Pictures of vehicles (and thus crews) not having a good day.
|Thrown Track||Got cracking at NTC|
|Wire act.||Also at NTC|
|Cliff of Death!||Driving down the road at night, blinded by oncoming traffic, we ended up slightly off the road...|
|Other side||That could have really hurt.|
|Recovery||Two M-88s and a tank pulled it out, with the recovered tank also driving.|
|OK. Now what?||Later that day, I went and jammed the same tank in a
Was doing well 'till the right side sank in soft mud. Five-minute tow job to get out again though.
|If you really get stuck||Call in a JCB/Cat.|
|But if that gets stuck||The JCB started sinking too, but it was able to claw
its way back out. Useful trick, that.
Driver gave up and left us to our own devices.
|New definition for Hull Down||Gotta admit, it's neat, if annoying.|
|Our Hero||This is the M88 sent to rescue the above tank.|
|Start digging, lads!||Going to have to do it the hard way|
|It takes two||After a while, another showed up.|
|Nosedive!||For reasons best known to geologists, apparently stable ground can give way under heavy tanks.|
|Double-header||One tank couldn't pull it out on its own, we tied on as
Note the shovel by the rear of the center tank, it was starting to sink too.
|And we're out!||All three tanks straining together barely made it, but make it they did!|
|155mm result||No fatalities, fortunately. M1114s weren't always this fortunate for us however.|
|The Hummer above||Just as well they were in an M1114 for this one.
You can see the armoured crew compartment is untouched.
|Unamphibious Hummer||Actually, if my driver was on the ball, we could have probably made it.|
|Towing Accident||Owner of the Opel wasn't happy at the time, but the
refund he got was huge.
Tow cable slipped off coming around a corner
|Barn door's Open||I guess the duct tape gave way|
|Torsion Bar||Broken torsion bars do not stand in the way of patrolling! Busta Nut in Mosul.|
|SuperHET||A HET collided with my tank. And won.
The trailer swung out as he went around the corner and went -though- a track block, the idler wheel, and
pulled off the first three left hand skirts. And the driver didn't notice.
|Stuck Stryker||We hadn't even gotten to Mosul yet!|
|My Periscope||Is it me, or does it look like someone missed me by about four inches?|
|Going...||When the tank's too heavy for the road...|
|Going...||Just hope that you're not next to a canal|
|This is not good.||Took us a while to get that one out again.|
|Our Hero...again||Part of the reason for that was that this happened the M-88|
|Chief of the Boat||The crew of USS Bulldog (U-13) were awarded the Submariner's Dolphins.|
|More towing problems||3-1 caught fire while under tow.|
|Turret roof||This probably doesn't look good on the resume|
|Million-dollar interior||Not worth much now.|
|Roadwheels||The roadwheels of the above tank. (Made of aluminium)|