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Posted: 5/25/2003 6:55:06 AM EDT
What's that thing midway out on the barrel? Looks like an expansion chamber or something? I used to know (honest!) but then somebody asked me, and by brain cramped up.
Link Posted: 5/25/2003 6:57:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/25/2003 7:01:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DoubleFeed: The tank ate an Iraqi. It just takes a few weeks to digest.
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[LOL]
Link Posted: 5/25/2003 7:04:31 AM EDT
Bore evacuator - it keeps nasty gasses out of the crew compartment. Artillery pieces have them too - the shape and location of these things are a key identification feature.
Link Posted: 5/25/2003 9:15:21 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Adam_White: Bore evacuator - it keeps nasty gasses out of the crew compartment. Artillery pieces have them too - the shape and location of these things are a key identification feature.
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Yep. And if you're quick, you can look into the tube as it goes back into battery after the breech locks open, and see the last of the fumes getting sucked up into it.
Link Posted: 5/25/2003 11:35:07 AM EDT
Thanks, fellers. I knew I'd find the answer here quick enough. Heh heh - good one Doublefeed, that's the story I'm going with!
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