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« Reply #285 on: 11 December 2017, 06:03:10 PM »

British Army training film about Operation Goodwood in 4 parts.
1960's(?) with contributions from both sides.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMoTtDxTal8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMoTtDxTal8</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ehkp3hBoQM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ehkp3hBoQM</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUUHahXghI0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUUHahXghI0</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_XxVUmKwAw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_XxVUmKwAw</a>
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« Reply #286 on: 13 December 2017, 02:41:55 AM »

Great find Nobby Applause Applause Applause

Particularly fascinating for me as I have a force from 21st Panzer based around one of Colonel von Luck's Panzergrenadier companies upported by some of Major Becker's assualt guns
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« Reply #287 on: 18 December 2017, 10:10:42 AM »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A8BldxVckI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A8BldxVckI</a>
Canadians on D-Day.



I like the bit at the start when the commentator rips Steven Ambrose and his US-centric view of D-Day.
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« Reply #288 on: 30 December 2017, 09:28:34 AM »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKPQVvhRpFU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKPQVvhRpFU</a>
Memories for some of you, I'd guess?
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« Reply #289 on: 29 January 2018, 09:31:51 PM »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOZ-xjRjgl0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOZ-xjRjgl0</a>
I defy any British gentleman of a certain age not to get a lump in the throat watching this.
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« Reply #290 on: 06 February 2018, 09:45:30 PM »

The Chieftain's top 5. Note at the start he states quite clearly that the Centurion is the best tank ever.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-RRbpMcqDs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-RRbpMcqDs</a>

Lindybeige having a go as well
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSNNNMYmTKQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSNNNMYmTKQ</a>
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« Reply #291 on: 06 February 2018, 10:03:02 PM »

Using only five words, why is the Centurion the best tank - like - ever? Please use words that I am likely to understand (small and transatlantic).
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« Reply #292 on: 06 February 2018, 10:10:56 PM »

History, design, cute, adaptability, track record
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« Reply #293 on: 06 February 2018, 10:15:24 PM »

First mbt arguably. It was centurions in boor that first attracted me to military history. My first model tank was a Cent. First war I really studied was the Yom kippput.
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« Reply #294 on: 07 February 2018, 04:55:18 AM »

Thanks,
It took some time to sort out that “Track Record” meant its history of success and not some esoteria regarding the dimensions of the tread. Smiley
But “cute”? A Scorpian is “cute”.

Still, yours is a passion worth embracing.

Does boor mean BAOR or bore of its gun or did you mean they were initially a boor?

My wargame group at the time was insanely into actions in the Fula Gap - but pretty much a red star / white star affair - I was never bitten by the amour bug.
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« Reply #295 on: 07 February 2018, 07:51:41 AM »

That'll teach me not to use small screen device late at night.

BAOR. My dad was in the RAF and in the early 60s we travelled the autobahn in a Triumph Herald looking for a safe space to deposit me. It was on those roads that I got bitten by the tank bug - we used to pass convoys of big vehicles on transporters. It was when I got a little book of tanks (which I still have) that I recognised some of the big easties as Centurions.

Come Christmas, I asked Santa for some tanks and he, bless him, came up with the Airfix beach defence position with original German Infantry and British Paratroops, along with a (IIRC) DUKW, M113, M48 and ... a Centurion.

I was a bit young for the 6 Day War, so the first war I actually followed "real time" was the Yom Kippur. This featured Centurions. As I learned more, I found Centurions popping up all over the place - Korea, Suez, India-Pakistan, Vietnam, Angola.

When I was old enough to actually study armour, I realised how significant the Centurion was in tank development. Arguably it was the first modern MBT*, putting it as important as the FT17. In the mid 1970s, like Techno, I went through an ABBA phase. This resulted in me looking at the current inventory of the Swedish army which included ... Centurions. My Skytrex (or Heroics and Ros - I wasn't as discriminating those days) Swedes held the border against the nasty Soviets many times.

And yes, I do think it is an attractive tank. It is very distinctive, and looks like a tank should look.

There are other tanks that are meritorious - the Sherman is an underestimated tank (see the Chieftain on that one), the T34 is iconic, the WWI MKIV is the "first" - then I think the Germans had a few that were quite good. My favourites include the Churchill - because it's a bulldog in tank form, the T35 because it's a glorious error, and the Pz IV because it's the forgotten, yet hard working sister to the more glamorous Panther and Tiger. Yet for sheer gut-wrench, the Centurion is, for me, No 1. I can look at a photo of my ex wife and feel nothing, yet a photo of a Centurion will have me smiling.

A Centurion in Viet Nam.

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I understand I'm probably a bit of a lone voice, and I'm OK with that. One of the strengths of this forum is our variety. I for, example, see nothing attractive about the League of Ausburg. Fantasy doesn't rock my boat. I yawn at Imperial Romans (but will toot a hurrah for the Republicans), and that's OK too. If it doesn't grab you by the gut, no amount of learned explanation is going to light your fire.  
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« Reply #296 on: 07 February 2018, 02:44:01 PM »

Somehow missed the Goodwood link first time around. Just watching it now and an excellent watch.
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« Reply #297 on: 07 February 2018, 06:19:30 PM »

For those who might enjoy a little Renaissance Eastern Front action this is pretty good.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c74uh5XoI2Q

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« Reply #298 on: 07 February 2018, 08:35:10 PM »

Using only five words, why is the Centurion the best tank - like - ever? Please use words that I am likely to understand (small and transatlantic).

Protection, Penetration, Mobility, Reliability, Pervasive
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« Reply #299 on: 07 February 2018, 09:07:26 PM »

For those who might enjoy a little Renaissance Eastern Front action this is pretty good.

Hordes of brightly coloured irregular cavalry.

That's my nightmare.

Though really spectacular!
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