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darin
06-15-2016, 03:13 AM
So thinking about the zombie apocalypse and all that...

If you could drive away in one piece of Military gear - something you could operate by yourself or with one other person tops, what would it be?

Initially I think - Trident Sub. But - yeah, takes more than two folks I'd guess. Plus the specialized training.

Apache helicopter? That'd be cool - but limited on-board munitions and the whole 'have to learn to be a system-administrator to fly it' thing. Hrm. Fuel might be an issue.

I think I'd pick a Bradley M3A3. Decent armor against small arms. 300 miles per tank, takes diesel. Figure 1200 rounds of 25mm, 2200 rounds of 7.62, a few TOWs, and room-enough to sleep inside.

http://www.debatepolicy.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9010&d=1465974093


Concerns: It's big. It can be a PMCS nightmare. It's a 'priority target' vs something like a HMMWV. Its loud. Its heavy.

Pros: Can be hidden under basic camo nets. Lots of room. Protects against direct fire up to probably .50 cal and all sorts of indirect fire. Intimidation factor.

Kathianne
06-15-2016, 03:25 AM
So thinking about the zombie apocalypse and all that...

If you could drive away in one piece of Military gear - something you could operate by yourself or with one other person tops, what would it be?

Initially I think - Trident Sub. But - yeah, takes more than two folks I'd guess. Plus the specialized training.

Apache helicopter? That'd be cool - but limited on-board munitions and the whole 'have to learn to be a system-administrator to fly it' thing. Hrm. Fuel might be an issue.

I think I'd pick a Bradley M3A3. Decent armor against small arms. 300 miles per tank, takes diesel. Figure 1200 rounds of 25mm, 2200 rounds of 7.62, a few TOWs, and room-enough to sleep inside.

http://www.debatepolicy.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9010&d=1465974093


Concerns: It's big. It can be a PMCS nightmare. It's a 'priority target' vs something like a HMMWV. Its loud. Its heavy.

Pros: Can be hidden under basic camo nets. Lots of room. Protects against direct fire up to probably .50 cal and all sorts of indirect fire. Intimidation factor.

You'd need some garage!

darin
06-15-2016, 04:21 AM
I'd have to extend the poles and move my tent, but I think I can find a garage.

http://d-mphotos.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/campsite.jpg

(literally my net, my tent, taken in the back yard of the house I just sold) :)

Gunny
06-15-2016, 04:42 AM
I'd have to extend the poles and move my tent, but I think I can find a garage.

http://d-mphotos.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/campsite.jpg

(literally my net, my tent, taken in the back yard of the house I just sold) :)

And people think I'm the whack job here. :laugh:

darin
06-15-2016, 04:54 AM
And people think I'm the whack job here. :laugh:

you're right - that chair should have been camo too. I'll correct it.

Gunny
06-15-2016, 04:59 AM
And people think I'm the whack job here. :laugh:

It's 3AM here. You ain't supposed to be making me laugh. :laugh:

darin
06-15-2016, 05:02 AM
It's 3AM here. You ain't supposed to be making me laugh. :laugh:

...i've been awake for 7hrs (woke up early, at 4 instead of my typical 0615). I make people laugh because I'm pretty witty. A good marine would be ready for it.

And.

GO TO F'in BED, dude. You quoted yourself. :D

Gunny
06-15-2016, 05:20 AM
...i've been awake for 7hrs (woke up early, at 4 instead of my typical 0615). I make people laugh because I'm pretty witty. A good marine would be ready for it.

And.

GO TO F'in BED, dude. You quoted yourself. :D

It's about bedtime for me, actually. Crap. I DID quote myself. Sure I'll be hearing the end of this. :laugh:

Atticus Finch
06-15-2016, 05:46 AM
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8d/USAF_A-10_Thunderbolt_II_after_taking_on_fuel_over_Afghan istan.jpg (https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=imgres&cd=&ved=0ahUKEwj36K_R36nNAhUDziYKHVr9CuMQjRwIBw&url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FFairch ild_Republic_A-10_Thunderbolt_II&psig=AFQjCNGeQBvsBAg8vZtddQKLwdHK7Wqztw&ust=1466070309215731)


No more phone calls please we have a winnwe!....:cool:

darin
06-15-2016, 06:16 AM
What happens when you run out of ammo and/or fuel, and have to land. And take-off. And pilot that bitch? :)

Atticus Finch
06-15-2016, 06:43 AM
What happens when you run out of ammo and/or fuel, and have to land. And take-off. And pilot that bitch? :)well ya know it's always been a one way proposition for me...I'll do as much good as I can with it and go down in a blaze of glory...:salute:

Plus you just can't over estimate the kick ass cool of the A-10

DLT
06-16-2016, 03:20 PM
So thinking about the zombie apocalypse and all that...

If you could drive away in one piece of Military gear - something you could operate by yourself or with one other person tops, what would it be?

Initially I think - Trident Sub. But - yeah, takes more than two folks I'd guess. Plus the specialized training.

Apache helicopter? That'd be cool - but limited on-board munitions and the whole 'have to learn to be a system-administrator to fly it' thing. Hrm. Fuel might be an issue.

I think I'd pick a Bradley M3A3. Decent armor against small arms. 300 miles per tank, takes diesel. Figure 1200 rounds of 25mm, 2200 rounds of 7.62, a few TOWs, and room-enough to sleep inside.

http://www.debatepolicy.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9010&d=1465974093


Concerns: It's big. It can be a PMCS nightmare. It's a 'priority target' vs something like a HMMWV. Its loud. Its heavy.

Pros: Can be hidden under basic camo nets. Lots of room. Protects against direct fire up to probably .50 cal and all sorts of indirect fire. Intimidation factor.

How, exactly, does one "bug out" in a tank? The whole concept is ludicrous, since bugging out means 'on foot'. At least, that's what I thought. Along those lines, I would take a fully-loaded bug-out bag, complete with weapons, ammo, first-aid, food, and other survival gear.

Abbey
06-16-2016, 03:55 PM
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/UlS_Rnb5WM4/hqdefault.jpg

I'll bring him.

jimnyc
06-16-2016, 04:00 PM
A nuclear submarine. And it needs to be cruising in the Middle East. Then just give me a few codes, I'll handle the rest.

NightTrain
06-16-2016, 04:04 PM
Oh... probably one of these :

http://www.debatepolicy.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9019&stc=1

hjmick
06-16-2016, 04:28 PM
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/02/17/article-1251687-08566CA4000005DC-1_634x474.jpg


Royal Marines unveil deadly new weapon... armored super hovercraft (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1251687/Royal-Marines-unveil-deadly-new-weapon--armoured-super-hovercraft.html)

jimnyc
06-16-2016, 04:37 PM
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/02/17/article-1251687-08566CA4000005DC-1_634x474.jpg


Royal Marines unveil deadly new weapon... armored super hovercraft (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1251687/Royal-Marines-unveil-deadly-new-weapon--armoured-super-hovercraft.html)

Sweet, you drive and I'm water skiing off the back!! :lol:

Elessar
06-16-2016, 07:47 PM
So thinking about the zombie apocalypse and all that...

If you could drive away in one piece of Military gear - something you could operate by yourself or with one other person tops, what would it be?

I think I'd pick a Bradley M3A3. Decent armor against small arms. 300 miles per tank, takes diesel. Figure 1200 rounds of 25mm, 2200 rounds of 7.62, a few TOWs, and room-enough to sleep inside.

Concerns: It's big. It can be a PMCS nightmare. It's a 'priority target' vs something like a HMMWV. Its loud. Its heavy.

Pros: Can be hidden under basic camo nets. Lots of room. Protects against direct fire up to probably .50 cal and all sorts of indirect fire. Intimidation factor.

Might make a hell of a hunting camper in bear country! Just hitch a trailer to it for added fuel!:laugh:

Elessar
06-16-2016, 07:51 PM
Sweet, you drive and I'm water skiing off the back!! :lol:

You'd likely get blown off the skis!

Gunny
06-16-2016, 09:27 PM
What happens when you run out of ammo and/or fuel, and have to land. And take-off. And pilot that bitch? :)

You take the enemy's weapon and HIS ammo.

Gunny
06-16-2016, 09:30 PM
Sweet, you drive and I'm water skiing off the back!! :lol:

Ummm .... no? You ain't skiing off THAT thing. Can't fish off of them either. That thing is a weapon, not a Bayliner. That fan ain't no joke. First rule of hovercraft: Stay the f- away from the fan.

aboutime
06-16-2016, 09:30 PM
You take the enemy's weapon and HIS ammo.



You use your enemy's last ammo to get rid of them FIRST. As for Bugging Out. Ain't gonna happen. No way would I give up OUR NATION, FREEDOM, LIBERTY, and RIGHTS by RUNNING AWAY, or CUTTING, AND RUNNING.

I WOULD DEFEND WHAT IS OURS UNTIL I DIE!


http://youtu.be/bH9l1Cko0Ps

Gunny
06-16-2016, 09:35 PM
You use your enemy's last ammo to get rid of them FIRST. As for Bugging Out. Ain't gonna happen. No way would I give up OUR NATION, FREEDOM, LIBERTY, and RIGHTS by RUNNING AWAY, or CUTTING, AND RUNNING.

I WOULD DEFEND WHAT IS OURS UNTIL I DIE!

I agree. At the same time, I'm taking to the hills. I'll fight on my terms, not theirs. I took bugging out as meaning heading for the hills, not leave the country. THAT will be the day. I ain't Syrian. I'm opening up a can o whoop-ass. I'm like most vets and rednecks. You give me no choice? I got no choice.

As far the weapons go, I consider that a strange question. I'm humping as many as I can. And I'm finding me a horse. Trucks need gas. Horses eat grass.

darin
06-17-2016, 02:22 AM
How, exactly, does one "bug out" in a tank? The whole concept is ludicrous, since bugging out means 'on foot'. At least, that's what I thought. Along those lines, I would take a fully-loaded bug-out bag, complete with weapons, ammo, first-aid, food, and other survival gear.

First off, that isn't a tank.

Bugging out does not mean 'on-foot'. I means hastily abandoning one's, say, homestead.

How far would you carry that 1200lbs bag? (shrug)


You use your enemy's last ammo to get rid of them FIRST. As for Bugging Out. Ain't gonna happen. No way would I give up OUR NATION, FREEDOM, LIBERTY, and RIGHTS by RUNNING AWAY, or CUTTING, AND RUNNING.

I WOULD DEFEND WHAT IS OURS UNTIL I DIE!


You'd die pretty quickly. (shrug)

I'd live. My family would live. And in my bradley, I'd fuck-up some shit. :) Until I ran out of gas I guess.


I'm humping as many as I can. And I'm finding me a horse. Trucks need gas. Horses eat grass.

speaking of humping, NT has the right idea..

http://www.debatepolicy.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9019&stc=1

Gunny
06-17-2016, 02:38 AM
First off, that isn't a tank.

Bugging out does not mean 'on-foot'. I means hastily abandoning one's, say, homestead.

How far would you carry that 1200lbs bag? (shrug)



You'd die pretty quickly. (shrug)

I'd live. My family would live. And in my bradley, I'd fuck-up some shit. :) Until I ran out of gas I guess.



speaking of humping, NT has the right idea..

http://www.debatepolicy.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9019&stc=1

Sure, it's nice. However, if invaded you take the enemy's weapons and use them against them. You can't run down to the gun shop and buy .3030's if you're invaded and living in the hills. But you can kill one of the SOBs and rob HIS ammo pouches. I'm taking the bayonet too. I'm also taking a crossbow and all my knives. In survival mode you have to able to support your own weapons.

darin
06-17-2016, 02:58 AM
Sure, it's nice. However, if invaded you take the enemy's weapons and use them against them. You can't run down to the gun shop and buy .3030's if you're invaded and living in the hills. But you can kill one of the SOBs and rob HIS ammo pouches. I'm taking the bayonet too. I'm also taking a crossbow and all my knives. In survival mode you have to able to support your own weapons.

What's nice? Having a Bradley? It'd be cool.

But taking the enemy's weapons and all that? In a SHTF situation there is not enemy to pilfer. We're talking bands of roving assholes trying to take your stuff.

Now, one factor - lazy folk won't walk out into the country to get stuff. At least initially. So getting the hell out of the way would be a great thing - something a tracked vehicle could facilitate.

Gunny
06-17-2016, 10:04 AM
What's nice? Having a Bradley? It'd be cool.

But taking the enemy's weapons and all that? In a SHTF situation there is not enemy to pilfer. We're talking bands of roving assholes trying to take your stuff.

Now, one factor - lazy folk won't walk out into the country to get stuff. At least initially. So getting the hell out of the way would be a great thing - something a tracked vehicle could facilitate.

The sheeple can stay home all they want. More for me. My biggest problem would be finding an unpolluted water source. Me n the hoss need water. That hasn't had a damned chemical spill in it. Fortunately, I can get to the Rockies in a couple of days on a horse from where I am.

Abbey
06-17-2016, 11:26 AM
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/UlS_Rnb5WM4/hqdefault.jpg

I'll bring him.

You folks are short-sighted. My guy would protect me until he was thrown into the smelting vat, AND I'd have someone to talk to while I'm holed up.

:coffee:

Gunny
06-17-2016, 11:42 AM
You folks are short-sighted. My guy would protect me until he was thrown into the smelting vat, AND I'd have someone to talk to while I'm holed up.

:coffee:

Bet he's warm and cozy on a winter night. :laugh:

Abbey
06-17-2016, 01:49 PM
Bet he's warm and cozy on a winter night. :laugh:


More than those armored vehicles y'all are craving!

:laugh2:

Gunny
06-17-2016, 02:52 PM
More than those armored vehicles y'all are craving!

:laugh2:

Guess you ain't reading. I said "horse". I've known how to operate one of those since I was a kid and they don't need any aviation fuel.