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A weird thought about Patton popped in to my head
#1409026 Fri May 07 2021 07:33 PM
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"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
If what is coming was happening back then. "Sorry, we can't advance in to Germany right now. We have to stand down for three hours to charge the batteries in the tanks."


Or Headline: Battle for Midway on hold as Nimitz and Yamamoto stop to recharge carriers!


They should probably figure out how to feed the new machine before they retire the old machine.

Re: A weird thought about Patton popped in to my head
MNSmith #1409030 Fri May 07 2021 08:18 PM
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Gee, that's not political at all..........


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Re: A weird thought about Patton popped in to my head
MNSmith #1409031 Fri May 07 2021 08:41 PM
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Back then Patton was saying: Where the [censored] are those fuel trucks? I've got a war to win." wink


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Re: A weird thought about Patton popped in to my head
MNSmith #1409034 Fri May 07 2021 09:00 PM
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Re: A weird thought about Patton popped in to my head
Tiny #1409045 Fri May 07 2021 10:36 PM
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"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
Originally Posted by Tiny
Gee, that's not political at all..........

Not really. More along the lines of, has anybody thought about how to solve those issues. Or, will it be solved. Maybe it is political as it will turn out to be one set of rules for the general population but not for the military? And if the military stays fossil fuel, how will that set of skills learned by the mechanics translate to the civilian world of electric vehicles.


I think where my thinking comes from is my career. When I started almost 40 years ago, it was carburetors and distributors. These days, it's computers and EFI. Even the diesels are computer controlled. The hydraulics used to be "pull a lever, get an action." Now, they have remote controls with joysticks and the operator stands off to the side to operate. It's all complicated electric over hydraulic. I've had to learn to adapt. Now, it's battery powered hydraulics and the engine only runs to charge the batteries. And to drive the truck from location to location. They've cut down a ton of idle time. But, this stuff would never, in it's current state, work in the military. It's too unreliable. Too unpredictable. I mean, we're talking about machines pushed to their limits, which I see a lot of. When they break, the down time is ridiculous. And we know the military pushes machines to their limits.

Almost like clock work, at my current work location, I see people arguing over the use of a vehicle charger because there just aren't enough of them yet. Nice thing is, when I'm called upon, I get to say things like "company vehicles take priority."

Electric vehicles have been around for a little while. But they are definitely in their infancy.

I wonder if aircraft will ever stop using fossil fuels??

Re: A weird thought about Patton popped in to my head
MNSmith #1409048 Fri May 07 2021 11:49 PM
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To make the electric cars more efficient they are getting sleeker which in some cases more difficult to get in and out of and they have limited visibility for the driver. My brother-in-law just bought a 2008 corvette and it is very difficult to get in about of for me and also for him. One you tuber I watch id Hoovies Garage and just bought a car that at 6'2" he can't sit upright nor see out of the back. It is a Lambo or some such. For someone like me that rarely goes on long trips electric would be fine, but for the government subsidies, they are way overpriced.


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Re: A weird thought about Patton popped in to my head
MNSmith #1409055 Sat May 08 2021 01:53 AM
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mark,

I have been curious about the "electromagnetic pulse" (EMP). it seems like a very easy way to disable a society that depends on electronics. Not sure how all that military technology would survive an EMP. I too, am a fan of the old, manual, simple equipment.

Jon

Re: A weird thought about Patton popped in to my head
MNSmith #1409116 Sat May 08 2021 08:16 PM
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Military stuff has been EMP protected for years. Back in the 70's when I was running a vehicle maintenance shop in the Army, all the wiring harnesses had a shield and screw on connectors to provide protection from external interference. Made them a pain to work on. I imagine the current stuff is EMP protected as well.


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Re: A weird thought about Patton popped in to my head
MNSmith #1409237 Sun May 09 2021 10:19 PM
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Interesting thought about Patton. Peggy and I listened to this the other day [youtube.com] VERY thought provoking if you are interested in General Patton as well as current affairs ...


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Re: A weird thought about Patton popped in to my head
MNSmith #1409258 Mon May 10 2021 01:01 AM
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Watched the whole talk, it was worth it.
From my readings of WW-2 he is spot on about Patton.
I will not comment about what he says at the end other than I agree.

Don


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