Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by von Poop, Sep 17, 2022.
For the memories.
Tanks for the memories.
Tugboats, draw bridges and tractors too
As a child, this ancient M 47 was our absolute favorite playground for years. You couldn't actually get into it because the hatches were welded shut. But there was the then 9-year-old little ltdan, who had once heard from Grandpa something about floor hatches in tanks - and voila: Disneyland is open!
When we were a bit older, we collected found ammunition and used it to detonate small DIY bombs in the interior, we also... well, let's not talk about that >cough<
In any case, this time brought me literally "into tanks"......
That sounds like high dollar fun.
As a youngster getting into wargaming(1970s) we were into tanks because the rules of that era were biased towards them.
As I matured (yes, I know) and began to research how and why battles were fought I realised that tanks were merely one aspect in an all-arms battle. the rules we write nowadays reflect this.
In the last couple of years or so I have even developed an interest in the different types of M.T. which teenage me would have laughed at.
a few years back i went to my first military vehicle show with my father and noticed there was a distinct lack of british tanks, plenty of US and replica german. i looked at the veterans sitting in the VIP area and i felt a little ashamed, like my generation had let them down. so i decided then and there to do something about it.
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