was called the second section). The squadron commander and the S-3 (Operations Officer) each had an assigned Bradley, HQ-66 & HQ-33, respectively.
  11. Invader, I was in Leadhorse Blue.
  12. Have they yet figured out how to code the stowing of Bradley missile launchers?
  13. Overheard during Phoenix, Arizona Marine Week.
  14. Aye, and they let the wee lassies out for a bit o' sunshine.
  15. Yep, that's the spot. I took that photo during a walkabout one weekend from Bad Hersfeld to Bad Salzungen.
  16. Old tower at Vacha/Philippsthal. I just spent a couple hours on Skype with a friend who grew up down the street from that bridge.
  17. http://1stusvcav.com/Techniques/Move/movement_techniques.html This page might still work.
  18. I read this some years ago. It seemed thorough at the time. The author, though not the particular work, is cited in the first linked article. http://www.amazon.com/Arabs-War-Military-Effectiveness-1948-1991/dp/0803287836/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1426297666&sr=1-1&keywords=arabs+at+war
  19. Well, darn. I was hoping that maybe you could do a trade with them. Their active defense system data for an algorithm to stow missile launchers when vehicles move.
  20. Or somebody could just pick up a copy of Combat Mission Black Sea and reverse engineer their data.
  21. To be honest, I never did make it all the way through "Lebanon." I turned it off during the scene with the extra person in the turret. "Waltz with Bashir," however, has the same general subject matter, yet is an excellent study of post-traumatic stress.
  22. "Tank" had the Rockford Files guy, much cooler than Wardaddy Pitt. And "Tankgirl," iirc, had a morphing AMX-13 and a postapocalyptic kangaroo-rapper hybrid.
  23. Yeah, the question isn't whether Fury is a good tank movie, but rather is it worse than Lebanon?
  24. After all, "It's a mother, beautiful tank." Csv1wXOr5tY
  25. Thanks for the kind words. I'd step out of the alleyways more often, but I'm afraid my probation officer would find out how I really spend my time.