Skip to comments.The FReeper Foxhole's TreadHead Tuesday -The M50 Ontos May 2, 2007
Posted on 05/02/2007 8:14:47 AM PDT by alfa6
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Are you folks near the fire?
I got it yesterday, posted to the IN and KY FReepers, with a link to Sam's post. Haven't seen anything on the local TV stations hereabouts [we're about halfway between Evansville and Terre Haute] about it yet, but I'll help spread the word.
Odd that they didn't ask us to drag out our WWII DUKW, one of two of the WWII amphibious vehicles operating in the area. But ours is still in WWII olive drab paint.
It worked reasonably well against early WWII tanks with a turret overhang [for room for the main gun to recoil] over the back deck. Later tanks that expanded the turret for room for radios, ammo stowage, etc were less vulnerable to the trick, though even the postwar M47 Patton had enough space to get a good-sized mine or satchel charge under it's rear.
I always thought the Finnish Winter War engineers trick of firing a few sniper rounds at a Soviet tank column and waiting for a patrol to be sent out after them, and then, as the enemy vehicles rolled out on the surface of the frozen-over lake, blowing the preset demo charges and sending them to the bottom was pretty neat. Then wait a few days for the lake to freeze over, and wait for another column run by guys who didn't know what happened to the last guys.
No, thankfully. It's just awful.
We are in sw Georgia. About 100 miles east of the big fire. I can't remember when last it rained. We need rain really bad and of course those in the east need it worse.
The big fire is near Waycross. Here is the incident cite
We are in Thomas County, between Thomasville and Ochlocknee off the beaten path. We are about 45 miles west of Valdosta, 45 miles north of Tallahassee FL.
Thank you dear. We are fortunate that more lives weren’t lost. It’s good they had some warning.
It’s too bad about your crop loss. I imagine this will raise prices drastically, hurt the farmers, and hurt the economy of Poland as you’ll have to import some food.
Thats a reckless rifle!