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Sat May 14, 2022, 10:39 AM

This is when you know your day goes up in smoke....

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Reply This is when you know your day goes up in smoke.... (Original post)
turbinetree Saturday OP
NJCher Saturday #1
Cracklin Charlie Saturday #2
Maraya1969 Saturday #4
Chuuku Davis Saturday #5
onethatcares Saturday #3
Aristus Saturday #6
mopinko Saturday #7
hunter Saturday #8
Midnight Writer Saturday #9
BannonsLiver Saturday #10
hunter Saturday #11

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2022, 10:51 AM

1. why didn't we see soldiers running from the tanks?

What are these guys thinking? Surely they must know they're up next?!

It was amazing to see the precision with which the Ukrainians did this.

When they were driving through the neighborhood, I was thinking that if I looked out my back window and saw some tanks in a long line, I would think, "The nerve of you, driving down my street!"

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2022, 10:54 AM

2. These poor Russians are starting to seem like sitting ducks.

In their last century type lumbering weapons.

Why don’t they just stop?

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #2)

Sat May 14, 2022, 11:15 AM

4. That's a good question. And can the tanks go backwards? Because if they could and I was

in one I'd put it in reverse!

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #2)

Sat May 14, 2022, 11:16 AM

5. Putin himself will not stop and won't let his underlings.

I am glad he is destroying the rusci army and economy.

I do feel for the poor ignorant rusci conscripts.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2022, 11:10 AM

3. do they face dieing by missle

or dieing by leaving their tanks?

Not much of a choice.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2022, 11:17 AM

6. As a former tanker, I can tell you that there's no real choice

between staying in the tank and bailing out.

It’s not just because of our tongue-in-cheek motto: “Death Before Dismount.”

Going out instantaneously through a direct hit to the tank vs. facing small-arms fire and artillery shrapnel on the ground is a no-brainer for tankers.

To paraphrase the guy from “Apocalypse Now”: ‘Never get off the boat’;

“Never get off the tank.”

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2022, 12:01 PM

7. ru has given them far to much time to get ready for them.

they're gonna continue to be sitting ducks.
and ukr just got a whoooole bunch of howitzers.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2022, 12:42 PM

8. It's clear now that tanks are an obsolete military technology.

So are aircraft carriers, which is terrifying World War III stuff.

It's difficult to watch Russia falling apart. A wounded animal is dangerous.

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Response to hunter (Reply #8)

Sat May 14, 2022, 12:48 PM

9. Today, tanks are only good for testing anti-tank weaponry.

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Response to hunter (Reply #8)

Sat May 14, 2022, 12:50 PM

10. Lol

Not true in either case but sure.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #10)

Sat May 14, 2022, 01:29 PM

11. Tell it to the guys in those tanks.

I don't want to be proven correct in my other assertions.

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