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Most Useless AFV Of All Time !

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  1. Lone Wolf

    Lone Wolf New Member

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    What is the most useless AFV of all time ?

    Everybody get your suggestions in.


    Here's mine -

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M247_Sergeant_York

    The list of faults with this turkey is hilarious - I particularly liked the bit about it tracking its own gun barrel tips !

    :grin:
     
  2. David.W

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    So the Sergeant York is to A.A tanks what Wikipedia is to encyclopedias! :wink: :D

    The Bob Semple tanks gets my vote.
    But haven't we been here before?
     
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    Maus.

    Was never going to work in 1944, it was never what Germany wanted or needed and would not have worked for the Allies either.

    In fact I can't see any time or place it could work or more importantly was needed

    FNG
     
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    These are all masterpieces compared to the illustrious Bob Semple...
     
  5. David.W

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    Want to start a fan club? (or antifan club).
     
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    Maybe the Maus B.
     
  7. Ricky

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    We could get T-shirts! :grin:

    It would certainly make meeting up with other forum members easier... :D
     
  8. Gunter_Viezenz

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    LOL :lol: Great thinking Ricky. Too bad were spread all around the world.
     
  9. David.W

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    Bob Semple Tee Shirts sound like a great idea. We could get the great man himself to design them.
    Then they could be large, square, impractical, uncomfortable, cold, shed-like, corrogated...........Then again, maybe just a photo of a Bob Semple on an ordinary Tee-shirt. Now that I would pay good money for!
     
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    Is it true that a Bob Semple once destroyed a whole column of Japanese tanks ?

    :x
     
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    I fail to see how a Bob semple could destroy a column, much less a column of tanks, albeit Japanese.
    You might get a Bob semple to destroy 1 Japanese light tank. But the problem would be how to drop the Bob semple on top of it from a height great enough to inflict terminal damage! :wink: :grin:
     
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    Bob Semple tank antifan club T-shirts? What an idea! You should probably put a picture of the tank on the shirt with an X through it and write Down With The Bob Semple Tank at the bottom.
     
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    No, a fan club! I love the idea, we could all just walk around proudly with T-shirts saying,

    "The Bob Semple - will have trouble fighting a battle against three old men with spoons"

    "Well, there are three of them, do they have to be metal spoons?"

    (As was posted earlier on this very forum - I can't stop laughing! :grin: )
     
  14. Christian Ankerstjerne

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    Well, a tank named in honour of a man who was jailed for refusing conscription if just plain funny.
     
  15. Lone Wolf

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    Here's one that was used by a crack Home Guard unit based in Walmington-On-Sea, Southern England which would have made Hitler think again -
     
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    Oh, an actual fan club! Then Roel's idea's good.
     
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    Do the German cardboard tanks with a guy on a bicycle inside count?
     
  18. David.W

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    Walmington on sea tank.

    Cardboard bike mounted tank.

    3 men armed with metal spoons.

    Only a Bob Semple Armoured Division could hope to combat that combination of awesome firepower!
     
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    Right you are, David! :grin:
     
  20. Ricky

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    How about this...
     

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