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Posted: 1/2/2006 10:40:37 AM EDT
I think that would be the coolest house defense system ever.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 10:42:07 AM EDT
Not in TN.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 10:42:53 AM EDT
...crap.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 10:43:21 AM EDT
You could but it would just advertise where to place the charges or put the missle
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 10:43:28 AM EDT
sounds like an interesting idea!.....



group buy?
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 10:44:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jtw2:
You could but it would just advertise where to place the charges or put the missle



that's why I'd need a network of them each covering the other.. and some PHALANX anti-missile systems...
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 10:51:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 10:54:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
if you are that worried about home defense, you should hire this guy



Link Posted: 1/2/2006 10:56:51 AM EDT
Your own Neighborhood Arms Race. I can see it now: The family on the corner with 8 kids who can't afford a turret will stoop to bio weapons. A catapult full of ripe diapers. The old nosey lady across the street's house will sprout dozens of dish antennas overnight. Her cats will all be wearing small backpacks with tiny mag mount antennas. The Korean family next door will seem friendly, until you hear voices in your basement walls.

Mass hysteria!
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 11:02:46 AM EDT
As I understand it, obsolete USSR tanks were dismantled and the turrets mounted on concrete bunkers along the border with China.

G
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 11:20:52 AM EDT
I take it you don't get along well with the neighbors.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 11:28:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By glock23carry:
As I understand it, obsolete USSR tanks were dismantled and the turrets mounted on concrete bunkers along the border with China.

G



After all, it worked so well for Maginot!
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 11:32:04 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 11:32:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By glock23carry:
As I understand it, obsolete USSR tanks were dismantled and the turrets mounted on concrete bunkers along the border with China.

G



Isn't that in a Tom Clancy book?
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 11:33:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SkyCatII:

Originally Posted By glock23carry:
As I understand it, obsolete USSR tanks were dismantled and the turrets mounted on concrete bunkers along the border with China.

G



Isn't that in a Tom Clancy book?




Yes, The Bear and the Dragon.


Link Posted: 1/2/2006 11:35:43 AM EDT
The Swiss today still use former MBT turrets as static points. It's a little easier for them, since the terrain is so channeling.

NTM
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 11:35:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By glock23carry:
As I understand it, obsolete USSR tanks were dismantled and the turrets mounted on concrete bunkers along the border with China.

G



There you go, you could probably buy one off a group of crooked conscripts in siberia, then haul it across the bering strait and drive it back home. Only part that will suck is getting it through Canada, might wanna take a boat.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 11:46:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/2/2006 11:47:08 AM EDT by thedoctors308]

Originally Posted By glock23carry:
As I understand it, obsolete USSR tanks were dismantled and the turrets mounted on concrete bunkers along the border with China.

G



Yes, I read that as well...

Link Posted: 1/2/2006 11:50:26 AM EDT
That is a great idea you need to do it!!!
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 11:55:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/2/2006 11:55:43 AM EDT by vito113]
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 11:58:30 AM EDT
So you must be Jimmy's other neighbor?

R
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 12:02:01 PM EDT
IIRC in the book "Panzer Battles", the author claims the Germans used turrets from knocked out tanks in this manner.
On the Eastern front, of course.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 12:09:25 PM EDT
The Syrians dug in old WW II German Pzkw IV tanks (the long barrel model) in stationary positions on the Golan Heights but the Israelis had no trouble taking them out in the '67 Six-Day War.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 12:12:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/2/2006 12:13:40 PM EDT by HarrySacz]

Originally Posted By Astrogoth:
Your own Neighborhood Arms Race. I can see it now: The family on the corner with 8 kids who can't afford a turret will stoop to bio weapons. A catapult full of ripe diapers. The old nosey lady across the street's house will sprout dozens of dish antennas overnight. Her cats will all be wearing small backpacks with tiny mag mount antennas. The Korean family next door will seem friendly, until you hear voices in your basement walls.

Mass hysteria!



So thats where those voices are coming from, You could also bulid some wooden tanks and light armor vehicles to ward off any would be invadors.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 12:28:50 PM EDT
wasn't it Patton who said "Fixed fortifications are monuments to the stupidity of man" ?
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 12:30:02 PM EDT
BTW, the Germans also used the PzKW II turrets as gun emplacements on the Normandy Beach.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 12:36:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 12:40:21 PM EDT
Check out "Dad's Nuke" by Mark Laidlaw.
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