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    Strip Minning Northern California, one Silver Coin at a time....but never leave a trace...

    Nov 2006
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    My Tank, Erlangen Germany, 1977

    I got the honer if naming my tank "Communist killer" While stationed in Germany in 1977. The only rule we were instructed with was that what ever name we gave our tank must start with the letter C. I couldn't resist this name since we were only 50 miles or so for the Czechoslovakian border, or what was called at that time the "iron curtain".
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    Hunting San Francisco Bay Area since 1985

  2. #2
    us
    Jan 2005
    Panhandle of Florida
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    Re: My Tank, Erlangen Germany, 1977

    Very cool picture. People forget that the cold war was a war. One big tense stand off.
    God and country.

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    Just a lil' bit outta plumb...

    Mar 2006
    The Peach State
    Whatever it takes to get the coon.
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    Re: My Tank, Erlangen Germany, 1977

    M48 or M60? Been so long since they were retired there isn't enough for me to tell. I remember those ODs, wore them for a few years before they came out with the BDUs. Cap with the unit crest, always bumping your head on something in vehicles and the holdfasts digging into your forehead. I was an engineer, but ran with you guys and the infantry. REFORGER was always an interesting time. I was wearing Old Ironsides when I retired in '98. Cool photo, brings back memories...

    Robin
    I respect your opinion, but not when I know better.

    Fish... or cut bait.

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    us
    Mar 2011
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    Re: My Tank, Erlangen Germany, 1977

    That should be a m60a1.I did some time on those also b4 going to m1a1s

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    Strip Minning Northern California, one Silver Coin at a time....but never leave a trace...

    Nov 2006
    In the Heart of Wine Country in Northern California
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    Re: My Tank, Erlangen Germany, 1977

    Yes, it's the M60A1. 105 mm main gun. I left Germany in November 1978, probably 2 years before the Abrams replaced the old M60A1. It's a good thing we never had to use the M60A1 in battle, it was a death trap. The Israels found a major flaw in the design. The OHT hydraulic fluid (cherry juice) was extremely flammable, any rupture of the hydraulic lines in the turret caused instant fire and would incinerate the crew. These lines were under high pressure, any rupture would put super flammable vapor spray inside the tank. Instant BBQ. Glad we now have the Abrams.
    Hunting San Francisco Bay Area since 1985

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    Come out from under your bed today...... DO SOMETHING!

    Jun 2008
    Yarnell,AZ and Titusville,FL
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    Re: My Tank, Erlangen Germany, 1977

    M60A1?? You shure?? Looks like a "universal translater" to me... anything that 105 gun sends to the "enemy" is immediately understood... in any language!! NICE!! TTC
    Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war and my fingers for battle. Psalms 144:1

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    mx
    Nov 2004
    Alamos,Sonora,Mexico
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    Re: My Tank, Erlangen Germany, 1977

    Terry and guys, I prefer to be looking down on those mobile targets.

    Don Jose de La Mancha
    "I exist to live, not live to exist"

 

 

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