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Tank Quiz on Military Channel
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:46 pm
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TANK QUIZ

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Hey, it's fixed. Question 9 for me was "a modern tank exerts a ground pressure approximately equivalent to a walking man...False or False?" (I should have taken a screenshot*).

*HA! Same questions repeat: (Hint: the first "false" is the correct answer, if you answer to the second one, well...shame on you! Laughing )

Why we love the Military Channel, reason number 6...(I'm tellin' ya', the whole thing's a cheap, sordid scam!)

I would suggest that Mark might have an interest in this swindle (since he posted the link), but I don't want to hear from his libel attorneys... Wink




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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:10 am
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Question 8 is not correct because the M68 105mm uses a fin stabilized SABOT round.
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...and I want to know more about this "M5 Sheridan" vehicle.

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Created as an alternate name by a DamnYankee Evil or Very Mad who couldn't stand having a tank named after a real Cavalry leader

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:32 am
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I also missed Q8...because the 105mm SABOT round had fins! I knew what they were looking for, but answered it accurately instead of correctly. It is a Military Channel quiz, so I should know better...

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Created as an alternate name by a DamnYankee Evil or Very Mad who couldn't stand having a tank named after a real Cavalry leader


This is WAY out there,.....but I wonder where Gen John Gavin hails from..... Shocked

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Created as an alternate name by a DamnYankee Evil or Very Mad who couldn't stand having a tank named after a real Cavalry leader


This is WAY out there,.....but I wonder where Gen John Gavin hails from..... Shocked

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Eewwwwww! He said the G-word...burn him, burn him for a witch!!

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According to Wikipedia Gen James Gavin was born in New York City and grew up in Mt Carmel PA.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...s_M._Gavin

But I would NEVER associate his name with an AFV

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C_Sherman - agreed, and the 120mm of the Chieftain, Challenger 1 and Challenger 2 fires APFSDS too.

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I think somebody should tell them folks that they need to start checking with us first!

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Perhaps someone will give 'them' a clue what a 'technical consultant' is, and it might include some sort of knowledge base beyond Wikipedia.

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Perhaps someone will give 'them' a clue what a 'technical consultant' is, and it might include some sort of knowledge base beyond Wikipedia.

Don


I can vouch for "Cities of the Underworld-Tunnels of Vietnam" doing their homework. About 100 email exchanges worth with a researcher for the show.

Some of the questions (in this case, explosion effects, sound pressure levels on hearing, etc.) are two-dimensional/pure linear, but I commend them for their effort. Not sure that happens much (or if it does, that they take any notes) over at the M.C.

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