±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: TylerK93
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6591

People Online:
Members: 1
Visitors: 89
Total: 90
Who Is Where:
 Members:
01: JG300-Cobra > Community Forums
 Visitors:
01: Community Forums
02: Community Forums
03: Community Forums
04: Community Forums
05: Your Account
06: Community Forums
07: Photo Gallery
08: Photo Gallery
09: Downloads
10: Home
11: Community Forums
12: Photo Gallery
13: Community Forums
14: Community Forums
15: Community Forums
16: Photo Gallery
17: Photo Gallery
18: Community Forums
19: News Archive
20: Community Forums
21: Downloads
22: Community Forums
23: Home
24: Community Forums
25: Photo Gallery
26: Photo Gallery
27: Community Forums
28: Community Forums
29: Community Forums
30: Community Forums
31: Photo Gallery
32: Photo Gallery
33: Home
34: Community Forums
35: Community Forums
36: Photo Gallery
37: Community Forums
38: Community Forums
39: Statistics
40: Photo Gallery
41: Community Forums
42: Community Forums
43: Community Forums
44: Photo Gallery
45: Community Forums
46: Community Forums
47: Community Forums
48: Home
49: Search and Rescue
50: Community Forums
51: Community Forums
52: Community Forums
53: Home
54: Photo Gallery
55: Photo Gallery
56: Photo Gallery
57: Community Forums
58: Community Forums
59: Community Forums
60: Community Forums
61: Community Forums
62: Photo Gallery
63: Community Forums
64: Community Forums
65: Community Forums
66: Community Forums
67: Photo Gallery
68: Photo Gallery
69: Community Forums
70: Community Forums
71: Photo Gallery
72: Photo Gallery
73: Community Forums
74: Photo Gallery
75: Community Forums
76: News
77: Community Forums
78: Downloads
79: Community Forums
80: Community Forums
81: Community Forums
82: Photo Gallery
83: Community Forums
84: Photo Gallery
85: Community Forums
86: Community Forums
87: Your Account
88: Community Forums
89: Photo Gallery

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
Atom Bomb vs Tank
The AFV ASSOCIATION was formed in 1964 to support the thoughts and research of all those interested in Armored Fighting Vehicles and related topics, such as AFV drawings. The emphasis has always been on sharing information and communicating with other members of similar interests; e.g. German armor, Japanese AFVs, or whatever.
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
MarkHolloway
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 2054
Location: Beatty, Nevada
PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:35 am
Post subject: Atom Bomb vs Tank

Looks more like a Priest to me.

Atomic Bomb Damage -- This aerial view of a tank is shown after the atomic bomb was detonated on May 1, 1952 at the AEC Nevada Proving Ground the Marine Corps Provisional Exercise Unit consisting of 2100 Marines participated in the maneuver.

CREDIT: Photo courtesy of National Nuclear Security Administration / Nevada Site Office


_________________
"TUMBLEWEED"
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
bsmart
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 2516
Location: Central Maryland
PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:57 am
Post subject: Re: Atom Bomb vs Tank

Looking at it I believe it is actually an M7 Priest. But it has both tracks still on it and there is other track and debris indicating there was at least one other vehicle. I think the other one may have been an M-3 or M-5 Stuart. The track looks thinner than the one on teh Priest and the item in the foreground appears to be the trailing idler from the Stuart series. But that is only a SWAG Wink

_________________
Bob Smart ([email protected])
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Jim_Coles
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 56

PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:15 pm
Post subject: Re: Atom Bomb vs Tank

Does the crater at lower right surrounded by tank debris indicate the center point of the detonation? If so, it's amazing that there's that much left.
Back to top
View user's profile
Kurt_Laughlin
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 569

PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:15 am
Post subject: Re: Atom Bomb vs Tank

The test on that date was SNAPPER-DOG, a 19kT airburst. Typically airbursts don't leave a crater.

The depression looks more like a sinkhole (no raised lip) caused by the collapse of underlying material. It may have even existed before the test, given that there is debris within the hole.

KL
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
lehr
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Feb 23, 2006
Posts: 7

PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:34 pm
Post subject: Re: Atom Bomb vs Tank

It looks like the M7 has grousers on its tracks.
Back to top
View user's profile
bsmart
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 2516
Location: Central Maryland
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:09 pm
Post subject: Re: Atom Bomb vs Tank

- Kurt_Laughlin
The test on that date was SNAPPER-DOG, a 19kT airburst. Typically airbursts don't leave a crater.

The depression looks more like a sinkhole (no raised lip) caused by the collapse of underlying material. It may have even existed before the test, given that there is debris within the hole.

KL


A properly executed airburst doesn't leave a crater. However if the airburst goes off too low, or the yield is larger than expected than the burst can make contact with the ground causing cratering as well as the spread of contaminated soil ( a proper airburst limits the sppread of contamination by not having distubed soil which can be carried by wind)

As far as a sinkhole I started wondering. If the conditions were right for the area to develop sinkholes (usually it means there are large voids under the surface that are marginally supported after the removal of groundwater) Would an airburst over the area cause sinkholes with the overpressure causing the ground to collapse into the void?

_________________
Bob Smart ([email protected])
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
recon4ww2
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 117
Location: western Ohio
PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:09 am
Post subject: Re: Atom Bomb vs Tank

Those aren't Stuart tracks, they are single pin type with center guide horns similar to a T18 APC or something like that. That could explain the total destruction, being that it would be a much lighter vehicle.

Mike
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
C_Sherman
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 590

PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:18 pm
Post subject: Re: Atom Bomb vs Tank

Hi,

Not a sinkhole, I think. Look closely. That debris on the edge looks a lot like a towed artillery piece. And the slopes of the "crater" look a lot like sandbags that have been half torn/worn away. So...I'm gonna stretch and say it is a gun emplacement of some sort, and that the gun is still laying next to it.

C

_________________
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it
will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
-Herm Albright

Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc!
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 6 Hours



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum