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    Brings to my mind the 24th Panzer Division that...

    Brings to my mind the 24th Panzer Division that suffered a number of their tanks being rendered combat-ineffective behind the line at Stalingrad by hordes of hungry Bolshevik mice that ate the...
  2. The K98k that Granddad kept on the gun shelf...

    The K98k that Granddad kept on the gun shelf behind the front door of the old farm house (~400m NE of where I sit in my kitchen typing this).

    "Uncle" Somebody brought it back from the ETO as a...
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    Every 50 ton tank will have to pull an...

    <chuckle> Every 50 ton tank will have to pull an attached trailer carrying 50 additional tons of Lithium batteries. :)
  4. 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate ......

    2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate ... 6,050,000 pounds! :yikes:

    The crater is ~140 meters in diameter.

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2020/08/2v2HDTkrrxAW38L-1.jpg
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    I would wait until I determined a value for that...

    I would wait until I determined a value for that pup prior to making a decision on whether or not to shoot it.

    Thanks for the pics! :)
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    :confused: As with (too) many things, Common...

    :confused: As with (too) many things, Common Sense is no longer as common as it once was, unfortunately.
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    Try Guns for Sale - Online Gun Auction - Buy Guns...

    Try Guns for Sale - Online Gun Auction - Buy Guns at GunBroker.com and Gun Parts & Firearm Accessories | Numrich Gun Parts. :)
  8. Unfortunately, it has been a long time since they...

    Unfortunately, it has been a long time since they have been allowed to carry The Good Stuff (serious firecrackers like M80s & Ashcans).

    I can recall as a kid in the '60s our family Summer trips...
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    :eek: Just looking at the ball turret diagram in...

    :eek: Just looking at the ball turret diagram in the OP makes my claustrophobia flare up.
  10. In which case they would be il-legally...

    In which case they would be il-legally registered. ;)

    ... but, just in case, ... thank goodness that the lion's share of mine I acquired sans 4473.
  11. :confused: Legally registered? I live in...

    :confused: Legally registered? I live in Virginia and not a single one of my many firearms is "legally registered" and, to my knowledge, neither are the firearms of any other Virginian ... and...
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    Correction: One shell every 3.6 seconds ... on...

    Correction: One shell every 3.6 seconds ... on average ... but still an unimaginable volume of fire. :move eek:
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    My years in my '69 MGB back in the '70s satisfied...

    My years in my '69 MGB back in the '70s satisfied my small-vehicle-going-fast/wind-in-my-hair needs.

    To me, motorcycles were a real RUSH but, the few times that I drove one, I never could get...
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    Sorry. When I was last in that area (Spring'70)...

    Sorry. When I was last in that area (Spring'70) there was very little to do, of an organized nature. The mosquitoes there are very impressive ... until you get bitten by your first greenhead fly,...
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    Nice Tip for if I ever get into dealing with...

    Nice Tip for if I ever get into dealing with smoke poles. Thanks! :)
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    From the end of the video: "It is possible...

    From the end of the video:

    "It is possible that we left the powder and bullet from last year in there" :eek:
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    Here ya go ... :) ...

    Here ya go ... :)

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2017/07/IMGP0283-1.jpg
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    During this past week Photobucket got to my...

    During this past week Photobucket got to my account on the list. [sigh]

    Thank goodness I only have 444 images stored there.. Their Download Album option refused (repeatedly) to work for me so I...
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    Wow! The strange thing (for me), other than that...

    Wow! The strange thing (for me), other than that odd track, is that, prior to reading the text, I immediately recognized that as showing part of the Izu peninsula and the Sagami Bay (I always think...
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    That was my first thought upon reading about this...

    That was my first thought upon reading about this collision. More specifically, "What happened to the tens of millions of dollars worth of tracking gear on that destroyer?!"
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    Beautiful! That may be the nicest-looking,...

    Beautiful!

    That may be the nicest-looking, best-done memorial of its type that I have ever seen.

    I have no doubt that Harry Morant would approve.
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    :yikes: 30mm long !?!? EDIT: I just googled...

    :yikes: 30mm long !?!?

    EDIT: I just googled "bull ant australia" and perused the images ... OMG!

    After seeing pics of those, I don't think that I will ever again complain about any of the...
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    Years ago I read that there are 2 basic types of...

    Years ago I read that there are 2 basic types of those nasty little ground-dwelling yellow jackets.

    One type is laid-back, easy-going, smokes-dope, nothing-ever-bothers-it kinda crew.

    The other...
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    My maternal grandfather (my house is on the west...

    My maternal grandfather (my house is on the west side of his farm) taught me the gasoline-down-the-hole trick for yellow jackets (ground wasps) back in the 60s.

    More recently, I use RAID Wasp &...
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    That is a great picture. :) Thanks!

    That is a great picture. :)

    Thanks!
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