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IJN_Amatsukaze #21 Posted 20 May 2013 - 10:18 PM

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Wasn't the D-25T also unreliable?


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according to some preliminary internet research, the gun was not the only unreliable thing, the whole tank was rather unreliable.
Quote: While it represented a revolutionary design in armour configuration it suffered from, even by Soviet standards, poor crew accommodation and “fightability”, while its engine and drive train were apparently unreliable (weaponsandwarfare.com)
More quoting: The slow rate of fire, poor engine performance (the engine was not well suited to hot-climate operations), and rudimentary fire control of the IS-3s proved to be a significant handicap  (wikipedia.com)

Then again, from what i've read, the IS-3 scared the **** out of the Allies during the victory parade of WWII (pike nose & HUGE 122mm gun)and prompted the Americans to develop heavy tanks

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Yekaterina #23 Posted 21 May 2013 - 02:50 AM

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View PostThe_Chieftain, on 20 May 2013 - 02:34 PM, said:

Bizarrely, the quote was that repeated firing of the 122mm would cause the welds to break, not impact from enemy tanks. This came from a colleague at a museum who had a former IS-3 crewman on a tour, who claimed that to extend the service lives of the hull, they'd never fire more than a couple of rounds on an exercise.

Again, I have no independent confirmation of this, but I can't discount it either.

That's actually rather interesting, and I likewise have never heard of that issue before.

View Postnotsonooby, on 20 May 2013 - 10:54 PM, said:

Then again, from what i've read, the IS-3 scared the **** out of the Allies during the victory parade of WWII (pike nose & HUGE 122mm gun)and prompted the Americans to develop heavy tanks


The Brits as well, resulting in everyone's (well mine, at least) favourite giant gun platform.

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View PostYekaterina, on 21 May 2013 - 02:50 AM, said:

The Brits as well, resulting in everyone's (well mine, at least) favourite giant gun platform.
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Also, discussion between Yeka and Chieftain will very entertaining.

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Yekaterina #25 Posted 21 May 2013 - 10:22 AM

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Interesting maybe (for me at least) but I dont see why it'd be entertaining. My studies were on operational doctrine - learning about the vehicles themselves was just a nice bonus, and I didnt pursue the specialty much further. He is a full on specialist, and my superior on the matter.

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The_Chieftain vs The_Challenger vs Yekaterina

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Yekaterina #27 Posted 21 May 2013 - 10:51 AM

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Stop throwing me into this. (no, seriously)

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the whole X v Y thing is not really what this thread should be about, at least i hope not. Exchanges of information do not need to be adversarial, 99% of interwebz experience notwithstanding.

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View PostYekaterina, on 21 May 2013 - 10:22 AM, said:

Interesting maybe (for me at least) but I dont see why it'd be entertaining. My studies were on operational doctrine - learning about the vehicles themselves was just a nice bonus, and I didnt pursue the specialty much further. He is a full on specialist, and my superior on the matter.
Information exchange (discussion) between expert is always entertaining.

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View PostOtakubouzu, on 21 May 2013 - 01:16 PM, said:

Information exchange (discussion) between expert is always entertaining.

and occaisionally you'll learn something new from it

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@The_Chieftain: Can you make your next video a review about the British Centurion? The Comet video was informative (as well as occasionally entertaining), especially your whole rant about the "Christie Suspension" near the end of Part I.

 

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No. Next is M24.

Cent is on the list, but not soon.

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BTW Chieftain, any news on the Sherman firefly????

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Have you managed to convince HQ that you need to do another "fact finding" trip to Australia yet?

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View Postnotsonooby, on 22 May 2013 - 07:04 PM, said:

BTW Chieftain, any news on the Sherman firefly????

Nothing new. It's still scheduled to be on the UK medium branch as yet to be released.

View PostOttomatic_Reiffel, on 22 May 2013 - 09:52 PM, said:

Have you managed to convince HQ that you need to do another "fact finding" trip to Australia yet?

No. There would need to be a great clamour and demand for my attendance from the playerbase at some significant Aussie event before they might have some form of business justification for it. In fairness, my hopping over that way isn't particularly cheap, it -is- a free-to-play game, and officially, PacRim is not 'my sandbox' to be playing in. The forum and the occasional TeamSpeak visit is the best you can expect from me. Sorry.

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View PostThe_Chieftain, on 23 May 2013 - 01:34 AM, said:

Nothing new. It's still scheduled to be on the UK medium branch as yet to be released.No. There would need to be a great clamour and demand for my attendance from the playerbase at some significant Aussie event before they might have some form of business justification for it. In fairness, my hopping over that way isn't particularly cheap, it -is- a free-to-play game, and officially, PacRim is not 'my sandbox' to be playing in. The forum and the occasional TeamSpeak visit is the best you can expect from me. Sorry.
That sucks mate, sure you can't make an excuse to visit Dubbo Military Museum? ;-)

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I'm on the road again. Next stop, three more days in the US National Archives. Let's see what other joys I can find.

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Think you can get more on the T110 project? Only really have 1 book on it, and even then not that much. It seems quite fascinating how many revisions they went through before finally settling on what amounted to a conventional tank.

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If you've a book on it, you're doing better than me. It gets three or four pages in Firepower.

I've had a hell of a time thus far finding the minutes of the meetings of the Ordnance subcommittee on tanks. I found a few files in the Ordnance Committee Meeting Minutes, but outside of some administrative comments (And the basic initial specs), they contain nothing.

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View PostFeeTFooD, on 23 May 2013 - 04:56 PM, said:

That sucks mate, sure you can't make an excuse to visit Dubbo Military Museum? ;-)

Is that place open again. In the two years I was in Cobar it was never open whenever I visited Dubbo.

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