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M1 Tanks have a 1500hp turbine! How to make cash from people who called you DAT (dumb assed tanker), wait for winter and charge the ground pounders huddling around you 20 bucks US for 15 minutes to warm up standing under the loader's hatch!Of course that was the peaceful eighties, in a warzone I suppose I'd just let them take turns.
Not only do they have heaters, they have heaters that will cook your ass inside. I was "visiting" some tanker friends because my deuce and a half heater sucked and they actually set off the fire suppression system in the tank. Scared the shit out of me. When I woke up and scrambled out I almost got frostbite because I was sweating so bad.
My M48A2C and M60A1 had very effective heaters. They could turn a Korean or German deep winter day into shirt-sleeve climate inside the tank IF they worked. I was fortunate. Mine did.The things were persnickety and prone to failure, parts were hard to get and very few knew how to keep one going, but when they worked, life was good!
I'm not totally up on tanks but that lead commander sure looks like he's got on Russky headgear!....Anybody?
This is a noise suppressor hood with comms set. The Russkis were the first to introduce it. Now it is the standard in quite a few armies.
Yeah, those a Roosky!My heater never worked. First time I tried it filled the fighting compartment with smoke.
I feel sorry for you guys that had heater problems in a fucking tank, might as well be a meat cooler in winter when the heat didn't work. Sadly there were quick fixes that only the seasoned tanker knew. If your ignitor burned up, the most common problem, a coat hanger with John Wayne paper down the ignitor hole, poof its lit, don't turn that shit off until you hit the motir pool or the railhead. The other problem was the blower motor brushes burning up, that required a ba30, tear it apart and use the coils to make brushes, sadly the had a short life, but was not that hard to replace. The smoke problem was somebody didn't hook up the exhaust correctly, it was a pain in the ass. ok kids, class over.
yep. fixed many a DAT heater during my stint in korea. was the most popular mechanic in the BSA. even had my own ground hop harness so i could fix 'em on the front slope.
In Germany 1968, winters were brutal. M60A1 had great heaters, 4thAD called winter war games off when temps hit -30f, our brothers of the blue cord in their all white winter camo were packed in with us. Their uniforms were frozen, when they saw me in tshirt, socks and pants rolled up lol you can imagine their comments #@#$%%$#@#! I was the driver. Twelve months later along the Cambodian border in a M551A1 Sheridan no heater was needed.
Had the AC break in our MRAP in Afghanistan and all buttoned up in the summer I would have switched places with this photo.