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  • Italian Military Unveils New Tank as Parliament Ponders Funding

    10/21/2016 8:25:42 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 20.10.2016
    On Wednesday, Italian defense officials and industry representatives gathered at a military base on the outskirts of Rome to view a demonstration of Romeís newest tank, the Centauro II. The exhibition took place on October 19 at the Cecchignola Army range. Parliament is still deliberating on whether to approve the $520 million for the combat vehicle, as Mauro Moretti, CEO of aerospace technology company Leonardo, and Deputy Defence Staff Chief Lt. Gen. Danilo Errico watched the prototype traverse ditches and steep hills. The Centauro II is more powerful than the original, with a 720-horsepower engine, a digital-communication display and a...
  • 100 Indian Tanks Now Near China Border In Eastern Ladakh, More To Come

    07/21/2016 6:49:18 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 33 replies
    NDTV ^ | July 19, 2016 | Sudhi Ranjan Sen
    LADAKH: Tipu Sultan, Maharana Pratap and Aurangzeb are surveying the vast open valleys hugging the mountain ranges of eastern Ladakh, ready to counter any threat from China, which lies just across the border. If you are wondering how the three rulers, separated by hundreds of years, have come together, these are the names of three tanks of a regiment the Indian Army has positioned about six to eight months ago in eastern Ladakh. India did briefly use tanks here in the 1962 India-China war (five were air dropped) but they were withdrawn after the humiliating defeat. Now, the tanks of...
  • Thailand to Buy Battle Tanks from China

    05/20/2016 11:30:09 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 30 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | Prashanth Parameswaran
    Thailandís military has inked an agreement with China to purchase tanks from the Asian giant, officials said earlier this week. Thai officials have confirmed that the Royal Thai Army (RTA) has formally signed a pact to buy the MBT-3000 main battle tank produced by China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO). Deliveries are expected to begin before the end of the year and continue within a two-year timespan. If the deal is realized, it would make Thailand the first known export customer of the MBT-3000, also referred to as the V-4. Specifics on the agreement, including the number of tanks to be...
  • U.S. Crews Fail To Place in NATO Tank Competition

    05/19/2016 6:59:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 5/17/16 | Kyle Mizokami May 17, 2016
    A recent competition hosted in part by the U.S. Army and designed to test core tank crew skills saw European crews take the top honors, while crews from the U.S. Army failed to place. The results raise the question of whether the Armyóafter more than a decade of focusing on guerrilla warfareóhas devoted adequate training to address "big war" skills. Held from May 10 to 12 and jointly hosted by the U.S. Army and the German Bundeswehr at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany, the the Strong Europe Tank Challenge included challengers from six NATO countries: Denmark, Germany, Italy, Poland,...
  • Germany Claims Trophy in Strong Europe Tank Challenge

    05/16/2016 1:21:51 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies ^ | May 13, 2016 | Ms. Lacey Justinger
    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- The German platoon took top honors in the Strong Europe Tank Challenge, a three-day competition that tested offensive and defensive operations and mounted orienteering, with Denmark and Poland placing second and third, May 13, 2016. Seven platoons from six NATO nations took part in the U.S. Army Europe and German Bundeswehr-sponsored competition that was hosted by 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command, May 10-12, here. Units that participated included Denmark's 1st Platoon, 1st Tank Company, 1st Tank Battalion; Germany's Platoon C, Company 3, Mountain Panzer Battalion 8, Panzer Brigade 12; Italy's 1st Platoon, 2nd Company, 8th Battalion,...
  • In NATO tank competition, U.S. comes up short against Germany

    05/17/2016 4:16:15 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 39 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 05/16/2016 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    Six NATO countries squared off last week in the Strong Europe Tank Challenge, a two-day competition that pitted some of the allianceís best tank crews against each another in a series of events centered on armored warfare. The challeng was the first of its kind there since 1991. The challenge featured seven tank platoons in total. Denmark, Germany, Italy, Slovenia and Poland all competed with one platoon, while the United States sent two. Each platoon included four tanks manned by four men. Germany took the gold in its Leopard 2A6 tanks, followed by Denmark and Poland in second place and...
  • ‚ÄėVladimir‚Äô tanks in battle for Aleppo (Russian T-90)

    02/10/2016 5:00:39 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 35 replies
    The T-90 tank, among the newest pieces of military hardware to enter into service with the Russian armed forces, is having a baptism by fire on battlefields in Syria. Turkish and Iranian media first reported the presence of Russian T-90 ‚ÄėVladimir‚Äô tanks in Syria, after which sources in the Russian Defence Ministry confirmed their presence. Turkish pro-government newspaper Yeni Ňěafak cited a local commander called Mahmut Hasan as saying that they ‚Äúhad been attacked by more than 80 T-72 and T-90 tanks.‚ÄĚ Syrian government troops are reported to have recaptured the towns of Nubul and al-Zahraa to the north of...
  • Details Emerge on China‚Äôs New ‚ÄėMountain Tank‚Äô

    02/04/2016 2:16:57 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | February 3, 2016 | Leo Timm
    A recently-unveiled photo of the Chinese military‚Äôs new light tank is the first to show details of the vehicle from the front, including explosive reactive armor blocks. On Jan. 20, China‚Äôs Sina Military Network published a report confirming speculated information about the tank, which first appeared in blog photos in 2011. Dubbed ‚ÄúZTQ‚ÄĚ (ZTQ being the generic designation for Chinese light tanks) by some bloggers, the armored vehicle has a turret similar to that of the heavier ZTZ-99A2 main battle tank, which is currently China‚Äôs most advanced model. The ZTQ carries a 105-millimeter main cannon. Sina says that the gun...
  • The world's most dangerous selfie stick: Ukrainian soldiers attach camera to tank's gun barrel

    01/27/2016 7:07:58 AM PST · by tlozo · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/27/2016 | Jake Polden
    A group of Ukrainian soldiers came up with a truly unique way of documenting their exploits by attaching a camera to their tank's gun barrel. The dangerous selfie stick captured footage of the soldiers travelling through what is believed to be the Donbass region in eastern Ukraine. The particular area has been the scene of bitter fighting since separatists there began an armed revolt to break away from Kiev to join neighbouring Russia.
  • Paraguay keeping M3 Stuart, M4 Sherman tanks in service

    12/30/2015 9:35:29 AM PST · by Snickering Hound · 88 replies
    IHS Janes 360 ^ | 12-29-2015 | Erwan de Cherisey
    The M3 Stuart light tank and M4 Sherman main battle tank, both nearly 75 years old, appear to be going back into service with the Paraguayan Army as operational trainers. Although the Paraguayan Army made a brief use of Italian Ansaldo CV33s, the M3 and M3A1s were its first real tanks. A total of 15 M3s were delivered in 1970 in three successive lots as donations from neighbouring Brazil. Paraguay's Stuart tanks first served with Cavalry Regiment N¬į3 (Regimiento de Caballer√≠a N¬į3: RC3), part of 1st Cavalry Division (Divisi√≥n de Caballeria 1: DC1), headquartered at Campo Grande near Paraguay's capital,...
  • China to Retire Its Armored Tank Destroyers

    11/19/2015 1:34:51 PM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | November 19, 2015 | Franz-Stefan Gady
    The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will retire its armada of Type 89 (aka PTZ89) tank destroyers, Asia One reports based on information published in the PLA Daily, the official newspaper of the PLA. The PLA Daily published a picture of 18 self-propelled guns that look like Type 89 tank destroyers departing a military base of the PLA Shenyang Military Command’s 39th Group Army.
  • Update: Tank blast near Bend kills 2

    10/28/2015 3:54:51 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 37 replies
    KTVZ ^ | POSTED: 11:45 PM PDT October 27, 2015 UPDATED: 11:52 PM PDT October 27, 2015 | Lauren Martinez
    NewsChannel 21's Lauren Martinez reports on an explsosion inside a World War II tank , killing two people, Deschutes County Sheriff Deputies said.
  • 2 dead after explosion inside World War II-era tank, police say

    10/28/2015 3:16:27 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 27, 2015 | Associated Press
    BEND, Ore. Ė Authorities say two people have died in an explosion inside a World War II-era tank at a firing range in Oregon.
  • US Shocked To Find Russian Machine Gun With Iranian Ammo Attached To Abrams Tank

    10/18/2015 7:01:22 AM PDT · by frithguild · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/18/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Needless to say, whatís happening in Syria is a nightmare for those who have been forced by circumstance to bear witness to the intractable violence. The plight of the hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing the country is unfathomable and the situation facing those who remain is even worse. For military and political strategists in Washington, Syriaís civil war represents a different kind of nightmare. The Russia-Iran nexus is just about the worst possible outcome for the US, whose status as global hegemon was already fading in the face of an ascendant China. Put simply, the partnership between Washingtonís two...
  • Russia's Lethal T-90 Tank vs. ISIS' Captured M1 Abrams: Who Wins?

    09/16/2015 10:35:36 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 41 replies ^ | September 15, 2015 | Dave Majumdar
    Dave Majumdar September 15, 2015 Russia's Lethal T-90 Tank vs. ISIS' Captured M1 Abrams: Who Wins? With Russiaís surprise move to deploy ground forces to Syria, the remote possibility that Russian forces might confront Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) operated M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks emerges. According to numerous media reports, the Russian military has deployed a half dozen T-90 main battle tanks, 15 self-propelled heavy artillery pieces and thirty-five infantry fighting vehicles along with about 200 naval infantrymenóbasically marinesóinto the war ravaged nation. The Russian forces appear to be building an airbase as a staging area to...
  • The ďPereĒ Tank is Exposed (Israeli secret weapon)

    09/16/2015 3:43:59 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    Israel Defense ^ | 14/09/2015 | Ami Rojkes Dombe
    The Yom-Kippur War left the IDF with a limited capacity of coping with the Russian armor of Egypt and Syria. The IDF sought a way to extend the range at which enemy tanks may be engaged and destroyed. The solution was provided by Rafael that developed the Tamuz (Spike) missile in the early 1980s. Back then, the Spike had a range of 8 kilometers, could be employed during the daytime and proved highly effective against the Russian armor. The question was what should be done with that missile. One of the most creative ideas was conceived by Col. (res.) Benny...
  • Hillary's poll numbers continue to tank as she hasn't been this unpopular since 1992 Ė when...

    09/04/2015 7:28:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/04/15 | David Martosko
    Hillary's poll numbers continue to tank as she hasn't been this unpopular since 1992 Ė when the Cold War officially ended and 'End of The Road' was the top song Hillary Clinton's credibility troubles with voters have put her 'favorability' poll numbers in nearly unprecedented doldrums, with just 41 per cent of Americans saying they have a positive view of her. The last time her numbers were that dismal was 1992, the year her husband won the presidency. The Gallup Poll attributed that poor showing on Friday to 'the public's lack of familiarity with her, rather than any kind of...
  • ZTZ-99A Tank, China's King of Land Battle

    09/02/2015 5:57:38 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 39 replies
    China Military Online ^ | Sept 02, 2015
    The ZTZ-99A tank, known as China's king of land battle, will appear in the military parade at the Tian'anmen Square, Beijing, China, on the morning of September 3, 2015. This will be the grand debut of the ZTZ-99A tank in China, but it made its name long before. During the "Peace Mission 2014" multilateral military exercises of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), its maneuverability, power and speed wowed the world. Mao Ming, chief expert of China North Industries Group Corporations and chief designer of ZTZ-99A tank, said in a recent interview that the ZTZ-99A is in a leading position in...
  • Man crushed to death by armored tank on Jelly Belly CEO's property

    08/25/2015 9:36:58 AM PDT · by rey · 113 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 25 Aug 2015
    <p>FAIRFIELD ó Authorities say a man was accidentally crushed to death with a World War II-era tank on a Jelly Bean's chairman Herman Rowland's property in Fairfield.</p> <p>The Reporter of Vacaville ( ) say the California Highway Patrol said the victim was 54-year-old Kevin Wright of Suisun City.</p>
  • Union City Police Dept., City Hall Evacuated After Couple Arrives With Live Tank Ammo

    07/09/2015 1:32:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | July 8, 2015 10:50 PM
    A couple found a live tank round near the railroad tracks in Union City Wednesday afternoon, loaded it into their car and took it to the police station, prompting an evacuation, police said. A woman walked into the front counter of the police department at 34009 Alvarado-Niles Road at about 1:30 p.m. and said she had found what appeared to be a ďvery large missileĒ on the railroad tracks off Zwissig Way, according to police. She and her husband had put the ďmissileĒ in the back seat of their car and taken it to the police station. Officers went outside,...
  • Schultz Show Compares Scott Walker on Harley to Dukakis in Tank

    06/08/2015 6:32:38 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Apples and oranges: or shall we say, Harleys and Abrams. On this evening's Ed Show on MSNBC, guest John Nichols of the far-left Nation mag and guest host Michael Eric Dyson lamely tried to analogize Scott Walker riding a Harley to the infamous episode of Michael Dukakis in a tank. The difference? Walker is a for-real biker and Harley owner. Dukakis did serve two years in the Army, but there's no evidence he did tanks before his ill-fated ride during the 1988 campaign. Check the photos at the foot to see the difference. You'll note that the hopelessly buttoned-down Dukakis...
  • Vladimir Putin's new tanks to be revealed at Victory Day parade

    05/05/2015 8:17:00 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 11 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5th May 2015 | Roland Oliphant
    Russia's ministry of defence has unveiled a new array of war machines that it said would revolutionise the country's army and put it in a position to outclass Western rivals for the first time since the Cold War. Photographs released on Tuesday show the T-14 Armata tank, a semi-robotic replacement for Russia's current T-90, and its sibling armoured personnel carriers, fighting vehicles and self-propelled artillery models which will take pride of place at Saturday's Victory Day parade on Red Square. In earlier photographs released last month the turret was covered with fabric and only the chassis was visible. The Armata...
  • Russia unveils new Armata tank for WW2 victory parade

    04/28/2015 4:41:00 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 2015-04-28 | BBC
    Russia has unveiled a new-generation battle tank called Armata T-14 ahead of World War Two Victory Day celebrations on 9 May. It is among several new weapons systems featuring in a vast parade on 9 May. It is 70 years since the Soviet and Allied armies defeated Nazi Germany in 1945. The Russian defence ministry has posted photos of the new military hardware, taken during a rehearsal. Most Western leaders will not go to Moscow because of the Ukraine crisis.
  • Florida Man Flicks Off Cops in a ĎTank.í They Quickly Pull Him Over (Video)

    04/15/2015 5:29:36 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 52 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 14 2015 | Zach Noble
    Itís a phrase few Americans ever have the occasion to say: ďIím really getting pulled over by a tank right now.Ē The reasons why the Florida man said it are just as eyebrow-raising as the fact that he was pulled over by a ďtankĒ in the first place. The whole encounter was captured on video. The Gainesville Sun reported Monday on the story of 23-year-old Lucas Jewell, a self-professed Navy veteran and Gainesville City Commission candidate, who was pulled over by sheriffís deputies in an armored personnel vehicle after a University of Florida football game Saturday. At first, Jewell thought...
  • Did (Western) Allied troops rape 285,000 German women? [tr ed]

    03/26/2015 8:34:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 84 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 26, 2015 | Guy Walters
    There was no doubt that Private Blake W. Mariano of the 191st Tank Battalion was a brave man. As part of the American Army's 45th Infantry Division, he had killed many Germans as he fought through Africa, Italy and southern France, before finally, in March 1945, he and his Sherman tank had crossed the Rhine into Germany. By April 15, 1945, Mariano had been away from his home in New Mexico for nearly three years. A father of three, the 29-year-old was divorced, although he did have a girlfriend in England.
  • Russia's newest armored vehicle swims and picks its own shots

    03/24/2015 10:24:22 PM PDT · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 4 replies
    Engadget ^ | Andrew Tarantola
    Russia's latest armored prototype was recently spotted rehearsing for the nation's upcoming May 9th Victory Day parade following more than half a decade of top-secret development. Dubbed the Kurganets BMP-25 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), this amphibious personnel carrier has been designed to replace all of Russia's existing tracked assault vehicles, which have been in service since the Cold War. The 25-ton Kurganets-25 will carry about a half-dozen troops and protect them with modular armor that can be adapted to meet specific mission requirements. It is armed with a 30mm cannon and a quartet of anti-tank guided missile launchers, all of...
  • The Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Was Germanyís ĎOver-Engineeredí Tank

    03/09/2015 12:38:33 PM PDT · by C19fan · 163 replies
    Boldride ^ | March 8, 2015 | Bill Wilson
    The Germans are a polarizing people, and so are their products. Sort of like when journalists review a BMW ó people either love Ďem or hate Ďem. This is because Germanyís engineering prowess is a double-edged sword. On one hand, it enables Volkswagen, BMW, Porsche, etc., to lead the pack when it comes to performance. On the other hand, the Germans are notorious for letting their reach exceed their grasp. They rush new and innovative products to market without giving them a proper shake-down first. Not only does this odd duality explain Germanyís mixed record in building fine automobiles, it...
  • Tank Hits Camera Directly. [HD] Ever wonder what it's like to get hit by a tank?

    01/17/2015 1:13:02 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 43 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 29, 2013 | EpigeneticAlteration
    Absolutely incredible footage from Syria here showing the rare view of seeing a tank round coming straight for your face. No injuries reported.
  • This Tank Has Jet Engines and Fights Fires

    01/10/2015 12:06:49 PM PST · by AlmaKing · 54 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1-1-2015 | yahoo
    Hereís your proof that sometimes being just a little bit crazy results in something amazing. This is a working fire truck. It is made from a WWII-era Russian T34 tank. Strapped to that tankís roof are the engines from a MiG-21 fighter jet. They call this Frankenstein creation Big Wind, and itís a wonder to see it in action. According to MPORA, the fire truck was built by Hungarian engineers and was first used in 1991. That was back when Saddam Husseinís army was laying waste to Kuwait as they retreated from the country. One of their destructive tactics was...
  • Chinaís Got a New Mountain Tank

    01/09/2015 7:21:13 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 36 replies
    War is Boring ^ | 1/9/2015 | DAVID AXE
    The Chinese army appears to have fielded a brand-new light tank suitable for mountain warfare. New photos depict the diminutive fighting vehicle, which China has reportedly dubbed ďZTQ,Ē trundling across rough terrain. The ZTQ, which Beijing apparently developed in order to help defend Chinaís western land border, is impressive in a lot of waysóand not the least because the U.S. Army, the worldís leading ground combat force, tried and failed for years to acquire a similar vehicle. More and more, Beijing is matching American military capabilities with new warships, stealth fighters and combat helicopters. The ZTQ represents one military niche...
  • Top secret Armata tank may conquer the Arctic (Russia)

    11/11/2014 11:51:17 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    Russia & India Report ^ | November 11, 2014 | Denis Kungurov
    The top secret Armata tank, which will be presented to the general public on the Victory Day anniversary parade in 2015, may be deployed in the Arctic. Yevgeny Chistyakov, representative of the Scientific Research Institute of Steel, a developer of the advanced material, said at the Interpolitech 2014 exhibition in Moscow that the new 44S-SV-SH steel armour does not lose its qualities and can be operated at Arctic temperatures. The Arctic may become a bone of contention between the major powers over energy resources located under the melting ice. Russia is already claiming its rights for a significant share of...
  • The Sherman Was Americaís Best Worst Tank

    11/10/2014 8:06:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 122 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 9, 2014 | Kyle Mizokami
    American tanks in World War II were generally inferior to their German counterparts. German tanks boasted better armor protection and more firepower. But armor and lethality donít tell the whole story. The same American tanks were superior to their rivals in other important ways. The M-4 Sherman, in particular, helped the U.S. Army win the waróeven though, in battle, German tanks destroyed them en masse.
  • Pakistan to test its new China-built main battle tank

    11/05/2014 2:47:58 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    Want China Times ^ | 2014-11-05
    Pakistan is looking forward to testing its MBT3000 main battle tank designed by China North Industries Corporation based in Beijing this month, according to Kanwa Defense Review, a Chinese-language military magazine based in Canada. Unlike the older AL-Khali or MBT2000, the MBT3000 is installed with a 1300 horsepower diesel engine manufactured in China. This is slightly more powerful than the engine currently used by the Type 99G, the most advanced main battle tank used by the People's Liberation Army, with 1280hp. It indicates that the MBT3000 developed for the overseas market is indeed the most powerful tank made in China....
  • Hillary Clinton: Dukakis in a Pantsuit?

    10/04/2014 6:15:01 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/4/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Her new messaging strategy is taken straight from the 1988 presidential candidateís playbook. (snip) For those of you old enough to remember, George H. W. Bush wanted to be president in 1988. Despite Reaganís popularity, this was still a heavy lift. No sitting vice president had been elected straight to the Oval Office since Martin Van Buren. So, away from the cameras off at Kennebunkport, he sacrificed over 1,000 oxen, bulls, and gnus to Zeus, Crom, Baal, Thor, Moloch, M. C. Hammer and any other deity he could think of. The gods were well-pleased. As a reward for his sacrifice...
  • Fury Movie (tanker movie trailer)

    08/08/2014 6:30:57 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    youtube ^ | 6-24-14 | JoBlo Movie Trailers
    April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
  • The M551 Sheridan in action.

    08/03/2014 12:19:00 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/3/14 | n/a
    Interesting documentary/training film on the little tank with the great big gun.
  • ĎFury,í Starring Brad Pitt, a Raw Look at Warfare

    07/30/2014 10:02:13 AM PDT · by Theoria · 42 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 30 July 2014 | MICHAEL CIEPLY
    In the first minutes of the writer-director David Ayerís ďFury,Ē about American soldiers slogging through Europe in the final days of World War II, Brad Pitt, as the tanker Don Collier, slides his knife behind the eye of a German lieutenant.ďPiercing his brainpan with a CRACK,Ē is how Mr. Ayerís screenplay describes the move. (In Dolby Digital sound, it will be a very loud crack.) Mr. Pitt, our hero, then calmly wipes his blade clean on the Germanís uniform.The Good War this is not.In what promises to be one of the most daring studio movies in an awards season that...
  • Unbelievable: The liberal PC police are now going after Thomas the Tank Engine

    07/23/2014 6:38:45 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 40 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | July 23, 2014 | Cameron Khansarinia
    We¬íve grown accustomed to senseless liberal logic insinuating that anything that has to do with the color spectrum is somehow racist or racially charged, however; the most recent attack by The Guardian filth-spiller, Tracy van Slyke, is so stupid it just made me chuckle. Check out what she said about the demonic Thomas the Tank Engine. From The Guardian: ÔĄćFor the record, all the ¬ďvillains¬Ē on Thomas and Friends are the dirty diesel engines. I¬íd like to think there was a good environmental message in there, but when the good engines pump out white smoke and the bad engines pump...
  • Sorry Billy, If You Like 'Thomas The Tank Engine', You're a RACIST! (Liberal insanity)

    07/23/2014 5:08:05 PM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 32 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-23-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsIt's all about race.Everything, that is. Just when you think it's ok for your child to enjoy an†innocent, wholesome cartoon that has been thrilling little tikes for seven decades,†you find out that it's -- what else? -- RACIST! That is, according to the ridiculous screed of Tracy van Slyke, of The Guardian, which is so stupid it just must be a joke. Right? Wrong!†She's serious. Check out what she said about the evil†Thomas the Tank Engine: For the record, all the ďvillainsĒ on Thomas and Friends are the dirty diesel engines. Iíd like to...
  • Hereís what happens when you leave a tank parked on a busy street

    05/18/2014 7:39:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 60 replies
    global post ^ | Jess Zimmerman
    The Ukrainian army apparently left this fully gassed-up tank on a street near Mariupol. Naturally, people got curious ó and then they got handsy. Not content with gawking at the outside of the tank, they started crawling inside, and inevitably, someone managed to fire off the still-loaded cannon. Abandoned tanks: All fun and games until someone loses a torso.
  • Military Photo of the Day

    12/03/2013 5:56:13 AM PST · by frankenMonkey · 3 replies
    Military Photo of the Day ^ | 3 Dec 2013 | MILPOD
    U.S. Air Force military working dog Jackson sits on a U.S. Army M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle before heading out on a mission in Kahn Bani Sahd, Iraq. His handler is Tech. Sgt. Harvey Holt, of the 732nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. Feb 2007.U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy L. Pearsall.
  • Russia Unveils ĎTerminator-2í Tank Support Vehicle

    09/25/2013 1:00:54 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 32 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 25/09/2013
    Russia Unveils ĎTerminator-2í Tank Support Vehicle NIZHNY TAGIL, September 25 (RIA Novosti) Ė Russiaís Uralvagonzavod defense manufacturer on Wednesday unveiled the BMPT-72 tank support fighting vehicle, dubbed the ďTerminator-2,Ē at the Russia Arms Expo 2013 in Nizhny Tagil. The BMPT-72 is an extensive modernization of the world-famous T-72 main battle tank, also produced by Uralvagonzavod. Compared with its predecessor Ė the BMPT Ė the BMPT-72 has an improved fire control system and better turret weapon station protection. ďThe key advantage that the BMPT-72 gives to all the counties that operate T-72 tanks is that they can promptly and at minimal...
  • T-72 Tank missions with GoPro II - Storming fortifications in Darayya.

    08/18/2013 8:07:55 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 6 replies
    Another nice tactical video from Syrian tank corps vs Obama cousins.
  • Army: GCV Needs to Be Big and Tracked (84 Tons!)

    02/26/2013 2:16:13 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 24 replies
    Defense Tech ^ | February 21, 2013 | Matt Cox
    Army requirements officials are not backing away from the serviceís plan to field a tracked Ground Combat Vehicle that could weigh more than an Abrams M1 tank. While a final weight hasnít been decided upon, Army officials maintain that the GCV will likely have to be considerably heavier than the Bradley Fighting Vehicle itís replacing to protect the nine-man squad and crew from the powerful blast effects of enemy improvised explosive devices. ďItís fairly easy for us to make a thicker underbelly plate or add a V-shaped hull to make the vehicle survivable, but what that does not address is...
  • Gif of the Day: Tank Skeet Shooting

    02/02/2013 8:29:56 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies ^ | 2/02/13 | Chris Callahan
    Gif of the Day: Tank Skeet Shooting
  • A T-90 MBT pushing around cars on a highway in Middle Urals, Russia. (Dash-cam video).

    01/27/2013 10:29:34 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 5 replies ^ | January 27, 2013 | Claudio P.
    Video at link.
  • Tank (1984) full trailer (for Piers Morgan)

    01/17/2013 6:18:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/17/13 | rle1111
    Trailer for the James Garner movie: Tank This trailer was located on the original run copy of "Sixteen Candles"-
  • What's A Word For Piers Morgan's Intelligence That Rhymes With "Twit"?

    01/17/2013 8:56:37 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-17-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Watching Piers get destroyed last night on his show Dana Loesch and Scottie Hughes was something of a treat. Morgan wanted to hang his hat on the second amendment applying to tanks. It was pretty darn funny.The annoying thing about it is that liberals, the constitutional loose constructionists who found a right to abortions, via a right to privacy, via the fourteenth amendment (which says nothing about privacy, much less inferring that said privacy is a good enough impetus to allow infanticide) would think it's crazy that the second amendment would be "loosely" interpreted to include anything that could be...
  • Journalism's darkest hour

    10/01/2012 6:35:56 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 53 replies
    The San Mateo Daily Journal ^ | September 29, 2012 | Dwight L. Schwab
    In case anyone just arrived from Mars, the mainstream media wants Mitt Romney to fail in his quest for the White House. Surprised? They will do whatever possible as ďlegitimate journalistsĒ to collaborate with the Obama re-election campaign ó shamefully so.(Snip)The mainstream media is in the tank for Obama. Every student journalism can recognize that. Itís too late for most already involved ďprofessionally.Ē Most of them have already violated most of the ethical rules and sold their souls to Obama long ago. As a journalism graduate from the University of Oregon, I am personally ashamed.
  • Obama Frees Iranian Terror Masters [Treason?]

    07/11/2009 7:34:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 47 replies · 1,599+ views
    National Review ^ | July 1ith 2009
    July 11, 2009 Obama Frees Iranian Terror Masters The release of the Irbil Five is a continuation of a shameful policy. By Andrew C. McCarthy There are a few things you need to know about President Obamaís shameful release on Thursday of the ďIrbil FiveĒ ó Quds Force commanders from Iranís Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) who were coordinating terrorist attacks in Iraq that have killed hundreds ó yes, hundreds ó of American soldiers and Marines. First, of the 4,322 Americans killed in combat in Iraq since 2003, 10 percent of them (i.e., more than 400) have been murdered by...