±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!
Something for the Men of JG300
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
Tanklord
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 808
Location: Louisiana
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:59 am
Post subject: Something for the Men of JG300

Mr. Green A big thanks for the welcome you guys have given us tankers here on Com Central. I just wanted to show you guys that the "WILD SAU" link between aircraft and armor is for real.

_________________
The only thing to do when a son-of-a-bitch looks
cross-eyed at you is to beat the hell out of him right
then and there
Back to top
View user's profile Yahoo Messenger
JG300-Ascout
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 04, 2005
Posts: 6249
Location: Cyberspace
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 12:13 pm
Post subject: Re: Something for the Men of JG300

Much appreciated....and that pic's a keeper, for sure!

I expect CO JG300-Stoopy will be along to make Sqdn. gratitude "official"...just as soon as he sobers up, and/or dallying with his "campaign wife" over at the "Pig Sty". Perks of command, dontcha' know..... Wink

_________________
"All facts go to clearly prove that Shades is a thrice-cursed traitor & mentally deranged person steeped in inveterate enmity toward mankind"
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
JG300-Stoopy
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 04, 2005
Posts: 5832
Location: Group W bench
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:21 pm
Post subject: Re: Something for the Men of JG300

Ayup! Present and accounted for!

Thanks Tanklord! That's a great picture...what kind of gun is that anyway? Dang big ol' caliber on it and a short barrel....can't be AA can it?

And shucks.....it was the Com-Central staff that did the work...us JG300 guys are just pretty visible here, we're the pigs running around stinkin' up the joint (with sty'le, mind you!). One particularly stanky swine in general did work pretty hard at gettin' ya in the door but you may know him already...not that you'd admit it, if'n your smart...

Actually y'alls new digs and discussions here have been kind of inspiring. I was in a used bookstore last week looking for a copy of "Low Level Hell" (they didn't have it) so I picked up a book called "Death Traps" by Belton Cooper....."The survival of an American Armored division in World War II". Not wingy-stuff, but figured what the heck. Not sure what Belton Cooper's rep is among your DG here but by all accounts this man (working as a maintenance laison officer) saw the M4 Sherman in action from Normandy all the way into Germany, and although he doesn't hold the tank itself in high regard during that operation, his observations and comments on the tankers and support crews is extremely interesting and inspiring, as are the various stories. Quite probably you are familiar with the book anyway. Good read, and if you can recommend any others I'm sure others here would also appreciate some good recommendations along that line!

Thanks again for the "Wilde Sau" pic....dig it!


_________________
"Once your reputation is ruined, you can live quite freely."
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Tanklord
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 808
Location: Louisiana
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:24 pm
Post subject: Re: Something for the Men of JG300

It is a SDKFZ 138 "Grille" (Cricket) self propelled 150 mm heavy infantry gun.

There has been a lot of discussion about Cooper's book but I have yet to read it. Maybe one of my fellow tankers can jump in on this one.

BTW The photo was taken off an excellent site called "Axis History Forum". Pretty much set up along the same lines as this site. The admin there is pretty good about keeping people in line and not letting personal politics overtake history.

I have never been into flight sims, but I do love the FW-190, particularly the "Rammjager" models.
Back to top
View user's profile Yahoo Messenger
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