|A group of destroyed Iraqi tanks, with the vehicles at the bottom of the photo and to the right showing the results of the jack-in-the-box effect. USMC Photo by MSGT Howard J. Farrell (Source)|
|M-60A3s participating in REFORGER near Giessen, Germany, 1985. (Source)|
I mean, they're friggin' awesome lookin' ain't they?
But one thing led to another, the Army was insistent on making me a technician. I didn't want that, I wanted tanks. Damn it.
So what happened? I decided that if I was going to be a technician, it would be on aircraft. Fighter aircraft. Goodbye Army, hello Air Force.
Ah, what might have been.
Juvat likes tanks with their turrets all blowed off. So I figured I'd oblige him. I learned today that the whole turret coming off thing actually (according to the OAFSSRFTOTN) has a name! The Jack-in-the-box effect. No, really.
Here's two examples of why tanks and missiles don't play nicely together...
Okay, nothing to do with tanks but I need some Dropkick Murphys, so I'm sharing. It's what we former wild rovers do, we share.