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    and X and in laws go bye bye

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    Viking Funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by pelago View Post
    and X and in laws go bye bye
    Us old guys poke fun at each other. It takes more time and effort to poke fun than it does to just ignore each other.

    Carry on.

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    It is all in fun, although the c-4 idea has me thinking.

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    simple pressure release switch in the seat....................coom, and you might get launched into orbit

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    That would be a sight to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmwillys View Post
    That would be a sight to see.
    or put a button in the dash that says DO NOT TOUCH

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    A lesson in life about DO NOT TOUCH. We received a Stryker MGS back from service in Iraq. We went through all the paperwork that was signed by a full bird, and a few other lesser brass from the garrison stating that there were no live rounds on board, and no organic matter (fingers, toes, plants or animals) within the hull. We were off sight, so we didn't have our usual tooling on hand. We were checking the functions to see what was working and what wasn't. My favorite noise in the world is the manual fire trigger, or master blaster. It is essentially a magneto that sends a current to the breach to manually fire the weapon. If you've been around demolitions, then you have heard the sound of it winding up as you turn the handle. We also were taking inventory of the piece parts related to the cannon. Everything was where it was supposed to be, to include the firing pin in a bag on the side of the turret. We needed to check the breach, but didn't have the opening tool. Being the crafty folks we were, we fired up the firing computer to enable the single step procedure to work the loading mechanism. There is a carousel that fits between the gunner's seat and the commanders position. Within the carousel, it holds 8 105 MM rounds of anything from antipersonnel rounds to anti tank loads. The carousel is much like a revolver barrel that will spin around to the desired load is at the top. The loader reaches down from behind the breach to pluck the desired load up, and into the breach. While I was waiting for everything to come on line, I have a bad habit of turning the master blaster to listen to the noise that it makes. We had already ensured that the firing pin was out and secure, so all was right with the world. Everything was going to plan until the rammer was on it's return trip to the home position. When the rammer was coming back down the ramp, it had picked up something that looked a whole lot like our dummy rounds that we use to check for proper operation. One problem, our dummies were black where this one was green. Now that this round was secure within the carousel, we turned it to where we could see the tail of the round from the back of the vehicle. Sure enough, there was this large primer sitting there staring back at us. Now we do find .556/.50BMG, and other rounds from time to time, no big deal. We have a live round 5 gallon barrel that the EOD comes around and empties. A 105MM round will not fit in the barrel. We called our supervisor and he thought we were nuts. He went through the riot act of that vehicle was signed off by this and that, and there was no way there was a live round in there. After listening to the speech for a couple of minutes, he was convinced to drive over and prove that it wasn't a live round. Long story short, he and his boss, and the field service guy pulled in the shop. The field service guy took a peek, and confirmed what we had reported. We then had to wait until EOD could come by and removed the round.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1128_Mobile_Gun_System

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    6 ROUNDS A MINUTE. watched a 05 crew at khe sahh fire 20 rounds a minute, they were good, but they were not in a vehicle

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    That is good. The MGS had a live crew, much like an Abrams tank, and they could beat the automatic loader. The Army wanted to cut down on crew members per vehicle, so they opted for the automatic. The load count went down to 18 rounds total, to have room for all the auto equipment.

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    THURSDAY IS ORDER DAY.. new first and reverse gear, and some other things including the new bearing with sealer built in.. Interesting to not, i checked out myother transmission and it is doing the same thing and it has that little nothing seal in it also...... also had some water in it??? got that out and let it dry after blowing it out with air hose, then i litterally filled it int with the gear lube i had drained out of the other transmission.... then tilted it back to stop potential leaks. but two transmissions from different places both leaked, both had that crappy little seal................ you guys out there and are thinking of rebuilding the tranny, read and head dont shortchange yourself go with quality

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