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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Jan 2019 9:04 p.m. PST

See detail here…


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Aethelflaeda was framed25 Jan 2019 9:11 p.m. PST

It's not very good.

UshCha26 Jan 2019 1:03 a.m. PST

Not seen that before, Thanks. Its one of the reasons even today that European armys teach observation over preservation. In reality its harder to look in all directions as you have to move periscopes.

Its the reasons our rules distinguish between un-buttoned and buttoned up.

The recent US manuals note tanks are 30% less effective if the are buttoned up. For this reason infantry are told to shoot small arms at tanks to make them button up. Very new tanks have all round glass cuppolas to help eliminate this.

Wolfhag26 Jan 2019 1:17 a.m. PST

I sat in the commander's seat of a Challenger and I was impressed by the view while buttoned up, at least static indoors anyhow without anyone shooting at me.

Wolfhag

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2019 10:03 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!. (smile)


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Legion 427 Jan 2019 8:25 a.m. PST

Yes, you can see more unbuttoned … bottom line …

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