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2021-04-11 11:13:12 AM  
Fuel spilled from the tank when it toppled upside down and it is not clear whether the tank will be a write-off.

Really?
 
2021-04-11 11:35:41 AM  

Bslim: Fuel spilled from the tank when it toppled upside down and it is not clear whether the tank will be a write-off.

Really?


I'd like to think that tanks are built tough enough that being rolled over on soft grass wouldn't write them off.

/The L plates are a nice touch.
 
2021-04-11 1:58:43 PM  
Bet he won't try that again.
 
2021-04-11 2:27:36 PM  

beezeltown: Bet he won't try that again.


I hope he didn't spill his tea.
 
2021-04-11 3:08:36 PM  
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2021-04-11 3:08:40 PM  
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Unimpressed
 
2021-04-11 3:08:52 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Bslim: Fuel spilled from the tank when it toppled upside down and it is not clear whether the tank will be a write-off.

Really?

I'd like to think that tanks are built tough enough that being rolled over on soft grass wouldn't write them off.

/The L plates are a nice touch.


The inexperienced idiots they have roll it back over will do more damage than the inexperienced idios that rolled it over.
 
2021-04-11 3:09:28 PM  
Turning too fast across a slope. That will do it to you.
 
2021-04-11 3:10:55 PM  
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2021-04-11 3:12:12 PM  
Technically, that is not a tank, it is an armored fighting vehicle, which technically sounds like a tank, but it is a classification of armored personnel carrier, APC, that has a roof mounted turret, like a tank.  The difference is that an AFV's turret is generally not equipped with a gun that is capable of going up against modern tanks, but is suitable for taking out bunkers, enemy APCs, trucks, and other AFVs.
 
2021-04-11 3:12:52 PM  
That is some kind of APC, not a tank.
 
2021-04-11 3:13:45 PM  

winedrinkingman: Technically, that is not a tank, it is an armored fighting vehicle, which technically sounds like a tank, but it is a classification of armored personnel carrier, APC, that has a roof mounted turret, like a tank.  The difference is that an AFV's turret is generally not equipped with a gun that is capable of going up against modern tanks, but is suitable for taking out bunkers, enemy APCs, trucks, and other AFVs.


What we really need to know is whether the ammo is fed from a clip or magazine.
 
2021-04-11 3:14:03 PM  

Dknsvsbl: That is some kind of APC, not a tank.


Should have checked before posting.
 
2021-04-11 3:14:48 PM  
That is an impressive achievement
 
2021-04-11 3:18:09 PM  
He's becoming more like his father.
 
2021-04-11 3:18:29 PM  
That's why you need to press Z or R twice, not just once.
 
2021-04-11 3:20:47 PM  
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"I hate it when that happens."
 
2021-04-11 3:21:28 PM  
Tank commander has some explaining to do...

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2021-04-11 3:22:39 PM  
Looks like a  Warrior  IFV. It makes sense since it says they were training for going over to Canada and BATUS keeps a bunch of Warriors there for training exercises.
 
2021-04-11 3:23:19 PM  

winedrinkingman: Technically, that is not a tank, it is an armored fighting vehicle...


If this sort of thing had happened in France because the driver was having sex at the time, technically this would have been an amoured vehicle...
 
2021-04-11 3:23:43 PM  

winedrinkingman: Technically, that is not a tank, it is an armored fighting vehicle, which technically sounds like a tank, but it is a classification of armored personnel carrier, APC, that has a roof mounted turret, like a tank.  The difference is that an AFV's turret is generally not equipped with a gun that is capable of going up against modern tanks, but is suitable for taking out bunkers, enemy APCs, trucks, and other AFVs.


Nerd.
 
2021-04-11 3:24:07 PM  

Dknsvsbl: That is some kind of APC, not a tank.


It's a hacked tank! Didn't you see the selfie in the article?
 
2021-04-11 3:24:34 PM  
That is not a roll, comrade, this is a roll.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZLKk​A​4DuSM
 
2021-04-11 3:26:44 PM  
He was triple dog dared. He had no choice but to do it.
 
2021-04-11 3:29:08 PM  

LamboAlpha: That is not a roll, comrade, this is a roll.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZLKkA​4DuSM


...almost!
 
2021-04-11 3:33:01 PM  
Never forget this Starsky and Hutch/ TJ Hooker moment!
Watch "Super Trooper" Cops Do a Star Fox Barrel Roll McInney TX
Youtube io1UADruF2k

/apologies to Farker Officer Barrel Roll which is presumably ironically named
 
2021-04-11 3:33:03 PM  
Someone has been plying too much War Thunder with the R3.

/has yet to unlock that one.
 
2021-04-11 3:33:21 PM  
Stimpy!  You eeeeediot!!  You forgot to pull the parachute cord!
 
2021-04-11 3:44:42 PM  
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Darjeeling disapproves
 
2021-04-11 3:44:49 PM  
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2021-04-11 3:46:39 PM  
Shove it up your ass, Slippy Toad! No one likes you!
 
2021-04-11 3:50:26 PM  

WyDave: winedrinkingman: Technically, that is not a tank, it is an armored fighting vehicle, which technically sounds like a tank, but it is a classification of armored personnel carrier, APC, that has a roof mounted turret, like a tank.  The difference is that an AFV's turret is generally not equipped with a gun that is capable of going up against modern tanks, but is suitable for taking out bunkers, enemy APCs, trucks, and other AFVs.

What we really need to know is whether the ammo is fed from a clip or magazine.


It's a muzzleloader. Sucks to do it when you're moving
 
2021-04-11 3:53:22 PM  
 
2021-04-11 3:57:13 PM  

Vtimlin: Carter Pewterschmidt: Bslim: Fuel spilled from the tank when it toppled upside down and it is not clear whether the tank will be a write-off.

Really?

I'd like to think that tanks are built tough enough that being rolled over on soft grass wouldn't write them off.

/The L plates are a nice touch.

The inexperienced idiots they have roll it back over will do more damage than the inexperienced idios that rolled it over.


Another consideration, was the main gun damaged? That would make up a sizable portion of the tanks value.
 
2021-04-11 3:57:18 PM  
I love the fact that it has "L" plates on the back (learner driver).
someone should really turn the plate upside-down.
 
2021-04-11 3:58:34 PM  
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2021-04-11 4:00:27 PM  
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2021-04-11 4:03:53 PM  

WyDave: winedrinkingman: Technically, that is not a tank, it is an armored fighting vehicle, which technically sounds like a tank, but it is a classification of armored personnel carrier, APC, that has a roof mounted turret, like a tank.  The difference is that an AFV's turret is generally not equipped with a gun that is capable of going up against modern tanks, but is suitable for taking out bunkers, enemy APCs, trucks, and other AFVs.

What we really need to know is whether the ammo is fed from a clip or magazine.


Belt from a magazine.
 
2021-04-11 4:04:01 PM  
Huh, I always figured this is what the word "training" meant.
 
2021-04-11 4:10:10 PM  

Bslim: Fuel spilled from the tank when it toppled upside down and it is not clear whether the tank will be a write-off.

Really?


Doubtful. In the US we have facilities that can strip a combat vehicle down, cut out the shot up or dented parts and weld new armor in place. The UK probably has the same.
 
2021-04-11 4:12:19 PM  
Tracks made by Firestone
 
2021-04-11 4:22:29 PM  
+1 because of the exclamation point in a Fark headline. Amazing. Absolutely amazing.
 
2021-04-11 4:24:58 PM  
TC:. Put it in reverse.  That should get us out.
Driver:. No luck, sarge.
TC:. Try four wheel drive.
Driver: you're new here, aren't you?
 
2021-04-11 4:28:40 PM  
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On time, the tank commander called me Einstein for blowing up the bridge as I was driving across it.
 
2021-04-11 4:28:45 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: TC:. Put it in reverse.  That should get us out.
Driver:. No luck, sarge.
TC:. Try four wheel drive.
Driver: you're new here, aren't you?


I was at the Argo amphibious vehicle dealership yesterday doing a test drive.  The sales guy was selling me on the benefits of the tracks. I decided to pull his leg a bit and responded, "I dunno, I have a 4x4 truck and it works a lot better than my 2 wheel drive truck. I think 8 wheel drive is better than having only two tracks."
He did not know how to respond. The awkward silence was great, but the mandatory mask hiding my smirk made it perfect.
 
2021-04-11 4:31:09 PM  
Salisbury Plain?
Flanders & Swann: The Armadillo
Youtube OKOtaIH-kbs
 
2021-04-11 4:40:42 PM  

Bslim: Fuel spilled from the tank when it toppled upside down and it is not clear whether the tank will be a write-off.

Really?


Vehicles can be put back on their wheels, or tracks. But tanks are notorious for suiciding their engines while inverted. It's not a real tank, so hey, maybe it could be saved.
 
2021-04-11 4:40:54 PM  
Hope they opted for the $250 deductible and loaner vehicle until repairs are complete.
 
2021-04-11 4:42:13 PM  

winedrinkingman: Technically, that is not a tank, it is an armored fighting vehicle, which technically sounds like a tank, but it is a classification of armored personnel carrier, APC, that has a roof mounted turret, like a tank.  The difference is that an AFV's turret is generally not equipped with a gun that is capable of going up against modern tanks, but is suitable for taking out bunkers, enemy APCs, trucks, and other AFVs.


Pedantic Farker is pedantic, no fun at parties.
 
2021-04-11 4:45:28 PM  

winedrinkingman: Technically, that is not a tank, it is an armored fighting vehicle, which technically sounds like a tank, but it is a classification of armored personnel carrier, APC, that has a roof mounted turret, like a tank.  The difference is that an AFV's turret is generally not equipped with a gun that is capable of going up against modern tanks, but is suitable for taking out bunkers, enemy APCs, trucks, and other AFVs.


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