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An American turns a 2CV into a tank

Discussion in 'Military Vehicle Restoration' started by Skipper, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    belasar Court Jester Staff Member

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    Aw heck, In Texas if we listed critters we took out on the roads I would need a trailer to have enough room!
     
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    Skipper, I suppose if one were to attack a 2CV tank the sloping frontal armor that I am estimating to be 1 mm, or slightly less, would react as if it were , say, 1 1/2 mm or slightly more so it would seem a side attack would increase the chances of a successful penetration. Armor tactics are always fascinating ! A Flodden pike, if available, might do it some damage if one could get inside it's 5 meter range!!!
     
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    Belasar , what do you think the outcome would be if a belligerent Texas longhorn bull attacked a Citroën 2CV tank, front or side? I still think they are more vulnerable from above inspite of their Kevlar flexible armor top deck.
     
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    belasar Court Jester Staff Member

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    I can not truly say, but I have seen what a full grown doe can do to front end of my neighbor's Taurus!

    The Horror, the Horror!
     
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    I didn't see any tank...Must be one of those Christie types with the tracks taken off.


    It's a Citroen 2CV for crying out loud! Texas Longhorn wins 9 of 10.

    The only thing that's worse is the Yugo tank
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    there the Longhorn wins 10 of 10 easy.
     
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    In other news, budget cuts have hit the USMC especially hard.

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  8. Skipper

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    Besides the artistic aspect, I just love the guys sense of humor. Note how he evokes the colateral damages . he een took out 3 British tanks "by accident" and a few cows as well ...... I can imagine him driving in the streets and handing out chocolate to the locals, it must be a great way to meet people.
     
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    belasar Court Jester Staff Member

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    Could it be accurate, but in code?

    18 Volkswagons
    2 Jaguars
    and three McDonald's drive thru's
     
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    what about those dodgy little cars with three wheels instead for the British ones?
     
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    George Patton Canadian Refugee

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    You mean the Reliant Robin?

    [YOUTUBE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQh56geU0X8[/YOUTUBE]
     
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    Is it true it takes 5 AFV 2CV's to take out one AFV Yugo ? The US NSA has discovered the design for the Yugo was stolen from the Italians but the Reliant Robin is uniquely British and the AFV version is a closely guarded. They did discover it's armor contained ceramic material but it was porcelain china rather than Chobham. Spying on one's friends pays off!
     
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    Yes, that's the very one. Quite a match for the 2cv. Now take a Trabant for the Germans and we"ll have quite a race
     

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