"It's a gun..." Mako says, staring at at the object resting on a series of wooden blocks on the floor. You massage your wounded foot while sitting on a trunk nearby. "I don't recognize it." She says a few seconds later, nudging the massive cannon with her foot.You are Commander Russells of the M26E1 Pershing Heavy Tank "Black Jack" and you're a bit hurt that nobody has asked you if you're okay- not surprised given Rose and Mako's typical aloofness. Miho will probably care, though. "Think its German?" You ask, standing up painfully. With two and a half German tanks on the team, a German gun upgrade could be a big help.Rose nods. "Everything else in the room looks German-" She kneels down to look at the barrel. "Too small for an 88..." She comments, gauging the barrel opening with her hand. "Four fingers... It's a 75mm.">"If it's German, Miho should know what it is.">Call Yukari and ask her.>"Note the location- we'll figure out what it is later.">Other.
>>30822843>Call Yukari and ask her.And simultaneous status report from their team while we're at it.
>>30822843>"If it's German, Miho should know what it is.">>Call Yukari and ask her."one of them's got to have an an answer"
>>30822843>"If it's German, Miho should know what it is."Woot, Miho has a solid main gun for her PzIV now.
>>30822905add that to mine, >>30822912, we should see how everyone's doing
>>30822843Apply Girlfriwnd to problem
Hahaha, I just came back from B&B after reading several books on tanksAn interesting one was M4 Sherman vs Type 97 Chi-ha
>>30822843>Call Yukari and ask her.
>>30823027>An interesting one was M4 Sherman vs Type 97 Chi-haOh? Do tell. All the impression I had from those engagements were Japanese tanks getting clobbered by Shermans like, well, Shermans getting slaughtered by Tigers. No detailed personal accounts or such.Though the dug-in anti-tank guns the Japanese employed were more successful on that role, if I recall correctly.
Ok, got this pic from last thread and I am trying to get all the schools names and representative countries down. Can you all help me finish it. please? List is from left to right, top to bottom. Viking: Swedish or NordicKoala: AustraliaPravda: Soviet Union: No idea: Poland (I think)Maginot: FranceAnzio: ItalySaunders: USAOorai: protagB and C (I think): no ideaSt. Gloriana: BritsYogurt: no ideaWaffle: BelgiumKuromoromine: GermanyNo ideaNo ideaNo idea
>>30823659>No idea: Poland (I think)Yeah, you got that right. There's a brief scene of a twin-turret 7TP popping the flag against Pravda.>B and C (I think): no ideaMight be Canada, if the BC stands for British Columbia or something. Don't take my word for it though.>Yogurt: no ideaPossibly Hungarian or Romanian?After Kuromoromine, it's Chi-Ha-Tan (proper Japanese), Blue Division (Spanish), and I'm also stumped on that last one.
>>30823764the B and C team is sporting Free French colors and symbol soooooo they are Free France while Maginot is Vichy France?whothefuckknows.jpg
>MFW thread starts early today>>30822843>Call Yukari and ask her.
You pull out your phone and take a picture of the cannon. "I'm gonna head back up topside- Yukari should know what it is..." You say before turning and limping off up the hall towards the stairs to the deck. As you emerge into the now-late afternoon light, you blink before pulling your phone out and calling Yukari."Hi Russells!" She says cheerfully. "What's up?""We've been checking the storage lockers belowdeck and we found a cannon- we think its a German 75mm." You say. "Hold on I'll send you a picture..." You say, before pulling up a text message to send her the picture."Wait." She says. "The barrel break- how many baffles?" She asks before you get a chance to send it."Just one set-" You start before Yukari interrupts you again."Ball-shaped?" She asks rapidly."Yep.""How long was the barrel?"You shake your head. "I dunno... maybe ten feet?" Yukari is quiet for a few seconds as she thinks. "You sure you don't want a pic-""Assuming its German, sounds like a Kwk-40." She says triumphantly. "They used them on the F2-series Panzer IVs..." She continues before stopping for a second. "Wait, you guys found a Kwk-40 for the Panzer IV!">"Do we have any other tanks it'd fit?">"Great! We'll get the mechanics to install it ASAP!">"So, anything about the missing B1?">Other.
ok, >>30823659 again, just for the humor factor, I've made a list of girls und panzer schools and corresponding 40k faction(s) those snippets with Bjorn and Tankred inspired me and would not give me peace.Viking: Swedish or Nordic: Space wolvesKoala: Australia: Tyranids and Catachan (look at all that lethal wildlife, tell me I’m wrong.)Pravda: Soviet Union: Valhalla (Cain+Nonna+Katyusha=best family ever)No idea: Poland: White scarsMaginot: France: some IGAnzio: Italy: Ultra marinesSaunders: USA: Elysian drop troops and Black Templars (Tankred)Oorai: protag: Blood ravens, I.E. ‘gifted ‘vehicles from everyone, including Bjorn.B and C: Canada: CadiansSt. Gloriana: Brits: Praetorians and Orks.Yogurt: no ideaWaffle: Belgium: some IGKuromoromine: Germany: Death Korp of Krieg, Black legion, Armageddon steel legion (now my head can’t stop making ShihoxAbbadon (very whipped BTW). Throw in Yarrick leading the team with Erika and Maho for total brain failure.)Chi-Ha-tan: japan: TauBlue division: Spanish: more IGNo ideaFactions to be assigned: Eldar, Dark eldar, other space marine chapters.
>>30824263>>"Great! We'll get the mechanics to install it ASAP!">>"So, anything about the missing B1?">"Do we have any other tanks it'd fit?"Only the StuG, I think. But why change the gun if it's already adequate for the task?
>>30824263>"Great! We'll get the mechanics to install it ASAP!">"So, anything about the missing B1?"
>>30824313>Yogurt: no idea>Waffle: Belgium: some IG>Blue division: Spanish: more IGMordian Iron Guard, perhaps?>Chi-Ha-tan: japan: TauThey strike me more as Catachan, strangely enough. Japanese jungle warfare and all.>Koala: Australia: Tyranids and CatachanI prefer Tallarn for these guys. Desert Rats motif.>Maginot: France: some IGImperial Fists, though colors schemes kinda clash. Eh, whatever.
>>30824329I think the StuG already has a KwK-40, actually. Or some similarly long-barreled 7.5cm. It's the Hetzer kit we want for that machine.
>>30824313>look at all that lethal wildlife, tell me I'm wrongurrongAnyways, B&C has stumpes me as well. If you look at their emblem, they have an Orthodox cross?
>>30824528No, the hetzer kit's for the 38t.
>>308245301. being Tyranid is suffering, they get no love. 2. If you mean Eastern Orthodox, yes. I'm now thinking Greece, or one of the Balkan states.
>>30824581>Forget the Hetzer kit goes on the 38t, not the StuGWhy do I wear this title if I can't live up to it...
>>30824643because its late and you can't think straight.
>>30824626>>30824530Nah, this guy >>30823825 had it right. It is the cross of the Free French forces.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_of_LorraineStill doesn't exclude the school as representing Canada though.All these schools are still Japanese anyway.
>>30824764Ok. I now have the list edited to: Maginot: France: Imperial fistsB and C: Free french: iron warriorshow's that for a reversal of roles?
>>30824626I don't want to be tyranids :c
>>30823640Oh that was definitely true, however the Japanese also adopted a 'until you see the whites of their eyes' doctrine in which they waited until the Shermans were at point blank range or at the sides to shoot.It was certainly effective but you also had to take account the difference in manufacturing power between the two nations
>>30825280Why ? Not even a genestealer or Swarmlord? That and you get to sic 2-3 Carnefex on the enemy.
>>30824263>>"Great! We'll get the mechanics to install it ASAP!">>"So, anything about the missing B1?"
>>30823659L-R:Row 1: Fjords, Sentinel a shit, )))), Kurwa.Row 2: Paris Hilton, Spaghetti Sally, American Annie, Row 3: Parisian Jazz, Glasgow smile, Softest Sofias, Belgian chocolate.Row 4: Mein Wunderwaffe, Japan Cannot Into Tanks, LA ESPANOLA, FINNISH HIM
>>30824455Japan sucked ass at jungle warfare, no SMGs.
>>30825549snipers and not being seen on the other hand...
>>30825549They had SMGs, just not a lot.
>>30825509>FINNISH HIMAh, now I remember.The last one is Continuance High School. Thanks for jogging my memory, fellow anon.
>>30825571Were excellent tactics used by the British against the Japanese.What, did you think there were a lot of jungles in Japan?
"That's amazing, Yukari-" You say after a second. "Y-you want me to send you the picture?" You ask. "To make sure?" If she got that right, of of your most basic of descriptions. Well she was able to identify Black Jack just by looking at the gun barrel- they girl knows her stuff."Go ahead." She says. "But I'm sure of it." You finish texting her the picture and a few second later you hear a satisfied sigh. "I'm so good. It scares me sometimes! Miho's going to love it! It's a huge improvement over the Kwk-37- it's just a infantry support gun; the Kwk-40 is a proper anti-tank gun!" She makes a cannon noise over the phone. "Y'know they introduced it to take out Soviet T-34's and KV heavy ta-"She's about to go off on a rant- you feel bad cutting her off but you've got something else to ask. "Yukari, wait... We can talk about that later- what about the B1?" You ask. "You guys find any information on where it went?""Well- we know its underwater somewhere." She says. "Insurance reports were talking about potential water damage... We learned a lot more about the tank itself too." She pauses and you hear paperwork in the background. "It's a B1 bis- it was originally manufactured in June 1939 and was in service until July 1940... It was knocked out-">"Any idea where it is now?">"Find anything about other tanks?">Go report back to Miho.>Other.
>>30825549Not entirely accurate. Pic related, the only one they made in any numbers.Of course, like many Japanese smallarms, it's a pile of shit. The mechanism is complex and jams easily in jungle conditions, the bullet is underpowered, and the gun itself has awful balance because some knucklehead thought a big, heavy magazine sticking out of the side was a good idea.
>>30825627>some knucklehead thought a big, heavy magazine sticking out of the side was a good idea.Hey, it worked for the Sten and Stirling.
>>30825623>"Any idea where it is now?"So we can get right to the back breaking work of hauling it out.Meanwhile, have Rose or Mako relay the gun find to Miho.
>>30825623>"Any idea where it is now?">"Find anything about other tanks?">Go report back to Miho.No reason we cant do all three
>>30825509>>30825600ok , got continuance high as finnish, now for a 40k faction... eldar and voyastran ok?>>308256201. and used against us Americans. Great minds think alike.2. In Japan, no. In the Pacific and Asia, heck yes.>>30825623>"Any idea where it is now?">>"what bodies of water are on the ship, we can start there."Other: call mechanics, make the gun installation a surprise gift for GF, show her how much we love her.
>>30825623>"Find anything about other tanks?""We found spare parts for a Panther, a turbine engine, a kit for the 38(t)... What else might be down here?"
>>30825677>Other: call mechanics, make the gun installation a surprise gift for GF, show her how much we love her.This. Have them tie a big Bow Ribbon around it.
>>30825694That is adorable. I like this idea.
>>30825627They were on the right track; after all, the best WW2 Jungle SMG had a top-feed magazine.
>>30825694...oh god do this. Please.also for actual choices>"Any idea where it is now?">"Find anything about other tanks?">Go report back to Miho.no reason we can't do them all.
>>30825677I seem to remember the jungle heavy Solomon Islands campaign as being something of a 8:1 casualty ratio in favour of the Americans.And I'm unsurprised that you failed to understand the implications of Japan not having places to train in jungle warfare.
>>30825708Oh, the Owen gun.I still maintain that the Australians gave it a top-down magazine because they felt the general insult alone of having an untrained 20-year-old Digger making a better SMG than the world's most industralised nations wasn't offensive enough, so they made it look like the gun was constantly flipping off everyone in the vicinity, too.
>>30825704mfw my idea has the BlackJack seal of approval>Quest started: ...and you're happy to see me. we are going to be busy little bees.
>>30825744That was mostly because the Japanese had no supplies and no support.
>>30825654I have a mixed opinion on the Sten. When the operating word for a firearm is 'cheap', it's both a good and a bad thing.>>30825708Have to agree with you. Reliable, powerful, and light. But most of all, reliable. Any automatic weapon that passes 'the bucket test' is a winner in my book.
>>308257441. every operation up until Iwo Jima had casualties favoring the US, for >>30825760 said. 2. They did have places to train, just not in Japan. plenty of military forces do training outside their own country.>>308257771. cheap: Positives=can make millions of easy to learn weapons for little cost. Negatives=not resistant to malfunctions, like jamming (and good god, that thing jammed) 2. What's the bucket test? my test consists of "if you dump it in a hostile environment, how long can you leave it there and still have a guy pick it up and fire it right then and there."
>>30825842The bucket test:1. Put your gun in a bucket large enough to totally contain the gun, e.g. no parts above the lip.2. Fill the bucket with your test substance. Sand, mud, water, whatever your gun will be exposed to in it's operating environment.3. Remove the gun from the bucket and attempt to fire it. Full points if the gun fires immediately. Partial credit if the gun needs immediate action. Half credit if the gun needs a bit of fiddling. One quarter credit if you need to field strip it. No credit if the gun is fouled.
>>30825896great minds really do think alike. My test just adds time exposed, AKA, bias for the AK47.
>>30825842> "if you dump it in a hostile environment, how long can you leave it there and still have a guy pick it up and fire it right then and there."Well,>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owen_Gun>The Owen has a simple blowback design, firing from an open bolt. It was designed to be fired either from the shoulder or the hip. It is easily recognisable, owing to its unconventional appearance, including the top-mounted magazine, and the side-mounted sight required to allow the firer to aim past it. The placement of the magazine allows gravity to assist the magazine spring in pushing cartridges down to the breech, which improves feeding reliability. Another unusual feature is the separate compartment inside the receiver, which isolates the small-diameter bolt from its retracting handle by means of a small bulkhead. This prevents dirt and mud from jamming the bolt, and makes the Owen a highly reliable weapon. Like the Sten, and Austen, the Owen had a non-folding wire buttstock, but also had pistol grips.Owen is AK-tier "Cannot foul this shit ever".Also, It hits the "cheap" button despite that:>Approximately 45,000 Owens were produced from 1942 to 1944. During the war the average cost to manufacture the Owen submachine gun was $30.
>>30825969ok, for "Cannot foul this shit ever" (great title, totally stealing) tier weapons we have AK 47 and the Owen, any other weapon we should add?
>>30826021Certain actions lean towards reliability. Revolvers, for example. I am unaware of any sort of mechanical jam that would be POSSIBLE in a revolver.
>>30826114not coming from bad parts/manufacturing, or ammunition, of course.
>>30825623>>"Find anything about other tanks?"There's still a Chi-Nu out there, isn't there?
>>30826181forget that, we have a turbo-panther to find!
>>30826159Well now we need to quantify what kinds of malfunctions we're talking about and what causes them. It's not all due to design.Some jams can be caused by poor material quality (bad powder causing a chamber fouling, poor metal causing a breech or barrel blowout), while others can be created due to poor handling by the operator (bad grip on the magazine causing a feed stoppage, soft grip causing a stovepipe). Still more arise from simple wear and tear.
>>30826216No, we don't.
>>30826228'the bucket' tests environmental longevity endurance, which can be affected by build materials and mechanical design. Let's stick with the latter for simplicity's sake.>>30826239I don't know about you, but until BlackJack says otherwise, I say we're Panther hunting.
As you talk with Yukari, you get an idea. But for now, you've got other things to worry about. "Water damage- So are we sure it wasn't just dropped off the side of the ship or something?" You ask, partially dreading what the answer may be."Negative." Yukari says. "There's a lot of back-and-forth here between the insurance company and the school over whether the tank was recoverable or not- If it was dropped into the ocean there would be no doubt from either side- it would cost more to recover it than to replace it." Yukari pauses. "No, it's definately somewhere on the ship- actually there aren't a lot of places it could be.""Bodies of water..." You muse. "Well, I think the river is too shallow to lose a tank in...""There's a bunch of open-air reservoirs, though." Yukari says. "They're designed to help catch fresh rain water for purification into drinking water for the ship. There's actually one near the tank grounds! If it's a practice accident that's probably the place!""Alright!" You say, excited to finally have a definite lead. "I'll get a team together. And Yukari?" You ask before hanging up."Russells?" Yukari replies."Don't tell Miho about the Kwk-40 yet.">Assemble from those still in the hanger.>Go grab people from below decks.>Have Yukari and the History Club meet you there.">Other.
>>30826292Well then you'll be paying attention to the action. Reciever, bolt, block. Those three control the mechanical reliability.Kings of this hall: AK-47, the Owen gun, Most well-made revolvers (special honors: the model 29 .44 magnum and Colt single action Army).Honorable mentions: The Hotchkiss machine gun, Glock semiautomatic pistol, MG-42 (it had to be, with the rate of fire it could sustain), Browning M2HB machine gun, Henry repeating rifle, and M1911 pistol.That's from about 10 minutes of internetting. I might be wrong with some of them, but famous guns are generally also pretty reliable. Unless they're famous for jamming. *cough*Chauchat*cough*
>>30826434>Have Yukari and the History Club meet you there.
>>30826434>>Assemble from those still in the hanger.>>Go grab people from below decks.
>>30826434>>Have Yukari and the History Club meet you there."Shouldn't we grab a crane or something? Or a heavy-duty winch to pull this thing out when we find it?
>>30826474That was only the murikan 30-06 conversion, the regular one in 8mm Lebel worked just fine
>>30826434>>Go grab people from below decks.Lure Miho way form Tonk Gun
>>30826548For Certain definitions of "fine", given that it's, y'know, firing 8mm Lebel.
>>30826558*away fromjesus cuntfucking christ, tablet
>>30826548>chauchat>worked fineAh, huh...what...huh? No, sorry, that thing was shit no matter what cartridge it fired. Yes, the 30-06 made it worse, but it made worse severe issues that were already there.It had an open-sided magazine that basically fed dirt straight into the action. It had bad magazine design that caused feed failures if you loaded all 20 rounds, forcing gunners to only load 18-19 shots instead. It had a crummy bipod and a long-recoil bolt that made sustained fire a nightmare. And even in 8mm Lebel it overheated (with no way to change the barrel, I might add) after less than 500 rounds.It was a crap gun. You are literally the first person I've ever met who defends the thing. Are you French, and if you are, why are you defending THAT thing instead of a much finer French weapon, like, say, the Hotchkiss?
>>30826642Not that anon but I love the Chauchat.Not for it's performance mind you.Mostly for it's weird design
>>30826642I think saw a program once that mentioned that the soldiers who used them were annoyed as anyone who got too close could see exactly when you were about to run out of ammo.
>>30826791Not really sure enemy soldiers would be focused on watching on how much ammo they have but rather when will wait until the gun overheats or jams
>>30826791More likely they could see you were just making machine gun noises with your mouth while there was a spanner and screwdriver jammed in the action from trying to pry the jammed rounds out...
Sometimes I wish we went Yukari route
>>30827150GuPQ Side Material:The Way of Guderian....there, i give you the title. I am sure you can do the rest.
>>30827150Yukari loves Miho too.We can invite her over for dinner, tanksperging and casual threesomes.
>>30827172>>30827178God dammit, I can't not write this nowwhen did I become the lewd writefag? That was supposed to be Anchovy Writer
>>30827219he booked and you are easier to peer pressure
>>30827219It's your curse of loving the Sentinel.
>>30827219If i am not 'the undecipherable one' and bad@romance writing i might try to write a short about Yukari route.Alas, there are far more better writer out there.Like you.
>>30827219Would you guys prefer this to be RussellsxYukari or YukarixAnon like in Rinalewds?tbh the second one would be easier for me rather than trying to characterise Russells.
>>30827274Yukari x(Miho+Russels)Yukari gets her favourite ship *and* her two favourite people in one package.
>>30827274RusselsxYukari. DO IT YOU WONT
>>30827302>>30827306FuuuuiiiinnneI hate trying to emulate characters that aren't mine. I always put too much of my own personal spin on them.
>>30827322Can Yukari secretly be a trap? That way she can be sandwiched between Miho and Russels.She'll be inside Miho and Russels will be inside "her"
>>30827322Will it be lewd?
>>30827363What the fuck>>30827364Yes
I'm gonna bed now...keep the thread alive for a few hours, please?In return, a (gif)t.
>>30827372Anchovy Lover,I haven't been here in a while.What lewd?
>>30827389Are you saying you're Anchovy Writer?And what do you mean by what lewd?
>>30827372>>30827363>>30827306Yukari is not a sandwich.Plain Miho x Yukari and Russels x Yukari is nice, but not ideally romantic.It's like Russels and Miho on a date, and each one gets their own chocolate milkshake.It's far more romantic and cute if the two of them share a milkshake, double-straw style.(The Milkshake is Yukari)
>>30827419No, I'm not him/her I've seen some post writing but not lewd, at least here
>>30827421captcha: despair mice
>>30827375I'll see your AMX and trade you a T-90
>>30827427Anchovy Writer might or might not have written lewds. I don't remember, and I'm pretty sure he edited it if he did.I wrote lewds, though. Rinalewds.http://pastebin.com/TG7BDu45
>>30827274I'd rather prefer RusselsxGertrude, the most forbidden ship of them all.
An hour later the sun is low in the sky off the port bow. You stand at the edge of the small, deep storage pond- most of the team was here; Yukari had left the history team to continue to comb through records, but she'd brought Anzu, Momo and Yuuzu. Additionally you'd brought up everyone who'd been below decks- Miho and the rest of Anglerfish. The mechanics were also present. Additionally Rose, your gunner. (You'd managed to brief them on the Kwk-40 and they'd agreed to keep its discovery a secret for now.)"How do we figure out if its down there?" You ask Yukari, looking at the calm surface- though artificial in nature, the schoolship's designers had taken care to make it look natural, with shallow shores before a precipitous underwater drop into the actual storage tank. "How deep is it?""About twenty feet- we'll need to dive to confirm if its down there." You aren't a huge fan of swimming. Or holding your breath while doing so. Luckily Yukari claps you on the back. "Luckily I got my scuba certification last summer! But it's too late today..." She says happily."We're going to need a recovery vehical for this, anyway." Nakajima comments. "Thirty ton tank down there- and most of the lift is going to be vertical..." She nods and rubs her chin. "We'll need specialized equipment for this.">"Hana, you smell anything?">"Recovery vehical?">Talk with the mechanics girls- alone.>Other.
>>30827511......No.>>30827532>"Hana, you smell anything?"
>>30827532>Other.This is a carrier, right? There's gotta be some Scuba equipment lying around somewhere.
>>30827532>>"Hana, you smell anything?"NOSE SENSE TINGLING>Talk with the mechanics girls- alone.Organise our present.
>>30827511Someone else got to that before I did
>>30827541The equipment isn't the issue, the problem is that there's not enough light left and night diving is hella fucking wack
>>30827532>>"Hana, you smell anything?">>"Recovery vehicle?"'m going to beat you with a dictionary until you stop typo-ing, BJ.
>>30827532>>"Hana, you smell anything?"
>>30827532>"Aren't there maintenance people for this sort of thing? WHy don't we talk to them?"
>>30827532>"Recovery vehicle?">Talk with the mechanics girls- alone.Isn't the Tiger (P) turretless now? Maybe the Automobile Club jury rigged it into a Bergetiger (P) until they can get the turret back in.Also, installing that gun we found into the Panzer IV.>Other.Additionally, get the Sodoclones into this. This will be their vehicle for the tournament afterall.
What's the difference between spaced armor and applique armor?Also how much armor does each give and where does it apply?
>>30827511Well at some point, I'd probably want to see Anzu X Patrick X Erika threesome ship, AKA Sweet Potato X Irish Potato X Kartoffel.But I'm probably not gonna hold my breath for that.
>>30827842....that is nice one.
>>30827836Spaced armour is 2 armour plates with space in between the two. Schurzën is an example of it.Applique armour is just extra armour put onto existing armour. The Centurion Mk 3 to 6 is an example of this.
>>30827863how much armored protection does it give tanks.how much dies it weigh the tank down
>>30827836Applique can be anything, doesn't even have to be a factory kit. A lot of Sherman Crews applied applique armor in the form of extra plates, concrete, and sandbags. The purpose is to straight up thicken the armorSpaced armor is intended to prematurely detonate HEAT rounds, destabilize penetrators, they also serve as extra armor being lighter than Applique and providing less armor.
>>30827883How much does it weigh a tank down.I recently read/skimmed over several tank books at my local barnes and nobles, so I was curious
>>30827532>"Hana, you smell anything?"No idea what this will net us to be honest, we already know this tank is there.
>>30827902It depends entirely on what kit is used. Sandbags for example do not improve the armour immensely and weigh a ton, so draw your own conclusions from that.
>>30827902Depends on the plating.Seriously, there is essentially no consistency. You have to take each case individually.
>>30827902Depends on how much shit you put on. The field applied Applique wasn't standardised, apart from 14th Armored Division who set up workshops to produce shelves to hold sandbags on their Shermans.A lot of crews put on what they thought was necessary
>>30827879Schurzën doesn't add much. They're usually anywhere between 5-10mm thick, and weigh very little. Against HEAT it changes the standoff distance, against small caliber rounds it causes premature fragmentation. Tank rounds tend to just ignore it.Applique can be anything from 30mm (Pz IV Ausf. J) to 60mm (Centurion Mk 5/1). Both were 5 tonne upgrades.
>>30827934Another way of putting it would be:ORKS ORKS ORKS ORKS ORKS ORKS!
>>30827934I see.Another thing I read up was the Canadian Tanks. Which I found kind of interesting though the books themselves did not say much about themThe Ram and the Grizzly While I know they lost due to the Massive numbers they can produce in Shermans (almost like what happen to the Sentinel) However how effective we're they compared to them.Especially the Grizzly since it seemed like an upgraded version of the M4A1, with upgraded slope armor (and some equipped with the 17 pdr )To let's say to other variants like the Firefly and Easy Eight.Speaking of Sherman Variants, the one thing I'm confused between the variants was the different engines they used, which one's were better compared to each other.Sorry for asking all these questions but I'm generally curious
>>30827975>While I know they lost due to the Massive numbers they can produce in Shermans (almost like what happen to the Sentinel) However how effective we're they compared to them.Ram was built off the M3 Lee and had the 2pdr (Mk 1) and 6pdr (Mk 2). Not much better than the standard Sherman at AP, much worse at HE.>Especially the Grizzly since it seemed like an upgraded version of the M4A1, with upgraded slope armor (and some equipped with the 17 pdr )It's not upgraded, it's just a M4A1 with British tracks and radio. The 17pdr Sherman is the Firefly (Sherman IC, IC Hybrid, VC)>Speaking of Sherman Variants, the one thing I'm confused between the variants was the different engines they used, which one's were better compared to each other.M4/M4A1: Petrol, Radial A/C Engine. 400 net HPM4A2: Diesel, 2 engines. 375 net HPM4A3: Petrol, V8. 450 net HP.M4A4: Petrol, Multibank (5) engine: 370 net HP.M4A6: Petrol, Radial A/C engine: 450 net HP
>>30828057I heard the Grizzly had bettter sloping armor then the M4A1 and also something about track pins though I do not recall much from the book. Also it had said that a small number of Grizzlies were equipped with the 17pdr.So in terms of performance it isM4A3: Petrol, V8. 450 net HP.M4A6: Petrol, Radial A/C engine: 450 net HPM4/M4A1: Petrol, Radial A/C Engine. 400 net HPM4A2: Diesel, 2 engines. 375 net HPM4A4: Petrol, Multibank (5) engine: 370 net HP.Well considering the M4A4 was mostly used to export to other lend lease countries to its understandable
>>30828057>It's not upgraded, it's just a M4A1 with British tracks and radio. The 17pdr Sherman is the Firefly (Sherman IC, IC Hybrid, VC)Incorrect. It had thicker, more sloping armour, had a longer range, and, most notably was fitted with Canadian Dry Pin tracks (CDP) tracks, which did not require rubber, a scarce wartime material and were superior in practice to the basic Sherman ones anyway.The CDP track was lighter and simpler than the standard US tracks and did not require rubber, which was scarce since the Japanese advance into Southeast Asia.A small batch of Grizzlies were fitted with an Ordnance QF 17-pounder for training but none saw action.
You should be looking at Torque as well, as the Transmissions are the same through the models and therefore the gearing.Radials and Diesels (Though for Diesel engines this isn't surprising) appear to have a very large powerband when compared to the GAA, so the gearing is relatively important
>>30828139I find your claims dubious, considering the 15.5" CDP is less wide than the 16.5" T51, the loaded weight for the M4A1 is ~500 lbs different to the Grizzly and they used the same engine and fuel tank layout.Pray tell your sources for this, because it seems Mr. Chamberlain is in error if you are correct.
You notice Hana, standing with her eyes closed. "Hana?" You ask, getting her attention. She's shown herself to have an amazing sense of smell- but finding a twenty-year-old submerged tank? "Hana, you smell anything?" Rose is already looking at you like you're insane.Hana closes her eyes again and inhales before nodding. "It's very faint- but I smell... oil." She says, quietly. "And... iron." It's good enough for you, but you look at Miho- its her team.She smiles. "Alright, Yukari- can you bring scuba gear to practice tomorrow morning?" She says, looking at her loader. "We need to know if its down there first- then we can worry about how to recover it." She looks out over the surface of the pond. "Good work, everyone- Go get some rest." She smiles as she dismisses the afternoon's practice."So, I'll see you tomorrow morning, Russells!" She says with a smile and a small wink. You nod back at her as she turns to go home."Hey, Nakajima-" You say as Miho leaves. "Got a favor to ask you for..."
>>30828230Night Blow Job
NEXT TIME ON GIRLS UND PANZER QUEST!>We put a bow on it.>Yukari is crazy prepared.>Miho calls in a favor...Girls und Panzer Quest will return next Thursday at 5-6PM PST! (Sorry- work schedule sucks this coming week!)Follow me on Twitter for schedule updates and to find out when the thread goes live!https://twitter.com/BlackJackGuPQ
>>30828259>Miho calls in a favor...Alright, what trick are you gonna pull from your Nishizumi hat now, Miho?
>>30828215My current INFORMATION come from the following:Skaarup, Harold (2011). "Ironsides": Canadian Armoured Fighting Vehicle Museums and Monuments. iUniverse.comKnight, Doug (editor), Tools of the Trade: Equipping the Canadian Army (Service Publications, Ottawa, ON, 2005) ISBN 1894581237Knight, Doug (editor), Making Tracks: Tank Production in Canada, (Service Publications, Ottawa, ON, 2005)Graves, Donald E. South Albertas: A Canadian Regiment at War (Robin Brass Studio, Toronto, ON, 1998) ISBN 1896941060
>>30828292She's obviously gonna call in a favor from that one person after she helped that one time with the thing in the place with the shirt. Obviously.Or maybe she'll ask a favor from her sister. Who knows?
>>30828309Having looked up the books and the Canadian Department of National Defense archives, I conclude the following.Bullshit.The Canadian director of design of the Equipment and Mechanization branch himself said the tank would be identical to the M4A1 except using Canadian components where convenient.
>>30828840>Canadian director of design of the Equipment and Mechanization branchCommand knows the least about their equipment in the entire Armed Forces.I think you're just a scrub.
>>30829034>Civilian attachment to the QMG>CommandMy other conclusion is that you have no understanding of the subject matter.
>>30829240He's a directorTherefore commandtherefore knows nothing
This is for you, quest thread I never read or am involved in.
Rolled 50>>30827375I think it's way past a few hours, now...