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04-28-2014, 01:48 PM   #8521
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Machine gun?
I wish!! Port for tow hook mount. One in the front and one in the back. They be attached when all is done.

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It would seem that the poor maneuverability would be a severe liability on the battlefield.
Wheels verses tracks are a trade off of maneuverability and weight. Our military is starting to swing from heavy armor to lighter wheeled vehicles. Might not be such a good idea given some of the latest troubles in the world.

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Leave it to the French...Why not just back up that thing or spin it on the spot and be done. Unless they were trying to minimize the wear on tires. (If it is the AMX-10RC it uses skid steering to turn the hull).

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Maybe we should surrender, and buy a K-3?
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Maybe we should surrender, and buy a K-3?
Death before dishonor!!! Or just don't tell anybody when you get one.

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Your quote does not seem to be referring to the Roland who was taken by the worm following Poitier. To whom are you referring?
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Wheels verses tracks are a trade off of maneuverability and weight. Our military is starting to swing from heavy armor to lighter wheeled vehicles. Might not be such a good idea given some of the latest troubles in the world.
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Leave it to the French...Why not just back up that thing or spin it on the spot and be done. Unless they were trying to minimize the wear on tires. (If it is the AMX-10RC it uses skid steering to turn the hull).
AMX-10 RCR of the 3rd Hussard regiment - YouTube
Yes, but they would turn so much easier if they did as I described, and the drive hubs on one side could be driven in the opposite direction as those on the other.
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Well, I am still betting on a novice driver in training (and maybe even the entire crew) plus a really long canon issue to manage/negotiate, given all the concrete and wood telephone/utility poles plus trees/tall shrubbery in our neighborhood ... pic's maybe later.

Sometimes even the garbage trucks have a difficult time turning around if there are a lot of cars parked (illegally, read typical French) on all sides of the street and in the fork intersection, especially if there's a lot of people working/visiting at the association two doors down from my house ... Plus there's the family-run masonry/construction business employees that park their cars in front of/near my house (too) instead of in their business area ...

No one parks their car in front of my house when I am around, because I will hunt them down and demand that they move it immediately ... The people at the association know what it's about when I come knocking at their door ... Their "visitors" hack me off when they park on the sidewalk in front of my house usually blocking the front foot entry gate ... and even sometimes the big gate which closes in front of our driveway area . Rrrrrr !!!

A K-3 would be of no help here ...


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Rrrrrr !!!
What are their thoughts on you? "Crazy American!"-spoken with thick french accent. Give them the American treatment in their paint with a key! Or let the air out of their tires! Of course you gotta live there, maybe you shouldn't listen to me!

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What are their thoughts on you? "Crazy American!" ...
'fraid so ... can we talk about cheese, bacon, whine, etc. now ?
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'fraid so ... can we talk about cheese, bacon, whine, etc. now ?
But it is interesting to listen to you "whine" about your acceptance by your French peers.

I imagine that assimilation into the society could be challenging, although being married to one of their own should gain you some advantage.

You could always bribe them with some Sooners swag.

Or something.

And Oklahoma produces 3.9% of the US pork. {there is the connection to bacon!}
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You'll recognise them by their swords, shields, horned helmets, and frothing mouths.
Don't forget the open-decked, dragon-prowed ships. They always come in those ships.


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Don't forget the open-decked, dragon-prowed ships. They always come in those ships.


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Right . . . up until 1066.
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Don't forget the open-decked, dragon-prowed ships. They always come in those ships.
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Right . . . up until 1066.


That's right. In these modern times they use these things.




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Right . . . up until 1066.
Yep. Nothing scarier than a Norman.
(Let's see how long that takes for a reaction from North of the 49th parallel. )
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Yep. Nothing scarier than a Norman.
(Let's see how long that takes for a reaction from North of the 49th parallel. )
HAh! Especially for those from Oregon and Washington.

And where is stevebrot - thought we'd hear from him by now.

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