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Poll: Tank or Submarine?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Maccapacca, 10 Jun 2021.


Tank or Submarine?

  1. Tank

    107 vote(s)
  2. Submarine

    74 vote(s)
  1. Rilot


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 20,800

    Location: Wargrave, UK

    You speak from experience? I assume you got better.
  2. pastymuncher

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 12 Jul 2005

    Posts: 19,176

    Location: Aberlour, NE Scotland

    Sub for me. Modern subs are very hard to detect, particularly a up to date diesel boat running on batteries. Drowning wouldn't bother me because the chances are greater that you would die from a torpedo/depth charge explosion or being crushed by water pressure and you wouldn't know about either. A tank has a very short life expectancy on a modern battlefield.
  3. BowdonUK


    Joined: 17 Jan 2016

    Posts: 5,423

    Yes, its better than running ;)
  4. Dis86


    Joined: 23 Dec 2011

    Posts: 27,331

    Location: Northern England

    That's a common fallacy. As someone who has had water in their lungs I can tell you it was absolute agony.
  5. SPG


    Joined: 28 Jul 2010

    Posts: 7,431

    Obviously you was only in stage one, next time try stage 2 as it would stop you posting

    Too much ?

  6. Jean-F


    Joined: 14 Apr 2017

    Posts: 2,567

    Location: London

    That reminds me of my old man’s story about when he was “called up” in 1941.
    He arrived at induction, and an officer allegedly inquired if he’d consider enlisting in the cavalry.
    The old man said, “Not likely, if they sound retreat, I don’t want a horse getting in my way!”
  7. Maccapacca


    Joined: 13 Apr 2010

    Posts: 17,850

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Cake or death ?
  8. Stumble Bum


    Joined: 2 Apr 2009

    Posts: 3,189

    Location: Location, Location!


    Best job I ever had.
  9. danoliver1


    Joined: 24 Aug 2005

    Posts: 3,426

    Location: MANC-chester

    What's long, hard and full of semen?

    A submarine.:D
  10. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Oct 2006

    Posts: 76,394

    Tank I think - with a good crew your destiny is somewhat more in your own hands - with a submarine there are many many more factors where you can't run and you can't hide if something or someone wants you dead bad enough.
  11. Malevolence


    Joined: 21 Oct 2011

    Posts: 16,928

    Tank. Do I get a choice of which tank though, or is it just your country's MBT?
  12. esoteric


    Joined: 5 Aug 2004

    Posts: 2,542

    Tank for me.
  13. Nasher


    Joined: 22 Nov 2006

    Posts: 20,994

    Much easier to escape out of a tank :p
  14. arknor


    Joined: 22 Nov 2005

    Posts: 39,266

    Location: Newcastle/Zurich

    I'll take a tank odds are your only fighting vs some people in a desert with ak47s and RPGs

    how many tanks got destroyed in combat probably single digit numbers in the last 10 years, we've seen them roll over IEDs like it's just a slap.

    submarine is going to be worse imo trapped under water for large periods of time and drowning in a sub or running out of air seems far worse than an exploding turret.

    have you seen the sleeping arrangements on subs? not everyone gets their own dedicated bunk either some are sharing and sleeping in shifts.

    being on an aircraft carrier would be fun since they have gyms, cinemas, malls etc inside them, in a real war vs a modern country lets face it someone like russia probably tracks UK carriers 24/7 with satelites or whatever and they are going to be sunk almost instantly from a hypersonic missile travelling at like 25,000km/h from low earth orbit
  15. Kelt


    Joined: 14 Nov 2007

    Posts: 12,138

    Location: With the færies wearing black cherries for rings

    I'd like Captain Darlings job, but not his ending.
  16. watercooledman

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Jan 2021

    Posts: 1,301

    sub for me
  17. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Oct 2006

    Posts: 76,394

    Yeah any bigger country is gonna be tracking the various carrier fleets of the other countries. I don't think there is much real concern from hypersonic missiles though yet - no one has a combat proven anti-ship system which can operate anywhere close to the headline speeds yet. IIRC the most successful test of Zircon was a peak of 9000km/h and mostly well below that.
  18. alchal

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Aug 2019

    Posts: 1,266

    Hypersonic missiles are fast, however thier manoeuvrability at level is....suspect to say the least, they will have a hard time changing direction at the speeds the Uber Russian/chinese missiles fly at, I for one do not believe thier Uber weapons claims.
  19. Maccapacca


    Joined: 13 Apr 2010

    Posts: 17,850

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Like the way the majority only think about how they are going to check out not the experience
  20. Tom_ed1987

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Mar 2004

    Posts: 1,675

    Location: Warwickshire

    After seeing the Syria footage of tanks 'kettling' after being hit, I think i'd take Submarine.