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NAME OF NEXT BRITISH MAIN BATTLE TANK

Discussion in 'Post-World War 2 Armour' started by Ebar, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. Ebar

    Ebar New Member

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    Just a bit of fun

    Any thoughts or predictions on what the next British MBT will be called. Bear in mind that us British seem to have a real thing for using names that start with C.

    :cool:
     
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    Currently we have the superbly mellifluous names of

    FRES (Future Rapid Effect System) about which there is no detail and the best I've found out so far (having grabbed megs of "data") is that
    A) there's lot of "team-building" and "project validation" and
    B) the one statement that sums it up "we can't say at this stage what form the final item will take"

    and

    MODIFIER (MObile DIrect FIre Equipment Requirement)
    So in keeping with two great British traditions I give you a choice of names beginning with "C" that also sums up the current state of affairs
    Gentlemen, I present:

    COCKUP

    or

    CATASTROPHE
     
  3. Ricky

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    I reckon that we will go with 1 of these options:

    1) follow the American practice of using people - the Churchill (see also #2)

    2) follow the Challenger precedent of re-using names - the Comet

    3) follow the Navy into all sorts of noble-sounding names - the Courageous
     
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    "Combine Harvester" - a mish mash of machinery that looks impressive but just thrashes about running backwards and forwards when the sun shines and stays indoors when the weather's bad. (No offence intended to farmers)


    Sorry, couldn't resist.

    What about Cavalier, that wasn't too well known to the public and has a dashing image.
     
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    Good call - much better than Comet...
     
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    Only posible down side the Cavaliers were on the lossing side of the English Civil War :-?
     
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    That rules out Cromwell too?
     
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    Cromwell won it.

    Admittedly he overthrew the Monarchy, and aftrer his death was dug up, put on trial, and punished.

    But he was an effective military figure.
     
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    They beheaded him! A most miserable old b'stard he was too.

    FNG
     
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    You're looking for some cool name starting with a C....?

    What about .....the CASTELOT MBT?? :smok:
     
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    Has a ring to it. But squaddies will mispronounce it somehow...
     
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    News headlines from the not too distant future...

    "Britain unveils its newest MBT, named to attract members of Britain's youth to the Army Recruiting centres. The Chav MBT!"
     
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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    i like lol
     
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    Carnivore?

    :grin:
     
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    challenger 3 :D
     
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    Panzerman wrote:
    Thanks, but it's probably a bit non-PC for our Government these days.

    Confused?
     
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    Carbuncle?

    Or in keeping with our PC, non-aggressive, peacekeeping policies, how about the 'Chamberlain'? :grin:
     
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    How about going mythical?

    Cerberus?
     
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    And if they are using DU ammo, possibly "Carcinogen"?


    I would like to see a US "Chamberlain" tank -- one of the neglected figures from ACW history.

    Tom
     
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    No main gun, just a piece of paper?
     

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