Military History | How To Make War | Wars Around the World Rules of Use How to Behave on an Internet Forum
Dirty Little Links Discussion Board
   Return to Topic Page
Subject: What is this thing?
bluejacket    11/28/2004 4:22:20 AM
What is this thing? What is this thing? It looks too elaborate to be a hoax. Then again..........
Quote    Reply

Show Only Poster Name and Title     Newest to Oldest
Pages: 1 2 3   NEXT
Desertmole    RE:What is this thing?   11/28/2004 10:29:01 AM
I believe it is a device used to capture the muzzle velocity and muzzle energy of a gun, though I have forgotten what it is called.Looks like they are testing an M109A6 Paladin.
Quote    Reply

jetwax    RE:What is this thing?   11/28/2004 2:47:45 PM
It is not a M109, it is a crusader, no idea what it is on the end though?? Wonder why it is painted in a camoflage pattern if it is only for measuring muzzle energy?
Quote    Reply

Cocoonboy    RE:It's one of Dr.Blubbers newest weapons !   11/28/2004 4:45:15 PM
I read all about up in the Science Fiction section of this place. It's a Thermal M209 double-thyroid tripple wammy blaster. You can get them Walgreens..
Quote    Reply

yojimbo    Looks like a hoax to me...   11/28/2004 4:53:18 PM
There is no way the M109 could have driven to that position - the device appears to have a fixed base and the M109 is sitting on a ramp with concrete blocks backed against the tracks. You are looking at an image that's been Photoshopped.
Quote    Reply

Cocoonboy    RE:In all honesty....   11/28/2004 7:54:11 PM
It seems real. That's not photoshop, I ran it through and all shadows are correct. Probably some form of computer that absorbs the blast, impact and so on. Either that or it's some Larry Flynt stunt..
Quote    Reply

irvkoch    Stunt is probably correct   11/28/2004 10:01:25 PM
Everyone has identified the main equipment as some sort of self propelled gun, ok, not a tank. It appears to simply be pointing into the anus of very large inflated display cannon on the raised display frame. Looks like some artillery unit is just having fun.
Quote    Reply

Fretka    RE:What is this thing?   11/29/2004 1:09:15 PM
It's too big to be mobile! It needs a stage for use! What's the point in silencing? On the other hand it could be a ballistics test fixture but why would it be painted camo? Methinks something is rotten in the state of Denmark. Fretka
Quote    Reply

Cocoonboy    RE:What is this thing? irvkoch.   11/29/2004 1:56:20 PM
So what are syaing ? You think it's a " GAY " tank ?.
Quote    Reply

Cocoonboy    RE:What is this thing? Oh it's a fake !   11/29/2004 2:07:06 PM
Why are those wooden blocks not directly behind the tracks ?You think they are, but are not.I built a " Supertank " with the cloning tool in photoshop, blured this and that and put it in the background of the Ardennes Forrest and put it up on a web page.Till this day some guy's won't believe that I was just pulling a gagg. It's become a " Bigfoot " kind of thing..
Quote    Reply

5/68 AR    RE:What is this thing?   11/29/2004 2:17:59 PM
My money is with the guys who say this measures muzzle energy/muzzle velocity, etc. I may be an old DAT, but this looks like a real set-up that would be used at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD (sure doesn't look like Ft. Sill to me...)The chambers are obviously designed for pressurization (compare a diver decompression chamber) and could be housing chronographs, video, x-ray equipment, you name it. As for the 3-color camo on the unit, the weathering seems to match that of the howitzer, so chalk it up to some gung-ho REMF's!
Quote    Reply
1 2 3   NEXT