Here is a close one i had whilst on exercise in Bavaria last month . I swapped my driver round with my operator due to him being knackered . My operator was a good lad and a bit of a D+M whizz so i had no reason to doubt his driving skill. Anyway just got into yet another forest so i needed a quick map recce . As we pulled off we hit a 70 ft spruce tree, i smashed (my already)shagged knee off the back of the gun . We moved on slowly with me curseing my stand-in driver , when i looked behind me to see the large christmas tree heading right towards me in my cupola .It smashed my hatch and i got down in the turret in the nick of time as it brushed the top of my crew guard .Took my a while to get out as i needed a troop leaders interview with my boss ''CAPT MORGAN'' in his hip flask . I hate Scimitars so much , i was only there for the exercise as there is a shortage of crew commanders , give me my lowas and a bergan any day .