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Old 01-23-2020, 12:53 PM
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I would take a Sherman or a Patton tank. Not the biggest dogs but easy to work on and not as much maintenance as the M1A1. Besides, attempting to get a main battle tank away from the US Army or Marines would likely be a death sentence.
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The kind that thinks like we do, a rare catch in some places.

If you are including all tank-like vehicles; then the Ripsaw EV-2 would be my choice.

If you mean military only; then my choice would be the Stridsvagn 103.
what about a schwerer gustav?.. i could make an apartment in that thing
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M60A3.
It's what I served on, so I know it.
I spent a little time crewing one of these, back in the very early '90s. Fun times, except when a torsion bar breaks.
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But realistically, I have given this thought, I would honestly go with the non tank BTR70 due to the simplicity, somewhat armored, amphibious capacity and storage capacity. It would defeat most of whats to be expected in a SHTF situation.
If I was going to go with an APC, I guess I would choose the old, reliable M113. Extremely simple to operate, and it would be a lot easier to maintain and find parts for in this part of the world. It's amphibious too, just make sure the drain plugs are closed first.


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PS There was an M60 in the walking dead and it didnt do them much good....****tards
I guess that was before I started watching the show... just as well, it would have probably just made me angry.
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If I was going to go with an APC, I guess I would choose the old, reliable M113. Extremely simple to operate, and it would be a lot easier to maintain and find parts for in this part of the world. It's amphibious too, just make sure the drain plugs are closed first.




I guess that was before I started watching the show... just as well, it would have probably just made me angry.
We can hook up at the crossroads!

I can't remember what season, it was the end of their stay at the prison. I did get angry FWIW
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Also, no the 155mm is not the biggest gun ever mounted on a tracked vehicle.
World’s BIGGEST / MOST POWERFUL GUN ever built! (Heavy Gustav Railway Gun.)?

Okay, maybe not the tracks you were thinking of.
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Pzkpfw Mk IV Aufs H simply for the classic lines.

Alternate would be Pzkpfw Mk V Aufs G.
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I'd like to have the (J.E.B) Stuart M3 as my Iron Coffin ride.
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For those of you who like a little variety in your lives, such as quick suppression of riots or crowd control in general followed by an afternoon of hunting flocks of geese, the Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind variant is always a good choice.
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I would buy the Brazilian Osorio MBT. It was specifically designed to operate in areas of limited infrastructure. It was also designed for ease of maintenance by lower tech nations which were the planned targets for export.

http://www.military-today.com/tanks/osorio.htm
Good news....all of them are in as new condition, as NONE were ever used.

“The Osorio main battle tank did not entered service with Brazilian Army or any export operator”

“the Osorio project effectively ceased to exist before 1995.“
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Good news....all of them are in as new condition, as NONE were ever used.

“The Osorio main battle tank did not entered service with Brazilian Army or any export operator”

“the Osorio project effectively ceased to exist before 1995.“
I know. Bigger businesses undermined the company designing the Brazilian tank, but it was a great concept and even rated above the early Abrams tanks.
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Germans have a little tank Wisel that looks like a lot of fun.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiesel_AWC
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I'd go with an M1a1. Before I went in the army the MSM told me how awful it was & in the run up to desert storm how we'd get crushed by superior soviet tech. Then reality happened & my buddies in their M1's kicked ass up & down, back & forth with their Abrams tanks. I'm a believer.

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Went thru Basic on the M60A3, Mike Golf for the M1A2 SEP. As someone who was there. 1-37 AR, 1st Armored Div, It was a turkey shoot.
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A Sherman would be good enough for me.
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Alvis scimitar, small, manoeuvrable, 30 mm cannon. If i have to fight anything bigger, well I'll just run away
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T34/85. Fix with a Swiss Army Knife, a monkey wrench or a hammer. Big enough for the whole family, bullet-proof enough to really irritate the Lefties round here.
I loled.

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He who has a warthog makes the rules.
Not in MY thread , buddy!

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I'll take a Konigstiger. It may not get very far, it may break down every 3 feet, and may only get 1/10 of a mile to the gallon... but it'll look awesome!

King tiger at Militracks 2018 - " 24 minutes of action you don't want to miss " - YouTube
I like the fact you posted a video.

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I would buy the Brazilian Osorio MBT. It was specifically designed to operate in areas of limited infrastructure. It was also designed for ease of maintenance by lower tech nations which were the planned targets for export.

http://www.military-today.com/tanks/osorio.htm
The thinking behind it was pretty good.

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I'd go with an M1a1. Before I went in the army the MSM told me how awful it was & in the run up to desert storm how we'd get crushed by superior soviet tech. Then reality happened & my buddies in their M1's kicked ass up & down, back & forth with their Abrams tanks. I'm a believer.

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YEPPERS!!!! I can remember taping everything i could during the first gulf war.

Sucks SNL won't show the original. I used to have it on tape as well.

And farley just yelling


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if you were going to buy a tank.
I am partial to this, even thought technically it's artillery with a fixed cannon. I understand the 155 howitzer is the biggest canon evern mounted.
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You know the "tank" you selected isn't even a tank right? It's self propelled artillery/gun. Just because it has a big gun & tracks, doesn't make it a tank. Also, no the 155mm is not the biggest gun ever mounted on a tracked vehicle.
See my above OP

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It did cross my mind. I saw a shell and some parts for one either at a museum in Munich or Vienna, which had a bitchin' tank garden.

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For those of you who like a little variety in your lives, such as quick suppression of riots or crowd control in general followed by an afternoon of hunting flocks of geese, the Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind variant is always a good choice.
The right tool for the right job.

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Alvis scimitar, small, manoeuvrable, 30 mm cannon. If i have to fight anything bigger, well I'll just run away
Not bad.
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previous thread on topic

https://www.survivalistboards.com/sh...d.php?t=842873
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Thinking about buying another tank similar to this one for an upcoming project.

https://www.rainharvest.com/1000-gal...BoCsXYQAvD_BwE

Not the type of tank the op is thinking of, but fresh water is important.

If funds permitted, I would be interested in a T34 just for fun...lol
A close 2nd = PT76 in case I wanna do some fishin.

Would rather conserve fuel for more important vehicles such as the backhoe, track skid, and especially our farm equipment utilized for growing crops ( too include feed, and also supports livestock efforts. Not to mention fuel for generators, well pumps, etc.....

Any " Battle tank" I might be interested in requires fuel, spare parts, etc...that I would rather spend on other items. ( Guess what an American tank company needs to support a 4 tank platoon with for a 12 month deployment in Iraq in 2004/ 2005? The only way I would be interested in an M1 would be if the support elements were thrown in for free, and enough for long term sustainment.

C'mon now.....Where are my 19s at? Be honest. How many tanks were runnin around Sadr City in 03, 04, 05, etc.....all by thier lonesome?

Where are my 13s at since SP artillery was mentioned on account that they " resemble " a tank?

On a side note: A well supported tank platoon with trained crews = a viable threat. A single unsupported tank with miss daisy in charge = An " accident " waiting to happen.Lol.
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He who has a warthog makes the rules.
He who controls its airfield makes the rules.....lol.
Speaking of which.....since we can choose anything , put me down for an F14 if I feel the need for speed. Lol. I was gonna say that an aircraft carrier might be a good idea, but would rather have the entire 7th fleet along with supporting ships, attack subs, nuke subs, MEF with thier harrier carriers, and at least 1 M14 with the tow line blaster. ....yup. That should do the trick once the lottery scam has been broken.

Not a tank, but would love to own a " kettenkrader "
Essentially a very small tractor built after WW2 by Germany for agricultural use. Very similar to the WW2 German mil vic.
I would also need one for the wife.

Currently using a few of these ( below pic) as a long term logistical/ transport/ draft impliment. Easier for us to sustain, and breed more.

If that fails, at least we can eat um .

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what about a schwerer gustav?.. i could make an apartment in that thing
That would be one hell of a survivalist apartment, especially if SHTF had already come. The ability of launching shells that weigh 15,000 lbs. would definitely make people think twice about about direct assaults. lol
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