You find Miho almost by accident- she's wandering along through the crowds along with Yukari, who is talking excitedly as she points out things from each stall- a 47mm towed anti-tank gun, a collection of Russian large-caliber artillery shells, early Light Armored Vehical- and Mako, who seems to drag behind the other two, obviously desperate for a nap.You are Commander Russells of the M26E1 Pershing Heavy Tank "Black Jack" and, glancing around you to make sure you haven't been followed, you fall in step beside the girls, nodding over at Miho. "So, just got done talking with Kay." You mention, head still on a swivel. "Seems nice.""She totally is!" Yukari says happily. "I met her on my trip to Saunders! She's super nice!" She bites her lip a few seconds later. "I hope she's not bad at me..." She says quietly.Miho smiles at her. "Kay? Never- Kay never holds a grudge!" She reaches over and pats Yukari on the back. "She probably won't even remember you!">Let's test this theory.>"So, I ran into someone else...">Other.
>>28609421>>"So, I ran into someone else..."
Oho, two nights in a row, Jack? Woot
>>28609421>>"So, I ran into someone else..."> "I hope she's not bad at me..."*mad
>>28609421>"So, I ran into someone else..."Prepare to dispense calming hugs.
>>28609484yeah, let's go with this
>>28609421>>Let's test this theory.
>>28609421>"So, I ran into someone else..."Also...>Miho>Maho>MakoThe perfect setup for even more name mix-ups!
>>28609421>"So, I ran into someone else...""She looked alot like you, but... colder. She was also with some PMSing loudmouth with grey hair. Know anyone like that? Miho? Why are you staring into the middle distance?"
>>28609421i hate these late night threads, but i guess it's the hoildays that keeps BJ busy at work. i guess after christmas it'll get back to normal hours.>>28609421>>28609484yea... PTSD time....
>>28609421>>"So, I ran into someone else..."If Maho's around, doesn't that mean Shiho's not far behind?
>>28609742probably. and god help us if she is.
>>28609755If that's the case then follow pic
>>28609805don't freak out yet. we have yet to confeirm she's here yet.
>>28609904but Russels is only good at sperging out and overreacting about nothing. Don't try and take his one thing away from him.
>>28609957On that note once he figures out that Miho got disowned for saving lives, people gon get punched inna face
>>28609987que pic for Russells's reaction
>>28609421>"So, I ran into someone else..."
>>28609987But she's not/didn't get disowned officially yet/in the official timeline.
>>28609957ah, i know what we need to do. more than either of those. if Shiho is here, then we need to meet her with Miho with us... then spagetti like we have not spagettied before. leaving in Shiho's mind, that if we win, Russel will marry Miho and join the family, if we lose, we won't marry her. the idea of Miho already being pregent with Russel's kid maybe over doing it. but it would be a mindfuckery alright
I'll just leave these here.
>>28610056we are going to need to call Anzio for the amounts of pasta that we are going to drop on Shiho.
>>28610056a little young for marriage, so "permission to court" sounds better to me. Still, we have Maho and Russells battling to prove their love for Miho... who is looking on totally confused.
>>28610051Still, she was kicked out of her own home for saving lives. to say its not "official" is mere semantics
>>28610114"Anchovy, this is Anzu calling. I need all of the pasta you can give me.""Really? how mu-""All of it."
>>28610114Pic of Miho remembering the "incident". (plus I've been wanting to use this.
>>28610134>Maho and Russells battling to prove their love for MihoNo matter who wins, Miho loses...
>>28610190Should have been flashes of pasta dishes.
>>28610165Is it bad I'm already got dialog playing in my head that's as OTT and hammy as all hell?
>>28610165does this possablity please BlackJack then? i want some air satuation pasta bombing on this.
>>28610220You're right! Forget reality! Bring on the Ham! Bring on the Crazy! LET'S GET SHIT DONE!
>>28610134oh.. oh god, i can see it now that Shiho would STILL want this to happen. If Maho wins, it will prove her tankery doctrien was right after all. if Russels wins, she gets a truly worthy man to marry her daughter and the two of them will produce strong children to carry on the family line. SHE WINS EITHER WAY!
>>28610312>Bring on the linguine! Bring on the fettuccine!fixed
>>28610029 Saged, reported, hidden, called the cops, called the Fire Department, called pizza hut, called the USN, called the Royal Navy, called the Red Army, called the FBI. called the CIA, called Interpol, called the KGB, called the USMC, called the USAF, called the Royal Air force, called MI 6, called Scotland Yard, called the US National Guard of every state, called NYPD, called Obama, called the Queen, called Putin, called David Cameron, called every Governor of every US State, used my time phone to call Winston Church hill, As well as Hitler, Stalin, Theodore Roosevelt, George Washington, Montezuma, ever Caesar, and Gilgamesh, called US Army, called British Army in every era, called every phone sexline, called papa john's, called the US Coast Guard, called my State Senators, called my Senators, called every republican in the US, called Dr. Who, called the Pope, called my local Gang lords, called the State Patrol of ever state west of the Mississippi, called all of my local news channels, called Star Fleet, called The Sun, called The national enquirer, called CNN, called Scot Pelly, called Steven Colbert, called half of the Mexican Drug Cartels, called Nintendo, called the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, called the head of the Illuminati, called ever free mason, called bilderberg, called my neighbors, called the mayor of ever city in France, called my mom, called the Emperor of Man, called every school district in Canada, called WWF, called my internet provider, called the library, called the operator and told them my number, called the employment agency and got fired, called John (shit was SO cash), called Twitter and posted 141 words instead of 140, called and won the lottery, called Lifeline and complained, called Unicef, and called the gorilla trained Navy Seals. You're fucking dead, kiddo.
There is one thing you do need to mention, and there isn't really an easy way to broach the subject. "So, your sister thinks I'm a tourist." You say evenly, as if it was nothing. "...Though that blond-haired girl is a bit..." You search for the correct word. "Abrasive." After its out, you glance over at Miho- her face is a perfectly calm pond of emotion."Erika..." She says quietly before nodding. "Yes, Erika isn't a very nice person." She looks over at you before glancing around the crowd. "Where were they?" She seems to instinctively grab your hand and squeezes hard enough for it to stop being entirely enjoyable.You aren't getting your hand away from her, so you put on your best soothing voice. "Over by the Funnel Cake stand..." You say, wincing a bit as she squeezes while looking over there."We need to go." Miho says. "Somewhere. Right now." Despite her calm demeaner, her eyes betray desperation, glancing back and forth across the crowd like a trapped animal.>"What? Why do we need to go?">"Yukari, where can we go?">Calm the Miho.>Other.
>>28610355>Calm the Miho.
>>28610355>"Yukari, lead us somewhere.">Calm the Miho.
>>28610355>>Calm the Miho.
>>28610355>Calm the Miho.then>"What? Why do we need to go?"get her response. then>"Yukari, where can we go?"as we attempt to avoid fate and fail.
>>28610355>>"Yukari, where can we go?">>Calm the Miho"Ok, first up: Miho, take a deep breath. Eyes on me. You are going to be fine. Yukari, where would be a good place for Miho to catch her breath?"
>>28610355>>"Yukari, where can we go?"We need a plan of action.
>>28610355>>Calm the Miho.This is the saddest damn situation, really
>>28610355First: >"Yukari, where can we go?"Second: >"What? Why do we need to go?"if we stay, confrontation.
>>28610355>Calm the Miho, while walking back towards a more out of the way building/stall.They have public restrooms and stuff nearbye yeah?
>>28610546I love you.
>>28610589Seconded, with hugs. Also, Any one got a copy of the "we've clearly passed the point of no return, but let's keep going and see what happens!" image? I think it might be appropriate soon.
>>28610634I got you covered.
>>28610709Thanks man. (sits back with popcorn prepared.)
So I unlocked the Panzer IV in WoT recently. Should I mount the howitzer or the long 75mm?
>>28611155I remember when it had the huge box turret and the better long 75mm... Good times were had.
>>28611183The first time I took it out, I got plonked in the lower frontal glacis plate while on a hill and I had to watch the poor thing slide down the hill sideways in a rather pathetic manner because it killed my engine.Why is the hitbox for the engine in the lower frontal glacis?
>>28611155Long 75 if you want to snipe, 105 if you want to brawl. 75 is better all-around, but the 105 reaps delicious KV-1 tears.
>>28611235That's where the transmission is, iirc.
>>28611235I'm not sure what I'm looking at in this cutaway, but I hope it helps.
>>28611235Because apparently German tanks have horrible engines and light up if someone sneeze's wrong according to woT
>>28611278That's where the transmission is in the M4 series tanks too. I don't think the hitbox for the engine on the M4 is in its frontal arc anywhere.
>>28610338Obama here.Now while I will agree that some of the things he posted were upsetting, and maybe even offensive, it's um... important to remember that we all need to act like adults.Stonewalling and reporting him isn't going to solve any of your problems. We should treat this as a teaching moment, where uh... the two of you can come together and talk these things over so that you can come to understand his anger and he can understand why your position is the well obviously superior one. After which there will uh... be no reason to continue these childish antics of his.>>28610355>"Yukari, where can we go?"Dumping all the responsibility on an um... socially awkward young woman with no idea what she's doing is always the best decision.
>>28611235>>28611285transmission is in the front
>>28610355POST ALREADY BLACK JACK!
>>28611278>>28611319Okay, I guess that explains what that cylinder thingy near the front it.Now that you think about it, did all German tanks in service have frontal transmission in that general location?
>>28611308It is.My Sherman could get engine damage sometimes in that location.
>>28611235>Why is the hitbox for the engine in the lower frontal glacis?'S where the transmission case is.>>28611308It is, but long-range shots tend to ricochet off the damned curved casing.Short-range either kills the sherman or doesn't penetrate, so moot.
>>28611350Okay, then it also explains this image.
>>28611308It is as well.It's just not as vulnerable because America laughs at your poorly armored lower glacis almost as much as they do your inability to aim down or tanks without 5 star ergonomically designed luxury interior.Do you even Tank Europe?
>>28611343Almost all. A few prototypes and the non-german-designed beutepanzers had rear-drives.
>>28611371Oohhh, I was just about to request that.Thanks!
>>28611314I was just using a pic to illustrate Russllel's potential anger level at Miho's treatment by her mother. Me? Yes I find it disturbing and offensive.. but possibly in-character. Sorry if I didn't make that clear.
>>28611285>Dammit Hans, when I gave you 50,000 Reich Marks to improve ventilation, I did not mean like this.
please post, BJ. my bed calls for me
>>28611421>Fucking hell, hans, when I asked you to see if you could make the tiger more maneuverable, I didn't expect this!
Damn, I'm starting to crave breakfast at night... Something unhealthy, specifically. Like Bacon, Eggs, Hashbrown, and Ham in between French Toast covered with Maple Syrup.
>>28611516Then make it. Nothing's stopping you.
>>28611371Whose idea was it on the Sherman's planning committee to just store the ammo on *both* sides of the crew cabin, right next to the relatively thin side armor?
You smile. Calming Energy, Russells. Calming Energy. "Miho. Calm down..." You say, giving Yukari a covert look- she immediately begins guiding Miho out of the middle of the crowd and into a space between two tented stalls. Miho still has a vice grip on your hands and she still looks about a ten seconds away from hyperventilating, but at least you've got a bit of privacy here."Do you need a bag?" Mako volunteers, taking a seat on the ground now that she's no longer forced into being mobile. "You should sit down."Miho nods, dropping to the ground and dragging you with her. Despite being fairly well hidden now, her eyes are still glued to the crowd. "Maho is here. Erika is here." Miho says, more calmly than he face reveals. "She's here." You haven't seen Miho like this before- even when Anzu originally conscripted her it had been a passive, almost shock-like resignation. She's in completely fight-or-flight mode now.You extricate your hand from hers so you can put your arm around her shoulder to comfort her. "Don't worry- nobody's going to find us here if they aren't looking..." You say, looking around to make sure of it as you say it. "It's just your sister- she seemed really friendly!" You say hoping this will calm her down.Miho buries her face in her knees. "You don't understand..." She starts, tears finally managing to sneak their way past her eyes. >Do something stupid that might just work.>"Yukari, where can we go that's close?">Other.
>>28611516Fuck, man. Now you're making ME hungry.Shit, I've got half that stuff in the fridge...
>>28611568>>Do something stupid that might just work.
>>28611568>Do something stupid that might just work.GAIJIN SMASH.
>>28611568>Do something stupid that might just work.I know where this is going
>>28611516Man, I'm on my 15th bucket of popcorn. I'm running out of people of mooch off of!>>28611568Never mind. >Do something stupid that might just work.Dragging Miho to sister, AWAY!
>>28611568>>Do something stupid that might just work.Get her mind off of it for the moment.
>>28611568>Do something stupid that might just work.
>>28611568>>Do something stupid that might just work.Because that's completely in character.
>>28611568>>Do something stupid that might just work.You can't phrase something like that and not expect us to leave it
>>28611568>Do something stupid that just might work.As an American, I feel it would be unpatriotic to pick anything different.
YOU WANNA KISS THE GIRL!
>>28611568>Do something stupid that might just work.Or just do something stupid. Either one, really.
>>28611481>flying 88mm>full retardBut it's an 88. And it flies. Where is the problem here?
>>28611639I back this plan.
>>28611568>Do something stupid that might just work.KISS HER YOU FOOL
>>28611568>"Yukari, where can we go that's close?">>28611559I don't know, but it was an explosive idea.
>>28611655>yfw I told him it would be hilarious if we kissed her and he said it was a good idea.
>>28611672>>28611559Well if I remember, some variants had "Wet" Ammo Racks, making it a lot safer.
>>28611568>Do something stupid that might just work.There's really no choice.
>>28611698The only way it would backfire is if Maho and Erika find us while we're kissing.
>>28611718That was after enough time that they got the nickname "Ronson" because they always lit up...
>>28611738BlackJack, I think we got the next scene!
>>28611738I thought that too, though that's the kind of backfire that burns EVERYBODY involved.aka the best kind
>>28611738that would be a good cliffhanger, and I think its a bit too early for that yet.
>>28611568>Do something stupid that might just work.Sneak into Saunder's Stuart on display, have a private talk with Miho inside it, drag Kay and Yukari along later, drive into the sunset and go on tank adventures?That kind of stupid thing?>kiss herOh, right.
>>28611568>Do something stupid that might just work.>something>SOMETHINGThis stinks of bad idea and bait & switch!
>>28611718That was the A3 variants, which moved ammo into a compartment in the floor that also contained a solution of water and ethylene glycol.After which dry stowage was all washed up.
And now for something completely different
>>28611481>But Dieter, the JU-88 was never meant to carry such a gun!>Quiet Gehard, Reichsmarschall Göring tells us that this will bring us victory over the Bolsheviks once and for all!
>>28611568>>Do something stupid that might just work.>>28611738[Spaghetti Intensifies]
>>28611568>Do something stupid that might just work.Time to get our suave on.
>>28611866>What are we gonna do in the bed, RPG-29?
>>28611872>And you believe that fat blowhard?
>>28611913>No, but Breslau has already fallen, and the Americans are already knocking on the door at Aachen! What else are we to do?
>>28611964>Run west towards the Americans so the Bolsheviks don't get us!
Is the Crusader any good?
>>28611964>we take one of those new jets, fly for Britain, and trade the jets for our freedom. It's that or try the "tender mercies" of the Soviets.
>>28611977>Implying we won't pull back South into Tyrol.
>>28611981Well from my experiences, it lacks armour, but that is to be expected of a light tank. It has a pretty good fire rate with the 6-pounder. I played it mostly as a support tank, and I did alright with it. Note: It doesn't have scout MM.
>>28611977>>28611989>Think of your family Gehard! If we run, who is to stop the Bolsheviks from showing them "tender mercies?"
>>28612054>You think I don't know that? I know that Erika will do anything to keep them safe. I have to trust her to hold out until I can come back. I can't come back if I'm stuck in the Gulag, or dead in a ditch.
>>28611964>>28611977>>28611989>What if we consolidate our remaining industry and set to fasttracking some standartpanzers & Wasserfall missiles? You know. Produce a large number of actual warwinning, logistics-easing weapons instead of hundreds of strategically & tactically useless ill-targeted V-weapons every month out of coal dust and Thule space magic? We can probably stall them enough for peace talks. Probably.>... Guys? Anyone listening?
>>28611981>>28612047pretty good tank, that Crusader.Almost no armor but with 6 pdr it have good ROF and pen. The speed is lacking for a light tank IMO. Sold it for Cromwell, sadly.
>>28612054>The Americans are soft! A nice sob story and they take you and your family!>>28612087What are you saying Deitrich? You are speaking crazy talk!
http://piximus.net/others/handcrafted-tiger-vi-tank-replica#3 This too is senshado
>>28612087>Sir, these are good ideas... if we had these back in '39. Now, we have no resources, no time, and only one way out. You'll probably survive since the Americans want your knowledge. Me? I got to fly my way out, Tonight!. Who's with me?
>>28612054And you called me crazy when I married the ugliest and most unpleasant woman in Germany.Well who's laughing now huh? Who's laughing now?It's still you isn't it?>>28612087Al, listen, you have some good ideas. But Krupp has a proposal for a tank that weighs more than a city and requires more steel than exists on Earth.You really think you have a chance?
>>28612153>Does it look like this?>>28612089I loved the Cromwell, damn that thing was fast.
>>28612086>And who is to give them time to run? Little Klaus, with his hunting rifle, but no shells? Your grandfather, given grenades made of soup cans and black powder?
>>28612153(to speer) See? Shit like this and "Die Glocke" is how we got into this mess in the first place.
>>28612175>A City>Weighing only 1500 tonsAn American city Klaus.
>>28611836>ethylene glycol.Why did they mix the water with antifreeze?
>>28612195What happens to water in the cold?
>>28612211They become cool and delicious
>>28612193Well the only other tank I could find was this one.
>>28612195>>28612211Also inhibits the corrosion that typically happens to metal submerged in plain water.
>>28612185(looks down, grimacing.) Erika and I have friends in the Japanese embassy. They might be able to get asylem that way... but from what I hear about the Pacific, that may only prolong the inevitable. (looks up determined) That's why I need to get out of this war. So I can save my family! (turns and climbs into Me 262)
>>28612106>>28612138>But... We're still producing HUNDREDS. OF USELESS. V WEAPONS. A MONTH. That's an absurd amount of potential industrial capacity! We can just STOP PRODUCING THOSE, use the remainder on ACTUAL ADVANCING MILITARY TARGETS, and use the resources we've been wasting to HAVE RESOURCES. With actual expertise for actual weapons on the way, we'll have the time! Does no one ever give me any regard around here?! Or think about the things I say?!>>28612153>>28612193>A what? What? Jesus Christ, that project is CANCELLED. Its sister project? CANCELLED. Every ridiculous thing in its general vicinity? CANCELLED. WORK ON SOMETHING WE CAN ACTUALLY USE. The shit I put up with!>>28612192>Does anyone here actually know what die Glocke DOES? Anybody at all? No? I didn't think so. No one tells me anything, I swear. It feels like you people are intentionally fucking with me while I'm trying to keep the Reich's industry running! Ugh. That's just harsh talk, I'm sure.
>>28612266Being Albert Speer is suffering.
>>28612266>Albert, Albert calm down or we'll use some of the Fuhrer's tranquilizers on you. But as to your point, we've heard the Russians are making tanks out of Ice now, so we need to go even crazier. Can you do it?
>>28612247>Then run, coward. Run, and live your soft life elsewhere. But do not come back to the Fatherland, and do not call the German people, that you so selfishly abandoned, your kin.
>>28612266>I know, we should invest more into Gustav Guns! Nothing says, "Don't fuck with me." like an 80cm shell.
>>28612266>Does anyone here actually know what die Glocke DOES? Anybody at all?Okay Albert. You see, die Glocke does ______________________________________________________________ by way of ___________________________________________________________________. This works because the _______________________________________________________________________. ____________________________________________________________________, obviously leading to ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________. Resulting in profit.
>>28612333This have more black ink than all of SCP foundation reports combined.Ugh.
"Miho..." You start, before looking over at Mako and Yukari for some kind of help- Mako seems to be asleep and Yukari is as confused as you. You need to distract Miho, get her mind off whatever crisis she thinks she's in long enough to get her somewhere else. You need something dramatic. You need something hard hitting.You need something supremely, irresponsibly stupid.You look up momentarily, contemplating why this is even a plan, then, with your arm still around her shoulders, you reach over with your other arm, take hold of her chin and in a swift motion, plant a kiss on her lips. Your eyes snap open after a moment to see shock in her eyes.You draw back from your first real kiss. With a girl.Oh God. That just happened. You draw back as swiftly as you moved in. "Oh, jeez. I-I'm sorry Miho I just..." You feel every inch of skin above the collar of your shirt suddenly ignite as the weather seems to suddenly get about twenty degrees warmer. "You were freaking out and I though-""Finally." Mako says, evidently aware enough to guess what had happened while Yukari looks like a kid who's gotten kittens for Christmas.You bite your lip- Miho still hasn't said anything, she's just looking right into your eyes. You continue yammering, making less and less sense- evidently that kiss has transferred whatever panic and terror Miho had been feeling right into you.>RUN AWAY.>Suck it up- "Yukari, we still need to get Miho somewhere her sister won't find her.">Other.
>>28611737>Series by the same guy who makes Nana to Kaoru
>>28612377>>Suck it up- "Yukari, we still need to get Miho somewhere her sister won't find her."
>>28612377>RUN AWAY.If there's any time to spaghetti, it's now.
>>28612377>Suck it up- "Yukari, we still need to get Miho somewhere her sister won't find her."
>>28612377>Suck it up- "Yukari, we still need to get Miho somewhere her sister won't find her."Okay, we've had the obligatory spaghetti for the night, can we advance the plot now?
>>28612377>>Suck it up- "Yukari, we still need to get Miho somewhere her sister won't find her."BE STRONG FOR THE WOMAN!
>>28612377>Bash head against wallthen>>Suck it up- "Yukari, we still need to get Miho somewhere her sister won't find her."
>>28612377>Suck it up- "Yukari, we still need to get Miho somewhere her sister won't find her."Aha! I know one place!Inside the fucking I-Go. It's not like Maho or Erika will ever check that one out.Finally, a use for the worthless tank.
>>28612377Our grandpa fight commies and hold his groundWho are we, running for this?>Suck it up- "Yukari, we still need to get Miho somewhere her sister won't find her."
>>28612266(steady look) you have the most brilliant logistical mind I have every seen, and your architecture will be studied by students for generations to come... you just chose the wrong people to associate with... just like we all did. (turns over engine)Oh, remember how I said that your ideas would be great before we went to war? that's basicly what Die Glocke is. A time tunnel. Makes the sun-reflecting satellite look sane.>>28612313You're the real coward. I sieze my fate with my own two hands. I fought for a madman for over 6 years! I am risking everything to save those I love. My life, my ethics, yes, even my country. Would you not sacrifice others to see YOUR family saved? But no, You are the one who's abandoning them, by not doing anything to see them to safety. (closes cockpit and taxis out, unless someone tries to stop me.) Out of character: man, I am enjoying this mini-story.
>>28612377>>Suck it up- "Yukari, we still need to get Miho somewhere her sister won't find her."It may have been the first kiss but there may be more in our future if we don't screw up now.
>>28612377>>Suck it up- "Yukari, we still need to get Miho somewhere her sister won't find her."We need to escape her sister
>>28612414Yeah, I'm sure some of us would like the plot to advance so we can have a bombshell the size of this >>28612316 come upon us or.
>>28612377>Grab Miho in a princess carry>Open reserve spaghetti vents>Rocket away
>>28612333Actually, the Glocke is simply the german word for 'bell', or a fucking long poem about the creation of a bell thaught to german youngsters when their teachers start on a monday and have no idea what to do for the rest of the week.
>>28612377>Suck it up- "Yukari, we still need to get Miho somewhere her sister won't find her."Let's roll. With style.>>28612386Bra Girl. Pretty good.
>>28612445>that's basicly what Die Glocke is. A time tunnel. Makes the sun-reflecting satellite look sane.Once we sought to control the winds of time, but the Juden sent a Golem of Silver through the rifts to seek help. And soon enough a Belgian danced in and kicked our experiments to dust.
>>28612377>Number 2, number 2!>>28612279>This man. This man understands.>>28612298>... I can make V2's run on coaldust. I can't make a tank that isn't actually a tank. Do I look like an American to you?!>>28612316>For the last time, WE DON'T HAVE ANY MORE TARGETS LARGE ENOUGH TO BE WORTH SHELLING.>>28612333>Oh. Oh, I'm sorry, but I'm not fluent in BLANKETY BLANKETY BLANK. EH? SCHREIBEN AUF DEUTSCH, JACKASS! NOW WHAT DOES IT DO?>>28612445>Who let this schweinehund have at the schnaps? We're running a ministry, not a drunk tank! Time tunnel. Jesus.
>>28612386>>28612497Also check out Puppy Lovers. No, there are no animals involved.
>>28612578>There was talk of making a device to channel the Fuhrer's madness at the Bolsheviks to destroy them. Do you think you could make it?
>>28612578(new char, desk clerk, old one, mechanic and part-time pilot has taken off.) Mr. Speer, while he was a little extreme, he does have a point of the lack of resources and there beign a lack of targets. just point east and shoot, for all the good it would do. But he is wrong on Die Glocke. It is actually (looks at paper) an experiment in anti-gravity propulsion. I wonder if Deitrich left any schnapps for the rest of us?
>>28612445How? How does this help your family? Does your fleeing put them a single step further away from Stalin's hordes? Does it keep your home from being bombed or looted? Whether you die or run, your children grow up without a father. But if you run, they must grow up with the knowledge that their papa was a coward who fled his home when the specter of death loomed over him.If you still think you must flee, then go. I pray that what meager fuel you hold lasts, and that you do not die a foolish death to the American pilots.
>>28612649>new charWhat's this about the French's new tank?
>>28612730What are you smoking? The French don't have tanks of their own right now! They USA American tanks! Just like everybody else!
>>28612814Even us no less.
>>28612705(Calling as I line up for take off) the sooner I get being a POW over with, the sooner I can come back and help. Unless you have a better idea, I'm taking my one shot. I think I can leverage these blueprints, this plane, and my knowlage of the engine to get my family out safe from the embassy near Berlin. (thoughts on mechanic: background is Dietrich, father was WWI vet, uncle diplomat to Japan, met wife in Japan, had boy, then recently a daughter. He started out in the Condor legion, mechanic for battle of Britain, pressed into piloting in the east, disillusionment follows. not sure whether or not to have him get killed/fail. Family gets to embassy, wife and infant daughter manage to escape to Japan, where they become mildly well-off due to pre-war connections. daughter grows up temperamental, but surrounded by children of the elite, including one Maho Nishizumi. The young infant's name: Erika, for her mother.
>>28612831the fuck is that muzzle brake doing on that L/70
>>28612854Pretending to be American.
>>28612854hiding in plain sight, dumpko-, i mean, moron. Now smile and point that jeep towards the Tiger three miles back.
>>28612874all the ersatz panthers hat the muzzle break removed to not disturb the silhouette
>>28612879>hiding in plain sightthey didn't even get the chance to, the yanks heard the very loud and distinctive panther engine and saw the size of the things at distance and didn't even get to see the fake stars before opening fire
>>28612891What are you talking about man, this is OBVIOUSLY an M10. A panther has a different turret, >>28612910Shit, suppressing fire! You, tell command that to move those Panzers up the secondary route now! we'll hold them off for the time being.
>>28612910Actually the Operation failed and they neversaw combat while in disguise, just as regular troops.
>>28612977the panthers were destroyed while still in disguise
>>28612995"Shit, I know I should have gone with Skorzeny. Why did anyone think this would work again?"
>>28612995>the panthers were destroyed while still in disguise>Green tanks operating within German formations as part of German forcesI could have phrased that better. They never operated as disguised M10 Wolverines.
>>28613084can we not argue history and get back to improve Nazi character drama while we wait for Blackjack?
>>28612831Something's not right here...why are two of those guys wearing trench coats while the other 3 aren't?Get in uniform magots! And where are your PT belts?!?!?!?!
>>28612377>>Suck it up- "Yukari, we still need to get Miho somewhere her sister won't find her."Speaking of sucking it up, I earned my German skull and bones badge yesterday. Treading water for 2 hours for the gold wasn't exactly hard, just kinda boring.
>>28613240they though the weather would be warm, so they left them behind... Sir, Yes, Sir. we will head down to division HQ and requisition some new ones right away, sir. Quick question, our driver has no sense of direction, so which way to HQ?
>>28612852Then go. Leave, and as you have forgotten your home, forget me and your bretheren as well.(I imaginge the pilot as a farmer in prewar life, probably a cropduster pilot. When his number came up for draft during the beginning of Barbarossa, he served with neither joy nor complaint. It wasn't until Kursk that he really began to fear for his home, realizing that the Soviets had little regard for their own lives, and by extension, even less regard for their enemies. His family manages to flee to Berlin, and manages to escape to the British sector before the wall is built.)
Now would be an excellent time to panic, start hyperventalating and assuming the worst of your future, but you'll have time for that later. "Yukari, Miho needs somewhere private to wait this out." You say, collecting yourself and attempting to keep the panic and terror inside from overflowing outside. You catch Miho's eyes again- she's still staring right into you.You gulp a bit."What about the I-Go?" Yukari offers. "We aren't far- and it'd be quiet and private." You sigh and let yourself relax just a bit- Yukari to the rescue. "If we're quick, nobody will even see us!"Miho finally looks away from you, nodding to Yukari. "O-okay." She says, still seeming a bit unsure of herself pulling herself- and you- to her feet. "I'm sorry- I'm acting childish." She says, trying smile for you guys. "Thank you for helping me, both of you."It doesn't take long to get over to the Oorai exhibit- thankfully and probably expectedly, you don't see any sign of Miho's older sister or the angry, light-haired Erika. Yuzuu is standing guard by the I-Go, ready to give information on the tank and Oorai's senshado program- As you help Miho up she tries to stop you. "What are you guys doing?">"Miho needs some alone time.">"Can't talk, need to get in the tank.">Other.
>>28613408>>Other.Family problems, we need the tank for a little bit.
>>28613408"Evasive maneuvers. Miho needs a moment alone. Don't mind us!"
>>28613438...Eh...yeah, let's go with this
>>28613408>"Miho needs some alone time."I hope Yuzu is bro enough not to let Anzu disturb Miho at least.
>>28613443This and perhaps have Yukari run interference for us.
>>28613408>"Miho needs some alone time."
>>28613408go with No.28613438 >>28613407(Whisper to self in-flight) You know they never let me forget them, day or night. OoC: should we leave our character's fates ambiguous or make a roll to decide?
>>28613499>RP'ingyou have no idea how terrible you are, you make me want to stab you through my monitor
>>28613499Leave it ambiguous. Besides, I really need to sleep.>>28613524I'm certainly glad we elicit such a heartfelt response.
>>28613542ditto. see you all at 6:30 eastern time.
>>28613408>Family problems, we need the tank for a little bit.I like this one.
>>28613438let's givve this a shot
"Family issues" you say bluntly as Miho climbs up onto the tank and slides into the commander's hatch. Yuuzu looks back and forth between you and Miho, unsure of what to do- she's probably been instructed not to let anyone in the tank.Yukari comes up beside you. "We need the tank for a bit." She says, as you climb up yourself.You turn around before you slide through the spacious commander's hatch yourself. "You won't even know we're here," you reassure her before disappearing into the tank. "Just don't let anyone in!" You say, poking your head out and smiling at her for good measure."I'm taking the chair." Mako says as she grabs the shaded chair Anzu had been lounging in earlier and sits down- Yukari maintains a guard outside.As you close the hatch with a thunk you turn to Miho, who's composed herself back to what you hope is a normal level of freaking out.>Let her talk.>Apologize.>"So, why are you freaking out because of your sister?">Other.
>>28614185>"So, why are you freaking out because of your sister?"Time for tank therapy sessions.
>>28614185>Let her talkWe can always steer the subject if we really need to, let's give her a chance to vent.
>>28614256yeah, lets let her vent
>>28614185>Let her talk.
>>28614185>>Let her talk.
>>28614185>other make out in the tonk.
>>28614185>Let her talk.>all dees betaus maximus's that want to apologize like we're actually sorry for kissing her
>>28614185>Let her talkWah~ What are we gonna do in the tank?
Who wants to learn about American tonks again?
>>28614528Light, Medium, or Heavy?
>>28614541Mm. Surprise me.
>>28614541Tell me about the T14.
You sit down in the gunner's seat across from Miho, who's almost instinctively taken the commander's chair. "You okay?" You ask quietly, leaning your head back against the side of the turret- not something you usually do, but it's been a long five minutes. You look back over at Miho, who nods at you silently. You nod back, closing your eyes."Thank you, Russells." Miho says after a minute or so of silence. "I-I'm sorry about how I was behaving. You must think I'm crazy." You don't respond- she wants to talk so you're going to let her talk. "I guess I owe you an explanation, though."You shrug. "If you're comfortable with it." You say. "I've seen enough family oddity in my life."Miho smiles a bit at this, but looks down at the floor. "It's not my sister..." She says slowly, not quite sure of herself even now. "My sister has always been there for me, even when I..." She stops for a second, "...even when I failed her." Miho reaches up and pushes her bangs back, covertly brushing away the beginnings of a tear."Erika then?" You ask- she seemed like the sort that'd give a girl like Miho a rough time, but Miho shakes her head."No- Erika is a..." She stops. "As I said, she is not a nice person, but she doesn't matter." Miho takes a deep breath. "It's just... If my sister is here, and Erika is here then..." She takes a breath. "...then my mother's here, too."
Rolled 3>>28614464I'll bite. What's the difference between a vanilla Sherman and an M4A1 Sherman?Is it the hull? Is the vanilla one more egg shell shaped than the other one?Is it the turret? Is the vanilla one missing a loader's hatch?Mostly exterior details and stuff. Reference pics would be nice bonus.
>>28614631one's welded out of multiple pieces of steel (later models), ones cast into a single piece, the former is, iirc, stronger. AlsoNEXT TIME ON DRAGON BA---wait wrong thing
>>28614560Actually the T14's one of my favorite premiu-Oh. Er...NEXT TIME ON GIRLS UND PANZER QUEST!>We sort out some mommy issues.>Kay gives us a taste of home.>The jig is up.Girls und Panzer Quest will continue on Friday at 5-6PM PST.Follow me on Twitter for schedule updates and to find out when the thread goes live!https://twitter.com/BlackJackGuPQ
>>28614629>"...then my mother's here, too."Pic related.
>>28614663>>The jig is up.SHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEIIIIITTTT
>>28614697ALL IS LOST! RUN AWAY!
>>28614668More like GET MAD SON.
>>28614551In early 1941 the demand for air-cooled radial engines to power the rapidly increasing production of tanks and aircraft appeared likely to exceed the supply available. As a result, additional sources were sought for light tank engines with preference given to those engines already in production.On June 6 1941, OCM16837 authorized the installation of 2 Cadillac automobile engines with Hydramatic transmissions and an automatic auxiliary transmission in a light tank M3. This combination provided 6 forward speeds and 1 reverse..This action designated the M3 as the M3E2. It was subjected to a 2000 mile endurance test at the General Motors Proving Ground. Excellent results were obtained and the test vehicle was then transferred to Aberdeen. Although the M3E2 was ~2500 lb heaver than the M3A1, it had equivalent performance. In addition to the immediate availability of the standard automobile engine and transmissions, the other advantages of the new power train included better low temperature starting, quieter operation, and additional space in the fighting compartment because of the lower drive shaft tunnels. The Automatic transmission also reduced the driver's work load.
>>28614560I will look into it>>28614631I'll find some pictures for you>>28614724I was going to continue the Stuart, but I'll do the others first
>>28614763>>28614778>>28614803Oh. So it was angular in terms of looks. I always assumed they started out as roundish then got more angular as the war progressed.Thanks man.
>>28614663>>28614560Here we goThe need for more armour in assault operations had been reflected in the Aberdeen proposal for a modified Sherman. The requirement for a special assault tank was established at a conference on 30 March 1942 between representatives of the Chief of Ordnance, Aberdeen Proving Ground, and the British Tank Mission. The latter indicated an urgent requirement for such a tank, but the US Armored Force had no interest at that time. It was agreed that each country would develop and manufacture two pilot assault tanks with the British based on the Mark VIII Cruiser and the US tank based on the M4.After completion, one of each pilot would be interchanged and tested simultaneously in both countries. The Ordnance Committee issued detailed military characteristics for the US vehicle in May 1942, designating it the T14 assault tank.Aberdeen Proving Ground was instructed to prepare preliminary layout drawings and to construct a wooden mock-up. At that time a British requirement was established for 8500 assault tanks.
>>28614963the M4 was welded and had weakspots in the armor scheme where the welds joined, the A1 was cast and removed those weakspots, thats the only difference, one was welded hull, the other cast
>>28614979In June, Aberdeen finished the preliminary drawings and the American Locomotive Company was assigned the task of completing the design and building the two pilot tanks. Both pilots used welded armor, but a design was also prepared for cast hull. The original concept specified the Ford GAZ V8 engine, but provided for its future replacement by the Ford V12 engine when it became available.The standard M4 power train was used except for changes in the final drive gear ratio. It was increase from 2.84:1 to 3.57:1.A leaf spring suspension design was considered but the availability of production facilities resulted in adoption of horizontal volute springs and 25.75 inch tracks from the M6 Heavy Tank. Three boogies were used unlike Aberdeen's earlier proposal, all of the wheels were 18 inches in diameter.The suspension was protected by a 0.5 inch armor skirt which combined with the 2 inch lower side armor to give protection equivalent to 3 inch plate in this area. The upper sides of the hull were 2 inches thick at 30 degrees from vertical.The T14 was armed with the same 75mm gun M3 in the M34A1 mount on the M4, however Aberdeen was instructed in July to prepare layout drawings for the installation of the 105mm howitzer. Future use of the 76 or 90mm was also proposed.
>>28615043The inside diameter of the turret ring was 69 inches, identical to the Sherman. In addition to the gunner's coaxial .30 cal, another machine gun was fitted on the commander's turret hatch ring for antiaircraft protection. The bow gun mount was designed to carry a .50 cal machine gun, but an adapter was fitter to permit the later substitution of a .30 cal weapon. Unlike the Sherman, the bow gun was equipped with a coaxial direct sight telescope.Pilot 1 was delivered to Aberdeen in July followed a month later by Pilot 2. The tanks weighed `47 tons and achieved a maximum speed of about 24 miles/hour/ The tests at Aberdeen revealed the need for numerous modifications. Maintenance was difficult because of the inaccessibility of various components. The tracks were easily thrown and difficult to adjust especially with the skirts. The mobility was considered unsatisfactory and Aberdeen recommended that no further consideration be given to the T14.The first pilot was shipped to Fort Knox in November 1943 then to Bovington.The Armored Force never wanted the T14 and the Army Supply Program of 1 September 1942 made no provision for its production.The Chief of Ordnance was directed to cancel arrangements with the General American Transportation Company to build T14s at a rate of 250 per moth. At the time, it was decided to continue experimental work on the pilot tanks, but OCM 26038 of 14 December 1944 recommended complete cancellation of the T14 Project
>>28615116>The Armored Force never wanted the T14Isn't it sad, T14-chan?
>>28615116Unfortunately I can't seem to find the stat sheet of the T14 unlike the other tanks.>>28615132By the time the T14 was ready the British already had the Churchill to fill the spot of Infantry support and Assault tank.
>>28615132Sad indeed, but I think they decided the Sherman Jumbo was a better route in 1943 or so and later moved on to the Pershing's design in 44.The difficulty in maintenance may also have played a role in it not getting accepted. Shermans were more robust than T-34's and pretty easy to repair/maintain in the field, and the T14 seemed to lack those qualities.
>>28615116Should fix this. The 2 remaining Prototypes were split and sent to Bovington tank museum and Fort Knox
>>28614987I thought the m4 was the cast version, and the welded ones were stringer/better/later versions? (ex the E8)
>>28615221M4 was the welded version, M4A1 was the cast
>>28615247just to make sure, the cast version is the roundish one?
We better get angry at the explanation.And then i expect ALL YOU FUCKERS TO VOTE FOR KNIFE HANDS
>>28615854So it was the A3's when they went back to welded armor.
>>28616598Not... quite. All versions of M4's were produced more or less at the same time. The main reason (from my knowledge) that the M4A1 was cast, was that they had a lack of factories capable of the weldings needed to produce the tanks. By making some M4's with a cast hull instead (and calling it the M4A1), they could get more factories producing tanks. Do note that all the other versions of Shermans were welded. The main difference between models was what engine they mounted.
Clearly the only way to get Miho to stop freaking out, is to simply make out furiously in the tank
>>28618597No no no, we reassure her that we've got her back if we run into her mother; no matter what. We can only hide from our problems for so long before they become unavoidable. Isn't it better to live in the world than to hide from it.Then we take our own advice, as we kinda let that cat out of bag by kissing her in front of the others, in that we won't just support her before her family as a friend and subordinate, but as *dramatic two heartbeats* her boyfriend.Then we kiss her again, and hopefully that goes somewhere long enough for someone to flip open one of the windows from the outside.And it's Shiho, curious to inspect one of the Tanks of the school team her daughter commands.Deer in headlights moment.Then we can panic
>>28612377>while Yukari looks like a kid who's gotten kittens for Christmas.I was picturing this in my head and it's the best thing ever.
>>28619274Man I think at that point, once everything is laid bare, Russels will be in full on, towering, righteous anger mode and won't give a fuck.
>>28619982Yeah, but that's after the initial panic mode.Remember, we're in a comedy, and we've in turn by virtue of getting involved with the female lead, we've turned this into a Romantic Comedy.Therefore hilarious misunderstandings are inbound with a delicious spaghetti dinner before we go full RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION
>>28612377>You draw back from your first real kiss. With a girl.>With a girldoes this >imply that Russels has kissed a guy?
>>28623750Seemed to be more surprise at what just happened. Would probably work better spoken, where the inflection could be heard.
>>28623750both dudes and older women, at the same time.
>>28623750it gets lonely in those tank cabins.
>>28623750Well there was that one time.With Rose.
>>28626723Rose/Russels eh? Anzu/Russels hatesex best crack pairing.
>>28628003>Russels thinks of Rose as a sisterI'm liking where this is going.
>>28628292I dunno, the whole "pretending to be a three-way relationship with Rose and Miho" thing did lead fantastically to an actual relationship with Miho.
>>28628654I still want to see what would have happened if we somehow had wacky hatesex with Anzu.
>>28628739She would blackmail us with the pictures she would have taken.
>>28628823implying she wouldn't subtley needle Russels to the point he simply grabs her and takes her on the desk as she screams in ecstasy.
>>28628975>takes her on the deskmore like its going to happen on the battlefield as he jumps out of BJ and tears the turret of the 38(t) open and ravishes her then and there ontop of the tank while both teams look on and when they both finish all the onlooking tanks pop their white flags
>>28628739> Not going on g.e-hentai.org> Not typing in Girls Und Panzer eng> Not clicking on all the Doujins until you find the Anzu rape Doujin
>>28629059>Do thatYukari says up.That's all I can say on this subject.
>>28628804I might do something about that...maybe.
>>28611741Actually that's a myth, since the 'lights every time' motto was only adopted by Ronson after the war.
Jesus Christ this thread is still here.Well, not making any promises, but I just might have Sheilas and Sentinels ready for next thread. Not making any promises though.
>>28619388I can only imagine.
We get caught in the tank."How did that happen, wasn't Mako keeping gua- oh, right. She's asleep, isn't she?"
>>28632903oh for fucks sake, sage your posts you cunts
>>28632918YOU FUCKING MAD CUNTYEAH YOU MADSTAY MAD ASS FAGGOT
>>28632453Or you know it had less to do with 'lights every time' and more to do with 'as much burning as the flamethrower tank with a similar name.'Though getting shot in the ammunition generally doesn't lead to fire so much as explosion.