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Bahrain Formula 1 Cancellation Does Not Mean All Local Racing Is Done

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It may not be 12k RPM.... but it's better than nothing.

Courtesy of BATRacer’s ‘Pieczar’.

 

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Mon, 02/21/2011 - 12:40 | 981791 TuesdayBen
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NASTANK bitchez

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 12:51 | 981830 Dapper Dan
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The red M60a3 has 759 bhp@2400 rpm,  top speed over 30mph

 Check out the pit crew at front inspecting tread wear.

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 13:01 | 981879 Zero Govt
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+1  .....inspired photo, you'd never see that in the NY Times!!

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 14:01 | 982155 Aengrod
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+2 good one.

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 16:48 | 982705 Carl Spackler
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+3 Very good one, Dapper Dan.  (especially the treadware comment!)

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 19:52 | 990874 natty light
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thx dan

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 12:41 | 981792 SWRichmond
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Tanks unsupported by infantry?  Suicide.

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 12:43 | 981804 johnQpublic
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blitzkrieg didnt use infantry support

and it was pretty effective

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 13:00 | 981882 Attitude_Check
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Before the day of shoulder-mounted anti-tank weapons, with a range greater than 50m.

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 13:34 | 982034 greyghost
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sorry to say, but yes german infantry rode on the german tanks and then dismounted when the enemy was sited. german tanks would roll over what ever was in their way, then the infantry would mop up isolated pockets of the enemy still remaining. that worked until everyone started doing the same tactics......than it became a numbers game and how fast the germans could shoot. history says they didn't shoot fast enough!

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 16:40 | 982675 Lord Koos
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What finally stopped the German tanks was the fact that the US could manufacture two Sherman tanks for every Panzer.  If we were in that situation today, we'd be fucked because we don't have the mfg facilities here any more.

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 18:30 | 983088 Bryan
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Maybe China will sell us some cheap tanks?  I wonder if they'd fit into those shipping containers?  It might even boost the BDI.  Woo... a win-win.

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 19:56 | 983390 h3m1ngw4y
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i think you dont want to ride into battle on a chinese tank. they could come apart at first use. perhaps they wouldnt even survive the transport. but hey they are cheap

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 05:57 | 984544 wkwillis
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We, and the Russians, and the British, were manufacturing a lot more than two tanks for every German tank, and a lot more than two antitank guns or antitank bazookas or antitank attack aircraft rockets, etc.

"Brute Force", by Ellis will give you a sense of how badly the Germans were outbuilt and out fueled and outgunned and outmanned.

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 19:37 | 983326 malek
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You might want to double check your knowledge/sources

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 12:48 | 981824 malikai
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Time to go long RPGs.

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 12:59 | 981870 MachoMan
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Why rpgs?  Hezbollah blew the shit out of merkevas recently with some improved missiles... 

 

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 14:38 | 982267 chumbawamba
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And some well-placed mines.  And a baiting tactic.  And some stupid Israelies to fall for it.

I am Chumbawamba.

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 14:46 | 982293 chumbawamba
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"According to Merkava tank program administration figures, missiles penetrated 22 tanks, killing 23 crewmen. The missiles in these cases were heavy Russian-made RPG 29, Kornet E, Metis-M, and Concourse missiles, used by Hizbullah. These are tandem missiles, with a double warhead that can penetrate the Merkava’s reactive armor and steel plates 70-90 cm thick."

http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?90036-Only-5-merkava-tanks-destroyed-in-Lebanon-Our-tank-was-a-death-trap

When are you invading Lebanon again, oh vaunted IDF?  Hizballah's missles and mines await ye anew.

I am Chumbwamba.

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 14:51 | 982317 SilverRhino
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Why invade when one can nuke?  Dead civilizations fire no rockets.

Hizbullah is a military joke and PC ROE are the only thing that saved them.

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 17:30 | 982875 FeralSerf
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If you're going to use that tactic, you'd better be 100% sure that your victim isn't able to nuke back.

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 18:17 | 983045 SilverRhino
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Or you have a functioning ABM system in place.   (and plenty of shots)

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 00:07 | 984236 chumbawamba
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You have that exactly backwards.

The IDF is a joke, and the only thing that saved them is the United Nations with US backing.

Next time, they won't be so lucky.

I am Chumbawamba.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 01:27 | 984392 SilverRhino
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>>The IDF is a joke

Underestimating your opponent again.  How like a typical Arab.  I never said they were the good guys.   The reason the IDF keeps kicking the assess of the unorganized militia units all over the place is that they are a professional, disciplined military unlike the shitbirds out of uniform screaming arabic and dying for their god.   

And just like the SS, they may be bad guys in your eyes but underestimate their ability to kill your ass at your peril. 

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 01:50 | 984418 chumbawamba
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Oh, but isn't that what the IDF was guilty of in 2006: underestimating their opponent?  So sad.  So very sad.  Why don't you direct your counsel towards Ehud, since he's really the one who needs it?

As far as the IDF, I probably over-estimate them.  What can one really expect of a so-called "army" that's been beating up little kids and shooting unarmed protesters in the back for the past two decades? 

Hizballah displayed as much discipline and professionalism in that epic ass-kicking as the IDF has ever been able to muster.  Hizballah units held their ground; Israeli soldiers ran screaming like little girls back towards the border.

Also, Hizballah was considered a "non-state actor" by Israel and the US at the time.  121 IDF dead vs. 250 Hizballah (outnumbered more than 3-to-1) killed.  How is it that a "non-state actor" sent one of the world's supposedly most formidable armies running for their lives back across the border?  I'll tell you how: spending decades playing army against 13-year olds with slings.

You undermine your credibility by not knowing jack shit of what you speak.

I am Chumbawamba.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 02:12 | 984439 SilverRhino
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History of real wars with Israel. 

1948, 1956 ,1967, 1973 (all victories)  + 200 nukes. 

Hizbullah, Gaza, Hamas and the West Bank go away when the IDF and Israel decide to accept the political fallout / price of exterminating them like bugs.  

And there is nothing the non-state actors will be able to do about it.

Sorry your arab-sympathetic mind cant wrap itself around those facts.  

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 20:38 | 983550 oygevalt
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You mean, if it comes to that you won't be standing in front of an Israeli tank to show your feelings?  Oh, the humanity.

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 12:52 | 981846 Saxxon
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Agreed SWRichmond esp. in an urban setting.  Camels would be better; but you saw how the camels got dealt with - approach it from the sides.

Send enough of your army out in pressure-cookers with wheels, they see a few of their comrades roasted alive and they do a 180 and point their barrels back to the govt. buildings LOL.

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 13:30 | 982007 Hook Line and S...
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The Trojan sponsored tank (just out of view) is supporting the infantry.

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 12:42 | 981805 lead salad
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Excellent.

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 12:44 | 981809 truont
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Bahrainian protesters:

"We will expel American imperialists from our homeland!!!!!

Wait...

oh, shit....

that tank is CHERRY RED!!!!!!

RUN AWAY!  RUN AWAY!!!!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StHwAffUNxo

 

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 12:44 | 981812 bania
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question is, can the iranian gov't secure Schumacher as a driver?

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 12:49 | 981828 MachoMan
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I wonder if we could get jacques villeneuve in the other tank and the nazi could try and wreck him over and over to save the championship?  (to no avail).

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 15:08 | 982400 MachoMan
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Whatever.  Eat my ass.  Here is a video for you junkers.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgfuoSFerDU

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 12:44 | 981813 Cognitive Dissonance
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I got $100 on the Red Ferrari. I assume we are measuring something other than top speed through the protesters.....right?

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 13:13 | 981929 Clampit
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Well there's style points, you've played armorgeddon right?

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 18:18 | 983051 SilverRhino
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Because red makes it go FASTER!!

/orc mindset

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 12:48 | 981821 Judge Judy Scheinlok
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Is this a joke or is that for realz?

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 16:57 | 982742 Oracle of Kypseli
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You need to get out more often

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 12:47 | 981822 papaswamp
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Iranian forces now battling protestors across the country.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274870349880457615604148740605...

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 12:51 | 981840 Mad Max
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I don't see an M1 Abrams there, but if they had one, their engines turn much more than 12,000 rpm...

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 12:52 | 981843 gwar5
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That is too funny! I like the sponsors.

(Silver hit over $34 already)

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 12:52 | 981845 cmalbatros
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I'm putting my money on Hamilton & Mercedes.

 

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 12:55 | 981852 YHC-FTSE
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Looks like Schumacher is slightly ahead with Hamilton closing. Ross Brawn did say he would come back this season with a winning vehicle for Mercedes GP. 

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 14:04 | 982167 Ninja Report
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No, that is Nico.

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 14:04 | 982170 YHC-FTSE
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Boo! LOL

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 14:35 | 985966 natty light
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Luckily Schuey did not get seriously hurt in that very dangerous wreck he had with Liuzzi the last time there was a Middle East F1 race (Abu Dhabi).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYQQlrg4OP4&feature=related

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 12:55 | 981854 DougM
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Bahrain GP is normally a snooze fest.  Hopefully they'll allow the protesters in.

http://i.imgur.com/JrQdl.jpg

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 12:58 | 981864 The Axe
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Is BUD the sponsor....????

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 13:17 | 981946 Oh regional Indian
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That is really funny in a sad/funny way.

Brilliantly done though.

ORI

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 13:31 | 982011 Moe Howard
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Nobody wants to hang out in a burning tank.

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 13:31 | 982013 OS2010
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Hamilton could really run over the other drivers with that Merc!

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 13:37 | 982058 velobabe
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yes, i read an article stating this potential, a while back. the "circus" won't be cuming to the near middle east. they just had a large pro bicycle race in Oman.

that is the funniest picture yet, coming out of the war zone. hey, where is Virgin Atlantic? sir branson and crew haven't been doing to well lately. tough circus to crack.

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 13:42 | 982080 viahj
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the only way LOTUS could be in that pic is if they were getting lapped

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 14:03 | 982165 DavidC
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The subject matter is serious, but I did think the picture is inspired!

DavidC

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 14:04 | 982171 Rick64
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Its too bad that the elite will have to forgo F1 this year. The sacrifices these guys make.

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 14:08 | 982181 Ninja Report
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'Big connection between unrest and F1'

"The race has been the prince's dream since he was a child," Hasan Dhani, a 23-year-old protester, said. "He wants to negotiate so he can fulfill this dream, and it makes me sad that his dream is more dear to him than the needs of his people."

http://www.planet-f1.com/driver/18227/6770308/-Big-connection-between-unrest-and-F1-

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 15:03 | 982383 Rick64
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Another elitist dream crushed. He is probably nursing his sorrows in Europe with caviar and Ukraine hookers.

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 15:42 | 982287 spanish inquisition
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If I remember, there is a massive amount of debt associated with F1. If it was restructured with the best case scenario in terms of growth, they are in for a ride. I wonder if they took out insurance... Could be the beginning of the end for them.

 

edit- wow, the F1 soap opera never ends   http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-16/kickback-investigation-tests-cvc-s-romance-with-formula-one-s-ecclestone.html

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 14:49 | 982304 Hephasteus
Mon, 02/21/2011 - 15:00 | 982367 Overflow-admin
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Expect some *Carmageddon*

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 15:02 | 982378 the grateful un...
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and the US Army sponsors a Nascar entry?

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 15:08 | 982397 theprofromdover
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10 gallons to the mile.

No, 10 gallons

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 16:12 | 982581 thechainrule
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wow lotus has made significant improvements.

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 16:16 | 982589 metastar
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WW III in Color!

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 18:21 | 983058 GNandGL
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Don't know where that 12K RPM number comes from but rev limiters in F1 are set at 18K.

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