BBC tank webpage

#1
I found this on the net and thought I would share it with other members of arrse, its not really beneficial to those who are already members of the RAC , but , as someone hoping to join pretty soon I found it interesting and thought others , in a similar position might aswell.

bbc page on chally 2.
 
#3
Picatinny_Rail said:
I thought sleeping under tanks was considered "not best practice"? :?
My thoughts exactly, however, if it's on concrete or other 'hard standing' where's the problem.... just don't get in the habit.
 
#4
Having lost a Jock who was sleeping under a Scimitar in Germany I hope someone from the unit concerned spotted that boo-boo and pulled him out.....
 
#5
Usual BBC accuracy
 
#6
Apparently we've only got 40. Does the BBC know something we don't?
 
#8
That stupid smile on the cnut sleeping under the panzer would have lasted about 0.1 second after the Trp Cpl caught him...............hopefully.Even if the tank is on hard ground it´s still very dangerous,imagine a Tiffy or some other jumping in the drivers seat and starts testing the driving hydroulics!

And before a Tiffy starts screaming foul,one jumped in my Chiefy turret to check the power traverse as I was getting off it, and only saved myself with a desperate dive off the front decks as the turret wizzed over my head!

Oh yes, I was waiting for him when he dismounted :twisted:
 
#11
TheSpecialOne said:
and a Full Screw makes everyone scoff?
I take it you´ve never served in the ´Real´army,the Full Screw would seldom be de-moted for `disciplinary action´especially when it could save lives!

A tank is an extremely dangerous piece of kit,a seconds stupidity can be your last,that´s why a boot up the arrse was accepted and recognised for what it was, life/injury saving.

STAB? :twisted:
 
#13
midnight said:
TheSpecialOne said:
and a Full Screw makes everyone scoff?
I take it you´ve never served in the ´Real´army,the Full Screw would seldom be de-moted for `disciplinary action´especially when it could save lives!

A tank is an extremely dangerous piece of kit,a seconds stupidity can be your last,that´s why a boot up the arrse was accepted and recognised for what it was, life/injury saving.

STAB? :twisted:
I think TSO was expressing his surprise at this "fact" from the BBC webpage:

The operator/loader (usually a corporal): his job includes manning the radio, loading ammunition for the main gun and the machine gun, and cooking for the crew.

Wouldn't the loader normally be a senior Tom, possibly a Lance Jack? Unlikely to be a Full Screw at any rate.
 
#15
Well, you have to factor in inflation and upgrades, I guess. The new turrets alone are looking at costing about 2.5 million pound.

NTM
 
#16
Why whats the new turrets all about? Im aware that they have bee trialling a new smooth bore system, is this waht you are referring to or are they doing more to the turret?
 
#17
The "new" turret is mainly to do with the smooth bore. It will need a lot of redesigning in order to fit the one piece ammo in etc. Might even get a bit of a work done to it to make the BOWMAN kit fit a bit more ergonomically.

A full screw would only really be an operator in the 11B or 0B's tank. I know of tanks in my Sqn that have Tprs as operators.

I've heard of prices ranging from 3.5 million up to 6 but nothing as low as 2.5 million.
 
#18
brewmeister said:
midnight said:
TheSpecialOne said:
and a Full Screw makes everyone scoff?
I take it you´ve never served in the ´Real´army,the Full Screw would seldom be de-moted for `disciplinary action´especially when it could save lives!

A tank is an extremely dangerous piece of kit,a seconds stupidity can be your last,that´s why a boot up the arrse was accepted and recognised for what it was, life/injury saving.

STAB? :twisted:
I think TSO was expressing his surprise at this "fact" from the BBC webpage:

The operator/loader (usually a corporal): his job includes manning the radio, loading ammunition for the main gun and the machine gun, and cooking for the crew.

Wouldn't the loader normally be a senior Tom, possibly a Lance Jack? Unlikely to be a Full Screw at any rate.
Aaaaah............I thought ´scoff´was a new slang word for putting respect into stupid troopers(like I was!) :oops:

Very ´umble Apologies to The Special One :oops:

The Corporal might show you how to dig up a decent meal,but that was about it!

I once went on exercise with a Full Screw commander......................terrible,but to be fair it wasn´t easy for him as it was his first Ex and didn´t want to fcuk up,his determination to be head-up in rainstorms got him a nice dose of Pnuemonia..........end-EX!
 
#19
midnight said:
...his determination to be head-up in rainstorms got him a nice dose of Pnuemonia..........end-EX!
The pleasures of being a Tank Commander, you only get to close down for bridge crossings and the final assault.

End up looking like those two off of Dumb and Dumber after a long road move!

I can get 50 miles to the gallon on this hog!!
 
#20
Aww a cold on commanders pay! My heart bleeds…

(this from a guy who spent the later part of his “career” on a stretcher counting plasters in 14B)


:)
 

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