• mozz
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    98 days ago

    I knew a guy who rode in a tank in one of America’s foreign wars. He said that the original “The Roof is on Fire” was a much-loved thing to play on the sound system in the tank. That and death metal.

    • @jabathekek
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      68 days ago

      > tank is hit with RPG

      > everything’s on fire, you’re about to die

      > the roof’s on fire haha

      > die of asphyxiation

      Truly an excellent coping mechanism.

      • mozz
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        88 days ago

        I think being in an American tank crew that’s engaged in picking on some small country that doesn’t have satellites or a global supply chain or tons of experience or basically unlimited amounts of materiel or dominant military technology in every area or a coherent plan backed by 200 years of being continuously at war, is a somewhat different experience to driving around a Russian tank getting hunted by little darts in the sky that you can’t see but which can swoop in and kill you at any moment. Being in the US military isn’t safe, but it’s also not equivalent to the generally normal expected military experience worldwide.

        If even one US tank gets blown up, it’s a big deal. You’ll notice that whenever an Abrams or a Patriot battery gets blown up in Ukraine, it makes the news and everyone takes it super seriously – like whoa, WTF, those are expensive please take care of them how can we make sure that doesn’t happen again – in a way it is not taken all that seriously when Ukrainian people get blown up, which has been happening quite a lot. 😕

  • @CraigeryTheKid@lemm.ee
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    78 days ago

    they have to know they are sitting (rolling) ducks when they travel like that out in the open in daylight, right?

    they just hope there isnt a drone patrol out?