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The Chieftain's Random Musings Thread

Дата: 16.11.2015 23:23:00
The_Chieftain: Round, I didn't talk about old weapons for several reasons.   Firstly, I still have not seen anything official as to what happened. I've -heard- anything from breech rupture to hang fire, and not all possibilities are exclusive to old weapons and munitions. In any case, absent anything official, it is inappropriate for me to put blame on anything. A weapon being old is not inherently dangerous, a 90-year old heavy machine gun was just discovered still in frontline US Army service. Secondly, the likelihood of anyone in the general public reading this is highly unlikely to be live-firing an old cannon anyway. If they do, I suspect that they will be the subject of a very specific safety brief from the owner/operator. Thirdly, part of the cause was the recent salvo of posts I've seen over on RitaStatusReport, a perfect, visible example of an inexperienced enthusiast who is volunteering to work around the vehicles.   As a result, the post is aimed at general folks who are more likely to encounter tanks in typical conditions,

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