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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 7/27/2009 9:51:34 PM   
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Nice!
My ex-brother-in-law was officer in the (swedish) King's guard.


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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 7/27/2009 9:58:23 PM   
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Actually no. But I've served in Kosovo. Also, the last two years of my service in the Swedish Armed Forces, I worked at our Joint Forces HQ/J5 branch/Balkans desk. I have just quit that job though and started as a teacher at our national defence college instead.

always thought yall had the coolest looking take with the old s tanks. and the coolest looking fighter.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 7/27/2009 10:05:36 PM   
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Nice!
My ex-brother-in-law was officer in the (swedish) King's guard.



Really! Do you remember his name?

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 7/27/2009 10:08:04 PM   
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Actually no. But I've served in Kosovo. Also, the last two years of my service in the Swedish Armed Forces, I worked at our Joint Forces HQ/J5 branch/Balkans desk. I have just quit that job though and started as a teacher at our national defence college instead.

always thought yall had the coolest looking take with the old s tanks. and the coolest looking fighter.


The "S"-tank yes ... I agree that it was cool looking, but we didn't call it "the hydrualic bathtub" without reason

Which fighter are you thinking of?

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 7/27/2009 10:11:40 PM   
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Actually no. But I've served in Kosovo. Also, the last two years of my service in the Swedish Armed Forces, I worked at our Joint Forces HQ/J5 branch/Balkans desk. I have just quit that job though and started as a teacher at our national defence college instead.

always thought yall had the coolest looking take with the old s tanks. and the coolest looking fighter.


The "S"-tank yes ... I agree that it was cool looking, but we didn't call it "the hydrualic bathtub" without reason

Which fighter are you thinking of?

grippen.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 7/27/2009 10:17:36 PM   
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Ah yes, it´s a beauty. My vote for coolest looking fighter would be a lock between the F4U and the F-14 though.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 7/27/2009 10:23:16 PM   
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Ah yes, it´s a beauty. My vote for coolest looking fighter would be a lock between the F4U and the F-14 though.

yeah i meant active. the tomcat is my alltime favorite.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 7/27/2009 10:25:44 PM   
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Mountain Armoured Recce is a whole new concept for me.


Indeed....I having visions of plate mail and bicycles........

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 7/27/2009 10:27:15 PM   
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Actually no. But I've served in Kosovo. Also, the last two years of my service in the Swedish Armed Forces, I worked at our Joint Forces HQ/J5 branch/Balkans desk. I have just quit that job though and started as a teacher at our national defence college instead.

always thought yall had the coolest looking take with the old s tanks. and the coolest looking fighter.


The "S"-tank yes ... I agree that it was cool looking, but we didn't call it "the hydrualic bathtub" without reason

Which fighter are you thinking of?

why was this?

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 7/27/2009 10:32:07 PM   
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quote:

Mountain Armoured Recce is a whole new concept for me.


Indeed....I having visions of plate mail and bicycles........

*rofl* - and this is no exageration!
We were indeed something like a "all-in-one device suitable for every purpose". We had a para drop unit, Spähpanzer Luchs, Panzeraufklärungsradar Rasit, Leopard 2 and were a mountain unit. The only thing missing was amphibious assault
Nowadays: No more paras, no more Leopard 2, no more Luchs (a bad monster!) - only Fennek.


Our Leopard 2s were sold for 8.000 Euro a piece to Finland. Not only that they were 4-8 Million when new, for that price, I'd have loved to fill my garden with a lot of them!

< Message edited by Historiker -- 7/27/2009 10:33:16 PM >


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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 7/27/2009 10:35:34 PM   
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Nice!
My ex-brother-in-law was officer in the (swedish) King's guard.



Really! Do you remember his name?

Ehrhard or Ehrhardt (guess this). First name forgotten.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 7/27/2009 10:41:37 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Grollub

Actually no. But I've served in Kosovo. Also, the last two years of my service in the Swedish Armed Forces, I worked at our Joint Forces HQ/J5 branch/Balkans desk. I have just quit that job though and started as a teacher at our national defence college instead.

always thought yall had the coolest looking take with the old s tanks. and the coolest looking fighter.


The "S"-tank yes ... I agree that it was cool looking, but we didn't call it "the hydrualic bathtub" without reason

Which fighter are you thinking of?

why was this?


Since the concept basically was a WW2 (turretless) TD you had to aim the whole tank to fire. To facilitate this, the manufacturer (Bofors) had come up with a hydrualic system that accomplished this very smoothly. The drawback was that the entire tank was filled with hydrualic tubes, couplings, pumps and I don't know *how* many litres of hydrualic oil. These had a tendency to break or loosen from their fastenings, spraying the crew compartment with oil and making the tank unmovable or unusable until fixed. It was an excellent tank when everything technical was ok, but it's failure rate wasn't anything you would want to speak loud of. Hence he nickname "The hydrualic bathtub"

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 7/27/2009 10:43:54 PM   
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Nice!
My ex-brother-in-law was officer in the (swedish) King's guard.



Really! Do you remember his name?

Ehrhard or Ehrhardt (guess this). First name forgotten.


Hmm ... with that (for Sweden) unusual name I would have remembered if I had met him, but no :-/


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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 7/27/2009 10:52:33 PM   
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He is of German descent. His grandparents (father) moved to Sweden in the early 20th century and his father also married a German. His uncle volunteered to the Waffen-SS in early 45 and died in a soviet prison camp...

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 7/27/2009 11:19:29 PM   
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Hi all,

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Can't buy WitP-AE...

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We're Sorry.

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no other card to try?


Nope... just Diners (I don't like creedit cards)...


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Send Erik a mail. You're not the first to have your card rejected in error.


I did... hope for the best...


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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 7/27/2009 11:35:13 PM   
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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 7/27/2009 11:39:22 PM   
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Hi all,

Success!!!

I am downloading now... 800 KB/s... it will be here in 9 minutes...


Leo "Apollo11"

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 7/27/2009 11:48:55 PM   
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Mine averaged about 690 KB/sec

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 7/27/2009 11:49:46 PM   
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Later I have to finish a threadwar turn. I am late already

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 7/27/2009 11:53:49 PM   
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Hi all,

Success!!!

I am downloading now... 800 KB/s... it will be here in 9 minutes...


Leo "Apollo11"

SWEET!!!

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 7/27/2009 11:54:12 PM   
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Later I have to finish a threadwar turn. I am late already

your the only one playing on your side right now thought?

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 7/28/2009 12:17:12 AM   
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Hi all,

Zssssssss time...


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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 7/28/2009 12:58:30 AM   
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down like a clown mr charlie brown

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 7/28/2009 1:30:27 AM   
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Ahh,the Thread is back again.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 7/28/2009 1:56:55 AM   
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Actually no. But I've served in Kosovo. Also, the last two years of my service in the Swedish Armed Forces, I worked at our Joint Forces HQ/J5 branch/Balkans desk. I have just quit that job though and started as a teacher at our national defence college instead.


Interesting. Do you have a specific area of interest that you specialize in ?

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 7/28/2009 1:59:11 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Grollub


quote:

ORIGINAL: bobogoboom


quote:

ORIGINAL: Grollub

Actually no. But I've served in Kosovo. Also, the last two years of my service in the Swedish Armed Forces, I worked at our Joint Forces HQ/J5 branch/Balkans desk. I have just quit that job though and started as a teacher at our national defence college instead.

always thought yall had the coolest looking take with the old s tanks. and the coolest looking fighter.


The "S"-tank yes ... I agree that it was cool looking, but we didn't call it "the hydrualic bathtub" without reason

Which fighter are you thinking of?

why was this?


Since the concept basically was a WW2 (turretless) TD you had to aim the whole tank to fire. To facilitate this, the manufacturer (Bofors) had come up with a hydrualic system that accomplished this very smoothly. The drawback was that the entire tank was filled with hydrualic tubes, couplings, pumps and I don't know *how* many litres of hydrualic oil. These had a tendency to break or loosen from their fastenings, spraying the crew compartment with oil and making the tank unmovable or unusable until fixed. It was an excellent tank when everything technical was ok, but it's failure rate wasn't anything you would want to speak loud of. Hence he nickname "The hydrualic bathtub"


I saw that tank in action on one of the armored warfare specials on cable. Interesting vehicle.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 7/28/2009 2:39:36 AM   
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7 minutes to AE. Getting a solid 900KB/sec



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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 7/28/2009 3:58:46 AM   
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I guess I will get in on Page four of the AE Thread

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 7/28/2009 5:14:14 AM   
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12-9-41 and I lost Enterprise and Halsey. POW got away, I want to play more but have a busy day tomorrow.

G'night all

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 7/28/2009 5:23:18 AM   
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