M4 Crab. Was a complete flailure... if people dont know. its to detonate mines. they were called the funnies, so anyone asking "where is funny" there, its right there. mind the l
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#12 - restfullwicked (02/21/2013) [-]
if people dont know. its to detonate mines. they were called the funnies, so anyone asking "where is funny" there, its right ******* there.
#254 to #12 - restfullwicked (02/22/2013) [-]
Holy **** thats a lot of thumbs. Thats FJ
User avatar #26 to #12 - slowyourtroll (02/21/2013) [-]
yes, but wheres the funny?
User avatar #54 to #30 - slowyourtroll (02/21/2013) [-]
lols, that was a good one. and i guess people didn't like my joke
User avatar #111 to #12 - drunkasaurus (02/21/2013) [-]
Yeah, but it makes sense that it would have a motorized lift, it's not practical to be dragging **** behind your vehicle at all times. Hence why people don't leave the "just married" ******** on the back of the limo.
User avatar #114 to #12 - thizzen (02/21/2013) [-]
thank you sir i didn't know. :)
#134 - anon (02/22/2013) [-]
It's a mine clearing vehicle... However the prospect of driving this through a One Direction concert's crowd is appealing.
#179 - Metric (02/22/2013) [-]
This tank is at Canadian forces base Borden. It was designed as a anti minefield tank and worked on using the balls to hit the ground to stimulate the impact of a person walking to set off mines so a infantry group could walk behind it unhindered.
#180 to #179 - Metric (02/22/2013) [-]
also, I know this because I know excately where the **** this photo was taken. it's sorta awesome.
#182 to #180 - lamarisagoodname (02/22/2013) [-]
Where was it on the base? I was on course at Blackdown and I didn't see it
#185 to #182 - Metric (02/22/2013) [-]
It's on the other side of the base, it's been a while since I've been there but if memmorry serves it's in the general same area of the rec-center, (following the mainroad that leads to Barrie.) -then down a side street. (It's next to a war museum there). I haven't actually been to that exact area in almost 8 years, but I definitively recognize it still because I remember being curious about the tank so the landscape stuck in my head.
User avatar #186 to #185 - lamarisagoodname (02/22/2013) [-]
What were you doing in Borden, if you don't mind me asking? I'm with the Cadet movement
#187 to #186 - Metric (02/22/2013) [-]
alot over the years, was a cadet myself. I was also involved in clubs and activities when the base was still open to the general population. basically I just lived in alliston and used to take advantage of the facilities.
User avatar #121 - hellspawner (02/22/2013) [-]
It would've been more useful when there used to be slaves.
User avatar #130 to #121 - TommyV (02/22/2013) [-]
It said epic fLail
User avatar #181 to #130 - Lightclaw (02/22/2013) [-]
You don't say?
#173 to #121 - theguynamedme (02/22/2013) [-]
This comment made my night.
This comment made my night.
User avatar #171 to #121 - drunkasaurus (02/22/2013) [-]
I whip my slaves back and forth
#24 - nikoxasylumz (02/21/2013) [-]
Germans face when they see this monster
Germans face when they see this monster
#39 to #24 - anon (02/21/2013) [-]
you call this tiny tank a monster? :D

the Königstiger could smash this toy in a splitsecond
#44 to #39 - nikoxasylumz (02/21/2013) [-]
No. You're obviously retarded. The "Konigstiger" would be too slow and would be slowly gang raped by a group of Fireflys.
#189 to #44 - anon (02/22/2013) [-]
oh god please shut the **** up before you hurt yourself
User avatar #98 to #44 - ishalltroll (02/21/2013) [-]
Any middleclass german tank completely outmatched most allied armored vehicles.
The allies simply 'won' through sheer quantity.
That worked back then.
#53 to #44 - anon (02/21/2013) [-]
a sherman firefly with its 76mm cannon cannot penetrate the armor of a Konigstiger. there's no case that the frontal armor of a koenigstiger got penetrated by american tanks. and the koenigstiger is as fast as a crappy sherman :-)
User avatar #58 to #53 - tylersaurusrex (02/21/2013) [-]
A Firefly has a 17 pounder gun, the 76mm was an American upgrade from the 75mm. The 17 pounder as taken straight from fixed anti-tank positions and could easily penetrate the armour of a "Koenstiger"...
User avatar #41 to #39 - tylersaurusrex (02/21/2013) [-]
Sherman firefly, this with a 17lb cannon on the top, stupid americans and their 75mm guns...
User avatar #43 to #41 - MikedelScorcho (02/21/2013) [-]
it was quantity over quality for us in WWII. pretty ****** up strategy, really
User avatar #45 to #41 - bobthedilder (02/21/2013) [-]
We still won
#79 to #45 - anon (02/21/2013) [-]
Americans and their bloody ignorance.
The United states of America 'won', yes, but, that's only because russia and Canada did about 60-70% of the work for the states. and, -you- didn't do **** . Did you step foot into the tank, go onto the front lines and kick the **** out of germany?
Nope. The only people that did do so are dead or are close to death today. You have no signifigance with the war.

TL;DR Canada and russia did all the work and you did ********* personally, faggot.
User avatar #125 to #79 - bobthedilder (02/22/2013) [-]
Crack open a history book and tell me who mostly made up the D-Day landing forces and who were responsible for the pushing the facist out of Italy. Many nations had a helping hand in the war but in terms of man power the U.S. was second only to Russia, so stick up your ass you anon fag hole.
User avatar #119 to #79 - nikoxasylumz (02/21/2013) [-]
Czechoslovakia did more work than Canada
#92 to #79 - thereasonableperso ONLINE (02/21/2013) [-]
It took the Canadians and British a month to get out of Normandy.
Patton got out of Normandy so fast that he out ran his own supply lines.
But in the end I'd say Russia had a tougher fight.
#49 to #45 - tylersaurusrex (02/21/2013) [-]
The Sherman Firefly was a British tank... your point is so invalid and stupid it hurts...
The Sherman Firefly was a British tank... your point is so invalid and stupid it hurts...
#55 to #49 - nikoxasylumz (02/21/2013) [-]
I know...I never said it was American.
I know...I never said it was American.
User avatar #56 to #55 - tylersaurusrex (02/21/2013) [-]
And saying it was British wasn't at you it was for bobthedilder, who said... "We still won"... as if I was saying the Firefly was German
User avatar #128 to #56 - bobthedilder (02/22/2013) [-]
My vague "We still won" was commenting on the fact that even though we used 75mm we (the Allies) still managed to defeat Germany.
#51 to #24 - anon (02/21/2013) [-]
this is not even a battle tank, it's a vehicle for clearing minefields.
User avatar #115 to #51 - iamchicken (02/21/2013) [-]
What's to stop someone from charging at people?
#116 - holyshizle ONLINE (02/21/2013) [-]
MFW trying to figure out how it was a fail....
MFW trying to figure out how it was a fail....
#117 to #116 - dukeofdickbutt (02/21/2013) [-]
Yeah....
#118 to #117 - dukeofdickbutt (02/21/2013) [-]
OHHHHH it says flail
not fail
Like a medieval weapon
#120 to #118 - liquidz (02/22/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
#132 to #120 - biwwy (02/22/2013) [-]
mfw the hammer goes through the trophy somehow
#252 to #132 - liquidz (02/22/2013) [-]
Hammers? How do they work?
#122 to #120 - dukeofdickbutt (02/22/2013) [-]
Thanks.
User avatar #124 to #122 - liquidz (02/22/2013) [-]
Well Earned
#240 - deathrinder (02/22/2013) [-]
Everyone in the comments is arguing over how the M4 Crab was made to detonate landmines at a safe range


but nobody seems to notice how it says epic flail.
User avatar #238 - jasonmaki (02/22/2013) [-]
I'd like to call the my automatic slave whipper 5000, the wheel of chains spin and automatically whip my slaves for me
User avatar #204 - themastertroller (02/22/2013) [-]
it's meant to get rid of landmines
#221 to #204 - reguy (02/22/2013) [-]
how so?
im assuming the chains have something to do with it

..but if they set it off, isnt that still kinda..close?
please someone explain before i make a fool of myself..
User avatar #223 to #221 - halotalim (02/22/2013) [-]
You are in the armored tank and the chains dig the mine out of the ground away from you. It is actually really effective.
#230 to #223 - reguy (02/22/2013) [-]
im sure, my only question was it setting the mine off so close to the tank, does it set the mine off or just dig it up? if not, treat it like a bad xmas present...send it back, lol
User avatar #233 to #230 - halotalim (02/22/2013) [-]
It blows it up, but from the bottom side with a back spin, shooting the blast away from the tank.
User avatar #232 to #230 - RequieminMortis (02/22/2013) [-]
It sets off the mines. The flails are about ten feet in front of the tank when spinning, so it sets off the mines before the tank goes over them, and the tank is also reinforced in the front to minimize damage.
#237 to #232 - reguy (02/22/2013) [-]
nice, thanks to the both of you for the info. the driver of the tank has one hell of a job.
#110 - justtocomment (02/21/2013) [-]
I feel like I'm the only one that didn't read it as "fail" and got the joke immediately...
User avatar #175 to #110 - jellytamer (02/22/2013) [-]
more or less yeah you are the only one. everyone seems to have read fail...including me!
#11 - mattdoggy ONLINE (02/21/2013) [-]
>went out to an old military base during a field day
>they had an old one of these out
>figured it was just a new replica display so i go climb on it to man the fake gun on top.
>i see the hatch on top can actually open so i open it and stick my legs down
>some guy is in there and grabs my legs (glad i didn't flip and kick him)
>turns out it's not a display or a replica
>it's the real deal and works
>guy is in good spirits and ok that i crawled on it
>"toys are still toys no matter how old you get"
>he explains what it was used for and that people would just surrender when they saw this things
>i couldn't understand why
>they set out a field full of melons and other obstacles like metal drums, balloons, and a plywood shed
>this thing is as loud as sin when it cranks up and looks as scary as it too
>that thing rolled forward about 9 miles an hour and didn't slow down one bit as it rolled through everything.
>it turned everything into a fine pulp for about a hundred yards before it picked its drum back up
>honestly the scariest ways to die that ive ever seen
User avatar #13 to #11 - superpats (02/21/2013) [-]
your story is great and all, except that these weren't weapons. They were used to detonate landmines before soldiers crossed through an area.
User avatar #15 to #13 - mattdoggy ONLINE (02/21/2013) [-]
It's true they were initially designed to be used to detonate landmines.
They were used though to scare enemy soldiers a few days after D-Day in the hedgerow country. While it isn't useful as an attack weapon it looks scary as hell and you would rather be shot than caught in this thing.
"One unexpected effect was that the noise, dust and terrifying appearance of an approaching flail tank caused several Axis infantry units to surrender without resistance"

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mine_flail
#17 to #15 - theXsjados ONLINE (02/21/2013) [-]
but it also says [citation needed] which means whoever wrote that had no source.
#14 to #13 - taurusguy (02/21/2013) [-]
You can use it as a weapon, if some bastard thinks he can suicide bomb with a mine then this will take him out, also, would NOT want to see this coming towards me, even if it wasnt meant to kill me, what is stopping them from running me over with that?
#16 to #14 - anon (02/21/2013) [-]
8km/h and dust clogging the engine.
other than that they' cant really see where they're going
User avatar #6 - Brezi (02/21/2013) [-]
Everyone who played Company of heroes know the purpose of this tank ...
#202 - skinless (02/22/2013) [-]
i feel bad for the guy named landmines O_o   
   
oh and those balls on the tank are for landmines and other explosive devices (pretty good stuff back in the day)
i feel bad for the guy named landmines O_o

oh and those balls on the tank are for landmines and other explosive devices (pretty good stuff back in the day)
#139 - zomaru ONLINE (02/22/2013) [-]
I have no suitable picture for this.
User avatar #140 to #139 - goldenslumbers (02/22/2013) [-]
only a thumbnail
User avatar #141 to #140 - zomaru ONLINE (02/22/2013) [-]
I never found the original.
User avatar #143 to #142 - zomaru ONLINE (02/22/2013) [-]
You can still read the caption so it's fine.
User avatar #144 to #143 - goldenslumbers (02/22/2013) [-]
i was just curious about the other pictures so i enlarged it and saw the thumbnail only
I was disappoint
#147 to #144 - zomaru ONLINE (02/22/2013) [-]
I had to sift through a site with really bad porn to find this. But I delivered.
User avatar #151 to #147 - goldenslumbers (02/22/2013) [-]
thank you have my thumbs
#155 to #151 - zomaru ONLINE (02/22/2013) [-]
Thank's. Always glad to help. Now for my favorite. I hope it's still broken.
User avatar #156 to #155 - zomaru ONLINE (02/22/2013) [-]
Yep, still broken :)
#146 to #139 - appleboom (02/22/2013) [-]
Have this
Have this
#150 to #146 - zomaru ONLINE (02/22/2013) [-]
This is cool, but it being pony will kinda lower it's usefulness. Thanks any way though. Have this
This is cool, but it being pony will kinda lower it's usefulness. Thanks any way though. Have this
User avatar #152 to #150 - appleboom (02/22/2013) [-]
Most people don't seem to notice since he's a dragon
User avatar #183 to #150 - sagedivinity (02/22/2013) [-]
Dat heart attack after looking left
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User avatar #105 - jimthesquirrelking (02/21/2013) [-]
i am deeply ashamed of how long this took me
#60 - piobaireachd (02/21/2013) [-]
to think, I was about to make a comment about how that's a mine destroyer and not actually an "epic fail"
User avatar #19 - varrlegrimscythe ONLINE (02/21/2013) [-]
That what my Great grandpa thought of when I told him I was playing Minesweeper
#243 - fonzythekid (02/22/2013) [-]
didn't see it until I looked at the comments.
#191 - anon (02/22/2013) [-]
My anon name pleases me. **** you items. This is NOT a bad thing mwahahahahahahaahhahaahhahahahahahahaha ******* ANON'S!!!!!!
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