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  1. Has anyone tried out how different IFV machine cannons fare against it? Was thinking the other day how the Marder 20mm set on rapid fire would give it trouble or simply drain the system for a follow-up sabot kill.
  2. The most detailed account I found in "Tanks of Tammuz" by Shabtai Teveth. I don't remember the longest kill range and if it was a tank or a dozer. But they did hit AFVs during the engagements protecting the earth-moving vehicles. My copy is stored away at the moment, probably someone else here has it at hand. I liked that it was a lot of lessons learned and their first try was a complete failure.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_over_Water_(Jordan_river) Would it technically be possible to recreate the 10+km Israeli tank gunner hits with SB Pro PE? Ever since I read about those incidents I was kinda fascinated to visualize them somehow.
  4. In another round in October (or part2?), France won in front of Norway, US and the 4th place went to Germany. Tanks of all four NATO eFP battlegroups participated: M1 Abrams, Leclerc, Challenger 2, PT-91, Ariete, Leopard 2 A6, Leopard 2E, Leopard 2 A4NO. Probably the largest gathering of NATO tanks since CAT days... https://www.armyrecognition.com/october_2019_global_defense_security_army_news_industry/lynx_6_victory_of_the_leclerc_tank_during_the_combined_exercise_iron_spear.html
  5. Rollout of the first Leopard 2 A7V for the Bundeswehr, as well as for the Danish army: https://www.kmweg.de/mediacenter/pressebilder.html
  6. Spanish NATO eFP company.
  7. Thank you all for your input. I had a bit more luck in the meantime and was able to buy a couple of US, UK, French and German rations for a decent price. What I find lacking about most review videos is the kind of mess kit the different armies use. For example you can't complain about missing cutlery in a German pack when you know that each soldier is issued a standard re-usable set.
  8. Out of discussion with colleagues about my Bundeswehr time I got curious if the combat rations had changed much in the past decade. Does anyone know a cheap source for them? I tried ebay and some military and outdoor shops but the prices are way too high in my opinion. I want to compare the current US, German, French and British ones.
  9. @Marko They kept the 24 Mig-29s for a longer time. And they had the brilliant idea of putting lots of money into modernising and fitting 600+ BMP-1s to Western traffic regulations, only to sell them all in 1993 when they found out the total of Marders was sufficient to equip the new East German Panzergrenadiere...
  10. Well I assumed that the fact would have surfaced after nearly 30 years and that a board full of tank nuts with a special taste in Cold War gone hot scenarios would know the answer by heart. Thnx though.
  11. No response to my question so far...have a Soviet major of tank troops radioing in his T-62 as coverboy of Soviet Military Review for the wait.
  12. LOL, the tank version of "The Thing" has been found...
  13. BTR and BMP in the East German NVA. For those who don't understand German: lots of bad Western imperialism and superior socialism, most evident in the blatant lie about ingenious Soviet WW2 infantry motorisation. Still interesting to watch. What a horror it must have been to dismount from a BTR-60/70 in combat conditions.
  14. I get multiple warnings trying to access the forum so that's gone for me.
  15. T-80BV photographed by BRIXMIS. Since tanknet is gone: this was the latest tank fielded in the GSFG/WGF right? No T-80U was deployed to units in East Germany? Also watch this video, especially the Western target recon mock-ups gave me a bit of the chills:
  16. Sorry I posted this in the video section already but until I saw this I had no real picture how a Luchs troop would be employed on the battlefield. It's pretty self-explaining even if you don't speak German.
  17. I'm going through some highlights of my Cold War gone hot WW3 book collection again. I still would love to add "Counterstroke" by Kenneth Macksey dearly to it, so if anyone would know a source or scan it as pdf I'd be delighted.
  18. Hi guys, it's been a while. Enjoy this gem from the early 90s Bundeswehr. Sorry if repost.
  19. The images of the dry river valleys are IMO the most astonishing images from Mars I've seen from any mission so far. The first images transmitted from Curiosity look promising as well, Gale Crater could be a superb spot for exploring. BTW, Curiosity is the fifth space probe to carry my name to Mars, a fact for which I got a Radio interview on Monday.
  20. Well in my experience I encountered the term "tank hunters" in regards to infantry anti tank teams, whereas "tank destroyers" is used for dedicated anti-tank vehicles.
  21. As many of you know, the Wehrmacht in WW2 was quite fond of producing films to instruct the soldiers in different aspects of training (Lehrfilme). "Men against Tanks" (Männer gegen Panzer) is perhaps the most famous. This tradition was kept up by the Bundeswehr and the NVA. The Austrian and Swiss Army produced similar material. Here are some examples: Wehrmacht Tanks on the attack - measures against enemy tank hunters: Panzergrenadier platoon in the defense of the HKL (1944), 1/4: Engineers ahead (1943), 1/3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFBclz8otQs Close Combat against Russian Tanks (1942) 1/9: Attack troop, 1/8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39VYt9Ah-Go Men against Tanks (1943), 1/3: The sniper: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd3ZJ_fBjco The infantry squad in recon role: Mountain troops in MOUT: Bundeswehr The tank hunter troop (80s), part 1/4: MOUT(late 70s), part 1/3: Obstacle values of woods and trees against MBTs: Artillery in the fight(80s), part 1, 1/2: 2/2: Part 2, 1/2: 2/2: NBC defense (1957): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fz6jqn8_rI NVA (East Germany) MOUT (1963): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAjlZ4nUrwA Close quarter combat (1966): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_COK8morac8 Same, but for paratroops(80s): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx7EhTt7Rmo The defensive fight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCi2Z0ErHm0 Bundesheer (Austria) MOUT (1990): Swiss Army Infantry tactics:
  22. And to complete the group...not my team but nice paint job nonetheless! Way to say farewell to your leaving commanding officer.
  23. Looking good! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oodTuhaLYpU
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