Two Truths of Design

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Earl Boebert, May 23, 2012.

  1. Earl Boebert
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    You can fly a brick if you have a big enough engine.

    You can float a tank if you have big enough pontoons.

    Cheers,

    Earl
     

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  2. fast company
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    Nice.

    It doesn't look heavy, does it :p
     
  3. PAR
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    Actually, as armor goes, it wasn't very heavy. Look at the width of the tracks . . .
     
  4. Earl Boebert
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    It was officially a "light tank." Sort of like "jumbo shrimp." 8500 lbs. (Not counting outboard motor :))

    Cheers,

    Earl
     
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    Floaties for tanks.
     
  7. mydauphin
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    Not real tank, more like rolling machine gun. I don't think anyone can fit inside.
     
  8. Minusadegree
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    The Russians tried making a flying tank.. Realized there wasn't a motor big enough. Then reduced the armor and realized it wasn't a tank anymore..

    Not so sure about the flying brick theory though.. Rocket fuel?
     
  9. Frosty

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    Ah!! good olde American engineering. Cadilac Elderado, Space shuttle. Hummer, 747 jumbo, Harley Davidson etc etc
     
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    Good hay ??? U be very careful (ha) - little black-hair/ Mr. No Pipe. I used to own 2 out of 5 of them. Had a '58 - 'elder-brag-o' & a couple of 'sherlies' - even had a 'sherlie-45' & rode across Canada in the snow. Catch yah eh. jj
     
  11. Earl Boebert
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    Crew of 2, driver and commander/gunner. Used primarily in colonial warfare.

    Cheers,

    Earl
     
  12. Earl Boebert
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    "Fly a brick" comment usually directed at F4 Phantom, AKA "Rhino" and F105 Thunderchief, AKA "Thud."

    Cheers,

    Earl
     
  13. mydauphin
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    What colonies? I would think five guys that can run really fast can take out this tank.
     
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    Some blame gravity.
     

  15. Earl Boebert
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    India, South Africa, and Egypt, mainly for training and police duty. Thrown into the breach in early WWII with predictably disastrous results.

    Earl
     
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