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The FReeper Foxhole's TreadHead Tuesday - Stridsvagn 103 (Swedish S-Tank) - June 8th, 2004
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Posted on 06/08/2004 12:00:10 AM PDT by SAMWolf

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To: bentfeather

Hi feather, how are you feeling today, better?


51 posted on 06/08/2004 10:55:29 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Johnny Gage

Good morning Johnny. Tank 51, where are you. ;-)


52 posted on 06/08/2004 10:57:30 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Light Speed

Great pictures Light Speed. thanks.


53 posted on 06/08/2004 10:59:46 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Light Speed

Now that last one is a SUPER defilade position..


54 posted on 06/08/2004 11:46:22 AM PDT by Darksheare (I shall send poultrygeists after you! Beware the possessed chickens!)
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To: Johnny Gage
Thanks Johnny


55 posted on 06/08/2004 11:59:31 AM PDT by SAMWolf (I'm not lost, I'm "locationally challenged.")
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To: Light Speed

Ok I'll bite, Why Credit Card Tank, never heard that name?

That Merkava in the last pic has a great hull down position. :-)


56 posted on 06/08/2004 12:01:20 PM PDT by SAMWolf (I'm not lost, I'm "locationally challenged.")
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To: snippy_about_it
Sam hit his head more than once on the Tarawa and recently on the Blueblack.

Oh Sure, let everyone know I'm a klutzy sailor.

57 posted on 06/08/2004 12:02:33 PM PDT by SAMWolf (I'm not lost, I'm "locationally challenged.")
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To: Darksheare

Afternoon Darksheare. I want to know where they found that much mud in one place in Israel. ;-)


58 posted on 06/08/2004 12:04:26 PM PDT by SAMWolf (I'm not lost, I'm "locationally challenged.")
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To: SAMWolf

Good afternoon SAM :-)

Thanks for posting RR's speech before the British Parliment, truly a classic. Did you see MadIvan's anity on RR? The link is
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1148470/posts

in case you missed it.

Your comment about the rain and the Rose Festival reminds me about the Richards-Gebaur(RG) Air shows during the 80s.

At that time RG was an Air Force reserve base and of course all Air Force bases have to have some sort of annual open house or air show. It was a cheap day out for the family, besides where else could you let 4 kids run around without to many worries.

Any how it always seemed to at least sprinkle once during the
festivities. So one year we had just gotten to the show and set up our gear so that we could enjoy the day and here comes the obligatory rain shower, only lasted a few minutes but you could see folks wondering if they should head out or what. Then over the PA comes the show announcer welcoming everybody to the Annual RG rain shower, well it was good for a laugh.

Regards

alfa6 ;>}




59 posted on 06/08/2004 12:07:15 PM PDT by alfa6 (When you hoist up that cold one this weekend, remember those that made it possible)
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To: SAMWolf

That much mud?
Ordered it to go.
Then forced trainees to drive through it.


60 posted on 06/08/2004 12:10:00 PM PDT by Darksheare (I shall send poultrygeists after you! Beware the possessed chickens!)
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To: alfa6

I only posted the last few paragraphs of the speech before Parliment. It was way to long for a post.

Thanks for the link to MadIvan's thread.

You can almost set your calendar to the Rose Festival. I only remember one year without the rain. We do manage to get by with real light rain some years.


61 posted on 06/08/2004 12:32:33 PM PDT by SAMWolf (I'm not lost, I'm "locationally challenged.")
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To: Darksheare
Ordered it to go.

LOL!

Then forced trainees to drive through it.They made us crawl through it. I did manage to bury a 290M earth scraper in mud like that during AIT. :-)

62 posted on 06/08/2004 12:35:08 PM PDT by SAMWolf (I'm not lost, I'm "locationally challenged.")
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To: SAMWolf

Hello Foxhole - Great Tread Thread

(The new tread head is pictured above.)

 

63 posted on 06/08/2004 12:46:36 PM PDT by tomball
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To: SAMWolf
I think the S tank is the lowest profile Ive seen in production.
Card card = thin.

I was going to say.."IKEA TANK"..but then..its not made out of wood.

The Merk mud hog was a post from a IDF trooper who put his tank in the mud intentionally at one of their training sites.
next pic is him with about 4 girls partying

Go IDF! : )

64 posted on 06/08/2004 12:46:56 PM PDT by Light Speed
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To: SAMWolf

The worst I got was getting stuck up to my axles in Fort Drum sand.
And then having the treadheads drive by with a smile, wave, finger pointing, and outright laughter.


65 posted on 06/08/2004 1:13:45 PM PDT by Darksheare (I shall send poultrygeists after you! Beware the possessed chickens!)
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To: tomball

Afternoon tomball.

AWWWWWWWWW what an adorable puppy!! I want it. :-)


66 posted on 06/08/2004 1:37:10 PM PDT by SAMWolf (I'm not lost, I'm "locationally challenged.")
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To: Light Speed
Card card = thin.OK. Now it makes sense. :-) I'm a little slow this morning.
67 posted on 06/08/2004 1:38:06 PM PDT by SAMWolf (I'm not lost, I'm "locationally challenged.")
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To: Darksheare

It was a tank that ran me off the road and into the mud.


68 posted on 06/08/2004 1:38:36 PM PDT by SAMWolf (I'm not lost, I'm "locationally challenged.")
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To: SAMWolf

Oh man, that's low!
Me, my Captain told me to stop and I knew we shouldn't have.
The second he yelled for me to get moving, we were done.


69 posted on 06/08/2004 1:42:22 PM PDT by Darksheare (I shall send poultrygeists after you! Beware the possessed chickens!)
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To: Matthew Paul

I'm 5'5" tall, not sure what that translates to in meters.


71 posted on 06/08/2004 2:20:52 PM PDT by Darksheare (I shall send poultrygeists after you! Beware the possessed chickens!)
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To: SAMWolf

Hi Sam.


72 posted on 06/08/2004 2:35:27 PM PDT by Aeronaut (Prayer does not equip us for greater works -- prayer is the greater work.)
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To: Matthew Paul

6 feet is a pretty normal size for the men here.


73 posted on 06/08/2004 4:36:53 PM PDT by SAMWolf (I'm not lost, I'm "locationally challenged.")
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To: SAMWolf; snippy_about_it

Thank you for your service, and your work on FR.com!


74 posted on 06/08/2004 5:21:36 PM PDT by Radix (Vote for the Democrat and you will get Cash and Kerry!)
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To: SAMWolf
Oh Sure, let everyone know I'm a klutzy sailor.

LOL. Well perhaps but you were a great groundpounder. We'll leave sailing to the real sailors.

75 posted on 06/08/2004 5:25:16 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; PhilDragoo
Evening Grace Snip & Sam~

Okay folks time to help "tread brain" out here . . . quote,

First, they were driven to provide the lowest profile possible to decrease the probability of the AFV being sighted and hit by opponent forces. This required the removal of the traditional turret and mounting of the main weapon directly in the hull of the machine, reducing the total height to 1.9 meters.

. . . but then we have

What am I missing? Help me Obe-one.

76 posted on 06/08/2004 5:26:26 PM PDT by w_over_w (No place to live, no food, no job . . . but HEY! I play in a great band.)
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To: Matthew Paul

1.9 meters = 6 feet 2 3/4 inches almost 6' 3"

Sam is 6 ft 1 inch and I consider him tall.
Gator Navy is 6'4" and I would consider him VERY tall.
Darksheare is 5'5" and I would consider that short.

I would think 5'10 or 5'11 would be more of an "average".

But what the heck, height isn't what makes the man. :-)



77 posted on 06/08/2004 5:35:48 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf
Hello Ms. Snips and Sam! I just wanted to stop by and say thank you to all of the Veterans who have protected freedom throughout the world. God bless everyone of you.

Wanna go for a ride? ;}

78 posted on 06/08/2004 6:11:17 PM PDT by Diva Betsy Ross (It's not Bush's fault... it's the media's fault!)
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To: Radix

Evening Radix. Thanks, altough at times it doesn't feel like work. :-)

Thanks for your service (I was stationed in Heilbronn in 1971) Germany sure was good duty. Tell your son thanks for his service, we appreciate his sacrifice.


79 posted on 06/08/2004 8:21:02 PM PDT by SAMWolf (I'm not lost, I'm "locationally challenged.")
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To: Darksheare

My Top told me I was lucky it was a tank cuz if I had let anything else run me off the road, I would have been in "real" trouble.


80 posted on 06/08/2004 8:22:23 PM PDT by SAMWolf (I'm not lost, I'm "locationally challenged.")
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To: SAMWolf

I hope that we can in the future, become freinds, for real, again, and for the first time!

I apologize for past transgressions.


81 posted on 06/08/2004 8:26:41 PM PDT by Radix ( I ain't no Valentine, and my name ain't Smith, or Michael!)
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To: w_over_w
Evening w_over_w.

It's a light screen that can be extended so that the tank can "float" across rivers. I'm sure it's based on the DD tanks from D-Day. You would try to avoid using it while under enemy fire.


82 posted on 06/08/2004 8:27:04 PM PDT by SAMWolf (I'm not lost, I'm "locationally challenged.")
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

Evening Diva Betsy Ross. Thanks for dropping by.


83 posted on 06/08/2004 8:28:39 PM PDT by SAMWolf (I'm not lost, I'm "locationally challenged.")
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To: Radix

We've had some differences of opinion in the past. There were no transgressions to apologize for. You're welcome anytime.


84 posted on 06/08/2004 8:31:47 PM PDT by SAMWolf (I'm not lost, I'm "locationally challenged.")
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To: SAMWolf
It's a light screen that can be extended so that the tank can "float" across rivers.

Of course! I knew that . . . ;^)

85 posted on 06/08/2004 8:41:22 PM PDT by w_over_w (No place to live, no food, no job . . . but HEY! I play in a great band.)
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To: Radix

Hiya Radix. Good to see you. I hope you and yours are well.


86 posted on 06/08/2004 8:46:17 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: tomball

He's sooooo cute, can I have him? What name does he or she have?


87 posted on 06/08/2004 8:48:54 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: w_over_w
Help me Obe-one.

LOL. I see Obe-one has responded. :-)

88 posted on 06/08/2004 8:50:18 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

Nice bike, thanks Betsy.


89 posted on 06/08/2004 8:51:46 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it

I have never before today posted in the Foxhole.

Ha, it doesn't hurt.

It can only get better from here, in my view.

Again, I apologize for my past transrgressions in other forums!


90 posted on 06/08/2004 8:52:27 PM PDT by Radix ( I ain't no Valentine, and my name ain't Smith, or Michael!)
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To: Radix

Your welcome anytime. You know the mission here, it's at the start of every thread. There isn't enough history being taught and we hope we are telling the stories well.

Jump in anytime.

The mission is bigger than all of us and what is most important. ;-)


91 posted on 06/08/2004 8:55:05 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: w_over_w

Of course, You learned about them on Snippy's "Funnies" thread. :-)


92 posted on 06/08/2004 9:16:14 PM PDT by SAMWolf (I'm not lost, I'm "locationally challenged.")
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To: Radix

I have never before today posted in the Foxhole.


Did anyone tell you about the $20.00 fee that first time posters pay me?


93 posted on 06/08/2004 9:46:16 PM PDT by Valin (Republicans believe every day is 4th of July, but Democrats believe every day is April 15 R. Reagan)
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To: SAMWolf; snippy_about_it
Careful . . . she could be a lurkin!

Goodnight friends.

94 posted on 06/08/2004 10:05:50 PM PDT by w_over_w (No place to live, no food, no job . . . but HEY! I play in a great band.)
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To: Valin
Did anyone tell you about the $20.00 fee that first time posters pay me?

LOL! Now why didn't Snippy and I think of that.

95 posted on 06/08/2004 10:08:34 PM PDT by SAMWolf (I'm not lost, I'm "locationally challenged.")
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To: w_over_w; snippy_about_it

Good Night w_over_w.

Snippy is always around here somewhere. :-)


96 posted on 06/08/2004 10:09:34 PM PDT by SAMWolf (I'm not lost, I'm "locationally challenged.")
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To: SAMWolf

Hey I'm a republican, and only in it for the money. :-)

Time for bed.


97 posted on 06/08/2004 10:18:38 PM PDT by Valin (Republicans believe every day is 4th of July, but Democrats believe every day is April 15 R. Reagan)
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To: Valin

Oh, one of those evil corporate types huh? Night Valin.


98 posted on 06/08/2004 10:22:27 PM PDT by SAMWolf (I'm not lost, I'm "locationally challenged.")
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To: w_over_w

I'm never too far away. Good night w over w.


99 posted on 06/08/2004 10:58:47 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: SAMWolf
LOL! Now why didn't Snippy and I think of that.

Cuz' we'd be all alone here.

100 posted on 06/08/2004 10:59:34 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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