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Don't Drink And Drive Tanks

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For the longest time we thought it was impossible to flip a tank simply by driving it. Then this Ukrainian tank operator nearly proved us wrong.

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Fri, 05/09/2014 - 14:52 | 4744347 Wile-E-Coyote
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Need to break out the RPG's: slow those MF'ers down a bit!!

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 14:54 | 4744368 Magnix
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You're with Ukrainian or Russian? Screw the Russians!

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 14:56 | 4744377 StacksOnStacks
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I thought the guy was going to take the tank head on like that lady a couple weeks ago.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 14:57 | 4744394 Pure Evil
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When did Tex arrive in the Ukraine?

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 15:01 | 4744419 cifo
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So. from what I understand, these are the terrorists?

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 15:12 | 4744447 Manthong
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They ought to cover inclined ramps that go up about 2 meters that have 4x’s as supports with tires and junk to see how high they can make those hot dog APC’s fly.


And geez.. never been there but it looks like it was such a nice place before we got involved.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 15:12 | 4744460 knukles
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Gives a Whole New Meaning to Tons of Fun

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 15:19 | 4744487 Joe Davola
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Replacing drugs with alcohol should make Tankspotting a worthy second installment of Trainspotting.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 15:34 | 4744549 Headbanger
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Tequila and tanks!  Fucking A!

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 15:46 | 4744590 Herd Redirectio...
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Czech hedgehogs.  About 3 - 4 ft high.  Thats what they're looking for.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 16:01 | 4744651 Prisoners_dilemna
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Great opportunity here to light that corner bank on fire.

Just saying...

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 16:18 | 4744680 hobopants
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That actually looked kinda fun... But tires are no joke, I've heard stories of kids messing around and putting them on railroad tracks and they were actually enough to cause a derailment. If they could get them high enough or secure them somehow they could probably flip the fuckers.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 16:24 | 4744725 Patriot Eke
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No one has a welder?  Make some three pronged tank traps out of heavy steel stock.  Light the tires on fire to hide their presence too.  I just wouldn't be standing around though when the APC does get stuck because them.  The crew isn't going to be very happy...

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 16:29 | 4744742 hobopants
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Or an RPG? I thought convinence stores carried those things over there...

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 17:18 | 4744853 jimmytorpedo
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An even looking barricade with really dense spots every 4 feet and the rest easily crushable would flip those tanks at those speeds.

I don't really look forward to trying but it is useful to watch and see what doesn't work.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 17:23 | 4744862 TheMeatTrapper
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I'm taking notes that's for damn sure.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 17:45 | 4744906 svayambhu108
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Don't Drink And Drive Taxes
Fri, 05/09/2014 - 17:55 | 4744932 Flux
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Doesn't seem like they're having much luck with that barricade...

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 23:24 | 4745562 palmereldritch
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Interesting POV experience.  

Nice fledgling breakaway republic tank barricade to visit but I wouldn't want to live there...

or have such a reality visit...

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 23:49 | 4745594 mjcOH1
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Might have constructed a more effective barricade if all of the hipskiis weren't wondering around yammering on their cell phones.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 00:47 | 4745645 zhandax
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"So. from what I understand, these are the terrorists?"

Tourists.  So common a misunderstanding; governments confuse them all the time.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 02:03 | 4745673 Manthong
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Did somebody say welder?

Maybe this guy could have been helpful.

This demonstrates the real ingenuity of ‘mericans, no matter how warped.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=C4nlcmmt8X0

http://www.damninteresting.com/the-wrath-of-the-killdozer/

at 1:50 you will notice an M-82… he did not skimp on the accessories.

 

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 16:25 | 4744730 quintago
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they need to talk to hizbollah; they had some serious expertise at taking out the Merkava. These POS would be ez pz.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 16:27 | 4744733 CheapBastard
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It may be an odd, outdated custom in some areas, but the Ukrainians still clutch to their historic traditions of throwing stones and bottles as a sign of, "Welcome!"

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 16:32 | 4744751 Headbanger
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Oh yeah!  Just like with Ace Ventura in Africa...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GR1GhWcoC0

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 16:32 | 4744753 JLee2027
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Building barracides are just the first sign of serious revolt.  Look at fast everyone rebuilt it after the tanks went by.

Yeah, I think this is going to get really ugly.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 17:44 | 4744905 666
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The traffic cam caught that last one running a red light. Give him a ticket!

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 16:40 | 4744778 Phuk u
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This phone footage is pretty crap but the lady blasphemes

beautifully, she is not a happy bunny.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 22:55 | 4745522 Antifaschistische
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these vehicles would snap 4x's.  

My recommendation is a chainsaw to the nearest tree with at least a 24 inch diameter.   Cut the stumps 48 inch segments then stagger by laying them horizontal to the intended APC direction.

Separate them by at least 7 feet to help ensure they'll only hit one side.    Brace the stumps on the backside with wedge shaped logs.   If possible, drill the wedges and spike them with a 12 inch spike with at least 6 inches of ground penetration.

Cover the logs with trash and other irrlevant crap. 

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 15:10 | 4744450 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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Yes... so who are you going to believe? Al-CIAda or your lying eyes?

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 16:07 | 4744671 Haus-Targaryen
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Can Russia ship them some C4?  For the love of Christ.  This makes all of us look like pussies. 

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 15:12 | 4744459 McMolotov
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They're walking around with cellphones! Cellphones can be used to remotely detonate explosives!! Ergo, terrorists!!!

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 17:08 | 4744830 tarsubil
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You are funny but somewhere a neo con just got an excuse to murder people.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 15:19 | 4744488 cossack55
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Oh, and you are not terrified by the chick with the orange hair and pink shoes? 

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 15:32 | 4744539 Headbanger
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No but dig the dude with the cowboy hat and a molotov!

Those people are fucking nuts!

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 16:11 | 4744684 isudas
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Sorry HB that was not a molotov, that was lunch in a to-go bottle.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 16:39 | 4744774 Headbanger
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Wait.. Is that Mayor Bloomberg I saw lurking behind him ??

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 14:55 | 4744378 Stackers
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Proof why citizens need military grade weapons "in order to secure a free society"

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 15:33 | 4744543 Headbanger
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And don't forget the body armor!

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 19:27 | 4745139 zerozulu
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Exactly, that's what 2nd amendment means.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 14:56 | 4744384 Alethian
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Like a mufukin' BOSS!

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 15:03 | 4744428 McMolotov
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I'm with the people who are being attacked by tanks sent by an illegitimate government hellbent on killing dissenters. Bitch.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 15:53 | 4744619 cougar_w
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You can glean a lot from paying attention: Notice how they calmly rebuilt the barracade after the tanks are gone. Even an old lady in business attire picks up something and tosses it onto the pile.

Lesson: These folks are in it for the long haul. All of them, of any age. No slackers in that video.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 16:06 | 4744667 McMolotov
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Labeling blue-haired grannies as 'terrorists' probably won't go over that well.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 18:02 | 4744944 Puppet Hegemon
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They were all the rioters for a 500,000 people city of Mariupol. Victoryof the "mass-protest"  is really close indeed.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 19:18 | 4745120 Rhodin
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Notice how ineffective the barricade is. 

'Course i've no idea what's available there, how much time they have between patrols, or if they really want to stop the APCs but... A load of rebar, sledge hammers, a portable welder and some heavy scrap steel could help make a difference on that so-called barricade. 

A better option (if given enough lead time) would be a decent excavator to dig a trench wider than those APC's are long, just past the "barricade" so they don't see it 'till they are in it.  At that point Mr Molotov could play, or not, depending on how serious things are.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 15:10 | 4744455 Magnix
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Really? Please explain why you're with Russians.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 15:14 | 4744465 McMolotov
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Because they're the ones not trying to kill Ukrainians.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 15:23 | 4744501 Magnix
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You need to look at the bigger picture Russian wants Ukraine and the Pro-Russians wants Ukrainians OUT!

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 15:28 | 4744520 McMolotov
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When Evil Princess Leia said she wished she could nuke the separatists, the Kiev junta lost what little credibility it had. Barbecuing civilians in Odessa didn't help, either.

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