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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by dontoe, Sep 18, 2006.
I wouldn't want to be inside...
OUch thats going to be fun flipping over
Did that fall off the bridge too? Now I know why the other one was turning left. He was following this one
"do you see my lunch anywhere around here?"
Ive got a pic of an LAV-25 somewhere that looks very simialr to that, Ill have to try to dig it out
I wonder if it has a roll cage?
being inside there would suck... but those guys can thank their lucky stars that they didn't fall into a body of water....
Thanks for that visual,now I got the heeby jeebys...
yeah, definitely bad times. We lost some guys early in Desert Storm II this way... LAVs or tanks or whatever falling off bridges into various rivers. Bad times indeed. Even if you had the equipment to pull the tank out of a good sized river, there is NO way you could do it in time to save the crew inside...
No way to equalize pressure so the hatches will open then?
Stoopid engineers, how'd they miss that one? Seems like that would be on the primary requirements list.
Oh I'm sure the pressure equalizes but that won't do you any good if you're upside down.
is a tank or APC 100% air tight? even if it is, it doesn't have an unlimited supply of oxygen for the crew to breath. Pretty small crew compartment on a tank... not enuff room for 4 guys + hours worth of air to breathe...
They must have some sort of fresh air supply, be kind of a bitch to have to crack the lid in the middle of a hot zone to get some fresh air???
I don't know about the A2's, but the M1A1's NBC system draws outside air through filters (think gas mask filters, but bigger) and over-pressures the hull slightly. Positive pressure eliminates the need to perfectly seal the hatches and the turret ring.
I try really hard not to think about what it must have been like for the crews of the M1's that have gone off bridges & canal banks into the water and ended up inverted. Nothing to be done for them - the vehicle is too heavy to be righted and pulled from the water before the crew either drowns or asphyxiates.
X2, makes me sick to my stomach reading the articles about that.
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