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Vehicle Terminology Question

Post by Thermolysis » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:31 am

On a turret, what is the name for the sheath of flexible material, which seals off the space between the gun barrel and the edges of the slot?

So frustrating! I can't find the answer anywhere.
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Re: Vehicle Terminology Question

Post by Ryujin » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:06 am

You're referring to where the gun barrel comes out of the turret, right? The flexible material's commonly referred to as a gun mantlet cover or shroud.

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Post by Thermolysis » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:26 pm

Ah thanks so much! I've wondered this for years.

How did you find out?
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Re: Vehicle Terminology Question

Post by Brave Fencer Kirby » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:44 pm

It's Ryujin, man. Dude doesn't "find out", he just knows things.
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Post by Zball » Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:37 am

I just read books. It's how we used to find things out back before there was Googling.
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Post by Thermolysis » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:43 pm

Zball wrote:I just read books. It's how we used to find things out back before there was Googling.
Lawl. I do indeed have books on weapons and U-boats and warships... paid more attention to small arms, though.

Now that you mention books, I really need to own a book about tanks.
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Re: Vehicle Terminology Question

Post by Zball » Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:34 pm

In my previous life, I actually had a bunch of those "All the World's X" books, be they about navies or tanks or armies or whatnot. Handy little references, those, full of pictures and plates and released dimensions and specs followed by a page or two of development history. Pretty kickass.
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