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09-21-2020, 10:48 AM - 2 Likes   #80836
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QuoteOriginally posted by bertwert Quote
50 pages... Did I miss anything interesting?
Lots of bacon.

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Same old smartass kid, eh?
How can he be old, and be a kid?
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It would be best to be a logistics manager 20 miles behind the front and not inside a tank - ever.
Or the contractor who builds then in the factory. Except in 1943 in Central Europe. Although Guderian said that all the day and night bombing by swarms of 1000 bombers did not slow down production.
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I haven't heard that term for a long time. In the fifties, a buddy of my dad's had an Austin FX3 like this stock picture it was based on the British Taxi of the time. It seemed enormous to me as a 9 year old.
And does it fit inside a modern English garage?

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Nice looking woodie as we would call that car in the states and Canada...as you would know, now living in the USA.

Back in the '40's and '50's...in my extended family we had a British cars as our regular drivers. My parents of course had the three Austins, one after the other...from about '49 to '55. Then an uncle who lived in Vancouver BC had a Standard Vanguard delivery van. H had a trucking business and this is what he started with. He and my aunt drove it from Vancouver...over the Rockies and across the prairie on summer to visit with our family.

At that time he had two vehicles...the Standard Vanguard sedan delivery for his business and a Harley Davidson big twin . He eventually had a about a 6 truck fleet...2 -5 ton trucks.

Another uncle was a Major in the Canadian Arm (Civil Engineer) and he was stationed in England for over a year getting additional military training. Whlie there he drove a late '40's Triumph Roadster....kind of a sports car, I believe.

I have one English vehicle. My '67 Matchless 750 G15 CS Scrambler motorcycle. Made at the Plumstead Road, London factory.

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If I was the tank commander I would ensure I was out first !! If things got real difficult and it was a question of drowning or getting out as fast as you can...I wouldn't be surprised if it would be a Three Stooges type of exit...threee guys trying to get out one door at the same time.
The Standard Vanguard had the 4 cylinder engine? The 4 was much more reliable than the 6. My grandfather had a Standard Vanguard ute. He later bought a Vanguard 4 sedan, with matching engine. The collected salvage 4 engines which he kept in the back yard.

The only hatch of the T54 that could be opened from inside when submerged was the driver hatch. The escape route for the other positions was loader over the breech to gunnerís seat, then forward and down to commanderís seat, then through the gap to the driverís seat and then put the driverís hatch. And all in the dark in a tank ingesting water which in Russia may not be hot.

Despite the size of a tank the space for the crew is smaller than an economy seat in a cut price airline. Donít be big in there.

Perhaps not as bad as their attempt to air drop a personnel carrier with a load of men. The parachutes did not reduce the ground impact enough and all occupants died. The idea was to parachute armour and immediately drive from drop site into battle.

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The real truth of the matter is nearly everyone cheated when Lance cheated. And they all new it was wrong and very dangerous for their health. Lance just got arrogant about it and in the end that was why he was singled out. Should he have cheated? No. Should the UCI have handled it better? Yes.
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50 pages... Did I miss anything interesting?
Yes. Are you ready for the test?
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And does it fit inside a modern English garage?
I bet it would be a tight squeeze, although in the fifties, the only person I knew with a garage was my great grandad and that was originally a carriage house. He kept his pristine 1935 Austin Ruby in there and had room to turn it round.

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The real truth of the matter is nearly everyone cheated when Lance cheated...... Should he have cheated? No. Should the UCI have handled it better? Yes.
I'm not in the least familiar with the situation in the "cycling World" of that time - but I strongly suspect that you are correct on both counts!
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Yes. Are you ready for the test?
Oh dear. I already have labs, assignments and tests be thrown at me at the rate of a spray-and-pray shooter on the shutter... so what's another, I guess...
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Oh dear. I already have labs, assignments and tests be thrown at me at the rate of a spray-and-pray shooter on the shutter... so what's another, I guess...
Right! Here ya go: What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
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Right! Here ya go: What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
African or European?
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Oh dear. I already have labs, assignments and tests be thrown at me at the rate of a spray-and-pray shooter on the shutter... so what's another, I guess...
And what has Racer been boring everyone with?
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African or European?
North American.
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