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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:38 pm 
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In the new episode of Inside the Chieftain's Hatch about the French Char B1 bis heavy tank, Nicholas Moran will talk about why it required a certain kind of castor oil, why the French government lied about it, and why this tank is like Frankenstein's monster. Enjoy!

Can't wait for part two when he tries to fit into the turret. When I saw this tank at bovington I was surprised how narrow it was.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM7ZSaGISiM

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM7ZSaGISiM[/youtube]


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:48 pm 
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I have a soft spot for the Char B. You can blame WWIIO on that since it gives the tanks all of its benefits without any of the drawbacks, and like the Matilda, is very potent in the beginning of the game given its armour, but doesn't have the Matilda's lack of HE.

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He has reviewed two French tanks so far and the turret ergonomics have been utterly horrible. The lack of HE suddenly doesn't look so bad.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:23 pm 
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Part 2:

https://youtu.be/71f9or59UdM

PS: Curses to the hotel's WiFi! :evil:

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Favorite quote from part 2

On the position of the loader.

"All I can say is God help the poor man"


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He has reviewed two French tanks so far and the turret ergonomics have been utterly horrible. The lack of HE suddenly doesn't look so bad.


This, hearing the antics with early 20th Century firearms on Forgotten Weapons and reading their procurement and design nightmares in the navy not to mention other insanities that have emerged from them like Venus from Jupiter's forehead like postmodernism....

I have to say I can see why the French and English have been at odds with one another for so long, their way of thinking seems so alien.

It makes me wonder if they were like that before the Bourbon Wars seemed to bleed them of sanity and trigger the Revolution and if they've recovered, if their military equipment still has weird quirks shoved into them.

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