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    • Compromise: Make nukes available but only low yield, chemical weapons but only antique ones like mustard and chlorine, and biological ancient ones like small pox.

        • Hmm. NOWM/i> WordPress decides my comments are worth allowing? No more of the constant “Awaiting Moderation” or even full deletion? Please don’t tease.

          I’ve had more of my comments blocked and even deleted/removed this past week. It’s either TTAG or WordPress, but it’s becoming a bother. Anyone else seeing issues as well?

          WordPress has now been bothering me insisting I continue confirming I’m a real user. I’ve only been using the same Gravatar, name, email address, and (most of the time) same IP since 2019. But I guess 2022 is different somehow. Because Putin??

        • Sometimes I think there is a subject / userlist or author / userlist, where combinations of users/authors/subjects are autoflagged. Some users may be flagged for commenting on some subjects, or some authors simply don’t like some users and flag them for moderation.

          Keywords / subject words seem to get comments locked into moderation jail as well, it’s ridiculous. Sometimes if you comment too much on one article, you automatically go into moderation jail too.

    • No Nukes, but Bio Weapons such as Dawgshit Catapults and Chem Weapons such as liquid ammonia or malathion pumped through lawn sprinkler piping should be OK. Tannerite could substitute for a tiny nuke.

    • I opt for the 1,000 year rule for individuals. Can I leave it alone for 1,000 years without it harming anyone? Yes? Then you have every right to own it because it won’t infringe on anyone else’s rights. A nuclear weapon needs to be contained so rads aren’t floating over to the neighbors and turning their yaprats into deathclaws.

      States should absolutely own their own CBRN/NBC weapons independent of the federal government since there is adequate funding and facilities to keep them stored. This is a good compromise against the feds having a monopoly on NBC while also keeping that one rogue person from nuking the neighborhood. That said, no company would sell to individuals and even then, only the billionaire class could afford them.

      I met one guy that has 1,000+ acres here in Texas and 10,000+ more out of state. There is plenty of room for people who want their own tanks and F14s and armaments to go with them and use em too.

  1. My distant neighbor, when I lived in NJ, has a Sherman tank in his front yard. I imagine that its cannon and machine guns have been de-milled; but the tank is there. Perhaps it’s operational.

    • I’ve always wanted a Tiger I. There’s only one working one left in the world. If I ever win the lottery my hope is I could have one rebuilt. If not I suppose I could settle for a cheap used T72.

      • Go to Drivetanks.com. You can do a drive and shoot course with a T-72 for $1450. They have about a dozen different Tanks you can drive and shoot.

        • tank vs. missal
          missal vs. shotgunm
          shotgunm vs. tank
          It’s a fun game, it’s just hard to find people that want to play it.

        • @possum. Russia decided to play Tank vs. Missile in Ukraine, ain’t working out to well for them. Amazing how a $178,000 missile system can make a $7,000.000 Tank go BOOM.

  2. Always wondered what the operational costs of one tank would be.

    Then again, I suppose it’s one of those “If you have to ask” things.

    • The gas mileage is awful, and local towns really don’t like it when you chew up their streets with steel tracks. It’s the cost of paying for all the repaving that really kills you.

      • “The gas mileage is awful, and local towns really don’t like it when you chew up their streets with steel tracks.”

        Tracks can get retrofitted with blocks of rubber attached to them :

        • I think another name for them is a ‘Parade Track’…

      • “It’s the cost of paying for all the repaving that really kills you.”

        In that video is clip of a tank going down a European cobblestone road and attempting a zero-turn.

        The damage is *impressive*. Adds new meaning to the term “Chewed up and spat out”… 🙂

        • We called them ‘Track Pads’ and are always installed at least when I served. They have to be changed out when they wear down. In Korea during deep winter we would take every third one off to give tracks more bite. What you referred to as zero-turn we usually called Pivot-Steer.

      • Perhaps, but if you own one, your neighbors will certainly respect you more, even those screaming lefty ones,

    • About .6 of a mile per gallon for the newest Abrams tank. The newest Russian tanks get about .4 miles to the gallon. Unless they are in Ukraine. Then 1 javalin missile takes that down significantly to 0.

  3. Already have a 75mm Pack Howitzer. Would love to have a M2A1 or newer .50 cal Browning. A tank might be a problem with some of the bridges around here. Both in width and weight restrictions. Perhaps a half track or tank destroyer from WWII.
    Can’t say I would want a nuke. or bio or chemical weapon. Wind turn the wrong way and it would be as dangerous to me as it would be to anyone else.
    A nice mini gun or gatling gun might be fun though.
    Would like explosive shells for the Howitzer as well. Limited to solids only right now.

  4. That’s why I say we have no hope for change except by force. This country has been taken over by corrupt politicians for over 45 years. Everyone one that in government from the past 45 years has baggage. They all need to be put on trial and investigated.i do home work ….. 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐤.𝐜𝐨𝐦

  5. Almost everyone will draw their own personal line just before armored vehicles. Or they will when they find out how many gallons per mile they get. And at today’s fuel prices …

    And remember, as the Russian army demonstrated by their failure to do so, it is essential to run them around a bit at least once a month if you want them to start and run reliably.

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