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(Some Guy)   Israel on track for its first female tank crews   ( israeltoday.co.il) divider line
    More: Interesting, Gender, tank crews, Female, Sex, Male, female tank crews, Gamete, Merkava  
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2017-11-26 07:13:16 PM  
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Ohhh, yes please!
 
2017-11-26 07:17:05 PM  
So Time loses what integrity it had and we  get d2s on the cover every week. I hope Henry Luce comes back and haunts the Koch boys bathrooms every night.
 
2017-11-26 07:18:58 PM  
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2017-11-26 07:43:51 PM  
oops!
 
2017-11-26 07:48:27 PM  

oldernell: oops!


Got ya covered!...

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2017-11-26 10:08:58 PM  
That will apparently never be allowed in combat.
 
2017-11-26 11:25:01 PM  
Dominion Tank Police Intro
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2017-11-26 11:25:58 PM  
Japan did it first:
Girls und Panzer in a Nutshell
Youtube sWDP9-FpVMo
 
2017-11-26 11:35:20 PM  
Well, they're certainly aqustomed to a lot of tuna in the cans.

2009 Israeli Manot Krav 4 Man 24 Hour Ration MRE Review Military Combat Army Food Tasting מנות קרב
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2017-11-26 11:36:25 PM  
Ex tanker here- good for them.  A fair number of women might have problems- it does require a fair amount of upper body strength at times, but there are women out there easily strong enough to manage it. I'm not a hugely strong guy but I was able to load ammo and move track blocks without problems.

I've long thought that the military should just allow people into various branches based on tests of their physical aptitude.  I know I couldn't have made it through Ranger or SF training, but I'm not afraid to admit there are women who could have.  Tanking is nowhere near as hard as that.
 
2017-11-26 11:40:06 PM  
I'm very disappointed that there are no photos of the courageous and beautiful women in the IDF.
 
2017-11-26 11:41:22 PM  
Pink is not a good camouflage color for a tank.
 
2017-11-26 11:45:29 PM  
Demmitt..!!!!!

knew that even with a measly dozen posts, FARKers had already beaten me..

*sobs*

Girls und Panzer Opening
Youtube ES06Fkkl8ac
 
2017-11-26 11:46:05 PM  
Will they be wearing tank tops?
 
2017-11-26 11:46:12 PM  
Why in the world does a tank need to have people inside it these days?
 
2017-11-26 11:46:49 PM  

uncleacid: Pink is not a good camouflage color for a tank.


In the desert, it might work. But pink as a girl color is a mid century American marketing phenomenon.
 
2017-11-26 11:47:14 PM  

JustToLetYouKnowFriend: [YouTube video: Dominion Tank Police Intro]


Such an awesome series.
 
2017-11-26 11:48:30 PM  
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2017-11-26 11:49:24 PM  

uncleacid: Pink is not a good camouflage color for a tank.


Tell that to the SAS. They used pink Land Rovers in North Africa during WW2.
 
2017-11-26 11:51:26 PM  
Finally, a way to tell a woman to "button up" without a visit to HR.
 
2017-11-26 11:54:22 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: Ex tanker here- good for them.  A fair number of women might have problems- it does require a fair amount of upper body strength at times, but there are women out there easily strong enough to manage it. I'm not a hugely strong guy but I was able to load ammo and move track blocks without problems.

I've long thought that the military should just allow people into various branches based on tests of their physical aptitude.  I know I couldn't have made it through Ranger or SF training, but I'm not afraid to admit there are women who could have.  Tanking is nowhere near as hard as that.


Checking out the Israeli tanks, the engine is upfront to help with direct hits, air conditioned, and have auto-loading systems.  They have the most comfortable, survivable tank in the world, and looks like their not taking up active fighting, just a defensive position.
 
2017-11-27 12:01:49 AM  

Easy Reader: Why in the world does a tank need to have people inside it these days?


Seriously, someone can sit at a console and control it from anywhere. I remember doing it when I was a kid.

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2017-11-27 12:02:51 AM  
lack of warmth:


Checking out the Israeli tanks, the engine is upfront to help with direct hits, air conditioned, and have auto-loading systems.


M-1 Abrams?
 
2017-11-27 12:07:51 AM  
Maybe they will be a little bit less likely to fire on Palestinian children.
 
2017-11-27 12:12:25 AM  

Glockenspiel Hero: Ex tanker here- good for them.  A fair number of women might have problems- it does require a fair amount of upper body strength at times, but there are women out there easily strong enough to manage it. I'm not a hugely strong guy but I was able to load ammo and move track blocks without problems.

I've long thought that the military should just allow people into various branches based on tests of their physical aptitude.  I know I couldn't have made it through Ranger or SF training, but I'm not afraid to admit there are women who could have.  Tanking is nowhere near as hard as that.


Ask the Cleveland Browns. They're experts in tanking.
 
2017-11-27 12:12:31 AM  

jsmilky: lack of warmth:


Checking out the Israeli tanks, the engine is upfront to help with direct hits, air conditioned, and have auto-loading systems.


M-1 Abrams?


Israel has never used the Abrams, they've been building their own Merkava tanks since the late 1970s.
 
2017-11-27 12:18:00 AM  

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Tank nutz? Wouldn't an all-female crew use tank boobeez (tm)?
 
2017-11-27 12:28:56 AM  

Glockenspiel Hero: Ex tanker here- good for them.  A fair number of women might have problems- it does require a fair amount of upper body strength at times, but there are women out there easily strong enough to manage it. I'm not a hugely strong guy but I was able to load ammo and move track blocks without problems.

I've long thought that the military should just allow people into various branches based on tests of their physical aptitude.  I know I couldn't have made it through Ranger or SF training, but I'm not afraid to admit there are women who could have.  Tanking is nowhere near as hard as that.


Yep, agree. Though the current trend for having split physical requirements for each role is odd (lower requirements for women in the same role). Men and women should have the same physical requirements for the same role.
 
2017-11-27 12:41:13 AM  
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2017-11-27 12:57:57 AM  

jsmilky: lack of warmth:


Checking out the Israeli tanks, the engine is upfront to help with direct hits, air conditioned, and have auto-loading systems.


M-1 Abrams?


M-1 ABRAHAMS. Read your Bible, gentile.
Genesis 17, no Phil Collins.

/Better call Saul Paul.
 
2017-11-27 12:58:56 AM  

No Catchy Nickname: Glockenspiel Hero: Ex tanker here- good for them.  A fair number of women might have problems- it does require a fair amount of upper body strength at times, but there are women out there easily strong enough to manage it. I'm not a hugely strong guy but I was able to load ammo and move track blocks without problems.

I've long thought that the military should just allow people into various branches based on tests of their physical aptitude.  I know I couldn't have made it through Ranger or SF training, but I'm not afraid to admit there are women who could have.  Tanking is nowhere near as hard as that.

Ask the Cleveland Browns. They're experts in tanking.


Artillery of Sadness
 
2017-11-27 01:01:07 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Maybe they will be a little bit less likely to fire on Palestinian children.


That's the first place my mind went too.

/You did this to yourselves, Israel
//You can't hide oppression forever
///And shouting "Antisemitism!" at any and all criticism whatsoever, especially legitimate, will eventually strip that word of its power
 
2017-11-27 01:01:12 AM  

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What is this from?
 
2017-11-27 01:10:35 AM  

lack of warmth: Checking out the Israeli tanks, the engine is upfront to help with direct hits, air conditioned, and have auto-loading systems.  They have the most comfortable, survivable tank in the world, and looks like their not taking up active fighting, just a defensive position.


I don't know, most experts seem to think the non export version of the M1A2, with the depleted uranium armor, is about as tough as a tank gets.
 
2017-11-27 01:20:30 AM  
 
2017-11-27 01:21:55 AM  

uncleacid: Pink is not a good camouflage color for a tank.


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2017-11-27 01:22:53 AM  

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The sequel op is better.
 
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2017-11-27 01:32:07 AM  
Don't think tanks have turn signals, so they should do fine.
 
2017-11-27 01:58:54 AM  
Well, a tank is a cramped working environment and women are on average smaller than men. As long as they can handle the physical labor involved, they're probably better suited to the close conditions than their larger, penisier counterparts.
 
2017-11-27 02:38:51 AM  

Marksrevenge: Well, a tank is a cramped working environment and women are on average smaller than men. As long as they can handle the physical labor involved, they're probably better suited to the close conditions than their larger, penisier counterparts.


Don't you mean penisier™...?
 
2017-11-27 02:48:59 AM  
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2017-11-27 03:09:50 AM  

Whatthefark: Easy Reader: Why in the world does a tank need to have people inside it these days?

Seriously, someone can sit at a console and control it from anywhere. I remember doing it when I was a kid.

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I loved the arcade version, with the periscope (?) I was able to play it indefinitely, pulling in behind the blocks when those buzzing bastards dropped in, and nipping out to shoot them.
 
2017-11-27 03:38:08 AM  
What a tank girl might look like
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2017-11-27 03:56:28 AM  
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2017-11-27 04:57:55 AM  
Giggitty.....
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2017-11-27 05:19:37 AM  

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And thank YOU!
 
2017-11-27 06:20:55 AM  

mbuto: Don't think tanks have turn signals, so they should do fine.


Yep, they do.

In the Canadian army we've had female tankers for a couple of decades now.  Not a big deal.

/Former tanker
//Retired
 
2017-11-27 07:29:16 AM  

Glockenspiel Hero: I've long thought that the military should just allow people into various branches based on tests of their physical aptitude


This.

Don't change the standards, assuming they're logical to start with.   Everyone gets to apply, but not everyone gets in, or stays in.
 
2017-11-27 07:30:46 AM  

strathcona: mbuto: Don't think tanks have turn signals, so they should do fine.

Yep, they do.

In the Canadian army we've had female tankers for a couple of decades now.  Not a big deal.

/Former tanker
//Retired


I can vouch for this; I cross-trained with some very cute Canadian armored car gals back in my Reserve days...

/water bladders make excellent swimming pools
 
2017-11-27 07:37:09 AM  

Ranger Joe: uncleacid: Pink is not a good camouflage color for a tank.

Tell that to the SAS. They used pink Land Rovers in North Africa during WW2.


Gulf War too, apparently...interesting, I didn't know that.

http://www.factfiend.com/sas-used-dri​v​e-bright-pink-vehicles-gulf-war/
 
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