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Old 11-22-2015, 11:53 AM   #1
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The German Tiger tank..

Brought to us by none other than Dr. Ferdinand Porsche.



I can just see some early Porsche in that, I guess...

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Any time I hear 'Tiger Tank' mentioned, I think of the movie Kelly's Heroes. Lots of great scenes.



Now I'm going to have to find it and watch it again.
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Old 11-22-2015, 12:47 PM   #3
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The really interesting Porsche tank was the "Elefant" - Note the engine location and tech problems - all too familiar:
World War II in Pictures: The Ferdinand/Elefant Tank Destroyer
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Brought to us by none other than Dr. Ferdinand Porsche.



I can just see some early Porsche in that, I guess...
It's weakness? A leaky rear main seal and an ims bearing that causes the engine to brick itself.
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At least the tracks make so much noise that you can't hear the trailing links clunking!
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Any time I hear 'Tiger Tank' mentioned, I think of the movie Kelly's Heroes. Lots of great scenes.
ME TOO. Jeez, they just don't make movies like that anymore. Even the theme song is great. An absolute classic...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgeIINs1TrQ
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Oddball, the greatest American hero!

There you go with the negative waves again...

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Old 11-22-2015, 09:28 PM   #8
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It's weakness? A leaky rear main seal and an ims bearing that causes the engine to brick itself.
Only when it's tracked......
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If you are interested, this is a reasonably neutral discussion about Porsche and his related Nazi history...

Ferdinand Porsche and the Nazi Shadow
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This is my favorite early Porsche.
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Yeah, I've got one of them too. Taken at the The Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles (2007).



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Brought to us by none other than Dr. Ferdinand Porsche.



I can just see some early Porsche in that, I guess...
May not be a Porsche, but I have always thought of the Panzer tank when I see one of these from the front. Has the same lethal image even when standing still.

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Is the CPU full of bogus software too?

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Yeah, I've got one of them too. Taken at the The Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles (2007).



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Some years ago a friend and I were playing a round at Boca West. Since we were a twosome, the starter had a third join us. Peter Porsche was our third. He was, IMHO, one of the most obnoxious folks I've met, and "I've seen more than I can recall". He apologized for the Tiger tanks and the Americans who were killed by them. He also made light of America's love affair with his company's cars. It may be that his world is much, much different than mine.

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