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2012-09-20 01:19:15 PM  
 
2012-09-20 01:20:35 PM  
That's not a tank, that's an assault gun.
 
2012-09-20 01:24:13 PM  
want !
 
2012-09-20 01:44:10 PM  

Arkanaut: That's not a tank, that's an assault gun.


No, it's a Tiger.

Look at the exhausts in the back.
 
2012-09-20 01:44:54 PM  
My Mom always harped on me for not wearing slippers. I'm gonna tell her if she makes me these I'll wear them all the time.
 
2012-09-20 01:47:23 PM  
Screw that, I was Bradley tank slippers: Poorly designed, no ventilation, and made of a material that's toxic to your feel.
 
2012-09-20 01:47:57 PM  
Oddball: It's a mark six... And we've got it by the ass!
 
2012-09-20 01:53:34 PM  

kmmontandon: Arkanaut: That's not a tank, that's an assault gun.

No, it's a Tiger.

Look at the exhausts in the back.


I was just saying that because of the open tops, although now that I think about it, it might have been just the American tank destroyers that had open tops.

In any case I'm pretty sure that turret doesn't turn :P
 
2012-09-20 01:59:19 PM  
Approves.

i63.servimg.com

/hot like a panzer in a flaming fuel dump
 
2012-09-20 02:08:25 PM  
IT CAN BE DONE !
 
2012-09-20 02:10:21 PM  
Yeah...the open top makes it kind of more like a Dickermax than a tiger.

/World of Tank...slippers thread?
 
2012-09-20 02:13:57 PM  
blogs.seattleweekly.com

Only if i can have them in Red and Blue so i can start assembling my Voltron at Home outfit.
 
2012-09-20 02:23:17 PM  
Well tanks fer nothin'!
 
2012-09-20 02:38:24 PM  
www.grossdachshund.com
Approves, and looks like the singer for Level 42.
 
2012-09-20 03:10:57 PM  

Outlawtsar: Yeah...the open top makes it kind of more like a Dickermax than a tiger.

/World of Tank...slippers thread?


LOL, found that game about 2 months ago. Having a blast there
 
2012-09-20 03:46:58 PM  

rudemix: [www.grossdachshund.com image 200x150]
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yeah but his one leaked diesel

/yeah, I know, enough of the negative vibrations moriarity

//and it's while, not wile
 
2012-09-20 03:58:44 PM  
Rommel you magnificent bastard, I wore your slippers!!
 
2012-09-20 03:59:35 PM  
STUG LIFE best life
 
2012-09-20 04:33:26 PM  
The T34 slippers are better
 
2012-09-20 09:23:12 PM  

Arkanaut: kmmontandon: Arkanaut: That's not a tank, that's an assault gun.

No, it's a Tiger.

Look at the exhausts in the back.

I was just saying that because of the open tops, although now that I think about it, it might have been just the American tank destroyers that had open tops.

In any case I'm pretty sure that turret doesn't turn :P


Early German TD's were open topped, like the Panzerjager I and the Marder series. This was due to the fact that they were improvised, using obsolete and captured chassis to mount (sometimes captured, as in the Russian 76mm used on the Marder III) anti tank guns. Later in the war, purpose built tank destroyers were enclosed.

I've been playing World of Tanks now for a few months. Have as yet resisted spending any money on it but I might to buy more garage slots.
 
2012-09-20 09:47:19 PM  
Perfect for when your feet feel like invading Poland.


weiserfireman: Outlawtsar: Yeah...the open top makes it kind of more like a Dickermax than a tiger.

/World of Tank...slippers thread?

LOL, found that game about 2 months ago. Having a blast there


I played for a while, it was great for a while but I got tired of all the wallet warriors.
 
2012-09-20 09:48:44 PM  

miniflea: Early German TD's were open topped, like the Panzerjager I and the Marder series.


A fully upgraded Marder was my personal favorite to play. Pretty kickass for its tier.
 
2012-09-20 10:31:29 PM  
Mass-market 'em, name 'em Stanks™
 
2012-09-20 10:45:12 PM  
These would be perfect for my midnight kitchen blitzkrieg.
 
2012-09-21 12:28:56 AM  
It's a piece of junk. The wool system leaks all over the place.
 
2012-09-21 12:30:02 AM  
WANT!!!

/I am Martin Hessler. Four years ago, my panzers overran Poland in one week, that was no illusion. In 39 days, my tanks smashed all the way to Paris, that was no illusion. I conquered the Crimea, that was no illusion. Today, I was given a brigade of Tiger tanks. When I have a brigade of tanks, THAT is reality.
 
2012-09-21 01:35:42 AM  

miniflea:

Early German TD's were open topped, like the Panzerjager I and the Marder series. This was due to the fact that they were improvised, using obsolete and captured chassis to mount (sometimes captured, as in the Russian 76mm used on the Marder III) anti tank guns. Later in the war, purpose built tank destroyers were enclosed.



Well ... no. The Hetzer was adapted from the Czech-38, and was enclosed, and the Panzerjager IV followed from it (sort of). Various StuGs were also enclosed, and found use as TDs. As well, there was the Hummel and the Wespe, which were both open-topped late-war models that doubled as SGPs/SPHs and TDs.

Also, the Jagdpanther was a beautiful machine.
 
2012-09-21 02:04:41 AM  
Go ahead and reread the last sentence you quoted. I clearly said that later on, German tank destroyers were closed. Since you mentioned the Czech 38(t) I'll reiterate that the Marder III was open topped, as were many other variants early in the war. The Hummel and Wespe were self propelled artillery, and despite the similar appearance have quite different roles on the battlefield. The Germans were masters of improvisation and while I wouldn't be suprised to learn that at some point and in some place, a desperate commander may have used his artillery in direct fire against enemy armor, I don't believe they were generally suited for that role. If you can cite specific sources to prove me wrong on that point, I would be very interested to read them (no snark, I really would). I should also point out that the Nashorn was essentially the same vehicle as the Hummel, only it mounted an anti tank gun (Pak 43) instead of the Hummel's 15cm howitzer.

I feel a pedantic need to point out that "various" Stugs were not enclosed, all of them were.

So in conclusion, well, no.
 
2012-09-22 08:01:18 AM  

WordsnCollision: Rommel you magnificent bastard, I wore your slippers!!


Okay, that made me laugh. I'm glad I came by.
 
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