Encierro San Fermin
A Trip to the Bullfight
Found myself trying to stop whatever thing I had open that was making music noises.Nope, It's this.
Can we get a sing along video to that song.
Seems odd that the TC and gunner have so little room, but also everyone else has plenty…
It’s like they think we’re 13 years old, who chooses this god damn music
Typical British strange Heavy tank:)6 inches is like 150-160mm?0:37 Anyone notice that box can possible stop Heat ammo?.)Around 4:08 This is like siting in Lancia Stratos:)9:10 Worst desing ever:):)
Would have been interesting if the Challenger 2 had instead been Black Prince. I think it's a fantastic name that's been underutilized.
So, what romantic things did you do on Friday?
Why is the radio in Russian and english?
Ah yes, the machette would be to encourage the driver to awaken his inner 'Mad' Jack Churchill.
I wonder if the oddly positioned roof sights and machine gun feed were based on an original plan to put the gunner and commander on the left a la Churchill. When that changed, they made some changes, but the turret has already been cut. On subsequent vehicles, they would have corrected this error.
talking about windshields >camera zooms on periscopes handle, hmmm dis guy doesnt know too much of tanks
Now I have two reason to watch these videos. The amazing info, and Monty Python!
But the thing is how did I miss part 1 ?
I hate the music.
Vid is ruined by the horrible "music".
A loader was obviously on the design committee.
Drive me closer, I want to hit them with my machete!
you'll have to imagine an enraged Black Prince driver who has been brewed up out of his tank, emerging fuming, with a machete in each hand
13:32 that is called a 'yoke'
Did I hear the seat has a good range of emotion? Sad to happy perhaps?
Churchill, always one model late. Imagine if they had the Mk7 instead of the Mk3. Black Prince arriving when the Mk 7 did. Any time manuver warfare was breaking down due to heavy resistance they would have provided the armor to lead the "lesser" tanks. Yes I know they are the end result of the dead path of WWI thinking on tanks, but so much armor on a platform that cares so little about what terrain its crossing….
I am pretty sure the gunner in the AC-1 Sentinel fought kneeling on the floor given the levels of the sights and controls. Also the gun was free in elevation like other British tanks the Australians had access to. Kneeling, the sights would still likely be too low for you as normal height was shorter then. Not saying it was a good design but fighting from the seat was impossible.
hmmmmm… I feel deja vu
Very interesting. I have seen a picture of a German sailor (?) standing beside a knocked out Churchill on the beach at Dieppe and he is waving a machete. I took it to be a weird one-off but maybe not. Were Churchill’s also equipped with machetes?
Can't go wrong when you include some Monty Python
You would think a tank built to mount a powerful gun would be built around the gunner and commander's position, but I guess you would be wrong…. It's a pity, neat name, poor tank!
The music that overlays the narration in this video makes it very hard work to listen to. I gave up by about a third of the way through.
I really like the "Black Prince" and personally believe it is what the "Churchill" should have been to start with. That said 20/20 hindsight is no basis for academic critical engagement.
That Monty Python reference is GOLD
Watching this video and seeing how much sheer room the smoke launcher took up, I completely understand why modern tanks have them mounted on the outside and just have a small switch system inside. You could put another 6 or 8 boxes of coax ammo for the room that smoke launcher took up. Or another 8 rounds of main gun. Every inch of a tank interior is needed room.
Hey Chieftain should I bump my head against the wall a few times and bang my knees on something to get the feel of making these videos ?? Next level tactics. 200IQ . Brave man to sing gj.
Chieftain you ever break anything that was VERY important or not fixable ?? Strange question I know . Next inside tanks batchat vive la France : ) . Next very important question how do you do number 2 in old tanks ?? Old casings ?? Escape hatch ?? Your buddies boots ??
Um yea that is YOUR seat . On top of the live ammo YUP. Yea sry looks away YIKES.
" black prince still had one good solid problem"
ABCBC and what did he say? SCDS?
Dual wielding machete driver is an interesting surprise in the crew stats. Could be useful in a jungle warfare situation, or to give some melee options if the crew has to fight dismounted.
Is wargaming run by ADD retards?
Need those machetes. How else do you fight off boarding actions?
Sorry. Thought of Richard Richard (Rik Mayall) saying “Ohh, err!” & having that expression…
My theory on the periscope is that the loader has a lot more time for observation than the gunner does. The gun is already loaded and ready to engage, this vehicle is lying in ambush. The gunner is adjusting the shot off of the loader and commanders instructions when a target appears. Loader only has to stop observing when rounds start flying and the main sight is already on target.
0:11 This will sound silly but, what is that cloth arround the main gun and what is its function? Anybody?
As a 280lb 5' 9" (I am not all muscle at all, I am fat) I would feel much more comfortable inside a Sherman.
All these people bitching about the music, if ya focus on the chief talking you won't really hear the music, so shut up and focus on the chieftain!
Major Moran, I really love your reviews. I have never seen a real AFV, as of yet but when I finish at university I will try to visit the Bovington tank museum. Your work demonstrating vehicles gives us who have no concept of what it requires to use these vehicles at least a bit of insight. Thank you so much for your efforts.
Song at the end was awesome.
Stowage for two machetes. Danny Trejo would be proud. 😁
“Just because I have to do it, Oh my God the tank is on fire” smirks at camera tankyou tank Jesus
Seriously, the background soundtrack is absolutely not necessary. In fact, it's goddamened annoying. Everything else is awesome.
I wonder how many churchill's had bicycle bells installed on the drivers handle bars …
You should sing the Finland song next time you're there.
Your mountains so lofty…Your treetops so tall…
I had no idea you studied philosophy at the University of Woolamaloo
Driver, pass me both machetes and drive me closer to the enemy. I want to hit them with both my machetes.
ze music is back!!
British design is just… weird
Would have done the job 'though
@The_Cheiftain or anyone who can reach him. I'd like to see a video about tanker head gear of WW2. Was looking at some photos of Soviet tankers with their padded ones & I know he's gone off on berets but seems like in addition to Oh my god the tank is on fire a bit about Oh my god this terrain is rough or I'm just trying to do my job here but banged my head & got myself a concussion would be fun. Well maybe fun isn't the word I'm looking for but you get my drift right?
Have you ever thought of revisiting some of the tanks from your first videos to give them an updated microphone and visual quality, the difference between your Comet video and this one is night and day
Do IS3 next
wait that's the monty python philosopher's song
Thanks Mister…..Ky. state side…Calling…..Hello anyone there ?????
Not a bad design really for a tank that nobody wanted. It should have had the Meteor, but they were obviously earmarked for the RAF.
why did the radio have russian label?
A Tank that should have gone into production simply because of its name.
The machetes were supplied for cutting fresh camouflage.
Brilliant as always. Thanks for taking the time to produce this. Always wondered what the inside looked like.
I remember i talking with the Tankcrew and playing in a FV432 during the autumn manouvre of the BAOR when i was a boy in early 70s and this vehicle had a Machete mounted on the Troop exit Door, i played with it too
I had a machete on my ASV 436, in the early 2000's. They're there for work rather than warfare. If you want to camouflage your vehicle, they're excellent for hacking away at branches. Though I admit, in a divisional headquarters, they were mostly sat idle.
GET RID OF THE DAM MUSIC! You just don't need it and it is very distracting.
To be fair the machetes were probably for use in cutting down bushes and branches to clear an area, an obstacle or create camouflage
The philosophers song! Back in my misspent youth I would test how drunk I was by trying to sing it fast as I could without error.
So this tank, was just a failed experiment. Well, better to test these things out, for when you discover things that actually work effectively in practice, hence Centurion.
Slightly more effective Tommy gun! They both cut brush down!
I think you got a bit scorched trying to get out. Lol
Still hoping for a T95 video someday
Mock it all you will, but the Black Prince was not a million miles away from being a great tank……
God that shit music is still there. Go with anything else at this point.
NANI!? DIFFERENT MUSIC after 4 min in?! What in the world?!
Hatch to the right is not an escape hatch, it is the means to behead heretics going at a swift 10 mph.
hahaha the philosopher song – nice! rip terry jones
Commanders vain sight. A mirror.
The machetes are there for the day Danny Trejo happens to be at Bovington when the Zombie Apocalypse happens. They were just thinking ahead.
Contact Brin Symons on ARRSE. He was a (the?) gunner on the Black Prince test team. He even "forgot" to return the tank blue prints and has them as a PDF
"Centurion…With that tank in the works, what was the point of Black Prince??????" EASY!!!! The Chieftan!
Cry baby! Take a knee
After that song I have a sudden urge to ask the Chieftain his opinion on Australian table wines.
yes the tank is on fire segment is back!
Wait, no tea brewer??
One thing is obvious: Churchill were roomy, so that poultry Winston Churchill could fit inside
A former student of the University of Wooloomooloo!
Will you do a history video on prinz eugen and please can you explain if german ships were hes or shes please trying too settle an argument
One of the coolest tanks of WW2. I wouldn't mind fighting in one. Roomy, comfy, armoured to hell. PLUS TEA POT.
Okay, wasn't expecting to discover the Philosopher's Song at the end.
(also wasn't expecting to discover I still knew all the words!)
So the turret crew were issued Stens, but the bow gunner had a Thompson? Oh… and two machetes.
So… at a quick count:17pdr2in smoke7.92mm (Besa).303 (Bren).45 (Thompson)9mm (Sten).38 (revolvers)grenadestwo machetes.
No wonder this tank was underpowered! 😛
Right hand drive – problem on the Continent?While plausible, I am absolutely sure that it is not 50-ton beast that sees any problem in it. It is always right 🙂
Why would you have text both in English and Russian? https://youtu.be/RI4ELANK2xw?t=177 Was it supposed to be Lend-Leased to Russia?
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