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2013-02-06 10:01:13 AM  
I believe this thing is called an AVLB (armored vehicle launched bridge).  And I love how the crewman places a piece of cobblestone between a wheel and the track.
 
2013-02-06 10:13:14 AM  
Now with authentic Berlin road-wear bombed out action!
 
2013-02-06 10:17:40 AM  

CrotchBeard: I believe this thing is called an AVLB (armored vehicle launched bridge).  And I love how the crewman places a piece of cobblestone between a wheel and the track.


It looked to me like he was removing cobblestones.
 
2013-02-06 10:25:31 AM  

unyon: CrotchBeard: I believe this thing is called an AVLB (armored vehicle launched bridge).  And I love how the crewman places a piece of cobblestone between a wheel and the track.

It looked to me like he was removing cobblestones.


At the 1:02 mark it looks to me like he moves a cobblestone from behind the sprocket and wedges it between the 1st road wheel and the track and tells the driver to back up.  The stone then crumbles into several pieces and the vehicle stops with the stone wedged between the road wheel and the track.

As someone who has replaced tracks on M110 SP Howitzer I can tell you that that's a good way to tear it up.
 
2013-02-06 10:34:44 AM  

CrotchBeard: unyon: CrotchBeard: I believe this thing is called an AVLB (armored vehicle launched bridge).  And I love how the crewman places a piece of cobblestone between a wheel and the track.

It looked to me like he was removing cobblestones.

At the 1:02 mark it looks to me like he moves a cobblestone from behind the sprocket and wedges it between the 1st road wheel and the track and tells the driver to back up.  The stone then crumbles into several pieces and the vehicle stops with the stone wedged between the road wheel and the track.

As someone who has replaced tracks on M110 SP Howitzer I can tell you that that's a good way to tear it up.


As someone who has changed track and driven a track on cobblestone in Germany, I can tell you that if that track had decent track pads on it, that wouldn't have happened.

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This is a track "shoe", the black piece in the middle is that track "pad" and is made of rubber. If the track in the video had decent (not worn all the way down or missing), the damage would have been greatly reduced.
 
JFC
2013-02-06 10:53:27 AM  
Track pads are definitely on, but no quality of track pad is going to stop cobble from being stirred up when spinning those treads. Good for pavement, shiate on cobble.
 
2013-02-06 11:02:21 AM  

JFC: Track pads are definitely on, but no quality of track pad is going to stop cobble from being stirred up when spinning those treads. Good for pavement, shiate on cobble.


I just watched it again, and I think you are right. He does a full "auto rotate" maneuver, the track I drove didn't have that ability, so we didn't have to worry about it. We did have to make sure our pads were squared away to minimize damage on cobblestone.
 
JFC
2013-02-06 11:15:46 AM  

Beerguy: JFC: Track pads are definitely on, but no quality of track pad is going to stop cobble from being stirred up when spinning those treads. Good for pavement, shiate on cobble.

I just watched it again, and I think you are right. He does a full "auto rotate" maneuver, the track I drove didn't have that ability, so we didn't have to worry about it. We did have to make sure our pads were squared away to minimize damage on cobblestone.


I dunno about you, but, treads or no, I'd like to do donuts on my neighbor's lawn in one of those.
 
2013-02-06 11:22:45 AM  

JFC: Beerguy: JFC: Track pads are definitely on, but no quality of track pad is going to stop cobble from being stirred up when spinning those treads. Good for pavement, shiate on cobble.

I just watched it again, and I think you are right. He does a full "auto rotate" maneuver, the track I drove didn't have that ability, so we didn't have to worry about it. We did have to make sure our pads were squared away to minimize damage on cobblestone.

I dunno about you, but, treads or no, I'd like to do donuts on my neighbor's lawn in one of those.


Oh yeah....this was the track I drove.

farm6.staticflickr.com
 
JFC
2013-02-06 11:25:20 AM  

Beerguy: JFC: Beerguy: JFC: Track pads are definitely on, but no quality of track pad is going to stop cobble from being stirred up when spinning those treads. Good for pavement, shiate on cobble.

I just watched it again, and I think you are right. He does a full "auto rotate" maneuver, the track I drove didn't have that ability, so we didn't have to worry about it. We did have to make sure our pads were squared away to minimize damage on cobblestone.

I dunno about you, but, treads or no, I'd like to do donuts on my neighbor's lawn in one of those.

Oh yeah....this was the track I drove.

[farm6.staticflickr.com image 427x640]


Looks like an M-752? Pew pew pew!
 
2013-02-06 11:30:54 AM  
Beerguy:

This is a track "shoe", the black piece in the middle is that track "pad" and is made of rubber. If the track in the video had decent (not worn all the way down or missing), the damage would have been greatly reduced.

They tear up asphalt pretty well, too.  That's why all the crossing points at Ft Bragg/Ft Stewart etc etc are concrete and not asphalt.  Driving an M110 (or a 548) across asphalt on a hot summer day left a pretty impressive footprint.
 
2013-02-06 01:02:58 PM  

JFC: Beerguy: JFC: Beerguy: JFC: Track pads are definitely on, but no quality of track pad is going to stop cobble from being stirred up when spinning those treads. Good for pavement, shiate on cobble.

I just watched it again, and I think you are right. He does a full "auto rotate" maneuver, the track I drove didn't have that ability, so we didn't have to worry about it. We did have to make sure our pads were squared away to minimize damage on cobblestone.

I dunno about you, but, treads or no, I'd like to do donuts on my neighbor's lawn in one of those.

Oh yeah....this was the track I drove.

[farm6.staticflickr.com image 427x640]

Looks like an M-752? Pew pew pew!


Spot on. M-752 LANCE missile launcher.
 
2013-02-06 01:12:18 PM  
I always wondered what a "panzer tank" looked like.  Where do they put the gun?
 
2013-02-06 01:27:59 PM  

Beerguy: JFC: Beerguy: JFC: Beerguy: JFC: Track pads are definitely on, but no quality of track pad is going to stop cobble from being stirred up when spinning those treads. Good for pavement, shiate on cobble.

I just watched it again, and I think you are right. He does a full "auto rotate" maneuver, the track I drove didn't have that ability, so we didn't have to worry about it. We did have to make sure our pads were squared away to minimize damage on cobblestone.

I dunno about you, but, treads or no, I'd like to do donuts on my neighbor's lawn in one of those.

Oh yeah....this was the track I drove.

[farm6.staticflickr.com image 427x640]

Looks like an M-752? Pew pew pew!

Spot on. M-752 LANCE missile launcher.


Are you sure? Looks like an AK-47 to me
 
2013-02-06 01:50:39 PM  

Mark Ratner: Beerguy: JFC: Beerguy: JFC: Beerguy: JFC: Track pads are definitely on, but no quality of track pad is going to stop cobble from being stirred up when spinning those treads. Good for pavement, shiate on cobble.

I just watched it again, and I think you are right. He does a full "auto rotate" maneuver, the track I drove didn't have that ability, so we didn't have to worry about it. We did have to make sure our pads were squared away to minimize damage on cobblestone.

I dunno about you, but, treads or no, I'd like to do donuts on my neighbor's lawn in one of those.

Oh yeah....this was the track I drove.

[farm6.staticflickr.com image 427x640]

Looks like an M-752? Pew pew pew!

Spot on. M-752 LANCE missile launcher.

Are you sure? Looks like an AK-47 to me


www.reactiongifs.com
 
2013-02-06 02:09:17 PM  
instant speed bump
 
2013-02-06 02:58:59 PM  
When are they going to ban high capacity tank treads?
 
2013-02-06 03:44:59 PM  

Galloping Galoshes: I always wondered what a "panzer tank" looked like.  Where do they put the gun?


"panzer" is simply the German word for armor, and in German it in now the common term for any armored vehicle. "panzer tank" as the video labels it is an error, and is like saying "tank tank"
 
2013-02-06 04:09:11 PM  

Mark Ratner: Beerguy: JFC: Beerguy: JFC: Beerguy: JFC: Track pads are definitely on, but no quality of track pad is going to stop cobble from being stirred up when spinning those treads. Good for pavement, shiate on cobble.

I just watched it again, and I think you are right. He does a full "auto rotate" maneuver, the track I drove didn't have that ability, so we didn't have to worry about it. We did have to make sure our pads were squared away to minimize damage on cobblestone.

I dunno about you, but, treads or no, I'd like to do donuts on my neighbor's lawn in one of those.

Oh yeah....this was the track I drove.

[farm6.staticflickr.com image 427x640]

Looks like an M-752? Pew pew pew!

Spot on. M-752 LANCE missile launcher.

Are you sure? Looks like an AK-47 to me


It's a Glock.
 
2013-02-06 04:11:22 PM  
Is this how they won the war?
 
2013-02-06 04:33:33 PM  
You know who else caused a lot of damage with Panzers?
 
2013-02-07 12:42:01 AM  

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: Galloping Galoshes: I always wondered what a "panzer tank" looked like.  Where do they put the gun?

"panzer" is simply the German word for armor, and in German it in now the common term for any armored vehicle. "panzer tank" as the video labels it is an error, and is like saying "tank tank"


Hey, I just learned something.  I always used to think Panzer was German for panther, considering that they also had Tiger tanks.  Turns out it is derived from an older French word for paunch or belly.
 
2013-02-07 10:09:39 AM  

Beerguy: JFC: Beerguy: JFC: Track pads are definitely on, but no quality of track pad is going to stop cobble from being stirred up when spinning those treads. Good for pavement, shiate on cobble.

I just watched it again, and I think you are right. He does a full "auto rotate" maneuver, the track I drove didn't have that ability, so we didn't have to worry about it. We did have to make sure our pads were squared away to minimize damage on cobblestone.

I dunno about you, but, treads or no, I'd like to do donuts on my neighbor's lawn in one of those.

Oh yeah....this was the track I drove.

[farm6.staticflickr.com image 427x640]


I was a Lance Missile crewman back in the day. Based at Rivers Barracks from 84 to 86 with 3/79 FA. Good times, those. Drove them all over the place. Lots of fun except in the winter.
 
2013-02-07 12:58:51 PM  
Great! Now what happens when it rains.
 
2013-02-08 12:09:10 AM  
I don't see how they expected that to go any other way. Driving along and making small corrections wouldn't be a big deal. Rotating it like that is bound to tear up the stones. They aren't usually held in with much and pulling a couple of them out allows the rest to move and loosen the whole area.

But, considering how little they seemed to care about it maybe that was the idea anyway. I would at least have expected them to stop and clear the stones from the tracks instead of leaving them in there to get crushed. That's awfully hard on the tracks and sprockets for just a simple demonstration.
 
2013-02-08 11:19:25 PM  
Not cobblestones, those are either setts or paving bricks.
 
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