Hoshino snorts out a derisive little laugh. "You're kidding, right?" She says, looking over at Nakajima. "He says they found a Tiger below decks." She says rolling her eyes and getting back to work on the Lee's engine. "Listen, Whiteboy, even if Oorai had ever owned a Tiger, they would've sold it along with the rest of the good tanks years ago."You are Commander Russells of the M26E1 Pershing Heavy Tank "Black Jack" and you know a goddamned Tiger when you see it- and the partially disassembled tank was most definately a Tiger- the gun and mantlet were unmistakable. Though you hadn't found Yukari, even after another hour of looking, you'd found... Well, something."It was a Tiger!" Miho says, annoyed at the dismissal. "You think I don't know a Tiger when I see one?" She says. "You think a Nishizumi doesn't know the shape of a German tank?" Hoshino waves her off, but Nakajima is staring at you oddly. "You're sure it was a Tiger?" She asks, cocking an eyebrow at you and Miho. "I mean, it wasn't another IV or something?" You and Miho's look give her the answer she was apparently looking for. She laughs loudly. "Son of a... I thought it was a goddamned joke! A story! Something they tell the new club members to get them going!" She continues.>"What are you talking about?">"I told you! We know what we saw!">Other.
>>28075098>"What are you talking about?"
>>28075098> "How many ratings/Deck hands would you want to assist if we are going to move it back up here and get it in working order?"
>"What are you talking about?"Yay GooPQ!
>>28075098>"What are you talking about?"The legend of the great metal beast of tears and rage and fire. These are not the effects it has on its enemies.
>>28075098>Other."Listen, Whiteboy"Nigga, if you want to fight, I'm ready to go anytime you like.
>>28075461Whiteboy wouldn't even be the insult, it'd be "stupid foreigner."
>>28075461>>28075617Well, it sounded better than "Baka Gaijin-niisan Ecchi!" or some other string of random Japanese.Consider everything the girls are saying more a transliteration than a precise translation.
>>28075706Dude, if we're in this quest, we're all weebish enough to know what "gaijin" means, and its connotations.
>>28075706damnit, now I'm imagining one of the girls calling us onii-chan
>>28075098>"I told you! We know what we saw!"then>OtherGrab her and drag her back to where we found it!oh yea, TIME FOR TONKS!
>>28075799>>28075744I am totally okay with this
>>28075843Me too. I mean, she was never really into us anyway. She's one of our best friends, tank bros, and dare I say it like the little sister we always wanted.
>>28075610be veeeeehwy quiet, I'm hunting tigahs
>>28075872We have a little sister though, back in the states.
>>28075744>>28075799>>28075843>>28075872oh god help us if all the girls did this to us all at once. or constianty for several miniets.
>>28075911Given the fact she hasn't been mentioned at all since like first thread shows how close Russels is with her. Besides I have a friend in real life that I say is like the little sister always wanted instead of the brother i did get.
>Other.Senpais used to tell stories of your secret Tiger huh?Just like the roof top pool back home.
>>28075889Tiger tiger, burning bright, in the forest of the night...
>>28075944someone get a fire extengiser quick! or the ammo will go up!
>>28075098>"He says they found a Tiger below decks."THE MIGHTY LEOPON RISES. SEE HOW HE TEARS AT THE EARTH ITSELF, AS IF BECKONING IT TO FIGHT BACK. OBSERVE THE NOBILITY OF HIS FIERY ROAR.We are naming the Tiger Leopon, right?
>>28075610God, I remember the WoT promo when the movie came out. If you were playing a T-34/85 on the russian server, you could randomly be put into a special match of 15 T-34/85 vs a developer-driven White Tiger on Malinovka. It had some ridiculously high hp, increased view range and the gun had stats of a high-end german 128mm. Whole thing basically became 15 tanks trying to rush across the field and swarming the monstrosity while it was clamly picking them off one by one, often one-shotting them.
>>28076067Ami-butt is alright, but I prefer Darjeeling-tongue
>>28075098>Other."make a bet with me then! if i'm wrong about it's a tiger, then you can the auto club can do what you want with me (as long as it's legal and moral) for a day. If i'm right about it's a tiger, your club will become it's team and man in the fights! you game girl?"
>>28076067>>28076096... What does this book have to say about the Sherman?
>>28076136It thinks the Sherman is huge as fuckEither that or the girls are tiny
>>28076136it says some stuff, if ya know what I mean
>>28076135Who knows, maybe Miho would give them permission to do other things as long as she watches. This is what it is like dating a Nishizumi.
>>28076166win, win all aroundjust saying >>28076135is probably more than enough to bait them into joining into the tankery club! and hopefully in time to get that tiger working to face off with Key!
>>28076233Wasn't the Tiger supposed to be the bane of Shermans and its like?Oh man, this is going to be one helluva surprise.
>>28076334They're still gonna have that Firefly
>>28076351and we have the blackjack, checkmate Kay! we win!
>>28076385firefly can pen Jack, though
>>28076424That just means we gotta kill it first using our screening elements.
>>28076487What else is the M3 good for?
>>28076507Too bad we don't have a TOG
>>28076233If memory serves, the Tiger that was found below decks was a Porsche Tiger. The engine has a tendency to catch on fire, on top of being finicky as all hell--much like most modern German cars.
>>28076487>meatshield = WoW = Tanks = GuP questfuck.....
>>28076529>much like most modern German cars.Clearly you've never actuallydriven a modern German car. Apart from that Volkswagen kerfuffle a few months back, they tend to run like a dream.
>>28076026What the heck's a leopon? Is it one of those odd hybrid creatures like a liger?
>>28076572First real car was a '69 VW Beetle. You can keep them running with paperclips, pantyhose and a ball-peen hammer.
>>28076594It's a japanese way of cutely saying "lion".-pon or -pyon is one of their nonsensical address suffixes, like -chan or -nyan, for a similarly informal/corrupted version.
>>28076606Yeah, they're usually great.Only real issue in recent memory was a couple of China-produced transmissions for their cheapest lines that occasionally cut out. Fixed damn quick, though.
It's your turn to be confused. "Wait... What are you talking about?" You say- well obviously she's talking about the tank you found. "You know something about what we found?" You look over and Miho, who's as confused as you.Nakajima slides off the top of the Lee, landing on the ground. "I thought it was just some old story..." She repeats, shaking her head and smiling before noticing you and Miho are still in the dark. "Right, so years ago Oorai was pretty much disassembling it's Senshado program- which meant they were selling off anything anyone would buy."You glance around the hanger. "So this is pretty much what was left?" You say. "Makes sense, considering the condition most of them were in..." Though still, you wonder why the Panzer IV and StuG- both perfectly servicible tanks with decent guns- would be left behind."Exactly." Hoshino says nodding. "Anyway, the story goes that the automotive club had been working on a tank for years- Blood, sweat and tears- restoring it for use on the team. And then the order came through that it was to be sold." She grins. "Well they didn't like that- not one bit. So one night, the tank just disappeared. Right out of the hanger!" She laughs. "It's legendary! Nobody would fess up to say where it went so the school assumed it had been stolen.">"You think that's the tank we found?">"How do you make a tank like that completely disappear?">"So how did they get it down there? The hallways are barely wide enough to get a van down!">Other.
>>28076606I used to have a neighbor with a VW-powered sandrail. It was lulzy as hell to park by picking up the fron end and pulling it into parking spaces.>>28076717>"So how did they get it down there? The hallways are barely wide enough to get a van down!"
>>28076594>>28076647It's a crossbreed Leopard/Lion.
>>28076717>>Other.Silly Hoshino, we can't drive a ghost tank in a sensha-do battle.
>>28076717>"You think that's the tank we found?"the other two options are obvious to figure out. they were the automotive club can do anything mechinaly when you think about it. add>Other.take them down to see it!
>>28076717>"How do you make a tank like that completely disappear?"Someone could have easily moved that tank below decks with the carrier's elevators, but how would they get away with doing that under everyone's noses?
>>28076717>"So, how did they get it down there? The hallways are barely wide enough to get a van down!">other "Well, its down there, clear as day, so we gotta figure out how to hoist it up,">other: After settling this up, now that its the end of the day for reals, we should swing by Yukari's place with Miho to check to see if her parents know where she is now.
>>28076717>"So how did they get it down there? The hallways are barely wide enough to get a van down!"
>>28076774paint it white and have a ghost logo on it. done!
>>28076805I second this. Not only that this needs to be Auto Team's tank now.
>>28076772>>28076594Sorta goofy looking.
>>28076778http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbsuAbTTsV8Obviously with lots of barely noticable nods and music that's heavy on the flute, brass and snare drum.
>>28076805No, no. We gotta paint it so that it looks all rusted and decrepit, like some kinda ghost ship. Maybe add some seaweed hanging off the barrel or something.
>>28076846NO! no rust! rust is bad! and besides, this is a TANK! not a boat for god's sake! what are we? a bunch of useless squids?
Hey guys, ever seen a cook-off?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ARjuTKdiIk
>>28076889It doesn't have to BE rusted. It has to LOOK rusted. And haunted.Perhaps themed costumes for its operators are required...
>>28076942guys? guys just... just forget it. remember the shit we got from the auto club when the other thanks were painted up? besides, rust stands out and we need good camo pattern on it. ASAP!
It's tank time!>>28076717>"How do you make a tank like that completely disappear?"
>>28076717>>"You think that's the tank we found?">>"How do you make a tank like that completely disappear?"Was on my phone up until now, can't remember if I posted or not, too drunk to care.
Yay, I finally catch a live session rather than an archive! Just want to say, You all are awesome, keep up the good work. Also, going off /k/ripple, TOG II Platoon. can you say, Landship Oarai assemble?
>>28077521>TOG II>Only one prototype was ever builtHoly crap, it's the British Maus. I'd love to see Darjeeling riding that into the tournament!
You nod along with Hoshino's story until something hits you. "Wait... How did they even get it down there?" You ask. "I mean, the hallways aren't anywhere near wide enough to drive a tank down, even if it was mobile..." You stare at Hoshino, actually feeling sort of bad that you might've ruined the legend, but she just grins wider."That's the great part..." She says, grinning even wider just thinking about it. "The entire automotive team supposedly snuck into the hanger the night before and completely disassembled it!" She shouts. "It's legendary! You have no idea the sort of skill it takes to do something like that! And in a single night!"You blink. "But it'd take the entire team to move it down there too! And it's a long ways down there!" You say, still not entirely believing Hoshino's story, though parts do make sense- you wonder if any of the other tanks were hidden like they were by their crews, specifically to keep them from being sold off.Miho shakes her head. "They wouldn't need to get them all the way down there- just hide the pieces around nearby and they could move it piece by piece for the next few weeks." She says in that tone of voice she gets when she's acting a lot smarter than you.>"So if Oorai never had a Tiger, what is it?">"So, if we showed you where it was, could you get it out and put it back together?">Other.
>>28077712>"So, if we showed you where it was, could you get it out and put it back together?"
>>28077712>>"So if Oorai never had a Tiger, what is it?">>"So, if we showed you where it was, could you get it out and put it back together?"Both work
>>28077712>"So if Oorai never had a Tiger, what is it?">"So, if we showed you where it was, could you get it out and put it back together?"
> "So if Oorai never had a Tiger, what is it and could you get it out and put it back together?"For the TOG II, I was actually thinking something more along the lines of something along the lines of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0p1G8mQVHBw I watch too much Mighty Jingles
>>28077712I want it pointed out that whomever put that tank down there not only broke it down and moved it to the lower decks but reassembled it there too. In a cramped, dark space. Without a crane, gantry, or any other tools that couldn't be fit through that door.Whomever pulled that off needs his own tank. Not a tank to own, but a whole new tank, NAMED AFTER HIM.>"So if Oorai never had a Tiger, what is it?"
>>28077807Well, to be fair, Jingles is pretty damn awesome.
>>28077712>"So, if we showed you where it was, could you get it out and put it back together?"Time for Tonk.>>28077820>I want it pointed out that whomever put that tank down there not only broke it down and moved it to the lower decks but reassembled it there too.Well if they didn't reassemble it could be removed without the automotive clubs help.
>>28077836I don't even play WT or WoT and I watch Jingles.I feel like such a neckbeard...
>>28077712>"So, if we showed you where it was, could you get it out and put it back together?">other"want to drive it once we get it out?
reply to /k/ripple: yeah, I can just see him riding at the head of a TOG II landship formation (three togs back to front) for St. Gloriana. (but I still want to the look on Erika's face seeing that in the final match.)
>>28077944To reply to someone, click the numbers to the right of the time of their post, ex ' No.28077944 '>>28077865Watching his videos and participating in GooPQ got me into it, heh.
>>28078021Thanks, like the names says, new here.I just enjoy watching videos and reading funs stuff like this over playing the game since its what my computer can handle.
oh god gotta finish sentinels
>>28078070Negro, I like you, but ditch the name if you aren't dumping images or writefagging. It only brings shitposting and blatant trolling otherwise.
>>28076507Did we ever agree on finding the Bunnies a new/better tank?
>>28078297>implying M3 isn't great, but it gets the job done.
>>28078445The bunnies deserve better.
>>28078490Suggest a suitable six-man replacement then.
>>28078490>>28078297There aren't many tanks out there that can take a 6-man crew, and I'm pretty sure the Automotive Club will want that Porsche Tiger back. They'll just have make do until we find something that could both fit them all and feel like a legitimate upgrade. You wouldn't want to disappoint the DAIJOBU, would you?
>>28078528Technically only needs 4 to run, but goddamn, you're gonna need six girls to lift those rounds into the breech.
"So..." You start, finally coming around to Hoshino's theory, "If we showed you where it is, think you could get back up here and in working order?" Whatever that monster is, it's got an 88mm gun on it- a legendary weapon that inspired awe and terror in the tankers that faced it. Hell, it still had the ability to inspire those feelings in tankers today! "That thing would be a huge boon to the team, whatever it is..." You say.Miho gets to the thought before you do. "Do you know what kind of tank it was?" She asks Hoshino. "We know it's got to be something German and if Oorai never fielded a Tiger..." She trails off, looking at the mechanic.Hoshino shrugs. "You gotta understand- this had to be twenty years ago! The story's passed down through years of clubs..." She snaps her fingers. "Why don't you ask that loader of yours?" She says. "Little Fuzzy'd probably know better than any of us what it could be!" You rub the back of your neck. "Actually, that's sort of why we were down there..." You say, looking around. "We don't know where Yukari is and we thought she might've gone down there..." You grimace- you really do hope the girl isn't down there. Hoshino's busy looking back at the rest of her crew before she looks back at you. "Listen, if we do what you ask and pull that thing out and get it running? It's ours- Our tank!" She points a thumb to her chest. "We'll fight for you, but that tank belongs to the Automotive Club. Sovereign!" >"Deal.">"Well, wouldn't it be up to the Council?">"Why can't you guys just join the Senshado club?">Other.
>>28078578Saunders has one of those already--and without Little Miss Fluffy Hair, we still have no idea whether or not they'll be bringing that to the fight against Ooarai.
>>28078581>"Deal."BUT, you fight for us and ONLY for us, AND you have to fight when we say to.No backing out just because you've got some car show at the same time as a match.
>>28078581>"Deal.">"Why can't you guys just join the Senshado club?"They're the only ones who could fix the damn thing when it breaks down anyway. Win-win.
>>28078581>"Deal.""But don't do anything to it that'll get us disqualified in the tournament."
>>28078596A KV-1e wouldn't be a terrible replacement for the Lee, TBH
>>28078581>>"Deal."We get another heavy tank to field, and they get a pet project in sprucing the old girl up. It's a win-win!
>>28078581>"Well, wouldn't it be up to the Council?"
>>28078581>Hoshino's busy looking back at the rest of her crew before she looks back at you. "Listen, if we do what you ask and pull that thing out and get it running? It's ours- Our tank!" She points a thumb to her chest. "We'll fight for you, but that tank belongs to the Automotive Club. Sovereign!"> Other> As long as you agree to drive it in our tank matches.
>>28078581>"Deal."but ask>"Why can't you guys just join the Senshado club?"combine the two? merge the budget and all.
>>28078596Getting the T28's easy: just extend the same wager we had with Gorianna, we win, we get T28, you win, you get BlackJack and crew.
>>28078675I like thisFuck the council and fuck Anzu
>>28078699Kay would jump at the chance to have both a true American tank AND a true American crew on their team.I say we go for it.
>>28078699Bad idea. Their Firefly gunner is a crack shot. What if we lose?
>>28078581>"Deal."The damn thing's so temperamental it needs mechanics constantly fixing it in the field anyways.
>>28078754We can't lose, because plotHaha, time for metagaming
>>28078754Yes it is a risk, but if we win, come finals: "we have a T28/95, your Maus is invalid."
>>28078754Then Kay gets to have her way with our tank. We win either way.
>>28078761>We lose>Get taken away from Ooarai and Nip GF>Get sent to Saunders and get new Blond Nip GF>Have adventures with Nippon America TeamI'm sorta okay with this as well.
>>28078754Ours is the Goddess of Balistics.
>>28078781but right now its 'We have a Pershing, your Maus is invalid.'
>>28078792>Oorai loses>Koala school takes world championshipIt would be my wildest, most perverted writing fantasy ever.
>>28078754>Their Firefly gunner is a crack shotSo is our Pz IV gunner
>>28078727>>28078792>filenamesWait a second, you're that guy with hundreds of Yukari pictures
>>28078754Do you not remember the last wager?BJ's dice apparently waifu'd the shit out of Rose to get those kind of rolls.
>>28078792Do you think she'd hold a ticker tape parade down Main Street for us when we get there, big brass band playing "Stars and Stripes Forever" while we sit on top of our tank and wave to the crowd and the Blue Angels do a flyover?
>>28078892You want to know what /k/ay would do?I'll tell you what she'd do.. Pic-related... NSFW
>>28078855You say that is if there is only one of us.
>>28078855Nope, that ain't me.
>>28078781>>28078810I don't think so, friends. Neither of those tank guns can punch through more than 200mm of steel, which the maus has EVERYWHERE...except the rear hull, which is angled.The German's designed it to be invincible, and it was. The hull survived a scuttling charge going off INSIDE THE TURRET. Flimsy, it ain't.
>>28078855Maybe he's that guy who made a cake for Yukari's birthday
>>28078931yes they can. The gun on our M26 is good for ~250mm w/ APCR.
>>28078931http://www.wwiivehicles.com/usa/guns/90-mm.asp And our gun is even better. (IIRC it has a longer barrel, so it has a higher muzzle velocity.)
>>28078963What happens if they angle the armor?
>>28078931I was just thinking that with 2 late war heavy tanks, we might be able to beat the Maus with slightly less plot armored, physics bending, antics than the anime.
>>28078991Then we have to flank it. And it has a top speed of ~8mph
>>28079030On the other hand, we could hetzer-ramp a light tank on top of it.
>>28078931Both of them could. We've got an M26E1 not just any M26 brah.>>28078933>ZalogaTurns out he went to my Alma Mater. And Union never mentioned him again.
>>28079065We don't need to when we can literally put a shot through it's upper glacias.
>>28079065Guyswhat ifwhat if we hatzer ramped Blackjack on top of it?
>>28079091The hetzer would get squashed like aluminum foil?
>>28079065I/we have no idea if OP will let us pull that off now that we actually have a better options(s), so I say for the long term, better safe than sorry.
>>28078963>>28078979>>28079076Ignoring the sides, which are just skirts for the tracks (and therefore spaced armor, which laughs off APCR because the shell wobbles after penetration), the front is angled to about 30 degrees off vertical (effective thickess of nearly 400mm vs a horizontal shot) and the rear was sloped to about 15 degrees (effective thickness just under 210mm). With APCR, the The T15E1 cannon can crack 258mm of steel...perpendicularly.So yea, Maus takes it up the ass or doesn't take it at all. >>28079030See>>28079039There is NO WAY we're penetrating that thing otherwise. The front is a no-sell, the sides will just slow it down. We have to get behind it. And it would have to be us or someone similar.>MFW facing that Teutonic Titan head on.
>>28078991then, as long as its less than ~250mm effective (including the angling) we'll still penetrate, but the thing's as big as a house, kinda hard to angle that in a suburb. Unfortunately, I can't find any charts for our gun (T54), so I can't say what it would do precisely, all I know is that it's better than the one I linked by a fair margin.
>>28079118we don't have a T15E1. We have a T54.
>>28079118Would we have to kill the thing?What's the chances of us killing their gun so it can't fire? An F-kill is all we need to take the thing out of the game.
>>28079118Track and circle boy, track and circle.
>>28079118hmm... thinking ahead, if we do get the T28, in order to get behind the Maus, we will need to hide it in the city... while Miho does the same with her Maus. Pershing though, standard urban fare: hit and run.
Lets not talk about how we're at a shooting gallery with German tanks on display for us to blast at for free because those tanks are blasting right back.What Kuromorimine tanks can pen us?
>>28079161Elaborating on this, we don't need to outright kill the thing. We just need to disable it. M-kills or F-kills outta do it, or even, if we're desperate, just shooting out its eyes.It's not a totally useless idea, right?
>>28079198For the canon final line up, everything but the Panzer III. That's why I say go for the T28; we get an even BIGGER bullet soaker.
>>28079198*probably* (emphasis on probably) anything Tiger and above...I think. Especially if they get that Tiger II in play, depending on if it has the 88 or anything bigger.
>>28079232I'll have to look at the last two episodes again, but I think most of the main Kuromorimine tank pack has the long 88, the 88/71 gun.
>>28079280Their team was 1/2 Panthers, 2 Tiger II, 1 Tiger (Maho/flag), 1 jagdtiger,1 Elefant, and a couple of jagdpanthers.
>>28079303They had Tiger II's? I didn't think so
>>28079152We have the gun from the Super Pershing, yes? That's what I looked up. And according to >>28078963 the penetration is correct, so it's a moot point.>>28079161>>28079170>>28079172Now you're getting it. It's a land battleship, slow as a boat but tougher than a mountain. To recap, since I got the angles wrong the first time:>Front hull armor: 220 mm, angled to ~45+ degrees on both the upper and lower front glacis plate. Effective thickness: 400+mm. Impenetrable.>Side hull armor: 200mm vertical SKIRTS (?!) over treads, with additional plating (thickness unknown) beyond. Effective thickness: 200+ with spacers. Immune to explosive shells, rigid shells will likely only damage the tracks.>Rear hull: 200mm angled to ~30 degrees on both upper and lower glacis plate. Effective thickness: ~230mm. Nearly Impenetrable. Point-blank 90mm APCR only.>Turret: HAHANO. Additional 50mm from hull thickness and a minimum of 15 degrees angling on all sides, with a spacer on the mantlet. Don't even try.Better to just track it and run. with those skirts track damage would be nearly impossible to repair.
>>28079303ah wait, they did.
>>28079303Don't forget the Jagdpanzer IVs.
>>28079318Erika drove a II, and there was a shot near the beginning of the match with an additional one in formation.
>>28079329no, we don't. The Super Pershing (T26E4) has the T15 E1/T15 E2 (according to wikipedia, anyway). Jack (and wikipedia) state that the M26E1 has the T54; which, I believe, has a longer barrel and a different cartridge type than the T15 series. *shrug*.
>>28079335Yeah, I just checked a book about GuP I have (http://www.hlj.com/product/mdg23110), and they have Tiger IIs, so my bad.
they still only have 88's though...well, I say 'only'...
>>28079396>AutoThey're the long KwK43 L/71 88s, though, which have utterly obscene penetration and range.
>>28079329You might want to check your math there, cowboy. 45 degrees of sloping doesn't double the thickness. The upper glacias is 200mm thick, and at 45 degrees, that comes out to ~280mm.The lower glacias is sloped at -15 degrees, which comes out to 207mm, the ideal shot from the front is the flat rectangle between the treads.The roof armor is very thin compared to the rest of the tank, and the bottom of the turret frontally is one giant shot trap.The skirts will only stop HEAT ammo, and last time I checked, we don't have any panzerfausts handy, so kinetic penetrators will go right through. Also, treads don't eat shells like in WOT so don't even try to argue that one.The turret sides and rear are 222, and 215 respectively.The thing is very killable taking into account that our HVAP ammo has 250mm effective penetration.
>>28078813And our Pershing Gunner.
>>28079447*Goddess of Balisticsftfy ;P
>>28078931It was also slow, massive, and incapable of moving on anything softer than concrete. The gun was incredibly slow to reload, and the turret and gun barrel were more than twenty feet long, placed in the middle of an already twelve foot wide chassis, severely limiting turret rotation in any kind of city, I.E., the only place it's capable of moving effectivley. It isn't capable of crossing bridges, due to its sheer weight, and in the absence of another Maus, it's not capable of fording rivers either.See that giant fuel tank on the rear? See how it makes such an inviting target from the rear or sides? Don't worry, its desil, so it won't exlplode if hit, but if that gets shot, that thirsty, thirsty V12 is useless.The Maus was a poor design even under ideal conditions, and a near liability in combat, simulated or not.
Drawfagging of our crew should probably happen at some point.
>>28079473maybe comission deculture to do it.
>>28079432I'll admit I didn't do the math myself, i plugged it into a 'relative armor thickness' calculator i found on the internets. But even by your calculation the front upper glacis is impenetrable, and the lower glacis is only a few feet wide. If the driver is even remotely intelligent she'll angle the tank to cover such an obvious weak (?) spot.Roof armor, I won't argue. That's how it was defeated in the anime.I wasn't trying to argue that the treads make side shots pointless. What I meant was we'd be unlikely to get anything more than a mobility kill.And the turret is, as i said, angled. Do those numbers come out to >250?And besides all this, It'd still be impractical, if not simply unwise, to attack such a slow beast from the front. Even If we could penetrate the front plates, why would we want to try? We'd have a 12.8cm cannon looking back at us, and I'm pretty sure that thing would break us in half!
>>28079473It should, but we have neither a resident drawfag nor even a rudimentary description of our crewmates.
YOu immediately stick out your hand. "Deal." She shakes yours and you don't let go for a second. "Do you guys even know how to run a tank?" You ask. You probably should've thought of that before agreeing, but honestly, how many of the other teams knew the first thing about tanks when they started?"Commander, I just know what makes 'em work. I don't know how to ride them..." She shrugs, pulling her hand back. "We'll learn though- we've got an extra tank to practice on. She cocks her head over at the I-Go. "Ain't much in a real fight, but it'll get our feet wet- the automotive team isn't nearly as big as it used to be so it might take us a while to get your Ghost Panzer back in one piece..."Well, at least the old I-Go will get some use- there's always been a long tradition of outdated tanks being brought back from the front to train new tankers. "Commander, are you making deals without my expertise?" A voice says from behind- and below- you."We found another tank." You tell Anzu, turning around to face your old adversary/Class President, flanked by her Vice President, a flustered looking Yuuzu, and Momo, the council's PR Manager. "And I didn't feel that we need to include the Automotive Club's eternal souls in the bargain." You say flatly.Anzu smiles. "Please- I already own their souls by virtue of them attending school!" She looks over at the mechanics clubs. "Important to read the fine print!" She says with a smile. "What's the deal?">"Automotive club fixes up the new tank and agree to fight with us, in return the tank belongs to the Automotive Club.">"What did you actually want, Anzu?">"Yuuzu, got any record of a missing tank?">Other.
>>28079495>i plugged it into a 'relative armor thickness' calculator i found on the internetsYeah, those are usually nonsense. Best to never trust them.>and the lower glacis is only a few feet wide. If the driver is even remotely intelligent she'll angle the tank to cover such an obvious weak (?) spot.The manoeuvrability of the Maus is such that the driver isn't going to have a great deal of choice in how it's angled, *especially* if it's in an urban area where the thing really needs to be.Plus, we have an excellent gunner.
>>28079503Blackjack posted a description of our teammates.I'm in the middle of writing right now though, so I can't comb the archives for it. It's there somewhere though.
>>28079503I have a new art tablet set to arrive on Monday, so I'll give it a shot then to test the new hardware out.
>>28079519>>"Automotive club fixes up the new tank and agree to fight with us, in return the tank belongs to the Automotive Club."
>>28079519>"Automotive club fixes up the new tank and agree to fight with us, in return the tank belongs to the Automotive Club.">"Anyway, did you want something?"
>>28079519>Other"In exchange for fixing up the tank, the girls of the Auto club all get a free date with me."
>>28079519>"What did you actually want, Anzu?"She might have our best interests at heart, but she always wants something in return. Best find out what that it.
>>28079470>incapable of moving on anything softer than concrete.Actually, the Maus had ground pressure roughly equivelent to that of a M4- the German were really good at figuring out ways to distribute the weight of the tanks on the tracks.You're probably thinking of the fact that it literally couldn't safely cross any bridge in the world at the time of its construction. The great part, though, is that the Germans- instead of making a lighter tank, just designed equipment for the Maus that would let it ford most of the rivers in Europe instead.
>>28079495>And the turret is, as i said, angled. Do those numbers come out to >250?Those ARE the numbers. The sides and rear of the turret are 215mm thick, the sides being sloped at ~15 degrees,
>>28079519>"What did you actually want, Anzu?"Let's just cut straight to the chase.
>>28079519>"What did you actually want, Anzu?"
>>28079569The allied field report I read mentioned a 20psi effective pressure, which is roughly twice that of the Tiger, and still a great deal more than the Konigstiger. I can't imagine anything with that kind of weight distribution being effective on anything softer than roads or hard-pack clay.IIRC, they were intended to ford rivers in pairs, with one tank running electrical cables to power the other's transmission as it crossed the river.
>>28079519>"Yuuzu, got any record of a missing tank?"And perhaps clues on one missing Fluffy?
>>28079608What is this and where can I watch it?
>>28079519Honestly, I never thought much about what the crew looked like, but I suppose in my minds eye...>Rose- Tall, athletic, longish blond hair in a pony-tail (Keeps it out of her eyes when shooting). Definate French ancestry.>Roy- Also tall and blond, but more gangly and less physically sure of himself. Probably messy blond hair with glasses.>Richard- darker complexion, Spanish, Italian or even Latino background. Very confident looking with short, neat hair and maybe a beginnings of a mustache or goatee.>Patrick: Fucking mick- Bright orange hair, kept messy with a rather unkempt and patchy teen beard- think of a younger, Irish Shaggy Rogers. Always looks like he's just thought of something inappropriately funny and is just barely not saying what it is...>MC: Hard one- I always pictured him as sort of Patton-esque in build: just short of average, but with a strong build and bearing that makes him seem bigger than he is. Wears his hair shortish along with his leather tanker's jacket and blue jeans.
>>28079530>Blackjack posted a description of our teammates.if someone could find this for me I would appreciate it.
>>28079737>>28079718here you go anon>>28079718Rose is blonde? My headcanon has been a lie this whole time.
>>28079750what, did you think she was a buxom redhead or something?
>>28079759I thought she was a brunette.Everyone kept posting that one picture of that chick looking hot in front of a sherman so that's just what I associated.
>>28079718>Patton:>6'2">Just short of averageDamn, I guess GI's were built back in the day. TBH I always thought Patton was short too (guy was a tanker), he just made up for it by being awesome.
>>28079777damn, he was that tall? I always pictured him as a really short, really loud, really angry guy.
>>28079718What do you mean by "definite French ancestry"?
>>28079794You and me both, BJ. I googled it and I was quite suprised as well.
>>28079718>R>>28079750Perfect timing. I'll start on something monday, though I have no idea if it'll end badly or not because I have the strong urge to draw patrick as a Gimli clone of some kind
>>28079777Patton certainly wasn't short of average, but yeah, GIs were pretty built. Comes from being drawn from farmboys, who tend to be either short and weedy or tall and fuckhueg.
>>28079818Actually Gimli's beard is too nice and not patchy enough- A dwarf would shake his head at the poor attempt that Patrick is growing.
>>28079776This is what everyone else posted as far as "This is what I think Rose looks like" so I just associated that image.Also, Shermans are fucking huge.
>>28079853Hm, visual comparison time. Is Patrick more like this...
>>28079853Then it'll be Gimli after a weedeater accident
>>28079519>>"Automotive club fixes up the new tank and agree to fight with us, in return the tank belongs to the Automotive Club.">>"What did you actually want, Anzu?">>"Yuuzu, got any record of a missing tank?"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pm4fQRl72k>>28079665Tigers and KTs regularly moved through land M4's considered impassible. As much as we give them shit for those interleaved wheels, turns out they used the suspension for a reason.>>28079759Yes.
>>28079876Ok, not that pathetic. Actually think Shaggy from Scooby Doo.
>>28079867>girl in pic is a buxom redheadhaha, welp
>>28079902Closer, but shaggier.
>>28079867i thought that too
>>28079925Now I'm just being silly.>+1 scrub die to zits
>>28079794>Olympic Pentathalon>People expect he was shorty'all silly billies.
>>28079931Someone posted this a while back, and I just headcanoned her into looking like this.
>>28079890Alright, I will try my best to combine both gimli and shaggy
>>28079885>Tigers and KTs regularly moved through land M4's considered impassible. As much as we give them shit for those interleaved wheels, turns out they used the suspension for a reason.Right, but this is nearly twice that pressure. Even if it was capable of moving over softer ground, it would move even slower than its already pathetic road-speed.
>>28079976So pretty much Arturo?
>>28079972No, that's actually a beard. In fact that guy would look pretty badass if he wasn't doing the 'buddy jesus' pose.
>>28079989Yes, but with about 10 pounds of ginger mixed in
>>28080054dem mutton chops.
>>28080054>Those Longshoreman's Chops>More Irish than Dublin Town>Channeling the spirit of the great Ambrose BurnsideNo, still too manly.
>>28079665>>28079885>>28079983Tiger had a ground pressure of 0.735kg/cm2. M4 Mid-production had 0.96kg/cm2. KT had a ground pressure of 0.76 kg/cm2.While the 1.45 kg/cm2 ground pressure of the Maus is not strictly ideal, with the fact that it has an enormous 5.86m ground contact length, it is sufficient for any cross country that isn't in heavy mud, loose sand or a swamp.
>Rose- Tall, athletic, longish blond hair in a pony-tail; gunner.>Akebi is also all of the above.We may need to talk to Roy for a bit...>>28079972>>28080054Maybe Sheamus would've been a better visual example?
>>28080111You're not reading the number right.Ground pressure is written in Kilos per square centimeter. Area is already accounted for. The Maus applied almost as much ground pressure, PER UNIT AREA, as TWO King tigers. It would have sunk into grass, let alone mud.
>>28080124>We may need to talk to Roy for a bit..."Have you noticed your girlfriend is the Japanese version of your sister?"Yeah, I don't think that's a good idea.
>>28080147I'm aware that the area is all accounted for. I felt it bore mentioning regardless.>It would have sunk into grass, let alone mud.And yet, it didn't on the testing grounds. it's not as immobile as you seem to want to think.
>>28080147>The Maus applied almost as much ground pressure, PER UNIT AREA, as TWO King tigers.That's kind of fallacious, since the KT had a significantly lower ground pressure than an M4 Sherman, which was a lot lighter.Note that it doesn't sound quite so bad when you say "The Maus applied almost as much ground pressure, PER UNIT AREA, as one and a half M4 Shermans."
"Anzu, what do you really want?" You say, looking down at the Class President- she doesn't bother with you unless she's got some scheme and you'd rather just find out what is it so you can so no and get on with the rest of your day. Anzu motions Momo forward. "Your crew is going to do an interview this afternoon." She says simply and formally. You don't like this already. Public speaking already makes you nervous- add in the, well let's put it politely, unpredictablity of most of your crew and you shudder to think of what could go wrong- you actually can't because Patrick and Richard don't work like that- if you can imagine it, they've already bored themselves with the idea.You square your jaw and keep a neutral face- you can't let Anzu in on your thoughts here or she'll go for it even harder. "Who's the interview with?" You ask."Actually, it's an American reporter-" She says, shuffling some papers to bring up a letter. "Well, he's done reporting- he runs the Fists of Iron blog." You've heard of it- he does a lot of coverage of American and European tanking. He's got a Youtube Channel, a website, the usual stuff.>"Absolutely not.">"...And if I refuse?">"Can't we just have Miho's crew do the interview?">"Fine.">Other.
Got Sheilas and Sentinels finished in time. Ready to post after Blackjack is done. We're finally getting back into combat.
>>28080324>"...And if I refuse?"
>>28080324How famous is this blog?
>>28080324"How about the interview is just with some of the crew, so that nothing horribly bad happens?"us, Rose and Roy should be fine.
>>28080324>"Fine.and, >"why don't we have Miho's crew do the interview with us?"
>>28080324What could possibly go wrong if we become Youtube famous?
>>28080324>"Fine."He's a web reporter, not someone from a big press newspaper or primetime news channel. A fellow American interested in tanks that wants to talk to the American team repping in Japan's home turf sport of senshado. It's probably just gonna be a one-on-five convo that'll be recorded and put on a website, not sitting on a stage talking to an auditorium.Nothing to freak out about in the least.
>>28080324>Other.Shouldn't we just have Miho's crew do the interview?Nishizumi-ryu snd all.
>>28080392>Commander James "SPAGHETTI" Russels.>Not freaking out I don't think you've been paying attention.
>>28078933>Making a cake for a fictional character>Telling a fictional character "I love you very much"What the fuck is wrong with /a/?
>>28080324>"Fine."Bring only our most sensible crew with us. Maybe bring Miho along to even out the numbers.>Other."Yukari's been MIA since yesterday. Got any idea what happened to her?"
>>28080324>>"Fine."So this "reporter"--are we expecting someone along the lines of FPSRussia? Or are we looking at something a little more formal?
>>28080454That is why we have Rose and Roy do the talking and remain straight-faced and mute the whole interview. Let's have 'em say we have a sore throat and it hurts to talk.I mean, what could go wrong?
>>28080111>>28080216Remember that the M4's were restricted to the roads of the Low Countries durin Market Garden due to their tendency to sink into damp fields upon any kind of acceleration. Something exerting 1.5 times that pressure would be even LESS capable when moving over similar terrain. This is also assuming a perfectly flat, perfectly even field with a uniform covering of dense grass with a well-established root system. Mother nature tends to take a giant shit on that kind of ideal terrain.>And yet, it didn't on the testing grounds. it's not as immobile as you seem to want to think.Testing grounds, as many have found before and many will find again, often prove to be wholly irrelevant for testing actual battlefield conditions. Even less so when the god-emperor of the Third Reich has a personal interest in ensuring a pet project's completion.
>>28080486>What could go wrong? It's like you're trying to jinx us.
>>28080324>"Fine."Also, lads, a PSA: Never drink warm bourbon. It will punish you.
>>28080477What's wrong with admitting your love, no matter what the object of your love is?
>>28080557Shit you too? Thats a lesson I learned after letting a glass of Apple cider burbon go room temperature.
>>28080792Yeah, Jim Beam for me, since I was broke when I bought it. Fine over ice, but once that ice melts, you're SOL.
>>28080810So anyone looking forward to tanks in War Thunder?
"Fine." You say flatly. You don't like talking publically- but it's just an interview with some Youtuber with a few thousand subscribers."Well, if you don't do then we'll just..." Anzu stops mid-thought. "Wait, you'll do it?" She says, blinking with confusion."Yeah." You say, sticking your hands in your pocket. "I'll do it." You repeat- Anzu certainly was expecting a fight and you can tell; there's a definate look of confusion in her eyes as she nudges Momo, who seems just as confused. "Ah, yes, well..." She shuffles some papers around. "You'll be doing the first interview this afternoon during practice." Momo says stiffly. "Please try to make us look good- we'll definately need good press and Mr..." She looks down at the man's last name. "Ko-zu-lo..." She struggles. "Ko-su-lo-su-ki?"You pull the paper out of her hands roughly. "Kozlowski..." You correct her, handing it back. "Jim Kozlowski.""Yes, Jim Kozulo-" She gives up again. "The reporter could give us a lot of positive attention worldwide, especially in America." She looks at you. "Don't screw this up." And with that the student council turns and leaves- heading in the general direction of Duck team's Excelsior.You look at Miho and shrug. "What's the worst that could happen?"
>>28081055Did not mean to link to that post.
>>28081055Tanks, on principle, are awesome.Their WT implementation, on the other hand, is probably going to leave a lot to be desired.
NEXT TIMEbecause Blackjack can't post NEXT TIME until someone else posts NEXT TIME
>>28081088ON GIRLS UND PANZER QUEST!Can we complete this combo before BJ?
>>28081066NEXT TIME ON GIRLS UND PANZER QUEST...>A YUKARI APPEARS!>Well, it could be worse- they could've gotten a hold of T29 or something.>We find out why we should never say "What's the worst that could happen?"Girls und Panzer Quest will return Wednesday between 5-6PM PST. (Keep in mind that I'm on Daylight Savings Time, so your local time might be different now!)As always, follow me on Twitter for schedule updates and to find out when the thread goes live!https://twitter.com/BlackJackGuPQ
>>28081066>You look at Miho and shrug. "What's the worst that could happen?"...I don't have an image macro for this.
>>28081110Now I have to wake up an hour earlier on quest days. Bugger.
>>28081110>We find out why we should never say "What's the worst that could happen?"As a good commissar said, never tempt fate because fate will oblige
>>28081147Nope. Found it, finally.>You look at Miho and shrug. "What's the worst that could happen?"...
Now it's time for Sheilas and Sentinels!>Last timehttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/27977013/#p27983370- - - - -The girls all stood in rows, standing before their opposites. Before them was the Koala Academy Sensha-do team, themselves standing in rows organised by tank crews. Between the two sides stood Josh, who clapped his hands together and began to speak. "Hello everybody, my name is Joshua, and most of you probably already have heard of me. I'm the captain of James Cook Academy's Tanking team. I'm here to make the transition of my crews easier for everyone and in order to give you Koala girls some tips for the upcoming tournament. We've brought with us three very valuable and very powerful tanks, and their crews, who have been using them for the past two years. We're a very experienced team, but we definitely aren't opposed to helping out a sister school like Koala Academy. Hopefully, with our addition, Koala Academy will be able to win the tournament."Now, in order to better acquaint you all, Miko and I have decided to throw a surprise practice match first thing!" There were gasps of surprise at that. "We'll then be better able to see what sort of strategies the other uses and how to best unite the team into one working machine. So get to your tanks! First team to have all its tanks knocked out loses!"
>>28081192Later, Alysha and her squadron of three tanks were positioned in a forest clearing, waiting for the signal for the practice match to start. Sarah had just finished coordinating radio frequencies with the other tanks, and turned up the volume as Joshua's voice came over the radio waves."Hey everyone, sorry for springing that on you all, but I'm sure you get the reasons behind it. Anyway, this is going to be a three-on-seven battle, with you guys at the disadvantage. Their team is made up of mostly crusaders though, with a pair of matildas, a Churchill III and a single ACIV Sentinel. Don't worry though; they only got the crusaders and the Churchill recently, so their crews are pretty green. We have experience and skill over these guys. Best of all, I'm sitting way back here watching the whole thing with a map and a radio, and I'm allowed to give you hints on their position every fifteen minutes. Aly, you'll have command over the team for this match, but I'll be the eye of god looking over your shoulder. The enemy positions will be ten minutes old though, so it's not completely accurate. It is, however, a massive advantage, and I'm sure we can win." There's a moment of silence. "Uh, you copy all that? Over to you.""We copy, over," Alysha replied with a smirk."Roger. Uh, in any case guys, whether you win or lose, have fun. You'll be here for the next four months or so, so it's best to remember that these guys will probably be your closest friends while you're here. And win or lose, this is all for the benefit of the team. Don't hold back or anything, alright? Out.">2/?
A distant bullhorn sounded, and the tanks all took off from their marks."All tanks, this is lead," Alysha announced. "We're severely outnumbered here, but we still have the strategic advantage. We just have to stick together like we always do, and cut their numbers down. Our biggest threat right now is getting outflanked by their cruiser tanks, so let's find a defensible position where that won't be a problem. There's a hill at grid square alpha-bravo three-eight; it's at the edge of our playing field, and we can get good eyes on the edge of the forest. We need the long sight-lines in order to spot them before their six pounders get into range. Everyone copy?" Affirmations were given across the board. "Good. Lead out.">3/4
>>28081210Twelve minutes later, and the three tanks had perched themselves on the hill and each of the commanders were buttoned out and surveying the forest with their binoculars. "Nothing," Aly muttered to herself. She bent down into the fighting compartment and extended her hand to Sarah. "Radio." Sarah handed her the handset. "Has anyone found anything yet? Over.""Nothing here, over," replied Danielle."Nada over here either. Over," said Murrie."Don't worry, girls, you're due for an intelligence report," Josh interjected. "As of ten minutes ago, the three crusaders were heading directly for your starting point, and were at about charlie-charlie niner-one. The sentinel was following some distance behind them, at charlie-charlie eight-three. The matildas and the churhill headed east and were about delta-delta niner-niner at the intelligence point. None of them headed in your direction. Out.""So we waited out here for no reason?" Murrie pouted over the radio."Look at it this way, Murrie," Alysha said. "We've got an undefended flank in front of us, ready for exploiting.""Urgent, urgent, urgent," Danielle interrupted. "Possible contacts at twelve o'clock, disturbed flock of birds."Aly turned and quickly sighted in with her binoculars. She had no trouble finding the rather large flock of seagulls taking off from the trees ahead of them. "Shouldn't have opened my damned mouth."And then the first crusader burst from the treeline.>4/4And that's all until next time. Hey, I remembered (sorta) to number them this time!Any questions regarding Things can be directed at the twitter I now know how to use.https://twitter.com/SaSentinelsCharacter limites suck
>>28078578Just a reminder, there are 2 of them.
>>28078911> You meet her grin> With her usual grin> Her grin grows> with a mischievous grin> Kay's grin only grows> with her typical grinGood God, just give her a Glasgow smile and be done with it.
Bump for the late crowd checking in.
>>28078989I lol'd so hard.
>>28081280HuhTurns out it isn't as large as I thought it was...Still pretty big, but not the monster I thought it was.
>>28078931That's why you don't use standard AP against it.
>>28087063What's that bottom tank?I don't recognize it.
>>28087746Most likely, it's an M22 Locust (another experimental tank, this one to be air-mobile, kinda like the Tetrarch)
>>28087882>M22 Locust >another experimental tankDidn't they make 800 of the fuckers?
>>28089334That is experimental for America.The Military Industrial Complex doesn't get out of bed for less than 10,000 produced units
>>28089334Misremembered, it even saw some service during Operation Varsity in -45...
>>28087882>this one to be air-mobile,Really?Airborne Tanks have always been a fetish of mine
>>28090400Anything's air-deployable once!
>>28087746>>28087882It's a Stuart Variant.Locust had a profile much closer to the Chaffee than that there.