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  • Man Turns in Soviet Tank During Weapons Amnesty Program

    05/09/2021 3:01:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    War History Online ^ | May 5, 2021 | Craig Bowman
    A pink tank quickly became the star of the Czech weapons amnesty program. (Photo Credit: PolicieCZ / Twitter) When police in the Czech Republic used a tank in their ad to promote weapons amnesty, they didn’t realize someone would take it so seriously. The Czech weapons amnesty program is designed to help people who own weapons but not the required paperwork to bring those weapons in and have the police help them obtain the proper documentation so they can keep those weapons legally. Weapons that are known to have been used in a crime are not eligible for the program....
  • Steel Coffins: 5 Worst Tanks To Ever Go To War

    02/02/2021 8:57:08 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 67 replies
    19FortyFIve ^ | 2/1/2021 | Peter Suicu
    There is a myriad of excellent tanks that have been built since the first British MkI rolled across the battlefields of Western Europe during the First World War. However, for every T-34, Leopard and M1 Abrams, there are tanks that rightfully belong on the scrap heap of history – yet instead of rusting away from memory, we should use these as examples of everything that went wrong. While I am sure many can make different choices based on a whole host of different factors, here are my picks for the five worst tanks ever.
  • Stunning photos show the moment armed FBI tank rolls down quiet Queens street

    01/13/2021 1:31:51 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 124 replies
    Ny post ^ | 1/13/21 | Kevin Sheehan Rebecca Rosenberg
    Stunning photos show the moment armed FBI tank rolls down quiet Queens street Astonishing photos show the moment an FBI vehicle rolled down a quiet Queens street to take a suspected Proud Boy into custody after he allegedly threatened to send an armed caravan to the US Capitol. In the snaps shot by a stunned neighbor, a law enforcement agent can be seen emerging from the armored vehicle’s hatch with what appears to be an assault weapon Tuesday afternoon in Middle Village when the FBI showed up to arrest Eduard Florea.
  • Tank Driver in Florida accused of causing damage to curb

    01/13/2021 10:46:46 AM PST · by fireman15 · 35 replies
    CBS 4 Miami ^ | 01/13/2021 | Joan Murray
    PALMETTO BAY (CBSMiami) – Residents of the usually quiet South Florida community of Palmetto Bay are buzzing after spotting one of their neighbors riding his military style tank down residential roads. Many were confused by the sight and wondered if it’s even allowed and apparently it is. The tanks belong to the person who lives on a gated property off Old Cutler Road. Despite the fact that the tank is legal, it’s too close for comfort for some neighbors. “For the most part it’s unusual to say the very least and with the present state of politics, it’s concerning,” said...
  • Eurotank: The British Army’s New Main Battle Tank?

    01/12/2021 8:23:37 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 18 replies
    1945 ^ | 1/12/2021 | Caleb Larson
    Despite leaving the EU, London may be source its next main battle tank from France and Germany. According to industry reports, the United Kingdom may be interested in the jointly developed Franco-German Eurotank project to replace their aging Challenger 2 main battle tank, which though not a particularly aged tank, will eventually need replacement.
  • This All-Electric Robotic Combat Vehicle May Accompany Army Units into Battle

    10/13/2020 6:32:01 AM PDT · by pingman · 30 replies ^ | 10/9/20 | Matthew Cox
    Textron Systems announced Thursday that it will deliver an all-electric version of its M5 Ripsaw Robotic Combat Vehicle prototype to the U.S. Army for experimentation next year. Earlier this year, the Army selected a Textron team to develop its subsidiary Howe & Howe's unmanned vehicle for the service's Robotic Combat Vehicle, or RCV, Medium platform. The Army wants to develop a light, medium and heavy version of the RCV to give commanders the option of sending unmanned vehicles into combat against enemy forces. The service selected QinetiQ North America to build four light versions of the RCV. Textron is scheduled...
  • This Is the Story of a U.S. Soldier Who Fought World War II in His Tank

    09/19/2020 8:21:21 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 79 replies
    National Intrerst ^ | September 17, 2017 | Warfare History Network
    Private First Class Irving Bromberg saw a huge puff of smoke erupt from the German tank’s cannon muzzle as it headed straight for his M4 Sherman tank. The round streaked past and missed.
  • Milrem Robotics unveils its new Type-X unmanned tracked IFV Infantry Fighting Vehicle

    06/06/2020 6:57:00 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 40 replies ^ | May 27 2020 | na
    The Estonian company Milrem Robotics is trying to revolutionize the global defense industry by developing a new type of unmanned tracked IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) for mechanized units, a Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) designated Type-X. Although it is not a tank, the Type-X moves on tracks and has a turret. Milrem Robotics is best known for its THeMIS UGV which is operated by several countries, namely the French armed forces in Mali. Milrem Robotics founder and CEO Kuldar Väärsi said that a new long-term goal is to replace all old-style infantry fighting vehicles with new systems. He is convinced that,...
  • 25th anniversary of destructive tank rampage...

    05/18/2020 11:37:10 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 33 replies
    ABC 10 San Diego ^ | May 18, 2020 | Michael Chen
    SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - 25 years ago, a jaw-dropping sight rolled through San Diego streets: a tank crushing everything in its path. Stunned residents in a Kearny Mesa neigborhood described a 'rumbling, grinding noise' as the M60 tank carved a path of destruction. 10news photojournalist Rett Lawrence was at dinner with co-workers when he got the page. "You've never seen so many guys run out to the door so fast," said Lawrence. As a police helicopter flew overhead, the 60-ton tank ripped through cars, signs, traffic lights, hydrants and whatever was in its path. In one sequence, the tank destroyed...
  • Stocks Tank on Renewed Coronavirus Anxiety

    03/05/2020 1:11:22 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/05/2020 | John Carney
    U.S. stocks and bond yields dropped Thursday, erasing most of the previous days’ gains and signaling renewed anxiety of the coronavirus outbreak. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted by more than 1,000 points, or around 3.75 percent. The S&P 500 dropped 3.5 percent and the Nasdaq Composite fell by around 3 percent.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor-turned-climate activist, reportedly drives 'tank' to run errands

    11/12/2019 11:09:33 PM PST · by knighthawk · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 12 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Arnold Schwarzenegger has been outspoken about climate-change activism in recent years -- but the actor and ex-governor reportedly can be seen driving a "tank" while running errands. The "Terminator" was seen driving a military-style vehicle to Brentwood Country Mart in Santa Monica, Calif., and the 72-year-old was "having a bit of trouble getting back into his Pinzgauer all-terrain vehicle," Page Six reported Tuesday. According to the report, the price of Pinzgauers could range from $18,000 to a whopping $70,000.
  • Soviet SU-152 damage to Nazi Tanks (during World War II)

    05/06/2019 5:27:48 AM PDT · by vannrox · 88 replies ^ | 7apr17 | tim
    SU-152 was a legendary Soviet howitzer canon. It was called a “Heavy Tank Destroyer” because of severe damage it caused to German “Panther” and “Tiger” tanks. Let’s see why Nazi tank drivers were so afraid of it:Those are examples of the German tanks being hit by SU-152.There was very small chance for survival for the crews. Panther tank front armor – completely crashed by SU-152.Hope you liked this story!
  • Michael Dukakis rips ‘draft-dodger’ Trump after tank photo joke

    03/21/2019 12:46:32 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 74 replies
    New York Post ^ | 21 Mar 19 | Mark Moore
    President Trump’s joke about Michael Dukakis tanked with the former Democratic presidential nominee. Dukakis, who ran against George H.W. Bush, wasn’t happy about Trump mocking him for donning a helmet and riding in a tank during the 1988 campaign. “I want to get into them but then I remember when a man named Dukakis got into a tank,” Trump said to laughter Wednesday during a visit to a tank factory in Lima, Ohio. “The helmet was bigger than he was. That was not good.”
  • Russia's Uran-9 Robot Tank Went to War in Syria (It Didn't Go Very Well)

    01/06/2019 8:02:11 AM PST · by familyop · 31 replies
    The National Interest ^ | January 6, 2019 | Sebastien Roblin
    In May 2018, the Russian military revealed it had combat-tested its Uran-9 robot tank in Syria. The diminutive remote-control tank is noted for its formidable gun and missile armament. However, just a month later Defense Blog reported that Senior Research Officer Andrei Anisimov told a conference at the Kuznetsov Naval Academy in St. Petersburg that the Uran-9’s performance in Syria revealed that “modern Russian combat Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) are not able to perform the assigned tasks in the classical types of combat operations.” He concluded it would be ten to fifteen more years before UGVs were ready for such...
  • China announces induction of new light battle tank meant for Tibet border

    12/31/2018 7:35:50 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies
    The Week, India ^ | December 29, 2018
    China's Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Thursday revealed that its forces are being equipped with a new lightweight tank, the Type-15. The Type-15 tank, which was first unveiled to the public at an airshow in 2016, is meant for deployment in high-altitude regions like Tibet, on the disputed border with India. The information was provided by Senior Colonel Wu Qian, spokesperson for the MND, in response to a question on the Type-15 tank. The South China Morning Post, a Hong Kong-based daily, reported that Type-15 tank weighs less than 35 tonnes and has a 105mm main gun. While its...
  • Order put for 100 Turkish-Indonesian medium battle tanks

    09/09/2018 8:33:54 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | September 08 2018
    The Philippines and Bangladesh have put an order for the 100 KAPLAN medium tanks which are co-produced by Turkish defense contractor FNNS and Indonesia’s PT Pindad, Windu Paramata, the head of the medium tank project at Pindad, has said. Paramata said the two countries had expressed willingness to buy 40 to 50 units each. “In October, we will be demonstrating medium tanks there, as a condition for the procurement of defense equipment in their countries,” Paramata told state-run Anadolu Agency on Sept. 7. Paramata said the Indonesian Defense Ministry also mulled purchasing the KAPLAN tanks but the ministry was still...
  • Canada Has Given Up Trying To Find A Good Home For Its Retired Leopard Tanks

    07/10/2018 6:10:44 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 30 replies
    The Drive ^ | JULY 9, 2018 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    Canada is throwing in the towel when it comes to trying to find a suitable buyer for dozens of aging Leopard C2 main battle tanks. A potential deal to sell them to Jordan has apparently fallen through amid that country’s own plans to trim back its heavy armored forces and now the bulk of the C2s look destined for the junk heap. Canada’s Global News was first to report on the development after learning of the negotiations with the Jordanian government through its source’s and the country’s access to information law. Canadian authorities have been trying to sell off the...
  • Fatal tank explosion may have been caused by soldiers 'showing off' to colleague

    07/03/2018 6:45:32 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2 JULY 2018 | Dominic Nicholls
    <p>The men died after their tank exploded during a training exercise when live charges were incorrectly stored inside the armoured vehicle.</p> <p>Corporals Matthew Hatfield and Darren Neilson of the Royal Tank Regiment (RTR) were killed when the Challenger 2 tank burst into flames on June 14 last year.</p>
  • Germany Takes the Prize in the Strong Europe Tank Challenge

    06/26/2018 9:16:35 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies ^ | June 8, 2016 | Lacey Justinger
    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Germany has taken the first-place trophy in the third annual Strong Europe Tank Challenge, June 3-8, 2018. The 3rd Panzer Battalion brought the Leopard 2A6 to the weeklong event. Sweden's Wartofta Tank Company, Skaraborg Regiment came in second with the Stridsvagn 122. Austria’s 6th Tank Company, 14th Panzer Battalion on the Leopard 2A4 placed third. SETC is hosted by U.S. Army Europe and the German Army at 7ATC’s Grafenwoehr Training Area to give participating nations a dynamic, productive and fun environment in which to foster military partnerships, form Soldier-level relationships, and share tactics, techniques and procedures. “I...
  • New Infantry Fighting Vehicles a Top Army Priority, Secretary Says

    05/01/2018 6:32:10 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 33 replies ^ | 05/01/18 | Matthew Cox
    The U.S. Army's top official said Tuesday that the service's Next Generation Combat Vehicle program will focus first on fielding a replacement for the Bradley fighting vehicle. Building a fleet of NGCVs to replace the M1 tank and the Bradley is the Army's second-highest modernization priority. Over the last six months, Army leaders have stressed that NGCVs will have to be manned as well as unmanned, but Army Secretary Mark Esper revealed that the service will focus first on the "new infantry fighting vehicle, which is what the first Next Generation Combat Vehicle will be." "It should provide us with...