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French Leclerc main battle tank video.

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posted on Apr, 18 2006 @ 02:38 PM

Nice music and video. Even though it shows other vehicles employed by the French, the Leclerc seems to be the main show on the video. I was like WTF when I saw one part where the Leclerc made a really fast sharp turn, I knew tanks can turn, but didn't know they can turn like that while at high speed.

The shortcut link somehow don't work. However I posted the link to the website where you can save as the video to see it.


posted on Apr, 18 2006 @ 02:53 PM
First of all, its a great looking tank, looks tough as nails. Very impressive.

Now for the joke:

I hear it has three gears for reverse!
....(its actually true)

Check out this story for a funny read regarding that:

posted on Apr, 19 2006 @ 11:54 AM
I don`t intend this post to be a " dendence of the French " , but the reason for this is engineering -- not french cowardice

the gear boxes on tanks and other equipment often have :

1-2-3 . gear gox


HIGH - LOW - CRAWL ¬ REVERESE . splitter / transfer box

giving 9 forward , and 3 reverse gears .

the brittish challenfer has 6 forward / 2 reverse . and if you look into the issue -- its likley that other tanks / AFVs have similar transmissions .

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