May 8, 2015 at 11:32 am #40788
Another step up in russsian weaponry, a brand new tank able to combat the Abrams on all fields, except one.
It can’t survive dry pavement at parade speeds.
Any bets someone has a new Siberian address?
(I wonder if Luckup had anything to do with the design?)May 8, 2015 at 1:50 pm #40802
Pretty funny ,
but thats not all that unusual when it comes to ” new stuff ” , no matter who makes it . We had a lot of problems with our own equipment when it first came out , its all part of the process . Whats even more embarrassing are when companies go to show their newest < plane , tank , etc . to the military , and it either crashes or craps out like this one did . That happens a lot . Murphy’s Law is universal . Porsche and Henschel were in competition with each other to come up with a super tank for WW2 . The Porsche prototype crapped out ………..right in front of Hitler himself …………………………the other company got the contract , and it went on to become the Tiger 1 . The M16 , when it first came out was an unreliable hunk of junk , they corrected the problems and it was fine after that .May 8, 2015 at 2:09 pm #40804
Ouch, comrade Vlad will not be pleased. Indeed, new stuff always has unforeseen kinks to be worked out.May 8, 2015 at 2:36 pm #40806
How do you say “DERP Mk 1″ in Russian?
Lookin’ at YOU Tolik!
The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1May 8, 2015 at 2:43 pm #40808
You guys been making Derp Tanks for a long time…
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The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1May 8, 2015 at 2:43 pm #40811
Oops… duplicate post…
The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1May 8, 2015 at 8:48 pm #40822
And then you may look at this design..May 9, 2015 at 12:05 am #40835
Military equipment is no different than the Automobile industry , looks good on paper , and even passes the field trials , goes into production ……….then gets delivered with a defective part . I looked at that again , it seems like a Transmission problem , as it was clearly in gear and unable to go into neutral . That was just one tank , not the only one they have , and they have field tested it quite a bit . Ive seen pictures of Abrams being towed as well . Seems they had some issues with the desert sand getting into places it shouldnt . I’m sure that has been corrected by now also . In WW2 , the Germans had some bad a$$ tanks that were feared by all nations …………….but they suffered from transmission failures , the germans were never able to make one that could handle the weight of the Tiger 1 , 2 , or Panther before the war ended . The design and function is probably fine , but Murphy travels the globe . Malgus , love the KV with the troll face . The translation for DERP MK 1 is ДEPП 1 знак .May 10, 2015 at 5:13 pm #40882
The best all around tank of WWII was the Panther VG. Had the best combination of armor, weaponry and mechanical reliability.
Thick, sloped armor, low profile, a HV 75mm main gun, it was fast and they apparently solved most of the transmission issues… they just didn’t make enough of ‘em…
Contrast that with a DERP tank – big, slow, moderate armor, an insanely powerful main gun, just not very accurate. And a ridiculously slow reload time… the Germans made plenty of DERP tanks and other vehicles… so did the Russians.. the SU152 was a DERP tank… couldn’t really hit anything reliably, but when it did hit something, it was DRT. The German RW61 was a DERP gun… 38cm main gun, built on a King Tiger chassis… even the Allies got in on the derp with the Churchill VII….
The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1May 10, 2015 at 5:47 pm #40890
Didn’t they call them iron coffins. I always wondered where the term heavy metal came from.May 10, 2015 at 6:08 pm #40893
I know that we called the Sherman tank – any incarnation of it – a “Zippo” tank, being as it was rather cheaply made and sparked up pretty good when hit by just about anything. Just like a zippo lighter. That’s what we get for using gasoline.
The Herms used diesel mostly. You could shoot holes through their tanks (I kid – few things could make holes in a Tiger, Panther or King Tiger), and they’d keep going. Diesel no ‘asplodey…
Imma have to do some research where “iron coffin” came from…
The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1May 10, 2015 at 6:23 pm #40895
They also called the Sherman the ” Tommy cooker ” as they had such a bad habit of burnig when hit , before the crew could get out . The IS series of tanks were built specifically to deal with the Panther and Tiger . When first encountered , German crews were told to avoid contact with an IS , whenever possible , as by that time , they needed every tank they could get , and couldnt afford to loose any if they didnt have to . The Pershing was an effective antidote on the US side , but like the IS , they entered late in the war , and with complete air superiority , ground targets had a very hard time . One thing the Russians were famous for in WW2 , were their horrific artillery barrages . Artillery was cheap , fast , and easier to make , and they fielded them very heavily from 43 on . Any tanks caught in that were decimated . Their rockets were very inaccurate , but would lay waste to an entire area . We started putting rockets on Shermans , because of the successes with them on the eastern front . Yes we did talk to each other back then .
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