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Post by (A/229) BBall on Sat 5 Sep 2015 - 0:05


Hey guys,

TODAY is Christmas!

My lovely bride purchased a ride for me last Holiday Season, and I'm off to "git 'er dun" today! (Had to re-watch "Fury" the other day just to set the mood)

http://www.driveatank.com/

The bride will be acting as passenger/photog crewmember, so I hope to have some pics/vids up by later today!

cheers cheers cheers cheers

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Re: Off to drive a tank!!!

Post by Guest on Sat 5 Sep 2015 - 0:30

Yeah, i'm grape jelly! Lucky SOB

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Post by (B/229) Razorback on Sat 5 Sep 2015 - 0:46

Wow, you Americans know how to have fun. Wish it would be available here in the Netherlands. Have fun B, and you better worship the Misses Wink
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Post by (A/229) Dagger on Sat 5 Sep 2015 - 1:07

Now THAT is stellar!

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Post by (B/229) NeF on Sat 5 Sep 2015 - 1:19

Watch for the lady with the hat !
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Re: Off to drive a tank!!!

Post by (A/229) BBall on Sat 5 Sep 2015 - 11:26

Just got back a few minutes ago (hehe Nef...you kill me)

....one word...

HOLY F*CKIN WOW!!!! Smile

Started by shooting (full auto):

- a Sten
- an M4 Carbine
and THE BEST OF ALL TIME...
- a .30 on a tripod.

Then took a tour of the "garage" (T55s, Centurion, Chieftain, and an M4E8 Sherman).

Then off to do the driving!

I drove an FV433 Abbott SPG, and an FV432 APC (through the periscope only...a bit different).

Pics...

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Shooting the 30 Cal!!!! Way friggin cool!

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In the garage with the lovely "Mrs. BBall".

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The Abbott SPG...way fun to drive! The APC was a ton more "sporty", but I didn't get on it really hard due to the periscope view.

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If you paid for one of the "big" packages (an extra $600), then you got to drive a T-55 over a car! The dude in the commanders cupola was supposed to do the driving, but he had a bad back, and let his girlfriend do the driving! She did a great job of smashing the hell outta the thing!

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All in all a ton of fun, and a GREAT way to spend the afternoon! Yeah...having a bride that "understands" you is like winning the lottery!

Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy
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Killed In Action: : is a zillion too many times?
Slick No. of landings: : you mean the ones I walked away from?
CAS Tanks destroyed: : not many.
CAS Vehicules destroyed: : more than the tanks.
CAS Bunkers destroyed: : have no idea! were they selling beer there?
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Post by (HHC/229) flyer on Sat 5 Sep 2015 - 12:55

Awesome...keep em coming...you know we live vicariously through your various exploits...I had the pleasure of riding in an M1A1, M60A1, M113 and Bradley when I was in, so I know how much fun it can be...your the man.

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